New and Noteworthy

Fri-Sat, 3/22-3/23 Children’s Books Pop-Up Sale

Children’s Books Pop-up Sale this Friday and Saturday hosted by the Friends of the Library. When: Fri. 10 – 2 & Sat. 10 – 1. Where: Library Reeve Room inside the Children’s Room. Great books at great prices. 

All proceeds benefit the Library, making activities like museum passes, weekly movies, special visitors, and summer reading programs possible.  Questions?  Please contact the Friends: 

3/27 Children’s Literacy Series: Parents as Reading Partners – Part 1

Wednesday, March 27 @ 7:00 PM

Part 1 – Reading To and With Your Child: Best Practices for Growing Confident Readers

Parents want their children to be proficient readers but are often unsure of how to support their emergent readers. This presentation will provide practical methods to encourage positive reading outcomes that you can begin using right away to make reading time with your child a joyful and engaging experience for both adult and child. Literacy specialist and children’s librarian, Rhonda Cunha, will guide you through the most essential research-based best practices when reading with your emergent reader, and show you ways to keep engagement high when reading to your child. Rhonda will discuss why read-alouds are so crucial to literacy development and will provide time to answer your questions and concerns.

Free, all welcome. Designed for parents and caregivers. No childcare at the event.

4/10 Children’s Literacy Series: Parents as Reading Partners – Part 2

Wednesday, April 10 @ 7:00PM

Part 2 – Supporting Your Child’s Literacy Development in the Classroom

This presentation aims to demystify the reading process, explain what’s going on in the classroom and discuss ways you can support your child’s reading  development at home.

This is the second of 2 lectures in this series, see our   website for more information.

Free, all welcome. Designed for parents and caregivers. No childcare at the event.

4/6 Animal Education Series – Animals and the Law

Saturday, April 6 @ 1:00PM

Attorney Holly Vietzke-Lynch is here to talk about animal law!

Animals play a big role in our lives and environment and as such, we need laws to govern our interactions with them. From dog bites to custody fights, breed bans to estate plans, laws pertaining to animals run the gamut. This presentation will provide a general overview of how the courts treat cases involving animals in all areas of the law.

Free, all welcome. Designed for adults and teens in grades 9 and up.

4/14 Flower Arranging

Sunday, April 14 @ 2:30 pm

Join us for Sunday at the Stevens with author and gardener Betsy Williams and learn all about flower arranging.  She will discuss how and when to buy, pick, cut and condition flowers and greens; simple, practical mechanics and the how-to’s of arranging in water and floral foam.

Free, all welcome. Thanks to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this program.

4/18 Digital Preservation

Thursday, April 18 @ 7 pm

Digital Preservation with Rhonda Chadwick, Archivist

Learn how to create a digital legacy! This class touches upon the best file formats for long term preservation, how to save email, social media pages, and websites.

We’ll cover audio and video files and talk about digitizing old VHS tapes, papers, photographs and books.

Free, all welcome.

Thursday: Drop – In Tech Help 6 – 8pm

Thursdays 6 – 8pm in the Reading Room

2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday of the month enjoy one on one assistance with technology.  Bring your laptop, tablet, or smartphone and ask any question!

  • E-books, E-magazines
  • 30+ E-library resources (art, music, travel, investment, etc.)
  • Social Media
  • Streaming services

Sunday at the Stevens

Join us for Sunday at the Stevens each week. Some weeks it is a movie, other weeks are a special speaker. All are welcome, no registration required. Monthly schedules are available at the Reference Desk, ext. 42016. Upcoming Sundays are:

March 24 movie: First Man
PG – 13 (2018)

April 7 movie: At Eternity’s Gate
PG – 13 (2018)

Free, all are welcome.

Thanks to the Friends of the Stevens Memorial Library for supporting Sundays at the Stevens.

Third Tuesday Book Discussion

Join us every third Tuesday of the month at 7pm for a book discussion, our upcoming titles are:

March 19,  Daring to Drive by Manal Al-Sharif

April 16, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

May 21, One Goal by Amy Bass

Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up a copy or call extension 42016.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program

Reading to a child is one of the most powerful ways to boost their skills. The simple and enjoyable act of sharing books helps a child learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters make, developing a bigger vocabulary, and building background knowledge — all important skills that help prepare a child for learning to read and entering kindergarten. Join us at Stevens for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading incentive program for children ages birth to 5 years. Visit the Children’s Room to get more information about the program and check out some books. If you read just 3 books a day you will reach the 1,000 books goal in one year!

OverDrive “Kids’ Room”

Did you know MVLC’s OverDrive collection has children’s materials?  A new feature, OverDrive Kid’s Room, makes it easy to search just children’s materials. Look for the Kids link on MVLC’s OverDrive main page. All children’s materials are still included in OverDrive’s main index, too; they can be found using OverDrive’s Advance Search feature. Continued »

Library news: pick your method

The Library has added another way to get news of its events and services: Twitter. Find us and follow us at @StevensMemLib.  Don’t miss a Stevens program you would have enjoyed; pick a news channel that keeps you up-to-date. Continued »