Aerial Photography by Dan Carter
Upcoming Events

March: Story Times for Children and Youth Programs: STEM Club, Dungeons & Dragons, Teen Writing Group, Middle School Anime/Manga Club; Crafternoon, Art Club, Lego Club, and more @ SPL, check Facebook for dates and times

March 6, 13, 20 & 27: The Art of Beekeeping with Jason Murphy; details below

March 8: Board Meeting; 7:00 pm in the Commons Room @ SPL

March 9: FOSL Membership Meeting/Social; 5:15 pm in the Commons Room @ SPL

March 9-14: FOSL All Arts Auction and Art Show - Bidding Begins! Details below

March 10: FOSL All Arts Auction & Art Show Exhibit; details below

March 10 & 24: Sip & Stitch; 11:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Commons Room @ SPL

March 11: Adult Program: Hacking Your Brain: For Sleep, Stress, and Success with Judith Wilson; details below

March 14: FOSL Game Night; 5:00 pm, Commons Room @ SPL;
featured games: Mexican Train and Cribbage (other games, too!)

March 15: Photography Discussion and Show & Tell with Collector Mike Keefe in the
Commons Room @ SPL; 5:00 - 6:30 pm

March 24: Pokemon-How to Play with Jayson Chapalee; 4:30 - 5:30 pm in the Commons Room @ SPL

April 22: FOSL'S Bike Swap; details coming soon!


Mark your calendars! Bidding begins on March 9 and will continue through March 14th. The Art Show Exhibit is March 10th in the Commons Room from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Refreshments will be served.

Says Auction Coordinator Jen Bean,
"Give yourself the gift of art, or stock up on gifts!"

The artwork is available for viewing at any time during library hours. Or ... click here to view all the awesome auction items!
A bit of sad news. Tish Wiggs, our Youth Services Director, will be leaving the library to pursue her career goals at the Byrd Center. Her last day at the library is March 11th. She will be tremendously missed! If you get a chance, please drop by to wish her well in her future endeavors.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club
This is a 3-month program led by experienced Dungeon Master Killian Bledsoe.
First meeting: Thursday, March 16th, 3:30 - 5:30 pm and continuing every other Thursday until the campaign finishes in mid-June. Ages 13-18.

Dungeons & Dragons Afternoon
This is a monthly program where parents and their kids will work together to learn about D&D with Dungeon Master Anna Kent and her daughter. Ages 9-12.
Saturday, March 18th, 12:00 - 3:00 pm

Registration for both is required. For more information or to register, email Youth Services Librarian Rachel Heller at [email protected].

Every Monday in March
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Commons Room

Join Jason Murphy of Hive House Apiaries for a free beginner beekeeping class series.
This progressive course is designed to provide anyone with the necessary knowledge to start their own journey into keeping bees and will, week by week, cover history, necessary equipment, bee biology, hive inspections, and hive health practices.

Classes are free and open to the public, but class size is limited!
Please register ahead of time at [email protected].

Come discover the amazing world of the honeybee as well
as a new passion in life.

Jona and Juniper (sound familiar? Hali's baby and his baby come for a visit!) (right) and Brenden and Freyja Jarrell (left) enjoying some quiet time together at the library.

P.S. The tired mothers are off camera taking a little well-deserved break.

March 11 / 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Commons Room

Discover how the wonders of neuroscience
can benefit our daily lives. Since brain
research now shows “what’s happening in
our brains” when we are resting, thinking, learning, and sleeping, we can begin to utilize brain-based strategies. Come see brain scans and hear what brain-friendly
tips YOU can use tomorrow.

We have one! Introducing "Tech Tuesday" with Matthew Bachtell who has volunteered to help those in need with any tech issues (except those relating to Macs), such as learning programming language, formatting the perfect resume, cleaning your computer and clearing memory, computer health checks, and more!
Matthew will make himself available every other Tuesday from 3:00 to 5:45 pm.
(next date: March 7th)
Please call the library to reserve a slot in advance, or drop in and see if he's busy!
A bit of happy news. The library has now issued over 800 new library cards since our opening on July 23 last year, and we are so pleased to welcome an average of over 100 visitors to our new facility every day. That is amazing, right?!?!

Need a Notary? Bring your unsigned document(s) and current ID, and we will take care of you. Of course, and as always, donations for this service will be most welcome!

A quick note to the over 80 members of our Nourishing Literacy Giving Circle, a couple of receptions are in the planning stages; expect invitations in the very near future. In the meantime, THANK YOU for your continuing support of the library! It's easy to join the Giving Circle - for information on how, be one of the over 100 visitors who drop by the library!