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Friday, 26 May, 2017


Mother’s Day @ your Library

How about a little history of Mother’s Day? From History.com: Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. While dates and celebrations vary, Mother’s Day most commonly falls on the second Sunday in May and traditionally involves presenting mothers with flowers, cards and other gifts.

How will you celebrate? How about showing mom this column with materials she might be interested in checking out?

Nonfiction Titles: The Woman Triathlete by Christina Gandolfo. Technique, equipment, and training advice tailored to your needs. Uncle Matty’s Ultimate Guide to Dog Training. Cooked by Michael Pollan. Pollan discovers the power of fire, water, air, and earth to transform stuff of nature into things to eat and drink.

DVDs: The King’s Speech. Drama. England’s throne is suddenly cast upon him and King George VI must overcome a debilitating speech impediment. Platinum Weddings. Nonfiction. Watch 10 couples live out their dream weddings. Kingpin. Comedy. The story of Roy Munson, a pro bowler who has a run-in with angry competitors and loses his bowling hand. Years later he enters a tournament. Will he win or only throw gutter balls? Jazz, a film by Ken Burns. Nonfiction. 

Fishing Poles

Since fishing opener is this weekend you might have fishing on the brain. The library has fishing poles and PFDs available for checkout. The checkout period is 3 days and the items can be taken anywhere you are going fishing or boating. Adult and children’s sizes of both are available. 


Upcoming Programs

Monday, May 15, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.: Book Time! Join ECFE teachers in the story circle for stories, finger plays and songs.  Then move to the community room for a craft, a snack, and time to play and visit.

Tuesday, May 16, 3:30 p.m.: Lego Club. Are you a kid who likes to build? Join us for our next Lego Club! Lego Club is open to everybody! Lego creations are displayed in the Children’s Library between programs.  We supply the Legos, you supply the imagination!

Thursday, May 18, 6:00 p.m.: Basics of Creating a Hunting Dog with Jerry Havel. Discuss “how to’s” of socializing a puppy to people and to the basics of hunting.  Eight months is not too late to start the building blocks of a great companion and hunting dog.  Introduction to birds, gunfire, e-collar, handling and do’s and don’ts for creating a well- natured hunting buddy. Also, learn common mistakes that can hurt in the years to come.

Saturday, May 20, 10:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.: Saturday Story Time. At 10:15 and 11:15, it’s time for Saturday Story Time! Join ECFE teachers in the story circle for stories, rhymes and songs.  Then move to the community room for a snack and a craft.  Open to all ages. No registration required.  Story Time attendees earn one Baby Steps coupon per family per Saturday.

Saturday, May 20, 12:30 pm.: Creativity Tank Kick-off to Summer Fun. Join the Artists from the Creativity Tank as we kick-off a summer of fun! Open to all ages, kids under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. Call to register beginning May 6.