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Write out, don’t abbreviate the year in 2020

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Happy New Year! It is hard to believe 2020 has arrived. The library staff reminisced about where we were on Y2K. Do you remember where you were? 

We are premiering a new program on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 5 p.m. called, “Movin’ to the Music.” This program draws inspiration from a variety of sources, including classroom music, folk dance and assisted living activities. This multi-generational family-friendly hour of movement will explore several ways of incorporating gentle movement and music. Join us to get your new year off on the right foot.

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, we welcome Mike Dennison, chief political reporter for the Montana Television Network, to present his Humanities Montana Conversation program, “Montana’s Changing Political Landscape.” He will speak about trends that have shaped the political landscape in Montana, including figures and events covered in his newly released book, and how the media reports on politics. This program is co-sponsored by the Lake County Democrats and the Lake County Pachyderm Club.  Refreshments will be provided. As always, this and other library programs are free and open to the public.

Wiggle Worms is “On the Move” in 2020 each Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in our children’s section. This year our program will focus on celebrating movement and developing fine motor skills. The program’s list of themes and book titles is on our website. This month celebrates friendship, stars, dinosaurs and sharks.

A helpful tip for 2020 – always write out 2020 rather than abbreviating the year, especially on any legal documents. Just writing 1/1/20 leaves the possibility of someone adding two digits after to alter the date, which could be used against you.

The library is open Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. We will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20.  

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