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April is National Poetry Month

Visit the 2nd floor children's department to celebrate the fun and magic of poetry. Get started

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New Teen Book Club

For grades 7- 12. Read & review the hottest new YA titles. Thurs. 4/18 at 5 pm. More about {home_sub_head}

Science Friday

With Mad Science

Grades 1 - 5, explore hands-on science awesomeness. Fri 4/18 at 4:15 More about {home_sub_head}

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World Book Night

April 11 • Happening at the library

World Book Night is an annual event, each April 23rd (Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!), when book lovers everywhere have an opportunity to share their love of reading. 36 books, 33 titles, half a million copies, being given away by tens of thousands of readers on two continents, all on one night, in the hopes of sparking book love in someone new. That’s my kind of word problem. Shakespeare would approve.

Have you read this year's World Book Night picks? More on “World Book Night”"

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Playing with Words

April 7 • Happening at the library

Poetry is NOT a bad word! There are those among us who, when we hear the word "poetry" shudder as we recall the anguish of having to memorize a dry and boring poem for a 5th grade teacher or analyze the meaning of a poem in high school. If that sounds familiar, then the idea of celebrating poetry might seem strange indeed.

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Upcoming Events

Apr 17 11:30 AM | Thursday

eBooks & More Lab

This lab is a hands-on opportunity to work with a library staff member to learn MyMediaMall for free downloadable audiobooks and eBooks, as well as magazines, music and movies.

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Apr 18 5:00 PM | Friday


Come hang out with the Shelfies! We’ll talk about a new book at each meeting: what we liked, what we didn’t like and everything in between. Get your copy of the book from the Readers’ Services Desk one month before the meeting. Bring your opinions, we'll bring the coffee and hot chocolate. For teens in grades 7-12
Friday, April 18th 4-5pm - More than This by Patrick Ness
Thursday, June 26rd 4-5pm - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Wednesday, August 20th 4-5pm - If He Had Been with Me by Laura Nowlin
Monday, October 13th 4-5pm - 45 Pounds (more or less) by K.A. Barson
Monday, December 22nd 4-5pm - The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

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Apr 21 6:30 PM | Monday

Intermediate Excel

This advanced class will cover additional formulas (Countit, If, Degree, Even, Odd, Upper, Lower) and show you how to Merge/Unmerge Cells, Wrap Text, Format Tables, Conditional Formatting, and create Pivot Tables. You will need to have a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel to appreciate this class.

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