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Sunday, March 5, 2017

March at the Roselle Public Library District

Sometime in March, you'll probably hear the tweets of a robin feeding her young, a symbol of spring's rebirth as winter's cold and gloom fade into memory. Soon, the leaves and flowers will arrive; our coats can be left on their racks; we don't need to scrunch our faces into our collars anymore.

It's a rebirth at the Roselle Public Library District, too, as we've redesigned and renamed our quarterly newsletter from Library Lights to Access. We've also refreshed our logo.

Our first program for the month is One-Minute Audiobook, March 6, 5:15-6:45P. Celebrate Teen Tech Week and record an audiobook with us! We'll condense a book into a one-minute script, record dialogue, narration, and sound effects, perform a final sound mix, and publish it to Soundcloud. No registration required.

A few days later, kids ages 5 through 12 can read aloud to a certified therapy dog with Read to a Dog, March 8, 4-5P. It's an opportunity to improve confidence and sharpen reading skills while bonding with a dog! Bring a favorite book or choose from a selection of titles. Additional sessions are scheduled for March 15 and 22. Register by phone at 630.529.1641, ext. 351, or in-person at the Youth Services Ask Me Desk.

The following week, join Going Greener Around Your Home, March 16, 7-8P and learn environmentally friendly techniques to clean up your home and handle unwanted items. Gain a new perspective on daily routines and understand how to protect the planet and your health. Registration is required through our online calendar or by phone at 630.529.1641, ext. 222.

Along with the arrival of spring, March marks the arrival of St. Patrick's Day, and two days after the holiday, keep honoring Irish heritage with Musical Sunday, March 19, 1:30-3P. Listen to Irish Music School of Chicago Executive Director Sean Cleland play the fiddle, discuss the history and importance of the Irish, and reveal how their music and song adapted to Chicago. Grab a cup of complimentary coffee and a cookie, too. No registration required.

Travel through another corner of Europe during Southern Italy Travelog, March 23, 7-8P. Tour Adriatic fishing towns, the Amalfi Coast, Napoli, Capri, and more with world traveler Ralph Danielsen. See perfect beach resorts, mighty Vesuvius, ancient Greek temples, and igloos built of stone. Registration is required through our online calendar or by phone at 630.529.1641, ext. 222.

The final week of March sees a special spring break session of our ever-popular Grandparents Got Game! program: Grandparents Got Springtime Game!, March 28, 1:30-3P. Grandparents and grand-friends get into the spring spirit with their grandchildren at this drop-in program. This session features a springtime activity, snacks, and board games. No registration required.

Also on March 28, 7-8P, experts from the law office of John Pankau will explain the differences and responsibilities associated with the roles of executors, trustees, guardians, and agents at Duties of an Executor, Trustees, Guardians, and Agents. Registration is required through our online calendar or by phone at 630.529.1641, ext. 222.

End the month with a visit to the Great Magazine Giveaway, March 30-April 2, and take home back issues from dozens of different magazines, including People, Time, Vogue, and many more. Select two magazine for every book you check out! No registration required; just drop in to the Meeting Rooms.

The coming of spring is rich and welcome by itself, but with programs and sessions at the Roselle Public Library District, it gets even richer.

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