Creative Covers. Children and young adults may redesign their favorite book cover and submit it for our Creative Covers Display in honor of National Library Week. Please turn in your submission by Friday, April 11.
The Book Challenge for adults. Start reading four books a month be eligible for monthly prize drawings for gift certificates. Program continues through May.
Tuesday, March 4, 7:00 pm – Paris: Things We Learned, Observed, and Loved. What’s it like to live in France for the summer? Come find out as WPL’s custodian, Dale, and his wife, Kathy, share their experience.
Tuesday, March 11, 12:00 pm – Music at the Library featuring jazz by Jennifer Kirkland & Bert Carlson. Enjoy free pizza and soda.
Tuesday, March 11, 2:00 pm – Internet Security and Passwords. Retired Army Intelligence Officer, Paul Knear, teaches you how to spot spam fast, create a good user ID & password, protect yourself on social media, and become more aware of internet secrets.
Thursday, March 13, 6:00 pm – B.Y.O. Bring your own frame (18 in.) and embellishments and we will supply the deco mesh. Registration required, ages 13+. Deco mesh will be chosen at the time of registration, ask at the front desk for details. First come, first served. Materials are limited to registered YA and adult participants only. Registration begins February 14th.
Thursday, March 13, 7:00 pm – Book Talk. Award winning fiction author, Clifford Garstang, discusses his writing. He is the author of In An Uncharted Country and What the Zhang Boys Knew.
Friday, March 14, 6:30 p.m. – Friday Night at Movies Showing new releases on the big screen. Free popcorn and drinks. Check at the library for the featured film.
Tuesday, March 17 ~ 2:00 pm – Freedom of the Press. Augusta Free Press’ Chris Graham discusses the evolution of publishing freedom from the Pentagon Papers to the Edward Snowden’s Wikileaks.
Wednesday, March 19, 7:00 p.m. – Wednesday Night Book Club. Fascinating and far ranging discussion with other book lovers. The book is provided, participants vote on selections, and a staff member leads the discussion.
Thursday, March 20, 6:30 pm – Self-publishing in the Digital Age. You’ll find tips for self-publishing e-books from WPL’s assistant director, Ryan Roy. His first published novel, Jonestown, is currently a Kindle edition. If you like creative writing or have written but aren’t sure what to do with your work, this is for you.
Saturday, March 22, 10:30 am – Wee Walk. Calling all wee hikers! Meet us at the Arch Avenue entrance to the Greenway for a walk to the Constitution Park Pavilion. We will have a story and a snack and hike back. Fun for the whole family!
Thursday, March 27, 2:00 p.m. – Self-publishing in the Digital Age. You’ll find tip for self-publishing e-books from WPL’s assistant director, Ryan Roy. His first published novel, Jonestown, is currently a Kindle edition. If you like creative writing or have written but aren’t sure what to do with your work, this is for you.
Fridays, March 28, 1:30 pm – Blanket Blockbuster – Early dismissal? Come to the library! Bring your blanket and sit picnic style. Enjoy a family friendly movie with free popcorn and a drink.
Friday, March 28, 6:30 p.m. – Friday Night at the Movies Showing new releases on the big screen. Free popcorn and drinks. Check at the library for the featured film.
10:30 a.m. Swing and Sway This music and movement class is just the thing you need to get started in the morning. No stories, just song and dance. Ages 0-6.
4:00 p.m. WPL Knitters. Bring your materials and socialize with other knitters.
9:30-11:30 a.m. Chat-N-Play provides interactive play for your little one and conversation for you. Open to children ages 0-3 and their caregivers.
9:30 a.m. Mother Goose Time is an interactive program featuring songs, finger-plays, books, movements, and nursery rhymes for children from birth through age two and their caregivers.
10:30 a.m. Story Time features books, stories, songs, puppets, flannel board activities, and crafts for children ages two through five accompanied by an adult.
9:30 a.m. Mamá Ganso, mother Goose in Spanish, features stories, songs, finger-plays, and movements for children from birth through age two and their caregivers.
10:00 a.m. Computer classes are offered Thursday of every week. Classes rotate between Computer Basics, Basic Internet Skills, Introduction to Microsoft Word and Introduction to Microsoft Excel. Call (540) 942-6746 to register.
10:30 a.m. Story Time
1:00 p.m. Story Time