April is National Library Month. Throughout the month, Whitmore Library users who donate food items (non-perishable) can receive up to a $5 fine waiver (one per card).
United We Read SLC is a reading initiative that encourages everyone in the county to connect by reading the same book and by sharing their experience with others. The selection for 2017 is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Ove is a curmudgeon with staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. When a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door, it leads to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul, all of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations.
United We Read SLC continues through the end of May. In addition to uniting community members through reading, everyone is invited to contribute to a public collection of stories of kindness - random, intentional, received, and given. Stories may be submitted on the Share Page of the United We Read website: http://util.slcolibrary.org/2017UnitedWeRead/index.cfm
And for a real good time, we invite you to rock out at the Whitmore Library with Winding Road. This free concert on Tuesday, April 11 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. features Winding Road playing the music of the Beatles and other rock 'n' roll classics. Rockers of all ages are invited to attend.