March Newsletter 2015

March Newsletter 2015 ~ It’s March and Spring is in the air! If you’re a gardener, we have seed catalogues and plenty of books to help you plan for this year’s growing season. Or, if you’re still enjoying Winter and staying indoors with a good book, look for our March book order now going on the shelves: fiction by Jeffrey Archer, C.J. Box, Robyn Carr, Jennifer Chiaverini, E.L. James, Dennis Lehane, March Newsletter 2015 | Millinocket Memorial LibraryDebbie Macomber, Fern Michaels, Danielle Steel, and Jacqueline Winspear; mysteries by Rhys Bowen, Joanne Fluke, Marjorie Eccles, C.S. Harris, J.A. Jance, Merry Jones, and Laura Lippman; fantasy by R.A. Salvator; Large Print fiction by Tom Clancy, Mary Higgins Clark, Lisa Gardner, Dean Koontz, and Stuart Woods; and nonfiction titles “Crohn’s & Colitis for Dummies”, “The Civil War” by M. David Detweiler, and “Dead Wake” by E. Larson.

We also have several new Children’s Books: “Magic Tree House” in the Mary Pope Osborne series, “The Only Game” by Mike Lupica, “Story Thieves” by James Riley, and “Elephants Can’t Jump”, “5 Minute Disney Junior Stories”, “How Do Dinosaurs Stay Safe?”, “If You Plant a Seed”, and “The Thing About Spring”. We’ve been hearing from many people in recent weeks how important children’s programming and services are to them, and we take this feedback seriously. We’re in the process of planning several new activities for the upcoming months, so stay tuned for announcements. And don’t forget that we have Children’s Story Time on Tuesdays at 11:15am.

Other Things Going On This Month
—The Library’s Book Discussion Group will have already met in March; the next meeting is Tuesday March Newsletter 2015 | Millinocket Memorial LibraryApril 21 at 9:00am, and the book to be discussed is “For All the Tea in China” by Sarah Rose. This group is always open to new members; please call the Library for more info.

—The Board of Trustees will also already have met in March; their next meeting is April 21 at 1:30pm. The public is always welcome to attend.
—AARP is here on Tuesdays 11am-3pm and Thursdays 1-4pm providing free tax preparation assistance; electronic filing is available.

—The theme of this month’s Literary Club display is Salt & Pepper Shakers. They’re lovely, adorable, and well worth coming in to see! Next month, the display cases will be filled with beautiful handcrafted wood boxes by Vern Moffitt; they’re gorgeous!

You’re probably aware of the Friends of the Library fundraising campaign currently underway. (You might even have received more than one Appeal letter in the mail; if so, sorry!) Although we were well aware of how important the Library is to many people in the community, we’ve been amazed by the generosity and level of commitment to helping that we’ve seen. Thank you! And we’re not only asking people to contribute financially; we also need Volunteers – to teach computer skills, check books in and out, and any number of tasks that we’re now too short staffed to manage easily without help. Please call Lori if you’d like to join the Library Volunteer crew.

Our new website is up and running! (See the web address above.)We’re still working on it, and welcome any suggestions and ideas you might have.

As always, let us know if there are any books you want us to order for you (purchase or loan), and if you have any questions or comments. Until next time, Happy Spring and see you at the Library!

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