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April Showers Bring High Library Activity to GPL



The Library has been busy with the warmer weather and activities are just heating up.  Please read about some of our future events:

Greenfield Library will be CLOSED on Wednesday, April 2

The Library will be closed for a data migration.  Please consult to see which libraries will be open on this date.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Used Book Drive to Celebrate National Library Week

National Library Week is April 13-19 and the theme is “Lives Change @ Your Library.” 

Change a life of an avid book reader and celebrate National Library Week by participating in Greenfield Library’s Used Book Drive.  We will be gathering books, movies, and music that will be sold to benefit the Library.  Bring your materials* to the Library Check-Out Desk during library hours.  We appreciate your donations and the money will be going to a great cause: your local library. 

*Please note that we are unable to accept books published prior to 2004, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, magazines, record albums, encyclopedias, textbooks, Harlequin type romance paperbacks, Reader’s Digest condensed books, or directories. 

Learn Storytelling with Library Storyteller, Mr. Mark!

Mr. Mark, the Library’s talented storyteller, is offering three one-hour sessions of storytelling games, instruction and practice on Tuesday April 1, 8 and 15 at 6:00pm.  This free program is open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  Learn to use your hands, body, face and voice to tell a story.  Register with Mr. Mark at the Library, by phone to 414-321-9595 x108 or by email to  Class size is limited to 10 so apply soon! 

Greenfield Library Book Club Meets Again on April 9 at 7pm

On April 9, the Library Book Club will meet to discuss Jodi Picoult’s House Rules.  In the book, Jacob, a teen with Asperger’s syndrome, suffers with human social cues, but excels with his interest in forensic analysis.  However, when a murder occurs in town, Jacob becomes front and center in the investigation, largely because of his Asperger’s.  How will the town react?  How will this issue be resolved?  Pick up the book and come to the Book Club on April 9.  Request a copy of the book online at or give us a call at 414-321-9595.  No registration is required. 

Free Job Workshop: “Job Hunting for the Mature Job Seeker”

Greenfield Library will be hosting this free workshop on April 11 from 9:00-11:00am that covers job hunting strategies for the mature job-seeker.  If you are over 50 and looking for work, not quite ready to retire, or want a job to supplement your income, this workshop could be of great benefit for you.  The program is sponsored by the Library and presented by the Department of Workforce Development – Job Center and will meet in the Library Conference Room.  No registration is required. 

Greenfield Library Hosts the Puppet Place Theater Presentation of “Peter Rabbit” Sunday, April 13 at 2pm

Mark Nichols returns for a repeat performance of his zany and fun puppet show presentation of “Peter Rabbit.”  This show is suitable for the entire family and is free, with no registration required.  Seating is limited, so please arrive early.  The performance takes place in the Library Community Room. 

Deep in the Stacks: April Fools’ Day 

April 1 is April Fools’ Day: a day set aside to have fun with and make fun of those around you.  The earliest recorded association between April 1 and foolishness is an ambiguous reference in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in a line discussing March 32nd, or, perhaps, April 1. 

Make sure to really scare, tease, outwit, startle, mock and laugh at your fellow man, woman and child today.  Also, feel free to look at some of the children’s titles at Greenfield Library that have the word “fool” involved. 

April Fool – Harriet Ziefert     E 1 ZIE 

April Fool’s Day – Carolyn Keene     JC KEE 

Arthur’s April Fool – Marc Brown     E BRO 

It’s April Fools’ Day! – Steven Kroll     PIC KRO 

Look Out, It’s April Fools’ Day – Frank Modell     E MOD 

Fool and the Fish: A Tale from Russia – Lenny Hort     E 398.2094 HOR 1990 

The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship – Christopher Denise     J 398.2094 FOO 

The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship – Arthur Ransome     J 398.2094 RAN


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