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Branching Out Highlights of News & Events for Dec. 2013 - Feb. 2014

Anai K., Aubrie K., Asavion B.

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Rags to Riches presents The Gingerbread Boy Saturday - Thursday, Dec. 7-12 Join the fun and adventure as Gerry, the gingerbread boy, heads down the road in search of his fortune. Children and families of all ages are invited to attend! Main Library Bragtown Bookmobile South Regional Stanford L. Warren Southwest Regional North Regional

Saturday, Dec. 7 Thursday, Dec. 12 Monday, Dec. 9 Monday, Dec. 9 Monday, Dec. 9 Tuesday, Dec. 10 Tuesday, Dec. 10 Thursday, Dec. 12

3:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 3 p.m. 6 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 4 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate Black History Month with Akapoma African Music and Dance! Monday – Saturday, Feb. 3-8 Interactive drumming and dance workshops plus two full dance and music performances. Workshops are for ages 5 and up; performances are for all ages. Bragtown South Regional Stanford L. Warren East Regional Southwest Regional Main Library North Regional Main Library

Workshop Workshop Workshop Workshop Workshop Full Performance Full Performance Workshop

Monday, Feb. 3 Monday, Feb. 3 Tuesday, Feb. 4 Wednesday, Feb. 5 Wednesday, Feb. 5 Thursday, Feb. 6 Thursday, Feb. 6 Saturday, Feb. 8

10:30 a.m. 6 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 4 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m.

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

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

Holiday Closings Photography Cover - page 5, 7: Main Library’s storytime in October. Page 6, 8-10: Southwest Regional Library’s gardening event in October. Photography by staff. To become a photography sponsor, email grozier@dconc.gov.

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All Durham County Library locations will be closed: Winter Holiday Tuesday-Thursday, December 24-26, 2013 New Year Holiday Tuesday, December 31, 2013 (close at 6 p.m.) through Wednesday, January 1, 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 20, 2014


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Brag tow n Thursday Morning Storytime (Pre-school) Thursdays (No storytime Dec. 19, 26; Jan. 2, 23; Feb. 27) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, crafts, music and movement. Bilingual Storytime(Baby, Pre-school) Mondays, Dec. 23; Jan. 27; Feb. 24 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy stories and music in English and Spanish, and then get creative with a craft.

E as t Reg ional *Reading and Rolling Baby/ Toddler Storytime (Baby, 2 Year Olds) Tuesdays (No storytime Dec. 24) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Toddlers and babies can have an adventure almost anywhere – all you need is your imagination! Join Miss Tanika for books, songs and fun crafts.

*Fun with Group Storytime (Pre-school, 6-12 Year Olds) Mondays (No storytime Dec. 23, 30; Jan. 20) 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Group storytime is provided for schools, daycares, homeschoolers and other community groups. Come and enjoy stories, music, crafts and more.

*Pre-school Adventures Storytime (Pre-school) Wednesdays (No storytime Dec. 25; Jan. 1; Feb. 5) 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Enjoy stories, music, dancing and crafts.

*Weekend Storytime (Pre-school) Saturdays, Dec. 14; Jan. 4; Feb. 15 11 - 11:40 a.m. Mom and Dad, are you sad that you were unable to take your little one to storytime this week at the library? If you answered “yes,” this weekend storytime was designed with you in mind. Come out in your comfy clothes, and let the children’s librarian turn your frown into a smile.

Pajama Storytime (All Ages) Mondays (No storytime Dec. 23, 30; Jan. 20) 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 Dec. 26; Jan. 2) 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. Sessions are scheduled upon request. Groups only. Call Anna Cromwell at 919-560-0130 to schedule a library visit.

Saturday Morning Storytime (All Ages) Saturdays (No storytime Dec. 28; Jan. 4) 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! This program is designed for children from infancy to first grade. Lapsit Storytime (Baby) Mondays (No storytime Dec. 16, 23, 30; Jan. 20) 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Stories, fingerplays, music and more for children from infancy to 23 months of age. Toddler Storytime (2 Year Olds) Wednesdays (No storytime Dec. 25; Jan. 1) 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 for children 2 years of age.

Pre-school Storytime (Pre-school) Tuesdays (No storytime Dec. 24, 31) 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. This program is for children ages 3, 4 and 5 years old.

