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Washington Public Library Programs & Events

Programs for Everyone to Enjoy (Scroll down for Children,

Teen, and Adult Programs)

 

9 Decades/9 Books

 May 1, 2014 to November 30, 2014

Celebrate the Washington Public Library's 90th Anniversary by reading through the decades!  We're challenging you to read one book that was published in each decade the library has been open.  Pick up your reading log at any of the circulation desks.  Reading lists will be available at the circulation desks to help you find a book, but you do not have to read a book from the list, any book originally published in the decade will count.  Prizes will be given and a "Finisher's Party" will be held in December for those who complete the challenge.     

 

Banned Books Reading Challenge

 September 2, 2014 to September 27, 2014

The American Library Association has declared September 21st through 27th as their Banned Books Week.  Celebrate your freedom to read by participating in our reading challenge.  The front lobby display will feature children's, young adult, and adult books that have been previously banned or challenged.  For each banned or challenged book that you read, complete a comment card and return to the lower circulation desk.  You will be entered in a drawing for fun prizes.  

Ages 13 and up.

 

Intro to American Sign Language Class

 Saturdays, September 20-October 25, 2014

2-4pm

 

This is a free, six-session course that provides a beginner leverl introduction to American Sign Language (ASL).  ASL is the primary language used by the deaf and hard-of-hearing community in the United States and Canada.  This course will introduce the student to the manual alphabet, ASL grammar and idioms, conversational use of the language, and a good bit of vocabulary.  Information and discussion on deaf culture and history in the United States will be provided as well. Each session is 2 hours long and materials will be provided.  

Limit 20 participants.  Call the library at 636-390-1070 to register.  

Ages 12 and up

 

 

Around the World @ WPL

Thursday, September 18, 2014

4-5pm

Have a desire to travel abroad but not sure where to go or what to see?  Yearning to see the world but can't afford it?  Come to the library and take a trip with us!  Featured Country:  Israel

 

 

For everyone to enjoy. 

 

 Friends of the Library Book Sale

 Friday, September 19, 2014 to Sunday,September 21, 2014

Friday: 4-7pm

Saturday: 9am-4pm

Sunday: 12-4pm

(Event will be held at the Auditorium in Washington City Park, 211 High Street)  Support the library by coming to our annual sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Washington Public Library.  We have a wide variety of hardback books, paperback books, magazines, children's books, and more.  

***Friends Members Only on Friday night (you can join Friends of WPL at the door for a minimal fee)***

 

 Go Wild! Pajama Party

Monday, September 29, 2014

6pm

It's been said that "an elephant never forgets."  Help us celebrate the library's long history at an elephant-themed evening storytime featuring Mike Curato, author of Little Elliot, Big City.  Put on your pjs, shake out your sillies, and get inspired by the story of Elliot, the spotted elephant with the big heart.  Storytime festivities and popcorn for the young and young at heart.

 

 

For everyone to enjoy.

 

Cheryl Harness Author Visit

 

 Thursday, October 2, 2014

7pm

To help celebrate the library's history, meet an acclaimed author of history, Cheryl Harness, a children's author/illustrator of over 45 books.  She is a master of non-fiction writing, particularly of American and Missouri history.  Harness will share stories from the past to intrigue and inspire you.  She says, "History is positively crawling with role models for good or ill.  It's loaded with far out stories about real people who have no idea about how things will turn out."  Join us for a lively presentation by this recipient of the 2014 Missouri Humanities Award for Distinguised Literary Achievement.

 

For everyone of all ages.

 

90th Anniversary Open House

 Saturday, October 4, 2014

We're marking this milestone by hosting an ice cream social and providing an afternoon full of activities for our patrons.  Enjoy live music by Gloria Attoun Bauermeister, who also performs with the Augusta Bottoms Consort.  The Eureka District 44 Clown Club will entertain with face painting and balloon animals.  Browse historical photos in the library's art gallery while children make crafts.  Presentation of the Velma Jones Stroetker Library Service Awards.  Drop in for the ice cream and stay for the fun!

 

For everyone of all ages.

 

 

Programs for Children & Teens

 

Weekly Storytimes

Preschool (ages 3-6)

Tuesdays & Fridays 10 a.m.

September 2-October 7, 2014

 

Tot Time (ages 0-2)

Thursdays 9 or 10 a.m.

September 4-October 2, 2014

 

Monthly Clubs

Chess Club

2nd Tuesday every month

&

4th Thursday every month

6:30-8 p.m.

 

All ages & abilities

 

LEGOs Club

3rd Tuesday every month

3:30-5 p.m.

Ages 6 up

 

Special Programs

 

Teen Gaming Night

3rd Thursday every month

6:30-8pm

Gamers, join us for a fun gaming night! Food! Fun! 

