April is National Poetry Month!
Celebrate poetry at the Mercer Area Library during National Poetry Month! Participate in the wonder of word craft and the beauty of poetry all month long at the library, Poetry activities for all ages will be available to celebrate the written word and for appreciating the art of writing, expression, and feeling. See what you can do with words and enjoy learning something new and expressing yourself!
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT PRESENTS: INTO THE WOODS
From the director of CHICAGO and the producer of WICKED comes a modern twist on the beloved fairy tales you thought you knew. Meryl Streep stars in this epic musical saga about daring to venture INTO THE WOODS. Iconic characters, such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel, find their fates intertwined with a humble baker and his wife, whose longing to have a child sends them on a quest to reverse a witch's curse. With an all-star cast, this spellbinding adventure is everything you could ever wish for!
Join us on Friday, April 17 at 6:00 P.M. for this wonderfully whimsical movie, free popcorn, and lots of fun!
You can view the trailer here.
Friends of the Library Spring Used Book Sale
The Friends of the Library will be holding its Splendid Spring Used Book Sale at Library this year. It will be held in the Conference Room at the library itself starting on Tuesday, April 7th. We have a very wide selection this year including a very large non-fiction section. This is a great chance to expand your own collection and to support your library so we can continue to provide wonderful programming for our community.
The library is always accepting donations of used books, but we do request no textbooks, encyclopedias, or Reader’s Digest materials. If you would like to help at the book sale, stop by the library and sign up today!
Celebrate National Library Week!
The American Library Association is celebrating National Library Week from April 12-19, 2015, and this year’s theme is “Unlimited Possibilities @ Your Library.” Public libraries depend on the support of patrons and users who check out books, use computers, attend programs, search for information on computers, download digital e-books and audio books, and so much more!
Here are some things you can do to support the library:
Women’s Night Out!
The Library will be featuring a Women’s Night Out on Monday, April 27th starting at 7:00 P.M. This year’s program will feature Christy Hunter Hall (President of the Friends of the Library) who will be speaking on her back-packing trip through Spain last year. She will even be bringing the gear she carried with her on her journey and describing the beauty and wonder of Spain’s cities, towns, countryside, and landscape. Following her will be local businessman Mark DiSilvestri, and he will be talking about his experiences with Debi's Diamond Street Bakery & Café, right here in Mercer. Mark will speak about starting up the business, the history of Mercer, and the historical significance of the Victorian meeting room in the bakery.
Door prizes and light refreshments will be provided (some even baked by the new Director himself!). Tickets can be claimed at the library front desk starting April 1, 2015. Space is very limited, so please reserve your spot today!
***You can now join our Friends group online Just go to the "Friends of the Library" tab on the navigation bar, select "Become a Member," and fill out the online form. To learn more about the Friends group and the many ways they help and support the library, click the "Friends of the Library" tab on the navigation bar.
Get ebooks for free! Those of you with iPods, smartphones, Kindles, Nooks, or other digital devices now have the opportunity to borrow digital content from the library for free! With your library card you have access to ebooks, audiobooks, and music with the click of a button. Check out our digital library using the Overdrive button on the right-hand side of this page. Remember, we are always here to help you to use the library's resources. If you would like one-on-one personal assistance in using our digital materials, feel free to come into the library with your ereader and we will gladly answer your questions.