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Libby Library May events
by Lincoln County Public Libraries
May 1, 2011

The Lincoln County Public Libraries will be presenting a full calendar of programs during the month of May. All events are free and open to the public.

The libraries in Libby, Troy, and Eureka will be closed to the public on Friday, May 20 for a staff in-service day. Periodic in-service days allow staff to maintain the quality of service provided despite recent budget cuts.

The libraries in Troy, Eureka, and Libby will be closed on Saturday, May 28 for Memorial Day.

The Libby Friends of the Library hold a monthly book sale on the first Friday of each month from 10 until 5. This month, the book sale will be a large, two-day event on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7.

On Tuesday, May 3 at 6 pm, the Libby Library will present "Using the Library for Genealogy." Librarians will present tools available at the local library to help you get started or to continue your genealogy research. Internet resources (old and new) will also be covered, and free genealogy forms will be available.

The Libby Library hosts after school programs for kids every Wednesday at 4 pm. On May 4, the after school program will learn about "Hawaiian Leis and Lore @ the Libby Library." Kids will find out a little bit about Hawaiian history and will make their own lei to take home.

Come to the Libby Library on Tuesday, May 10 at 6 pm for a spring plant exchange and a brief seminar on transplanting. Bring any annuals, perennials, or seeds to share or trade and find out what to do (and not do) when transplanting things in this yearís garden.

On Wednesday, May 11 at 4 pm, kids and families can join in making a fun food snack: "Veggie Faces & Hummus @ the Libby Library." Kids will make and then eat their veggie faces.

The Libby Library presents Family Movies @ Your Library on the second Saturday of each month. This event begins at noon. On Saturday, May 14 the library will show the 1942 Disney film Bambi (70 minutes, G). Bambi follows the famous, young deer that is aided through his forest adventures by Thumper, a forthright cottontail rabbit, and a wistful skunk whom Bambi names Flower.

The Libby Library will host its monthly program series "Old Time-y Tuesdays" on Tuesday, May 17 at 5 pm. Classic movies are shown on the big screen and popcorn is provided. This month, in celebration of Biographerís Day, the library will screen the film Bonnie and Clyde (1967, 111 minutes), starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. In the film, outlaw lovers and celebrated folk-heroes Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker and their gang rob banks across the Depression-era Southwest leaving a trail of violence and bloodshed in their wake.

On Wednesday, May 18 at 4 pm, kids can learn all about memory at a fun after school program at the Libby Library. Play memory games, then participants will make a memory games to take home.

The Libby Book Discussion Group will meet on Tuesday, May 24 at 6 pm to discuss The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fessler. This nonfiction work is a powerful and groundbreaking revelation of the secret history of the 1.5 million women who surrendered children for adoption in the years following World War II and before Roe v. Wade.

On Wednesday, May 25, kids can come to the Libby Library for the last after-school program of the year: "Rabbits @ the Libby Library." Real, live rabbits will visit the library at 4pm, and kids will get a chance to ask questions about rabbits. The after-school program ends on May 25. Please join us on Tuesday mornings at 10 am, starting June 14, for kidsí summer reading programs. This summerís theme is "One World, Many Stories."

Ever wonder how people spend so much time on the Internet? Come to the Libby Library on Tuesday, May 31 at 6 pm to learn about fun and informative websites that may be used for entertainment, education, or both. Website topics will include nations of the world, maps, medical websites, current events, and movie information.

The last Friday of every month is Amnesty Day at the Lincoln County Libraries. This month, Amnesty Day is Friday, May 27. Any materials less than 90 days overdue which are returned in good condition to any of the three libraries on that day will have all penalties waived. Overdue interlibrary loan materials are not included.

For more upcoming library events, please view the calendar on the Lincoln County Public Libraries website, www.lincolncountylibraries.com/calendar/Announcements.html

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