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Branching Out Highlights of News & Events for Sep. - Nov. 2013

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Back to Books Week (B2B) Monday – Thursday, Sep. 9-12 Come and find out how your library can help you succeed in school, college and life-long learning. Library tours, online database demonstrations, technology petting fairs, pajama storytimes, refreshments and more. Contact your local library to find out what events are planned. Main Library North Regional East Regional South Regional Stanford L. Warren Southwest Regional

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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...........................................9 Southwest Regional................................. 10 Stanford L. Warren.................................... 10

Holiday Closings Photos East Regional Library patrons attend an open house event to welcome new manager, Anita Hasty-Speed: Photos by staff. To become a photography sponsor, email grozier@dconc.gov.

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All Durham County Library locations will be closed: Labor Day Sunday-Monday, September 1 & 2 Staff Development Day Wednesday, November 13 Thanksgiving Thursday-Friday, November 28 & 29


storytime @ your library E as t Reg ional *TODDLER-VENTURES STORYTIME

(Baby, 2 Year Olds) Tuesdays 10:30 - 11 a.m. Toddlers can have an adventure almost anywhere; all they need is their imagination! Join Miss Tanika for books, songs and fun crafts.

*SHH!! IT’S PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME. ARE YOU READY? (Pre-school) Wednesdays (No storytime Nov. 13, 27) 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, dancing and crafts.

*PRE-SCHOLARS

(Pre-school) Thursdays (No storytime Nov. 28) 10 - 11:45 a.m. Fun activities in a structured environment that prepare children ages 3-5 for kindergarten. Activities focus on storytelling, letter and number recognition, phonics, listening and socialization skills.

*FUN WITH GROUP STORYTIME

(Pre-school, 2 Year Olds, 3-7 Year Olds) Mondays (No storytime Nov. 18, 25) 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Provided for schools, daycares, homeschoolers and other community groups. Come and enjoy stories, music, crafts and more. Each program includes library card registration. Call Wanda at 919560-0214 to schedule a library visit.

Main Li b rar y *GROUPTIME STORYHOUR

(All Ages) Thursdays (No storytime Nov. 28) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Available to schools, daycares, homeschoolers and 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. Sessions are scheduled only if requested. Call Anna Cromwell at 919-560-0130 for more information.

*SATURDAY MORNING STORYTIME

(All Ages) Saturdays (No storytime Nov. 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 (No storytime Sep. 2; Nov. 25) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, fingerplays, music and more for children from infancy to 23 months.

PAJAMA TIME

(Baby, 2 Year Olds, Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary) Mondays, (No storytime Sep. 2, 16, 23; Nov. 25) Cuddle up with Miss Jessica, soft blankets and stuffed animals as she shares whimsical stories and bedtime songs. Parents are encouraged to wear their pajamas and to get comfortable for this fun-filled adventure. The program is structured for children for infancy to preschool age. Each week introduces a new theme.

*TODDLER STORYTIME

(2 Year Olds) Wednesdays (No storytime Sept. 18, 25, Nov. 13) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, crafts and more for children two years of age.

*PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME

(Pre-school) Tuesdays (No storytime Nov. 26) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, fingerplays, music, crafts and more for children ages 3, 4 and 5.

Nor th Reg ional BABY LAPSIT

(Baby, 2 Year Olds) Wednesdays (No storytime Nov. 13) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays. For children 0-2 years.

MOVEMENT AND MUSIC

(Baby, Pre-school, Kindergarten) Wednesdays & Thursdays (No storytime Nov. 5, 21, 28) 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. This program is for children 5 and under.

DROP IN STORYTIME

(Pre-school) Tuesdays & Thursdays (No storytime Oct. 8; Nov. 5, 28) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a fun, loud and sometimes crazy storytime full of songs, stories and laughter!

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storytime @ your library S o uth Reg ional LAPSITTERS (Baby) Wednesdays 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Erica for fingerplays, songs, rhymes and stories perfect for your baby (6-23 months).

