For parents who are looking for activities to do with their children during Thanksgiving break, the Sherman & Ruth Weiss Community Library is offering a number of choices.
On Monday, Nov. 25, at 10:30 a.m. parents and children can watch the movie “Mary Poppins Returns” in the library Community Room. The movie takes the audience beyond the original Mary Poppins story when Michael Banks is a bank teller who is now an adult with three children. He learns that his house will be repossessed in five days unless he can repay a loan. His only hope is to find a missing certificate that shows proof of valuable shares that his father left him years earlier. Just as all seems lost, Michael and his sister receive the surprise of a lifetime when Mary Poppins — the beloved nanny from their childhood — arrives to save the day and take the Banks family on a magical, fun-filled adventure. The movie is rated PG; free popcorn is served.
Another Thanksgiving activity is the Pre-School Storytime, presented by Northwest Connection Family Resources, at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 (and every Tuesday). The program is geared toward toddlers and preschoolers, but can be a great place for infants and their caregivers, too. Each program includes a story and a craft.
Due to popular demand, the library also will hold Jewelry MakerSpace: Christmas Jewelry from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, in the Community Room. Led by artist and jewelry maker Agnes Bearheart-Smith, the workshop will focus on jewelry suitable for Christmas or any day. Supplies and tools will be provided. A donation of $5 is suggested to cover the cost of supplies or bring your own if you prefer. This could be a great way to make presents for friends and family. Please preregister by Nov. 23 by calling or stopping by the library.
The fourth program we have for the family is the Lego Club, will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26. All kids ages 3 to 18 are invited (children under the age of 12 must have adult supervision). A theme or challenge will be presented, followed by 40 minutes of free build. All Legos are provided. Lego creations will be displayed in the children’s room for several weeks after each program. Anyone wishing to donate Legos to the collection or contribute funds for the Lego Club, may submit them to the library marked as such.
For more information any programs, call the library at (715) 634-2161 or visit weisscommunitylibrary.com.