March Storytime Themes

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Feb 282016

Here are our storytime themes for March.

March 1: King of the Jungle

March 7 & 8: Do Re Read

March 14 & 15: Over the Rainbow

March 21 & 22: Here Comes Peter Cottontail!

March 28 & 29: Spring in Bloom

rainbow duckling

Mondays at 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime with Sara (ages 2.5-5)

Tuesdays at 6:30 PM: Family Storytime with Janice (all ages)

*Please note that Sara WILL NOT be presenting the 3/21 storytime due to professional development training.

March Book Club Selections

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Feb 272016

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, March 6 at 10:30 AM – The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson – Library Reading Room

whole enchilada

Summary from Goodreads: “Goldy Schulz knows her food is to die for, but she never expects one of her best friends to actually keel over when she’s leaving a birthday party Goldy has catered. At first, everyone assumes that all the fun and excitement of the party, not to mention the rich fare, did her in.

But what looks like a coronary turns out to be a generous serving of cold-blooded murder. And the clever culprit is just getting cooking.

When a colleague—a woman who resembles Goldy—is stabbed, and Goldy is attacked outside her house, it becomes clear that the popular caterer is the main course on a killer menu. With time running out, Goldy must roll up her sleeves, sharpen her knives, and make a meal out of a devious murderer, before that killer can serve her up cold. ”

Community Book Group

Monday, March 14 at 11:15 AM – Nothing Like It in the World by Stephen E. Ambrose – YMCA Community Center

nothing like it in the world

Summary from Goodreads: “Nothing Like It in the World gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad—the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers, and the other laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks.

The U.S. government pitted two companies—the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railroads—against each other in a race for funding, encouraging speed over caution. Locomotives, rails, and spikes were shipped from the East through Panama or around South America to the West or lugged across the country to the Plains. In Ambrose’s hands, this enterprise, with its huge expenditure of brainpower, muscle, and sweat, comes vibrantly to life.”

Teen Book Club

Thursday, March 31 at 4 PM – The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey – Reading Room

Grades 6-12

fifth wave

Summary from Goodreads:”After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

“Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother-or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.”

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

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Feb 202016

seuss birthday bird

“Today you are you! That is truer than true!
There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”

Celebrate a very Seuss-birthday with stories, games, and crafts!

Wednesday, March 2, 6:30-8:00 PM (after regular hours)

For children age 3-7

 Please RSVP in person or via phone by Monday, February 29.

February Movie

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Feb 192016

Journalists from the Boston Globe uncover a sex abuse scandal that shakes the Catholic Church.

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Friday, February 26, at 1 PM

Saturday, February 27, at 10 AM & 1 PM

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Rated R