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STORYTIMES

TINY TOTS STORYTIME - Tuesdays or Fridays from 10:30-11:00 a.m. The Tiny Tots Storytime is for children 1-2 years old. There will be age-appropriate books, songs, and finger plays. Exploratory social play will follow each storytime. Contact Ms. Carol for further details: 231-5150 x3.

TODDLER STORYTIME - Mondays or Wednesdays, from 10:30-11:00 a.m. Toddler Storytime is for children aged 2-31/2. Toddler storytime includes age-appropriate stories, songs, flannel activities, finger plays, and a craft. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Thursdays @ 1:00 p.m. The Thursday afternoon Preschool Storytime Program is for children ages 3½-6. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories, songs, finger plays, and a related craft or game.

PANCAKES AND PAJAMAS STORYTIME – Thursday, February 22 @ 6:30 p.m. Come to the library in your pajamas and slippers and listen to stories! If you wish, you may also bring your favorite stuffed animal to join in the fun! We will enjoy stories, a related craft, and a snack. Children ages 3 and older and their caregiver(s) are invited to attend.

Registration for all of February's storytimes is required.

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS - February 10, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – LEGO CLUB - Come to the library and build, create, and share your masterpieces with other kids who are crazy about building with LEGOS. You may use the library’s LEGOS or bring your own. This drop-in program is for children ages 4-12.

February 24, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. – FAMILY GAME DAY – Come to the library and play a board game with the family. There will be games at the library to play or bring your favorite to share. Of course, snacks will be served! This is a drop-in program.

 

BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, February 8, at 4:30 p.m. Any child in grades 2 or 3 (and their parents/caregivers) may join us at the library for this book group. We will meet each month, talk about the book that was read, enjoy a snack, and make a small craft to take home. Registration is required. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3.

 

“BOOKS ARE FUN!” BOOK GROUP – Thursday, February 15, at 4:30 p.m. Any children in 4th or 5th grade (and their parents/caregivers) who love to read and discuss books, or anyone who wants to  be part of a “really cool book loving group”, can participate in our monthly book group. We will meet each month to discuss a certain book, enjoy a snack, and participate in special activities about the book. Registration is required. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3.

 

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COUNTING CONTEST – All of our younger patrons in grades K-5 are invited to participate in our Valentine’s Counting Contest. Valentine candies will be in a specially-designed jar and the children will be asked to estimate the number of candies in the jar. Each child is allowed only one guess. The youngster who comes the closest to the correct number will win a treat. The deadline for submitting guesses is February 28, 2018. Good luck and Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

 

AMERICAN GIRL DOLL - There is some exciting news to share with everyone. The library has a Kaya American Girl doll that may be borrowed with your library card. She comes in a carrying case with the first book in the series. Kaya, who is Native American, is from the Nez Perce tribe of 1764.

 

CHILDREN'S DISPLAY CASE – Do you have a collection that you would like to display in the Children’s Room display case? Ms. Carol is looking for some different collections to put in the display case. Please contact her if you are interested.

 

HOMEWORK EXPRESS – The Homework Express continues at the East Smithfield Public Library. For youngsters in grades K-8, this is the ticket for you. Each Thursday, from 2:30-4:30 p.m., your friendly neighborhood Children’s/Young Adult Librarian will be ready to help you with your homework. Whether you need help finding a specific book, guidance with a tricky question, or just some advice on how to get started, the Children’s/Young Adult Librarian will give you the encouragement and confidence you need to tackle any homework assignment. Don’t hesitate to avail yourself to this warm, friendly, and professional service. Drop by the library (no sign-up necessary) and get rolling on the Homework Express! Hope to see you soon.

 

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CARD GAME CLUB – Monday afternoons @ 5:30 p.m. Card enthusiasts from 5th to 12th grade will head up our new Card Game Club. Members will decide which games they want to play such as Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or other games. You bring the cards and we will supply the space. If you are interested or have any questions, contact Michael.cardin7@gmail.com.

