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Branching Out

Children’s Programs Highlights of News & Events for Dec. 2012-Feb. 2013

Gabby & Louis D.

Programs for Kids


Celebrate Winter with Rags to Riches Theatre! Saturday, Jan. 12

South Regional

2 p.m.

The Frog Prince

Sunday, Jan. 13

Main Library

3:30 p.m.

Rumpelstiltskin

Monday, Jan. 14

Bragtown Bookmobile Stop

10:30 a.m. 3 p.m.

Rumpelstiltskin Rumpelstiltskin

Tuesday, Jan. 15

Stanford L. Warren North Regional

10:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m.

The Frog Prince Rumpelstiltskin

Wednesday, Jan. 16

East Regional

10:30 a.m.

The Frog Prince

Thursday, Jan. 17

Main Library Southwest Regional

10:30 a.m. 7 p.m.

The Frog Prince Rumpelstiltskin

Friday, Jan. 18

McDougald Terrace

3:30 p.m.

The Frog Prince

For more information email kfyffe@dconc.gov or call 919-560-0172.

Celebrate Black History Month with Akapoma African Music and Dance! Saturday, Feb. 2 Main Library 3 p.m. Full music and dance performance for all ages. Interactive drumming and dance workshops for ages 5 and up. Monday, Feb. 4

Bragtown South Regional

10:30 a.m. 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

Stanford L. Warren East Regional

10:30 a.m. 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Southwest Regional

4 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Main Library North Regional

10:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 8

McDougald Terrace

4:30 p.m.

Table of Contents

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

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All Durham County Library locations will be closed: Winter Holiday Sunday-Wednesday, December 23-26 New Year’s Day Monday - Early Closing 6 p.m. December 31, 2012 Tuesday, January 1, 2013 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Monday, January 21

North Regional Library’s youngest patrons show their Halloween spirit. 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.


Children’s Storytime @Programs Your Library Br ag tow n Li b rar y

Twist & Shout Storytime

(Preschool) Mondays, Dec. 3, 10, 31; Jan. 7; Feb. 4, 11, 25 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Shake it up, shake it out! Music, movement and stories to warm up your day.

Boogie Woogie Storytime

(Preschool) Wednesdays, Dec. 5, 12; Jan. 2, 9, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Children from infancy to preschool, enjoy stories, music, movements and crafts.

Bilingual Storytime (Preschool)

Mondays, Dec. 17; Jan. 28; Feb. 18 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, music and crafts in English and Spanish with Annette Sosa Lancaster.

French Storytime (Preschool)

Wednesdays, Dec. 19; Jan. 16; Feb. 20 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Bonjour! Join Ms. Portia Wilson-Whitaker for French stories, song and dance.

Eas t Reg ional Storytime Zoo (Baby)

Tuesdays (No storytime Dec. 25; Jan. 1) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Babies and toddlers are invited to monkey around at this lively – not quite wild – menagerie of stories, rhymes, songs and fun designed especially for this age group!

*Slumberland Storytime

(Preschool) Tuesdays (No storytime Dec. 25; Jan. 1, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26) 6 - 6:30 p.m. Come out and enjoy evening storytime. Perfect for those parents who are busy during the day.

*Preschool Storytime Madness

Mai n Li b rar y

*Grouptime Storyhour (All Ages)

Thursdays (No storytime Dec. 27; Jan. 3, 17; Feb. 7, 28) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Provided for schools, daycares, homeschoolers and other community groups. Come and enjoy stories, booktalks, music, crafts, movies, library card registration and more. Sessions are scheduled upon request. Groups only. Call Anna Cromwell at 919-560-0130 to schedule a library visit.

*Preschool Storytime (Preschool)

Tuesdays (No storytime Dec. 11, 25; Jan. 1, 29) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, music, crafts and more for children ages 3, 4 and 5 years old.

Storytime Yoga (Preschool)

Saturday, Dec. 15 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy stories and songs in Spanish and English, plus a craft!

Tuesdays, Dec. 11; Jan. 15; Feb. 19 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join us for this three-part series with Shayne Trutna and Laurel Jones, as they teach children and their parents the latest yoga moves, to bring peace and tranquility to the parents and hopefully a desire to learn more about yoga to the children. Participants are encouraged to attend each of the sessions to obtain all of the information. Parent and child only.

