January 1, 2023

Happy New Year to everyone! It has been one year since I became the Director and what a year it has been! We have so many plans for the New Year! Please keep a look out for new programs, especially those geared for kids! We will be open more hours to better serve the community! Hours will be as follows: Monday-Thursday 10:00am-8:00pm Friday 10:00am-4:00pm Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm Sunday: Closed Our team is growing! We are so excited to announce that we have multiple positions open! Please see our website www.monroevillepl.org, and look under the employment tab for more details on the offerings we have! Finally, we will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Kate MONROEVILLE Public Library Monthly Newsletter Director's Letter N JANUARY 1 , 2 0 2 2 VOL . 1 3 NEW LIBRARY MATERIALS: DVDS: HOUSE OF THE DRAGON, THE WOMAN KING, DON'T WORRY DARLING, TICKET TO PARADISE & MORE! BOOKS: GILDED MOUNTAIN BY KATE MANNING THE CHOICE BY NORA ROBERTS THE QUARRY GIRLS BY JESS LOUREY HANDS DOWN BY FELIX FRANCIS WE ARE THE LIGHT BY MATTHEW QUICK ALL THE BROKEN PLACES BY JOHN BOYNE THE LINDBERGH NANNY BY MARIAH FREDERICKS WINTERLAND BY RAE MEADOWS SMALL GAME BY BLAIR BRAVERMAN AND MANY MANY MORE!

P HO T O B Y MA R T I N R . SM I T H JANUARY 2 0 2 3 VOL . 1 3 Kate: Christmas at the Cupcake Café by Jenny Colgan-Issy Randall owns the Cupcake Café in London and it is thriving! She loves what she does, and business is booming especially during the holiday season. What 's more, she is in love and has such a fantastic support system of friends and colleagues. The only problem is, her boyfriend is scouted for a possible job move to New York. Issy is forced to start contemplating if she wants to do a long distance relationship. Find it on the Libby App or here at the library! Bonnie: Hester by Laurie Lico Albanese- A prequel and retelling of Hawthorne's classic The Scarlet Letter where passion of the female is linked to shame. Isobel is the authors Hester, and she hails from Scotland. She travels to Salem during 1829 and falls in love with Nat Hawthorne inspiring his first novel! Madi: Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney-This book is so great I used to read it with I was younger! There is a whole series of Llama books! There is even a rap of it now! ! Staff Book & Show Picks CURBSIDE SERVICES INFORMATION We are implementing a new curbside service for all your needs! We want everyone to be able to use the library regardless of if they can make it in the building or have the time to browse. Read through the steps and give us a call! Not feeling well? In a hurry? Have an injury? Well, our curbside services are for you! Call ahead and let us know what you are looking for. We will get everything ready and checked out. When you arrive call to let us know that you are here and where you are parked. Wait in the car and we will bring out your items to you! 1 . 2. 3. 4. ***As always if you are coming to pick up Covid Testing Kits please remain in your car and we will bring them out to you! We thank you for understanding and keeping our staff safe!*** Storytime: Fridays from 11-12 Month Themes: January 6th: No Storytime! January 13th: No Storytime! January 20th: Snow January 27th: Penguins Join us for an hour of early education, read aloud, craft, and snack! Our storytime follows a kindergarten readiness approach! In Stitches with Kate: Tuesdays 4-6 Come and join us for two hours of pure bliss working on your chosen needlework project! Kate will be on hand to help with basic knitting stitches! All are welcome! Book Club: Tuesday, January 31st 67pm Enjoy an hour of discussion on this months book Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie. Find it on the Libby App or stop in and pick up your copy! Yoga: Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm Adults 18+ Limit 6! Join Kate our 200 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher for an hour of relaxation and deep stretching. Please call ahead to reserve your space. We have two spaces available! Regular Programming

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