March at Buchanan District Library
Shared with permission from Buchanan District Library monthly newsletter
“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.“Harper Lee
Seed Library Grand Opening
Saturday, March 11 ~ 11am-1pm
The library is excited to announce the opening of our new Seed Library! More than 100 varieties of flower, garden vegetable, herb, and native plant seeds will be available for you to take home and plant in your garden. At the end of the season, harvest some seeds and bring them back to the library to help sustain our collection year after year!
Using the Seed Library is easy! Sign up on your own by using the membership forms in the binder on top of the Seed Library cabinet. A library card is not required to use the Seed Library. Please mark down the seeds you take (no more than 5 packets per visit) in the binder as well to help us track the usage of this collection and keep it stocked.
Join us for the Grand Opening of the Seed Library on Saturday, March 11th from 11:00am to 1:00pm. The event will include a seed-starting activity with Nate Kesler of Well Watered Farm, a garden craft project, and representatives from local gardening and nature organizations. Registration is requested and can be completed by clicking the link below, or you can call the library at 269.695.3681. Hope to see you there!
Click here to register for the Seed Library Grand Opening event
BUCHANAN BOOK CLUB 2023
Jan 4, Feb 1, Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3, Jun 7,
Jul 5, Aug 2, Sep 6, Oct 4, Nov 1, Dec 6
Come join our book discussion! The Buchanan Book Club meets the first Wednesday of the month from 6:00–7:00pm at the library. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to join the club/contact list.
Don’t have the book and the library’s copy is checked out? We can get it for you through MeLCat interlibrary loan! Go to www.mel.org or ask at the Front Desk to request it.
GROWN-UP GAME NIGHT
Friday, March 10 ~ 5:30-7pm
Hey grown-ups! Do you miss gaming on the old gaming systems? Then join us for this special Grown-Up Game night to play games on Super Nintendo and N64!
ADULT CRAFT CLASSES:
Thursday, March 16 ~ 11am-12pm
Friday, March 17 ~ 5:30-6:30pm
Join Jen to turn ordinary rocks into a beautiful cactus sculpture. No green thumb required! Call 269.695.3681 to sign up.
CPR & FIRST AID TRAINING
Monday, March 27 ~ 9am-12pm
A limited number of spots are available to the public to join us during our staff training day for CPR & First Aid instruction. Participation is free, but if you would like to receive an official certification card there is a $10 fee. Registration is required. Call the library at 269.695.3681 to register.
PROGRAMS FOR KIDS & TEENS:
March 1 through May 17
Join us for music, songs, dance, and stories! Recommended for ages 2–6 but families with children of all ages are welcome.
First & Third Fridays
March 3 & 17, April 7 & 21, May 5 & 19 ~ 12:30-2:30pm
Connect with other homeschool families at the library! Check the Buchanan MI Homeschoolers Facebook group for more information.
March 8 through May 22
Come hang out with Ms. Jen and fellow teens at the library. Play games, do crafts, and just chillax!
Friday, March 10 ~ 3-5pm
Celebrate National Mario Day with us at the Library! Make a Mario craft or try out your Mario Kart skills on our WiiU. Kids of all ages (that means grown ups too!) are welcome to participate.
March 17, April 28, May 19
Drop in for board games, video games, crafts, and snacks with Ms. Jen at the library!
Saturday, March 25 ~ 10:30-11:30am
Join us for a special Storytime with the Blossomtime Royal court and make a crown so you can be royalty too! Recommended for children ages preschool through 4th grade.
SPRING BREAK PROGRAMS FOR KIDS:
SPRING BREAK – LEGO DAY
Tuesday, March 21 ~ 2pm
Use challenge cards or your own creativity to create Lego masterpieces!
SPRING BREAK – CUP STACKING WITH MR. JIM
Wednesday, March 22 ~ 2pm
Cup stacking is an exciting activity that is fun for everyone! Mr. Jim will give a hands-on presentation and kids will work together to build world-famous structures and discover that they can achieve unlimited success through unity!
SPRING BREAK – MAKE A KITE
Thursday, March 23 ~ 2pm
Make a kite and then fly it on the Common (weather permitting of course)!
SPRING BREAK – ROCK PAINTING
Friday, March 24 ~ 2pm
Paint colorful and uplifting designs on rocks and then hide them around town to brighten someone’s day!
Tutor.com – Available with your library card or in the library!
Tutor.com provides on-demand tutoring, homework help, test preparation and writing assistance for students in grades K-Adult in over 60 subjects, as well as career coaches who are available to help navigate online job sites, complete applications, write/review resumes and cover letters, and even practice for an interview! No appointment is necessary! Tutors/coaches are available online 9:00am–12:00am.
