March 2023

"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."

-Charles Dickens, Great expectations

New Book Spotlight

Millions of people climb the grand marble staircase to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art every year to view All the Beauty in the World. But only a select few have unrestricted access to every nook and cranny. They’re the guards who roam unobtrusively in dark blue suits, keeping a watchful eye on the two million square foot treasure house. Caught up in his glamorous fledgling career at The New Yorker, Patrick Bringley never thought he’d be one of them. Then his older brother was diagnosed with fatal cancer and he found himself needing to escape the mundane clamor of daily life. So he quit The New Yorker and sought solace in the most beautiful place he knew.

To his surprise and the reader’s delight, this temporary refuge becomes Bringley’s home away from home for a decade. We follow him as he guards delicate treasures from Egypt to Rome, strolls the labyrinths beneath the galleries, wears out nine pairs of company shoes, and marvels at the beautiful works in his care.

July 1346. Ten men land on the beaches of Normandy. They call themselves the Essex Dogs: an unruly platoon of archers and men-at-arms led by a battle-scarred captain whose best days are behind him. The fight for the throne of the largest kingdom in Western Europe has begun.


Heading ever deeper into enemy territory toward Crécy, this band of brothers knows they are off to fight a battle that will forge nations, and shape the very fabric of human lives. But first they must survive a bloody war in which rules are abandoned and chivalry itself is slaughtered.


Rooted in historical accuracy and told through an unforgettable cast, Essex Dogs delivers the stark reality of medieval war on the ground – and shines a light on the fighters and ordinary people caught in the storm.

 It is a moment shrouded in horror and A Mystery of Mysteries. Edgar Allan Poe died on October 7, 1849, at just forty, in a painful, utterly bizarre manner that would not have been out of place in one of his own tales of terror. What was the cause of his untimely death, and what happened to him during the three missing days before he was found, delirious and “in great distress” on the streets of Baltimore, wearing ill-fitting clothes that were not his own?

Mystery and horror. Poe, who remains one of the most iconic of American writers, died under haunting circumstances that reflect the two literary genres he took to new heights. In a compelling dual-timeline narrative alternating between Poe’s increasingly desperate last months and his brief but impactful life, Mark Dawidziak sheds new light on the enigmatic master of macabre.

We're not trying to make you feel old but...

these albums have significant birthdays this year.

Albums turning 10

Albums turning 20

Albums turning 30

Albums turning 40

Albums turning 50

Or maybe you're looking for something more contemporary? Click here for the most recent Grammy winners

Remember, Hoopla is a great way to sample albums - try before you buy - for free.

Or to revisit an old friend.


#OwnVoices Book Discussion

Tuesday, March 21, 6:30

Join us to discuss

We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders

By Linda Sarsour

Click here to register fro this free discussion

Adult Craft Night - Paper Flowers

Wednesday, March 29

6:30 - 7:30

We'll use crepe paper and wire to bring spring to our homes.

Space at the craft table is limited so please

click here to reserve a spot for this free program

Learn the art of writing Flash Fiction in this free 4-week workshop with the author of several published stories and collections.

Wednesdays, April 5 – 26 at 6:30

Click here to register for this free, 4-week workshop


That come before the swallow dares, and take

The winds of March with beauty."

-William Shakespeare The Winter's Tale

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After School Craft

Make a Leprechaun Catcher!

Thursday March 16th

drop in between 2:30-4:30

but please

click here to reserve craft materials

Weekly Storytimes:

Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30

In the Children's Room

Music with Ms. Martha

Get ready for movement and musical instruments!

Wednesday, March 8 at 10:30 in the Children's Room

Click here to register

Book Clubs

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March 21

3:30 pm

Chasing Me to My Grave

by Winfred Rembert

March 21


We Are Not Here to be Bystanders

by Linda Sarsour

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March 17


The Christie Affair

by Nina de Gramont

Book List of the Month: What Should I Read Next?

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"Only those with tenacity can march forward in March”

-Ernest Agyemang Yeboah