O'Fallon WeeklyThis week, Teri Rankin, Youth Services Manager, authored the Library News & Notes column in the O’Fallon Weekly.  She reminded readers who are tired of the rain and winter weather that we have lots of educational toys, puzzles, and activities for kids and an interesting array of books, video games, movies, and downloadable content for patrons of all ages.  You can also access many activities from home through our website and check out events on our calendar.

Meal Planning

We had a good turn out this week for Meal Planning for Singles and Couples class.  The Family Meal Planningsecond class in this series presented by Ken Roberts, a certified personal trainer and registered nutrition and dietetics technician, will be Family Meal Planning.  During this 1-hour class, Roberts will discuss how to make a meal from the foods that you like to eat, options for making them healthier, and how to create a grocery list that supports your budget, weekly meal plans, and lifestyle. You will learn about terms, such as organic, gluten-free, probiotic, GMO, and more, as well as discuss ways to plan around the many dynamic changes in your unique families.  You can register here for Family Meal Planning will be Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 6:30 PM.

Happy Birthday, William Holden

i-love-lucy-Celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of O’Fallon’s native son, actor William Holden.  Mr. Holden was one of the best-known movie stars of the 1950s and 1960s.  We will watch a half-hour biography of his life, share a birthday cake and trivia and then conclude by watching an episode of I Love Lucy where Lucy encounters William Holden at the Brown Derby Restaurant in Hollywood.

Whether you’re a fan or soon-to-be fan of Holden or Lucille Ball, you’ll enjoy this fun birthday event on April 15, 2-4 pm.

Stuffed Animal Sleep-Over

Teri posed the question of how much fun can a bunch of stuffed animals mousehave while spending the night at the library.  “We think you’d be amazed!”  she said.  Children 4-years old and older may preregister and then drop off their stuffed toys at the library on Friday, April 20, between 3-5 pm,” she said.  At drop-off, children will make a fun craft, create a name tag for their stuffed friend, and pick out a good-night story their friend would enjoy.  Drop in on Saturday morning between 9 – 10:30 AM to pick up your friend, enjoy a light breakfast, and view a looping slideshow of the overnight festivities. There are only 21 spots available, so register online, in person, or by phone, 618-632-3783.

Classes for Littles

book babies.jpgOur early literacy classes continue to be extremely popular, Teri said. We offer multiple sessions of Book Babies (0-18-month-olds) and Toddler Tales (19-36-month-olds) each Wednesday and Friday morning.  Beginning in April, we are adding Tuesday sessions:  Book Babies at 9:15 am and Toddler Tales at 10:15.  You can view our calendar and register for the sessions you wish to attend.

Book Sale

Stop by the library on April 21 for a one-day-only book sale.  We have plenty of titles for all ages and interests.  In May, we’ll have our annual book sale over Mother’s Day weekend.  This sale runs from Thursday, May 10 through Tuesday, May 14.  We have hundreds of books to sell, so you are sure to find a treasure or two.

We thank the O’Fallon Weekly for sharing Library events with the community.  You can find the next issue online or on newsstands each Wednesday.

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