April Events at the Avondale Library

Adult Programs in April 2018 at Avondale Library

All adults are welcome! Programs are free but space is limited, so call 226-4000 or drop by the circulation desk to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, Apr. 4th @ 2 p.m. -- Club Create: Come together to create something new! We'll tackle a new craft project each month, with instruction and materials provided. This month we’re crafting lavender soaps, bath salts and tub tea.

Wednesday, Apr. 11th @ 2 p.m. -- Art Party: A different art project is offered each month with materials and instruction provided, and each participant can create a unique work of art. This month we’re creating button collage moon canvases.

Saturday, Apr. 14th @ 9:30 a.m. -- Ukulele 101: If you’ve been dreaming about playing the ukulele, this is the class for you! This 45-minute introduction will be enough to get you strumming. Check out one of Avondale Library’s ukuleles or bring your own. This program is open to all ages – Call 226-4003 to register!.

Monday, Apr. 16th @ 6 p.m. – Avondale Book Group: Join us to discuss April: Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan. At the age of thirty-five, Fanny van de Grift Osbourne leaves her philandering husband in San Francisco and sets sail for Belgium to study art, with her three children and a nanny in tow. Not long after her arrival, however, tragedy strikes, and Fanny and her brood repair to a quiet artists' colony in France where she can recuperate. There she meets Robert Louis Stevenson, ten years her junior, who is instantly smitten with the earthy, independent and opinionated belle Americaine.

Wednesday, Apr. 18th @ 2 p.m. -- Books & Beads: Join us for our monthly jewelry-making adventure. Materials, tools, and instructions are provided, and each participant will complete a jewelry project to take home. Adults of all skill levels are welcome. This month we’re hosting a jewelry recycling workshop: Bring in damaged or unwanted items to break up and make into new jewelry.

Friday, Apr. 20th @ 11 a.m. – Gentle Yoga: Ms. Hardy will talk about and demonstrate the importance of exercise through mediation and how to develop a healthier attitude and lifestyle. Patrons are asked to wear suitable exercise attire and athletic shoes.

Wednesday, Apr. 25th @ 2 p.m. -- Fiber Arts on Fifth Avenue: Knitters, crocheters, and other "fiber artists" of all skill levels can bring their supplies to this informal group to share tips and ideas! The library will have a limited supply of needles and yarn available on a first come, first served basis.

Drop-in adult coloring stations are available anytime. We’ve also set up “Exercise Your Brain” stations in the Avondale Adult Department with free, fun puzzles to give your brain a workout. Drop by anytime — new puzzles are added weekly.

Ellen Griffin Shade
Circulation Manager
Avondale Regional Branch Library
Birmingham Public Library