Atlantic Public Library Director Natalie Struecker updated the City Council Wednesday night on activities at the library over the next couple of months. Many of the activities, she said focus on things for kids to do. Including special program from Iowa Public Television [IPTV] at 2:15-p.m., on Jan. 20th.
Struecker says they’ll also be celebrating “Winnie the Pooh Day” for Pre-K through 3rd graders on Jan. 25th, at 3:30-p.m., and making Valentines Feb. 9th at 3:30-p.m. for grades K-through 3. Later on in February (the 22nd, at 3:30-p.m.), the Atlantic Public Library will host “Fairytale Day.” There are activities designed for those in their “Tween” years, as well, including Harry Potter Trivia and Coding.
Adults have no shortage of activities at the library. Struecker says a new group “Coloring and Conversation” has formed. They meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, from 9:30-until 11-a.m, on the 1st Thursday, and from 5:30-until 7:30-p.m. on the third Thursday. Supplies will be provided. There are also Technology classes, including one for those who want to learn about their Iphone and Ipad. Those sessions are set for today (Thursday, 1/7), at 2-p.m., and Monday, Feb. 15th, at 6-p.m.
Android Smartphone and Tablet users can learn more about those devices 2-p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14th and on Monday, Feb. 29th, at 6-p.m. Adults can also learn how to download books. The next session is Feb. 18th at 4-p.m. Representatives with the Alzheimer’s Association will be at the Atlantic Public Library Jan. 12th, beginning at 2-p.m. to talk about the 10 warning signs of memory loss.
Struecker also spoke about their online tutoring service called “HelpNow.” She said students grade K-through those in their second year of college can connect with a live tutor from 2-pm until 11-pm every day of the week. All you need to use the service is your library card number.
For more information on programs and activities at the Atlantic Public Library, go to www.atlantic.lib.ia.us , or call 243-5466.