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Branching Out Highlights of News & Events for March to May 2014

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A Celebration of Storytelling Storytelling 101 – Telling Your Story! Friday, Mar. 21, 2 - 4 p.m., Main Library Everyone has a story to tell. Let’s bring your story to life with energy, rhythm, rap and rhyme. Join us for Storytelling 101 – Telling Your Story Workshop! Presented  by Emmy Award-winning storyteller Willa Brigham. For school-age children and families. Registration is required.

Durham County Storytelling Festival Friday, Mar. 21, 6:30 - 9 p.m., Main Library Join us for Durham County’s First Annual Storytelling Festival. It will be a night full of laughter, excitement and the rich oral tradition of storytelling. Featured storytellers include Ron Jones (rijones.com), Willa Brigham (willabrigham.com) and Alan Hoal (thehoalstory.com). Open to families and children of all ages!

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Universal Language of Music Monday-Wednesday, Apr. 21-30

Come celebrate the Day of the Children with special storytimes, crafts, music and more. Bragtown North Regional Stanford L. Warren East Regional South Regional Southwest Regional Main Library (Grand Finale)

Monday, Apr. 21 Tuesday, Apr. 22 Wednesday, Apr. 23 Monday, Apr. 28 Monday, Apr. 28 Tuesday, Apr. 29 Wednesday, Apr. 30

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Table of Contents: Children’s Programs Storytime............................................... 3-4 Bragtown ................................................. 5 Directory/Locations ....................................5 East Regional ............................................ 6 Main Library ..............................................7

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

Holiday Closings H AAll Durham County Library locations will be closed: Spring Holiday Friday to Sunday, April 18 to 20 Spring Staff Development Day W Wednesday, May 14 Mem Memorial Day Sunday to M Monday, May 25 to 26


storytime @ your library Storytimes are in order by age, then date.

Brag tow n BILINGUAL STORYTIME (Baby, Pre-school) Mondays, Mar. 24; Apr. 28; May 19 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy stories and music in English and Spanish. STORYTIME WITH MISS OLIVIA (2 Year Olds, Pre-school, Elementary) Tuesdays, Mar. 18; Apr. 29; May 27 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join Miss Olivia for books, songs and fun for your little one! MAGICAL MONDAYS (Pre-school) Mondays, Mar. 10, 31; Apr. 14, 21; May 12 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Experience the magic of stories, and then get creative with a craft.

THURSDAY MORNING STORYTIME (Pre-school) Thursdays (No storytime Mar. 27; Apr. 24; May 8; 22) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. A special storytime designed to make learning fun!

East Regional *LITERACY BUILDING STORYTIME (Baby, Toddlers) Tuesdays (No storytime May 27) 10:30 - 11 a.m. This storytime is designed exclusively for children under 4 years of age. Join us for an exhilarating mix of read-aloud stories, crafts, play and songs.

*DADDY & ME AND MOMMY, TOO (Baby, Pre-school, Kindergarten) Saturdays, Mar. 8, 15; Apr. 5, 26; May 10, 17 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Here is a special storytime where parents can share their love for books and the library with their young children. This family time is a great way to introduce the library and its treasure to your child. Come in and listen to stories, sing songs, participate in a movement activity and craft with your child.

* Registration is required.

*GROUP STORYTIME (Pre-school, Kindergarten) Mondays (No storytime Mar. 17; Apr. 14; May 26) 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Provided for schools, daycares, homeschoolers and other community groups. Come and enjoy stories, music, crafts and more. Call Wanda at 919-560-0214 to schedule a library visit.

*PRESCHOOL ADVENTURES STORYTIME (Pre-school, Kindergarten) Wednesdays (No storytime May 14) 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, dancing and crafts.

Main Librar y PAJAMA STORYTIME (All Ages) Mondays (No storytime May 26) 7 - 7:30 p.m. Cuddle up with a soft blanket and your favorite stuffed animal 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 storytime. *GROUPTIME STORYHOUR (All Ages) Thursdays (No storyhour Mar. 27; Apr. 24; May 22) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Available for schools, daycares, homeschoolers and other community groups, the programs are tailored to the needs of the group and may include stories, book talks, music, crafts, movies, library card registration and more. Groups only. Call Anna Cromwell at 919-560-0130 to schedule a library visit.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR. SEUSS/”READ ACROSS AMERICA!” (All Ages) Saturday, Mar. 1 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Let’s celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday as we share several of our favorite Dr. Seuss stories coupled with music, a craft and a special treat. Come and enjoy some of his most beloved and memorable characters.

