B'ville Library: Check out carp tourney exhibit

Welcome to May, the perfect month to "grow" your interest in your library.

We can help make your summer DIY projects come true with books and articles designed to improve your skills and your environment. We can also make you the hit of summer soirees with recipes and decorating tips for all. Just looking for a cool, quiet retreat? Storytime is on hiatus and our programs scale down a bit as sports and other outdoor activities ramp up, which makes it a perfect time for readers who value a quiet space to read and reflect.

Improve your job skills

The economy may be improving for some, but lots of workers are still displaced or underemployed. If you happen to be one of them, check our shelves for guidance and our calendar for programs designed to help you get a new or a better job.

First up is Wired Wednesday with a pair of programs designed to make you more job ready. Learn how to make Microsoft Word do what you want it to at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday May 5 or learn the basics of spreadsheets with our introduction to Microsoft Excel at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday May 19. These programs have limited seating and registration is required so sign up soon.

Our Jobseeker's Lifeline is also here to help improve your job prospects beginning at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday May 12 with a free program on resume writing basics. Meet with Chris Aylward of PEACE at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday May 26 to plot your career path.

Just for kids

Three to five year olds and their caregivers are invited to join us at 10:30 a.m. Friday May 7 for a special Mother's Day tea with stories, crafts and refreshments. Registration is required. Slightly older kids in third through sixth grades are invited to explore crafts and activities along with free pizza at our Second Mondays Club at 6 p.m. Monday May 10.

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