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upcoming youth programs

Family Story Time
all ages

Bring the whole family to our sky blue room for an assortment of exciting stories with Miss Pattie. Take home a treat to remind you of the wonderful you have had!

Saturday, May 30th @ 11 a.m.

Teens Create!
ages 12 and up

Do you love ART? Come in and CREATE! Registration required.

Saturday, May 30th @ 2 p.m.

Time for Baby
ages 2 and under

What do books, scarves, puppets, music and babies have in common? They are all part of Time for Baby. Join us as we use all of our senses to explore the world around us. Siblings welcome.

Tuesday, June 2nd @ 11 a.m.

Big Kids Story Time
ages 5 and up

Join us for an intriguing STEM story time all about Writing on the Wall.

Tuesday, June 2nd @ 4:30 p.m.

Story Time for Toddlers & Preschoolers
toddlers: ages 3 and under | preschoolers: ages 3½ to 5

Today's story and craft are all about Elephants! Come learn about these gentle gray giants. Siblings welcome.

Wednesday, June 3rd @ 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Thursday, June 4th @ 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.

Kooky Chefs Cook the Favorite Foods of Musicians
ages 7 and up

Join us for a musical cooking class that features such foods as Elvis Presley's famous sandwich and Chopin's favorite Polish food. Registration required.

Saturday, June 6th @ 11 a.m.

Big Kids Story Time
ages 5 and up

Come in and join us for a Tea Party! Listen to stories and create a beautiful tea-inspired craft.

Tuesday, June 9th @ 4:30 p.m.

Story Time for Toddlers & Preschoolers
toddlers: ages 3 and under | preschoolers: ages 3½ to 5

Join us for wonderful Classic Stories and an engaging craft for parent and child. Siblings welcome.

Wednesday, June 10th @ 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Thursday, June 11th @ 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.

Read to the Rhythm - Summer Reading Club 2015
ages 17 and under

Get excited about music, dance and rhythm this summer with our musically-themed reading club. Win prizes and books each week! Pre-registration starts Monday, June 1st.

Friday, June 12th

Dinosaur Babies
all ages

The Summer Reading kickoff program is an interactive program starring Nelson, a boy who watched a scary movie about dinosaurs and is afraid to go to sleep. With the encouragement of the Dream Weavers and help from the dinosaur babies he meets, Nelson conquers his fears and sleeps well. Produced by Dinorock, a children’s musical group that has won both the Parent’s Choice Award and ALSC’s most notable list.

Friday, June 12th @ 11 a.m.

Books & Barks
beginning readers and up

Come to our extremely popular monthly program that gives developing readers the chance to read and relax with a trained therapy dog.

Saturday, June 13th @ 10:10, 10:40, 11:10 and 11:40 a.m. Select a time at registration.

Connect the Dots Dance Ensemble & Selah Theater Project Surprise Performance
all ages

Enjoy the multiple talents of both companies in a dance and theatrical performance.

Saturday, June 13th @ 2 p.m.

Parent-Child Book Club
ages 8 - 12

Join us for a family-oriented book discussion about The Music of Dolphins by Karen Hesse. Registration required.

Tuesday, June 16th @ 1 p.m.

Big Kids Story Time
ages 5 and up

Come in and find out what the Super Cube Shuffle is during this fun STEM story time.

Tuesday, June 16th @ 3:30 p.m.

Story Time for Toddlers & Preschoolers
toddlers: ages 3 and under | preschoolers: ages 3½ to 5

Read to the Rhythm! Music is magic! Let's celebrate the joys of music through story, song, and a wonderful craft! Siblings welcome.

Wednesday, June 17th @ 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Thursday, June 18th @ 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.

Jerry Schneider's Wonderful World of Bats
ages 6 and up

Come learn about the wonderful world of bats, complete with a slide show and audio program. Learn about bats in our attics, vampire bats, bat eyesight, migration, hibernation, and echolocation. After the program, you have an opportunity to stencil a bat T-shirt. Bring your own white shirt or buy one for $4. Registration required.

Thursday, June 18th @ 1 p.m.

Discuss This!
ages 14 - 20

Are you inspired by good books, articles, movies and art? Do you write, draw or enjoy playing music? If so, come in and share those things that have inspired you recently. Meet others who are also passionate about all the cool things out there!

Saturday, June 20th @ 2 p.m.

Big Kids Story Time
ages 5 and up

Join us for a warm weather story time all about the Summer.

Tuesday, June 23rd @ 3:30 p.m.

