Find activity after school with Tween Scene group

tweenJust right for children a little too old for some of the easier books of story time, yet not quite ready for the library activities their teenage siblings enjoy, the Blanchard Public Library’s Tween Scene group finds a happy medium!

The group, for students in third, fourth or fifth grade, next meets at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. The program theme will be Hands-on Cooking, with a lesson in easy cooking ideas! All supplies will be provided.

The group meets the third Thursday of most months. Registration is required.

Get an introduction to metal engraving at teen workshop

Are you interested in making something sentimental such as engraving a picture, shape or name on a piece of metal? Well, the Pioneer Library System’s new STEAM Power Maker Kits are bringing a new function for users of PLS hometown libraries!

One of the newest devices is a metal engraver that teens get a look at during an upcoming Blanchard Public Library program, Metal Engraving, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11.

Participants will be able to make their own designs on dog tags and other metal items that they then can take home as decorations or gifts!

The program is for teens in grades 6th through 12th. Space is limited so registration is required to attend. You definitely won't want to miss out on experimenting with our newest devices! 

Series of free tai chi classes to debut for adults

tai chiAre you interested in learning the fundamentals of internal chinese martial arts? The Blanchard Public Library debuts a new series of Tai Chi classes for adults, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the library.

Participants will learn some of the basic movements of tai chi as a way to reduce stress while increasing balance and flexibility. The program is for people of all levels of mobility and can be performed either standing or sitting.

The classes are for ages 18 and up and are offered free of charge, and registration is required. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing for the workouts.

Come and relieve some stress while improving your overal mind, body and spirit! 


Mondays are all about Family Story Time

familyIf you enjoy listening to stories, hearing rhymes and singing songs, then it is time to gather the whole family to these weekly storytimes! The Blanchard Public Library puts family first with its Family Story Time events, scheduled throughout February at the library.

Family Story Time will take place each Monday the library is open in February, on Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 10:30 a.m.

There also will be a special Family Valentine Story Time at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13.

Activities at each program will include stories, rhymes, songs and more, as well as a chance to see all the resources the library has for children and their caregivers!

Registration is not required to attend any of the story times