Library Lynx, January 17, 2013

Happy New Year!  Starting a new calendar year is always very exciting to me.  We have already begun to fill in dates for library programs that we hope will appeal to our patrons of all ages.  There will be announcements of these events as they draw near, but I thought you’d like a brief preview of what we have in store, so far, for 2013.

The Friends of the Library are teaming up with Lindt Chocolate RSVP Consultant Karen Carpenter to host a fund raiser that will bring luscious Lindt chocolates to your door this spring.  From February 25th through March 9th you can order these delicious candies at the Library and earn a chance to win a beautiful Easter basket filled with these delectably decadent chocolates.  Karen will be donating her commission on these sales to the Friends of the Library.  Thanks for your sweetness, Karen!

On Monday, April 8th, for their Annual Friends’ Membership meeting, Jerry Apps will be sharing his new book titled Garden Wisdom: Lessons Learned from 60 Years of Gardening.  Whether you’re a gardener or not, you will be enthralled with this great speaker’s knowledge and storytelling abilities as he captivates you with tales of the joys of cultivating your own garden.

Two special not-just-for-kids events are part of our Summer Library Program – “Dig into Reading”.  On Monday, July 1st at 1:30 Bob “Seig” Siegel, the last master wooden shoe carver in America will be demonstrating hand-carving a shoe from a Wisconsin Aspen log.  A different kind of “live” performance will be happening on Thursday, August 1st at 6:30 when herpetologist Tom Kessenich brings his “Snakes Alive” program to the Library.  Come and have your picture taken with an alligator or feel a boa constrictor breathe.

This is just the beginning of what is shaping up to be another exciting year at the Library!  We are always open to suggestions for materials and programs and ways to improve your library experience, so don’t hesitate to mention your ideas to us.  Hope this year is a good one for all of us!

See you @ the Library!