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Durham County Library 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.

Highlights of News & Events for Sep.-Nov. 2012

Branching Out

Programs for Kids


Locations

From the Director: Tammy Baggett

Main Library

School is back in session, and Durham County Library is an ideal destination to help meet homework needs – or to help little ones prepare academically for their big first day at school, whenever that will be. We have resources and activities for all ages. Below you will find a few ways that the library can offer assistance.

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. 2 - 6 p.m.

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Engaging storytimes promote a love of reading for young children and reinforce to parents and caregivers the importance of reading together.

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Puzzles and readalongs give pre-school children the early literacy and concentration skills they’ll need in kindergarten.

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Online resources for research, including databases for homework help, make it easy to access information quickly – from any location.

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The North Carolina Collection is a great place to find local and state history. There are also digital photograph collections and online exhibits on our website at durhamcountylibray.org.

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Personalized attention from library staff will help you find materials you need to complete your assignments.

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.

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Study rooms are available for up to two hours at a time, and they provide a quiet space for you to read alone or study with friends.

Southwest Regional

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We have computers in the children’s area of every library, and some of our locations have computers designated specifically for teens as well. You can sign in on any available computer by typing in your library card number and then entering your PIN.

Stanford L.Warren Branch

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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.

Many libraries have tutoring available after school. Visit our website for times and locations.

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Did I mention books, CDs, DVDs and ebooks? We have a collection of nearly 500,000 items to choose from. You will find fiction and nonfiction materials to assist with homework or just for reading and viewing fun.

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 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 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

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.

Table of Contents Children’s Programs Storytime.................................................... 3 Bragtown ................................................... 6 East Regional .............................................. 6 Main Library ............................................... 6 McDougald Terrace ..................................... 7 North Regional ........................................... 8 South Regional ........................................... 8 Southwest Regional .................................... 9 Stanford L. Warren .....................................10

So, make sure you’re prepared for school. You will need pencils, paper, calculators, organizers and more, and one of the most important items – a Durham County Library Card. Visit the library often – either online or in person – for homework help or to prepare for school. Happy reading and learning as you begin the new school year!

Holiday Closings All Durham County Library locations will be closed: Labor Day, Sunday-Monday, September 2-3; Staff Development Day, Wednesday, November 14; Thanksgiving Day, Thursday-Friday, November 22-23

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Storytime @ Your Library Br agtown Librar y

Main Librar y

Bilingual Storytime (Pre-School)

*Grouptime Storyhour (All Ages)

*Preschool Storytime

Mondays, Sep. 17; Oct. 15; Nov. 19 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Thursdays (No storytime Nov. 22, 29) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Enjoy stories, music and crafts in English and Spanish with Annette Lancaster.

Available to schools, daycares, homeschoolers and other community groups. Come and enjoy stories, booktalks, music, crafts, movies and more. Each program includes library card registration. Sessions are scheduled upon request. Call Anna Cromwell at 919-560-0130 to schedule a library visit.

(Pre-School) Tuesdays (No storytime Nov. 19, 26) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Boogie Woogie Storytime (Pre-School) Wednesdays (No storytime Sep. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, movements and crafts.

Bilingual Storytime with Miss Patty (All Ages)

French Storytime (Pre-School)

Saturdays, Sep. 22; Oct. 27; Nov. 17 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Wednesdays, Sep. 19; Oct. 17; Nov. 28 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Bonjour! Join Ms. Portia Wilson-Whitaker for stories, song and dance.

Twist & Shout Storytime (Pre-School) Mondays, Sep. 24; Oct. 1, 22, 29; Nov. 12, 26 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Shake it up, shake it out! Music, movement and stories to warm up your day.

East Regional

Enjoy stories and songs in Spanish and English, plus a craft!

McDo ugald Ter r ace (Elementary School) Thursdays (No storytime Nov. 22) 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy stories, music, crafts and more; for children from infancy to first grade. Come and join in the fun!

Join us every Thursday afternoon for stories, songs and crafts! *Registration required.

*Lapsit Storytime (Baby) Stories, fingerplays, music and more for children from infancy to 23 months of age.

Join us for this WONDERFUL storytime where we celebrate books, rhymes and music in a unique and fun way. Make new friends when you come.

Wednesdays (No storytime Nov. 4, 21, 28) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

*Busy Bees Preschool Storytime

Enjoy stories, music, crafts and more for children two years of age.

(Pre-School) Tuesdays, Sep. 11, 25; Oct. 2, 16; Nov. 6, 20 6 - 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy stories, music and drama! Celebrate author birthdays! Enjoy a snack, and enter for door prizes!