For 12 years and up.

 

 

Banned Books Reading Challenge

 September 2, 2014 to September 27, 2014

The American Library Association has declared September 21st through 27th as their Banned Books Week.  Celebrate your freedom to read by participating in our reading challenge.  The front lobby display will feature children's, young adult, and adult books that have been previously banned or challenged.  For each banned or challenged book that you read, complete a comment card and return to the lower circulation desk.  You will be entered in a drawing for fun prizes.

 

Ages 13 and up.

 

Go Wild! Pajama Party

Monday, September 29, 2014

6pm

It's been said that "an elephant never forgets."  Help us celebrate the library's long history at an elephant-themed evening storytime featuring Mike Curato, author of Little Elliot, Big City.  Put on your pjs, shake out your sillies, and get inspired by the story of Elliot, the spotted elephant with the big heart.  Storytime festivities and popcorn for the young and young at heart.

 

 

For everyone to enjoy.

 

90th Anniversary Teen Wii Bowling Tournament 

Friday, October 3

6pm

Wii challenge you to have a ball with virtual bowling.  Bring your friends to the library's first, after hours, Wii Bowling Tournament.  Snacks galore!

For ages 12 and up.

 

Programs for Adults

 

(See the Book Discussion Groups on their own link.)

 

9 Decades/9 Books

 May 1, 2014 to November 30, 2014

Celebrate the Washington Public Library's 90th Anniversary by reading through the decades!  We're challenging you to read one book that was published in each decade the library has been open.  Pick up your reading log at any of the circulation desks.  Reading lists will be available at the circulation desks to help you find a book, but you do not have to read a book from the list, any book originally published in the decade will count.  Prizes will be given and a "Finisher's Party" will be held in December for those who complete the challenge.     

 

Banned Books Reading Challenge

 September 2, 2014 to September 27, 2014

The American Library Association has declared September 21st through 27th as their Banned Books Week.  Celebrate your freedom to read by participating in our reading challenge.  The front lobby display will feature children's, young adult, and adult books that have been previously banned or challenged.  For each banned or challenged book that you read, complete a comment card and return to the lower circulation desk.  You will be entered in a drawing for fun prizes.  

Ages 13 and up.

 

Around the World @ WPL

Thursday, September 18, 2014

4-5pm

Have a desire to travel abroad but not sure where to go or what to see?  Yearning to see the world but can't afford it?  Come to the library and take a trip with us!  Featured Country:  China

 

 

For everyone to enjoy. 

 

 Friends of the Library Book Sale

 Friday, September 19, 2014 to Sunday,September

21, 2014

Friday: 4-7pm

Saturday: 9am-4pm

Sunday: 12-4pm

(Event will be held at the Auditorium in Washington City Park, 211 High Street)  Support the library by coming to our annual sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Washington Public Library.  We have a wide variety of hardback books, paperback books, magazines, children's books, and more.  

***Friends Members Only on Friday night (you can join Friends of WPL at the door for a minimal fee)***

 

Sundae with the Authors

 Sunday, September 21, 2014

1-3pm

 

We've got something for everyone at this local author's event.  Enjoy a sundae from the "make your own sundae bar" while 6 local authors, Gregory R. Frost, Charles G. Coy, Mary Byrne Eigel, Brandy Pollack (Jean Gordon), Lisa Haag Kang, & Lou Baczewski, talk about their recently published works.  This event should entice both your brain and taste buds!

 

Cheryl Harness Author Visit

 Thursday, October 2, 2014

7pm

To help celebrate the library's history, meet an acclaimed author of history, Cheryl Harness, a children's author/illustrator of over 45 books.  She is a master of non-fiction writing, particularly of American and Missouri history.  Harness will share stories from the past to intrigue and inspire you.  She says, "History is positively crawling with role models for good or ill.  It's loaded with far out stories about real people who have no idea about how things will turn out."  Join us for a lively presentation by this recipient of the 2014 Missouri Humanities Award for Distinguised Literary Achievement.

 

For everyone of all ages.

 

90th Anniversary Open House

 Saturday, October 4, 2014

We're marking this milestone by hosting an ice cream social and providing an afternoon full of activities for our patrons.  Enjoy live music by Gloria Attoun Bauermeister, who also performs with the Augusta Bottoms Consort.  The Eureka District 44 Clown Club will entertain with face painting and balloon animals.  Browse historical photos in the library's art gallery while children make crafts.  Presentation of the Velma Jones Stroetker Library Service Awards.  Drop in for the ice cream and stay for the fun!

 

For everyone of all ages.

 

 

All programs take place in the Library Meeting Room unless otherwise stated

 

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