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Black History Month Display and Programs

DisplayAll month in the Children's Library will be a display of Black picture book authors or illustrators and biographies of extraordinary Black Americans. Join us February 23rd at 10:30 am for a preschool jazz storytime. Listen to stories about jazz legends, make your own instrument while you listen to jazz records play.  Ages 3-5.  Join us February 27th at 2:00 pm for a quilt storytime. Come and listen to Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson.

Gingerbread House Workshop

Do you want to build a gingerbread house?  It's that time of year again.  We will be building the houses Monday, December 21st at  2:00 pm.  The workshop lasts 45 minutes and has room for 36 builders between the ages of 5-11 with the help of their  caregivers.  All you need to do is get a free ticket at the desk available 30 minutes before the workshop begins. In the meeting room all the supplies will be ready, the graham crackers, frosting, candy and tools for building all we need is your imagination. It happens one day only, so don't miss out!

Star Wars Day

Star Wars started a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, and it captured the imaginations of everyone who saw it.  Now another generation of Stars Wars is here and Northwest Branch Library wants to celebrate. Come dressed as your favorite character and join us Saturday, December 19th from 10 am to 4 pm.  In our meeting room will be Space City Sabers, a group that will teach kids 5+ light saber skills.  Tickets will be available 15 minutes before each session at the top of the hour 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm.  Space is limited to 10 kids per session.

Butterflies at the Library

butterfly wallbutterflyCelebrate citizenship month and create your own origami butterfly and leave the library a special message.  At the table near the children's area is a basket of paper and instructions, if you get stuck come and ask for help at the desk.  Once you are finished add it to our growing collection of butterflies.  We come from all over the world.  We embrace transformation, we make our way in faith, and we emerge from our transitions as brilliantly as the butterfly.  We also have caterpillars ready to emerge as painted lady butterflies. Come soon, we will be letting them go next week.  

Diwali Children's Festival

Last Saturday at the library we learned about Diwali, the festival of lights. Vinanti Mistry presented giving a brief introduction of India, showed cultural objects, read stories and showed the children how to decorate a lamp called a diya and make rangoli chalk drawing.

Panamanian Children's Celebration

PanamaThis Saturday, November 7th at 11:00 am come celebrate the Panama Canal's 101st Panama Canalanniversary with us.  See a collection of art from the children of Panama, which will be on display all month. Hear stories about Panama.  See and touch cultural objects and learn more about the people and history of Panama presented by Nidya Pitti Granadino.  Stay for games, refreshments and crafts.  This event is for all ages.

Babytime was Spooktacular

Both the Baby Giggles and Baby Wiggles lap-sit times had a treat on Wednesday when they came dressed up for a Halloween party just for them.  Join us year round every Wednesday at 1:00 for infants birth to 12 months non-walking or 2:00 for ages 12-18 months walking.

Halloween Hoopla

Trick or Treat CountdownCome in costume this Saturday, October 24th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and join the fun with Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin, Swamp Fishing, Eyeball Toss, Spider Ring Toss, Monster Photo Area, Treat or Treat Toss, Crafts, and Go Trick or Treat around the Library for goodies.  We will have a Blacklight puppet show "Ghoulie Goblin" at 2:30 pm and again at 3:30 pm. For all ages.

Pumpkins & Candy Corn

Come this Thursday, October 15th at 4:30 after school and learn how to make a Rainbow Loom pumpkin bracelet or candy corn charm.  You can bring your own loom or we have some available to loan.  We also have some books to check out with more craft ideas.  All the bands will be provided. Ages 8+ Limit 16.

Look Whoooo's Having Fun

Here are a few pictures of the fun we had learning about Owls in Preschool Story Time, join us every Tuesday at 10:30. Last weekend learning about Hispanic Heritage during our Art Adventure program.

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