First-graders invited to Lilly Open House

LillyLilly the Mouse has visited local first-grade students in their classrooms, and now she's inviting them to come see her at the Noble Public Library.

The library's Lilly Open House runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, and will feature games, snacks, crafts and a chance to visit Lilly, the lead character in the popular Kevin Henkes book series.

There also will be a contest where the Noble first-grade class with the greatest participation in the event will win free books.

Registration is not required in advance to attend.

Studio 204 is back in session

ChalkboardThe Noble Public Library resumes its Studio 204 series of programs in October with a pair of events for adults ages 18 and up.

At 5:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, participants will take part in an art project using supplies provided by library staff.

Then at 5:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, the program will be a Maker Meetup, as participants can learn the basics of knitting or crocheting or bring a project of their own to work on.

Registration is not required in advance to attend.

"Food Fridays" provide a kitchen lesson to tweens and teens

VegetableBring your appetite for the Noble Public Library's "Food Fridays," a weekly program at noon on each Friday in October, Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Tweens and teens in 6th through 12th grades are invited to participate, and each week they'll learn how to make several dishes and learn more about the ingredients used in them.

Registration will be required separately for each of the programs.

October = variety for After School group

Pumpkins-469641 200The Noble Public Library continues its After School Thursdays series in October, with activities at 3:15 p.m. on Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27.

The group will look at a variety of topics during the month, from crafts to cooking to spooky stories in advance of Halloween.

Each month will feature a different theme, giving children a look at the many services offered through the library.

Registration is not required to attend, and elementary school-age children are invited to participate.

Find out how resistance band training can help you

Hello byWerbeFabrikThe Noble Public Library is not just about exercising your mind.

The library begins a series of Resistance Band Training at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 4 through Oct. 20.

The six-class series will show the benefits of working out with resistance bands as part of an individual exercise plan. Ages 18 and up are invited to participate.

Registration will be required in advance.