In this week’s O’Fallon Weekly Library Director Molly Scanlon shared some upcoming events as well as a recount of last Saturday’s Youth Services program on civic responsibility and social justice for kids.
Molly said twenty-four people attended the presentation by Annetta Works-Salley, community social activist, and she read from the book, Justice Makes a Difference: The Story of Miss Freedom Fighter, Esquire by Dr. Artika Tyner and Jacklyn Milton. Molly explained that in the story the main character, Justice, is asked by her Grandma, “What is in your hands to make a difference in the world?” Ms. Works-Smalley asked each child present what they could do to help their community and each child shared an idea. Then the kids were asked to write their idea on a cut-out of a hand and foot. The program ended with singing the song, “This Little Light of Mine.”
Upcoming events include the Tuesday, April 3 class Meal Planning for Singles or Couples at 6:30 PM. Cooking for one or two is challenging. Before you have a family you may be learning what and how to prepare foods for one or two and on a budget. If your kids are grown and out of the house, you may be once again learning how to cook smaller portions of the meals you’ve cooked for years. During this 1-hour class, we’ll learn about making a daily and weekly menu, creating a grocery list that supports that menu, and ways to prepare food to save time throughout your busy week.
Presented by Ken Roberts, a certified personal trainer and registered nutrition and dietetics technician. Ken is a retired U.S. Marine, endurance athlete, martial artist, coach, and nutrition and dietetic professional. He enjoys helping individuals of all backgrounds reach their health and fitness goals. On top of his racing, coaching, and continued education, he is a husband to a talented retired Air Force musician, and father to three teenage children. Click here to register, or you may come in or call us at 632-3783.
If you’ve got more than a couple of mouths to feed, Mr. Roberts will present a class on Family Meal Planning, Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 pm. As always, classes are free and open to the public.
Remember, we will be closed Sunday, April 1, for Easter Sunday. We will open again Monday, at 9 AM.
Other events this week include:
Monday Meditations – Monday, April 2, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Zumba – Wednesday, April 4, 6 to 7 pm
Anime Club – Thursday, April 5, 6 to 7:45 pm
O’Fallon Writing Group – Saturday, April 7, 10:30 am-Noon
We’ve got something for everyone. For a complete listing of activities at your Library check our calendar.
Thanks again to our friends at the O’Fallon Weekly on sale and online every Wednesday.