Sunday, March 27, 2011

Salt Lake Library Events - April

The Salt Lake County Libraries always have tons of events going on for families of all ages! Below is a description of special events.

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Fool Me In April Teen Riddle Contest
Ages 10-18. Every week in April we'll have another riddle for you to solve. Turn in your answers at the information desk for a treat. Answer all four riddles correctly and you'll be entered into our prize drawing at the end of the month. Pick up your entry forms at our Teen Kiosk or Information Desk.
April 1st - 29th Bingham Creek Library

Building Family Strengths For Happier Families
Adults. Families are the building blocks of society, and yet so many marriages and families are unwinding. Join Utah State University Extension Assistant Professor, Melanie Jewkes, in an interactive class. She will explain the keys and tips to making your family relationships stronger and happier, based on your family strengths. Bring your spouse or partner. Class participants can choose a free book from select titles, limited seating available. Call 801-468-3170 to register.
April 13th 7pm - Taylorsville Library

Spring Break At The Library
Join us for the ultimate "staycation". You don't even have to leave town.
Starting Monday, April 18th. - Taylorsville Library

A Very Small House Puppet Show
Families. Puppet show. A Russian folktale about a man who thinks his house is too small.When the Mayor tries to solve his problem, he thinks the Mayor has lost his mind. Will the Mayor's solution work?
April 4th 7pm - Bingham Creek Library
April 14th 10:30am - Sandy Library
April 15th 10:30am - Sandy Library
April 21st 11:15am - Draper Library
April 21st 1:15pm - Draper Library
April 23rd 11am - Calvin S Smith Library

Pokemon / Bakugan Club
Come and play pokemon (or Bakugan, legos, or whatever!) Bring your own game pieces. 8 years and older, please. Kids under 12 years old cannot be left alone in the library.
April 5th 7pm - Bingham Creek Library

Ready Race Legos
Families. Use your imagination to a car out of legos and then race it down a track. Legos are provided, do not bring your own.
April 9th 2pm - South Jordan Library
April 11th 7pm - Bingham Creek Library
April 16th 11am - Holladay Library
April 18th 7pm - West Valley Library
April 23rd 2pm - Ruth Vine Tyler Library

No Girls Allowed Lego Party
Boys 7 to 11 come experience the thrills of the Indy 500! Ready Race provides legos to build your own super race car then race it down one of two deluxe race tracks. (You don’t get to keep the legos.)Tickets available at 3:45 p.m. the day of the program.
April 15th 4pm - Whitmore Library

Family Time At The Library
Families come to the library for a fun event.
Every Monday in April 11am - Hunter Library
April 18th 7pm - Bingham Creek Library
April 19th 11am - Taylorsville Library (Movie. More Details HERE)
April 20th 6:30pm - Ruth Vine Tyler (movie)
April 25th 7pm - Bingham Creek Library
April 25th 7pm - Draper Library (Movie Night)

Kids' Afternoon At The Movies
Kids, come enjoy the movie of the month on the big screen. Treats will be provided. Feel free to bring a pillow and a blanket. March movie is "The Goonies."
April 7th 4pm - West Jordan Library
April 12th 3:30pm - Sandy Library
April 29th 3:30pm - Sandy Library (teens)

Gaming For Teens
Join other teens at the library for a fun afternoon playing Wii and Playstation games, including SuperSmash Bros. and Rockband! Grades 6-12.
April 21st 4pm - Bingham Creek Library

Paper Airplane Contest
Ages 10-18. Join us for our Great Paper Airplane Contest! You'll spend the first hour designing your airplanes in the auditorium and then we'll hold our contest outside. Bring your ideas - we'll provide all of the materials.
April 1st 3pm - West Valley Library
April 30th 3pm - Bingham Creek Library

Writing Coaching
A free public service program provided by the Community Writing center at the Salt Lake community college. Help for all ages, bring something to work on. We meet in the Columbus library.
Every Saturday in April 12pm to 2pm - Columbus Library
Every Monday in April 6pm to 8pm - Columbus Library

