By TERRI RITTER
Public Relations Coordinator, North Webster Public Library
Although our knowledgeable staff is skilled at helping patrons find books and movies they will enjoy, the library now has a new online tool that provides customized recommendations based on what patrons have liked in the past.
BookPsychic is an easy and fun personal recommendation service that makes it easy to browse books, e-books, audiobooks, and DVDs. You can also view synopses, place holds and rate books you have read in the past. BookPsychic then makes personalized recommendations based on what you have enjoyed. The more items you rate, the more customized the recommendations become.
You can sign up for your personal BookPsychic account from the library’s website at www.nweb.lib.in.us and start discovering great books and movies selected just for you.
BookPsychic would be a handy way to select a fiction book for Voyager Book Club that meets at 10 a.m. Monday, March 23, to discuss fiction books. In this book club, everyone selects a book of their choice within that month’s assigned genre. In April, Voyager Book Club will focus on books by Ray Bradbury.
At 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 23, Lose It at The Library, our weekly weight loss support program meets. Following the confidential weigh-in, participants will learn about “Super Foods – Fad or Real” in a special program presented by R.N. Mary Erb.
Revolving Recipe Round-Up will be sampling some super foods that grandma used to make at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24. Bring a dish made from grandma’s recipe to share and sample. Bring along the recipe as well so you can trade with others. The library provides the table service and free coffee and bottled water. It’s an enjoyable way to discover new recipes and new friends.
In the Youth Department, Fun with French for ages 5-9 will continue at 4 p.m. Monday, March 23, followed by Tuesday Crafts and Stories for grades K-3 at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, and Preschool Story Time at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 25.
Judith Viorst’s acclaimed children’s book is brought to the big screen during Family Movie Time at 5 p.m.Thursday, March 26. Showing is a tale about a grumpy young boy who has everything go wrong all in a single day. The movie is rated PG and runs 81 minutes. Families are invited to bring their own beverages and enjoy the free popcorn.
Stop in the library and see the vintage microphone display by Bob Barnes as well as the art exhibit by Elaine Strong-Kokenge. There is always something interesting going on at the library.