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Make a cute and easy paper plate craft with the kids.
Join us at Atkins for the beginner adult computer!
Create your own masterpiece. Canvas and paints will be provided, or bring your own.
Join us for Preschool Story Time! What will you do this summer?
Come and create your own work of art. Canvas and paints supplied or bring your own.
Closed due to the Memorial Day holiday.
Come by the Belcher Branch and pick up your booklet on # Adulting.
Join us at the Belcher Library during the month of May (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 3:30pm) to hear a story book by one of the Children's Book Festival's featured authors, Jennifer L. Holm. You will hear either 'The Evil Princess vs. The Brave Knight' or The Evil Princess vs. The Brave Knight Take Turns'. You will also make a crown to wear home.
Children and their caregivers are invited to a vegetable themed story time to celebrate "Plant a Vegetable Garden" day !
Please contact the Information Services Department for more information or to register for this class.
HOMOEROTIC POETRY &
Presented by Christopher Floyd
The first portion of this lecture will explore the ways contemporary LGBT poets, notably Danez Smith and Stephen S. Mills, incorporate and synthesize overt and/or covert [homo]eroticism and mundaneness in their poetry. The second portion will be a reading of poems from Christopher Floyd’s thesis collection, Stomach to Spine.
Teens are invited to learn more about "adulting." In this program we will focus on making and managing a budget, but other valuable information about credit/credit scores, filing taxes, buying and insuring a vehicle, health insurance, and first-time renting will be provided.
This class will teach you how to utilize the free database Familysearch.org to research family genealogy.
Part 3's topic is Tracing your family back into slavery. Slave research is very challenging, but not impossible. Henry Bibb was a famous abolitionist, but outside of his own memoir, hardly left a trace of his life as a slave in north Louisiana in the 1840s. Henry and Mariah Means’ lives have been traced to their times as slaves on Roseneath Plantation in De Soto Parish. Contact the Genealogy Department for more information.
School-age children are invited to try their hand at engineering with out new fun and interactive Little Bits STEAM kits.
The Broadmoor Pathfinder group is looking for a few good adventurers! Pathfinder is a pen, paper, and dice roleplaying game where players take on the roles of heroes they create in a fantasy setting. Beginner and experienced players welcome! We have premade characters ready to play and dice-sets available to borrow. Please contact Broadmoor Information Services to sign-up (space is limited) and for more information.
This story time is specifically for babies and their caregivers featuring songs, rhymes, bounces and stories. Recommended for newborns to approximately 18 months old. Older siblings are welcome & encouraged to bring a stuffed animal as their own “baby."
Teens are invited to test their engineering skills with our new fun and interactive Little Bits STEAM Kits.
All are welcome! Join us each month for a new queer happily every after! This month we will be reading "The Queer Principles of Kit Webb" by Cat Sebastian. Please contact the Information Services Department for more information or to register for this program.
All ages are invited to make and build with Legos while watching episodes 5 and 6 of the Lego Star Wars: Freemaker Adventures series.
Do you have an email account but are not sure how to use it? Come learn the basics of how to use an email account, including what kind of information is needed to create an account, what the symbols at the top and bottoms of your emails mean, how to attach and print documents, and general email safety. Please note that we will not be setting up individual email accounts during this class.
All SML locations closed for Memorial Day weekend.
Library closed for Memorial Day Holiday.
Create and take home your own magnetic slime! This program is for grades 4-12.
Slime is everywhere these days, but have you ever made slime with a twist? See how much fun it is to create and play with magnetic slime! Squish and stretch it like regular slime, and see how it reacts to magnets to form shapes and patterns. All supplies provided for you to take home and play with your own magnetic slime.
If you would like to learn the basics on how to use a computer, but don’t know where to start, then the David Raines Library has the class for you! Computer Basics is a hands-on 6-week class giving a very basic introduction to the parts of the computer and how to use them, focusing on its primary navigational tool, the mouse. This class is designed for people with little to no computer experience, so don’t hesitate to sign up if you fall into one of these categories. Call or visit the branch to register; space is limited.
The 7 Pillars of Adulting
Learn all about Google Photos: organize your photos, make edits, and share albums with others using Google Photos. Registration is required.
Teens are invited to play board games, card games, billiards, etc. Ages 12-18.
Students ages 8-14 are invited to participate in improv acting games. Bring your creativity, focus, and energy
Join us for an author chat and book signing with Sherry D. Lewis, author of The Extraordinary Loyalty Charm and the Knights Warrior.
Join us for a fun hour of Bingo!
Patrons will create a Dollar Tree DIY wall décor craft. Registration is required.
Teens are welcome to join us for Maker Mania Monday and stretch their creative muscles with craft making, painting, etc.
Teens are invited to watch a movie every Tuesday afternoon.
5/3 : Drumline (2002)
5/10: Stomp The Yard (2007)
5/17: Space Jam : A new legacy (2021)
5/24: You Got Served (2004)
Join us and learn how to crochet a snazzy Phone Stand! You can bring your favorite H hook (some hooks will be available for use during the program) and choose from a small selection of yarn. Other required materials and a pattern handout will be provided.
This program is geared toward adults who already know how to crochet.
Let's get ready for a summer of fun at the ocean! Enjoy stories and songs about the beach, the ocean, and ocean creatures! We will make a lovely beach scene and play sink and float games.
This program is for families with children ages 0-3. Caretakers will be encouraged to participate. Children will be exposed to songs, books and a variety of experiences to encourage early literacy. We aim to provide an environment of fun and educational activities.
Teens are invited to hear guests speakers present on different topics. Ages 12-18.
Youth and Teen Tech II is for patrons advancing from Youth and Teen Tech I and also those who already have knowledge of computer skills. It will enhance their skills and teach them more in-depth about coding and hardware knowledge. Registration required.
What makes waves in the ocean? It’s an endless expanse of water covering our planet. What lurks underneath this deep blue sea? Let’s explore this watery world with fun stories, crafts, and songs. We will then make an underwater volcano.
This program targets preschool children to provide pleasurable reading, viewing, and listening experiences. Our priority is to provide services and materials that stimulate imaginations and encourage a life-long love of learning.
Teen are invited to create and learn through experimentation on STEAM Thursdays. Ages 12-18.
Learn how to use Google Search to find the information you need, quickly. Registration required.
Closed for Memorial Day
Library closed for Memorial Day.
Children will enjoy watching the movie "King Richard," It follows the uplifting journey of a family whose unwavering resolve and unconditional belief ultimately delivers two of the world's greatest sports legends! Share this experience at the library with friends!
Children of all ages are invited to come play a variety of board, card, and interactive games.
Teens join us for teen-gaming & fun- playing boards games, video, online game and old fashion active games!
Ages: (12 -18)
Let's explore the beautiful world of dance! Babies and toddlers, ages 0-5, and their caregivers will be up, moving, grooving, and discovering the joys of music in an interactive story time.
Parents are invited to attend a "Nurturing Parenting Program" presented by YWCA. Parents will learn positive ways to communicate with respect. Ages: 19+
Teens will be given the opportunity to engage their peers with what's of importance to themselves, or share his/her thought and feelings .
Ages: (12 -18)
What's that YELL? BINGO! Come on and have fun playing a game and test your skills at winning.
Did you know there is a trigger for many of the mental health issues men and women suffer? Would you like to know the underlying causes of depression and stress that many working persons endure? Join us for a Q&A with helpful insights and a discussion of many benefits from one of our regions program providers.
Come enjoy a homemade dessert, coffee, and fellowship. Find a book or magazine to take home with you.
Kids, come do a jellyfish salt painting and enjoy your friends.
Join the members of Sistah Circle Book Club as they review "Summer on the Blum" by Sunny Hostin.
Registration, masks, and social distancing required; space is limited."
Nothing strenuous, but a chair exercise designed to get the body moving and the blood flowing. Ages 18+
Come and discover a new activity that may become a hobby or sharpen the one you already have.
We are introducing basic computer training for beginners and seniors. Learn all about getting started with computers.
Teens in 3D is an hour of FUN with hands-on activities!!!!!
Come and enjoy a new hobby. You can learn new Cricut designs and sewing tips while having a great time at your local Library.
Your baby can learn and have fun through story-time, music, and interactive play! For ages 0-5
Come explore exciting STEAM Programs !!! ages 6-11
Come join us for BINGO! and other games. It is SO MUCH FUN!!!!
Come join us for a movie and a craft!
Kids will make an under the ocean scene using straws to blow paint onto blue paper to look like coral and decorate with sea animals that have been precut.
Babies through preschoolers will sing, play, and listen to stories in an interactive storytime all about ice cream!
Join us for Adventures in Crochet! Bring your own project or start one with us! No experience necessary. Basic supplies provided.
Adults join us for a fun game of Bingo with friends!
Babies to preschoolers will enjoy an interactive program featuring stories, songs, play, and a craft all about boats!
We're having a lazy crafternoon. Teens and tweens are invited to come vibe out to chill music while creating paper flowers and rock painting.
Celebrate National Scavenger Hunt Day with a scavenger hunt in the Oil City Branch Library. Bring your skills to find all the treasures we have in store for you.
Celebrate National Scavenger Hunt Day with a scavenger hunt inside the Oil City Branch Library. Bring your skills to find all the treasures we have in store for you.
Kids ages 3-10 will enjoy an interactive story and enjoy a craft
Are you ready for life after High School? Visit Shreve Memorial Library the Wallette Branch and learn Basic Hand Sewing.
Join us in our meeting room, we will be showing the movie Atlantis for our Saturday Movie Mania!
Join us for our Storytime and Craft.
Come join us as we make earrings for the summer out of hemp string.