At the Library
April has been a month full of celebration here at the library, not only with National Library Week and Easter but also with Earth Day and National Poetry Month (along with its companion, Poem in Your Pocket Day). A week of celebration is upon us at Washington Public Library, with events on Wednesday and Thursday.
To commemorate Earth Day, we will be conducting a second annual Project Recycled Runway on Wednesday, April 23, at 2:30 p.m. Participants will be challenged to create a piece of clothing using only recycled books, tape, and string. Last year’s design is on display in the young adult section. A dress form has been graciously lent to us by Jaz It Up for the day of the event. The newest design will be on display in the front window of the library. Any young adults (sixth- through 12th-graders) are welcome to come participate in the event.
Thursday, April 24, is “Poem in Your Pocket Day” as a part of National Poetry Month. Not only are people of all ages invited to carry a favorite poem with them on this day, they are also invited to sign up to read one of their favorite poems, whether it’s a work of their own or a favorite to read, at 6:30 that night. We request that patrons sign up at the desk before that night so that we know how many people will be participating. Even if you don’t want to read a poem aloud, the readers could use an audience, so listeners are highly encouraged.
Help us celebrate our happiest of months of the year this week at Washington Public Library.
The following new materials are available
Aunt Dimity & the Wishing Well by Nancy Atherton, The Target by David Baldacci, Woman of Courage by Wanda E. Brunstetter, The Amish Groom by Mindy Starns Clark, Rainy Day Dreams by Lori Copeland, A Plain Man by Mary Ellis, Secrets of Tomorrow by Cindy Woodsmall
Young Adult Fiction
The Here & Now by Ann Brashares
The Big Bad Blackout by Megan McDonald, The Life of Ty by Lauren Myracle
Mrs. Gorski, I Think I Have the Wiggle Fidgets by Barbara Esham, Poor Doreen by Sally Lloyd-Jones, Bunny Bunny Catkin by Cathy MacLennan, Chicky Chicky Chook Chook by Cathy MacLennan, Shoe Dog by Megan McDonald, Sparkly! by Jenny Offill & Chris Appelhans
Wild Girls by Mary Stewart Atwell, Piranha by Dale Brown, Kill You Twice by Chelsea Cain, The Gate Thief by Orson Scott Card, Missing You by Harlan Coben, The Bootlegger by Clive Cussler, The Double Game by Dan Fesperman, By Starlight by Dorothy Garlock, The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory, The Racketeer by John Grisham, The Beast by Faye Kellerman, Under the Dome by Stephen King, Stitches by Anne Lamott, Angels on the Night Shift by Robert D. Leslie, The Influence by Bentley Little, Father Night by Eric Van Lustbader, Phantom by Jo Nesbo, Blood Shot by Sara Paretsky, Grave of Angels by Michael Prescott, The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro, Abominable by Dan Simmons, The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs, A Damsel in Distress by P. G. Wodehouse