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Staff members from the Greenfield Public Library will write about recent developments at the library, staff book recommendations, new materials, updates on the new library, upcoming events and programs, and highlights of specific collections. For more information about the Greenfield Public Library, check out our web site.

Scout it Out at Greenfield Library

GREETINGS GPL BLOG READERS! 

With the weather hopefully warming up, there is no better time to brush off that cabin fever and come to the library.  Below are some of the activities planned for the next few weeks.  We hope that you come. 

HONE YOUR JOB SEARCH SKILLS AT GPL 

Are you ready to tackle that job hunt?  Brush up on your job hunting skills at Greenfield Library.  We are hosting a series of workshops that will help job seekers craft a great resume, brush up on interviewing skills, and navigate the job market as a mature job seeker.  The workshops are free and registration is not required.  The schedule is as follows: 

Tuesday, March 18                 Resume Writing – Learn how to best highlight your skills, experience and education.   1:00-3:00pm

Wednesday, March 26            Interviewing Skills – Make a great impression and learn to tackle the tough interview questions.   9:00-11:00am

Friday, April 11                      The Silver Gang – Learn strategies for mature job-seekers who are over 50.   9:00-11:00am 

The workshops will be presented by the Department of Workforce Development – Job Center and will take place in the Library’s second floor conference room. 

HISTORY BOOK CLUB MEETS AGAIN 

Greenfield Library’s History Book Club will be discussing On the Map: A Mind Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks on Tuesday, March 25 at 7:00pm in the Community Room.  We will discuss author Simon Garfield’s examination on how and why maps have been created and the current trends and direction of cartography in the future.  On the Map is a geographical history from Mappa Mundi to Google Maps and beyond.  Reserve your copy now at http://countycat.mcfls.org or by calling the Library at 414-321-9595 x104.  All are welcome, even if you did not read the book, but enjoy historical discussion. 

NEW STORY TIME SEASON FOR SPRING – “Makes Sense to Me!” 

Join Library Storyteller Mr. Mark for stories that will focus on our different senses, such as sight, hearing, smell – presented with a bit of humor!  Spring story time runs from March 10 through April 29, with the following schedule: 

Mondays:        6:30pm

Tuesday:          10:30am

Tuesday:          4:00pm 

Story time takes place in the story corner of the Children’s Library and is open to all ages, mostly 2½ to 6 year olds.  Caregivers stay with their child during the program. 

Register for story time with a librarian at the Reference Desk, from the children’s page on our website, http://www.greenfieldlibrary.org or by calling the Library at 414-321-9595 x114. 

DEEP IN THE STACKS – THE GIRL SCOUTS 

Girl Scouting in the United States began on this date 102 years ago (March 12, 1912) when Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout troop meeting in Savannah, Georgia.  Low dreamed of giving the United States and the world “something for all girls” and envisaged an organization that would bring girls out of their homes to serve their communities, experience the outdoors, and have the opportunity to develop “self-reliance and resourcefulness.”   

Originally called the Girl Guides of America, the Girl Scouts of America changed their name in 1913 and became the inspirational group for girls it has become today.  Starting with just 18 members in 1912, the group has since grown to a membership of 3.2 million members in 2013.  As of today, more than 50 million American women have participated in the Girl Scouts and this number continues to grow.  Below are just some of our holdings related to this important group at Greenfield Library. 

FOR KIDS 

-First Girl Scout: The Life of Juliette Gordon Low – Ginger Wadsworth     J BIO LOW, Juliette

-Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure – Shana Corey     J 396.463 COR

-Interest Projects for Cadette and Senior Girl Scouts – J 369.463 GIR

-Juliette Low – June Behrens     J 369.463 BEH

-Juliette Gordon Low: America’s First Girl Scout – Kathleen V. Kudlinski     J 369.463 LOW

-Junior Girl Scout Badgebook – J 369.463 JUN

-Junior Girl Scout Handbook – J 369.463 GIR 

FOR ADULTS 

-How to Guide Girl Scout Cadettes Through Amaze!: The Twists and Turns of Getting Along – Monica Shah, Mariam McGregor, Alison Hill     369.463 GIR

-Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts – Stacy A. Cordery     BIO LOW, Juliette Gordon

-Junior Girl Scout Leader Guide Book – J 369.463 JUN

-Scouting for Girls: A Century of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts – Tammy M. Proctor     369.46309 PRO (ask at desk for title) 

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Thank you for reading and we look forward to seeing you at Greenfield Library soon.

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