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Branching Out Highlights of News & Events for Mar. - May 2013

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

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Fri., Mar. 22, 2 - 4 p.m. Main Library lobby For more info contact kfyffe@dconc.gov.

Sat., April 20

Southwest Regional Library with The Tortoise and the Hare presented by Puppets To Go

Mon. – Fri., Apr. 15 - 19 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Bragtown, 10:30 a.m. Bookmobile, 3 p.m. / South Regional, 7 p.m. Stanford L. Warren, 10:30 a.m. / North Regional, 6:30 p.m. East Regional, 10:30 a.m. Main, 10:30 a.m. McDougald Terrace, 10:30 a.m. / Southwest Regional, 4 p.m.

For more info contact kfyffe@dconc.gov.

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Children’s Programs Storytime................................................... 3 Bragtown.................................................. 6 East Regional............................................. 6 Main Library...............................................7 McDougald Terrace.................................... 7 North Regional.......................................... 8 South Regional...........................................8 Southwest Regional................................... 9 Stanford L. Warren.................................... 10 Directory/Locations................................... 10 2

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Raina Telgemeier (Drama, Smile)

Ursula Vernon (Dragonbreath)

Guests, activities and prizes for all ages!

See library website or call 919-560-8590 for full event schedule and more information!

All Durham County Library locations will be closed: Spring Holiday Friday - Sunday, March 29 - 31 Staff Development Day Wednesday, May 15 Memorial Day Sunday - Monday, May 26 - 27

North Regional Library’s youngest patrons enjoy the American Girl Tea Party. Photography donated by:

Holiday Closings

Photography Sponsor

Rosa Ashdown is a portrait photographer, specializing in newborn, children and family portraiture. Rosa’s goal as a photographer is to celebrate children at every stage of their lives and unveil the spirit of a child in her images. Website: www.rosaashdown.com Phone number: (919) 597-8445 e-mail: info@rosaashdown.com To become a photography sponsor, email grozier@dconc.gov.

storytime @ your library Br ag tow n Li br ar y Boogie Woogie Storytime

(Pre-school) Wednesdays, Mar. 6, 13; Apr. 3, 10, 24; May 1, 8, 29 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Children from infancy to pre-school, enjoy stories, music, movements and crafts.

Children’s Day: Chinese Year of the Snake

Twist & Shout Storytime (Pre-school)

Come celebrate Children’s Day and the Chinese Year of the Snake with stories, prizes and a craft.

French Storytime (Pre-school)

East Regional Bragtown Stanford L. Warrren McDougald Terrace Main Library South Regional Southwest Regional North Regional

Mondays (No storytime Mar. 11; Apr. 15; May 27) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Shake it up, shake it out! Music, movement and stories to warm up your day.

Wednesdays, Mar. 20; Apr. 17; May. 22 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Bonjour! Join Ms. Portia Wilson-Whitaker for French stories, song and dance.

Tuesday, Apr. 23 Wednesday, Apr. 24 Thursday, Apr. 25 Friday, Apr. 26 Saturday, Apr. 27 Monday, Apr. 29 Tuesday, Apr. 30 Tuesday, Apr. 30

6 - 7 p.m. 4 - 5 p.m. 4 - 5 p.m. 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 11 a.m. - 12 noon 7 - 8 p.m. 4 - 5 p.m. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Bilingual Storytime (Baby, Pre-school)

Mondays, Mar. 25; Apr. 29 10:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, music and crafts in English and Spanish with Judy Quijano.

E as t Reg ional *Baby & Toddler Time (Baby)

Tuesdays 10:30 - 11 a.m. Come hear stories and songs that will help your child’s pre-literacy communication.

Pre- school Storytime (Pre-school)

Wednesdays (No storytime May 15) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Storytime for pre-school age children with music, stories and crafts.

Reese M.

Main Li b rar y *Grouptime Storyhour (All Ages)

Thursdays (No storytime Apr. 18) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Available to schools, daycares, homeschoolers and other community groups. Come and enjoy stories, booktalks, music, crafts, movies and more. Each program includes library card registration. Sessions are scheduled upon request. Call Anna Cromwell at 919-560-0130 to schedule a library visit.