Saturday Morning Storytime

Sunday Story Sensations

*Toddler Storytime (2 Year Olds)

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Bilingual Storytime with Miss Patty (All Ages)

(All Ages) Saturdays (No storytime Dec. 29; Jan. 5, 26; Feb. 23) 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!

Wednesdays (No storytime Dec. 26; Jan. 2) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, crafts and more for children two years of age.

*Friday Afterschool Story and Craft Time (Preschool) Fridays (No storytime Dec. 28; Jan. 4) 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. A weekly storytime session designed for children ages 3, 4 and 5 years old. Includes stories, fingerplays, songs and music. Pre-registration is required.

(3-7 Year Olds) Sundays, Dec. 16; Jan. 27 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Enjoy stories, music and drama! Celebrate author birthdays! Enjoy a snack and enter for door prizes!

Elementary Story Hour

(Elementary School) Thursdays (No storytime Dec. 27; Jan. 3; Feb. 28) 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Join us every Thursday afternoon for stories, songs and crafts!

Brody, Ella and Eva R.

*Registration is required.

(Preschool) Wednesdays (No storytime Dec. 26; Jan. 16) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Books, music and fun, that’s what it’s all about. Come join us for an awesome time.

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Storytime @ Your Library Kaylee P. Bettie C.

S o uth Reg ional Lapsitters (Baby)

Wednesdays beginning Jan. 2 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Erica for fingerplays, songs, rhymes and stories perfect for your baby (6-23 months).

Jordan P.

Mia P.

Nor th Reg ional Baby & Me Storytime (Baby)

Wednesdays & Thursdays (No storytime Dec. 26, 27; Jan. 2, 3) 10:30 - 10:50 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays. For children 0-2 years.

Bedtime Tales (Preschool)

*Drop In Storytime (Preschool)

Thursdays (No storytime Dec. 27) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for an active, fun storytime full of songs stories and crazy, over-the-top action! Large groups (10 or more) please preregister by calling 919-560-0232.

Tuesdays (No storytime Dec. 25; Jan. 1, 15) 6:30 - 7 p.m. Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays. Feel free to wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal!

Family Storytime (Preschool)

*Special Storytime Winter Craft

(Preschool) Saturday, Feb. 16 11 - 11:30 a.m. Join us for an weekend edition of our Drop In Storytime!

(Preschool) Wednesday, Dec. 5 11 - 11:45 a.m. Join us for a storytime for preschoolers, complete with stories, songs and a penguin made from your child’s own footprint! Registration is required.

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Saturdays, Dec. 1; Jan. 12; Feb. 2, 23 10:30 - 11 a.m. Come hear stories, songs and fingerplays.

Weekend Drop In Storytime

* Registration is required.

Rhymetime Session 1 (2 Year Olds) Mondays beginning Jan. 7 (No storytime Jan. 21) 9:30 - 10 a.m. Join Miss Lauren for songs, rhymes, fingerplays and lots of interactive fun for walkers through 3 years.

Rhymetime Session 2 (2 Year Olds) Mondays beginning Jan. 7 (No storytime Jan. 21) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Lauren for songs, rhymes, fingerplays and lots of interactive fun for walkers through 3 years.

Family Storytime (Preschool)

Mondays beginning Jan. 7 (No storytime Jan. 21) 7 - 8 p.m. Join Miss Kathleen for books, songs, activities and crafts perfect for the whole family.

Storytime (Preschool)

Tuesdays beginning Jan. 8 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Join Miss Kathleen for books, songs, activities and crafts perfect for your preschooler.


Fo r a c o m p l e t e l i s t i n g o f e v e n t s , v i s i t d u r h a m c o u n t y l i b r a r y. o r g a n d c l i c k “ C a l e n d a r.” R e g i s t e r f o r e v e n t s o n l i n e , o r c a l l y o u r f a v o r i t e l i b r a r y.

S o uthwe s t Reg ional Crafty Kids Storytime (All Ages)

Wednesdays (No storytime Dec. 26) 2 - 2:30 p.m. Join us for an all-ages storytime. Each week we will read fun stories, sing songs and create a tie-in craft.

Baby Lapsit Storytime - Session 1

(Baby, Ages 0-23 months) Mondays (No storytime Dec. 24, 31; Jan. 21) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for songs, stories, rhymes and activities for you and your baby.

Baby Lapsit Storytime - Session 2

(Baby, Ages 0-23 months) Mondays (No storytime Dec. 24, 31; Jan. 21) 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Join us for songs, stories, rhymes and activities for you and your baby.

