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North Baltimore Public Library News for April

April is a busy month at the North Baltimore Public Library! Everyone is invited to visit and check out these events!

The Friends’ of the NB Library Spring Book Sale will be held April 4-7. The hours are: Wed., Apr. 4 – Members Only Preview Sale from 5-7:30 pm, Thurs., Apr. 5 from 9-7:30 pm, Fri., Apr. 6 from 9-4:30 pm and Sat., Apr. 7 from 9-1:30 pm. All day Saturday will be Bag Day. Plastic grocery bags will be available to fill for $4 per bag. There is always a variety of books and other items for sale at unbeatable prices.

April 9-14 is National Library Week!

The Children’s Room will celebrate with winners from the Character Palooza Contest that has been going on since mid-March. 16 characters started out in the voting bracket. They have been narrowed down to the final 4 – Curious George, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Paw Patrol and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Kids may continue to vote weekly through April 9. On April 11, the Character winner will be announced as will 9 lucky children whose names will be randomly drawn to win a book, DVD, or stuffed animal based on one of the original 16 characters. Thanks to Mrs. Hemming’s class from NBHS for coordinating the contest for the library! In addition, weekly Preschool Story Times are offered on Tuesdays at 10 am, Lego Play is each Tuesday at 3 pm, and a variety of crafts and games are offered to elementary age kids each Wednesday and Thursday at 3 pm.

Teens in grades 5-12 may check out something from the library between April 3-13 to enter a drawing for a set of A WRINKLE IN TIME movie-tie in books or a $25 Amazon gift card. Just4Teens will also be held on Thursday, April 12 & 26 from 4-5 pm. All interested teens are welcome to come for games, crafts & snacks!

Adults are invited to attend an Author Visit with Tom Lambert on Wed., April 11 at 6:30 pm in the Wolfe Community Room. Tom Lambert is a semi-retired cabinetmaker and father of three grown sons. From the time his seventh grade English teacher told him he had “potential” he has maintained a fascination with creative writing, most notably Mark Twain. “Living with Earl” is Lambert’s debut novel, in which he places himself side by side with Twain (or a dedicated impersonator) so they can play pool, laugh together, and occasionally grumble about the declining state of the world. His follow-up book is “Dying with Earl.” Lambert currently lives in Bowling Green, Ohio, with his wife, Beth, a lovable dog, and three “rescue”cats. Tom will have both books available for sale and signing after his talk. The Library will have a drawing to give away one of his books for those attending the presentation.

A View & Chew Matinee will be shown earlier on Wed., April 11 for adults from Noon to 2 pm. This month’s movie is THE SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME starring Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou, and Jon Voight. Come with your lunch or a snack and join us for a free viewing!

The library offers 2 different Book Clubs each month. The first discussion will be held on Friday, April 13 @ 2 pm at the NB Area Senior Center. April’s selection is A BIG LITTLE LIFE by Dean Koontz. The Book Chatter’s will meet on Tuesday, Apr. 24 at 6:30 pm and on Thursday, Apr. 26 at 12:30 pm in the Library Conference Room to discuss THE INVENTION OF WINGS by Sue Monk Kidd. Anyone interested is welcome to join the conversations.

During the month of April, the library has borrowed a Dremel 3-D printer from the Northwest Regional Library System in Bowling Green. Take a look at the printer in action at the Main Desk. There will also be a display of some of the items the printer has made.

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