Preschool Storytime

Preschool storytimes feature longer books, flannel board and rhymes designed for children ages 3 1/2 - 5. These activities help develop pre-reading and school-readiness skills.  Children must be able to sit independently and be attentive for 30 minutes. Parents may temporarily attend, if needed, to help transition their child to this program. All parents must remain in the children's department. Storytimes will be held in the Friends Activity starting Monday, April 8 through Friday, May 17. Please pick a Monday OR a Friday session. Registration begins March 21.

Mondays, 10:00 - 10:30 am; Register for Mondays

Fridays, 1:00 - 1:30 pm; Register for Fridays

Upcoming sessions

Monday, April 8 - 10:00 PM to 10:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Register
Friday, April 12 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM Friends' Activity Room Register

Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle

In honor of Earth Day 2019, come learn some simple ways to reduce your use of plastics and create a beautiful flower craft from recycled plastic bottles. Supplies are provided - just bring yourself and your creativity!

This program is for adults 18 years and older. 

plastic flowers, plastic bottles, craft

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, April 13 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Friends' Activity Room

This is NOT a Book Club*: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

images of all 13 Diary of a Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney

Do you love Diary of a Wimpy Kid? Have you read the books or seen the movies? Maybe you just want to read the books and know a lot about the world of Greg Heffley and are hoping to avoid the cheese touch? If any of that sounds like you, then we have got you covered. Patrons aged 10-13 are welcomed to join us for food, crafts, art, and activities related to the popular middle-grade Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney. Registration required.

 

 

 

*Disclaimer: This might be a book club

Upcoming sessions

Monday, April 1 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room Diary of a Wimpy Kid Register

March 1, 1781. The Articles of Confederation were ratified by Congress. Under the Articles, Congress was the sole governing body of the new American national government, which consisted of the 13 original states. They remained in effect throughout  the Revolutionary War, until the U.S. Constitution was adopted in 1789.

March 1, 1932. The 20-month-old son of  Charles A. Lindbergh was kidnapped from his home in Hopewell, New Jersey.

March 1, 1974.  Seven former high-ranking officials of the Nixon White House  - including former chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman, top aide John Ehrichman, and former attorney general, John Mitchell - were indicted for conspiring to obstruct the investigation into the Watergate break-in.

Paper Flowers

Join us over spring break to create paper flowers! Each participant will create their own bouquet of flowers to take home. This program encourages creativity, imagination, and sharing their work with other artists.

  • Registration Required
  • Ages 7-10

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, April 2 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room Register

By February, New Year's resolutions are notorious for being broken. However, slipping up doesn't mean you should abandon your goals completely. Reboot getting healthier and fit intentions with the Experience to Go Kit, Small Steps: Get Healthy.. Each kit contains a cookbook, music CD, timer and exercise suggestions. It's never too late to start over with a clean slate! 

Marie Curie. Eleanor Roosevelt. Susan B. Anthony. Elizabeth I of England. Florence Nightingale. These remarkable women are well known to most of us, but there are many others in history just as remarkable whose names may not be as recognizable. In honor of Women's History Month we should all make some time to learn about them by reading some of the many biographies to found in the library's collection:

In our last Thursday Family Storytime for this session, we talked about Family. Do you have a large family or a small one? Who is in your family? Enjoy these stories from Storytime and beyond all about Family.

Stories and Songs from Storytime

Is it possible to train your brain to increase your happiness? Science says yes. In just 21 days, you can rewire your brain to work more optimistically and successfully by taking a prescribed set of actions. Journey along with us as, starting February 27, we take 21 days to retrain our brains culminating in a celebration on International Day of Happiness, March 20. It's easy to participate by writing in a journal or in the comments of the library's daily Facebook posts where we will also be sharing what makes us smile.

 

For more on this theory, watch The Secret to Better Work, a TED Talk by Shawn Achor. View all 15 minutes or pick it up at the 10 minute mark for retraining exercises. 

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