 

INTRODUCING… MAKEY MAKEY! Tuesday, February 27 @ 6:30 p.m. Learn what a Makey Makey is and give it a whirl! Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. You can use it to turn everyday objects into keys for your computer. Join us as we learn how it works and try a few projects with common objects. Make bananas into bongos! Play a tune on the veggie piano. Put together a guitar/controller to play a guitar rock game. Help us decide what projects to do in the future. Registration  is required.

 

HOMEWORK HELP – Need help on your school assignments, projects and papers? If so, stop by the library on any Monday (3-6:30 p.m.), or Tuesday (3-8 p.m.), and Mr. Mike will assist you in utilizing the best reference resources for your homework. You will learn how to find the most useful books and how to use the electronic resources and Internet to get the most current articles on topics you are researching. Learn how to properly cite articles and organize your resources into a cohesive report. No registration is required. To access homework help from home, go to the library’s homepage and click on the Young Adult (YA) Teen Page, and under Reference, click on either the Online Reference Homework Help or Schoolwork and Research/EBSCO Databases link. Also, ask Mr. Mike about AskRI which includes new electronic resources such as Points of View, Student Research Center, EBSCO Topic Search, Current Events, and Literary Reference Center. All of these links will provide you with peer review articles that you can use in your assignments and reports. Good luck with your research!

 

INDIVIDUAL TECHNOLOGY HELP SESSIONS – Wednesdays, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., the East Smithfield Public Library will be offering “Individual Technology Help Sessions” for its patrons. Patrons must call the library and register for their specific help session. If this program proves successful, the library will schedule other help sessions as needed. Contact Michael Cardin at 231-5150 x3, or email: Michael.cardin7@gmail.com.

 

WORD BASICS – Monday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m. Learn the basics of using Microsoft Word. This workshop covers the different types of documents you can create. Learn how to turn a simple document into something unique and more presentable. Learn how to create signs and a wide range of unique projects. The workshop is designed for those who have never used Word or have a limited knowledge of Word. Prerequisite knowledge of using computers with a mouse will be helpful. Registration is required. Call the library at 231-5150 x3.

 

EXCEL BASICS AND SPREADSHEETS – Monday, February 12, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Learn the basics of using Microsoft Excel. This workshop covers the Excel environment, simple formulas, and charts. The workshop is designed for those who have never used Excel and it will mainly concentrate on practical activities such as setting up a budget. Prerequisite knowledge of using computers with a mouse will be helpful. Registration is required.

 

EXCEL PART II – Monday, February 26, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. This class is for those with a basic knowledge of Excel and want to learn more. Learn about sorting data, using forms, helpful functions, and other worksheet skills. Prerequisite knowledge of Excel Basics is recommended. Space is limited and registration is required.

 

FLOAM FOR GROWN-UPS - Thursday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m. Hop on the slime train! Why should kids have all the fun? We will be making floam, which is basically crunchy slime. It’s a great stress reliever and just super fun to make and play with. The class is free, but please bring a container large enough to fit a softball sized ball of floam. This program is for adults, but older teens (15+) are also welcomed. Please call the library to register: 231-5150.

ADULT BOARD/CARD GAME NIGHT – Thursday, February 15, at 6:30 p.m. This program is for grown-ups, but teens are also welcome. We will explore a myriad of available card games that will provide hours of great gaming, from the Mystery Rummy series to the fun and popular Sushi Go! and Love Letter. Come join the fun. Call the library to register, or just stop by.

 

THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB – The group will meet on Thursday, February 22, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the library. Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance will be discussed this month. Please call 231-5150, or stop in, to reserve your spot. For additional information, contact Bethany Mott at the library.

 

THURSDAY KNITTING AND CROCHET GROUP – Thursday, February 8, at 6:30 p.m. We will be meeting the second Thursday of each month at the library. This group is a drop in, casual get together where we can work on our projects; help each other along, and share inspiration and our love of needlework. All levels are welcome.

 

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SMITH APPLEBY HOUSE MUSEUM – The Smith Appleby House Museum is located at 220 Stillwater Road in Smithfield. The house was built by Elisha Smith c1696, grandson of John Smith, a member of Roger William’s original party of six men who left the Massachusetts Bay Colony to settle in Providence.

