Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Help with Homelessness in Provo

From "The Weightier Matters" we get the following wonderful post.  Thanks, Heather, for sharing with us!

We are trying to raise money (and awareness) to provide emergency shelter for the homeless in the Provo area during the winter months. Would you consider sharing this blog and/or donating just $5? [Link at end of blog post] The money goes to the Provo Food and Care Coalition--a legit non-profit organization that currently offers meals and some shelter, but doesn't have space or funding for the many people in need. All funds would be used for motel vouchers or bus fare to the Salt Lake shelter.
My husband has been writing a series of blog posts on the topic of homelessness, starting with this one:  The Weightier Matters


Monday, December 15, 2014

FREE Concert Tonight; A.F. Library

The American Fork Children's Choir and UFO HUM (Ukes for Others) present a free Christmas Concert at the American Fork Library, 7 pm on Monday, December 15th.

Please join us for Christmas favorites . . .

Do You Hear What I Hear?
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Little Drummer Boy
Silver Bells
Jingle Bell Rock
Shepherd Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep
The Friendly Beasts
Come Running, You Shepherds
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Away in a Manger
Silent Night
. . . and the premiere of a new chorusical, Shepherds and Angels Sing.

https://www.facebook.com/AFChildrensChoir

http://afcity.org/Departments/ArtsCouncil/Departments/ChildrensChoir/tabid/357/Default.aspx

Monday, December 1, 2014

Orem City Library On-going Events

Storytime & Laptime at the Orem Library

Laptime: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10:00am in Ship's Cove. A 20 minute program for babies, toddlers & their caregivers with songs, fingerplays & short stories to introduce our youngest patrons to the world of words.
Storytime: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10:30am in the Storytelling Wing. A 30 minute program for preschoolers & young school age children with stories, puppets & activities to engage youngsters & highlight the joys of books & storytelling.
Bilingual Storytime:  3rd Wednesday of each month at 10:30 AM in the Storytelling Wing.  Once a month, come experience a special bilingual session of story time! Talented storytellers introduce the audience to words & phrases in Spanish through terrific books & music (.)
Saturday Storytime:  Every Saturday at 10:30 AM in the Media Auditorium.  Saturday Storytime introduces reading to children through games, toys and a variety of fun picture books and stories.

Chess for Kids & Open Chess

Want to stretch your mind and improve your mad game skills? Come to the Main Library on any Thursday for your chance! Volunteers are available for help with Kid’s Chess from 4-6pm.  Bring your own board if possible, and meet on the North Wing Mezzanine, or come to Open Chess from 6:00 - 9:00 pm in the Book Discussion room in the South Wing.

Shared Reading

We don’t just do summer reading programs here. Our Shared Reading program is designed to help your child keep up the good reading all year-round. The simple program encourages you and your child to become reading partners, as together you set reading goals and talk about what you read. You can create your own reward system for meeting your goals, but the library, through generous donations from local businesses, also provides several prizes for your child to choose from once a month.  Sign up at the Children’s Reference Desk.

Children's and Teen Summer Reading Programs and Rewards

Each year, starting in early June, you can sign up for Summer Reading at the Orem Library!  Kids and teens can earn weekly rewards such as coupons to local restaurants, arcades and museums when they set and meet reading goals. Come to the library often throughout June and July to attend a variety of free programs for kids and teens, including storytimes, games, art workshops and other events.

Film Screenings

Catch regular screenings of Hollywood classics, blockbuster hits, and the finest of cinema from around the world each week, Monday at 6:30 PM, Friday mornings at 10:00 and Friday evenings at 6:30 PM in the Media Auditorium.  And don't miss Dr. Dean Duncan's film presentations the second Friday of each month.

