BOONTON — The Holmes Public Library has planned several public programs for the month of April.
• Baby Story Time: Mondays, 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Storytime for babies ages 0 to 18 months and their caregivers. Join staff for nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, finger plays and movements.
• Storytimes: Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. or Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs, rhymes, and crafts for kids ages 18 months and up.
• Coding Club: Mondays, April 1, 8, 15 and 29, 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. In the coding club, kids will learn coding basics, complete hands-on activities, and work together to create fun programs. They will use block coding to create programs for the SPRK+ robots, and will dive into Scratch programming to create animated scenes, games, and short movies. Space is limited to 12 members, ages 8 through 13. Registration required.
• Lego Club: Wednesday, April 3 & 17, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Join with other Lego lovers and see what can be created. Ages five and up.
• Crafternoons: Wednesdays, April. 10 & 24, 4-5 p.m. Join with other crafters to complete a fun craft. The program is geared towards older crafters who have more scissor/glue experience as the crafts will be on the more complex side. Ages nine and up.
• Spring Break Movie Afternoon: Tuesday, April 16, 1:00 p.m.
A family-friendly movie will be shown and enjoy a snack. Kids ages seven and up. Registration required.
• Rainbow Slime: Thursday, April 18, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Do you love slime?! Join staff for some messy fun at the library. At the end of the session, participants will have their own fluffy, rainbow slime to take home. Ages nine and up Registration required.
• Pajama Storytime: Thursday, April 18, 6 to 6:30 p.m. Join staff for a special storytime. The group will read bedtime stories in PJs and do a fun craft.
• Earth Day Celebration: Monday, April 22, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day by joining staff in the Makerspace for fun, Earth Day-themed activities. All ages.
• Sewing with Jennie D: Six Fridays, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., beginning April 26. Join local sewing enthusiast Jennie for a 6-session sewing program. Learn sewing basics, such as threading the machine, loading bobbins, cutting fabric, different stitches, and sewing. For kids ages 8 & up. Participants attend all six sessions. There is a one-time $10.00 fee, payable at the first session, which covers materials for the entire series. Registration required.
All Ages Programs
• Maker Day is Friday, April 26, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Boontonites of all ages are invited to join the librarians and crafters for a drop-in day of crafting and tinkering. Once again, staff will bring tools equipment to make great stuff to take home. Drop-in ok.
• Yoga for Absolute Beginners: Mondays, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Instructor Laura will lead participants through a very gentle introduction to yoga asanas (poses) and terms. Bring a yoga mat or use staff’s. Wear comfortable clothing that allows you to stretch and move easily.
• Fiber Arts Club: Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Adults who enjoy any kind of portable fiber art/craft (e.g., knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning, sewing, embroidery, cross-stitch, etc.) are encouraged to bring their projects and join staff in the library’s lower level on Thursday evenings for crafting fun. Bring a favorite beverage; light refreshments will be served.
• Your Homemade Spa: Friday, April 26, 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. Hands-on workshop on creating homemade aromatherapy, soaps, and balms. Take home what you make. A light lunch will be served. Registration required.
• Understanding the Criminal Justice System: Monday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Long-time criminal defense lawyer, Tamra Katcher will lead a series of discussions on local and state criminal justice systems and procedures. The series will touch on specific types of offenses, including DWI, drug offenses, juvenile offenses, gun permitting, and domestic violence. The procedure for expungements may also be discussed. Any information relayed during the course of this series is not intended to be legal advice. Registration required.
The Holmes Public Library is located at 621 Main Street, Boonton. Click here for additional information.