Library News April 24
Food for Fines
Last days to clear your overdue fines by bringing one non-perishable food item for each dollar owed. Food items will be collected at Main and Vista Grande branches for the Casa Grande Food Bank through the end of April. Food for Fines may not be used to pay for damaged or replacement fees.
Basic Sewing Class at Main
Join our bubbly, patient teacher, Ms. Catherine, in a FREE six-week course at the Main Library. You will learn the whole process to complete a project from how to read a pattern, select the right fabric, and construct your design. Participants need to fill out a Makerspace User Agreement. For ages 14+ years. Attendance capped at six people. Saturdays, May 6th – June 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Call 520-421-8710 for more information.
ESL Classes at the Libraries
Both Main and Vista Grande branches offer FREE English as a Second Language classes. No registration is required. Days and times:
10:30 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. Thursday at Main to practice pronunciation
Tween Tuesdays at Main
Bring your kids down to the Main Library after school Tuesday from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. for a variety of age appropriate video games, science kits, puzzles and more.
Youth 3D Printing Class
Join 3D Printing Expert David Wright for a 3D printing class that teaches the basics of 3D modeling and design for children ages 8 +. A signed makerspace agreement and registration are required. To register call the Vista Grande Public Library at (520) 421-8652. Tuesdays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.
Storytime at Vista
Mr. David has places to go and people to meet so join Mrs. Applegate for a special treat! She will have stories, rhymes, songs and a craft! Preschool Storytime begins at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Toddler Storytime begins at 9:30 a.m. on Thursdays.
Tween Gaming at Vista
Vista Grande Library will host Tween Gaming every Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. The gaming includes a variety of video games, board games, and art and science activities. Ages: 7 – 13 are welcome.
Kid’s SciTech Club
Join Mr. Jacob for a robotics, technology, and coding club afterschool on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in the Makerspace at Vista Grande. The program is intended for children ages 7-12. Parents must be present in the library for children under the age of 12. Class is limited to 12 students. To register please contact the Vista Grande Public Library at (520) 421–8652.
Yoga for Kids
There is no better way to engage your child than through the simple practice of yoga. Yoga can help your three to five-year-old child have fewer tantrums, better sleep, increased motor coordination, improved ability to follow directions, and easier relaxation. Join us Fridays at the Main Library for a very basic 30 minute yoga class. Mats will be provided for the children. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring water. Class begins promptly at 9:15a.m.
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: a.m. at Vista Grande Library and a new later time at the Main Library from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Code Club at Main
Join Mr. Jacob for a Code Club designed just for kids. Kids will use scratch programming to make and design their own computer games. Program is intended for children ages 7-12. Saturdays at the Main Library from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
The Lounge for Teens
In partnership with The Boys and Girls Clubs of the 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. All high school students are welcome.
Tuesdays feature a Trivia Challenge.
Wednesdays offer a drop-in craft.
Thursdays Teen Gaming Tournaments are held.
Teen Coloring Book Club at Vista
Teens can come in, bring their lunch, color, talk and let us know what they are reading. ARCS of young adult books will be given out to attendees. Two sessions will be held each Monday, 11:20-11:50 a.m. and 12:25-12:55 p.m. Space is limited to 10 participants per session. No registration required- first come, first serve.