Programs at APL


LITerally Speaking Book Discussion

January 27 at 6:00 p.m. - Family Storytime - Disney's "Frozen" is the theme of this story time. It will include short stories based on your favorite movie characters, Hide and Seek Olaf, Sven Action Story, "Let It Go" song and fun, a movie clip, and more!

January 28 at 3:30 p.m. - A Book and a Craft - Listen to the book, Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and make a snowflake banner. For grades 1st-3rd. Registration is required and starts January 14.*


February 1 to 28 - Adult Winter Reading Program continues - Register at the Information Desk and pick up the official rules and punch card. Register! Read 6 books!! Enter to win awesome prizes! Register any time.

February 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 9:30 a.m. - Winter Babies Toddlers Storytimes - A program for children ages birth to 36 months features books, movement, music, and rhymes to promote early literacy. Parents/caregivers help their children follow along by participating in this storytime with them. Registration is required.

February 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17 at 10:30 a.m. - Winter Preschool Storytimes - A program for ages 3-5 introduces children to reading and language in a fun way through stories, crafts, and other activities. Parents/caregivers are not required to attend this storytime along with their child, but must remain in the library. Registration is required.

February 2 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - YA Book Tasting - Are you stuck in a book rut? Looking for something different? Come to our book tasting to find something new! Take the chance to "taste test" a variety of genres and discover new books. Who knows what you might end up taking home? No registration required. Grades 6-12.

February 2 and 18 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Ewe Can Do It Knitters - Join Cheryl Carroll to knit, crochet or do other handicrafts.

February 3, 10 and 17 from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. - Evening Preschool Storytime - This repeat of our Monday morning preschool storytime features stories, songs, and activities for children ages 3-5. Parents may, but are not required to, sit with their child during the program. However, they must remain in the library. No registration is required. This is the perfect opportunity for children of working parents to participate in our storytimes.

February 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 10:00 a.m. - Draw And Paint What You See - We will be working primarily with pencils and watercolors. If you wish to bring your own supplies, you are welcome to do so. Registering for one class will register you for the series. You must be 18 or older to take part. Registration is required unless you have your own supplies.

February 5, 12 and 19 at 3:45 p.m. - Laughs and Crafts Club - There is always a craft, a story and a snack and always a good time at our Laughs and Crafts Club. This program is for kids who are in kindergarten and up. Registration is required.

February 9 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Otaku Manga - Like manga and anime? Otaku Manga is a group of anime and manga fans, meeting the second Monday of every month, to watch anime and swap manga, discuss new manga and anime, which new series to order, have snacks, play games, do crafts, drawing classes, and more. The club is always looking for new members! Stop on by, there is no registration.

February 10 at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. - Getting Crafty: Quilt Paper Piercing Project - Carrie Robb will show you how to quilt paper piece a wall hanging or coaster with the word "LOVE", just in time for Valentine's Day. You must be 18 or older to take part. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required.

February 11 and 25 at 10:00 a.m. - Busy Hands Craft Group - "Busy Hands" is a gathering of crafters - we meet at 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month - unless the library is closed. If you quilt, knit, do tatting, crochet, etc. come and join the fun! No registration is necessary but space is limited.

February 11 at 3:30 p.m. - Lego Club - A club for kids who love Legos! We supply the Legos and refreshments, you supply the creativity. For kids ages 6 and older. Registration is required and begins January 28.

February 12 and 26 at 5:30 p.m. - Love2Quilt or Sew - Love2Quilt or Sew? It's a Bring Your Own Quilting or Sewing project night at the Alexandrian Public Library. Bring your materials and get ready for some stitching camaraderie. No formal instruction will be presented.

February 16 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Can Tab Crafts - It's amazing the things you can do with can tabs! Come get crafty with us to make bracelets and keychains. All supplies will be provided, plus snacks and drinks! No registration required. Grades 6-12.

February 17 at 1:00 p.m. - LITerally Speaking Book Discussion - This month the LITerally Speaking book discussion group will discuss The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty.

February 17 at 5:45 p.m. - APL Board Meeting - This meeting is open to the public.

February 23 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Teen Advisory Board - What can the library do for you? Join us for our Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.) Meetings. We will have snacks and discuss library teen programs, new books, movies, and music and how we can help our library and local community. It's your library; make a difference! Grades 6-12.

February 23 at 6:00 p.m. and February 24 at 10:00 a.m. - Getting Crafty: For the Birds - It's National Bird Feeding month and we're going to make a bird feeder. For those 18 and older. Registration is required.

February 24 at 6:00 p.m. - Family Story Time: Hugs and Kisses - We will have stories, songs, puppets and fun activities about love. Bring a stuffed toy to hug! Make a Hug craft! Go on a little kisses Treasure Hunt! Make memories together with the whole family. No registration needed.

