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Library News April 16
Library Buddies at Main
Join us for our morning playgroup on Monday, April 16 from 10:00 – 11:00 am. We will be sharing picture books on NOOK eReaders, playing with Brain Boxes, cars, Play-Doh, blocks, etc.
Preschool Storytime at Main
Please join Youth Librarian, Ms. Julie, as we read books, sing songs, and do activities each week based on a fun theme. Storytime will be followed by either a simple craft or a snack. Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Kid’s Makerspace Art Class
Join Mr. David in the Makerspace at Vista Grande for a fun art project. Tuesday, April 17 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Storytime at Vista Grande
Join Mr. David for stories, rhymes, songs and educational play; Storytime will be followed by a puppet show. Preschool Storytime begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Toddler Storytime begins at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday.
Tween Gaming at Vista Grande
The Vista Grande Public Library offers Tween Gaming with a variety of video games and board games. The program meets Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Parents are required for children under the age of 12.
After School Gaming
Bring your kids down to the Main Library after school each Thursday from 3:45-4: 45 pm for a variety of age-appropriate video games, science kits, puzzles, and more!
Sci-tech Club at Vista Grande
Join Mr. Jacob for the final SciTech Club meeting of the season! Explore robotics, technology, and coding club after school on Thursday, April 19 at 4:00 p.m.
Yoga for Kids at Main
There is no better way to engage your child than through the simple practice of yoga. Yoga can help your three to five-year-old child have fewer tantrums, better sleep, increased motor coordination, improved ability to follow directions and easier relaxation. Join us for a very basic 30-minute yoga class. Mats will be provided for the children. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring water. Class begins promptly at 9:15 a.m
First Things First Fun Van at Main
The Fun Van is a FREE program for parents/grandparents/caregivers and accompanying children ages 0-5 years old. This program can foster a love of books by developing a habit of reading with your child from a variety of quality literature you borrow and return each week. It also teaches parents reading strategies to expand their child’s thinking and promotes language and literacy development. Fridays at the Main Library from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Lounge for Teens at Vista Grande
In partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Casa Grande Valley, a teen afterschool program is offered at the Vista Grande Library Monday through Friday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. for all high school students.
Tuesdays feature a trivia challenge. Wednesdays offer a Writer’s Club. On Thursdays, teen gaming tournaments are held.
Voter Education Workshop
Attend the Voter Education Workshop at the Main Library Monday, April 16 at 5:00 p.m. to learn how to:
- Check your voter registration online to ensure your status is active and the information is accurate
- Check after an election to confirm that your mail-in vote or provisional ballot was received and counted
- Check your voting history
- Fact-check public statements made by elected officials and candidates for office
- Find your political “soul mate” — Which candidate(s) best reflect your values?
- Make sure your vote is not purged (and what to do if it is)
To fully participate in hands-on activities, you will need to have your voter ID card and/or your state-issued ID. There will be an opportunity to register to vote after the workshop for those wanting to register or update their voter registration. NOTE to 17-year-olds who will be 18 by August 28 or by November 6: You can register to vote now with a state-issued ID card.
Beginning Adult Spanish
Are you interested in learning Spanish? Don’t know your ABCs from your 123s? The library is offering a FREE one hour weekly class for Adults (18+) wanting to learn Spanish. The class will be taught by Ms. Jen Heward every Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Vista Grande Library. No registration necessary. Walk-ins welcome!
INKLINGS Writers’ Group
Vista Grande’s adult writers’ group INKLINGS will be meeting Thursday, April 19 at 2:30 p.m. This is a community critique group; all aspiring writers are encouraged to attend.
Tech Help – Fridays at Vista Grande Library
Library staff will answer questions about your device, loading ebooks, apps, music, and solving those annoying little problems that we all have from time to time! You must bring your own device. Drop in on Fridays between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Both Main and Vista Grande branches offer free English as second language classes. Registration is not required. Days and times are:
10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Vista Grande Library
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Main
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Thursdays at Main to practice pronunciation