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Library Corner 2-26-20
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A Photo taken of the exterior of the David F. Bush Library, Oakdale branch after its power washing and hedge clipping. The ‘sprucing up’ of the library was taken on as an Eagle Project by Mitch Leichner in the fall of 2007. - photo by Photos Courtesy Melodie Leichner

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms continue through March.

Wiggle Worms Story Time is every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, dancing, rhythm activities, and fingerplay at this special program perfect for ages 0 to 3 and their caregivers.

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

Our popular “Little Scientists” S.T.E.A.M. Program for ages from Kindergarten to eight years old, will be on Wednesday, March 18, at 3:30 p.m. Our topic is “Will It Float?” and we will find out with fun and interesting hands-on activities and discussion. Sign-ups are required in advance, starting on March 2. Please call the Oakdale Library at 209-847-4204 for info.

Our Family Fun Craft will be “Ninja Stress Balls!” Join us on Tuesday, March 3, at 3 p.m. and channel your inner emotion and creativity into a cute, unique, “squeezable” stress reliever. Perfect for all ages!

Our two “Brick/Block Building Days” this month will be on Friday, March 6 and 20, at 3 p.m. Kids can create their own masterpieces using our fabulous assortment of “building materials” and we will display their great works in the Library. Bring your creativity and imagination and join us.

Our March Computer Classes will kick-off with a special presentation of “The Top 25 Computer Tips and Tricks!” on Saturday, March 7, at 10:30 a.m. Join us for this information-packed presentation complete with hand-outs, discussion, and questions that will be answered. No sign-up is necessary.

Our regular series of Computer Classes for Adults will begin on Tuesday, March 17 with Computer Basics, and continue on March 24 and March 31. All classes start at 10:30 a.m. Please call the Library for info and to reserve your space for these hands-on classes. 209-847-4204.

Our popular “In-N-Out Burger Cover to Cover Reading Program” for ages 4 to 12, will begin on March 7 and continue all month. Fill out a reading log and get a certificate for a free delicious hamburger. It only takes five books to start eating.

Our Wee Move and Play program, featuring unstructured imaginative play for little ones, 5 and under, will be Mondays, March 9 and 23, at 11 a.m. Parents can help their children learn social skills and have fun at the same time.

Children can welcome the arrival of spring with two great crafts. On Tuesday, March 17, we will be encouraging all our feathered friends to come and stay as we fashion “Spring Bird Feeders” complete with seeds. And, on Tuesday, March 24, we will be dreaming of butterflies as we create “Clothespin Caterpillars.” These little guys will attach almost anywhere. Both crafts begin at 3 p.m.

Also on Tuesday, March 24, at 11:30 a.m., we will be hosting our 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. Stop by the Library to sign out a copy of the current selection, then join us for a great discussion. New members are always welcome.

Please don’t miss out on the huge and wildly popular Friends of the Oakdale Library Used Book Sale. There will be an amazing collection of donated books and great bargains to choose from. Stop by the Gene Bianchi Community Center at 110 S. Second Ave., across the parking lot from the Library, on March 10, 11 and 12. Doors open at 10 a.m. all three days. You will find books like new and old collectibles, all for a low, low price.

The Friends of the Oakdale Library are the main sponsors of so many of our programs and prizes, as well as support for our book collections and fixtures. They constantly promote and encourage the great gift of literacy at all levels for everyone. We are so grateful for all they do for our Oakdale Library. Please call 209-847-4204 for more information about the Friends and their upcoming Book Sale.