Fun Stuff To Do At The Library This Week!


    Digital Bookmobile to stop at Main
    Thursday the Digital Bookmobile National Tour will make a stop at the Casa Grande Main Library from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Traveling coast to coast, the newly updated mobile exhibit will provide an interactive experience for readers of all ages to explore eBooks and audiobooks. A high-tech update to the traditional bookmobile, visitors can learn how to borrow digital books, stop at the Gadget Gallery to explore a variety of devices, talk with eReading experts and so much more. Tours are free and open to the community.

    Lunch Bunch Book Group at Main
    Come join the Lunch Bunch Book Group for snacks, drinks, and a lively discussion on a book of the month. Each discussion takes place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 12:00-1:00p.m. at the Main library.
    This Tuesday the group will be discussing The Lost World of the Old Ones by David Roberts.

    Kindle Fire at Vista Grande
    This class covers the basics of using your Kindle Fire (it doesn’t cover the black and white Kindle). App management, how it is organized, the control panel, and the settings are some of the topics covered. A registered Kindle Fire is required for the class. Wednesday, November 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    Apps for You at Main
    This class covers many of the popular apps that are available on Android, iPhone/iPad, and Windows devices. Smart tablets or smart phones highly recommended for the class. Thursday, November 16 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

    INKLINGS Writers’ Group
    Vista Grande’s adult writers’ group INKLINGS will be meeting this Thursday at 2:30 p.m. This is a community critique group; all aspiring writers are encouraged to attend.

    ESL Classes
    Both Main and Vista Grande branches offer free English as a 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

    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.

    Library Buddies at Main
    Join us for our morning play group on Mondays from 10:00 – 11:00am. We will be sharing picture books on NOOK eReaders, playing with Brain Boxes, cars, Play-Doh, blocks, etc. Simple snack provided for kids.

    Preschool Storytime at Main
    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 each week. Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

    Family Build Day at Vista
    Bring the whole family down to the Vista Grande Library every Tuesday from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. to play with building toys for all ages. Legos, K’nex, erector sets, and more

    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. Program meets Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
    Parents are required for children under the age of 12.

    After-school Gaming at Main
    Bring your kids down to the Main Library after school each Thursday from 3:45-4:45pm for a variety of age appropriate video games, science kits, puzzles, and more!

    Sci-tech Club at Vista Grande
    Join Mr. Jacob for a robotics, technology, and coding club after school on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. Program is intended for children ages 7 to 12. Parents must be present in the library for children under the age of 12.

    First Things First Fun Van
    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: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Vista Grande Library and at the Main Library from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 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.

    The Lounge for Teens at Vista Grande
    In partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Casa Grande Valley, a teen after-school 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.

    For more information visit the Library News page on the City’s website by clicking here.

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