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The Friends of Hartland Public Library will be hosting an event on Human Trafficking on Thursday, March 22nd from 6 to 7:30 PM. Dr. Kathie Clark, along with other Health Professionals, will be showing a DVD on this sensitive subject, with a discussion to follow. Adults and teens are encouraged to attend. Then on Saturday, March 24th, Beth Clark will be leading the Kid’s Crafts Group right after the 10 AM Storytime Hour. In honor of Easter, the children will be making panoramic (sugar) eggs from 11 AM to 12 PM. Children of all ages are welcome, however, space is limited to 20 children for this event.
The following represents all the items recently added to Hartland Public Library’s collection in February 2018: Juvenile Non-Fiction: “Walking in the City with Jane”, a Story of Jane Jacobs, by Susan Hughes, “Bloom”, a Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli by Kyo Maclear; Young Adult Fiction: “No Place to Fall” by Jaye Robin Brown, “History of Wolves” by Emily Fridlund, “Say You'll Remember Me” by Katie McGarry; Adult Non-Fiction: “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff, “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity” by Katherine Boo; Adult Fiction: “The Outlander” by Gil Adamson, “Simply from Scratch” by Alicia Bessette, “The Forsaken” by Ace Atkins (MYS), “The Guilty” by David Baldacci, and “Secrets of Cavendon” by Barbara Taylor Bradford plus much more. Stop by the library at 16 Mill Street in Hartland to browse the selection.
The Newport Cultural Center will be holding the following upcoming events: Play and Learn Play Group - Wednesday, March 21st at 10 AM. This is an opportunity for young children to play and learn with their parents, caregivers and other children; Dance Fitness - Starting Thursday, March 22nd every Wednesday through Thursday, May 10th from 4:30 to 5:00 PM for grades 7 to 12. Want to burn calories while having fun? Dance Fitness combines strength-training movements with high-intensity cardio to bumpin' beats to help you burn calories and tone your muscles as you get your groove on. Classes incorporate a variety of dance styles, including: hip-hop, belly dancing, salsa, tango, cumbia, samba, Bollywood, ballet, and more. Think of Zumba, but with more variety. Routines are designed for all levels of dancers and non-dancers, and can be modified for low-impact, or for a lower intensity. Grab your dancing shoes, and come bust a move. Program is free to all participants and provided through a grant by the Oak Grove School Foundation; Stretch, Dance and Play - Storytime will be held on Friday, March 23rd at 10 AM. Join Brandy from Balance and Yoga Dance Center in Palmyra for a creative movement storytime. Jumping, spinning, leaping, soaring; Open Mic Night - Friday, March 23rd at 7 PM. Are you a musician? Comedian? Poet? Story-teller? Dancer? Have another performing arts talent? Drop-in, or guarantee your slot by emailing your act info to: This event is open for children ages 16 plus; Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday, March 24th at 7 PM. Come join the fun at the Newport Cultural Center for the Glow in The Dark Easter Egg Hunt. A family fun event. Before the hunt there will be decorating t-shirts at the NCC. Be sure to bring a plain white t-shirt. The hunt will be held at the Riverwalk (weather permitting) so wear your mud (snow) boots, and don’t forget your basket and a flashlight. Pre-registration is required. Each child will receive a ticket to the event; the ticket must be presented upon arrival at the event. Tickets are limited to 50 and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You will need to come to the NCC to pick up your ticket(s) before the event. Tickets are available now. Tickets are not required for parents/guardians; Storytime - Friday, March 20th at 10 AM. Hop on over to the library for the Bunny Storytime. Stop by for some classic Easter stories, silly songs and fun crafts; Community Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday, March 31st at 11 AM. The event is open to all children up to age 10. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult and everyone is asked to bring their own basket. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures, so don’t forget to bring your camera. For more information contact the Newport Cultural Center at 368-5074. The Newport Cultural Center is located at 154 Main Street in Newport.