Art at the Library: Comic Jam! Friday, May 5, 11:00 am Work together to make a comic book in under 2 hours! We'll provide supplies, a workspace, an instructor for guidance, and some ideas to get you started. The work of you and your fellow students completed will be compiled into a printed booklet that you can take home that afternoon! This program will be held in person in the library meeting room. Open to adult cardholders only. Advance registration is required.
Art at the Library: Comic Jam! Monday, May 22, 6:00 pm Work together to make a comic book in under 2 hours! We'll provide supplies, a workspace, an instructor for guidance, and some ideas to get you started. The work of you and your fellow students completed will be compiled into a printed booklet that you can take home that night! This program will be held in person in the library meeting room. Open to adult cardholders only. Advance registration is required.
Novel Mornings Thursday, May 4, 11:30 am Enjoy a discussion of the novel The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline. This group meets at 11:30 to discuss popular fiction. These discussions are open to everyone. Advance phone or online registration is required.
Take A Seat: Chair Yoga With Dana Sunday, May 7, 1:30 pm Join us for our chair yoga class where we focus on moving, breathing, building strength & flexibility, and end with relaxation! This class is perfect for all levels of students, including those who are new to yoga, as we use the chair to help balance, support, and challenge us.
Adult Crafting: Make Your Own Dog Toy! Tuesday, May 16, 6:00 pm Join us and learn how to make your own dog (or cat) toy with old t-shirts! You can bring your own old t-shirts, or use some of ours. And if you finish making one, you can make another. There's no limit to how many you can make! You can keep one, and donate one. Or donate both. Donations will be given to needy dogs/cats at Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center. This program will be held in the adult meeting room
Non Fiction Addiction: "The Good Nurse" by Charles Graeber Thursday, May 18, 10:00 am Join us in the adult meeting room for a discussion of "The Good Nurse". "The mesmerizing basis of the movie starring Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain?-a "stunning book...that should and does bring to mind In Cold Blood"-takes you inside the mind of America's most prolific serial killer, whose 16-year long "nursing" career left as many as 400 dead." (New York Times). This program is open to all adults.
Be Kind to Animals Saturday, May 20, 1:00 pm Join us in the adult meeting room to learn how to be kind to animals. We will have speakers from Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center and the Humane Society. Learn more about adoption, what puppy mills are and why they are bad, and more! Also, you will get to meet some adoptable dogs. This program is open to all ages. Space is limited, so please register in advance.
Sounds of Scotland- Bagpipe Demonstration at the Library Tuesday, May 23, 6:00 pm Michael Currie is a proud first-generation Scottish American with four decades of piping experience. Michael Currie is back, and this time will be more tunes, less talk! Listen to authentic bag pipe music, performed by someone with over 4 decades of experience. This program is open to everyone, and will be held in our adult meeting room. Seating is limited, so registration is required.
COMPUTER CLASS FOR ADULTS
Computer Class: Introduction to Computer Hardware Monday, May 15, 6:30 pm Learn the ins and outs of your computer, literally, in this virtual demonstration. We will dismantle and explain the components of a computer, how to perform basic repair and upgrades, and reassemble a rig. Questions encouraged. This program will be held both in person in our adult meeting room, and virtually on Zoom. Open to adult cardholders only. Advance registration required.
Teen Art Club Tuesday, May 2, 4:00 pm Explore your interest in art with friends. Participants will have time, space, and materials to create. This monthly club will be led by a Teen Advisory Board member and is meant to allow teens to explore all things ART! Come check it out and have fun while exploring favorite artistic mediums and hanging out with like-minded friends. Meetings include discussions, art challenges, and time for participants to work on individual projects, collaborate with fellow members, or simply hang out while incubating their creative genius.
Teen & Tween Writing Club Tuesday, May 9, 4:30 pm Do you like to write? Do you like playing with words or pictures to tell a story? Are poetry and lyrics more your style? Do you want to write a book someday? Why not start today! Come join us in the Meeting Room to discuss writing, get feedback on your work in progress, and get closer to creating your great work! The Writing Club will give young writers support and encouragement! Open to Teens and Tweens from 6th-12th grade only. Register online or call the library for assistance. Email Librarian Barb for details at firstname.lastname@example.org
TAB Meeting Tuesday, May 16, 4:00 pm The Teen Advisory Board meets to discuss upcoming teen programming, library events, displays, and the collection. Want to make a difference in the library and the community? Join us to find out how. Eligible teens must apply for membership. This group meets in the Teen Area.
Teen Book Club Tuesday, May 16, 4:30 pm Event Location Chapter Chat is a Heggan Teen book club. This group is led by Teen Advisory Board members. Join us in the Teen Area or join us on ZOOM for lively teen and tween book discussions. This month we're talking about books made into movies. Come join us to chat! Chapter Chat meets monthly to discuss popular youth fiction. For more information, please contact Librarian Barb at email@example.com.
Teen Crafts Tuesday, May 23, 4:00 pm Everything you need will be supplied for you. This program will take place in the Meeting Room. Open to Heggan cardholders in grades 6-12. Register online or call the library for help.
Teen Talk: Movies, Games, Music Tuesday, May 23, 4:30 pm Let's TALK about it! Join us to discuss: Pop Culture, Movies, Games, Art, Theatre, Hobbies, Music, and more! Join old friends and make some new ones. This group meets to talk about personal favorites, the latest and the greatest, and new finds and trends. Join us in the meeting room and let's TALK about it!
Family LEGO Night Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 pm Story Room Bring your family to the library for an evening of LEGO making fun. This month, we challenge you to create some "tasty" LEGO food.or simply build whatever your heart desires! Held in the Children's Story Room.
S.M.I.L.E. Thursday, May 4, 6:30 pm Event Location S.M.I.L.E. (Silent Mentors in Literary Education): Read to a dog or cat! For registration, please call or visit the library.
Family Storytime Friday, May 5, 10:30 am Story Room This is a 30-minute storytime for the whole family. This program will take place in the Story Hour Room.
Countdown To Kindergarten Friday, May 12, 1:30 pm Story Room Children who are entering kindergarten in September of 2023 are invited to join us to help get ready on the first Thursday of the month (1/5) at 1:30-2:15 pm, in the Story Hour Room. Through stories and activities, this monthly program will focus on building school readiness skills and independence. Children will work on developing fine motor skills, spatial skills and problem-solving skills, build their vocabulary, use their imagination, improve letter recognition and counting skills, and grow narrative comprehension. We will work on writing, using scissors, going over the calendar, and taking turns!
Preschool Grossology- Animal Poo Monday, May 15, 1:30 pm Story Room Join us on Monday, March 13 at 1:30 pm to explore some gross science! We will read a picture book and do some science activities based around a gross science theme. May Theme: Animal Poo! This program is appropriate for children ages 4-6 and their caregiver.
Grossology - School Age Wednesday, May 17, 6:30 pm Story Room Come explore some "gross" science with us! This month: Animal Poo. For budding scientists in Grades K-5; held in the Children's Story Room.
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