Saturday Morning Storytime (All Ages) Saturdays (No storytime Mar. 2, 30) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, crafts and more; for children from infancy to first grade. Come and join in the fun!

*Lapsit Storytime (Baby)

Mondays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, fingerplays, music and more for children from infancy to 23 months of age.

*Toddler Storytime (2 Year Olds)

Wednesdays (No storytime May 15) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, crafts and more for children two years of age.

* Registration is required.

*Friday Afternoon Storytime

(Pre-school) Fridays (No storytime Mar. 8, 29) 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. A weekly storytime session designed for children from pre-school to elementary age. Includes stories, songs, music and more!

*Pre-school Storytime (Pre-school) Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, music, crafts and more for children ages 3, 4 and 5 years old.

Sunday Story Sensations

(3-7 Year Olds) Sundays, Mar. 24; Apr. 21; May 26 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Enjoy stories, music and drama! Celebrate author birthdays! Enjoy a snack and enter for door prizes!

McDo ug ald Ter race Elementary Story Hour

(Elementary School) Thursdays (No Story Hour May 2) 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Join us every Thursday afternoon for stories, songs and crafts! Spring 2013 Branching Out

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Baby & Me Storytime (Baby)

Lapsitters (Baby)

Bedtime Storytime (Pre-school)

Rhymetime (2 Year Olds)

Drop In Storytime (Pre-school)

Rhymetime II (2 Year Olds)

Wednesdays and Thursdays (No storytime May 15, 22, 23, 29, 30) 10:30 - 10:50 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays. For children 0-2 years.

Tuesdays (No storytime Apr. 16, 30; May 21, 28) 6:30 - 7 p.m. Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays. Feel free to wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal!

Tuesdays and Thursdays (No storytime Apr. 4) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a fun program full of great stories, fun songs and tons of silliness!

Family Storytime (Pre-school)

Saturdays, Apr 6, 27 10:30 - 11 a.m. Come enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays.

*Full Body Storytelling!

Wednesday, Apr. 10 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a storytime full of movement, songs, yoga, sword fighting and more!

Jacqueline T.

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Wednesdays, Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27; May 1, 8, 22, 29 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Erica for fingerplays, songs, rhymes and stories perfect for your baby (6-23 months).

Mondays, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25; May 6, 13, 20 9:30 - 10 a.m. Join Miss Lauren for songs, rhymes, fingerplays and lots of interactive fun for walkers through 3 years.

Mondays Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25; May 6, 13, 20 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Lauren for songs, rhymes, fingerplays and lots of interactive fun for walkers through 3 years.

Gabby D.

Family Storytime (Pre-school)

Mondays, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25; May 6, 13, 20 7 - 7:30 p.m. Join Miss Kathleen for books, songs, activities and crafts perfect for the whole family.

Storytime (Pre-school)

Tuesdays, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 10:30 - 11 a.m. Tuesdays May 7, 14, 21, 28 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Kathleen for books, songs, activities and crafts perfect for your preschooler.

* Registration is required.

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Mia and Jordan P.

S o uthwe s t Reg ional Monday Baby Lapsit Storytime

(Baby) Mondays (No storytime May 27) 10:30 - 11 a.m. 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Join us for stories, fingerplays, songs and rhymes for you and your baby. Up to 23 months.

Movement & Music (Baby)

Tuesdays, 9:30 - 10 a.m. Wednesdays, 2 - 2:30 p.m. Thursdays, 9:30 - 10 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Join Ms. Christine for a fun and exciting program filled with music and movement. This is an opportunity to get out some energy by creating our own dance moves to fun children’s music. This program is for children 5 and under.

Wednesday Baby Lapsit Storytime (Baby) Wednesdays (No storytime May 15) 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. 10:30 - 11 a.m. 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Join us for songs, stories, rhymes, and activities for you and your baby. 0-23 months.

