Leon County Public Library Newsletter- March-April 2019

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March-April 2019

From the Director

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Explore Your County Libraries

Many patrons enjoy using more than one of our County library locations on a regular basis. Sometimes it’s simply a matter of convenience since items can be checked out and returned to any location.  Other times, it’s a particular library program or community meeting that’s the draw.

Our area’s beautiful Spring is a great time to visit other locations just for a change!  For example, enjoy the scenery on your drive to the Jane G. Sauls Ft. Braden Branch and take a peek at the neighboring community garden's progress.  Consider stopping in at the cozy Woodville Branch on your way to or from destinations South of Tallahassee; or pop in the branch’s back door when you take a break on the St. Marks Trail. Plan a walk around Pedrick Pond Park when you visit the Eastside Branch Library. (And on March 23, head a little farther down the road from this branch to experience Leon County’s Sustainable Community Summit event at the J.R. Alford Greenway from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., For more information, visit: www.GrowingGreen.org/Summit2019)  Each of our 7 libraries has a unique look and feel, great in any season. I hope you’ll explore them all.

We’re exploring some new things, too.  “The Book is Better” book club, hosted by the County Main Library, is trying a new meeting time – 11 a.m. – and a new venue, Au Peche Mignon’s downtown location (no purchase necessary).  If you enjoy books and movies, especially books made into movies/movies based upon books, this is for you!  The book club meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month.  Their book selections are included on the library’s book clubs calendar at http://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/Library/Calendars/Book-Clubs-for-All-Ages

Before heading out to enjoy the beauty of our area and the multitude of great Springtime activities, take time to check out or download books, audiobooks, movies and more. Tell us – and your friends and family – what you’ve read/listened to/viewed and what you liked or didn’t like.  Readers are energized by other readers – let’s share and have fun!

Debra Sears

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Upcoming Events

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Dawn Lee McKenna comes to Booked for Lunch

Author Dawn Lee McKenna will be the speaker at the Booked for Lunch program on Thursday, March 21 at 12:15 p.m. at the Main Library.  She is the author of the popular Forgotten Coast series which takes place in and around Apalachicola.  She will talk during the lunch hour on her craft and take questions from the audience.

Booked for Lunch is a program funded by a generous grant from Walli Beall, who has supported the Library for decades.  Patrons can enjoy a lively talk from popular authors while eating their bag lunch.  Refreshments and desert will be provided by the Library.