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Between the Stacks: 2/1/2023

This Wednesday, February 1st, at 10 AM we will be hosting the third Alzheimer’s program on Effective Communications with Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients. Julie Bushmaker has been doing an incredible job sharing information on all sorts of...

 

Between the Stacks: 1/25/2023

Get out the baking dishes and get ready for the Great Mystery Baking Contest on Thursday, January 26th at 6 PM at the Library. Anyone can enter and make anything they want as long as it represents...

 

Between the Stacks: 1/18/2023

This is going to be a busy week at the Library with lots of programs going on for every age group. Wednesday, January 18th at 9 AM the Holocaust Project teens will be meeting to work on this year’s Survivor/Rescuer Fair, to be held in April. Last...

 

Between the Stacks: 1/11/2023

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day the Library will be closed on Monday, January 16th. We will be open the rest of the week for regular hours to keep up with our programming schedule and...

 

Between the Stacks: 12/28/2022

January is full of classes for our senior citizens! The SAILS classes (Stay Active & Independent for Life), begins on January 3rd at 10:30 AM in the old Town Hall next to the library. This twelve-week class includes learning new information about...

 

Between the Stacks: 12/21/2022

She is a quiet, unassuming little elf who spends the year doing amazing things for others. She needs no fancy titles, public recognition, or payment for her quiet service. It all started out when she was caring for a loved one who would not recover....

 

Between the Stacks: 12/14/2022

The Christmas Festival was a big hit at the Library and we had almost 600 people there celebrating in a variety of ways. I want to take a second and thank the many people who made all the fun happen. First, a big thank you to Deanna Mydland from...

 

Between the Stacks: 12/7/2022

The elves have been to the Library to decorate, and the entire place is covered with Christmas cheer! The 21st Century program finished learning about Ukrainian Spider ornaments and creating their...

 

Between the Stacks: 11/30/2022

The Holocaust Project will meet this week on Thursday, December 1st, at 6:30 PM for a combination meeting of November and December. The committees will meet at 5:30 PM followed by the book discussion group at 6:30 PM. There are many things to work...

 

Between the Stacks: 11/23/2022

The Library will be closed for Thanksgiving both Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th. We will be open the rest of the week for regular hours and programming. The book drop will also be...

 

Between the Stacks: 11/16/2022

Mark your calendar for Thanksgiving week as the Library will be closed on Thursday, November 24th, and Friday, November 25th. We will be open the rest of the week for regular hours, including Saturday. The school has an early release that Wednesday...

 

Between the Stacks: 11/9/2022

Without a doubt, the question I get asked the most is “What are you reading?” Since I generally have at least ten books going at the same time for different book clubs, programs, and my own enjoyment; I decided to share what I am currently...

 

Between the Stacks: 11/02/2022

Next week is a strange week for many people. The Library will be open on Monday, closed on Tuesday for Election Day, open on Wednesday and Thursday, then closed on Friday for Veterans Day, and open on Saturday. The book drop is always open so feel...

 

Between the Stacks: 10/26/2022

Our Homeschool Roundup has decided to meet every other week in November to do different types of activities and network with others around the area. If you are a homeschooled family and would like to attend, just drop in. The dates in November are...

 

Between the Stacks: 10/19/2022

School will be out early Wednesday, October 19th, and out of session completely all day Thursday and Friday, October 20th-21st. Please be aware that there will be multiple children crossing Whitehall Street during these days to get to the Library...

 

Between the Stacks: 10/12/2022

I love watching big machines building things. As a child, I would go to huge construction jobs with my dad and ride around with him on his motorcycle as he checked out all the different areas of new shopping centers, schools, automobile plants, and m...

 

Between the Stacks: 10/8/2022

October calendars are out, and they are full of fun and exploration! On Wednesday, October 5th, at 10 AM we will be hosting a party for Daniel Tiger! All preschoolers and their families are welcome to come and help Miss Deanna from PBSKids celebrate...

 

Between the Stacks: 9/28/2022

I can't believe it is almost October already! The big news is that PBSKids is throwing a party for Daniel Tiger on October 5th at 10 AM and everyone is invited to come. There will be stories, games, t...

 

Between the Stacks: 9/21/2022

Don't forget the presentation on teen homelessness by Diane Nilan and Pat LaMarche on September 21st at 6 PM. They are nationally known speakers and filmmakers who are dedicated to educating the...

 

Between the Stacks: 9/14/2022

"Mommy and Me" is off to a great start! This program for preschoolers, toddlers, babies, and their caregivers meets on Thursday mornings at 10 AM before the Library is open. Children learn all types...

 

Between the Stacks: 9/7/2022

September is here and calendars are out at the front desk. Our new hours began on Tuesday, September 6th, when we will be open at 11 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This makes us open four more hours during the week so early birds come in before lunch...

 

Between the Stacks: 8/31/2022

September is around the corner and calendars are out at the front desk. As usual, we will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, September 5th. Our new hours begin on Tuesday, September 6th, when we will be open at 11 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This...

 

Between the Stacks: 8/24/2022

One of the questions I receive the most is when will the Library be open for more hours. With the passing of the mill levy, the answer is September, when we begin opening every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 AM instead of 1 PM. This adds four more hours...

 

Between the Stacks: 8/17/2022

This Saturday, August 20th, from 10 AM to noon, the Library will hold a grant writing workshop with an emphasis on local grants and grant paperwork. So many non-profit organizations are finding their...

 

Between the Stacks: 8/10/2022

When you have been a librarian as long as I have, it is always a pleasure to attend a well-organized, well-planned conference. This past week I was at the Montana Library Association, Mountain Plains...

 

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