RHYMETIME (2 Year Olds) Mondays 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Lauren for songs, rhymes, fingerplays and lots of interactive fun for toddlers. STORYTIME (Pre-School) Tuesdays 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Kathleen for books, songs, activities and crafts perfect for your preschooler.

S o uthwe s t Reg ional LAPSITTERS STORYTIME - SESSION 1

(Baby) Mondays (No storytime Nov. 25) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Enjoy a storytime with your baby! Songs, fingerplays, stories and music. For babies up to 23 months old.

LAPSITTERS STORYTIME - SESSION 2

(Baby) Mondays (No storytime Nov. 25) 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Enjoy a storytime with your baby! Songs, fingerplays, stories and music. For babies up to 23 months old.

BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME - SESSION 1

(Baby) Wednesdays (No storytime Nov. 13) 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Join us for a storytime especially for you and your baby. You will enjoy fingerplays, songs, stories and rhymes. Ages 0-23 months.

BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME - SESSION 2

(Baby) Wednesdays (No storytime Nov. 13) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a storytime especially for you and your baby. You will enjoy fingerplays, songs, stories and rhymes. Ages 0-23 months.

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BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME - SESSION 3

(Baby) Wednesdays (No storytime Nov. 13) 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Join us for a storytime especially for you and your baby. You will enjoy fingerplays, songs, stories and rhymes. Ages 0-23 months.

BILINGUAL STORYTIME WITH MISS PATTY

(Baby) Tuesdays, Sep. 10, 24; Oct. 8; Nov. 5, 19 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Hola Amigos, come join Miss Patty for stories and songs in Spanish and English.

STORYTIME FOR TWOS

(2 Year Olds) Thursdays (No storytime Oct. 31; Nov. 28) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Enjoy a storytime especially for your twoyear-old with songs, fingerplays, stories and music.

ARABIC STORYTIME

(Pre-school) Monday, Sep. 9 10:30 - 11 a.m. Enjoy songs, stories, fingerplays in Arabic.

MOVEMENT AND MUSIC - SESSION 1

(Pre-school) Tuesdays 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.

GERMAN STORYTIME WITH CAROLINA KINDER

(Pre-school) Saturdays, Sep. 21; Oct. 19; Nov. 16 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Carolina Kinder for a storytime entirely in German! Fun for the whole family.

FIRE SAFETY WEEK STORYTIME

(Pre-school) Thursday, Oct. 10 2 - 3 p.m. Join us for a special Fire Safety Storytime with stories, songs, craft and your chance to meet a real firefighter. Hope to see you there.

ES HORA DE HISTORIA EN ESPANOL/ IT’S SPANISH STORYTIME!

(Pre-school, Kindergarten) Wednesdays, Sep. 11, 25; Oct. 9, 23; Nov. 6, 20 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. Hope to see you there!

SUKKOT STORYTIME WITH THE LERNER SCHOOL

(Pre-school) Wednesday, Sep. 18 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a Jewish storytime! Celebrate the holiday of Sukkot, the Jewish harvest festival, with stories, crafts and a light snack. For children ages 18 months to 4 years old.

St an f or d L . War r en MONDAY MORNING STORYTIME

TERRIFIC TALES STORYTIME!

(Pre-school) Mondays (No storytime Sep. 2; Nov. 25) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Come and join us for interactive stories, songs and games, and a fun craft.

SATURDAY STORYTIME

(Pre-school) Wednesdays (No storytime Sep. 18; Oct. 16; Nov. 13, 27) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Come enjoy a fun time with music, dancing, reading books and doing crafts.

(Pre-school) Tuesdays 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Amy for stories, songs and lots of interactive fun for little ones. All ages. (Pre-school) Saturdays, Sep. 7, 14, 28; Oct. 5, 12; Nov. 2, 9, 23, 30 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for songs, stories and rhymes! Fun for the whole family.