Baby Lapsit Storytime - Session 1

(Baby, Ages 0-23 months) Wednesdays (No storytime Dec. 26; Jan. 2) 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for you and your baby.

Baby Lapsit Storytime - Session 2

(Baby, Ages 0-23 months) Wednesdays (No storytime Dec. 26; Jan. 2) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for you and your baby.

St an f or d L . War r en Bilingual Fun: Spanish Story Time with Miss Patty (Preschool)

Preschool Storytime (Preschool)

Tiempo de Historia en Espanol / Spanish Storytime (Preschool)

Storytime with Ms. Trish

Tuesdays, Dec. 4; Jan. 15, 29; Feb. 12, 26 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Hola Amigos, come join us for stories and songs in Spanish and English. All ages.

Miercoles, Diciembre 5; Enero 16, 30; Febrero 13, 27 / Wednesdays, Dec. 5; Jan. 16, 30; Feb. 13, 27 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Hola Amigos, vengan a cantar canciones y escuchar historias en espanol. Espero verte pronto! Hi kids, join us for songs and stories all in Spanish. I hope to see you there!

Movement and Music - Session 1

(Preschool) Tuesdays & Thursdays (No storytime Dec. 25, 27; Jan. 1, 3) 9:30 - 10 a.m. Join us 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.

Movement and Music - Session 2

(Baby, Ages 0-23 months) Wednesdays (No storytime Dec. 26; Jan. 2) 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and rhymes for you and your baby.

(Preschool) Thursdays (No storytime Dec. 27; Jan. 3) 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Join us 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.

Storytime For Two Year Olds

Saturday Storytime (Preschool)

Baby Lapsit Storytime - Session 3

(2 Year Olds) Thursdays (No storytime Dec. 27; Jan. 3) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for fingerplays, songs and stories.

Terrific Tales Storytime! (Preschool) Tuesdays (No storytime Dec. 25; Jan. 1) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and lots of interactive fun for little ones. All ages.

Mondays (No storytime Dec. 17, 24, 31; Jan. 21) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Storytime for preschool aged children with stories and crafts.

(Preschool) Wednesdays (No storytime Dec.19, 26; Jan. 2) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Come enjoy a fun time with music, dancing, reading books and doing a craft.

Saturday Morning Storytime

(Preschool) Saturdays (No storytime Dec. 22, 29; Jan. 5) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Instead of the usual Saturday morning television, join us for an interactive story, songs and games, and a fun craft. Open to preschool and early elementary aged children.

Sensory Storytime

(Special Needs Adults) Thursdays (No storytime Dec. 20, 27; Jan. 3) 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. Austin & Elijah W.

Saturdays (No storytime Dec. 15; Jan. 19; Feb. 16) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us every Saturday for songs, rhymes and stories! Fun for the whole family.

German Storytime with Carolina Kinder (Kindergarten)

Saturdays, Dec. 15; Jan. 19; Feb. 16 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Storytime fully in German led by Carolina Kinder. All ages.

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Make & Take Crafts

Mondays (No craft Dec. 24; Jan. 21) 3:30 - 5 p.m. A new craft every week! Show your creative side with a weekly craft activity that you can make in the library or take home to enjoy.

Homework Help

Mondays - Thursdays (No class Dec. 24-27, 31; Jan. 1-3) 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Staff will assist you with your homework needs.

Family Fun Friday

Fridays, Dec. 7, 21; Jan. 4, 18; Feb. 1, 15 3 - 5 p.m. Spend some extra special time with your family at the library. Join us for an afternoon of fun with a board game, movie and popcorn, or a good book.

*Holiday Edible Houses

Thursday, Dec. 13 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. In celebration of the holiday season, come and join us as we get out the frosting, gum drops, marshmallows and chocolates to create your own miniature “gingerbread” house. Registration is required.

Odds ‘N’ Ends Art with Miss Denise

Thursdays, Jan. 10; Feb. 14 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Get creative. Have fun with straws, sequins, beads, buttons and more to create a homemade masterpiece.

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Draw This

(Elementary School, Middle School) Mondays, Dec. 3; Jan. 7; Feb. 4 6 - 7 p.m. Explore. Create. Play. We will share picture books by an illustrator, and then do an art project inspired by those books.

Holidays Around the World

(Preschool) Saturday, Dec. 8 11 - 11:40 a.m. Join Miss Tiffany as she talks about holidays around the world. Craft activities from each country will be provided.

