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SPECIAL EVENTS

LETS READ A TON OF BOOKS READING CHALLENGE!
April 13 - 30, 2014

Join us in the Children's Department for our "Lets Read a Ton of Books" Reading Challenge! Weigh your books at the Children's Department Reference Desk after you have checked them out to earn tickets. You'll receive one ticket for each pound of books. Fill it out and drop it in the number of the basket you would like to win! Once the TON OF BOOKS is achieved (2,000 pounds!) there will be a drawing of the winning ticket for each prize. The more tickets, the more chances to win a prize basket! April 30 marks the end of the contest. Happy Reading!



MR. PUTTY AND TABBY FLY THE PLANE VIDEOCONFERENCE WITH ANIMAL FRIENDS
Friday, April 25, 2014
9:45 - 10:30 a.m.
For kids and parents of all ages

Do you love the characters in Cynthia Rylant’s books as much as we do? We’re big fans of the many dogs (Mudge!) and cats (Tabby!) in her books. Join us for a videoconference presented by Animal Friends featuring Mr. Putter and Tabby Fly the Plane. We’ll discuss animals’ feelings (especially Tabby’s), what makes a tabby cat a tabby cat, and kindness towards animals. Plus you’ll get to meet one or more of our residents through the monitor! Register in the Children's Department.



FAMILY MOVIE NIGHTS

Ages: For kids and parents of all ages
When: 2nd Thursday of the month
May 22, 2014: Nut Job  
Time: 6:00 - 7:45 p.m.

It's movie night at the library! Bring your whole family as we watch terrific family-friendly movies. We'll provide the popcorn and candy -- you don't even have to buy tickets! What could be better? Just bring a sleeping bag and/or a stuffed animal friend. See you at the movies! Register in the Children's Department.


PROGRAMS FOR BABIES THROUGH KINDERGARTEN

Spring session: 9 weeks, March 24 - May 23, 2014. Registration for spring session begins February 24 for residents, March 1 for non-residents.

BOOK BABIES

Ages: Birth - 12 months with an adult
Duration: 9 weeks, March 25 - May 20
When: Tuesdays, 10:00 - 10:20 a.m.

You can't start too early at the library! In this 20-minute program, babies will gain contact with language through stories, songs, rhymes, and finger plays, helping them take their first steps toward a lifetime love of books and reading. Register in the Children's Department.


MOTHER GOOSE TIME

Ages: 12 - 24 months with an adult
Duration: 9 weeks, March 25 - May 20
When: Tuesdays, 11:00 - 11:20 a.m.

They're just learning to talk -- give them something to talk about! 20 minutes of books, fun rhymes, songs and finger plays to encourage language growth and a love of reading. Register in the Children's Department.


TODDLER TALES

Ages: 2 - 3½ with an adult
Duration: 9 weeks, March 24 - May 21
When:

Mondays, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. or
Wednesdays, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
They can walk, they can talk -- and they can learn! This 30-minute program adds crafts and fun to stories for further encouragement on the way to becoming lifelong readers. Register in the Children's Department.


PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

Ages: 3½ - 5
Duration: 9 weeks, March 25 - May 21
When:

Tuesdays, 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. or
Wednesdays, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Limit: 35 children

They're almost ready to learn on their own -- help them get there with this parent-optional preschool storytime. Stories, games, activities, movies, crafts and more make this 45-minute program a big hit. Register in the Children's Department.


KINDERGARTEN STORYTIME

Ages: Kindergartners and 5-year-olds
Duration: 9 weeks, March 27 -- May 22
When: Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. OR 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Topic: A Pirate's Life for Me
Limit: 35 children

This full-hour program goes the next step in learning and loving reading through stories, activities, crafts and movies, all about Times of Yore! Register in the Children's Department.


BODIES IN MOTION

Ages: 2 - 5 with an adult
Duration: 8 weeks March 28 - May 23 (no session on April 18)
When: Fridays, 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. OR 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Have fun and keep fit at the library! Bodies in Motion is a 30-minute program filled with wiggling, giggling, jiggling fun! Register in the Children's Department.



TINY TUNES MUSIC

Ages: 2½ - 5 with an adult
Duration: 9 weeks, March 24 - May 19
When: Mondays, 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. OR 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Limit: 20 children

Tiny Tunes Music is a fun, casual program of playing with and learning about music. Every week explore a different theme and way to make music. Register in the Children's Department.


PROGRAMS FOR GRADES ONE AND UP

MAGIC TREE HOUSE BOOK CLUB

Ages: Grades 2 - 4
When: 1st Saturday of the month

May 3, 2014: Sunset of the Sabertooth
June 7, 2014: Midnight on the Moon
July 5, 2014: Dolphins at Daybreak
August 2, 2014: Vacation Under the Volcano
September 6, 2014: Tonight on the Titanic
October 4, 2014: Good Night for Ghosts
November 1, 2014: Carnival at Candlelight
December 6, 2014: Ghost Tale for Christmas Time Time: 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

Imagine you had a magical tree house that could take you to another time and place! Travel with Jack and Annie in their magic tree house when you read a great Magic Tree House book by Mary Pope Osborne. Join us for a discussion and activities based on these great books! Register in the Children's Department.


