Friends Meet & Greet
Sunday April 10 from Noon to 3:30 p.m.
Stop by and say hello to the Friends of the Library! In addition to sharing information on membership, volunteer opportunities and more, the Friends will raffle off a Nook eReader and other prizes.
Author Event: Get Capone by New York Times Bestselling Author Jonathan Eig
Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m.
Jonathan Eig presents a spellbinding account of the man known as "Scarface." Based on recently discovered IRS files, wiretaps, personal letters and more, Eig's book explores how Al Capone rose from small-time thuggery to become one of the world's first international celebrities as well as its most ruthless gangster. A book signing reception will follow.
Telling Our Story: Recording Family Histories
Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m.
It's often within our own families that the most absorbing and intriguing stories can be found. Author and genealogist Jeffrey Bockman will discuss the best methods for recording unique family stories, including techniques for identifying and preserving photos.
Essay Contest: Create Your Own Story
Everyone is invited to share his or her favorite library story. Receive a $5 fine waiver voucher for entering the contest. A grand prize will be awarded to one patron in each contestant category: Children 5-13, Teens 14-17, and Adults 18 and over. Restrictions apply. Pick up an entry form at any library service desk by April 16.
Tell a Wacky Tale
For Grades 3 - 6
Stop by the Children's Reference desk to pick up some wacky instructions, then log on to the library's computer to complete a wacky Mad Libs story! We'll print the story for you, and you'll receive a silly prize that you can share with your friends.
Puzzle Me a Picture Story
For Preschool - Grade 2
Assemble a five-piece jigsaw puzzle featuring one of your favorite storybook characters! Then write a sentence (your parents can jot it down for you) describing what your character loves to do in order to win a fun prize!
For more information about other National Library Week activities and additional library programs, view our April/May Focus newsletter.