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Branching Out Highlights of News & Events for Dec. 2015 to Feb. 2016

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Main Library

300 N. Roxboro St., 919-560-0100 Children’s Unit, 919-560-0130 Hours: Mon., Tue. and Thur. 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.

Contact your library for more information.


East Regional

211 Lick Creek Ln., 919-560-0203 Children’s Unit, 919-560-0214 Hours: Mon., Tue. and Thur. 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.

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North Regional

221 Milton Rd., 919-560-0231 Children’s Unit, 919-560-0232 Hours: Mon., Tue. and Thur. 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.


Storytimes are in order by age, then date.

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Table of Contents: Children’s Programs Directory/Locations.....................................3 Storytime................................................ 3-5 Bragtown.................................................. 6 East Regional............................................. 6 Main Library............................................7-8

North Regional.......................................... 8 South Regional...........................................9 Southwest Regional................................. 10 Stanford L. Warren.................................... 10

Holiday Closings

All Durham County Library locations will be closed: Winter Holiday Thursday, December 24-Sunday, December 27, 2015 New Year’s Holiday Thursday, December 31, 2015 (close at 6 p.m.) and Friday, January 1, 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 18, 2016


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MAGICAL MONDAYS STORYTIME (Toddler, Pre-school) Mondays (No storytime Dec. 14; Jan. 11, 18; Feb. 8, 29) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Toddlers and pre-schoolers can discover the magic of stories and explore the wonderful world of crafts.

LAPSIT/TODDLER STORYTIME (Baby, Toddler) Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Babies from birth to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays and spend time with other little ones.

WEDNESDAY MORNING STORYTIME (2-4 Year Olds) Wednesdays, Jan. 6, 13; Feb. 3, 10 10:30 - 11 a.m. This storytime focuses on books and activities for ages 2-4 to help develop social skills, early literacy skills and a love of reading.

FAMILY STORYTIME (Baby, Toddler, Pre-school) Saturdays, Dec. 12; Jan. 23; Feb. 13 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Bring the whole family to enjoy interactive stories, action songs, fingerplays and spend time with other little ones.

South Regional

4505 S Alston Ave., 919-560-7409 Children’s Unit, 919-560-7410 Hours: Mon., Tue. and Thur. 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 Thur. 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 Thur. 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.

BILINGUAL STORYTIME: PLAY AND READ/JUGAR Y LEER (Pre-school) Saturdays, Dec. 12; Jan. 23; Feb. 13 3 - 3:45 p.m. Children ages 3 to 5 continue to build early literacy skills through interactive play, music and stories in both English and Spanish.

PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME (Pre-school) Mondays 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. This storytime features picture books, activities, songs and flannel board stories for pre-school age children. Our program gives caregivers and children the opportunity to share, listen and enjoy stories together.

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Mai n Li br ar y *GROUPTIME STORYHOUR (All Ages) Thursdays (No storytime Dec. 24, 31) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. This program offers stories, songs, crafts and more. It is designed for groups (schools, daycares and camps) and is presented upon request. Call Anna Cromwell at 919-560-0130 to schedule a session today.

*SATURDAY MORNING STORYHOUR (All Ages) Saturdays (No storytime Dec. 26; Jan. 2) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Nor th Reg ional *PAJAMA TIME (Infants, 2 Year Olds, Pre-school) Mondays (No storytime Dec. 21, 28; Jan. 18) 7 - 7:30 p.m. Bring your soft blankets and stuffed animals, and let’s get cozy as we share whimsical stories and bedtime songs. Mom and Dad, sit back and relax while we get your little one ready for bed at our Pajama Time.

*TODDLER TIME (2 Year Olds) Wednesdays (No storytime Dec. 23, 30) 10:30 - 11 a.m.

Looking for a fun family outing for the weekend? Visit your local library for Saturday’s Storytime! Enjoy stories, music, crafts and more, while getting to know others from your community. This program is open to children from infancy to first grade. Come and join in the fun!

