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Column: Valentine's Day shows what library offers

11:47 AM, Feb. 1, 2013  |  Comments
Lori Belongia
Lori Belongia
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With Valentine's Day coming soon, February is traditionally thought of as the month for love.

So if you're looking to woo your sweetheart. The Marshfield Public Library can help. If you're looking for music that will set the mood for a romantic dinner you will find more than 2,000 CDs with songs with the word "love" in the title. I am certain that at least one will be the right one for your special moment.

To focus on the romance aspect, there are 332 book titles that carry the word "romance." If you need help creating that romantic dinner, more than 1,700 cookbooks from Italian, French, Mexican and vegetarian to have you cooking up a storm sure to warm the heart. There are even three books devoted just to Valentine's Day cooking.

Maybe sharing a "date night movie" is your style. There are hundreds of DVDs to leave you both starry-eyed. If poetry is your style, there are more than 842 books or CDs for you to find the words to express your devotion. Perhaps "Dancing in the Dark" is your best expression. There are three CD versions of that particular song and thousands of other possibilities to have you tripping the light fantastic.

To show your affection, you might choose to change your surroundings by tapping into the six items dedicated to decorating for Valentine's Day. Want to craft a unique gift or card? Another eight items focus completely on Valentine's Day.

Why the focus on Valentine's Day? Well, we want you to know that the library is here to meet your needs whatever they might be. So use your library to help you create a day to honor your spouse, special friend and children by taking advantage of the entertainment or educational bounty available to you.

Lori Belongia is director of Marshfield Public Library.

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