Bilingual Fun: Spanish Story Time with Miss Patty (Pre-school)

Tuesdays, Mar. 12, 26; Apr. 9, 23; May 7, 21 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Hola Amigos, come join Miss Patty for stories and songs in Spanish and English. All ages.

Reagan H.

St an f or d L . War r en Saturday Storytime (Pre-school)

Saturdays (No storytime Mar. 30) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us every Saturday for songs, rhymes and stories! Fun for the whole family.

Storytime For Twos (2 Year Olds)

Thursdays 10:30 - 11 a.m. Enjoy fingerplays, songs and stories with Miss Margaret. Age 2 (baby brothers and sisters are welcome).

Terrific Tales Storytime! (Pre-school) Tuesdays 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and lots of interactive fun for little ones. All ages.

Tiempo de Historia en Espanol/ Spanish Storytime (Pre-school)

Monday Morning Storytime

(Pre-school) Mondays (No storytime Mar. 25; May 27) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Pre-school aged children, come and join us for interactive stories, songs and games, and a fun craft!

Storytime with Ms. Trish

(Pre-school) Wednesdays (No storytime Mar. 27; May 15) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Come enjoy a fun time with music, dancing, reading books and doing a craft.

*Sensory Storytime

(Special Needs Adults) Thursdays (No storytime Mar. 7, 28; May 16) 10:30 - 11 a.m. A sensory storytime for adults with special needs and their families, where participants refine their communication and social skills through books and activities. Registration required for groups of more than five.

Wednesdays Mar 13, 27; Apr. 10, 24; May 8, 22 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Hola Amigos, vengan a cantar canciones y escuchar historias en Español. Espero verte pronto! Hi kids, join us Libby P. for songs and stories all in Spanish. I hope to see you there!

* Registration is required.

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Ellie S.

Make & Take Crafts (Pre-school,

Elementary School, Middle School) Mondays (No craft May 27) 3:30 - 5 p.m. Show your creative side with a weekly craft activity that you can make in the library or take home to enjoy.

Homework Help

(Kindergarten, Elementary School, Middle School, High School) Mondays - Thursdays Mar. & Apr.; (No class Apr. 1-4) 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. May (No class May 15, 27) 3:30-5:30 p.m. Staff will assist you with your homework needs.

Read Across America! Celebrate Dr. Seuss! (Pre-school, Kindergarten,

Elementary School) Monday, Mar. 4 3 - 4:30 p.m. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America with the staff at Bragtown.

What’s In Your Garden? (Pre-school,

2 Year Olds) Mondays, Mar. 11; Apr. 1, May 6 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join Master Gardener, Melissa Young, as she prepares the “Bragtown Garden of Wonder” for the spring season.

Odds ‘N’ Ends Art with Miss Denise

(Elementary School, Middle School, High School) Thursdays, Mar. 14; Apr. 11 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Get creative. Have fun with straws, sequins, beads, buttons and more to create a homemade masterpiece.

*Celebrate Easter (Baby, 2Year Olds, Pre-school) Wednesday, Mar. 27 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a movie. Bring your basket and search for a prize filled egg.

Spring Break Craft (Elementary

School, Middle School, High School) Wednesday, Apr. 24 3 - 5 p.m. Get creative. Make a bouquet of tissue paper flowers for your kitchen table.

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E as t Reg ional Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Celebration

(Baby, Preschool, Kindergarten) Saturday, Mar. 2 11 a.m. - 12 noon Have a blast with Miss Olivia as she reads some Dr. Seuss books and sings some fun and crazy songs. Watch out, she may bring her favorite instrument to serenade you with.

*Research 101 for Homeschoolers (Ages 7-13) Thursdays, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28; Apr. 4, 11 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Interested homeschoolers ages 7-13 are invited to participate in a 6-week course on how to conduct research. At the end of the course, students will have a completed research project. Spaces are limited.

Let’s Move: PLAY DAY (All Ages)

Saturdays, Mar. 16, 30; Apr. 6, 20; May 1 2 - 3 p.m. Families are invited out to use the library as a space to get active. We have a variety of games and activities to get you into shape. Come on out and Move it! Move it!