See:  Orem Library for more information

Friday, November 21, 2014

Orem Library Events

Mon., November 17: ESL Class 9:00am
Mon., November 17: Music and Movement 10:00am
Mon., November 17: Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope (PG) 6:30pm
Mon., November 17: The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship: Aspen Winds and Rachel Hedman 7:00pm

Children enjoying Orem Library Event

Tue., November 18: Pins & Needles 7:00pm
Tue., November 18: SCBWI 7:00pm
Wed., November 19: ESL Class 9:00am
Wed., November 19: R. E. A. D. 4:00-5:30pm
Wed., November 19: Utah Valley Writers 6:00pm
Wed., November 19: RISE Institute for Literacy 7:00pm
Thu., November 20: Preschool Vision Screening 10:00-11:30am
Thu., November 20: Kids Chess 4:00pm
Thu., November 20: Open Chess 6:00pm
Thu., November 20: Hope After Suicide 7:00pm
Thu., November 20: Book Launch: Drops of Awesome by Kathryn Thompson 7:00pm
Fri., November 21: Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (PG) 6:30pm
Sat., November 22: Saturday Storytime 10:30am
Sat., November 22: Bob Peterson and Friends 2:00pm

Mon., November 24: ESL Class 9:00am
Mon., November 24: Film Screening: Star Wars, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (PG) 6:30pm
Mon., November 24: Derek Banks, Piano Prodigy 7:00pm
Tue., November 25: Pins & Needles 7:00pm
Wed., November 26: ESL Class 9:00am
Wed., November 26: Library Closes at 6:00pm
Thu. and Fri., November 27 & 28: Library Closed for Thanksgiving
Sat., November 29: Saturday Storytime 10:30am

Thank you,

Orem Public Library
www.oremlibrary.org

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Homeschool If You Can!

It's been a while since I've posted on here.  My time has been spent on a few other sites.  But, today I'll share a brief message about homeschooling.  HOMESCHOOL IF YOU CAN!  That's it.  :)

Look into it.  It's WONDERFUL!

Here's my personal journey:

I raised three children alone (from ages 6, 4 and 3) on a very limited budget, but we home schooled.  That has made ALL of the difference!

We were closer as a family.  We worked and learned together.  We found ways to serve and to develop individual gifts and talents.

I have NO regrets.  I spent time with my children while they were growing.  I was able to teach and nurture and love them in a way that I couldn't have had they been gone for 6 or more hours per day.

Sure, it was challenging.  Somedays I didn't know if I had the energy to do it all. (Single parenting is hard enough.)  But, family devotional and prayer in the morning inevitably boosted my spirits or taught me something that I needed to be reminded of.

My children are all now grown.  The oldest, a 20 yr. old daughter, just returned from an LDS Mission to Virginia and North Carolina.  She's working at a job she loves (BYU Motion Picture Studio) and will be going back up to BYU-Idaho in January.  (A WONDERFUL place to attend college.) She's a delight, good natured, wise beyond her years, helpful around the home, a beautiful seamstress, creative, artistic, musical and even-tempered.

My second child, a son, graduated early from high school (he had a few classes there his Jr. year), has been working full-time for a computer company, and will be leaving next week to serve as an LDS Missionary in Idaho and Oregon.  He is very excited and very ready. He's a self-starter, self-learner and...he's the one I ask when I can't figure something out.  His brain works that way; incredible.

My youngest, another daughter, turned 17 in June.  She graduated early from high school as well - at age 16.  She has been in several performing groups and is a talented actor, singer, and dancer.  She's outgoing and loves and cares about people.  She's also sensitive and intuitive and has been gifted to find jobs where she could be with those needing extra friendship and care.  She's also the one who mowed the 2-acre lawn on the riding mower each week at age 12, and has cared for many cats, dogs, hamsters, fish, and guinea pigs.  

All of my children have had to learn how to work hard, how to serve, how to help around the house, how to cook, clean, care for others', and be frugal.

It's not been easy.  I'll be the first to tell you that.  I've blogged on some of my other sites about the importance of marriage and family, because I know first-hand, how much children suffer when they don't have a father in the home for them.

But, we're also better for the wear.  We've learned things through our suffering that we may not have learned otherwise.  We're more aware of the sufferings and struggles of others.  And, we're learned to turn to the Lord in all things.  He has been a vital part of our learning, growing, and overcoming.

The reason I want everyone to home school is that the rewards of so doing are marvelous.  The trials may be there as well.  Inspiration is needful as each child learns and develops unique gifts and talents etc., but...it strengthens the family.  Friendships are forged with siblings in a way that they otherwise might not.  And, children are able to learn and grow and develop in a safe and loving environment where the Spirit of the Lord dwells.

Yes, someday they will have to go out into the 'world' (I have heard that argument many, many times.)  But, why send them out before they are ready?  Before they are developed and nurtured enough with family values to be able to withstand the things they will be faced with?

