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2-28-MARCHiversaryLogoThe Artesia Public Library will celebrate the second anniversary of the completion of its landmark facility with a week of community events.

This year’s MARCHiversary celebration will run March 1-8 and will feature workshops, activities and entertainment for Artesians of all ages.

The fun begins Tuesday, when teens and adults are invited to a special book craft workshop. Beginning at 5 p.m., participants will learn how to fold a heart shape into the pages of a book and will be able to create one to keep.

Dr. Seuss fans young and old should mark their calendars for Wednesday, when the library will host a birthday party for both the library and the inimitable Seuss from 3-5 p.m. Attendees can partake in games, Seussical snacks and crafts, as well as curl up with a Dr. Seuss book for Read Across America Day.

Local chef Stacy Wallace will be on hand at 5:30 p.m. Thursday to host a “Cooking for Two” demonstration.

On Friday, the community is invited to a special come-and-go reception from 4:30-6 p.m. to celebrate its state-of-the-art library and all the unique elements that make it one of the finest in the region. Students from Artesia High School will be performing duets, light hors d’oeuvres will be served, and tours will be conducted.

Beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, teens and adults wishing to enhance their fancy footwork are invited to attend an Intro to Ballroom Dancing class with instructor Manon Arnett, and MARCHiversary will conclude Monday and Tuesday, March 7-8, with a two-day Stop Motion Animation Workshop for teens ages 13-18. The workshop begins at 4 p.m. both days, and teens will learn to create stop motion animation before making their own short film. This event also serves as a kickoff for Teen Tech Week.

As always, all events are free and all workshop supplies are provided.

For more information on any of the scheduled events, contact Erin Loveland, teen services librarian, at 746-8515.