It’s never too early to start your child learning. Toddler Time introduces your child to sounds, rhythmic movement and music. It also provides parents and caregivers a chance to exchange ideas and information. Join us for stories, hand-rhymes, fingerplays and more.

*LAPSIT TIME (Infants, 2 Year Olds) Mondays (No storytime Dec. 21, 28; Jan. 18) 10:30 - 11 a.m.

*PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME (Pre-school) Tuesdays (No storytime Dec. 22, 29) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Singing and dancing is good for the soul, and it is never too early to get your little one grooving to the beat. Join us for this magical sing-along special, sprinkled with handrhymes, fingerplays, stories and more.

Pre-school Storytime helps prepare your child for kindergarten by introducing preschool concepts, circle-time etiquette and socialization skills. Creativity is encouraged through craft projects. Join us for stories, games, music and so much more! This program is suggested for children 3, 4 and 5 years old.

*Registration is required.


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FAMILY STORYTIME (All Ages) Tuesdays (No storytime Dec. 22, 29) 10:30 - 11 a.m. This storytime for children and groups includes stories, songs and much more to build literacy skills and help children develop a love for books. BOOK BABIES (0-23 Months) Wednesdays (No storytime Dec. 23, 30) 10:30 - 10:55 a.m. Book Babies supports early literacy and language skills in infants and babies by encouraging singing, playing, talking and shared reading. Join us for fun, stories and snuggling! SHAKIN’-N-SINGIN’ STORIES (Baby, 2 Year Olds, Pre-school) Wednesdays (No storytime Dec. 23, 30) 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Join Ms. Jo for a fun-filled program with a whole lot of shaking and singing! We’ll share stories, create and learn dance moves to popular music of all cultures. This program is for children 5 and under. PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME (Pre-school) Thursdays (No storytime Dec. 24, 31) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Storytelling comes alive with puppets, music, fingerplays, flannel board stories, drawing stories and rhymes! This program is designed to support early literacy skills in pre-schoolers, as well as encourage them to love books at an early age.

S o uth Reg ional KOREAN STORYTIME (All Ages) Saturdays, Jan. 16; Feb. 13 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us at South Regional Library for a bilingual Korean storytime with stories, songs and games for children of all ages. FAMILY STORYTIME (All Ages) Mondays, Jan. 4; Feb. 8; 6 - 6:30 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 30; Feb. 27, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Kathleen for books, songs, activities and crafts perfect for the whole family!

BABY LAPSITTERS (6-23 Months) Wednesdays, Jan. 6 - Feb. 24 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Erica for fingerplays, songs, rhymes and stories perfect for your baby. TODDLER RHYMETIME (2-3 Years Old) Mondays, Jan. 4 - Feb. 29 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Lauren for songs, rhymes, fingerplays and lots of interactive fun for toddlers.

PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME (4-5 Years Old) Tuesdays, Jan. 5 - Feb. 23 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Kathleen for books, songs, activities and crafts perfect for your pre-schooler.

S o uthwe s t Reg ional BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME 1 (Baby) Wednesdays (No program Dec. 23, 30; Jan. 27) 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Storytime for ages 0-24 months. BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME 2 (Baby) Wednesdays (No program Dec. 23, 30; Jan. 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24) 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Storytime for ages 0-24 months. TUNES AND TALES STORYTIME (2 Year Olds, 3-7 Year Olds) Tuesdays (No program Dec. 22, 29; Jan. 26) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Allie for dancing and stories all ages. BILINGUAL FUN: SPANISH/ENGLISH STORYTIME WITH MS. PATTY (Pre-school) Tuesdays, Dec. 1, 15; Jan. 12, 26; Feb. 9; 23 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Hola Amigos, join Ms. Patty for stories and songs in Spanish and English. Hope to see you there!

TIEMPO DE HISTORIA EN ESPANOL/ SPANISH STORYTIME (Pre-school) Thursdays, Dec. 3; Jan. 14, 28; Feb. 11, 25 Saturday, Dec. 5 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.

