It's Spring Break and we could not be more excited about the full week of programming ahead!
We're kicking this off Monday with a special Spring Break Kids & Canvas program! Call the children's department to register.
We have Storytime Tuesday at 11am then join us at 2pm for a Candy Bracelets craft! Evening Tales will be at 6pm and we'll be making Paper Plate Dinosaurs!
You are NOT going to want to miss our Marshmallow Catapult challenge on Wednesday at 11am; then be sure to join us for Articulated Snakes at Creative Kids at 3:45pm! Storytime is back again Thursday at 11am and Lego Club will be that afternoon at 4pm.
Friday we have Stomp Painting at 11am and then bring the whole family to the library at 6pm for Beach Party Bingo! Lastly, we have a special Storytime Scavenger Hunt on Saturday at 11am.
You don't want to miss next week at the library!
You are NOT going to want to miss today's Creative Kids program... we're making Art Explosion books! Join us today at 3:45pm to learn how to craft your own!
Teen Makers is today at 3:45pm in the Makerspace! Join us afterschool for snacks, open makerspace stations and video games!
It's Storytime today! Join us today at 11am for silly songs, a fantastic story and a fun craft project!
Evening Tales is today at 6pm! We'll be making these adorable little Easter chicks!
Storytime is next Tuesday and Thursday at 11am! Evening Tales will be making Easter Chicks on Tuesday at 6pm and Creative Kids will be crafting some amazing art explosion books on Wednesday at 3:45pm! For teens, join us in the Makerspace for Teen Makers and Between!
Then, stay tuned for our AMAZING Spring Break Programming the first week of April! Visit the programming page for more information!
Storytime is today at 11am! Join us for silly songs, a fun story and a craft to take home!
BeTween is today in the Makerspace at 3:45pm! Join us for video games, snacks and open Makerspace stations!
Bring the kids in after school for Lego Club and come build a Lego masterpiece with us!
COOKIES & CANVAS
Registration is now open for our April Cookies & Canvas! Spots are limited and the class will fill up fast, so be sure to register ASAP! All sign ups require an $8 non-refundable deposit.
KIDS & CANVAS
Registration is now open for our April Kids & Canvas! Space is limited and the class will fill up fast, so call the Children's Department today to secure your spot!
Come get crafty with us today at 3:45pm at our Creative Kids program! We'll be making geometric pop-paintings!
Teen Makers is today at 3:45pm! Join us in the Makerspace after school for snacks, video games and Open Makerspace stations!
Lastly, Cookies & Canvas is TONIGHT at 6pm for those who have registered! If you missed this class, registration is now open for the April sessions!
Celebrate the first day of Spring with us today at Storytime! We'll be singing silly songs, reading a book about birds and painting with watercolors!
The Shepherd's Center Book Discussion on "Hillbilly Elegy" is today at 3:30pm!
"From a former Marine and Yale Law School Graduate, a poignant account of growing up in a poor Appalachian town, that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class. Part memoir, part historical and social analysis, J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy is a fascinating consideration of class, culture, and the American dream.
Vance’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love.” They got married and moved north from Kentucky to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. Their grandchild (the author) graduated from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving upward mobility for their family. But Vance cautions that is only the short version. The slightly longer version is that his grandparents, aunt, uncle, and mother struggled to varying degrees with the demands of their new middle class life and they, and Vance himself, still carry around the demons of their chaotic family history.
Delving into his own personal story and drawing on a wide array of sociological studies, Vance takes us deep into working class life in the Appalachian region. This demographic of our country has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, and Vance provides a searching and clear-eyed attempt to understand when and how “hillbillies” lost faith in any hope of upward mobility, and in opportunities to come.
At times funny, disturbing, and deeply moving, this is a family history that is also a troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large portion of this country."
Evening Tales is tonight at 6pm! We'll make making our own silhouette matching games!
Our highly anticipated St. Paddy's Golden Egg Hunt has been rescheduled for TODAY at 4pm-6pm!
1,000 Easter eggs have been hidden throughout the library and we need your help to find them! Come at any time during the 2 hours and search for eggs filled with candy and toys. 24 golden eggs will earn special prizes for several lucky patrons. (*One golden egg per patron*)
The hunt is open to all ages with different levels of difficulty. Bouncing Bunny Lane in the children's section is perfect for the young ones. Up for more of a challenge? Try Trickster Alley in the adult department! Baskets will be provided by NMPL and can be taken home. THE HUNT IS ON!
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