What to do at Plumb Library during the February vacation:
- STEM programs for ages 3-8 led by the “Friend-kensteins.” Pre-registration is required. You must register for each session individually.
The schedule is: Tuesday, February 20, 10:30 – 11:30 am; Wednesday, February 21, 10:30 – 11:30 am; Thursday, February 22, 1:30 – 2:30 pm; Friday, February 23, 10:30 – 11:30 am. Visit the library’s Event Calendar for more information.
- Build a LEGO Challenge for ages 5 and up, February 20-23. Stop by each day from 3:00 – 4:30 pm and ask for a LEGO puzzle design. Use LEGOs to fill in the design and create the puzzle, which we will package for other kids to solve. Drop-in program, no registration needed.
- KEVA plank challenges: drop-in. Ask for the KEVA plank set.
- Technology Petting Zoo, February 20-24. Stop by and learn about the library’s technology programs. Try ABC Mouse for little ones; Tumblebooks online books and puzzles for ages 3-10; for older kids and adults, learn to use Overdrive and Libby, RB Digital for Magazines or Audiobooks, download music from Freegal, learn a new language from Transparent Language. Look up your family history with Ancestry.com (until June 30, 2018) or learn a skill with Universal Class. Find your next book with NoveList. Teens working toward their Learner’s Permit can practice the test with Driving-Tests.org.
- Borrow a MOBY backpack. Try Animal Tracks, Weather, Stargazing, or Nature Photography.
Stop by for an Afternoon with Amos featuring a “Breed All About It” story time on Wednesday, February 21 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm during the school vacation. Amos’ human, Holly, and the Junior Friends, will read dog stories while children and Amos listen! There will be a dog-themed make-and-take craft. All ages, though younger children will need adult supervision and help with the craft. Registration preferred. Visit the Plumb Library Events Calendar at www.plumblibrary.com for more information or to register.
“Just the Facts,” the Nonfiction Book Group will discuss Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women Who Helped Launch our Nation into Space by Margot Lee Shetterly on Thursday, February 15 at 6:30 pm. This book explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA’s African-American women mathematicians to America’s space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them from their white counterparts despite their groundbreaking successes.
The Council on Aging Book Group will discuss The Art Forger by Barbara A. Shapiro on Tuesday, February 20 at 10:15 am at the Council on Aging on Dexter Lane, Rochester.
An artist whose reputation has been tarnished stumbles on a piece of art that disappeared 25 years ago and agrees to forge it for a gallery owner, until she realizes that the art she is forging may itself be a forgery. Books are available at the Plumb Library.
Café Parlez will discuss Fever by Mary Beth Keane on Thursday, February 22 at 6:30 pm. This book presents a fictionalized account of the life of Typhoid Mary, an Irish immigrant who moved to New York at the turn of the century and became a successful cook, until the Department of Health noticed the trail of disease she left behind.