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February Events at the Davidson Public Library

by | Feb 7, 2018 | Bottom Left Box, Davidson Library

Davidson Public Library Events in February

All events are located at the Davidson Public Library and free. Some require registration. Call 704-416-4000 for more information.

Children’s Programs

Preschool Story Time – Mondays, Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 10:00 a.m.
Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader. No registration necessary. For ages 3-5.

Toddler Story Time – Mondays, Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 11:00 a.m.
Toddlers build language skills, participate in music and movement activities, and discover the fun of books. Explore letters, sounds, and new words through stories and activities. No registration necessary. For 18-35 months.

Baby Story Time (ages 0-17 months)  – Thursdays, Feb. 8, 15, and 22 at 9:30 a.m.
Babies experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. Engage your little one with new sights and sounds through books, songs, and rhymes.  No registration necessary.

Listen & Move – Thursday, Feb. 15 at 11:00 a.m.
Children and parents will participate in stories, songs and activities that build both gross and fine motor skills, which children need to develop to read and write.  No registration necessary. For ages 3-5.

NEW! Preschool Story Time: Creating with Books – Thursdays, Feb. 8 and 22 at 11:00 a.m.
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. No
registration necessary. For ages 3-5.

Paws to Read – Tuesdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 4 p.m.
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog.
No registration necessary.  For children 3-11.

Davidson Kids Book Club – Wednesday, Feb. 21, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
For kids in grades 2nd-4th. Join us for a fun discussion of Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. Books are available at the branch. Refreshments will be served.  Registration required.  Call 704-416-4000 or go online at

Programs for Kids, Service for Teens

Teen Tutoring for School Kids* – Thursdays, Feb. 8, 15, and 22 at 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Get help with elementary-level reading, math or homework from a Teen Tutor. First come, first served basis for up to 45 min. sessions. No registration necessary. For ages 5-11.  *Teens who want to be Tutors or Reading Buddies can get more information at the library desk.

Reading Buddies* – Thursdays, Feb. 8, 15, and 22 at 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Children in rising K – 5th grades can increase reading confidence, comprehension and fluency by reading aloud with a teen library volunteer during a 30-minute, one-on-one session. Registration required. Call 704-416-4000 or sign up at the branch. For ages 5-11.

*Teens who want to be Tutors or Reading Buddies can get more information at the library desk.

Teen Program

Learn, Connect, Play: Board Games – Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Grab your friends and come play games. Have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. No registration necessary.

Technology Assistance for Adults

One-on-One Technology Assistance – Wednesdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21, & 28, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Work with a library staff member to boost your skill using digital devices, computers or the internet. No registration; walk-ins are welcome. For adults.

Technology Tutoring with Richard – Thursday, Feb. 15, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Register for a 30-minute session of 1 on 1 computer help with an expert. Topics include but are not limited to computer and Internet basics, Microsoft Office and email. Call to register. For adults.

Other Programs for Adults

Heartfulness Meditation – Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Heartfulness is a simple technique to learn relaxation and meditation for a deeper connection with the inner self. Experience shifting attention from the mind to the heart to bring more balance and joy into life. Registration required. Register at or call 704-416-4000.

Create an Algorithm that Learns to Play Pong by Itself: Open AI and Deep RL – Tuesday, Feb. 13, 6:15-7:45 p.m.
Learn how to create an algorithm that learns to play Pong without any instructions at all! Come learn about Open AI, deep reinforcement learning (DeepRL), and policy gradients. Get a step-by-step walkthrough of how a reinforcement algorithm works. Presented by our local Machine Learning Group. For adults and mature teens. Schedule: Networking and Refreshments: 6:15 – 6:45 p.m.; Presentation: 6:45-7:45 p.m.

Exploring History and Family Heritage: Davidson’s West Side Neighborhood – Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Come learn about your town and the historic significance of one of its neighborhoods! Join staff members from the public library and Davidson College, West Davidson residents, and local historic preservationists to explore the history of Davidson’s West Side neighborhood. Includes an introduction to genealogy at 10 a.m. and an opportunity for community members to record memories about West Davidson. Call 704-416-4000 for more information. For adults and children accompanied by adults.

Small Business Concierge Program – Saturday, Feb. 24 at 10:00 a.m.
A small business expert with Mecklenburg County will be available to help you get information on almost every aspect or running or starting a small business, on a one-on-one, walk-in basis–for free! No registration necessary. For adults.

History and Historical Fiction Book Club – Wednesday, Feb. 28, noon to 1 p.m.
Join us on the 4th Wednesday of each month at noon. In February we will be discussing A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead and / or The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. Books may be available at the branch. Bring your lunch. Drinks and dessert will be served. No registration necessary. New members welcome! For adults.

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