Library to feature butterfly program


Canyon Lake residents Ted and Nancy Horton will be presenting a program on monarch butterflies on Monday, Mar. 11, at 3 p.m. at the library. This is a free program for families with a focus on children. The program will consist of a slideshow and video on the life cycle of the monarch butterfly, and the work that Ted has done to plant butterfly weed in his own garden.

Each family who attends will receive a butterfly plant to take home and plant. Ted will provide instruction on how to plant them. Each family also will receive a coloring book produced by Audubon International.

Ted is a board member of Audubon International. He has been concerned about the loss of 70 to 80 percent of monarchs in the area over the last 10 years due to development and loss of habitat. Ted is devoted to helping reverse the decline of the monarch butterflies and believes that with little effort the chances of monarchs returning to Canyon Lake on their migratory path can be improved.

The “Cover to Cover” reading program for children four to 12 years old kicked off at the library on Mar. 2. Participants can earn an achievement award for every five books read at reading level. The achievement award is good for a free hamburger or cheeseburger at any In-N-Out Burger. Children must signup for a reading log at the library to participate.

Children who are too young to read may participate by having books read to them by their parent or guardian. Children may receive up to three award certificates during this six-week reading program that runs from Mar. 2 to Apr. 13.

The Knitting and Crochet Crafters program meets on the first and third Fridays of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. The part social, part educational program is open to new members of all skill levels and loaner tools and supplies are available.

Toddler Story Time, a program for children three and younger, will meet on Mar. 11, 18 and 25 at 11 a.m. The every other Monday program provides an opportunity for children to meet other children while having fun listening to stories and making crafts.

Miss Ginny’s Story Time, a program for children ages three to five, will meet today,  Mar. 8 and on Mar. 22 at 11:30 a.m. The program includes an interactive story, live music and movement activities.

Play Day will meet on Mar. 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The program includes music and movement, crafts, playtime and light snacks.

The Adult Book Club will meet on Mar. 25 at 4 p.m. The book selection for March is “Dark Matter” by Blake Crouch.

The Jr. Book Club for kids in grades fourth through seventh will meet on Mar. 27 at 4 p.m. The book selection for March is “The Maze of Bones,” by Rick Riordan.

The book clubs are open to new members. Copies of the monthly book selections are available at the front desk at the library.