Library News (June 13, 2012)
Summer Reading Program Events:
The Summer Reading Program is in full swing at the library. Don't miss out on the following fun activities.
Little Dreamers (Preschool): Hop 'N' Pop! Wednesday, June 13, 2 to 2:30 p.m. Little Dreamers are invited to hop and pop to music. Lots of action, plenty of popping, light snack, too. Preschoolers and caretakers join in the fun. Little Dreamers will also enjoy Simply Stories and Storytimes. See below for more information.
Dream Big -- Read! (Grades K-5): Kid's Garden Club: Thursday, June 14, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. This is a joint program for Dream Big-Read (K-5th) and Own the Night (6,7 and 8th) participants registered in the Summer Reading Program. The goal of this program is to give the children the garden bug. There will be short sessions on many gardening topics and some hands-on practice in planting.
Dream Big - Read! Craft Monday: Painted Pillow Cases, June 18, at 1:30 or 6:30 p.m. This craft is for students Kindergarten through 5th grade who are registered in the library's Summer Reading Program: Decorate a painted pillow case to dream on. The library will provide all supplies including pillow cases and fabric paint.
Crayon Resist Art: Tuesday, June 19, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Dream Big-Read students (Kindergarten through 5th grade age), awaken from your dreams and create art with watercolor paints and crayons. This class is instructed by artist Tammy Kapaun. Space is limited, students are required to pre-register, and must be registered in the Summer Reading Program.
Own the Night (Grades 6-8): Kid's Garden Club, Thursday, June 14, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. This is a joint program for Dream Big-Read (K-5th) and Own the Night (6, 7 and 8th) participants registered in the Summer Reading Program. The goal of this program is to give the children the garden bug. There will be short sessions on many gardening topics and some hands-on practice in planting.
Video Gaming: Wednesday, June 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This special gaming session is open to only Own the Night, Summer Reading Group. Video gaming fun with 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Meet with your friends and join in playing Kinect Sports, Mario Racing and more.
Own the Night - Craft Mondays: Painted Pillow Cases, Monday, June 18, at 1:30 or 6:30 p.m. This craft is for 6th, 7th and 8th grade age students who are registered in the library's Summer Reading Program. Decorate a painted pillow Case to dream on. The library will provide all supplies including pillow cases and fabric paint.
Sleep Disorders: Thursday, June 21, 7 to 8 p. m. This program is for Own the Night (6,7 and 8th grade age) and Between the Covers (H.S. through Adult) participants registered in the Summer Reading Program. Do you have trouble sleeping, snoring, or staying asleep? This may be a session that could help you with sleep issues. The presenter, Heidi Saarinen, a nurse practitioner, works in Sleep Medicine at Sanford Health and is looking forward to helping with this issue.
Watercolor Art: Tuesday, June 19, 7 to 8 p.m. This is a Summer Reading activity open to Summer Reading Groups Own the Night (6th, 7th and 8th grade age) and Between the Covers (H.S. through Adult age). This class is an introduction to watercolor painting. It is a hands-on class and you will leave with your personal project. Tammy Kapaun will be the instructor. Registration is required and the class size limited is 20. All supplies will be provided.
Have you not yet registered for the Summer Reading Program? It's free and you can sign up at the library any time through July 27. Earn reading incentives, enjoy crafts, stories, and movies.
Paint a T-Shirt: Thursday, June 14, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wake up your creative flair. Take your Tie-Dyed T-shirt that you dyed on Monday back (or a different cotton T-shirt) and use a variety of fabric paint to personalize your creation.Regular Events:
Genealogy: Saturday, June 16, 12 to 4 p.m. Genealogist Jackie Marler will be available to help you explore family histories. Take your projects or just ask questions.
Knitty Giddy Group: Tuesday, June 19, 6:30 p.m. Adults are invited to join this fun group of knitters and crocheters. Both new and experienced crafters are welcome. Come with your own supplies, you'll receive help getting started. New knitters take size 8 or 10 needles and yarn. If you're interested in learning to crochet, take a crochet hook and yarn.
Simply Stories: Tuesday, June 19, 10 a.m. Take your little ones to the library and enjoy two stories. Geared for lap babies and preschoolers. Unlike regular storytimes, this program is just stories - no crafts. If you're looking for stories and make-and-take simple crafts, come to the library Tuesdays at 1:30 or Thursdays at 6:30.
Storytime: You are invited to listen to stories and help your child(ren) with a simple make-and-take project. This program is geared for young children. Don't underestimate the power of one half hour of time with your child. Thursday, June 14, 1:30 to 2 p.m., "Dad Aren't You Glad?" Tuesday, June 19, 1:30 to 2 p.m., "Creepy Monsters, Sleepy Monsters;" Thursday, June 21, 1:30 to 2 p.m., "If You Are a Monster and You Know It."
Wednesday Movies @ 3 p.m.; June 13, "Tangled." Cool off with a great children's movie classic! A witch, princess, long, long hair, castle tower and a prince, share their exciting, fun movie with your friends. Enjoy the free 3:00 show and popcorn. Rated (PG) 100 minutes
Friday Morning Movies: June 15, 10:30 a.m., "Water, Food, and Exercise with Elmo." Preschoolers will enjoy this 50 min. movie and learn about foods from around the world, dip into deep water, and stay healthy and strong with exercise with one of their favorite red fluffy buddies. Rated (E)
The library is located at 109 3rd St. E. in the Lodoen Community Center. Inquiries can be made by calling 701-433-5460. Sandra Hannahs is library director