The following is the weekly column that is printed in the Dakota County Star newspaper.
National Library Week will be observed April 12-18, 2015 with the theme, "Unlimited possibilities @ your library®."
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. All types of libraries - school, public, academic and special - participate.
Celebrations during National Library Week include: National Library Workers Day, celebrated the Tuesday of National Library Week (April 14, 2015), a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers; and Celebrate Teen Literature Day, celebrated the Thursday of National Library Week (April 16, 2015), aimed at raising awareness among the general public that young adult literature is a vibrant, growing genre with much to offer today's teens.
National Library Week is a great time to make sure that you have your library card, that it is current and that the information that we have is up to date. Stop by with your library card and one of our staff members will assist you.
Cover to Cover book club will discuss The Hit by David Baldacci on Monday night April 13th at 3:00 p.m. Baldacci is one of the top suspense, thriller novelists today. If you are a fan of his work, join us for our book discussion. Cover to Cover is open to readers of all ages. We would love to have you attend.
Club 745.5 will do String Art on Thursday April 16th at 6:30 p.m. and will be repeated on Friday April 17th at 10:30 a.m.
Youth Activities: This week we have the following youth activities: Tell Me a Story (Monday at 1:30 p.m.), Family Movie (Monday at 6:00 p.m.), Night of FUN (Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.), Tell Me a Story (Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.), Pat-a-Cake Pals (Thursday at 10:00 a.m.), Toddler Time (Friday at 10:00 a.m.), and Family Movie (Saturday at 1:00 p.m.).
Tuesday Computer Classes: These are our Tuesday computer classes: Microsoft Word 3 at 10:00 a.m., Excel 1 at 11:00 a.m., Excel 2 at 1:00 p.m. Excel 3 at 2:00 p.m., and E-Book Reader at 5:00 p.m.
Thursday Computer Classes: On Thursday we have the following computer classes: Excel 3 at 10:00 a.m., Clean Up Your Computer at 11:00 a.m., E-Book Reader at 2:00 p.m., Facebook at 3:00 p.m., Twitter at 4:00 p.m., Pinterest at 5:00 p.m., Tech Thursday at 6:00 p.m., and Blogging at 7:00 p.m.
Marci Broyhill will be here on Thursday April 23rd at 6:30 p.m. for an evening of cowboy poetry in honor of Cowboy Poetry Week. Her poetry collections Mending Fences and Window of Memories are available at the library.
Looking Ahead: We have award winning roots Americana country singer Dan Weber will perform a concert on Monday June 1st at 6:30 p.m.
YouTube favorite, Tyler Barham, will be at the library on Thursday June 4th at 6:30 p.m. Tyler is a member of the Country Music Association and was named by Billboard as an artist to watch in 2014. We are proud to have both performers at our library to kick off our summer activities. Admission is a $10 suggested donation to each event. Both artists will have CDs for sale.
Have a great week and read good books.