Mount Olive Public Library

On Wednesday, February 7, the Mount Olive Public Library formally recognized the hard work, support, and dedication of the Friends of the Mount Olive Public Library with a plaque that will be displayed in the vestibule of the library. The plaque also states the officers for 2022-2023 (Sheila Stewart – President, Janis Nilsen – Co-Vice President, Patricia Fastert – Co-Vice President, Camille Barrett – Secretary, and Geri Lorito – Treasurer). A second plaque thanking the Friends for their generous gift towards the renovation of the Quiet Study Room was also presented and will be displayed outside of the study room.  

In 2023, The Friends of the M.O. Library generously provided funding in the amount of $10,166 which supported our adult and children’s summer reading programs, the museum passes for the community’s use, Holiday programs, as well as new window treatments for the Quiet Study Room.   These monies were generated from their book sales throughout the year, membership dues, donations, and various fund-raising events.

From Mauro Magarelli, Director of the Mt. Olive Library, “I speak for myself, the library staff and the Board of Trustees when I say ‘we really love our friends!’ After almost folding during the Covid shutdown, the FRIENDS of MOPL remerged stronger than before helping to raise more than $10,000 in 2023 alone! They are a great group, and we just wanted to officially acknowledge and thank them. ” Thank you for all of your hard work – it is greatly appreciated by the library and community!

Chess for All

Every Tuesday from 5-7 pm

Mt Olive Public Library

This is a teen run drop-in program open to all ages. Those 12 and under need to have an adult present. 

 

Crafter’s Cafe!

Wednesdays at 1:30 pm

From February 14 – March 6 (4 sessions)

Mt Olive Public Library

Join us and be part of our new program Crafter’s Cafe! We will work together as a team to craft joint art projects. Everyone’s ideas and skills will contribute to our shared creations! Don’t miss out on the chance to craft, connect, and contribute! Plus, let’s enjoy complimentary coffee and tea during our crafting sessions at Crafter’s Cafe!

Find more info and register at www.mopl.org.

 

Gilmore Girls Trivia

Tuesday, March 5 at 6 pm

Mt Olive Public Library

Think you know everything about Gilmore Girls? Come to the library to find out with our trivia night! If you are competing as a team, please register each team member individually. Each team can have up to four players.

Find more info and register at www.mopl.org.

 

Irish Harp Concert

Wednesday, March 6 at 11 am

Mt Olive Public Library

Come enjoy the wonderful sounds of the Celtic harp again with Faye Fishman! She’ll play Irish tunes and have some fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day and talk about Ireland and the harp.

Snow date is Friday, March 8 at 11 am. 

Find more info and register at www.mopl.org.

 

Bingo

Monday, March 11 at 1 pm

Mt Olive Public Library

Enjoy bingo? Come to bingo at the library and compete to win advanced reader copies of interesting books!

Find more info and register at www.mopl.org.

 

Morning Book Club

The Humans: A Novel by Matt Haig

Tuesday, March 12 @ 11 am

Mt Olive Public Library

Join Librarian Cynthia Washburn for a meeting of the library’s Morning Book Club to discuss The Humans: A Novel by Matt Haig. 

Copies of the book may be picked up at the Reference Desk. 

 

Hatha Yoga

Wednesday, March 13 at 10:30 am

Mt Olive Public Library

Come enjoy hatha yoga with Danielle! Hatha yoga is practiced at a slower pace with a focus on the breath, meditation, controlled movements, stretching, and relaxation.

Registrants will need to bring their own water and yoga mats.

Find more info and register at www.mopl.org.

 

Bunco

Two Sessions:

Monday, March 18 at 6 pm

Wednesday, March 27 at 12 pm

Mt Olive Public Library

Interested in learning how to play Bunco? Come to our new Bunco program and have some fun! You must register for each session individually. 

Find more info and register at www.mopl.org.

 

Mystery Book Club

Newcomer by Keigo Higashino

Wednesday, March 20 @ 6:30 pm

Mt Olive Public Library

Join Librarian Katy for a meeting of the library’s Mystery Book Group to discuss Newcomer by Keigo Higashino.

Copies of the book may be picked up at the Reference Desk. 

 

The Akashic Records

Tuesday, March 26 at 6 pm

Mt Olive Public Library

The Akashic Records are your own universal library. All human events, thoughts, words, recorded in time (past, present and future) can be accessed here. Exploring our Akashic records helps us gain a better understanding of who we are, our relationships, and what we are here to do.

Find more info and register at www.mopl.org.

Afternoon Book Club

The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession by Michael Finkel 

Wednesday, March 27 @ 1:30 pm

Mt Olive Public Library

Join Librarian Cynthia Washburn for a meeting of the library’s Afternoon Book Club to discuss The Art Thief: A True Story of Love, Crime, and a Dangerous Obsession by Michael Finkel. 

Copies of the book may be picked up at the Reference Desk. 

 

The Stitchers

Thursday, March 28 at 2 pm

Mt Olive Public Library

Do you like to knit or crochet? Come bring your project and share it with others! All skill levels are welcome. Beginning knitting classes provided upon request. 

 

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