Message from the Director

January 2020 Director’s Message

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ELA Director Deb Smith

Happy New Year! We are looking forward to a great 2020 with all of you. If you haven’t seen it yet, I hope you’ll check out our special year New Year’s edition of What to Read Watch and Do Next. Here you’ll find the books and DVDs our staff enjoyed in 2019 and what we can’t wait to catch next in 2020.

If you’ve just made a New Year’s resolution to try something new, you might start with fun and games! On January 9th at 5:00 p.m. join us for an “Introduction To Mah Jong” with Allison Friday. We won’t actually be playing the game, but we’ll teach you everything you need to know to get started. Then on January 11th at 3:00 p.m. you can sit back and enjoy a Bach Cello Concert with Julie Ribchinsky.

For families with young children, there’s no need to feel cooped up during these winter months. Let little wings soar by joining us on Tuesday, January 21st at 4:00 p.m. for “Predators and Prey – Live Animals with the Denison Nature Center” (yes, it’s here at the library).

Next month we are planning to send out Ex Libris to each household in the three villages. Ex Libris is our printed newsletter, which includes our heartfelt thanks to everyone on our honor roll of donors. This year you will see that we are listing donors who gave to the library between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019, as well as all donors who gave the library in the first half of this fiscal year (between July 1-December 31, 2019). We work hard to make sure that we get each donation and donor name listed correctly. I hope, though, that if you spot an error you will quickly reach out and let us know. It is always our intention to make sure we are acknowledging and thanking supporters in both meaningful and accurate ways.

Whatever you resolve to tackle this year, we’re ready to help you find the information, enrichment, or entertainment you want, right here at the library. We wish everyone a great start to the year and remind you that the library will be closed on Wednesday, January 1st and Monday, January 20th.

Thank you! See you at the library,