Nor th Reg ional Baby Lapsit (Baby) Wednesdays (No storytime Dec. 25; Jan. 1) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for stories, rhymes and fingerplays. For 0-23 months. Movement and Music (Baby, Pre-school) Wednesdays and Thursdays (No program Dec. 25, 26; Jan. 1) 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Join us for a fun program filled with stories and songs. This is an opportunity to get out some energy by creating our own dance moves to fun children’s music. Drop In Storytime (Pre-school) Tuesdays (No storytime Dec. 24) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a program full of great stories, fun songs and tons of silliness! Perfect for little ones ages 2 and up. Drop In Storytime (Pre-school) Thursdays (No storytime Dec. 26; Jan. 2; Feb. 20, 27) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for a loud, fun and sometimes crazy program full of stories, songs and silliness! Perfect for little ones 2 and up. * Registration is required.

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S o uthwes t Reg ional Baby Lapsit Storytime – Session 2 (Baby) Wednesdays (No storytime Dec. 25; Jan. 1) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes for you and your baby. Ages 0-23 months.

S o uth Reg ional Lapsitters (Baby) Wednesdays (Beginning Jan. 8) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Erica for fingerplays, songs, rhymes and stories perfect for your baby (6-23 months). Rhymetime (Toddlers) Mondays (No rhymetime Jan. 20) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Lauren for songs, rhymes, fingerplays and lots of interactive fun for toddlers.

Baby Lapsit Storytime – Session 3 (Baby) Wednesdays (No storytime Dec. 25; Jan. 1) 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes for you and your baby. Ages 0-23 months.

Storytime For Twos (2 Year Olds) Thursdays (No storytime Dec. 26; Jan. 2) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Enjoy a storytime especially for your two year old with songs, fingerplays, stories and music.

Join our special guest Miss Judy for songs, music and stories in English and Spanish!

Terrific Tales Storytime! (Pre-school) Tuesdays (No storytime Dec. 24, 31) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Amy for stories, songs and lots of interactive fun for little ones. All ages.

Storytime (Pre-school) Tuesdays (Beginning Jan. 7) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join Miss Kathleen for books, songs, activities and crafts perfect for your pre-schooler.

Bilingual Fun: Spanish/ English Storytime with Ms. Patty (Pre-school) Tuesdays, Dec. 3, 17; Jan. 14, 28; Feb. 11, 25 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Bilingual Storytime (Pre-school) Monday, Dec. 9 11:30 a.m. – 12 noon

S o uthwe s t Reg ional Baby Lapsit Storytime – Session 1 (Baby) Mondays (No storytime Dec. 23; Jan. 20) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for songs, stories, rhymes and activities for you and your baby. Ages 0-23 months.

Baby Lapsit Storytime – Session 2 (Baby) Mondays (No storytime Dec. 23; Jan. 20) 11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Join us for songs, stories, rhymes and activities for you and your baby. Ages 0-23 months.

Baby Lapsit Storytime – Session 1 (Baby) Wednesdays (No storytime Dec. 25; Jan. 1) 9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Join us for stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes for you and your baby. Ages 0-23 months.

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Hola Amigos, come join Ms. Patty for stories and songs in Spanish and English.

Saturday Storytime (Pre-school) Saturdays, Dec. 7, 14; Jan. 11, 25; Feb. 1, 8, 22 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, Dec. 21; Jan. 18; Feb. 15 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 Dec. 16, 23, 30; Jan. 20) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Pre-school aged children, come and join us for interactive stories, songs, games and a fun craft! Storytime with Ms. Trish (Pre-school) Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11; Jan. 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 26 10:30 - 11 a.m. Come enjoy a fun time with music, dancing, reading books and doing a craft.

Es hora de Historia en Español! / It’s Spanish Storytime! (Pre-school, Kindergarten) Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 18; Jan. 15, 29; Feb. 12, 26 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!

*Tu B’Shevat Storytime with the Lerner School (Pre-school) Wednesday, Jan. 15 10:30 - 11 a.m. Join us for Jewish Storytime! Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat, the “new year of the trees,” with stories, crafts and a light snack. For children ages 18 months to 4 years old. Sponsored by the Lerner School. Registration is required. Register at rsvp@lernerschool.org.

