Welcome to spring, library friends and visitors!

Hopefully you were all at our annual springtime library event at the Chamber Hall this past Wednesday, we hosted our member and volunteer appreciation luncheon. We enjoyed a delicious meal and shared warmth and friendship, as we expressed our deepest appreciation to our members and volunteers for all the hard work and time put into keeping our library the efficient place it has been for 91 years. Many thanks also to those of you who were unable to join us!

Looking ahead to next week, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, we will be hosting the final HRAP lecture of the 2017-2018 series. This month our speaker will be Katie Voelke, director of the North Coast Land Conservancy. Her presentation is entitled “Life in the Coastal Edge.”

Cannon Beach Reads, our reading/discussion group, will meet at the library on Wednesday, April 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This month the members have been reading For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway. The book tells the story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to an antifascist guerilla unit in the mountains of Spain. The book tells of loyalty and courage, love and defeat, and the tragic death of an ideal. As always, new members will be welcomed warmly!

Mark your calendars, our next membership meeting will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2 — join us for a delicious brunch and voting for our officers and members of the library board — you don’t want to miss this important membership meeting.

Calling all lovers of rare and old literature! Memorial weekend, May 26 to May 28, we will be holding a rare and old book sale. Doors will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all weekend. You don’t want to miss this special sale.

A couple of reminders: It is time to pay your library membership dues of $10. This can be done at the membership meeting or by stopping by the library. Also, this is the time of year to clean out your bookshelves and closets of already-read books. We are in the process of collecting books for our 4th of July book sale! You may bring the books by the library during the hours we’re open. Also, we have tax cards available if you would like to claim your donation. The pricing committee encourages you to bring the books by as soon as possible, so they can be priced and processed.

Enjoy the “warmth” of spring, Library lovers — and if the weather is rainy, you can still come to the library and read by the cozy fireplace!

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