Red Feather Lakes Community Library celebrates Dr. Seuss, researches genealogy in March

For younger Dr. Seuss fans, we’re celebrating the good doctor’s birthday 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2 with a Cat-In-The-Hat birthday party. Everyone welcome — ages 0 – 12 to participate, older folk to assist their children, socialize, log into a library computer, browse the shelves, read a book or a magazine while the youngsters have fun. Theodor Seuss Geisel would have been a youthful 109 this year and his influence — as evidenced world-wide by the number of children each year he continues to delight — continues to grow.

By Creed Kidd, Library Director

We’re very pleased to welcome back area genealogist Virginia Schrecongost, who will conduct a Beginner’s Genealogy Workshop May 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. You’ll learn the basics of genealogy — researching and finding your ancestors — through a number of sources and techniques explained by Virginia. An optional handout will be available for a small donation.

We’ve recently conducted an informal survey through the library’s email announcement list regarding eBooks in and through the library: How interested are you in having this service? Do you have or plan to purchase a reader? What type? If you missed the survey but would still like to have your preferences known please email us at librarian@redfeatherlibrary.org — we’ll send you the very brief and confidential form.

If you’d like to receive occasional announcement emails from the library — and/or would like to receive local information and events through our community email list — please contact us at help@redfeatherlibrary.org.

Library tech time: Two classes this month, Web Searching Basics (1 to 2 p.m. March 8) and PC Security (1 to 2 p.m. March 15.)

March 16: Young-adult night for kids 12 to 18, 4 to 6 p.m.

March 23: Hiking Mt. Margaret, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet at the trailhead and dress appropriately for the weather.

March 29: March Tea Time, 3 to 4 p.m.

Interested in crafts, snacks and activities for elementary age children? May we recommend Fun Day, each Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars. The annual 9Health Fair will be held May 4 this year.

An excellent investment: Membership in the Red Feather Lakes Library Friends starts at $10 per person and is an investment that goes a long way. For further information, contact friends@redfeatherlibrary.org.

March library hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Outside wireless access 24/7.

March in Ruth’s Gallery: Vicky O’Grady’s wire and bead jewelry in the library display case and artwork by Nancy West’s Red Feather Elementary students in the gallery itself.

Near the end of March, the elementary students will be conducting a program related to their artwork in the library, including a poetry reading, art presentation and snack. The public is invited to attend (parents, especially so). Contact the library later in the month for a day and time.

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