SATURDAY MORNING STORYTIME (Baby, First Grade) Saturdays (No storytime Mar. 1, 22; Apr. 19) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Here’s a chance for the working parent to participate in a weekly storytime. Bring your little one, and join in the fun, as we enjoy stories, music, crafts and more!

LAPSIT STORYTIME (Ages 0-23 Months) Mondays (No storytime May 26) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, fingerplays, music and more. TODDLER STORYTIME (2 Year Olds) Wednesdays (No storytime May 14, 28) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Toddlers explore through their senses – by touching, seeing, hearing and doing. Their feats of exploring open up a whole new world. Toddler storytime is the perfect venue for their curious little minds, so join us for stories, music, crafts and more. PRESCHOOL STORYTIME (Pre-school) Tuesdays (No storytime Apr. 15) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Storytime provides children with an opportunity to socialize, be creative and master primary concepts, such as colors, shapes, sounds and more. Help prepare your child for kindergarten by participating in a weekly storytime, as we share stories, music, games and crafts. CELEBRATE NATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK SPECIAL! (6-12 Year Olds) Saturday, May 17 4 - 5 p.m. Celebrate Children’s Book Week (May 11-17). Come join in the fun. Share some of your favorite book titles, enjoy music and games, and make a book of your own. As a special gift, each child will receive a free book to add to their personal collection.

Nor th Regional MOVEMENT AND MUSIC (Baby, 2 Year Olds, Pre-school) Wednesdays (No program May 14) 9:45 - 10:15 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. BABY & TODDLER STORYTIME (Baby) Wednesdays (No storytime May 14) 10:30 - 11 a.m. This storytime is designed to boost your little one’s early literacy skills. Join us for great stories, crafts and dancing. Spring 2014 Branching Out

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storytime @ your library Storytimes are in order by age, then date.

Nor th Regional STORYPLACE FOR PRESCHOOLERS (Pre-school) Tuesdays 10:30 - 11 a.m. Come out for wonderful stories, songs, drama, crafts and special activities. PRESCHOLARS  NORTH (Pre-school) Thursdays (No storytime Mar. 6; Apr. 24) 10:30 - 11 a.m. This abbreviated storytime provides kids the opportunity for parallel play, creativity, fine motor and social skills development.

South Regional LAPSITTERS (Baby) Wednesdays, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26; May 7, 21, 28 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Erica for fingerplays, songs, rhymes and stories.

RHYMETIME (Toddlers) Mondays, Mar. 3, 10, 24; May 5, 12, 19 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Lauren for songs, rhymes, fingerplays and lots of interactive fun.

STORYTIME (Pre-school) Tuesdays, Mar. 4, 11, 25; May 6, 13, 20, 27 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Kathleen for books, songs, activities and crafts. BILINGUAL STORYTIME (Pre-school) Mondays, Mar. 10; May 12 11:30 - 12 noon Join our special guest Miss Judy for songs, music and stories in English and Spanish! STORYTIME SPECTACULAR (Pre-school) Tuesday, Mar. 18 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a very special storytime with Miss Lauren, Miss Erica and Miss Kathleen! We will have books, songs, activities and crafts. * Registration is required.

Southwest Regional MOVEMENT & MUSIC (All Ages) Tuesdays 9:45 - 10:15 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 your own dance moves to fun children’s music. BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME  SESSION 1 (Ages 0-23 Months) Mondays (No storytime May 26) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for songs, stories, rhymes and activities for you and your baby.

BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME  SESSION 2 (Ages 0-23 Months) Mondays (No storytime May 26) 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Join us for songs, stories, rhymes and activities for you and your baby. BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME  SESSION 1 (Ages 0-23 Months) Wednesdays (No storytime May 14) 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes for you and your baby.

BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME  SESSION 2 (Ages 0-23 Months) Wednesdays (No storytime May 14) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes for you and your baby.

BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME  SESSION 3 (Ages 0-23 Months) Wednesdays (No storytime May 14) 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes for you and your baby. MUSIC MAKERS (Baby, 2 Year Olds, Pre-school) Mondays (No program May 26) 9:15 - 9:55 a.m. Join Music Makers for rhymes, songs and movement games. STORYTIME FOR TWOS (2 Year Olds) Thursdays 10:30 - 11 a.m. Enjoy a storytime especially for your two year old with songs, fingerplays, stories and music.

