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Age Group(s): 3rd-5th grade Ology: "A study of a subject, a branch of knowledge." First we will take a look at Dragons in January and then Ocean exploration in March using the popular -ology series.Find out more »
Grades K - 3. Come hear a story and then show off your crafty skills! No registration required.Find out more »
Age Group(s): 6th-12th grade Celebrate Spring with a funny bunny digging in the garden craft! Registration requiredFind out more »
Sesame Street turns 50 years old this year! We’ll recap some of our favorite songs, moments, and characters in this interactive program for all ages! All agesFind out more »
Monsters, ghosts, and spiders oh my! Teens can come turn regular cookies into spooktacular treats! *Limit: 20 attendeesFind out more »
Get ready for Halloween by painting a spooky or silly tiny pumpkin. Limit 15 per session. Monday. Oct. 21 at 10:00 a.m. for Ages 2-3 Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 4:00 p.m. for Ages 4-7Find out more »
Enjoy colorful and fun stories, music and activities like face painting, as we celebrate Day of the Dead, a traditional holiday that honors our beloved lost ones.Find out more »
Unleash your inner monster! We will be learning, creating and dancing like monsters. Grades K-2ndFind out more »
Bats may get a bad wrap sometimes, but there’s more to these incredible creatures than you may know! Come learn about different species and how bats behave in the wild. You’ll even get a chance to see a bat up close and personal!Find out more »
Enter a whole new world using technology at the library. Try out virtual reality, project yourself anywhere in the world using our green screen, fight bad guys flying around the room that only you can see, and more. Grades 3-5Find out more »
Adventure awaits as we play a round of the classic role-playing game crafted specifically for first-time players to roll their first 20-sided dice! Limit 6 per session. Sign up at starts September 3 at the Junior Desk. Grades 3 – 5Find out more »
Celebrate International Games Week playing the beloved and traditional Mexican picture Bingo. Presented bilingually. No Spanish skills needed, but you may end up learning your first Spanish words as you fill your lotería card! Ages: 4+Find out more »
Come play with everyday kitchen and food items to create fun science experiments! Grades K-2Find out more »
Watch a classic episode of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood and do a hands-on activity. Limit 24 kids with caregiver.Find out more »
The workers are updating our space, so let’s join the fun. Work in teams to create a unique cardboard creation using Makedo tools.Find out more »
Come learn coding basics and make your Ozobot robot move by color-coding its path. Limit 10 Grades K-2Find out more »
Happy National Novel Writing Month! We’ll write some Mad Libs together and then act out the stories to practice our writing and acting skills. Limit 20 K-3rd gradeFind out more »
Prepare to put your Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math skills to the test in this engaging program that will make you think outside of the box. Grades 3-5Find out more »
Frozen 2 is here! Join us for fun and excitement as we celebrate the further adventures of Elsa and Anna.Find out more »
Celebrate the HO-HO-Holiday season with stories, songs, and a special visitor from the North Pole.Find out more »
Technology meets art in this program. Join us to create a masterpiece by controlling a robot. Bring a white shirt to create your own t-shirt designs. Grades 3-5Find out more »
Come see the Melikin Puppets perform some of your holiday favorites like “The Elves and the Shoemaker” and “The Night Before Christmas.”Find out more »
Come read an owl story and turn everyday items like toilet paper rolls, paper plates, and more into cute hoot-y friends! K-2nd gradeFind out more »
It’s a dance party! Get moving and enjoy music and videos from around the world!Find out more »
Me Cookie Monster and this me favorite day! All friends welcome to play games, do craft, and read story! At end, we will eat cookies because ME LOVE COOKIES!Find out more »
Celebrate the longest night! We will learn about what causes the seasons, take a look the night sky, and do a craft.Find out more »
Drop in to play some multiplayer Super Smash. Bros Ultimate or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, both for the Nintendo Switch! Grades K-5Find out more »
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