There are a couple of fun events coming up next month at library branches throughout North Central Washington.
The first fun event: Book-It Repertory Theatre of Seattle will bring the book “Goin’ Someplace Special” to life at several North Central Regional Library branches over spring break. The children’s book, written by Patricia C. McKissack, is about a young African American girl growing up in the segregated South of the 1950s and the challenges she faces going to the public library by herself. Along the way, she rides a bus, navigates busy city streets, encounters a friendly woman tending a church garden, and eventually reaches the library where everyone is welcome.
Here is the schedule of the free library program:
Mattawa Public Library, 10:30 a.m.
Quincy Public Library, 3 p.m.
Wenatchee Public Library, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Waterville Public Library, 11 a.m.
Bridgeport Public Library, 3 p.m.
Omak Public Library, 10:30 a.m.
Oroville Public Library, 3 p.m.
Also during spring break, children of all ages are invited to have fun with programmable robot balls at several library branches. The program will teaching basic coding with Spheros, a robotic gaming device that you control with a smartphone or tablet. The program is geared for children aged 8 and up. Sign up by contacting your local library in advance as space is limited.
The schedule for the spring break programs is:
Chelan Public Library, 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon
Manson Public Library, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Ephrata Public Library, 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Twisp Public Library, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Leavenworth Public Library, 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and noon
Cashmere Public Library, 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
For more information, please contact Sarah Knox at 663-1117, ext. 146