Hey kids, the Easter Bunny will make a special stop at our library on Tuesday, March 26, from 6-7 p.m. There will be plenty of fun things to do, like making a craft, listening to stories, singing songs and looking for Easter eggs.
This event is sponsored by the library and Early Childhood Coalition. We sure hope you’ll be able to join us and a very special rabbit!
Pequot Lakes Area
Every community has women who have played an important part in the construction and maintenance of their hometowns or cities. Since March is Women’s History Month, the Pequot Lakes Area Historical Society will present a month-long display at the library honoring some (but, by no means, not all) of the local women who have worked to make our own town a good place to live. Come and see.
“A visit with Emily Dickinson:
Dwelling in Possibility”
Our next Legacy Program will be one about Emily Dickinson presented by Rhoda Jackson of Park Rapids, fittingly during Women’s History Month, on Thursday, March 14, at 6:30 p.m.
Dickinson is one of America’s best-loved poets and perhaps one of the least understood. Rhoda will present a side of Dickinson that may be unfamiliar and yet expand the image of Dickinson to a broader understanding of this American poet who seemed so isolated and focused on death.
Rhoda Jackson has created the program portraying the poet primarily using Emily’s own words from her letters and poetry.
This is a free Legacy Program funded in part or whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota, which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage.
Reading to Rocky
We in the lakes area are fortunate to have many different opportunities. Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to noon, the library will offer to the community’s children (beginning readers ages kindergarten through, say, fifth grade) a certified pet therapy dog named Rocky. The kids will read to him.
Children, especially those who struggle with reading, can really benefit from reading to dogs. Rocky and his friend, Linda Shalley, will be at the library on the second Saturday of each month. Bring your child or a child you think might benefit from reading to Rocky any time between 10 a.m. and noon.
Our volunteers give the library gifts beyond compare — their time, their expertise, their good humor, themselves. Thank you all so much.
A very special thank you to Lydia Loven, who recently retired from the board of directors after nine years of service. She will continue to work on special projects.
Quote for the month
“I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” — J.K. Rowling