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Remember, we have free WiFi from the parking lot and our adirondack chairs will be out shortly, appropriately spaced, of course! Stop by and sit a spell. Great change from the indoor office. Choose network "mwy" and PW: garlibrary.

Anyone who does not have a library card and would like one is welcome to apply for a library card.
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April is National Poetry Month

To celebrate, why not create some blackout poetry. Blackout poetry is when the author (aka, you) takes a marker or pen or paint to an already established text, like a newspaper, old book, or magazine, in order to create something new! Creating blackout poetry is thrilling! You’re only allowed to use the text on the page to create a visual poem. Find out more by clicking the link below. Share any blackout poems you make with us on our facebook or email Kristen at .

See Kristen's examples below

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Just Added!

The library has added this new resource to bring out your creative side.
Creativebug offers over 5000 online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques as well as a pattern library with over 70 patterns. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more.

~ ~ Readers Advisory ~ ~
5 Inspirational Authors Looking for reader recommendations? Tracy has probed her vast literary knowledge and put together a review of 5 inspirational and spiritual female authors that you might enjoy at this time. Also check out Tracy's " Joy of Books " site for other suggestions.

BookBrowse - Free access to BookBrowse through the end of May. BookBrowse seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction—books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. If asked to login, enter: staysafe.

Here's some more Feel Good Fiction for these times. And don't forget, Overdrive/Libby has Always Available Classics for all Ages

Some of these may require your 14-digit library card number and your PIN (usually last four digits of your phone number). If you need some guidance using any of these resources, please email us:
More online activities for all ages:

We had hoped to have Goats-to-Go located in Georgetown talk at the library in May, but instead they've made it so you can attend virtually. Learn why using goats for poison ivy/weed removal is an affordable, and fun, option to assist with yard and community spring clean-ups. Sign up online.

Speaking of goats, here's something to liven up your next video meeting!

Hey kids! Want to try your hand at writing for a newspaper? Chris Colin, a writer in San Francisco has started a pandemic newspaper written entirely by kids. The newspaper is called “ Six Feet of Separation .” Read the first issue here .
Chris is looking for submissions from kids around the world. Submit to the newspaper by emailing Submission guidelines can be found here . Let us know if your article gets published so we can spread the news! 

It’s Earth Week—Go On Safari With Your Kids!
Right now it’s more important than ever for parents to show their children how amazing the world is. That’s why, to celebrate Earth Day, NatGeo@Home is "hosting" neighborhood safaris to inspire everyone to engage as a family to explore the planet through its amazing animals. Here's how it works.

N e wburyport Literary Festival
The Newburyport Literary Festival is a virtual festival this year. It's all online, taking place on April 25th and May 3rd. Be sure to register early. Two days of authors, fiction and non-fiction, panel discussions and more. Be sure to visit their facebook page for updates.

Shout out to Jessica Pearce Rotondi
You know what we're excited for this weekend? The Jessica Pearce Rotondi panel at the Newburyport Literary Festiva l ! Jessica is a West Newbury native and was originally scheduled to have an author talk at Old Town Hall this month to celebrate the release of her new book, What We Inherit: A Secret War and a Family's Search for Answers . Although our event has been canceled, her panel at the Newburyport Literary Festival is still happening virtually! Check it out this Saturday at 10:30! Register here.

Who doesn't like a field trip?
Visit Wide Open School . Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. Be sure to check out Live Events and Field Trips for some fun experiences. Click on family or educator and grade level for different experiences.
You might be familiar with their Common Sense Media site for age appropriate recommendations. Watch for new features and content partners frequently.

How are we doing? Let's get a better result.
Remind your neighbors and your friends. The 2020 Census is happening now. Getting a complete and accurate count in 2020 shapes the future of our community.