Library, Mountain West team up on travel

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The Library is teaming up with Mountain West Bank to tempt you to travel. As the Ponderay branch’s organization of the month, we will have a travel-themed display set up throughout the month of May — because, what better way to travel than through a book?

When Mountain West’s Ponderay branch manager Judy Baird contacted us, she said, “We knew we were doing a travel theme in May and I immediately thought of The Library. Growing up, I could travel anywhere through the adventures I experienced in books.”

Our travel-themed display will be up all month, but we will be there to help the bank ride their travel theme in a few different ways today, Friday, May 3. At 10:30 a.m., library volunteer Marie will be taking students on a trip with a special travel story time. From noon to 1 p.m. you can sign up for a library card and learn about the perks of being a card holder at our staffed sign-up table. Then, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. you can jump on the Bookmobile and browse books, movies, music, and more.

Take a trip to the Mountain West Bank Ponderay branch today.

East Bonner County Library District

schedule

• Fridays — Explore virtual reality (reserve sessions), 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; reserve a 15-minute session in the VR room at ebonnerlibrary.org/Events on the event listing. Information: Contact the Tech Desk 208-263-6930, ext.1251.

• Friday, May 3, and May 10 — Clark Fork Mother Goose,10:15 a.m. at the Clark Fork branch library. A special story time for babies and toddlers followed by 20 minutes of play time. There will be no Mother Goose after May 10. Stay tuned for the summer schedule, beginning in June. Information: 208-266-1321.

Satuirday, May 4 — Sandpoint Friends of the Library Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This month’s features include western mysteries, plants, and gardening books. All media is 10 for $1! Support your library while supporting your book habit.

• Saturdays — Explore virtual reality (drop-in sessions), 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; drop-in 15-minute sessions. First come, first served.

All ages welcome. Under 18 must accompany parent consent form. Under 10 must be accompanied by parent/legal guardian. Information: Contact the Tech Desk at 208-263-6930, ext.1251.

• Saturday, May 4 — Clark Fork Plant Swap, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Clark Fork branch library. Bring a plant to share OR take home a new plant for some fresh inspiration. Children’s potting activity also on Saturday, May 4, at the Clark Fork Library. Decorate a pot and plant a flower. Free for all ages. Information: 208-266-1321.

• Saturday, May 4 — Bella Note music concert, 10:30 a.m., in the glass children’s area. Performance followed by a music class. Information: 208-263-6930, ext. 1211; or suzanne@ebonnerlibrary.org.

• Saturdays — Explore virtual reality (reserve sessions), 2-4 p.m.. Reserve a 15-minute session in the new VR room at ebonnerlibrary.org/Events on the event listing. Information: Contact the Tech Desk at 208-263-6930, ext.1251.

• Monday, May 6 — Mother’s Day Bath Salts for Kids, 3:30 p.m. in Community Room B. Give your mom the gift of relaxation — make homemade bath salts. Free family fun with a craft to take home. Limited supplies. First come, first served. Information, 208-263-6930, ext. 1211; or suzanne@ebonnerlibrary.org.

• Tuesdays — Mother Goose, 10 a.m. Stories and singing for babies and toddlers 0-3 years old and their caregivers with stay & play until 10:40 a.m. Information: 208-263-6930, ext. 1211; or email suzanne@ebonnerlibrary.org.

• Tuesdays — Preschool Story Time, 11 a.m., in the glass children’s area. Stories and crafts for kids and their caregivers. Information: 208-263-6930, ext. 1211; or suzanne@ebonnerlibrary.org.

• Tuesdays — Explore virtual reality (drop-in sessions), 3-6 p.m., drop-in 15-minute sessions. First come, first served. All ages welcome. Under 18 must accompany parent consent form. Youth under 10 years old must be accompanied by parent/legal guardian. Information: Contact the Tech Desk 208-263-6930, ext.1251.

• Tuesdays — MAGIC the Gathering. 3:30-5 PM in Community Room A. Teens play the game, MAGIC the Gathering. Information: 208-263-6930, ext. 1245; or email kimber@ebonnerlibrary.org.

• Tuesdays — Away with Words, 5:30 p.m., in the YA reading area, a creative writing workshop for teens with Beth Weber.

Whether you are a poet, penner of short stories, or working on the great American novel, join us at the library to make your literary endeavor come to life. Information: kimber@ebonnerlibrary.org or 208-263-6930, ext. 1245.

• Wednesday, May 8 — Arts, Crafts, & Creations, 4 p.m., in the Teen Lounge. Make acrylic pour paintings for Mother’s Day. Information: 208-263-6930, ext. 1245; or kimber@ebonnerlibrary.org.

• Wednesday, May 8 — 3D Printing Club, 4:30-6 p.m. in the VR Room. Drop in the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month to join us at our 3D Printing Club. Collaborate with others and learn more from staff about 3D printing and design. A few laptops will be provided or you may bring your own device. Open to all ages and skill levels. Information: 208-263-6930, ext. 1251.

• Thursday, May 9 — Thursday Movie Matinee, “Narnia”, 3:15 p.m. at the Clark Fork branch library. Free family-friendly movie screenings on Thursday. Upcoming movies include: May 16, “The Lion King”; May 23, “Indiana Jones”; May 30, “How to Train Your Dragon”. Information: 208-266-1321.

• Saturday, May 11 — Get Growing at The Library, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the lobby and garden. Get a jump on spring. Bring a plant take a plant, exchange seeds, make a worm composting box, plant a flower for Mom, learn about native plants how to make good garden soil and save seed. A partnership of the Library and the Sandpoint Seed Library. Information: 208-265-2665.

• Saturday, May 11 — eSports League at The Library, 1 p.m. in Community Room A. Making eSports available to high school gamers by facilitating healthy competition on a varsity level in a comfortable environment is the mission of the HSEL.

The Library is partnering with the SHS eSports team to further that mission. Information: dalton.hawkins@lposd.org

• Saturday, May 11 — violin ensembles, 2 p.m.in the lobby. Ruth Klinginsmith’s violin performance group will stop by The Library for a performance during their tour around Sandpoint. Information: 208-263-6930, ext. 1211; or suzanne@ebonnerlibrary.org.

• StoryWalk — Pages from a children’s book are posted along a trail for a fun, family experience. Enjoy “They All Saw A Cat” by Brendan Wenzel at Dover City Park and “The Water Hole” by Grahame Base at McNearney Park.

Read, connect, and get outside at a StoryWalk, a partnership of The Library, Kaniksu Land Trust, city of Dover, and city of Ponderay. For more information, visit Facebook.com/BonnerStoryWalk.

Marcy Timblin is in charge of public relations, marketing & community development for the East Bonner County Library District. She can be reached at 208-208- 208-208-263-6930, ext. 1204.

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