3DOODLER BOOT CAMP BEGINS!!

 

3Doodler Boot Camp will begin Thursday, March 2 at the library.

For those of you that have signed up, we will start the club at 4:30. There will be a calendar available for you to take home with the scheduled club dates on them.

You must have a library card to participate in this club and it’s required to bring it with you each time you come. We would like to see you take full advantage of the library by checking out a few books when you are done with club time.

We can’t wait to get started on some fun activities with you!!

COMPUTER BIDS ARE BEING TAKEN NOW!!!

NOW TAKING BIDS!!!!
We have 3 remaining HP computers left at the library that are now up for bid. Please have your bids to the library by March 2nd 2017. The 3 highest bidders will be contacted on Friday, March 3.

March Adult Book Club

Book club will meet on the last Wednesday of the month (29th)

Sign up today!!!

SYNOPSIS…

The dancing girls of Lahore inhabit the Diamond Market in the shadow of a great mosque. The twenty-first century goes on outside the walls of this ancient quarter but scarcely registers within. Though their trade can be described with accuracy as prostitution, the dancing girls have an illustrious history: Beloved by emperors and nawabs, their sophisticated art encompassed the best of Mughal culture. The modern-day Bollywood aesthetic, with its love of gaudy spectacle, music, and dance, is their distant legacy. But the life of the pampered courtesan is not the one now being lived by Maha and her three girls. What they do is forbidden by Islam, though tolerated; but they are gandi, “unclean,” and Maha’s daughters, like her, are born into the business and will not leave it.Sociologist Louise Brown spent four years in the most intimate study of the family life of a Lahori dancing girl. With beautiful understatement, she turns a novelist’s eye on a true story that beggars the imagination. Maha, a classically trained dancer of exquisite grace, had her virginity sold to a powerful Arab sheikh at the age of twelve; when her own daughter Nena comes of age and Maha cannot bring in the money she once did, she faces a terrible decision as the agents of the sheikh come calling once more.

SENIOR SURF POSTPONED

Senior Surf that is scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday 16, WILL BE POSTPONED till April as Bridget would like to have more people signed up for the class than what we currently have. Please keep checking the paper, FB and our website for more information about our new Senior Surf class date!

SENIOR SURF

Bridget Schwebach with MN River Area Agency on Aging, Inc., will be here on Thursday, February 16 from 1-3pm for Senior Surf. She has to limit her class size to 7 people, so it is important to sign up early with Bridget. You can do that by calling her at 800-333-2433 ext. 82096 or emailing her at bschwebach@mnraaa.org. We provide the computers and/or laptops or you may bring your own device. If you have any other question, please call me at 748-7332.

$1,000 Check Received!

TEI Landmark Audio, an Indianapolis-based provider of products and services to libraries and schools, announced the winners of their 25th Anniversary Children’s Literacy Grant Awards. Hundreds of public and school libraries from across the country applied to receive one of twenty-five $1,000 grants to fund literacy programs in their libraries.

Among the winners is the Graceville Public Library in Graceville, MN.  Graceville is a city with a population of less than 800 residents.  County Librarian, Vicki Bartz stated, “Amy Anderson, Library Assistant and I are starting a Book Club for the Tweeners (4th-6th grade).  We talked to the classrooms and they wanted a fantasy book to start and that is what we are going to do.  They also wanted to do something fun.  We showed them the 3Doodler Pens we had gotten and they were all excited.  The group will meet to discuss part of the book and then they will work with the 3Doodler Pens to create.”

Carol Tully Harrison, President/CEO of TEI Landmark stated in her letter, “Thank you for your passion and dedication to your community and the people you serve.  We recognize the impact the library has in the community, and that librarians are unsung heroes who rarely get the recognition they deserve.  We appreciate the effort that went into writing this grant application.”