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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Program notices from the Pleasant Hill Library

Hey Kids! Spend Spring Break Week (March 17-20) at the Library

Monday--Children Invited to Free Art Class at the Library
Children age 3 to 12 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Monday, March 17 at 1 p.m. for a free art class called Lucky Shamrocks.
Children will learn about color mixing and sculpting from an Abrakadoodle artist and create charming clay shamrocks to take home. There is no charge for the program, but registration is required. To register, call the library at 651-438-0200 or visit the library website at www.dakotacounty.us/library<http://www.dakotacounty.us/library>.

Tuesday—Children Invited to the Library to Play Book Bingo
Children age 6 to 12 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Tuesday, March 18 at 3 p.m. to play a few rounds of Book Bingo. Children will play the game to win gently-used books. There is no charge for the event, and no registration is required.

Wednesday—Children Invited to the Library to See Bruce the Bug Guy
Children of all ages are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Wednesday, March 19 at 10:30 a.m. to see a presentation by Bruce the Bug Guy. The Bug Guy will show children live critters and other fun props to give the audience a unique opportunity to experience fascinating insects up-close. There is no charge for the program, but seating will be limited.

Thursday—Children Invited to the Library for a Legos and Duplos Day
Children age 2 -12 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Thursday, March 20 anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to play with an assortment of Legos and Duplos. These blocks get imaginations working by exploring the many things kids can create with the materials. There is no charge for the event, and no registration is required.

Learn to use Your Nook, Kindle, Ipad and Android at the Library

Confused about electronic book readers? Come to the library in the afternoon on Wednesday, March 19 to get a basic understanding of the materials for electronic book readers available from Dakota County. People will receive instruction on searching and downloading from OverDrive and the 3M Cloud as well as basic information on transferring e-books to hand-held reading devices. Class times for each device are as follows:

2:00 p.m.--Kindles

2:45 p.m.--Nooks

3:30 p.m.--Ipads and Androids

People should have a basic understanding of computers and their portable devices before attending this session. There is no charge for the class, but registration is required. Space is limited. To register, call the library at 651-438-0200.

Kids Invited to Read to a Dog at the Library
Children age 5-10 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Saturday, March 22 at 11 a.m. to read to Kippy, the certified therapy dog. Parents are encouraged to bring their kids to this program, called Waggin Tales, not only because it is fun, but because it helps develop reading skills and fluency. Children may bring a book from home, or choose one from the library collection.

Children Invited to Library Movie Day at the Library
Children age 2-6 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Wednesday, March 26 at 10:30 a.m. to enjoy a selection of short movies. Movies include;
Strega Nona, Serious Farm, Knuffle Bunny Free, and I'm Fast! There is no charge for the event, and no registration is required.

Preschool Program at the Library
Children age 3 to 5 years old are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Friday, March 28 at 11 a.m. for a special program called "L is for Lunch".
Children will enjoy stories, songs, crafts and activities based on a food theme with ISD 200 ECFE. This is a Book Adventure Program. There is no charge for the program, but registration is required. To register, call the library at 651-438-0200 or visit the library website at www.dakotacounty.us/library<http://www.dakotacounty.us/library>. Registration opens March 14.

Clay-Making Class for Kids at the Library
Kids age 11-16 are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library on Monday, March 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. for a free class where they will learn basic clay hand-building and glazing techniques to design and build a mug. This class is taught by a professional instructor from The Northern Clay Center. There is no charge for the class, but registration is required. To register, call the library at 651-438-0200 or visit the library website at www.dakotacounty.us/library<http://www.dakotacounty.us/library>. Registration opens March 17.

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