Library Activities

The Library has a number of regularly scheduled activities of interest:

For Children

Preschool Story Time

Tuesdays at 10 am

Thirty-minutes of programming geared toward three- and four-year-olds, but younger children are welcome to attend. The program includes stories, finger-play, plus a variety of music and movement designed to develop motor coordination, active listening, following directions, and cooperation. Caregivers are asked to remain in the programming room and are welcome to participate in movement activities.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Fridays at 10 am

An award-winning early-literacy program, this thirty-minutes of activity is designed for children from birth to age three to interact with their parents or caregivers. Mother Goose on the Loose uses a variety of activities such as rhymes, songs, puppets and instruments to foster speech development, motor coordination, self-confidence, and sensitivity to others.

Preschool Music & Movement with Miss Alyssa

First Wednesday of each Month, 10 am or 10:45 am

This 45-minute program is aimed at toddlers and preschoolers. Children and their caregivers explore a variety of musical instruments and participate in a variety of dances and movements designed to get children excited about music, improve their fine and gross motor skills, and spark their creativity.

Summer Reading Program

June and July of each year. Tuesday come-and-go activities from 10am until 1pm; Thursday evening projects for families.

Plus, participants can pick up an official library reading log. For every day that they spend 20 minutes reading, they earn a sticker. After 7 stickers, the child may come to the library and collect a prize from our fabulous summer reading store, full of toys and books for all ages and reading levels.

 

For Adults

Paint ‘n Palette

Fourth Thursday of the month, quarterly, 6:00-8:00 pm. Call to find out the next painting date.

Get away from home for an evening to meet some new friends, enjoy tasty refreshments, and paint a delightful masterpiece for your home or office.

Readers Who Lunch

Third Thursday of each month, at noon.

Readers are invited to bring a brown bag lunch to the Library at Noon to eat with us and join our lively discussion. Sometimes we visit a local restaurant instead of meeting at the library, so please call the library to verify the location, or to find out the current month’s title.

Garden Club

Third Saturday of each month, 9am, at the library, though sometimes we visit member gardens for the meeting. Please call the library to verify the month’s location.

Club attendees chat about plants, lawn maintenance, weed management, insect removal, et cetera. No topic too large or small for our gardeners.

Quilting

2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays of each month, 10am. Quilters of all experience levels come to the library to work on a project, to talk about technique, or to chat with other quilters about anything related to sewing and fabrics.

 

Wreath Making

Late November or early December, 6-8:00 pm. The library’s annual fundraiser, a fresh wreath making class. We provide the greenery, the ribbon, and the ornamental plants and accessories to create one-of-a-kind decorations for your home. Greenery holds its scent for at least a month, allowing makers to enjoy their hard work through the New Year. We provide light refreshments and good company while you construct your holiday wreath. Call the library for specific dates and to reserve your seat. Space is limited and fills quickly.

 

For information about these, or any other Library programs, please call (405) 373-9018 or email info@piedmontlibrary.org.