Attention Unicorn Lovers! Pearl the Unicorn (pssst it’s actually Ms. Sam the Children’s Librarian at Windham Public Library) visits Youth Services Librarian Ms. Heidi at Baxter Memorial Library. Ms. Heidi reads the book Unicorn Yoga while she and Pearl demonstrate the moves for you! You can find the program on Facebook.
*Visit the library to pick up a make your own unicorn headband kit so that you too can do Unicorn Yoga with Ms. Sam (aka Pearl) and Ms. Heidi!
Friends of Baxter Memorial Library Book Sale
The Friends of Baxter Memorial Library Book Sale will take place on Friday, May 7 from 9 am to 6 pm, and Saturday, May 8 from 9 am to 1 pm in Shaw Gym.
Friends of Baxter Memorial Library Annual Meeting
The Friends of Baxter Memorial Library invite all members to their Annual Meeting on May 13th at 6:00 pm on the lawn next to the library. Social distancing and masks are required.
Let’s Move in Libraries!
It’s Spring! Time to dust off our Let’s Move in Libraries Packs. The packs are inspired by the National Let’s Move in Libraries project that focuses on supporting health and wellness with physical activity in public libraries. Youth Services Librarian, Heidi Whelan is on the national advisory board for Let’s Move in Libraries and has worked to incorporate movement into Baxter Memorial Library’s discovery times and other programs. To further this work we are offering backpacks available for checkout that contain everything you’d need to do yoga at home, bird watching, and dog training.
Ukuleles in the Library
We have purchased eight colorful ukuleles to circulate to BML card holders. We also offer programming around this new offering with an ongoing series of online ukulele lessons to support you as you learn how to use the instrument. Youth Services Library Assistant Jeffrey Knox taught himself to play the ukulele in order to lead this program. He is creating a growing series of tutorial videos that are posted to our Facebook page. You can view the videos on your own time, at your own pace, and in your own homes, which makes this program flexible and convenient for both children and adults.
Mr. Jeff began by creating a set of four tutorial videos explaining the basics of how to play the ukulele. He is now adding to the library of videos by learning popular songs (he takes requests). Check out our kids page for this and other awesome programs!