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April 25, 2013

Plaistow Library News

PLAISTOW — April School Vacation Week activities continue: Spring Dance & Tea Party with Angie from European School from 10:00-11:00 a.m.—a dance and movement class followed by a Tea Party and simple craft. Please register online in advance. A PG Family Movie will be shown at 1:00 p.m., with popcorn and drink provided: all ages are welcome, no need to register. Visit our website www.plaistowlibrary.com for more information and to sign up for programs requiring registration.

Book donations are being accepted for the Friends’ Book Sale. Donations will be accepted until Fri., May 10 - no moldy or tattered books, textbooks, or encyclopedias, please. Come browse the Friends’ Book Sale on Sat., May 11, from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. to find a gift for mom, or for yourself. To volunteer at the Book Sale or learn how else you can help the Friends, come to the next Friends meeting on Mon., April 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the History Room at the library. New members are always welcome. The Friends of the Library are holding a drawing for an iPad Touch - tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00. The winner will be picked May 11 during the Friends’ book sale.

A beautiful and eclectic display of carousel horses is on display at the library courtesy of Robyn Beaulieu. Visit the library to see this collection during the month of April. The art on the walls are block prints from Ms. Duffy’s Seventh Grade Explorers from Timberlane Middle School. A reception for students and parents to view the exhibit is planned Mon., April 29 at 6:30 pm at the library.

April is National Poetry Month. Come in with a poem you’ve written about the library and enter our contest. Three winners will be chosen from ages 1-12, 13-18, and 19 and up, on May 1. Prizes will be announced.

As always, follow us online at www.plaistowlibrary.com, Facebook and twitter for news and updates.

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