Library happenings

APPLICATION DAY FOR CENSUS JOBS U.S. Census staff will be at the library to take applications April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Census results determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as how funds are spent on roads, schools and hospitals. Earn extra income while helping your community. The U.S. Census is hiring for a variety of temporary jobs including census takers, recruiting assistants, office staff and supervisors. Pay rates are $15 to $16.50 per hour. Apply for one of thousands of temporary 2020 Census Jobs.

THINK LAB Wednesday afternoons from 2:30 to 3:30, join Children's staff for fun activities that change from week to week that are STEAM-oriented and perfect for elementary age kids.

TINKERCAD SESSIONS Our classes will be offered on select Saturdays in the Children’s Department. Please call to sign up for a session, which are at 10 a.m. and noon. You can also make appointments with Technology Coordinator Eric Kershner to get a more hands-on tutorial on how to model and design. To make an appointment, book a session, or for more information, call the library at 243-5436. Please note that if you are looking to make an appointment, the library asks that you have a minimum of three people in your group.

STORYTIME Morning storytimes are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Come join the fun with songs, books and puppet shows.

TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY Scarlett, Rhett, Ashley – mention their names and almost everyone knows who and what you’re talking about. Why? How is it that a story so regionally specific with such stereotyped characters should be one of the most famous books of the 20th century? This program investigates how the Lost Cause, Victorian social attitudes, and Margaret Mitchell’s own family history all served as the inspiration for a book that has remained popular for more than 80 years.

This program is by Kathy Wilson, historian, educator, and museum specialist. She believes learning about the past can be fun as well as interesting. The program will be Friday, April 26, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Lyons Branch Library, 105 Main Ave. Please call 242-5355 as seating is limited.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOKSTORE The Friends of the Library Underground Bookstore is open Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is located on the lower level of our library.

Although all material donations are greatly appreciated, we ask that you not place these items in our outside book drop as this limits space for patron returns. The Friends do have a list of acceptable donation items that they are happy to share with you. Please do not donate materials that have mildew, mold, or very overwhelming smells. Please contact our Friends of the Library during their store hours or call them at 242-0840 to make arrangements for drop offs.

If you have questions about library programming, call 242-8441. Contact the Lyons Local History and Genealogy branch library by calling 242-5355 from Tuesday through Saturday. You can also access library information by visiting our web site at