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Fun Stuff To Do At The Library This Week!

Sidewalk Book Sale at Main
On Saturday, October 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the Friends of the Casa Grande Library will celebrate National Friends of the Library Week by holding a sidewalk sale at the Main Library. A mixed selection of books and DVDs will be available for purchase. There will be a membership drive table set up inside the Library from 9:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. so stop by to join or renew.

Library Buddies at Main
Join us for our morning play group on Mondays from 10:00am – 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
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. 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.

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.

Afterschool 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 9:15a.m.

Teen Coloring Book Club at Vista Grande
Teens can come in, bring their lunch, color, talk and let us know what they are reading. We will also focus on reading and voting for the Arizona Grand Canyon Award Nominees for 2018 in the Teen Division. Two sessions will be held each Monday; 11:20-11:50 a.m. and 12:25-12:55 p.m. Space is limited to 10 participants per session. No registration required.

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.
Due to Spring Break there will be no Lounge Activities October 23 – 27.

Beginning Electronics Class for Adults
Curious about electronics but don’t know where to start? Mr. Gary Croll will teach you the basics of circuitry board work, visuals, and other aspects in the science of electrical energy control in a two-week class. Free and open to the public. Max 12 students,call 520-421-8652 to register. Thursdays, October 19 and 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

INKLINGS Writers’ Group
Vista Grande’s adult writers’ group INKLINGS will be meeting Thursday, October 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.

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
Due to Spring Break there will be no ESL classes October 23 – 26

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