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Branching Out Highlights of News & Events for Sep. to Nov. 2014

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MakerDay @ DCL Main Library Saturday, Sept. 27 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Join us to learn about 3D printing, and watch our MakerBot 3D printer in action. Computers will be available for you to design an object and have it printed. Printing price is based on the weight of the object: 25 cents per gram.

SEPTEMBER IS LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH Visit your local library and sign up for your FREE library card. The library is a hub of community activity. A library card unlocks a world of adventure, giving everyone access to books, ebooks and other digital content, computers, homework help, music, movies and more.

For more information, visit durhamcountylibrary.org ©Disney

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Photography Summer Reading Kickoff. Inside: Luncheon Adventures with special guests readers. Photography by staff. To become a photography sponsor, email grozier@dconc.gov.

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Table of Contents: Children’s Programs Storytime................................................ 3-5 Directory/Locations.....................................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: Labor Day Sunday, August 31 - Monday, September 1 Fall Staff Development Day Wednesday, November 12 Thanksgiving Thursday, November 27 - Friday, November 28


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

Brag tow n MAGICAL MONDAYS (2 Year Olds, Pre-school) Mondays, Sep. 15, 22; Oct. 13, 20; Nov. 10, 14 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Experience the magic of stories, and then get creative with a craft. BILINGUAL STORYTIME (Toddlers, Pre-school) Mondays, Sep. 29; Oct. 27; Nov. 17 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy stories and music in English and Spanish, then get busy with a craft. WEDNESDAY MORNING STORYTIME (2 Year Olds, Pre-school) Wednesday, Sep. 3, 10, 17; Oct. 1, 8; Nov. 5, 19 10:30 -11:15 a.m. Enjoy stories, crafts, songs and movement! PRE-SCHOOL SCHOLARS (Pre-school) Thursdays, Sep. 25; Oct. 23; Nov. 6, 13, 20 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. A storytime with focused stories and activities, designed to make learning fun and to help children (ages 3-5) prepare for kindergarten.

E as t Reg ional *GROUP STORYTIME (Baby, Pre-school) Mondays 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. This storytime is for daycares and other community groups. Come out and enjoy stories, music, crafts and more. Groups only. Call Wanda at 919-560-0214 to register your group.

*LAPSIT & TODDLERS STORYTIME FUN (Baby) Tuesdays 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. Babies from birth to 3 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy interactive stories, action songs and finger plays, and spend time with other little ones.

*PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME (Pre-school, Kindergarten) Wednesdays (no storytime Nov. 12) 10:30 - 11:05 a.m. Pre-schoolers from 3 to 5 years old and their parents/caregivers can enjoy new and classic picture books, action songs and other activities, and meet other pre-schoolers in the neighborhood.

*BILINGUAL FUN (Pre-school, Kindergarten) Saturdays, Sep. 27; Oct. 18; Nov. 8 11 - 11:30 a.m. Stories and activities in Spanish and English.

Mayor Bill Bell

Mai n Li b rar y *LAPSIT STORYTIME (Baby) Mondays, Sep. 8, 22; Oct. 6, 20; Nov. 3, 17 10:30 - 11 a.m. It’s never too early to start your child learning. Lapsit Storytime 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, handrhymes, finger plays and more. This program is for children from infancy to 23 months.

*TODDLER TIME (2 Year Olds) Wednesdays (No storytime on Nov. 12, 26) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Toddlertime introduces children to great stories, while providing a chance to socialize, learn new concepts and practice hand/eye coordination. Join us for stories, songs, crafts and more.

*PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME (Pre-school) Tuesdays (No storytime on Nov. 25) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime helps to prepare your child for kindergarten, by introducing preschool concepts, circle-time etiquette, socialization skills and creativity 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.

*GROUPTIME STORYHOUR (All Ages) Thursdays (No storytime on Nov. 27) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Grouptime Storyhour offers stories, songs, crafts and more. It is open to groups (schools, daycares and camps). Presented upon request. Call Anna Cromwell at 919-560-0130 to schedule a session today.

