Tail wagging is a thing at the library!

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puppy readerImprove your reading skills and get a boost of confidence by reading to a patient and gentle dog who loves listening to stories. Bring a book or choose one from our collection at the Main Library on Saturday, January 28 from 11 am to noon. No registration. Remember you can park in the garage!

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Best Book Sale this week!

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IMG_0489Wednesday, January 25: noon to 8pm             Saturday, January 28: 10am to 4pm

15,000 books, DVDs, and CDs. This sale features books to start planning your garden, gifts for your valentine, and Celtic selections. Pick up some good reads to get you through the winter! All proceeds benefit the Library. Most credit cards accepted. Parking is available in the garage after 5:00 pm on Wednesdays and all day Saturday.

For more information about the book sale, please visit www.bestbooksale.org

Bookmobile Back in Service, Tomorrow (1/24)

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bookmobile13The bookmobile will not be running today but will resume the winter schedule tomorrow, Jan. 24.  Any items that were originally due today have already been renewed.

Isn’t Dory adorable?!

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dreamstime_xs_11195398See Dory on the big screen with her own Disney Pixar movie at the South Side Branch on Tuesday, January 24 at 6pm. Free and open to the public! Bring the family. We’ll supply the drinks and snacks.

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Traveling to Japan or curious about the culture?

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japanesewoodcut2Join us for a “journey” across Japan, learning useful phrases and fascinating cultural tidbits at the Main Library as we explore the sights and sounds of this amazing country on Wednesday evenings JANUARY 18, 24, FEBRUARY 1, 15, 22 . Learn the vocabulary used in navigating Japanese transportation, restaurants, lodgings, events, attractions, and more.

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Aloha to Hawaiian Beach Party!

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dreamstime_xs_19532080Escape the Cold with an Hawaiian Beach Party

We are turning the tables on winter with an Hawaiian Beach Party at Family Fun Night tonight at 6:30 pm. The Main Library will be the site of tropical beach stories and games for preschool through grade 5 children. Island art activities, too, will help you escape the cold at the one hour event.

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No Bookmobile Service Jan. 17 – 21

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bookmobile13Just a friendly reminder, as per the winter quarter’s schedule, that the bookmobile will be out of service on three days it would normally go out — Jan. 17, 19, and 21.  There’s also the possibility of some missed days earlier the following week.  We’ll keep everyone updated as things progress.

Any bookmobile items that were originally due on those days have already been renewed.

4 Steps to a Better You in 2017!

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iStock_000002862590MediumUse positive psychology to stick to your new year resolutions. Design a personalized plan to help you become more engaged, energized and successful each day. Anna Gaitanos, M.Ed., Life Coach and Professional Counselor, will introduce you to a 4-step strategy to help you increase your resilience to stress and improve your well-being for 2017 at the South Side Branch on Wednesday, January 11.

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