Fiction Writing Group
Writing group for adults, focusing mostly on speculative fiction. Sponsored by the Community Writing Center.
April 5th 6pm - Columbus Library
April 19th 6pm - Columbus Library

Discovery Book Group
A book discussion group for adults. Book to be announced. Newcomers welcome.Library: Columbus Library
April 12th 7pm - Columbus Library


Princess Amerah Royal Storytime
Princess Amerah (Justine Green) reads the story of Princess Amerah and the Magic Dress and sings four original songs. She will be our special guest during children's storytime today.
April 9th 1pm - Holladay Library
April 15th 10:30am - Columbus Library
April 19th 10:15am - Riverton Library

Senior Book Group
Adult book discussion group for seniors. Book to be announced. We meet in the senior center. Newcomers welcome.
April 27th 10:30am - Columbus Library

Ninja For Hire
Come and learn what it takes to be a Ninja! Ninja history, and weapons will be discussed. A dressed up Ninja will be available to answer all your Ninja inquiries. Geared for teens.
April 29th 4pm - Columbus Library

Teen Advisory Board
Join our teen advisory board & help to plan programs for teens, write reviews & articles for a teen newsletter/online page, meet new friends, & get volunteer hours. Plus it's fun & there's free food at the monthly meetings! Must be between 12 and 19 years old.
April 2nd 10am - Herriman Library (Register HERE)

Poetry and Pages Teen Cafe
Bring your own supper (in a brown bag, of course!) to our cozy teen cafe in the small meeting room for an evening of book & poetry discussion. Some refreshments provided. Our April Book of the Month is Paint Me Like I Am: Teen Poems from WritersCorp, for National Poetry Month. Must be between 12 and 19 years old.
April 7th 6pm - Herriman Library (Register HERE)

Wild About Books
Meet five different exotic animals from around the world. Touch the animals, ask questions and learn animal facts in an entertaining and interactive way. Continue learning about animals by checking out books from the library after the program. Tickets available at the information desk beginning at 6:45 p.m.
April 4th 7pm - West Jordan Library
April 11th 7pm - Herriman Library
April 12th 7pm - Ruth Vine Tyler Library
April 18th 7pm - Kearns Library
April 26th 7pm - Hunter Library

Get Published: Learn How From Author Michele Ashman Bell
Best-selling author of women’s fiction, youth fiction and Christmas stories, Michele Bell will talk about reading and becoming a published writer and answer your writing questions.
April 12th 7pm - Herriman Library
April 26th 7pm - Riverton Library

Writers' Circle
Teens and Adults. Do you write? Do you wish to write? Are you seeking that 1% of inspiration to motivate you to the other 99% of perspiration? Join the West Jordan Library’s Writers’ Circle for exercises, discussions and information to help you progress in your writing goals.
April 5th 7pm - West Jordan Library

Cowboy Poetry
Cowboy Poetry and Western Music
April 19th 7pm - Herriman Library

"Death By Chocolate" Murder Mystery Evening: Teen Lock-In
Join us for an intriguing evening of mystery & chocolate activities. There will be a live Clue game & lots of chocolate to eat, paint & identify... Online registration required, plus permissions slips must be signed by both the teen & a parent & turned in at the door for admission to the event. Must be between 12 and 19 years old.
April 29th 7pm - Herriman Library

We Love Libraries
Celebrate National Library Week with the whole family. Participate in a special pre-show of "Rapunzel: A Texas Fairy Tale," then watch "Tangled" (Rated PG). Popcorn and treats will be provided! Bring your own pillows and blankets! Winner of the "Why I Love My Library" essay contest will be randomly drawn. All essays will be on display. Winner of Teen Tech Bingo will also be announced.April 11th 5:30pm to 8pm - Holladay Library


Winter Yoga Program
Come for exercise and laughter in our Greentree Yoga class. These classes will run once a month January through March. Exercises and fun for all ages.
April 5th 7pm - Hunter Library (Register HERE)

