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March Events, Birthdays, Crafts And More
Library Fun
A specially decorated cake is unveiled for those attending the Dr. Seuss birthday celebration at the Riverbank Library on Santa Fe Street downtown. The cake was cut and shared with those in attendance after school on Thursday, March 2. Ric McGinnis/The News

Visitors to the Riverbank Library this March can enjoy free crafts and activities for children, as well as free tax preparation assistance and a book club program for adults.

The public is invited to receive free tax preparation assistance from Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers, trained by the IRS. Sessions will be held at the Riverbank Library through March 29 on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Call the library at (209) 869-7008 to reserve a spot, as space is limited.

Families were able to attend a Dr. Seuss party in celebration of the author’s birthday on Thursday, March 2.

While working on special craft projects to celebrate the birthday of renowned children's author Dr. Seuss, participants were surprised to look up and see the Cat in the Hat gazing back at them. The Cat looked on, encouraging the children as they worked on projects creating both Thing 1 and Thing 2 bookmarks and a craft of a miniature stovepipe hat just like the one the Cat wears.

Children who found the Cat in the Hat hiding in the library won a prize.

A specially decorated cake was cut up and served to those present, the sweet treat provided by the Friends of the Riverbank Library. It was a packed house, full of students, parents, librarians and the special literary visitor on Thursday. Theodor Seuss Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield Massachusetts and died on Sept. 24, 1991, in La Jolla, at the age of 87.

Children can also take part in the “Crazy 8s Math: Funky Fractals” program on Tuesday, March 21 at 3:30 p.m. This program is designed to teach math concepts through fun, hands-on activities. Participants will learn about fractals, or repeating patterns of shapes, by building them out of colorful waxy string.

The Riverbank Library Book Club will meet on Tuesday, March 28 at 4 p.m. to discuss The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski. Library book clubs provide an opportunity for community members to expand their knowledge of books through meaningful discussion with others.

The Riverbank Library is at 3442 Santa Fe St., Riverbank.

For more information, contact the Riverbank Library branch supervisor, Victoria Holt, at (209) 869-7008.