*PAJAMA TIME WITH MRS. OLIVIA Mondays (No storytime on Sep. 1; Nov. 24) 7 - 7:30 p.m. Bring your soft blankets and stuffed animals, and cuddle up with Mrs. Olivia, as she shares 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.

*Registration is required.

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

Mai n Li br ar y *SATURDAY MORNING STORYHOUR (All ages) Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Looking for a fun family outing for the weekend? Visit your local library for Saturday 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!

*LIVE AND SING MUSIC TIME (Infants, Toddler, Pre-school) Mondays, Sep. 15, 29; Oct. 13, 27; Nov. 10, 24 10:30 - 11 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 Mrs. Olivia for this magical sing-along special, sprinkled with hand-rhymes, fingerplays, stories and more.

*BILINGUAL STORYTIME WITH MRS. CLAUDIA (Infants, 2 Year Olds, Pre-school) Saturdays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy stories and songs in both Spanish and English, followed by a wonderful craft session! Let’s sing and dance together as we meet new friends. Commissioner Ellen Reckhow

Nor th Reg ional BABY STORYTIME (Baby) Wednesdays (No storytime Nov. 12, 19, 26) 10:30 - 10:55 a.m. Babies, their siblings and caregivers are invited out for simple fingerplays, songs and books geared to babies and pre-walkers up to 18 months old with their parent or caregiver. MOVEMENT AND MUSIC (Baby, 2 Year Olds, Pre-school) Wednesdays (No program Nov. 12) Thursdays (No program Nov. 27) 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Join Ms. Christine for an energetic program filled with music and movement. We’ll create our own dance moves to popular children’s music, and share a story.

FAMILY DROP-IN STORYTIME (2 Year Olds, Pre-school) Tuesdays (No storytime Oct. 21, 28; Nov. 4, 25) 10:30 - 11 a.m. A half hour of books, songs and story activities for children between the ages of 2 and kindergarten. All are welcome! EVERY CHILD READY TO READ STORY WALK (2 Year Olds, Pre-school) Wednesdays, Sep. 3; Oct. 1; Nov. 5 11:10 - 11:40 a.m. Join us on the first Wednesday of every month. We are presenting the Every Child Ready to Read early literacy practices to you in a unique story walk program. Come out and see the skills in action! Afterwards, you can be sure to incorporate them during reading time at home.

TODDLER TIME (2 Year Olds, Pre-school) Thursdays (No storytime Nov. 27) 10:30 - 11 a.m. This super silly and funky storytime focuses on singing, stories, puppets and games. Each session is centered around a theme, and books and songs are generally chosen to support the theme to increase vocabulary and knowledge of a subject. Join us!

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PRE-SCHOOL STORYTIME (Pre-school) Mondays (No storytime Sep. 1; Oct. 20; Nov. 24) 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. We invite kids between the ages of 3 and 5 years old to participate in a fun and interactive storytime with books, songs and movement to encourage pre-literacy skills. Please join us!

S o uth Reg ional LAPSITTERS (Baby) Wednesdays (No storytime Nov. 12) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Erica for fingerplays, songs, rhymes and stories perfect for your baby (6-23 months). RHYMETIME (Toddlers) 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 pre-schooler. FAMILY STORYTIME (All Ages) Saturdays, Sep. 27; Oct. 25; Nov. 22 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Kathleen for books, songs, activities and crafts perfect for the whole family!

S o uthwes t Reg ional 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 (Baby) Mondays (No storytime Sep. 1) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Enjoy a storytime with your baby! Songs, fingerplays and stories. For babies up to 23 months old.

BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME – SESSION 2 (Baby) Mondays (No storytime Sep. 1) 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Enjoy a storytime with your baby! Songs, fingerplays and stories. For babies up to 23 months old.

*Registration is required.


storytime @ your library County Manager Wendell Davis

S o uthwe s t Reg ional BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME – SESSION 1 (Baby) Wednesdays (No storytime Nov. 12, 19) 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. 12, 19) 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.

BABY LAPSIT STORYTIME – SESSION 3 (Baby) Wednesdays (No storytime Nov. 12, 19) 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.

