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B'ville: Welcome to National Library Week

We're holding off some of our celebration until next week to give folks something to do during spring break, but we're still hard at work doing all those important things libraries do. Of course, that means bringing you great books, movies and music, but it also means: providing support through difficult times; entertaining programs to share with friends and neighbors; a place to show off community talents; and an opportunity to develop new skills.

Library Week opportunities

You can do all of these things this week and all year around at BPL.

At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, jobseekers are invited to join in as Chris Aylward provides a free clinic on interviewing skills as part of our continuing series Jobseekers Lifeline. It's a great way to improve your chances in the employment lottery in a nation where more than 3 million citizens have now been officially unemployed for over a year.

On a lighter note, armchair travelers can visit the beautiful and historic beaches of Normandy with Al Jenner and Mark Ambrose as they share tales of their recent bicycle tour at 10 a.m. Thursday April 15. A donation for the library Friends group is requested.

Later that afternoon, Anime fans are invited to celebrate spring and maybe even spring rolls at 3:30 p.m. with our first showing of "Fairytail," a popular animated series.

Finally, crafters can finish out the week at 10 a.m. Saturday April 17 by making a Little Cathead Basket. Registration for the program is required and there is $15 fee for materials.

Vacation happenings at BPL

School is out, but Manic Mondays is still here for teens interested in scratching their creative itch. At 3 p.m. Monday April 19, wear your grubbies and we'll break out the paints.

The Books for Breakfast group is also in session at 9 a.m. Tuesday April 20 with a discussion of the "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet," a tale about the Japanese internment and its lasting effects set in Seattle by Jamie Ford. Refreshments will be served. New members are welcome.

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