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May 2018

Library Newsletter Guide to Free Programs and Events

Ladies for Liberty May 17th

LOOK INSIDE! • Strawberry Jam Workshop • Calligraphy Workshops • Book Groups • Mah Jongg

May the Fourth Be with You May 4th

• Rocketry Workshop • Coding Club • Writer’s Groups • Arts and Crafts • LEGO Club • Kid’s Movie • E-Reader Classes

How Do We Know What’s Out There?

May 1st

Follow Your Curiosity May 7th

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ADULTS

Visit laurellibrary.org or call 864-5759 to register for events.

How Do We Know What’s Out There?

Auditorium Games for our Special Adults

What can we learn from rainbows? Dr. Larry Newquist, from the University of the Cumberlands, will discuss and demonstrate how we’ve used the rainbow to acquire information about the composition, temperature, and much more about stars. This is an Explore Space event.

The library’s auditorium will be filled with fun sports activities geared toward our special adult patrons. Cornhole games, bowling, and basketball are just a few of the exciting things that will be taking place. Participants’ caretakers need to be present. Ages 16 and older.

Mah Jongg

Calligraphy Basics Workshop

Similar to the Western game rummy, Mah Jongg is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation. Experienced players, see if the tiles fall your way during a fun evening of play. If you’ve never played, please contact us before attending.

Want to learn how to write with an artistic flair? Experienced calligrapher, Elise Mandel, will instruct participants as she goes over the basics of calligraphy, including design, spacing, and more during this hands-on workshop.

Follow Your Curiosity

Bite Size Learning: Gallbladder

Are you curious? Follow the Mars Rover Curiosity to learn more about the red planet. Dr. Ray Hosker, retired director of the NOAA Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division and a member of the Mars Science Laboratory launch safety review team, as he discusses the engineering and science behind this amazing undertaking. This is an Explore Space Event.

Bite Size Learning is an educational, free lunch series brought to you by Saint Joseph London KentuckyOne Health. Dr. Don Morring from KentuckyOne Surgical Associates, will discuss understanding the gallbladder, its functions, anatomy, and conditions.

Tuesday, May 1st • 6-7pm Location: Auditorium REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Thursday, May 3rd • 5:30-7:30pm Location: Kentucky Room NO REGISTRATION

Monday, May 7th • 6-7pm Location: Community Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Books and Banter

Tuesday, May 8th • 6:30-7:30pm Location: Kentucky Room NO REGISTRATION Robert Gollrick’s novel, A Reliable Wife, takes place in 1909 rural Wisconsin. When a man advertises for a “simple, honest” woman for a wife, but the one who replies may not be as simple and honest as she says.

Wednesday, May 9th • 1-2pm Location: Auditorium REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Saturday, May 12th • 11am-1pm Location: Auditorium REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Wednesday, May 16th • 12-1pm Location: Auditorium REGISTRATION REQUIRED (by noon, May 14th)

Murder by the Book

Thursday, May 17th • 6-7pm Location: Kentucky Room NO REGISTRATION This month’s adventure is Thicker Than Water by Michael McDonnell. Dermot O’Hara is a police officer in a small Irish town who is assigned to investigate a U.S. Senator’s murder. As the investigation proceeds, he discovers that not everyone is who they appear to be.

NOTICE: The library will be closed in observance of Memorial day on May 27th and 28th. On Thursday, May 10th the library will not be open until 1pm for staff in-service training.


Ladies for Liberty Concert Thursday, May 17th • 6-7pm Location: Auditorium NO REGISTRATION

Let’s celebrate America! Ladies for Liberty is a singing troupe dedicated to performing the Andrews Sisters style of music through their own renditions of vocals, costumes, hairstyles, and the patriotism reminiscent of the 1940s. The music of that era reflects the spirit of those people. You can feel it in the lyrics and melodies they created. The Andrew Sisters in particular, brought a spark of relief and joy, which helped to lighten the load for the American soldier as well as the folks back home.

Writers’ Ink

Monday, May 21st • 4-5pm Location: Kentucky Room REGISTRATION APPRECIATED Calling all writers! If you’re interested in improving your writing skills and finding other writers to share ideas and techniques with, the library writers’ group is perfect for you. Associate Professor Amanda Morris from Somerset Community College will facilitate the session.

Paper Craft: Dogs and Cats Thursday, May 24th • 1-2pm Location: Community Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED

We’ll celebrate National Pet Month by creating a dog or cat from recycled books. All materials to create the paper animals will be provided. Participants may want to bring an 8 ½” x 11” frame for display.

