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Library Schedules Programs For All Ages During October
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There will be plenty of events offered throughout October at the Oakdale Library.

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms continue through October.

Wiggle Worms Story Time is perfect for ages 0 to 3 and their caregivers. Join in every Tuesday morning 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 minutes.

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

The Wee Move And Play program, featuring unstructured imaginative play for little ones, 5 and under, will be Monday, Oct. 7at 11 a.m. Parents can help their children learn social skills and have fun at the same time.

The “Little Scientists” S.T.E.A.M. Program for ages from kindergarten to nine years old, will be on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m.; listen to a book, then explore the world of science with fun and interesting hands-on activities in the “science lab.” Things will be “rocking and rolling” as the group studies earthquakes. Sign-ups are required in advance, starting Oct. 1. Call the Oakdale Library at 209-847-4204 for info.

Computer Classes for Adults are back. Learn the basics of computer and internet in this small personal setting. Classes will be offered on Tuesday, Oct. 1 and 15, at 10:30 a.m. 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 Excel, you will want to join the class on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m.; call the Library to sign up.

One of the most popular programs will be returning for two presentations on Thursday, Oct. 17. Mark your calendars for Python Ron’s Reptile Kingdom. The creepy crawly good times will begin at 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., at the Oakdale Library. Don’t miss this educational hands-on show-and-tell featuring lizards, snakes, and more.

“Teen”Tober craft fun just for teens is scheduled on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m., for “Bookend Painting.” Teens will be asked to help paint the bookends in the library’s Teen section in their own unique and creative way. Bring your imagination and personality, the library will provide the supplies.

There will be more “Teen”Tober crafts on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. when the project will be mixing and creating “Calming Jars.” Teens are invited to de-stress and relax as they customize jars with glitter and more in this feel-good experience.

This month will also feature two special children’s craft activities. The first one is on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. Children will make their own personal “I Spy” bottle. Filled with rice and unique imaginative items of their choosing, each child can create a bottle to tilt and twirl revealing or hiding the special objects inside. The library will have all the items necessary, children will provide the imagination.

Then on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m., get ready for Halloween craft fun with some special crafts and activities. There will be bats, monsters, and ghosts galore.

There will be two Lego Days this month. The first one will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. The second Lego Day will be on a different day of the week, Friday, Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. Kids can unleash their awesome creativity and have their masterpieces displayed in the library. Join in for building fun.

Bring your little ones for some Toddler/Preschool Dance Fun on Monday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m.; enjoy “rockin’ out” to some favorite Story Time music as well as trying the Hula, the Twist, or perhaps, a Mexican Hat Dance.

The Oakdale branch library is at 151 S. First Ave., Oakdale.