*Art Park (Preschool, Kindergarten, 6-12)

Saturdays, Mar. 23; May 11 2 - 3 p.m. Does your child like art? Being creative? Having fun? Meeting other children? If you answered yes to most of these questions, then you should definitely come spend part of your Saturday afternoon at our Creative “Art Park.” See you there!

* Registration is required.

Celebrating National Library Week with Puppets to Go!

(Baby, Preschool, Kindergarten) Wednesday, Apr. 10 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Come out and enjoy an amazing puppet show. Fun for everyone!

Museum of Life and Science Presents Dinosaur Detectives

(Preschool, Kindergarten) Thursday, Apr. 11 10:30 - 11:20 a.m. Be a paleontologist. Uncover clues from the past. Dig for fossils, compare dinosaur sizes and reconstruct how you think dinosaurs looked, felt and sounded.

Dear Dumb, Dork and Wimpy Diaries (6-12 Year Olds)

Monday, Apr. 15 6 - 6:45 p.m. Kids, tweens, ages 7-11, are you fans of the Dork Diaries, Dear Dumb Diary, or Diary of a Wimpy Kid books? Get together with other fans and share your opinions about your favorite diary series. You will also have a chance to get a start on your own personal diary.

Let’s Move: Glow Party for Kids (6-12 Year Olds, Elementary) Saturday, Apr. 20 2 - 3 p.m. This party is designed to get kids moving and glowing towards greater fitness. Wear your light-up shoes, glow in the dark shirts and anything else that glows. We will also provide other cool glowing things.

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Mai n Li br ar y March is Youth Art Month! (All Ages) Ongoing March - April Visit the Main Library to view artwork created by local students from surrounding Durham Public Schools. This incredible display includes more than 100 unique pieces in an array of colorful styles and intricate techniques. An artwork reception is scheduled for Sunday, March 10. For more information please call 919-560-0130.

A Creek Week Special! (All Ages)

Celebrate National Poetry Month (All Ages)

Sunday, Mar. 17 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Join us for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Enjoy stories, music and a craft. We hope you bring your sweet tooth because we are baking and decorating a batch of Leprechaun Cupcakes, as an extra special treat!

Ongoing April 1-30 Share your love of poetry by submitting one of your own poems for display within the Children’s Unit at Main. Participants are encouraged to be creative and to explore a variety of poetry styles. Accompanying artwork to enhance your entry is welcome. Each poet will receive a certificate of participation.

Saturday, Mar. 16 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Celebrate Creek Week at your local library! Creek Week encourages us to do our part to protect our local streams and lakes. Join us for fun stories, crafts and more as we educate the children on how to be responsible caretakers of their environment.

St. Patrick’s Day Special (Pre-school)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid; Dog Days/A National Children’s Book Week Special! (All Ages)

(All Ages) Saturdays, (No tutoring Mar. 30) 10 - 1 p.m. Tutoring provided by appointment only; call 919-560-0130, spaces limited. Assistance with math, reading and research projects is available; appointments cannot be made online. (Open to K-Elementary/times may vary).

Saturday, May 19 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Celebrate National Children’s Book Week (May 13-19). Join in the fun, as we share one of our favorite book titles from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series. Our craft lets us follow in the footsteps of Greg Heffley, as we make our very own journal/diary. As a special gift from us to you, each child will receive a free book to add to their reading collection.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss/Read Across America! (Pre-school)

An Eggs-traordinary Easter Special! (All Ages)

Tutoring with Casey Gabriel

Saturday, Mar. 2 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join us as we share several of our favorite Dr. Seuss stories coupled with music, a craft and of course a birthday cake, as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Come and enjoy some of his most beloved and memorable characters.

Chess for Children with Izaiah and Kyra Neal (All Ages)

Tuesdays, Mar. 5; Apr. 2; May 7 4 - 5 p.m. Want to learn how to play chess? Come and join Terence Neal, as he and his children (Izaiah and Kyra) demonstrate how fun and simple chess can be. Learn how to set up a board, identify chess pieces, understand chess piece value and perform general movement.

