Knightdale Library Announces February 2019 Programs

Exterior of East Regional Library, Knightdale NC. Photo: Kay Whatley
Exterior of East Regional Library, Knightdale NC. Photo: Kay Whatley

East Regional Library, located at 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, North Carolina, offers events for all ages. Upcoming events are listed herein.

With questions, call East Regional Library at 919.217.5300. For more information about East Regional Library, visit www.wakegov.com/libraries/locations/erl/.

 

Adult Services

Book Club Assistance

Available by appointment

Want a great book discussion? Let an Adult Services Librarian help you select books and/or assist you in scheduling your upcoming book club kits.

Research Beyond Google

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 @ 6:30-8:30pm     

Are you writing a Research paper or just looking for scholarly information? Join us to learn how to access and search our databases for online journals, books, and articles. Find a wealth of information that you can access 24/7 on any computer with your library card.

Rhythm: Using Poetry To Capture Music

Thursday, February 7, 2019 @ 7pm   

Join us as Lenard Moore delivers a performance employing alliteration, assonance, consonance, euphony, and repetition. Moore became the first Southerner and first African American elected president of the Haiku Society of America. He is founder and executive director of the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective and won the Sam Ragan Fine Arts Award for his contribution to the arts of North Carolina. Registration requested.”

Music in the Library: Shenette Swan

Friday, February 8, 2019 @ 4pm

Enjoy the soulful sounds of local artist and entertainer Shenette Swann.

Music in the Library: W.H. Amos Praise and Worship Mass Choir

Saturday, February 9, 2019 @ 3pm    

 Join us for an hour of inspirational music by the W.H. Amos Praise and Worship Mass Choir in celebration of Black History Month.

Meet the Artist:  Willa Brigham

Friday, February 15, 2019 @ 11am

Stop by to meet multi-faceted artist Willa Brigham as she displays her quilt-inspired art.

Setting Up Business Accounting – Quickbooks

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 6:30-8:30pm

If your accountant cries when you bring in that shoe box full of receipts, you’re missing the benefits of having a solid accounting system that supports your business and makes record keeping easier.  Attend this seminar to learn how to set up your business accounting system so that it helps make running your business smoother and provides you with the information you need to make better business decisions. To register, go to SCORE website at raleigh.score.org/content/take-workshop-248.

Make Stress Your Ally

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 @ 7-8pm        

Learn how to recognize the signs and sources of stress, and increase your ability to counteract them, with certified health and wellness coach Frederique Beaufils. Registration requested.

 

Youth Services

Baby Storytime

Tuesdays and Wednesdays @ 11:30am

Babies and their caregivers are invited to participate in a 20 minute lapsit program that incorporates age appropriate books, music, rhymes, and movement.

Toddler Storytime

Tuesdays and Wednesdays @ 9:30am and 10:30am

Fridays @ 10:30am and 11:30am

Children from walkers to age 3 and their caregivers are invited to participate in a 25 minute interactive program that incorporates age appropriate books, music, rhymes, and movement.

Preschool Storytime

Mondays @ 10:30am and 11:30am

Thursdays @ 10:30am and 11:30am

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to participate in an interactive program that incorporates age appropriate books, songs, and movement to nurture pre-reading skills.

Family Storytime

Saturdays @ 10:30am

Wednesdays @ 6pm (new time)

Young children and their families are invited to participate in an interactive program that incorporates age appropriate books, songs and movement to nurture pre-reading skills.

ABC Craft and Learn: A Kindergarten Readiness Program

Saturdays @ 11:30am

Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to participate in an interactive alphabet-based program to nurture pre-reading skills and to develop fine motor skills through writing, play, and an alphabet craft.

Ready, Set, School Community Playdate

Saturday, February 16, 2019  @ 11:30am

Join Marbles Kids Museum at the library for family play to support kids ages 3-5 in getting ready for school.

 

School-Aged

Book With Brian Featuring See Spot Read

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 @ 6:30-7:30pm

Children in grades K-5 and their families are invited to join us for literacy activities. Come practice your reading skills with the certified therapy dogs of the local Meetup group See Spot Read.  Readers of all levels welcome. No registration required.

School Age Adventures: K-2nd Grades

Create: Constellations  —  Tuesday, February 5, 2019 @ 5:30pm  —  Learn about the winter sky, stars and astronomy. We’re exploring the starry sky and making a constellation viewer craft.

Discover: Ancient Egypt  —  Tuesday, February 12, 2019 @ 5:30pm  — We’re digging into the past and rediscovering ancient Egypt.  Join the fun with an archeological dig, and design your own Egyptian necklace.

Scratch off Art  —  Tuesday, February 19, 2019 @ 5:30pm — Scratch art is a unique art form using scratchboards. Join us for different ways to design and explore scratch art paper and stickers.

Explore: Snow Globes! — Tuesday, February 26, 2019 @ 5:30pm — We are going to read some great NCCBA books and vote for our favorites. Join us for wintery fun with books, activities including playing with Magic Nuudles and making a snow globe craft.

School Age Adventures: 3rd-5th Grades

Create Outside the Lines: Paint on Canvas —  Thursday, February 7, 2019 @ 4:30pm — Paint yourself a happy little masterpiece!  Display easel and all materials will be provided. Registration is requested.

Dare to Discover: Owl Pellet Dissection! —  Thursday, February 14, 2019 @ 4:30pm — Who did your owl eat for dinner?  Examine the bones, fur and feathers in your owl pellet to identify its prey. Registration requested.

Glow in the Dark  —  Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 4:30pm — Glow in the dark slime! We are exploring the science of Bioluminescence and learning about animals that have their own night lights.

Explore: Magnetic Science  —  Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 4:30pm — We are going to be playing with money and magnets.  We will have game stations and other activities including making magnetic slime.

Discover Your World Family Movies @ The Library

Sunday, February 17, 2019 @ 2pm       

Watch Roving Mars: Earthbound NASA scientists explore the surface of Mars via the transmissions of two robotic rovers named Spirit and Opportunity (Rated G; Run time 40 mins). Snacks will be provided.

K-5 School-age Super Specials: Lunar New Year Party!

Friday February 15, 2019 @ 4:30pm

Chinese New Year 2019, and we’re having a lantern festival celebrating the Year of the Pig!  Join us for books, fun activity stations including candy sushi and make a paper lantern.

K-5 School-Age Super Special: Mardi Gras Party!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 4:30pm

Join the fun at our Mardi Gras Party with activities, games and crafts including making your own mask.

Teens Grades 6-10

Teens @ the library

Color Your WorldMonday, February 4, 2019 @ 5:30pm — These aren’t your little brother’s crayons! For one thing, they’re not broken and covered in tooth marks. Join us as we crush, cook, and create our own crayon art!

Extreeeme Valentines!Monday, February 11, 2019 @ 5:30pm — It’s that time of year to show your love—whether it’s for your mom, your dog, or even your favorite pair of shoes. Celebrate Valentine’s Day this year by making the most extreeeme valentine ever!

The TLC Takes the Lead!Monday, February 18, 2019 @ 5:30pm — Join us for a special program crafted by teen volunteers from our very own Teen Library Corps!

PJ’s & CartoonsMonday, February 25, 2019 @ 5:30pm — Take a break! Kick back like it’s Saturday morning as we snack and watch some of our favorite cartoons. PJ’s are optional!

Teen Leadership Corps (TLC)

Join a group of committed teens (6th-10th grades) who meet regularly to work on service projects for the library and the community.  To join, teens must complete an application and attend an orientation.

Contact Daphne McLawhorn at daphne.mclawhorn@wakegov.com for more information.

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