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A complete and detailed list of children's scheduled programs is on this page. Read this month's brochure for a list of featured programs in all departments scheduled this month.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Josh and Gab

TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY
Saturday, February 7, 2015
11:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Performance by Josh and Gab from 12 Noon - 12:50 p.m.
For children of all ages

Join us as we celebrate “Take Your Child to the Library Day”! We’ll have a craft and then a special performance by Josh and Gab. Josh Verbanets (an award-winning songwriter, singer, and musician) and Gab Bonesso (a nationally renowned comedian, performer, and comedy writer) will perform a unique and unforgettable live anti-bullying musical comedy program for students of all ages. Josh and Gab’s performance utilizes humor, original songs, interactive exercises and energetic storytelling in a fun and heartfelt educational program. A “Meet and Greet” will be held after the performance.

A love of reading and learning starts with early exposure to books. Come to the library and share with your child the wealth of resources we offer!



YOU'RE ONE IN A "MINION" VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY
Saturday, February 14, 2015
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
For children of all ages

Show your love for Minions at our Despicable Me themed Valentine’s Day party. Enjoy a story, craft, video and treat.



WHO'S BIRTHDAY?
Monday, March 2, 2015
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
For children of all ages

Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday as we honor his beloved character Horton from Horton Hears a Who. We will read a few Horton stories, do some Seuss crafts, and watch the cartoon classic.



WQED WRITING PROGRAM
Saturday, March 7, 2015
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Ages: Children in grades K - 3

Join us as we welcome PBS Kids (WQED) to our library for a special writing program as part of the PBS Kids Writers Contest. Children will participate in fun writing and illustrating activities and have the opportunity to participate in the PBS Kids Writers Contest!



EASTER EGG HUNT
Saturday, March 28, 2015
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
or
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
For children of all ages

Join Miss Linda at the library for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. Starting off with a story and craft….building to the egg hunt finale!! Limited space available. You MUST register in the Children's Department.



WINTER PROGRAMS FOR BABIES THROUGH KINDERGARTEN

Winter session: 9 weeks, January 5 - March 6, 2015. Registration begins December 8 for residents, December 15 for non-residents. Spring session: 9 weeks, March 23 - May 22, 2015. Registration begins March 2 for residents, March 9 for non-residents.

BOOK BABIES

Ages: Birth - 12 months with an adult
Duration:

Winter session: 9 weeks, January 6 - March 3, 2015
Spring session: 9 weeks, March 23 - May 22, 2015
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:

Winter session: 9 weeks, January 6 - March 3, 2015
Spring session: 9 weeks, March 23 - May 22, 2015
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:

Winter session: 9 weeks, January 6 - March 3, 2015
Spring session: 9 weeks, March 23 - May 22, 2015
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:

Winter session: 9 weeks, January 6 - March 3, 2015
Spring session: 9 weeks, March 23 - May 22, 2015
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: 8 weeks, January 15 - March 5, 2015
When: Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. OR 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Topic: Ocean Motion
Limit: 35 children

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


KINDERGARTEN STORYTIME

Ages: Kindergartners and 5-year-olds
Duration: 9 weeks, March 23 - May 22, 2015
When: Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. OR 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Topic: Tales from the Garden
Limit: 35 children

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


BODIES IN MOTION

Ages: 2 - 5 with an adult
Duration:

Winter session: 9 weeks, January 6 - March 3, 2015
Spring session: 9 weeks, March 23 - May 22, 2015 (no session on April 3)
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:

Winter session: 9 weeks, January 6 - March 3, 2015
Spring session: 9 weeks, March 23 - May 22, 2015
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.


SCIENCE PROGRAMS FOR AGES 2-5

SCIENCE -- HOW SWEET IT IS!

Ages: 2 - 5 with an adult (siblings welcomed)
Duration: 3 weeks, January 15 - 29, 2015
When: Thursdays, 6:00 - 6:20 p.m.
Limit: 25 per class

Register in the Children's Department.


KITCHEN SCIENCE

Ages: 2 - 5 with an adult (siblings welcomed)
Duration: 4 weeks, February 5 - 26, 2015
When: Thursdays, 6:00 - 6:20 p.m.
Limit: 25 per class

Register in the Children's Department.


CRYSTAL CLEAR

Ages: 2 - 5 with an adult (siblings welcomed)
Duration: 3 weeks, March 13 - April 3, 2015
When: Thursdays, 6:00 - 6:20 p.m.
Limit: 25 per class

Register in the Children's Department.


PROGRAMS FOR GRADES KINDERGARTEN AND UP (please look at individual programs for age restrictions)

MAGIC TREE HOUSE BOOK CLUB

Ages: Grades Kindergarten and up
When: 1st Saturday of the month
Time: 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

February 7, 2015: Day of the Dragon
March 7, 2015: The Knight at Dawn
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: Saturday, February 14, March 14, 2015
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,

February 9,2015: All Alone in the Universe by Lynne Rae Perkins
March 9, 2015: Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
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: 4 weeks, February 7 - March 7 (no session on February 14)
When: Saturdays, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Cost: $35.00
Instructor: Barbara Chen, M. Ed., native Chinese speaker

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. 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 8, 2014 - May 27, 2015
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

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

Ages: For kids and parents of all ages
When: Wednesdays,

February 18, 2015: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day
March 18, 2015: Dolphin Tale 2
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.


ARTS ACTIVITIES/PROGRAMS

ART THROUGH THE AGES

Ages: Grades 1 and older
Duration: 3 weeks, January 15 - 29, 2015
When: Thursdays, 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Topic: Ancient Egypt

Register in the Children's Department.


PENCIL DRAWING WITH WATERCOLOR ACCENTS

Ages: 6½ - 13
Duration: 4 weeks, February 3 - 24, 2015
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 pencil drawing highlighted with watercolor accents. Register at the library’s circulation desk. Please see supply list when registering.


ART THROUGH THE AGES

Ages: Grades 1 and older
Duration: 4 weeks, February 5 - 26, 2015
When: Thursdays, 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Topic: The Vikings

Register in the Children's Department.


ART THROUGH THE AGES

Ages: Grades 1 and older
Duration: 4 weeks, March 5 - 26, 2015
When: Thursdays, 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Topic: Medieval Times

Register in the Children's Department.


CHARCOAL DRAWING WITH COLORED PENCILS

Ages: 6½ - 13
Duration: 4 weeks, March 10 - 31, 2015
When: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Limit: 15 children
Cost: $15.00 plus supplies
Instructor: Diana Koch

Students will learn basic drawing techniques using charcoal and colored pencils. Register at the library’s circulation desk. Please see supply list when registering.


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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