February Library Round-up

By Alyssa Green

February is a busy month!  With  Black History Month, National Science Literacy Month and of course Valentine’s Day, there is no shortage of fun and informative events going on at our Sacramento Public libraries.  Check out our top 10 list below.

2/2   Mad ScienceSchool-Age Program – Celebrate National Science Literacy Month at a high-energy, interactive science show with an edu-taining mad scientist.  North Natomas Library, 3:30-4:30pm.

2/2  Ashanti Printed Cloth and ArtworksFamily Program – Your entire family is invited to join us for this special program celebrating Black History Month. The Ashanti people of Ghana paint and stamp patterns on fabric used for garments. You will get to create a cloth wall hanging using fabrics and stamp it with spools, bottle caps, cookie cutters and other shapes.  Arcade Library, 4-5pm.

2/4  WaZoBia and Mr. SunnyFamily Program – WaZoBia means Come! Come! Come! in three distinct Nigerian tribal languages and is an invitation of togetherness and unity. Mr. Sunny shares the spirit of Africa with a cultural drum and dance program to celebrate Black History Month.  Rancho Cordova Library, 2-3pm.

2/9  Anti-Valentine’s PartyTeen Program – Teens are invited to join us for a fun “Anti-Valentine’s Day” celebration! Games, crafts, contests, snacks, and prizes! (ages 12+); Fair Oaks Library, 4-5pm.

2/9  Paper Beads with ArtworksTeen Program –  African artists have been making jewelry out of paper beads for generations. Learn the technique from an artist from Ghana, who learned it from her mother, who learned it from her mother before that.  Arden-Dimick Library, 2:30-4:30 pm.

2/9  Origami and Quilling Valentine CraftapaloozaSchool-Age Program – Learn some unique papercraft techniques and make a valentine gifts at the same time! It’s a win-win. Recommended ages: 8 and up.  Pocket-Greenhaven Library, 2:30-4pm.

2/11  Valentine CardsFamily Program – Join us for our sixth annual Valentine Card making party. We supply all the makings for a great card and you supply the creativity. Valentine candy for everyone.  Carmichael Library, 2-3:30 pm.

2/15   Chocolate 1,2,3 with Artworks School-Age Program – Children and families, join us for a food art workshop. Follow three simple steps to create wonderful chocolate desserts.  Southgate Library, 6:30-7:30pm.

2/16   Catepult BuildingTeen Program.  Celebrate National Science Literacy Month and explore the laws of physics by learning to make marshmallow (or candy hearts) catapults using tissue boxes and pencils. Remember to save any leftover candy hearts (the chalky ones) from Valentine’s Day.  McKinleyLibrary, 3-4pm.

2/16   Things to Make with CorksSchool-Age Program – Create dolls and action figures with corks. Free admission.  North Highland/Antelope Library, 4-5pm.

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