The museum is operated by the Historical Society of Smithfield and maintained by volunteers with donations from the community and fundraising efforts. Our mission is to recognize the value of the past to help us to deal effectively with the future and to preserve as much of the past as we can for the future generations to learn from.

Our events are year round and include festivals, dinners, school field trips, as well as rental opportunities for ceremonies and outings.

Please visit us online at www.smithapplebyhouse.org for more information regarding our events, history, and photo album.

 

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEWS – After the hectic pace of the holiday season and you settle down to cleaning out your bookshelves and other areas of your house, keep us in mind as a place to donate your literary, audio and visual treasures. We are ready to receive donations for our next Book Sale. All types of books, CDs, and DVDs will be accepted at the circulation desk during library hours. If you have a large number of books to donate and need help getting them to the library, please contact Charlotte Taylor directly – 233-6720, or, ccwtaylor@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness and generosity.

The FOL is continually seeking active members to help with our programs and activities. If you are able to donate a few hours to a truly worthy cause, please join us for one of our monthly meetings that are held on the second Saturday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in the library. Our next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, February 10, at 1:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!

 

AARP OFFERS FREE TAX AID - The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), will sponsor a “FREE” Tax Assistance Program for the low-moderate income and elderly. Thursday, February 8, and Thursday, February 22, tax consultants will conduct help sessions from 11:00-4:00 p.m., at the library. Interested individuals should bring a copy of their W-2 and all 1099 forms, unemployment compensation statements, all forms indicating federal income tax paid, dependent care provider information (name, employer ID, Social Security number), all receipts or cancelled checks if itemizing deductions, Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents, as well as a copy of last year's return. No appointment is necessary – just drop in between 11-4.

 

COPY MACHINES - Any size copy up to 11 x 17 inches may be made on our copy machines. Whether it is a page from an encyclopedia, or a copy of a bill for your income tax, the cost is just 40¢ (color), 20¢ (b&w) a page. The machines can also reduce/enlarge copies.

 

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HOLIDAY CLOSING - The library will be CLOSED on Monday, February 19, in commemoration of Presidents’ Day.

 

CLOSINGS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER – Library closings and delays due to inclement weather will be broadcast via the Rhode Island Broadcasters Association. The Rhode Island Broadcasters Association includes many of the local radio and television stations and they broadcast cancellations and delays as quickly as they are received. Check your local TV station, radio station, or their web site for the latest information.

 

NEWSPAPERS - In addition to the weekly The Valley Breeze & Observer and the New York Times Large Type Weekly, the library subscribes to USA Today and The Providence Journal. These valuable resources will surely keep you up to date on local, state, national, and international issues.

 

 

GROUNDHOG DAY – Friday, February 2, 2018. Is Punxsutawney Phil going to see his shadow? If Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow, it means spring is just around the corner.

 

 

LIBRARY LOVERS’ MONTH - Library Lovers' Month is a month-long celebration of school, public, and private libraries of all types. This is a time for everyone, especially library support groups, to recognize the value of libraries and to work to assure that the Nation's libraries will continue to serve.

 

FEBRUARY HAPPENINGS! – 11 - Thomas Edison born, 1847; 12 - Abraham Lincoln born, 1809; 15 - Galileo born, 1564; 20 – John Glenn orbits earth, 1962; 22 – George Washington born, 1732; National Adopt a Rabbit Month; and Black History Month.

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

 

Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

Juvenile/YA Fiction/Nonfiction

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American Drifter – Heather Graham

Ollie’s Valentine – Olivier Dunrea

Wonder Woman

Death in the Stacks – Jenn McKinlay

The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee – Tom Angleberger

Spider-Man: Homecoming

The Armageddon File – Stephen Coonts

 Spine-tingling Urban Legends– Karen Latchana Kenney

Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun

Artemis: A Novel – Andy Weir

Sea Dragons – Jody S. Rake

The Emoji Movie

Almost Gone: Twenty-Five Days and One Chance to Save Our Daughter – John and MacKenzie Baldwin

Behind the Wheel of a Sports Car – Alex Monnig

Blindspot: The Complete First Season                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Count to Ten – James Patterson

