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Spring means fun events at Gladys E. Kelly Public Library


Spring can’t arrive a moment too soon for so many of us and our local libraries have plenty of events planned for our enjoyment.
Webster’s Gladys E. Kelly Public Library has a host of exciting programs and activities sure to please just about everyone.
Assistant Library Director Evan Hale posted on the library’s website “Our Library Director, Sondra Murphy, had her second child at the end of February. I will be spending the next three months trying my best to fill her shoes. Fortunately, we have an excellent staff and wonderful patrons who make every day at work enjoyable. We have some really cool stuff in the works for the spring.  Keep an eye out next to the parking lot between the library and town hall. We’re going to be installing a Community Garden thanks to a generous grant from the Association for Rural & Small Libraries. We will have several raised planting beds for adults and children to help us cultivate. We’re also planning some programs to run near harvest time!
“Secondly, The Friends of the Library will be hosting ‘Bites, Books and Blooms: A Taste of Webster’ on the evening of April 27th. This fundraiser will feature local restaurants, as well as floral decorations related to several books chosen by members of the community. Check the flyer in our newsletter for more information.
“Lastly, we’re going to be hosting best-selling author Peter Heller on May 18th. Peter will discuss his novel “The Dog Stars.” According to a review in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune: “In this ‘end-of-the-world novel more like a rapturous beginning,’ Hig somehow survived the flu pandemic that killed everyone he knows. His gripping story is ‘an ode to friendship between two men...the strong bond between a human and a dog, and a reminder of what is worth living for.’ ”
This program is made possible by grants from the Janet Malser Humanities Trust and the Webster Cultural Council.
A Mom’s/Caregiver’s Drop-in Group will be featured on Tuesdays in March, April, and May from 10 a.m. – 12 noon.  Moms and caregivers are invited to come by, bring their children, ages 0-5, to a drop-in open play time. In this community-building event, toys are set out for the children to play with as you get to see and know other parents from the area who have children of similar ages. Stop in any time between 10am and 12pm and stay as little or as long as you like.
An additional children’s program will be held on Saturdays in March and April from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. featuring an uplifting and magical early childhood music class. Sweet and endearing. 
Weekly ongoing programs include Craft-Making Mondays, Tuesday Mini-STEM challenges, and a Thursday event of STEM programs with special STEM happenings on Fridays. All details can be found on their website or by stopping by the library and checking out their listings. Have fun, use your local library, and enjoy yourself! The library is chockful of fun and exciting events for children, their caregivers, and adults of any age. @websterpubliclibrary @gladysekellypl 508-949-3880 [email protected]
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– Albert Einstein