March 2 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - I Mustache You To Read - Come put on a fake mustache and recommend your favorite books! No registration required. Grades 6-12.

March 3 and 10 from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. - Evening Preschool Storytime - This repeat of our Monday morning preschool storytime features stories, songs, and activities for children ages 3-5. Parents may, but are not required to, sit with their child during the program. However, they must remain in the library. No registration is required. This is the perfect opportunity for children of working parents to participate in our storytimes.

March 4 at 10:30 a.m. - Messy Morning - Come get messy and have lots of fun creating art by painting, printing, sticking, and squishing. For children ages 18 months to 4 years. Registration is required and starts February 18. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

March 4 and 18 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Ewe Can Do It Knitters - Join Cheryl Carroll to knit, crochet or do other handicrafts.

March 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 10:00 a.m. - Draw And Paint What You See - We will be working primarily with pencils and watercolors. If you wish to bring your own supplies, you are welcome to do so. Registering for one class will register you for the series. You must be 18 or older to take part. Registration is required unless you have your own supplies.

March 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 3:45 p.m. - Laughs and Crafts Club - There is always a craft, a story and a snack and always a good time at our Laughs and Crafts Club. This program is for kids who are in kindergarten and up. Registration is required.

March 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31 at 9:30 a.m. - Early Spring Babies Toddlers Storytimes - A program for children ages birth to 36 months features books, movement, music, and rhymes to promote early literacy. Parents/caregivers help their children follow along by participating in this storytime with them. Registration is required.

March 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31 at 10:30 a.m. - Early Spring Preschool Storytimes - A program for ages 3-5 introduces children to reading and language in a fun way through stories, crafts, and other activities. Parents/caregivers are not required to attend this storytime along with their child, but must remain in the library. Registration is required.

March 9 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Otaku Manga - Like manga and anime? Otaku Manga is a group of anime and manga fans, meeting the second Monday of every month, to watch anime and swap manga, discuss new manga and anime, which new series to order, have snacks, play games, do crafts, drawing classes, and more. The club is always looking for new members! Stop on by, there is no registration.

March 9 at 6:30 p.m. - Friends of the Alexandrian Public Library Meeting - Come join us as we plan out the year and get ready for our April book sale. Everyone is welcome.

March 11 and 25 at 10:00 a.m. - Busy Hands Craft Group - "Busy Hands" is a gathering of crafters - we meet at 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month - unless the library is closed. If you quilt, knit, do tatting, crochet, etc. come and join the fun! No registration is necessary but space is limited.

March 11 at 3:30 p.m. - Lego Club - A club for kids who love Legos! We supply the Legos and refreshments, you supply the creativity. For kids ages 6 and older. Registration is required and begins February 25.

March 12 and 26 at 5:30 p.m. - Love2Quilt or Sew - Love2Quilt or Sew? It's a Bring Your Own Quilting or Sewing project night at the Alexandrian Public Library. Bring your materials and get ready for some stitching camaraderie. No formal instruction will be presented.

March 16 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Teen Advisory Board - What can the library do for you? Join us for our Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.) Meetings. We will have snacks and discuss library teen programs, new books, movies, and music and how we can help our library and local community. It's your library; make a difference! Grades 6-12.

March 17 at 1:00 p.m. - LITerally Speaking Book Discussion - This month the LITerally Speaking book discussion group will discuss The Orchard by Teresa Weir.

March 17 at 5:45 p.m. - APL Board Meeting - This meeting is open to the public.

March 20 at 6:00 p.m. - Family Storytime - Save this date! This is the time of our Easter Egg Hunt program. Note this program takes place after the library closes. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. We will be featuring the comedy magic of Daniel Herron, The Balloon Guy. Plus, we will be offering free photos with the Easter Bunny. Registration is required for this popular event and begins March 2.

March 23 from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. - Movie Marathon - We're going to have a teen/YA movie marathon! We'll have many movies to choose from, both old and new. We'll also have some snacks and drinks. No registration required. Grades 6-12.

March 24 at 6:00 p.m. - Getting Crafty: Learn to Needle Felt - Needle felting fuses another layer of fiber (be it wool roving, wool yarn, or another piece of felt) onto a base fiber or felted fabric. Materials for a small project will be provided. You must be 21 or older. Registration is required.

March 30 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Harry Potter Party - Going back to school after spring break can really get you down. Wouldn't it be better if you were at Hogwarts? Come out and get sorted into your houses, play some Harry Potter games and test your wizard knowledge with some Potter trivia. And of course, we couldn't forget the butterbeer. Just remember, it does not do to dwell on homework and forget to party. No registration required.

All library programs are sponsored and underwritten by the Friends of APL.
Without Friends support, the above programs would simply not be possible.

 




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