Wednesday, Mar. 20 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join us for a wonderful Easter special; enjoy stories, music, a craft and an egg-ceptional Easter treat!

Vamos a Celebrar el Cinco de Mayo!/Let’s Celebrate Cinco de Mayo! (All Ages)

Thursday, May 2 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join us for a bilingual special. Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. Enjoy stories, music, crafts and more for children of all ages.

Mad Scientist Club (6-12 Year Olds) Fridays, Mar. 8, 15 4 - 5 p.m. Fridays, Apr. 5, 12, 26; May 10, 24, 31 4:30 - 5 p.m. Make science fun with hands-on experiments (books and online resources will be shared to promote literacy and learning).

Cooking Workshop Series

(0-17 Year Olds) Mondays, Mar. 18; Apr. 8; May 13 4 - 5 p.m. Calling all young chefs! Try your hand at cooking, and learn how to make some delicious yet simple recipes.

Comics Workshop

(Elementary School) Thursday, Apr. 11 4 - 5 p.m. Learn how to turn your doodles into comics! Make a comic to distribute and sign at Comics Fest in April! Comics will also be posted on the DCL Kids Comics Blob.

Poetry for Pizza (0-17 Year Olds)

Monday, Apr. 22 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Write your own poems with the help of magnetic poetry pieces. Then read your poem aloud to receive a slice of pizza. Completed works have the opportunity to enter the Stanford L. Warren poetry contest and be published for others to enjoy.

DIY Recycled Crafts (0-17 Year Olds)

Tuesday, May 14 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Do you need a new picture frame, wallet or jewelry box? Get crafty, and make something original without spending a dime!

Ian W.

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Programs for ki ds Nor th Reg ional *Science of Magic and Illusion

(Elementary School) Monday, Mar. 4 6 - 7 p.m. Join us for a program full of magic, as we take a look at the science of fooling the human eye. Optical illusions! Sleight of hand magic! Holographic imagery!

*Pre-school Science Explorers

(Pre-school) Wednesday, Mar. 6 12 noon - 1 p.m. Join us for a fun filled and somewhat messy program about the science of color and light!

*Socktopuses: Make an octopus out of socks!

(Elementary School, Middle School) Wednesday, Mar. 13 3:30 - 4:10 p.m. Come and make an octopus out of a sock! All supplies are provided.

*Cartooning for Homeschoolers (Elementary School, Middle School) Wednesday, Mar. 13 12 noon - 1 p.m. Join us as we take you step-by-step through the drawing of mythical beasts and monsters! Learn to draw a unicorn and dragon!

*Basketball the Trivia Challenge! (Elementary School) Monday, Mar. 18 6 - 7 p.m. Join us as we test your knowledge of the history of pro and college basketball. The winning player will win their own indoor basketball set, and all who attend will win their own heaping plate of FUN!

S o uth Reg ional *First Annual You Survived the Tax Season Celebration! (All Ages)

Monday, Apr. 15 6 - 7 p.m. Tax bill got you down? Wondering how you’re gonna make ends meet? Come on in and enjoy food based on recipes from the Great Depression, and stick around for cartoon shorts from the same era! Mock apple pie! Depression casserole, Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse – how can you go wrong?

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Wednesdays, Mar. 20; Apr. 17; May 22 4:45 - 5:30 p.m. Join Miss Erica for South Regional’s very special book club made just for our kindergarten and first grade patrons. Each month will feature a different book and craft! Pick up your copy of each month’s book club book at the Information Desk.

*2nd-3rd Grade Bookclub

(Elementary School) Wednesday, Apr. 17 12 noon - 1 p.m. Join us for an exciting program on the history of rockets! Learn to build your own rocket that really flies.

(Elementary School) Wednesdays, Mar. 6; Apr. 4; May 1 4:45 - 5:30 p.m. Join us for our 2nd-3rd Grade Bookclub. Each month we will read a different book, discuss what we read and make a craft. Sign up online, and pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk today!

