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Events and Happenings


Mon, 04/27/2015 - 10:30am

The library offers one BabyTime session each week on Mondays from 10:30am to 11am.

BabyTime is an interactive early literacy experience intended for babies ages birth to 18 months.  It includes nursery rhymes, songs, puppets, rhythm activities, sharing a book, freeplay and more.  Babies are born ready to learn.  BabyTime is important to help lay the foundation for learning in a fun and relaxed fashion.  Although your child is years away from becoming a reader, he or she starts to develop the skills necessary for reading and writing at birth.  BabyTime is one of ELPL's Early Literacy programs that not only teaches and reinforces these important skills, but also makes them for for both parent and child.  

Upcoming BabyTime sessions:

  • May 4
  • May 11
  • May 18
Added by Admin on Monday, April 13, 2015

Out of this World Book Club - April 2015

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 7:00pm

April's title is To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis.

Upcoming titles for Out Of This World:

Added by Lauren on Monday, April 6, 2015

ELPL 2.0 Maker Studio Workshop - Giant Tissue Paper Flowers

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 7:00pm

Let's celebrate spring with some giant flowers made of tissue paper.  This is a fun, easy, 70's craft that everyone can make and enjoy.  You can't make just one!  All ages welcome.


Photo courtesy of oliviasocean on deviantart.com


Added by Admin on Monday, April 13, 2015

Teen Crafternoon - Zentangle Art

Wed, 04/29/2015 - 3:00pm

Using the practice of zentangle, create a work of art.  According to wikipedia, Zentangle is a method of doodling that is more conscious and structured.  It is considered a meditative art form.  A basic Zentangle doodle consists of many patterns like dots, lines, curves, shapes, shades and figures all within a small 3 inch square.  Read more about Zentangles at:


This program is for tweens and teens.

Added by Lauren on Tuesday, April 14, 2015