Thank you to Chris Seifert, Montana PBS, her staff, the Whitefish Library Association volunteers and of course, CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG, for presenting one of the most memorable programs Whitefish Community Library has ever hosted. We opened the doors to over 155 happy, excited children and adults who participated in 5 different stations with interlocking cardboard and magnetic tiles, a station to construct paper bag houses, one to build bridges, another to build towers with solo plastic cups, and of course, one to cut out Clifford ears. Clifford, the Big Red Dog, welcomed the children with open arms and a big red hug. Thank you to Chris and all who volunteered to help create this treasured Friday morning memory to end our Summer Reading Program.
We’ve been inundated with requests for eclipse glasses, which were given out during our Safe Eclipse Viewing presentation on July 28. We have no glasses left, but we do have a link to instructions on how to make your own viewer out of a cereal box, some duct tape, white paper and tin foil, as Mark Paulson of Big Sky Astronomy Club demonstrated at the program. We tried out our viewers after the program. They work great! FIND INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE VIEWER HERE
Clifford will be at the Whitefish Library on Friday, Aug 11 at 10:30. This event was previously advertised for Thursday, Aug 10. For more information call the library at 862-9914.
What do corn flakes have to do with a solar eclipse? Well, nothing really. But when they come in a large cereal box, then we have a connection. And that connection is Mark Paulson of Big Sky Astronomy Club, who will demonstrate how to build a safe solar eclipse viewing device using the recycled box at Whitefish Community Library on Thursday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m.
A short presentation precedes the making of viewers. Then the action begins when the kids take over the room to make viewers from the boxes, white paper, foil, tape, and instructions from Paulson, who luckily states that he “thrives on pandemonium.”
Just promise not to run with the scissors!
- Please bring a large empty cereal box for each viewer made.
- If you are comfortable bringing scissors, please do so. Our supply is limited.
- More suitable for age 5 and over, unless parent is making viewer for child.
If you missed North Valley Music School the first time around, don’t despair. Music Together® is back Thursday, July 20th at 10:30 a.m. for another festival of singing, music, instruments and play. Having experienced the first event, we can tell you that it is a non-stop half-hour of action, with a soothing transition at the end, involving colorful scarves and “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.”
Whitefish Community Library’s “Build A Better World” reading challenge hosts Flathead Audubon educator “Doc Wild” on Thursday, July 13th at 10:30 a.m.
Doc Wild is shy, Doc Wild is wild, Doc Wild will need us to be very gentle with him so we won’t scare him away, and in return he’ll tell us about the “creepies” that live in the wild with him. We hope you’ll join us in the community room. Below is a clue about what “creepies” are:
Wednesday, July 13, head to The Springs At Whitefish for a storytime especially for toddlers (18-36 months) and their caregivers. We’ll start at 11:00 a.m. with stories, songs, flannel board, and scarf play. Don’t know what that is? Come and find out!
We’ll be up in the Glacier Room on the second floor, and there will be a snack and conversation time at the end of storytime.