How many of us would pluck up a plant that is barely beginning to grow?  We shouldn't do that with children either.  Keep them at home as long as you can.  Teach them in the right ways so that they can then be amazing learners, workers, with integrity and values, so that they can then go out into the world and make it a better place.

Heidi

Thursday, August 28, 2014

BEST Homeschooling Books For Sale

Here are some of our FAVORITE Homeschooling (and other) books.  Kids have graduated. We're simplifying. Also included are some of Grandpa's books from his many years of being a University Engineering Professor, Entrepreneur, Educator, Life-long learner.  (We're trying to help him downsize as well.)
Find contact info. for me on our FB group (see to the right).
Thanks, Heidi G., Founder "Utah Valley Homeschoolers) 
(or...if you live in Utah County, you can text me:  801-607-1520)

Favorite Books about 'Why' and "How' to Homechool:
Better Late than Early:  A New Approach to Your Child’s Education (Raymond and Dorothy Moore)
The Unschooling Handbook:  How to Use the Whole World as Your Child’s Classroom
The Teenage Liberation Handbook:  How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education SOLD
The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook  (Dorothy and Raymond Moore)
Free at Last:  The Sudbury Valley School
Family Matters; Why Homeschooling Makes Sense  (David Guterson)
Dumbing Us Down:  The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling- 2 copies
Dumbing Down our Kids:  Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves But Can’t Read, Write, or Add (Charles Sykes)
Choose to Learn; Teaching for Success Every Day.  (Russell T. Osguthorpe, Lolly S. Osguthorpe)
Insult to Intelligence:  The Bureaucratic Invasion of our Classrooms (and testing) 2 copies
A Place Called School:  Prospects for the Future
Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World 
Nobody Don’t Love Nobody: Lessons on Love from the School With No Name
Making Minds Less Well Educated than our Own
The Right Choice, The incredible failure of Public Education and the Rising Hope of Home Schooling, (Christopher Klicka) 
 

Body/Mind:
Learning with the Body in Mind: The Scientific Basis for Energizers, Movement, Play, Games and Physical Education
Brain Gym:  Teacher’s Edition (Revised)
The 4Mat System: Teaching to Learning Styles With Righ-Left Mode Techniques
Building on Children’s Strengths:  The Experience of Project Spectrum
Project Spectrum:  Preschool Assessment Handbook
The Learning Revolution:  A Life-Long Learning Program for the World’s Finest Computer Your Amazing Brain
Music and the Mind (Michael Ballam) (audio cassette)
How to Lower Your Fat Thermostat
Color Your Future, Using the Color Code to Strengthen Your Character (Taylor Hartman, Ph.D.)
Discover Your Child's Learning Style; Children Learn in Unique Ways - Here's the Key to Every Child's Learning Success

Math:
Mathematics for the Million:  How to Master the Magic of Numbers

About Education and Reform:
The Unschooled Mind; How Children Think & How Schools Should Teach, Howard Gardner 
Closing of the American Mind, An unparalleled reflection on today's intellectual and moral climate.  Allan Bloom
Disrupting Class:  How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns (Clayton Christensen)
The Exhausted School; The First National Grassroots Speakout on the Right to School Choice., Carnegie Hall, NYC
John Locke; Some Thoughts Concerning Education and...Of the conduct of the Understanding.  
Outcome Based Education, Understanding the Truth about Education Reform
The Whole Language OBE Fraud: The Shocking Story of How America is Being Dumbed Down by It’s own Education System-
    (by Samuel Blumenfield)
The End of Education:  Redefining the Value of School, (Neil Postman)
Careers:  A Guide for Parents and Counselors.  (Darryl Laramore) 

Leadership:
Thomas Jefferson on Leadership:  Executive Lessons from His Life and Letters

Noah Plan:
Noah Plan –English Language Curriculum Guide- The Principle Approach ($25.00)
Noah Plan –Mathematics Curriculum Guide – The Principle Approach–k-12 ($25.00)

Literature:
The Little Prince (Antoine De Saint-Exupery)
The Truth About Sparrows.  (Marian Hale)
Believing Christ, The parable of the bicycle and other good news (Stephen E. Robinson)
Exploring Life Through Literature ($20.00, hardback, 1955)

LDS
Preach My Gospel, Large Manual 

America, Freedom:
The Myth of Separation, What is the Correct Relationship between Church and State (David Barton)
Putting Democracy to Work
The Purpose of Education in American Democracy (hardcover)
The Next American Frontier (Robert Reich) 
America: To Pray or Not to Pray; A statistical look at what happened when religious principles were separated from public affairs 
     (by David Barton) 
The Cleansing of America, Cleon Skousen

Reading/Writing:
Write From the Start, Tapping Into Your Child's Natural Writing Ability (Donald Graves, Virginia Stuart)
A Collection of Reading for Writers; A Complete Course in Freshman English, 1949
Writing to Learn; How to Write - and Think - Clearly about any subject at all.  William Zinsser. 
 