Elementary Story Hour

Tuesdays 10:30 - 11 a.m.

*Slumberland Storytime

(3-7 Year Olds) Sundays, Sep. 23; Oct. 28; Nov. 18 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday Morning Storytime

Mondays (No storytime Sep.3; Nov. 19, 26) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Join us for stories, songs, crafts or coloring sheets, music and fun. Pre-registration is appreciated.

Sunday Story Sensations

(All Ages) Saturdays (No storytime Sep. 22; Oct. 27; Nov. 24) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

*Baby & Toddler Time (Baby)

(Pre-School) Wednesdays (No storytime Nov. 14, 21, 28) 10:30 - 11 a.m.

Stories, music, crafts and more for children ages 3, 4 and 5 years old.

*Toddler Storytime (2 Year Olds)

*Friday Afternoon Storytime (Pre-School) Fridays (No storytime Nov. 23, 30) 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.

Come out and enjoy evening storytime. Perfect for those parents who are busy during the day.

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Storytime @ Your Library

Nor th Regional

South Regional

Baby & Me Storytime (Baby)

Lapsitters (Baby)

Super Saturday (Pre-School)

Wednesdays and Thursdays (No storytime Oct. 24, 25; Nov. 14, 22) 10:30 - 10:50 a.m.

Wednesdays (No Storytime Nov. 14) 10:30 - 11 a.m.

Saturdays, Oct. 13; Nov. 10 11 - 11:45 a.m.

Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays. For children 0-2 years.

Join Miss Erica for fingerplays, songs, rhymes and stories perfect for your baby (6-23 months).

Join Miss Erica and Miss Kathleen for themed stories, activities and a craft.

Bedtime Tales (Pre-School)

Rhymetime (2 Year Olds)

Tuesdays (No storytime Oct. 23) 6:30 - 7 p.m.

Mondays (No storytime Sep. 3) 9:30 - 10 a.m.

Join us for stories, songs and fingerplays. Feel free to wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed animal!

Join Miss Lauren for songs, rhymes, fingerplays and lots of interactive fun for walkers through 3 years.

Bilingual Fun: Spanish Storytime with Miss Patty

Rhymetime (2 Year Olds)

(Pre-School) Wednesdays, Sep. 12, 26; Oct. 10, 24; Nov. 28 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Join Miss Patty for stories and songs in Spanish and English.

Mondays (No storytime Sep. 3) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Lauren for songs, rhymes, fingerplays and lots of interactive fun for walkers through 3 years.

Family Storytime (Pre-School) Drop In Storytime (Pre-School) Tuesdays and Thursdays (No Storytime Nov. 22) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for songs, laughter, fun and great stories every Tuesday and Thursday. Groups larger than 10 please pre-register by calling 919-560-0232.

Family Storytime (Pre-School) Saturdays, Sep. 8; Nov. 10 10:30 - 10:55 a.m. Come hear stories, songs and fingerplays.

Mondays (No Storytime Sep. 3) 7 - 7:30 p.m. Join Miss Kathleen for books, songs, activities and crafts perfect for the whole family.

Storytime (Pre-School) Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Join Miss Kathleen for books, songs, activities and crafts perfect for your preschooler.

Storytime 2 (Pre-School) Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join Miss Kathleen for books, songs, activities and crafts perfect for your preschooler.

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Tiempo de Historia en Espanol / Spanish Storytime (Pre-School) Miercoles, Septiembre 5, 19; Octubre 3, 17; Noviembre 7 / Wednesdays, Sep. 5, 19; Oct. 3, 17; Nov. 7 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Hola Amigos, vengan a cantar canciones y escuchar historias en espanol. Espero verte pronto! Hi kids, join our special guest, Miss Patty from Southwest Regional, for songs and stories all in Spanish. I hope to see you there!


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Baby Lapsit Storytime with Miss Margaret - Session 1 (Baby)

Bilingual Fun: Spanish Storytime Time with Miss Patty

Mondays (No storytime Sep. 3) 10:30 - 11 a.m.

(Pre-School) Tuesdays, Sep. 11, 25; Oct. 9, 23; Nov. 6 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Join Miss Margaret for stories, songs and rhymes for you and your baby. Ages 1-23 months.

Hola Amigos, come join Miss Patty for stories and songs in Spanish and English. All ages.

Baby Lapsit Storytime with Miss Margaret - Session 2 (Baby)

Preschool Storytime with Craft

Mondays (No storytime Sep. 3) 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.

(Pre-School) Wednesdays (No storytime Oct. 31; Nov. 14) 2 - 2:30 p.m.

