Discussion group going “By the Book”

Book stackThe McLoud Public Library invites avid readers to be part of its “By the Book” discussion, taking place next at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the Milburn Room.

The group meets the first Tuesday of the month to discuss a title read by all group members. Copies of each month’s selected book are available prior to the discussion at the library’s front desk.

Otherwise, registration is not required in advance to attend the discussion.

Ages 18 and up may attend.

Story Times set each Tuesday morning in May

BoyThe McLoud Public Library welcomes families with preschool-age children to attend its weekly Tuesday morning activities geared especially to young children.

Each program begins at 11 a.m. and takes place in the Milburn Room. Activities and themes during May are:

May 1, 15 and 29Preschool Story Time, with activities for children and caregivers including use of fine motor skills and interaction with other children;

May 8Family Play Time/la hora de jugar en familia, with art and play combined in a bilingual environment;

May 22Stress Relief Story Time, a morning of stories and massage, with two certified infant massage instructors;

Registration is not required in advance to attend any of the programs.

Get your garden in shape for spring

FlowerThe McLoud Public Library presents a day filled with gardening information and advice at its Spring Fling Gardening Event, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the library.

Multiple presenters will discuss a variety of gardening topics throughout the day, with a plant swap and earth-friendly craft planned after lunch.

The McLoud Friends of the Library will have boxed lunches for sale for participants during the event.

Ages 18 and up may attend. Registration in advance is required.

Join the library for stories and more on Tuesdays

Child in rainThe McLoud Public Library welcomes families with preschool-age children to attend its Tuesday morning activities geared especially to young children.

Each program begins at 11 a.m. and takes place in the Milburn Room. Activities and themes for April include:

April 10Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner Through Art, with art and play combined in a bilingual environment;

April 24Stress Relief Story Time, a morning of stories and massage, with two certified infant massage instructors;

Registration is not required in advance to attend either of the programs.