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3-30-19

April events at Jo Kennon Dowling Park Public Library

10655 Dowling Park Drive
Live Oak, FL 32064
386-658-2670
Hours: M, W, Th, Fri – 9:00 AM – 6 PM
Tues. – 9:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Sat. – 9:00 AM – 4 PM

WEEKLY/ MONTHLY PROGRAMS
STARBOOKS CAFE
Every Tuesday from 9:30-11:00 AM the Starbooks Café will be open to the public.  Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and snacks will be served (free of charge).
April 2 – Featuring the veterans
April 9 – Featuring the sewers
April 16 – Featuring old school days
April 23 – Featuring the good ol’ days
April 30 – Featuring cars you’ve owned
You do not need to bring a story or sewing; just come for the companionship.


TRAVELING LIBRARY
Get ready!! Have books, will travel!!  The Jo Kennon Public Library now has a traveling library; it is not a bookmobile, but a book wagon.  Wayne Casey and Cameron Smith will be coming with library books to a location near you, so look for the blue wagon.
You may check out books, return books, or even sign up for a library card.  The traveling wagon will return to each location every three weeks.  A sign will be posted at each location with the date and times of the next visit.
Schedule
Tuesday, April 2 from 10:00-10:30 AM Dacier Manor
Tuesday, April 9 from 11:00-11:30 AM Rumph Dining Hall
Tuesday, April 16 from 11:15-11:45 AM Copeland Community Center
Tuesday, April 23 from 10:00-10:30 AM Dacier Manor
Tuesday, April 30 from 11:00-11:30 AM Rumph Dining Hall


DISPLAY CASE
The Jo Kennon Library has a new locking display case.  There are 5 shelves, approximately 12” x 12”.  The public is invited to put a display in the case.  Stop by the library and sign up.  

FINE ART DISPLAY
The Jo Kennon Library is pleased to announce that a fine art painting will be displayed each month.  One of our patrons is a collector of fine art and has graciously offered to display one piece a month.


MAGNIFYING VIEWER
The Jo Kennon Library is pleased to announce that a magnifying viewer is available for use in the library or for checkout.  Books, newspaper articles or any written materials can be enlarged.  Stop by for a demonstration.



GROUPS USING THE MEETING ROOM
Every Wednesday from 1:00 – 2:30 PM
“Life After ___________” – Monica Serlick will be using the meeting room for a discussion group about life changes.  Monica has been part of the Live Oak community since 1998.  She has a Masters degree in mental health counseling, is a Florida Human Services Board Certified Practitioner, and is a certified family life education therapist.  

April 5 and 26 at 3:00 PM
Suwannee River Writers Guild – This group, under the direction of Bill Storey, will develop writing skills and produce a publishable fiction book.



CHILDREN’S STORY TIME
Every Wednesday from 10:00 – 11:00 AM children and toddlers are invited to story time.  Activities include story reading, singing and crafts.
Children are encouraged to stop by any time to do a craft.



FREE TUTORING
The Jo Kennon Dowling Park Public Library is now accepting applications for free tutoring.  If your child is in the first – fifth grades and needs some one-on-one help with either reading or math, please stop by the library to fill out an enrollment form.  Specific tutoring times will be determined by the child’s schedule.

HANDBELL CHOIR
Every Thursday from 4:00 – 5:00 PM.  All school age children are welcome.  No experience is needed.  The class is taught by Mr. and Mrs. Phipps.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES
Every Saturday beginning at 1:00 PM – All school age children are invited to attend.
First Saturday – Makerspaces – build and create things using technology.
Second Saturday – Science – do simple science experiments such as making slime or growing crystals.
Third Saturday – Art Projects – rock painting or card making
Fourth Saturday – Coffee House and/or Movie.

MOVIES
Last Saturday of the month at 1:00 PM.




SPECIAL PROGRAMS
April 2 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM – Craft Club – Join us on the first Tuesday of every month.  You’re welcome to bring the crafts you’re currently working on, like crochet, knitting, painting, etc.  Or you can come pick up a new hobby with our craft stamps and other card making supplies.

April 3 at 1:00 PM – Money Smart Week Presentation – Wendy Dickinson from First Federal Bank in Dowling Park will be talking about safe banking for seniors: identifying and avoiding scams.  Come learn about scams, why they work, types of scams, warning signs, and how you can build defenses against them.