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A Celebration of Storytelling Mar. 17-21

Join us for a week of events celebrating the art of storytelling, concluding with the Storytelling Festival on Friday, Mar. 21.

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Locations

*Toddler Tech Academy (Pre-school) Thursdays, Dec. 19; Jan. 23; Feb. 27 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Family Fun Friday (All Ages) Fridays, Dec. 13; Jan. 10; Feb. 14 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Learning with Einstein (Kindle Fire). Introduce your toddler to the world of technology with Einstein. Your toddler will learn to read, identify colors, numbers, shapes and much more.

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.

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.

* Registration is required.

Bragtown Library Family Literacy Center

Main Library

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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Programs for ki ds E as t Reg ional *Homeschool Learning Lab (Pre-school, Kindergarten, Elementary) Thursdays (No lab Dec. 26) 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Homeschoolers are invited to come out and participate in learning sessions. Call to find out topics that will be discussed.

*Holiday Movie Frenzy (Pre-school, Elementary) Saturdays, Dec. 7, 14, 21 3 - 4:30 p.m.

*Edible Holiday Art (Kindergarten, Elementary) Wednesday, Dec. 18 4 - 4:45 p.m.

Come out and watch a movie with your family and friends to get into the holiday spirit. Popcorn and a drink will be served.

Join us as we make some cool holiday art projects that you can eat when you finish.

*Pre-School Scholar (Pre-school) Thursdays (No program Dec. 26) 11 - 11:30 a.m.

*Pre-School Science Explorers (Pre-school, Kindergarten) Wednesdays, Dec. 11; Jan. 15; Feb. 19 4:30 - 5 p.m.

This program offers a structured environment for fun activities that prepare children (ages 3-5) for kindergarten. Activities focus on storytelling, letter and number recognition, phonics, listening and socialization skills.

*Library School in 20 Minutes (Kindergarten, 6-12 Year Olds) Saturdays, Dec. 7; Jan. 18 11 - 11:30 a.m.

Bring your child out to explore the wonderful world of science. This is a hands-on program.

*Snowflake Craft (Kindergarten, Elementary School) Sunday, Dec. 15 4 - 4:30 p.m. Have fun making and decorating your own paper snowflake.

Does your child know how to locate his/her own books in the library? If you answered “no,” join us as we help children navigate the library and learn library etiquette.

*Craft Mania (Pre-school, Kindergarten, 6-12 Year Olds) Thursdays, Dec. 19; Jan. 16; Feb. 13 4 - 4:45 p.m. Join us as we make great crafts. December: holiday craft; January: Black History craft; February: Valentine’s Day craft.

*Art Park (Pre-school, Kindergarten, 6-12 Year Olds) Saturdays, Dec. 21; Jan. 11; Feb. 22 11 - 11:45 a.m.

Does your child like art? Being creative? Having fun? Meeting other children? If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, then you should come spend part of your Saturday afternoon at our Creative “Art Park.”

*Computer Classes for Kids (Kindergarten, 6-12 Year Olds) Saturdays, Dec. 28; Feb. 8 3 - 3:45 p.m. Children will learn the basics of MS Office tools and a lesson about internet safety.

*Fun Friday (Pre-school, Elementary) Fridays, Jan. 10, 31; Feb. 21 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. On Fun Friday we play Wii, Xbox or board games. Call to find out each Friday’s activity.

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(left-right): Rui J., Can W., Leon Z.


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 br ar y Join Our Lego Club! (All Ages) Wednesdays (No programs Dec. 25; Jan. 21) 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! Santa’s Mailbox (All Ages) Dec. 1-15 Drop off a letter for Santa at the Children’s Unit Desk at the Main Library by Dec. 15, and receive one by mail in return! Be sure to clearly write your full name and address so that Santa’s helpers can deliver a letter to your home, especially for you! Chess for Children with Izaiah and Kyra Neal (All Ages) Tuesdays, Dec. 3; Jan. 7; Feb. 4 4 - 5 p.m. Want to learn how to play chess? Come and join Terence Neal as he and his children (Izaiah and Kyra) demonstrate how fun and simple chess can be. Learn how to set up a board, identify chess pieces, understand chess piece value and perform general movement.

