Here is a quick list of upcoming events through the end of May!
–THIS WEEK is National Library Week! Stop in to sign up to win a bookbag set and get a book or movie to enjoy! For kids up to age 11, pick up a Culver’s drawing sheet and make a picture of your favorite book or character. First 25 returned get a coupon for a scoop of custard and 2 kids will win a kid’s meal! The Culver’s event goes through the end of April.
–Tuesdays at 10 a.m.: Storytime for all kids and caregivers. While we always do something fun, here are a couple event themes that are coming up: May 12th: Dress Like A Farmer Day & May 26th: Star Wars Day.
–High School Movie Nights (6th grade+, all other adults welcomed also). Upcoming dates are: April 23rd, May 7th & May 21st. Movie starts at 7:30. Come early if you want a vote on what to watch that evening!
–Saturday, April 25th: Family Movie Matinee. No decision yet on what movie we’ll be watching, but I will post it when I get it figured out!
–Friday, May 1st: INCREDIBLE BATS! The Petersons, with their Egyptian Fruit Bats, who were here last August will be back to re-do their program, this time with ALL the program elements in place (technical difficulties in August). Be sure to come and see all they have to offer by way of knowledge and an up-close peek at a live Fruit Bat!!! Fun and educational for ALL ages! 4:30 p.m. AT THE De Soto Community Center!!!
–Thursday, May 7th at 6:30 p.m. Michael Wiese, a music teacher new to our community, would like to invite all people who might be interested in piano, guitar or bass guitar lessons to come get to know him and hear him play! He teaches all ages and skill levels! Come get some information and hear some good music!
–Saturday, May 30th at 2:00 p.m. Harlan Flick will be joining us for a talk and discussion about his memories growing up in De Soto!
–And last but not least, our Summer Reading Program will kick off the week of June 16th. This year, we’re doing something a little different. We’ll meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday mornings (same time as Storytime) and have a program for all ages. On Thursdays from 2-4, we’ll have games and fun, and re-do some of the activities that we did on Tuesday, so if you miss Tuesday, you can come on Thursday instead!
Our “Theme” this summer (different from the themes at other area libraries!) is going to be the “Wild, Wild West!” We’ll learn about the Oregon Trail, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Paul Bunyan, the Pony Express, the Transcontinental Railroad and MORE!!!!!!! Join us every week for some fun!!! Kids starting 3rd-6th grade will have access to 4 e-books that can be read on tablets, computers or even phones! They are exciting mysteries that also related to the Wild Wild West theme. Completing all 4 books will earn them a special reward! At the end of the summer, we’ll all Pan for Gold in our own rowdy Wild Wild West Day!
Registration forms will be distributed through Prairieview and St. Charles early in May and can also be picked up at the library or emailed to you. Kids 7th-12th grade can pick up their Independent Reading Bookmarks (to earn gift cards from the movie theater or Barnes & Noble) Starting June 16th as well!
Hope to see you soon at the library!