Starfish Family Services: Activity Times

Starfish Family Services LogoOn Thursday, May 23 from 6:30-8:30 PM, Starfish Family Services presents Activity Times to Support Learning and Development. Trained staff will explain how to support all children's learning and development during activity times. They will also explain the importance of active learning. Bring your children, free daycare is provided by Starfish's licensed daycare providers.

Sylvan Saturdays: Study Strategies Workshop

Sylvan Learning Center LogoMake your mom happy on Mother's Day weekend and bring her to Sylvan Learning Center's make it/take it study strategies workshop. This is a fun interactive workshop where moms* AND middle school students will work together to create study aids to use during upcoming tests and final exams. This could be the best present you ever gave your mom! Join us on Saturday, May 11 from 10:00-11:30 AM. There will be door prizes at this event. Registration begins April 25.
*Moms need not attend for student to benefit from this program.

Biodiversity LIVE!

On Sunday, April 14 from 2:00-3:00 PM, The Organization for Bat Conservation will present Biodiversity LIVE!  Explore the amazing variety of wildlife on planet Earth. Discover the interconnectedness between plants and animals. Topics include the balance of natural ecosystems, how humans are impacting biodiversity (habitat destruction, invasive species, climate change), and simple actions that can be taken to protect wildlife from extinction. Live animals include a bearded dragon, sugar glider and a large fruit bat.

Starfish Family Services: Let's Be Friends

On Monday, April 8 from 9:30-11:30 AM, Starfish Family Services presents Let's Be Friends: Supporting Children's Social and Emotional Development.  Trained staff will explain how a young child's thinking and reasoning impacts their social relationships.  They will help parents, caregivers and daycare providers identify ways to help children learn about others, develop environmental strategies to encourage friendships and practice interaction strategies that support social learning. Bring your children, free daycare is provided by Starfish's licensed daycare providers.

Starfish Family Services - Caregiver Interactions

On Thursday, March 28, 9:00-11:30 AM trainers from Starfish Family Services will present the workshop Caregiver Interactions: What You Say Is Important.  They will share what techniques may be used to enhance caregiver-child interactions.  Parents, grandparents and day-care providers are all welcome.  Bring your children, too as Starfish's licensed childcare providers will be on hand to watch them during the workshop. 

University of Michigan FSR Workshops: Can you Feel the Beat?

This year at CPL, the University of Michigan's Museum of Natural History presents a series of three, fun Family Reading and Science workshops titled Just Like me: exploring culture, biology and the human experience. To tie in with their temporary exhibition at the museum called RACE: Are we so different? (February 2013-June 2013), they are focusing on and exploring how biology, anthropology, physics, geography and chemistry all play a part in race and culture.

Awesome Mid-Winter Break Activities

Join us during Mid-Winter Break for the following awesome activities...

Monday - Mid-Winter Break Movie Madness, 12:00 - 8:45 PM
Tuesday - Make a T-shirt Tote, 2:00-3:00 PM
          STEM Series: Supermarket Science,  7:00-7:45 PM
Wednesday - Creatapillars, 2:00-3:00 PM
Thursday - Tooth Fairy Party, 7:00-8:00 PM
Friday - LEGO Fun, 2:00-3:00 PM
Saturday - Sylvan ACT Prep Test, 9:30-1:30 PM (Sophomores and Juniors only please)

Some programs are drop in, others require registration so follow the links to the program calendar and plan out your week! 

This will also be our last week of Preschool, Family and Baby Storytimes until the Spring. 

Gustafer Yellowgold's Rock Melon Tour

Give a sunshiney, warm welcome to Gustafer Yellowgold! A friendly creature who came to Earth from the sun, Gustafer is living out an explorer’s life in a slightly psychedelic version of the Minnesota woods with a sensitive Dragon, fashionista Pterodactyl, his best friend the Eel, among many others.  The Rock Melon Tour is a multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling presented by its creator, Morgan Taylor. Although Gustafer and his world were created for children and family enjoyment, its unique crossover appeal has earned the show a wild-card opening act for Wilco and The Polyphonic Spree.  Join us on February 28 at 7:00 PM for a free performance. Don't forget to stay Yellow!
[photo credit: Erin Patrice O'Brien]

Mid-Winter Movie Madness

Join us on Monday, February 18 from 12:00-8:45 PM for an all-day family movie extravanganza.  You may bring pillows, snacks, even your own comfy blankets or chairs. 

12:00-1:00 - Wallace and Gromit shorts (G) Join the loveable duo of Wallace and Gromit; inventors of all manner of useful devices.
1:00-3:00 - The Incredibles (PG). A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.
3:30-5:30 - Spirited Away (PG). On a family outing, ten-year-old Chihiro loses her parents to a strange curse and stumbles upon a very weird holiday resort inhabited by bizarre gods and monsters.  It is there that she must learn the rules of the land in order to save her parents and herself. 
5:45-8:30 - Dark Knight Rises (P-13) Bane, a brutally ruthless terrorist leader, executes a sinister plan to tear apart Gotham and Batman's legacy piece by piece. Physically and spiritually pushed to the edge, Bruce Wayne must rediscover himself to 'Rise' and save his city.

What a great way to start you Mid Winter break!

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