April showers

The old saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” The implication is that April is a dreary and miserable month. I say, “Ha!” In fact, I say, “Double Ha!” There is hardly anything dreary and miserable at the Liberal Memorial Library. It’s all fun and exciting and bright this month!

We’ve got programming galore. More programming than you can shake a stick at. So much programming, it’s hard to contain it all in one month. Good thing there’s 12 months in a year. But this month is just busting out.

Holy cow! We’ve got a book sale, a 60-year celebration, National Library week, trivia night and a writing workshop.

What??? You want more??? I say, “Triple ha!!!!!” We’ve got more! We’ve got all our monthly programming like Monday Night movie, Library and Lunch, after-school activities, storytimes and lapsits and a genealogy club.

So where do I start??

The Friends of the Library will be holding a book sale from Tuesday, April 14 through Thursday, April 16 in the Cooper Clark room. Not only will there be books for sale, but DVDs, too!!!

But did you know that you can get a jump on everyone else? How is that you may ask. Let me fill you in on a little secret. If you become a Friend of the Liberal Memorial Library, you can attend an opening reception on Monday, April 13 starting at 6 p.m. and get the first shot at all those wonderful books and DVDs before anyone else.

Funds from the Book Sale go to the Friends to help support the library programs including Baby’s Bookshelf, Summer Reading Program, etc.

And during the book sale, we’ll be celebrating National Library Week. This year’s theme is unlimited possibilities. And it’s a very apt theme.

Today’s libraries are more than just books. Increasingly, they are places of creativity where people can meet to share a hobby, edit a video, or use software to record their own music. Libraries offer access to the tools and technology essential to the economic and cultural lives of their communities.

What have you created with the help of your local library?  Did you research or write your book, learn how to make a hand-knitted scarf or culinary creation? Did the library help you find a new job or get your small business off the ground?

The possibilities really are unlimited.

And during the week, we’ll be celebrating by giving away t-shirts and other prizes to our patrons because the library couldn’t exist without the support of our patrons and the community.

Also, the Library will be celebrating a milestone on Tuesday, April 14. On that date in 1955, the book cover entrance was completed. It’s been 60 years.

This month will also feature a Trivia Night on Tuesday, April 21 and a Writing Workshop on Thursday, April 30. Both programs are at 6:30 p.m.

Here’s our schedule of our monthly events:

  • Monday, April 6 at 6 p.m. – Monday Night Movie: “His Girl Friday” starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell.
  • Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. – Adult crafts: Making coasters with ceramic tiles.
  • Tuesday, April 14 at noon. – Lunch and Library:  “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai
  • Thursday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. – Book Chat in under and Hour
  • Monday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. – Recipe Swap: Ballparks foods.