Teen Time
Play Wii games, board games, and other cool stuff. All teens, ages 11-19 are welcome.
April 15th 3:30pm - Hunter Library

Meals In Minutes: It's In The Bag Food Storage and the WOW Diet
Learn a fast, convenient, delicious, and inexpensive method for 'baby stepping' your way to family food security. Save space and time by organizing your food storage using this convenient new bag-meal system. When you're finished, you'll be able to grab a bag, follow the recipe, and enjoy a delicious meal your family will love. And learn how to lose weight, feel great and NEVER be hungry using this system.
April 19th 7pm - West Jordan Library
April 20th 7pm - Hunter Library

Freaky Friday Fun
Elementary Age. Join us each month for fun afterschool activities.Build a rocket and send it soaring. Launch your own unidentified flying objects. The sky’s the limit in this high-flying hands-on event.
Recommended for 3rd to 6th graders

April 22nd 3:30pm - Hunter library

Ventriloquist
A singing cockatoo, Merlin the Magician’s distant cousin and a drawing board that comes to life are part of the ventriloquist's show.
April 11th 7pm - Kearns Library

Duct Tape Crafts For Teens
Come make a wallet, a cell phone or IPod holder, flip-flops or other cool things out of duct tape! We provide the materials and instructions. Grades 7-12
April 12th 3pm - Kearns Library

Mortgage and Credit Literacy
Learn about mortgages and related topics, such as: credit ratings, improving credit scores, how are credit scores figured today, what can be done if you are upside down in your mortgage, mortgage programs available today, the effects of bankruptcy, late payments, interest rates, options to refiniance, debt consolidation and have questions answered.
April 13th 7pm - Kearns Library

Earth Day Extravaganza
Make cool recycled crafts to celebrate Earth Day! Elementary aged and up.
April 22nd 2pm - Kearns Library

Special Needs Sensory Storytime
A unique storytime for children with special needs. These storytimes will be geared to autistic children but any child of any age is welcome. The attendance of a participating adult is required. Attendance is limited. Please contact Carrie Rogers-Whitehead at Kearns Library for more information.
April 30th 10:30am - Kearns Library (CLICK HERE for registration info)

Wimpy Kid Contest
Drop by the Riverton Library and tell us why you love the Wimpy Kid books. You'll then be entered into a random drawing to win the Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth book as well as some other cool,wimpy stuff. Ages 6-12.
April 1st through 30th - Riverton Library

Lullabies At The Library: Pajama Time
Bring your little ones to an evening of lullabies and bedtime stories with singer/guitarist Joe Criswell. Entertainment includes sing-alongs,mellow melodies and some sweet bedtime stories. Families
April 4th 7pm - Riverton Library

Pajama Time
For kids of all ages with a participating adult. "Pajammy to the left. Pajammy to the right.-Everybody's wearing them for storytime tonight." Join us for stories, songs and fun (with or without your jammies).
April 18th 7pm - West Jordan Library

Kids' Craft Corner
Join us anytime between 1 to 8 p.m. for an awesome make and take craft. Ages 2-11.
April 11th - Riverton Library

Duna International Folk Dancers
Ethnic Folk Dance, authentic costumes from Bulgaria, Hungry and Ukraine.
April 13th 7pm - Riverton Library

In N Out Cover To Cover Club Reading Program
Ages 4-12. Read five books and get a free hamburger or cheeseburger. If you love books and IN-N-OUT burgers sign up for the IN-N-Out reading program at the Sandy Children's desk beginning March 5. Program ends April 16.
April 1st through 16th - Sandy Library

Book Adventures
For K-2nd grades. Explore excellent books, classic tales, and favorite authors through stories, science experiments, games, crafts, and snacks. For children in kindergarten through 2nd grade.
April 4th 4pm - Sandy Library
April 11th 4pm - Sandy Library
April 18th 4pm - Sandy Library

