With funding from a generous bequest from Marian Armstrong, The Friends of the Library proudly presents Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards. This exhibit, curated by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, features 34 prints of illustrations from the award winners since 1973. These award-winning illustrations and children’s books highlight stories and figures from Black history, honoring the triumphs and struggles of African Americans throughout time. They also evoke the beautiful facets integral to the culture and fabric of our nation such as music, rhythm, and folktales. Learn more.
Palentine's Day is a great day to show your neighbors that you care! Drop by the Atrium at the Downtown Library to write a card for residents at Gentry Park Senior Living. All supplies will be provided. All ages.
Share books, songs, and rhymes with your little one while squishing and smushing your way to the benefits of messy and sensory play! Dress for mess. Masks are required for all participants age 3 and up. For ages birth–2 with a caregiver. Please register.
Discover why yoga is such a powerful tool for keeping you healthy in body, mind, and spirit! In this all-level class, beginners safely learn the basics, while more experienced students take their practice to a deeper level. This event is suitable for people of all ages and most physical abilities. Age 16 and up.
Create a delightful light-up Valentine's card to share with someone you care about while you learn about circuitry! This is an introductory program; no experience is necessary. Ages 7–12. Please register.
Hear from internationally acclaimed and award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson, who gives voice to African American life through more than 30 books, ranging from children's picture books to young adult literature to adult novels. Woodson's compelling stories focus on race, gender, and sexuality with characters who face challenges in powerful tales that are laced with hope. This event is free and most appropriate for ages middle school to adult. Doors open at 6:30 PM and tickets are not required.