*Holiday Puppetry with Ms. Laurel (Pre-school, Kindergarten, 3-6 Year Olds) Thursday, Dec. 5 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Join us for a holiday puppet show, “Santa Cures a Cold.” See a visual display, and learn about the different types of puppets used in puppetry. A craft session teaching stick puppetry will follow the show. This program is designed for groups.

*Drawing with Tom Czaplinski (6-12 Year Olds) Thursdays, Dec. 5, 12, 19 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. A weekly afternoon special – enjoy drawing classes with Tom Czaplinski. Learn sketching techniques, and improve your drawing skills through weekly projects.

*Cooking and Crafts with Laura Ingalls Wilder (6-12 Year Olds) Saturday, Dec. 7 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Join us as we cook and make a craft from one of the Little House on the Prairie books. This session: By the Shores of Silver Lake; Cooking Project: candied popcorn balls.

*3-D Snowflake Workshop (6-12 Year Olds) Saturday, Dec. 21 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

*A Visit with Santa (Pre-school, Kindergarten, 3-6 Year Olds) Monday, Dec. 16 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Learn the beautiful and intricate art of 3-D snowflake making – great for wintertime decorating. This is an ideal activity for parent and child to share together. Recommended for children ages 6 to 12 as scissors will be involved.

Skip the crowded malls, and come meet Santa at Durham County Library! Hear stories, sing songs and tell Santa what you want for Christmas. Bring your camera to get that special picture with Santa.

*Jingles the Clown’s Fun Hour! (Pre-school, Kindergarten, 3-6 Year Olds) Thursdays, Dec. 19; Jan. 23 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Come enjoy the zany antics of Jingles the Clown. Join us for games, a movie and a fun craft. This program is designed for groups.

*Love Tales – A Valentine’s Day Special! (Pre-school, Kindergarten, 3-6 Year Olds) Friday, Feb. 14 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Join Mickey Mouse and the gang as they celebrate Valentine’s Day with the one they love best, Y-O-U! Enjoy this lovable Disney classic followed by an easy to make and delicious treat to share with someone you love.

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Programs for ki ds Nor th Reg ional *Marshmallow Tinkertoys! (Elementary) Monday, Dec. 2 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

*Hiawatha for Homeschoolers (Elementary, Middle) Wednesday, Jan. 15 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join us for a contest full of sweet fun as we see who can build the tallest tower and the strongest bridge!

Join Casey as he shares the myths and legends of several Native American Tribes, teaches you how to make frybread and shares the secret of Seneca Snow.

*Science Madness: Winter Edition! (Elementary) Monday, Dec. 16 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Join Casey as he teaches you the wintry side of science with snow making, frost production and homemade ice cream!

*Commando Cooking with Casey (Elementary) Monday, Jan. 6 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Join Casey as he teaches you how to cook with what you have on hand! This month’s theme: Bookish Bruschetta and Easy Italian.

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*Cartooning with Casey (Elementary) Monday, Jan. 27 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Join Casey as he teaches you how to draw 3D igloos and ice floes in this winter edition of our cartooning series!

*Commando Cooking for Homeschoolers (Elementary) Wednesday, Jan. 29 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Join Casey as he teaches you how to cook something tasty with items you might find hidden in the back of your kitchen cabinets! This month’s ingredient: Yellow Cake Mix.

*The Winter Laugh-Olympics (Elementary) Monday, Feb. 10 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Join us for an indoor run through some of the events of the Winter Olympics! Amaze the world with your indoor Olympic skills in the Half Pipe challenge, the “Bobsled” race and the Snowball Olympic Ring Toss. End your day with a taste of edible Olympic torches!

(left-right): Rui J., Helen M., Rosalie S., Roger Z., Sven L., Leon Z.


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 *Super Mondays (6-11 Year Olds) Mondays, Dec. 2; Jan. 6; Feb. 17 6 - 6:45 p.m. Join us for our new Super Monday craft program! Children ages 6-11 will have the chance to make a cool craft to take home. *2nd-3rd Grade Book Club (Elementary School) Wednesdays, Dec. 4; Jan. 8; Feb. 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! Saturday Matinee (All Ages) Saturdays, Dec. 7; Jan. 4; Feb. 1 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! *Library How-To for Homeschoolers (Elementary) Wednesday, Dec. 11 11 a.m. - 12 noon Is the public library your school library? Join us for our first Library How-To for Homeschoolers. This program will show elementary-aged students and their parents how to better navigate the library catalog and other resources.

