By Karen Kelly | Special to the Times Vedette

Jim Calvert presents library director Jerri Hawkins with a copy of the book entitled “Farm” by Elisha Cooper on behalf of the Guthrie County Farm Bureau. “Farm” is available for checkout and is located in the children’s section of the library.

The MJB Library is using funds from Round 1 of the ALA LTC Library Grant to increase the Large Print book collection. Each month for the next year, the library will receive 10 new Large Print titles, adding to our collection of large print cozy mysteries, romance novels, best sellers and westerns.  

Additionally, Round 1 of the ALA Grant also funded the purchase of 18 new Playaway titles in the juvenile section. Playaways are audiobooks that are downloaded on a battery-operated device that requires no internet. Guests just connect their headphones to the universal jack, and they are ready to listen. These are also great for car trips; just plug in with your car’s aux cord, and you’re set.  

Charcuterie class

Be sure to register for the charcuterie class being offered on May 4 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. The class is also offered at the Linden on May 4 from 9-10:30 a.m. Presented by Charcuterie to Go, participants will learn not only pairings of meats, cheeses and crackers but also tips for creating beautiful charcuterie boards. Everyone who participates will take home a board that they made. The cost of the boards is $25 for a 6-inch by 6-inch size and $45 for an 8-inch by 8-inch size board. 

Friends of the Library meeting

Friends of the Library will be meeting at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7. Anyone interested in supporting the library is invited to attend. The Friends will be discussing the golf fundraiser, which is scheduled for June 15.

Lunch and Learn

Plan to attend the May Lunch and Learn which will be on Wednesday, May 8, from noon to 1 p.m. Nutritionist Carol Laughery, owner of Ignite Nutrition, will be the featured speaker, and a light lunch donated by Cafe on the Hill will be served. Pre-registration is required. 

Between the Covers

Between the Covers book club will meet May 14 at 3 p.m. to discuss “The Widows of Braxton County” by Jess McKonkey. In this novel, Kate, a city woman, is ready to settle down and marry. She moves to her new husband’s Iowa farm where she finds country life filled with chores, judgmental neighbors, and the surprise of discovering that her mother-in-law will be living in her new home, which is more difficult than she anticipated. Soon, Kate begins to hear from the town gossip that her new family has secrets that include a mysterious death, and then unexplainable events start happening. Copies are available for those who want to attend the book club to check out. 

Card-making club

Card-making club will meet from 9-11 a.m. on Thursday, May 16. All materials are provided for a $5 fee.

Cookbook club

“Not That Fancy” by Reba McEntire is May’s featured cookbook for Cookbook Club. Cookbook Club will meet on Thursday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. Stop in the library to choose a recipe to make and share with the group at the meeting.