May is a busy month at our Sacramento Public Libraries! There is the celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month and Cinco de Mayo/dia de los ninos. There are things to make and do for Mother’s Day, as well as many more fun and educational activities for kids, teens and families. Click here to find out what’s happening at your nearest library.
5/2 Mother’s Day Crafts – Family Program – Create beautiful Mothers Day crafts and cards with ArtWorks! Elk Grove.
5/2 Origami & Kirigami – School Age Program – Celebrate Asian/Pacific Heritage month with the traditional paper crafts of origami (paper folding) and kirigami (paper cutting). Well provide the supplies and a demo of each style; you can use your imagination to create your own works of art! North Sacramento/Hagginwood, 4-5:45pm.
5/3 Music Around the World – Special Program – Celebrate El Dia de Los Ninos. Make and play musical instruments such as drums and guitars. Kids will receive free books! North Highlands, 4-5pm.
5/3 Feathers, Fetishes and other things – Teen Program – Every culture creates beautiful adornments to wear. Explore jewelry making from various continents. A Dia de los Ninos event at Del Paso, 4-5:15pm.
5/5 Huichol Yarn Art – School-Age Program – Huichol yarn paintings originated in north central Mexico, and the artistic expressions continue today. Join us for this fun activity, and take home a beautiful piece of art. Children will also take home a free book for keepsies. This program is part of Sacramento Public Library’s Dia de los Ninos. Ella McClatchy, 12-3pm.
5/10 Book Bingo – School-Age Program – Celebrate Childrens Book Week at the library! Our Bingo game will feature books and book characters. The first person to complete a row wins. BINGO!!! North Natomas, 3:30-4:30pm.
5/10 Mother’s Day Crafts – School-Age Program – Make a lovely gift basket for the first lady in your life. McKinley, 3-4pm.
5/12 Asian Pacific Heritage Month – Special Program – The Elk Grove Chinese Association will present Chinese dances for this special program. Everyone is invited to celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage at this program. Valley Hi, 2-3pm.
5/18 Mask Making Crafternoon – School-Age Program – Join us to create and decorate storytelling masks. South Natomas, 4-5pm.
5/24 Mae Lin and the Magic Brush – School-Age Program – The Puppet Company brings to life the Chinese tale “Mae Lin & the Magic Brush”, the story of a girl whose magic brush can make anything that she paints come to life. Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month at a show with a traditional dragon dance, authentic Chinese music, and lots of surprises! Rancho Cordova, 3:30-4:30pm.
5/24 American Red Cross Disaster Party – Family Program – Its a Disaster Party and Youre Invited! Join the American Red Cross for an upbeat afternoon of quirky disaster-themed games, activities, and snacks to verse yourself and your family in three simple steps to be Red Cross Ready! Robbie Waters Pocket-Greenhaven, 3:30-4:30pm.
5/26 Garden Tea Party – Family Program – Wear your fanciest sunhat; its garden tea party time! We will be sharing tea and treats outdoors, if the weather permits. North Sacramento-Hagginwood, 12-1:45pm.