Color Your World … Outside the Lines
The old black-and-white image of libraries is that they are quiet places where books are housed and stern librarians shush talkative patrons. The colorful reality of libraries, however, is that they are vibrant centers for learning, exploring, dreaming and community building.
During the week of Sept. 13-19, Rolling Hills Library is joining with more than 160 libraries in the United States, Canada and Australia in urging the public to take a fresh look at libraries. “Outside the Lines” is a weeklong celebration highlighting the innovation happening in libraries.
“We want people to see public libraries as places of creativity and imagination, where they can relax, learn new things and try something different,” library Director Michelle Mears said.
The library will have a series of free programs for children and adults under the theme of “Color Your World … Outside the Lines.” The events include:
- An afterschool art program for ages 4 and older at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Savannah Branch, 514 W. Main.
- A craft program for all ages to crochet autumn headbands at 6 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Savannah Branch.
- A craft program for teens to make colorful collages 5-7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Belt Branch.
- A painting class for all skill levels to create a fun painting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Belt Branch, 1904 N. Belt.
- A special Storytime for preschoolers that includes four colorful crafts at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the Belt Branch Upper Story, 1906A N. Belt.
- A Classy Seniors program that shows how colorful scarves can enhance personal style at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Savannah Branch.
- A buffet of tasty gluten-free dishes for the public to sample at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Savannah Branch.
- A Classy Seniors program open to all adults that will feature the latest craze of adult coloring pages at 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Belt Branch.
Some programs require advanced registration because of limited seating. More information about the programs and registration can be found at http://rhcl.libcal.com/calendar/events.