Youth Art Month
Established in 1961, YAM provides a forum for acknowledging skills that are not possible in other subjects. The Council for Art Education (CFAE), a sponsor of YAM, adopted the national theme, "Start With Art, Learn for Life." Art Education develops self-esteem, appreciation of the work of others, self-expression, cooperation with others, and critical thinking skills. All of these skills are vital to the success of our future leaders -- our children.
New Databases Available
Each language course has a minimum of 1,500 phrases to learn, and most have 10,000 phrases. Click here to access this database.
World Vital Records provides simple and affordable access to more than 4.2 billion names in family history record collections worldwide. It includes birth, marriage and death records; military records; newspapers, 1739 to present; historical maps; high school, college and military yearbooks; and tombstone photos. New records are added every month. To access this database, click here. (Currently, the remote access to this database isn't working, but you will soon be able to work on it from home.)
1st Annual Edible Book Contest!
Upcoming Book Sale
It's almost time to bring your used books, DVDs and CDs to the library for the annual Friends of WTPL Book Sale. The beginning date for dropping off materials is March 31, during regular library hours -- 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday. The library is closed on Sunday. Please do not leave donations outside when the library is closed. ...
Hardcover and paperback books, in good condition, for adults, young adults and children are welcome, but no textbooks or magazines. We are also accepting DVDs and music and spoken-word CDs for all ages, but not cassettes or VHS tapes. So this is a good time to start your spring cleaning.
The dates of the sale are May 16 and 17. We also need volunteers to help set up and work at the sale. If you would like to help, please call Tracy Mixon at 973-525-4649 or email to Mixon.email@example.com.
All proceeds from the book sale go to help support programs and activities at the Washington Township Public Library.
Downloadable Magazines Are Here!
Browse from your library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. Enjoy the most current issues — new issues are released simultaneously with the print edition. Click on the Zinio logo above to browse magazines or click here for instructions.
Spring Lifetime Learning
The Friends of the WTPL have announced the Spring Lifetime Learning course offerings. Beginning March 21, the ever-popular Dr. Robert W. Butts will return for a course on "Four Legends of Broadway," in which he will cover the Broadway careers of Richard Rogers, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim. ...
Then starting April 25, Guy Walton, Professor Emeritus of Art History at New York University, will teach a course on "Renaissance Art in Rome & Florence." Each course is held every Friday for four weeks. For more information, including how to sign up for these courses, click here.