We've got a fun week planned here at the library!
Storytime will be Tuesday and Thursday at 11am; Evening Tales will be making Leprechaun Paintings Tuesday at 6pm; and Creative Kids will be crafting Popsicle Stick Bracelets on Wednesday at 3:45pm! Need help with basic tech issues? Come to the library on Wednesday at 6pm for our Open Tech Hour! Between is Thursday at 3:45pm and we can't wait for our "Coco" movie night on Thursday at 5:30pm - bring the whole family to see this fun, heartwarming film!
Our St. Paddy's Golden Egg Hunt is rounding out the week and we hope you'll join us for this special event! We've hidden 1,000 Easter eggs in the library and we need help finding them all! For more information on this program, click HERE.
We hope you'll join us next week at the library!
Rawr! Storytime is today (Thursday) at 11am! We’ll be reading a story about a fierce tiger, making pictures with dot markers and singing lots of silly songs!
Between is today at 3:45pm in the Makerspace! Join us after school for video games, snacks and open Makerspace stations!
Younger kids will LOVE Lego Club at 4pm! Come build, create and explore with us!
Creative Kids is today at 3:45pm! Join us as we paint masterpieces Michelangelo style!
Teen Makers is today at 3:45pm! Join us after school for video games, snacks and open Makerspace stations!
Bring the whole family to the library tonight for Family Maker Night in the Makerspace! We'll have open makerspace stations and pizza for everyone!
Storytime is today at 11am! We'll be reading about some fellow book lovers, singing silly songs and making watercolor butterflies!
Evening Tales is tonight at 6pm! We're making personalized name trains!
"Hillbilly Elegy" by J.D. Vance is now available for check out to all patrons participating in the March Book Discussion! Both large print and regular print copies are available at the front desk.
"From a former Marine and Yale Law School Graduate, a poignant account of growing up in a poor Appalachian town, that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class. Part memoir, part historical and social analysis, J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy is a fascinating consideration of class, culture, and the American dream.
Vance’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love.” They got married and moved north from Kentucky to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. Their grandchild (the author) graduated from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving upward mobility for their family. But Vance cautions that is only the short version. The slightly longer version is that his grandparents, aunt, uncle, and mother struggled to varying degrees with the demands of their new middle class life and they, and Vance himself, still carry around the demons of their chaotic family history.
Delving into his own personal story and drawing on a wide array of sociological studies, Vance takes us deep into working class life in the Appalachian region. This demographic of our country has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, and Vance provides a searching and clear-eyed attempt to understand when and how “hillbillies” lost faith in any hope of upward mobility, and in opportunities to come.
At times funny, disturbing, and deeply moving, this is a family history that is also a troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large portion of this country."
Storytime is today (Thursday) at 11am! We're reading "Horsefly & Honeybee", singing songs and coloring our own honeybee friend!
BeTween is today at 3:45pm in the Makerspace! Join us afterschool for video games, snacks and open makerspace stations!
Creative Kids is today at 3:45pm! Come after school to learn how to make your own cardboard tube microphone!
Teen Makers is today at 3:45pm in the Makerspace. Join us for video games, open makerspace stations and snacks!
Storytime is today at 11am! We'll be singing silly songs, decorating funny glasses to take home and reading about Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses!
Evening Tales is tonight at 6pm! Kids will love fighting imaginary dragons with the cardboard swords we'll be decorating!
We're so excited about Hoopla, our new digital streaming service, launching THIS MONDAY! Hoopla allows you to easily borrow movies, music, TV shows, comics and ebooks right from your smart phone, for FREE with your library card! Stayed tuned for more details or if you have questions, ask a clerk at the front desk!
Storytime is back Tuesday and Thursday at 11am. If you're not able to attend, check out our Facebook page for our live stream! Evening Tales will be decorating cardboard swords Tuesday at 6pm; Creative Kids will be making cardboard tube microphones on Wednesday at 3:45pm and Teen Makers and Between will both take place afterschool on Wednesday and Thursday at 3:45pm!
Don't miss next week at the library!
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