Posted by: whimsicallibrarians | October 29, 2009

More great programs

We had several great programs this week at the branch.  On Tuesday we had a program call “Simply sneaky, family friendly food for kids.”  Amie Hall, Holistic Health Counselor and Cooking Coach gave another great workshop on healthy eating.  She focused on busy families and ways to “sneak” in healthy foods into our daily menus.  Check out her website Amie has been so generous in offering her time and expertise for programs here at the branch.  I’ve learned so much myself.

Today I had a huge surprise when I walked into our Purls of Wisdom knitting group.  We had about 20 knitters!!  Wow, if it grows any more I’m going to have to start looking for a larger space.  We are working on such a wonderful community project.  We are knitting hats and scarves for “Daughters of Charity” preschool.  This preschool is in Bridgeport and services families in the area. There are 20 children, 10 boys and 10 girls, who go to the preschool, while their parents work.  We’ve invited them here to our library for stories, crafts, songs and lunch.  At the end of their visit we will be gifting them each a hat and scarf set and the book “The Mitten” by Jan Brett.  Some of the knitters have also been knitting baby blankets for 6 unwed mothers, who attend learning sessions at Daughter’s of Charity.  Our knitting group is filled with a wonderful group of woman (no men yet), of mixed ages.  It always makes me smile when I see us all gathered together.  We may have never met if it wasn’t for the common threads of the library community and the love of knitting.

Our teen librarian, Jen has been offering a great program called LIbrary Buddies.  Her second one in her series was this afternoon. She has gathered a group of teens, who once a month, offer a program for 1st and 2nd graders.  It’s book based and this series is all about going around the world.  The kids visit 4 different stations and get involved in crafts, stories, songs and games.  Jen has gotten a great group of teens to help her each month.  I think they might love the program more than the elementary age kids!  Oh yeah, we also got pumpkins donated by Trader Joe’s and the teens have been decorating them all week.  They are placed all over the library and they look outstanding.

October is ending and we are gearing up for November.  Can’t wait!

Happy reading,




  1. My mom and girls are so excited about the knitting group. Joan has been such a blessing as well as all the other women who knit so lovely! Blessings, Rose

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