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Browse NKCPL's May classes and events: there's a lot going on for kids and families--plus there's sewing, knitting, and yoga for adults. And don't forget our monthly Medicare info session! Go to for more info and to register for an event.

Stay tuned for details about this year's Summer Reading program--Adventure Begins at Your Library--which starts on June 1. Readers of ALL ages can register and log reads to earn rewards and prizes, June through mid-August. Register online or in person here at the Library anytime on or after June 1!

It's back! Join us at Macken Park this summer for another season of Yoga in the Park, brought to you by NKCPL in partnership with NKC Parks and Recreation. These sessions, facilitated by instructors Tina Duer and Amy Vance, start in June and are free and open to all!

This summer's offerings include a Saturday morning class (at 10 am) and a Monday evening class (at 6:30 pm). Both sessions meet weekly, June through August, near the Gazebo at Macken Park. **The Gazebo is located at the south end of Macken at the corner of Clark Ferguson Drive and Howell, near the tennis courts and across from the Norclay building.** Don't forget your yoga mat (or a towel would work too!).

If it rains, we'll post a cancellation notice at (No make-up dates at this time.)

Questions? Let us know. Thanks!

Are you a new gardener--or are you looking to brush up on your gardening skills as we head into the summer growing season? Join us this month for an overview of some planting/growing basics with gardener Myriam Totta. This presentation will last about an hour. Feel free to bring your questions!

Plus: TONS of summer fun ahead!

Here's what's just around the corner in June! >>

MYO Textured Hot Air Balloons

Thurs June 6 @ 10 am

POP in and join us for your first Summer Reading program of the season! We'll decorate our own hot air balloons using paper plates and a variety of crafty supplies. It's going to be a BALL!

SRP 2024 Kickoff: Bubble Palooza!

Sat June 8 @ 10 am

Help us kick off our Summer Reading Program at this fun, bubble-themed event! We'll make bubble art, bubble snakes, GIANT bubbles, and more--and you can get signed up for Summer Reading, too!

MYO Hand-Sewn Woodland Creature

Tues June 11 @ 10 am

Join us for a hand-sewing session where we'll make a small felt woodland creature--bc sewing is another adventure that begins at your library!

Dino Party! Featuring Show-Me Dinosaurs

Sat June 22 @ 10 am

Join us for a Dino adventure with the folks from Show-Me Dinosaurs! You'll meet Rexie, dig for fossils, play games, and listen to Dino stories.

Bug Adventures!

Tues June 25 @ 10 am

It's a bug party! Join us to make bug jars and bug crowns--lots of bug fun. If the weather's nice, we'll even head outside to hunt for some bugs!

Neon Painting + Trolls

Fri June 28 @ 2 pm

Join us for a showing of the Trolls movie. While we watch, we'lll use some small canvases to create some neone masterpieces!

And don't forget these ongoing events!

Weekly Storytimes

Tuesdays @ 6 pm and Wednesdays @ 10 am

Looking for a low-key, learning outing? Join us for Storytime! These sessions include read-aloud stories, songs/movement, and a super-simple craft. If you want, plan to stay after the Wednesday Storytime session for some Stay-and-Play time with LEGOs and DUPLOs. Storytimes are geared toward pre-k kiddos, but children of all ages are welcome. No registration required!

Pokémon Card Trading/Playing

First Mondays from 5:30-8:30 pm, starting in November

Drop in for some Pokémon fun on the first Mondays of each month! This event is all about informal card-trading and game playing, so you can stop in anytime between 5:30 and 8:30 pm on these evenings. Bring your binders and connect with other Pokémon enthusiasts! For Pokémon players of all ages. No registration required!


Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Thursdays at 10 am

Join us after Storytime on Tuesdays or drop in on Thursday mornings for some open-ended LEGO building/play! Open to kids of all ages. No registration required.

Dino Mondays

Mondays @ 10 am, starting in June

Back for the summer! Starting in June, join us on Monday mornings for some open play with our set of GIANT foam dinosaur bones. No registration required.

Have a question about Library programs for kids and families, including our Storytimes or LEGO playtimes? Email Jennifer Shea.

More don't-miss monthly offerings here!

NKCPL is excited to offer *TWO* types of fibers classes for new and returning Fibers lovers this spring! Do you knit or crochet--or do you want to learn? Read on for details about our upcoming fibers sessions!

Knitters, check out our Knit Happens series, which is taught by instructor Monja Calvert. She'll show you newbies how to start--and experienced knitters are also ALWAYS welcome to bring their WIP and knit along with friends. Find May knitting class dates (and supply requirements) here!

And crochet-ers, check out our new Intro to Crochet classes, taught by instructor Erica Sheer. Erica will show new learners how to start, though experienced crochet-ers are welcome to join these sessions, too. Find May crochet class dates and supply requirements here!

Sew with us! Offering classes + by appt usage

Want to make something new? Check out our May classes. Interested in using the sewing space on your own, or with a group of friends? Email Amy to reserve a date/time that works for you!

Sewing Studio: MYO Microfiber Hair Towel

Tues, May 7, from 6-9 pm

Join us for a fun project class, and learn how to make your own microfiber hair towel!

This session is for adult sewists only. With instructor Patty Ibarra.

Sewing Studio: Intro to the Janome Sewing Machine + Open Sew

Wed, May 15, from 6-9pm

Join us for an intro class to our Janome sewing machine! Learn how to wind a bobbin and thread a machine, and get started with some basic stitching.

Have a work in progress? This session is also an Open Sew, so feel free to bring your WIP and get some stitching done!

This session is for adult sewists only. With instructor Patty Ibarra.

Have questions? Let us know!

And don't forget! The Library offers a variety of additional classes for adults, too! For a full/current lineup of these programs--which include sewing and fiber crafting opportunities, weekly yoga options (both mat and chair, offered via Zoom, plus summer Yoga in the Park, starting in June!), a monthly Medicare class, and more--and to register, go to