Library May programs announced

Marsha Lloyd, supervisor at the Ridgecrest Branch Library, has announced upcoming scheduled events.

Preschool Storytime, every Thursday at 11 a.m.; stories and activities for children ages 3 to 5, with parent or guardian; approximately half an hour.

Barks and Books, Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m.; children practice their reading to a therapy dog, “Shadow,” the Great Dane.

Desert Tortoise Program with Robert Parker, Saturday, May 11, at 2 p.m.; school-age children and older are invited to learn about local desert tortoises, including do’s and don’ts, with live tortoises to view.

Children’s Book Week, May 13-19, “Every child a reader!” program. Parents are encouraged to read to their child at least 15 minutes a day from infancy and toddler age, thus raising a reader. Bring your child in for a library card. The library has lots of great books for children and family reading.

“Prince Among Slaves” Docu-mentary Film Screening, Saturday, May 18, 2 p.m.. featuring “Bridging Cultures/Muslim Jour-neys,” a 60-minute grant film of the amazing true story of Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Sori, an African prince enslaved in the American South. This program is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Story First Published: 2013-05-01