I would like to highlight a lot of great events that are happening in Fremont in April.
As I look on the April event calendar, we have coding for various ages at different times, provided by outside groups who have taken registration. Sometimes we add items even after the printed calendar is published.
We are continuing with more art and craft programs for adults and teens.
We have several events focused on preparing for college and the application process and financing it.
In children’s programming, our wonderful high school volunteer, Garima, is providing several fun classes for preschoolers, one art and one dance/music time.
We also continue with other great art and science classes (some also provided by wonderful high school volunteers!) and book clubs we have throughout the month.
At the small Fremont branches, we continue to offer crafts for adults, little Legos, Scribblebots, homework help, monthly evening family story time and toddler times (Centerville). We also offer chess club and drop-in crafts and science times at Irvington.
Pause. On another train of thought…
In the busy time of spring, preparing for these programs and summer reading time, I reflect on some lines that come to my subconscious.
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
(from The World Is Too Much with Us” by William Wordsworth. First published in Wordsworth’s Poems in Two Volumes in 1807.)
I realize this is a verse that my mom and dad have said to me over the years. There are other stanzas and segments that they have quoted to me from poems they or their parents memorized and quoted to them in elementary and high school. Nowadays, I think the poetry we memorize may be in songs and raps. There is less memorizing of the printed word. As I look at the whole context, I may or may not agree with the sentiment, but having those lines causes me to reflect.
Some of us who are gifted express our thoughts and feelings by writing and composing. A friend and volunteer at Irvington composed some thoughtful lines after the tragedy in Brussels.
In this month of April, which is National Poetry Month, let’s take the opportunity to savor a poem — or perhaps write one. Happy Reading!