'Gross things' at library on Monday

Special to The State Journal Published:

If you like gross things, and who doesn't, then join us for this special program 6 p.m. Monday at the Paul Sawyier Library. We'll be demonstrating some gross science experiments as well as having hands-on activities. There will be lots of stories and games that will be sure to "gross-out" everyone. There may even be slimy, wiggly creatures to race! We're sure you'll say, "That's Gross!"

Children ages 8-11 are welcome. So, bring a friend and come have a grossly good time with the Youth Services Department at the library. Call 223-1658, ext. 205 for more information.

African-American Authors

Group meeting Saturday

The March meeting of the African-American Authors Group is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 18, in the directors office at the library. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact Stacy at 223-1658 or e-mail stacy@pspl.org.

The book this month is 40 Hours and an Unwritten Rule: The Diary of an African-American Woman by Kim Williams. This story follows Racey Thomas, an African-American woman, as she tackles issues and perceptions of black Americans in predominately white workplaces. It examines the true meaning and consequences behind the struggle of fighting perceptions.

Raceys journey is told in diary form and is filled with real solutions, truthful thoughts and honest reactions.

National Nutrition Month

This month the library is featuring books, videos and audios on nutrition. Since March is National Nutrition Month, it is a way to educate us about the importance of good nutrition. Materials displayed will have information on diet, nutrition in foods, fitness plans, family health, fun ways to diet and exercise and books that tell you You Are What You Eat.

Group to discuss

Southern literature

A book discussion group that will feature southern literature written by local, well-known authors is forming. The Literary South: Old and New will be hosted by Richard Taylor and will focus on four titles, A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines; Shiloh and Other Stories by Bobbie Ann Mason; The Memory of Old Jack by Wendell Berry, and As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner.

The first meeting of the group will be on April 6 and will continue every three weeks through June 8. For more information about joining this book group please call Stacy at 223-1658 or email stacy@pspl.org.

Childrens programs

now underway

If you have not signed up your child for the spring programs there is still time. Please stop by the Library or visit www.pspl.org/kids/youthservices.htm and register. Mother Goose Time for those ages 12-24 months will meet on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Parents & Tots for 2-3 year olds will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Storytime for 4 year olds will meet on Thursdays. Family Fun Night meets on Thursdays at 6:30pm. For questions about any of the programs please call the Library at 223-1658 x205 or email erinn@pspl.org.

Outreach services available

Do you love to read, but are unable to come to the Library because of physical limitations, illness, or other difficulties? Then let the staff of Paul Sawyier Librarys Outreach Services Department offer free selection and delivery of library materials to you.

We can provide regular or large print books, audiocassette tapes, CDs, magazines, and more to individual patrons who are homebound or in senior facilities. For further information, call the Library (502-223-1658 Ext. 111) and ask for Janice or Miller in Outreach Services, or reach them by e-mail at: Janice@pspl.org or Miller@pspl.org.

The Paul Sawyier Library is located at 305 Wapping St. Regular hours are: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. After regular hours the bookdrop is available to return books and videos. For further information about the library or any of its programs, call 223-1658 or visit www.pspl.org. The Youth Service Department closes five minutes before the main library. Any changes in hours will be posted on the front doors.

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