April 2015 Newsletter
 
 
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Celebrate Earth Day at 
 
Happy Hollow!
Join us Saturday,
April 18 from
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m
.
to celebrate Earth Day at Happy Hollow! Storytime will be held in the pavilion at 10:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
 
*Rain date is April 19 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • FREE youth-sized T-shirts & "green" grocery bags (first come/first served)
  • Please bring slightly used shoes to "recycle"
  • Refreshments for sale by Boy Scout Troop 413
Chess club will meet Saturday, April 11 & April 25 at 10:00 a.m. 
in the Community Room.  All ages welcome. 

 
Join us for Family Movie Night on Monday, 4/27
@ 5:30 p.m.

 
We will be showing Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb. 

 
Are YOU a community hero? 
The library is looking for community heroes to join us for our summer storytimes!

 
If you, or someone you know, is involved with 
education, youth or senior programs, environmental issues, animal interests, religious institutions, arts and culture, or health and human services, please email Miss Joie at joie@wyopublib.org

Our storytimes are Wednesday and Thursday mornings @ 10:00 and last about 40 minutes. If you're passionate about what you do, we want to hear from you!  
 
 
Save the Date!
 
 
Please join us for the 5th Annual Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in a private Wyomissing residence.  Individual tickets cost $75.  Space is limited.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Colleen Stamm at colleen@wyopublib.org or purchase tickets online at http://wpl5derbyparty.eventbrite.com.
 
 
To celebrate, the library will host Berks County's 6th Poet Laureate, Nancy Yeager, for programs all month long! 

 
Poetry Practicum - 
Join Nancy Yeager for Poetry Practicum - a weekly poetry workshop for all levels of poets. Emphasis will be placed on reading and writing free-verse.  All you need is a notepad and a pen!
 
*Registration is required. Please register at the main desk or email Nancy directly at:  mamajama360@yahoo.com
 
Thursdays from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. 

 
Kid's Poetry Workshop - 
 
Participants will learn about poetry and develop their creative writing potential. Perfect for ages 8-12. 
*Registration is required. Please register at the main desk or online at: https://kidspoetryworkshop.eventbrite.com
Friday, April 10 @ 4:00 p.m. 

 

Meet the Poet & Open Mic Night -
 
Meet Nancy Yeager! Nancy will be sharing her love of words through a poetry reading. The audience will be invited to share in the celebration during the open mic portion of the program.
 

*Registration is required. Please register at the main desk or online at: http://meetpoet-openmic.eventbrite.com
Monday, April 13 @ 6:30 p.m. 

 
  NEW PiP Storytime! 
Can't make it to morning storytimes because your child is in preschool? Join us for our NEW storytime, "PiP - Pretty Important Preschoolers" on  
Fridays at 1:00 p.m. beginning April 10th.
Too close to lunchtime? 
Bring a packed lunch to enjoy in the community room with your storytime friends before we begin!
 
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is coming to the library!
 
Beginning April 1, stop by the library for a reading log and a recommended reading list for your little one! 
Join us for a storytime and info session on Saturday, April 11 @ 2:30 p.m. and meet the kindergarten teachers from Wyomissing Hills Elementary Center, who will be providing a discussion on what to expect when your child starts their new school adventure.
For more information about this program, please visit www.1000booksbeforekindergarten.com and download the FREE app "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten."

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is appropriate for any newborn, infant, or toddler who has not yet started kindergarten.  
 

 

Camp NaNoWriMo is a spin -off of National Novel Writing Month, which takes place every November.  Camp NaNoWriMo is an open-ended month of writing your own novel or short stories!

 

  
How we do it: Campers will meet every Wednesday in April anytime between 3:30-5:00 p.m. to share ideas and feedback on our stories and spend time writing together. Miss Joie will register our "cabin" on the official "National Novel Writing Month-Camp NaNoWriMo" website.

 

Why we do it: Because we love to write!  This program is perfect for tweens (8-11) and
teens (12-18)!

 
Registration is not required for this program, however, we will register each individual online as they attend our weekly meetings.

 
 
Family Storytime 
with Chuck E. Cheese

Join us for a rockin' storytime with
our special guest, Chuck E. Cheese!

 
Tuesday, April 7
 
@ 4:00 p.m.

 
All ages welcome! No registration required.
 
 
 
Zumbini 

Have you heard? The library is starting a new family fitness class - Zumbini!

 
Zumbini is for the youngest "Zumba" fans, ages 0-3 years old, and their caregiver who are looking to have some fun and bond with their lil' party animals!

The Zumbini program was developed for caregivers and their children, to learn, bond, and grow in an upbeat and happy, musical environment. Join certified instructor Rae Johnson-Bundy for this energetic 45-minute class on
Saturday, April 11 @ 9:00 a.m.
 
Registration is required for this event. Please register at the main desk or online at: http://zumbini-april.eventbrite.com

*The first class on April 11 will be free to the public. If there is a high-interest in th
is program, there will be a  fee of $10 per family for additional classes held at the library. 
 
 Free Play @ the library!

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 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.   Join us on Monday, April 13 @ 3:00 p.m.
 
Meet the Author!   

 
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 14 @4:00pm. Author Beth Vrabel will be joining our After School Book Club to talk about her book, "Pack of Dorks" and what it's like to be a published author.

 
Please register this event by calling the main desk or online at: 
https://wyobethvrabel.eventbrite.com

Please note: It is not necessary to be a member of the book club to attend this event! All are welcome!
 
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, April 18 at 10:00am 
 
Family Yoga - Twist and stretch with Amy! For ages 5ish-9ish.
Saturday, April 18 at 11:00am  Class sizes are limited. Registration is required. Call or visit the main desk to register.  
 
Zumba GoldŽ

 
Join Joy Golt on Tuesday, April 21 at 1:30 p.m. for an introduction to Zumba Gold, a modified Zumba program for active older participants and those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle.

 
Registration is required.  Please register at the main desk or online at: http://zumba-gold.eventbrite.com