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E.g., 01/18/2020
E.g., 01/18/2020

All Day Drop In. Schools are on Spring Break, so it’s a great time to come into the Library! Our interactive Scavenger Hunt introduces kids to the Library and all the resources we provide. Participants receive a scavenger hunt list and follow the clues across the Library to learn how to find books, games, movies and more. 

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All Day Drop In. Schools are on Spring Break, so it’s a great time to come into the Library! Our interactive Scavenger Hunt introduces kids to the Library and all the resources we provide. Participants receive a scavenger hunt list and follow the clues across the Library to learn how to find books, games, movies and more. 

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People and animals have feelings in common. This interactive presentation helps you appreciate similarities and differences in pet and human brains, emotions and social chemistry. You’ll leave the session with a greater understanding of empathy that will help you to better connect with animals and each other.
Designed especially for the Library and presented by Ashley Stanley of Wayside Waifs. One or more trained companion animals will attend with presenter.

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From roots to leaves, trees are experts at connecting! Scientists have even found that trees can communicate with each other. In this interactive program for kids and families, we’ll learn how to identify trees, discover tree-grown fruits and nuts, and show you how to “leaf” your mark on our community art project. Drop in anytime during the two-hour program. Best for ages 6 and up.

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This program is in the afternoon, and you can still enjoy reading under the stars! We’ll provide awesome books, flashlights and even some stars. We’ll turn out some of the lights during this program. Bring your cozy sleeping bag or favorite blanket to complete the picture of reading outdoors under the stars. This
program is great for sensory sensitive young patrons.

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Join us for an hour of dynamic storytelling and live drawing with writer/illustrator Charlie Mylie as he teaches kids the basics of narrative: plot, characters, suspense and surprise. Mylie uses an overhead projector and audience prompts to show us how stories start and where they can wind up. See an artist at work and participate in the creative process. Best for ages 5-10.

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Board games have brought family and friends together for years, and we are now in a golden age of game choices! Join us for enjoyable games, meet new friends and have new adventures. You can rampage the city as a giant lizard in King of Tokyo, embark on a cross-country train trek in Ticket to Ride or save the world from deadly outbreaks in Pandemic. Bring a personal favorite to share with the group. Snacks and beverages are served. All ages welcome.

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American kids love to read, and this Book Club helps American kids read more. American Girl offers many character stories exploring historical perspectives from a girl’s point of view. Join this group to read and craft with your American Girl and some new friends. Borrow a special copy of the book from the Youth Services desk. Best for ages 8-12; all kids are welcome.

Gardner Books
January: Lea Dives In
February: Lea Leads the Way
March: Luciana
April: Luciana Braving the Deep

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All Day Drop In. Schools are on Spring Break, so it’s a great time to come into the Library! Our interactive Scavenger Hunt introduces kids to the Library and all the resources we provide. Participants receive a scavenger hunt list and follow the clues across the Library to learn how to find books, games, movies and more. 

Continue reading »
Meeting Room

All Day Drop In. Schools are on Spring Break, so it’s a great time to come into the Library! Our interactive Scavenger Hunt introduces kids to the Library and all the resources we provide. Participants receive a scavenger hunt list and follow the clues across the Library to learn how to find books, games, movies and more. 

Continue reading »

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