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