Looking Forward…and Back

It’s February, and so far, rather cold, wet, and icy. But the staff at Davis Library is looking ahead to warmer times and already planning a great variety of programming for all ages in the spring and summer. Stay tuned for more information, but in the meantime, we have some exciting events coming up soon.

In March, we will begin a series of 6 STEM Smart programs. The series begins March 3 and continues every second Saturday until May 12. These workshops will feature hands on experiments in subjects such as strawberry DNA, kitchen chemistry, buoyancy and liquids, crime scene investigations, chocolate, and electronics. What a great selection of topics! These free workshops are for ages 10-14 and require registration. Participants can register for each STEM Smart workshop individually.

Please be sure to check out our entire events calendar. Among the many programs coming up we have a special Mo Willems storytime on February 17, a visit from Baba Jamal Koram, The Storyman, on March 10, and a special event for Financial Literacy Month.

As we look forward, however, we also had a chance recently to look back, when a customer showed us the very first MCPL library card he received, in 1967.

Front of MCPL Library Card from 1967
Back of Old Library Card

As we take part in Library Lovers Month, it’s worth reflecting perhaps that while the library card has changed somewhat over those 50 years, the role of the public library in the community remains as vital today as it was back then!

David Payne
Davis Library Branch Manager