They Touched My Heart- Haiti
Sue Calkins, an Ashford resident, will talk about her time spent volunteering at the Crèche, an orphanage in Haiti, as well as share photos of the children. She spent 3 1/2 months there this year and plans to return for a month in the fall. Sue is helping to develop the Mother’s Heart Program that is bringing volunteers to the Crèche to nurture the children.
Saturday, September 28th at 12
Harvest Black-Out Poetry
We will use old newspapers and books and provide you with a giant Sharpie. Open to young adults and adults. Bring your creativity! Friday, October 11th at 4:30
Friends Book Sale
The Friends of the Babcock Library will hold their annual Book Sale October 18 to October 20. Please stay tuned for hours of the sale. Books, DVDs, audios, and library bags will be available for purchase.
Bring in your Scarecrow during the week of October 20. Scarecrows must be free standing, we will not provide props to stand the scarecrow up.
Bring in your largest sunflower head, anytime during the week of October 20! We will measure your sunflower head; if your sunflower head is the biggest of all the entries, you will be declared the winner.
Bring in your book themed decorated pumpkin anytime during the week of October 20. No carved pumpkins allowed.
Come vote Saturday, October 26 from 9 am to 12 noon. Winners will be announced at 12:30 pm on Saturday, October 26. Open to all ages.
Alice’s Ordinary People
Screening with Filmmaker Craig Dudnik
Join us and Craig to hear about and see his film. Alice Tregay’s story: Ordinary people effecting extraordinary change for human rights. Five decades of fearless activism and continuing relevance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the ongoing fight for justice.
Wednesday, November 20 at 6:00
Adult Craft Program
Come join us and create a beautiful Sunflower Wreath, registration is required! Wednesday, October 16th at 6:00.
The knitting club meets every Wednesday at 1:00 pm, everyone is always welcome whether you already know how to knit or you want to learn. Come and join our knitting group.
Learn to Play the Ukulele
Sue Way will instruct students on how to play and tune a Ukulele. Participants must have a valid library card in good standing for this program. Program is designed for participants 9 years old and up. (Yes, adults are welcome!)Registration is required.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays starting at 12:30 pm until 4 pm
Craft Projects and Activities
For ages 5 and up.
Friday, September 27th at 4:00 Fall Craft
Friday, October 11th at 4:00 Sunflower Head Craft
Friday, October 25th at 4:00 Monster Mask
Friday, November 8th at 4:00 Turkey Pinecone
Friday, November 22nd at 4:00 Hand Turkey
Friday Movies start at 4:00 the 1st and 3rd Friday, bring a comfortable blanket to sit on and watch the movie with your library friends. September 6th – November 15th
Read to Me!
Come join us as we read either A Curious George or Arthur story, followed by a craft. For ages 5-7 and their adult companions. Wednesdays at 4:30
Drop In Crafts
Stop by the library anytime during the week and make the craft project for the week. This is a self-directed activity, usually for ages 4 to 8, although younger children may enjoy it with help from their adult companion. Crafts are available throughout the week until they are gone!
We’ll supply the LEGOs, you bring your creativity! Build with other LEGO fans and then tear down your creations. Club meets on Saturday, September 21st, October 12th, and November 9th at 11:00
Music and Movement
Come work the wiggles out in the Music and Movement get together, this program is held in the hall, before Storytime. Tuesdays at 10:00 am
Come join us for games, stories and a craft, for ages 3 to 5 and their adult companions. This program lasts about 45 minutes and registration is not required at this time. Tuesdays at 10:30 am in the children’s room.
The Library now has a subscription to Overdrive for Babcock Library card holders! Overdrive offers e-books and audiobooks that you can access on your mobile devices. Bring your phone, iPad, tablet, Kindle, or NOOK to the library and we will teach you how to get started!
Workshops are on Mondays. If you require other dates, please let us know and we can accommodate you.