Drop into the Community Room from 6:30-8:00pm on Thursday, May 5 to make a Michigan-themed nature craft with mom. All ages welcome. 

Scratch is a programming language used to create stories and games that can be shared with others all over the world. Join us in celebrating International Scratch Day on Saturday, May 14, from 2:00-3:00pm with an introduction to Scratch. For coders ages 9-12. Registration begins on April 26

Go green with these eco-friendly reads for kids!

Non-Fiction

Recycling, step by step by Jean Lundquist

Offers children a step-by-step overview of the recycling process, explaining what happens to each item after it goes to the recycling committee and why it is important to recycle.

Create Your Own Family Crest

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Join us in the Community Room for a fun and fascinating exploration of family history. Learn about heraldry designs and symbolism, then get creative and make a coat of arms for yourself or your family! All supplies will be provided. This program is open to all ages and families are encouraged to attend. No registration required.

Family Crest by Dewayne Neeley is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

El día de los niños/El día de los libros, commonly known as Día, is a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. Visit http://dia.ala.org for more information on celebrating this day. The celebration is intended to be year-round, culminating on April 30. (Text from ALSC)

The Día Family Book Club provides worksheets for the following titles with discussion questions and suggested activities to try together. 

Suggested for Ages 4-8

Cora cooks pancit by Dorina K Lazo Gilmore

When all her older siblings are away, Cora's mother finally lets her help make pancit, a Filipino noodle dish. Includes recipe for pancit.

Mythology Mania

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Can't get enough of Zeus, Thor, and Osiris? Take a journey through the ancient world with games, activities, and crafts inspired by Greek, Norse, and Egyptian mythology. You'll even have a chance to write your own myth!

Registration begins on July 22. For ages 7-12. 

Athena & Pegasus by Séb is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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Tween Trivia

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Show off your smarts at Tween Trivia! Come with friends or team up when you arrive to compete for prizes and trivia glory. Categories will range from Math and Science to Arts and Entertainment!

Upcoming sessions

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Mystery Masterpiece

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It's your turn to create a masterpiece! Each participant will make one piece of the masterpiece puzzle, then work together to reveal which famous painting you've created. 

For budding artists ages 7-10. Registration begins June 24. 

Markers, Pens, Pencils, and Paint Prushes by Liana_Kyle is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Upcoming sessions

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Ice Cream Maker Space

Ice cream lovers ages 6-16 are invited to join us in our Ice Cream Maker Space program! Learn how to make delicious homemade ice cream with all ingredients supplied - just bring your sweet tooth and enjoy. Registration is required.

Please sign up for one of the time slots. Registration begins on June 23.

Vanilla Ice Cream by Liliana Fuchs is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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