February 2015 Newsletter
 
 
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Featured eBook: 
Passionate, 
compassionate, vitally inventive and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith's novels are like nothing else. A true original, she is a one-of-a-kind literary sensation. Her novels consistently attract serious acclaim and discussion
--and have won her a dedicated readership who are drawn again and again to the warmth, humanity and humor of her voice.

 
How to be both is a novel all about art's versatility. Borrowing from painting's fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it's a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There's a Renaissance artist of the 1460s. There's the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structural gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets real--and all life's givens get given a second chance.

To access this eBook, click the book cover image.  For additional eBook titles for kids, teens and adults, visit our growing eBook collection.
 
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Movie Night: Big Hero 6
Movie night has been moved from Tuesday, February 24 to 
WEDNESDAY, February 25 at 5:30pm.

Hope to see you there!
 
Parents' Night Out!
 
February 13, 2015 from 5:00-8:30pm.

 
Looking for a babysitter for Valentine's Day weekend? Miss Joie and friends will babysit! Come to the library for a night of stories, snacks, music, and FUN!
 
For ages 3-12; registration is REQUIRED for this program. First child is $15, $10 additional charge for each sibling. All proceeds go directly towards Children's Programming at the library.

Please click the link for more details or call the main desk at 610.374.2385.  
 
 
NEW Program!
Do you have a child between the ages of 0-5? Are you looking for an opportunity to meet new moms and teach your children all about sharing? Come to our new program, Free Play @ the Library for a relaxed hour of play! Please bring a favorite toy to share!
No registration necessary. 
 

 

 

 
Tuesday, February 10 @ 1:00pm and Friday, February 27 @ 1:00pm. 
 
Take Your Child to the Library Day!

Join us at the library for a day of stories, crafts, and special activities to celebrate the library! Take Your Child to the Library Day begins with a storytime by Miss Joie followed by a craft and BOOK BINGO! 

 
Saturday, February 7 from 1:00-3:00pm. 
 

Can't make it in the afternoon? Don't worry! We will have a craft and LEGO station set up all day as well as a library scavenger hunt! 
 
Victorian Berks County
 

 

We are pleased to announce that Vicky Heffner, Education Curator at the Berks History Center/Historical Society of Berks County, will be here on Wednesday, February 18th at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation about Berks County during the Victorian era.  We will journey with Vicky through time to the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, here in Reading and also Berks County, and remissness about what used to be!

 

 
Got nothing to do on Monday, February 16? Stop by the library between 10:00 and 11:00am or 2:00 and 3:00pm and hang out with Miss Joie. Pick your favorite book and sit by the fire for a storytime!

 
All ages welcome! This is also a perfect time for older children or teens to meet Miss Joie and discuss programming opportunities -- she would would love to hear your ideas! (She would also love to know what you're reading!)
 
Are you interested in book recommendations? Follow Miss Joie on Goodreads for a complete list of storytime books and her favorite books for children (and adults!) of all ages. 
www.goodreads.com/joieformando
 
Yoga for Kids
 
Mommy and Me - Bond with your child while you experience yoga together! For ages 3ish-5ish. Remember to bring two beach towels! 
Saturday, February 21 at 10:00am 
 
Family Yoga - Twist and stretch with Amy! For ages 5ish-9ish.
Saturday, February 21 at 11:00am  Class sizes are limited. Registration is required. Call or visit the main desk to register.  
 
Parents of children ages 8-12 and teens 13-18:

If your children are using social media, please encourage them to follow us! Miss Joie is working on creating more programs for children within these age groups and she would love their feedback! Following us on Twitter and Instagram would be the fastest way to reach our preteens and teens and a great way for them to stay connected to the library's events.

 
Keep an eye out for the March calendar: we are adding an After School Book Club (ages 8-12), an Insurgent book club for teens, and a Pinterest craft night for teens!  
Suggestions for programs? Please email Miss Joie: joie@wyopublib.org.