Second Floor Makeover
A huge thank you is due to FOCPL for their generous contribution to our recently completed second floor makeover. This makeover included a collection reconfiguration, improved signage and new and improved furniture and shelving to increase browsability and access. Customers are enjoying a second floor that feels more spacious and is easier to navigate.
Programs & Events
Adults: March is Women’s History Month. Partnering with the Orange County Human Relations Commission, we screened a film based on the true story of the Willmar Eight on March 14 and, on March 23, we will host a Community Read discussion of Barbara Ehrenreich’s Global Woman: Nannies, Maids and Sex Workers. On March 26 we will discuss Jane Austen’s enduring appeal to contemporary readers. Finally, on March 28 we will present a poetry reading in partnership with the North Carolina Poetry Society and the North Carolina Center for the Book featuring Joanna Imogen Davidson, a Gilbert-Chappell Student Poet, and Dr. Lynn Veach Sadler, a Central Region Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet.
In addition to these special programs, the library regularly hosts several community-driven groups that focus on a shared interest. The Evening Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., Chess Club meets every Thursday at 6:00 p.m., and the A Darn Good Yarn knitting group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. New members are always welcome!
Teens: March 9-13 was Teen Tech Week, and the library was ready to celebrate. This year’s theme was “Libraries are for Making…” and each afternoon that week we hosted an activity that combined technology and creating in the Teen Center.
Every month teens can enjoy two new regularly scheduled programs. “MineCraft & YourCraft” is on the second Wednesday of every month from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Minecraft is available on computers and laptops in the Teen Center, and craft materials and instructions are available at the second floor service desk. Partnering with StoriesWork, we host a writing group for ages 10-18 called “Heroes…What’s the Story?” This group meets the last Wednesday of each month and is working toward a public presentation of their work as part of this year’s Summer Reading Program.
As always, you can find the latest library event listings on our online calendar at www.bit.ly/ocplcal.