The Friends of the Oakdale Library sponsor many of the programs and prizes offered by the local library branch, including gift baskets and brand new bicycles for Summer Reading drawing winners. The Friends constantly promote and encourage the great gift of literacy at all levels for everyone and will gather for their monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 24 at 1:30 p.m. Forms to join and more information are available at the Oakdale Library, or call 209-847-4204.
A special event coming up later this month, the library’s “Little Scientists” S.T.E.A.M. Program for ages from kindergarten to eight, will be on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 3:30 p.m. Listen to a book then explore the world of science with special activities. Sign-ups are required in advance at the library.
Also scheduled this month, “Talk Like a Pirate Day” on Wednesday, Sept. 19 with a special craft and a week-long “Polly the Parrot Scavenger Hunt.” The 3:30 p.m. program on Sept. 19 will include the making of pirate maps and a hunt in the children’s library for Polly the Parrot and the missing pirate treasure.
The Library Book Club will be reading “The Soldier’s Wife” and then meeting to discuss and share on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 11:30 a.m.