GERMAN STORYTIME (Pre-school) Saturday, Dec. 19 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Carolina Kinder for songs, stories and rhymes in German! Fun for the whole family. CHINESE STORYTIME (Pre-school) Saturday, Dec. 19 11:15 a.m. - 12 noon Join us for stories, songs and rhymes in Chinese. LERNER SCHOOL STORYTIME (Elementary School) Thursday, Jan. 21 9:30 - 11 a.m. Jewish Storytime provided by the Lerner School.

St anf or d L . War r en PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME (Pre-school) Wednesdays (No storytime Dec 16, 23, 30) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Pre-school aged children, come and join us for interactive stories, songs, games and a fun craft! Large groups, please call in advance so that we can accommodate you. *Registration is required.

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!

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Programs for ki ds Brag tow n SPELLING BEE MANIA (Elementary School) Wednesdays (No program Dec. 9, 23) 4 - 4:45 p.m. Want to practice for the National Spelling Bee? Get ready for the competition with the help of online resources and other activities designed to improve your spelling. GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION (All Ages) Wednesday, Dec. 9; Tuesday, Dec. 15 4 - 5 p.m. Get in the holiday spirit! Make a gingerbread house (or two) with all the trimmings. Build it your way, then decide whether to eat it, share it or give it away as a present. All supplies will be provided.

MUSICAL MONDAYS (Pre-school) Mondays, Dec.14; Jan. 11; Feb. 8 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Instruments, music and movement – that’s what this program is all about. Children will learn about musical instruments and engage in rhythmic activity. Presented by BUMP of the Triangle.

*WACKY WEDNESDAYS (Pre-school) Wednesday, Jan. 27 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. What’s in store for Wacky Wednesday? Zany fun for everyone. Call 919-560-0210 for more information.

E as t Reg ional HOMESCHOOL HUB (Pre-school, Kindergarten, Elementary) Thursdays, Dec. 3, 10, 31; Jan. 14, 28; Feb. 11, 25 10 - 10:45 a.m. Come meet other homeschoolers in your area! Each program will explore a new, exciting topic and activity in the realm of science, history, literature or art – all of which will aim to nurture of love of reading, reinforce literacy skills and encourage creative thinking. RETRO CARTOON SATURDAYS (Elementary School) Saturdays, Dec. 5; Jan. 16; Feb. 27 10 a.m. - 12 noon Old Saturday cartoons like “Justice League” and “Batman” are gone, but the library is here to save the day! Wear your pajamas and join us to watch retro cartoons and new counterparts, rated TV-G or PG.

*GET READY FOR KINDERGARTEN (Pre-school) Thursdays, Dec. 10; Jan. 7, 21; Feb. 4, 25 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. The purpose of the program is to work with pre-schoolers to help sharpen their Kindergarten skills. Dec. 10: alphabet recognition, writing/tracing letters and colors; Jan. 7: counting, number recognition, patterns and review; Jan. 21: shapes and reinforce skills already learned; Feb. 4: matching beginning letter sounds with pictures or objects and simple addition; Feb. 25: writing your name and more review.

FUN WITH DOT AND DASH (Elementary School) Mondays, Dec. 14; Jan. 11; Feb. 8 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Come meet Dot and Dash, the library’s robots! Learn how to program and code to make the robots do cool things like play the xylophone! *EDIBLE ART (Pre-school, Kindergarten, Elementary) Wednesdays, Dec. 16; Jan. 20; Feb. 17 Make awesome edible art projects that you will love to eat. Yummy! Get your stomach ready for these delicious treats.


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Mai n Li br ar y *COOKIE HOUSES (All Ages) Friday, Dec. 18 4 - 5:15 p.m. Join us for our 2nd Annual Cookie Houses program. Come and put your cookie house building skills to the test! All materials will be provided.

