April Special Events at the Oakland Public Library (Children’s Dept.)
Calling all artists! The Children’s Dept. is looking for participants for a Spring Coloring Activity on Thursday, April 13 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. in the Pat Turnier Craft Room. Children of all ages may create a bird or flower using colored pencils. The artwork will be on display until April 29th in the Children’s Dept. No registration necessary.
Special Reading Hours will be celebrated in April. The Principals of Manito, Heights, and Dogwood Hill Schools will read to their students in the Oakland Public Library’s story gallery. On Wednesday, April 19 from 3:45 to 4:15 pm, Mr. Silverstein from Manito School will be the featured reader. Ms. Ciambra from Heights School will read to her students on Wednesday, April 26 from 3:45 to 4:15 pm. On Thursday, April 27, Mr. Clark will be the Library’s guest reader. All students should check with their Schools for further details. The Children’s Dept. looks forward to the Principal Visits for our “Leaders are Readers!” program.
The Library’s Comic Book Club with Gotham Underground Comics and Collections meets the third Wednesday of the month. The April meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 19 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Oakland children, grades 5 to 8, meet for free comics (thank you Gotham Underground), snacks, and comic talk. Registration is required.
The Oakland Garden Club will visit the Library on Thursday, April 20 from 3:45 to 4:30 pm. Oakland children, ages 5 & up, will be making a flower box garden from a variety of recyclables. The project includes an oxalis bulb for growing at home. The Spring Craft will be held in the Pat Turnier Craft Room. Registration is required.
“Tail Waggin’ Tutors” is an opportunity for Oakland children, ages 5 & up, to read to a very lovable dog. Sadie, and her “Mom”, Donna, will visit the Library on Thursday, April 20 from 5:30 to 6:00 pm. Daisy and her “Mom”, Jean, will visit the Library on Tuesday, May 2 from 6:30 to 7:00 pm. Both Sadie and Daisy are registered therapy dogs with Therapy Dogs International. Each child will have about ten minutes to read a favorite story to a dog. The program will be held in the Library’s story gallery. Registration is required.
Acclaimed singer-songwriter, Teri Merliss, will present her special blend of imaginative stories, original songs, and audience participation on Friday, April 28 from 10:30 to 11:00 am in the Oakland Public Library’s story gallery. Oakland children, ages 2 & up, are invited to attend with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required.
Program registration may be done in person, online at http://oaklandnjlibrary.org, or by calling 201-337-3742. The Library is located in the Oakland Municipal Plaza.