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April 2014
Volume 11, Number 4

Library Closed on April 20 and 21
New Member Joins Board of Library Trustees
2013 Report to the Community
New Online Resources: Consumer Reports, Literary Criticism, Practice Tests & More
Calling All Puzzlers
Celebrate Our Oceans
Locally Written: The Art and Power of Local Authors
Go Places @your library: A Year in Morocco
Deep Cover Black Ops
Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic
Trapped Under the Sea
Drop-in Teen Activities
Cooking With Books: Cakes
Thursday Night Feature Films
Wednesday Matinees at North Quincy
ESL Monday Movie
Book Discussions
Art Exhibit: Morocco - In Living Color
Events for Children

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Libraries Closed on April 20 and 21

All libraries will be closed all day on Sunday and Monday, April 20 and 21, for Easter and Patriot's Day.

New Member Joins Board of Library Trustees

Maria Cataldo-CunniffQuincy Mayor Thomas P. Koch recently appointed local resident Maria Cataldo-Cunniff to the Board of Trustees of the Thomas Crane Public Library. Previously serving trustees Janet DiTullio, Mary Reed, William Griffin and Tina Cahill were also appointed to the Board. Trustees are appointed annually by the mayor for a term of one year.

Maria Cataldo-Cunniff lives in Quincy with her husband, Gary and their two children, Joseph, 5 and Margaret, 3, both students in the Quincy Public Schools. While she now spends most of her time being a mom, Maria occasionally works as a motivational speaker and retreat leader. She also continues her ministry as a chaplain at Children’s Hospital in Boston, where she has been part of the spiritual care team for ten years. Before that she worked as a chaplain and educator at Philips Academy in Andover and Notre Dame Academy in Worcester, as well as at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy and San Gabriel Mission High School, both in Los Angeles, California. “I am excited to join the TCPL Board of Trustees and to be of service to the library,” said Ms. Cataldo-Cunniff. “It’s both an essential resource to my family and community, and also a wonderful, beautiful place to be.”

The Board of Trustees usually meets monthly at the Main Library and meeting minutes are posted on the library’s website. To send a message to the Board, please email trustees@thomascranelibrary.org.

2013 Report to the Community

Disover. Learn. Imagine. Connect. The Thomas Crane Public Library is a comfortable and welcoming place to visit, where young children can discover the joy of reading and people of all ages can satisfy their curiosity, stimulate their imagination, and connect to the online world. Read the recently published 2013 Report to the Community to learn how we are doing in our progress to fulfill this mission.

New Online Resources: Consumer Reports, Literary Criticism, Practice Tests & More
Check out these new resources available to you for free with your Quincy library card:

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports iconThis is the standard! Make better purchasing decisions on the products you are shopping for. Whether you are looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV, or researching the top-recommended used vehicles, Consumer Reports provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services. All you need is your library card number to log in.

Literary Reference Center iconGot questions about authors and their books?

The Literary Reference Center has the answers! This full-text resource combines information from thousands of major respected reference works, books, and literary journals. Content includes thousands of plot summaries, essays of literary criticism, author biographies, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories, and author interviews. A gold mine for all your literary requirements--free from anywhere with your Quincy library card number.

Kick start your education and your career

with our newTERC Testing & Education Reference Center we now offer over 300 practice tests and courses for popular exams incuding GED, SAT, GMAT & NCLEX. Dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests. Information on over 4,000 accredited schools. Scholarship search featuring $8 billion in available scholarships. Resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases to get you started. When using this at home, you will need to log in with your library card number.

Calling all Puzzlers

Puzzled? Well, don't be. Everybody loves a puzzle. Drop by the Main Library Richardson Room and help put together a fun and challenging jigsaw puzzle on the table next to the fireplace. When one puzzle is completed, we'll put out a new one. It's an idea whose time has come! We hope this will provide a little extra for everyone needing a break from research or the cold weather. Or both.

Celebrate Our Oceans

Wollaston BeachAll April Quincy is honoring Earth Day and Celebrating Our Oceans. On April 3 at 7:00 p.m. Matthew Lawrence, maritime archaeologist at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, will speak at the Historical Society (8 Adams Street) about the Sanctuary's maritime heritage, including granite-laden shipwrecks that may be connected to Quincy's past.

On April 5 at 9:30 a.m. Peter Fifield will lead a low tide walk to Raccoon Island. Participants should meet at the intersection of Edgewater Drive and Rock Island Road.

