Below are descriptions of all the programs FCPL offers.  While not every program will always be offered on the current schedule, we put great effort into offering programs for all ages that are consistently attended by members of our community.

Programs for Children                        *Adult supervision is required for all children under 9 years of age.

Coffee & Crayons (Ages 0+)

Every Thursday at 10:30am

Connect with other parents over coffee while your little ones color and play in the library's children's area!

Littles Lapsit (Ages 0-2) *Coming soon!

Every Friday at 11:30am

Littles Lapsit is a simple early liteacy program held every week.  Miss Katie will read a short story aloud while parents follow along and point out words and pictures for their own little one.

Baby Bookworms (Ages 0-2)

1st Saturday of the Month at 10am

During this hour, the library's children's area is reserved for infants ages 0-2 and their caregivers.  Soft play mats, baby books and toys, and featured sensory activities will be available, as well as resources for parents.  Parents/caregivers are welcome to use the hour as a time to meet, chat, and get out while playing with their little ones.
 

Storytime (Ages 3+)

Every Wednesday at 11:30am

Storytime is a weekly 30-45 minute program for children ages 3-5 with adult supervision required.  Miss Katie will lead the Storytime with songs, puppets, a story and a simple craft. MIss Katie does take seasonal breaks from storytime for planning purposes – so please check our calendar for more information!  During the summer, Summer Storytime is open to children of all ages. 

Story Night (Ages 3+)

2nd Thursday of the Month at 7pm

Patrons ages 3+ and families are welcome to attend a story reading and a family-friendly craft or activity. Story Night is designed to be a sensory-sensitive early literacy program as well as an evening story time open for working parents.  Feel free to come in your PJs!

LEGO Club (Ages 3+)

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Put your building skills to the test at LEGO club! We'll have design inspiration, challenges, and more set up and ready for builders.

Hidden History (Ages 6+)

4th Thursday of the Month at 7pm

Kids ages 6 and up can come to the library for this evening program to learn hidden secrets from history and legends that you don't hear about in school!

Divine Redeemer Library Hour

Reserved and dedicated time for Divine Redeemer students to utilize the library. Day/time varies depending on DRS needs.

Programs for Teens

Young Adult Book Club (Ages 12-18) *Coming soon!

2nd and 4th Saturdays of the Month at 1pm

Meet in the teen space and discuss what you're currently reading, or decide on a theme or specific book for everyone to read.  Whatever you want to read, just let us know!  Teens participating in Young Adult Book Club can request multiple copies of the same book through inter-library loan.

Teen Crochet Club (Ages 12-18)

2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month at 4pm

Want to learn how to crochet? Teen Crochet Club is run by teens for teens!

Homeschool Hangout (Ages 5-18)

Every Tuesday at 2pm between Labor Day and Memorial Day

The makerspace and programming area will be available for homeschool groups to use the space, books, and resources of the library, and computers. Studying a specific topic or under a certain theme?  Requests for books and materials can be made ahead of time by calling or emailing the library!

Free Tutoring (Ages 5-18)

Every Saturday at 12:30pm *Starting 10/8 

Funded through the United Way Impact Grant for the 2022-2023 academic year, FCPL is offering free tutoring services weekly for students in K-12. **Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are also welcome. In the event of a cancellation by our tutor, appointments can be made during the following week – contact us for more information!
 

Programs for Adults

Golden Age Social Club (Ages 60+)

Every Tuesday at 10:30am

Meet up with friends for games, reading, conversation, and more weekly in the library's reading room.

Adult Book Club (Ages 18+)

2nd Tuesday of the Month at 6pm

Adult Book Club is our general book club for great discussion! Contact the library to join!

Dirty Book Club (Ages 18+) *Starting 1/2023*

4th Tuesday of the Month at 6pm

Romance lovers – this book club is for you!  A selected text will be discussed in a judgement free space.  Contact the library to join!

Weigh-to-Go Wednesday (Ages 18+)

Every Wednesday at 7pm

Meet up with others on their weight loss and healthy living journeys each week for talk, tips, and much needed support weekly in the library’s reading room.

Friends of the Library Meeting (Ages 18+)

2nd Wednesday of the Month at 4:30pm

Drop by to learn how you can support your library!

Writing Class (Ages 18+) *Starts 9/14 weekly; twice monthly starting 10/12

2nd and 4th Wednesday of the Month at 6:30pm

Could you be an author? Join us in person or online and find out!  Class will start out on 9/14/22 weekly and then be held on a bi-weekly basis on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm.  Contact the library to register.

Legends at the Library (Ages 18+)

1st Thursday of Every other Month at 6pm

At Legends at the Library, a new local history topic will be explored, through books, artifacts, pictures, videos, and also guest speakers.  Contact the library to join!

Historical Book Club (Ages 18+)

1st Thursday of Every other Month at 6pm

Historical Book Club meets to discuss a selected text of historical or local interest.  Contact the library to join!

DIY Thursday (Ages 18+)

3rd Thursday of the Month at 6pm

Miss Katie presents and guides you through a new DIY project!  DIY Thursday is an adult program, but patrons under 18 years of age are permitted with adult supervision.  Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited!  A library membership is not required to participate in DIY Thursday and there is no charge unless otherwise noted.

Crafternoon (Ages 18+)

Every Friday at 2pm

Working on a cool project? Looking for a new hobby to pick up? Stop by during our weekly Crafternoon session! Our Makerspace area will be reserved for crafters to bring in projects, check out some of our maker kits, and make use of our supplies and resources.

Programs for All Ages

Maker Night (All Ages)

1st Tuesday of the Month at 6pm

Put your creativity and engineering skills to the test with our featured STEAM project in the Makerspace area.  Instructions and supplies for the featured project are provided.

Drop-In Board Game Night (All Ages)

1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the Month at 4pm. 

Come as a group, family, or on your own and meet up with someone here to play!  We have a great selection of board games, chess, checkers, card games, and more.  Game night is open to all and open to whatever you want to play!

 
 
 
 
 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

What is it?  1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a nationwide initiative to help toward kindergarten readiness and bolster early literacy skills.  Libraries, schools, and organizations throughout the country partner with the program their own way. 

 

At FCPL, we offer each child participating in the program a booklet to keep track of the books they read, stickers to congratulate them for every 100 books read, a free book for every 200 books read, and a backpack, certificate, and annual graduation ceremony in late spring for children who have completed reading all 1,000 books!

Stop in at the library today to grab your booklet and get started.  You may also utilize the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten app on your smartphone or computer.  For more information, ask a library staff member or visit the official 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten website.