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TERRIFIC TALES STORYTIME! (Pre-school) Tuesdays 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Amy for stories, songs and lots of interactive fun for little ones. BILINGUAL FUN: SPANISH/ENGLISH STORYTIME WITH MS. PATTY (Pre-school) Tuesdays, Mar. 11, 25; Apr. 8, 22; May 6, 20 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Hola Amigos, come join Ms. Patty for stories and songs in Spanish and English.

ES HORA DE HISTORIA EN ESPAÑOL! / IT’S SPANISH STORYTIME! (Pre-school, Kindergarten) Wednesdays, Mar. 12, 26; Apr. 9, 23; May 7, 21 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Hola Amigos, vengan a cantar canciones y escuchar historias en español. Espero verte pronto! Hi kids, join me for songs and stories all in Spanish. Hope to see you there!

SATURDAY STORYTIME (Pre-school) Saturdays (No storytime Mar. 15; Apr. 19; May 17) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for songs, stories and rhymes! Fun for the whole family. GERMAN STORYTIME WITH CAROLINA KINDER (Pre-school) Saturdays, Mar. 15; May 17 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join Carolina Kinder for a storytime entirely in German! Fun for the whole family.

St an f or d L . War r en MONDAY MORNING STORYTIME (Pre-school) Mondays (No storytime Apr. 14, 21; May 26) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Come and join us for interactive stories, songs, games and a fun craft! STORYTIME WITH MS. TRISH (Pre-school) Wednesdays (No storytime Mar. 19; Apr. 16; May 14, 21) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Come enjoy a fun time with music, dancing, reading books and doing a craft.


Programs for ki ds Brag tow n WHAT’S IN YOUR GARDEN (Pre-school) Mondays, Mar. 3; Apr. 7; May 5 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Master Gardener Melissa Young and the children will plant flowers, pull weeds and groom the garden.

TODDLER TECH ACADEMY (Pre-school) Thursdays, Mar. 27; Apr. 24; May 22 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Learning with Einstein (Kindle Fire). Introduce your toddler to the world of technology with Einstein.

WACKY WEDNESDAYS (Pre-school) Wednesdays, Apr. 23; May 28 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. What’s in store for Wacky Wednesdays? No one knows for sure, but it’s sure to be zany fun for everyone with stories, music and a special guest? You won’t want to miss this wacky treat!

Locations 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

* Registration is required.

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 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.

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.

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.

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East Regional *HOMESCHOOL LEARNING LAB (Pre-school, Kindergarten, 6-12 Year Olds) Thursdays (No lab on May 29) 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Homeschoolers are invited to come out and participate in a variety of lessons designed to enhance the learning experience. Call to find out which topics will be covered.

*PRESCHOOL SCHOLARS (Pre-school) Thursdays (No program May 29) 11 - 11:45 a.m. This program is just a step above storytime. Pre-schoolers participate in activities that foster social, emotional and intellectual development in a library setting.

*READ ACROSS AMERICA (Pre-school, 6-12 Year Olds) Monday, Mar. 3 4 - 4:30 p.m. Children are invited to stop by to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and make a hat, just like that, and pretend you’re the Cat!

*READING BUDDIES (Kindergarten, 6-12 Year Olds) Thursdays, Mar. 6, 20; Apr. 3, 17; May 1, 15 4 - 4:30 p.m. Children ages 5-11 who struggle with reading, or just need a confidence boost, are welcome to come to the library to sit and read aloud with a librarian or library staff. Children will gain confidence and skill at reading in a safe environment with friendly people.

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*LEARN, CONNECT, PLAY (Kindergarten, 6-12 Year Olds) Saturdays, Mar. 8, 15, 29; Apr. 5, 26; May 10, 17 4 - 4:45 p.m. It’s all about math. Come join us for addition/ subtraction, multiplication/division or money bingo, just to name a few. These games build math skills and encourage cooperation and problem solving.

*COLOR ME HAPPY (Baby, Pre-school, Kindergarten) Tuesdays, Mar. 11, 25; Apr. 8, 22; May 6, 27 6 - 6:30 p.m. Enjoy coloring pictures and doing puzzles. *ADVENTURE CLUB (Kindergarten, 6-12 Year Olds) Fridays, Mar. 14; Apr. 4 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. After-school activities for school-aged kids. Play the Wii, Xbox or enjoy a craft.

*RETROGAME DAY (Kindergarten, 6-12 Year Olds) Sundays, Mar. 16; Apr. 6 4 - 5 p.m.

