In case you missed our Turkey storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own wild turkey storytime at home.

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Gobble, gobble by Cathryn Falwell

A child observes wild turkeys through the seasons. Includes facts about this classic American bird.

 

In case you missed our Whale storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own deep sea storytime at home.

 

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An giant squid brags about being bigger than everything else in the ocean--almost.

 

In case you missed our Blue storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own colorful storytime at home.

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Bear sees colors by Karma Wilson

While taking a walk with Mouse, Bear meets many other friends and sees colors everywhere.

Death features in everyone's life, in one way or another. There are many books that discuss small-d death. But occasionally Death himself (sometimes herself) takes center stage. One lovely picture book that features Death as a character can be found on MeL: Death, Duck, and the Tulip by Wolf Erlbruch. More books in which the reader meets Death can be found below.

Jack Death by M. L. Windsor

Jack and Nadine, two ordinary kids with pretty unusual parents, live in a place inhabited by magical creatures with a big problem after a villain destroys the Magical Creature Reserve, releasing some ghastly creatures into their midst.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers' attention in the book known as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger's new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J. K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. Never before have Muggles been privy to these richly imaginative tales.

If you're looking to pick up a story about family, give one of these a try. Many of them highlight a challenge facing a particular family, or emphasize family connections. All of these titles are also available in audio book formats, which make them uniquely suited to family reading.

Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
Also available in: e-book | audiobook

While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building.

Also available in: e-book | audiobook

A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything.

There's nothing like a good witchy tale to get in the mood for Halloween. The best witches have a practical head on their shoulders and a good sense of humor, and make for interesting and exciting stories. Here are a few favorites.

Castle Hangnail by Ursula Vernon
Also available in: e-audiobook

When little, twelve-year-old Molly arrives at Castle Hangnail to fill the vacancy for a wicked witch, the minions who dwell there have no choice but to give her the job and at first it seems she will be able to keep the castle open, but Molly has quite a few secrets that could cause trouble. Molly is sweet and spunky, but will she be able to overcome her faults?

Traces the story of dancer-turned-magician Adelaide Herrmann, placing her achievements against a backdrop of period conventions about women in the arts and her determination to continue her work after the death of her husband. This is a true story of a woman determined to make it in a magician's world.

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.

**NOTE: The library is closed on November 23 and 24. There will be no programming on that day.

**NOTE: On Thursday, November 30 the 10:00 AM storytime is cancelled.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, November 25 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, November 27 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 28 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, November 28 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, November 29 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 30 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Friday, December 1 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, December 2 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, December 4 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Tuesday, December 5 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Friends' Activity Room
Tuesday, December 5 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, December 6 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, December 7 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM Community Room
Thursday, December 7 - 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM Community Room
Friday, December 8 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM Friends' Activity Room

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.

**NOTE: The library is closed on November 23 and 24. There will be no programming on that day.

**NOTE: On Thursday, November 30 the 10:00 AM storytime is cancelled.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, November 25 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, November 27 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, November 28 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, November 29 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, November 30 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, December 2 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, December 4 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, December 5 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, December 6 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, December 7 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Thursday, December 7 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Community Room
Saturday, December 9 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friends' Activity Room
Monday, December 11 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room
Tuesday, December 12 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM Friends' Activity Room
Wednesday, December 13 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM Community Room

 

In case you missed our Tea Party storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras to do your own elegant and delicious storytime at home.

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Tea party rules by Ame Dyckman

An friendly, but firm little girl makes a bear cub follow all the rules at her tea party before he is allowed to eat any of the cookies. Things don't turn out quite how either of them planned.

 

In case you missed our giraffe storytime this week, don't worry. Here are some of the fun stories and songs we shared, plus some extras for sharing your own very tall and fast storytime at home. 

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Blue & Bertie by Kristyna Litten

Bertie the giraffe oversleeps and becomes separated from his herd, but a new friend helps him get home and gives him a new perspective in the process.

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