STORYTIME WITH MS. TRISH


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Brag tow n MAGICAL MONDAYS

FRENCH STORYTIME

(Pre-school) Mondays (No program Sep. 2) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Experience the magic of stories in English and Spanish, crafts or gardening.

(Pre-school) Wednesdays, Sept. 18; Oct. 16; Nov. 20 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Bonjour! Join Ms. Portia Wilson-Whitaker for French stories, songs and dance.

HOW DOES YOUR TINY GARDEN GROW?

*TODDLER TECH ACADEMY

(Pre-school) Mondays, Sept. 9; Oct. 7; Nov. 4 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Master Gardener Melissa Young and the children will weed, dig, plant, feed, groom and harvest together.

(Pre-school) Thursdays, Sept. 26; Oct. 24; Nov. 21 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Learning with Einstein (Kindle Fire). Introduce your toddler to the world of technology with Einstein. Toddlers will learn to read, identify colors, numbers, shapes and much more.

FAMILY FUN FRIDAY

BILINGUAL STORYTIME

(All Ages) Fridays, Sept. 13; Oct. 11; Nov. 8 4 - 5:30 p.m. Spend some extra special time with your family at the library. Have fun with a board game, movie and popcorn, a craft or a good book.

TUESDAY TALES

(Pre-school) Tuesdays, Sept. 17; Oct. 15; Nov. 26 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, music and movement.

(Pre-school) Mondays, Sept. 30; Oct. 28; Nov. 25 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy stories and music in English and Spanish; then get creative with a craft.

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. 2 - 6 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.

McDougald Terrace

1101 Lawson St., 919-560-0240 Hours: Mon. - Fri.  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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Programs for ki ds Eas t Reg ional *PRE-SCHOLARS

(Pre-school) Thursdays (No program Nov. 28) 11 - 11:45 a.m. Fun activities in a structured environment that prepare children (ages 3-5) for kindergarten. Activities focus on storytelling, letter and number recognition, phonics, listening and socialization skills.

*WII EDUCATIONAL SUNDAY

(Pre-school, Kindergarten, 6-12 Years Old)

Sundays Pre-K, Sep. 8; Oct. 6; Nov. 3 Kindergarten, Sep. 15; Oct. 13; Nov. 10 1st Grade, Sep. 22; Oct. 20; Nov. 17 2nd Grade, Sep. 29; Oct. 27; Nov. 24 3 - 4:30 p.m. Video games can be educational. Join us and have fun learning with Reader Rabbit for different grade levels.

FALL GARDENING FOR KIDS WITH MELISSA

(Pre-school, 6-12 Years Old, Middle School) Mondays, Sep. 9; Oct. 7; Nov. 4 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Hands-on gardening is the perfect way for kids to get outside and get their hands dirty. Guided by Melissa, kids will plant, tend and harvest fresh produce in the yard at our library!

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*HOMESCHOOL LEARNING LAB: SPEED NETWORKING FOR HOMESCHOOL PARENTS

(All Ages) Tuesday, Sep. 10 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Current and future homeschoolers are invited out for this fun, exciting and effective program to make new connections, ask questions, get answers and swap ideas.

CAREERS IN ACTION

(Elementary School, Middle School) Thursdays, Sep. 12, 26; Oct. 24; Nov. 7, 21 5:30 - 6 p.m. The CIA group (better known as Careers in Action) is a program aimed at young men. Join us for activities, discussions and presenters.

*TEAM BUILDING WITH K’NEX

(6-12 Years Old) Fridays, Sep. 13; Oct. 18; Nov. 15 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Do you like building things? Do you work well with others? Compete with other teams in building the same design. It’s all about teamwork.

*ZENTANGLE WITH GEORGIA LYNN

(Pre-school, 6-12 Years Old, Middle School) Saturdays, Sep. 14; Oct. 5 11 a.m. - 12 noon Do you love creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns? Come out and join Georgia Lynn for Zentangle. Let your creative energy flow!

*ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR KIDS

(6-12 Years Old, Middle School, Elementary School) Monday, Sep. 30 6 - 7 p.m. It’s never too early to familiarize your kids with the tools necessary to become successful entrepreneurs. Kimberly Basnights will introduce kids to business principles and benefits of entrepreneurship in a fun and kid-friendly way! Spaces are limited, so register early.

*SENSE MAKES DOLLARS FOR KIDS

(6-12 Years Old, Middle School, Elementary School) Monday, Oct. 7 6 - 7 p.m. Presented by Nicole Cooper, this program will teach financial responsibility in a kid friendly, fun and interesting way.

LET’S MOVE: LINE DANCING FOR KIDS!

(6-12 Years Old) Monday, Nov. 11 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Kids, come and get in line and DANCE! Parents are welcomed to join for this music and movement program.


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Mai n Li brar y B-I-N-G-O!

(All Ages) Tuesdays (No program on Nov. 26) 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Come and join in the excitement of Bingo for pre-schoolers! The Bingo cards have pictures instead of numbers, making them perfect for pre-schoolers. There are tons of wonderful prizes to be won. Parents are encouraged to join in the fun.

JOIN OUR LEGO CLUB!

(All Ages) Wednesdays (No program on Nov. 13, 27) 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. If you can’t get enough of Legos, then join our Lego club! There’s a different building assignment every week. Come join the fun with your fellow Lego maniacs, and let’s get building!

CRAFT CRAZY

(Pre-school) Fridays (No program on Nov. 29) 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Craft Crazy is designed to enhance hand and eye coordination and to encourage creativity. Come and join us for a weekly craft session, which introduces some of our favorite storybook characters. From Arthur and D.W. to Dora the Explorer, they are all waiting for you at our pre-school movie and craft special.

CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

(All Ages) Sep. 15 - Oct. 15 Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep. 15-Oct. 15) by entering our coloring contest! Fill our unit with vibrant and lively pictures of Hispanic culture. Pictures and art supplies will be provided. Ask for more information at the Children’s Desk.

WINNIE THE POOH FALL READING CLUB

(Pre-school) Sundays, Oct. 6, 13, 20; Nov. 3, 10, 17 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Reading is essential for little ones too. Our fall reading club is designed especially for pre-schoolers and is centered on Winnie the Pooh, a beloved childhood character. Enjoy stories, music, crafts and more at our weekly club meetings with Winnie the Pooh and the gang. This is a reading incentive program to be completed at home. Redeemable points are given for each book read to your child. A total of six books are required to complete the program.

MEET DAISY MEADOWS’ JESSICA THE JAZZ FAIRY!

(Pre-school, Kindergarten, 3-6 Year Olds, 6-12 Year Olds) Saturday, Oct. 26 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Join our very own Miss Jessica as she introduces Daisy Meadows’ super cool “Jessica the Jazz Fairy.” From stories to crafts, music and more; join us for all things jazzy. If you like this book, Daisy Meadows has an array of other wonderful fairies just waiting to meet you at your local library!

A GATHERING OF LITTLE GHOSTS AND GHOULS/A HALLOWEEN SPECIAL!

(Pre-school) Thursday, Oct. 31 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy Halloween stories, a spooky craft, songs, music and more to celebrate the holiday. Recommended for children from infancy to pre-school. Double your fun by dressing up as your favorite Halloween character. Parent and child only.

FANCY NANCY BEAUTY PARLOR

(Pre-school, Kindergarten, 3-6 Year Olds, 6-12 Year Olds) Saturday, Nov. 9 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Let’s get pretty with Fancy Nancy, a mom and daughter special. Call today and book an appointment for one of Fancy Nancy’s latest beauty specials. From a glittered manipedi to hair chalking, to a glitter-striped hairdo, we promise you loads of fun. Services by appointment only, so call and book our glittered lip gloss and princess purple eyeshadow special today!

