The snow is gone and spring has finally sprung.
April is a great time to visit the Maple Ridge Public Library with your family to check out the new programs popping up.
People with a diagnosis of dementia, care partners and family members are all invited to attend a presentation by the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C., called Getting to Know Dementia, April 20 at 7 p.m. This introductory session reviews Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, different types of support available throughout the dementia journey, and how to begin planning for the future.
On April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., come visit our tent at Earth Day in Memorial Peace Park as we celebrate with many other community groups. We will offer earth-friendly storytimes throughout the event, with lots of fun stories, songs, puppets and rhymes.
Also on April 22, at 2 p.m., we will be hosting Tai Chi and Meditation for Beginners. Tai Chi is an ancient form of martial arts that promotes mental as well as physical well-being. Meditation releases the body and mind from stiffness and attachments. Come and try this energy boosting Tai Chi exercise, experience the benefits of meditation, and feel rejuvenated. Registration is required.
On April 29, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the library and the Maple Ridge Japanese Language School invite everyone to celebrate this year’s blossoming cherry trees with traditional Japanese food, drinks, and crafts. The coming of cherry blossoms heralds the beginning of spring in Japan and initiates a season of festivities with family and friends.
Parents, is toilet training number one and number two on your list of things to do? Join us for a fun storytime for parents and children, with potty-related songs, poems and books on April 19 at 10:15am. Registration is required.
Even though we have many new programs to offer, don’t forget about the ‘old.’
As always, we host drop-in storytimes Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday all month at 10:15 a.m. and babytime Mondays at 10:15 a.m.
• For more information on these and other programs, check out the events section on our website at fvrl.bc.ca or contact the library at 604-467-7417.
– Sarah Jost is a librarian at the Maple Ridge Public Library