Wellington Public Library's March 2012 update

Spring break from all the activities that go with school is just around the corner. Remember that the Wellington Public Library has books for the kids, movies on DVD, as well as books of crafts and games. In our Colorado collection we have books on things to do with children, and many of the activities can be done as day trips from Northern Colorado.

Gene Ann Trant, Director

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March is celebrated as National Women’s History Month to ensure that the history of American women is recognized and celebrated in schools, workplaces, and communities throughout the country. The stories of women’s historic achievements present an often exciting, but not always easy, journey through life. To learn even more about National Women’s History Month go to womenshistorymonth.gov.

The Wellington Public Library has many books that provide information about women from all walks of life who have helped shape our nation. Some of the books on women in history available for checkout from the library include: “A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains” by Isabella Bird, the story of an Englishwoman’s solo journey from California to Colorado in the 1870s; “Dancing in Combat Boots and Other Stories of American women in World War II” by Theresa Funke; “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot; “Covered Wagon Women: Diaries & Letters from the Western Trails” by Kenneth Holmes; “Amelia Earhart: The Thrill of It” by Susan Wels; “High Altitude Attitudes: Six Savvy Colorado Women” by Marilyn Griggs Riley; “Women Writers of the West: Five Chroniclers of the American Frontier” by Julie Danneberg; “Rosa Parks” by Douglas Brinkley; and “Rosa Parks: Civil Rights Pioneer” by Karen Kellaher.

We also have books by Colorado State University professor Temple Grandin, an animal scientist and autism self-advocate. In 2010, Grandin was included in the Time 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Some of the books the library owns by Grandin include: “The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger’s,” “Thinking in Pictures and Other Reports from My Life with Autism” and “Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals.” We also own the Emmy-winning HBO movie “Temple Grandin” starring Claire Danes.

March 13 is the first March preschool story and craft time. We will be reading books about St. Patrick’s Day and making Blarney Stones. The second March story time is on Tuesday, March 27. On this day we will be thinking about spring by reading books about spring and making a springtime craft. Both story and craft times are at 11 a.m. at the library. Bring the kids and join in the fun.

The next meeting of the book discussion group at the library is April 5 at 7 p.m. We are going to discuss “Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. “Hunger Games” is a young adult futuristic story set in a world where the United States as we know it has collapsed. If you would like to join the discussion group and need a copy of the book call the library at 970-568-3040 to find out if we have a copy available.

Dates of library activities are posted on our webpage at http://wellington.colibraries.org. We can also be found on Facebook as Wellington Public Library.