The Will Rogers Library kicks off a full calendar of Fall activities for all ages in September! As the summer months wind down and young readers head back to school, many library patrons find themselves ready for a little "me time". The library offers a wealth of programs, ideas and inspiration to help you pursue all your personal interests. Crafting, genealogy, beekeeping and more are just some of the programs you'll want to check out at the library this month!
Also happening this month is the annual American Library Association (ALA) educational promotion of Banned Books Week. Launched as a National initiative in 1982, Banned Books Week serves as an important reminder that while not every reader will enjoy every aspect of every book or movie, all individuals have the right to decide for themselves what to read, listen to, or watch. Throughout the month, the Library will be highlighting awareness of the right of every individual to access books without censorship, to choose for themselves and to read freely. Library displays feature many of the surprising titles that have been challenged or banned throughout modern history. “The Banned Books displays always draw the most interest each year” said Library Director Sherry Beach. “People are always surprised by the now classic titles that have been subject to censorship over the years. It is thanks to the dedication and commitment of teachers, parents, students and librarians that most challenges are unsuccessful, and that many of today’s classics such as Winnie the Pooh, Oliver Twist, Gone with the Wind, Little House on the Prairie remain available for today’s readers." If you’d like to learn more, visit www.bannedbooksweek.org.
Programs For Adults:
Get in on the fun of Adult Crafts! Wednesday, Sep- tember 5th from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm we kick off monthly Adult Crafts with fun and creative Pebble Art! Materials are provided. Sign up is requested as supplies are limited. Adults only, please.
Stop by the Adult Coloring Club each Tuesday from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, and enjoy the relaxation and stress-relieving benefits of the adult coloring craze. The library provides the coloring materials, or feel free to bring your own. Adults 18 and over only, please.
The Genealogy Volunteers are available every Monday night from 5:00-7:00 in the Reference area to answer your questions. Finding out more about your family tree is easier than you think with Library resources Ancestry.com, Heritage Quest, and the help of friendly volunteers!
Friends of the Library will kick off their Fall program schedule on Monday, September 16th from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the library's Multipurpose room. Hear interesting speakers, learn about how you can help the Library, and make some new Friends!
Come and meet the Green Country Beekeepers, a group for new and experienced bee keepers in the Claremore and surrounding areas to meet and share ideas. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month. This month's gathering will be Tuesday, September 17h from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm in the Multipurpose room. All interested are welcome.
Programs For Kids:
Wednesday Storytimes! From 9:30 am – 10:00 am, Baby Storytime features rhymes and songs for ages 0-3. Then from 10:00 am – 10:30 am, Storytime for little ones ages 3-5 features short stories and more. Parents, bring your little ones and join Tena every Wednesday in the Multipurpose Room.
Fall Lego Club! For children age 10 -14 who love to read and build. The library provides the Legos - you bring your imagination! Lego Club meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Library Multipurpose Room starting September 17th from 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm.
Junior Lego Club! The first Tuesday of each month kids ages 5-9 will build with books as inspiration. Because this is an activity for younger children, adults are required to stay with their child to help as needed. Registration is required. Please contact the library circulation desk to sign up. The first gathering is September 3rd from 4:00-4:45 pm in the Library Multipurpose Room.
Be sure to check out what’s happening at the Library each month by visiting the Will Rogers Library website at www.willrogerslibrary.org, checking out the Will Rogers Library Facebook page, or call the Library at 918-341-1564 for more information on these or other activities.
Special Note: The Library will be closed Saturday, Aug. 31 and Monday, September 2nd for the Labor Day holiday. The Library will be open again on Tuesday, Sept. 3 .