LIBRARY NOTES – March 2015

By Barbara Mellon

It may be cold outside, but we’re staying warm here at the library by staying busy. This month we will be offering the next session of our programs on collectibles. Andes resident Joe Sicinski, an avid collector of 19th century Chinese export Blue & White Canton ware, will be speaking at the Library on Tuesday, March 10th at 7 pm. Come and learn about the history and beauty of this type of antique porcelain. And be sure to let us know if you have a collection you would like to share with the community, either with a lecture such as Joe’s or by showcasing your items in the library’s display case.

Despite the frigid temperatures, the LitWits showed up to discuss the novel Flora by Gail Godwin; opinions may have been mixed, but the conversation was certainly lively. On March 5th, they will be meeting again to share their thoughts on The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty. All are welcome to join the group on the first Thursday of each month at 5 pm. Call or email us if you would like a copy of the latest selection, or would like to be added to the contact list.

As suspected, a few of the attendees at February’s Movie Night couldn’t help themselves and burst out in song during the showing of Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. With hits like Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Dawn, and Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You, who could blame them. If I had any kind of musical talent, I would have been belting them out, too. Our next movie is scheduled for Thursday, March 12th at 7 pm. We’re still working with the list of licensed movies to find just the right film to show that evening, so look for more information as the date gets closer. If you would like to receive email reminders of our programs, be sure to give your email address to one of the librarians.

A phenomenal group of volunteers is in the midst of planning this year’s Garden Tour, one of the library’s most popular fundraising events. Scheduled for Saturday, June 20th, the team is on the lookout for new gardens to include, so if you know of someone who would like to be considered, please let us know. ~