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E.g., 08/17/2017
E.g., 08/17/2017

This is a must-do opportunity for those who are stoked about the upcoming solar eclipse and want to know more about it. Explore this stellar phenomenon and learn safe viewing practices. There are solar-themed activities, a “countdown chain” craft, make-and-take eclipse glasses and more. Be prepared for this one: our next eclipse won’t be visible here until 2099.

Special Note: We have solar eclipse programs scheduled at six of our locations on various dates in the week preceding the eclipse. The programs are designed for elementary aged children.  Glasses will be...

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Develop your preschooler’s inner Maker at this drop-in program. Tots will gain hands-on experience with nuts, bolts, patterns, shapes, colors and real hardware. Best for ages 2-6.

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This relaxed, friendly session allows kids to practice their reading skills with a certified and well-behaved therapy dog as an audience. A child’s reading improves with practice - and our dog’s vocabulary will benefit, too. Presented in partnership with Pets for Life, Inc.

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Evening storytime is quality time for families and a language-learning opportunity for kids. At this 6 by 6 program, participants enjoy a themed story night featuring a popular children's picture book. Fun activities and crafts expand and reinforce the themes of the book. Ages 3-6 years and a caregiver. Fun for the whole family.

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Meeting Room

This relaxed, friendly session allows kids to practice their reading skills with a certified and well-behaved therapy dog as an audience. A child’s reading improves with practice - and our dog’s vocabulary will benefit, too. Presented in partnership with Pets for Life, Inc.

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Confused about the right storytime for your child? Come learn about storytimes and meet our storytime leaders. Enjoy a special storytime, followed by fun activities. Kids have a chance to "play librarian" by shelving books, putting on a storytime, and checking in and out books.

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Confused about the right storytime for your child? Come learn about storytimes and meet our storytime leaders. Enjoy a special storytime, followed by fun activities. Kids have a chance to "play librarian" by shelving books, putting on a storytime, and checking in and out books.

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Get ready to pinch bubbles, sing and move to catchy songs, use rhythm sticks, parade with instruments and have fun with puppets and Miss Stephanie. This program reinforces early literacy concepts for our youngest patrons. Ages 2-5 and a caring adult. Space is limited. Pick up a (free) ticket at the Youth Services Desk when you arrive that morning. 

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Storytime Room

A lapsit program of songs, rhymes and movement for the very young. Introduce your little one to the sounds and rhythms of the spoken word and give them a head start on language learning. Birth to 24 months and a caregiver. Older Siblings welcome. Seating is limited. Please arrive 15 minutes early to pick up a ticket. A 6 by 6 program. 

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Meeting Room

A lapsit program of songs, rhymes and movement for the very young. Introduce your little ones to the sounds and rhythms of the spoken word and give them a head start on language learning. Birth to 24 months and a caregiver. Older siblings welcome.

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