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On The Shelf

November programs have been scheduled at the Oakdale Library, 151 S. First Ave.

Preschool Story Time and Wiggle Worms continue through November.

Preschool Story Time is every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Books, flannel board stories, finger play, and music, geared for preschoolers, ages 3-6, and caregivers.

Wiggle Worms Story Time is now twice each Wednesday, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, dancing, rhythm activities, and finger play at this special program perfect for ages 0 to 3 and their caregivers. (25-30 minutes)

Begin November with us at our “Dia De Los Muertos Celebration” (Day of the Dead). Children are invited to come to the library to celebrate and remember loved ones who have passed by listening to a story, making a craft (salt dough skull with sequins and play dough), and having a sweet snack. Join us on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 3:30 p.m. All ages welcome.

We will have Lego Days twice this month. Kids can create their own masterpieces using our fabulous Lego collection and we will display these great works in the Library. The building fun begins at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3 and Nov. 17.

Our Wee Move And Play program, featuring unstructured imaginative play for little ones, 5 and under, will be Monday, Nov. 6 and Nov. 20. Parents can help their children learn social skills and have fun at the same time. Join us at 11 a.m. both days.

Celebrate the season with our November STEM activity on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 3:30 p.m. Technology and engineering will be highlighted as kids learn how to use a battery operated toothbrush to make a crazy turkey robot. And it moves! Eyes, feathers, and all the “fixings” will be available to make your turkey your own.

We will have a Teen Craft on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. If you’re tired of your ear buds being in a tangled mess at the bottom of your backpack, then join us to up cycle a mint container and turn it into a unique personalized “Ear Bud Headphone Case.” This craft is geared to teens (12 and older).

Our regular Library Book Club will be reading “The Ghost of Hannah Mendes,” and then meeting to discuss and share on Tuesday, Nov. 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 so many of our programs and prizes. They constantly promote and encourage the great gift of literacy at all levels for everyone The Friends will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 27 at 1:30 p.m. Forms to join and info are available at the Oakdale Library, or call 847-4204.


Finally, close out November with us on the Thursday, Nov. 30 at 3:30 p.m. Get ready to shout “Book Bingo!” as we call out the numbers and mark the squares to win your choice of some great donated books as prizes. This is for the whole family, all ages welcome.