Thursday, March 24, 2016

April Happenings at the Library... Part 2

• Most Thursday mornings from ten until noon, local historians and members of the Rumney Historical Society meet to work on our programs, displays and memorabilia. If you have an hour or two perhaps you will join us.
• The Merrill Theater's Family Movie Night will be showing Princess Bride on Friday, April 8th at 7:00pm and Charlie Brown on Saturday, April 16th at 1. Popcorn will be provided; please bring your own beverage. These will both be fun family times and a good excuse to relax after a busy week.
• Teens and tweens will Get Crafty on Saturday, April 23rd at 10. Come hang out and craft together. You may even enjoy learning a new hobby!
• Our Christmas Club will meet on Friday, April 22nd at 2. Our challenge this month is to collect a few memories and photos so we are prepared when it is time to write THE Christmas letter! Carla will bring treats and Sara will have a small craft for us to complete. Little steps will result in big strides! You are welcome to join us.

April Happenings at the Byron G Merrill Library...

Our April Calendar is full of events for all ages at the Byron G. Merrill Library. The Week of April 10 – 16 is celebrated as National Library Week and we invite you to stop in and say hello. We hope that you will take a look at our upcoming events and select an activity or two or three that might appeal to you. We are always looking for new ideas so be sure to share your thoughts with us.
• Calling all school age readers.......This month the ‘Big Kids Story Time’ is becoming the Book Worm Club and will offer a variety of reading challenges and, of course, a lot of fun. It will be a time to talk and think about the books we read and enjoy some neat games and crafts. The group will meet on most Wednesday afternoons at 3 but we will help you keep up with the challenges at any other time. Be sure to check FB for schedule updates.
• Little Kids Story Time is scheduled for April 6th (repeated April 9th and April 14th at 10) and April 20th at 10 am ... again...watch for FB announcements. Ms. Carla will be presenting and will offer stories, crafts, games, and lots of fun. We will work on colors, letters, and rhymes.
• Our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program continues... Olive, Dominic, Hanna, Caleb and Clara are reading (listening!) up a storm. We have an April handout with 30 suggestions to help parents and grandparents interact with little ones.
• The Knitters will gather on Thursday, April 14th at two... It is such fun to see what everyone is working on and just have a chance to visit with others with a common interest. Won’t you join us??

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Lots Happening in March!

Our March Calendar is full of events for all ages at the Byron G. Merrill Library. We hope that you will take a look and select an activity or two or three that might appeal to you. We are always looking for new ideas so be sure to share your thoughts with us. • Calling all school age readers.......This month the ‘Big Kids Story Time’ is becoming the Book Worm Club and will offer a variety of reading challenges and, of course, a lot of fun. It will be a time to talk and think about the books we read and enjoy some neat games and crafts. The group will meet on most Wednesday afternoons at 3 but we will help you keep up with the challenges at any other time. Be sure to check FB for schedule updates. • Little Kids Story Time is scheduled for March 9th and 23rd at 10 am and we hope to plan a Saturday session or two... again...watch for FB announcements. Ms. Carla will be presenting and will offer stories, crafts, games, and lots of fun. We will work on colors, letters, and rhymes. • Our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program continues... Dominic, Hanna, Caleb and Clara are reading (listening!) up a storm. We have a March handout with 31 suggestions for interacting with little ones. • The Ladies Book Club will be meeting at Susan’s on Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00pm to discuss the graphic novel, "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi. This graphic-style book is a memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Books are still available at the library. • Local Library Directors who belong to the Scrooge and Marley Library Cooperative will be meeting at our library on Thursday, March 10th from nine until noon. We are excited for these twenty directors to see our beautiful library and we have been very busy dusting and neatening so that we will look our best. • The Knitters will gather on Thursday, March 17th at two (this is a change from our regularly scheduled time because of Town Meeting so please mark your calendars accordingly.) It is such fun to see what everyone is working on and just have a chance to visit with others with a common interest. Won’t you join us?? • Most Thursday mornings from ten until noon, local historians and members of the Rumney Historical Society meet to work on our programs, displays and memorabilia. If you have an hour or two perhaps you will join us. • The Merrill Theater's Family Movie Night will be showing "Return of the Jedi", continuing our Star Wars series, on Friday, March 18 at 6:00pm. Popcorn will be provided; please bring your own beverage. This is a fun family time and a good time to relax after a busy week. • Teens and tweens will Get Crafty on Saturday, March 19th at 10. Come hang out and craft together. You may even enjoy learning a new hobby! • We’re planning an Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday, March 23rd at 3. This will be a fun afternoon for all ages. • Our Christmas Club will meet on Friday, March 25th at 2. Our challenge this month is to collect a few memories and photos so we are prepared when it is time to write THE Christmas letter! Carla will bring treats and Sara will have a small craft for us to complete. Little steps will result in big strides! You are welcome to join us. *****This librarian wants to thank everyone who stopped in last week to wish me a happy birthday... it was a fun occasion with flowers, cards, and treats. I loved it!*****

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Ladies Book Club will meet March 8th...

The next reading adventure for the Ladies Book Club is Persepolis, the Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi. The discussion will take place at Susan's on Tuesday, March 8th at 7....Books are available at the library...

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Preparing for a Busy Week Ahead...

Happy 2016! At last it feels like winter with the colder temperatures and a bit of white… just in time for our patrons to settle in for some good winter reads…and we have a lot to choose from! Stop in for a good selection… We are open Wednesdays from 1 until 5, Thursdays from 10 until 5 and Saturdays from 10 until 1. This coming week will be a busy one for us with activities and events planned for all ages… First up will be the Ladies Book Club discussion on Tuesday at 7 PM here at the library. We are reading Following Atticus by Tom Ryan still have a couple more books available so join us if you would like. Wednesday is Story Time… our pre-schoolers will meet on July 13th at 11 am for age appropriate stories, crafts and activities. Our grade schoolers will gather at 3 that afternoon as part of our Star Wars month… Not to be missed! Rachel has some fun things planned. Our Knitting Club will meet on Thursday, January 14th at 2. Bring along a project and join us for an hour of fun… enjoy a cup of tea, some of Polly’s cookies and some pleasant conversation. Rachel will be teaching us how to make her famous ‘ruffled scarf’! Even if you don’t have a project going you are still invited! Friday night will be our first family movie night… Friday, January 15th at 6:30. We will be going back to the beginning and showing the very first Star Wars movie… a fun family event. We could use a little help getting the downstairs ready and preparing the popcorn. We have a wonderful January Flyer to help you keep track of all of these dates. You are welcome to stop in and pick one up or send us an email and we will send it along to you that way. There is no time for the winter doldrums… just come to the library!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Our Holiday Open House...

... was such a special evening for the Library Ladies! The Aladdin lamps gave a beautiful glow to the Byron G. Merrill Library during our Annual Holiday Open House last week. It was a fun, festive evening with children singing and lots of neighbors visiting. We want to thank several people for their contributions to the event. Roger Daniels brought his collection of antique lamps which created a beautiful atmosphere, "Rhubarb Pie" added to the festivities with their live music, and Richard Moses read aloud "The Gift of the Magi". Children entertained us with a Christmas carol choir led by Pastor Steve Angela, and Lee Hunter gave an entertaining version of "Twas the Night Before Christmas." Many others helped with decorations, donating goodies, serving and more. Thank you all so much. January newsletters are out and available to pick up the next time you come to the library. We are excited to jump into the new year with a Star Wars theme to our storytime, teen craft day and family movie night.