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Tahoe-Truckee Lib Loop: Hallelujah … it’s spring!

Anne Greenwood
Special to the Sun

Well, almost. Monday, March 20, signals the beginning of spring (Vernal Equinox) in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern hemisphere.

It marks the momentous day when the sun crosses the equator going from south to north. The equinox is an astronomical event caused by Earth’s tilt on its axis. Because Earth doesn’t orbit upright, but is tilted on its axis by 23½ degrees, Earth’s northern and southern hemispheres alternate seasons.

We have an equinox twice a year — spring and fall — when the axis is vertical. On the equinox, Earth’s two hemispheres receive the sun’s rays equally. Night and day are approximately 12 hours each.

The word equinox comes from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night). What this means for us moving forward, is the days lengthen, the snow melts, and we can once again consider our summer activities (which hopefully do not include shoveling).

For ideas on restoring broken trees, carpentry tips, asphalt patching and more, stop by your local library for books, internet access, instructional DVDs, and much more.

Kings Beach Library

March 16, 3-4 p.m. “iPhones Explained.” Bring your phone & iTunes password to this informative class. Learn how to fully utilize your apple tool!

March 21, Preschool Storytime. Join us as we explore fun winter sports. Books, songs, rhymes and a craft.

Also, check out our ongoing Silent Auction item! This month we offer a collection of 3 popular Audiobooks.

Incline Village Library

March 8, 2 p.m. Seniors to Seniors. Seniors helping Seniors with technology. If you need help bring your iPhone, laptop, or tablet.

March 8, 4-5 p.m. Family Story Time.

March 9, 11:15 a.m. Toddler Story Time.

March 9, 4-5 p.m. Paws 2 Read. Come practice reading with friendly therapy dogs and receive a free book. All ages welcome.

March 10, 6:30 p.m. 3D Movie Night: Kubo and the Two Strings. We’ll provide the 3D glasses and popcorn. Feel free to bring any other munchies you want.

Sierra Nevada College

SNC will be on Spring Break from March 11 through March 18.

Truckee Library

Truckee Library Storytimes: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Toddler Time, for ages 18 months to 3 years; Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Babes in Bookland, for ages 6 months to 2 years; Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. Preschool Stories, for ages 3 and up. Join Stay & Play for a half-hour after each Storytime.

The Read Up! Adult literacy program based at the Truckee Library is constantly in need of community volunteers interested in becoming literacy/ESL tutors. Please call Rolann at 530-575-7030 for more details.

Anne Greenwood is Branch Manager at the Kings Beach Library.