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Get Moving! Music and Movement Activities for Kids

Monday, October 31 at 10:00 a.m.

Join us for a morning of music, dancing and movement! Guaranteed to get your toddler or preschooler moving and a smile on their face.

Storytime with Miss Emily

Every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Preschool/Toddlers

Storytime is so much more than books! Come Talk, Sing, Play, Write, and Read with us as we grow into great readers!

Arts-ploration!

Every Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.

Preschool/Toddlers

Get creative exploring art through open-ended activities with a variety of materials! Each session will start with a story, followed by an art activity with a focus on the process rather than the result. For children around ages 2-5. Dress for mess!

Storytime with Miss Deb

Every Thursday (starting Sept. 22), 9:30 a.m.

Preschool/Toddlers

Special guest and retired teacher Deb Caldwell volunteers her time, joy, and experience to bring us a special storytime!

ABC’s Can be Easy

Fridays at 11:00 a.m.

Join us for an alphabet class that will be fun and help your child learn the alphabet, an essential early literacy skill. This class is for children ages 2-4 with an adult.  We will focus on 5 letters at a time, and each week we will practice recognizing, naming and writing each letter through hands-on activities designed to get your child excited about learning.  There will be hand outs for practicing at home as well. Registration Required.

Fall Crafts

Thursday, Oct. 27, 10:00 a.m.

All Ages

Come and enjoy some fall crafts. 

deLIGHTful Diwali

Thursday, Oct. 27, 1:30 p.m.

All Ages

Diwali is an Indian celebration of good over evil, light driving out darkness–and great food! Join us to decorate the library sidewalks with rangolis, bright mandala patterns, in chalk. We’ll celebrate light by making paper lanterns and diyas to hold tea lights. Whether you celebrate Diwali at home or not, this will be a fun afternoon of crafts and learning!

Spooky City-SAFE TRICK-OR-TREATING

Saturday, Oct. 29, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The library will be handing out treats to all costumed children while supplies last. Need to take a break from the crowds? Head inside the library for a quick craft!

Dine and Discuss James A Garfield with Historian Tim Mutterer

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for storytelling at its finest with American Historian Tim Mutterer. For this program, he will talk about President James Garfield. Tim will be supplying pizza and door prizes! ALL AGES WELCOME!

Dia de los Muertos Movie Party

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m.

Family Event

Join Miguel on a magical journey to the land of the dead to find his great grandfather. We’ll make paper flowers just like the marigold bridge the dead cross over in this heart-touching movie. Light snacks will be provided and everyone will get to decorate their own calavera sugar cookies!

DIY Paper Basket Decorations

Monday, Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m.

All Ages

Celebrate Native American Heritage month with this hands-on craft! While Indigenous American cultures are widely diverse, many have a history and connection to weaving as an artform. Today we’ll learn a little about the Ojibwe basket weaving tradition as we create paper baskets to decorate our homes this fall.

Loom Beading

Monday, Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m.

All Ages

Celebrate Native American Heritage month with this hands-on craft! Members of the Potawatomi nation in Wisconsin have been beading bracelets and bands of all kinds on looms for time immemorial. Today, we’ll talk about this tradition and practice a simplified version of this craft to make some simple bracelets. 

Get Moving! Music and Movement Activities For Kids

Mondays, September 19th, October 3rd, 17th and 31st, 10:00 a.m.

Join Ms. Bree for a morning of singing, dancing and large motor games! Guaranteed to help your toddler or preschooler get their wiggles out.

Once Upon a Cuento: Story Time in Spanish and English

Mondays, September 26th, October 10th and 24th, 10:00 a.m.

Join us for a bilingual story time in Spanish and English! For toddlers and preschoolers, this story time will have some familiar favorites of books, songs and finger plays in both Spanish and English, along with traditional stories and songs from Latin American cultures.

ABC’s Can Be Easy!

Every Friday (starting Sept. 23), 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Join us for an alphabet class that will be fun and help your child learn the alphabet, an essential early literacy skill. This class is for children ages 2-4 with an adult.  We will focus on 5 letters at a time, and each week we will practice recognizing, naming and writing each letter through hands-on activities designed to get your child excited about learning.  There will be handouts for practicing at home as well.

Threatening Weather
Please call the library at 262-342-1130 to see if we are open and programs are not canceled.  We alert Channels 4, 6 and 12 when the library is closed due to bad weather.