A news article from CNN Health indicates that knitting and other types of crafting can “help those who suffer from anxiety, depression or chronic pain… It may also ease stress, increase happiness and protect the brain from damage caused by aging”.

Sound good? Find knitting books in the Catalog. You can also do subject searches for books on “crochet”, “drawing”, “sewing”, “handicraft”, “quilting”, and many more!

If you want to be creative in a structured setting you could always sign up for one of our classes like jewelry making, yarn club, bookclub, bobbin lacemaking… or one of the other great programs we offer.

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Happy Mother’s Day! We hope it’s a fun and fantastic day with your family and that they did lots of great things for you!

We have over 1,000 titles with mothers as a subject.  They cover a huge range, from fiction to nonfiction, and all areas of motherhood. Poke around and see if you like any here.

 

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In The Sparrow, it’s 2019, and “humanity finally finds proof of extraterrestrial life when a listening post in Puerto Rico picks up exquisite singing from a planet which will come to be known as Rakhat. While United Nations diplomats endlessly debate a possible first contact mission, the Society of Jesus quietly organizes an eight-person scientific expedition of its own. What the Jesuits find is a world so beyond comprehension that it will lead them to question the meaning of being “human.” Words like “provocative” and “compelling” will come to mind as you read this shocking novel about first contact with a race that creates music akin to both poetry and prayer” — Goodreads.

We have it in book and audiobook format.

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On Monday May 12 and 19, the Libray is holding a free class on Microsoft’s Excel 2007 at 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (both days) in the Community Room.

Learn the basics of this popular software program designed for storing, organizing and manipulating data. This class will discuss the parts of a spreadsheet, including columns, rows and cells. Participants will create a basic spreadsheet during class.

You must be able to use a mouse and be familiar with basic computer concepts such as opening, closing, and resizing windows before taking this class.

Class size is strictly limited, and registration is required. PLEASE NOTE: This class is the same on both days. Registrants will be limited to one of two sessions.

Please sign up here for May 12 and here for May 19.

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Mother’s Day is around the corner.  Dads, do something nice for your life partner and make breakfast with your kid(s) that morning.  She’ll love the effort, and the extra uninterrupted sleep time!  (Maybe she’ll even reciprocate next month when it’s your turn.)

We have lots of great children’s cookbooks, so you can find lots of easy, kid-friendly recipes.  Check out the call number E 641 in the Children’s Room, our selection covers two shelves!  Let a librarian know if you need help.

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