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Grand Island Memorial Library: Friends support library with purchase

by jmaloni
Sat, Feb 11th 2012 01:20 pm

The Grand Island Memorial Library has purchased a number of new juvenile and young adult paperbacks, necessitating the need for additional paperback racks.

The Friends of the Grand Island Memorial Library agreed to purchase two new paperback racks with the funds earned at its November book sale. Speaking of book sales, the Friends of the Library will hold another sale on March 30 and 31 in order to continue to support the library's future endeavors.

Pictured, from left, are Marilynne Smith and Nancy Vizzi, both members of the Friends of the Library, Mary Cooke, president of the Friends of the Library, and Anne Slater, youth services librarian.

Memorial Library Events

•Monday, Feb. 20 - The Grand Island Memorial Library will be closed in observance of Presidents Day and will resume its regular hours for the rest of the week. The Grand Island Memorial Library is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 1 to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; on Sunday, the library is closed.

•Wednesday, Feb. 22 - The library will present the Nickel City Reptiles with Jeff Musial at 2 p.m. All ages are welcome; however, parents are asked to accompany children ages 5 and younger to the program. No registration is necessary. For more information visit the library or call 773-7124. The program is funded with proceeds from the 2011 Rare Affair Library System Gala.

•There will be a winter session of the Preschool Story Hour at the library featuring stories, songs and crafts for children 3 to 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by Jan. 23 to participate. The program is on Monday mornings, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. For more information, or to register, call 773-7124, or sign up at the library.

•There will be a winter session of the Toddler Time Lapsit at the library featuring stories, songs and fingerplays for children 18 months to 3 years old. Each child must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Children must be 18 months old by Jan. 25 to participate. The program will be held on Wednesday mornings, from 10:30 to 11 a.m. beginning Jan. 25. For more information, or to register, call 773-7124, or sign up at the library.

•The Grand Island Memorial Library will present a series of adult computer classes.

√ Word - Intermediate, Saturday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to noon.

√ Internet - Intermediate, Saturday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to noon.

√ Google It! Intermediate, Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m. to noon.

√ Ancestry - Advanced, Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m. to noon (an introduction to tracing a family's roots).

√ eBay - Advanced, Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m. to noon. (an introduction to an online market; where to buy and sell goods).

√ Skype - Advanced, Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. to noon (an introduction to Skype, a social networking tool).

Space is limited and registration is required. For more information, or to register, call 773-7124, or sign up at the library.

•Saturday, Feb. 18 - A library program on downloading eBooks will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. This is a hands-on introduction to downloading eBooks from the library's website for use on home computers and other personal electronic devices. The focus will be on the Nook and Kindle. Students are encouraged to bring their own reader devices. Registration is required and class size is limited. To register, or for more information, visit the library or call 773-7124.

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