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April Programs Upcoming At The Oakdale Library

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms will be off-session in April. They will resume in May.

On the Road to Citizenship: Naturalization 101

Trying to navigate the naturalization process? Join us for a free program that will focus on the basics. A representative from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will be on hand to give an overview of what it takes to become a citizen and how eligibility is determined in the naturalization process, also how to avoid potential scams. This program will be on Tuesday, April 11, at 6 p.m. It is open to everyone.

Our popular “In-N-Out Burger Cover to Cover Reading Program” for ages 4 to 12, will continue until April 15. Fill out a reading log and get a certificate for a free delicious hamburger. It only takes five books to start eating.

Don’t miss our special Cowboy Roundup Story Time. We will share a few pre-rodeo stories, fun and activity on Wednesday, April 5, at 11 a.m. for all our little “Buckaroo Buddies.” Wear your western gear if you like and bring a stuffed pal to share the festivities.

Our Children’s Craft will be on Thursday, April 6, at 3:30 p.m. We will build a graham cracker “hen house” for our yummy marshmallow peep chick, complete with jelly beans as eggs.

We will have Lego Days every Friday in April. Kids can unleash their awesome creativity and we will display their masterpieces in the Library. Join us for building fun at 3 p.m.

Please bring your little ones for some Toddler/Preschool Dance Fun on Monday, April 10, 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 Mexican Hat Dance.

The Teen/Adult Craft for April will be “Handmade Pom Pom Animals.” Designed for ages 13 and over, crafters can create handmade pom poms out of yarn and then combine them into a unique and fluffy chick, sheep, or bunny. This craft begins at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12.

The Goza Family is back to perform two multicultural folktales full of physical comedy, music, song, and dance with American Sign Language and audience participation. Join us for a very special presentation of Act!Vated Story Theatre on Tuesday, April 18, at 2 p.m. This is for the whole family.

Then, on Thursday, April 20, starting at 12 p.m., don’t miss our wonderful Dia! Celebration: Day of the Child, Day of the Book. Enjoy stories read in Spanish, German, and other languages. There will be Scandinavian dancers, two crafts, informational tables, and a free book giveaway. Please plan to have the whole family attend this multicultural educational event.

Teen Book Club. Just for teens to read, think, discuss, and share. Join us at 3 p.m., Thursday, April 20. You can pick up a copy of the current selection, “Frankenstein: The Graphic Novel,” at the Oakdale Library now. Then, come and add your ideas and voice to the discussion, and enjoy a snack too.

Our Wee Move And Play program, featuring unstructured imaginative play for little ones, 5 and under, will be Monday, April 24, at 11 a.m. Parents can help their children learn social skills and have fun at the same time.

Our Library Book Club will be reading “Cutting for Stone” and then meeting to discuss and share on Tuesday, April 25, at 11:30 a.m. You can sign out a copy at the Library and join in. New members are always welcome.

Our Computer Classes will be focused on Basics, Parts 1 and 2. Classes will be offered on Tuesday, April 18 and April 25. All classes begin at 10:30 a.m. Please call the Library for info and be sure to reserve your space. Each session is limited to four people. Call 847-4204 to secure your spot in the class.

The Friends of the Oakdale Library are the main sponsors of so many of our programs and prizes. They will hold their monthly meeting on April 24, at 1:30 p.m. Forms to join and info are available at the Oakdale Library.