@ Your Library – March 29, 2017

Spring has officially sprung which seems to mean the season of mud and very damp weather. I often find myself colder than in deep winter. The dampness seeps deep into my bones and won’t leave. I love curling up in a blanket and reading to warm up.

Great Decisions the local foreign policy discussion group will hold their final meeting of the school year on Tuesday, April 4th from 4 – 5:30 pm in the library meeting room. Students and community members are welcome and encouraged to come and actively listen and learn. Refreshments provided. The group will be learning about “The Islamic State” and discussing its impact on U.S. Foreign Policy.

April programs will include storytimes on Thursday mornings at 10:30 am with thirty minutes of stories, rhymes, and songs followed by about thirty minutes of play time. Children and their caregivers are welcome to attend this weekly hour of fun and games. April themes include the night/moon, bugs, growing and gardens.

April 9 – 15 is National Library Week and we encourage everyone to bring their library card to the library that week for a chance to win a gift certificate to Pick Me Flowers. Earn a second entry to the drawing by coming to the library Monday evening, April 10th after 6:30 pm and join us for a Hoopla celebration. Learn how easy it is to borrow e-books, audiobooks, comics, movies and television shows on your digital device. We will also provide refreshments.

The Friends of the Library monthly book sale will be Thursday, April 20th from noon – 2pm. All sales are by donation with proceeds benefiting the Friends support of library programming. April will also include the annual request to become a member of the Friends of the Library. Join the Friends of the library for as little as $10 to allow the Friends of the Library to provide fun and exciting programming and cool prizes for summer reading. See the library for more details or watch your mailbox for a renewal form if you have joined in the past.

Handiwork Night will continue the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 6 – 8 pm. Anyone, children need to be accompanied by an adult, looking for support, encouragement or just dedicated time to work on any kind of craft, artwork or handiwork is welcome to come April 11 and 25.

Monday, April 24th at 6:00 pm, Sarah Guy Levar will lead a woodcut watercolor painting workshop. The woodcut is in the shape of the state and participants use watercolors to paint a Minnesota lake scene. The program for ages 10 to adult is sponsored by Arrowhead Library System, was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

    We will be getting free tickets for the Border concert on Friday, May 5th. Generally, we have tickets about two weeks before the concert. We will post on the library Facebook page and send a notice to the paper when the tickets arrive.

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