The Library is hosting two special film events. On Wednesday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. we will screen Ocean Frontiers I: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship, an inspiring 80 minute voyage to coral reefs, seaports and watersheds across the country, where unlikely allies—farmers, shippers, scientists, fishermen and conservationists—are working together to sustain the sea and our ocean economies. The film will be introduced by Ben Cowie-Haskell, Deputy Superintendent, NOAA/Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary who will also facilitate a question and answer session afterward.

On Wednesday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. the library will screen the 45 minute follow-up movie, Ocean Frontiers II: A New England Story for Sustaining the Sea. This film brings us face to face with those now embarking on the nation’s first multi-state ocean plan. Off the shores of New England, in a region steeped in old maritime tradition, comes a modern wave of big ships, energy industries, and a changing climate, now testing the limits of an already crowded sea. But in a pioneering trial of far-sighted planning—pushed by blueprints for offshore wind energy—old residents and new are coming together to keep their ocean and livelihoods alive. Following the screening local environmental groups will discuss their work.

On April 24 between 10:00 a.m. and noon families with children preK through 6th grade are invited to drop by the Library for "Whales in Your Backyard!" activities.

The celebration concludes with a beach clean up on May 3 as part of Cleaner/Greener Quincy. For more information and rain date rescheduling, please call 617-472-0799.

Locally Written: The Art and Power of Local Authors

write graphicCome to the Library on  Tuesday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. to meet local authors and learn about their work. The following authors have confirmed they will attend: Rich Feitelberg, a long-time writer of fantasy novels for adults; Uzuri Wilkerson, a fantasy novel and script writer; Vlad Vaslyn, a freelance fantasy writer and newspaper correspondent; Randy Staples, a children's fantasy writer; RJ Jeffreys, a poet, editor, essayist, playwright, radio show host, writing coach/mentor and more; and Joe Ross, a non-fiction writer, editor, and publisher. See our online calendar event details for more information about each author.

Go Places @your library: A Year in MoroccoPhoto of a wrapped Moroccan head

Barry Pell recently returned from one year teaching English in Casablanca and traveling throughout Morocco. Join us Thursday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. when he will take us on a journey through the country’s walled cities and their ancient markets, across the rugged Atlas Mountains with traditional Berber villages, and into the desolate and dune-covered Sahara Desert. The presentation, accompanied by Mr. Pell’s photography, will highlight Morocco’s exquisite historic architecture and the lives, traditions, and ceremonies of its Arab and Berber people.

Barry Pell is a world traveler and photojournalist. He has traveled widely over the past 40 years, visiting and documenting landscapes and cultures in 159 countries. Mr. Pell has also lived and traveled in China, eastern Europe, and north africa. He currently lectures on international cultures at schools, universities and institutions in the Boston area. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Deep Cover Black Ops: An Inside LookLeo J Maloney and his 1934 Ford Custom Limo

Come to the library on Tuesday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. to get an onside look at the life of a deep cover Black Operative. Massachusetts native Leo J. Maloney was a deep cover Black Ops contractor for a clandestine government agency. While working in the secretive world of black ops, Leo operated several "cover" businesses, primarily working a classic car broker, as well as owning a promotions company, and a detective agency. After leaving his career in black ops, Leo continued several of his cover businesses, and also pursued an acting career. He has 10 movies to his credit both as an actor and behind the camera as a producer, technical advisor, and assistant director. Leo incorporated many of his experiences into his first novel, Termination Orders, released in September 2012. The 2nd book in the Dan Morgan thriller series, Silent Assassin, was released in August 2013. Copies of both books will be available for purchase at the event.

Quincy Unplugged: Open Mic Night

Quincy Unplugged

Drop by the Main Library on Monday, April 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for a free acoustic open mic night and share your talent with a friendly audience. Play an original or a cover song, read an excerpt or a poem, perform a dramatic monologue, debut your stand-up comedy skit or engage in any amateur style performance. All musicians, poets and performers are encouraged to participate and all ages are welcome. One microphone will be available but no other sound equipment is supplied. If your instrument requires amplification, such as an electric bass, you will need to bring it. Sign up in person between 6:15 and 6:30; perform from 6:30-8:30.

Trapped Under the Sea

tunnel-shot25 years ago Boston Harbor was the filthiest in the nation - the fins were literally rotting off of the fish. Today we have the cleanest urban harbor in America, but it came at a deadly price. On July 21, 1999, five men were sent into a dark, airless, miles-long tunnel, hundreds of feet below the ocean, to do a nearly impossible job. Come to the Library on Tuesday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m. and learn the human cost of the clean up of Boston Harbor from Neil Swidey, author of Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and a Disaster Ten Miles Into the Darkness. His first book, The Assist, was a Boston Globe bestseller that was named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post. This event is co-sponsored by Quincy College.