*STUDY SKILLS FOR KIDS (Kindergarten, 6-12 Year Olds) Saturday, Mar. 22 2 - 2:45 p.m. Academic integrity and focus are super important. Join the Children’s Librarian and a panel for a discussion on academic wellness for children. *GROOVE: KARAOKE!! (Kindergarten, 6-12 Year Olds) Sundays, Mar. 30; May 11 4 - 5 p.m. Get up and show off your star power. Break out new lyrics or add your twist to an old favorite. This can be a perfect family activity. Who has the best vocals and rhythm in your family?

*ROARING KIDGINEERS (Kindergarten, 6-12 Year Olds) Saturday, May 24 2 - 2:45 p.m. Children are introduced to basic engineering concepts and activities.

* Registration is required.

Turn off the TV, shut down the computer and turn off the video game. Come out and play some old fashion games. We have UNO, Scrabble, Monopoly, and Chutes and Ladders just to name a few!

*LEGO LAB (Baby, Pre-school, Kindergarten) Fridays, Mar. 21; Apr. 11; May 23 5 - 5:45 p.m. Kids will have fun discovering their creativity with LEGOs.

Sydney H.


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Main Librar y *READER’S THEATRE (6-12 Year Olds) Tuesdays 4 - 5 p.m. Calling on all young actors!!! Learn to read a script, take stage directions, design costumes and scenery, and at the end put on a wonderful play for your family and friends. This program is designed for children who can read on their own. The play will be determined by the number of children registered and the overall reading ability.

*HOMESCHOOLING AT THE LIBRARY (All Ages) Thursdays 4 - 5 p.m. Attention all homeschoolers, unschoolers and alternative parenting groups. From science experiments to mythology and tall tales, the library is here for you. Please call to set up a learning session tailored to your students today!

MARCH IS YOUTH ART MONTH! (All Ages) March 1-April 30 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 of artwork and exhibits in an array of colorful styles and intricate techniques. A reception is scheduled for March 9. For information, please call Anna Cromwell at 919-560-0130. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR. SEUSS/”READ ACROSS AMERICA!” (All Ages) Saturday, Mar. 1 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Let’s celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday as we share several of our favorite Dr. Seuss stories coupled with music, a craft and a special treat. Come and enjoy some of his most beloved and memorable characters.

COOKING AND CRAFTS WITH LAURA INGALLS WILDER (6-12 Year Olds) Saturday, Mar. 1 4 - 5 p.m. Join us as we cook and make a craft from one of the Little House on the Prairie books. This session: The Long Winter; On the menu: birthday cake.

A CREEK WEEK SPECIAL! (All Ages) Saturday, Mar. 22 4 - 5 p.m. Celebrate Creek Week at your local library! Creek Week (Mar. 15-22) encourages us to do our part to protect our local streams and lakes. Join us for stories, crafts, music and more as we educate our children on how to be responsible caretakers of Planet Earth.

CELEBRATE NATIONAL POETRY MONTH (All Ages) 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, and the winner will receive a prize.

A BUNNILICIOUS EASTER SPECIAL! (All Ages) Tuesday, Apr. 15 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join us for a wonderful Easter Special; enjoy stories, music, a craft and an eggs-tra special Easter treat! NATIONAL TV TURNOFF WEEK SPECIAL (All Ages) Thursday, Apr. 24 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. What did people do before there were TVs or computers? Come to the library and find out, as we celebrate National TV Turnoff Week (Apr. 21-27) with stories, games, a craft and more.

CELEBRATE NATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK SPECIAL! (All Ages) Saturday, May 17 4 - 5 p.m. Celebrate Children’s Book Week (May 11-17). Come join in the fun. Share some of your favorite book titles, enjoy music and games, and make a book of your own. As a special gift, each child will receive a free book to add to his or her personal collection.

GSK’s Science in the Summer @ Durham County Library GSK’s Science in the Summer is a free science education program that helps elementary school children grow into science. The program gets children excited about learning science with hands-on experiments. Registration begins in March. To register and/or learn more about the program please visit scienceinthesummer.com.

