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Summer Reading starts this month! Join us May 28 for a Sidewalk Chalk Kickoff event!
Hard to believe, but summer--and the Library's annual Summer Reading Program--are just around the corner! While SRP is for readers of ALL ages, we like to kick off the children's-side reading program in extra-special summertime style. :)

Join us on Saturday, May 28, at 11 a.m. here at the Library, where we'll chalk the front walk and gear up for a summer of reading fun. You can learn about this year's offerings, register to get started, chalk the Library's sidewalk (of course!), and pick out a few good reads to get you going on your reading journey.

This year's SRP theme? Oceans of Possibility. Readers of all ages can register on or after May 28 for a chance to earn cool rewards and win fun prizes. Go to for details!
Come stitch with us at Common Threads!
Come sew with us! The Library is now offering hands-on sewing classes via our in-house sewing lab (called Common Threads), which is located on the building's lower level.

We're thrilled to reopen this space, and we're excited to welcome back instructor Patty Ibarra, who taught tons of fun and creative sewing classes here at the Library, pre-pandemic.

Each month, we'll offer an Intro to the Machine class for beginners--or anyone who wants to brush up on their sewing machine skills. We'll also offer a project class, which will vary from month to month. The project class will be tailored to advanced beginners, or folks who've sewn at least a little bit before, and will be able to use the machine mostly on their own (once pointed in the right direction, of course!). This month's project class: A fabric and batting-covered wooden ironing block/pressing square on Tues, May 17 @ 10 am.

Questions about these classes? Or want to share a preference about class topics or times? Email

Go to for class dates and details, and to sign up for a session or two. Hope to see you in the studio soon!
Yoga in the Park Starts May 11 at Macken
Starting this month, the Library is thrilled to partner again with NKC’s Parks and Recreation team to bring outdoor yoga to Macken Park. Grab your mats and water bottles, folks! These Wednesday evening sessions (and Saturday mornings, too, starting in June) are free and open to all.

Location: The Gazebo at Macken Park
Meet at the Gazebo by the tennis courts (across from the Norclay building, at the corner of Howell and Clark Ferguson Drive). Don't forget your mat!

Wednesday series: Starting May 11, every Wednesday evening through the end of September. These sessions start at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday series: Starting June 4, every Saturday morning in June, July, and August. These sessions start at 10 a.m.

For specific dates and to register (not required, but enables you to receive class reminders and weather-related cancellation info), go to
Need a quiet spot to work/tutor/meet?
Need wifi and a quiet space to work or meet? We’ve got you covered.

NKCPL offers free wifi and quiet work areas on both its main and lower levels. The Library also has two study/tutoring room spaces, which are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis (and can also be reserved in advance).

Interested in reserving a study space? Ask a staffer for details!
Mark your calendars: SRP starts on May 28!
Just a(nother) reminder! NKCPL's 2022 Summer Reading Program starts this month. Stay tuned for details about this year's program, where you can log your reads to earn rewards and prizes from late May through early August. The theme? Oceans of Possibility.

Summer Reading is for people of all ages — infants on up! — and you don’t even need a Library card to participate. Plus, you can sign up and log your reads online!

You can visit on or after May 28 to register and start logging, and for more Summer Reading info. Hope you'll read along with us this summer!
Looking for classes? Browse our calendar!
NKCPL offers a mix of in-person and virtual classes and events, including sewing, crafting, Medicare, LOTS of yoga (chair, mat, and in-the-Park options), and more! Explore the Library's offerings and register at