PAWS FOR READING

Ages: Grades 1 and up
When: Saturdays, May 10, June 21, 2014
Time: 10:00 - 11:20 a.m.

Come to the library, curl up with a canine companion, and ... you guessed, read! In this program, children in grades 1 and up can visit with a registered therapy dog at the library to gain extra self-confidence and fluency by spending time reading to these attentive animals. Call or stop in to sign up for your 20-minute time slot. Register in the Children's Department.


GIRLS' BOOK CLUB

Ages: Girls in grades 3 - 6
When: Mondays,

May 5, 2014: Beholding Bee by Kimberly Fusco (please note date change from May 12 to May 5)
June 9, 2014: Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker
July 14, 2014: Junonia by Keven Henkes
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

It's a girls' night! Enjoy reading together, and sharing in this special girls only book club! Snacks for brain and stomach provided.


LEGO BUILDERS CLUB

Ages: Grades 2 and older
When: 4th Monday of the month
Time: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Join fellow Lego enthusiasts to create what is only limited by your imagination. Lego's will be provided or feel free to bring your own! The library will gratefully accept Lego donations for our club! Register in the Children's Department.


CHINESE LANGUAGE FOR CHILDREN

Ages: Grades 1 - 8
Duration: 6 weeks, March 25 - April 29, 2014
When: Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $40.00
Instructor: Barbara Chen, M. Ed., native Chinese speaker; more about Chen at henchinese.com/Chen_Class.html

This class is designed with the idea that children learn best from the content which is relevant to their everyday lives. Students will learn pronunciation, meaningful characters, phrases, sentence structures, writing and cultures. Students will apply what they learn in real-life situations through our role-playing and acting which makes learning fun and exciting. Beginners are welcome. Any other questions, please email Beginners are welcome. Any other questions, please email Barbara@chenchinese.com. Register at the library's circulation desk.


CHINESE LANGUAGE FOR CHILDREN

Ages: Grades 1 - 8
Duration: 4 weeks, May 10 - 31, 2014
When: Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $30.00
Instructor: Barbara Chen, M. Ed., native Chinese speaker; more about Chen at henchinese.com/Chen_Class.html

This class is designed with the idea that children learn best from the content which is relevant to their everyday lives. Students will learn pronunciation, meaningful characters, phrases, sentence structures, writing and cultures. Students will apply what they learn in real-life situations through our role-playing and acting which makes learning fun and exciting. Beginners are welcome. Any other questions, please email Beginners are welcome. Any other questions, please email Barbara@chenchinese.com. Register at the library's circulation desk.


HOMESCHOOLERS' GROUP

Ages: Parents and children grades 1 and up (parents and younger children also welcome)
When: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays beginning October 9, 2013 - May 28, 2014
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Attention homeschoolers! Share your experiences and get great tips at the library’s weekly homeschoolers’ group. While the parents facilitate their own idea swap group, their multi-age children will participate in a librarian-led enrichment class. Registration in the Children’s Department is preferred, but walk-ins are also welcomed.


PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES

CINCO DE MAYO

Ages: For kids and parents of all ages
When: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Time: 11:00 a.m. - Noon

Its Mexican hat dance day!!! Learn the dance…eat a Mexican treat and take your turn at the piñata! Don’t forget…always a fun story and to top it off a craft to take home. Register in the Children's Department.


SCIENCE PROGRAMS FOR AGES 2-5

TRY IT! YOU'LL LIKE IT!

Ages: 2 - 5 with an adult
Duration: 4 weeks, April 10 - May 1, 2014
When: Thursdays, 6:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Learn about what science treasures your house holds! Register in the Children's Department.

 

ARTS ACTIVITIES/PROGRAMS

SCULPEY CLAY

Ages: 6½ - 13
Duration: 4 weeks, April 8 - 29, 2014
When: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Limit: 15 children
Cost: $15.00 plus supplies
Instructor: Diana Koch

Students will learn basic techniques with sculpey clay. Register at the library's circulation desk; please see supply list when registering.

 

WATERCOLOR PENCILS

Ages: 6½ - 13
Duration: 4 weeks, May 6 - 27, 2014
When: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Limit: 15 children
Cost: $15.00 plus supplies
Instructor: Diana Koch

Students will learn basic techniques with watercolor pencils. Register at the library's circulation desk; please see supply list when registering.

 

2014 SUMMER READING PROGRAM
8 weeks, June 23 - August 15, 2014
Kick-off party: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Our Children’s Summer Reading program will run for 8 weeks, from June 23 – August 15, 2014. We’ll have a kick-off and sign-up party on Saturday, June 14 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the library. Keep checking in the Children’s Department and at the library website for more details!


KID SURVEY

Washington County Libraries along with various community partners are creating a webpage specifically for students in grades 4-8. Students in grades 4-8 are being asked to provide feedback for developing and adding to the webpage. Please click on the following link if you would like to participate in the survey: Kid Survey  
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