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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

TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY!
Josh and Gab
Saturday, February 6, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Performance by Josh and Gab from Noon - 12:50 p.m.

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!

Register for this program online or just drop in!



TEDDY BEAR SLUMBER PARTY DROP OFF:

Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. or
Friday, February 12, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon, followed by

TEDDY BEAR TEA!

Saturday, February 13, 2016
1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
For children of all ages!

Drop off your favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal for a slumber party on Thursday, February 11 from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. p.m. or Friday, February 12 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon. Come back the next day for a special tea with your stuffed friend! The teddy bears will stay at the library overnight and have their pictures taken having fun at the library. During the tea children will receive a picture of their teddy bear “in action” and also enjoy a slide show, story, snack and craft.


WQED WRITING PROGRAM

Saturday, March 7, 2015
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Ages: Children in grades K - 5

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

Tuesday, March 22, 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. OR
Thursday, March 24, 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

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 11 - March 11, 2016. Registration begins November 9 for residents, November 16 for non-residents.

BOOK BABIES

Ages: Birth - 12 months with an adult
Duration: 9 weeks, January 12 - March 8, 2016
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, January 12 - March 8, 2016
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, January 11 - March 9, 2016
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, January 12 - March 9, 2016
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, January 14 - March 10, 2016
When: Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. OR 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Topic: Straight Tails and Twisted Tales
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: 9 weeks, January 15 - March 11, 2016
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, January 11 - March 7, 2016
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 KINDERGARTEN AND UP (please look at individual programs for any 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 6, 2016: Civil War on Sunday
March 5, 2016: Revolutionary War on Wednesday
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.


GIRLS' BOOK CLUB

Ages: Girls in grades 3 - 6
When: 2nd Monday of the month
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

February 8, 2016: Cupid Doesn't Flip Hamburgers (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids #12) by Debbie Dadey
March 14, 2016: Rules by Cynthia Lord
It's a girls' night! Enjoy reading together, and sharing in this special girls only book club! Snacks provided.


LEGO BUILDERS CLUB

Ages: Grades 2 and older
When: 4th Thursday 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 2 - 8
Duration: 5 weeks, March 3 - 31, 2016
When: Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $50.00
Instructor: Barbara Chen, M. Ed., (native Chinese speaker); more about Chen at www.chenchinese.com

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 Chinese 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, September 9, 2015 - May 25, 2016
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 an enrichment class. Registration in the Children’s Department is preferred, but walk-ins are also welcomed.


PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES

NEW! CHESS CLUB

Ages: For kids of all ages and parents / caregivers
When: 3rd Monday of the month
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Open to all ages and all skill levels, this Chess Club is for anyone interested in learning about Chess! Bring your chess board and learn with each other!



WILD KRATT WEDNESDAYS

Ages: For kids of all ages and parents / caregivers
When: Every Wednesday
Time: Noon - 12:30 p.m.

Join Miss Linda for a Wild Kratts episode! Don’t forget to bring a bag lunch. Children will take home a worksheet or coloring page.



FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

Ages: For kids of all ages and parents / caregivers
When: 3rd Thursday of the month
Upcoming movies:

February 18, 2016: Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG, 89 minutes)
Time: 6:45 p.m. until movie is done (unless otherwise noted)

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.


PAWS FOR READING

Ages: Children in preschool and up
When: Saturdays, February 13, March 12, 2016
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 an attentive animal. Call or stop in to sign up for your 20-minute time slot. Register in the Children's Department.


VALENTINE'S DAY STORY TIME

Ages: For kids of all ages and parents / caregivers
When: Monday, February 8, 2016
Time: 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

I love you, you love me…. celebrate the holiday of love with a story, video and heartfelt craft!



AN EVENING WITH DR. SEUSS

Ages: For kids of all ages and parents / caregivers
When: Thursday, March 3, 2016
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a night of everything Seuss! Stories, crafts, and more! Register in the Children's Department.


ST. PATRICK'S DAY STORY TIME

Ages: For kids of all ages and parents / caregivers
When: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Time: 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

The luck of the Irish is upon you. All of our little leprechauns are invited to join us for an evening of green. Feeling luck? Enjoy a lucky story, lucky craft and a touch of green video.



SCIENCE AND CRAFT PROGRAMS FOR AGES 2 AND UP (WITH AN ADULT OR OLDER SIBLING)

EDIBLE SCIENCE: THE SCIENCE YOU CAN EAT

Duration: 4 weeks, February 4, 11, 18, 25
When: Thursdays, 6:00 - 6:20 p.m.
Limit: 25


CRYSTAL CLEAR SCIENCE

Duration: 4 weeks, March 3, 10, 17, 24
When: Thursdays, 6:00 - 6:20 p.m.
Limit: 25


ARTS ACTIVITIES/PROGRAMS

WATERCOLOR PAINTING

Ages: 6½ - 13
Duration: 4 weeks, February 2 - 23, 2016
When: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Limit: 15 children
Cost: $15.00 plus supplies
Instructor: Diana Koch

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



PENCIL AND MARKER DRAWING

Ages: 6½ - 13
Duration: 4 weeks, March 1 - 22, 2016
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 pencils and markers. Register at the library’s circulation desk; please see supply list when registering.



SPRING PROGRAMS FOR BABIES THROUGH KINDERGARTEN

Spring session: 8 weeks, April 4 - May 27, 2016. Registration begins March 7 for residents, March 14 for non-residents.

BOOK BABIES

Ages: Birth - 12 months with an adult
Duration: 8 weeks, April 5 - May 24, 2016
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: 8 weeks, April 5 - May 24, 2016
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: 8 weeks, April 4 - May 25, 2016
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: 8 weeks, April 5 - May 25, 2016
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, April 7 - May 26, 2016
When: Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. OR 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Topic: Straight Tails and Twisted Tales
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: 8 weeks, April 8 - May 27, 2016
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: 8 weeks, April 4 - May 23, 2016
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.


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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