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Play, read, learn & do more in March

Posted on February 18, 2021 at 6:00 am

You can play more, read more, learn more, and do more this March.

We have library programs to get you started that include leprechauns, Lord of the Rings trivia, origami, Spyfall, picture books, FAFSA, Medicare, bees, a spa day, science experiments, and more.

ALL AGES

Catch a Leprechaun!

Can you catch a leprechaun? You might if you build a trap! If you do catch a leprechaun, you may be able to ask for three wishes, become really lucky, or even get your hands on their gold! Supplies will be available via curbside pickup for registered participants. All ages

Registration is required for participants who would like to pick up supplies for this self-paced program.

ONLINE & SELF-PACED
Supply pickup: Mar 10–17, during curbside hours | REGISTER FOR SUPPLIES

Virtual Trivia: The Lord of the Rings

Adventure across Middle Earth, following the events of The Lord of the Rings trilogy—both the books and film series—The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. Show off your knowledge of your favorite hobbits, elves, rangers, dwarves, Ents, wizards, and even orcs. Play solo or gather your household members and play as a team. All ages

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Saturday, Mar 27, 2–3pm | REGISTER

Building with Books: A LEGO Storytime

Enjoy listening to a fun read-aloud story. Then, recreate a part of the story, such as a character, scene, or setting, using LEGO bricks or other craft materials in your home. You can share your creations with the group! All ages

Registration is required for each session, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Tuesdays, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 4–4:45pm | REGISTER

KIDS & FAMILIES

Science from Home

Let’s see what we can do with science! Librarian Molly shares a science experiment with you each week that you can do at home with common household supplies. Ages 8+ & their families 

You can view the live premiere of this program on our Facebook page.

ONLINE
Mondays, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2pm

Evening Storytime Online

Children will have fun learning when we read stories, sing songs, and share fingerplays during this evening storytime. Ages 2–5 & their families

Registration is required for each storytime, and you will need to provide email to receive login information. 

ONLINE
Thursdays, Mar 4, 11, 18 & 25, 6:30–7pm | REGISTER

Origami Family Fun

Gather everyone in your household to learn the basics of origami folding when we make a simple origami fidget spinner. We’ll also read a springtime story and create an origami piece inspired by the book. Supplies will be available for curbside pickup for registered participants. Kids, Tweens & Families

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Saturday, Mar 6, 10:30–11:15am | REGISTER

TEENS

Online Gaming: Spyfall

Can you find the spy? You are an FBI detective and one of your colleagues is an enemy spy (or maybe you’re the spy!). It is up to you to ask questions, scrutinize answers, and reveal the spy (or try to go undetected!). Grades 6–12

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information for interactive chat and the link to play the game.

ONLINE
Saturday, Mar 13, 2–3pm | REGISTER

Paying for college: FAFSA, WASFA, scholarships & more

This informational session is all about financial aid for college and is for anyone considering college or already attending. The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) shares where you can find financial aid opportunities, how to apply, when to apply, where to get help, and what your next steps should be as you prepare for college. Digital workbooks and resources for this session will be sent to all registered participants. Adults & Teens

Presented by the Washington Student Achievement Council

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information and digital resources.

ONLINE 
Monday, Mar 29, 6:30–7:30pm | REGISTER

PARENTS & TEACHERS

Picture Book Chat

Discover new picture books that children will enjoy with librarians Mary Ellen and Sheri as they chat about recently released titles in our collection. Hear and see what they like about these wonderful books for toddlers, preschoolers, and emergent readers. They also offer some book-inspired activities you can try with the children in your life! Adults

View Picture Book Chat on our Facebook page.

ONLINE
Wednesday, Mar 17, 1pm

STARS Training: Babies, Books & Bounces

Brain development, social development, and early literacy grow most rapidly in baby’s first 5 years. We’ll explore nursery rhymes, stories, and songs designed to introduce baby to the rhythm and beauty of language, along with activities to build baby’s physical and cognitive skills. This program is designed specifically for individuals working with infants and young toddlers (ages 0–18 months). 2 STARS credits, Adults

Our STARS Training classes are now online. Registration is required, and each participant will need to provide an email address to receive login information.

ONLINE
Saturday, Mar 20, 10am–12pm | REGISTER

ADULTS

Bees & Native Pollinators

Learn about honeybees and the native pollinators of eastern Washington in this overview discussion, culminating with the creation of an easy, do-it-yourself native pollinator home for your yard or garden. Supplies will be available for curbside pickup for registered participants. Adults

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Friday, Mar 5, 6:30–7:30pm | REGISTER

DIY Self-Care Spa Day

Pamper yourself with a DYI Self-Care kit from Greencastle Soap. To include all of the senses, we’ll send you a link to a hoopla collection of relaxing nature sounds and another link to a video by certified yoga teacher Aarika Merrill for a self-relaxation routine to loosen up your muscles. Once you’ve prepared your pampering products, you can draw yourself a bath, turn on the nature sounds, and rejuvenate yourself! Self-care kits will be available via curbside pickup for registered participants. Adults

Registration is required for participants who would like to pick up supplies for this self-paced program.

ONLINE & SELF-PACED
Supply pickup: Mar 15–31, during curbside hours | REGISTER FOR A KIT

SCLD Online Book Club: News of the World

Read News of the World, by Paulette Jiles, with us. News of the World was a National Book Award Finalist and has been adapted into a major motion picture. Here’s the publisher’s synopsis:

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

You can join the SCLD Online Book Club to read and discuss this novel.

ONLINE
March 18–May 20

Medicare 101

Take the guesswork out of Medicare. This class is for anyone new to Medicare and those wanting a refresher. We cover Parts A, B, C, and D and go over your Medicare benefits and options, including a comparison of Medicare Advantage plans and Medigaps. Adults

This free, unbiased information session is presented by Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) and the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA), a free service of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Tuesday, Mar 23, 6–8pm | REGISTER

Paying for college: FAFSA, WASFA, scholarships & more

This informational session is all about financial aid for college and is for anyone considering college or already attending. The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) shares where you can find financial aid opportunities, how to apply, when to apply, where to get help, and what your next steps should be as you prepare for college. Digital workbooks and resources for this session will be sent to all registered participants. Adults & Teens

Presented by the Washington Student Achievement Council

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information and digital resources.

ONLINE 
Monday, Mar 29, 6:30–7:30pm | REGISTER

SMALL BUSINESSES & ENTREPRENEURS

How to Start a New Business (en español) / Principios Básicos Para Empezar un Negocio

Taxes, insurance, accounting, a business plan, and loans are all things to consider for a successful start to your company. Are you ready? This workshop will help you with these considerations and more. Adults

Paso por paso de consideraciones legales, impuestos, seguros, contabilidad, plan de negocio, obtención de préstamos que necesitan considerer para un exitoso inicio de su empresa. Están Listos? Este taller lo ayudará con estas consideraciones y más. Adultos

Presented by SCORE Business mentor Victor Vera

Registration is required, and you’ll need to provide email to receive login information. Es necesario registrarse y necesitará un correo electrónico para recibir la información de inicio de sesión.

ONLINE
Thursday, Mar 18, 12–1:30pm
Jueves; 18 de marzo. De 12 p.m. a 1:30 p.m. | REGISTER

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