Hockey Super Stats – Jeff Savage

Best of Monk

Gold Dust Women: The Biography of Stevie Nicks – Stephen Davis

Alcatraz: A Chilling Interactive Adventure – Matt Chandler

Artic Tale

The Man in the Crooked Hat – Harry Dolan

A Properly Unhaunted Place – William Alexander

Bob the Builder: Building Fun at the Zoo

A Hundred Small Lessons: A Novel – Ashley Hay

Star Wars: Guardians of the Whills – Greg Rucka

Bleed for This

Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace – Jennifer Chiaverini

Inside the U.S. Navy – Jennifer Boothroyd

Moonlight

The Vanishing Season – Joanna Schaffhausen

Stickmen’s Guide to Your Brilliant Brain – John Farndon

Moana

The Demon Crown: A Sigma Force Novel – James Rollins

A Visit to the Library – Rosalyn Clark

Mr. Robot: Season 1

Darker – E.L. James

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The Magnificent Seven

Close to Me – Amanda Reynolds

Adele: 25

Little Charmers: Ultimate Collection Lavender Edition

Insidious Intent – Val McDermid

Carrie Underwood: Storyteller

Legion

Refuge Cove – Janet Dailey

Justin Bieber: Purpose

Knucklehead

The Wanted – Robert Crais

Suicide Squad: The Album

Spotlight

 

George Thorogood: The Destroyers Anthology

Sisters: Unrated

 

Midnight Oil: Diesel and Dust

Monster High: Scaris City of Frights

 

Essential Robin Trower

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

 

Norah Jones: Come Away with Me

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Pet Salon

 

 

Mia and Me: Friends to the Rescue

 

 

McFarland USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March

 

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STORYTIMES

TINY TOTS STORYTIME - Tuesdays or Fridays from 10:30-11:00 a.m. The Tiny Tots Storytime is for children 1-2 years old. We will read books, sing songs, and do finger plays. See Ms. Carol for further details.

TODDLER STORYTIME - Mondays or Wednesdays, from 10:30-11:00 a.m. Toddler Storytime is for children aged 2-31/2. Toddler story time includes stories, finger plays, and a craft. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Thursdays from 1:00-1:45 p.m. The Thursday afternoon Preschool Storytime Program is for children ages 3½-6. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts.

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, March 29 @ 6:30 p.m. Come to the library in your pajamas and slippers and listen to stories! If you wish, you may also bring your favorite stuffed animal to join in the fun! We will enjoy stories, a related craft, and a snack. Children ages 3 and older and their caregiver(s) are invited to attend.

Registration for all storytimes is required.

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS - March 3, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – LEGO CLUB - Like LEGOS? Stop by the library and build, create, and share your techniques with other kids who are crazy about building with LEGOS. Play with the library’s LEGOS or bring your own. This fun-filled program is for children ages 4-12. This is a drop-in program.

March 31, @ 10:30 a.m. – ANNUAL EASTER EGG EXTRAVAGANZA. This activity is for children ages 2-5. Join in the fun as the children hunt for eggs that the library bunny has hidden. Please bring your own basket for gathering up the goodies. The FOL generously sponsors this “egg-citing” and popular event. Registration is required.

 

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BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, March 8, at 4:30 p.m. Any child in grades 2 or 3 (and their parents/caregivers) may join us at the library for this book group. We will meet each month, talk about the book that was read, enjoy a snack, and make a small craft to take home. Registration is required. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3.

 

“BOOKS ARE FUN!” BOOK GROUP – Thursday, March 15, at 4:30 p.m. Calling all 4th and 5th graders (and their parents/caregivers) who love to read and discuss books, or anyone who wants to be part of a “really cool book loving group.” We will meet each month to discuss a certain book, enjoy a snack, and participate in special activities about the book. Registration is required. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3.

 

HOMEWORK EXPRESS – The Homework Express continues at the East Smithfield Public Library. For youngsters in grades K-8, this is the ticket for you. Each Thursday, from 2:30-4:30 p.m., your friendly neighborhood Children’s/Young Adult Librarian will be ready to help you with your homework. Whether you need help finding a specific book, guidance with a tricky question, or just some advice on how to get started, the Children’s/Young Adult Librarian will give you the encouragement and confidence you need to tackle any homework assignment. Don’t hesitate to avail yourself to this warm, friendly, and professional service. Drop by the library (no sign-up necessary) and get rolling on the Homework Express! Hope to see you soon.

