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Local artist Steve Knotts presents a month-long exhibit of art, where you can purchase your own original oil painting of historic buildings in Cross Plains and other locations in Texas. The display will be open during library hours all month long.
Join us for Christine's Crafts as we recycle "trash" into useful items with our nifty craft projects. You can bring your own projects to work on, or we will provide the materials to make headbands, "pearl" necklaces, and centerpieces for our Roaring 20's events. Not very crafty? That's okay, as we will be discussing "The Great Gatsby" and welcome your input.
Our ASAP (After School Adventure Program) will read "A Chair For My Mother" and leaders Miss Linda and Miss Sue will guide the discussion of finances and saving to tie in with themes in "The Great Gatsby." Children can pick up a FREE copy of the book at the library to read ahead. Then the children will draw pictures from this book to construct our annual quilt.
Today at 1:00pm we will watch “Beloved Infidel” - an account of the romance between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Sheilah Graham while Fitzgerald is still married to an institutionalized Zelda. This film will be viewed at the Senior Citizens Center. Free books and refreshments provided.
Keep the kids busy during spring break! Our ASAP (After School Adventure Program) will read "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" in February and then view the movie "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" at the Senior Center. Popcorn, drinks and "movie theater snacks" will be served. Free copies of the book are available at the library. Following the movie, there will be a discussion led by Miss Linda and Miss Sue to tie in with "The Great Gatsby." One lucky child will draw the "Golden Ticket" and win a prize package valued at over $100.
We are excited to have Nicole Sparks of The Crockin’ Girls with us to give a cooking demonstration, cooking tips, and copies of her cookbook. There will be loads of door prizes and our menu will feature foods popular in the 1920’s. Wear your riches (we will help with headbands, pearls and boas - popular vote will declare the best-dressed). Cost is $15 per person or $75 for a table of six, so get your friends together for a fun time. Tickets are on sale at the library through March 14th - but hurry, as seating is limited!
Volunteer drivers will deliver decorated bags of goodies (from Ms. Richards' third-grade students) to "Meals-On-Wheels" recipients with their meals. Each client will receive a copy of "The Great Gatsby," a Reader's Guide, bookmark, bag of treats, and a hand-made boa to "put you in the mood" of the Roaring 20's.
Our ASAP (After School Adventure Program) will read "Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen" and leaders Miss Linda and Miss Sue will guide the discussion about helping others who are less fortunate as a tie-in with the theme of "The Great Gatsby." Children will receive a FREE copy of the book. Participants will then continue work on the children's quilt and draw pictures from this book for the blocks.
Visit our “Gatsby Display” as we begin our month-long celebration of the NEA Big Read. It features the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald in books and film, our special children’s books, books about the 1920s, books about the orphan train riders, and more - all available for check-out. Refreshments served.
Our kick-off event for the NEA Big Read is a Roaring 20s Mardi Gras Party. Mayor Bob Kirkham, dressed as the town crier, will start with a city proclamation, designating March as NEA Big Read Month. Enjoy a feast of crayfish, shrimp, corn, and potatoes cooked by our Cajun Crew. Top the evening off with Vivian's traditional King Cake (you might be the lucky one who gets the baby in their piece of cake - that means good luck for the year!) Enjoy jazz music while you dine and before you leave be sure to take to the "dance floor" for a photo op.