STORYTIME FOR TWOS (2 Year Olds) Thursdays (No storytime Nov. 27) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Enjoy a storytime especially for your two year old with songs, fingerplays, stories and music.

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. BILINGUAL FUN: SPANISH/ENGLISH STORYTIME WITH MS. PATTY (Pre-school) Tuesdays, Sep. 9, 23; Oct. 7, 21; Nov. 4, 18 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Hola Amigos, join Ms. Patty in the Children’s Program Room for stories and songs in Spanish and English. Hope to see you there! Commisioner Brenda Howerton

TIEMPO DE HISTORIA EN ESPAÑOL / SPANISH STORYTIME (Pre-school, Kindergarten) Wednesdays, Sep. 10, 24; Oct. 8, 22; Nov. 5, 19 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Welcome to Storytime! Enjoy stories, rhymes and songs with your child in Spanish. Rhymes, songs, and books are excellent tools for introducing new words and sounds to kids in a fun and engaging way! ¡Bienvenido a la hora de Cuentos! Disfruta de historias, rimas y canciones con sus hijos en Español. Rimas, canciones y libros son excelentes herramientas para aprender nuevas palabras y sonidos en una forma atractiva y divertida! SATURDAY STORYTIME (Pre-school) Saturdays (No storytime Sep. 20; Oct. 18; Nov. 15) 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, Sep. 20; Oct. 18; Nov. 15 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join Carolina Kinder for a storytime entirely in German! Fun for the whole family.

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 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

St an f or d L . War r en MONDAY MORNING STORYTIME (Pre-school) Mondays, (No storytime Sep. 1; Nov. 24) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Pre-school aged children, come and join us for interactive stories, songs and games and a fun craft. Large groups, please call in advance so that we can accommodate you. STORYTIME WITH MS. TRISH (Pre-school) Wednesdays (No storytime Sep. 17; Oct. 15; Nov. 12, 19, 26) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Come enjoy a fun time with music, dancing, reading books and doing crafts.

*Registration is required.

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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Brag tow n WHAT’S IN YOUR GARDEN? (Pre-school, 2 Year Olds) Mondays, Sep. 8; Oct. 6; Nov. 3 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Master Gardener Melissa Young and the children will plant flowers, pull weeds and groom the garden. STEEL PAN MANIA (6-12 Year Olds, Teens) Tuesdays, Sep. 9; Oct. 14; Nov. 11 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Learn how to make and play the steel drum. *TODDLER TECH ACADEMY (Pre-school) Thursdays, Sep. 25; Oct. 23 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Introduce your toddler to the world of technology with Einstein (Kindle Fire).

WACKY WEDNESDAYS (Pre-school, 2 Year Olds) Wednesday, Oct. 29 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. HALLOW’S EVE FANGTASTIC FUN (Elementary School) Friday, Oct. 31 4 - 4:45 p.m. Come and celebrate this holiday with more treats than tricks. It is sure to be fun with a spooky tale or two, treats and more. Costumes are encouraged! GATHER ROUND FOR THANKSGIVING (6-12 Year Olds) Tuesday, Nov. 25 4 - 5 p.m. Come join us in this day of Thanks, and make something for someone you are thankful for. It will be tons of fun with stories, songs and more. There might even be a treat for you as well! *Registration is required.

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E as t Reg ional *HOMESCHOOL LEARNING LAB (Kindergarten, 6-12 Year Olds, Pre-school) Thursdays, (No lab Nov. 20, 27) 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Homeschoolers, come out and participate in a variety of lessons designed to enhance the learning experience. Call to find out topics that will be covered. Parents are invited to facilitate sessions.

*PRE-SCHOOL SCHOLARS (Pre-school) Thursdays, (No program Nov. 20, 27) 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. Educational worksheets will be provided.

*K-5TH EXPLORERS (Elementary School) Mondays, Sep. 8, 22; Oct. 6, 20; Nov. 3 4:15 - 5 p.m. Join us as we explore science, history, talents, hobbies and books! Come explore dinosaur eggs, or learn about a time when children were not allowed in libraries, or create and write your own stories! Each week we will explore a new topic and do a hands-on activity.

