Book to Movie Club Thursday, March 23 at 5:00 pm

Be a part of the first meeting of our new quarterly book club! Tell us everything you love and hate about that book to movie conversion! We’ll watch the movie, compare and contrast it to the book, and eat pizza. March title:  The Hunger Games  by Suzanne Collins

Cozy Little Book Club

Be part of the newest book club at the Dunlap Public Library! Do you enjoy a light and entertaining read?  We do too! We’ll meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00 am. Wednesday, April 5  A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house’s several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple on hand to provide the final solution at some risk to herself in a dramatic confrontation just before the final curtain. – Amazon

Tech Collect

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The Youth Services department is getting a jump start on Summer Reading!

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The library will be collecting old technology of all shapes and sizes to be used for different programs during Summer Reading.  From small TVs and phones to computers and game systems, we will take what you’ve got!

These items DO NOT need to work and WILL NOT be returned, so keep that in mind.

Messy Craft Day! Friday, March 24 at 11:00

Enjoy doing a craft with your child and then leave the messy clean-up to us.   Come in to create a masterpiece with MELTED CRAYONS! *Heat gun will be used*

Preschool Picasso Thursday, March 16 at 10:00

Bring your little budding artist to the library to learn about a new artist and their work each month.  Watch your child create their next great masterpiece! Featured artist for March is: Michelangelo

STEAM After School Every Wednesday at 3:30

March 1, 8, 15, & 29 The Youth Services Department is proud to present their newest program, STEAM After School!  Come see us every Wednesday to participate in an activity focused on the individual elements: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Designed for upper elementary and middle school students.   March 1 – Science:  Weather March 8 – Technology:  Little Bits March 15 – Engineering:  Craft Stick Engineer March 29 – Mathematics:  Nonograms

Early Release Rally! Every Wednesday at 2:30

Wednesdays in March! Need something to do on early dismissal days?  Stop for a variety of games and crafts! March 1 – Book Buttons March 8 – Paper Folding March 15 – Book Wreaths March 29 – Book Bowls

Walk-n-Talk Book Club

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Meets the 4th Thursday of the month, January – October at 10:00 am.

We’ll walk the trail and discuss books!

Title: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Author: Angela Duckworth

Join us on Thursday, April 27 at 10:00 am to discuss Grit by Angela Duckworth.

In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”

Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.

In Grit, she takes readers into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.

Among Grit’s most valuable insights:

*Why any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal
*How grit can be learned, regardless of I.Q. or circumstances
*How lifelong interest is triggered
*How much of optimal practice is suffering and how much ecstasy
*Which is better for your child—a warm embrace or high standards
*The magic of the Hard Thing Rule

Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that—not talent or luck—makes all the difference.

–Barnes & Noble

TAB (Teen Advisory Board Meeting) Thursday, April 6, 6:00 pm

Help decide what teen programs are offered at the library! Grades 7-12 Come to our monthly meeting to talk about what YOU would like to do at the library. Get involved in putting on programs, organizing service projects, talking about books, meeting excellent study buddies, and of course, eating lots of snacks!! P.S.  If you need service hours this is a great opportunity!