You may think of your library as a place to borrow books and movies, perform research or make use of free Internet access—and there's no denying that it is that.
The Frank Sarris Public Library offers those rather solitary pursuits, but did you realize that there, you can also find opportunities to interact? To participate?
If you're the creative-type, you might be interested to hear that the library's scrapbooking meetings continue until May 7. You're invited to join in at any time and the one-time $5 fee covers all materials and is a great bargain.
On the lighter side, this month we're encouraging you to rebel against what you were likely taught as a child—we want you to play with your food! Just inside our doors, you'll see a display case filled with dioramas of scenes taken (primarily) from books.
Members of the public are encouraged to create their own depictions and bring them to the library for display. Simply select a scene from a favorite book and cast those marshmallow Peeps and bunnies as the characters.
In case you weren't aware, April 8 through April 14 is National Library Week, and that is when the Friends of the Library will be having their membership drive. Not only that, it is also when they'll hold their monthly meeting. Newcomers are welcome to come to the library at 7 p.m. Wednesday to learn about the Friends and their plans for the rest of the year.
National Library Week is also when two book clubs are scheduled to meet. The group called Detecting Women is open to anyone who loves a good mystery, and the fledgling Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club welcomes both die-hard sci-fi/fantasy readers and those who are interested in trying something new. This month, both groups will be meeting at 6:30 Thursday.
So, there you have it—opportunities abound at the Frank Sarris Library!