April at Buchanan District Library
Used with permission from Buchanan District Library monthly newsletter
“We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.”
Join us April 1-30 for our first challenge!
Buchanan District Library now has Beanstack for our Reading Challenges!
Put some spring in your step and get reading! Log your reading and complete activities to earn colorful badges during the month of April. Every badge earned gives you a chance to win a $25 gift card to Wonderland Cinema. The more you read or complete activities, the higher your chance of winning! Ready, set, bloom! This challenge is open to everyone. There will be a drawing for children ages 0-17 and a drawing for adults ages 18+. Participant or parent/guardian must have a Buchanan District Library card to be eligible to win.
Download the Beanstack Tracker App from your app store (search for Buchanan District Library after downloading the app), or go to https://buchanan.beanstack.org to get started!
STORYWALK ON THE PRESERVES
March 21 to June 21
Chikaming Open Lands is hosting StoryWalk on the Preserves again this year! Check out four different stories at four different area parks from March 21 through June 21. Buchanan’s StoryWalk is at Burns Prairie Preserve on Mt. Zion Rd. Learn more here.
WHAT WE’RE READING:
JULIE IS READING…
INHERITANCE: A MEMOIR OF GENEALOGY, PATERNITY, AND LOVE
In the spring of 2016, through a genealogy website to which she had whimsically submitted her DNA, Dani Shapiro received the astonishing news that her beloved deceased father was not her biological father. Dani Shapiro’s memoir unfolds at a breakneck pace—part mystery, part real-time investigation, part rumination on the ineffable combination of memory, history, biology, and experience that makes us who we are. A haunting interrogation of the meaning of kinship and identity, written with stunning intensity and precision.
MINDI IS READING…
A COURT OF FROST AND STARLIGHT
SARAH J. MAAS
Number 3.5 in the bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series, A Court of Frost and Starlight is a glimpse into the lives of Feyre and Rhys as they begin to recover from the war that changed their world. Feyre, Rhysand, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming.
MEG IS READING…
As a professional wizard, Harry Dresden knows firsthand that the “everyday” world is actually full of strange and magical things–and most of them don’t play well with humans. And those that do enjoy playing with humans far too much. He also knows he’s the best at what he does. Technically, he’s the only one at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. bring him in to consult on a double homicide committed with black magic, Harry’s seeing dollar signs. But where there’s black magic, there’s a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry’s name…
PROGRAMS FOR KIDS:
Wednesdays at 10:30am
April 6–April 27
Join us for Preschool Storytime at the Library. Come sing, dance, and hear stories! Designed for preschool-aged children, but families with children of all ages are welcome.
Tuesdays at 6:00pm
April 12 & 26
Come in your PJs for a special bedtime storytime!
Saturday, April 16 at 10:30am
Join Ms. Jen for a special Saturday Storytime and craft! Designed for preschool-aged children, but families with children of all ages are welcome.
INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS
Tuesday, April 5, 6pm–7pm
Join mindfulness instructor, Michael Greenlee, for an introduction to mindfulness. Learn the benefits of mindfulness and how to incorporate the practice into your daily life.
SIT & KNIT
Friday, April 8, 6pm–7pm
Novice and expert knitters welcome! Learn to knit or bring your own projects with you to show off. Some materials provided but you are welcome to bring in whatever you are working on. Enjoy some conversation with fellow knitters while you work!
PARENTING BOOK CLUB
Saturday, April 16, noon–1pm
Join us to read and discuss the book No Bad Kids by Janet Lansbury. Copies of the book can be requested using MeLCat, call us or ask at the circulation desk for help!
ADULT CRAFT CLASSES
SUBVERSIVE CROSS STITCH
Thursday, April 21, 11am–12pm &
Friday, April 22, 5:30–6:30pm
This is not your grandma’s cross stitch! Try these fun, beginner friendly projects with Jen.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
DOCUMENTARY MOVIE NIGHT
Friday, April 29, 5pm
Enjoy a showing of Fractals: Hunting the Hidden Dimension in the Library’s Community Room. Learn how uncommon things have a common thread with a new branch of math, and meet the mathematicians that developed it. Light refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, April 6, 10am
Thursday, April 7, 5pm
Join us to enjoy some relaxing coloring activities! Use our supplies and materials or bring your own.
ARE WE MISSING SOMETHING??
Did you know you can request materials for the library to purchase? To make a request, log into your LIBRARY ACCOUNT (in the upper right-hand corner, use your library card number and 10-digit phone number), click on the Reserves/Requests tab, and click the request link.
Did you know the Library of Things includes 46 puzzles? Check one out today for a perfect rainy spring day activity!
CLICK HERE to learn how to become an LoT patron at the Buchanan District Library!
Check it out!
Curious about us? We now have an Our Staff page on our website!
JOIN OUR TEAM!
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
We’re looking for a high school junior or senior for our paid Summer Internship program! More details can be found by clicking HERE.
Thank you for being part of the Buchanan District Library!
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