Family Coloring Night

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Calling all families! You are invited to join us for a relaxing evening of coloring. Coloring pages for adults and kids, as well as pencils and crayons, will be provided. Simply bring your kids, your creativity, and have fun coloring together. 

[Photomarathon: Patterns by Maxime De Ruyck is licensed under CC BY 2.0]

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Fun With Chocolate

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Calling all chocolate lovers between the ages of 7 and 10! Join us as we share some fun facts about the world's favorite sweet, play a chocolate guessing game, and make your own delicious treat to take home.

Registration begins on June 24.

[Ganaché de chocolate by Luisa Contreras is licensed under CC BY 2.0]

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Baby Drive-In

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Children ages 2 and under and their caregivers are invited to join us for a special drive in movie... but first you'll have to make something you can drive. We'll spend the first part of our program turning the perfect child's plaything — a cardboard box — into a kiddie friendly vehicle. Then we'll all watch a short movie. And then you'll get to take your newly created cardboard car home!

Registration begins on May 24.

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Designed for babies up to 18 months old with a caregiver, Baby Storytime features simple stories, songs, fingerplays, and lots of fun! Our Baby Storytime sessions will be held in the Friends' Activity Room (formerly known as the Purple Room).

Registration begins March 24

Session begins Tuesday, April 19 , 10:00 AM

Spring is just around the corner, so get yourself ready by checking out some of these great picture books all about the season!

And then it's spring by Julie Fogliano

Simple text reveals the anticipation of a boy who, having planted seeds while everything around is brown, fears that something has gone wrong until, at last, the world turns green.

Bunny bunny catkin by Cathy MacLennan

Celebrates the joys of spring with illustrations, rhythmic text, and fun-to-imitate sounds.

 

Interested in reading a story that takes place in a different time period? Try checking out one of these historic tales. Grade levels are suggested, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level. Under each grade is a link for even more titles.

Kindergarten

Clarence's big secret by Christine MacGregor Cation

Clarence Brazier kept a big secret for nearly one hundred years: he didn't know how to read. This picture book tells the true story of his journey to learn--and then love--to read.

 

Interested in reading a story that takes place in a different time period? Try checking out one of these historic tales. Books are suggested for Sixth Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

Call it courage by Armstrong Sperry
Also available in: e-audiobook

Mafatu, a young Polynesian boy whose name means Stout Heart, overcomes his terrible fear of the sea and proves his courage to himself and his people.

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Also available in: audiobook

After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.

 

Interested in reading a story that takes place in a different time period? Try checking out one of these historic tales. Books are suggested for Second Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

Aaron and the Green Mountain Boys by Patricia Lee Gauch

This story of the Revolutionary War is based on a real boy who lived in Bennington, Vermont, in 1777.

Again, Josefina! by Valerie Tripp

Nine-year-old Josefina wants to give up learning to play the piano until she sees how much joy her music gives to her baby nephew.

Interested in reading a story that takes place in a different time period? Try checking out one of these historic tales. Books are suggested for Kindergarten, but remember that each reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

Busing Brewster by Richard Michelson

Bused across town to a school in a white neighborhood of Boston in 1974, a young African American boy named Brewster describes his first day in first grade. This book also includes historical notes on court-ordered busing.

Dancing with Katya by Dori Chaconas

In the late 1920s, Anna tries to help her younger sister Katya regain her strength and joy in life after she becomes crippled by polio.

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