BY TERI RANKEN YOUTH SERVICES MANAGER
February is always a month in flux – are we heading towards spring or holding on to winter? Regardless of which way we turn, the library has something of interest. We have books about ice fishing and snowflakes for those still enjoying winter. We also have books about raising chickens or about planning and planting a garden, for the spring fans. February is the perfect month to learn about something new.
This month the Youth Services Department is offering several interesting programs for young people. At 10:30 on Monday, February 13, the Missouri History Museum will present a program about the civil rights movement in St. Louis. An ACTivist (professional actor) will make the civil rights era come alive for students in fifth grade or higher. Registration is required from the library website at: http://ofpl.info/kids For more information call 618-632-3783 ext. 2.
Are your kids crazy about Pokémon? These little guys have been around for a long time. By now they should be middle-aged (can you see Pikachu with bifocals?) They say that everything old is new again and that must be the case with Pokémon. Join us for what we are calling a “Pokémon Extravaganza!” On Saturday, February 25, we will offer two sessions of Pokémon fun. You can choose to attend a session at 10:30 a.m. or one at 1:30 p.m. Each program will feature games, crafts, adventure, and plenty of fun. To register go to: http://ofpl.info/kids For more information call 618-632-3783 ext 2.
Budd Summers returns to the library for an evening of live music, food and drinks. Budd is a talented musician who has been described as a cross between Tom Waits and Taj Mahal. Come and mingle with old friends and make new ones at this after-hours, adult event on Friday, February 10, from 6:30 –8 p.m. No one under 21 will be admitted and no entry after 7 p.m.
Would you like an incredible workout that will engage you, challenge you, and change the way you exercise? Why not try Fusion Fit? This workout offers efficient ways to gain strength, muscle definition, endurance, flexibility, balance and overall mind-body health. The best part about this series (besides the incredible health and wellness benefits) is that it is FREE. Presented by ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Ryan Yoch, sessions will be offered on Monday, February 13, Thursday, March 16, and Thursday, April 20 from 6:30 –7:30 p.m. Fusion Fit is for adults 16-year old and older and each attendee is encouraged to bring a yoga mat or towel. Please register online soon, as space is limited. To register go to https://ofpl.info/events/fusion For more information call 632-3783.
There are many classes and programs offered every day at the library. Check us out at: https://ofpl.info/calendar