What’s Happening?

This week at the library:

Monday, April 20
10:30: Toddler Story Time
11:30: Preschool Story Time

Tuesday, April 21 
9:00 am: Bridge
2:45 Middle School Book Club

Wednesday, April 22
3:00-4:00 pm: Teen Scene (Grades 6-12)

Thursday, April 23
10:30 am: Baby Story Time
11:30 am: Preschool Story Time

 

April is Autism Awareness Month

 autism awareness ribbon
According to the Autism Society, “Nearly a quarter century ago, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with ASD is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life… Join us in celebration for 2015 National Autism Awareness Month! National Autism Awareness Month represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.”

Here at the Vicksburg District Library, Mrs. W has created a helpful display highlighting the resources we have available on autism, and we are all eager to help increase awareness and locate any materials you may find useful.

 

The Book Sale is Coming!

book sale

Every year, the wonderful Ladies Library Auxiliary holds a book sale at the Vicksburg District Library that provides funding for our children’s department book purchases and programming. The Ladies labor each Tuesday throughout the year, sorting, pricing and organizing the many items donated by our generous Vicksburg community.

This year’s book sale is shaping up to be a great one, with tons of books from a myriad of genres and for all ages. Some featured categories include books on history and war, cookbooks, biographies, hard and soft-cover fiction, puzzles, and VHS tapes for 25 cents!

The book sale will be held Friday June 12th, Saturday June 13th, and Monday June 15th (the same weekend as the car show!). To give the Auxiliary time to finalize the organization of the sale, the last day donations will be accepted is May 15th.

Thank you to the Ladies Library Auxiliary and to the Vicksburg community for all you do to make this annual sale a success!

 

 

Website Showcase: Books & Authors

One of the many useful databases available to Michigan residents through MEL (the Michigan Electronic Library), Books & Authors is a versatile, detailed way to discover new books and authors to fall in love with. Visit Books & Authors to explore thousands of book recommendations by genre, expert picks, award winners, best-sellers and more. Books & Authors also features a “Read-A-Like Wizard” to help users find books similar to those they’ve enjoyed. The genre recommendations are incredibly detailed, letting users explore all the way down into sub-genres like “Doppleganger Historical Fiction” or “Ranch Life Mysteries”.

If you need help with the site, stop on in and we’ll be happy to help.

This month’s book club pick:

Prepare for May by reading one of our (many, many) books written by James Patterson.

Our next book discussion group will meet Thursday, May 7th at 9 a.m.

James Patterson

eBook and Digital Audiobook Information

Click the graphic below to visit our eBook & Digital Audiobook catalog!

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