April Newsletter

WHAT'S NEW IN APRIL?

   Hours:

Mon. - Thu. - 9 am - 8 pm

Fri. -  9 am - 6 pm

Sat. - 10 am - 2 pm

Sun. - 1 pm - 4 pm  

MARY L. COOK PUBLIC LIBRARY FRIENDS FINAL BOOK SALE!

Thursday, April 4 at 5 pm - 8 pm: Members Only Preview Night.

Memberships to the Friends will be available at the door ($5/individual & $10/family).

Public Book Sale starts Friday, April 5: 9 am - 5 pm & Saturday, April 6: 10 am - 2 pm.

*Dollar Bag Sale on Sunday, April 7: 1 pm - 4 pm.

*On Your Honor Sale on Monday, April 8: 9 am - 8 pm & Tuesday, April 9: 9 am - 5 pm. 

*Donations of books, magazines, CDs, movies, etc. accepted until Apr. 4 at 4 pm.  *We cannot accept textbooks, encyclopedias, VHS tapes, or Reader’s Digest books.

HAPPY EASTER

We will be closed Sunday, Apr. 21 for Easter.

BOOKS RECOMMENDED BY OUR PATRONS:

   ADULT FICTION:

American Duchess - K.Harper

Bridge of Clay - M. Zusak

The Daisy Children - S. Grant

The Light Over London - J. Kelly

Mission Critical - M. Greaney

No Exit - T. Adams

The Reckoning - J. Grisham

The River - P. Heller

   ADULT NONFICTION:

An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System - M. Ritchell

Grateful American - G. Sinise

Women: Our Story - Smithsonian

   RECOMMENDED NEW RELEASES THIS MONTH:

    4/2:

The Affairs of the Falcons - M. Rivero

The Girl He Used to Know - T. Garvis-Graves

Lost and Wanted - N. Freudenberger

Stay Up with Hugo Best - E. Somers

    4/9:

Afternoon of a Faun - J. Lasdun

The Ash Family - M. Dektar

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted - R. Hillman

Confessions of an Innocent Man - D. Dow

    4/16:

Feast Your Eyes - M. Goldberg

Miracle Creek - A. Kim

Normal People - S. Rooney

Under the Table - S. Evanovich

    4/23:

Courting Mr. Lincoln - L. Bayard

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Contact Miss Kathy & Miss Sheila @ 513-897-4826.

 

PRESCHOOLERS THROUGH 5TH GRADERS...SPRING INTO READING: Check out 5 books and we will give you a chance to win a great spring prize.

BABY BOOKWORMS

Wednesdays 10:30 –11:00 am for babies to 24 months plus a caregiver.  Enjoy great books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood. Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all storytime sessions.  No registration required. *Our last session will be Apr. 24.  We will resume these sessions in the fall.

 PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES

Come every Thursday until Apr. 25 for stories, games, songs, and crafts.  For 3 - 5 year olds, including kindergartners, Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 am or Thursdays 6:45 - 7:30 pm. *Apr. 25 is our last storytime until fall. 

STORYTIME SUPERSTARS

Come to storytime at the Mary L. Cook Public Library and get a stamp.  When you have 10 stamps on your Storytime Superstar card, you will earn a free book.  

DROP IN STORYTIMES

Aimed at 3 yrs. - 6 yrs. but all ages accepted.  Drop in Monday evenings 6:15 - 6:35 pm or Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 10:20 am.  Join us in the children’s room for a few stories, fingerplays, and laughs. 

CHAPTERS BOOK CLUB

A book club for those in grades 1 and 2.  The Chapters Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Apr. 16 from 4:00 – 4:45 pm.  This group is presently full.

RAPID READERS & WRITERS

For grades 3 – 5, the Rapid Readers & wRiters Book Club meets Tuesday, Apr. 23 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.  This group is presently full.

LOOK WHO'S READING BOOK CLUB

For grade K.  This club meets Tuesday, Apr. 23 from 6:00 – 6:30 pm.  The group engages in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, the writing of letters and words, and many other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation.  This group is presently full.

MUFFINS WITH MOM

Saturday, Apr. 27 from 10:00 – 11:00 am

Kids, bring Mom or that special person in your life to the library for a morning of fun! We will provide muffins, drinks, and fun activities for all.  *This is a come-and-go program and there is no need to be there the full hour! Stop in for a few minutes for a snack and complete an activity or two.  Required registration begins Apr. 8.

ROBOT SCIENCE (Grades 1 - 5)

Monday, Apr. 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm

We will be building robots!  Required registration will begin Apr. 15.  Registration limited to 20.  ?s - please contact Kathy Daniels.

PINTEREST PARTY (For preschoolers - 5th graders with caregivers)

You are invited to a Pinterest Party Friday, May 10 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.  Join us as we create some of our favorite spring craft pins.  Required registration begins Apr. 29.

 

TASTY FUN (Grades 3 – 6)

Monday, May 13 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Learn how to use ingredients you have in your kitchen to make easy, great tasting snacks.  We will be sampling and you will leave with recipes so you can make at home.  Required registration begins Apr. 29.  Limited to 20.  *Please identify any food allergies when registering for this program.  ?’s regarding this program, contact Miss Kathy.

