The Rampart Library District’s motto is “Something for Everyone!” and the month of May is no exception to that. We have a wide variety of programs for all ages and interests. Now that tax season is over and the weather is getting nicer, we encourage you to come and visit us and explore what your library has to offer.
Everyone is welcome to come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Teen Advisory Board at Woodland Park on Thursday, May 5, 4-5 pm. There will be food, music, games and fun!
We love storytime at the library! The District offers 3 regular storytimes a week, at Woodland Park on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 am and at Florissant on Fridays at 10 a.m. Bailey, a trained therapy dog, is at Woodland Park on Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30 pm for the Paws to Read program. Bailey loves to listen to children reading out loud and this helps boost a child’s confidence, eliminate nervousness and improve reading skills. You do have to preregister for Bailey by calling 687-9281 ext. 112 or emailing email@example.com.
If you are a preteen or teen, be sure to visit the Teen Room at Woodland Park Public Library. We have a welcoming and relaxed environment, and all of the best new books for Teens. Enjoy using our computers or playing board games with your friends. On Tuesday, May 10, from 4-5 pm the monthly Fandom program will feature The Legend of Zelda. You can always stop in on Wednesdays for Wii and Fridays for Minecraft. The Teen Room will offer an opportunity to get ready to pass those end of the school year tests. Beginning Tuesday, May 10 Exam Cram Week kicks off at WPPL and goes through Thursday, May 12, 3:30-6 pm. Drinks and snacks will be provided, and we have a few surprises in store for you, too!
Have you ever seen anything in the sky, day or night that you can’t explain? WPPL is sponsoring a UFO program-The NORAD Incident: A Southern Colorado UFO Event on Tuesday, May 3rd 6:30-8 pm. Steve Alexander, the presenter, is a UFO enthusiast, hunter and author who will fascinate you with his UFO encounters. The next meeting of the Book Club at Woodland Park Public Library will be on Tuesday, May 3 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss “In the Heart of the Sea” by Nathaniel Philbrick. The Bookworms Book Club will meet at Florissant Public Library on May, 18 at 10:30 am to talk about “On the Move: a life” by Oliver Sacks.
The Teller County Honors Our Veteran’s Breakfast Program is May, 11 8:30-11:30 am at the Florissant Public Library. Think coloring is just for kids? Think again. The Adult Coloring Group is having a great time at Florissant. They meet on the second Wednesday of every month from 10:30-11:30 am. The next one will be on Wednesday, May 11 and is a wonderful opportunity to relax, relieve stress, express your creativity, and meet some new people. Bring a snack to share!
If you missed our first “Cook the Book” program at Florissant Public Library, the next one will feature Greek dishes on Wednesday, May 4 from 12-1 pm. Cookbooks have been selected and are now available at the library so you can choose a recipe to share. Copy the recipe and on the day of the program come in with your selected dish to share. For questions, please contact Florissant Library at 748-3939.
The Doctor Who Party will be Friday, May 13 from 3:30-5:00 pm. All ages are welcome to join us as we snack, play games, take pictures with the TARDIS and immerse ourselves in all things Doctor Who! Bring a banana, because… “bananas are good.”
Upcoming computer classes include Word I May 11, 10 am-12 pm at Woodland Park. There will be two Facebook classes, including one on Thursday, May 12 from 10 am-11:30 am at Florissant, and on Friday, May 13 from 10 am to 11:30 am at Woodland Park. You can learn about Microsoft Word 2013, Level II at Woodland Park on Wednesday, May 25 at 10:00 am – 12 pm. Excel I at Florissant Friday May 5, 9-10:30 am. PowerPoint Thursday May 19, at Florissant 9-10:30 am and Google Apps Thursday, May 26, at Florissant 10-11:30 am. Preregistration for all computer classes is required by calling Florissant at 748-3939 or Woodland Park at 687-9281 ext. 102.
Books, books and more books!
The Adult Fiction and Nonfiction collections have been growing rapidly throughout the first quarter of this year. Stop by and check all the new spring reads.
The Woodland Park Library has Playaways®. What are Playaways®? They are pre-recorded audio books. Unlike CDs, audio cassettes or downloads, Playaways® do not need a separate player. Instead, Playaway® comes pre-loaded and ready to use with one audiobook per device—making them simple for you to use and, about the size of a small deck of cards, they are extremely portable. You can stick them in your pocket as you take a run, hike or you are at the gym. We have a wonderful selection of both children’s and adult book Playaways®. Come on in and check them out!
Rampart Library District will be closed Sunday and Monday, May 29 & 30th for Memorial Day.
See you at the Library!
By Michelle Dukette