SUPER-PALOOZA (All Ages) Saturdays, Dec. 19; Jan. 16; Feb. 20 3 - 4 p.m. Join us for Super-Palooza fun. Fun can be had by all, with various sizes of LEGOs, cardboard bricks and other materials. Test your skills against your siblings, best friends, parents or maybe your favorite librarian. All we need is your imagination. WHICH IS BETTER? BOOK VS. MOVIE (Elementary School) Mondays, Dec. 28; Jan. 25; Feb. 22 6:30 - 8:15 p.m. Read. Watch. Discuss. Repeat. Each month, we will pick a book, watch the movie and discuss the differences! Snacks will be provided. Dec. 28: The Lorax (PG); Jan. 25: James and the Giant Peach (PG); Feb. 22: Mr. Popper’s Penguins (PG). *HAPPY NEW YEAR’S PARTY! (All Ages) Thursday, Dec. 31 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Not able to stay up until midnight to ring in the New Year? Come celebrate early and count down to noon instead! We will bring in the New Year with books, crafts and games!

FAMILY TRIVIA NIGHT (Elementary School) Monday, Jan. 4 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Spend a night with your family testing your trivia skills! *HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY! (Pre-school, Elementary School) Sunday, Feb. 14 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with books, games and cookie decorating!

*Registration is required.

*GET CREATIVE WITH PLAYDOUGH/ JOIN OUR PLAYDOUGH CLUB (Pre-school, Elementary School) Tuesdays (No program Dec. 22, 29) 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

*READER’S THEATRE (Kindergarten, 6-12 Year Olds) Saturdays, Dec. 5; Jan.16; Feb.27 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Everyone knows that playdough is fun and popular with kids, but did you know that activities using playdough can also promote fine motor skill development, strengthen hand muscles, aid in hand-eye coordination and promote creativity? Try your hand at our weekly projects or come up with your own creation.

Calling all young actors!!! Learn to read a script, take stage directions and design costumes, all culminating in a wonderful play for your family and friends. This program is designed for children who can read on their own. Join us for some of your favorite childhood classics, and let the play begin!

*TUMBLE INTO TUMBLEBOOKS (Pre-school, Elementary School) Tuesdays (No program Dec. 22, 29) 10 - 10:30 a.m.

*SUNDAY AT THE MATINEE/HOLIDAY MOVIE SPECIALS (All Ages) Sundays, Dec. 6, 13, 20 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Warm up for in-house storytime by enjoying a quick online story and game with the animated, talking Tumblebooks. Many of the books provide story-related puzzles and games and features “Word Helper.” Participants must be able to use a computer or be assisted by a caregiver.

Come and enjoy the holiday magic of three childhood classics. From Rudolph to Frosty, we invite you for popcorn and a movie. Each movie will be followed by a craft special in which the children will get to make their very own Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Reindeer and that devilish villain, the Grinch.

LEGO MANIA (All Ages) Wednesdays (No program Dec. 23, 30) 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Join our weekly LEGO Club. All can have fun as our LEGO collection comes in various sizes – super size for tots, medium for preschoolers, and mini for avid builders. Test your skills against your siblings, best friends, parents or maybe your favorite librarian.

*HOLIDAY PUPPETRY WITH MS. LAUREL & FRIENDS (Pre-school) Tuesday Dec. 15 10:30 - 11:30 a.m

A LETTER TO SANTA! (All Ages) Dec. 1-16 Santa has lots of mailboxes throughout the world to help collect all the holiday wishes of good little boys and girls. We were lucky to be one of his chosen locations. Drop off a letter for Santa at the Children’s Unit by Dec. 16, and Santa’s elves will make sure a letter arrives at your home, just in time for Christmas. Parents, make sure your child’s name and address are legible. *CHESS FOR KIDS (Pre-school, Elementary School) Tuesdays, Dec. 1; Jan. 5; Feb. 2 4 - 5 p.m. Join Terence Neal for a fun-filled afternoon, as he introduces children to the basics of chess. Chess improves concentration and memory, enhances reading and math skills, fosters logical and critical thinking, encourages creativity and is just plain fun!

