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Beach Library celebrates ground-breaking event

April 6, 2011
By Dr. Leroy Hommerding

Weekly Activities

Preschool Story Hour starts at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6.

Knitting & Needlecraft group meets Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

Growing Orchids on Thursday, April 7, at 10:30 a.m.

Intro to Computers on Thursday, at 1:30 p.m. Pre-register.

Sit with Edna St Vincent-Milay on Friday, April 8, at 10:30 a.m.

The World of Wine also on Friday at 1:30 p.m.

Ukrainian Egg decorating on Tuesday, April 12, at 10:30 a.m. Pre-register.

Activity Details

General care and maintenance is the focus as Anna Busch offers tips and ideas on growing orchids.

If your aim is understand computer basics, consider the Introduction to Computers class.

Laurie Nienhaus, our Road Scholar for the day, will give a wonderful feel and glimpse into the thought and life of Edna St Vincent-Milay. Don’t miss this special opportunity.

Tree Andre looks at the noble grapes of the world, along with wine etiquette and making sense of wine labels along with insights into the world of wine.

Demo of decorating an egg in the Ukrainian style will be covered and compliments the display of eggs.

Upcoming Activities

Jewelry Making class on April 13, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Pre-register and $10 materials fee.

Easter/Spring Floral Arranging demo and class on April 14, at 1:30 p.m. Pre-register and $10 materials fee.

Local author Carrie Hill shares her love for the island on April 15, at 1:30 p.m.

Ground Breaking

After what has seemed like a long process, the Building Permit has been issued and received. The last few weeks have been a roller coaster time as it seemed that added surprises were part of the last steps of obtaining the permit. Our hope was for ground breaking last month but took place in short order on April 5, as construction orders and moves were ready.

The Permit and Impact fees accompanying this authorization were $55,873.77. The entire review process was a long one but hopefully one that has made the project even more effective, safe, and forward-looking.


Public libraries represent the collective commitment of a community to their future.

We look forward to the day when we can schedule events and activities and not worry about too many people in the conference room. This in itself will enable us to develop an outreach program that highlights more of the wonderful discoveries via new authors, creative works, and exploring directions.

Public libraries number around 9,000 in the United States. For comparison purposes, think of this as compared to 1,750 Target locations, 2,300 Home Depot sites, and 4,500 Radio Shack locations. We recognize there are changes afoot and with the increased usage of libraries across the states, e.g. nationwide, visits to public libraries totaled 1.50 billion, or 5.1 library visits per capita, this will be even more pronounced. Libraries are in the process of exploring services. It is exciting that we will have more options with the expansion.

Library Hours

Don’t remember library hours? When we are closed, a recorder gives the hours of operation, either on 765-8162 or on 765-8163. Except for holidays, we are open Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 to 5, and Saturday 9 to 1. We look forward to seeing you.



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