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What's happening this 
MARCH
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The History of the Hudson River Valley
from the Civil War to Modern Times
Local Author visits the Marlboro Library!
Author Talk
Thursday, March 2, 7:00 pm

Join us March 2 at 7 p.m. for an author talk! Local author Vernon Benjamin will be visiting the Library to speak about notable women in Hudson Valley history, as well as various other historical topics of interest.

Mr. Benjamin holds a Masters in Literature from Long Island University and a Bachelors in Sociology from Siena College. He has lectured at both Marist and Bard College and is a former editor of the New Saugerties Times. His latest book, The History of the Hudson River Valley from the Civil War to Modern Times, will be available for purchase at the end of the talk.

RSVP here  to let us know you are coming.   Walk-ins welcome!
Every Child Ready to Read Workshop
Early Literacy Workshop
Tuesday, March 7, 6:00 pm

Parents!

Join Ms. Alyssa in the community room for an hour on March 7th at 6 p.m. for a workshop which will offer advice on how parents can incorporate reading into their birth through preschool-aged child's life through several hands-on activities.

The  Every Child Ready to Read program is a set of curriculum and materials designed to inspire parents and teachers to invest in early childhood literacy, using libraries as a venue to share this information.
The program focuses on encouraging parents to help develop their children's reading skills through several different methods including a presentation, hands on activities, and handouts for this workshop. Parents will be provided the necessary tools to introduce early literacy to their child. 

"The fire of literacy is created by the emotional sparks between a child, a book and the person reading. It isn't achieved by the book alone, or by the child alone, or by the adult who's reading aloud -- it's the relationship winding between all three, bringing them together in easy harmony," -Mem Fox
Job Lab Workshops Resume this March
Job Lab Returns
Wednesdays starting March 8

For the month of March, the Job Lab times will alternate between mornings (9:30-11:30 a.m.) and afternoon sessions (3-5:00 p.m.). See our Event Calendar to find out which Wednesdays and times between now and the end of the month the Job Lab will be open and to reserve a spot.

What is the Job Lab?
  The Library transforms the community room into a career center for two hours on select Wednesdays.  Six laptops and a dedicated printer are available for job seekers who pre-register to use the lab, though walk-ins are welcome if there are any stations free.

Celebrate 'Pi Day' with Us!
Pie Baking Contest
Tuesday, March 14
 
Calling all pie makers!
The Library will be celebrating "Pi Day, or "π Day" (March 14th or 3.14) with a pie making contest!  

Sign up to enter by filling out the form at the Library or click here to find a downloadable version.  (Crust need not be from scratch)

Then, drop off your pie by 4:30 pm on March 14th.  The winner receives bragging rights for having baked the best pie in Marlborough, and a gift certificate to a local business!  The runner up and third place will also receive prizes.  Pies will be judged by a group of three mystery judges.

All contestants must turn in a completed entry form.

The winner will be announced in an award presentation ceremony, March 14th at 6 pm, where the leftover pie will be available for tasting (while the pie lasts! First come first serve!)  Ready, set, bake!
Join the Book Club
Next meeting:
Wednesday, March 29, 7:00 pm

All are welcome to join the Book Club!  On Wednesday, February 22  The Sellout by Paul Beatty will be discussed. 

Copies have been ordered and will be available at the circulation desk by the end of the month for check out for those who may wish to join us in the community room at 7 pm.
 
See the Goodreads Review Here
 

Learn how to plan and prepare healthy, balanced, affordable meals!
Eating Well on a Budget
Thursday, March 30, 6:00 pm
LibraryAdvocacySpeak up for your Libraries
Library Advocacy Day
Wednesday, March 1

This March, Library advocates will converge on Albany to voice their support for library funding and policies. Since 2011, their efforts have increased library aid by over $7M.
 
State Education Law mandates library aid be $102.6M for 2017/2018 - current funding of $95.6M is inadequate!
 
You do not need to travel all the way to Albany to make a difference!
 
NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!
Contact Your Elected Officials in less than two minutes and show your support.
Click here to edit a pre-drafted advocacy message to show your support! The messages will be automatically delivered to your New York State Senator and Assembly Member.
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