Preschool Science (Preschool)

Thursdays, Dec. 13; Jan. 10, 24; Feb. 7, 21 11 a.m. - 12 noon Pre-schoolers are invited to the library to participate in fun and hands-on interactive science programming.

Preschool Beginning Spanish for Children (Preschool)

Mondays beginning Dec. 31 (No class Jan. 21) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. We will be exploring colors, numbers, animals and days of the week in Spanish. We will advance to other subjects as we progress.

Pre-Valentine’s Day Social – Showing Our Love to the Community (All ages)

Wednesday, Feb. 13 4 - 5:30 p.m. Join East Regional staff as we show our love for our patrons and community.

Mai n Li b rar y Tutoring with Casey Gabriel and Gwen Burney

(Kindergarten, Elementary School) 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.

Weekly Afterschool Programming (All Ages)

Mondays-Fridays 3:30 - 5 p.m. Monday’s Afterschool Movie Matinee - Movie specials of the latest box office releases. Tuesday’s Afterschool Game Day Jamboree! - Group competition in a variety of games: retro and new. Wednesday’s Afterschool Lego Mania! - Come join the big-buildingblock-battle! Share in the fun. Thursday’s Afterschool Doodle Madness! - Learn drawing and sketching techniques with Tom Czaplinski. Friday’s Afterschool Story and Crafttime - A storytime and craft session for children from 3 and up.

Holiday Jewelry Making with Miss Dorothy (6-12)

Saturday, Dec. 1 3 - 4 p.m. Looking for a great gift option? Get in the holiday spirit with Dorothy Powers as she teaches the simple techniques of jewelry making. Each child will be given the opportunity to make a bracelet for themselves and a gift for someone they love.

Chess for Children with Izaiah and Kyra Neal (6-12)

Teagan K.

Natalie G.

Tuesday, Dec. 4 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. * Registration is required.

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Fo r a c o m p l e t e l i s t i n g o f e v e n t s , v i s i t d u r h a m c o u n t y l i b r a r y. o r g a n d c l i c k “ C a l e n d a r.” R e g i s t e r f o r e v e n t s o n l i n e , o r c a l l y o u r f a v o r i t e l i b r a r y.

Baby Sign Language with Sandra Smith (Preschool)

Tuesdays, Dec. 11; Jan. 8; Feb. 12 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join Sandra Smith as she teaches parents and children the basics of baby sign language. The sessions start for beginners and gradually increase to a higher level. This is a great instruction session for those parents who may wish to use this technique on a daily basis. Parent and child only.

Janelle W.

*A Visit from Santa (Preschool)

Monday, Dec. 17 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Skip the crowded malls and come meet Santa at Durham County Library! Hear a story, sing songs and tell Santa what you want for Christmas. Bring your camera to get that special picture with Santa. All children must pre-register prior to the day of the event.

Thank You, Dr. King/ Puppet Show (Preschool)

Thursday, Jan. 17 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Come and enjoy a puppet show of “Thank You, Dr. King” by Robin Reid from the PBS series, Little Bill. A craft session from the story will follow the puppet show.

A Visit from Chuck Davis of the African American Dance Ensemble (All Ages)

Thursday, Feb. 21 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Come and meet Chuck Davis, as he shares insight into his exciting and illustrious life’s journey through dance. Learn how dance has changed his life and what it can do for yours. Questions will be entertained, followed by a demonstration and participation session. Parent and child, as well as groups, are invited to attend.

Chinese New Year Special

(All Ages) Sunday, Feb. 24 2 - 3 p.m. Come and join Maria Ni of the TACAS Youth Group as she shares information about Chinese culture and the importance of the Chinese New Year. Questions will be entertained, followed by a demonstration and participation session. Parent and child, as well as groups, are invited to attend.

McDo ug ald Ter race Mad Scientist Club

Early Dismissal Game Day

Holiday Movie (All Ages)

Akapoma African Music and Dance Band (Elementary School)

(Elementary School) Fridays, Dec. 14, 21; Jan. 11, 18; Feb. 1, 8, 15 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Make science fun with hands-on experiments (science books and online resources will be shared to promote literacy and learning).

Monday, Dec. 17 4 - 6 p.m. Relax and get ready for the holidays with a family movie. Popcorn will be provided.

