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There’s always something going on for kids, at the library!

All children’s programs meet in the Reader’s Theater in the Children’s area, unless otherwise noted.

FRIDAY, OCT 31

Library Storytime (ages 3 & up, & their families) 10:30-11:15 am, on Tuesdays and Fridays. Enjoy stories followed by a craft.

SATURDAY, NOV 1

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Multicultural Storytime (all ages) Four Saturdays in November, 10:30 am. Stories and songs with guest presenters highlight a featured language or culture. Nov 1 Korean, Nov 8 Ukrainian, Nov 15 Amharic, Nov 22 American Sign Language

SUNDAY, NOV 2

Stories & Songs (ages 3 & up, & their families) 3:30-4:00 pm. All ages are welcome to this musical storytime. Hear great stories, sing, clap, and move your feet. Come every Sunday!

MONDAY, NOV 3

meadowlark music togetherToddler Storytime (2 year olds & their families) 9:30-10:00 & 10:30-11:00 am. Sit with your 2 year old and take in the stories, songs and poems, every Monday and Thursday.

Lullabies and More for New Parents (ages birth-2) 6:00 pm. Join us for an evening of songs and lullabies to enjoy with your child and help soothe him or her in the wee hours of the night. Presented by Karen Abraham of Meadowlark Music Together.

TUESDAY, NOV 4

Library Storytime (ages 3 & up, & their families) 10:30-11:15 am. Enjoy stories followed by a craft, every Tuesday and Friday.

Kids in the Kitchen (ages 7-11) Tuesdays in November, 3:30-5:00 pm. Registration required, space is limited: 785-843-3833. Kids in the Kitchen is a four-week curriculum in which the children will safely create and sample delicious recipes, learning about safety, nutrition and food choices. You will register for all four classes, and fill out an allergy info sheet. This program is made possible by Harvester’s, United Way of Douglas County (Americorp Program), and the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department. 

Books & Babies (birth to 23 months and their families) 6:00-6:30 pm. Babies can enjoy stories, motions and songs, paced just for them, Tuesday nights!

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Books & Babies (birth to 23 months and their families) 9:30-10:00 & 10:30-11:00 am. Babies can enjoy stories, motions and songs, paced just for them, on Wednesdays.

Printmaking Day (ages 7-11) 3:30 pm. Hands-on printmaking fun with the Arts Center’s resident printmaker Tonja Torgerson! Tonja will demonstrate printing techniques, and kids will have a chance to make a masterpiece of their own.

THURSDAY, NOV 6

Toddler Storytime (2 year olds & their families) 9:30-10:00 & 10:30-11:00 am. Sit with your 2 year old and take in the stories, songs and poems, every Monday and Thursday.

Library Storytime (ages 3 & up, & their families) 7:00-7:45 pm, on Thursdays. Enjoy stories followed by a craft.

FRIDAY, NOV 7

Library Storytime (ages 3 & up, & their families) 10:30-11:15 am, on Tuesdays and Fridays. Enjoy stories followed by a craft.

Art Spark (ages 5-11), 1:30-2:30 pm. An open art-making hour where children will have the chance to use different types of media to create masterpieces and send their imaginations soaring!

 SATURDAY NOV 8

Multicultural Storytime (all ages) Four Saturdays in November, 10:30 am. Stories and songs with guest presenters highlight a featured language or culture! Today is Ukrainian, Nov 15 will be Amharic, Nov 22 American Sign Language.

LegoLEGO Club (ages 7-11) 1:30-2:30 pm. Everything is awesome…at LEGO club! We’ll have building challenges, open building time and more. Please register at 785-843-3833. We will also meet Wed, Nov 19, at 3:30 pm.

SUNDAY, NOV 9

Stories & Songs (ages 3 & up, & their families) 3:30-4:00 pm. All ages are welcome to this musical storytime. Hear great stories, sing, clap, and move your feet. Come every Sunday!

MONDAY, NOV 10

Toddler Storytime (2 year olds & their families) 9:30-10:00 & 10:30-11:00 am. Sit with your 2 year old and take in the stories, songs and poems, every Monday and Thursday.

 

The Other Side of the Library

This is for the regulars.  You know who you are.  You’re in the children’s room every week, it feels like you’ve read every picture book in the collection, your child helps other kids find books when the librarian is busy.  Maybe there are days when you even start to feel (gasp!) bored here.  If this is you, march your child right over to the other side of the library and sooth your ennui with the adult oversize books.  These books filled with Read More..

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The Movie Was Better (What!?)

I know, I know, that’s a crazy thing to say.  Everyone knows the book is always better than the movie.  I’ve been disappointed so many times by movie-versions of awesome books that I wonder why I bother anymore.  But every once in a while, I’ve been surprised, loving the visual remake even more than the original book.  Here are some great ones: Read More..

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I Have a Confession

At the risk of losing my library certification, or possibly my job, I have a confession to make:  I hate Goodnight Moon.  Okay, I know that’s not how we encourage children to talk, so let me revise: I don’t prefer Goodnight Moon.  Is this the appropriate forum to go into detail about everything I don’t like about it?  Probably not, but let me just mention a few things.  Read More..

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Poetry in Picture Books

Do you want to share poetry with your child but can’t stand any more of the tired old rhythm of nursery rhymes?  You’re thinking maybe it’s time to explore the emotion and organic flow of free verse, but your kids aren’t quite ready for Sylvia Plath.  Try these books that explore the sound, rhythm, flow, and feel of words as they tell their story.  Read More..

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Perfect Schmerfect, Part 4: Princess-Style

For whatever reason, our culture has become princess-obsessed when it comes to little girls.  Parents with the best intentions to raise their girls as strong, competent, independent members of society, must struggle through the princess years, with inhibiting, frilly clothing, simpering ideals, and pink everywhere.  Read More..

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