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At the Library

By Mimi Jacoby | Feb 19, 2018

We have a flurry of activities crowding the remaining weeks of February at the Washington Public Library. In celebration of Fiber Arts February on Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 4 p.m., participants will be meeting for a “Recycled Weaving” workshop; and on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 10 a.m. the library will host a “Felted Whimseys Workshop.” Registration is required for both events.

Colorful fiber arts exhibits are arranged in various display cabinets throughout the library. As you walk in the front door, multi- hued and embroidered garments are draped in an exquisite display of Pakistani textiles by Julie Zahs. In the second-floor glass bookcases a potpourri of color, fabrics and items created by members of WPL’s Sticks & Strings group are attractively displayed. The second floor hallway is lined on both sides with an exquisite variety of lace garments and items by Virginia McCurdy.

On Feb. 25, Candy Land will come to life at the Washington Public Library. Families will get to “climb inside” the family board game and travel through the Peppermint Forest, Gloppy Swamp and the Lollipop Woods. This event is free and fun for the whole family.

On Feb. 28 the Library will close out the month with “Movie Madness” from 1:30-3 p.m. Kids are welcome to attend. There will be free popcorn!

Another cause for celebration is the “Chinese New Year.” This year it begins on Friday, Feb. 16. The first day falls on the new moon between Jan. 21 and Feb. 20. Traditionally the festival is an opportunity to honor deities as well as ancestors. 2018 is the year of the dog. The celebration is rich in stories and myths. It is an occasion for families to gather and celebrate. It is also traditional for every family to clean the house, in order to sweep away any ill-fortune, and to make way for incoming good luck. Today in China the vacation ends after a seven day break. But there is an important celebration on the 15th day to mark the end of the New Year “The Lantern Festival.” The Lantern Festival today is also known as the Chinese Valentine’s Day.

Join us her at the Washington Public Library for fun, entertainment and a variety of fascinating activities.

These are the new materials available at the library this week.

Adult Fiction

Night Moves by Jonathan Kellerman

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

Poison by John Lescroart

Fifty, Fifty by James Patterson

Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death by James Runice

Escape to Fort Abercrombie by Candace Simar

The Devil’s Waltz by Ethan J. Wolfe

Large Print Fiction

Night Moves by Jonathan Kellerman

Adult Nonfiction

Sewing Happiness by Sanae Ishida

Knitted Animal Scarves, Mitts, & Socks by Fiona Goble

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