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Richmond Public Library's
Kids' e-Newsletter

Library News
May 2015
Spring has sprung here at the Richmond Public Library and to celebrate we are offering some fun and interactive programs and events. Learn about fitness for the whole family with our Easy Family Fitness program, get reading and sharing with the monthly Kid's Book Club, and join us for Sing and Play with Richmond Family Place. Also in this month's e-Newsletter:  a new review on a movie available through Hoopla and an opportunity for you to share your knowledge through our digital publishing platform, Create & Learn.
Easy Family Fitness family fitness
Exercises for the whole family!
Attend an active demonstration of 3 simple fitness activities families can integrate into their daily routine in the spring and summer. The presenter, Kendrick Uy, is a BCRPA certified personal trainer, Third Age Instructor, Osteofit instructor, and Continuing Fitness instructor for the Vancouver School Board. This is a free, drop in program.
Brighouse branch - Saturday - May 16 - 11:30 - 12:00pm
Google SketchUp is back!
Learn Google SketchUp, a 3D modelling program. This 4 week program will teach students about 3D design and printing applications and safety. Children will also earn their 3D printer orientation certificate so that they can print their own designs. This is a registered program for ages 9 to 12. Participants must attend all sessions.

Brighouse branch - May 13 to June 3 - 4:00-5:00pm
Celebrate Asian Heritage Month

The Richmond Public Library is happy to be hosting many programs, exhibitions and events as part of of Asian Heritage Month. Exciting programs range from Chinese art tutorials to Tibetan singing bowls. Visit our online events calendar today to find out about the wonderful activities. 

eReaders available at the library
The Richmond Public Library has Kobo e-Readers filled with the latest best sellers for your enjoyment. These are great for parents on-the-go who want something to read while they wait for their child to finish dance class or during hockey practice. These convenient e-Readers can be picked up at your local branch.
Mother's Day - May 10, 2015 mother-daughter-kiss2.jpg

Every Mother loves a home made gift for mother's day. How about inspiring your child to get creative this year? Here is a list of crafting and cook books for children. With some inexpensive supplies your child could create something wonderful.

Creative Cooking and Baking 

Creative Crafts and More 

Homework Help for Teens
Richmond Youth Service Agency (RYSA) and Rogers Connections program is offering Homework support for teens ages 12 to 19. This is a free drop in program. Join us and watch your grades soar!

Brighouse branch - Every Wednesday - 3:00 to 5:00pm
Kids Book Club - May

Come and meet other kids who are excited about books. Share your thoughts and play fun games based on the book. This month we will be talking about My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. This club is for ages 7-8. Registration is required. Books are provided.

Brighouse branch - Sunday May 31 - 3:00- 3:45pm
Minecraft Club
Come join us for lots of creative fun. Bring your device and imagination and have a great time with other Minecraft enthusiasts. Come and share designs, game play tips and and building ideas. Open to players of all levels. Free. Drop in.

Brighouse branch - Every Friday - 4:00-4:45pm
Learn rhymes, songs, bounces, fingerplays and more in this interactive babytime. Lead by our librarians, babies and their care givers will enjoy this fun bonding time. 

BrighouseMonday and Thursday10:30am
Stories on Our Plates
We're sending out an invitation to all of you: we want to hear your stories and showcase your best cooking recipes via Richmond Public Library's new digital publishing tool, Create & Learn! Share your love of food and cooking with the community.
For participation instructions click here.

Holiday Hours - Victoria Day       
All branches of the Richmond Public Library will be closed May 18, 2015 for Victoria Day. There will be special hours on Tuesday May 19, 2015. Please check our Events Calendar for more information. 
In This Issue
Easy Family Fitness
Google SketchUp
Asian Heritage Month
Mother's Day
Teen Homework Help
Holiday Hours
We Recommend 

Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor   

Young Frank Einstein is working away in his grandpa's garage. He is trying to create a robot that can think and learn on its own. A freak accident brings two of his creations to life; Klink and Klank. Frank and the two robots must now perfect the antimatter motor before Frank's archnemesis steals the robots for a doom's day plan! 
Hoopla Pick of the Month 

The Adventures of Clutch Powers 

The world of LEGO comes to life in this adventure as we follow Clutch Powers who heads off on a dangerous mission. 

Check this out on Hoopla!



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