WWE XBOX SMACKDOWN AT THE MAIN LIBRARY

(6-12 Year Olds) Saturday, Nov. 16 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Join Joel White, aka, “The Super Destroyer” for our first WWE Smackdown special! Learn some of the latest wrestling moves, and create your own wrestling costume. Each participant will be given an official wrestling name, followed by a competitive round of Xbox wrestling!

TALES WITH TOM THE TURKEY/A THANKSGIVING SPECIAL!

(Pre-school) Tuesday, Nov. 19 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join our Thanksgiving special with old Tom Turkey. Enjoy stories, songs, games and more. Let’s make cinnamon apple cider as a special treat. It’s a treat worth being thankful for. Groups must pre-register.

MARBLING MASTERPIECE!

(6-12 Years Old) Saturday, Nov. 23 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Explore the new technique of painting with marbles. Bring out your inner Picasso with the subtle turns and shifts of the marbling tray. Come join us and create something worthy of framing. This program is recommended for older children. All art supplies are provided.

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Programs for ki ds Nor th Reg ional *PRE-SCHOOL SCIENCE EXPLORERS: KITCHEN CHEMISTRY

*THE 7TH ANNUAL PRE-SCHOOL HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA!

AMERICAN GIRL: KIT 1934

*FOODS AND TALES OF NATIVE AMERICA

(Pre-school ages 2 and up) Wednesday, Sep. 4 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a science program perfect for you and your little one as we take a look at the science in your kitchen cabinets! (6-12 Years Old) Saturday, Sep. 21 2 - 2:45 p.m. Join Ms. Christine as we explore an American Girl each month and learning 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.

*SCIENCE MADNESS: TORNADO SCIENCE!

(Elementary, Middle, High School) Monday, Sep. 23 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Join us as we take a look at the one of the scariest weather events in the natural world!

*HOMER FOR HOMESCHOOLERS!

(Elementary, Middle) Wednesday, Sep. 25 1 - 2 p.m. Join us for a program full of myths and legends as we take a look at the Greek and Roman gods of old!

AMERICAN GIRL: REBECCA 1914

(6-12 Year Olds) Saturday, Oct. 12 2 - 2:45 p.m. Join Ms. Christine as we explore an American Girl each month and learning 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.

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(Pre-school) Tuesday, Oct. 29 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join us for a fun Halloween party perfect for ages 3-5. Costumes are not required but always welcome!

(Elementary) Monday, Nov. 18 6 - 7 p.m. Join us for a program full of stories, food and learn about the tribes of the North American Continent!

*THE 7TH ANNUAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HALLOWEEN BASH!

(Elementary) Wednesday, Oct. 30 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Join us for a Halloween program with ghost stories, treats, crafts and more! Costumes not required but always welcome!


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 / 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 uth Reg ional SATURDAY MATINEE

(All Ages) Saturdays, Sep. 14; Oct. 12; Nov. 9 10 - 11:30 a.m. Join us for our Saturday Matinees! Each month we will show a different children’s movie. Feel free to bring your own snacks!

*SUPER MONDAYS

(6-11 Years Old) Mondays, Sep. 9, 23; Oct. 7, 21; Nov. 4, 18 6 - 7 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.

CRAFTASTIC KIDS

(Elementary School) Mondays, Sep. 16, 30; Oct. 14, 28; Nov. 11, 25 6 - 7 p.m. Do what you want to do at Craftastic Kids! We bring the supplies; you bring your imagination.

*K/1 BOOKCLUB

(Elementary School) Wednesdays, Sep. 18; Oct. 16; Nov. 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 club book at the Information Desk. Registration is required!

2ND-3RD GRADE BOOKCLUB

(Elementary School) Wednesdays, Sep. 4; Oct. 2; Nov. 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!

4TH-5TH GRADE BOOKCLUB

(Elementary School) Wednesdays, Sep. 12; Oct. 10; Nov. 14 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.