*IT’S MAKE A HAT DAY (Kindergarten, Pre-school, 6-12 Year Olds) Monday, Sep. 15 6:30 - 7 p.m. Stop by the library, and make a hat.

*ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE’S ICE CREAM PARTY (Pre-school, Kindergarten, Baby) Friday, Sep. 19 5 - 5:30 p.m. Help Gerald and Elephant decide whether or not to share his ice cream, and enjoy a fun craft and activity. Maybe other Mo Willems favorites will be involved as well.

*HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHNNY APPLESEED (Pre-school, Kindergarten) Friday, Sep. 26 4:15 - 4:45 p.m. Let’s celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s birthday with a craft.

*REEL KIDS (Kindergarten, Pre-school, 6-12 Year Olds) Saturdays, Sep. 20; Oct. 18; Nov. 15 2:30 - 4:14 p.m. Join us every 3rd Saturday for a featured children’s film.

*KIDS TAKE OVER THE LIBRARY!! (Pre-school, Kindergarten) Monday, Oct. 27 1 - 5 p.m. Children of all ages are welcome to take over the library! School-aged children join each other in playing classic board games, creating pieces using art supplies. Toddlers and pre-schoolers will play with building blocks and Legos that encourage sensory motor and development skills.

*HAPPY BIRTHDAY COOKIE MONSTER (Baby, Pre-school) Saturday, Nov. 1 11 - 11:30 a.m. Let’s celebrate Cookie Monster’s birthday with stories, cookies and juice.

*RECYCLE CRAFT DAY (6-12 Year Olds) Thursday, Nov. 13 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Come out and make an awesome craft from recycled materials.

*CELEBRATING NATIONAL AVIATION MONTH (Kindergarten, 6-12 Year Olds) Wednesday, Nov. 19 4 - 4:40 p.m. Join us as we celebrate aviation month with an airplane flying contest. We have airplanes available, or you can make your own out of paper.


Commisioner Wendy Jacobs

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.

Mai n Li brar y TAKE AND MAKE CRAFT PACKAGES (All Ages) Enjoy a pre-cut craft at home. Included is an information sheet providing craft instructions, book titles that support the craft’s theme, and related songs, fingerplays and hand-rhymes. The goal is to encourage parents to create a storytime of their very own! Stop by the Children’s Unit at Main and pick up a package today!

CRAFT-A-PALOOZA! (Pre-school) Fridays (No Session on Nov. 28) 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Craft-a-palooza is designed to enhance hand/ eye coordination and to encourage creativity. Join us for a weekly craft session, which introduces some of our favorite storybook characters. From Arthur to Dora the Explorer, they are all waiting for you at our pre-school movie (30 minutes) and craft special.

DRAWING 101 (All Ages) Tuesdays (No session on Nov. 25) 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

XBOX CHALLENGE (6-12) Saturdays (No sessions on Sep. 20; Oct. 4, 18; Nov. 1, 15, 29) 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Join us for this weekly afterschool special. If your child enjoys drawing and coloring, register today for our art class for beginners. We will introduce children to the basics of drawing using pencils, markers, crayons and color sticks. The class is geared toward pre-school – first grade, however, all ages are welcome.

LEGO CLUB (All Ages) Wednesdays (No sessions on Nov. 12, 26) 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! *KINDERGARTEN READINESS PROGRAM/EVERY CHILD READY TO READ (Pre-school) Thursdays (No session on Nov. 27) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Pack a quick snack, kiss them on the head and send them off to class. This weekly program simulates a real classroom setting. Introducing children to the alphabet, numbers, shapes and colors, sprinkled with stories, songs and music. It prepares children to be away from mom and dad, while introducing them to circle time, sharing and playing with others. It also addresses the anxiety of being away from mom and dad by getting them accustomed to saying goodbye for one hour each week.

Come and compete for the Xbox championship, as you exhibit your gaming skills against your best friends, your siblings, your parents and maybe your favorite librarian. Bring it on!

