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 By JEANNIE FERRISS    Community    May 25, 2022 

Between the Stacks: 5/25/2022

Happy Memorial Day to everyone! As usual, the Library will be closed on Monday, May 30, for the holiday. We will be open the rest of the week for the usual hours. Summer Reading sign-up will begin June 6 for “Oceans of Possibilities.” The...

 

Between the Stacks: 5/18/2022

Mystery Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 24 at 5 PM this month. Speaking of book clubs, I have a group of 4th -8th graders who want to start a new book club at the Library. They will be discussing the latest in young adult literature as well as...

 

Between the Stacks: 5/11/2022

This week the Friends of the Library will be meeting on Thursday, May 12, at 5 PM at the Library. This great group of people helps in a variety of different areas concerning the different library projects. Besides helping staff with the day-to-day ta...

 

Between the Stacks: 5/4/2022

The Library is again hosting Teen Mental Health First Aid on May 6, 2022, from 8 AM to 5 PM. This important workshop is free and open to the public who wish to help prevent suicide in our young...

 

Between the Stacks: 4/27/2022

The Library will be hosting another workshop on Teen Mental Health First Aid on May 6 from 8 AM to 5 PM. This important workshop is free and open to the public who wish to help prevent suicide in our...

 

Between the Stacks: 4/20/2022

The clothing is in, the poster displays are almost done, and the hard-working teenagers of the Holocaust Project are ready to share a year of learning with the public. Next Thursday, April 28, at 7 PM, the Library will host the Rescuers/Survivors...

 

Between the Stacks: 4/13/2022

There was such a positive response to the Teen Mental Health First Aid Training that we are going to offer it again in May. The eight-hour training will be from 8 AM to 5 PM on Friday, May 6 at the...

 

Between the Stacks: 4/6/2022

We are having a great time visiting cultures around the world this month with the 21st Century students. This week we will finish Africa, then on to Germany, India, and South America. Everyone is...

 

Between the Stacks: 3/30/2022

One of the best things about spring and summer is the new book explosion. In the last few weeks, I have ordered new books by Jacqueline Winspear, Fern Michaels, Lisa Scottoline, Kate Quinn, Janet Evanovich, and more. Summer blockbusters are always a...

 

Between the Stacks: 3/23/2022

One of the most enjoyable things about working in libraries is sharing wonderful educational programming for all ages. The staff has started a series of programs on different countries for children fr...

 

Between the Stacks: 3/16/2022

This is the last call to sign up for the Teen Mental Health First Aid class on Saturday, March 19th from 8 AM to 5 PM. Lunch will be provided and the materials are free, as is the class. If you work...

 

Between the Stacks: 3/9/2022

All of my confirmations are in, and the March calendar is printed and on the front desk. Sometimes it takes a little longer for busy people to get back to me about dates and times for presentations....

 

Between the Stacks: 3/2/2022

It’s March and the leprechauns are invading the Library! One has decided to take up residence in the building, and we need your help in finding him! Anyone who finds our leprechaun and turns him into the front desk will receive a prize. He is a sli...

 

Between the Stacks: 2/23/2022

With all of the physical illnesses going on currently, it is difficult for people to take the time to do a mental health check on themselves and others. Financial worries, winter storms, illness,...

 

Between the Stacks: 2/9/2022

The Whitehall Community Library will be hosting a special session of Youth Mental Health First Aid on March 19th from 8 AM to 5 PM. The trainers from Helena will be here to help anyone who works with youth or young people to understand mental health...

 

Between the Stacks: 2/2/2022

Last Thursday we had a truly extraordinary program as Cindy Buscarow shared her family's Holocaust history with a full audience. There was silence as she spoke of her family's attempt to rescue her gr...

 

Between the Stacks: 1/26/2022

This week is full of programs dealing with history. On Thursday, January 27, at 6 PM, the Holocaust Project will be open to the public for a very special program. The child of two survivors will share the story of her family as they immigrated to...

 

Between the Stacks: 1/19/2022

This week Sweet Tea Tales will meet on Thursday, January 20th at 6:00 p.m. This popular program lets budding chefs of all ages bring their food creations to enter into the taste test of the month....

 

Between the Stacks: 1/12/2022

It is so nice to see the sun shining after our winter storm. It makes me want to spend as much time as possible outside enjoying the warmer weather. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a chance to do just that as the library and other government agencies...

 

Between the Stacks: 12/22/2021

What a great day to wake up to a winter wonderland! I usually write my column on Mondays, in case any of our programming changes, so imagine my surprise at seeing actual snow on the ground! It reminded me that the library will be closed this Friday a...

 

Between the Stacks: 12/15/2021

What an amazing weekend! Congratulations to the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce, Lorie Steerman and Rhea Armstrong for such a wonderful event. The library hosted 770 adults, youth, and children in...

 

Between the Stacks: 12/8/2021

The Christmas Stroll is coming, and the Library will be packed with special events all day. December 11th will see the Library open from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the Friends Book Sale. Everything will...

 

Between the Stacks: 12/1/2021

I can't believe it is already the beginning of December. To help everyone get in the holiday spirit, the staff is hosting a "Decorate the Library Party" on Friday, December 3rd, at 3 PM. Everyone is...

 

Between the Stacks: 11/24/2021

Please mark your calendar for our Thanksgiving holiday hours. The library will be closed on November 25th and 26th then we will be open regular hours during the rest of the month. Enjoy the holidays with your families and remember to stock up now on...

 

Between the Stacks: 11/17/2021

We are in full Fall mode this week and there is no better way to celebrate the changing of the seasons than with Sweet Tea Tales on November 18th at 6:00 p.m. This month’s theme is Comics and Cheese. Enter your favorite cheese dish and bring a...

 

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