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SPECIAL EVENTS

Animal Fair

FALL ANIMAL FAIR
Saturday, September 27, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Fun for the whole family! Love animals? Join us as we celebrate our animal friends of the library. Check out and/or adopt a new pet friend, learn about pet care, and all things pet related. We’ll be visited by local shelters, vets, trainers, stores and more. There will also be a special appearance by the Washington Wild Things mascot! Prizes and giveaways for you and your animal friend! Please bring a pet supply donation for the Washington County Humane Society, our local shelter. No need to register, just stop by during fair hours.



Great Halloween Costume Swap

GREAT HALLOWEEN COSTUME SWAP
Saturday, October 11, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Do your part to have a “Green Halloween” this year and join us for the GO Green Club’s Great Halloween Costume Swap Day. Why purchase a new costume when you can swap instead and save resources, packaging, transportation costs, AND money?

On Thursday, October 9, from 6 – 8 p.m. OR Friday, October 10 from 3 – 5 p.m. drop off your used but in GREAT condition children's, teen or adult costumes at the library and get a ticket for the swap. Come back to the library on October 11 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. with your ticket and shop for your swap. Watch for more details about this event in early September. Want to help with the Swap? Email ptplgogreenclub@gmail.com to volunteer!



FAMILY MOVIE NIGHTS

Ages: For kids and parents of all ages
When:

Wednesday, September 17, 2014: Matilda
Wednesday, October 15, 2014: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Wednesday, November 19, 2014: James and the Giant Peach
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.


FALL PROGRAMS FOR BABIES THROUGH KINDERGARTEN

Fall session: 9 weeks, September 15 - November 14, 2014. Registration begins August 11 for residents, August 18 for non-residents.

BOOK BABIES

Ages: Birth - 12 months with an adult
Duration: 9 weeks, September 16 - November 11, 2014
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, September 16 - November 11, 2014
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, September 15 - November 12, 2014
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, September 16 - November 12, 2014
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, September 18 - November 13, 2014
When: Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. OR 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.
Topic: Tale Twists
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 September 19 - November 14, 2014
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, September 15 - November 10, 2014
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

FAKE BLOOD SCIENCE OCTOBER

Ages: 2 - 5 with an adult (siblings welcomed)
Duration: 4 weeks, October 9 - 30, 2014
When: Thursdays, 6:00 - 6:20 p.m.
Limit: 25 per class

Register in the Children's Department.



SWEET SCIENCE NOVEMBER

Ages: 2 - 5 with an adult (siblings welcomed)
Duration: 3 weeks, November 6 - 20, 2014
When: Thursdays, 6:00 - 6:20 p.m.
Limit: 25 per class

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
Time: 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

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
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, September 13, October 18, November 8, 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,

September 8, 2014: White Fur Flying by Patricia MacLachlan
October 13, 2014: The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata
November 10, 2014: Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
December 8, 2014: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
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, September 27 - October 18, 2014
When: Saturdays, 2:30 - 3:30 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 (no meeting on December 24, 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.


ARTS ACTIVITIES/PROGRAMS

PENCIL DRAWING WITH OIL PASTELS

Ages: 6½ - 13
Duration: 4 weeks, September 2 - 23, 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 pencils and poster painting. 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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