As I write this column, the whiff of spring is in the air. People are lining up for Seed Share here at the library and learning about gardening from Master Gardeners.
By the time you read this, the extent of the forecast snow will be known and the groundhog will have made his prediction. So, it will snow, and spring will come — but you know that!
Whatever the weather, the library has so many opportunities for you. From home you can use the library’s website and download your favorite magazines and books with Zinio, Overdrive and OneClick.
Use the nice days this month to come to the library to stock up on books and movies.
On Feb. 10, our drop-in Coloring Club for adults starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. You’re invited to stop by any time during these two hours and immerse yourself in coloring — you decide. Our attendees have enjoyed their experiences and plan to return. The library is hosting Coloring Club on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month — Feb. 10 and 24; March 9 and 23; April 13 and 27, etc. Guaranteed to be low stress!
If you completed one of our audio book surveys, you should have received a phone call if you indicated you wanted to learn more about downloading books and magazines to your devices. Our staff members will help you start downloading on your device. Contact us to schedule an appointment.
We provide one-on-one technology sessions throughout the year as appointments as each person’s needs are unique.
Lego Club resumes on Friday from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. School-aged children can create with Legos one time or add to a structure each week. Legos of just about every color and size are provided for this event, Legos are used over and over as children make new structures. Lego Club for kids meets in the meeting room.
Lunch & Learn is two weeks from today on Feb. 17. Carri Lyons will be in town to talk about her book, “Along Came Hope” at noon. Bring your lunch, and we will provide coffee and dessert.
When you’re in the library, please look at our display of 2016 Reading Challenge Books. Our staff are finding many suggestions for you. It’s a contest with yourself. Our staff have been discovering so many different books for the categories.
One of the challenges is a book that’s more than 600 pages. If you choose that one, be sure to renew it! A current autobiography is “Over the Top and Back” by Tom Jones. A book you can finish in a day might be “The Firm” by John Grisham. It’s not new, but I recall starting it in the evening and staying up until early morning to finish it when it was first published.
A mystery suggestion is “The Nature of the Beast” by Louise Penny from 2015. Armand Gamache is retired from the Sûreté, but, of course, the death of a child in his village and the presence of his former colleagues change the magnitude of his involvement. The events that set the child’s death in motion have a broader reach than the investigators had imagined. Louise Penny used a historical event from 25 years ago as the seed for the story. Her novels receive high acclaim from her readers, and this novel won’t disappoint you.
Stop in and see what’s new at the library in February.