Travel, Read and Paint At Ogden Library In April

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“…April ...Comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers.” From “Spring” by Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Observe National Burrito Day April 2 or National Deep Dish Pizza Day April 5. Maybe National No Housework Day April 7. If you plan to celebrate National Look Up at the Sky Day April 14, may we suggest you not look at the sun? And there’s the ever popular National Velociraptor Awareness Day April 18 - watch Jurassic Park with favorite paleontologist!

At the library we’re short on velociraptors and deep dish pizza, so we will celebrate National Poetry Month with a collection of poetry books especially curated for people who don’t yet know they like poetry. We’ll also have a collection of book spine poetry - poems created from the titles of books stacked just-so to create a free verse poems.  

Book a trip “Beyond Yellowstone” with Robbie-Jean and Jim Rice on April 7 and visit America’s lesser known National Parks. They’ll take participants to ten of America’s least-visited and least-known National Parks, all of which are spectacular and interesting. The tour will begin in Alaska and end in Florida.

On April 13 the library will host another Paint with Kyrra program. She has crafted a beautiful painting of tulips to create with the class that will be wonderful on your walls or make a nice Mother’s Day gift. Space is limited; registration required. This class will fill up quickly so don’t delay.  

Library Challenge - Peeps Diorama

Build a diorama from your favorite book using marshmallow Peeps, then bring it to the library by Friday, April 15 and be eligible for entry in a drawing for a large chocolate bunny. Dioramas will be displayed in the library, and shared on social media April 19 through 29. Kids, teens, adults - the entire family. Winning entry will be drawn Tuesday, April 19. Rules: • Make a book themed PEEP Diorama • Must include one or more PEEP • The base can be no bigger than a standard shoebox • Must be family friendly • Diorama must be turned in by April 15.

Library Events

Knit & Crochet Group: Tuesdays, 3 p.m. Gather on the main floor of the library for yarn crafts and conversation. Bring the project you are working on and enjoy friendly conversation as you knit and crochet.

Mahjong: Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. - for everyone who loves to play or wants to learn. Bring a friend or come alone. All skill levels are welcome. Meet on the main floor.

Storytime: Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Join Amber downstairs for rhymes, songs, and stories to entertain your littles. A simple craft will follow.

Beyond Yellowstone: Thursday, April 7. 6:30 p.m. 

Animal Crossing, Island Hop: Tuesday, April  12,  3:30-4:45 p.m. Visit islands and trade items, tips, and codes. Participants need to bring their own Switch with a membership to Nintendo Switch Online, and your copy of Animal Crossing. Light snacks will be provided.

Paint with Kyrra: Wednesday, April 13, 6-8 p.m. Back by popular demand, Kyrra will lead a class to create a painting of tulips. Space is limited and registration is required. This class will fill up quickly - don’t delay.

Lego Club: Friday, April 15, 3:30 p.m. Kids will be given a challenge to test your creativity. This month: places we would like to go, after school on the lower level of the library. Legos are provided.

Teen Meeting: Saturday, April 16, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Experience kindergarten for a day. Go back to simpler times when school was more fun and games than it was test prep. We will offer finger painting, Playdough, Legos, games like “Red Light, Green Light,” “Duck, Duck Goose,” and musical chairs. Miss Amber will even read you a couple of stories. Milk and cookies will be served; grade 6+.

Book and Film Chat: Tuesday, April 19, 3 p.m. on the third floor, in the newly renovated board room. Share reviews of titles we have read and watched.  This group enjoys a wide range of genres and subject interests. Come add your recommendations to the conversation. Everyone is welcome.  

Crafterwork, Thursday, April 21, 6:30 p.m. on the lower level of the library. This month we will make a sweet little bird shaped bookmark from felt. An extra-long paperclip enables the bird to perch on the top of your book while it holds your place.

Seed to Supper: Wednesdays, April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 6 p.m. Cornell Cooperative Extension presents “Seed to Supper,” a four week gardening series focusing on low cost vegetable gardening. Sign-up is required; space is limited.

Book Club Discussion: Wednesday, April 27, 7 p.m. meets in-person on the third floor of the library. This month we are reading, “The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border,” by Francisco Cantú. For Cantú, the border is in the blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of a Mexican immigrant, raised him in the scrublands of the Southwest. Haunted by the landscape of his youth, Cantú joins the border patrol. He and his partners are posted to remote regions crisscrossed by drug routes and smuggling corridors, where they learn to track other humans under blistering sun and through frigid nights. They haul in the dead and deliver to detention those they find alive. Cantú tries not to think where the stories go from there. Plagued by nightmares, he abandons the Patrol for civilian life. But when an immigrant friend travels to Mexico to visit his dying mother and doesn’t return, Cantú discovers the border has migrated with him, and now he must know the whole story. Copies can be reserved by calling the library at 607-865-5929, or by visiting www.4cls.org 

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