Do It Yourself Skin Care
Ages 8-16 yrs. Slough off the winter blues! Today we are having an after-school drop-in craft program where you can learn to make beauty products out of common household items. Guys, don't be afraid to come too. There is something for everyone. Stop by the large meeting room between 3:30 and 5:00!
April 13th 3:30pm - Sandy Library

Pirates!
Ages K-6th grade. Come sail the seven seas with nautical crafts and fun pirate games!
April 21st 4pm - Sandy Library

Pirate Art Activity
Kids and Teens. Arrr! Calling all Pirates of the Caribbean! Drop by the library and pick up a Pirate Art Activity. Color, decorate and return to the information desk at the Taylorsville Library. Completed entries will be displayed in the library during April and May. All participants will receive a swashbuckling prize.
April 18th through 30th - Taylorsville Library

Bach and Buster Buddy Dog Safety Program
Kids and dogs go together like peanut butter and jelly. Since nearly half of all dog bites involve kids being bitten by the family dog, the Bach and Buster Dog Safety Program helps kids stay safe by teaching them to make the right choices around familiar and unfamiliar dogs with fun, interactive activities.
April 9th 11am - Calvin S Smith Library

Wild Safari
Families. Celebrate Earth Day with a walk on the wildside. Learn about animals from the African Plains and South American jungle with Kathi Robertson. Touch animal skulls and skins from an elephant, zebra, lion, anaconda and more. Find out what makes the jungles really wild! No registration required.
April 18th 11am - Taylorsville Library

Magic With Christopher Fair
All ages. No School Today! Experience the fun of a magic show designed with children in mind. Popular magician, Christopher Fair will perform "magic with a flair". No registration required.
April 20th 11am - Taylorsville Library

Duct Tape Easter Basket
Ages 10-18. Get ready for Easter. Make a colorful basket out of duct tape. Registration begins Monday, April 4th. Space is strictly limited to 30 children (ages 10 - 18). If you register, please attend--If your child is unable to attend, please cancel the registration as a courtesy to others who would like to participate.
April 21st 11am - Taylorsville Library (Register HERE)

Read Rover A Story
Come read to a dog! Wonderful Intermountain Therapy dogs will be here to give kids a great, low-stress reading experience. Space is limited so registration is required. Register at the Tyler Library information desk or call 944-7642.
April 2nd 11am - Ruth Vine Tyler Library

Viva Vegetables: Salad Greens
Adults. Come on an adventure with us beyond Iceberg (lettuce that is)! We will discuss the health benefits of salad greens, and how to select, prepare and store different kinds of salad greens. We will provide a tasting of different varieties of salad greens, see how exciting and tasty salads can be.
April 13th 7pm - West Jordan Library

Poetry Notebook
Teens. April is poetry month. Come to the library to make a special notebook to contain your poetry or other thoughts.
April 16th 4pm - West Jordan Library

Go Green With Tin Can Potted Plants
Join us at West Valley Library while we celebrate Earth Day by planting some greens!! Please bring an EMPTY AND CLEAN tin can (soup can) to use for your pot! We'll supply the dirt, seeds, and supplies needed for the decoration of your green pot!
April 22nd 3pm - West Valley Library

Mothers' Day Picture Frames
Need a crafty idea for Mother's Day? Come paint your Mom a picture frame! (First come first serve...Supplies are limited..)
April 29th 3pm - West Valley Library

Dinosaurs!
Come join us for an hour of fun-filled dinosaur facts, activities, and an even a science experiment! Elementary ages. You can register register in person, by phone (944-7539) or online (www.slcolibrary.org) beginning April 1st at 10:00 a.m.
April 8th 4pm - Whitmore Library (Register HERE)

Zumba For Kids and Families
Celebrate National Dance Month with some movin' and groovin' to the Zumba beat! Everyone is welcome to join in the fun!
April 12th 6:30pm - Whitmore Library

Family Storytime
Stories and activities great for the whole family.
Location: Salt Lake Main Library, Story Room
Contact Information: 801-524-8200
Every Monday 7pm to 8pm until Dec 30th 2011.

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