Strawberry Jam Workshop Thursday, May 31st • 6-7pm Location: Community Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED

It’s strawberry time again, so if you love strawberries this is a class you don’t want to miss! Teressa Gibbs will take you through the jam making process from start to finish. Participants will receive a sample to take home.


OUTREACH SERVICES

Do you know someone with mobility or transportation issues who would enjoy a library delivery or bookmobile stop? Send them our way! After a simple application process, we’ll work them into our routes as soon as possible and they’ll enjoy getting fresh library materials every two weeks from our bookmobile staff. Below is a current schedule for the bookmobile and outreach services:

Week 1

Week 2

Monday

Monday

Apartment Route

Carnaby/490 Route

House of Manor, Arlington Green, Noah Lane, and County Farm apartments, plus residential stops nearby

Carnaby Square Apartments, plus residential stops nearby

Pickup/Delivery

Tuesday

Parkway Route Bookmobile

Cedar Lane Apartments, Little Shepherd’s, and London Village, plus residential stops nearby

Wednesday

Lily/Campground Route Bookmobile

Little Learners, plus residential stops nearby

Thursday

School Route Bookmobile

Sonlight Preschool, Grace Academy, and Refuge Baptist Academy, plus residential stops nearby

Bookmobile

Tuesday

Nursing Home Route Pick-up/Delivery

Laurel Heights, Village Heights, and Laurel Village, plus residential stops nearby

Wednesday

South Laurel Route Bookmobile

Hillcrest Nursing Home, plus residential stops nearby

Thursday

School Route Bookmobile

Cornerstone Preschool, McDaniel Learning Center, and The Creek Academy, plus residential stops nearby


TECHNOLOGY CLASSES You must have a library card, valid email address, basic computer skills, and be 18+ to participate.

E-Readers

Thursday, May 3rd • 1-2pm Tuesday, May 8th • 1-2pm Friday, May 25th • 1-2pm Location: Community Room Monday, May 28th • 6-7pm Location: Kentucky Room REGISTRATION APPRECIATED Use your Kindle Fire, iPad, and Android tablets to download eBooks and audiobooks with your library card!

COMING IN MAY


TEENS

Grades: 7-12th Visit laurellibrary.org or call 864-5759 to register for events.

Teen Time: Beads

Homeschool Hangouts: Wooden Frames

Relax after school with your friends at the library! This program is all about beads! We’ll have perler beads, pony beads, and decorative beads for crafting.

It’s the end of the school year, and we’re celebrating by customizing wooden picture frames!

Tuesday, May 1st • 4-6pm Location: NO REGISTRATION Teen Space

May the Fourth Be with You Friday, May 4th • 4:30-7:30pm Location: Auditorium REGISTRATION APPRECIATED

Celebrate Star Wars Day with us! Dress as your favorite character, snap a picture in our photo station, and enjoy a special viewing of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. We’ll also have Star Wars coloring sheets and paper crafts! Doors will open at 4:30pm for activities, and the movie will start at 5pm! This is an Explore Space event.

Thursday, May 17th • 10:30-11:30am Location: Auditorium REGISTRATION APPRECIATED

Teen Writing Group: Romance Friday, May 18th • 6-7:30pm Location: Teen Space NO REGISTRATION

Creative writing is a great way to express yourself! This month, we’ll be exploring the romance genre, picking a writing prompt, and sharing our work with friends.

Coding Club

Tuesday, May 22nd • 6-7pm Location: Teen Space REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Teen and Tween Rocketry Workshop

Whether you’re tech-savvy or just starting to learn about coding, this club is for you! We’ll be continuing an eight-part course that incorporates story-telling with coding!

Design and build an aerodynamic food transportation device that could deliver a payload of nutritious food to disaster victims with 4-H! You’ll have so much fun, you won’t even know you’re learning engineering concepts, math skills, nutrition, and helping to solve global issues. You must be ages 9-18 to participate in this program. This is an Explore Space event.

Art Studio: Silhouette Art

Tuesday, May 8th • 5-6pm Location: Auditorium REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Art Club: Collages

Friday, May 11th • 5-7pm Location: Community Room REGISTRATION APPRECIATED Art Club is a fun, creative way to spend your Friday night! This month, we’ll be making collages by upcycling books and magazines. This will be a dropin event! You can stay the whole time, or just come for part of the program.

Friday, May 25th • 6-7pm Location: Community Room REGISTRATION REQUIRED

We’ll be exploring the concepts of positive and negative space by creating silhouette art, using cutouts and acrylic paint.

