Get ready…new lib website coming 2nd wk of April

The library’s new BETA website is almost ready and will replace this website during the second full week of April 2017.

The new website is completely redesigned from the ground up, employs a “one-page” design, is much simpler in structure, and it works great on mobile devices. Want to try it out before the switch? You can preview the new website by clicking/tapping here. Don’t worry, we will keep updating the old website for a few months after the switch to the new website. To use the old website, you can just click/tap the “classic website” link found near the top of the new website.

A screenshot of the library's new website.

Screenshot of new lib website.

Zentangle Art Class Every Tuesdays at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm Any Ability welcome.

ZentangleSpokenHereZentangle Art Class is at 1:00pm and 5:00 pm open to any ability.  One time charge of $5. for a Mini Zentangle Art Kit. We will be meeting in the Upstairs Small Conference Room 

Anything is Possible One Stroke at a Time (r)

At first glance, a Zentangle creation can seem intricate and complicated. But, when you learn how it is done, you realize how simple it is . . . sort of like learning the secret behind a magic trick. Then, when you create a piece of Zentangle art, you realize how fun and engrossing the process itself is. We love presenting to a class or seminar full of people who are convinced they can’t draw the Zentangle art we show them. Then, within 15 minutes, they have easily accomplished what they thought was impossible. This is one of our favorite Zentangle moments, because then we ask, “What else do you know that you can’t do?” You can transfer that insight and experience of success and accomplishment to any life experience. Something may look complicated, but you now know that you can do it, one simple stroke at a time.

Family Reads

Family Reads

We offer a growing number of sets of books for families, groups, book clubs to check out multiple copies of. We hope these great books bring opportunities for discussion, pondering, and building relationships. If you can think of any titles to add to our ‘Family Reads’ collection please let a librarian know!

Alabama Moon, Watt Key

Black Pearl, Scott, O’Dell

Behind Rebel Lines, Seymour Reit

The BFG, Roald Dahl

Boggart, Susan Cooper

The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, John Boyne

Brian’s Return, Gary Paulsen

Brian’s Winter, Gary Paulsen

Coraline, Neil Gaiman

The City of Ember, Jeanne DuPrau

Dog Called Kitty, Bill Wallace

Down the Yukon, Will Hobbs

Gossamer, Lois Lowry

Guns for General Washington, Seymour Reit

Hatchet, Gary Paulsen

Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien

How to Eat Fried Worms , Thomas Rockwell

The Hundred Dresses, Eleanor Estes

The Janitors Boy, Andrew Clements

Jason’s Gold, Will Hobbs

The Library Card, Jerry Spinelli

Maniac Magee, Jerry Spinelli

Matilda, Roald Dahl

Milkweed, Jerry Spinelli

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Kate DiCamillo

Mrs. Basil & Frankwiker, E.L. Konigsbur

My Side of the Mountain, Jean Craighead George

Old Yeller, Fred Gipson

The People of Sparks, Jeanne Duprau

Pictures of Hollis Woods, Patricia Reilly Giff

The Prophet of Yonwood, Jeanne Duprau

The River, Gary Paulsen

Snot Stew, Bill Wallace

Tom’s Midnight Garden, Philippa Pearce

The Wednesday Wars, Gary D. Schmidt

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, Kimberly Willis Holt