Bellaire Library offers winter/spring programming

BELLAIRE — The Bellaire Public Library has named Theresa Kwiatkowski as its new program specialist. Kwiatkowski, along with Bri Weas, Samantha McAfee and Stan Fedyszyn, have planned some new free activities for children and teens to be involved in.

Classes are underway and run through the week of April 22. Registration at the library at 330 32nd Street.

MOMMY & ME STORYTIME: Ages baby to 2 years old. Mondays 10-11 a.m.

A fun class filled with stories, music and arts and crafts designed with toddlers in mind. They can begin to learn through taste, touch, smell, hearing, and seeing.

LITTLE FINGERS STORYTIME: Ages 3-6 years old. Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 a.m.

A fun beginning class geared to keeping the “little fingers” of your family busy. They will read stories and have a variety of arts and crafts activities that will keep the little ones busy learning various skill sets in preparation for school.

Through books, music and activities children will work on word recognition, learning letters, numbers, colors and social skills such as: proper use and care of materials, patience, listening skills, sharing, following directions, manners and much more.

DRAWING AND OTHER STUFF: Ages 7-12 year-olds. Mondays 5:30-6:30 p.m.

A fun and a little more advanced class that will continue challenging and introducing your child to new materials and activities as they get a little older. They will learn drawing, painting and sculpting skills along with craft activities such as loom weaving, jewelry making, poetry writing and some multicultural activities using our library’s books.

Students will not only learn the arts and crafts skills, but learn how to use the children’s library to find or order books that spark their interest, and learn social skills such as proper use and care of materials, patience, teamwork and building cognitive and problem solving skills.

“IN THE STACKS” ACTIVITIES FOR TEENS: Ages 13-17 years olds. Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Teens will find much more to do “in the stacks” besides just reading. This will be a more advanced class of art and crafts, creative writing and poetry. Classes in drawing, watercolor and acrylic painting, sculpture, jewelry making and more will be explored. Teens will also learn to use the library to find interesting books and other materials. Beginners and advanced students are welcome and will work at their own levels with professional guidance.

“BOOKWORMS” TEEN BOOK TALK: Ages: 13-17 year-olds. Wednesday 5:30-6:30 p.m. last class of the month.

This is a once a month reading group that meets to discuss a book of the month that we all read and discuss. Teens will be introduced to a variety of genres and authors and will learn to discuss and critique the books appropriately. This is a great way to share your favorite books and opinions with like-minded readers.