Wii Wednesday

Wednesday, May 30th • 4-7pm Location: Teen Space NO REGISTRATION Game with your friends at the library! We’ll be playing Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros on our WiiU!


SIZZLING SUMMER READS

TWEENS

Ages: 9-13 Visit laurellibrary.org or call 864-5759 to register for events.

Flower Pot Dot Art

Upcycled CD Art

Are you looking for a creative Mother’s Day gift? Stop by the library and create art using dots. You’ll really love giving these flower pots to someone special!

Great things can be made using recycled materials! Bring your imagination and see what type of art you can create using recycled CD’s.

Calligraphy Workshop

Beautiful Banners

Calligraphy is a fancy way of writing! Elise Mandel is coming to teach us some basic calligraphy design during this one hour workshop.

These personalized banners will be the perfect decoration for hanging in your bedroom!

Thursday, May 10th • 4-5pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION

Saturday, May 12th • 1:30-2:30pm Location: Auditorium REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Monday, May 14th • 4-5pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION

Thursday, May 24th • 4-5pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION


KIDS

Ages: Up to age 9 Visit laurellibrary.org or call 864-5759 to register for events.

Storytime with the London Police Department Wednesday, May 9th • 11am-12pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION

An officer from the London Police Department will be here to share a story with us! Following the story we’ll have an activity to make and take home with you.

Bibliobop

Friday, May 18th • 11am-12pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION Let’s have a playdate at the library! We’ll meet up with our old friends, and make some new ones! There will be dancing, reading stories, playing, and enjoying a snack together.

Homeschool Happenings: Summer Safety Thursday, May 17th • 10:30-11:30am Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION

Summertime means a lot of fun outdoor, so let’s be safe while we’re having fun! An officer from the London Police Department will be here to give a summer safety talk. They’ll discuss how to be safe at the park, pool, vacation spots, and our homes.

LEGO Club

Thursday, May 17th • 6-7pm Location: Community Room NO REGISTRATION If you like LEGOS, you’ll have a great time at LEGO Club! See what you can create while visiting with other builders. All supplies will be provided for you. Just bring your imagination! This program is for ages 5-11 only.

COMING THIS SUMMER!

Peek inside some common toys with this interactive exhibit that features 12 hands-on stations. You’ll love creating your own toy-like combinations of gears, pulleys, linkages, cams, and circuits.

Children’s Saturday Movie: Ferdinand Saturday, May 19th • 11am-1pm Location: Auditorium NO REGISTRATION

Watch this heartwarming movie about a giant bull with a big heart! After being torn from his family, Ferdinand meets new friends, and has an epic adventure in order to return to his family. This movie is rated PG.


Storytime Schedule Tuesday

10am • Babygarten 11am • Ready to Read

SUMMER READING JUNE - AUGUST Frisch Marionettes Scavenger Hunts Movies Newport Aquarium Beach Party Bright Star Theatre Silly Safaris Life-Sized Candy Land

Wednesday

10am • Babygarten 11am • Ready to Read 4pm • Readers are Leaders

Saturday

11am • Saturday Storytime Which Storytime is best for your child? Babygarten: Designed for children up to age 3, this program provides a basic understanding of child development, while providing an engaging time for children and caregivers!

Ready to Read: This interactive storytime is designed for preschool aged children, and focuses on building cognitive, social, physical, and early literacy skills.

Readers are Leaders: Geared for school aged students, this program provides a time to discuss books, play games, and participate in exciting hands-on activities. Saturday Storytime: Fun for all ages, this storytime is a way to fill your Saturday morning with excitement!


ON DISPLAY Explore Space: Our Solar System and Beyond March 21st - May 18th Visitors will answer the age-old questions: Where did we come from, and are we alone? The exhibition will teach audiences about our universe, including how stars and planetary systems form and the role that gravity plays in our universe. Explore Space, a traveling exhibition for libraries, is part of the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Exhibit partners include the American Library Association, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and Afterschool Alliance. Explore Space is supported through a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Flag Puzzles and Stamps May 21st - June 15th This exhibit is all about what happens when the passion for two hobbies intersect. Explore an amazing collection of flag puzzles, and flag stamps that have been collected over the years by London resident John Radecki. Mr. Radecki has preserved all of the puzzles he has put together so they can be enjoyed for many years to come.


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May 2018 - Event Newsletter  

The May issue of our event newsletter containing all the fun and exciting programs that are happening here at the Laurel County Pubic Librar...

May 2018 - Event Newsletter  

The May issue of our event newsletter containing all the fun and exciting programs that are happening here at the Laurel County Pubic Librar...

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