Drop-in Teen Activities

Every Tuesday in April from 2:00-4:00 p.m. teens are invited to come hang out and have fun with activities just for them. Come meet Quincy's teen librarian and find out what's going on! Rumors abound of duct tape, crafts, snacks, and perhaps some video gaming!!!

Cooking with Books

Adams Shore Branch invites everyone to enjoy some tasty food, talk about recipes, and peruse cookbooks for the April session (Monday, April 14) of the popular Cooking with Books series, which happens at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. This month the theme is cakes.

Thursday Night Feature Films @your library

Grab some food and drink in the café and then join us on the following Thursday nights in April for this month's screenings of critically acclaimed newly released movies sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library. Showtimes vary because of movie length - check below to make sure you don't miss any early start for a longer movie.

April 3 @6:00 p.m.: Hunger Games - Catching Fire

movie stillThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen returns home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a Victor's Tour of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell), a competition that could change Panem forever.
"Exceptional entertainment, a spectacle with a good mind and a pounding heart." - Wall Street Journal
"Pop-culture escapism can be thrilling when dished out by experts. Katniss is a character worth a handful of sequels. And Lawrence lights up the screen. You'll follow her anywhere." - Rolling Stone

Directed by Francis Lawrence. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Theatrically released in 2013. 146 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language.

April 10 @6:30 p.m.: Saving Mr. Banks

movie stillWhen Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins, he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney's plans for the adaptation. However, Travers becomes increasingly immovable and the rights begin to move further away from Disney's grasp. It is only when he reaches into his own childhood that Walt discovers the truth about the ghosts that haunt her, and together they set Mary Poppins free to ultimately make one of the most endearing films in cinematic history.
"An intoxicating kiddie cocktail for young-at-heart adults, inspired by a Disney fairy tale based on fact." - RogerEbert.com
"Saving Mr. Banks transcends its corporate pedigree to become a great Disney movie about making a Disney movie." - New York Daily News

Directed by John Lee Hancock. Starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks. Theatrically released in 2013. 125 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including some unsettling images.

April 24 @7:00 p.m.: Gravity

movie stillDr. Ryan Stone is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, and Best Original Score.
"Out of this world. Words can do little to convey the visual astonishment this space opera creates" - Los Angeles Times
"his is one of the most stunning visual treats of the year and one of the most unforgettable thrill rides in recent memory." - Chicago Sun-Times

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. Theatrically released in 2013. 91 Minutes; Rated PG-13 for intense perilous sequences, some disturbing images and brief strong language.

Wednesday Matinees @North Quincy

Drop in for an afternoon movie at the North Quincy Branch, every Wednesday starting at 2:00 p.m.

April 2: About Time (R)
April 9: All is Lost (PG-13)
April 16: Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13)
April 23: Saving Mr. Banks (PG-13)
April 30: Gravity (PG-13)

ESL Monday Movie: Ghostbusters

movie stillPractice your English. Come watch and discuss a movie! On the last Monday of every month, from October to June,intermediate-level English speakers gather to watch and talk about movies together. No registration is required. Please feel free to bring a snack.

On April 28 at 10:00 a.m. we will watch and discuss Ghostbusters. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson star as a quartet of Manhattan-based "paranormal investigators". When their government grants run out, the former three go into business as The Ghostbusters, later hiring Hudson on. They fight off an army of unfriendly spirits, conjured up by a long-dead Babylonian demon and "channelled" through Sigourney Weaver and nerdish Rick Moranis. The climax is a glorious sendup of every Godzilla movie ever made. Who'd ever dream that the chubby, cheery Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man would turn out to be the most malevolent threat ever faced by New York City?

ESL Monday Movies are part of our English Talk Time program. For more information call 617-376-3295 or email quenglishtalk@ocln.org.

April Book Discussions

All our book discussions are open to all readers and no advance registration is required. New participants are always welcome. To see a list of upcoming book club meeting dates and book titles, check out our Book Clubs page. Copies of current titles are available for pickup at the Main Library checkout desk.

book coverBooked for Lunch

WORLD LITERATURE BOOK CLUB

This discussion group meets one Friday per month at 10:00 a.m. and focuses on world literature. On Friday, April 11, we will discuss The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.. For more information, call Julie at 617-376-1332.

