May 2024 Newsletter

Programs & Events

American Mah-Jongg Lessons

for Beginners

Continues Thursdays in May

2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Reminder to those who are registered, come learn to play American Mah-Jongg with expert instructor Stacy Budkofsky. These lessons will be a two hour class once a week for five weeks.


May 2nd, May 9th, **No class May 16th**, May 23rd, May 30th are the remaining lessons for this session.

Did you miss registration this time around? Click the button below if you'd like another round of Mah-Jongg lessons in the future here at the library!

I'm interested in Mah-Jongg Lessons

Bright and Early Storytime

Friday - May 3, 2024

Friday - May 10, 2024

Friday - May 17, 2024

Friday - May 24, 2024

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Start your day off on the right foot by listening to a fun story!

Click on your preferred date to register!

Mother's Day Fruit Bouquet

Thursday - May 2, 2024

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Kiddos 6 years old and above, come make a bouquets out of fruit to gift to your caregiver! All supplies are provided. Registration is required.

Monday Afternoon Book Club Monday - May 13th, 2024

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

For the month of May we'll be reading The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva. Join us for a great discussion! 

Copies of the book are available for pickup at our circulation desk. Call or email us to reserve a copy today! eBook is available on the Libby app and eAudiobook is available on the Hoopla app.

New members are always welcome!


Tuesday - May 14, 2024

Tuesday - May 21, 2024

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Join us for a fun crafting afternoon where you can create a fun activity that is display worthy! This month's crafts are Paper Hyacinths (5/14/24) and Patriotic Sun Catchers (5/21/24).

Click on your preferred date to register.

Children's Yoga Class

Thursday - May 16, 2024

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Join us for some yoga fun and let's learn some moves together. Please be sure to bring a yoga mat or towel to the event. Bring a water bottle too, to stay hydrated!

Registration is required for this event.

Adult Craft: DIY Rock Photo Holders

Thursday - May 16, 2024

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Join us to make some neat photo holders! With a personally customized rock and some copper wire we will make a photo holder that you can use around your home or office.

Registration is required.

Reading to Rosie

Friday - May 17, 2024

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Children of all ages are invited to join us for a fun-filled afternoon of reading to our favorite friend, Rosie! Rosie is a therapy dog who loves getting read to! 

Heads up! Not only does Rosie love reading, but she also loves giving kisses and getting bellyrubs.

Creating a Compelling College Application

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

**Virtual Event**

Stand Out For College, LLC are offering this Zoom presentation to help high school juniors and their parents understand how to use the summer productively to create a compelling college application.

Click here to learn more and to register for this event.

Music and Movement

Wednesday- May 22, 2024

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Come join the fun with our music and movement program for babies and toddlers! Inspire wiggles and giggles with the joyful exploration of sound and movement. This program is for babies and toddlers, ages 0 - 5, accompanied by an adult.

Registration is required and space is limited so sign up today.

Beyond the Bookshelf Book Club

Wednesday - May 22, 2024

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join us this month as we discuss this classic novel, The Spy: A Tale of Neutral Ground by James Fenimore Cooper.

"A historical adventure reminiscent of Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley romances, Cooper’s novel centers on Harvey Birch, a common man suspected of being a spy for the British."

Stop by the library to pick up a copy or check out Hoopla for an eBook or eAudiobook version.

New members are always welcome! Register here.

Children's Pajama Storytime

Thursday - May 23, 2024

5:00 PM to 5:45 PM

Come in your pajamas, listen to a story, and then do a fun craft inspired by the story! 

Register here.

Scrabble Club

Thursday - May 30, 2024

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Come to the library and test your vocabulary by playing Scrabble. 

Playing Scrabble can improve your memory, focus, and allows you to interact with others!

Register here.

Are you interested in helping build a physical "little free seed library"?

Email Mariah at

Check out our local Seed Library!

Together with a community member, we're establishing Wallington's very own Seed Library!

"We share seeds in our community and the surrounding communities to make gardening more accessible to everyone! Seeds are 100% free."

This initiative is currently starting online via a Facebook Group, and you can see the welcome post here.

The Library will be closed Saturday, May 25th through Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.

We will open again on Tuesday, May 28th at 10:00 AM.


Take Home

Craft Kits

A new craft the 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month!!

Be sure to stop by on

May 3rd & May 17th

for this month's crafts!

Got questions about any of these events? Email us at

Check Out Some New Releases Hitting Shelves in

May and Visit Us to Find Even More!

Long After We Are Gone

by Terah Shelton Harris

Release Date: 5/14/2024

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Age: Adult

If Something Happens to Me

by Alex Finlay

Release Date: 5/28/2024

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Age: Adult

I Curse You with Joy

by Tiffany Haddish

Release Date: 5/7/2024

Genre: Humor - Essays

Age: Adult

Finding Things

by Kevin Henkes

Release Date: 5/14/2024

Genre: Picture Book

Age: Children


by Pablo Cartaya

Release Date: 5/7/2024

Genre: Sports - Graphic Novel

Age: Middle Grade

Blood at the Root

by LaDarrion Williams

Release Date: 5/7//2024

Genre: Fantasy

Age: Young Adult

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