Events calendar

Virtual Events
Virtual Events
For All Ages

Catch up on what's been going on at Ada Community Library through our YouTube channel at go.adalib.org/youtube. New virtual events for all ages are added daily and saved in playlists like Storytimes, Music and Movement, Preschool Art, Teens and Tweens

Music and Movement
Music and Movement
Friday, April 16, 2021 - 10:00am
For All Ages

Put on your dancing shoes! We will sing, stretch, dance, bounce, balance, jump, boogie, wiggle and use scarves, shakers and other fun tools to get moving! A new video is uploaded every Friday at 10 am.

Self-Care Saturday
Self-Care Saturday
Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 10:00am
For Adults

Each week, we will engage in mindfulness activities (such as meditation, breathing techniques, journaling prompts and tips), light crafting, baking and cooking tutorials, and other self soothing activities to help you unwind from the week and prepare for the next. Plus, you'll get the chance to learn new skills and have fun. Find a new video here every Saturday at 10 am.

April 17: Favorite self care books! This week we'll recommend some of our favorite books to guide you on the road to self care!

Homeschool Huddle
Homeschool Huddle
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 1:00pm
For All Ages

Homeschool enrichment programs and activities: art, STEM, history, crafts, and FUN!

Last time on April 12: Poetry Club! In honor of National Poetry Month, join us for Poetry Club and learn how to write a haiku poem.

STEAM
STEAM
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 4:30pm

For Ages 5 - 11

It's time for STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics!

Last time on April 12: Seed Science! Make your own seed tapes. Kits available from the library starting Wednesday, April 7, while supplies last.

Photo of seed tape: A long strip of paper with a single zinnia seed attached every three inches. A ruler and a packet of zinnia seeds lay on either side of the seed tape to further illustrate the process.

Storytime
Storytime
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 10:00am
For All Ages

Join us each week for stories, music, and engaging activities that your family can do at home. A new video is uploaded every Tuesday at 10 am.

Baby Rhyme Time
Baby Rhyme Time
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 10:00am

Ages 0 - 2 years

Follow along with rhymes, games and songs that develop early literacy and fine motor skills. The following videos include all of our favorite rhymes and songs from Baby Rhyme Time! Just click "Watch on YouTube" to be taken to the video on YouTube, where you can use the links in the description to find your favorite rhymes and songs! (You may need to click "Show More" to see the full description with links.)

Miss Julie's Favorite Rhymes:

Miss Jennifer's Favorite Rhymes:

Miss Jana's Favorite Rhymes:

Image shows hand-drawn icons of a museum and a globe against a purple background. A black bar at the bottom says "Wednesday" and "Adults."
Adult Field Trip Kit
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 10:00am
For Adults

Explore the Treasure Valley region with Adult Field Trip Kits! One Outdoor Kit and one Culture Kit each month. Includes a curated guide, bookmark of library resources and a fun activity card. Pick up kits from the library the week of the activity, while supplies last.

In case you missed it on April 7 (Culture Kit): Basque Museum! Discover the history, culture and cuisine of the Basques of Idaho.

Photo of the Basque Museum, a historic single-story brick house on Grove Street in downtown Boise.

Dungeons and Dragons
Dungeons and Dragons
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 4:00pm

For Ages 12 and Up

WHERE: On Google Hangouts! Email Eric at ehovey@adalib.org to join!

Tap into your imagination and explore the engaging world of Dungeons & Dragons! This tabletop game encourages socialization, literacy, inventiveness and storytelling through role playing. You will create your own characters, fight monsters and roll the dice to determine the outcome of events! Every Wednesday from 4:00 - 6:00 pm, online via Google Hangouts.

Kids Take and Make
Kids Take and Make
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 4:30pm

For Ages 5 - 8

Grab your craft supplies and join us for some fun, interactive, crafts perfect for elementary school kiddos. Each project's materials and instructions are included in a free kit you will need to pick up from the library the week of the activity, while supplies last.

Last time on April 14: Wildflower Seed Bombs

Photo of a heart-shaped cookie cutter surrounded by eight "seed bombs" which look like flat, heart-shaped red cookies made entirely of seeds.

Preschool Take and Make
Preschool Take and Make
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 4:30pm

For Ages 2 - 5

Grab your craft supplies and join us for some fun crafts perfect for preschool kiddos. Each project's materials and instructions are included in a free kit you will need to pick up from the library the week of the activity, while supplies last.

Last time on April 14: Hand Print Flowers Straws

Photo of two flowers made out of colorful paper for the blooms and leaves, with plastic drinking straws for the stems. The blooms appear to be made by cutting out a paper handprint shape and curling each of the fingers back to form the petals.

Preschool Art
Preschool Art
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 10:00am

For Ages 2 - 6

Children are active learners, and making art is a hands-on activity that expands imaginations and exercises creativity. Join us for some fun process art at home! Find a new activity here at 10:00 am each Thursday.

April 15: Spring Mosaic with construction paper strips! Have glue, construction paper and scissors on hand.

Tweens and Teens
Tweens and Teens
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 4:30pm

For Ages 8 - 18

Fun weekly activities for tweens and teens, alternating between video activities here on the library website and Take and Make kits you will need to pick up at the library the week of the activity. Each week's activity will be posted here every Thursday by 10 am.

Last time on April 15: Hand lettering kit

Image is of the words "Hand Lettering Kit" in yellow script against a white background. Under the words appears an illustration of a calligraphic pen drawing a flourish in black ink.

Star Branch Book Club
Star Branch Book Club
Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 10:00am
For Adults

WHERE: On Zoom! Contact us today for the link to join this event.

Join us as we discuss How to be an Antiracist by Ibram Kendi. A memoir of the author’s own path from anti-black racism to anti-white racism and, finally, to antiracism, ...this book gives us a clear and compelling way to approach ‘the basic struggle we’re all in, the struggle to be fully human and to see that others are fully human.’