Library's May programs include a Star Wars day, Practical Privacy Practices
Monday, 01 May 2017 17:06

The Pulaski County Public Library has listed its special programs and activities for May which include sign-up for Summer Learning, a Star Wars day, make-and-take wreath craft, and practical privacy practices.

For more information on any program, call the library at 574-946- 3432.

Special Events:

Summer Learning: This year’s Summer Learning theme is "Build a Better World." Read books, win prizes, and take part in fun activities. Summer Learning is free and open to all ages. The first day to sign up is May 15; call or stop in for more information.

Teen Activity Board: Teens gather for fun activities and to brainstorm ideas for upcoming events and programs. TAB will be held at 4 p.m., on the first Tuesday this month instead of the usual second.

Star Wars Day: On Thursday, May 4, we’ll have Star Wars-themed games, crafts and more in the children’s area starting at 3:45 p.m., followed by a screening of The Force Awakens at 4:30 p.m. May the Fourth be with you!

Make & Take Wreath: Make a patriotic wreath out of clothespins!  All supplies will be provided for this craft.  Join us at 5:30 p.m., Monday, May 15. Registration is required—call the library at 946-3432 to sign up.

Kathi Thompson Book Signing: Local author Kathi Thompson recently released Chasing a Butterfly, the latest book in her Tiger Lily’s Café series. The series brings both humor and mystery to stories about a talented family of cats living in an idyllic lakeside town. Thompson will be available to speak with readers and have books available for purchase on Wednesday, May 17 from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Introduction to Microsoft Word, Part 2: Learn about Microsoft’s popular word processing program, Word, on Friday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. You can attend this program even if you did not attend Part 1. This class is free, but sign-up is required—call the library to reserve your spot.

Practical Privacy Practices: Learn how to protect your online identity at this program presented by the First National Bank of Monterey and DeGroot Technology as part of Choose Privacy Week at 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 23.


Regular Programs:

Lego League: Kids of all ages can come and exercise their imagination, using the weekly topic as the launching point for their Lego creation! The league meets each Monday at 4 p.m.

Genealogy Help: Mondays 4 to 6 p.m. If you’re interested in your family’s history but just aren’t sure where to start, this is the time and place to find out!

Toddler Legos: This program is held on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. and is for our youngest library patrons. We’ll get creative as we build with Duplo blocks—larger Lego bricks designed for young children.

Family Movie Nightis held every Tuesday at 4 p.m. The May movies are:

May 2: James and the Giant Peach

May 9: Matilda

May 16: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

May 23: The BFG

May 30: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Pokémon League: Join kids, youth, and parents from the area as they play an exciting card game based on Pokémon. The league meets each Wednesday at 4 p.m. No experience is necessary, but come prepared to have a good time!

Board Game Night:Every Thursday at 4 p.m., we set up a chosen game that anyone can play, and our entire board game library is also available.

Story Time: On Saturdays at 10 a.m., we’ll read and interact with a fun picture book.

Book Clubis held on the second Friday of each month at 2:30 p.m. The book up for discussion this month is Notwithstanding by Louis de Bernières.

The library presents Third Thursday programs at the West Side Center in Medaryville each month. A program for kids is held at 5:15 p.m., followed by a program for all ages at 6:30 p.m.

Did you know? Tutor rooms are available for small group meetings, tutoring, or quiet studying. These rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis.

If you are looking for a particular book and the library does not have it, ask about our interlibrary loan service. For more information, please call the library at 574-946- 3432.