The Marian Sutherland Kirby Library is brimming with special activities during the month of April, including the following:
April Lapsits for ages 0 –23 months. No need to sign up, just come by for any of the following dates: Wednesday, April 2 at 10am ; Friday, April 11 at 10am ; Thursday, April 24 at 10am. We’ll read stories, sing songs and engage in educational play.
April Storytimes for ages 2 –5. No need to sign up, just come by for any or all of the following dates: Friday, April 4 at 1pm ; Thursday, April 10 at 11am ; Wednesday, April 16 at 11am ; Tuesday April 22 at 6pm. We’ll sing, play, do a craft, and listen to stories.
Children’s Book Club: For ages 7 –11! We will meet on Saturday, April 19 at 1pm. Pick up a copy of our selection, Wonder by R. J. Palacio. This 2012 multiple award winning book and #1 New York Times Bestseller follows August Auggie Pullman, a 10 year old who is just like you except he has a facial deformity. Homeschooled his whole life, he must learn how to adapt to his new mainstream school. Copies are available at the circulation desk when you register!
Furry Tails Reading Partners! Is your child a shy or hesitant reader or do they just love to read? Visit the Library at 6:30pm on Wednesday, April 23 and your child can read to a certified therapy dog! These gentle and sweet dogs love to be read to! Call or visit to register. Child must be able to read independently.
Homework Help with Ms. Michelle! Join Ms. Michelle every Thursday from 3—5pm and she’ll help you with any homework or school projects. Even if you can’t make it on a Thursday, one of our librarians is always here to help you!
The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will meet on Wednesday, April 9th at 6:30pm. This month we’ll discuss the upcoming summer reading program. It’s never too late to join TAG! For grades 6 –12.
Teen Reading Lounge: TRL is an interactive book club for teens 12 –18. Join us on Tuesday, April 15 at 6:30 for a discussion of The Princess Bride by William Goldman. We’ve all seen (and probably endlessly quote) the movie, and now we will learn where it all began with this class fantasy novel. Free copies that you get to keep are available at the circulation desk. On Tuesday, April 29 at 6:30 we will have an interactive artistic workshop based on The Princess Bride. Our next book selection is Coraline by Neil Gaiman. Call or visit to register.
May the Fourth Be With You: For teens 12 –18, let the force take you the library on Sunday, May 4th from noon –3pm. We’ll snack, watch a movie, play Star Wars games, and do some Star Wars crafts! Celebrate all things Star Wars! Call or visit to register.
One-on-One eReader Help: Sign up for a half hour, one-on-one session on Saturday, April 26 between 9:30am and 12:30pm. Learn anything from the basics to how to download eBooks for free. Call or visit to register, space is limited.
Anatomy of a College Application and How Not to Make Common Mistakes: Join Jennifer L. Severini-Kresock, MS, a private career and college counselor, for a free presentation on the college application process. Free and open to anyone, but especially helpful for high school students and their families. Saturday, April 26 at 1pm. Call or visit to register.
Finding Bigfoot in Pennsylvania presented by Bob Bucko and Jason Talmadge of Pennsylvania Bigfoot Investigations with special guest Marc Sears, an independent investigator who has experiences a face to face encounter! Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30pm. Call or visit to register.
Expressing Your Personality in the Garden: Join Master Gardeners Jean Kolojejchick and Roseanne Nardone on Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30pm. Discover how your garden can reflect your personality with the use of structures, statuary, plants, and containers to create your own unique design. Call or visit to register.
New! Book Club: Starting on Saturday, May 17th at 1pm , the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library will being a monthly book club for adults. Our first selection is The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan. This sweeping novel begins with the story of Frances Gerety, the copyrighter for DeBeers who coined “A Diamond is Forever” and takes us through the intertwining stories of different couples throughout the decades. Copies are available at the circulation desk. Call or visit to register.