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Celebrating Earth Day 2019

Celebrating Earth Day 2019

Published: April 16, 2019

Since 1970, people around the world have been coming together each April 22 “to solve climate change, to end plastic pollution, to protect endangered species, and to broaden, educate, and activate the environmental movement across the globe,” according to the Earth Day Network, which coordinates Earth Day activities.

The Library is joining in the efforts by celebrating our home planet with a variety of crafts for children. Youngsters can create a painting of the Earth, put together bird feeders, and make planters with recycled bottles. The activities are perfect for ages 7 and up, but younger patrons can participate with the help of an adult.

These crafts are available at 5:30 pm on Monday, April 22 at the Southwest Branch Library.

Following this session, a STEAM program centered around Earth Day will allow for an afternoon of discovery. Participants will learn about the annual observation and talk about how we can each contribute to the health of the planet. Hands-on activities will be part of the program, and attendees can write and share poems dedicated to Planet Earth during an open mic session.

The program takes place at 2 pm on Wednesday, April 24 at the Southwest Branch Library. It’s ideal for homeschool families, but all are invited!