Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party
The Summer Reading Program Kick-Off Party with WLJT will be Monday, June 4th from 2 to 3 PM and will feature Martha Speaks. We will have activities, giveaways, and don’t forget to get a photo with Martha!
Safari Greg returns this year on June 11th at 3 PM. He is a wildlife biologist with all kinds of cool animals and great stories.
Pokemon PJ Party
We will be hosting a Pokemon Go Party at the library on June 11th at 6 PM. Come and Join the fun as we release lures to bring the Pokemon to us.
Summer Reading Book Walk
The Summer Reading Book Walk will begin June 18th at 10 AM at the Martin Parks and Rec Complex. We will meet at the Rotary Pavilion. The Book Walk promotes literacy, reading together and physical fitness. Families and groups are encouraged to participate in this free event. Take a walk along the fitness trail to enjoy the children’s book “Red, Red, Red” posted along the trail. At designated stops you will find an activity to perform. By the last page you should be back at the Rotary Pavilion for refreshments.
The Story of Babar
Rediscover the timeless tale of Babar with your children in a brand-new way. Dr. Elaine Harriss, pianist, and Dr. Roberto Mancusi, narrator, will present “L’Histoire de Babar” (“The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant”), a French children’s book, well-known in the United States and across the world in many translations. It was written and illustrated by Jean de Brunhoff, and the musical setting is by Francis Poulenc. Slides prepared by Lane Last, Professor of Art, will showcase illustrations from the book along with the music.
Mr. Bond's Science Guys
Mr. Bond's Science Guys present Making Waves, The Science of Sound and Vibrations on June 25th at 3 PM. Come and enjoy a fun, interactive set of science experiments as we learn how sound works.
Rocks From Another World
Rocks From Another World will be held on June 26th at 2 PM. We will show kids how geologists study rocks and how that helps them study rocks in space. We will also have rocks that NASA has verified are from off planet.
Jason and Company
Jason and Company will be here on July 2nd at 3 PM. Ron Lighty has been doing ventriloquism, puppetry, and balloon art for over forty-five years. Ron also conducts workshops for the art of ventriloquism all over the United States. Ron performs for audiences of all ages and he makes no apology for providing good, clean, and wholesome entertainment.
Jeffrey Day is a Magician and will be here on July 9th at 3 PM. About 10 years ago he discovered some hidden magic that was buried in books and manuscripts from the 19th century. These magical effects haven't been seen in over a hundred years and he knew that this was something special. He started working on them and developed a show that is based on these beautiful, yet baffling, effects created by ‘conjurors’ from the Victorian period. It's something that most laymen, and magicians, haven't witnessed ... until now.
American Girl Doll Party
You are cordially invited to an American Girl Doll Party at C. E. Weldon Public Library on July 16th at 3 PM. Join in the fun as we play games and make crafts. We will also have a “spa” set up for you to have your nails painted and get your doll’s hair fixed. Light refreshments will be served. Remember to bring your doll.
Hooked On Science
Jason Lindsey from WPSD Local 6 will be here on July 23rd at 3 PM. He will be presenting Science Rocks. Join us for a fun-filled hour of experiments!
Reader's Theater practices will be in July on the 10th through the 12th at 2 PM. The performance will be at 6 PM on the 12th.
The library provides story hour for three and four year olds throughout the Summer Reading Program. We meet every Tuesday at 10:00 AM and enjoy an hour of short films, music, crafts, snacks, and listening to books.
Mommy and Me
Mommy & Me meets on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM for children under the age of three. The program lasts about 15-20 minutes and consists of songs, puppets, finger plays, bubbles and more.
Come join us for an hour of unstructured LEGO play, with LEGOs provided. We meet on Wednesdays at 3:30 PM. All ages are invited to meet. To be eligible for the door prize each participant will have to build some type of structure.
Game On meets every Friday from 3 to 5 PM. We have 2 Xbox Ones and a WII in the Children's Area. We have a wide selection of games including Minecraft, Rocket League, Mario Cart and many others. Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers have a separate program in the conference room.
Weakley County Reading Railroad
The Weakley County Reading Railroad is a cooperative effort by the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, the Governor's Books from Birth Foundation, and the county. The goal is for all preschoolers in the state to have their own Imagination Library. A book is mailed to each child who participates every month until their fifth birthday, absolutely free. To participate the child must reside in Weakley County. Registration forms can be picked up at the C. E. Weldon Public Library and all other public libraries in Weakley County or you may register online here.