VIRTUAL: STEAM: ScooterBots

Explore the world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Art, Engineering, and Math) by joining us this month as we make ScooterBots. Youngsters may learn principles of engineering and electric circuitry. Materials for this program may be found in the School Age Grab ’n’ Go Kits, which are available beginning Feb. 1 while supplies last.

Tuesday, Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m.,
Video premiere on Willard's Facebook and YouTube channels

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with Willard Library! Visit the Children's Room downtown or the Helen Warner Branch to learn more about the great programs and services Willard offers. DYK: Children 5 years old and older may get their own library card. This is the perfect day to bring your kids to get library cards. For those who already have library cards, stop in and check out some books, DVDs, or Playaways.

While supplies last, families who visit either library on Feb. 5 will receive a canvas tote bag containing a plush stuffed animal to read to; the book, "Pete the Cat Checks Out the Library;" and supplemental resources to enjoy at home.

Saturday, Feb. 5, beginning at 9 a.m.,
Downtown Children’s Room and Helen Warner Branch Checkout Desk

VIRTUAL: On The Road With Miss Stephanie: Celebrating Diversity

In celebration of African American History Month, Miss Stephanie will highlight some local black businesses and entrepreneurs to talk about the importance of celebrating diversity and unity in the community.

Diversity-themed materials will be included in the School Age Grab ‘n' Go Kits which will be available Feb. 1 while supplies last.

Watch the video to find out which businesses Miss Stephanie visits. Then, stop by the businesses and you may receive a special surprise while supplies last.

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m.,
Video premiere on Willard's Facebook and YouTube channels

CANCELED: Tween Night: Painting with Jaylei Art

NOTE: This program has been canceled due to COVID. Watch here for new dates.

Students ages 9-14 are invited for a night of painting with award-winning artist Jamari Taylor, owner of Jaylie Art. Participants will create their own cherry blossoms paintings to take home.

Jamari is a portrait artist originally from Battle Creek now residing in Grand Rapids. Using charcoal, acrylics, and oils, she creates images that portray a subject’s character, power, and strength.

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.,
Helen Warner Branch,

Thursday, Jan. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.,
Downtown Lower Level,