Wellington Public Library update for Feb. 2016

Greetings everyone! Like a bad penny, I have returned.

To all of you who were avid readers of the monthly library column, I apologize for not providing one for the past year. I hope to keep up with this year’s events.

By Kathy Bornhoft,
Library Director

If you are a user of our Aspencat catalog, you are probably aware that Overdrive e-books and 3M e-books have become the two main sources for downloadable material, such as electronic resource books, audio books, music and videos.

If you are having trouble setting up your device please call or come in. Hopefully we will be able to help you. If we don’t have a solution we will contact Aspencat and get an answer from their department. Or if you have access to a teenager or any age kid really (don’t grab one off the street or follow one from school or anything like that), they can download the Overdrive app for you in no time. Finally a use for a teenager! It can be difficult at first depending on your device, but it is well worth the effort to always have a book at your fingertips. Also I like to remind everyone — and to let newcomers to our town know — that the library is an inexpensive place to do scans, faxes and printing.

The month of February will be busy for the staff here at the library with preschool Storytimes on the 9th and the 23rd at 11 a.m. On the 9th we will be reading about Valentine’s Day and making valentines. On the 23rd we will read stories about birds and do bird collages and coloring pages.

Mary Kerin will continue to teach card making techniques. Please check our website calendar for date and time of each month’s class. Adult coloring class will also continue thru February. Join us from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesdays. All supplies are provided.

The Wellington Public Library Book Club will be reading, “The Whip”, by Karen Kondazian. Based on the true story of a pioneering woman who lived as a man, this riveting title showcases the best and the worst of America. A skillful blend of fact and fiction, Karen Kondazian’s incredible story of a courageous nineteenth-century heroine dramatizes actual events in the life of Charlotte “Charley” Parkhurst (1812-1879), a stagecoach driver for Wells Fargo. “The Whip” explores the tragic and, for the time, unorthodox life of a woman who chose to live as a man.

The library will be closed on Feb. 15 in observation of President’s Day.

Notice to the public: The annual meeting of the Wellington Library Friends will be held at 4 p.m.on Monday, Feb. 1 in the Wellington Library. Annual officer elections will held and a revision of the Friends Bylaws will be enacted.

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