The 2018 Banks Public Library book sale. Photo: Chas Hundley
BANKS – Much is happening at the Banks Public Library in October, stretching from yoga lessons to building confidence by reading to a nonjudgmental audience, Marlena the dog.
Coming up immediately is the Friends of the Banks Library fall book sale, starting on Thursday, October 3 and running through Monday, October 7 in the Jane Moore Community Room at the Banks Public Library.
Purchases at the sale benefit the nonprofit friends group, which purchases books and supports a variety of programs at the library.
The book sale hours are as follows:
Thurs, October 3, 3 to 7 p.m.
Fri, October 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat, October 5, 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
Sun, October 6, 12 to 4 p.m.
Mon, October 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2019 Reading Challenge Book Group
On Friday, October 11 at 1:30 p.m., those interested in participating in the monthly themed 2019 Reading Challenge can gather to read a book by an author from a continent other than North America.
Starting October 12, the Banks Public Library will feature free yoga classes three days a week, taught by Gregg Hendrix.
Vinyasa yoga, a ‘flowing pose’ style of yoga according to library staff, will be taught Mondays from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., while Yin yoga, a style featuring mostly seated poses, will be held Tuesdays from 5:35 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Reiki Energy classes will also be Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:25 p.m.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own mat, but some will be available to be lent out.
All classes are open to all levels of experience.
Read to a dog!
Yes, that’s right. On Tuesday, October 15, from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., Marlena the dog will be at the library, where anyone can read to her. The event is geared toward those might want to build their confidence — after all, dog’s don’t judge — in a stress-free environment.
Art lab for elementary students
Students will explore painting to music in the style of Kadinsky on Wednesday, October 16 at 3:15 p.m. Come dressed for (washable) paint.
Workshop Wednesday: Making Masks
This free event on Wednesday, October 23 at 3:15 p.m. is geared toward students age 8 to 14 years old. It’s a free-form event around the theme of making masks using a variety of provided supplies.
Cyber Security Tips
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the library will celebrate with a presentation on Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. by a local expert on what individuals can do to keep their electronic information safe.
At the Jessie Mays Community Center in North Plains, an event for teens will give interested readers a chance to meet New York Times bestselling author Renee Watson.
The event, held Thursday, October 24, begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Jessie Mays Community Center is located at 30975 NW Hillcrest Street in North Plains.
Regular library programs:
Preschool Story Time, Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m.
Toddler Time, Thursdays at 10 a.m. through June
Craft Night, second Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m.
Teen Service Saturday, second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to noon.
The Banks Public Library is located at 42461 NW Market Street in Banks.