This Week in the Library

This week at the library, don’t miss our Tumbleweeds film and Utah’s Biggest Liar preliminaries on Saturday, our Research Revolution kickoff on Monday with a chemistry magic show, and the Teen Library Council’s monthly meeting on Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 8

CoderDojo: Gaming/Coding Club for Kids 8 and up
4:00−6:00 PM / Storytelling Wing

Are you a coding ninja? Would you like to become one? Join us Wednesday afternoons to meet other computer coders and mentors, learn new languages, and work on coding, gaming, and other tech projects. All levels and abilities are welcome. Bring your own computer or use one of ours.

Thursday, March 9

Lego at the Library: Books with Builds
4:30–5:30 PM / Children’s Mezzanine

Kids ages 6-12 are invited to join Miss Michelle, Lego Brick Specialist, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month for a creative Lego storytime with books, fun facts, mini and free builds, and show & tell. Call 801-229-7102 to register each month with your library card. Registration opens at 10 am Monday before event. 24 seats per class.

Open Chess
6:00–9:00 PM / Book Discussion Room

babyready-web-1Ready to Learn: Welcome Baby
6:30 PM / Media Auditorium

Join presenters from United Way of Utah County as they teach a class for parents introducing babies and young children to early literacy and education. Register for the free class here.

Friday, March 10

Film Screening: Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Not Rated, 1972)
6:30 PM / Media Auditorium

In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.

Saturday, March 11

tumbleweeds-march-webTumbleweeds Film Festival Screening: Eleanor’s Secret (NR, 2009)
2:00 PM / Media Auditorium

Eleanor’s Secret is a beautifully designed, rollicking adventure in which a boy’s newfound ability to read not only sets his imagination free, but saves the day!

Utah’s Biggest Liar Preliminaries
2:00 PM / Storytelling Wing

Come watch the performers in the preliminary Liars contest. The event is a partnership between the Timpanogos Storytelling Institute and the Orem Public Library, and is free and open to the public. If you are interested in competing, visit org for registration information.

Monday, March 13

Music & Movement
10:00 AM / Storytelling Wing

Children and their parents are invited to come sing, dance, and experience stories with storytellers in the Storytelling Wing.

Film Screening: George of the Jungle (PG, 1997)
6:30 PM / Media Auditorium

A man raised in the jungle by apes falls in love with a wealthy American heiress.

research-family-17-webResearch Revolution for Kids: Chemistry Magic Show
7:00 PM / Storytelling Wing

Bring the whole family for an evening of scientific magic as UVU chemistry professors demonstrate for us the wild and wacky world of chemical interactions.

Tuesday, March 14

teencouncil-web-marchTeen Library Council
6:30 PM / Media Auditorium

Want to help plan teen programs, get volunteer experience, and make friends at the library? The OPL TLC meets each month on the second Tuesday at 6:30 pm in the Media Auditorium. Applicants must be 14-18 years old. Contact Marilee at 801-229-7247 or for a volunteer application and for more information.


Research Revolution: Tardigrades in Antarctica
7:00 PM / Storytelling Wing

This January, Josh Heward visited Antarctica as part of the Polar TREC (Teachers and Researchers Exploring and Collaborating) expedition to study tardigrades, notoriously hardy microscopic organisms.  Josh teaches Zoology, Biotechnology, and AP Biology at Timpanogos High School in Orem, Utah, where he shares his passion for biology by involving his students in authentic research experiences.

Pins & Needles
7:00 PM / Book Discussion Room

Bring your knitting, crocheting, sewing, or just yourself to this laidback weekly gathering of crafters. Join us for free beginning crochet lessons. Bring your own yarn and crochet hook (size G or H).


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