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Children's Book Week!

 

May 13-17 is Children's Book Week!  This is a week celebrating children's literature.  There is also an award given out every year that is chosen by children nationwide!  Voting can be done here ahead of time, or you can vote at the library program you attend.  

Libri Foundation Grant

In March, the Jackson Memorial Library was awarded a grant from the Libri Foundation to buy 62 new books for the collection.  The books have finally been cataloged and shelved and are ready for you to check out!  If you'd like to see a list of them, you can look at them on our Pinterest page here.

St. George Sailing Scholarship Opportunity

The library is proud to offer Edward Ingalls Maritime Scholarships to the St. George Community Sailing program again this year.  Please reserve your spot in the program first and then pick up a scholarship application at the library.  Applications are due back by May 28.  For more information, please visit the St. George Sailing website.  http://www.stgeorgesail.org/

Lean In or Stand up Straight?

Lean In

LET'S TALK

"Lean In or Stand Up Straight?" is the discussion on Friday, May 3rd at noon at the Library's Brown Bag Lunch. The topic is inspired by the recently published and much reviewed book "Lean In" by Sheryl Sandberg. In her 2011 TED Talk - "Why we have too few women leaders" - Sandberg covers the points in her book.

For more background here are some links to reviews:
 
NYTimes reviews: 

From the Town Office

School Withdrawal  
Referendum Question 

Public Hearings 

April 23rd and May 2nd
       
  
The St George Select Board will be holding Informational Hearings on Tuesday, April 23rd and Thursday May 2nd at 7 PM at the Town Office concerning article #5 at the town meeting, which reads as follows:

 

What is Pinterest?

Have you heard about Pinterest, one of the hottest and fastest growing social media websites out there?  Curious about what it is and how it works?  Come to the Jackson Memorial Library at 12 noon on Wednesday, April 17 to find out.  Samantha Cote, our associate director, will give us an overview of Pinterest, show a few examples on the website and app, and answer questions.  Bring your brown bag lunch (and your device, if you want to play along).

School Vacation Week!

Sticking around St. George for school vacation week?  Stop by the library for some fun activities!

Tuesday is Wii Day at the library.  Stop by between 10:30 and 4:30 and play a Wii Game!

Wednesday is Board Game Day at the library.  We have many board games, so come over and try one out!  Fun for the whole family!

Thursday afternoon between 3 and 4 we'll be making bean bags and egg shakers for use in story time.  This program is open to all ages, but because we'll be sewing, parental supervision for those ten and under is requested.  This is also Poem in Your Pocket Day! Celebrate National Poetry Month by carrying around a poem in your pocket and sharing it with others.

Friday morning at 11 we'll be having a dance party at the library!  Geared at the story time through early elementary age, come dance and sing with Miss Sam and use our new bean bags and egg shakers!

 

Another Great Service With Your Library Card

Need to study for the SATs?  Always wanted to know how to use Microsoft Excel better?  Time to brush up on your job hunting skills?  Look to Learning Express, part of the MARVEL databases offered to us through the Maine State Library.  All you need to do is create an account at Learning Express for Public Libraries and start exploring!  Examples of the different topic areas is shown at the left.  Having trouble? Call the library at 372-8961 for more help.

Poetry Reading

Coming To Our Senses

Brown Bag Lunch

Our next brown bag lunch is Wednesday, March 27 at noon.  Mim Bird, from Over the Rainbow Yarn, will be talking about the history of knitting and quilting in America.  Bring your lunch to the library, we'll have beverages and dessert.  

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