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Spring is here - and the library is busy

March 30, 2013

The Back Mountain Memorial Library is one of the busiest places in the community - especially so, now with the onset of warmer weather. The library is offering the following workshops/programs sure to entice you to come out and experience Spring.


* Spring Advanced Computer Class: Tuesday, April 2 from 10 to 11 a.m. Participants must bring their own laptop computers with Microsoft Office. This advanced class will include a brief introduction to Excel and advanced applications of Word, including inserting attachments/photographs into documents. The fee for this class is $10 which is due at time of pre-registration.


* Fly Tying, Casting and Rod Building Demonstrations: Sunday, April 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. An experienced fishing guide will be on hand to offer tips on fly fishing. Participants attending this free event will learn fly-tying techniques, how to assemble a rod and watch casting demonstrations. Ron Kozlowski from Ron’s Flies in Nicholson is the sponsor of this event.


* Paul Miller, the very funny and talented member of Flow Circus, will perform in the Children’s Room on Thursday, April 25 at 10 a.m. He will entertain the children with his juggling and magic antics. All children, especially those who took part in the “Spending, Sharing, Saving” Program sponsored by the PNC Bank, are welcome to attend. Please call the library to register.


Attention parents: It’s once again time for the Spring session of the Parent/ Child Workshop. This playgroup setting allows toddlers, 1 through 3 years of age, to play and interact with other children, as mothers (caregivers) get a chance to talk to one another and the resource professionals who attend each session. The sessions will begin from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2. They will also be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, April 9, 16 and 23. Pre-registration is required for this series of workshops.


Call the library at 675-1182 to register for any of the above classes/workshops or to obtain more information.


The Children’s Room is in need of volunteers to wipe the covers of the children’s books. This job is sedentary and requires no bending or lifting. It is enjoyable, non-stressful work as volunteers chat with each other during the book-washing process. Please call the children’s librarian, Janet Bauman, if you would like a nice, low-impact volunteer position.