09/27/2021

(Monday)

Banned Book Bundles!

Stand up to censorship!

You'd be amazed at some of the classic, popular, awesome books that have been the subject of censorship attempts! The reasons why are varied, but the result is the same; holes in the cultural and international education of our children, restriction of children's ability to grow and learn, and narrowed worldviews that plant the seeds of bigotry, with the implication being that anyone who believes differently from them must be foolish, immoral, or misinformed (source here).

Fight censorship! Click below to reserve a bundle of 5 picture books or 3 chapter books (tailored to your child's age) that you can pick up from our curbside service or when visiting the library.  You can also ask for more or fewer books or for books for multiple age ranges!

Want more info? Check out this short article from the Washington Post about why your kid should read banned books, or this page from the American Library Association about Banned Books Week 2021.

Please click below to sign up for your bundle!

Homeschool Art Lab

10:30am - 11:30am

Hands-on art and art history for homeschoolers!

This program for 8-11 year olds will meet outdoors on the library lawn (the library has folding tables, outdoor chairs, and 2 canopy tents). Youth Services Librarian July will read a short biography or other related book about the artist or style we'll be learning about, show a brief video, or share books or prints of the artist's work. Kids will then have a chance to make art in that style.
-Some themes & activities:
Georges Seurat/Pointillism, Q-tip pointillist pictures
Nature artist Andy Goldsworthy, outdoor pieces with objects found in nature
Collage art of Henri Matisse and Eric Carle, ripped or cut paper collages
Proto-Expressionism/Edvard Munch's The Scream, finger painting
Abstract expressionist action art, splatter paintings
Color Field painting/Helen Frankenthaler & Mark Roethko, abstract watercolor painting
 
Space is limited, registration is required; please click below to register. Cancels for bad weather.
 
Masks are recommended for unvaccinated individuals during outdoor programs. Please note, should you want to go inside to use the bathroom or the library's services, that the library requires masks be worn regardless of vaccination status when inside the building.