Library News August 14
MyPlate for My Family Session 2
MyPlate for My Family is an interactive 4-session nutrition curriculum that targets parents with children 2 through 18 years old. Lessons will be taught by Jennifer Staples, Program Coordinator Sr., from the University of Arizona Nutrition Network Program, and will include a food demonstration and recipe tasting. Join us at the Main Library Tuesday, August 15 at 10:00 a.m. for Session 2, “How Much Food and Physical Activity”, helps parents and caregivers offer appropriate meals and snacks for everyone in their family and encourage physical activity each day.
Storytime at Vista Grande
Join Mrs. Applegate for stories, rhymes, songs and educational play. Preschool Storytime begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Toddler Storytime begins at 9:30 a.m. on Thursdays.
Family Build Day at Vista
Bring the whole family down to the Vista Grande Library every Tuesday from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. to play with building toys for all ages. Legos, K’nex, erector sets, and more
Tween Gaming at Vista Grande
The Vista Grande Public Library offers Tween Gaming with a variety of video games and board games. The program meets Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Parents are required for children under the age of 12.
Sci-tech Club at Vista Grande
Join Mr. Jacob for a robotics, technology, and coding club after school on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. Program is intended for children ages 7 to 12. Parents must be present in the library for children under the age of 12.
First Things First Fun Van
The Fun Van is a FREE program for parents/grandparents/caregivers and accompanying children ages 0-5 years old. This program can foster a love of books by developing a habit of reading with your child from a variety of quality literature you borrow and return each week. It also teaches parents reading strategies to expand their child’s thinking and promotes language and literacy development. Fridays: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Vista Grande Library and at the Main Library from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Little Buddies Play Group at Main
Join us at the Main Library for our morning playgroup on Mondays from 10:00 – 11:00 am. We will be sharing picture books on NOOK eReaders, playing with Brain Boxes, cars, Play-Doh, blocks, etc. Simple snack provided for kids.
Kinder-Prep Classes at Main
Help your child learn the skills they will need to be ready for kindergarten! Classes start Saturday, September 9th and will meet each Saturday through November 18th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Space is limited, pre-registration is required; by registering you are committing to attending each week. Please call, 520-421-8710 or 520-421-8652 to register.
The Lounge for Teens at Vista Grande
In partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Casa Grande Valley, a teen afterschool program is offered at the Vista Grande Library Monday through Friday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. for all high school students. Tuesdays feature a trivia challenge. Wednesdays offer a writing club. On Thursdays, teen gaming tournaments are held.
INKLINGS Writers’ Group
Vista Grande’s adult writers’ group INKLINGS will be meeting Thursday, August at 2:30 p.m. This is a community critique group; all aspiring writers are encouraged to attend. Thursday, August 17 at 2:30 p.m.
Both Main and Vista Grande branches offer free English as a second language class. Registration is not required. Days and times are:
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Vista Grande Library
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Main
9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Thursdays at Main to practice pronunciation