You can also use their drop-off reviews, practice quizzes, video lessons, and The Princeton Review® SAT®/ACT® Essentials and GMAT®, GRE®, LSAT® and MCAT® Practice Tests for self-study, 24/7. Tutor.com is accessible with your library card number, or while using the library’s internet. Get started here!
Questions? Visit our website, stop by the library, or give us a call at 269.695.3681. Click HERE to learn more on our website.
WHAT WE’RE READING:
JULIE IS LISTENING TO…
FRIENDS, LOVERS, AND THE BIG TERRIBLE THING
In an extraordinary story that only he could tell, Matthew Perry takes readers onto the soundstage of the most successful sitcom of all time while opening up about his private struggles with addiction. Candid, self-aware, and told with his trademark humor, Perry vividly details his lifelong battle with the disease and what fueled it despite seemingly having it all.Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing is an unforgettable memoir that shares the most intimate details of the love Perry lost, his darkest days, and his greatest friends.
Unflinchingly honest, moving, and hilarious: this is the book fans have been waiting for.
MEG IS READING…
QUIIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN’T STOP TALKING
At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society.
In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, impeccably researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.
LAURA IS READING…
BROTHERBAND: THE INVADERS
Hal and the Herons have done the impossible. This group of outsiders has beaten out the strongest, most skilled young warriors in all of Skandia to win the Brotherband competition. But their celebration comes to an abrupt end when the Skandians’ most sacred artifact, the Andomal, is stolen—and the Herons are to blame.
To find redemption they must track down the thief Zavac and recover the Andomal. But that means traversing stormy seas, surviving a bitter winter, and battling a group of deadly pirates willing to protect their prize at all costs. Even Brotherband training and the help of Skandia’s greatest warrior may not be enough to ensure that Hal and his friends return home with the Andomal—or their lives.
Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.
LIBRARY OF THINGS: AIR COMPRESSOR
This oil-free pancake compressor is ideal to support multiple trim finishing nailers, small framing/roofing jobs, and all general inflation, blowing, and smaller SCFM air tools. It features two regulated, factory-installed air couplers to easily support two users. It is designed to operate at or below 150 PSI and features an oil-free pump, eliminating the need for maintenance. This compressor has a low-amp, 120-Volt motor that starts easily in cold weather or with an extension cord. It is designed for portability and features an integrated carry handle.
CLICK HERE to learn how to become an LoT patron at the Buchanan District Library!
New Beanstack Challenges!
The library has made new on-going challenges for kids and teens and a seasonal challenge for adults on our Beanstack site to encourage everyone to be a life-long reader!
1000 Books Before Kindergarten: This challenge promotes early literacy skills for children from birth to age six and encourages parent and child bonding through reading. Reading helps build social and emotional skills, sparks creativity and imagination, and helps kids do well overall in school. It doesn’t matter if your child is three, or just three months – there’s no better time to start than now! Take that motivation, open one book, and get started. And remember, 1000 is just a number. The goal is to work reading aloud into your regular routine, and let the magic of stories do the rest. This is an ongoing challenge with no end date, and readers can participate in this challenge at the same time as other challenges. Parents, don’t forget to pick up your welcome packet at the library.
500 Books Before Middle School: Kids ages 5-11, are you up to the challenge? Read 500 books before middle school! Log your reading to earn badges along the way. Every 100 books you read earns you a pin-on button! This is an ongoing challenge with no end date, and readers can participate in this challenge at the same time as other challenges.
100 Books Before Graduation: Teens and pre-teens ages 11-19, read 100 books before graduating, log your reading in Beanstack, and earn a new set of badges, as well as a pin-on button at 50 and 100 books! This is an ongoing challenge with no end date, and readers can participate in this challenge at the same time as other challenges.
Genre Challenge 2023: Challenge yourself to read beyond what you can imagine and explore new genres! This challenge runs from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023, and readers can participate in this challenge at the same time as other challenges.
CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE NEW CHALLENGES!
or find the challenges in the BEANSTACK app!
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.
NEW! myLIBRO App
Buchanan District Library now has an app!
Now it’s super easy to search our catalog, reserve and renew items, checkout eBooks and digital audiobooks, stay informed about library events, and more! Here’s how to get started:
Download the myLIBRO app
– Go to your app store and download the myLIBRO app.
Set up your account
– Search for Buchanan District Library and log in with your library card number and phone number (PIN).
– Add family members by swiping sideways on the blue account box and tapping “Add library card.”
– To switch accounts, swipe to the account you wish to use and tap “Activate” in the top left of the blue account box.
Questions? Visit our website, stop by the library, or give us a call at 269.695.3681.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ON OUR WEBSITE
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Thank you for being part of the Buchanan District Library!
About Buchanan District Library: Our mission is to provide quality material, superior programming and exceptional services delivered with care and integrity to meet the needs of our diverse community.
Contact: Meg Paulette, Director