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A Letter from the Director...

Are you getting ready for spring? Ready for longer days of sunlight, feeling fresh outside air, and listening to the sounds of spring? The Library Staff is preparing for the change of the seasons. The Staff is stacking our shelves with new books, DVDs, and periodicals for spring. They are busy planning for spring programming and our summer reading offerings. In addition, they are dusting off our golf clubs in preparation for the Mini-Golf FORE the Nazareth Library on March 18. We are grateful to our event sponsors and are excited to announce our Science Sponsors: WeatherTrends International, US Concrete, and The Sandbrook Family! 
We hope you will find time to join us for a quick round of golf in March. 
Tickets are on sale at the Main Circulation Desk.

Each month this column gives me a time to reflect about the library. The fact of the matter is I love being a public librarian. Although I do not have the opportunity to help patrons on a daily basis as an administrator, I know the work I do is instrumental in helping our community. I feel it is so important to help people, especially those who have not had the opportunities to grow, learn, and find their way in the world. It is my goal as an administrator that the things we are doing at the Nazareth Library help you to become a better person. Nazareth Library is a valued community resource, not just as a place to find books and movies and/or information on the internet, but a place for people to relax, talk, and share ideas about how to make Nazareth and the world a better place . If you have not visited us in a while, I encourage you to put it on your list of things to do this spring!

As I close my letter for the month of March, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Nazareth Library Annual Appeal. Your generous donations help fund many programs and services.

Finally, I would encourage all of you to visit the Nazareth Library on Instagram View on Instagram! In addition to our Facebook page Like us on Facebook, Instagram is a great way to stay connected to all of the spring activities that are happening at the library.

See you at the library!

Holly Bennett
Library Director, Information Conductor, and Community Ambassador
LIBRARY STAFF SPOTLIGHT
Dawn Corwin is the Spotlight for the month of March. Dawn started working as a Circulation Assistant in January 2018; p rior to joining us, she worked at the Eastern Monroe Public Library.
When Dawn isn't working, she enjoys being outdoors (hiking, biking, canoeing, and relaxing by the pool, or ocean, reading a book) and spending time indoors on cold winter days making homemade soups.

Dawn's favorite   literary genre is historical fiction, so it is no surprise that when asked what book she'd recommend to our patrons, she chose A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith. As Dawn explains, "it is a historical novel set in the early 1900s, Williamsburg Brooklyn. It is a young girl's coming of age story which deals with many family and social issues that are universal and relateable today."
"The most valuable resource at all libraries is the free and equal access to information to all people, which comes in a multitude   of formats: books, periodicals, audio, and internet," says Dawn. As for our library in particular, Dawn feels our library storytimes are the best programs we offer "because they incite a lifelong love for books, reading, and the library at a young age." We are sure many of our storytime regulars, past and present, would agree with that!

MARCH HOURS
The library will close at 11am on Saturday, March 17th
in preparation for our mini-golf event on Sunday, March 18th. We will reopen on Monday, March 19th at 10:00am.

The library will be  closed  Friday, March 30th in observance of Good Friday.   We will reopen Saturday, March 31st at 10:00am.

MARCH LIBRARY EVENTS 
for ALL AGES
All events are held at the library unless otherwise noted.
MINI-GOLF FORE THE LIBRARY: SUNDAY, MARCH 18th!
Ages 4yo+  ~  $5/Ticket
Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon playing a miniature golf course like no other!

This 18-hole course will weave its way through three levels and multiple rooms of our historic library.   Marvel at the whimsical putting green challenges our local businesses have provided, while testing your golf skills with family and friends!  Tickets are available at the library -- stop by and book your tee time today!
2017 Mini-Golf Fore the Library
2017 Mini-Golf Fore the Library

All proceeds benefit the the library.
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ALMOST-SPRING BOOK SALE
MARCH 26-31 (during regular library hours)
Build your own library while supporting ours!  You'll find a wide selection of mystery, romance, best sellers, children's, and so much more!
All proceeds benefit the library.
MARCH LIBRARY EVENTS  
for ADULTS
All events are held at the library unless otherwise noted.
TAX SEASON SUPPORT
AARP Tax Preparation Services:   AARP will be onsite offering one-hour tax preparation services to the community every* Saturday through April 14, 2018.  
Sign up (in person) for your same-day appointment from 9am - 2pm. 
*There will be no tax prep on Sat., March 17th 
due to mini-golf event preparations.

