News Media in an Election Year
Saturday, February 29th, 1:00 p.m.

Are you in a news rut, experiencing information overload, or stuck in an echo chamber? It is possible to enjoy a balanced media diet and thrive in the heated politics of an election year. Professor Gary Midkiff will discuss media choices and ways to engage constructively in political conversation.

The Impossible Day
Leap Year Party!
February 27th, 4:30 p.m.

Every four years, February 29 arrives and then disappears.
Join us as we celebrate with magic tricks, science experiments, and things that will amaze you.

(Grades 3-5)

Wiggleworm Storytime Yoga
March 2nd, 10:00 a.m.

A reading adventure mixed with yoga action.

Please bring a mat or towel.

(Ages 2-3)

Lunch & a Movie
February 28th, 12:00 p.m.
Ages 18 and Up

This Month: Yesterday (PG-13)

A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember  The Beatles  after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.
Join a Book Club!
Monday, March 2nd, 7 p.m.
From Scratch by Tembi Locke

Tuesday, March 10th, 7 p.m.
*At Honey Hill Coffee Company
Lovely War by Julie Berry

Friday, March 13th, 10 a.m.
The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra b y Vaseem Khan

Wednesday, March 18th, 7 p.m.
The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Zumba for Families
February 29th, 9:30 a.m.

Start the year well in a very fun way. Our friends at Mano a Mano will lead us in a bi-lingual, cross-generational Zumba exercise experience.
Wear comfortable clothing, and come prepared to feel the heat.

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
by Betty Edwards

Submitted by Erik S.
Like many others, I loved to draw as a kid but at some point just stopped; and though I have exercised my creativity in other ways over the years, I have thought myself wholly incapable of drawing in a “realistic” manner. In reading this book and following the exercises (designed to trigger a shift to the “right side” of the brain by forcing analytic/linguistic mental processes to shut down) I saw an immediate, hugely satisfactory improvement in my drawing ability. The author is not a scientist, but an art teacher, and so her interpretation of the neuroscience regarding left vs. right brain duality is perhaps oversimplified, but works nonetheless as a good conceptual shorthand to back up her methods.
I would highly recommend this book!

Disney's Land: Walt Disney and the Invention of the Amusement Park That Changed the World
by Richard Snow

Submitted by Kelly F.
Walt Disney envisioned Disneyland as something completely new and uniquely his; a total feel-good experience evocative of simpler times. Disney knew amusement parks. His Disneyland would offer wonder and fun without the rough edges of the typical midway. Fans of Disney will find joy in this detailed account of how Walt Disney dreamed up and managed each detail of Disneyland from castle to monorail. Richard Snow’s skills as a readable historian shine as he delves into Disney’s perfectionistic plans through the firsthand accounts of Disneyland’s architects and artisans.
This book will leave you astonished at Walt Disney and his fantastic Orange County opus.
(New Non-Fiction)      

The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience
by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton

Submitted by Molly J.
This book is a collection of stories and brief biographies of women throughout history who have inspired, defied the status quo, and done remarkable things. I listened to the audiobook read by Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton. The print book comes with pictures and content you wouldn’t get from listening, but either format of reading it is informative, entertaining, and inspiring.
(New Non-Fiction)

From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home
by Tembi Locke
Submitted by Kelly K.

Actress Tembi Locke recounts her love story with Saro, her Sicilian husband who has died after battling cancer. It is a journey of grief, culture, family, and strength handling unexpected suffering with grace. Scenic Sicily and its food and customs play a big part in this tender, healing memoir.