The Circus Train is Coming!
Saturday, April 27th, 9 am to 4 pm
Drop in for all ages

Come one, come all, to see the circus model train display presented by The North Central “O” Gaugers Model Train Club . Members will be on hand to share information and answer questions about the world’s greatest hobby.
ADULT | ADULT OFFERINGS
Studio 801 Open House
April 24th, 4:30 p.m.

Drop in for a brief tour and overview of our equipment and software.
With Studio 801 you can edit movies, brush up on Photoshop, record podcasts, digitize photos, use a green screen, make music, and much more!

Library Book Chat
April 24th, 7:00 p.m.

Love to share what you’re reading and hear what other readers are as well? Curious as to what books have the library staff talking? Looking for suggestions on what to
read or listen to next? Join us lively conversation with fellow readers about the latest book news, trends, new releases and favorite titles.
Book giveaways each month!

Job Search Letters
April 29th, 7:00 p.m.

Erica Reckamp of TopResume, Monster.com & ZipJob will discuss how a professional, well-written letter can set you apart from other candidates. You will learn how to write a cover letter, follow up letter and thank you letter. Free feedback on your letters will be available for attendees. 

What Color is Your Brain
May 1st, 7:00 p.m.

Have you ever wondered why some people are a song in your heart while others are a pain in your neck? Discover the answers, when author Sheila Newman Glazov offers you colorful clues from her book, What Color Is Your Brain?®, which simplifies the complex nature of the four Brain Color personalities. In this interactive program, you’ll come to understand yourself and others and learn how to create more harmonious relationships in your life!

Beyond Fiction Book Club
Monday, May 6th, 7 p.m.
I'll Be Gone in the Dark
- Michelle McNamara

Clue: Mystery Book Club
Friday, May 10th, 10 a.m.
The Lake House
- Kate Morton

Books are available for check out at the Adult Help Desk.
KID CITY | KID CITY PROGRAMS

Star Wars Stop Motion
April 30th, 6:00 p.m.
Grades 3-4

In advance celebration of May the Fourth embrace your inner Jedi and travel to a galaxy far, far away with your very own Star Wars-themed Stop Motion video.

TEENS/TWEENS | TEEN AND TWEEN OFFERINGS

Book Buddies
Wednesdays in April, 4:30 p.m.

Earn volunteer hours and become a mentor by reading with young patrons. We will match you up with a new reader in grades K-5 so you can help young readers build their skills and confidence!  



Middle School Graphic Gathering
April 30th, 4:00 p.m.

Hang out and talk about your favorite graphic novel. We’ll have a snack and create some art with “retired” graphic novels.


Star Wars Stop Motion
May 2nd, 6:00 p.m.
Grades 5-8

In advance celebration of May the Fourth embrace your inner Jedi and travel to a galaxy far, far away with your very own Star Wars-themed Stop Motion video.


WELL READ | BOOKS WE LOVE
Present Over Perfect
by Shauna Niequist

Submitted by Kelly K.
I listened to the author narrate this self-help book and enjoyed her passion and vulnerability. This is a journey of self-hate to self-love, using gratitude, slowing down, and seeking connection through grace and prayer. Shauna tells us that perfection is hollow, unforgiving, and plastic – busyness pursuing it just prevents you from discovering your true worth and valuing what means most to you. Although some may be critical of her privileged lifestyle, there is a message here about abandoning the rat race, which is universal. Fans of Brené Brown will likely enjoy this book.
(Non-Fiction)






The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman

Submitted by Lynn M.
This was strange but I liked it. Like poetry, maybe. It felt like memory and sadness, like visiting the past, which is always sad because it’s gone.
(Fiction)


The Family Gratitude Project: Raise a Thankful Child with 52 Fun Activities and Crafts for Every Season
by Joanna Grzeszczak

Submitted by Katie S.
The Family Gratitude Project is the perfect book to use during your next family night. Explore this book to get some simple, homemade craft ideas that don’t require many supplies. You probably actually have most of the supplies in your house or garage.  
(Non-Fiction/Parenting Collection)

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
by John Carreyrou

Submitted by Molly J.
Bad Blood reads like a fictional crime story that you would see on TV, but the events in this story really happened. The former CEO of the company Theranos was able to convince esteemed investors like Larry Ellison (Oracle founder), Henry Kissinger (former Secretary of State), Tim Draper (early investor in Tesla, Skype, Twitter, etc.) to completely and blindly believe that she had a working product. Theranos said that they could run hundreds of medical tests from a single drop of blood, except they couldn’t. They even got a huge investment from Walgreen’s, at one point pushing the valuation of Theranos to $9 billion. How Elizabeth Holmes convinced these people and corporations to believe in her and that her technology worked is nothing short of astounding. I could not put this book down until I got the whole story.
(Non-Fiction)