March Newsletter

WHAT'S NEW IN MARCH?

Hours:

Mon. - Thu. - 9 am - 8 pm

Fri. -  9 am - 6 pm

Sat. - 10 am - 2 pm

Sun. - 1 pm - 4 pm  

SPRING FORWARD

Remember to turn your clocks forward Sunday morning, Mar. 10.

COMING SOON

   Friends of Mary L. Cook Book Sale - This will be our last book sale at the library. If you have an hour or two to help work the actual sale, please sign up starting Mar. 4. Call or stop in to ask how you can help.  Thanks!

   Members Only Preview Night ($5/individual or $10/family – at the door):Thursday, April 4 from 5 - 8 pm

  *Public Book Sale* Friday, April 5 from 9 am - 5 pm; and Saturday, April 6 from10 am - 2 pm

  *Dollar Bag Sale* Sunday, April 7 from 1 pm - 4 pm

  *On your Honor Sale*   Monday, April 8 from 9 am - 8 pm and Tuesday, April 9 from 9 am - 5 pm

***Donations of books, magazines, CDs, movies, etc. accepted beginning March 25 through Thursday April 4 at 4pm. We cannot accept textbooks or encyclopedias.

BOOKS RECOMMENDED BY OUR PATRONS:

   ADULT FICTION:

Crucible - J. Rollins

Paris Echo - S. Faulks

Silent Scream - K. Harper

The Tuscan Child - R. Bowen

Virtue Falls - C. Dodd

ADULT NONFICTION:

Betty Crocker Indian Home Cooking - R. Iyer

Heart Solution for Women - M. Menolascino

Indian Cooking Unfolded - R. Iyer

The Plant Paradox Quick and Easy - S. Gundry

RECOMMENDED NEW RELEASES THIS MONTH:

   3/5:

The Altruists - A. Ridker

Little Faith - N. Butler

The River - P. Heller

The Women's War - J. Glass

   3/12:

Halibut on the Moon - D. Vann

If, Then - K. Hope

Tiny Americans - D. Murphy

   3/19:

Memories of the Future - S. Hustvedt

   3/26:

The Library of Lost and Found - P. Patrick

My Lovely Wife - S. Downey

The Night Visitors - C. Goodman

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

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

PRESCHOOLERS THROUGH 5TH GRADERS...BE A LUCKY READER     

Check out 5 books and we will give you a chance to win a prize that will make you lucky.

 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.

TODDLER LAPTIME

The winter series of toddler laptimes (for 2-year-olds) is held Tuesday evenings from 6:45 to 7:10 pm.  Stories, games, songs, fingerplays, and occasionally, crafts will be shared with the toddlers during laptimes.  These sessions involve parents as active participants.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES

Come every Thursday now to the end of April 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.  Registration requested. 

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. 

SENSORY STORYTIME

Friday, Mar. 1 from 6:00 – 6:45 pm.  This sensory storytime is designed to engage kids through movement, music, stories, and sensory activity play.  This is ideal for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration challenges, or children who have trouble sitting still.

The program incorporates: Visual Schedule Board, Books Read Aloud & Demonstrated Interactively with Flannel Boards, & Sensory Opportunities - Bubbles, Songs, & Movement.  Required registration ongoing now.  The library is closed to the public during this event.  Questions?  Please contact Miss Kathy at danielka@marylcook.com or call 513-897-4826.

OBSERVATION SCIENCE

Friday, March 8 from 4:00 to 4:30 pm. For Preschoolers and Caregivers (3 yrs. – K).  We will learn about observation skills with lots of fun hands-on activities. Each child should bring an adult with them.  Required registration began February 18.

CHAPTERS BOOK CLUB

A book club for those in grades 1 and 2.  The Chapters Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Mar. 12 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, Mar. 26 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm.  This group is presently full.

LOOK WHO'S READING BOOK CLUB

For grade K.  This club meets Tuesday, Mar. 26 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.

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.

 

ADULT PROGRAMS

WOWBRARY!

