Books and Beyond from Danbury Library: March 2013
 March 2013
Friday, March 29
Sunday, March 31

Main Library:
Monday: 10 am - 7 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 7 pm
Wednesday: 1 pm - 7 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 7 pm
Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

Technology Center:
Monday: 1 pm - 7 pm
Tuesday: 1 pm - 7 pm
Wednesday: 1 pm - 7 pm
Thursday: 1 pm - 7 pm
Friday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

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Last Chance!
Winter Reading Bingo
ends Monday,
March 18.

Come to the library to pick up a bingo card, a packet of hot chocolate (while supplies last) and get reading. You may win a $200 Stop & Shop gift card or one of several other prizes!

To be eligible for at least one prize drawing, you will need to make at least one Bingo by reading (or listening to) a minimum of 3 books from any column you choose. Each additional Bingo must include a column with 3 more additional books. Click here for reading suggestions.

Homework Connection

Mondays through Thursdays
3:30 - 6:00 pm
Junior Department

For grades K through 8

Need help with your homework? We’ve got some great teens from the Library’s Teen Council who are eager to help!

Free. No registration, just drop by!

Weather Closings

It’s snowing!  Is the library open or closed?
When in doubt, call the library at 203-797-4505 to find out if the library has had any changes to its opening or closing times. A recorded message will alert you to any changes. Information can also be found through:
- danburylibrary

-  WLAD radio (800AM)
-  WFSB T.V. Channel 3


Job Help Just Got Easier!

job nowVisit our JobNow resource to obtain LIVE assistance for job searching, writing a résumé or a cover letter as well as practice interviewing.  LIVE coaching for the GED and U.S. citizenship tests is also available.  If you don’t have time for a live session, submit your résumé at any time during the day and a job coach will send it back to you within one business day with suggested changes.  

Have your Danbury Library card number ready if you are accessing this resource from outside the library - try it now!

If you need assistance, call the library’s Ask Me! desk at 203-797-4527

knittingChemo Cap Donations

Members of the library’s Knit & Knosh knitting group have been busy making Chemo Caps for patients undergoing cancer treatments. Sandy Masar, one of the group’s regular knitters, brought the idea to the group about a year ago and since then, over 100 caps have been donated to the Cancer Center at the Danbury Hospital and Ann’s Place, The Home of I Can Cancer Support Services. 

Knitters interested in joining the group are welcome.  The group meets on Thursdays from 1 - 3 pm in the Lower Level Meeting Room. For more information, call the Community Relations office at 203-796-8061.

teen Teens! Summer Volunteers Wanted

Looking for something to do this summer? Perhaps you need to fulfill some community volunteer time for school or another organization? If you’re in grades 6-12, you could be eligible to volunteer at the library’s summer reading program!

What do teen volunteers do? 
Register children for the reading club, track weekly prizes, keep statistics, prepare a storytime for the "Teens to Tots Storytime", help children with reading, put book carts in order, or shelve  books.

How do I become a teen volunteer? 
-  Pick up an application and a health form from the Jr. Department Service Desk. 

-  Return the completed forms to the desk by Saturday, April 27.  
-  Be sure to complete an "Availability Form" that tells us what days and times you could be available to volunteer and bring it with you to the orientation. 
Attend the Teen Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, May 4th from 10 a.m. to noon in the 2nd floor story corner. (Be sure to bring your completed Availability Form.)

If you’d like more information, contact Mrs. Harrigan, Teen Librarian, at 203-797-4528.  

superheroSuperheroes After School

Wednesday, March 6
4:30 - 5:30 pm
Junior Department

For Grades 1 - 4

Join us for some wacky superhero games including "Captain Underpants" trivia. If you could be any superhero, who would you be? Wonder Woman? Batman? Spiderman? Everyone will create their own superhero miniature!
Register online, call 203-797-4528, or stop by the Junior Desk.

preschoolPreschool Playtime

Wednesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Junior Department

For preschool children with a parent or caregiver

Too cold for the park? Drop in to the library with your preschool kids. We will supply blocks, Legos, and other toys to play with and materials to make a simple craft. A great opportunity to meet other parents. Come to one or come to all.
Free. No registration. For more information, call 203-797-4528.

small_bizSmall Business Series: How to Get Started and Be Successful
Workshops held through April
Thinking about starting your own business? We’ve put together a team of local professionals to help get you started. Come to one or come to all. Registration required.

