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Celebrate National Library Week, April 13th - 19th

This week, schools, campuses and communities across the country celebrate National Library Week, a time to remind the public about the contribution libraries, librarians and library workers make to their communities everyday.

In today’s economy, libraries offer free resources to help people find jobs and learn new skills.Worlds connect @ your library, with people of all ages and backgrounds finding entertainment, self-help or their place in the community.With free resources like books, magazines, DVDs and computer and wifi access, people can do better in school, tackle projects and learn new ways to improve their health.

What makes the library unique is access to trained professionals – librarians – to help people find and interpret the information they need to make a difference in their lives. Our libraries also help keep us connected, providing a space for people of all ages, classes and races to come together, while keeping us connected to events and people around the world. It’s where people can keep up with world events or research where to volunteer locally.

Here are some of the things you can do this week at your library:

MONDAY 4/13

4:30 p.m., Main Library -   Curious About…. A reading program for children ages 5-8

TUESDAY 4/14

4 p.m., Brooklyn Branch -  Brooklyn Kids “Picturing America in Watercolor” Stories and crafts for elementary age children

4-7 p.m., Main Library- Meet local author Terry Bailey and get a signed copy of his book, “The Pilate Plot”

7 p.m. Monrovia Branch - Bedtime stories for all ages. Pajamas optional.

WEDNESDAY 4/15

10:30 a.m., Northeast Branch Preschool Storytime Express featuring stories, pre-reading activities and crafts.

10 a.m. & 2 p.m. Monrovia Branch - Preschool storytime featuring stories, pre-reading activities and crafts.

4 p.m. Monrovia Branch - Tell Me A Story - an after school reading program for elementary aged kids.

7 p.m. Main Library - Picturing America in the Civil  War - a program for all ages.

7 p.m. Monrovia Branch - Bedtime stories for all ages. Pajamas optional.

THURSDAY 4/16

10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.  Main Library - Preschool Story time featuring stories, pre-reading activities and crafts.

7 p.m. Brooklyn Branch - The Brooklyn Cro-knit club meets to share tips and help each other out.

What can you discover?National Library Week is the perfect time to find out. Worlds connect @ your library.

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