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What's Happening
March 2021
DIrector's Corner:
I am pleased to announce that Lansdale Library has earned our PA Forward Gold Star status.  
“The PA Forward Star Library program spotlights libraries’ efforts to continue making intentional investments in literacy-aligned programs,” said Christi Buker, Pennsylvania Library Association Executive Director. “Our libraries continue to be community pillars, meeting citizen needs, helping businesses, government organizations, and others connect with residents, sharing resources and information which have the potential to positively impact multiple lives. “Yes, you can go to your local library and check out books, but these agile institutions demonstrate day in and day out they offer more than books,” Buker added. “Libraries offer the world to those who enter their doors. It is an
honor to highlight those efforts with the PA Forward Star Library designation.” Lansdale Library started working toward earning our gold star status in 2017. We’ve been recognized along the way as we reached the bronze star and five silver stars, one for each of the five literacies of PA Forward Program Basic, Information, Civic & Social, Health, and Financial.  We are proud to have reached the Gold Star status, and our goal is now to maintain the Gold Star status by continuing to integrate the five literacies into our programming.

Longwood Gardens Community Read 2021    
     We are pleased to again partner with Longwood Gardens in their Community Read. This year, Longwood Gardens asks “readers to discover how one finds a passion for nature and explore what can become of that spark.“ The 2021 Community Read features two books that touch on these ideas—
The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature by J. Drew Lanham and Ruby’s Birds by Mya Thompson. 

     In Ruby’s Birds, Mya Thompson shares the story of a little girl who discovers her spark –birds -in her city neighborhood. They enliven her world and excite her about nature. On March 31 at 11 am, we will join the Delaware Nature Society on Zoom, read the book, and investigate different characteristics that help birds meet their needs. We will view nests and listen to bird calls to discover fun facts about our local feathered friends. This program is appropriate for ages 4 and up, and you can register on Eventbrite.

     Birds are a lifelong passion for Drew Lanham, and in his book, The Home Place, he examines his history and path, its influences, and his struggles. Readers follow his journey as a successful wildlife ecologist who, along the way, uncovers lessons about legacy and his own need to inject a deeper sense of human caring into his life and work. On April 19 at 7pm, we will hold a book discussion of The Home Place via Zoom. Start reading the book now, so you will be prepared to join us in this discussion in April. register on Eventbrite

Miss Lisa's Storytime on Facebook Live
Remember to join Miss Lisa on the library's Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/lansdalelibrary for storytime Thursday and Friday mornings at 10:30.
Art After Dinner: Four Landscapes
Thursday, March 18 at 7:00pm


Our Art After Dinner workshops have been super popular. Often filling up within a couple of days after registration opens. There is still room for the March 18 session. During this live, guided tutorial, participants will use a ruler and a thin marker or pen to create this drawing of four landscapes. Register on Eventbrite to get the Zoom link and join us.
Women's History Month
During the month of March, the Coalition4justice will be honoring women from diverse backgrounds, ages and stages. If you are a woman, get ready to see yourself in these tremendous role models. http://coalition4justice.com
The Coalition for Racial Equity and Social Justice (Coalition4justice) works to provide a safe space for people to have impactful conversations about Racism and Discrimination and to impact policies that promote racialized ideologies.
 
Making the Big Decision    
     We've partnered with Making the Big Decision to help you prepare for and tackle college and post-high school decisions. Sign up at https://bit.ly/3kEEiR3 or email "I am in" to makingthebigdecision@gmail.com to join any or all of the three Zoom sessions this March. Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
March 16 Investigating College Majors
March 23 Writing Application Essays
March 30 Financial Coaching for Students
Get in the Game Tuesdays at 7pm
Games are educational. They involve critical thinking, problem solving, and a constant learning cycle based on hypothesizing, experimenting and evaluating. Games meet developmental needs, encourage social interaction between peers and non-peers, enforce rules and boundaries, encourage
creative expression, reward competence and achievement, and provide opportunity for self-definition. Join us on Zoom for Game Night.  Email director@lansdalelibrary.org for the link.

About your library
Lansdale Public Library serves the residents of the Borough of Lansdale. Nonresidents 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. We are issuing and renewing cards via our website or call 215-362-2666 or email inforequests@lansdalelibrary.org.
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