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READ ACROSS AMERICA CELEBRATION – We will be honoring the birthday of Dr. Seuss during the week of February 26 thru March 2, 2018. Dr. Seuss’ official birthday is March 2. Check out the website www.seussville.com to learn more interesting information about Dr. Seuss.

 

CHILDREN'S DISPLAY CASE - The library is always interested in having children show their collections in the exhibit case. Please contact the Children's/Young Adult Librarian(s) in order to sign up for this terrific opportunity.

 

COUNTING CONTEST – Try to guess the number of jellybeans that are in the glass jar. The youngster who is the closest to the correct number will win a special treat. The deadline for submitting guesses is March 30, 2018. Good luck!

 

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HOMEWORK HELP – Need help on your school assignments, projects and papers? If so, stop by the library on any Monday (3-6:30 p.m.), or Tuesday (3-8 p.m.), and Mr. Mike will assist you in utilizing the best reference resources for your homework. You will learn how to find the most useful books and how to use the electronic resources and Internet to get the most current articles on topics you are researching. Learn how to properly cite articles and organize your resources into a cohesive report. No registration is required. To access homework help from home, go to the library’s homepage and click on the Young Adult (YA) Teen Page, and under Reference, click on either the Online Reference Homework Help or Schoolwork and Research/EBSCO Databases link. Also, ask Mr. Mike about AskRI which includes new electronic resources such as Points of View, Student Research Center, EBSCO Topic Search, Current Events, and Literary Reference Center. All of these links will provide you with peer review articles that you can use in your assignments and reports. Good luck with your research!

 

CARD GAME CLUB – Monday afternoons @ 5:30 p.m. Card enthusiasts from 5th to 12th grade will head up our new Card Game Club. Members will decide which games they want to play such as Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or other games. You bring the cards and we will supply the space. If you are interested or have any questions, contact Michael.cardin7@gmail.com.

 

INDIVIDUAL TECHNOLOGY HELP SESSIONS – Wednesdays, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., the East Smithfield Public Library will be offering “Individual Technology Help Sessions” for its patrons. Patrons must call the library and register for their specific help session. If this program proves successful, the library will schedule other help sessions as needed. Contact Michael Cardin at 231-5150 x3, or email: Michael.cardin7@gmail.com.

 

POWERPOINT BASICS – Monday, March 12, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Learn the basics of PowerPoint. This workshop covers how to add graphics and text and make a slideshow, or professional–looking presentation. You can use it for work or your own slideshow(s). The workshop is designed for those who have never used PowerPoint and it will mainly concentrate on the practical activities of this particular software. Prerequisite knowledge of using computers with a mouse will be helpful. Registration is required.

 

EXCEL BASICS AND SPREADSHEETS – Monday, March 19, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Learn the basics of using Microsoft Excel. This workshop covers the Excel environment, simple formulas, and charts. The workshop is designed for those who have never used Excel and it will mainly concentrate on practical activities such as setting up a budget. Prerequisite knowledge of using computers with a mouse will be helpful. Registration is required.

 

EXCEL PART II – Monday, March 26, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. This class is for those with a basic knowledge of Excel and want to learn more. Learn about sorting data, using forms, helpful functions, and other worksheet skills. Prerequisite knowledge of Excel Basics is recommended. Space is limited and registration is required.

 

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SMARTPHONE HOLOGRAMS AND THE VR 360 – Tuesday, March 27, @ 6:30 p.m. Join us as we take our smartphones and use them to make holograms using plastic, cardboard, paper, tape, and magic. The holograms include birds, flowers, penguins, a fast car, and other interesting things. Also, strap your head into a 360 Virtual Reality adventure and see many of the most amazing places on earth. Look all around you and be amazed as you wear VR goggles. If possible, please bring a smartphone. Registration required.

