What’s New at the Library

Storytimes – 

  • Monday evenings at 5:30 pm
  • Wednesdays at 10:00 am 
  • Saturdays at 11 am in English and 11:30 in Spanish
  • Facebook Storytimes in English and Spanish

Hogwarts House Appreciation Week

Join us for a week of activities and show your Hogwarts House Pride!

  • Monday 3/20 @ 4:30 pm: Hufflepuff Day-Herbology Class: Make your very own baby Mandrake
  • Tuesday 3/21 @ 4:30 pm: Slytherin Day-Divination Class: Find what the future holds for you
  • Wednesday 3/22 @ 4:30 pm: Gryffindor Day-Dueling Club: Challenge your friends and foes to see who is the best
  • Thursday 3/23 @ 4:30 pm: Ravenclaw Day-History of Magic Class: Test your knowledge of the Wizarding World
  • Friday 3/24 @ 4:30 pm: Hogwarts Spirit Day-Party in the Great Hall

Books, Coffee & Donuts

On Wednesday, April 5th starting at 9 am, come to the library to chat with our staff over coffee and donuts about new releases and new events happening that month.

Closed for Good Friday

The Library will be closed on Friday, April 7th and Saturday, April 8th for Good Friday and Easter. We will reopen on Monday at 9 a.m.

Teen Volunteer Work Day

Teens, do you need to earn some volunteer hours before prom and graduation?  During the month of April, the library will have Teen Volunteer Work Days every Monday starting at 4:30 pm. Volunteer for different creative tasks that will help you achieve your needed volunteer hours.

Library and Lunch

On Tuesday, April 11th​ at Noon, our book club will meet to discuss “The house in the Cerulean Sea” by T.J. Klune. Bring your lunch and join the discussion.

Poetry Night

On Wednesday April 12th at 6 pm, share your favorite poem or an original piece at our poetry night, open for all ages.

Teen Otaku Club

Do you love anime and manga and are in middle or high school? Then come to our Teen Otaku Club meeting.

On Wednesday, April 19th at 5 pm we will watch & discuss the anime “Sk8 the Infinity”!

Sign up in advance to get a free sticker at the meeting! Join us for your chance at an anime door prize, snacks, a craft/activity and fun anime/manga discussion.

“The Book was Better” book display

Come to the library to check out our display featuring movies along with the books that inspired them. Here are just a few.

The Glass Castle: A Memoir
by Jeannette Walls

The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a look into a family at once dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family.

The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered.

The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family.

The memoir was also made into a movie in 2017 starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. When it becomes clear the police have little interest in investigating the incident, protesters take to the streets and Starr’s neighborhood becomes a war zone. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could destroy her community. It could also endanger her life.

A critically acclaimed movie of the same name was released in 2018.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette
by Maria Semple

Bernadette (played by Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett in the movie), is a frightfully intelligent wife and mother with an  intense allergy to Seattle specifically, and to people in general. When her daughter Bee insists on a family trip to Antarctica as her reward for getting perfect grades in middle school, Bernadette is faced with the daunting prospect of actual human interaction.

The timing could not be worse. Bernadette is already on the brink of a breakdown. Throw in a feud with her neighbor over Bernadette’s rampant blackberry bushes, the scandal that erupts when she runs over another mother’s foot at the school’s drop-off, and a class fundraiser gone disastrously awry – and it is all too much. Bernadette vanishes, leaving her Microsoft-guru husband, a horde of angry parents, and questioning police officers to pick up the pieces.

Desperate to find her mother, Bee probes her emails, invoices, school memos, and other evidence. Conjuring out of those shards a portrait of a woman she never knew before – and a secret that could explain everything.

by Ian McEwan

On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her older sister Cecilia (played by Keira Knightley in the movie) strip off her clothes and plunge into the garden fountain at their country house. Watching Cecilia is their housekeeper’s son Robbie Turner (played by James McAvoy), a childhood friend who along with Briony’s sister, has recently graduated from Cambridge.

By the end of the day the lives of all three are changed forever. Robbie and Cecilia become victims of the younger girl’s scheming imagination. And Briony commits a dreadful crime, the guilt of which will color her entire life.

In Atonement Ian McEwan takes the reader from a manor house in England to the retreat from Dunkirk in 1941; from London’s World War II military hospitals to a reunion of the Tallis clan in 1999.