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Take advantage of the library programs at the Augusta and Boone’s Trail (New Melle) branches.
Coffee and Conversation, Thursdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Augusta Branch - adults. Enjoy a cup of coffee, a sweet treat, and conversation with others in the community.
Canasta - Game On!*, Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and Thursdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. Boone’s Trail Branch - adults. Need to get out of the house? Learn to play Hand & Foot Canasta!
Crafting Connections - Yarn Arts, Thursdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. Augusta Branch - adults and teens. Other yarn enthusiasts will keep you company while you work on your knit, crochet, or embroidery project.
Discover Crafting - Springtime Candleholder*, Thursday, March 2 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 4 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Boone’s Trail Branch - adults. Join us to make a festive Easter candleholder - a great addition to your holiday decor.
Crafting Connections - Sip & Stitch*, Monday, March 6 & 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. Boone’s Trail Branch - adults and teens. Bring your current work-in-progress and join other yarn artists as we sip, stitch, and talk about our projects.
Crafting Connections - I Love Quilts!*, Tuesday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to noon. Augusta Branch - adults. What will you create? Meet other quilt lovers at this monthly event.
Crafting Connections - Make It Sew: Let’s Make an I SPY Quilt (3 classes) Thursday, March 9 & 23 and April 6 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Augusta Branch - adults. In the first class, you will learn how to get started on an I SPY quilt. In the second class, we will start the actual quilt after you have had a chance to find your fabrics. We do have a couple of sewing machines that you can use if yours is not portable.
“Read to a Dog” - Tale Waggers - Love on a Leash*, Thursday, March 9 from 5 to 6 p.m. Boone's Trail Branch - children. Kids can practice reading aloud to an attentive, adorable dog.
Crafting Connections - Make-It-Monday*, Monday, March 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Augusta Branch - adults. Grab a friend, come to the Augusta Branch, and work on your unfinished projects! Spend all day
or just a little while.
Book Discussion - Betty by Tiffany McDaniel*, Monday, March 13 from 5:30 to 6: 30 p.m. Boone's Trail Branch - adults. Betty Carpenter was born in 1954 to a Cherokee father and a white mother. Poverty and violence were in both the world they inhabited and also within their family. She discovered an escape through writing and buried the stories in the dirt–moments that stung her so deeply she could not tell them until now.
Book Discussion - The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson*, Thursday, March 16 from 11 a.m. to noon. Boone's Trail Branch - adults. Cussy Mary Carter is a member of the Pack Horse Library Project in Kentucky. She delivers books to the hill folk, hoping to spread learning during desperate times. But, not everyone likes Cussy’s family or the Library Project. This is a story of raw courage, fierce strength and one woman’s determination to bring a little bit of hope.
Book Discussion - The Displacements by Bruce Holsinger*,
Monday, March 20 from 2 to 3 p.m. Augusta Branch - adults. To all appearances, the Larsen-Hall family has everything: healthy children, a stable marriage, and great careers. Their deluxe new Miami life has just clicked into place when Luna–the world’s first category six hurricane–upends everything they have taken for granted. Their home destroyed, two of its members missing, and finances abruptly cut off, the family finds everything they assumed about their lives is now up for grabs.
Crafting Connections - English Paper Piecing*, Tuesday, March 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. Augusta Branch - adults. Learn how to English Paper Piece, a fun method of sewing fabric pieces together.
Discover Crafting: Reverse-Canvas Carrot Bunch*, Monday, March 27 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 28 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 30 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Boone’s Trail Branch - adults. Welcome springtime with this reverse-canvas carrot bunch craft, complete with faux shiplap. We will use white chalk paint, craft gel stain, and hot glue guns, so please dress accordingly. This is a repeated class; please register for only one session. (There is also a session on April 1.)
*Register at https://attend.mylibrary.org/events or call Boone’s Trail at 636-398-6200 or Augusta at 636-228-4855 for more information about classes. The Boone’s Trail and Augusta branches are open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.- noon.