Enjoy an exciting way to experience the Mary L. Cook Public Library with Wowbrary.  The library adds many new books, movies and CDs each year.  We are proud to offer a weekly email newsletter showing you the newest materials (now including e-magazines in OverDrive) added to our collection each week. Be among the first to know about our new arrivals and when you see something of interest, you'll be able to click instantly and place a hold on your favorite(s).  Of course, like everything else in the library, this service is free! Sign up for Wowbrary here, http://www.wowbrary.org/signup.aspx?zipshow=45068. We hope you'll enjoy hearing about the many exciting bestsellers, movies, music and audio books almost the moment they are ordered or arrive at the library.

WATERCOLOR CLASS

Watercolor class will continue for those enrolled each Monday morning from 9 am - noon.

DRAWING II & IV CLASSES

Drawing II and IV classes will continue to meet Mondays at 6 pm through Mar. 11.

OPEN MUSIC NIGHT

Open Music Night will be held the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month (Mar. 6 & Mar. 20) from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. We do have a few guidelines:  Bring a music stand if you have one.  No loud instruments.  Acoustic string instruments of all types are welcome.  No brass or drum kits.  Box snares and bodhrans are permitted, but only two per session.  Electric guitars and basses are iffy!  You must bring all your own gear and keep them tuned to quiet levels. Free reed instruments might have to be case by case.  Harmonicas are fine, bagpipes are out, small accordions or concertinas should be OK as long as they are not too loud.  Cajun accordions might be a problem.  If you have any questions, please direct them to Mark Reinemann at 897-4826.  In order to pay for music copies, we will have a donation jar.  Those under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

ROOTFINDERS

Rootfinders will meet Saturday, Mar. 9 at 10 am.  Join us for this open session.

ESSENTIAL OILS WITH MICHELE

Monday, Mar. 11 at 6:30 pm for adults (ages 16 & up).  There is a $5 charge due at registration, which began Feb. 25.  Each participant will need to bring a mixing bowl and mixing spoon.  We will be learning about essential oils and making a peppermint facial scrub to take home.

ADULT BOOK CLUB

The adult book club will meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 1 pm.  The book for Mar. 12 is Letters from Paris by Juliette Blackwell.  The book for Mar. 26 is The Drifter by Nicholas Petrie.  Books will be available at the front desk.

TAX QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION

Bruce Bevan will provide a question and answer session for 2018 taxes on Wednesday, Mar. 13 at 6 pm.  No signups are necessary.

CARRIAGE HILL FUN

Residents of Carriage Hill are invited to join us in your community room to paint cherry blossoms on Friday, Mar. 15 at 2 pm.

ADULT CRAFT

Adults (ages 16 & up), registration began Feb. 25 to make a felt ogee on Friday, Mar. 15 at 6:30 pm.  The class is free and no experience is necessary.

LET'S TALK ABOUT IT

We are offering a six-month series that will meet the third Thursday of each month at 6 pm.  This series of 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.

March 21st          Finding My Way Through Depression

April 18th             Parenting My Adult Child

May 16th              Parenting from Toddler through Teen

KNITTERS

Meet Thursdays at 5 pm. 

TEEN PROGRAMS

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD NEW MEMBERS

The Teen Advisory Board recently welcomed 5 new members to its board! These teens are helping to create the Teen Scene at the Mary L. Cook Public Library.    These new members will help to organize several programs ‘just for teens’, and to do some fund-raising to ‘pay their own way’.  They will also volunteer to help whenever asked and will be involved in materials selection, too.  The opinions and ideas that these teens share will help make things happen for the teens who visit our library.  The new members of TAB include David Fessler (gr. 7), Hannah Fleshman (gr. 7), Maria Gill (gr. 7), Emma Landell (gr. 7), Mack Orcutt (gr. 10), and Makenna Orcutt (gr. 9).  Welcome!

SPLATTER PAINTING (GRADES 5 & UP)

Registration begins Mar. 4 for the paint session on Friday, Mar. 22 at 6:30 - 7:30 pm.  Limited to 20.

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.  *Reminder: if Wayne Local closes due to inclement weather, the teen café is cancelled.