Monroe Library February, 2013 programs
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Ready Readers, Baby and Me Storytime: Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 18 months. Caregiver required.
Ready Readers, Toddler Storytime: Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 10 a.m. AND 11 a.m. Stories, music and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 18 months to 3 years. Caregiver required.
Ready Readers, Preschool Storytime: Thursdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28, 10 a.m. Books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for reading. For ages 3-5.
Ready Readers, Preschool Storytime (Bilingual): Thursdays, February 7, 14, 21 and 28, 11 a.m. Books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for reading. For ages 3-5. Presented in English and Spanish.
Reading with Rover: Saturday, Feb.23, 11 a.m. The Reading with Rover program is designed to help kids strengthen reading skills and improve reading confidence.
ESL Talk Time: Mondays, Feb. 4, 11 and 25, 7 p.m. A time for adults to practice speaking English in a friendly and supportive setting. This free, drop-in program is led by a library volunteer.
Wednesday Writers: Wednesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 7 p.m. Weekly support and writing guidance, by published author Bernadette Pajer. All writers welcome, fiction and non-fiction.
Dr. Doyle and Mr. Holmes, The Cultural Staying Power of Sherlock Holmes: Thursday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m. Tom Keogh, arts journalist and critic for The Seattle Times, leads a conversation about Sherlock Holmes, the story of his creation by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and why we, as a culture, remain so attached to a character invented in 1886.
Librarians as Information Guides: Tracing your Family’s Roots with Ancestry Library Edition: Saturday, Feb 9, 10 a.m. Learn the basics of genealogical research using Ancestry Library Edition as one of your online genealogy tools. Basic computer skills required. Seating is limited, so please preregister.
Basic Food Outreach: Tuesday, Feb 12, noon. Stop by the table in the lobby to get information and have your questions answered about the DSHS Basic Food Program between noon and 2 p.m.
Monroe Book Group, “The Worst Hard Time”: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. This month’s book selection is “The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl” by Timothy Egan. Copies are available for checkout at the Customer Service Desk.
Beginning Catalog and Internet Class: Saturday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. Learn to search the Internet, access library databases, set up an email account and use the library catalog. Please pre-register at the Information Desk or by calling the library.