After School Dec 6

jazzWe’ve prepared stories, crafts, and activities around a “Jazz” theme for this week.

Tuesday AfterSchool is offered in partnership with Twin Rivers YMCA and is open to all area elementary school children (under age 8 with supervision). Beginning right after school, the afternoon includes a snack, homework time, programs/activities and unstructured time for reading and play. Formal programming ends before 6 p.m.

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Ornament Display

Stop by the library during the holiday season to view a special collection of tree ornaments on loan from the Poore family.

ornament3According to Chris, ornaments were originally made by California restaurateur George Brower. He made over 235 pieces and no two are alike. The ornaments come in all shapes in sizes and are covered in rhinestones, faux pearls and crystals and have been compared to the Faberge style.

Brower originally created the ornaments starting in the 1950s to match the elegance of the crystal chandeliers and brocade walls at his restaurant, Brower’s Continentale, in Long Beach, California. Brower was an amateur jeweler and he kept making ornaments and displaying them until his death in 1975.

Chris and Sue Poore hope that the ornaments encourage visits to the library and special donations to Friends of the Library at the December 3 Book & Bake Sale and throughout the season!

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After School Nov 29

my-penWe’ve prepared stories, crafts, and activities around a “Drawing” theme for this week. Drawing is fun. Drawing helps you focus when listening. Drawing is something anyone can do their own way!

Tuesday AfterSchool is offered in partnership with Twin Rivers YMCA and is open to all area elementary school children (under age 8 with supervision). Beginning right after school, the afternoon includes a snack, homework time, programs/activities and unstructured time for reading and play. Formal programming ends before 6 p.m.

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New Children’s Librarian!

If you are in the neighborhood on Tuesday, November 15, stop by the library and meet Garren Hochstetler, our new Assistant Librarian for Children’s Programming! He has already been with us for 2 of the Tuesday AfterSchool programs, and on November 19 he will lead a special Thanksgiving-themed story time at 10:30 a.m. He will mostly be here on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after this week. Look for more about Garren in our upcoming newsletter!

 

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Book Club November 15

Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on November 15. This month’s selection is The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs. There are a couple of copies available at the library at this time, and we have other books by this author. You’re welcome to join the discussion even if the book is still on your “to read later” list! Books for the December discussion will also be distributed.

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AfterSchool November 8

Garren Hochstetler has prepared stories, crafts, and activities around a Veterans’ Day theme for this week. We are within a few steps of the new Veterans’ memorial park, which is nearing completion, so there might even be an opportunity to get a closer look!

Tuesday AfterSchool is offered in partnership with Twin Rivers YMCA and is open to all area elementary school children (under age 8 with supervision). Beginning right after school, the afternoon includes a snack, homework time, programs/activities and unstructured time for reading and play. Formal programming ends before 6 p.m.

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Tuesday AfterSchool November 1

garren-book-selfieThis week’s Tuesday AfterSchool activity will be a print it – color it – play it board game activity presented by Waverly librarian Garren Hochstetler. (Garren will be joining our library staff in a few weeks!) The afternoon includes a snack, homework time, planned activities, and unstructured time for reading and play. We begin right after school, with formal programming finished before 6:00. Tuesday AfterSchool is offered in partnership with Twin Rivers YMCA. All elementary school children are welcome to attend (children under 8 with supervision).

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Friends of the Library Officers

friends-board-oct-2016Friends of the Library held their general meeting and election of officers on October 27. Officers for the coming 2-year term are (from left) Gerri Nordell, secretary; Arlene Cochran, president; Betty Willmer, treasurer; and Linda George, vice-president. Outgoing vice-president Sandy Grampsas and outgoing secretary Gail White were commended for their years of service.

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October 11 AfterSchool

niemoth-safari1 niemoth-safari2Every Tuesday after school we have different activities scheduled. This week, John Niemoth told us of his recent travels to Africa. He also worked with the upper elementary grades on making Sonobe structures (origami-like geometric shapes).

All local elementary school students are welcome to attend Tuesday AfterSchool programs!

This program is offered in partnership with Twin Rivers YMCA.

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October Story Time

We are changing our Family Story Time schedule for the month of October. Our next story time will be a special (not too scary) Halloween edition! Wendy Anderson will return with seasonal stories and activities for younger children (PreK-2nd Grade) and their caregivers. Join us on Saturday, October 29, at 10:30 a.m. Children are welcome to come in costume!

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