Saturday is Earth Day, and many libraries have special programs planned.
Make an upcycled magazine trinket dish at Jupiter Branch Library.
Paper crafting techniques and materials will be provided to make an eco-friendly coiled bowl. Participants also can take their own magazines to use in the project.
Pre-register for this program, offered at 2 p.m. Friday. Space is limited. The library is at 705 Military Trail, Jupiter. Call 561-744-2301 for more information.
The Fort Pierce Library will celebrate Earth Day at 3 p.m. Saturday with a special program on butterflies.
Children in kindergarten through fifth grade will learn about butterflies and make a butterfly sun-catcher. Following the program, participants will release butterflies that have hatched in the library.
The program is free and open to the community, but space is limited. Parents and caregivers are asked to accompany children.
The Fort Pierce Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System is at 101 Melody Lane. For more information about children’s programs, call Gicele Perna at 772-462-2812.
The Blake Library offers Putting Energy to Work: Windmills, a program recommended for children in first through seventh grade.
Participants will learn about wind energy and how it can help the environment. Through games and hands-on experiments, kids will learn how to harness the wind using simple materials.
Preregistration is required. Call 772-221-1407 for assistance. The library is at 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart.
Other programs at area libraries include:
PALM BEACH COUNTY
Tequesta Branch Library
461 Old Dixie Highway North, Tequesta
Florida’s vanishing species: Discover the reasons for the decline of Florida’s threatened and endangered animals and the implications of the Endangered Species Act of 1973. Meet members of the Nature Center’s wildlife teaching team. Preregister. 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Gardens Branch Library
11303 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens
Tidying tips: Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate and clothes pile up everywhere? Kathy Andio will share decluttering and organizing tips from Marie Kondo’s New York Times best-seller. Preregister. 2:30 p.m. April 27.
Elisabeth Lahti Library
15200 S.W. Adams Ave., Indiantown
Earth Day crafts: School-age kids can let their imaginations run wild with the library’s craft supplies. 3:30 p.m. Friday.
Peter & Julie Cummings Library
2551 S.W. Matheson Ave., Palm City
Haiku for Earth Day: Teens are invited to attend a creative writing workshop and learn about the ancient Japanese poetic form of the haiku. Participants will write their own haiku and create a visual art piece to take home. 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Financial Self-Defense: Learn how to protect yourself from a variety of scams prevalent today. This presentation is part of Money Smart Week. 2 p.m. April 27.
ST. LUCIE COUNTY
Morningside Branch Library
2410 S.E. Morningside Blvd., Port St Lucie
Produce a video: Learn how to turn still photography into video at a workshop with R. J. Ashley, who has worked as a professional photographer since 1971. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.
Port St. Lucie Branch Library
180 S.W. Prima Vista Blvd., Port St Lucie
Calling all babies: Little ones up to age 2 and their parents and caregivers are invited to join Miss Alicia for songs and stories. 10:30 a.m. April 27.