East Regional Level I, June 16-20, 9 a.m.-12 noon Level II, June 16-20, 1-4 p.m. Level I, August 4-8, 9 a.m.-12 noon Level II, August 4-8, 1-4 p.m. Level III, June 16-18, 1-4 p.m. Level III, August 6-8, 1-4 p.m. Main Level I, July 14-18, 9 a.m.-12 noon Level II, July 14-18, 1-4 p.m. Level III, July 22-24, 9 a.m.-12 noon North Regional Level I, June 16-20, 9 a.m.-12 noon Level II, June 16-20, 1-4 p.m. Level III, July 14-16, 9 a.m.-12 noon South Regional Level I, June 16-20, 9 a.m.-12 noon Level II, June 16-20, 1-4 p.m. Level I, June 23-27, 9 a.m.-12 noon Level II, June 23-27, 1-4 p.m. Level III, July 16-18, 1-4 p.m. Level III, July 23-25, 1-4 p.m. Southwest Regional Level I, June 16-20, 9 a.m.-12 noon Level II, June 16-20, 1-4 p.m. Level I, July 21-25, 9 a.m.-12 noon Level II, July 21-25, 1-4 p.m.  Stanford L. Warren Level I, July 14-18, 9 a.m.-12 noon Level II, July 14-18, 1-4 p.m. 

* Registration is required.

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Programs for ki ds Nor th Regional *HOMESCHOOL LEARNING LAB  NORTH (Elementary School, Middle School, 6-12 Year Olds) Thursdays 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Homeschoolers are invited to come out and participate in a variety of lessons designed to enhance the learning experience.

*CELEBRATING DR. SEUSS (2-5 Year Olds) Thursday, Mar. 6 10:30 - 11 a.m. Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a special program where stories will be preformed, crafts will be done and fun will be had by all. See you there!

AMERICAN GIRL BOOK CLUB (6-12 Year Olds) Saturdays, Mar. 8; Apr. 26; May 10 2 - 2:45 p.m. Join Ms. Christine as we explore an American Girl each month and learn about her customs, culture and the world in which she grew up. Each meeting will include a story about the featured American Girl and a fun activity. March will feature Caroline; April will focus on Josefina; and we will meet Marie Grace and Cecile in May. * Registration is required.

*ENGINEERING FOR KIDS (Pre-school, Elementary School, Middle School,) Mondays, Mar.10, 24 6 - 7 p.m. This session highlights basic engineering concepts and provides hands on learning activities.

ARTSPLORATION (Pre-school, Kindergarten, 6-12 Year Olds) Wednesdays, Mar. 19; Apr. 16; May 21 4 - 4:45 p.m. Kids are invited out for a series of art exploration workshops. Bring your creativity and we will provide the supplies. MONEY MANAGEMENT FOR KIDS (Pre-school, 6-12 Year Olds, Middle School) Monday, Apr. 28 6 - 7 p.m. Money management workshop for kids with presenter Nicole Cooper of Quality Financial Services. *ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR KIDS (6-12 Year Olds, Elementary School, Middle School) Monday, May 12 6 - 7 p.m. Kids are invited out to join presenter Kimberly Basnight, CEO of Echos Media, to learn business strategies that will assist them in starting, managing and launching a successful business.

South Regional SATURDAY MATINEE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY DR. SEUSS! (All Ages) Saturday, Mar. 1 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Join us for a very special Saturday Matinee as we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday! We will be watching The Cat in the Hat, and we will have a Dr. Seuss themed craft for you to do while you watch. Feel free to bring your own snacks.

*SUPER MONDAYS (6-11 Year Olds) Mondays, Mar. 3, 17; May 5, 19 6 - 6:30 p.m. Join us for our new Super Monday craft program! Every other week children ages 6-11 will have the chance to make a cool craft to take home.

2ND3RD GRADE BOOK CLUB Wednesdays, Mar. 5; Apr. 2; May 7 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!

CRAFTASTIC KIDS (Elementary) Mondays, Mar. 10, 24; May 12 6 - 6:30 p.m. Do what you want to do at Craftastic Kids! We bring the supplies; you bring your imagination.

Lula W.

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South Regional 4TH5TH GRADE BOOK CLUB Thursdays, Mar. 13; Apr. 10; May 8 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.

*K/1 BOOK CLUB Wednesdays, Mar. 19; Apr. 16; May 21 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 the book at the Information Desk.

Southwest Regional *LET’S CELEBRATE DR. SEUSS! (2-5 Year Olds) Tuesday, Mar. 4 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Join us as we celebrate Dr. Seuss with a special program where a story will be performed, crafts will be done and fun will be had by all. See you there!

