April 2017

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Markers + Page Full of Words = Blackout Poetry

Create Blackout Poetry at the Library to celebrate National Poetry Month in April. This hands-on visual exercise is accessible for many ages and lends flexibility to doodlers and drawers. All you need is a page full of words and markers. Fun poetry craft for adults and kids!

Step 1: Take a page from a discarded book, newspaper, or magazine.

Step 2: Circle words that pop out that you can use for your poem.

Step 3: Block out the rest of the words with markers, crayons, paints, etc.

Find instructions and supplies at the library or use your own materials at home. We'll display your Blackout Poetry at the library.

April 24, 5pm, Library: Blackout Poetry Open Mic, share your poetry creations at our Open Mic event.

May 9, 7pm, Concrete Theatre: WA State Poet Laureate, Tod Marshall. Special Presentation, Free.

Computer Gaming Day - Apr. 6

Thursday April 6, 12 - 3pm

Upper Skagit Library

Attention Kids and Teens! Computer Gaming Day at the library will be held during Spring Break April 6. All 11 computers will be available for gaming with your friends or bring your own computer and play along. Healthy snacks provided by Concrete Farm to School Program. The famous blender bicycle will make an appearance, too. Ages 8 and up. The library assumes parent permission has been granted on arrival. For more information contact Library Director, Brooke Pederson, 360.853.7939.

National Library Week Apr. 9 - 15

During National Library Week we invite you to visit our library, meet our staff, and learn more about our services. It’s simple to apply for a library card, just show us a Photo ID and current physical address. Residents who live within the Concrete School District can get a card for free. Visit our website to learn more about the library: upperskagit.lib.wa.us, 360.853.7939.

Young Author's Books Now Available

Read Young Author’s Books! Concrete students from the Young Authors Program now have their books available for check-out at the library. We would like to thank elementary school teacher Mia Roozen for her collaboration. John Burmaster from Baker River Woodworks built a custom made wooden bookshelf to display the student's books in the library. Thank you, John!

Storytime Apr. 1, 15

Saturdays April 1 & 15 @ 11am

Join us for Storytime with Miss Brooke, now the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month, 11am. Families with young children please join us for stories, sing songs, and take part in crafts.

Craft Friday Apr. 7

Friday April 7, 6pm, 5b's Bakery

Open to all ages

Craft Fridays at 5b’s Bakery in Concrete is the first Friday of each month at 6pm. For the Decoupage craft bring a large cardboard letter and photographs. Other Supplies provided. Bring a friend and get your craft on at 5b’s.

Image by: http://moneysavingsisters.com/diy-decoupage-dr-seuss-read-sign-for-childrens-book-nook/

Library Tutor Program - Wed & Fri

Library Tutor Program

Wednesdays & Fridays, 10 - 11am

If you need assistance with basic computer skills, mobile device help, resume or cover letter building, or applying for jobs - the library is the place to be. Schedule an appointment and improve your tech or job skills. 360.853.7939, or email cthomas@upperskagit.lib.wa.us

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