Join Miss Margaret for stories, songs and rhymes for you and your baby. Ages 1-23 months.

Baby Lapsit Storytime with Miss Amy - Session 1 (Baby) Wednesdays (No storytime Nov. 14) 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Join Miss Amy for stories, songs and rhymes for you and your baby. Ages 0-23 months.

Join Ms. Christine for storytime. Each week we will read fun stories, sing songs and create a tie-in craft. Ages 3-5.

Saturday Storytime (Pre-School) Sep. 1, 8; Oct. 6, 13; Nov. 3, 10, 24 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for songs, rhymes and stories! All ages.

Baby Lapsit Storytime with Miss Amy - Session 2 (Baby)

German Storytime with Carolina Kinder (Kindergarten)

Wednesdays (No storytime Nov. 14) 10:30 - 11 a.m.

Saturdays, Sep. 15, Oct. 20; Nov. 17 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Join Miss Amy for stories, songs and rhymes for you and your baby. Ages 0-23 months.

Storytime fully in German led by Carolina Kinder. All ages.

Pre-School Storytime (Pre-School) Mondays (No storytime Oct. 15) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Storytime for pre-school aged children with stories and crafts.

Storytime with Ms. Trish (Pre-School) Thursdays (No storytime Nov. 14, 21) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Come enjoy a fun time with music, dancing, reading books and doing a craft.

Saturday Morning Storytime (Pre-School) Saturdays 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 pre-school and early elementary aged children.

Baby Lapsit Storytime with Miss Amy - Session 3 (Baby) Wednesdays (No storytime Nov. 14) 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Join Miss Amy for stories, songs and rhymes for you and your baby. Ages 0-23 months.

Storytime For Two Year Olds (2 Year Olds) Thursdays 10:30 - 11 a.m. Enjoy fingerplays, songs and stories with Miss Margaret. Children age 2 (baby brothers and sisters are welcome). Space is limited. Please pick up a ticket at the Children’s Desk prior to the storytime.

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. All ages.

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East Regional

What’s in Your Garden?

Working Up a Sweat (Pre-School)

(Pre-School, 2 Year Olds) Mondays, Sep. 10; Oct. 8; Nov. 5 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Mondays, Sep. 10, 24; Oct. 8, 22; Nov. 5, 19 10 - 10:30 a.m.

Join Master Gardener Melissa Young as she prepares the garden for the upcoming season.

Get ready to warm up those muscles with simple fitness fun.

Children’s Chess Tournament (Pre-school, Elementary School, Middle School) Sunday, Sep. 23; Oct. 14; Nov. 4 3:30 - 5 p.m. Children are invited to register to play in this self-guided, unrated, “just for fun” chess tournament. The tournament will end with cheese and crackers.

Family Fun @ East: Untuned, Unplugged Game Day (6-12 Year Olds, Elementary School, Middle School) Fridays, Oct. 5; Nov. 16 4 - 5:30 p.m. Find out how much fun games can be when we play without joysticks, computers or handheld gizmos and gadgets. Come to the library, and challenge your skills with some “unplugged” games. You are welcome to bring your games for the enjoyment of others.

Kidtastic for Homeschoolers (Kindergarten, 6-12 Year Olds) Thursdays, Oct. 11; Nov. 8 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join the Children’s Librarian, take a tour of the Digital City and play games or find out how things work. Basic computer skills needed.

Main Librar y National Library Card Sign-Up Month (All ages) Sep. 1-30 Register for a library card at the Main Library Children’s Unit and receive a “Library Goodie Bag,” filled with really cool stuff, including a free book! (Ages: Infancy to 6th Grade).

Merlin’s Wizarding Workshop (Pre-school) Saturday, Sep. 15 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Join Merlin the Magician, as he teaches kids how to make the magical tools of his craft (a wizard’s hat and wand). Afterwards, Professor McGonagall instructs the kids in making a drinkable potion, which turns you into a “Library Reader!” Parent and child only.

Baby Sign Language with Sandra Smith (Baby) Wednesday, Sep. 19 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join Sandra Smith as she teaches parents and children the basics of baby sign language. The session culminates into something special as Sandra and Miss Jessica join baby sign language with storytelling to bring the stories to life. This is a great instruction session for those parents who may wish to use this technique during at-home storytimes. Parent and child only.

Baby Yoga Series (Pre-school) Tuesdays, Sep. 25; Oct. 23; Nov. 6 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Join us for this three-part series with Shayne Trutna, as she teaches children and their parents the latest yoga moves, to bring peace and tranquility to the parents and hopefully bring about a desire to learn more about yoga to the children. Parent and child only.

