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Meet the Artist: Rita Dattilo

Meet Rita Dattilo, our March Artist of the Month. Even in childhood, Rita had a passion for art, and she remembers that she often had a crayon in hand, coloring or drawing something. Since retirement, Rita has revisited her love for art – with passion intact. Her interest and talent have led her to take instruction from artists like Mary Pera and Sandee Sander at ArtReach. Rita has profited from a number of workshops, and she particularly enjoyed her experience with New Mexico artist Ann Templeton. Rita often paints in her home studio, but she also enjoys working alongside other local artists at the Bert Ferguson Community Center.

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Town Managed Library Seen as Positive for the Community

grow library optSince 2004, the Collierville Burch Library has been operated and staffed by a service provider, Library Systems and Services LLC (LSSI) of Germantown, Maryland. In an effort to maximize tax dollars invested in the Library and improve the overall customer experience, the Town of Collierville will assume the responsibility of managing the Library effective July 1, 2015.

The Town fully expects this transition to be seamless and patrons of the Library should experience the same level of service they have become accustomed to receiving. The Town intends to retain the fulltime services of the Library’s current Director, Deanna Britton, and all staff will remain in place.

One of the goals of this transition is the expansion of the Library’s resources to include better access to books and materials that directly reflect the needs and requests of this community. The Collierville Library is encouraging patrons to let them know about any book or research materials that they want to see in their Library. Expanding the scope of the Collierville Library’s resources will eliminate dependence on other area libraries for books and materials. To ensure that the Collierville Library will be able to fulfill special requests for books, a state-wide interlibrary loan system is also in place.

Teen Pajama Reading Fest

Don't feel like taking your pajamas off to go out in public? On March 1st, you don't need to! Come in your PJ's and with a good book to the Teen Pajama Reading Fest. Activities include reading and enjoying good snacks and company. For ages 12-18, Sunday March 1st from 1:30-4 in the Storytelling Room. Click here for printable flyer. 


DIY Spa Day

On Tuesday, March 17th from 4:00-5:00 P.M., come to the Collierville Burch Library to learn about healthy body care recipes you can make easily at home. You will leave with new knowledge about products you can make to care for your skin, hair, etc. Please register online at colliervillelibrary.org/events. For ages 12-18. Click here for printable flyer. 


Teen Yoga Class

Get active just in time for spring and learn about the healing power of yoga in this yoga class for teens. Come on Wednesday, March 19th, from 5:00-6:00 pm in the Storytelling Room, in comfortable clothes. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel and register online at colliervillelibrary.org/events. For ages 12-18. Click here for printable flyer.