COLUMN: Library Focus - April marks National Library week

— Animation at the library

Join us at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18, and on the third Thursday of every month for Onondaga Otaku, our local showcase for anime (Japanese style animation). Join us for a little Japanese culture complete with a cup of ramen.

Books are awesome, spread the word

At 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18, anyone who has signed up with ALA to give out books during National Book Night, April 23, can pick up their boxes of books at this reception. We will have refreshments and share the excitement of this great event.

Build your own basket

Need a very specific basket? Sandee can help you design your own at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20. Fee will be $15 to $45 depending on the size of this basket and registration is required.

Jewelry your way

Wendy of wendyballarddesign.com teaches you to make a bracelet from wire and glass beads at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Registration and a $15 materials fee are required.

Level up your word skills

Take your Microsoft Word skills to the next level from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 23. This full-day course was designed for persons who need to learn how to create or modify complex documents and use customized Word efficiency tools. The class is free but registration is required.

Online safety

Everyone needs to be wary of the “bad guys” on the Internet. At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, we'll cover the essentials of how to avoid viruses and scams while using the web and e-mail. Registration is required.

In Stitches

Take an evening to make a dent in personal sewing projects you want to finish at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 24.

BPL budget vote

Come to the library from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 25, to cast your vote on the 2013-14 library budget. Any U.S. citizen who is 18 years of age or older and has been a resident of the Baldwinsville School District for at least 30 days is eligible to vote. Two library board trustee positions will also be decided in this vote. A flier detailing the budget and those nominated for positions on the board will be available in the library and throughout the community as well as posted on the library’s website.

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