Fancy Nancy’s Posh Puppy Tea Party (Pre-school) Saturday, Oct. 13 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Come dressed in your fanciest attire, and join Fancy Nancy for a round of tea and cakes, as she shares stories, a craft, games and a song or two. Bring your favorite stuffed animal along to pick out a new plush toy animal as a new friend. Parent and child only.

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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.

McDo ugald Ter r ace Cooking with Abuela: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Terrific Turkey Tales: A Thanksgiving Special

(Pre-school) Monday, Oct. 15 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

(Pre-school) Tuesday, Nov. 13 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Hispanic Heritage Month is Sep. 15 - Oct. 15. Let’s celebrate by cooking a classic Hispanic dish as we “Cook with Abuela.” Come join Veronica Garcia as she shares some of her favorite Hispanic recipes. Each child will make their own personal dish, adding the spices and flavors they like best! Parent and child only.

Join in our Thanksgiving celebration as we share stories, a craft, games, music and more. Get in the holiday spirit as we give thanks for the many wonderful things the library has to offer. Parent and child only.

A Spooktacular R.L. Stine Special (6-12 Years Old)

Native American Jewelry Making: Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Thursday, Oct. 25 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

(Pre-school) Saturday, Nov. 17 3:30 -5:30 p.m.

Join us for a scary good time, as we watch a spooky R.L. Stine feature film (popcorn included). Afterwards, we create ghoulish goons in a drawing class with our very own “Creepmeister,” Tom Czaplinski. Available to groups.

Celebrate the fascinating heritage and culture of Native Americans, as we share the story of Pocahontas and make Native American jewelry using beads, feathers, gems and leather. Available to groups.

A Gathering of Little Goblins (Pre-School) Wednesday, Oct. 31 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy Halloween stories, a spooky craft, songs, music and more to celebrate the holiday. This program is recommended for children from infancy to preschool age. Double your fun, and dress up as your favorite Halloween character. Parent and child only.

Kids Votes Count! (All ages) Tuesday, Nov. 6 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Visit the Main Library’s Children’s Unit, and cast your vote for the presidential candidate of your choice. This is a fun activity that teaches children, at an early age, to participate and to get involved in the voting process. The voting booth is open to children from preschool age to sixth grade. Available to groups.

Mad Scientist Club (Elementary School) Fridays (No class Sep. 28; Nov. 23) 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).

Halloween Grossology Workshop (0-17 Year Olds) Wednesday, Oct. 31 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Celebrate all things gooey, icky and gross in this hands-on workshop!

Poetry for Pizza (0-17 Year Olds) Monday, Nov. 12 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Write your own poems with the help of magnetic poetry pieces. Then read your poem aloud to receive a slice of pizza!

C E L E B R A T E HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH September 15 - October 15

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH November

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Children’s Programs Nor th Regional *Homer for Homeschoolers

*Zombie Self Defense

(Pre-school, Elementary School, Middle School) Wednesday, Sep. 19 1 - 2 p.m.

(Elementary School, Middle School) Friday, Oct. 12 4 - 5 p.m.

Take a walk through the mythic world of Homer. Sample the myths and legends of ancient Rome and Greece through picture books, chapter books, movies and more! Take your library visit to mythic proportions!

*Angry Birds Live Action Game (Elementary School, 6-12 Year Olds) Monday, Sep. 24 6 - 7 p.m. Join us as we split the kids into teams and get out the slingshot as they attempt to knock down the other team’s building, all while learning about surface area, friction and trajectory!

*Prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse (Elementary School, Middle School, High School) Wednesday, Oct. 3 4 - 5 p.m. We supply the maps, graph paper and lots of red markers! You supply photos of your house, neighborhood, favorite hangout and your BRAINS as we devise escape roots, places to fortify and places to stash supplies for that fateful day when the zombies finally take over!

*Zombie Makeup 101 (Elementary School) Monday, Oct. 8 6 - 7 p.m. Join us as we ready you to “blend in” with the Zombie Apocalypse! Learn how to use glue, makeup and toilet paper to make yourself look like the zombie hordes! This program can get messy, so wear old clothes! *Registration required.

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Join Lewis Martial Arts America and the North Regional Library as we learn martial arts secrets sure to make you safer from the Zombie Hordes!

*Preschool Halloween Extravaganza (Pre-school, Kindergarten) Tuesday, Oct. 30 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join us for a fun Halloween party perfect for ages 3-5. Space is limited!