BOOKED FOR LUNCH

@Main Library
Read any good books lately? Looking for something new to read? Bring a brown bag lunch--or grab a sandwich or salad at the library café--and join other readers for an informal conversation about books on the first Friday of each month. The next meeting will be on Friday, April 4 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Main Library atrium. The group meets near the café--just look for the brown Booked for Lunch sign on the table. Drop in anytime and check out this friendly group!

April Exhibit: Morocco - In Living Color

Fahey photograph of a Moroccan girlMorocco – In Living Color captures impressions of the people, culture, landscape and architecture of Morocco. The exhibit leads the viewer on a diverse journey through Morocco, from the exotic markets of Marrakesh, to the narrow alleys of the ancient scholarly city of Fez, to native Berber villages, and to a camel safari in the Sahara desert.

Culturally and linguistically, Morocco has been impacted over the centuries by both European (especially Spain and France) and Arabic cultures. Although influenced by the spice of these distinct flavors and of modern civilization on the traditional ways of life, Morocco maintains its own unique identity. Maureen's images of the Moroccan people capture the cultural diversity of this fascinating country. The photographs have been printed using a pressurized heat process on pearlescent metallic medium which intensifies the beauty of the colors. The presentation on high quality canvas allows the images to be displayed without a layer of glass separating the viewer from the image, thereby heightening the sensation of being present in the picture.

A native of Washington D.C. now residing in Milton, Maureen began her photographic explorations with black-and-white film during high school in Heidelberg Germany. After graduating from Harvard University she pursued a career in government-assisted and commercial real estate before becoming a full time travel photographer in 2011. She is a member of the Milton Art Center, South Shore Camera Club (where her work has received several first place awards), Griffin Museum of Photography, and is a juried member of the Russell Gallery at the Plymouth Center for the Arts. Her work can be seen on her website.

A special reception with the artist will be held in the gallery on Sunday, April 6 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

April Events for Children

Children's Video Gaming
Saturday Fun for Little Ones
Storytimes With Cheryl
Drop In Storytimes
Registration for Spring Storytimes
Mad Science
Feature Film: Frozen
Whales in Your Backyard
Book Clubs for Kids

Children's Xbox 360 and Wii Gaming

Join us any time between 2:30 and 4:30 pm on Friday, April 4, to get a sneak peek at our new children's video games! We'll have an XBox 360 and a Wii set up for playing some of the new games. Recommended for ages 4-12.  In addition to Xbox 360 and Wii games the collection also includes games for the XBox OnePlaystation 2Playstation 3Wii U andDS/3DS. Drop by for just a few minutes or the full two hours and take a turn then take a look at the full list of games we'll have available. All of the games in the children’s collection are rated E and E10+. Games will be available to borrow after the program. You may have to place holds for the most popular games.

Saturday Fun for Little Ones

Join Madeleine Hall at the library on Saturday, April 5, at 10:00 a.m. for a very special program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Combining original and well known favorites this musical performance will have everyone up and moving to the music. This program is for children ages 0-4 accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Storytimes with Cheryl: At Main Library and the North Quincy Branch

Join storyteller Cheryl Dunford for a family storytime full of stories, songs, rhymes and more for children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult on Saturday, April 12 at 10:00 a.m. at the Main Library and on Saturday, April 26 at 10 a.m. at the North Quincy Branch. No registration required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Drop in Storytimes

Rock-a-bye Baby Storytime for ages 4-11 months

Join us Thursdays, April 3, 10, and 17 at 11:00 a.m. at the main library for a fun introduction to stories, songs, nursery rhymes and gentle movement exercises for very young children, ages 4 - 11 months accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

Just for Threes Storytime for ages 36-47 months

Taking place on Tuesdays April 1, 8, and 15 at 9:30 a.m., this program for three-year-olds (ages 36-47 months) and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays and felt board activities will be used to reinforce concepts. No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

Preschool Storytime

Longer, more complex stories form the basis for the preschool program on Fridays, April 4, 11, and 18 at 9:30 a.m.. Participation plays a big part as children now have the language and confidence to join in on refrains and songs. Poems, songs, felt boards, action rhymes and occasional crafts round out the programs. Caregivers have the option of attending these programs with their children or using the time to browse for books nearby. This program is for children ages 3-5. No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

