Growing up, my mom used to take us to the library for storytime and all the little events they held for the kiddos to engage us in reading. I was hooked from the first time I was handed a small plastic cup of apple juice and a bag of animal crackers. The library became a place of wonder and awe and it never ceased to amaze me.

In all honesty, the library is one of the places I miss most during the pandemic. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve thought to myself that a good book would cheer me up in an instant and I wished I could browse through the bookcases just once more. I know I’m not the only one who loves smelling the pages and anyone who says otherwise is lying through their teeth.

So, while I cannot peruse through the latest Kristen Hannah, I can join a virtual event to talk about books. The Millicent Library is hosting a “Book Chat” on Saturday, April 3 at 1 pm. According to the press release, this is a chance for you to “chat with librarians and other patrons for a fun, casual conversation about recent books you've read. You can also offer up some recommendations, or just listen in! All are welcome for this casual conversation.”

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I can easily recommend two books by Kristin Hannah; The Great Escape and The Nightingale. Seriously, both of these picks are fantastic and you cannot go wrong.

In addition to this book chat, the Millicent Library will be hosting a live Trivia Night on Monday, April 12 at 7 pm. All of you superhero fans out there can test your super-fan knowledge virtually.

According to the release, “this event will be held live on Zoom and will require the use of the Kahoot game app to answer the trivia questions.” You can join as an individual or play as a family team at this free event. Winners will receive a prize, available for pick-up from the library. For information on downloading the app onto your mobile device, click HERE.

For more information and to register for these free events please click HERE.

For questions or assistance using Zoom or Kahoot please contact the library at or 508-992-5342.

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