Rags to Riches Theatre Presents The Frog Prince (Elementary School) Friday, Jan. 18 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Join us for an energetic and interactive theatre performance of The Frog Prince. * Registration is requred.

(All Ages) Wednesday, Jan. 30 2:30 - 6 p.m. Looking for something fun to do after school? Come hang out at the library to play games and have some snacks!

Friday, Feb. 8 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Celebrate Black History Month with an interactive drumming and dance workshop!

Valentine’s Day Pop-up Cards and Magnets (All Ages)

Wednesday, Feb. 13 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Would you like to make a gift for someone special? Do-it-yourself in this card and magnet making workshop! Winter 2012-2013 Branching Out

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*Preschool Candy House Challenge (Preschool)

*Homeschooler: Celebrate National Static Electricity Day!

*School Age Candy House Challenge (Kindergarten, Elementary

*American Girl Tea Party

Wednesday, Dec. 12 11:30 a.m. - 12 noon Join us as we get out the frosting, candy and graham crackers so that you and your little one can build a candy house! Registration is required.

(Middle School, Elementary School) Wednesday, Jan. 9 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Join us as we get out the Van De Graaf Generator and explore the science of static electricity. Registration is required for this event.

School, Middle School) Wednesday, Dec. 12 4 - 4:45 p.m. Join us, and make your own candy house out of graham crackers, frosting and lots of candy! Registration is required.

(Preschool, Elementary School) Friday, Jan. 25 3:30 - 4:10 p.m. Join us for a storytime and tea party! Participants are encouraged to bring a doll (American Girl or otherwise). Please register. For ages 2-8.

*The Crafts of Thorin Oakenshield (Elementary School)

*Chinese New Year Party

Monday, Dec. 17 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Join us as we journey to Middle Earth! We will craft a dwarven shield and a magic dwarven sculpture that grows a beard, discuss the book and the movie(s) and sample Bilbo’s seed cake and tea! Registration required.

(Preschool, Elementary School) Friday, Feb. 8 4 - 4:40 p.m. Join us as we celebrate the Chinese New Year with games, books, crafts and more! Registration is required.

*Rock On Dude! (Elementary School)

(Elementary School, Middle School) Wednesday, Feb. 13 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we take a look at the many wonders of blood and the circulatory system! Learn how to make edible blood and your very own paper beating heart! Registration is required.

Monday, Jan. 7 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Join us for a Stone Soup party, and hear the story while we make some tasty vegetable soup! We supply the story and the magic stone, and you supply the ingredients! Bring a potato, an onion, a tomato or even a can of mixed vegetables, and become a part of the story. Of course, dinner must have dessert, so we will also be making homemade rock candy for you to sample! Registration required!

*Science Madness: Valentine’s Edition

*Cooking for Kids

(Elementary School, Middle School) Monday, Feb. 25 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Join us as we hit the cookbooks and make kid friendly recipes that your child can make at home! Registration required. * Registration is required.

Townes M.

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S o uth Reg ional *2nd-3rd Grade Bookclub

(Elementary School) Wednesdays, Dec. 5; Jan. 2; Feb. 6 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! Registration is required.

*Holiday Cookie Sing-A-Long

(Preschool) Saturday, Dec. 8 11 a.m. - 12 noon You’re invited to our very special Holiday Cookie Sing-A-Long! This party is going to be great... and so will your cookies! Join Miss Erica and Miss Kathleen for a morning of songs, stories and of course cookies! Please register in advance, for ages 5 and under.

*4th - 5th Grade Bookclub

Thursdays, Dec. 13; Jan. 10; Feb. 14 4:45 - 5:30 p.m. Join us for our 4th & 5th Grade Book Club. 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. Registration is required.


Fo r a c o m p l e t e l i s t i n g o f e v e n t s , v i s i t d u r h a m c o u n t y l i b r a r y. o r g a n d c l i c k “ C a l e n d a r.” R e g i s t e r f o r e v e n t s o n l i n e , o r c a l l y o u r f a v o r i t e l i b r a r y.

S o uthwes t Reg ional *Holiday Cookie Houses

(Elementary School) Saturday, Dec. 15 11 a.m. - 12 noon You are invited to attend our very special Holiday Cookie House program! We will provide the cookies, frosting and treats, so all you need to do is bring is your creativity! Registration is required to attend, for ages 5 to 11 years.

*K/1 Bookclub (Elementary School)

Wednesdays, Dec. 19; Jan. 16; Feb. 20 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 at the Information Desk. Registration is required!

