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February Programs Slated At The Oakdale Library

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms continue through February and are just two of many programs scheduled throughout the month at the Oakdale Library.

Wiggle Worms Story Time is perfect for ages 0 to 3 and their caregivers. Join in every Tuesday morning in February, at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, dancing, rhythm activities, and fingerplay, as little ones learn to love reading with people they love. (25 to 30 mins.)

Preschool Story Time sets the stage for Kindergarten with books, flannelboard stories, fingerplay, and music geared to children ages 3-6, and caregivers. The group will meet every Wednesday morning in February, at 10:30 a.m. for fun and learning. Please join in and get a jump on early education!

Computer Classes for Adults are back. Learn the basics of computer and internet in this small personal setting. Classes will be offered on Tuesday mornings, Feb. 5, 12, 19, and 26, all starting at 10:30 a.m. Please call the Library at 209-847-4204 for info and be sure to reserve your space. Each session is limited to four people.

Also, if you are an adult interested in learning or improving in Microsoft Word, you will want to join the class on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. Call the Library to sign up for this special class limited to four people. 209-847-4204. You’ll be done by 7:30 p.m. with time left for Valentine fun.

The popular “Little Scientists” S.T.E.A.M. Program for ages from Kindergarten to eight years old, will be on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 3:30 p.m. Listen to a book, then “Power Up!” as you explore batteries, electricity, and more. You’re guaranteed to get a “charge” out of this. Sign-ups are required in advance, starting on Feb. 1. Please call the Oakdale Library at 209-847-4204 for info. See you in the “science lab!”

Children of all ages are invited to the ‘Bubble Blowout Bash’ on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 3:30 p.m. Bubbles galore! Join in for some bubblegum fun, make bubblegum scented slime, and play in the “bubble stomp!” This will be everything bubbles, so blow on over for a bubblecious time.

“Help Make a Senior Smile!” Children have the power to lift the spirits of older adults, one card at a time. Make a Valentine’s Day card with a warm greeting for residents of local senior facilities. All the necessary materials will be provided to make special cards; kids just add the joy and love. This will be ongoing through Feb. 12.

Kids ages 5-8; here’s a book club just for you. Listen to a story, discuss and share, and do a related activity based on the book. The “Books Worms Book Club” will meet monthly, no sign-ups required. Join in for book and craft fun this month on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. They will be continuing the “bubble fun” with the book, “Big Bad Bubble” and a Bubble Painting craft.

There will be two Lego Days this month. Kids can create their own masterpieces using the fabulous Lego collection and then the works will be displayed in the Library. The building fun begins at 3 p.m. on Fridays, Feb. 8 and 22. (Please note the day change to Friday for this month)

The Wee Move And Play program, featuring unstructured imaginative play for little ones, 5 and under, will be Monday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. Parents can help their children learn social skills and have fun at the same time.

Please bring your little ones for some Toddler/Preschool Dance Fun on Monday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. We’ll be “rockin’ out” to some of our favorite Story Time music as well as trying the hula, the Twist, or perhaps, a Limbo dance.

Celebrate the entertaining books and characters of author, Mo Willems, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 3:30 p.m. Find Pigeon, Piggie, and Gerald hiding in the Children’s Library and get a small prize. Other fun activities will be available and of course wonderful books to check out and enjoy.

Please plan ahead for a special “Read To A Dog” event coming on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. This unique program gives children a relaxed non-judgmental atmosphere to practice reading aloud. Drop by the Library and read to a certified therapy dog. No sign-ups are necessary in this program designed for independent readers up to age 12. Books are provided or child can bring their favorite. The dogs seem pretty happy with any child’s choice.

And, on the same day, Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 11:30 a.m., the local branch will be hosting its ongoing Oakdale Library Book Club for adults. Join in to meet, mingle, and chat with other literature lovers. Read and discover new books, genres, and authors. This month’s selection will be “The Last Lecture.” Stop by the Library to sign out a copy, then join in for a great discussion. New members are always welcome.

The Friends of the Oakdale Library are the main sponsors of many of the local programs and prizes. They are preparing for their annual Book Sale, coming soon. The Friends will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 25 at 1:30 p.m. Forms to join and info are available at the Oakdale Library, or call 209-847-4204.