The Riverbank Library will offer free programs for children, teens and adults this January, beginning with the Mayor’s Book Club on Monday, Jan. 8 at 11 a.m. Mayor Richard O’Brien will read a story to preschool age children and their families at the library following Story Time.
Art Lab is the library’s new monthly art program for children. The first program will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 3:30 p.m., during which children will paint with watercolors to make winter birds in a snowy scene. Lois Ehlert’s book Snowballs will be used for inspiration.
Teens and tweens can enjoy a super straw jewelry craft on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 3:30 p.m. Crafters will make retro pieces of jewelry using colorful drinking straws.
The Riverbank Library Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 4 p.m. to discuss In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. Library book clubs provide an opportunity for community members to expand their knowledge of books through meaningful discussion with others.
Children can enjoy a straw rockets craft on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 3:30 p.m. Crafters will make straw rockets and test them out to see how far the rockets can fly.
Art Lab and other craft programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Riverbank Library. The library is at 3442 Santa Fe St.
For more information, contact the Riverbank Library branch supervisor, Victoria Holt, at (209) 869-7008.