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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.     

 


 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.

 

 

Intro to American Sign Language Class

 Saturdays, September 20-November 1, 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 30 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. 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Pumpkin Painting

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

3:30-4:30pm

Celebrate the season by decorating a pie-sized pumpkin with paint and dazzling items from our craft closet.  Pumpkins and supplies provided.  Limit of 30 participants.  Registration starts Monday, October 20, 2014 by calling the library at (636) 390-1070.

For 6 years and up.

 

Family Movie Night

 Friday, November 14, 2014

6-8pm

Bring your own comfy seating and snacks to watch this favorite film on the big screen.

Fun for the whole family!

 

Gingerbread House Workshop

Saturday, December 6, 2014

1-4pm

Drop in and construct a fanciful "gingerbread" house out of graham crackers, frosting, and candies.  All materials supplied.

For everyone to enjoy.

 

Countdown to Noon

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

11am-12pm

For those too young to make it to midnight, let's have a rocking "noon" year's eve party!  Music!  Dancing!  Noisemakers!  Festive food! 

For everyone to enjoy.

 

 

"Frozen" Party

 Saturday, January 17, 2014

1-4pm

Chill out at our celebration of Disney's hit film.  Cool games and crafts, followed by a sing-along movie screening at 2pm.  Costumes welcome!

For everyone of all ages.

 

 

Curious George Visits the Library

 Saturday, February 7, 2014

1pm

On "Take Your Child to the Library Day," come meet the world's most famous monkey.  Let's go bananas and share George's adventures.

For everyone of all ages.

 

 

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.     

 

 

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.

 

Blesses Are the Wicked

with Steve LaChance

 Saturday, October 11, 2014

5-7pm

Familiar with the Union Screaming House?  Steven LaChance wrote the book that has been captivating audiences since 2008.  Blessed are the Wicked, released this September, is the long awaited sequel to that book.  Fans have been asking for "the rest of the story" since The Uninvited was published.  With new evidence and information never before shared Blessed Are the Wicked is going to be "blowing readers away."  Join this "Paranormal Pioneer" as he shares spine tingling details about this local haunted house.  Steven will be selling and signing copies of the book that has already "broken all presale records for a paranormal book of its type on Amazon."  Be there if you dare!

 

Scary Movie Night

 Wednesday, October 22, 2014

6-8pm

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and pillows to the library's movie night!  We'll be showing "one of the most shocking films of all time" which changed the thriller genre forever.  Join the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, on a chilling journey as an unsuspecting victim visits the Bates Motel and falls prey to one of cinema's most notorious psychopaths--Norman Bates.  This movie is "still terrifying after all these years" (Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide).  Rated PG-13 for sequences of mild bloody violence/gore and terror.

 

Ghostly Tales of Haunted Missouri

 Wednesday, October 29, 2014

7-8pm

This presentation draws from history and folklore to consider ghost stories, sometimes teasing out the truth about a phantom and other times examining the people and land that conjured the tales.  Older, forgotten ghost stories in Missouri are explored for the truth or the unexplained in each tale.  We'd love to hear about your ghostly experiences too, so feel free to share!

For ages 10 and up.

 

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

 

 

 

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