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The library will be closed Friday, March 10th so that staff can attend a library staff development day with other library professionals in DeKalb.  We will be back on Saturday morning at 9 am.

Congratulations LESA CLANIN on being the winner of the HARVEST BASKET RAFFLE!

Thanks go out to everyone who purchased raffle tickets and to all the businesses that donated items for the basket.  We raised $750 for library programming!

Join us at the library on Saturday, May 7th from 10am-12pm and make beautiful paper flower bouquets to present to Mom on Mother’s Day!  Children under 10 years old should be accompanied by an adult or older sibling.

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OLIVIA MONTEIRO is the WINNER of a $25 gift card for her VISUAL JOURNAL entry in the 2nd Annual ICHS ART GALLERY hosted by the library.  Congrats, Olivia!

Thig readis year the Flewellin Memorial Library will be participating in The Big Read, a national program that offers grants to support organizations in developing community-wide programs which encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences.  We’d like to invite members of our community to join us in reading the book In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.  The library will host a book discussion and showing of the film starring Salma Hayek. If you are interested in participating with us, give us a call at 815-824-2079, email at shabbonalibrary@gmail.com, or stop in. Those who participate will receive a free copy of the book. Please let us know by March 1st if you’d like to participate.  The film showing and book discussion will be scheduled in March pending the amount of interest shown.

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Once again we’ll be offering a number of programs to keep kids busy over Spring Break.

March 18th–Indian Creek High School Art Gallery.  Join us at the library from 5-6:30 to view some amazing art by local high school art students.  Light refreshments will be served.

March 21st & 22ndGame DAYS!  We’ll have board games and a Wii available from 3-7pm on both days. If the kids get stir crazy send them down to the library.

March 24thDr. Seuss’s Birthday Party 2:30
We’ll read a few favorites by Dr. Seuss, enjoy some birthday cupcakes and watch the movie Horton Hears a Who.  We ask that parents or older sibling accompany children under 8 years old.

March 25th—Family Movie Night and Pizza! 5-7pm
We’ll be showing The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 (PG-13).  Spend an evening at the library enjoying a movie and pizza with friends and family. Donations welcome. Parents or sibling should accompany children under 8 years old

Due to the hazardous weather conditions the library will remain closed today.  Authorities have advised that people avoid traveling as roads are considerably icy.

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We are excited to announce that the library has been chosen to receive a grant in the amount of $550 to purchase a flat screen TV and rolling cart for the purpose of enhancing library programming.  This TV and cart will allow us to host family movie nights, supplement summer reading programs, offer author presentations, and a variety of other community events. We are very grateful to the Dekalb County Community Foundation for this gift and for all that they do to help organizations in our county pursue their missions.

The WINNER of the library’s HARVEST BASKET RAFFLE is REBECCA RUSSELL!
A BIG THANK YOU goes out to everyone who purchased tickets and to all the businesses who donated items for the raffle.  With your help we raised $460 for library programming!