Craft fair supports library

A reminder of the upcoming arts and crafts fair and other news from the library.

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Don’t forget to circle Saturday, Nov. 16 on your calendars for the annual arts and crafts fair at the McArthur Centre Community Hall in Greenwood. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the fair runs until 3 p.m. This year we have several new vendors displaying their wares, as well as many popular familiar ones; a few changes to the luncheon menu; and as usual a tempting variety of raffle prizes. It’s a great opportunity to get some or all of your Christmas shopping done early and in one place! All proceeds go to support the Greenwood Public Library.

Thanks to all who filled out our community survey, either in print or online. The comments will be most helpful as we proceed with our strategic planning process in the new year. We had offered two $50 prizes as incentives, and the happy winners of $50 each were Anne Rayner- Gould and Rachel Lautard. Congratulations!

The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is again partnering with the library to offer free computer training sessions on an asneeded basis. We will have sign-up sheets in the library for classes on Getting to Know Your Computer, Introduction to the Internet, Introduction to Email, and Using Facebook. Each session is approximately one and one-half hours long. When there is enough interest, a CBAL representative will present the class in the library at a convenient time for the participants. So, if you feel you could use a little more hands-on training in any of these areas, please sign up.

Storytime for preschool children with their parent or caregiver continues on Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:15 until Dec. 11. Join us for this FREE drop-in program with puppets, stories, songs, fingerplays, action rhymes, and simple crafts. The program is geared toward children aged 3-5 years, but a little younger works as well. The children learn to share and listen in a small group setting. Themes to come include Bears, Sharing, In the Sea, Foxes and Wolves, Snow and Christmas. Siblings welcome as well!