DISNEY MATINEE (All Ages) Sundays (No movie on Nov. 23, 30) 3 - 4:30 p.m. Introduce your child to some of your childhood favorites, and fall in love all over again with the magic of Walt Disney. Each week unveils a host of unforgettable Disney characters from Snow White to adorable 101 Dalmatians. Join us for this whimsical series of classics. NATIONAL LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH (All Ages) Sep. 1 - 30 “When can my child get a library card?” At birth! It is never too soon to introduce your child to the library and all the wonderful services and materials it holds. Register for a library card at the Main Library Children’s Unit during the month of September, and receive a goody bag filled with really cool stuff, including a free book!

PUZZLE MANIA (All Ages) Mondays, Sep. 8; Oct. 13; Nov. 10 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Are you a whiz at puzzles? Is there no puzzle that can stump you? If you are a puzzler, then come join the fun. Large puzzles, small puzzles and even a gigantic puzzle for the little ones. We have an array of puzzles to challenge your puzzling skills.

Mai n Li b rar y *DURHAM COUNTY LIBRARY PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB (6-12) Saturdays, Sep. 20; Oct. 18; Nov. 15 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Do you have an interest in learning photography using digital cameras? If so, join the Durham County Library Photography Club. Spaces are limited (10 spaces per quarter). Each child will be given a camera to take pictures of something or someone that best represents the spirit of the season. A picture of each child will be processed (using in-house photo processing equipment), framed and hung in the library for display. Cultivate your child’s love for photography; register for this program today. T-shirts will be provided!

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH (All Ages) Saturday, Oct. 4 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep. 15 – Oct. 15) by helping to create a Hispanic Heritage Mural. Join us as we celebrate the many contributions of Mexicans and Latin Americans. The mural will be displayed within the Main Library’s Children’s Unit during Hispanic Heritage Month. R. L. STINE SCARE-FEST (6-12) Saturday, Oct. 25 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Join us for a scary good time, as we watch a spooky R.L. Stine feature film (popcorn included). Guaranteed to scare you into the collection to check out more R.L. Stine titles. A GAGGLE OF GOBLINS AND GHOULS (2 Year Olds, Pre-school) Tuesday, Oct. 28 10:30 -11:30 a.m. Enjoy Halloween stories, a spooky craft, songs and games to celebrate the holiday. This program is recommended for children from infancy to pre-school. Double your fun by dressing up as your favorite Halloween character. Parent and child only. *Registration is required. Fall 2014 Branching Out

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Programs for ki ds Mai n Li br ar y FAIRYLAND WORKSHOP (All Ages) Saturday, Nov. 15 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Join Tinkerbell and all her friends for her latest feature film entitled Tinkerbell. This magical presentation will be followed by a craft-time special, where each child will make a fairy wand and a set of fairy wings. Add to the fun by coming dressed as a fairy! *THANKSGIVING SPECIAL (All Ages) Tuesday, Nov. 18 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join our Thanksgiving Special, and enjoy some of our favorite Thanksgiving stories, sprinkled with songs, games and a craft. Sign-up today. It’s a program worth being thankful for. Groups must pre-register.

Nor th Reg ional K-2ND GRADE AWESOME ADVENTURES (5-8 Year Olds) Mondays 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Read, create, discover and explore through books, activities and more. Each week we will learn about a new topic, from music to cooking, chemistry to Christopher Columbus. Join us as we try new things together!

*YOUNG BOOK CRITICS CLUB (8-12 Year Olds) Tuesdays 5 - 5:45 p.m. For serious readers only! This exciting and exclusive club will meet weekly to chat about only the newest books available, even before they are published. You’ll choose your own books to read, rate and review. We will post our reviews on our blog, which will be published for everyone to read!

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Nor th Reg ional YOGA FOR KIDS (11 and under) Tuesdays 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Join us for a fun session of yoga. We will learn the benefits of yoga and exercise while learning lots of great stretching poses (some silly, some not). Please bring your own mat, if you have one.

MAKE AND TAKE CRAFTS W/MARY (Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary School) Mondays, Sep. 8, 22; Oct. 13, 27; Nov. 10 10:30 - 11 a.m. This fall we will be making all kinds of fun crafts. Bring your creativity! Supplies will be provided. Come out for fun projects.

