Category: At the Library

April for Kids

Storytime at the Train Station – Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30am EXCEPT APRIL 18 & 20 – for infants to 4 year-olds – Join Ms. Cara for stories, songs, and coloring at the Demarest Train Station. Please bring your masks. No registration necessary.

Chess Club – Saturdays from 10:00am to 11:30am EXCEPT APRIL 16 & 23 in the library Children’s Room – all ages – Come to the children’s room to learn and practice chess with other kids! All levels welcome. Registration not required, but space is limited.

Take & Make Arts & Crafts Kit – starting Tuesday, April 5 – stop by the library to pick up an arts & crafts kit! Supplies limited. First-come, first-served.

Read to a Dog – Monday, April 4 starting at 4:15pm at the Train Station – Children can practice their reading one-on-one with an adorable and loving therapy dog! Children may register for one ten-minute session per date. Registration is FULL, but you can sign up for the waiting list.

Hebrew Storytime – Wednesday, April 6 at 4:00pm at the Train Station – ages 4 and up – Join us at the Demarest Train Station for Hebrew read aloud stories, read by a community volunteer! We’ll also be doing a fun craft to celebrate the springtime!

Crochet Club – Thursday, April 7 at 6:00pm at the Train Station – ages 7 and up – learn how to crochet and work on your own beautiful creations with Ms. Michele! Registration is FULL, but you can sign up for the waiting list.

Engineering Workshop – Monday, April 11 at 3:30pm at the Train Station – grades 2 to 6 – Design, create, test, and improve your prototype with Kerryann O’Connor. Registration is FULL, but you can sign up for the waiting list.

Music with Miss Nita – Friday, April 11, 10:30am at the Demarest Train Station– ages 0 to 5 – Join Miss Nita at the Demarest Train Station for some singing, dancing and musical fun! Registration is FULL, but you can sign up for the waiting list.

Arts & Crafts at the Train Station – Wednesday, April 13 at 3:30pm – Get artsy with Ms. Cara and make some paper doily flowers for Spring! Registration required.

Korean Storytime – Monday, April 25, 3:30pm to 4:00pm at the Demarest Train Station – all ages – Korean-language stories will be read aloud by community volunteers! This program is offered in partnership with the Korean Demarest Parents Association. Registration is NOT required! Masks must be worn at all times.

Zoom Book Clubs are back!
Upon registering, a copy of the book will be reserved for you and you’ll be notified when it’s ready to pick up. Email Ms. Cara at cara.scott@demarest.bccls.org for more information. Sign up for the appropriate grade below:

April for Adults

Sign up for the Adult Events email list to be notified of new programs.

Events hosted via Zoom require you to download Zoom software to your computer or the app to your mobile device, links to all of which can be found here. Always register so we can send you instructions to join. If you need help setting up Zoom, email demacirc@bccls.org


Morning Spring Yoga with Anat Lavie – Tuesday, April 5, 10:30am, Demarest Train Station – Join Anat Lavie, Demarest resident and certified yoga teacher, for hatha yoga, a body and mind purifying practice which combines slow poses, breath work, and meditation. All levels welcome.

Yoga for Springtime Strength – Thursdays, 11am to 12pm on Zoom – Welcome April with this joyful yoga and meditation class.

ESL Conversation Group – Wednesdays from 1pm to 2:30pm at the Demarest Library – Join us for a relaxed conversation group. Registration is not required. For more information, email orla.cassidy@demarest.bccls.org.

Knitting Club – Wednesday, April 6 and Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30pm – Meetings are being held via Zoom. Email demarestknitters@outlook.com to receive a link to join.

Adult Book Club – Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30pm – April’s book is Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach. Request a copy via the catalog or pick one up at the upstairs desk. Also available as an eBook on Libby.

In May, the book club will be discussing The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee. Request a copy via the catalog or pick one up at the upstairs desk. Also available as an eBook or digital audiobook on Libby or for instant borrow as a digital audiobook on hoopla.

Call the library at 201-768-8714 or follow the link below to sign up.

Creating a Compelling College Application for Juniors – Wednesday, April 27 at 7:00pm via Zoom – This Zoom presentation is designed to help high school juniors and their parents understand how to use the summer productively to create a compelling college application and increase their chances for admission. It’s presented by Ron Feuchs and Jackie Tepper, partners at Stand Out For College, LLC. For more information and to get access to the meeting, follow the link below and register.