April 2023 Newsletter
Check It Out Krum Public Library Newsletter April 2023 Volume 4 Issue 7
Director's Corner April is Poetry month and Jazz month! Check out our many books of poetry, books on poets and books about Jazz! We will be having some “pop-up” jazz programs, compliments of the Krum ISD music department so check our Facebook page or stop by and find out who will be playing and when!
Did You Know? April 23-29 is National Library Week. This year’s theme is “There’s More to the Story.” Many people still think a library is just a place to get books or maybe study, but we have so much more to offer. KPL has books, DVDs, audiobooks, and board games to check out. We also have computers, free WiFi, and copy/print/fax services available. We offer themed programs for birth—adult, including crafts, STEM, stories, music, and more. If you haven’t visited your library lately, come back and see what we have to offer. If you are a regular patron, thank you and please tell your friends what great things your library offers!
Remember When? (A look back at important events in literary history—author birthdays, book/character debuts, and dates in books)
4/1/2009 Karen Robards’ Pursuit is published.
4/12/2016 Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline is published.
4/20/1939 Fantasy Author Peter S. Beagle is born.
4/23/1564 William Shakespeare is born.
Staff Pick from Katrina I'd like to recommend "The Banshees of Inisherin," an Irish film that the library has recently added to its collection. Written and directed by Martin McDonagh and starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, Banshees is set during the Irish Civil War in the 1920s and tells the simple story of a break-up between friends. At least, there's an attempted break-up-- it doesn't go very well. The film is a very funny, sharp dramedy about relationships, art, kindness, and Irish history, but it doesn't shy away from heartbreak and great tragedy (be warned!). Some sniffling aside, it is a beautifully shot movie that captures the mystique and hardship of Ireland. I can't say enough in praise of Farrell's performance in particular, and Jenny the donkey might be the cutest animal to ever grace the screen-- you'll just have to see it for yourself!
Children's Hour meets every Wednesday at 10 AM in the meeting room. Join Mrs. Katie for songs, stories, movement, and a craft.
Drop-in Craft will be Saturday, 4/1. Stop by anytime 11:00 AM—1:00 PM to make an Easter-themed craft.
PJ Storytime—Join Mrs. Katie for a special evening storytime on Tuesday, 4/4 at 6:30 PM.
Book Club meets on Thursday, 4/13 at 6:00 PM to discuss V.E. Schwab’s The Invisible Life of Addie Larue. New participants are always welcome.
Saturday Storytime with Jesse—Join Librarian Jesse for a special Saturday Storytime on 4/15 at 11 AM.
Homeschool Meetup—4/18 at 1:00 PM. Librarian Joy will present an interactive science lesson.
Fourth Friday Freeplay—Friday, 4/21 11:00 AM—Noon Preschoolers are invited to bring their adults to unstructured play time in the meeting room.
Reading with Rover—Come read to a trained therapy dog on Saturday 4/22 10:00—11:00 AM. This is a great way to build confidence in beginner or struggling readers.
ASL Class—4/11, 4/18, and 4/25 at 6:30 - 7:30 PM Please register for this 8 week class at krumtxasl.com. See attached flier for more details.
The library will be closed Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8 for Easter weekend. We will reopen on Tuesday, April 11.