*CONFIDENTIAL: MYSTERY BOOK CLUB (8-12 Year Olds) Tuesdays, Mar. 4; Apr. 1; May 6 4 - 4:45 p.m. Love a good mystery? Come to Mystery Book Club for students ages 8 to 12. Bring a mystery book of your choice, or check out a book wrapped in brown paper from the children’s information desk for a surprise!

LEGO BUILDERS (Elementary) Saturdays, Mar. 22; Apr. 5; May 17 3 - 4 p.m. Looking for something to do Saturday afternoons? Join us for LEGO Builders. We’ll provide the LEGOs and the space; you just need to bring your passion for play!

*FAIRY CIRCLE (6-12 Year Olds) Tuesdays, Mar. 11; Apr. 8 4 - 4:45 p.m.

SATURDAY MATINEE (All Ages) Saturdays, Apr. 12; May 10 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!

*SUPERHERO SERIES (6-12 Year Olds) Wednesdays, Mar. 12; Apr. 9; May 21 4 - 4:45 p.m.

* Registration is required.

The Fairy Circle will meet monthly to listen to a fairy tale, do crafts or activities and talk about fairy books people have read recently. Costumes encouraged!

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.

*STAR WARS CLUB! (6-12 Year Olds) Thursdays, Mar. 20; Apr. 17; May 15 4:15 - 5 p.m. Calling all Star Wars fans! Join us for Star Wars Club as we talk about your favorite characters, books and moments, create Star Wars related crafts and much more. May the Force be with you! Make it even more fun by coming in costume! Registration greatly appreciated so we can plan activities accordingly. Please include email with registration, thank you!

*SPRING GARDEN PROGRAM (4-12 Year Olds) Saturday, Mar. 22 2:15 - 3 p.m. Let’s get the garden going! We’ll plant cool weather plants and seeds. Each program includes stories, a hands-on activity and time in the garden.

*HOMESCHOOL BOOK CLUB (8-12 Year Olds) Tuesdays, Mar. 25; Apr. 29; May 27 1:30 - 2:15 p.m. A book club for homeschool students ages 8-12. Join us each month to discuss a book of your choice relating to our monthly theme.

*CREATE A BEAUTIFUL UNDERWATER SCENE (6-12 Year Olds) Thursday, Apr. 10 4 - 4:45 p.m. In this program children will draw, then fill in with colored tissue paper to create an underwater scene. Spring 2014 Branching Out

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Children’s Programs Programs for ki ds *BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS, LITTLE MERMAIDS AND… NEW CLOTHES?? (Baby, Kindergarten, Pre-school, 6-12 Year Olds) Tuesday, Apr. 8 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Southwe st Regional *HOGWARTS CLUB OF WITCHCRAFT AND WIZARDRY (6-12 Year Olds) Saturdays, Mar. 22; Apr. 5; May 31 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. Join the Hogwarts Club of Witchcraft and Wizardry each month to talk about Harry Potter and do a magical activity.

*CASCARÓN HUNT! (1-5 Year Olds) Monday, Apr. 14 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs and a Cascarón Hunt! Enjoy this tradition from Ms. Patty’s home town. I think you’ll agree it’s eggcellent. Bring your basket, and when a cascarón is found, the finder runs up to a friend and squishes it over his or her head.

*CASCARÓN HUNT! (6-12 Year Olds) Monday, Apr. 14 3:30 - 4:15 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. When a cascarón is found, the finder runs up to a friend and squishes it over his or her head.

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St anf or d L . War r en GARDEN CLUB (6-12 Year Olds) Tuesdays, Mar. 4; Apr. 1; May 6 5 - 6 p.m. Come and learn about all types of plants as we tend our own library garden with Master Gardener Ms. Melissa. MARCH MADNESS MOVIE (All Ages) Tuesday, Mar. 18 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Kids of all ages, come cheer like a college crazy as we get into “March Madness” with a movie. There may even be time to show off your basketball skills. Just be careful the popcorn butter on your fingers doesn’t make you drop the ball!

Children’s Librarian Jessica explains the art activity at Main.

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“Everything you look at can become a fairytale; and you can make a story of everything you touch” (“The Elder-Tree Mother” by Hans Christian Andersen). Kids, come celebrate the 209th birthday of Hans Christian Andersen (maybe just a week late) with fairytales, cake and more!

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT (All Ages) Tuesday, May 20 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Kids, we just celebrated moms everywhere, but would you want to trade places for the day with your mother?? Join us for a family movie night in honor of how awesome our mothers really are! * Registration is required.


Branching Out - Children's: Spring 2014