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Opinion

March 13, 2014

'Surf the Net' class will teach internet use skills

City Reads Book Club.

Today at 4:30 p.m. the City Reads Book Club will meet at the main library. The group will be discussing “Defending Jacob” by William Landay.

PAWS for Reading!

On Monday, March 17, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., read to a therapy dog at the library. Kids can read aloud to a therapy dog in order to improve reading and communication skills. Children read individually to trained therapy pets (and their handlers) at the library where they can feel comfortable and confident — and have fun. Kids will get prizes along the way for each time they read to our therapy dogs. Registration required. Please call the library or sign up at the Children’s Desk at the Main Branch.

Minecraft for Kids.

Every Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m., kids in grades 3 to 5 can face Minecraft challenges and competitions while they enjoy snacks. Sign up at the children’s desk or call 243-2436.

Afternoon Adventures.

Children in grades 1 through 5 can explore their world on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. On March 19, kids will participate in a treasure hunt and take home prizes.

Story time.

The Lions and Lambs preschool story time will take place on Wednesday, March 19, and Thursday, March 20, at 10 a.m. If you have questions, please contact children’s staff at 243-5436.

Library Noir Movie Afternoon.

Venture into the world of tough guys, dangerous dames and hard-boiled detectives for our new monthly movie afternoon. The movie airing on Thursday, March 20, at 2 p.m. at the main branch of the library will be Sunset Boulevard (1950) starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden. Silent film screen goddess Norma Desmond hires a young screenwriter to create her come-back vehicle but madness and murder prove to be more powerful than fame. The movie will be shown on the second floor. Popcorn provided.

Surf the Net class.

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