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Mason’s Musings March 25th, 2023

I can’t believe it’s almost the end of March already. It’s insane how fast an entire month can just seemingly fly by. I hope you’ve all made the most out of your March 2023, and have gotten the chance to admire the hints of spring blooming all around! Speaking of spring and all that it brings I’m sure more than a few of you have started their spring cleaning. And while we greatly appreciate that you wish to donate whatever old books you find – The library, unfortunately, cannot take any donations other than paperback books and DVDs at this time. We appreciate your understanding! If you are looking for other places to donate your books I do have a couple of suggestions: Goodwill is always a great start, as well as Half-Price books. I’d also recommend trying your luck with Recycled Books, Records & CDS, and of course reaching out to any other libraries in your area is also a good idea.

In other showstopping news, we had a great turnout at our Movie Magic event with Mr. Jesse. At this teen/tween event the kids learned how to make their own stop-motion animation short movies! If you’d like to see what the kids came up with, their short videos will be posted onto the Krum Public Library Facebook account. Don’t worry if you missed the event this time because Mr. Jesse will be doing it again in the summer!

Continuing with March’s theme of Woman’s History I’d like to introduce you to yet another lesser known lady of history. This week’s lesser known lady was a showstopper in her own right, both on the big screen and in her daily life. Josephine Baker was a well-known African American entertainer and was the first ever black woman to appear in a major motion picture, the silent movie “Siren of the Tropics.” She was not only a wonderful entertainer but also somewhat of a spy for both French and British forces during WWII, being an active member of the French resistance.

Due to her being an entertainer she had freedom of travel which allowed her the ability to get information about airfields, harbors, and German troops. All of this information was written in invisible ink on her sheet music. After the war ended Josephine was a civil rights activist and was even asked by Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King Jr’s wife, to be the head of the civil rights movement after his death. She declined, due to safety concerns for her children.

Josephine Baker was a starlet full of grace and courage, especially the courage to overcome adversity and aid her people in any way possible. Wishing you all a great week ahead basking (hopefully) in some spring sun!

Library Events 3/25 – 4/1:

Wednesday March 29th – Children’s Hour with Ms. Katie! Bring the little ones for story-time with Ms. Katie. Stories, songs, activities, and crafts are all part of the fun. Children’s Hour starts at 10:00 AM and occurs every Wednesday of each month (excluding January and August).

Saturday April 1stDrop by any time 11:00 AM-1:00 PM every first Saturday of the month and have fun creating our themed crafts! This month we’ll have an Easter themed craft!

Upcoming Special Events:

Tuesday April 4th – At 6:30 PM we’ll be hosting a PJ Storytime! Bring the little ones for a relaxing and cozy story time environment with Mrs. Katie. PJ’s are highly encouraged for this special story time night.

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