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Fall Programs for Children
Drop-In Story Programs — No Registration Required
Bouncing Babies! (birth to crawlers). Mondays, Sept. 15 to Dec. at 11:00 a.m. Babies and caregivers enjoy nursery rhymes, songs, and movement activities together.
Mother Goose Storytime (walkers to 30 months). Mondays, Sept. 15 to Dec. 1 at 10:15 a.m. This program features simple stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and activities for toddlers and their parents or caregivers.
Time for Tots (2 ½ to 3 ½ years). Wednesdays, Sept. 17 to Dec. 3 at 10:15 a.m. Stories, songs and fingerplays to encourage a love of books and early language development. Program will include a simple craft activity.
Preschool Storytime (3 ½ to 5 years). Tuesdays, Sept. 16 to Dec. 2 at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Stories, songs and craft program designed for preschool-aged children. Children will make their own craft to take home.
LEGO Club (6 — 12 years). Thursdays, Sept. 18, Oct. 23, Nov. 20, and Dec. 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. LEGOs provided; just bring your creativity! Drop in.
Scratch Programming (8 — 11 years). Thursdays, Oct. 2, 9, and 16 at 6:30 p.m. Learn computer programming basics using the free Scratch programming language. Registration required.
Paws to Read (5 — 8 years). Saturdays, three 3-week sessions, Oct. 4, 11, & 18; Nov. 1, 8, & 15; and Dec. 6, 13, & 20. Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. Henry, a Portuguese Water Dog, and his handler Don Bourret, are registered members of Pet Partners, a therapy dog training organization. Why read to a dog? Dogs are completely nonjudgmental listeners, which allows struggling readers to gain confidence and fluency in a supportive and fun environment. Registration required.
Kids in the Kitchen (8 — 11 years). Wednesdays, Oct. 15 & 22 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Try new foods and learn new skills in the kitchen. Registration required.
Saturday Science Club (8 — 11 years). Saturdays, Oct. 18, Nov. 22, and Dec. 20 at 2:00 p.m. Explore the fun side of science in this hands-on program. Registration required.
Lunch Bunch Book Discussion (Grades 4 — 6). Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Nov. 15, & Dec. 13. Bring your lunch; dessert provided. Books to be discussed are: Oct. 25 — Counting by 7′s by Holly Goldberg Sloan; Nov. 15 — Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper; and Dec. 13 — Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richardson Jacobson. Books are available at the circulation desk. Registration required.
Not So Spooky Stories (5 — 8 years) Thursday, Oct. 30 at 6:30 p.m. Halloween stories, games, and crafts. Drop in.
Programs sponsored by PALS — The Public Association of Library Supporters