*Kitchen Chemistry for Kids

*4th-5th Grade Bookclub

*Rocketry for Homeschoolers

(Elementary School) Monday, Apr. 22 6 - 7 p.m. Join as we look at the science behind tasty food! Learn about rock candy and the chemistry of pancakes!

*Science Madness: The Science of Weather (Elementary School)

Monday, May 6 6 - 7 p.m. Learn about wind, snow and other weather phenomena.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

(Pre-school, Elementary School) Thursday, May 9 All Day Bring your animal in and drop it off. Then get pictures to let you know what it did at the library that night!

*Full Body Storytelling (Pre-school) Wednesday, Apr. 10 10:30 – 11 a.m. Join us for a storytime full of movement, songs, yoga, sword fighting and more!

*K/1 Bookclub (Elementary School)

Dylan A.

(Elementary School) Thursdays, Mar. 14; Apr. 11; May 9 4:45 - 5:30 p.m. Join us for our 4th-5th Grade Bookclub. Each month we will read a different book, discuss what we read and do an activity based on the book. Sign up online to join us, and pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk.

Saturday Matinee

(Pre-school, 6-12 Year Olds) Saturdays, Mar. 16; Apr. 13; May 11 11 a. m. - 12 noon Join us for our Saturday Matinees! Each month we will show a different children’s show for the whole family to enjoy.

Comics Workshop

(Elementary School, Middle School) Tuesday, Apr. 9 4 - 5 p.m. Learn how to turn your doodles into comics! Make a comic to distribute and sign at Comics Fest in April! Comics will also be posted on the DCL Kids Comics Blob.

* Registration is required.

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Katherine W.

S o uthwe s t Reg ional *Reading Buddies

(Elementary School) Mondays, (No class May 27) 4 - 4:35 p.m. Children will strengthen their reading skills by reading aloud. Your child and his/her reading buddy will have fun reading books together! Reading partners provided by the library teen volunteers. For children who are beginning readers, ages 5 to 7.

*Craft Wars! (6-12 Year Olds)

Mondays, Mar. 4, 18; Apr. 1, 15, 29; May 13, 27 4 - 4:30 p.m. Crafters, join us and go head-to-head to create a craft in 30 minutes using surprise materials. Hope to see you there.

*Let’s Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday! (Pre-school, Kindergarten)

Wednesday, Mar. 6 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. or 2 - 2:45 p.m. Join us as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a special program where stories will be performed, crafts will be done and fun will be had by all. See you there! Ages 2-5. Registration opens Feb. 20.

Cupcake Diaries Book Club

(6-12 Year Olds) Thursdays, Mar. 7; Apr. 4; May 2 4 - 4:45 p.m. Join us each month for discussion of the featured Cupcake Diaries title. As we book talk we will be trying out some new cupcake recipes. All supplies will be provided.

*Draw a Picture of You!

(Elementary School) Friday, Mar. 15 4 - 4:40 p.m. Put on your best face for this project! And have fun drawing your own portrait. Ages 5 to 12.

*Kids Comics Workshops with Rio Aubry Taylor (Elementary School)

Wednesdays, Mar. 20 – Apr. 17 4 - 5 p.m. Learn to make your own comics from start to finish with comics artist Rio Aubry Taylor.

Cascarón Hunt!

(Pre-school, 6-12 Year Olds) Tuesday, Mar. 26 Pre-school: 1 - 2 p.m.; 6-12 Year Olds: 4 - 5 p.m. Join us for activities and a Cascarón Hunt! Enjoy this tradition from Ms. Patty’s home town. I think you’ll agree it’s egg-cellent. Bring your basket and when a cascarón is found, the finder runs up to a friend and squishes it over his or her head.

*Superhero Series

(Elementary School) Thursdays, Mar. 28; Apr. 25; May 23 4 - 4:45 p.m. Join us as we celebrate some of our favorite superheroes. Each month we will focus on a different superhero, read some of our favorite comics and stories, learn about their origin and do superhero activities.

* Registration is required.

*Storytime and Gardening

(Pre-school, Kindergarten, Elementary School) Friday, Apr. 26 4 - 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Kids, plant seeds and seedlings for this year’s vegetable garden, and enjoy a storytime. Ages 4 to 9.

