Puppets Perform

Sakshi Kulkarni got a chance to entertain the crowd during a Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed skit.

Nitsana and her puppets played to a capacity crowd during the first event of the Summer Reading Program at Parker Williams Library Tuesday. Children giggled, clapped, and sang while Nitsana entertained them with her multitude of puppets during Puppet Commotion.

The next Summer Reading Program event will be an appearance by The Snakeman and his snakes at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15. The event has generated a lot of interest, so be sure to pick up your tickets early the day of the show. No one will be admitted after the show begins.

And the Winners Are...

Three participants in Parker Williams Library's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Trivia Contest won Barnes & Noble gift cards. Congratulations to our winners: Tom Miller, Jeff Sugano and Rudi Trevino!

Miller owes his luck to his wife, who told him to enter the contest, and to Google. He said he used the contest as an opportunity to enhance his Google searching abilities.

Sugano is a library regular who visits two or three times a week. He grew up reading European, American and Japanese novels. "I do read a lot," he said, adding that he plans to use his gift card "to buy a bunch of reading books for my son, who's still in high school."

Trevino, another frequent visitor to the library, said she was very excited to find out she had won one of the gift cards. She plans to use it to buy a CD or book for herself.

New Play Cube Makes a Splash

Children explore the play cube after preschool story time. (From left to right) Bella, Joseph, Eric and Madison.

A new play cube and rug are making a big splash with Parker Williams Library's smallest visitors. The Friends of the Parker Williams Library donated the money to purchase the ocean themed cube and rug.

"It really brightens the area and gives the very young children something to do while their parents use the library," Branch Manager Mary Murray said.

The Friends support special projects at the library with funds raised through book sales. Donations are still being taken for the next book sale, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 29. Books, movies and magazines can be dropped off at the library during regular business hours.

 

Play to Win

Three lucky people who compete in Parker Williams Library's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Trivia Contest will win Barnes & Noble gift cards. Contest forms must be completed and returned by May 15. Forms are available at the library. Contestants can be any age.

Register Now for Citizenship Classes

Parker Williams Library will offer a new session of citizenship classes beginning May 4. The classes will be from 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm each Tuesday. The classes are free, but registration is required and the classes will be cancelled if fewer than 15 people sign up. To register, please pick up a form at the reference desk.