Screen-Free Week is an event where kids and families pledge to unplug from their electronic devices such as computers, video games, iPods/iPads, cell phones, and TV’s for the week and explore activities that promote social, physical, academic and creative development.
During Screen-Free Week, kids, families, schools, and communities reconnect with the world around them. An hour that was once dedicated to TV can become an hour of make-believe, art, reading, or enjoying nature. Participants can use this week to reconsider the value of screen-based entertainment in their lives and establish year-round screen-free habits.
There’s no limit to what you can do during Screen-Free Week! Let your imagination run wild!
This free event is a chance to chat with other Spanish speakers or learners in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Those who want can join in learning and singing a Spanish language song or two. Refreshments and treats provided! There’s an online group for the meetup at https://app.agorakit.org/groups/146 that includes a calendar where you can see upcoming meetup dates, https://app.agorakit.org/groups/146/actions. If you register on that site you can join the group and participate in conversations. ¡Hasta pronto!
Youth Book Club is an opportunity for kids who love reading to get together to read and discuss books, make crafts, and enjoy snacks.
Registration is limited and required. Please register at the library information desk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
April 1 Welcome Back Meeting
April 15, 29 The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
May 13, 27 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
June 10, 24 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
Salt Spring artist Susan Gordon provides a visual essay into the equine inspirations behind her 2015 book, The Compassionate Equestrian. In creating The Horses That Were My Teachers, she externalizes ideas from one of the first important books that set her on the path to becoming a professional horse trainer, “My Horses, My Teachers” by the late Col. Alois Podhajsky. Enjoy the paintings and stories of her life, and the lessons that were written into the 25 Principles of Equitation.