El Dia de Los Niños Storytime

(All Ages) Tuesday, Apr. 30 4 - 5 p.m. Join us for stories, crafts and much more at our very special El Dia De Los Niños storytime!

COMICS FEST 2013 Saturday, Apr. 20 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. A day of workshops, guest speakers, book signing, prizes and more for all ages, including New York Times bestseller Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Drama and The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels) and Hugo Award winner Ursula Vernon (Dragonbreath, Digger). Visit durhamcountylibrary.org for details! Spring 2013 Branching Out

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Programs for ki ds St anf or d L . War r en *Cooking Workshop

(6-12 Year Olds, Teen) Thursdays, Mar. 14; Apr. 11; May 16 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. A pinch of this and a sprinkle of that… Learn about nutrition and healthy eating, practice planning and making choices, experience an environment to be creative and of course, eat what you make!

Sophie C. Sophia A.

*Comics Workshop (All Ages)

Tuesday, Mar. 26 4 - 5 p.m. Learn how to turn your doodles into comics! Make a comic to distribute and sign at Comics Fest in April! Comics will also be posted on the DCL Kids Comics Blob.

Locations

Reading Is Funny Day

(0-17 Year Olds) Monday, Apr. 1 All Day From Put Something In by Shel Silverstein: “Draw a crazy picture, Write a nutty poem…. Put something silly in the world that ain’t been there before.” Come in any time today and let some of the poetry, humor and magic of Shel Silverstein tickle your mind in preparation for Poetry Month.

* Registration is required. Kayleigh and Katelynn S.

Main Library

300 N. Roxboro St., 919-560-0100 Children’s Unit, 919-560-0130 Hours: Mon., Tue. and Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Wed. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Fri. 2 - 6 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. 2 - 6 p.m.

Bragtown Library Family Literacy Center 3200 Dearborn Dr., 919-560-0210 Hours: Mon. - Fri. 1 - 5 p.m.

Garden Club (Elementary, Middle School, Teen) Tuesdays, Apr. 2; May 7 4 - 5 p.m. Come and learn about all types of plants as we tend our own library garden with Master Gardener Ms. Melissa.

211 Lick Creek Ln., 919-560-0203 Children’s Unit, 919-560-0214 Hours: Mon., Tue. and Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Wed. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri. 2 - 6 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. 2 - 6 p.m.

*Poetry for Pizza (6-12 Year Olds)

North Regional

Tuesday, Apr. 9 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Pizza in one hand, pen in the other… Come and learn how to express yourself through the art of poetry. Completed works have the opportunity to enter the Stanford L. Warren poetry contest and be published for others to enjoy.

Poem in Your Pocket (6-12 Year Olds)

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Spring 2013 Branching Out

East Regional

Thursday, Apr. 18 - Tuesday, Apr. 30 All Day Swing by and vote on your favorite poem that emerged from our Poetry for Pizza Event. After voting, take home a copy of your favorite in your pocket. The winner will be announced and recognized on Wednesday, May 1.

McDougald Terrace

1101 Lawson St., 919-560-0240 Hours: Mon. - Fri.  2 - 6 p.m. 221 Milton Rd., 919-560-0231 Children’s Unit, 919-560-0232 Hours: Mon., Tue. and Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Wed. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri. 2 - 6 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. 2 - 6 p.m.

South Regional

4505 S Alston Ave., 919-560-7409 Children’s Unit, 919-560-7441 Hours: Mon., Tue. and Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Wed. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri. 2 - 6 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. 2 - 6 p.m.

Southwest Regional

3605 Shannon Rd., 919-560-8590 Children’s Unit, 919-560-8592 Hours: Mon., Tue. and Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Wed. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri. 2 - 6 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. 2 - 6 p.m.

Stanford L.Warren Branch

1201 Fayetteville St., 919-560-0270 Hours: Mon., Tue. and Thurs. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m., Wed. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Fri. 2 - 6 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Branching Out: Children's - Spring 2013