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.

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