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River East library announces offerings for March

Published: Sunday, March 3, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

LAKEMOOR – The River East Public Library, 813 W. Route 120, has a variety of programs planned for March.

• National Pi Day: Stop in March 14, National Pi Day, and add to the library’s Pi Chain. Tell a Pi joke (or a math joke) and receive a link to add to the chain. Each link is an entry to win a pie. The winning entry will be drawn at 6:45 p.m. Beginning March 10, visit the library’s website for some jokes to get started.

• Teen techs: To celebrate Read an E Book Week (today through Saturday) and Teen Tech Week (March 10 to 16), the library is bringing the teens to patrons. The library’s Teen Techs are eager to share their technology knowledge. During these two weeks, schedule a session in advance and receive one-on-one instruction on computers, tablets, smartphones, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram or whatever is needed. Schedules are at the front desk. To make an appointment, stop in the library or call 815-385-6303.

• St. Patrick’s Day: Children are invited to a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at 10:30 a.m. March 16. There will be green stories, happy songs and a take-home project. Registration is required and ends March 12. The program is suitable for ages 5 to 10. To register, stop in the library or call 815-385-6303.

• Art and music: To celebrate March as National Youth Art Month and Music in our Schools Month, the library is looking for artists and musicians. All month long, children can bring in their artwork to display or they can upload a copy to the library’s Facebook page. Musicians can upload a video of their music, either singing or playing. At the end of the month, the library will randomly pick two winners, one artist and one musician, to win a gift card of their choice. The library can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RiverEastPublicLibrary.

• Book groups: Books and Biscuits is the Wednesday morning group. The title for March is “Another Piece of my Heart” by Jane Green. In April, they will discuss “Below Stairs” by Margaret Powell, which inspired “Upstairs, Downstairs” and “Downton Abbey.” The Society of Page Turners is the Tuesday evening group. They also will discuss “Another Piece of my Heart” in March. The title for April will be “The Wide Sargasso Sea” by Jean Rhys. The nonfiction group Realistic Readers meets on Wednesday morning. In March, they will talk about “License to Pawn” by Rick Harrison and in April, the title is “Size Matters Not” by Warwick Davis. To register, call 815-385-6303.

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