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Virtual Programs

Youth Programs

Baby & Me

Baby & Me


Baby & Me provides nurturing activities to help caregivers and babies bond and learn together. It focuses on the development of pre-literacy skills as well as babies' physical, social, and cognitive growth.  It also encourages a love of song, movement, rhythm, and rhyme, and is designed for caregivers and babies up to 24 months old. The program takes place via FCPL's GoToMeeting platform and lasts 10 minutes, followed by an additional 20 minutes for conversation and socializing.

Chatterbooks event

Chatterbooks


This book club is for children in grades K - 2. Join us to read a story, discuss it, and then do a craft or activity related to the book. This program takes place via FCPL's GoToWebinar platform, and registration is required. An activity bag to be used during the program will be reserved for all registrants and available for pick prior to the program.  You will receive an email when your bag is ready.

Cre-ART-ivity.

Cre-ART-ivity


Explore your creative side in this picture book-inspired art program. Each month we will highlight a different book or illustrator and provide a Grab Bag with art supplies so you can join in the fun. Reserve a space early to take part. This program is designed for children in grades K-5. The Cre-ART-ivity programs are posted with unlisted videos on our YouTube channel. Once you've registered, you will receive an email with a link to the video. 

Family Quest Challenge

Family Quest Challenge


Explore, question, and discover with Family Quest Challenge! Tune in every month for a different exciting activity for kids and families.  Rev up your brain and get ready for fun!  Family Quest Challenge is posted on Facebook Watch and YouTube.

FCPL ONLINE STORYTIME

FCPL Online Storytime


FCPL's Online Storytimes are designed to promote language, listening, and pre-reading skills. Children and their caregivers will hear and participate in stories, singing, and movement activities. In addition, they will develop the skills needed to become successful readers. These programs take place weekly on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  Tuesday storytimes are live via FCPL's GoToWebinar platform, and registration is required.  Thursday storytimes are posted as unlisted videos on FCPL's YouTube channel where you can view them at your convenience.

Homeschool Connection

Homeschool Connection


For Book Buzz, read a book of your choice based on the monthly theme and come prepared to tell us about it. Then, stick around for an additional enrichment activity! There is a different theme for each month. This program is for children in elementary through middle school and takes place live via FCPL's GoToWebinar platform.  Registration is required. Once registered, you will receive login information from GoToWebinar.

Puppet Time

Puppet Time


We've recorded some of our favorite puppet shows as well as some new ones!  Each recording will feature a single puppet show around 5 minutes in length. A new video will air every Wednesday morning on Facebook Watch and FCPL’s YouTube channel. 


Show of Hands: An ASL Virtual Storytime

Show of Hands: An ASL Virtual Storytime


Join Tracey Varrone of the Brick and Ivy Studio for a storytime presented in American Sign Language and English where children can explore books, fingerplays, rhythm activities and more in a monthly, online storytime. This takes place via FCPL's GoToMeeting platform, and registration is required. Once registered, you will receive an email with login information prior to the program.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Special Programs


From craft activities to author visits, special virtual programs are posted intermittently. Created by both library staff and visiting performers and presenters, they cover a variety of topics and activities. Please see FCPL's online calendar for more information.

STEAM Rollers


Join us online for discussion and a STEAMy craft or activity related to the book. Please read the book ahead of time and register online to attend this virtual program and reserve your activity bag so you can do the experiments at home along with the live program. Activity bags can be picked up at your library branch. This program takes place via FCPL's Go To Webinar platform and registration is required. You will receive an email with login information prior to the program.

Teen Wirters Club

Teen Writer's Club


This Club is for teens and young adults in grades 6 and up who share a passion for writing. Writing tips and strategies will be discussed, and you can share your original writing to receive helpful feedback. This program takes place via FCPL’s GoToMeeting platform and registration is required. An email with login information will be sent prior to the program. 

Tween Writer's Club

Tween Writer’s Club


Join us online for a writing club for kids 8-11 who love to write. Share your original writing and learn how to improve your writing with fun games and prompts. This program takes place via FCPL's GoToWebinar platform.  Register to reserve your spot and you will receive an email with the link to join the online program.​

Virtual LEGO® Challenge

Virtual LEGO® Challenge


Do you like building with LEGOs? Are you up for a challenge? On the first Thursday of every month, look for a video on FCPL's Facebook Page with  details of that month's Lego Challenge. Don't have any LEGOs? No problem! Use any blocks or building materials that you have at home! Once you've made your creation, you can either take a picture of it and comment on the video, or come into the library and we can take your picture and post it so everyone can see your LEGO masterpiece. It may even be featured in the next Lego Club video! For kids in grades 2 and up. No registration required. 


