March Storytime Themes

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Feb 282018
 

Here are our storytime themes for March.

March 5 & 6: Reading Revel

March 12 & 13: In Like a Lion

March 19 & 20: Springtime Stories

March 26 & 27: Bunny Tails

Mondays at 10:30 AM: Preschool Storytime  (ages 3-5)

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

We also offer Books & Babies every Wednesday at 10:30 AM for our youngest patrons (0-24 months)

March Adult Programs

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Feb 272018
 

Writers’ Group

Thursday, March 8 & 22 at 5:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Prompts for 3/8 are taken from https://www.journalbuddies.com/writing-topics/daily-writing-prompts-adults/ accessed on 2/22/18:

  • The place she used to hide out
  • This time he was prepared for…

An interesting site: https://thewritersacademy.co.uk/writing-101/writing-prompts/

Prompts for 3/22 are taken from https://www.pinterest.com/mandycorine/writing-prompts/ accessed on 3/18/18.

  • The flowers were gorgeous, the dinner looked splendid, and something was very wrong.
  • She was not fragile like a flower; she was fragile like a bomb.

 

 

 Bingo

Thursday, March 8 at 2 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Win some prizes in this FREE bingo game.

 

Drawing Club

Every Thursday at 4:30 PM – Conference Room (Downstairs)

Work on a drawing or coloring project in a supportive environment with other enthusiasts.

All skill levels welcome!

March Children’s Programs

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Feb 262018
 

Dr. Seuss Birthday Events

Friday, March 2

Join us for various activities throughout the day!

All Day: Make & take Lorax and Cat in the Hat masks

11:30 AM: Green Egg Scavenger Hunt

3:00 PM: Cat in the Hat Pencil Jar Craft and Oobleck Slime Making

 

Play-K

Tuesdays at 4:30 PM through March 27

Children about to start kindergarten in the fall are invited to attend our special 8 week storytime!

 

Tail Waggin’ Tutors

Thursday, March 8 & 22 at 4:00 PM

Read aloud with our favorite reading dog, Ally!

 

Block Party

Saturday, March 10 at 10:00 AM

What can you build with your imagination?

350+ blocks, people figurines, plastic animals, and vehicles provided through a generous Block Party Grant from the State Library of PA.

Each program begins with a story.

For ages 3-6.

March Book Club Selections

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Feb 242018
 

Mystery Book Group

Saturday, March 3 at 10:30 AM – Nemesis by Catherine Coulter- Conference Room

Summary from Goodreads: “When Special Agent Lacey Sherlock foils a terrorist attack at JFK airport, she thinks her job is done and turns the reins over to the New York FBI. But stopping the grenade-carrying crazy was only the beginning. Another plot unfolds nearly simultaneously with a bomb at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The terrorist at JFK refuses to speak to anyone but Sherlock. She heads back with counterterrorist Special Agent Cal McLain to try to get him to talk.

“Meanwhile, Savich—with the help of Agent Griffin Hammersmith—has his hands full trying to track an elusive murderer who looks like a Hollywood Dracula. When Dracula’s attempts to kill Savich collide with Sherlock’s terrorist case, very strange things happen.

“Who is really behind the bombing attack at St. Patrick’s? How does Savich’s mysterious killer fit into Sherlock’s terrorism investigation? Savich and Sherlock race against the clock, as more lives are in danger with every passing minute.”

Community Book Group

Monday, March 12 at 11:15 AM – Paradise Valley by C.J. Box – YMCA Community Center

Summary from Goodreads:”For three years, Investigator Cassie Dewell has been on a hunt for a serial killer known as the Lizard King whose hunting grounds are the highways and truck stops where runaways and prostitutes are most likely to vanish. Cassie almost caught him…once.

“Working for the Bakken County, North Dakota sheriff’s department, Cassie has set what she believes is the perfect trap and she has lured him and his truck to a depot. But the plan goes horribly wrong, and the blame falls on Cassie. Disgraced, she loses her job and investigation into her role is put into motion.

“At the same time, Kyle Westergaard, a troubled kid whom Cassie has taken under her wing, has disappeared after telling people that he’s going off on a long-planned adventure. Kyle’s grandmother begs Cassie to find him and, with nothing else to do, Cassie agrees—all the while hunting the truck driver.

“Now Cassie is a lone wolf. And in the same way that two streams converge into a river, Kyle’s disappearance may have a more sinister meaning than anyone realizes. With no allies, no support, and only her own wits to rely on, Cassie must take down a killer who is as ruthless as he is cunning. But can she do it alone, without losing her own humanity or her own life?”

 

Paranormal Book Group

Saturday, March 31 at 10:30 AM – Forbidden by Ted Dekker – Reading Room

Summary from Goodreads: “Many years have passed since civilization’s brush with apocalypse. The world’s greatest threats have all been silenced. There is no anger, no hatred, no war. There is only perfect peace… and fear. But a terrible secret has been closely guarded for centuries: Every single soul walking the earth, though in appearance totally normal, is actually dead, long ago genetically stripped of true humanity.

Fleeing pursuit, with only moments to live, a young man named Rom stumbles into possession of a vial of blood and a piece of cryptic writing. When consumed, the blood will bring him back to life. When decoded, the message will lead him on a perilous journey that will require him to abandon everything he has ever known and awaken humanity to the transforming power of true life and love.

But the blood will also resurrect hatred, ambition, and greed.

Set in a terrifying, medieval future, where grim pageantry masks death, this tale of dark desires and staggering stakes peels back the layers of the heart for all who dare to take the ride.”

 

February Movie

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Feb 172018
 

A boy with facial differences attends public school for the first time in Wonder, based on the best-selling novel by R.J. Palacio.

Friday, February 23 at 1:00 PM

Saturday, February 24 at 10:00 AM & 1:00 PM

Conference Room (Downstairs)

Rated PG