Story Time for Toddlers & Preschoolers
toddlers: ages 3 and under | preschoolers: ages 3½ to 5

One of the most wonderful seasons of the year is Summer! Join us for warm weather stories, finger plays, and a fantastic craft! Siblings welcome.

Wednesday, June 24th @ 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Thursday, June 25th @ 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.

Family Story Time
all ages

Bring the whole family to our sky blue room for an assortment of exciting stories with Miss Pattie. Take home a treat to remind you of the wonderful you have had!

Saturday, June 27th @ 11 a.m.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Celebration
kindergarteners and under

Are you a member of our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program? Have you reached a read-to-me milestone? If so, you will be invited to our Ice Cream Social to celebrate your success!

Saturday, June 27th @ 2 p.m.

Big Kids Story Time
ages 5 and up

Come in and learn about the Epic Adventures of Air Traffic Controllers. A STEM program.

Tuesday, June 30th @ 4:30 p.m.

Story Time for Toddlers & Preschoolers
toddlers: ages 3 and under | preschoolers: ages 3½ to 5

Whoo stays up all night, hangs out in trees and goes hoot? Join us for a wonderful story time all about Owls. A STEM program. Siblings welcome.

Wednesday, July 1st @ 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Thursday, July 2nd @ 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.

Time for Baby
ages 2 and under

What do books, scarves, puppets, music and babies have in common? They are all part of Time for Baby. Join us as we use all of our senses to explore the world around us. Siblings welcome.

Tuesday, July 7th @ 11 a.m.

Big Kids Story Time
ages 5 and up

Celebrate the theme of our Summer Reading Club, today's theme is all about Music!

Tuesday, July 7th @ 3:30 p.m.

Story Time for Toddlers & Preschoolers
toddlers: ages 3 and under | preschoolers: ages 3½ to 5

Who is shy, most active at night and wears a black mask? Come in and find out, today at story time! Siblings welcome.

Wednesday, July 8th @ 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Thursday, July 9th @ 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.

The Sword in the Stone
all ages

Travel back through the mists of time to see the humble origins of the great King Arthur. The Rainbow Company presents an interactive theatrical performance for the entire family!

Friday, July 10th @ 2 p.m.

Books & Barks
beginning readers and up

Come to our extremely popular monthly program that gives developing readers the chance to read and relax with a trained therapy dog.

Saturday, July 11th @ 10:10, 10:40, 11:10 and 11:40 a.m. Select a time at registration.

Children's Writing Workshop
ages 7 and up

Bring your work, share with others and get inspired! Registration required.

Saturday, July 11th @ 2 p.m.

Dig Your Roots!
ages 12 and up

Discover your family history! Learn how to research family stories and fascinating facts. How are you like your distant relatives from long ago? Registration required.

Monday, July 13th @ 2 p.m.

Big Kids Story Time
ages 5 and up

Join us for an "extra-large" story time, we are reading Big Books and creating a supersized craft.

Tuesday, July 14th @ 3:30 p.m.

Story Time for Toddlers & Preschoolers
toddlers: ages 3 and under | preschoolers: ages 3½ to 5

Join us for a festive story time all about PLAY. Siblings welcome.

Wednesday, July 15th @ 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Thursday, July 16th @ 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.

Music Extravaganza
ages 7 and up

Join us as we learn to create songs with boomwhackers, create mini-guitars, and learn about the musical tones glass and water can make when they unite. Registration required.

Thursday, July 16th @ 2 p.m.

Chess Challenge
ages 6 and up

Meet other kids and teens who enjoy the challenge of a good Chess game. Registration required.

Saturday, July 18th @ 2 p.m.

Big Kids Story Time
ages 5 and up

What does Imagination mean to you? Let's explore this wonderful thing with an assortment of stories, activities and a craft.

Tuesday, July 21st @ 3:30 p.m.

Story Time for Toddlers & Preschoolers
toddlers: ages 3 and under | preschoolers: ages 3½ to 5

Join us for a slithery, shivery story time all about Snakes. Siblings welcome.

Wednesday, July 22nd @ 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Thursday, July 23rd @ 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.

Snakes Alive
all ages

Join Snake Man Ron Cromer for Snakes Alive, a "hands on" science program created to provide insight into the lives of reptiles, especially snakes! We will meet a giant Burmese python for the finale. If you ever wanted to pet a snake, now is your chance!

Wednesday, July 22nd @ 1 p.m.

