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Monday, March 18, 2022

Library Director's Message

Coming up this month we have two programs that are part of the Longwood Gardens Community Read 2022. This year, we’re encouraging our Community Readers to explore the concept of trees as nature’s great connectors, and how trees may help us gain insight into ourselves and our place in the world  Trees represent growth, peace, and nature while teaching us how to plant deep roots and reach for the sky. Our three selections include our featured book The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors by David Haskell, the poetic picture book We Planted a Tree by Diane Muldrow, and the engaging graphic novel by the team at the Morton Arboretum Canopy Career Chronicles.  Lansdale Library's two Community Read events in March are listed under the Lifelong Learning section of this email.

Early Literacy

Our St. Patrick's Day Take and Make craft bags are now available this week in the Children's Area of the library! Suitable for children from preschool through elementary school, each bag contains the supplies needed to make popsicle stick leprechauns and gnomes, with adult assistance! Get yours while supplies last!

Lifelong Learning

On March 21 at 7pm, author George Kinder shall be reading from his book, Reflections on Spectacle Pond, in a live author visit over Zoom! Inspired by Zen poets, landscape paintings from China and Japan, and Thoreau's writings, Kinder has spent the last 30 years finding inspiration from solitude.
            
Then on March 31 at 7pm, a special Art After Dinner workshop will be held: Winter Birch Trees! Using colored pencils, participants will create a lovely winter scene of birch trees and a nesting cardinal. As with all Art After Dinner workshops, guided instruction shall be provided over Zoom.

Cultural Diversity

Save the date: Saturday, April 23 for the return of the International Spring Festival.
"Americans Celebrating Their Heritage" 11 am to 5 pm at North Penn High School 1340 Valley Forge Rd., Lansdale, PA Free Admission and Parking! Activities for Children and Families! Family Health and Wellness Fair! Live Entertainment! There will be dynamic and exciting multi-cultural entertainment on 7 different stages throughout the day. Free cultural displays from around the world! International Food Court! International Crafts for Sale!

About Lansdale Library

The mission of the Lansdale Public Library is to enrich our community through the encouragement of early literacy, the fostering of life-long learning, and the inclusion and celebration of the cultural diversity in our area.

Lansdale Public Library serves the residents of the Borough of Lansdale. Non-residents are welcome to join for an annual family membership fee of $35. The library receives no state or school district funding. It is supported by dedicated funding from Lansdale Borough and through membership fees, donations, and fundraising activities. Membership scholarships are available for those in need.

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