Toddler Storytime @Adams Shore Branch

This half hour program on Tuesdays April 1, 8, and 15 at 10:00 a.m. for toddlers (ages 2-3) and their caregivers introduces simple stories and concepts to young children. Songs, rhymes, fingerplays and felt board activities will be used to reinforce concepts. No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

Preschool Storytime @North Quincy Branch

Longer, more complex stories form the basis for this program for preschool age children (ages 3-5). Participation plays a big part as children now have the language and confidence to join in on refrains and songs. Poems, songs, felt boards, action rhymes and occasional crafts round out the programs. Caregivers have the option of attending these programs with their children or using the time to browse for books nearby. This storytime will take place on Mondays, April 7, 14, and 28 at 10:00 a.m. No registration is required. Limited to Quincy residents.

Stop by the Library to pick up a full list of Spring Storytimes.

Registration for Spring Storytimes

The Spring session of weekday storytimes for children ages 4 months through 5 years old began on Friday, March 28. The library offers several programs by age. Stop by the library or check our storytimes webpage for details.

Mad Science

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Kids Science

Preschool for ages 3-5: Space Frontiers

Mad Science of Greater Boston turns children ages 3-5 into Astronauts in Training for our out of this world workshop! The children will learn why we can’t see all the stars during the day like we can at night. Then they’ll learn about the biggest star of all—the sun! We’ll explore what order the planets are in and how they are always spinning all while orbiting the sun. The children will finish up their Astronaut Training with a mock take-off and will get to use robot-like arms to collect ?moon rocks as though they were really in space. They’ll all get to take home a mini squeeze rocket, propelled by air and their imaginations!

This 45-minute workshop for ages 3-5 will be held on Saturday, April 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Main Library. Registration is required. Register online, in person, or by calling 617-376-2411. Due to space limitations, this program is limited to Quincy residents. 

Workshops for ages 6-10: Space...the Final Frontier

This Mad Science of Greater Boston workshop for children ages 6-10 is a fun introduction to the science of astronomy and to the vastness of the Universe. The children will explore the outer reaches of space through hands-on activities and will understand why we continue our voyages of discovery to the Moon and beyond! In the workshop, participants will use simple materials to quickly learn their way around the skies. The children will also get the opportunity to see what happens when asteroids strike the earth or other planets, and will uncover how stars can actually produce raw material that is the basis of life on earth. Space…The Final Frontier is an exciting way to explore why, for centuries, people have been fascinated by the stars and planets.

This one-hour workshop for ages 6-10 will be held on Saturday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m. at the Main Library. Registration is required. Register online, in person, or by calling 617-376-2411. Due to space limitations, this program is limited to Quincy residents.

Feature Film: Frozen

Join us Wednesday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. for a showing of the newest Disney movie, Frozen. After the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen, Elsa, her sister fearless optimist Anna teams up with rough-hewn mountaineer Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, and break the icy spell.

Whales in Your Backyard

Come to the Main Library on Thursday, April 24 between 10:00 a.m. and noon and discover “Whales in your Backyard” hosted by Anne-Marie Runfola, volunteer program coordinator at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and the sanctuary ambassador team. During your visit:

  • Tour a life size North Atlantic right whale calf
  • Eat like a whale
  • Try on a blubber glove
  • Fish for Sanctuary facts
  • Make whale origami and more

Geared for children ages 4-12 and their families. Come for the full event or stop by for just a few minutes to try an activity or listen to a story. No registration is required.

Book Clubs for KidsBook Jacket - Doll Bones by Holly Black

Do you like to read? Would you like to talk to others about books? Then you will like our book discussion groups. Join us each month to discuss all kinds of books.

The Phoenix Book Club for children in grades 5-8 meets on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss a variety of books. The Club will meet on Tuesday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Poetry comes in many forms, from short rhyming sonnets to epic page-long stories with not a rhyme to be found. What makes a poem a poem? Why might an author choose to tell a story in verse instead of prose? What is the difference between a villanelle and a sestina (and what are they in the first place)? We'll be reading a variety of poetry for this month, choosing from books of shorter poems and full novels written in verse, then talking about what we've read and looking at some poetic forms you might not have heard of, like the yadu and pantoum. Stop by the library to pick up a book of poetry - we have many to choose from. Don't worry if you're new to the group. We're always happy to meet new readers!

The Night Owls Book Club for children in grades 3 and 4 will meet on Monday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. We will be discussing Doll Bones by Holly Black one of this year’s Newbery Honor books. Please stop by the Main Library children’s room to pick up a copy of the book.


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