March 21, 2012
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!
February 3, 2012
Coming up next week!
StoryTime: Preschool and Family Storytimes will start this week. Storytimes are every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 11 am. This program will happen every week except during EPCC holidays.
Flix a la bibliotheque: Watch foreign films, anime and classic films. Become truly film-savvy! Every Tuesday from 4 to 6 pm.
Gaming @ the Library: Play board, video and card games with other gamers. Every Wednesday from 4 to 5 pm.
Zumba Fitness: Get really fit and keep your New Year’s Resolutions! Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:30–at Conchitas!
Chinese for the Family: Learn to speak, read and write Chinese! Family class at 12 noon till 1pm. Another class for ages 13 and up takes place at 1:15 to 2:15.
All Programs Free! BYO… snacks and drinks.
January 11, 2012
Toddler Tech has been a successful program at the Jenna Welch & Laura Bush Community Library, but today, Toddler Tech took to the road.
Today the librarians took the program to the Richard Burges Library in the Northeast. Ten children and their caregivers joined in for the program. First, we warmed up with some singing and dancing, then we read Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert. After the story and songs, it was time to get to the educational technology. Children were introduced to literacy and problem-solving apps on the iPad2. Parents learned that many of the apps their children were enjoying could be found for iPhones and sometimes the same app was available on Android devices.
The room was full of energy and the sound of children and their parents, grandparents and siblings learning something new. Caregivers and children learned new skills that they shared with one another. It was a fun time and we hope to bring Toddler Tech back to the Richard Burges branch soon!
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To see what Toddler Tech is all about, watch this great video: