We will be celebrating many things this month along with the gorgeous flowers of May.
On Saturday, May 6, I will be participating in the Spring Fest at Sojourner Truth Park along with some other librarians from Ulster County. We will offer some banned books storytimes, reading old favorites like Where the Wild Things Are, and newer beloved books like Julián Is a Mermaid. There will be music and other activities at this all-ages event. We hope you can come out and enjoy the festival with us.
To celebrate Children's Book Week, May 1-7, we will have a special storytime with Jacky Davis, author of the beloved Ladybug Girl books. Spread the word!
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month and we are celebrating by highlighting books in our collection and holding a book discussion on May 30 about the super popular memoir, Crying in H-Mart. We look forward to a lively discussion about this “poignant memoir about a mother’s love as told through Korean food. Losing a parent is one thing, but to also lose direct ties to one’s culture in the process is its own tragedy. In this expansion of her popular 2018 New Yorker essay, Zauner, best known as the founder of indie rock group Japanese Breakfast, grapples with what it means to be severed from her Korean heritage following her mother’s battle with cancer.” (Kirkus Reviews)
May is also mental health awareness month. To celebrate we are offering an Intro to Zen Meditation series on Wednesdays in May at 5:30 p.m.. Participants will learn the method of seated meditation that has been taught for centuries in Japan and China. We will practice both seated and walking meditation. No prior experience is necessary. Each week will build on the previous week in this one-month series.