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Waking Up Your Garden

Wednesday, March 4, 6:00-7:30 p.m., at the library, 1250 Durham Road, Madison. Join Madison Earth Care’s Rachel Blundon for an in-depth FREE instructional talk on the best practices to get your garden awake and ready for this growing season. Rachel will talk about the best times to fertilize, when and how to prune woody shrubs and when to start planting for the season. Click the post link for more details.

Musical History of Ireland

From Tribe to Nation: A Musical History of Ireland

Friday, March 6, 6:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Madison. In this concert, folksinger and humorist Tom O’Carroll traces the history of the Irish people from the Stone Age to the present. Drawing on historical and archaeological records as well as music and song, Tom explores the broad cultural themes of conflict and identity that occur throughout the island’s past. Tom will perform various songs, tunes and little-known anecdotes that bring to life the story of the Irish. Refreshments will be served! No registration required.

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Birds of Prey: The Bald Eagle

Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Madison. Meet three live Ambassador Birds from Wildlife Rehabilitation Center “A Place Called Hope, Inc.” You’ll learn simple tips on how we can lessen some of the everyday conflicts our wildlife face living so close to us humans. Handlers will introduce you to Enapai, the American Bald Eagle, along with two of his raptor friends. All ages are welcome. No registration required.

Stop & Shop Community Bag Program Through March

Now is a great time to stock up on environmentally friendly reusable bags and support the Scranton Library at the same time! Starting today and for the entire month of March, when you purchase a $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Madison Stop & Shop, $1 is donated to the Scranton Library, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag attached to the bag. The Community Bags are located on displays around the store and at the checkout. For more information about the program, please visit stopandshop.bags4mycause.com.

Scranton Library Fundraiser

Scranton Library “Before Party” Fundraiser April 18

This year for our annual fundraiser, guests are invited to get a sneak preview of the renovated and expanded library building at 801 Boston Post Road, Madison during what we’re calling our “Before Party!” Tour the library building while enjoying wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres and the live music of Brad & Brian. Bid on the silent auction or take a chance on fabulous prizes. It’s time to reconnect at Scranton Library — don’t miss the celebration! Click the post link for more details.

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Wondering why you have to wait so long for certain e-books?

Macmillan Publishers has recently introduced a “1-copy only” embargo of all their new e-book titles for the first 60 days of publication. Not only do libraries pay more for e-book titles than other e-book users, but library patrons will also now have to wait longer to read certain e-books. We are so sorry for the negative impact this may have on our library users. Please click the post link if you would like to learn more.

Text Messaging Service Now Available

With the Shoutbomb text messaging service, you can use your mobile phone to receive text notices about holds that are available, items that are due soon, and overdue items and fines. You can also send a text to renew an item and add multiple library cards to one phone. Follow the link in this post to sign up.