This weekend Eastern Standard Time ends and we spring ahead into Daylight Saving Time beginning Sunday, March 10th at 2:00 AM. Move your clocks ahead one hour to gain that extra light during the early evening hours. In addition, take time to change those smoke detector batteries and check carbon monoxide detectors to protect your family and home.

100th Anniversary of Children's Book Week

Children's Book Week 2019 Poster: Yuyi Morales Read Now Read Forever

Join us to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Children's Book Week from April 29th - May 5th.

It's a great time to acknowledge your favorite children's books, authors, and illustrators OR to find new favorites to share. Get involved on your own, or participate with family and friends while you explore the amazing world of children's books.

Our week-long festivities offer many opportunities to join in the fun.

  • Register for Lit Lab: Children's Book Week, open to families with kids ages 4-9 (Monday, April 29th).
  • Dress up as children's book character and visit the Children's Reference Desk for a small prize (all week).
  • Pick up Children's Book Week activities and bookmarks, available on the Children's Reference Desk (all week).
  • Test your knowledge of Children's Book Illustrators at the Teen Reference Desk (all week).
  • Stop by for Free Comic Book day and May the Fourth (Saturday, May 4th).
  • Bonus: this is also Screen Free Week, and you can find activities at screenfree.org.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, April 29 (All day) to Sunday, May 5 (All day)

Here is a printable March program calendar for your convenience. Please note that storytimes are not running this month (aside from Count Me In! Special Needs Storytime on March 23) since we have First Grade Round Up with local schools. Storytimes will be back in session in April.

In honor of Women's History Month let's learn about the lives of our country's First Ladies ... and anticipate the country's First Man.

Martha Washington : an American life by 1943- Patricia Brady
Abigail Adams : a life by Woody Holton

March is Women's History Month. Find out about the many brave and talented  women who have influenced world history by watching some of these fascinating documentaries from the Library's collection:

Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes feature longer books, flannel board and rhymes designed for children ages 3 1/2 - 5. These activities help develop pre-reading and school-readiness skills.  Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may temporarily attend, if needed, to help transition their child to this program. All parents must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Friends Activity starting Monday, April 8 through Friday, May 17. Please pick a Monday OR a Friday session. Registration begins March 21.

Mondays, 10:00 - 10:30 am; Register for Mondays

Fridays, 1:00 - 1:30 pm; Register for Fridays

Upcoming sessions

Friday, April 26 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Register
Monday, April 29 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Register
Friday, May 3 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Register
Monday, May 6 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Register
Friday, May 10 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Register
Monday, May 13 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room Register
Friday, May 17 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Register

Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle

In honor of Earth Day 2019, come learn some simple ways to reduce your use of plastics and create a beautiful flower craft from recycled plastic bottles. Supplies are provided - just bring yourself and your creativity!

This program is for adults 18 years and older. 

plastic flowers, plastic bottles, craft

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

This is NOT a Book Club*

Book Series Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan Book Covers

Do you love Percy Jackson? Have you read the books or seen the movies? Maybe you just want to read the books and know a lot about the world of Percy Jackson and are hoping to go to Camp Half-Blood? If any of that sounds like you, then we have got you covered. Patrons aged 10+ are welcomed to join us for food, crafts, art, and activities related to the popular middle-grade Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. Registration required.

 

 

 

*Disclaimer: This might be a book club

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, May 28 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room Percy Jackson & the Olympians Register
Tuesday, June 11 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room The Last Kids on Earth
Thursday, July 18 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room Artemis Fowl
Tuesday, August 6 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

March 1, 1781. The Articles of Confederation were ratified by Congress. Under the Articles, Congress was the sole governing body of the new American national government, which consisted of the 13 original states. They remained in effect throughout  the Revolutionary War, until the U.S. Constitution was adopted in 1789.

March 1, 1932. The 20-month-old son of  Charles A. Lindbergh was kidnapped from his home in Hopewell, New Jersey.

March 1, 1974.  Seven former high-ranking officials of the Nixon White House  - including former chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman, top aide John Ehrichman, and former attorney general, John Mitchell - were indicted for conspiring to obstruct the investigation into the Watergate break-in.

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