Kids

Minecraft Club

Participate in themed builds with your friends using Minecraft's Creative Mode. Collaborate, show off your skills, and provide feedback for future events. You never know when we may go survival mode. No swearing or griefing will be allowed. Participants must have a basic knowledge of the game and have their own PC account. Demo, Playstation, tablet and XBox accounts are not compatible with our server.

For ages 7 and up. Registration Required and will open one month prior to event.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

ABC Activity Time

ABC Time

ABC Activity Time offers a safe and informal environment for caregivers to interact with their young children. Experience a variety of hands-on and imaginative play opportunities while building social and cooperative skills with other young children and caregivers. No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Monday, January 30 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Room
Tuesday, January 31 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, January 31 -
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, February 1 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Room
Thursday, February 2 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Room
Friday, February 3 -
1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, February 4 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Monday, February 6 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Community Room
Tuesday, February 7 -
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, February 7 -
7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Friends' Activity Room

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Family Storytime

Storytime

Family Storytime provides an opportunity for caregivers to actively engage with their children under age 5. Together with a Youth Librarian, you can build early literacy skills in a welcoming environment through meaningful stories, songs, and play. Encourage a love of language and reading while practicing listening and cooperative tasks. We look forward to sharing this experience with you. Every Family Storytime is followed by a half hour of ABC Activity Time. No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Thursday, February 2 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Saturday, February 4 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Monday, February 6 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Tuesday, February 7 -
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, February 8 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Thursday, February 9 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Saturday, February 11 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Friends' Activity Room
Monday, February 13 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room
Tuesday, February 14 -
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, February 15 -
10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Community Room

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Winter Break Movie Madness

Who's got free movies showing during Winter Break? We do! Bring your own pillows, and/or blankets to cozy-up with and your own snacks to munch on. We will provide the hottest new releases on our big screen. No registration required.

12/28 - Finding Dory - The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. (Rated PG, run time 97 minutes)
01/03 - BFG - A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children. Based on the book by Roald Dahl. (Rated PG, run time 117 minutes)

01/06 - Secret Life of Pets - The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes. (Rated PG, run time 87 minutes)

 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Music can inspire us during our worst times, or be the backbone of a celebration. Check out some of these stories about the people behind the music, and check the links for where to listen to their tunes.

Little Melba and her big trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown

A biography of African American musician Melba Doretta Liston, a virtuoso musician who played the trombone and composed and arranged music for many of the great jazz musicians of the twentieth century. Includes afterword, discography, and sources. Her music can be interloaned through MeL.

With rhythmic swirls of words and pictures, Suzanne Slade and Stacy Innerst beautifully reveal just how brilliantly Gershwin reached inside his head to create his masterpiece, Rhapsody in Blue. It's a surprising and whirlwind composition of notes and sounds and one long wail of a clarinet-dazzling and daring, just like George Gershwin himself!

Read about the beginnings of hip hop and break dancing. 

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, but any time of year is a good time to stop and be thankful for what we have. Check out these picture books for tales of gratitude that can be enjoyed all year long.

Attitude of gratitude by Julie Andrews

It's Gratitude Day at school! Gerry is ready to be grateful and kind all day long. She's excited to give her best compliments, she's donated a beautiful painting to her class's art gallery, and she even has the perfect jar contribution ready for the food drive. But when disaster strikes, it's tough to stay grateful--even on Gratitude Day! Can Gerry prove that a fairy princess always has the right attitude of gratitude?

A celebration of how the body's parts work together, from hands and eyes to lips and heart, allowing one to exist in the wondrous universe. Includes instructions for making a book.

Thank you for me! by Marion Dane Bauer

In this lyrical text, a young child lists body parts from nose to toes, giving thanks for each along the way.  A subtle reminder of our deepest core values, Thank You for Me! is a delightful celebration of gratitude.
 

Little Bear and Thorndyke

Hey Kids,

Sometimes the world is a rough place, so I'm taking a minute today to remind myself to be kind to others. It can be hard to show kindness when we're feeling angry or scared, but nothing makes me feel better than finding something nice to do for someone else. So if you're looking for books that might help you show understanding or compassion to someone who needs it, these are some of my favorite. I hope they inspire you, too. If you have your own inspiring books, please share them as a comment below.

Bear Hugs,

Thorndyke

Wolfie the bunny by Ame Dyckman

When her parents find a baby wolf on their doorstep and decide to raise him as their own, Dot is certain he will eat them all up until a surprising encounter with a bear brings them closer together.

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Also available in: audiobook | e-audiobook | video | e-video

Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts going to school and the other children make fun of it.

Fiction

Wildwood by Colin Meloy
Also available in: e-book | e-audiobook

Prue's life shifts from ordinary to extraordinary when her baby brother is kidnapped by a murder of crows and she must embark into the Impassable Wilderness, a dense forest in the center of Portland, Oregon, with her friend Curtis in tow, where the pair will encounter warring creatures, peaceful mystics, and other dark-minded, powerful figures.

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Also available in: e-book | audiobook

After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Also available in: audiobook | video

Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl.

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