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This summer, children and teens can come to the library and learn many new skills. Click on the image to find out more! 2012 Summer Program


Today at the Jenna Welch and Laura Bush Community Library, there was a lot of language learning happening! French classes and Chinese classes took place. Students learned how to pronounce, read and speak a little of these new languages. All classes are free and all ages.

Next week, learn Dari at 11 am and Chinese at 12 noon.

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The Summer Reading Club is just around the corner! Starting in June, there are great programs at your library! To get in the mood, check out this great video: Get a Clue at your Library!


Yes, April is coming up faster than you expect! So get ready by planning to attend some of the events at the library!

  • Starting April 7th, every Saturday  you can learn a new language! Not only are the Chinese classes (at 12 noon) continuing, but you can also learn Arabic, Persian and French from one of our talented, multi-lingual staff, Zohreh! Never Late to Learn New Languages will start at 11 am on Saturdays.
  • April 7th is also the day of an Easter Egg hunt. Come to the library any time to find an egg. What will you find inside? You’ll only find out if you visit the library!
  • Ready to Read Storytimes continue throughout the month. They are every Tues, Wed and Satuday at 11.
  • Learn how to pass the Citizenship exam with flying colors! Come to the library’s Citizenship classes every Tuesday from 5 to 7 pm.

Hope to see you at the library!


 Inch by Inch by Leo LionniCaterpillars! What neat little creatures. They start out as cute little worms and then become magnificent butterflies in one of nature’s most dramatic changes. This week, Ready to Read story time at the library focused on these awesome insects. We also made our own caterpillar pictures using cut-out paper. In this way, we mimicked some of the artists who illustrated the stories we read.

We read:

Arabella Miller’s Tiny Caterpillar by Clare Jarrett

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Waiting for Wings by Lois Ehlert

Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni

Of all the stories, Inch by Inch is my favorite. It tells the story of a clever little inchworm caterpillar who is in danger of becoming a robin’s lunch. The inchworm makes himself useful and escapes being eaten by measuring the birds in the forest, but when a nightingale wants the inchworm to measure his song, the inchworm has a clever solution to all of his problems with the birds! Read it yourself to find out what the inchworm does.

Find all of these books at your library and join us for story time, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 11 am.


On Saturday, the library had its first Chinese language class! Sharon, the Chinese teacher, taught 14 adults and children some basic Chinese words and phrases. They also learned about the Chinese New Year celebration. Head librarian, Monica Wong, brought home-made Chinese dumplings. Sharon taught a few students how to use chopsticks to eat them!

Today, Zumba class was held in Conchita’s cafeteria. The library’s multipurpose room isn’t finished yet, so classes are held in the cafeteria until the room is finished. Eight students and a large audience enjoyed a fun, aerobic fitness routine. Julie Song, an excellent and enthusiastic Zumba teacher helped students work out different muscle groups and teach them a little more about fitness.

If you missed these classes this week, don’t miss them next time! Chinese language class is on Saturday, after story time, at noon. The class is held in the library’s room L109.  Zumba is at 1:30 in Conchita’s cafeteria. See you there!

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