Atascocita

Celebrating 100 Years of Children's Literature

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary Children’s Book Week; the longest-running national celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading.The theme this year is Read Now • Read Forever.

Welcome to Storytime

Children and families are invited to attend Twilight Tales storytime on Monday, April 22 @ 7:00 pm. This program is a fun storytime for the entire family. Each week we focus on creating a positive storytime experience to inspire a love of family reading by enjoying a variety of stories and activities. Tonight, I will be presenting a smorgasburg of tales followed by a simple craft related to Earth Day. Typically, we have this program in the meeting room, but all storytimes will be held in the Children's area from April 22 - May 4, because of voting.

Special Guest @ STEM Club! Come Meet a Beekeeper

STEM Club: Bees for Gades 2-5.

Celebrate Earth Day a week early as we learn about the importance of bees in our environment. Talk with a special beekeeper guest and ask questions! We'll be having a honey tasting; so, please be aware of any allergies beforehand. 

When:Monday, April 15 at 4 pm. 

This is a free program but requires registration.  

Teens: Up Your YouTube, Twitch, and Instagram Game with Monday Night Tech Classes

Do you want to be a YouTube star? Can't decide on the right camera for your Insta pics? Join us Monday night at 6pm to learn how you can up your social media game.

Monday--April 8th Introduction to Digital Cameras and Lenses. 

Monday, April 15th--Photo Editing: Lightroom and Photoshop

Monday, April 22nd--Video Editing

No registration is required. The program will be held in the Teen Zone is for grades 6-12. 

Happy Tooth Day, Wednesday, April 3

We've invited as a special guest for pre-school storytime this week. This program is for children ages 4 through 6 years old and their families; registration is not required.

When: Wednesday, April 3 @ 1:30 pm. 

Story Pals is a captivating storytime for the child ready to experience longer, more complex books. Each week we focus on a special theme and develop early-literacy skills by enjoying a variety of stories, sing-alongs, movement, play, and a craft.  We look forward to seeing you!

Did you know about Atascocita Book Clubs?

There are a few book clubs at Atascocita for children through adults!

The Atascocita Library Lunch 'n' Lit Book Club - This club is for readers 18 and over. Join us as we discuss a good book and feel free to bring your lunch! Each month we have a new book. We meet on the second Thursday of the month at 1 PM.

TEEN Book Club- This book club is for teens 12-18. They meet on the second Thursday of the month at 4:30 PM. We have a different theme every month so you can read what YOU want! Come to meet new people, have a snack, win a prize, make a craft, find something new to read, and share what you have read lately.

Children's Book Club is called The Book Habit. Each month they will do a fun activity relating to the selected book and enjoy a snack. This program is for children 8-12 years of age and registration is required each month.

Teens: Spring Break @ the Library

Teens, what you doing for Spring Break? Join us for three awesome programs this week.

Monday, March 11th, 6pm, Board Game Bash. Join BOLT (Board of Library Teens) in the Teen Zone for classic board games like Jenga, Monopoly, and more.

Wednesday, March 13th, 3pm, It's Wednesday, My Dudes!: Recreating Epic Vines and Tik Toks.

Thursday, March 14th, Pi Day Contest, All day. Drop in and recite Pi for a chance to win a Pi Day Prize pack.

Thursday, March 14th, 4:30pm Teen Book Club. This is not your mother's book club. Join us for snacks, books, and a craft. The theme for March is Science Fiction or technology.

 

Teens: Marvelous Mondays in the Teen Zone

Every Monday, BOLT (Board of Library Teens) is taking over the teen area for Teen Takeover! March's theme is Marvelous Mondays. Join us every Monday for a BOLT led program at 6pm!

March 4th--Silent Smash Bros Ultimate. How quietly can you play Smash? Make too much noise and your opponent gets to pick your character. Feel free to bring your Switch and level up.

March 11th--Board Game Bash

March 18th--Marvel Meet Up. Discuss Captain Marvel and the latest news from the Marvel Universe.

March 25th--Origami

Teens: Join Us for Make It! Monday

Teens! Join us every Monday at 6pm for a program led by other teens from BOLT (Board of Library Teens). This month, we are focusing on creative programs.

February 4th--Scratch Art Dragons

February 11th--Writer's Guild

February 18th--Keva Plank Towers

February 25th--Beaded earbud/headphone cords 

This program is for teens in grades 6-12. 

Have a 2019 Resolution? Start at the library!

Happy New Year! Did you make a new year’s resolution for 2019? Do you want to learn to cook, sew, crochet, wood work, fish, paint, or play an instrument? What about losing some weight or building muscle? Are you interested in learning a new language, starting a business, or maybe you just want to branch out and read new things? We have a variety of resources that can help you accomplish your goals this year! We have a variety programs, books, DVDs, and e-resources to help you on your way! Stop by the branch or visit www.hcpl.net to get started.

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