WEEKLY QUOTE “I see everything I paint in this world, but everybody does not see alike. To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes. The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.” – William Blake
LIBRARY CLOSED We will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday the 18th, for maintenance. We will re-open at 9 AM on Thursday, May 19th. The interior elevator will remain closed for repairs. Story Time is cancelled this week and will return on the 25th at 10:30 AM. We apologize for the inconvenience.
DISPLAY We have new antiques on display in our long and our tall cabinets. Jim Rupert has loaned us a portion of his collection of found objects. Come take a peek at the old bottles, clay pipes, coins, and more.
WEEKLY QUOTE "It was an ideal spring day, a light blue sky, flecked with little fleecy white clouds drifting across from west to east. The sun was shining very brightly, and yet there was an exhilarating nip in the air, which set an edge to a man's energy." – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
AUTHOR BIRTHDAYS Celebrate the month of May with mystery writers Arthur Conan Doyle and Tony Hillerman, spymasters Robert Ludlum and Ian Fleming, fantasists J. M. Barre and T. H. White, poets Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson, or Daphne du Maurier, author of Rebecca. Their books, related movies, and more are on display near Sophie’s tank.
ELEVATOR The interior elevator is receiving additional upgrades. It may be offline for as long as the next two weeks. The exterior lift will remain functional. We apologize for any inconvenience.
SOCIAL HOUR Stop in tomorrow the 11th from 2 – 3 PM for treats and the return of our specialty coffee – and chat with some of your neighbors while you’re here.
DOCUMENTARY Come view Under Our Skin and learn more about treatments for Lyme disease. The screening will start at 5:30 PM next Tuesday, the 17th.
WEEKLY QUOTE "No Winter lasts forever, no Spring skips its turn. April is a promise that May is bound to keep, and we know it.” - Hal Borland
MAY PROGRAMS Computer help will be on Tuesdays May 3rd and 24th and Saturdays May 7th and 21st. Social Hour will be on the 11th, featuring specialty coffee left over from this month’s Library Week celebrations. Our regular movie night will be Thursday the 19th; lightsabers are prohibited, except on the screen. We will also be re-showing the Lyme disease documentary Under Our Skin on Tuesday the 17th, so if you missed it in August and would like more information about alternative treatments, join us. We’ll wrap up the month with an outdoor tie-dyeing session on Saturday the 28th – bring your own t-shirt or other fabric item to color.
AUTHOR VISIT Local author Maggie Mitchell will be at the library this Thursday, July 30th, at 6 PM to read from and discuss her recently-released adult thriller Pretty Is. This debut novel tells the story of two women who were abducted as children, and what happened after they were rescued. It has been very well reviewed by publications ranging from the New York Times to Publishers Weekly. Copies will be available for sale and signing at the event.
DESSERT Looking for a way to make a splash at a summer picnic or dinner? The library has fancy cake pans and gelatin molds available to borrow. Make a delicious dessert in the shape of your child’s favorite cartoon character or present a stunning flower-shaped confection to your party guests, all with the library’s help.
COMPUTER HELP Need help writing electronic documents, navigating the internet, or using your new eReader? We can help. Drop in tonight (the 28th) or next Tuesday (August 4th) from 6 PM – 7 PM or this Saturday the 1st from 11 AM – 12 PM. Call ahead for an appointment or just bring in your questions.