Ross Library has lots of activities on tap this month

LOCK HAVEN — Would you like a blind date? For Library Lovers’ Month, the Ross Library will offer you one.

Throughout February, the Ross Library will once again be featuring Blind Date With A Book, the perfect chance for patrons to discover a new author or title. Books will be available and on display, but be wrapped in paper. Each book will be described with a word or two about the genre, but patrons will not know the exact book they are getting. This is an excellent chance for a patron to discover something new.

Coloring for adults has been shown to decrease stress and stimulate creative thinking. The libraries in Clinton County are inviting the public to a coloring session for food and beverages, calming music, and adult coloring with provided materials. The Ross Library will hold a program from 7 to 8 PM on Thursday, March 1, and the Friendship Library in Beech Creek will hold a program on Monday, March 18 at 6 PM.

Opioids are a problem in many communities in America, a problem that the Ross Library would like to help solve. On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 6 PM, join us on the third floor for a talk and discussion led by Jennifer Reeder of Advocates For A Drug-Free Tomorrow. Jennifer will talk about the problem of opioids, and then lead a group discussion on how to deal with the issues and where to find help.

On Friday, February 23, the Jersey Shore Hospital staff will come to the Ross Library and offer free blood pressure readings to interested patrons from 10 AM to noon. Staff will be in the lobby to assist patrons, take blood pressure, and make suggestions as to how to improve your health. Registration for this program is not necessary.

As part of our occasional Food For Thought series, Susan Pogozelski will be joining us in Gross Room A on April 27 at noon. Susan Pogorzelski is the award-winning author of Gold in the Days of Summer and The Last Letter, a semi-autobiographical account of her experiences living with Chronic Lyme Disease. Susan will be doing a reading from her most recent book, and a lunch will be provided.

The Ross Library is also inviting the public into the Book Brigade, the monthly book club. On the final Saturday of each month unless otherwise noted, at ten AM, the group meets at the library to discuss a different book and the social issues covered in that book. On February 24, they will discuss “The Giantess” by Henry Shoemaker, and on March 31, “Hound of the Baskervilles” by Arthur Conan Doyle.

Unless otherwise stated, all programs are free and open to the public. To register for a program or get more information, contact the Ross Library at 570-748-3321 or ross13@rosslibrary.org. The Annie Halenbake Ross Library is a member of PA Forward and the Clinton County United Way.

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