The Friends and Bookends bookshop at the Albert Wisner Public Library will be hosting a Holiday Book Sale on Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 9-3PM.Choose from our collection of bestsellers, holiday books, children’s books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, library notecards and tote bags.
Astrophysicist Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, has always been passionate about astronomy, and wants to share the excitement with you! Over the 1½ - 2 hours, you’ll learn about the size and scale of the universe, the stars, and other celestial wonders using hands-on activities and assorted visuals. Following the presentation, a powerful telescope will be set up outdoors for viewing the craters on the Moon, the rings of Saturn and other beautiful objects in the night sky, weather permitting.
Greenwood Forest Farms Association will celebrate Black History with a two part program featuring the arts. Filmmaker Patricia DeArcy will preview portions of her new film "The Harlem Cultural Council." Founded in 1964 by Artist Romare Bearden, The Harlem Cultural Council is an African-American arts advocacy group. The film focuses on the Council's innovative use of the "jazz-mobile" and the "dance-mobile" to bring music and dance to the community in the 1960's and 70's. Following the film the Youth Theatre Interactions Inc.
The Library is interested in beginning a chess club for children. We need parents and other interested adults or teens to help us get a chess club started. This program will teach you about the game and give you the skills to teach it to others. We hope that this program will inspire volunteers to begin a weekly or bi-weekly chess club here. This program will be hosted by Michael Kusen, a chess master and author. He belongs to Chess for Teachers. This program is intended for families, and children who attend must be in Kindergarten and up.
Storytime Registration begins today, Sept 10 and runs through Sept. 29th. The library offers storytime programs for children ages 10 months-5 years old. Please visit the library or the children's page on this website for dates and times. You must register in person at the children's desk for storytime and have a valid AWPL library card at the time of registration.