Montessori Books:
The Secret of Childhood (Maria Montessori) SOLD
The Absorbent Mind (Maria Montessori)
Dr. Montessori’s own handbook, (Maria Montessori)
The Montessori Method (Maria Montessori)
The Discovery of the Child (Maria Montessori)
Montessori Today: A Comprehensive Approach to Education (Mari Montessori)
The Joyful Child, Essential Montessori (magazine with products) (free w/purchase)
Child of the World (magazine with listed product ideas) (free with other books)
The Essential Montessori, An Introduction to the Woman, the Writings, the Methoc, and the Movement (Elizabeth G. Hainstock)
Montessori for the New Millenium: Practical Guidance on the Teaching and Education of Children of All Ages, Based on a Rediscovery of the True  Principles and Vision of Maria Montessori

Gifts, Talents, Strengths, Disabilities:
Why give ‘gifts’ to the Gifted?:  Investing in a National Resource
Your Spiritual Gifts can help your Church Grow
Simple Steps to Impossible Dreams:  The 15 Power Secrets of the World’s Most Successful People
Soar with your Strengths:  A Simple Yet Revolutionary Philosophy of Business and Management
Your Natural Gifts:  How to Recognize and Develop them for Success and Self-Fulfillment
They’re Not Dumb: They’re Different:  Stalking the Second Tier (Occassional Paper on Neglected Problems in Science Ed.) 5 copies
Help for the Hopeless Child:  A Guide for Families

Teaching, Learning
How to Tutor (Samuel L. Blumenfeld)
Teaching to the Brain's Natural Learning Systems.  (Barbara K. Given)
All Kinds of Minds:  A Young Student’s Book about Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders
Learning to Learn, 1996
The Teaching-Learning Process, Keystones of Education Series, James L. Kuethe
Teaching as a Subversive Activity, A no-holds-barred assault on outdated teaching methods - with dramatic and practical proposals 
        on how education can be made relevant to today's world.  Neil Postman & Charles Weingartner 
Motivation; Psychological and Educational Implications.  (Melvin H. Marx, Tom N. Tombaugh) 
Teaching Thinking, (Edward de Bono)
Constructivism and the Technology of Instruction:  A Conversation
Conscientious Objections:  Stirring Up Trouble About Language, Technology and Education  (Neil Postman) 
To Think  (Frank Smith) 
Why Read?  (Mark Edmundson) 
Engaging the Online Learner:  Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction 
 
Entrepreneurship etc.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship, (Peter Drucker)
In China’s Shadow; The Crisis of American Entrepreneurship (Reed Hundt)
The Work of Nations:  Preparing Ourselves for 21st Century Capitalism
The Entrepreneurial Imperative; How America’s Economic Miracle Will Reshape the World)
The World is Flat; A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century (Thomas L. Friedman)
  
Scouting:
Merit Badge Handbooks “Inventing” – (have 7 of them) 

OTHER:
The Game of Work:  How to Enjoy Work as Much as Play
Influence:  The Psychology of Persuasion

Technology, E-Learning Etc.
147 Practical Tips for Teaching Online Groups; Essentials of Web-Based Education.  (Donald Hanna, Dudka, Runker)
Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace; Effective Strategies for the Classroom.  (Rena M. Palloff, Keith Pratt)
Michael Allen's Guide to e-Learning; Building Interactive, Fun, and Effective Learning Programs for Any Company. 
Designing World-Class E-Learning; How IBM, GE, Harvard Business School, & Columbia University are Succeeding at e-Learning
       (Roger C. Schank, Ph.D.) 2 copies
Building Learning Communities in Cyberspace, (Effective Strategies for the Online Classroom)

Family History
Getting It Right: The Definitive Guide to Recording Family History Accurately. (Mary H. Slawson)


