Prepare for the holidays with a pie making lesson

The Blanchard Public Library is giving children a tasty afternoon of stories in its Kids Making Pies program, taking place at 3:40 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at the library.

Children will be able to make and take pie during the event while listening to a pie-themed book. All supplies will be provided and the program is offered thanks to the support of the Friends of the Blanchard Library.

No advance registration is required to attend.

SAIL on to better health in series

The Blanchard Public Library seeks to inspire good health and physical fitness in the community through its upcoming series Staying Active and Independent for Life (SAIL).

The series starts at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, then runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Friday, Dec. 20 (there will be no class on Wednesday, Nov. 27 or Friday, Nov. 29, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.)

The program is designed for older adults and includes a series of programs that can be completed either sitting or standing. The series is based on improving strength, balance and fitness.

Each session will feature a warm-up time, stretching, cardio, balance and strengthening exercises and a cool-down period.

Advance registration is required to participate.

See what's happening at the library in November!

The Blanchard Public Library is a center of activity for members of the community, both through its vast collection of materials as well as a variety of program opportunities for all ages.

Some of the featured activities planned at the library during November include:

Young children and their families can visit on Monday mornings for Family Story Time, offered at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 4, 18 and 25 (but not Nov. 11 as the library is closed that day.) The Story Times feature songs, rhymes, flannel board fun, music and bubble time, as well as sensory activities and craft projects geared to preschool-age kids.

Afterschool activities are offered several days a week for slightly older children than these, including the science-centered Creative Building, at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, for children of all ages; and Lego WeDo 2.0, at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, for 2nd through 6th graders to work in teams of two with Lego kits and robotics. Limited to 16 participants.

And put on your dancing shoes for “Let’s Dance with Tippi Toes,” at 3:40 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25. Ages 7 to 12 will learn a few steps and about the joys of dance, self-expression and movement from the young dancers from the Tippi Toes dance academy in a special library event.

And there is plenty more going on for readers of all ages. Check out everything going on this month with the calendar of events available inside the library, or see our online calendar here.