A Shower of April Activities-Lego Club, Artsy Science, Earth Day Author Event, Culver's Poster Contest, BlackHawk Folk Jam, Movies, BookClubs, Poetry Month!

Prepare yourselves for fun, as April Showers bring a rainstorm of activities to the Wautoma Library!  First up, children’s programs.  On Mondays from 4:15-5:15, join us for Lego Club.  Lego club is open for 1st to 6th graders.  Legos will be provided for, but the imagination and creativity belong to you.  Each week our Lego Librarian will announce a book based challenge or theme that Lego club members will then create.  We'll take pictures of your creations so everyone can see and enjoy your crazy good lego skills.  We’ll also display a few of the finished works around the library until the next week’s date.  On the final Monday of the month Artsy Science will take over for Lego Club.  Join the UW-Extension for Science Night and make crazy, creative, science driven art on April 28 at 4:30!

Another don't miss children's activity will take place on Earth Day April 22 at 4:15 as local author Karen Harvey reads from her book "Pau Pua and the Watering Hole", sings earth day songs, and leads a craft.  She will also have her book on hand for sale and signing with a portion of the proceeds going to the library.  And to top off National Library Week, April 13-19, there will be a children's poster contest sponsored by Culvers.  All children have to do to take part of this great contest is pick up a poster sheet at the library, draw a character or scene from their favorite book, and turn the poster in.  Each child will get a small food prize for entering and then a drawing for a larger prize will take place.  Thank you Culvers for helping us promote the love of reading.

For folks of all ages, don't miss the BlackHawk Folk Society Jam Sessions.  Join BlackHawk at the library each third Tuesday at 6:30 to 8:30 for music and fun.  Participation and lyric sheets are free, just bring your musical instrument or your voice or just come to listen in.  All skill levels are welcome.  Likewise, don't forget about other ongoing events like first Thursday movies and our Book Clubs.  Anyone can join in with these ongoing events.  On Thursday April 3rd, our afternoon movie will take place at 1:30pm.  This award winning movie features Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in a edge of your seat space drama.  The second movie will take place at 5pm.  This movie is a Disney super hit and while I can't give you the title away here due to public rights restrictions I can hint that like ice cream it will be so cool you might call it “frozen”.

If you'd rather read than watch, and if you can't wait to talk to someone about thought provoking ideas then please consider joining one of our book clubs.  The afternoon club meets on the second Wednesday of the Month, April 9 at 1:30pm and will be discussing "Flight Behavior" by Barbara Kingsolver.  The book's suspenseful narrative traces the unforeseen impact of global concerns on the ordinary citizens of a rural community.  The evening book club meets on the second Thursday of the Month, April 10 at 7pm and will be discussing "A Fine Balance" by Rohinton Mistry.  This is a tale of cruelty, political thuggery and despair by an Indian from Toronto, author of Such a Long Journey.

And finally, for those who like to create, consider joining the library’s scrapbooking club which meets on the 2nd Friday of the month at 6pm.  Or, help us celebrate National Poetry month by submitting your poems to our Facebook page.  Let's have a cyber poetry slam and share our talents!  Stop by the library today!