 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Orem Library May Events

Mon., May 5: ESL Class 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon., May 5: Film Screening: Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) 6:30 pm
Mon., May 5: BYU Kinnect Dance Performance for Children and Families 7:00 pm
Tues., May 6: Timpanogos High School Choir Performance 7:00 pm
Tues., May 6: Informational Citizenship Meeting 7:00 pm
Weds., May 7: ESL Class 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Weds., May 7: Utah County Men's Choir Performance 7:00 pm
Thurs., May 8: Communication Styles of Men and Women 7:00 pm
Fri., May 9: Elder Quest Screening 2:00 pm
Fri., May 9: Film Screening: The Human Comedy (1943) 6:30 pm
Sat., May 10: Saturday Storytime 10:30 am
Sat., May 10: Tumbleweeds Film Festival Screening: Shorts 2:00 pm

Orem Public Library
www.oremlibrary.org

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Timpanogos Cave

Timp Cave
Hike Timpanogos Cave -

opening again in the Spring


Provo Beach Resort


FUN FOR ALL AGES


"Provo Beach is Utah’s destination for family fun and excitement. We feature a Flowrider, miniature croquet, bowling, golf simulators, Utah’s largest family ropes-course, arcade, great food and more! We also have private rooms for birthday parties, and corporate or special events. At Provo Beach you’ll find something for everyone!"
Provo Beach Resort

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Covey Center for the Arts; Provo

ongoing events, classes, activities


BYU Young Ambassadors; Jan. 14



BYU Museum of Art "Sacred Gifts"

CARL BLOCH
HEINRICH HOFMANN
& FRANS SCHWARTZ



Tubing at Soldier Hollow

Tubing at Soldier Hollow (Provo Canyon) (a favorite thing to do - rope tow pulls you up the hill.)
Tubing at Soldier Hollow


Cross-Country Skiing

Winter Homeschooling Conference and Family Ball

Saturday, January 25th

Winter Homeschooling Conference and Family Ball

Weber State University, Ogden

Heber Valley Railroad

Heber Valley Railroad
Heber Valley Railroad

Train Rides

Pleasant Grove Youth Theater

Pleasant Grove Youth Theater
Youth Theater

Center Stage

Family Activities in Utah Valley

Museum of Ancient Life; Thanksgiving Point
Family Activities in Utah Valley

Things to See and Do


Utah Valley Calendar of Events

Sledding
Utah Valley Calendar of Events

2014

American Fork Symphony Auditions

American Fork Symphony
Youth are invited to audition for the American Fork Symphony:

Applications due:  Jan 17
Auditions Jan. 25

Audition Form:


Lehi City - Youth Programs - Sign Language

gymnastics classes
Lehi City - Youth Programs
Sign Language Classes


Sign Language
Babysitting Certification
Gymnastics
Hunter Safety
Martial Arts
Snowboard and Ski School
Itty Bitty Ball
etc.



Springville Art Museum - Family Program, Events

Youth & Family Programs






Community & Family Night
Join us for Community and Family Night at the Springville Museum of Art for an evening of fun and entertainment every first Monday of the month from 6-8 pm. The evening begins with an interesting and often interactive presentation by a local artist. In the past we have had scupltor Korry Bird, quilter Marsha Harward, Illustrator Bryan Beus, and even a comicstrip artist Todd McAllister. The artist is followed by some form of entertainment ranging from vocal groups to dance and even Karate demonstrations. A hands-on art project led by the Museum’s Art Educators will inspire participants to explore their creative side. The Museum will remain open until 8 pm, to allow visitors extra time to walk through the galleries and enjoy the exhibitions currently on display.

Springville Art Museum

Springville Art Museum:
Ongoing Classes, Events, Activities

Provo City - YOUTH and Adult Classes

Ice Skating - Provo Rec
Provo City Dept. of Recreation:

Youth and Adult Classes



Thanksgiving Point

farm country
Thanksgiving Point

YOUTH CLASSES
of all sorts:
sports
arts
crafts
science
farm days
holidays
cooking
gardening
etc.


SCERA YOUTH CLASSES

Scera Youth Classes:
Drama
Dance
Art
Music
Puppetry
etc.