 

TEEN TECH WEEK – March 4-10 - Teen Tech Week is a national initiative that aims to encourage libraries to throw open their physical and virtual doors to teens and showcase the outstanding technology they offer, from services such as online homework help, social networking, video production, and digital literacy-focused programs to resources like e-books, movies, music, games, audio books, databases, and more. The purpose of the initiative is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those such as CDs, DVDs, databases, audio books, and videogames. Teens are encouraged to use the library’s nonprint resources for education and recreation, and to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals in the field of technology. This year’s theme is “Libraries Are for Creating.”

 

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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEWS (FOL) – The FOL has started an outreach program. Recently, books were dropped off at the Smithfield Senior Center, a nursing home, and to a 94 year old town resident. Hopefully, this program will expand and serve patrons who cannot get to the library on their own.

This year, the FOL paid for some children’s programs, and renewed the library’s zoo pass for another year. The zoo pass must be obtained from the library and presented to a zoo cashier in order to receive the discount. Printouts from the library website or other informational pages are not valid. If you can think of other ways for the FOL to support the library, please leave a note at the front desk!

A hint of spring is finally in the air and this is the time to start thinking about the FOL Plant Swap planned for early May. When the ground begins to soften, you can gather up your excess plants and swap them with other gardeners in time for the spring planting season. There is no charge for the Plant Swap. It is just a fun and earthy time for all “green thumb” individuals.

A reminder: “Library Passes” are available for the Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence Children’s Museum, and Mystic Aquarium.

The next Book Sale will be the first weekend in May. Donations of books, CDs, and DVDs are still accepted. Thank you in advance for your generosity and concern.

The next meeting of the FOL is Saturday, March 10, at 1:00 p.m. Please join us! Ideas and enthusiasm are always welcome. We would appreciate any help that we can get. For more information, please call Charlotte Taylor, at 233-6720, or e-mail ccwtaylor@gmail.com.

 

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THURSDAY KNITTING AND CROCHET GROUP – Thursday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. We will be meeting the second Thursday of each month in the library. This group is a drop in, casual get together where we can work on our project, help each other along, and share inspiration and our love of needlework. All levels are welcome.

 

ADULT BOARD/CARD GAME NIGHT – Thursday, March 15, at 6:30 p.m. This program is for grown-ups, but teens are also welcome. We will explore a myriad of available card games that will provide hours of great gaming, from the Mystery Rummy series to the fun and popular Sushi Go! and Love Letter. Come join the fun. Call the library to register, or just stop by.

 

EMBROIDERY FOR BEGINNERS – Thursday, March 29, @ 6:00 p.m. What better way to welcome spring than to stitch some colorful posies? Join us for this free embroidery workshop where we will discover why this age-old pastime is popping up everywhere, with a modern twist. Lifetime needlework lover, Cynthia Marchant, will teach us some of the basic stitches we will need to create our happy flowers. You will leave with the material and skills you need to finish your design and to move on to new ones. The possibilities are endless. Please register by calling 231-5150 x2.

 

AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM – A newly designed 4½ hour (one-day) Driver Safety Course for drivers 50+ will be conducted at the library on March 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A short break will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring snacks and a beverage for the break. Participants will receive the new state driver’s manual at no cost. The cost of the program is $14 (a $2 discount will be given to AARP national members who show their AARP membership card. Cash, checks (payable to AARP), or money orders will be accepted. Call the library (231-5150) to register.

 

THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB – The group will meet on Thursday, March 22, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the library. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri will be discussed this month. Please call 231-5150, or stop in, to reserve your spot. For additional information, contact Bethany Mott at the library.

 

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – Thursday, March 8 is International Women’s Day. The theme for 2018 is “#PressforProgress.” International Women's Day (IWD) is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace. The first International Women's Day was run in 1911 and in some countries like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria International Women's Day is a national holiday. Let us give thanks and appreciation to the “better half” who have made our individual lives and world a better place to live in and work.

