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Updated: 04/14/2013 08:00:29AM

Celebrating communities that matter

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Ashley Elliott

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Today is our Friends of the Library Annual Spring Brunch. Lloyd Harris will be introducing his new book Bartow Images of America and sharing some photos not included in the book. You do not have to be a member of the Friends of the Library to attend and even if you have not signed up, feel free to attend to hear Mr. Harris speak. The Friends of the Library are among our biggest supporters and we encourage you to join and become part of this wonderful group. For those of you that have signed up for the lunch, be sure to bring $5 to pay at the door.

Next week is National Library Week. This year’s theme is Communities Matter @ Your Library. During National Library Week and throughout April, libraries of all types host special events to highlight the unique role libraries play in people’s lives. Today’s libraries can help you and your family discover a new and exciting world through collections, digital resources and more. Whether you come for homework or job searches, help with citizenship issues or finances, adult education classes or to find the best books for young readers, libraries are a great place to spend quality time and connect with loved ones and friends.

Every day should be Earth Day. Technically it isn’t until April 22, but we are throwing a party a little early. At 4 p.m. Tuesday help us celebrate by learning how Earth Day came about and how you can help make our planet a cleaner, better place to live. This program is for ages 6-8 years old. Refreshments will be served. In order to have enough materials and refreshments for everyone, pre-registration is requested. Call the library or stop by the Circulation Desk to sign up.

Start your children early with reading. Bring them for one of our weekly story times. For 3-5 year olds, it is at 10 a.m. Wednesdays and 18 months to 2 years it is 10 a.m. Thursday.

Now hiring Mad Scientists for Thursday’s program of Balloon Science. This program is for ages 9-12 and pre-registration is required to guarantee enough supplies. The screaming balloon experiment will commence at 4:30 p.m.

We give you the clues and you do the hunting. At 4:30 p.m. Thursday there will be a scavenger hunt for teens. Bring your friends to add to the competition.

Shelby of Therapy Dogs International is returning to the library next Saturday and is looking for someone to come and read to her. Read aloud to her and receive a free book. Shelby will be in the Children’s Department from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

National Library Week will conclude with our monthly movie. The family friendly flick Parental Guidance will be shown at 2:30 p.m. next Saturday. It is rated PG and runs for 105 minutes. Admission is free and refreshments will be for sale.

Need to write a résumé? The library will be offering a class on how to prepare one. It will tell you what formats to use, what words to place to make yours stand out and you will find out what makes a good resume work for you. This will take place at 4 p.m. Monday, April 22. Space is very limited, so please call today to make a reservation. People with own laptops are welcome. Be sure to bring a Flash (USB) drive to save your résumé.


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