Join Ms. Laurel for a holiday puppet show that promises to leave you wanting more. The magic continues with stories, songs, a craft and a gingerbread treat to bring this holiday special to a sweet end.

*RETRO SATURDAYS (Pre-school, Elementary School) Saturdays, Dec. 19; Jan. 30; Feb. 27 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Learn how to play the fun games your mother and father played when they were young, from marbles to Bingo, hula-hoops to hop scotch, don’t miss out on the fun. Put down your cell phone, turn-off your computer, and let’s revisit a time when life was simple and fun. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate!

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. COLORING CONTEST (All Ages) Jan. 1-18 Let’s celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Stop by the Children’s Unit and pick up a Martin Luther King, Jr. coloring package. Color your provided portrait in-house or at home and return it by Jan 18th. All entries will be displayed within the unit and voted upon by the children. The person who receives the most votes will receive library goodies.

*SNOWFLAKE WORKSHOP (Kindergarten, 6-12 Year Olds) Saturday, Jan. 9 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Learn how to make beautiful and intricate art of snowflake making, great for wintertime decorating. This program is recommended for children ages 6 to 12, as scissors and cutting will be involved.

LOVE TALES A VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL! (Infants, Pre-school, Elementary School) Saturday, Feb. 13 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Join Mickey Mouse and the gang as they celebrate Valentine’s Day with the one they love best, Y-O-U! Enjoy this lovable Disney classic followed by a fun craft and delicious treat to share with someone you love.

STORY SHARING KITS (Pre-school, Kindergarten) On-going Calling all daycare providers: have we got a resource for you! A Story Sharing Kit is a storytime in a bag! Each kit is theme-based and supports the daycare curriculum with over 75 themes. The kits provide information in a variety of mediums: books, videos, CDs, puzzles, puppets, flannel board stories, activity guides and more. Check them out and return them in the Main Library’s Children’s Unit. Daycare provider status must be verified. For more information, please call Anna Cromwell at 919-560-0130. *Registration is required.

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S o uth Reg ional 2 -3RD GRADE BOOK CLUB (Elementary School) Wednesdays, Dec. 2; Jan. 6; Feb. 3 4:45 - 5:30 p.m. Join us for our 2nd-3rd Grade Book Club. 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!

K/1 BOOK CLUB (Elementary School) Thursdays, Dec. 17; Jan. 21; Feb. 18 4:45 - 5:30 p.m. Join Miss Erica for a very special book club made just for our Kindergarten and 1st Grade patrons. Each month will feature a different book and craft! Sign up online and pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk today!

4TH-5TH GRADE BOOK CLUB (Elementary School) Thursdays, Dec. 10; Jan. 14; Feb. 11 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 and pick up a copy of the book at the Information Desk today!

*WINTER SING-A-LONG CELEBRATION (Ages 5 and under) Saturday, Dec. 19 11 a.m. - 12 noon You are invited to our very special Winter Sing-A-Long Celebration! Join Miss Erica and Miss Kathleen for a morning of winterthemed songs, stories and a craft!


*HOLIDAY COOKIE HOUSES (6-11 Year Olds) Saturday, Dec. 12 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. 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 build the cookie house of your dreams! SATURDAY MATINEE (All Ages) Saturdays, Dec. 12; Jan. 9; Feb. 6 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Join us for our Saturday Matinees! Each month we will show a different children’s movie. Feel free to bring your own snacks!

FROM BOOKS TO THE BIG SCREEN (All Ages) Mondays, Jan. 25; Feb. 22 5 - 7 p.m. Many beloved books, new and old, are being transformed into movies. Come join us at the South Regional Library for your favorite classic and popular children’s literature books on the big screen.

*Registration is required.


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Nor th Reg ional *FROZEN FIESTA (Pre-school, Kindergarten, 6-12 Year Olds) Saturday, Dec. 5 2 - 3 p.m. Join us for this Frozen-themed story and craft time. Whimsical attire is welcomed.

WINTER WONDERLAND CRAFTS (Pre-school, Kindergarten, 6-12 Year Olds) Saturday, Dec. 12 All Day Drop in all day to create a beautiful winter craft. Great for holiday giving!


