WRITER OF THE WEEK Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott was born January 23rd on St. Lucia. His poems often reflected, but were not restricted to, life in the Caribbean. The library has several of his volumes, including Sea Grapes and The Prodigal.
FAMILY BOOK CLUB This month we’re discussing the Ranger in Time series by Kate Messner. You can choose to read any one or all of the books. Join us on Thursday the 25th at 5 PM, when we’ll be making miniature copies of Ranger’s first aid kit. (We’ll be talking about dogs next month, too, with a special guest. Look for an announcement next week, or take a peek at our website in the meantime.)
WORD OF THE WEEK Ranidaphobia: A fear of frogs. (Also occasionally used is the term batrachophobia, a fear of amphibians (frogs, toads, newts, etc.) in general.)
MOVIE NIGHT Come watch an animated movie featuring the adventures of some popular wild-haired toys this Thursday the 20th at 5:30 PM. Popcorn will be provided, so bring your friends and family.
SEED LIBRARY Our seed library has been restocked. We have selections ranging from beans to zucchini, including a number of varieties you’ve probably never tried before as well as flowers to brighten up your lawn. The seed library is completely free. Just come in, browse the seed packets, then transfer a few seeds into one of the smaller envelopes to take home with you. (There is no hard limit on what you can take; we just ask that you leave some for your neighbors.) Enjoy your plants all season and then, if you can, collect some of the seeds in the Fall and help us replenish the library for next year. Happy gardening!
WORD OF THE WEEK Eirenicon: A proposal of peace and solidarity
WALLET RAFFLE The Friends of the Library are raffling off two hand-made men’s leather wallets. Tickets are $1 each and there will be two winners. Both drawings will be held on February 3rd, so don’t miss your chance. The wallets can be viewed on top of the long display case next to the front desk.
MOVIE NIGHT We’ll be watching the adventures of a blue animated fish this Thursday the 19th at 5:30 PM. Join us for popcorn, soda, and fun.
CRAFT We’ll be making stained “glass” mandalas out of old CDs, paint, and ink next Thursday the 26th at 5 PM.