Library News May 2022

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Jayanthi Raman's dance students

Asian American Pacific Islander Month throughout May 

Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month with us in May. Attend a lineup of free all-ages programming, browse in-library book displays, and take home a Grab and Go Craft.

Jayanthi’s Ramani’s NATYA Dance Academy

Saturday, May 7, 3-4 pm, Cedar Mill Library

Join Jayanthi Raman’s NATYA Dance Academy dancers—don’t miss this elegant performance where dancers take you on a mystical journey to India. They will perform an Indian Classical dance and provide explanations of the pieces performed for the benefit of the audience. Register now!

Haiyan International Dance Academy

Saturday, May 14, 3-4 pm, Bethany Library Annex

Join Haiyan International Dance Academy for an afternoon of dance choreography and music. Register now!

Beginner’s Calligraphy for Kids

Wednesday, May 4, 6:30-7:30 pm, ages 6-11, via Zoom

Come celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month with artist Jojo Liu. Liu will teach kids the art of traditional Chinese calligraphy, including how to hold a brush, write basic strokes, and write standing. Registration is required. The Zoom link will be emailed the day of the event.

Beginner’s Calligraphy for Adults & Teens

Tuesday, May 3, 6:30-7:30 pm, adults and teens, via Zoom

Come celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with artist Jojo Liu. Liu will teach adults and teens the art of traditional Chinese calligraphy, including how to hold a brush, write basic strokes, and write standing. Registration is required. The Zoom link will be emailed the day of the event.

Parent Information Series

Learn more and register at the Parent Information Series webpage. Registration is required.

Turning Teen Stress into Growth: Learn five ways to help our teens and preteens turn their adverse and painful experiences into resilience and growth.
Wednesday, May 11, 6:30-7:30 pm

Today’s teens and tweens are experiencing unprecedented rates of anxiety, depression, and stress. While it’s hard to see our kids struggle, it’s also important to remember that their difficulties are also the seeds of resilience and maturity. In this dynamic and unique webinar, Yshai Boussi, LPC will share five key ways to help you turn your child’s painful and adverse experiences into more resilience and growth. Expect to learn practical and relevant strategies in a safe and judgment free environment. Presented by Yshai Boussi, LPC.

Together, We’ll Navigate New Worlds: Children, Culture and Empathic Curiosity
Thursday, May 19, 6:30-7:30 pm

Many parents want their children to learn and grow in a multicultural world, respecting the practices of other families, and discovering the beautiful elements in a racial and ethnically diverse society. However, parents often struggle with knowing where to start and how best to foster a child’s culturally humble mind, unsure of how to help them navigate a world that is growing increasingly complex–with behaviors, ideas, and reactions unfamiliar to many. Learn ways in which parents can monitor their own reactions while they engage their child’s cultural curiosities in a manner that is dynamic, fluid, and brings them into closer real relationships with the peers in their midst. Presented by Joseph Barron, Ph.D., The Children’s Program.

For Kids

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Find more fun for kids at the Kids’ page.

For Adults

Learn more about library groups and events for adults at the Adults’ page.

Monthly Groups for Adults

Newcomers can register by emailing

Writers’ Mill

Sunday, May 15, 1-3 pm, via Zoom

Local writers (all levels of experience, all genres) have been meeting monthly with international friends and speakers over Zoom during Covid. This month might be our first in-person meeting in two years, but the library is generously providing Zoom support, and we’ll still welcome anyone unable to attend in person. So join us, online or in person, to meet our speaker, Hard Luck Hank author Stephen Campbell, and ask him all your questions about the writer’s dream and the writer’s life. Contact the library for more information (and the Zoom link if you’ll be joining in remotely) or visit our website to learn more.

Owl Book Group

Friday, May 27, 10:30am-noon, via Zoom

Learn which titles the group will be discussing each month by visiting our website calendar.

Voices in Verse

Saturday, May 28, 10:30am-noon, via Zoom

Share your own poetry or listen to others read their favorites.

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