W3: Wednesday Writer’s Workshop

W3: Wednesday Writer’s Workshop


Are you a writer? Join us online each month to share what you have written and find inspiration, constructive critiques and learn more about how you can publish your writing now! Hosted by author Ginger Garrett. For middle and high school students. This program takes place on FCPL's GoToMeeting platform, and advance registration is required.  All registered teens will receive an email with online login information prior to the workshop.

Where in the World is Mr. Moose?

Where in the World is Mr. Moose?


Can you figure out Where in the World is Mr. Moose? Follow Mr. Moose as he travels around the globe and shares his adventures by video. This program is perfect for children in grades K-5 who are curious about the world around them! Watch Mr. Moose Tuesdays on FCPL’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Adult Programs

Book Talk

Book Talk


FCPL's Information Services Supervisors and Information Specialists provide suggestions for your reading pleasure. Find episodes of Book Talk on FCPL's YouTube channel and Facebook Watch.


Book Sleuths

Book Sleuths


Calling all mystery lovers!  Book Sleuths takes place on the fourth Tuesday of each month to discuss a great mystery or psychological suspense thriller.  Connect with fellow readers over lively book discussions conducted using GoToMeeting

Conversational English: Beginner’s English

Conversational English: Beginner’s English


All English learners are welcome to join this FREE and virtual conversational English for adults class no matter your country of origin, reading level or citizenship status. This course will help you practice your English reading, listening, and speaking skills. For each class you will register, pick up a Practice Bag, and attend our virtual Questions and Conversation session. You will be encouraged to practice speaking and listening with other English learners. This program takes place via FCPL’s GoToMeeting platform.

CrAfter Party: Crafting for Adults

CrAfter Party: Crafting for Adults


Craft first, party after! Here's how it works: First, register to pick up your DIY craft grab bag that provides instructions and materials. Once registered, a helpful video will be sent to the email address you provided. Next, complete your craft at home.  Then join your fellow crafters online to share your results! (Please see the schedule below.) CrAfter Party is an adult program for patrons 18+ years of age.

Dual-Language Book Talk

Dual-Language Book Talk


Need a great book recommendation? Look no further! Karla, Information Specialist at the Sharon Forks branch, will provide suggestions in both English and Spanish for your reading pleasure. Dual-Language Book Talk takes place on FCPL’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Necesitas una gran recomendación para tu siguiente libro? ¡No busques más! Karla, una especialista en información de Sharon Forks, le dará sugerencias en inglés y español para su gusto en la literatura.


FCPL Writing Group.

FCPL Writing Group


Are you a writer who is looking for a local resource and a forum for your work? Are you looking for feedback for your writing? Register now to receive a call or email from a librarian to explain how this unique program works. Registration closes one day prior to program.

MIND READERS

Mind Readers


Mind Readers is a virtual book club for adults that has no assigned titles. Patrons are invited to attend and share what they have read recently.

Novel Diversions.

Novel Diversions


Novel Diversions is a book discussion group for readers who want to enhance their reading experience with spirited and friendly conversation. This program takes place online via FCPL's GoToMeeting platform. To participate you must register and provide your email address. An email with login information will be sent prior to the program.

OverBOOKED

OverBOOKED


Looking for a fun way to delight in books and meet new people? All adults welcome to relax and enjoy deep discussions about the book selection of the month. OverBOOKED takes place once a month, Thursdays online at 10 a.m.  This program takes place online via FCPL's GoToMeeting platform. To participate you must register and provide your email address. An email with login information will be sent prior to the program.


Roots & Readers

Roots & Readers


Watch Roots & Readers to explore the community garden at Hampton Park Library and learn tips and tricks for managing your own gardens at home.

Episodes of Roots & Readers are published on Facebook Watch and IGTV.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Special Programs


From virtual author visits and book clubs to craft activities to celebrating Every Day is a Holiday, special virtual programs for adult patrons are posted intermittently. Created by both library staff and visiting performers and presenters, they cover a variety of topics and activities. Please see FCPL's online calendar for more information.

YOGA SHORTS

Yoga Shorts


A certified yoga instructor and FCPL staff member, Lola Nichols, teaches gentle yoga techniques for daily life. Yoga Shorts are posted every Wednesday morning on Facebook Watch and the Yoga Shorts Playlist on YouTube.