Family Story Time
all ages

Bring the whole family to our sky blue room for an assortment of exciting stories with Miss Pattie. Take home a treat to remind you of the wonderful you have had!

Saturday, July 25th @ 11 a.m.

Teens Create
ages 12 and up

Jump into character design for storybooks! What does it take to make an unforgettable character? Registration required.

Saturday, July 25th @ 2 p.m.

Painting 101
ages 7 and up

Learn the basics of painting and create a mini art set to take home! Registration required.

Monday, July 27th @ 11 a.m.

Big Kids Story Time
ages 5 and up

Let's learn about Amphibians! A STEM program.

Tuesday, July 28th @ 3:30 p.m.

Story Time for Toddlers & Preschoolers
toddlers: ages 3 and under | preschoolers: ages 3½ to 5

Come in your pajamas to our Sleepytime. Siblings welcome.

Wednesday, July 29th @ 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Thursday, July 30th @ 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.

Kooky Chefs Bake Cupcakes
ages 7 and up

Today we will be trying a variety of cupcakes and discovering ways to make them beautiful! Registration required.

Saturday, August 1st @ 11 a.m.

College Planning Workshop 101
ages 12 and up

For both teens and parents. Develop a month by month plan to make getting in and paying for college headache-free. Presented by Felice Rollins, a college and career coach.

Saturday, August 1st @ 2 p.m.

Time for Baby
ages 2 and under

What do books, scarves, puppets, music and babies have in common? They are all part of Time for Baby. Join us as we use all of our senses to explore the world around us. Siblings welcome.

Tuesday, August 4th @ 11 a.m.

Big Kids Story Time
ages 5 and up

Today's theme is all about all the things that make up ART! Discover different artistic styles and then create your own work of art.

Tuesday, August 4th @ 3:30 p.m.

Story Time for Toddlers & Preschoolers
toddlers: ages 3 and under | preschoolers: ages 3½ to 5

Explore the amazing depths of the Ocean in a feast of story, craft and song. Siblings welcome.

Wednesday, August 5th @ 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Thursday, August 6th @ 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.

Aesop's Fables
all ages

Applause Unlimited presents Aesop's Fables, classic stories that share gentle moral lessons in an entertaining way. The fables are presented with both puppetry and rich storytelling.

Wednesday, August 5th @ 2 p.m.

Books & Barks
beginning readers and up

Come to our extremely popular monthly program that gives developing readers the chance to read and relax with a trained therapy dog.

Saturday, August 8th @ 10:10, 10:40, 11:10 and 11:40 a.m. Select a time at registration.

Big Kids Story Time
ages 5 and up

Today is all about Quilts that have been created to tell a story.

Tuesday, August 11th @ 3:30 p.m.

Story Time for Toddlers & Preschoolers
toddlers: ages 3 and under | preschoolers: ages 3½ to 5

What makes a person a Friend? Let's talk about the qualities that we look for in friends. We will share an assortment of tales, songs and a craft! Siblings welcome.

Wednesday, August 12th @ 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Thursday, August 13th @ 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.

The Fantastical Magical Stories Show
all ages

Summer Reading Club Finale: Magician Dean Alan presents this magic show which highlights the joys of reading!

Saturday, August 15th @ 11 a.m.

Discuss This!!
ages 14 - 20

Are you inspired by good books, articles, movies and art? Do you write, draw or enjoy playing music? If so, come in and share those things that have inspired you recently. Meet others who are also passionate about all the cool things out there!

Saturday, August 15th @ 2 p.m.

Family Story Time
all ages

Bring the whole family to our sky blue room for an assortment of exciting stories with Miss Pattie. Take home a treat to remind you of the wonderful you have had!

Saturday, August 22nd @ 11 a.m.

Chess Challenge
ages 6 and up

Meet other kids and teens who enjoy the challenge of a good Chess game. Registration required.

Saturday, August 22nd @ 2 p.m.

Big Kids Story Time
ages 5 and up

Learn all about the properties of Water in this story time. A STEM program.

Tuesday, August 25th @ 4:30 p.m.

Story Time for Toddlers & Preschoolers
toddlers: ages 3 and under | preschoolers: ages 3½ to 5

Join us for an assortment of stories, songs and a craft all about the Days of the Week! Siblings welcome.

Wednesday, August 26th @ 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Thursday, August 27th @ 10:15 a.m. & 11 a.m.

Lego Mania
ages 12 and up

Do you enjoy building complex Lego creations? Meet other builders in this super-cool club.

Saturday, August 29th @ 2 p.m.