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Beyond the Bookshelves: Enjoy a potpourri of spring

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 10:51 p.m. CDT
Paula Krapf

It may look and feel like winter, but we’re already thinking spring. In fact, you should have received your spring Library Link newsletter in the mail, and it’s the perfect time to register for our programs.

We have a range of events for National Library Week (April 10 to 16), Money Smart Week (April 23 to 30) and Free Comic Book Day (May 7). We also have spring- and history-themed programs and a variety of book clubs, plus technology and computer classes.

Our youth events cover all ages and stages – programs range from a Dr. Seuss extravaganza, to storytimes, to “Sewing With Maggie Grace,” to the return of the highly popular “Mini Golf at the Library.” You can download the spring issue via our website at www.gpld.org/enewsletter. You’ll find the latest version of our twice-monthly e-newsletter there as well, and we encourage you to sign up today and keep up with library news and events.

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New furniture, new look: As part of our ongoing commitment to make your library more inviting and comfortable, we have added new furniture in our commons area, which is upstairs by the fireplace. The comfy chairs and ergonomic tables can be moved around for your convenience – and several chairs now have USB outlets so you can stay plugged in and fully charged while you work or relax.

We’ve also added three iMacs to the computer work area to complement our eight PCs, and we’re creating a collaborative workspace area nearby.

We hope you enjoy these new features, and stay tuned for additional improvements.

Finally, if you’re seeking some inspiration – and love a good surprise – try a “Blind Date With a Book.” Fall in love with a book hand-picked by our librarians. Books are available for dates through Feb. 28 – meet your new favorite book today!

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A note from customer service: As you’re thinking about spring cleaning, please remember the library takes donations of glasses (eyeware, not drinking), used ink cartridges and old cellphones in the foyer. These items will be recycled or refurbished and donated to others who can use them.

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“The Librarian Recommends”: Jessica Parker, elementary school services librarian, praises “14 Cows for America” by Carmen Agra Deedy. She says: “The events of Sept. 11 touched many people around this world. This is the story of how the people of a remote village in Kenya showed comfort and support to people on the other side of the ocean.”

• Paula Krapf is public relations and marketing coordinator for the Geneva Public Library. The “Beyond the Bookshelves” column runs the third Thursday of each month. Feedback can be sent to editorial@kcchronicle.com.

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