Creating Your Own Videos and How YouTube Can Boost Visitors to Your Website
Saturday, March 9
10:30 am – Noon

Snowdate: Saturday, March 16

All workshops are free. To see all Small Business workshops or to register for these events, visit our online event calendar.
Register online, call 203-797-4527 or stop by the Ask Me Desk.
American Girl Club:
Meet Addy - 1864 - The Story of a Slave Girl

Sunday, March 10
2:00-3:00 pm

For Grades 3-6

Join other American Girl fans in the last of this 3-part series about living in America during the 1700’s and 1800’s. Discuss the book, complete a craft and enjoy colonial treats! Register online, call 203-797-4528 or stop by the Junior Desk.

irelandThe Music & Magic of Ireland

Tuesday, March 12
4:00 - 5:00 pm

For families with children ages 4 & up

Irish-born folk singer Tom O'Carroll and his wife, Debbie, an actress and magician, will introduce you to Irish culture. You’ll learn some phrases in the Irish language, discover Celtic knot art, find out what the colors in the Irish Flag mean, meet Molly Malone from Dublin, figure out a riddle poem by the Irish writer Jonathan Swift, join in a song about a Belfast belle, visit an Irish sweet shop, practice an Irish jig, and more!
Free. No registration. For more information call 203-797-4528.
Shake, Tap, Drum and Rap! With Robert the Guitar Guy!

robertFriday, March 15
10:15 - 11:00 am

For preschool - age 7

Robert the Guitar Guy is back for one more session! Join us!

Teacher and seasoned music instructor Robert the Guitar Guy will conduct a music and rhythm class just for the little ones! Using a variety of instruments they will shake, tap, drum, and rap along with Robert.
Free. No registration. For more information call 203-797-4528.

springSpring Has Sprung!

Thursday, March 21
4:00 - 5:00 pm

For grades 2 & up

Spring officially starts on March 20th. Come and celebrate by making an adorable spring bunny centerpiece for your dining table! Artist Katie Stevenson will give you the step-by-step instructions.
Register online, call 203-797-4528 or stop by the Junior Desk.

CT Ancestry Program: Finding Ancestors in Passenger Lists and Naturalization Records

shipSaturday, March 23
10:00 am - Noon
Farioly Program Room

Records of immigrant ancestors from their arrival, to citizenship, are more accessible than ever before. Learn about the passenger lists and naturalization records available between 1820 to 1940 and tips on how to find and use them.
The program is offered by the Connecticut Ancestry Society, Inc. in conjunction with the Danbury Library.
Free. No registration. For more information, contact John O’Donnell at 203-797-4527.

AAA Driver Programs

For Adults: Driver Improvement Program
Tuesdays: March 12 or April 23
Noon - 4:00 pm

Take the AAA Driver Improvement Program to relearn the basics of defensive driving and learn current driving practices. According to state law, Connecticut drivers who complete the class and are 60 years old and older are eligible to receive a 5% discount* on their auto insurance.
(Some insurance companies offer this discount starting at age 55 so be sure to contact your insurance carrier.)
Those who complete the course will be mailed a certificate of completion.
Register online, call 203-797-4527 or stop by the Ask Me Desk.
For more information call Fran Mayko at AAA, 203-937-2595, ext. 4615.
* Some restrictions may apply.

For Teens & Parents: Teen Driving Info Workshop
Saturdays: March 23 or April 26
10:30 am - Noon

For 14 & 15 year olds and their parents

Kids! Looking forward to getting your driver's license? Parents! Dreading the thought of your kids getting their driver's license? Come to this workshop that will start your conversations about safe driving practices before the driver's education classes begin or a driver permit is obtained. Register online, call 203-797-4527 or stop by the Ask Me Desk.
For more information call Fran Mayko at AAA, 203-937-2595, ext. 4615.

teensOngoing Young Adult Programs

Young Adult Chess Club

Thursdays, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Lower Level Meeting Room

Ages 10 - 25
Learn one of the world’s most popular games! Already a player? Learn and practice some new game strategies.
Instructor: Local chess master William Mattison

Registration required. Register online, call 203-797-4528, or stop by the Junior Desk.

Ultimate Teen Gamers
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:45 pm
Farioly Program Room

For Grades 6 & Up
We have Microsoft XBox 360, the Kinect, Nintendo Wii, and a lot of games for all the platforms. No registration necessary. Permission slips are required for those who are not 13. Slips are available at the Junior Desk or at each program.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Club
Weekly Games: Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Monthly Tournament Play:
1st Wednesday of each month: 2/6, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 3:00 - 5:00pm
Lower Level Meeting Room

For Grades 6 - 12
Love Yu-Gi-Oh! and want to play more?
Meet new challenges, learn new tricks and new friends. Enjoy weekly games and a monthly tournament. Tournament winners will receive Yu-Gi-Oh! card prizes. No registration necessary.

readingBookTalk Discussion for Adults
Series Theme: Double Vision
Let the Great World Spin
by Colum McCann

Monday, March 25
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Farioly Program Room

"Let the Great World Spin is the critically acclaimed author’s most ambitious novel yet: a dazzlingly rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s." ~ Barnes & Noble
Next discussion: The House of Mirth
by Edith Wharton

Monday, April 22

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