Leon County Public Library Newsletter March 2023

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March 2023

Message from Library Director Pamela Monroe

We are entering one of my favorite times of the year: SPRING! Don't be surprised if you see me at the Eastside Branch Library in a hammock with a book because it’s prime romance novel season.
The staff at the Library has been working really hard to develop great programming for you this month. If you haven't already, make sure you pick up your seeds from your local branch. The Seed Library is in its eighth year and going strong. I am going to try my hand (again) at growing tomatoes and cucumbers this year and hope my garden will produce at least one salad's worth of vegetables. 
You can still work on your "New Year, New You" fitness goal by participating in our free community yoga at the Eastside Branch Library and Main Library. As a yoga student for over 25 years (because mastery is impossible), I guarantee that you will walk away in a tranquil and uplifted mood.
Grab your acoustic guitar and head over to the Ft. Braden Branch Library for their Community Music Jam session on the third Thursday of every month. No formal lessons are required. The jam session is an opportunity to meet other musicians and connect. Hopefully, you will walk away with some sweet new tunes and maybe even a book or two.
My teacher roots won't let me forget to direct you to our Women's History Month page. Take a moment to learn something new about the women who have told our stories and helped shape history.  

Amazing things are happening!
Pamela Monroe, Library Director

March is Women's History Month, and we're celebrating the achievements and contributions of women in history, culture, and society with an exhibit, thematic book lists, and so much more. Throughout the month and all year long, learn something new about the women and events that shaped history through our library resources.

The Library of Things: borrow tools, electronics, games and more!

Library of Things
Have you checked out our Library of Things recently? We have added so many new items over the last several months.

Games & Outdoor Tools Musical Instruments
  • Discovery Bag: Music (includes tambourines, kalimba, drum practice pad, and other handheld percussion equipment)

All you need is your library card to reserve for any of our items. Once you’ve reserved an item, you must pick up the Library of Things reservation at the Main Library.

The Spring Seed Library continues in March with 10 fruit and vegetable seed varieties available to check out at all Library locations. While supplies last, citizens can take home up to five seed packets per month using their library card, or three seed packets per month without a library card. Don't have a library card? Sign up online.
Now that our Spring Seed Library is in full swing, and Leon County is moving into spring planting season, it's the perfect time to brush up on your gardening knowledge. The Library offers free access to UniversalClass with your library card, which connects you to more than 600 online courses. For planting season, check out the following courses:
  • Vegetable Gardening 101
  • Introduction to Gardening
  • Landscaping 101
  • All About Herbs
  • Tropical Gardening 101
You can also access UniversalClass through the Libby app in the "Extras" category.
Virtual Author Talks: watch live or view recordings

Enjoy engaging virtual Author Talks with bestselling authors from a wide range of fiction and non-fiction genres. Tune in for these live events with interactive Q&As, or watch the recording afterwards. 

Upcoming virtual Author Talks include:

  • Monday, March 13 at 1 p.m.: Author Talk with David Epstein, New York Times bestselling author of Range and The Sports Gene.
  • Tuesday, March 21 at 4 p.m.: Author Talk with Jernard A. Wells, award-winning TV host, celebrity chef, and bestselling author of Southern Modified and Southern Inspired.
  • Tuesday, March 28 at 7 p.m.: Author Talk with Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale and The Lost Girls of Paris.
  • Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m.: Author Talk with Kate Beaton, New York Times bestselling cartoonist of Hark! A Vagrant and Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands.

Use your library like a VIP! Did you know that you can sign up to receive an email or text message when the Library orders new titles by your favorite authors and performers? Setting up Author Alerts is a great way to make sure you get an early start on adding new materials to your holds list.

View the calendar for more special events, story times & book clubs.
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