Spring Break ProgramsEvery spring, a school-less week gives the community an opportunity to breathe, play, and re-group. This year, the library has a full schedule of events to celebrate neighborhood and home as we remember the lessons of the enduring classic, Wizard of Oz.

Backyard Neighborhood Gathering (Westbank, Saturday, March 16 from 11am-1pm) is for all ages. The Capitol City Highlanders Bagpipe Band provide musical fun to accompany outdoor games and activities. Play will continue with Discovery Fun & Games from 1-3.

All Day Free Play (Laura’s, Monday, March 18, 12pm-7pm) is open-ended exploration for kids of all ages. Teens 13 and up can earn volunteer hours by helping out (no pre-registration required). Drop in!

Memoir Writing (Westbank, every Monday in March, 5pm-7pm) is for seasoned and novice writers alike. Bring your favorite memories and writing tools.

Discover Your Hidden Powers: Mindfulness for Kids (Westbank, Monday, March 18, 1pm-2pm) explores the hidden powers of breath, inner calmness, and kindness. Kids will be invited to make a magic wand.

Mad Science (Westbank, Tuesday, March 19, 3pm) sparks imagination with exciting science experiments. This is suitable for pre-K through grade 5; the program is limited to room capacity of 100.

Zoofari (Laura’s, Wednesday, March 20, 4:30pm) introduces kids ages 5 and up to real-life exotic animals.  Room capacity is 250.

Drop-in fun includes Hot Air Balloon Wind Chimes (Laura’s, Wednesday, March 20, 11am-1pm), Rainbow Jars (Laura’s, Thursday, March 21, 1pm-3pm), Melted Crayon Art (Friday, March 22, 11am-1pm), and Discovery: Plant a Seed (Westbank, Saturday, March 23, 1pm-3pm).

 Bernadatte Nason’s Stories of Kindness and Courage (Laura’s, Thursday, March 21, 10:30am) is engaging storytelling for all ages from the amazing Bernadette!

Wizard of Oz Matinee (Laura’s, Friday, March 22, 2pm) is a showing of the classic 1939 film. We’ll supply the lemonade and popcorn, you bring a stuffed animal friend to snuggle through the scary parts!

Magician Cody Fisher (Laura’s, Saturday, March 23, 11am) closes out the week with magic and humor.

NEW:  Women in Print Book Club (Laura’s, 4th Saturday each month, 3pm) is a brand new book club focusing on books from and about women’s perspectives. In March we will discuss Alice Munro’s A Wilderness Station. Read ahead: Madeline Miller’s Circe (April), Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ Women Who Run with Wolves (May), and Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence (June).

Come hang out with us during spring break, and pick up a book or movie to relax with at home!