Calendar of Events
January 21, 2013
Sign up, read ten books, and win prizes! A great way for grown-ups to beat the winter blues.
One Book, One City for Kids is an annual reading program that encourages all 4th graders in the city to read and discuss the same book. The program also strives to encourage a lifelong love of reading among students, to inspire readers to bring story ideas and themes to life through discussion, and to build collaborative ties between public libraries, school libraries, and area schools. This year the entire city will be reading Special Delivery! by Sue Stauffacher. In this book, ten-year-old Keisha and her family’s animal rescue center face more challenges involving a baby crow in a mailbox and a skunk found in the nearby community garden.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an advocate for peace and harmony between all people. On October 14, 1964, he received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. To commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, come to a special celebration at the library. Families can hear the books I Have a Dream by Dr. King, Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport, and The Crayon Box that Talked by Shane DeRolf. These books celebrate imagination, creativity and individuality. Families can also stop by anytime during the day to make an origami paper crane or decorate a paper dove to celebrate peace.
Designed for those who already have a working knowledge of computers and some experience with using the mouse, this class covers the basics of internet security. Topics include protecting your computer against malware and virus attacks, configuring your computer security and firewall settings, and protecting your personal information online. After taking this class, you’ll have a basic understanding of the importance of internet security.