The Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library System announces its September programs at the area library branches:
Main Branch Library — Adults
The Jazz Age: Untamed Elegance, hosted by: Allen Wimberly Monday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m.
The Jazz Age: Untamed Elegance is the first part of a series of streaming jazz performances conducted by Jazz at Lincoln Center. This event will be held at the Pine Bluff Main Library’s Theater. Allen Wimberly, conductor for the Jazz Band at Watson Chapel High School, will be the Jazz Ambassador. The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education and advocacy, according to a news release.
Life Book Club Presents: “The Simple Faith of Mr. Rogers,” Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 4- 5:30 p.m.
The Rev. Kevin Robbins will provide a movie presentation, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” The session is an exploration of the life, lessons and legacy of iconic children’s television host, Fred Rogers. This event will be held in the Pine Bluff Library Theater.
Life Book Club, Wednesdays, Sept. 26 through Nov. 7, from noon to 1 p.m.
The book club will offer weekly meetings at the Pine Bluff Main Library. The first book discussed will be “Simple Faith” by Amy Hollingworth. These meetings will begin Sept. 26 on the second floor of the Library.
Basic Computer Training, Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Participants are invited to join Ruth Hyatt, from the state library, in a basic computer training class. Register at https://pineblufflibrary.libcal.com/event/4491825 . Computers for hands-on learning will be provided by the Arkansas State Library.
Main Branch Library — Children
Driver’s Permit Training, Sept. 10, 11, and 12, from 4-5 p.m. Students 13-18 years old will be mentored on the driving permit test. There will be study sessions on Monday through Wednesday, through Sept. 12. There will also be study groups and a pre-test at the end of each session.
The Library will provide Arkansas Driver License Study Guides and permit pre-testing will be incorporated using computers located in the Children’s Library following each study session.
Storytime, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 19, and 26, at 10 a.m.
“Storytime in public libraries offers a valuable service to children in the community on many different levels. We will read age-appropriate books, sing songs and perform fingerplays for young audiences,” according to the release.
Crafts and Hands on Activities, Thursday, Sept. 13, 20, and 27, at 10 a.m.
“The process of creating offers children an opportunity to develop fine motor skills, cooperation, and a genuine sense of accomplishment. Working independently increases confidence and creative joy. Children will participate in creative activities that will provide learning and development skills,” according to the release.
Altheimer Branch Library — Adults
Basic Computer Training, Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Ruth Hyatt from the state library will present a basic computer training class. To register, visit https://pineblufflibrary.libcal.com/event/4491813 . Computers will be provided by the Arkansas State Library.
Redfield Branch Library — Adults
Basic Computer Training, Thursday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Ruth Hyatt from thestate library will be the presenter. To register, visit https://pineblufflibrary.libcal.com/event/4491860 . Computers will be provided by the Arkansas State Library.
Storytime, Monday, Sept. 10, 17 and 24, at 4 p.m.
Library staff will read and discuss a story with the children and have other activities.
Toddler Time, held daily when the library is open.
Crafts are available to let children enjoy the library at their own pace. A story is read if there are enough children.
Watson Chapel Branch Library — Adults
Basic Computer Training, Monday, Sept. 17, at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Ruth Hyatt from the state library will teach the course. Register at https://pineblufflibrary.libcal.com/event/4491884 . Computers will be provided by the Arkansas State Library.
Watson Chapel Library Adult Night Out, Thursday, Sept. 20, from 6-8 p.m.
“Bring your own board game and participate in the Board Game Night at the Library. Don’t miss out! Snacks will be provided,” according to the release.
Storytime For Children: Thursdays, Sept. 13, 20 and 27, from 10-11 a.m.
Sept. 13 — Make a piggy bank and start saving money;
Sept. 20 — Create a sidewalk chalk shadow.
Sept. 27 — Come watch the lemon volcanoes explode.
White Hall Branch Library
For Preschoolers: Toddler Time (babies to age 4), Thursdays, Sept. 13, 20 and 27, at 10 a.m.
An interactive, playful program for children and their favorite adults. Join a staffer for a 20-minute program with time after for play and socializing.
For Elementary Students: After School Explorers — STEAM ACTIVITY Tuesdays, Sept. 11, 18, & 25 at 4 p.m.
Stories and Science, Tech, Engineering, and Art activities for elementary students.
“We practice creativity, persistence, and problem-solving in a group setting. Plus, it’s fun,” according to a news release4.
For Adults: Basic Computer Training, Monday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Ruth Hyatt from the state library will teach a basic computer training class. Register at https://pineblufflibrary.libcal.com/event/4387069 . Computers will be provided by the Arkansas State Library.