April 4 from 9:30 – 11:30 AM – Seed Library – Come in and talk with our Master Gardener volunteers and get some seeds!  All you need is a current SRRL library card and you can “check out” up to three packets of seeds every month.  There are no due dates and you’ll never accrue overdue fines.
The workshop starting at 10 AM is entitled Pest-y Garden Critters.

April 4 at 12 noon - History of Suwannee County – Eric Musgrove, Clerk of Court and County Historian, will be covering the mid 1960s and 1970s.

April 8 at 10 AM – Miniatures – Join us when Rosemary Eakins shows and demonstrates her miniature displays.  She will also have a display of her miniatures in the display case at the library.  Rosemary did a presentation at the Live Oak Library and it was very interesting and fascinating.






April 11 at 10:00 AM – Discussion Group – The Barbershop Chat will discuss topics of common interest, ranging from history to current events and much more will be covered, just like in a barbershop.  Come to enjoy a great time of discussion with great people and great coffee.

April 11 at 1:00 PM – Food Demonstrations - Foodies unite!!!  Join us when Susan Larson will demonstrate bread making.  She will also demonstrate making gluton free bread. I can smell it baking already!!

April 16 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Rock Painting – Paint rocks and visit with other rock star artists.  All supplies are provided.

April 18 from 9:30 – 11:30 AM – Seed Library- Come in and talk with our Master Gardener volunteers and get some seeds!  All you need is a current SRRL library card and you can “check out” up to three packets of seeds every month.  There are no due dates and you’ll never accrue overdue fines.

April 19 – The library will be closed in observance of Good Friday.

April 25 at 10:00 AM – Discussion Group – The Barbershop Chat will discuss topics of common interest, ranging from history to current events and much more will be covered, just like in a barbershop.  Come to enjoy a great time of discussion with great people and great coffee.

April 26 from 2:00-3:00 PM – Health Insurance – Tammy Watson will be at the library representing the Insurance Market Place.  If you need health insurance or have questions, make sure you attend.

April 26 at 10:00 AM – Book Club – This month’s book is Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan. Copies of the book are available at the library.


April 27 at 1:00 PM –Movie – When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained.  A sixteen year old girl, one of the most powerful young people anyone has encountered, escapes her camp and joins a group of runaway teens seeking safe haven.  Soon this newfound family realizes that in a world in which the adults in power have betrayed them, running is not enough and they must wage a resistance using their collective power to take back control of their future.





MORE FROM THE LIBRARY
TECHIES
Are you needing help with your cell phone, computer, or e-reader? Sign up at the library for one-on-one help.

BOOK BOUQUETS
You might receive a book bouquet from the library.  We will randomly deliver a suitable book decorated by the staff to your door.  The staff at the library just want to spread some good cheer.


DONATIONS
The Jo Kennon Public Library would appreciate your donations of plastic shopping bags.  If possible, smooth them out before donating.

For the children’s activities during the summer, please donate glass jars and shoe boxes.


VOLUNTEERS
The library needs plarn (plastic yarn) makers.  Literally thousands of bags have been donated and now it needs to be turned into plarn.  Stop by the library for a quick lesson and supplies to make plarn.  No experience is necessary.

NEW RELEASES
Call Me American by Abdi Nor Iftin –  Abdi Nor Iftin first fell in love with America from afar.  As a child, he learned English by listening to American pop artists like Michael Jackson and watching films starring action heroes like Arnold Schwarzenegger.  When U.S. marines landed in Mogadishu to take on the warlords, Abdi cheered the arrival of these real Americans, who seemed as heroic as those of the movies.
Learning to See by Elise Hooper – In 1918, a fearless twenty-two year old arrives in bohemian San Francisco from the Northeast, determined to make her own way as an independent woman.  Renaming herself Dorothea Lange, she is soon the celebrated owner of the city’s most prestigious and stylish portrait studio and wife of the talented but volatile painter, Maynard Dixon.
Broken Bone China by Laura Childs – Theodosia Browning must rise to the occasion when tragedy strikes high above Charleston at her hot-air balloon tea in the latest Tea Shop Mystery.
May I Come In by Wendy Goodman – Designer extraordinaire Wendy Goodman visits seventy homes that express their owner’s spirit and passions.

“I find television very educating.  Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book” – Groucho Marx