National Library Week
About National Library Week
National Library Week (April 3 – 9) is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries, the contributions of library workers, and promote library use and support. Sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), National Library Week has been observed in libraries across the country each April since 1958.
The American Library Association’s theme for 2022 is Connect with Your Library: “During the pandemic, library workers continue to exceed their communities’ demands and adapt resources and services to meet their users’ needs during these challenging times. Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer endless opportunities to transform lives through education and lifelong learning.”
To celebrate, we’ve collected some of your favorite videos and programs from the past year, as well as photo highlights, live virtual programs, and a message from our Library Director.
A Statement from Our Director
Libraries serve as lifelines for millions, connecting people to opportunities, resources, and assistance. This National Library Week, take time to remember that free access to information is among your greatest freedoms, providing you endless opportunities to advance and thrive. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Live Virtual Programs
Tuesday, April 5, 4 pm
Anime Your Way Workshop
In celebration of National Library Week, former Simpsons and King of the Hill illustrator Carlos Nieto III teaches you how to design and draw comic characters from scratch. All artistic abilities and skill levels welcome! For teens.
Friday, April 8, 11 am
Smarty Pants Storytime: National Library Week
Let’s get ready for school at this special Storytime all about libraries! For kids ages 2 – 5 with their parent or caregiver.
Most Popular Videos from the Past Year
In case you missed them, here are our most popular YouTube videos since last National Library Week.
Mayan Worry Dolls
Worry Dolls date back to precolonial America and continue to be an important part in the lives of children of Mayan descent. Learn the history of these dolls and create your very own.
Learn about different gender pronouns, and ways we can be respectful when learning someone’s pronouns. Then watch step-by-step how you can create your own pronoun patch!
Tissue Paper Art
Create your own piece of art using this fun and easy tissue paper painting technique.
Meet the Artist: Frida Kahlo
Learn about the life and art of Frida Kahlo and create your own self-portrait with a headpiece inspired by her paintings.
Most Popular Live Virtual Events
Did you miss these live events? You can still check out these recordings!
Beginner’s Guide to Sushi
Love sushi and want to make it at home? Andy Matsuda from the Sushi Chef Institute demonstrates everything you need to know to get started, including perfecting sushi rice, food prep, and how to make popular rolls.
The Essence of Tea
Tea has been enjoyed and revered for thousands of years. Find out how tea is grown, processed, and best prepared. Learn the six major categories of tea, including the lesser known pu-erh.
Creative Career Paths: Video Game Production & Engineering
Learn from professionals at Warner Bros. Games about the production and engineering elements that go into game making, their personal career journeys, and how you can get into the gaming industry.
Work Ready: Find a Job if You’re 50+ With Kerry Hannon
Kerry Hannon, author of Great Jobs for Everyone 50+, Great Pajama Jobs, and many other books, joins us to discuss how to achieve confident career success as an older adult, even after a pandemic.