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LIBRARY EVENTS

Monday, April 16

• What Are You Reading? Book Group, 12 p.m., Midway branch. (Adults) Broaden your reading horizons. Share your favorite new book and author. Enjoy coffee, a snack, and lively discussions. No assigned books. No sign-up necessary.

• Microsoft Excel 2016: Intermediate, 6:30 p.m., Main Library. (Adults) Learn how to organize your spreadsheets more effectively and efficiently by using tables and pivot tables. Attendance at all four sessions each Monday in April is highly encouraged. Taught by John Crawford. Call 873-5191 to sign up.

Tuesday, April 17

• Toddler Tales, 10 a.m., main library. (Ages 2 to 3) Children and caregivers, parents, and/or grandparents enjoy songs, rhymes, stories, and great activities.

• Preschool Story Hour, 11 a.m., Midway branch. (Ages 5 and younger) Children (with a favorite adult) have fun with engaging books, songs, and activities.

• Preschool Stories, 11 a.m., main library. (Ages 4 to 5) Books, games, crafts, and music to enhance pre-literacy skills and to have fun.

• Art Attack, 3 p.m., Midway branch. (Grades K to 4) Draw, trim, glue, paint, and create. Join us for a creative art project, a snack, and a story.

• Yarn Ballers Craft Circle, 6 p.m., main library. (Adults) Do you have a passion for knitting, crochet or needlepoint? Crazy for embroidery, rug hooking or quilting? Are you a mad tatter? Then this group is for you. Bring your latest project and join the camaraderie. Refreshments provided. No sign-up necessary.

• Niños Listos, 6 p.m., main library. (Families with preschoolers) Join us for fun activities to help prepare your preschoolers for school. Call 873-5191 to sign up.

• Inglés a Nuestro Alcance/ English Within Our Reach, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., main library. (Adults) See how easy and rewarding learning English can be. Drop in when you can and join other Spanish speakers as we learn English grammar and vocabulary, practice speaking, and more. We will be focusing on beginner to intermediate levels. For adults. Childcare not provided. No sign-up necessary.

• Mindfulness, 6:30 p.m., main library. (Adults) This series is ideal for those who often find themselves distracted or overwhelmed, face circumstances that seem out of control, or just want to learn how to adopt a mindfulness practice. Presented by Carolina A. Caldera, M.S., Clinical Psychology Graduate Student at UK. Call 873-5191 to sign up.

• Heirloom Tomato Workshop, 6:30 p.m., Midway branch. (Adults) Learn how to start plants from seed and how to save your own seed for next year’s garden. Each participant will receive a tomato seedling and packets of tomato seeds to take home. Call 846-4014 to sign up.

Wednesday, April 18

• Baby Story Time, 10 a.m., main library. (Ages 9 to 23 months) Join us at our new time for songs, rhymes, stories, and activities for babies along with a favorite grown up.

• Drums Alive: For Seniors to Stay Active, 10 a.m., main library. (Ages 60+) Occupational therapist Anne Graff leads this fun program for anyone over 60 who wishes to keep sharp, retain balance and stay active. Participants must register for this program and attend each week as the sessions build on one another. Space is very limited. Call 873-5191 to sign up.

• Teen Book Club, 4 p.m., main library. (Ages 11 to 18) Join us as we discuss Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. Snacks provided. Copies of the book available at the library. Call 873-5191 to sign up.

Thursday, April 19

• Creative Café: Lip Gloss, 4 p.m., main library. (Ages 11 to 18) Join us at the library for this drop-in craft hour, where we’ll make something new every week. No sign-up necessary.

• Busy Builders, 6 to 7 p.m., main library. (Families) Kids and parents play with our new Big Blue Blocks, Legos, manipulatives, straws and connectors, and more. No sign-up required.

• Writers’ Group, 6:30 p.m., main library. (Teens and Adults) Join this fun group of fellow word smiths and kick-start your imagination with creative writing exercises. All levels of experience are welcome. No sign-up necessary.

• Midway Living History, 6:30 p.m., Midway branch. (Adults) We will continue our conversation about Midway’s history with a focus on Weisenberger Mill. Hear from Phil Weisenberger, a sixth-generation operator and co-owner of the Mill. Call 846-4014 to sign up.

Friday, April 20

• Friday Morning Book Club, 9:30 a.m., main library. (Adults) Join us for the library’s newest book club. Enjoy refreshments while discussing Daring Greatly by Brene Brown. Call 873-5191 to speak to Emily about reserving your copy of the book. Saturday, April 21

• Job Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., main library. (Adults) Job seekers will meet and interview with employers from several companies currently hiring for positions in the Bluegrass Region. Come dressed for success and prepared to make a good impression. Resume writing assistance will be available. No sign-up necessary.

• Minecraft Jr., 2 to 3:30 p.m., main library. (Ages 6 to 11) Kids create and play together in our own virtual Minecraft world. Participants must have their own Minecraft PC account. Please bring your own computer if possible. Limited to 10 participants. Call 873-5191 to sign up.

• Choosing the Best Pet for Your Family, 2 p.m., Midway branch. (Families) How much time, space, attention, and money do different pets require? What are some characteristics to look for when choosing the best furry friend for your family? A representative from the Woodford County Humane Society will be here to answer these questions and many more. Call 846-4014 to sign up.

• Minecraft Time, 3:30 to 5 p.m., main library. (Ages 12 to 18) Bring your own computer or use one of ours to play in our custom-built Minecraft world at the library. Build something incredible, battle in our arena, or just spend time exploring the world your fellow Minecrafters have built. Participants must have their own Minecraft PC account. Call 873-5191 to sign up.

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