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March 2018 Issue

  1. Introduction
  2. Get Crafty
  3. Take 3 Weeks Renewals
  4. Naturalization Information Session
  5. Quickbyte: Vero

Welcome to the March Issue of
Books & Bytes!

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Get Crafty

March is National Craft Month and we have many opportunities to celebrate with crafting activities and workshops for children, teens and adults. Whether you are a seasoned crafter or a beginner, there is something that will appeal to your crafty side. Many locations offer knitting, crochet and sewing circles where you can sit and stitch, meet new people, and share your knowledge with others who are just learning the necessary skills.

Many of these needle working classes are available for all ages, as well as our coloring clubs. Coloring is a fun activity that fosters creativity and has stress-relieving benefits. Join other coloring enthusiasts for a session and color beautiful pictures, mandalas and more.

Adults can discover calligraphy with Chinese brush while enjoying the aroma and taste of Chinese tea. You can also learn doodling in the Zentangle® style to create works of art. Sit in on one of our art workshops to learn the basics of watercolor, or join an open session that provides time and space for you to shape your vision into a finished work of art.

Upcycle empty wine bottles into pretty painted vases or arrange an assortment of mosaic tiles to create beautiful coasters or a decorative trivet. Create a memory page with photos or string the bits and pieces of your life together to craft your memoir. Organize your photos and record your memories by using scrapbooking techniques and materials.

Kids can participate in crafty activities to celebrate various March activities including Dr. Seuss’ birthday, St. Patrick’s Day, spring and more. In addition, various materials will be used including buttons, beads, cereal, duct tape, finger paints, paper, shells and stickers.

Teens also have a variety of activities on tap to foster their creative side with an array of classes on nail art, crochet, duct tape, sewing and more.

See the complete list of classes, workshops and clubs to find what crafty adventures are available at your local branch.

Take 3 Weeks Renewals

You are now able to borrow any item on our shelves for three weeks and if there are no holds you get three renewals on that item too!

The Palm Beach County Library System is now offering a 21-day loan period for all materials on library shelves. You will also be able to renew items up to three times if there are no holds on the item.

In addition, the previous limit on the number of DVDs you can borrow has been lifted. You may now borrow 50 DVDs.

Note that the loan period for some of our electronic resources will vary as the loan period is set by the vendor.

Naturalization Information Session

Thu, Mar 22, 6:30 pm
Main Library
Sat, Mar 24, 2:00 pm
Belle Glade

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Officer Don Jarrell will provide an overview of the naturalization process, how to apply for it, and the general eligibility requirements. Study materials provided. (60 min.) Preregister.

Quickbyte: Vero

Vero is now ranked the number one social media app on the App Store. Comparable to Instagram, Vero is a social media platform that takes away the algorithms that other apps are known for. Check up on your friends in a chronological order without the messy clutter of advertisements.

Share more than just photos with your friends. You are able to share with your followers things that you love including books, music, films and restaurants.

You are also able to classify your connections into categories such as 'acquaintances,' 'friends' or 'close friends' and share posts to those that you have placed in each specific group. Download Vero for all of your iOS and Android devices and stay in the loop of the latest social media app that all millennials are talking about.

Until Next Time

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