 

AARP OFFERS FREE TAX AID - The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), will sponsor a “FREE” Tax Assistance Program for the low-moderate income and elderly. Thursday, March 8, and Thursday, March 22, tax consultants will conduct help sessions from 11-4 p.m. at the library. Interested individuals should bring a copy of their W-2 and all 1099 forms, unemployment compensation statements, all forms indicating federal income tax paid, dependent care provider information (name, employer ID, Social Security number), all receipts or cancelled checks if itemizing deductions, Social Security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents, as well as a copy of last year's return. No appointment is necessary – just drop in between 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

PRESERVATION OF LIBRARY MATERIALS - We are all responsible for protecting the physical condition of library materials. Helpful hints: a) clean hands prevent the buildup of grime and sticky substances; b) DVDs and CDs should only be handled with your fingers on the outer edge of the DVD or CD – KEEP YOUR FINGERS OFF THE SHINY SURFACE.

 

DONATIONS - We would like to express our thanks to all of our patrons and friends who have donated library materials during the past year. Your kind generosity in donating valuable materials such as books, periodicals, videocassettes, DVDs, and other resources is much appreciated. You epitomize and perpetuate the true meaning of community library.

 

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MARCH CELEBRATIONS - Happy St. Patrick's Day and St. Joseph's Day to all of our Irish and Italian patrons and friends; March 2 – Dr. Seuss, author, born, 1904; March 3 – Alexander Graham Bell born, 1847; March 20 – first day of Spring; March 26 – Sandra Day O’Connor, Supreme Court Justice, born, 1930.

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

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The Last Suppers – Mandy Mikulencak

The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett – Tom Angleberger

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius: Confusion Fusion

Survival – Ben Bova

Soccer Super Stats – Jeff Savage

Newlyweds Nick & Jessica: Complete Seasons 2 & 3

The Woman in the Window – A.J. Finn

Inside the U.S. Army – Jennifer Boothroyd

Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron

False Witness – Andrew Grant

Magic in the City – Heather Dyer

Transformers Rescue Bots: Dinobots!

Robicheaux: A Novel – James Lee Burke

The Song from Somewhere Else – A.F. Harrold

America the Beautiful

The Boat People – Sharon Bala

Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen – Debbie Michiko Florence

Major Crimes: The Complete Third Season

Sunday SilenceNicci French

The Mystery of the Hidden Painting – Gertrude Chandler Warner

Ghostbusters: Answer the Call

The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin

Fuzzy Mud – Louis Sachar

Supergirl: The Complete First Season

The Wife Between Us – Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Beast & Crown – Joel Ross

All About John Deere – Special Edition

Grist Mill Road: A Novel  – Christopher J. Yates

My Life as a Ninja – Janet Tashjian

Person of Interest: The Complete First Season

Fools and Mortals: A Novel – Bernard Cornwell

The Apprentice Witch – James Nicol

Bob the Builder: Building Sky High!

Fall from Grace: A Novel– Danielle Steel

 

Terry Fator: Live from Las Vegas

The Girls in the Picture – Melanie Benjamin

 

Nickelodeon: Puppy Palooza!

Sing, Unburied, Sing – Jesmyn Ward

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True Detective

City of Endless Night: A Pendergast Novel – Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

Selena Gomez: Revival

Dazed and Confused

Brass: A NovelXhenet Aliu

Joey Alexander: Countdown

What’s New Scooby-Doo? Volume 5 – Sports Spooktacular

All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez, the Superstar Whose Life Ended on Murderers’ Row – James Patterson & Alex Abramovich

Hamilton: Original Broadway Cast Recording

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: The Fifth Season

Need to Know: A Novel – Karen Cleveland

Andrea Bocelli: Cinema

Office Space

The Wife: A Novel of Psychological SuspenseAlafair Burke

John Hiatt & the Guilty Dogs: Hiatt Comes Alive at Budokan

Despicable Me 2: 3 Mini-Movie Collection

Sisters Like Us – Susan Mallery

Paul Simon: Graceland

Falling Skies: The Complete First Season

The Mitford Murders – Jessica Fellowes

The Fabulous Ratpack

Forever Young

Blood Sisters: A Novel – Jane Corry

Crowded House

Into the Woods

Still MeJojo Moyes

 

The Notebook

 

 

Save the Last Dance

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