*Elementary School Halloween Extravaganza (Elementary School) Tuesday, Oct. 30 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Tiempo de Historia en Espanol / Spanish Storytime (Pre-School) Miercoles, Septiembre 5, 19; Octubre 3, 17; Noviembre 7 / Wednesdays, Sep. 5, 19; Oct. 3, 17; Nov. 7 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Hola Amigos, vengan a cantar canciones y escuchar historias en espanol. Espero verte pronto! Hi kids, join our special guest, Miss Patty from Southwest Regional, for songs and stories all in Spanish. I hope to see you there!

2nd and 3rd Grade Book Club (Elementary School) Wednesdays, Sep. 5; Oct. 3; Nov. 7 4:45 - 5:30 p.m. 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 and 5th Grade Book Club

Join us for a Halloween program with ghost stories, treats, crafts and more!

(Elementary School) Thursdays, Sep. 13; Oct. 11; Nov. 8 4:45 - 5:30 p.m.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Join us at the South Regional Library 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.

(Pre-school, Elementary School, Middle School) Tuesday, Nov. 6 All Day Leave a stuffed animal for a sleepover at the library. Pick up your buddy the next day, and take home pictures of your stuffed animal having fun during the sleepover!

Harry Potter Trivia (Pre-school, Elementary School, Middle School) Wednesday, Nov. 7 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Test your knowledge with a Harry Potter trivia game.


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.

Southwest Regional *K-1 Book Club (Elementary School)

Improv Acting for Kids

Wednesdays, Sep. 19; Oct. 17; Nov. 21 4:45 - 5:30 p.m.

(Elementary School) Fridays, Sep. 14; Oct. 12 4 - 4:45 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.

Super Saturday (Pre-School) Saturdays, Oct. 13; Nov. 10 11 - 11:45 a.m. Join Miss Erica and Miss Kathleen for themed stories, activities and a craft.

Halloween Hoot (Elementary School) Tuesday, Oct. 30 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!

Beyblade Club (Elementary School) Fridays, Oct. 5, 19; Nov. 2, 16, 30 4 - 4:45 p.m.

Improv is acting without a script. Participants work together to act out a given scenario. Join the fun. Ages 9 to 12.

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.

*Superhero Book Club

Write Your Own Horror Story

(Elementary School) Thursdays, Sep. 20; Oct. 11; Nov. 15 4 - 4:45 p.m.

(Elementary School, Teen) Monday & Thursday, Oct. 22, 25 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. Ages 6-12.

Witches, vampires, werewolves and ghosts. What gruesome story can you tell? For ages 9-14. Two sessions offered.

*Hobbit Day Party (Elementary School) Friday, Sep. 21 4 - 4:45 p.m. Celebrate Bilbo and Frodo Baggins’ birthdays! Make candy Hobbit houses, do Hobbit trivia and play Hobbit games. Costumes encouraged! Ages 6-12.

Magic Tree House Book Club (Kindergarten) Thursdays, Sep. 27; Oct. 18; Nov. 29 4 - 4:45 p.m. Join Ms. Christine for the Magic Tree House Book Club, a club for children 6 - 10 years old who love the Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne. Each month, we will explore a different book with activities, crafts and discussion. This book club will meet one Thursday each month in the Program Room. Come even if you have not read the books.

Haunted House (3-7 Year Olds, 6-12 Year Olds, Middle School) Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 26, 27, 28 All Day Get into the Halloween SPIRIT with a visit to our spooky haunted house!

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

Monster Mash Halloween Bash (6-12 Year Olds) Wednesday, Oct. 31 4 - 4:45 p.m. Join us for tricks, treats, games and lots of spooky fun!

*Registration required.

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St an f or d L . War r en Birthday Party for Roald Dahl (Elementary School) Thursday, Sep. 13 4 - 5 p.m. Join us for a birthday party for Roald Dahl – the man who brought us the stories of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda and The Twits. In traditional birthday fashion, we will celebrate with games, treats, crafts and prizes.

The Life of a Firefighter (Pre-School) Monday, Oct. 15 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. In observance of National Fire Prevention Month, come and learn about a typical day in the life of a firefighter.

Costumes, Crafts and Candy (All Ages) Wednesday, Oct. 31 All Day Stop by in your Halloween costume to pick up some candy and take home a holiday-themed activity.

Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead (Elementary School) Thursday, Nov. 1 4 - 5 p.m. Come and learn about the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos, through stories, crafts and activities, and sample some traditional Mexican fare.

Native American Cultures (Elementary School) Thursday, Nov. 8 4 - 5 p.m. Join us as we study some diverse Native American cultures though music and dancing, crafts and traditional storytelling.

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Branching Out: Kids - Fall 2012  

Durham County Library's kids programming guide.

Branching Out: Kids - Fall 2012  

Durham County Library's kids programming guide.

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