Tax Forms:  Click here to select and print the forms you need from the library website (you can either follow that link, or go to our  website  and  select "Tax Forms & Gov't Info" under the Community menu).   Or, you can visit the library to pick up a form.
ESSENTIAL OILS 101
Saturday, March 10th at 2:00pm
What are essential oils, and how can we use them? These questions & more will be answered at this informative session.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS
The Nazareth Book Club: March 14th  
This group meets every second Wednesday of every month from 
6:30 - 8:00 pm in the library living room. 
The March meeting will take place on  Wednesday, March 14th, to discuss  The Sisters of Sinai by Janet Soskice .
Everyone is welcome!
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The Daytime Book Club
This group will meet in the library living room on 
Friday, March 23rd at 10:30am to discuss,  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie .
Everyone is welcome!
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The Nazzies Book Club
This group will meet in the library living room on Friday, April 20th, at 10:30am to discuss  The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah .
The first 12 people to register will receive a free copy of the book; a sign-up sheet is available  at the Main Circulation Desk. 
(A PA Forward Initiative promoting Basic Literacy)

MARCH LIBRARY EVENTS 
for CHILDREN and  TEENS
All events are held at the library unless otherwise noted.
YOUNG AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS PROGRAM: 
Now - March 10th
Calling all young authors and illustrators!  The annual Young Authors program for children in kindergarten through high school began January 16th and it ends Saturday, March 10th. Write and illustrate your story and get one copy for you and one for the Library collection at the Young Author ceremony during National Library Week. Pick up a copy of the rules at the Children's Desk and check-out some of the past entries. 
This very successful program is sponsored by the
TEEN GAME DAY: Saturday, March 10th
Teen Room ~ 1:00-3:00pm ~ High School Teens
This free event is back by  popular demand!  
For teenage patrons only --  games, food, and drinks provided!
MARCH LIBRARY EVENTS  
for BABIES and PRESCHOOLERS

These programs are part of a PA Forward Initiative promoting Basic Literacy.
UPCOMING LIBRARY EVENTS!
All events are held at the library unless otherwise noted.
We are planning for a very exciting and busy Spring/Summer! 
Keep an eye out for the April Newsletter and website for details...here's a sneak peek!

APRIL
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National Library Week!
Patron Appreciation Day (hint: come hungry!)
Young Author's Reception and Family Craft Night, Special Story Times in the lower level   Community Room with Playscapes
Local photographer, Rick Smith, presents his work
The debut of the library's 3-D printer
Painting Party - Mom's Night Out
Earth Day Presentation
Painting Party - All Patrons Welcome
MAY


The War is Still With Us (PBS Month-long Display) 
A PBS39 digital archival series, where we examine the impact of the Vietnam War and how the implications still affect us today.
JUNE
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TBA:
Musical Workshop and Performance (presented by Simple Gifts)
Summer Reading Program Begins!
Trumbower Health Fair at the Borough Park!
ADDITIONAL SERVICES & RESOURCES
Rosetta Stone
This program introduces patrons to  foreign languages.

Children's Launchpads
These  pre-loaded tablets  encourage  learning foreign languages .

Downloadable Audio Books
Download over 200 audio books  directly from the library's online catalog.

Quello Concerts
Online access to Quello Concerts;  it's like  a never-ending concert ticket

Museum Passes
Museum Passes for the U.S. Constitution Center are available for circulation; this pass allows  two adults and four children to visit this historical museum
GIVING THANKS
A gift to your library is a gift to yourself. 
Over the years, patrons and friends of the Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity have made contributions in a variety of ways. They have taken advantage of the opportunity to reduce the cost of gifts through tax savings, while at the same time maintaining or increasing their value to the library. Memorial and other special gifts are a meaningful way of paying tribute or recognizing a special achievement. Contributions to the Library are tax deductible. 
Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity 
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