March 2022 Newsletter
Check it Out Krum Public Library Newsletter
March 2022 Volume 3, Issue 6
The City of Krum offices, including Krum Public Library, are closing at 1:00 PM on 2/23/22 for inclement weather. Please check our website and Social Media pages for details on reopening.
Director's Corner It is said that March "Comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb." If that is true it has some pretty crazy shoes to fill after the weather in February! Remember, books and movies you check out from us will auto-renew so you can pick them up when it is warm and sunny and not worry about returning them back when it is icy! One of the things I really enjoy doing when I have a weather holiday is to watch the birds at my bird feeder. Check out our bird books to learn what birds are living in our area. Or - check out books with "Bird" in the title - who knows what you might find!
Did You Know? The first full week in March (3/6-12) is Read an E-Book Week. KPL has several free platforms for reading e-books. Tumblebooks is a great website and app for interactive kids books. Simply-E is an app for e-books and limited audiobooks. Freading is both an app and a website for reading e-books. For more information, ask a librarian or visit our website.
Remember When? (A look back at important events in literary history—author birthdays, book/character debuts, and dates in books)
3/15/1937 Death of H.P. Lovecraft, American horror novelist
3/20/1852 Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe is published.
3/22/1908 birth of author of Westerns Louis L’Amour
3/24/1905 Death of science-fiction author Jules Verne
Staff Pick from Katrina
I’d like to recommend two new additions to our movie catalog: Pig (directed by Michael Saronoski, starring Nicolas Cage) and The Last Duel (directed by Ridley Scott, starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver, and Jodie Comer). These have received very little awards attention this season, but they are two of my favorites from 2021. I would hate for them to fade into obscurity.
Pig is about an Oregonian hermit whose beloved truffle-hunting pig is stolen, prompting an imaginative adventure through the Portland underworld. It starts out a bit like the John Wick action franchise, but then goes in surprising directions and winds up being a rich, funny, tragic and ultimately hopeful exploration of grief. Nicolas Cage is tremendous in the best performance of the year, and the pig is adorable.
The Last Duel is an epic medieval story based on a wild true event and told from three different viewpoints: the two prideful men dueling to the death, and a woman who may or may not be telling the truth. It’s both a fascinating dive into history and a sadly relevant look at what women have risked for justice. Plus, the titular duel is a pulse-pounder not to be missed.
What’s New at KPL? Books KPL added about 50 new items including new adult titles by Carolyn Brown, Fern Michaels, and Stuart Woods and several non-fiction financial literacy books. A detailed list is available here or at the circulation desk.
Children’s Hour 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 at 6 PM on 3/10/22 to discuss An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. New participants are always welcome!
Homeschool Meetup—March 16 at 1:00 PM.