ARTS EDUCATION FOR HOME SCHOOL FAMILIES


DAYTIME OPTIONS WINTER 2014

WINTER SEMESTER:  Week of January 6 - Week of May 5 


Scera Youth Classes:
BLOCK SCHEDULING NOW AVAILABLE!  download and print our easy-to-follow schedule.  There is a Monday morning schedule or a Tuesday afternoon schedule with classes for age groups 6-11 and 12-17.  The programs and times are designed so that you could do a three-hour block of classes on one day.  There will be a room designated for home school families during the three-hour block where you can "hang out" while your children are in class.  You can bring snacks, do school work, catch up with fellow homeschool moms or just relax.  WIFI is available.

DISCOUNTS:  We offer a $5 monthly tuition discount if you register three or more siblings or have an individual child who is signed up for three or more classes.     

LDS Homeschooling Conference

LDS Homeschooling Conference
August 8-9, 2014

Orem Library - Calendar of Events

Orem Library:  Calendar of Events


Orem Library Ongoing Programs


Orem City Library: Ongoing Programs


WEBSITE:


Library Book and Media Sale

Looking for great deals on used books, movies and other media?  Want to help support the library and its programs?  Check out our monthly book and media sale near the library foyer.  Proceeds from the sale support Orem Public Library by helping to fund library projects and programs.  Great bargains starting at 50 cents.  Magazines and empty DVD and CD cases sell for 10 cents each.
Look for great finds and support the Library!  Thanks for your support!
New items put out daily (if available & as space allows) : December 3rd to 13th  (Hint :  look for the "New Today" shelf labels.)
Regular prices : December 3rd - 23rd
1/2 price sale : December 27th - 28th (library closed 24th - 26th)
$1.00 per bag : December 30th
Leftovers free : December 31st
Shelves will be restocked on January 2nd, 2014
New items out : Jan 2nd -- 10th
Regular prices : Jan 2nd -- 25th
1/2 price :  Jan 27th --29th
$1/bag :  Jan 30th
Free : Jan 31st
Shelves restocked : Feb 1st

Storytime & Laptime at the Orem Library

Laptime: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10:00am in Ship's Cove. A 20 minute program for babies, toddlers & their caregivers with songs, fingerplays & short stories to introduce our youngest patrons to the world of words.
Storytime: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10:30am in the Storytelling Wing. A 30 minute program for preschoolers & young school age children with stories, puppets & activities to engage youngsters & highlight the joys of books & storytelling.
Bilingual Storytime: Once a month, come experience a special bilingual session of story time! Talented storytellers introduce the audience to words & phrases in Spanish through terrific books & music (3rd Wednesday of each month in the Storytelling Wing.)
Special Needs Storytime:  Special Needs Storytime introduces reading  to children with special needs and their families.  Children learn through games, toys and a variety of fun picture books and stories. (2nd Saturday of the Month in the Media Auditorium.)

Chess for Kids & Open Chess

Want to stretch your mind and improve your mad game skills? Come to the Main Library on any Thursday for your chance! Volunteers are available for help with Kid’s Chess from 4-6pm.  Bring your own board if possible, and meet on the North Wing Mezzanine, or come to Open Chess from 6:00 - 9:00 pm in the Book Discussion room in the South Wing.

Shared Reading

We don’t just do summer reading programs here. Our Shared Reading program is designed to help your child keep up the good reading all year-round. The simple program encourages you and your child to become reading partners, as together you set reading goals and talk about what you read. You can create your own reward system for meeting your goals, but the library, through generous donations from local businesses, also provides several prizes for your child to choose from once a month.  Sign up at the Children’s Reference Desk.

Children's and Teen Summer Reading Programs and Rewards

Each year, starting in early June, you can sign up for Summer Reading at the Orem Library!  Kids and teens can earn weekly rewards such as coupons to local restaurants, arcades and museums when they set and meet reading goals. Come to the library often throughout June and July to attend a variety of free programs for kids and teens, including storytimes, games, art workshops and other events.

Film Screenings

Catch regular screenings of Hollywood classics, blockbuster hits, and the finest of cinema from around the world each week, Monday at 6:30 PM, Friday mornings at 10:00 and Friday evenings at 6:30 PM in the Media Auditorium.  And don't miss Dr. Dean Duncan's film presentations the second Friday of each month.
WEBSITE:
http://www.oremlibrary.org/index.php/calendarfind-upcoming-events/ongoing-programs