SOUTHPORT, Conn. – Running now through Saturday, Pequot Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide to celebrate National Library week, which commends the dynamic changes that are happening in today’s libraries.
National Library Week, April 10-16, is a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.
Libraries today are more about what they do – for and with library users, as opposed to what they have for patrons. Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers where people learn about history through rare books, listen to stirring music, do work, conduct research, participate in a health and wellness class, enjoy a community event, encourage kids to make hands-on art or just read and relax.
Pequot Library will have a book display, plus sheets for the public to fill out about why libraries matter. Pequot Library’s National Library Week programs include:
10:30-11 a.m. – 2-year-olds enjoy Wee People
4-5 p.m. – Kids Knit, moms welcome
10:30- 11 a.m. – 1-year-olds enjoy Wiggle Ones
3:30-6 p.m. – Pequot Presents the Oscars: Matinee Movie Series, “Mad Max: Fury Road” for adults.
5-6 p.m. – Fourth through eighth grade students can enjoy Pequot Scrabble Club
10:15-10:45 a.m. – 3 to 5-year-olds can enjoy 3 to 5 Beehive
11– 11:45 a.m. – Babes on a Blanket
11-12:30 p.m. – Pequot Purls Knitting Group, open to all levels
4:15 – 5:15 p.m. – ages 5 and over are invited to create and play in Lego Club
Genealogy 1-on-1 will be held all day, with private, by-appointment genealogy research meetings.
4-5 p.m. – Pinball Wizard Science Fun for ages 6 through 11
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