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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

Animal Fair

FALL ANIMAL FAIR
Saturday, September 12, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Love animals? Join us as we celebrate our animal friends at 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. Prizes and giveaways for you and your animal friend! Please bring a pet supply donation for the Washington County Humane Society, our local shelter. Fun for the whole family!

Registration is not required to attend this free event.

Please note: This event is being offered to pet lovers of all ages, but please do not bring your pets to the fair.



"EVERYTHING ERIC" CARLE WEEK
September 14 - 19, 2015
All age welcome!

Drop by every day to do a different Eric Carle craft and check out an Eric Carle book for a chance to win an Eric Carle gift basket. 1 ticket given per child per day.

Join us on Saturday, September 19, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. we'll have a grand finale with a hunt for The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a story, craft and video. The basket winner will be announced as well, winner need not be present to win.


HOLIDAY PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES

HALLOWEEN HAUNTS

When: Thursday, October 29, 2015
Time: 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

Come to our oooky spooky story-time ... just in time for Halloween!


GIVING THANKS STORY-TIME

When: Monday, November 23, 2015
Time: 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

Gobble-Gobble! Come count your blessings at our Thanksgiving story-time! A non-perishable food donation for our local food pantry is requested.


FAMILY ORNAMENT NIGHT

When: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Time: 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

Make special ornaments with the whole family for the holidays. Add some sparkle to your holidays and your holiday gift giving!


EDIBLE HOLIDAY TREATS

When: Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Time: 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

Make beautiful and edible holiday treats with your family. Santa never had better taste or tasted better!


HOLIDAY FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

When: Thursday, December 17, 2015
Time: 6:00 - 7:45 p.m.

Join us for a screening of Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas


FALL PROGRAMS FOR BABIES THROUGH KINDERGARTEN

Fall session: 9 weeks, September 14 - November 13, 2015. Registration begins August 10 for residents, August 17 for non-residents.

BOOK BABIES

Ages: Birth - 12 months with an adult
Duration: 9 weeks, September 15 - November 10, 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: 9 weeks, September 15 - November 10, 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: 9 weeks, September 14 - November 11, 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: 9 weeks, September 15 - November 11, 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: 9 weeks, September 17 - November 12, 2015
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, September 18 - November 13, 2015
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 14 - November 9, 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.


FAKE BLOOD SCIENCE OCTOBER

Ages: 2 and older with an adult (siblings welcome)
Duration: 4 weeks, October 1 - 22, 2015
When: Thursdays, 6:00 - 6:20 p.m.
Limit: 25


"EGGS"ACTLY SCIENCE NOVEMBER

Ages: 2 and older with an adult (siblings welcome)
Duration: 4 weeks, November 5, 19, December 3, 10, 2015
When: Thursdays, 6:00 - 6:20 p.m.
Limit: 25


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.

September 5, 2015: A Perfect Time for Pandas
October 3, 2015: Ghost Town at Sundown
November 7, 2015: Tigers at Twilight
December 5, 2015: Polar Bears Past Bedtime
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 Tuesday of the month

September 8, 2015: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin (PLEASE NOTE: this program will be from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.)
October 13, 2015: Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yekchin
November 10, 2015: Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
December 15, 2015: A Christmas Carol* by Charles Dickens
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 provided.

*Christmas Book Exchange: on December 15 please wrap and bring a gently used book to participate in a book exchange!


AMERICAN GIRL BOOK CLUB

Ages: Grades 2 and older
When: 3rd Tuesday of the month

September 15, 2015: Kirsten Saves the Day by Valerie Tripp
October 20, 2015: Finding Freedom: an Addy Classic vol. 1 (American Girl Beforever Classic) by Connie Porter and Juliana Kolesova
November 17, 2015: The Journey Begins: a Kaya Classic vol. 1 (American Girl Beforeever Classic) by Janet Shaw and Juliana Kolesova
December 15, 2015: The Big Break: a Julie Classic vol. 1 (American Girl Beforever Classic) by Megan McDonald and Juliana Kolesova
Time: 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.

Learn about American history through the lives of the beloved American Girls. Dolls welcome!


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 2 - 8
Duration: 5 weeks, September 26 - October 24, 2015
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, 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

WILD KRATT WEDNESDAYS

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

September 17, 2015: Home (New time: 6:45 p.m. PG rating, 94 minutes)
October 15, 2015: Muppets Most Wanted (PG rating, 107 minutes)
November 19, 2015: Minions (PG rating. 91 minutes)
December 17, 2015: Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas (G rating, 43 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: Saturday, September 5, October 10, November 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 an attentive animal. Call or stop in to sign up for your 20-minute time slot. Register in the Children's Department.


ARTS ACTIVITIES/PROGRAMS

WATERCOLOR PAINTS AND PENCIL DRAWING

Ages: 6½ - 13
Duration: 4 weeks, September 8 - 29, 2015
When: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Limit: 15 children
Cost: $15.00 plus supplies
Instructor: Diana Koch

Students will learn basic pencil drawing techniques highlighted with watercolor paints. Register at the library’s circulation desk; please see supply list when registering.



KID SURVEY

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