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Great news! Patron holds are now available at the library! Next time you're at the library be sure to ask about this latest change.



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Great news! Patron holds are now available at the library! Next time you’re at the library be sure to ask about this latest change.

Book Donations

Spring is officially here, time to clean out those cellars and attics and bring those unwanted books to the library. Volunteers are hard at work organizing for our Labor Day Book Sale.


Did you know that the library circulates past issues of all of the magazines the library subscribes to? Catch up on some of your favorite back issues. Magazines can be checked out for three weeks.


Ten Years of Fun with Photography: Over 80 photographs taken by Mary Mitchell and Al Goodrich will be on display at the library for the month of April. The public is invited to a reception on Sunday, April 8, from 2 to 4 pm to meet the photographers, enjoy the photos, and share in some refreshments. Please join us!

Let’s Go Fly a Kite! The library will be displaying a lovely collection of kites made by Charles Hunt through May 6. The kites will be on exhibit on the first and second floor and will help get you ready to enter Park and Rec’s kite flying contest that will be taking place at Ram Pasture on Sunday, May 6.


Children’s Programs

Easter Workshop for children ages 6 and up with Marie Walker. Come make a special Easter craft on Saturday, April 7, from 11 am to noon. Please register at the children’s department. There is a $2 material fee. Call 426-3851 if you have any questions.

Endangered Species: Join us April 17 from 1-2 pm at the library for a special vacation week program from the Beardsley Zoo. Live animals that are endangered will be brought to the library for a closer look. Recommended for children ages 4 and older.

Harry Potter Poetry Workshop: Liz Arneth is back again with a new twist on the Harry Potter series. In celebration of National Poetry Month, she will conduct a workshop with students in grades 4-6, Friday, April 20, from 3:30-5 pm. Registration is required. For more information call 426-3851.

Adult Programs

New Daytime Book Group: for all of you unable to make the evening book discussion, please consider joining us at the library for a new daytime group. On April 9, at 1 pm the group will be discussing Plainsong by Kent Haruf. The group will also be putting together a list of books to read in future months, so if you have a recommendation we’d love your input.

Mystery Author to Visit the Library: Marcia Talley will be coming to the library on Tuesday, April 10, at 7:30 pm. Along with discussing her book Sing It to Her Bones, Ms Talley will talk about how she got started writing mystery novels, how she develops characters, as well as answering questions. Marcia Talley’s second book, Unbreathed Memories, came out in 2000, and her third, Occasion of Revenge, is due out in August. Please join us for this very special evening. Books will be available for purchase at the talk.

Internet Class: Bob Brand will be teaching a beginner’s Internet class, “What Is the Internet and How Do I Get Connected?” on Saturday, April 14, from 10 am to noon in the meeting room of the library. The class is free, but you should register at the main circulation desk or by calling the library at 426-4533. An intermediate class will be held on Saturday, April 21, from 10 am-noon. The topic will be Web sites – personal and commercial, how Web sites are made, what makes a great Web site, and more... There is a $10 supply fee for this class and registration is required.

Evening Book Discussion Group: The evening book group will be reading and discussing Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel on Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 pm in Special Collections.

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