What’s happening at the Eden Valley Area Library?
March is a busy month with lots to celebrate. At the library, we’ll be honoring strong women, helping the public keep our children safe and wishing Dr. Seuss a happy birthday. That’s not all. If you’re ready for an evening out, join us for the EVAL Book Club discussion or Movies to the Big Screen.
The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program now has 34 little ones enrolled. Hopefully you have seen the participants on our Facebook page. This delightful preschool program has those younger than the age of 5, along with their families, reading and recording the books they share. Studies show that reading aloud to infants and toddlers helps form social skills, basic speaking skills and increased vocabulary. Plus, what could be better than having a little one on your lap to share a good book?
March is the last month to take advantage of our current adult reading promotion, Mustache Your Thoughts. There’s an EVAL tote waiting for you at the library – along with a number of great books. Don’t miss out on the fun!
This has been an incredible time for strong women, and we want to celebrate their strength during National Women’s History Month. Stop into the library to see our book display on some of those amazing women. Books on historical figures like Rosa Parks and Helen Keller, as well as present-day individuals such as Tara Westover and Malala Yousafzai are sure to inspire.
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6:30 p.m. in the Community Center, the Protect Our Children Committee is bringing Cynthia Terlouw, executive director of Terebinth Refuge to speak on the growing problem of sex trafficking in Minnesota. Based in Waite Park, Minn., “Terebinth Refuge is a Christ-centered non-profit shelter and transitional home that brings hope and provides strength-based, trauma-informed and holistic services for sex trafficked and sexually exploited women, transitioning them from bondage, to a life of health, stability and independence.” To learn more about this amazing organization, go to http://www.TerebinthRefuge.org.
Whether it’s “The Cat in the Hat,” or “Horton Hears a Who,” everyone has a favorite Dr. Seuss book. In March we celebrate the life of Theodore Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss. Join us on Friday, March 15, from 10-11 a.m. for Storytime Stars. We’ll be celebrating this American treasure. Call the library at 453-4434 to reserve a spot.
Movies to the Big Screen will be showing “Christopher Robin” Friday, March 15, at 6 p.m. in the Community Center. Rated PG, this heartwarming tale stars Ewan McGregor as the adult Christopher rediscovering the joys of life.
The EVAL Book Club will be meeting on Tuesday, March 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the library to discuss “Where the Crawdads Sing,” by Delia Owens. As stated in the New York Times Book Review, “A painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature…” Everyone is welcome.
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ß∑6 p.m. Friday, March 29, Movies to the Big Screen will be showing “The Wizard of Oz: 80th Anniversary,” if it’s available for purchase. Click your heels together to make it so. If it is not available, look forward to seeing “Shrek the 3rd” (rated PG.) Shrek is always a good time.
That’s all for now. Until next month, we’ll see you at the library.