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African American History Month Storybook Quilt

The Patchwork PathCome this Saturday, February 28th at 11:00 am and listen to The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom by Bettye Stroud, her patchwork quilt is not just a precious memento of Mama, it's a series of hidden clues that will guide them along the Underground Railroad to Canada.  After we will look at and discuss the quilt in the book and work on a quilt inspired craft.

Catch the Reading Bug Game

Kids, can you catch the reading bug?  Grab a game sheet and pencil in the children's area and circle each bug you spy on the bulletin boards, write down the title of your favorite buggy book and color the bug on the back. When you are finished bring your game sheet to the desk for a buggy prize.

Valentine Stories, Crafts and Clubs

The Day it Rained HeartsLove, Hugs and Kisses are here this week at the Northwest Branch Library.  Starting with preschool storytime Tuesday, February 10th at 10:30 come and hear stories about the heart and friendship, then make a valentine tree for Mom, Dad or someone special and do a candy hearts activity. This program is for children ages 3+.

Everything is Awesome at LEGO Club

At the last LEGO Club the challenge was to fill a cup with LEGO bricks that you pick from the pools then build LEGO CLUBsomething useful using all the LEGO bricks that are in your cup.  There were some pretty cool creations.  Next, we took it all apart and combined with the other builders at the table to create something even better because we were working together.  Take a look at what the kids created.  Want to join the fun?  T

Rodeo Reads for Little Buckaroos

rodeoJoin me for Rodeo Storytime Tuesday, February 3rd at 10:30am in the meeting room.  We will sing cowboy songs, read stories and do a western craft. Come dressed in your western wear and bring and camera.  Come 30 minutes early to get a ticket at the Information Desk because space is limited.   

Babies Love Storytime

It is time to get your baby off to a great start at the library.  We have a Baby Giggles class for children birth to 11 months, Babiesgeared for babies not yet walking. It meets every Wednesday at 1:00 pm for 45 minutes.

Gingerbread House Workshops

Do you want to build a gingerbread house?  It's that time of year again.  We will be building the houses this Saturday, December 20th at 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm.  Each workshop lasts 45 minutes and has room for 35 builders between the ages of 4-11 with the help of their  caregivers.  All you need to do is get a free ticket at the desk available 30 minutes before each workshop begins.

Panamanian Children's Celebration

PanamaThis Saturday, November 8th at 1:00 pm come celebrate the Panama Canal's 100th Panama Canalanniversary with us.  See a collection of art from the children of Panama, which will be on disp

Chess Club

This Thursday, May 8th at 4:30 pm will be the start of a new Chess Club.  We will meet once a month through August, so check the online calendar for future dates and times.  The club is informal and is for beginners who want to learn how to play as well as for those who know how to play but need strategy tips. It is recommended for children ages 7-12.

LEGO Club Challenge 3

For this challenge we focused on  games.  We went back to the 12 by 12 plates, but this time we created a marble maze.  The maze could start from the outside and end on the outside or start from the outside and end in the middle.  Everyone got super creative and added bridges, arches, caves, jumps and more.  Next, everyone got a chess piece as inspiration to create that piece out of LEGO for our chess game board. The finished product was awesome!  We had a drawing for Lego movie posters and mini-figs and you can look forward to a similar drawing next time.  Come to our next meeting Saturday, February 22nd from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm we will build something awesome!

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