As we make our way steadily towards spring, the library has been busy with all kinds of winter activities. Currently, we are displaying the work of two local artists, Sarah Snavely and Cris Fulton. Fulton’s drawings and photographs feature the North Dakota Badlands and grasslands. Snavely is exhibiting ceramic sculpture featuring bison. The show, “Confluence on the Western Edge,” reflects an elegant and unique perspective of life in western North Dakota. Please don’t miss your chance to see the extraordinary work of these two talented artists! The show will be up through March with a reception on from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on March 7 with refreshments, a demonstration and presentation. It is a free event.
The book club continues to meet once a month with great attendance and discussion. If you’ve never participated in a book club, please consider joining us. Not only do book clubs expand our reading horizons, but the exchange of ideas often helps us appreciate the chosen book at a greater depth. The next book for the Library book club will be “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Kruger, which is a mystery set in Minnesota. Copies are available at the library and we look forward to new participants. We will meet at 2 p.m. March 22.
Story Time is back in action, with children’s librarian Leah King leading this wonderful program. In addition to the regular Story Time, which meets every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. here at the library, Mrs. King also provides this service to the children at the Tot Lot Daycare twice on Thursdays. The program includes both stories and interactive crafts for children age three to pre-kindergarten. If you would like to help your child develop a lifelong love of reading, please consider participating in this wonderful program. There is no cost for this and the benefits will likely last a lifetime.
Also, this will be the last week for filling out the library surveys. REPEAT: this is your last chance to tell us how we are doing and what you would like to see more (or less) of! Please, take a minute to either stop in or go online to www.bowmanlibrary.com to fill out our survey! You opinions matter to us!
In the new book arena, we have the entire Clare Fergusson mystery series by Julia Spencer-Fleming, the Christchurch Noir Crime series by Paul Cleave, and many other fiction and nonfiction books. Our audiobook section is growing, too, so please take a minute brown the shelves and find the material you love in the format you prefer. Whether it’s books, CDs, or videos, we try to provide materials for everyone!
(Submitted by the Bowman Regional Public Library)