November Creativity Lab Art Workshop

Please welcome Kathleen Rollick as the instructor of our November CLAW sessions! Kathleen is a member of the Calligraphy Guild of Indiana and has created a beautiful and practical way to introduce participants of all ages to the basic strokes of gothic textura calligraphy.

Sessions will be held on Sunday, November 6. Join us in the Walnut Room at 2:00 for families and children under 12 years old, and in the same room at 3:30 for teens 13+ and adults. No registration is required, but each event has a participant capacity of 24 so please arrive early to secure a space. Contact afletcher@wlaf.lib.in.us with questions.

You can learn more about the Calligraphy Guild of Indiana at https://www.calligin.org/home

Watch for upcoming news about our December workshops with watercolor artist Rena Brouwer.

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October’s Creativity Lab Art Workshop

We are excited to host Bekki Canine as our featured artist for the October CLAW sessions. Some of you may remember Bekki as the creator of the large planets art installation that hung above our east entrances celebrating the 2019 Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program.

Sessions will be held on Sunday, October 23. Join us in the Children’s Activity Room at 2:00 for families and children under 12 years old, and in the Creativity Lab at 3:30 for teens 13+ and adults. No registration is required, but each event has a participant capacity of 24 so please arrive early to secure a space. Contact afletcher@wlaf.lib.in.us with questions.

You can learn more about Bekki and read her artist’s statement at http://bekkicanine.com/

Watch for upcoming news about our November workshops on hand-lettering techniques by Indiana Calligrapher’s Guild member Kathleen Rollick.

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May Children’s Department News

Dear Parents:
Happy Spring! The children’s department staff misses our families and hope that you are all healthy and coping with staying in your homes, instead of enjoying your many activities, including visiting the library.
We have been busy ordering and processing new books for your children, creating materials for our summer reading club, making room on the shelves for new books, and working with the architects to finalize the plans for the construction of the new children’s area in the library.

Bad news: We do not yet know when the library will be opening again. We are planning a contactless “curbside pickup” of reserved items and intend to start that service on May 20. (Please see Nick’s announcement about this on the website.) We are developing plans for reopening the library at some time in the summer, too.
We will not be able to offer the “Lap Sit”, “Time for Twos”, “Music & Fun”, and Preschool Story and Craft programs until late summer or possibly early fall. Instead of lego builders club meetings and craft and science events during the summer, we will be creating weekly craft bags for children. (More information about the craft bags will be available when we open again.)
Good news: We will be offering summer reading clubs for children, teens, and adults. They will just be a little different this year …..

Our Children’s Summer Reading Club is for children who are ages 1 through 12. (Students who are entering 7th grade may participate in the children’s department club or the teen club.)
The program is for listeners as well as readers.
Children are not required to have a library card, but the registering adult must have an email address.
Children will have the choice of recording the number of pages, books, or minutes read.
Everyone will be able to register online. Parents will need to register their children. Check our newsletter and the library website in June to learn how to register your families.

Register: June 15 to July 26
Read: June 15 to July 26
Collect Prizes: Dates to be announced after July 1

IF the library is able to reopen during summer reading time, children may register in person at that time, if they prefer to use the paper forms to record their reading activity. Also, all children who register, either online or in person, will be able to collect their summer reading bags as soon as the library opens.
We will announce the dates of prize collection after we know when the library will be open again.
Happy Reading!

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