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Column: Break out for spring at branch libraries

11:46 AM, Feb. 27, 2013  |  Comments
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The month of March, will it come in like a lion or a lamb? Do you have cabin fever and the walls closing in around you? Now is a good time to get ideas to redecorate, pick out some fresh new colors to paint and new ways to add fabric to brighten your rooms. Books for decorating on a small budget or more lavishly are available at the Spencer and Stratford branch libraries.

Did you get your seed catalogs yet? If you did, are you thinking about what type of landscaping you can do with all the beautiful plants? Or do you need to start a garden and need help on how to go about it whether it is for vegetables or flowers. Many garden books can easily be checked out at the library. Get your ideas and start planting when the season is ready.

Spencer Branch Library

? A member of the Spencer Police Department will host a discussion on the Spencer community at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Bring your concerns and questions to this Older Americans' Day program. Afterward, there will be a tour of the Police Department.

? "Minding Frankie" by Maeve Binchey is the March Book Club read for the Spencer Branch Library. You can join us either at 6:30 p.m. March 18 or 1:30 p.m. March 21.

? Story Times are at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Listen to stories and songs and then have fun afterward with Play Time provided by the Family Resource Center.

Phone 715-659-3996 for more information.

Stratford Branch Library

? Story Time is at 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays. March has some fun stories planned about cookies and penguins.

? Stratford Book Club will be meet at 1 p.m. March 18 to discuss the book "New Mercies" by Sandra Dallas. This book takes place in Mississippi, 1933, and Nora Bondurant inherits a mystery about her family's history, house and Natchez, the community she moves to.

If you need more information, phone 715-687-4420.

Judy Berger is supervisor of the Spencer Branch Library.

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