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POPCORN DAY! (Pre-school, Kindergarten, Elementary School) Tuesday, Jan. 19 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Let’s celebrate! Pop in and create popcorn art and taste a variety of specialty popcorn.

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*LOTS-OF-LOVE (Pre-school, Kindergarten, Elementary School) Friday, Feb. 12 4 - 5 p.m. There is always room for love! Come out and create crafts or sweet treats that scream “I love

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Children’s Programs Programs for ki ds S o uthwe s t Reg ional *5TH ANNUAL KIDS COOKIE SWAP! (6-12 Year Olds) Saturday, Dec. 5 4 - 4:45 p.m. Join us for an easy and rewarding way to combine baking, fun and gift giving. Each child should bring 36 cookies to share (homemade or store bought). Step 1: Talk about our cookies and why we enjoy them so much. Step 2: Remember to bring a container to take some cookies home! Step 3: Begin cookie swap!!! Step 4: Enjoy a sample or two of cookies along with some fun trivia.

STAR WARS PARTY! (All Ages) Wednesday, Dec. 9 4 - 5:30 p.m. Calling all Star Wars fans! Join us for a Star Wars party as we celebrate the upcoming most anticipated movie release, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. There will be games, trivia, snacks and crafts. Costumes encouraged, but not required. May the Force be with you! *HOGWARTS CLUB FOR WITCHCRAFT AND WIZARDRY (6-12 Year Olds) Saturday, Dec. 12 4 - 4:45 p.m. Join the Hogwarts Club of Witchcraft and Wizardry each month to talk about Harry Potter and do a magical activity. VALENTINE CARDS CREATIONS (All Ages) Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 1 - 9 4 - 5 p.m. Roses are red. Violets are blue. You must be a senior, because I care for you. Come use your creativity and spread some love by designing Valentine cards for local seniors.

FROZEN SING-ALONG PARTY! (All Ages) Wednesday, Feb. 10 3:45 - 6 p.m. Families are invited to join us for a Frozen sing-along movie event! Crafts, snacks and activities will be available. Dress up as your favorite character. Costumes encouraged, but not required. The film is rated PG.

*Registration is required.


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St an f or d L . War r en GARDEN CLUB (6-12 Year Olds) Tuesdays, Dec. 1; Jan. 5; Feb. 2 5 - 6 p.m. Come and learn about all types of plants as we tend our own library garden with Master Gardener Ms. Melissa. *GINGERBREAD HOUSE SHOWDOWN (6-12 Year Olds) Saturday, Dec. 5 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Come and create a masterpiece in Stanford L. Warren Library’s fourth annual Gingerbread House Showdown! And yes, of course, you get to take your candy creation home! DIY HOLIDAY CARDS (All Ages) Monday-Friday, Dec. 14 - 18 All Day Spread some holiday cheer! Stop by the library to make a few holiday cards to share with your friends and family! Supplies are at the Children’s Desk. *CHAINMAILLE ART WORKSHOP (6-12 Year Olds) Wednesday, Jan. 27 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Put the shiny in your life as you learn the art of weaving chainmaille from Split Infinity Jewelry artist Erin Hathaway. Based upon classical chainmaille patterns used historically as armor, we will make art that is lightweight and colorful. Made from super shiny anodized aluminum jump rings in a rainbow of colors, this introductory workshop will teach you a weave that can be applied to a variety of art. DIY VALENTINE’S CARDS (All Ages) Monday-Friday, Feb. 8 - 12 All Day Don’t have time to go buy a Valentine’s Day card for your loved ones? Come by the library and make your own! Supplies provided at the Children’s Desk all day! BE MY VALENTINE WITH THE BBOYS (6-12 Year Olds) TBD (Week of Feb. 8th) Whether you love it or hate it, come celebrate this holiday at the library! Enjoy a performance by Juan BBoys, a local break dance group, and maybe learn some new dance moves to impress your special Valentine!

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