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March Features Multiple Events At Oakdale Library
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Story Time Sessions will continue through March.

Preschool Story Time is every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Books, flannelboard stories, fingerplay, and music, for preschoolers, ages 3-6, and caregivers. (30 min.)

Wiggle Worms every Wednesday 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. (25-30 minutes)

We are starting March off with a “bang” as we celebrate Dr. Seuss with special crafts and activities. Join us on March 1 and 2, at 3:30 p.m.; on Wednesday we will be making a “One Fish, Two Fish, Fish Bowl” using paint and “goldfish” crackers. On Thursday, we will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday by making special character hats and having a sweet treat.

And, “Find the Cat’s Hat!” all week long, through March 4, in the Children’s Library to receive a prize.

The popular “In-N-Out Burger Cover to Cover Reading Program” for ages 4 to 12, will begin on March 4 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.

Absolutely don’t miss out on the annual book sale hosted by the Friends of the Oakdale Library. This gigantic extravaganza will run March 7, 8, and 9, at the Gene Bianchi Community Center. There will be tons of great reads and even more great deals, some brand new books and some vintage finds. All at prices too low to mention.

There will be Lego Days on four Fridays this month: March 3, 10, 17, and 24, all starting at 3 p.m. Kids can unleash their creativity and we will display these masterpieces in the Library.

The Wee Move And Play program, featuring unstructured imaginative play for little ones, 5 and under, will be Mondays, March 6 and March 27, at 11 a.m. Parents can help their children learn social skills and have fun at the same time.

Teen Book Club is for teens to read, think, discuss, and share. Join us at 3 p.m., Thursday, March 9. You can pick up a copy of the current selection, “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” at the Oakdale Library now. Then, come and add your ideas and voice to the discussion.

Computer Classes will be focused on Basics, Parts 1 and 2, as well as Internet Basics. Classes will be offered on Tuesday, March 7, 14, and 21. 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.

The Teen/Adult Craft for March will be a “Perler Bead Project.” Participants can iron together multiple beads, melting them to create unique designs and patterns. This craft is intended for ages 13 and over because of the heat used in the design process. Join us on Wednesday, March 15, at 3:30 p.m.

Our popular S.T.E.A.M. Program (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, Math) will be Monday, March 20, at 3:30 p.m. There will be a book and brief discussion, followed by a related activity, all perfect for children and families. This will feature the book “Hoop Genius” by John Coy and we will be shooting and bouncing balls to note differences based on materials and design. A good tie-in for college basketball’s “March Madness!”

The final Children’s Craft for March will be a “Beauty and the Beast Glitter Globe.” On Wednesday, March 22, at 3:30 p.m., children can make a glitter globe of the magical rose from the story.

The Library Book Club will be reading “Our Lady of the Forest” and then meeting to discuss and share on March 28, at 11:30 a.m. You can sign out a copy at the Library and join in. New members are always welcome.


The Friends of the Oakdale Library are the main sponsors of many of the library’s programs and prizes. They will hold their monthly meeting on March 27 at 1:30 p.m. Forms to join and info are available at the Oakdale Library.