by Marian Barnett
“I am excited about the position and I’m looking forward to serving the community”, says Karen Gallo, newly appointed Head Librarian. Patrons who have benefited from Karen’s cheerful service over the past eight years will continue to enjoy the welcoming atmosphere at NEMI Public Library.
There’s a feeling of spring in the air. Ms. Gallo points out that the library walls have now been washed and the carpets cleaned. An annual cleaning routine is appreciated by patrons of this public facility which is experiencing more and more traffic.
During March, and a cold one at that, the library is a comfortable place, especially for seniors, to find activities, socialize, and pick up enough favourite books to last well into spring. A week at the library includes regular activities of bridge, arts and knitting, or Scrabble. You can play a game of chess, read a recent magazine, surf the net, or take a movie home. Bring the kids or grandkids in to the big, bright children’s area. “We have plans to get some children’s art displayed in this space,” Ms. Gallo explains.
An exhibit of artworks entitled ‘Luminescence’ by Lamar Hyatt (368-1886) will be shown from March 18 until April 22. Also coming up soon are three art workshops being given in the library workroom. Acrylic painting with Dorothy Atchison (368-0467) on the March 18; watercolour with Pauline Tofflemire (368-0974) on the 22nd; and pastels with Lamar Hyatt on Saturday, April 8. Please contact the artists for details regarding fees and workshop times.
Angela Cosby, assistant librarian, reports that two novels in much demand this month are: ‘The German Girl’ by Armando Lucas Correa, and ‘The Wonder’ by Emma Donoghue. For non-fiction, try ‘Tribe,’ Sebastian Junger’s solutions for our divided world. And once again, all the books on this spring’s Canada Reads shortlist are available at our library.
Check the NEMI Public Library Facebook page, or just drop in to 50 Meredith Street West in Little Current. “New members are always welcome!” says Mrs. Gallo.