*4th-5th Grade Book Club (Elementary School) Thursdays, Dec. 12; Jan. 9; Feb. 13 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. *Holiday Cookie Houses (6-11 Year Olds) Saturday, Dec. 14 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. You are invited to attend our very special Holiday Cookie House program! We will provide the cookies, frosting and treats, so all you need to do is bring is your creativity! *K/1 Book Club (Elementary School) Wednesdays, Dec. 18; Jan. 15; Feb. 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.

*Holiday Sing-A-Long Celebration (Pre-school) Saturday, Dec. 21 11 a.m. - 12 noon You are invited to our very special Holiday Sing-A-Long Celebration! Join Miss Erica and Miss Kathleen for a morning of winter themed songs, stories and a craft! For ages 5 and under. Lego Builders (Elementary) Saturdays, Dec. 28; Jan. 25; Feb. 22 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! Craftastic Kids (Elementary School) Mondays, Jan. 13, 27; Feb. 10, 24 6 - 6:45 p.m. Do what you want to do at Craftastic Kids! We bring the supplies; you bring your imagination.

* Registration is required.

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Children’s Programs Programs for ki ds S o uthwe s t Reg ional Bookworm Wednesday (Elementary) Wednesdays 4 - 5 p.m. Come read at the library after school on Wednesdays, and earn free books! Bring your own book, or let Miss Allie find you a new favorite. At your first meeting, you will get a button. Each Wednesday after that, you will receive one sticker. Collect five stickers and you get a free book!

St an f or d L . War r en *Kids Comics Club (Elementary) Wednesdays, Jan. 8; Feb. 5 4 - 4:45 p.m. Join us to learn how to draw your own autobiographical comics! We will do drawing exercises, play comics games and have free drawing time. For more information about the Durham Comics Project, check out our website at durhamcomicsproject.org.

*Gingerbread House Showdown (All Ages) Tuesday, Dec. 10 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Children of all ages, come and create a masterpiece in Stanford L. Warren Library’s second annual Gingerbread House Showdown! And yes, you get to take your candy creation home!

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!

Monday Morning Storytime (Pre-school) Mondays (No storytime Dec. 16-30; Jan. 20) 10:30 - 11 a.m. Come and join us for interactive stories, songs, games and a fun craft.

*Battle of the Crafts (6-12 Year Olds) Tuesdays, Jan. 14; Feb. 18 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Competitive creativity! When given a few different materials, what can you create? Theme for January: Winter Wonders. No instructions will be provided; just use what you get, and see what you can create. Patrons will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite creation throughout the week.

Lego Club (Elementary) Fridays, Dec. 6, 20; Jan. 3, 17, 31; Feb. 14, 28 4 - 4:45 p.m. Create your own Lego masterpiece! We supply LEGO and DUPLO bricks. For children ages 6 to 12.

Storytime with Ms. Trish (Pre-school) Wednesdays 10:30 - 11 a.m. Come enjoy a fun time with music, dancing, books and crafts.

Valentine’s Bash (All Ages) Tuesday, Feb. 11 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Whether you love it or hate it, come celebrate this special holiday @ the library! Join us for games, crafts, sweets and treats.

*4th Annual Kids Cookie Swap (Pre-school, Elementary) Saturday, Dec. 7 3 - 4 p.m.

Garden Club (Elementary School, Middle School, Teen) Tuesdays, Dec. 3; Jan. 7; Feb. 4 4 - 5 p.m. Come and learn about all types of plants as we tend our own library garden with Master Gardener Ms. Melissa.

*Confidential: Mystery Book Club (Elementary) Tuesdays, Dec. 3; Jan. 7; Feb. 4 4 - 4:45 p.m.

Join us for an easy and rewarding way to combine baking, fun and gift giving. Each child should bring two and a half dozen cookies to share. Step 1: We will make a simple treat. Step 2: Swap your cookies (homemade or store bought). Step 3: Enjoy a sample or two of cookies. Step 4: Remember to bring a container to take some cookies home!

*Superhero Series (Elementary) Wednesdays, Dec. 11; Jan. 22; Feb. 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.

* Registration is required.

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Branching Out - Children's: Winter 2013-2014