Saturday Matinee (Preschool, 6-12) Saturdays, Jan. 19; Feb. 16 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. * Registration is required.

Naomi S.

*American Girl Book Club (All Ages) Saturdays, Dec. 1; Jan. 12; Feb. 9 2 - 2:45 p.m. We have spent this year learning about each of the American Girl characters, and now it’s time to party. Come dressed as your favorite American Girl, and we will celebrate with a tea party and some surprise games and events. This event is geared toward all ages 4-12. Questions? Ask for Ms. Christine. Registration opens November 3.

*Superhero Book Club

(Elementary School) Thursdays, Dec. 6; Jan. 24; Feb. 28 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 required. Ages 6-12.

*3rd Annual Kids Cookie Swap

(Kindergarten, Elementary School) Saturday, Dec. 8 3 - 4 p.m. Join Ms. Patty for an easy and rewarding way to combine baking, fun and gift giving. Step 1: We will make a simple treat. Step 2: Swap your cookies (homemade or store bought). Step 3: Enjoy a sample or two of cookies. Step 4: Remember to bring a container to take some cookies home! Registration is required.

BeyBlade Club (Elementary School)

Fridays, Dec. 14; Jan. 11, 25; Feb. 8, 22 4 - 4:45 p.m. Come and test your skills against other beybladers. We will provide two stadiums. Bring your beyblades, and feel free to bring your stadium for more play space. Ages 6-12.

Kids Comics Club (Elementary School) Tuesdays, Dec. 18; Jan. 15; Feb. 19 4 - 4:45 p.m. Join Amy to learn how to draw your own comics and make your own mini-comics!

Magic Tree House Book Club

(Elementary School) Thursdays, Dec. 20; Jan. 17; Feb. 21 4 - 4:45 p.m. Join Ms. Christine for the Magic Tree House Book Club. This club is for children 5 - 10 years old, who love the Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne. Each month, we will explore a different book with activities and crafts and discussion. This book club will meet in the Program Room. Come even if you have not read the books.

Reading Buddies (Elementary School)

Mondays beginning Feb. 4 4 - 4:35 p.m. Children 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.

Nicolas M.

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Programs for Kids Locations 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.

East Regional

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.

McDougald Terrace Hanna C.

Johnny B.

North Regional

St anf or d L . War r en Garden Club (Elementary School,

Middle School, Teen) Tuesdays, Dec. 4; Jan. 8; Feb. 5 4 - 5 p.m. Come and learn about all types of plants as we plant our own library garden with Master Gardener Ms. Melissa. No registration required.

Gingerbread House Showdown

(All Ages) Tuesday, Dec. 11 4 - 5 p.m. Come and create a masterpiece to be entered to win in Stanford L. Warren Library’s first ever Gingerbread House Showdown! Prizes for the winners, but even if you don’t win, you get to take home your candy creation! No registration required.

*National Harlem Globetrotter Day NCCU Style (All Ages) Monday, Jan. 7 4 - 5 p.m. The Harlem Globetrotters played their first game January 7, 1927. Kids of all ages, come join us and some of our own NCCU basketball athletes as we take a look at the Harlem Globetrotters and collegiate basketball. Registration required.

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Winter 2012-2013 Branching Out

1101 Lawson St., 919-560-0240 Hours: Mon. - Fri.  2 - 6 p.m.

*Rags to Riches Presents The Frog Prince (Preschool)

Tuesday, Jan. 15 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Come and join in the fun and adventure as Rags to Riches involves the audience in story and song for a high impact performance! Registration required.

Early Dismissal from School Movie (6-12, Middle School, Teens)

Wednesday, Jan. 30 2 - 4:30 p.m. Come enjoy a movie at the library after getting out of school early. Call the library for the featured movie title. No registration required.

*Triangle Home Nursery Association Presents The Winning of Kwelanga: A Zulu Tale (All Ages)

Wednesday, Feb. 6 4 - 5 p.m. Children of all ages, come enjoy an afternoon of marionette puppetry! In honor of Black History Month, the Triangle Home Nursery Association presents The Winning of Kwelanga: A Zulu Tale. Registration required. * Registration is required.

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.

Linda & Ellie N.

Profile for Durham County Library

Branching Out: Kids - Winter 2012-2013  

Durham County Library's kids programming guide.

Branching Out: Kids - Winter 2012-2013  

Durham County Library's kids programming guide.

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