Kids

Beloved author Beverly Cleary turns 100 years old on April 12th.  She started publishing books in 1950, with Henry Huggins as the first in not only a series of books featuring Henry, his friend Beezus, and her sister Ramona, but also the first in a career spanning over 40 years. She's won several awards, including the Newbery Medal in 1984 for Dear Mr. Henshaw, Newbery Honors for Ramona and Her Father in 1978 and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 in 1982, and the National Book Award for Ramona and Her Mother in 1981. Her birthday has been recognized for years as National Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) Day to promote sustained silent reading. If you haven't checked out her writings already, take this opportunity to read one of her books in her honor. A number of these titles are also available for free to read on the computer or to listen to as audiobooks.

Image credit from State Library Photograph Collection, 1851-1990, Washington State Archives, Digital

Autobiographies About Her Life

"Generations of children have grown up with Henry Huggins, Ramona Quimby, and all of their friends, families, and assorted pets. For everyone who enjoyed the pranks and schemes, embarassing moments, and all of the other poignant and colorful images of childhood brought to life in Beverly Cleary books, here is the fascinating true story of the remarkable woman who created them." --From back of book.

ABC Sensory Time

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This walk-in program will feature learning toys and puzzles for children to play with, along with our NEW "sensory play" additions. These additions will feature themed sensory bins for children to explore. Sensory play encourages cognitive, social, physical and creative processes for young children.

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Animal Lover Yoga: All Ages

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Exercise like an animal! Stretch out like a puppy or relax like a butterfly in this 1-hour family-friendly yoga session, led by certified instructor Alyssa Beesley of West End Yoga. No experience necessary. Bring a mat or towel and join us in the Community Room for an all-ages tour through the animal kingdom! No Registration Required!

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Happy Birthday U.S.A.

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Come celebrate America's Birthday at our Independence Day program on June 28. Children ages 4-8 can wear red, white and blue, while enjoying stories, crafts and a snack at our patriotic party. Registration begins May 24.

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Giant Bowling

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This is bowling like you've never seen it before. Can you knock down our crazy, gigantic bowling pins? All ages.

Photo: Bowling Pins Being Hit by a Bowling Ball by Nan Palmero licensed under CC BY 2.0

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Hamster Races

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Bring your small, furry friend in a sealed ball and compete against others for prizes. If it can fit in a hamster ball it can compete in the races (mice, gerbils, and hamsters are allowed). Find complete set of rules and waiver form below. All forms must be completed and brought to the event in order to participate.

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Warcraft, the long-awaited World of Warcraft movie, is due out in theaters on June 10. Brush up on the history of Azeroth with a few of these reads.

Kids

Pearl of Pandaria by Micky Neilson

A young Pandaren named Li Li's desire for adventure leads her to leave her safe home, but when the outside world turns out to harbor unexpected dangers, she may need the assistance of the martial arts master sent out to bring her home safely.

Adults

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The latest TMNT movie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows will be out in theaters on June 3. Before you watch the movie, get ready by checking out other Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies, games, books, and more!

Books

Provides step-by-step instructions for drawing each of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as well as their sidekicks and foes.

Minecraft UNPLUGGED

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NO ACCOUNT REQUIRED! Come celebrate all things Minecraft away from the computer. We'll have activities, crafts and games. No registration required.

 

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