Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms resume in May.
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 minutes)
Wiggle Worms Story Time is now twice each Wednesday, 10 and 11 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, dancing, rhythm activities, and fingerplay at this special program perfect for ages up to 3 and their caregivers. (25-30 minutes)
The Summer Reading Program begins May 23 and will continue all though June and July. Come by the library and join in the fun activities, prize drawings, entertaining programs, and read what you enjoy as we celebrate “Reading by Design!” as our theme this year. There are prizes for every age level.
The Children’s Craft will focus on Mother’s Day. Join in on Thursday, May 4, at 3:30 p.m. and create your personal card and flower with a touch of Beauty and the Beast.
The library will have Lego Days every Friday in May. Kids can unleash their awesome creativity and have their masterpieces displayed in the Library. Come by for building fun at 3 p.m.
Wee Move And Play program, featuring unstructured imaginative play for little ones, 5 and under, will be Monday, May 8 and May 22, at 11 a.m. Parents can help their children learn social skills and have fun at the same time.
Wednesday, May 10, will be the Teen/Adult Craft. Liven up an ink pen by adding a colorful faux flower, glitter glue, and floral tape. There are lots of beautiful options and it will be a pen you can hopefully hold onto.
The library is offering a “Twitter Basics” class as part of its Tech Connect Series. This program is for anyone who would like to learn how to create an account, post messages, find other users, understand twitter terminology, and become part of this vibrant social media experience. Participants will need to bring their own laptop or device and must already have an email account ready for use prior to the class. Join in on Thursday evening, May 11, at 6 p.m. Advance registration is required so call the Oakdale Library at (209) 847-4204.
Teen Book Club is just for teens to read, think, discuss, or share. Join the discussion at 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 16. Pick up a copy of the current selection: “Macbeth: The Graphic Novel,” at the Oakdale Library now. Then come and add your ideas to the discussion, and enjoy a snack at the same time.
A vibrant and colorful STEAM Program is scheduled on Thursday, May 18, at 3:30 p.m. There will be a brief book reading and discussion followed by a bright and creative activity looking at light and colors. This program is perfect for ages 5 and up and it will be a great lead-in to the theme of the Summer Reading Challenge: “Reading by Design!”
If gardening is your cup of tea, or even if you just need some basic pointers to get started, then you will want to stop by the library on Thursday, May 18, at 5:30 p.m. for the first in the three-part Gardening Series: “Good Bugs vs. Bad Bugs.” A master gardener will teach attendees how to distinguish between garden insects that are beneficial or destructive. Call the Oakdale Library to sign up for this informative series or for information: 209-847-4204. “Good Plants, Bad Plants” will be Part 2 in the series and it will be offered on Thursday, May 25, at 5:30 p.m.
Come by the Oakdale Library this month and put an entry into the May Guessing Jar Contest. The closest guess will win a gift card and book. The prizes are sponsored by the Friends of the Oakdale Library.
The Friends of the Oakdale Library are the main sponsors of many programs and prizes. They will hold their monthly meeting on May 22, at 1:30 p.m. New members are always welcome.