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Meet the Candidate!
FRIDAY, MARCH 7 @ 4 PM
Once again we're fortunate to be joined by one of the top candidates for our new Children's Librarian.
Jenn is currently a school librarian and she'll be sharing a story time geared for our 3 to 7 year olds. All are welcome, however, as she'll be staying on to answer any questions you may have about her, her background, or her goals and vision for the Children's Department.
Please join us!
Irish Celebration @ the Library
SATURDAY, MARCH 8 @ 1 PM
Join us in congratulating Tom Cullen on his recent Irish citizenship. Who says your ninth decade is too late to accomplish great things!
There'll be musical surprises from the land of Eire.
Leprechauns are especially welcome, of course.
Fun Fiction Book Club
Grades 6 - 8
Fun Fiction Book Club meets on Tuesday March 18th at 6:00pm.
We are reading the sequel in The Maze Runner series...The Scorch Trials by James Dashner.
Come join the discussion and activities.Fun Fiction Book Club meets on Tuesday March 18th at 6:00pm.
*Copies are available at the library.
Candidates' Forum - Video now available
Thanks to the efforts of Channel 17 and the Board of Trustees, we are able to share with you video from the last week's Candidates' Forum, held at the Library: http://vimeo.com/87904049
Official ballots for the Town and School Board elections can be downloaded here, Town Election Ballot, and here, School District Ballot, respectively.
Thanks again to all who participated and made the event a success.
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Bestselling author Luis Montalván is coming to Plaistow!
Read his book with the Book Group this month
The Book Group next meets on Wednesday, March 12 at 10 a.m. in the History Room.
We'll be reading Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him by Luis Carlos Montalván.
Captain Luis Montalván, a 17-year veteran of the U.S. Army, including multiple combat tours in Iraq, was decorated with numerous awards including two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal for Valor, and the Combat Action Badge. After returning home from combat, the pressures of his wounds, traumatic brain injury, and crippling post-traumatic stress disorder began to take their toll. Haunted by the war and in physical pain, he soon found himself unable to climb a simple flight of stairs or face a bus ride to the hospital. Alienated and alone, he began to wonder if he would ever recover.
Then Luis met Tuesday, a beautiful and sensitive golden retriever trained to assist the disabled. Tuesday had lived amongst prisoners and at a home for troubled boys; he could turn on lights, open doors, and sense the onset of anxiety and flashbacks. But because of a unique training situation and sensitive nature, he found it difficult to trust in or connect with a human being--until Luis.
Until Tuesday is the story of how these two wounded warriors found salvation in each other. It is a story about the love between a man and dog and how together they healed each others' souls.
The Plaistow Public Library is delighted to welcome both Luis and Tuesday on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. The event will include an author presentation on his book and animal-assisted therapy, a Q&A session, photo ops, a book signing and opportunity to purchase copies of Luis's book.
Get a head-start on this great event by grabbing a copy of Until Tuesday today at the Library and joining our great Book Group on March 12!
Luis and his memoir won the 2012 USA Best Book Award in the Autobiography/Memoir & Audiobook Non-fiction categories and was a finalist for a both a 2012 APA Audie Award and a 2012 International Latino Book Awards. Luis is the recipient of a 2011 Voice Award and the 2011 Invisible Hero Honors Award for his efforts to educate the public about trauma and experiences of veterans and people with disabilities. He has written for numerous publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle and Military Review, and he and Tuesday have been featured on NPR, CNN, CSPAN, National Geographic and The Late Show with David Letterman.
The Library is Hiring
The Library has an outstanding team in place and has several open positions. Join us!
We've re-opened our search for a full-time Head of Youth Services. This is an exciting opportunity for a professional librarian with the energy and vision to do great things with and for Plaistow's families.
We are also seeking a part-time custodian (28 hrs/ week) and a minute taker for the Board of Trustees.
Full details on the library's Employment web page -- http://plaistowlibrary.com/plaistow/employment.asp.
Imajine That! Visits
Monday March 17th - 10:00am - 10:30am
*STEM: Spring Has Sprung - Learn about how plants get the food and water they need to grow, and make a fun spring craft.
Wednesday April 23rd - 10:00am - 10:30am
Art Studio: Puppet Show! - Design your very own paper puppet friend to make a puppet show at home!
Friday May 16th - 10:00am - 10:30am
STEM: Magnetic Personality - Explore the power of magnets with a variety of activities that test their strength!
Please register on the calendar page. We hope to see you there!
Tax Forms Are Here
The library has the following IRS Tax Forms and Instructions available for pickup:
- Form 1040
- Form 1040 A
- Form 1040 EZ (for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents)
- Form 1040 X (Amended U.S. Individual)
- Form 1040 SCH EIC (Earned Income Credit)
- Form 1040 SCH 8812 (Child Tax Credit)
- Form 2106 (Employee Business Expenses)
Other forms can be downloaded and printed at the library for 10 c per page via http://www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs.
New art on display in the library - wildlife & more by Jim Collins
Visit the library during the month of February to see some wonderful paintings by local artist Jim Collins.
Mr. Collins is a self-taught artist who has been painting since 1989. He specializes in animals and wildlife in their natural habitat, spending many hours studying and photographing wildlife to make my art as realistic as possible.
More information about Mr. Collins is available on his website at http://www.jcwildlifeart.com/.
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