LEGO BUILDERS

(Elementary School) Saturdays, Sep. 21; Nov. 16 1:30 - 2:30 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!

COOK/BOOK CLUB

(7-11 Years Old) Saturday, Oct 19 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Join us for our Cook/Book Club where we read stories and make a delicious treat!

HALLOWEEN HOOT

(All Ages) Thursday, Oct. 31 7 - 8 p.m. Come to the South Regional Library for a SPOOKTACULAR evening of Halloween themed books, songs, jokes and Trick-OrTreating! Wear a costume.... if you DARE! Summer 2013 Branching Out

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Children’s Programs Programs for ki ds S o uthwe s t Reg ional *SUPERHERO SERIES

(Elementary School, 6-12 Years Old) Tuesdays, Sep. 10; Oct. 8; Nov. 12 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. Sep.: Batman; Oct.: Superman; Nov.: Wonder Woman.

DURHAM COMICS PROJECT: KIDS COMICS CLUB

(Elementary School, 7-12 Years Old) Tuesdays, Sep. 17; Oct. 15; Nov. 19 4 - 4:45 p.m. Join us to learn how to draw your own autobiographic comics! We will do drawing exercises, comics games, and have free drawing time. For more info about the Durham Comics Project check out our website: durhamcomicsproject.org

LITTLE CRAWLER HALLOWEEN PARTY

(Baby, 0-23 Months) Thursday, Oct. 31 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.  Join us for costumes, stories, songs and some not too spooky fun! 

LITTLE BOO MASH HALLOWEEN PARTY

(Pre-school, Kindergarten, Ages 2-5) Thursday, Oct. 31 2 - 2:45 p.m. Join us for costumes, stories, crafts, games, and some not too spooky fun! 

MONSTER MASH HALLOWEEN BASH

(6-12 Years Old) Thursday, Oct. 31 4 - 4:45 p.m. Join us for tricks, treats, games, and lots of spooky fun!

HALLOWEEN COSTUME WEEK

(Pre-school, Kindergarten, Elementary ) Thursday, Oct. 24 – Thursday, Oct. 31 All Day Do your kids like to dress up? Do you still have old costumes? Well here is your chance to re-use a costume. Join us for Costume Week. If you come to the library dressed in a costume this week, you will get a treat at the Children Information Desk. Hope you can join us!

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St anf or d L . War r en MONDAY MORNING STORYTIME

(Pre-school, Baby) Mondays (No Storytime Sep. 2; Nov. 25) 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 Sep. 18; Oct. 16; Nov. 13, 27) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Come enjoy a fun time with music, dancing, reading books and doing crafts.

GARDEN CLUB

(Elementary School, Middle School, Teen) First Tuesdays, Sep. 3; Oct. 1; Nov. 5 4 - 5 p.m. Come and learn about all types of plants as we tend our own library garden with Master Gardener Ms. Melissa.

*COOKING WORKSHOP SERIES

(6-12 Year Olds, Teen) Thursdays, Sep. 19; Oct. 24; Nov. 21 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!

READ THE BOOK, WATCH THE MOVIE

(All Ages) Tuesdays, Sep. 10; Oct. 8; Nov. 12 6 - 8 p.m. Read the book; watch the movie. Of course, popcorn is a must and will be provided for watching the big screen and the discussion following the movie.

BATTLE OF THE CRAFTS

(6-12 Year Olds) Wednesday, Oct. 23 2 - 3 p.m. Competitive creativity – when given a few different materials, what can you create? No instructions will be provided. Just use what you have been given to work with to create a work of art. Patrons will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite creation throughout the week.

*FALL FESTIVAL PARTY

(6-12 Year Olds) Monday, Oct. 28 2 - 4 p.m. Children and teens, stop by after attending the Grossology Workshop next door for some good food, games and crafts.


Branching Out: Children's - Fall 2013