Waynesboro Public Library: April events calendar

Waynesboro Public LibraryPoems of Appalachia and Beyond

Thursday, April 4, 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Nicole A. Yurcaba, Instructor of English at Bridgewater College, as she leads a poetic exploration of Appalachian female identity, Appalachian ethos, Appalachian culture and other issues currently relevant to Appalachian society. Poems which address feminism, identity and other issues from Yurcaba’s various publications will also be included. Yurcaba is the author of numerous books, including Backwoods and Back Words, a collection of poetry, shorts stories and photography focusing on West Virginia.

Teen Night

Saturday, April 6, 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.

Join us after hours for pizza and flashlight tag in the shelves. Ages 12-18. Registration required.

Beekeeping

Tuesday, April 9, 7:00 p.m.

Are you curious about what it takes to keep a honeybee hive? Want to know how to start your own bee apiary? Join local beekeeper Jason Hallacker for an overview on keeping and maintaining bees.

Midday Music: Catherine the Great

Wednesday, April 10, 12:00 p.m.

Catherine Backus is an award-winning singer-songwriter who often draws comparisons to Gillian Welch, Lori McKenna and Kathleen Edwards. Originally from Oak Ridge, Tennessee, she currently resides in Roanoke where she is a member of the Skipperdees, plays bluegrass with old dudes, and performs her original folk and Americana songs.

Library Brewery Trivia

Tuesday, April 10, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Seven Arrows Brewery

Come to Seven Arrows Brewery for an evening of craft beer and trivia fun hosted by the Valley Libraries. Teams can consist of up to six adults. Prizes will be rewarded for first and second place winners. Ages 21 and up. The trivia is free—beer and snacks are on you.

Spring Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, April 13, 6:30 p.m.

Hunt for candy and prizes at the library! Ages 0-10. Registration required. Register in person at the front desk or call 540-942-6746.

Technology Classes

Advance registration required. Registration open 30 days before each program by calling the library at 540-942-6746, or registering at the front desk.

Intro to Word

Friday, April 5, 11:00 a.m.

You’ll learn how to create a document, open and save documents, and navigate the ribbon and backstage view of Microsoft Word. Advance registration required. Registration is open 30 days before each program by calling the library or at the circulation desk.

Intro to PowerPoint

Friday, April 19, 11:00 a.m.

Learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to add and delete slides, change slide layouts, format text, select themes and add graphics to a presentation. Advance registration required. Registration is open 30 days before each program by calling the library or at the circulation desk.

Reoccurring Programs

Movie Night at the Library

Friday, April 12, 6:30 p.m.

See new releases on the big screen. Free popcorn and drinks are provided. Due to copyright restrictions we cannot list the movie title, but you can find the listing on our website: WaynesboroPublicLibrary.org, or call 540-942-6746.

Book Club

Monthly- Second Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.

Read a novel, then meet with others to discuss. Ask at the circulation desk to check out a copy of the book-of-the-month.

Nonfiction Book Club

Monthly- Fourth Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Our new nonfiction book club will read and discuss nonfiction books. Ask for your copy at the circulation desk or check out our e-library.

Great Decisions Discussion Group

2nd Mondays, 1:30 p.m.

Learn about the most critical global issues facing American today. Participants read 12-16 page articles in the Great Decisions Briefing Book (available in the library or purchase your own copy) which provides background information, expert analysis, and suggested discussion questions on topics such as global health, Russia’s policies, military engagement, or China & America. Then, meet with others to discuss. This program is part of America’s largest discussion program on world affairs, sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association. If you enjoy the Great Decisions on PBS, this is the group for you!

Weekly Programs

Monday

9:30 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.

10:00 am-12:00 p.m., Chat & Play.

Chat and Play provides interactive play for your little one and conversation for you. Open to children ages 0-6 and their caregivers.

4:00 p.m., WPL Knitters.

Bring your materials and socialize with other knitters.

Tuesday

NEW TIME!

First Tuesdays each month, 6:30 p.m., Story Night & Happy Tales

A story, a bedtime snack, and a chance to practice those reading skills with friendly, attentive therapy dogs from Positive Paws.

Wednesday

9:30 a.m., Mother Goose Time

Mother Goose Time is an interactive program featuring songs, fingerplays, books, movements, and nursery rhymes for children from birth through age three and their caregivers.

10:30 a.m., Story Time

Story Time features books, stories, songs, puppets, flannel board activities, and crafts for children ages three through five accompanied by an adult.

Thursday

9:30 a.m., Mother Goose Time 

Mother Goose time is an interactive program featuring songs, finger-plays, books, movements, and nursery rhymes for children from birth through age three and their caregivers.

10:30 a.m., Story Time

Story Time features books, stories, songs, puppets, flannel board activities, and crafts for children ages three through five accompanied by an adult.

4:00 p.m., Masterminds

Full STEAM ahead!  Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math are the waves of the future. (Ages 5-12) are invited to take part in fun experiments and interactive lessons. Activities will vary but fun is guaranteed.

4:00 p.m., Junior Masterminds

Junior Masterminds is perfect for preschoolers who want to go full STEAM ahead. It is focused mainly on building, with a scientific flair. If you are too young for Masterminds (ages 0-5) this program is for you.

Saturday

NEW TIME!

Third Saturdays each month, 9:30 a.m., Saturday Happy Tales.

A story, a snack, and a chance to practice those reading skills with friendly, attentive therapy dogs from Positive Paws.



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