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March Programs at the Davidson Public Library

by | Feb 27, 2018

Board game set-up at the Davidson Public Library.

Children’s and Family Programs

Science Saturday
Saturday, March 3, from 2-3 p.m.
This month’s book discussion and science activities, led by teen volunteer Jesse, is based on books about space. Registration is required; call 704-416-4000. For children in grades 1-5 only.

Active Reading Workshop for Parents & Their 2-5 year olds
Mondays in March from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Come learn fun ideas and activities that you can use to support early literacy at home. Learn how to use the ABC’s of Active Reading one on one with your child. For parents and caregivers – come prepared to play and learn together with your child. This workshop is for parents/caregivers of children ages 2-5 and their children. Registration is required. Call 704-416-4000 or register online at This is a 4-part series and participants will benefit from attending each session. This series replaces Monday morning story hours for the month of March.
March 5, 10:30 a.m. Part 1
March 12, 10:30 a.m. Part 2
March 19, 10:30 a.m. Part 3
March 26, 10:30 a.m. Part 4

Paws to Read
Tuesdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27 at 4 p.m.
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. For children & families.

Listen & Move
Thursdays, March 1 and 15, at 11 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 in order to read and write. For children 3-5 years old.

Creating with Books
Thursdays, March 8 and 22, at 11 a.m.
Listen to stories and extend learning through a variety of hands-on activities. No registration necessary. For preschool ages 3-5.

Davidson Kids’ Book Club
Wednesday, March 21, at 4:30 p.m.
For kids in grades 2-4. Join us for a fun discussion of Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage. Books are available at the branch. Refreshments will be served. Registration required; call 704-416-4000.

Bunny Story Time
Thursday, March 29, at 10:30 a.m.
Everybunny come along for a special Family Storytime at Davidson Public Library. Featuring stories, songs and other fun bunny games and activities. Registration required. Call 704-416-4000 to register or for more information. For babies through 5 year olds.

Programs for Kids, Service for Teens

Teen Tutoring for School Age Children
Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, from 4-5:30
Get help with elementary-level reading, math or homework from a Teen Tutor. First come, first served basis for up to 45-minute sessions. No registration necessary. Audience: Elementary (5-11), Preteen (8-11)

Reading Buddies
Thursdays, March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, from 4-5:30
Children in rising-K – 5th grades can increase reading confidence, fluency and comprehension by reading aloud with a teen library volunteer during a 30-minute one-on-one session. Please call 704-416-4000 to register.

Programs for Teens

Teen Trivia Night
Wednesday, March 7 at 6 p.m.
Tweens and teens are invited to team up and compete in a game of trivia based on current events, literature, and pop culture. Refreshments will be served. No registration necessary. For ages 10-18.

Community Service Project: Project Sandwich
Saturday, March 17, from 2-4 p.m.
Being involved in the community is a great way to make connections and build your leadership skills. Earn community service hours at our two-hour session making sandwiches for the homeless. No registration necessary. For ages 12-18.

College 101: ACT Practice Exam with the Princeton Review
Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Kick off your ACT prep with a free redesigned 2016 ACT exam. After the test, the Princeton Review will email you a detailed performance report with personalized tips on how to improve your score. Please follow the link to register:

Learn, Connect, Play: Board Games
Wednesday, March 28, from 6-7 p.m.
Grab your friends and come play games- have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. No registration necessary. For ages 12-18.

Programs for Adults

Introduction to Healing Touch
Saturday, March 3, from 10-11:30 a.m.
Healing Touch encourages participants to experience life in a new way that opens one up to a wider and deeper view of life, and a way of realizing our potential to facilitate healing in others, whether it be physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. Presented by Veronique Viola, Reiki Master & Reflexologist. Registration required. Register at or call 704-416-4000.

Estate Planning Basics
Monday, March 5 from 12-1 p.m.
Join local attorney Amy Holthouser to learn about estate planning, including what documents are needed. Sponsored by the Davidson Parks & Recreation Dept. To register, go to

One-on-One Technology Assistance
Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21, & 28, 10-11:30 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.

It’s Pi Day with Monte Carlo Simulations
Tuesday, March 13, at 6:15 p.m.
Come celebrate hopefully the geekiest Pi Day event in the area! Learn about the history of both Pi (3.14159) and Monte Carlo simulations. Resume where Pythagoras, Euclid & Archimedes of Syracuse left off and learn how to calculate Pi using a Monte Carlo simulation technique. Additionally, a non-Pi related Monte Carlo will be showcased. New to 2018’s Pi Day – we will also showcase how to calculate Pi using a Neural Net implementation of the Monte Carlo using Tensorflow! Presented by our local Machine Learning Group. For adults and mature teens. Schedule: 6:15 – 6:45: Networking and Refreshments; 6:45 – 7:45: Presentation; 7:45+: After-hours social across street at Summit Coffee. No registration necessary, but for more info or to sign up if you wish, go to

Technology Tutoring with Richard
Thursday, March 15, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Register for a 30-minute session of one-on-one computer help with an expert.
Topics include but are not limited to computer and Internet basics, Microsoft Office and email. Register online at or call 704-416-4000. For adults.

Strange New Worlds Book Club
Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m.
We meet the third Monday every month and discuss science fiction, fantasy and graphic novels selected by the group. This month our selection is On the Beach by Nevil Shute. No registration necessary; all adults welcome.

How to Detox Your Bedroom: Beyond Sleep Hygiene
Friday, March 23, from 2-4 p.m.
What’s in your bedroom? What should go and what should stay to support sleep, healing and regeneration of mind-body-spirit. Join Cheryl Barrett, RN, MSN, NC-BC for this informative workshop. Registration required; call 704-416-4000 or go to For adults.

History and Historical Fiction Book Club
Wednesday, March 28, from 12-1 p.m.
Join us on the 4th Wednesday of each month at noon. In March we will be discussing Dead Wake by Erik Larson. Bring your lunch. Drinks and dessert will be served. New members welcome! No registration necessary. Call 704-416-4000 for more information.

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