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Five Things You Should Know About the College Park Community Library

What’s the latest news from the College Park Community Library? Here are five things you should know.

1) New Books – Every week, scads of new books come in the door. In fact, we have so many new books we need to buy more shelves…and we just got additional shelves a few weeks ago. Anyway, what’s a “problem” for us (in a good sort of way) is a boon for you. If you haven’t been to visit us in a while, stop on by again. Our inventory is constantly changing.

2) Free Internet Access – We’ve conquered our technical difficulties (finally!) and are now offering free Internet access to the community.

3) Events – Last week we hosted a Shakespearean Monologue Workshop (with a real Shakespearean actor in the house!) in honor of the Bard’s birthday. The College Park Arts Exchange organized the event and, just as you’d expect from the CPAE, it was fun and educational.

Next, on May 14, in conjunction with College Park’s Committee for a Better Environment, we’re showing the documentary film, Bag It, and following it up with a Q&A. If you haven’t seen this film about the environmental costs of cheap plastic bags, come on out. And by the way, we’d like to show a series of films. If you’ve seen something you think we should show, let us know about it.

4) Stuff in the Works

Coffee Time: Books and coffee go hand in hand, and free coffee is all the better. Why not stop in, grab a cup of free Joe, and talk with your neighbors about books or whatever else? Stay tuned to the CPCL website for details.

Reading Series: We’re launching a reading series to showcase local (and regional) literary talent. The first reading will be at the end of May or the beginning of June—we’re still working out the details. (Stay tuned to the website for more info about this.) If you’d like to read your work, get in touch.

Book Groups: Anyone out there interested in a joining a philosophy or classics book group? Let me know. Or, if you’d like to start your own book group, consider hosting it at the library.

5) Volunteers – We’re always looking for volunteers to staff the library, be it on a weekly basis or as a “sub” for one our regular volunteers. We also need help with large tasks, like cataloging our collection (which we’re going to begin doing in May). If you’d like to help out, please get in touch. The work is easy and your help will be appreciated.

That’s it for now. Until next time, keep reading.

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