February 2022 Newletter
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February 2022 Volume 3, Issue 5
Director's Corner With The Lunar New Year, Groundhog Day, Presidents Day, Valentines Day, and Black History Month, February is a great time to reflect on where we have been and where we are going. We appreciate all of our patrons that have helped us grow over the years and we look forward to continuing to serve you in the future. If you would like to show your appreciation for us or help us plan for the future, be sure to participate in Love Your Library Month and fill out our Program Interest Survey mentioned below.
Did You Know? The first week in February is Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week. Relive your childhood or introduce the children in your life to your favorite children’s book author or find a new favorite among our collection of picture books and junior fiction.
Remember When? (A look back at important events in literary history—author birthdays, book/character debuts, and dates in books)
2/7/1601 Shakespeare’s Richard II opens at the Globe Theatre
2/9/1881 Death of Fyodor Dostoyevsky
2/12/1938 Birth of children’s book author Judy Blume
2/19/1952 birth of Amy Tan, author of the Joy Luck Club
Staff Pick from Donna
I recommend The Seed Keeper by Diane Wilson. Not only was this a good story, but I learned a lot. I learned about the strength of the Dakhóta women, who passed seeds down to their daughters in order to have food for the next generation. I learned how farming practices changed with the introduction of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, along with the practice of selling exclusive rights to GMO seeds – and how that could impact farmers, along with the land and rivers. But with all of that knowledge it was still a wonderful book about finding out who your family is, where you come from and how to reconnect with your roots.
What’s New at KPL? Books
KPL added more than 70 new items including a 6-book junior non-fiction series on government, 12 new picture books, new adult titles by Jo Nesbø, James Patterson, and Danielle Steel and several blockbuster movies. A detailed list is available here or at the circulation desk.
Children’s Hour resumes on Wednesday, February 2, 2022. Join Mrs. Katie at 10:00 each Wednesday for stories, songs, movement, crafts, and more. Birth through age 5.
Book Club—Book Club will meet at KPL on 1/13 at 6 PM to discuss Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.
The Reading with Rover therapy dogs will be at the February Homeschool Meetup on February 16 at 1:00 PM.
Drop-in Craft—Saturday February 12 10:30 AM—1:30 PM Stop by the library to make a special Valentine Card.
Be sure to check out our Blind Date with a Book display for adults and teens in February. You might just find a new author or genre to love!
Thank you to everyone that has filled out our Program Interest Survey so far. If you have not yet completed the survey, you may do so through the end of February either by picking up a paper copy at the circulation desk or online.