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National Library Week 2023: There’s More to the Story

Sunday, April 23 – Saturday, April 29

National Library Week is the annual celebration of the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities. Beyond all the books on the shelves, our library buildings tell thousands of stories through events, interactions, activities, and resources.

Pop-Up Demos

Drop in any day during National Library Week to get an up-close look at materials, services, and resources you might not know we offer. Learn something new, ask questions, and discover all the amazing things available to you with your CMPLD card!

Pop-up events take place at both libraries at various times of the day. View the full event schedule below for dates, times, and topics. Drop in; no registration required.

SUNDAY, APRIL 23

Aspen Drive LibrarySign Me Up! eNewsletters & Book List Emails 2–4 pm
Learn how to stay up-to-date on Library happenings and get genre book lists straight to your inbox. Plus, learn how to change your preferences to receive only the email topics of your choice.
Cook Park LibraryTurn It Up to Eleven: Synthesizer & Digital Studios 2–4 pm
Live out your ‘80s music dreams! Get an up-close look at the synthesizer. Plus, learn about the other amazing, free audio and visual tools available in the Digital Studios.

MONDAY, APRIL 24

Aspen Drive LibraryDatabase Deep Dive 11 am–2 pm
Research topics or learn new skills with help from our robust list of 80+ online databases, including Consumer Reports, Creativebug art classes, LinkedIn Learning, and so much more — all free with your CMPLD card.

Check These Out! Circulating Equipment 6–8 pm
Get an up-close look at the various tech items available for checkout, including Rokus, mobile hotspots, and gaming systems.
Cook Park LibraryHow to Borrow from Other Libraries 11 am–2 pm
If we don’t have what you’re looking for, we’ll help you get it from our partner libraries through Interlibrary Loan and LINKin.

TUESDAY, APRIL 25

Aspen Drive LibraryMeet the Bookies + Reading Suggestions 11 am–2 pm
They’re your best bet for good reads! Pop in for some personalized recommendations.

There’s an App for That: CMPLD App & eLibrary 6–8 pm
Keep the Library in your pocket with convenient, free apps for eBooks, eAudiobooks, TV shows, movies, comics, and more. Plus, get an overview of the Cook Memorial app.
Cook Park LibraryA Universe of Possibilities: Virtual Reality Headset & Button Maker 11 am–2 pm
Play games, watch videos, and explore our world and beyond with the Oculus virtual reality headset; then try your hand at button making.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26

Aspen Drive LibraryAll About Library Home Delivery 12–2 pm
The Library can deliver materials seniors and people with disabilities that keep them homebound. Let us tell you how.

Bookmobile Seek & Find 2–4 pm
It’s National Bookmobile Day! Find the Bookmobile in the parking lot and hop aboard for a fun scavenger hunt.
Cook Park LibraryMeet the Bookies + Reading Suggestions 11 am–2 pm
They’re your best bet for good reads! Pop in for some personalized recommendations.

Check These Out! Circulating Equipment 6–8 pm
Get an up-close look at the various tech items available for checkout, including Rokus, mobile hotspots, and gaming systems.

THURSDAY, APRIL 27

Aspen Drive LibraryMy Account: Freezing Holds, Reading History & More 11 am–2 pm
Get more out of your online library account by learning some powerful catalog features. Plus, learn about email and text notifications so you never forget a due date!

Zip, Zap: Laser Cutter Demo 6–8 pm
Watch this creative tool in action! This powerful machine cuts and engraves digital files onto a number of materials.
Cook Park LibraryDatabase Deep Dive 3–5 pm
Research topics or learn new skills with help from our robust list of 80+ online databases, including Consumer Reports, Creativebug art classes, LinkedIn Learning, and so much more — all free with your CMPLD card.

FRIDAY, APRIL 28

Aspen Drive LibraryCheck These Out! Circulating Equipment 2–4 pm
Get an up-close look at the various tech items available for checkout, including Rokus, mobile hot spots, and gaming systems.
Cook Park LibraryThere’s an App for That: CMPLD App & eLibrary 3–5 pm
Keep the Library in your pocket with convenient, free apps for eBooks, eAudiobooks, TV shows, movies, comics, and more. Plus, get an overview of the Cook Memorial app.

SATURDAY, APRIL 29

Aspen Drive LibraryJust for Kids: Reading Suggestions, eLibrary & Fun Activities 2–4 pm
Pop in for fun activities; learn how to access great resources for homework help and free streaming content; get personalized reading suggestions; and more!
Cook Park LibraryMy Account: Freezing Holds, Reading History & More 2–4 pm
Get more out of your online library account by learning some powerful catalog features. Plus, learn about email and text notifications so you never forget a due date!

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