Two new programs being offered at the North Avondale Branch Library fit that mold. At 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, the library will host Cowboy, Boots & Books in which a black Birmingham cowboy will talk to students about what it is like to be a cowboy. On Tuesday, February 28, at 9:00 a.m., the library will host the weekly Awesome On Purpose mentoring session designed to build a positive self-image in young girls and teenagers.
|Hands On Youth Activities participant|
Ross is really excited about the new girls mentoring program. During the February 14 meeting Cocoa and Cupcakes, volunteers spoke to young girls from Hayes K-8 School about how to build self-esteem, she said.
|Children's Picture Book Club|
The library also hosts two book clubs, one for adults called Chapter Chatters and one for youth called The Children’s Picture Book Club. Last year, North Avondale Library patrons also built a community quilt won by a 10-year-old girl who lives in the community. It was a partnership with Juliette Watts, founder of Hands On Youth Activities Programs Inc., a nonprofit which has done quilting, flip-flops and other hands-on craft workshops at the North Avondale Library since 2015.
To learn more about the North Avondale Library, visit them on Facebook and Flickr. Visit the BPL event calendar and search Location: North Avondale Branch for a list of upcoming programs.