 1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

This fun and exciting reading program is for children ages 0-5 years. This program was developed to increase awareness of the importance of reading to very young children as well as encouraging parents to embrace their role as their child’s first teacher.  1,000 Books Before Kindergarten encourages families to read at least 1,000 books to their preschooler, birth to age 5, before they enter school. Families can sign up today at the Mary L. Cook Public Library. Each child will receive a folder with a page to record the books they read. Each time a goal of recording 20 books is reached, children are encouraged to bring their folder to the library to receive a sticker.  Each time the goal of recording 100 books is reached, children should bring their folder to the library to receive a free book.  Reading is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your child’s success when they begin school.

A UNIVERSE OF STORIES

Summer Reading Fun is coming!  Reading and Registration will begin Wednesday, May 29.    Reading programs for all ages.  Watch for more details early May.

ADULT PROGRAMS

WATERCOLOR CLASS

Watercolor class continues for those enrolled on Mondays from 9 am - noon.  Class will be held offsite Apr. 1 and 8 due to the book sale.

OPEN MUSIC NIGHTS

Open Music Night is held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month (Apr. 3 and Apr. 17) from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. If you have any questions, please direct them to Mark at 897-4826.  To pay for music copies, we will have a donation jar.  Under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

ADULT BOOK CLUB

The adult book club will meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 1 pm.  The book for Apr. 9 is A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson.  The book for Apr. 23 is Sense and Sensibility by Joanna Trollope.  Books will be available at the front desk.

FUNDAMENTALS OF DRAWING I

This free six-week series for beginners will be held Wednesdays at 6 pm starting Apr. 10 – May 15.  Registration begins Friday, Mar. 29 (age 12 and up).  Startup supplies are provided.  Class is limited to 16 participants.

CARRIAGE HILL RESIDENTS

Residents of Carriage Hill are invited to make a glue painting in your community room Friday, Apr. 12 at 2 pm.

ADULT CRAFT

Registration began Monday. Mar. 25 for adults (age 16 & up) to make a glue painting on Friday, Apr. 12 at 6:30 pm.  The class is free and no experience is necessary. Questions, please ask Sheila.

ROOTFINDERS

Rootfinders will meet Saturday, Apr. 13 at 10 am.  Linda Swartzel will lead a discussion on "What We Keep" - for example, if you only had 5 minutes to grab something from your house to keep, what would you choose? What holds meaning for you?  Open to all.

BLACKOUT POETRY WORKSHOP

Sign up for a relaxing evening out by trying your hand at blackout poetry.  Blackout poetry is like a treasure hunt where you are finding hidden meanings and secret messages in unlikely places.  Using pages of existing text, blackout poets isolate, then piece together, single words or short phrases from these texts to create “lyrical masterpieces”.  Join us as we explore this new art form.  Please bring an article from a magazine, newspaper, or book with an interesting theme to mark up.  Colored pencils, crayons & markers will be available, or you can bring your own.  Thursday, Apr. 17 at 6:30 pm - register starting Monday, Apr. 1 (age 12 and up).     

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT

We continue our six-month series meeting the third Thursday of each month at 6 pm.  These talks led by Dr. Brian Beckett will include an introduction and some helpful information followed by questions and conversation.  Brian is a board certified counselor in private practice, psychology, and a Christian minister.  The sessions are free.

April 18th          Family Life, Parenting, and Sanity, Part 1

May 16th           Family Life, Parenting, and Sanity, Part 2

GIVE YOUR BRAIN A HAND

Want to connect your heart and mind through handwriting?  This class is about the physical effects of handwriting on the brain and the psyche ... how the actual movement of the pen/pencil at the same time that the brain is thinking facilitates the connection of mind and heart.  There are exercises that we'll do with pen or pencil and our brain/body connection that are fun and creative.  Saturday, Apr. 27 from noon to 2 pm with instructor Ann Bain - registration will begin Monday, Apr. 8 (age 12 and up).

SOCIAL MEDIA SAFETY - HOW TO KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE ONLINE

Rachel Miller, M. Ed., LSW, and Prevention Specialist from TCN Behavioral Health Family Center, will be at our library on Tuesday, Apr. 30 at 6:30 pm.  The presentation will include the risks and benefits of social media use, how social media use can impact mental health symptoms, popular apps for youth, cyberbullying, sexting, and what protective steps parents can take.  No registration required.

KNITTERS

Meet Thursdays at 5 pm. 

TEEN PROGRAM

TEEN CAFE

For teens (gr. 6 & up) each Wednesday* after school from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Each week we will provide snacks, drinks, and something fun to do. Come join the fun and bring a friend. Each week there's something different – movies, games, crafts, snacks. ?’s - call Sheila @ 513-897-4826.  Our last session will be Apr. 24. *No Teen Café on Apr. 3.

TEENS, YOU COULD BE A BOOK BUDDY THIS SUMMER!

If you are in grades 7-12 and like working with children, we have the program for you! “Book Buddies” pairs older students with younger children for a fantastic reading experience. Be a Book Buddy this Summer!  You will help children select books, become a reading mentor, and encourage children to love books and reading.  You will earn community service hours. These “Book Buddy” sessions will be scheduled to meet on Monday evenings 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm from June 3 - June 24.  All teens are asked to arrive at 6:30 pm to prepare for sessions. If you are interested in becoming a Book Buddy, please contact Kathy Daniels danielka@marylcook.com for an application.  No more than 15 students will become Book Buddies. **If you have never served as a Book Buddy, you will need to attend a mandatory training session at the library.