3RD-5TH GRADE EXPLORERS (8-11 Year Olds) Wednesdays 4 - 4:45 p.m.

KNITTING FOR KIDS (6-12 Year Olds) Saturdays, Sep. 13; Oct. 4; Nov. 15 11 a.m. - 12 noon Experienced and new knitters are welcomed! Supplies are provided, but feel free to bring your own. Call for more information.

This weekly program is for kids in 3rd through 5th grades. We will read, create, discover and explore all kinds of ideas through books, activities, experiments and more. Each week we will learn about a new topic, from music to cooking, chemistry to Christopher Columbus. Join us as we try new things together!

HOMESCHOOL LEARNING LAB (6-12 Year Olds, Pre-School, Kindergarten) Thursdays (No lab Nov. 27) 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. The Homeschool Learning Lab provides homeschoolers with enriching and unique educational programming in a library setting. We have fun learning, building relationships, and becoming familiar with library resources. Parents are invited to facilitate sessions.

*DRIVE-IN MOVIE (6-12 Year Olds, Pre-School, Elementary School) Saturday, Sep. 20 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon Kids will use boxes and other supplies to decorate their very own “cars” and then drive in for a movie! For families and kids of all ages.

*MINE CRAFT @ NORTH (6-12 Year Olds, Elementary School, Middle School) Saturday, Oct. 18 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Join us for this ‘almost’ tech free Mind Craft program. Bring your creative play and thinking skills.

*Registration is required.

LEGO CLUB (6-12 Year Olds, Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Pre-School) Saturdays, Sep. 6, 20; Oct. 4, 18 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Young Lego enthusiasts are invited to bring in your Lego creations, meet new Lego friends and discuss all things Lego.

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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 / 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 RHYMETIME (Toddlers) Mondays 10:30 - 11 a.m.

*SUPER MONDAYS (Ages 6-11 years) Mondays, Sep. 8, 22; Oct. 6, 20; Nov. 3, 17 6 - 6:30 p.m.

Join Miss Lauren for songs, rhymes, fingerplays and lots of interactive fun for toddlers.

Join us for our Super Monday craft program! Every other week children ages 6-11 will have the chance to make a cool craft to take home.

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

4 -5TH GRADE BOOK CLUB (Elementary School) Thursdays, Sep. 11; Oct. 9; Nov. 13 4:45 - 5:30 p.m.

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

2 -3RD GRADE BOOK CLUB (Elementary School) Wednesdays, Sep. 3; Oct. 1; Nov. 5 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!

LEGO BUILDERS (Ages 5-11) Fridays, Sep. 5, 19; Oct. 3, 17, 31; Nov. 14 4 - 5 p.m. Looking for something to do Friday afternoons? Join us for Lego Builders. We’ll provide the Legos and the space, you just need to bring your passion for play!

Join us for our 4 -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.

*INTERNATIONAL DOT DAY CELEBRATION (Ages 4-10) Monday, Sep. 15 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. Join Miss Erica in celebrating International Dot Day - a day to celebrate the book The Dot by Peter Reynolds. There will be the story, activities and crafts all about The Dot.

SATURDAY MATINEE (All Ages) Saturdays, Sep. 20; Oct. 18; Nov. 15 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! FAMILY STORYTIME (All Ages) Saturdays, Sep. 27; Oct. 25; Nov. 22 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Kathleen for books, songs, activities and crafts perfect for the whole family! HALLOWEEN HOOT (All Ages) Thursday, Oct. 30 6 - 7 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! *Registration is required. Commissioner Michael Page

*K/1 BOOK CLUB (Elementary School) Wednesdays, Sep. 17; Oct. 15; Nov. 19 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.

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Children’s Programs Programs for ki ds S o uthwe s t Reg ional TWEEN TUESDAY (Ages 9-12) Tuesdays 4 – 5 p.m. Every week we will have a different activity (and a snack!). No registration required. *FALL GARDENING FOR KIDS (Ages 4-11) Saturdays, Sep. 6; Oct. 18 2:30 - 3:10 p.m. Enjoy the garden in the fall! Each program includes time in the garden, a hands-on activity and a storytime.

