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.
Library Playgroup (Ages 0+)
Every Thursday at 1:00pm
Feel like you're stuck at home with the kids? Every Thursday at 1pm, parents and caregivers are welcome to sit together and chat (with other adults!) while their children play, learn, and socialize in the library's children's area.
Littles Lapsit (Ages 0-2)
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.
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 6pm
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+)
3rd Tuesday of the Month at 6pm
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 6pm
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
Friday Night Game Time
Every Friday from 3-6pm, the library's Wii and PS4 are available for teen* use. Board games, chess, checkers, card games, and more are also available in the reading room and study lounge for us by all ages. *Minor patrons will need a parent/guardian approved pass to access the computers/Wii/PS4.
Teen Art Hour (Ages 12-18)
1st Saturday of the Month at 2pm
Stop in the library for a new craft/DIY project featured each month! Supplies are included for free, no membership required! Registration is not required but is appreciated for planning purposes.
Young Adult Book Club (Ages 12-18)
3rd Saturday of the Month at 2pm
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
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 depending on availability. 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 55+)
Every Tuesday at 10:30am
Meet up with friends for games, reading, conversation, and more each week!
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+)
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 6pm; Weigh-ins start at 5:30pm
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.
Just for Laughs Book Club (Ages 18+)
1st Thursday of the Month at 10:30am
Come together for coffee & comedy at our Just for Laughs Book Club! Each month we'll select a new comedy/feel-good book!
Registration and a library membership is required to borrow a copy of the book.
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.
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.
Crafternoon (All Ages)
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.
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.