Vose Library in Union will celebrate National Library Week with programming throughout the month of April for adults and children, as well as a two-week amnesty period on overdue books.

Amnesty on overdue books will begin April 11 and continue through April 24. Patrons returning overdue books during this period will not be charged fines. Those with long-overdue books should feel free to return those books during library hours or in the book drop located in front of the library.

On Friday, April 9 at 10:30 a.m., Vose Library will host an interactive creative dance and music workshop for young children and their caregivers with dance artist Vanessa Knause. A Union resident, Knause instructs classical ballet, jazz, contemporary, acrobatics, boys dance and Pilates, as well as classes for babies and their families through Studio Red, her studio located on School Street in downtown Rockland.

On Friday, April 16 at 7 p.m., award-winning author Andrew Vietze will speak about his recently released book, “Becoming Teddy Roosevelt,” which describes the friendship of President Theodore Roosevelt and Maine lumberman William Wingate Sewall. The book explores how that bond changed Roosevelt (and the nation) and why it matters today. Vietze is a freelance writer based in Appleton. The former managing editor of Down East magazine, he has written for a wide array of publications from Time Out New York to Maine Times, from AMC Outdoors to Offshore to Hooked on the Outdoors. He’s also a registered Maine Guide and a seasonal ranger in Baxter State Park.

On Saturday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m., Roy Cronkhite of Livermore Falls will speak on beekeeping. Cronkhite is a second-generation beekeeper who has worked with bees for many years. He maintains hives on a number of people’s lands and barters pollination of local gardens with a fresh supply of pollen and nectar to feed his bees. Cronkhite is an active member of several beekeeping organizations. He currently serves as president for the Maine State Beekeepers Association. He has served on the MSBA Board of Directors for a number of years, and he received the Beekeeper of the Year Award in 2008.

Programs for children to be held during April vacation are in the planning stages. Check the library Web site, voselibrary.org, for updates. Vose Library is located in the Robbins House on Union Common directly opposite Camden National Bank. For more information or directions, call 785-4733.