*COMICS CLUB: THE DRAWBSTACLE COURSE! (Ages 8-12) Wednesday, Sep. 10 4 - 4:45 p.m. What can you do with one random squiggle? Can you base a figure drawing on five scattered dots? How will you incorporate suggestions into a drawing already in progress? Test your drawing mettle in the Drawbstacle Course!

*STAR WARS CLUB (Ages 6-12) Thursdays, Sep. 18; Oct. 16; Nov. 20 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, make Star Wars related crafts and much more. May the Force be with you! Make it even more fun by coming in costume!

*GREEKOLOGY: KNOW YOUR MYTHS! (Ages 7-12) Wednesdays, Sep. 24; Nov. 5 Thursday, Oct. 9 4 - 4:45 p.m. Each month we will focus on a different Greek god or hero. We will play games, make crafts and learn trivia.

*COMICS WORKSHOP WITH ERIC KNISLEY (Ages 8-14) Wednesdays, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 4 - 5 p.m. Learn to make comics with artist Eric Knisley in this four-session workshop. Students will learn basics such as page composition, character design and story structure.

St an f or d L . War r en *COMICS FEST (All Ages) Saturday, Oct. 25 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Join us for our 4th annual Comics Fest! We will have workshops and presentations from local and national comics artists. Check durhamcountylibrary.org/comicsfest for a guest list and schedule! Registration may be required for some workshops.

*LITTLE CRAWLER HALLOWEEN PARTY (Ages 0-23 months) Thursday, Oct. 30 9:30 - 10 a.m. Join us for costumes, stories, songs and some not too spooky fun!

*LITTLE BOO BASH HALLOWEEN PARTY (Ages 2-5) Thursday, Oct. 30 2 - 2:45 p.m. Join us for costumes, stories, crafts, games, and some not too spooky fun!

*MONSTER MASH HALLOWEEN BASH (Ages 6-12) Thursday, Oct. 30 4 - 4:45 p.m. Join us for tricks, treats, games and lots of spooky fun!

HAUNTED HOUSE (All Ages) Thursday, Oct. 30 4 - 8 p.m. If you’re looking for a good scream, come explore the library’s haunted house. There will be ghouls, ghosts and creepy crawlies. Get ready for a frightfully fun time! No registration required.

MONDAY MORNING STORYTIME (Pre-school) Mondays (No Storytime 9/1 or 11/24) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Pre-school aged children come and join us for interactive stories, songs and games, and a fun craft! Large groups, please call in advance so that we can accommodate you. STORYTIME WITH MS. TRISH (Pre-school) Wednesdays (No Storytime Sep. 17; Oct. 15; Nov. 12, 19, 26) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Come enjoy a fun time with music, dancing, reading books and doing crafts.

GARDEN CLUB (6-12) Tuesdays, Sep. 9; Oct. 7; Nov. 4 5 - 6 p.m. Come and learn about all types of plants as we tend our own library garden with Master Gardener Ms. Melissa. DRIVE IN AT THE LIBRARY (All ages) Tuesdays Sep. 16; Oct. 14; Nov. 11 6 - 8 p.m. Join us for movie night at the library! Call 919-560-0273 for movie feature title. *COOKING WORKSHOP SERIES (6-12) Tuesdays, Sep. 23; Oct. 21; Nov. 18 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!

GROSSOLOGY WORKSHOP (6-12, Teens) Monday, Oct. 27 2 - 3 p.m. Are you ready for Halloween? Celebrate all things gooey, icky and gross in this hands-on workshop. FALL FESTIVAL PARTY (6-12, Teens) Monday, Oct. 27 2 - 3 p.m. Children and teens, stop by after attending the Grossology Workshop next door for some good food, games and crafts. *Registration is required.

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Profile for Durham County Library

Branching Out - Children's: Fall 2014  

Durham County Library's teen programming guide.

Branching Out - Children's: Fall 2014  

Durham County Library's teen programming guide.

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