This week's storytime theme is Chinese New Year. This year is the year of the pig, so we had some really cute piggy books too. Its fun to celebrate different cultures, even if its only in tiny little ways.
This Monday is our monthly Young Librarians group. This time I think we're going to try and create a newsletter to promote the group and promote books. I think it'll be a blast. Hope to see you there!
This week is also Lego Club. I expect great things from everyone!
It occurred to me at some point that blogging regularly at the beginning of the week over blogging regularly at the end of the week makes way more sense. If I was going to tell you everything that was going on this week, it would make more sense to tell you before it happened rather than after it happened.
That's okay though. Only took me a year to think about that. :)
So like now I can tell you that this week's storytime theme is YETIS!
We had our Toddler Time (2-3 years) today at 10am, but we still have Tuesday at 10am for Preschoolers and Thursday at 10am for everyone. Join us! Its a blast and this week you can find out "Are We There Yeti?"
And today we are going to have Minecraft at 6pm. We are still having a blast with Minecraft, so I say come join us!
Tonight its all things color! ... the science of color. Doesn't that sound fabulous? Come and join Miss Valerie as we explore the science behind colors.
October has been so busy with all of our Frankenstein programs, but we are coming to a close. Last week we had an amazing time doing our Frankentober Family Day. People were around all day eating cotton candy, making light art, taking green screen pictures and making slime (plus a bunch more). So at least I had an excuse for not posting last week. :) I had so much fun doing the dark room light art. I'll have to post pictures sometime soon. Once I can get them off my phone. :)
This weekend, as long as it doesn't rain, we are helping with the Trunk or Treat at Davis Park that Town Rec puts on. Then we're coming back to the library to put on our own Halloween parties. One for ages 2-7 at 1pm and one for 8-12 at 3pm. (You do have to sign up for these programs). Hopefully I'm a good girl and don't sneak candy throughout the day ... but, of course, I'll need my energy to keep up with all that, so who knows!
Even if you can't make it to any of these programs, make sure to come to the library on Halloween all dressed up so that we can see how incredible you are. (We may even have some treats then too.)
We have big plans for October this year! So much so that I think we will be looking forward to November. :) There are programs here for kids, teens, adults and the whole family. Check them out!
There is no registration for these programs unless indicated.
EXPLORE: MAD SCIENCE!
Thursday, October 11 at 6 pm. For all ages and families.
Join us for a special session of our “Explore Your Imagination” program! We’re going to be trying out a variety of scientific experiments and learning about how it all works!
TEEN PIZZA FRIDAY with BORIS KARLOFF
Friday, October 12 at 5 pm. For ages 13-18.
Our regular Teen Pizza Friday gets an upgrade with an interactive movie night! We will be showing a Frankenstein film (with Boris Karloff), doing related activities, and of course, eating pizza! Registration is required and begins September 28.
A BIOGRAPHY OF MARY SHELLEY
Tuesday, October 16 at 7 pm. For older teens and adults (16+).
Join us for a biographical perspective of the life of Mary Shelley. Hear about how she got her start as an author and how she attained literary success.
EXPLORE: ART—MONSTER MASKS!
Thursday, October 18 at 6 pm. For all ages and families.
Join us for a special session of our “Explore Your Imagination: Art” program! We will be using our creativity to create Monster Masks.
FRANKENTOBER: ADULT NIGHT
Friday, October 19 from 6-9 pm. For adults (18+).
Frankentober celebrates in an after-hours night of adults-only Frankenstein fun! We will have monster mocktails, carnival-style games with prizes, face painting, contests, green screen photos, raffles, and a variety of other activities! You don’t want to miss it!
FRANKENTOBER: FAMILY DAY
Saturday, October 20 from 11 am-4 pm. For all ages and families.
Join us for a Frankenstein-themed day of games, snacks, contests, activities, and tons of family fun! There will be something for everyone! Take a creepy photo in front of our green screen wall, make slime, play carnival games, and MORE!
EXPLORE: TECHNOLOGY—MONSTER MASH-UP!
Thursday, October 25 at 6 pm. For all ages and families.
Join us for a special session of our “Explore Your Imagination” program! We will be using our technology in our Makerspace to make our own “Frankenstein” monsters!
SPOOKY CAMPFIRE STORYTIME
Thursday, October 25 at 7 pm. For ages 2-7.
Come in your pajamas for a spooky storytime around our pretend campfire!
Saturday, October 27 at 1 pm. For ages 2-7.
Come in costume and join us as we eat yummy snacks, read some spooky stories, and trick-or-treat around the library! Registration is required and begins October 13.
MAD SCIENTIST ESCAPE ROOM
Saturday, October 27 at 3 pm. For ages 8-12.
Grab a costume and join us for a chance to try to escape from Dr. Frankenstein’s lab! There will be lots of spooky treats and surprises around every corner! Registration is required and begins October 13.
My kids started Tuesday and it was a crazy morning.
My son's bus comes at 6:40am. We all managed to sleep through our alarms (all four of them) and at 6:25am Jack screamed, "I HAVE TO GO!" ... what a perfect start for the school year. We managed to get a picture of him before he ran for the bus, but his expression is not shareable with the world.
Then comes my daughter. Her bus is supposed to come at 9:05am. I have to be to work at (or before) 8:30am. So she gets to be dropped off at before school care. So we have to push her into the car and make our way to the school at 7:30am. We snap a picture of her very quick as she heads into the school, a picture of her smiling big, but with a nervous look in her eyes.
By the time I get to work I'm already ready for a nap.
Plus I start thinking of the future, when its dark in the morning and snow is up to our knees ... We will never get anywhere on time then. I guess the first day doesn't seem so bad now. :)
So we have a new friend at the library ... Pikachu! He likes to help out at a lot of library things, including storytime sometimes! Today we had one of the dental hygienists and Pockets the kangaroo come for a visit and talk about how important it is to brush and floss your teeth. Pikachu had to get in the action and came for a visit to brush his teeth too. We tried to explain to him that his tooth brush was a little too big for him, but he decided he would figure out a way to get it into his mouth.
Make sure you keep an eye out because Pikachu has found his way into our hearts and I think he's bound to show up again soon!
Thanks to those of you who voted, we will have a new home! I am so excited because there will be so much more space to hang out, play and for us to have events. Not only that, there will be more space for books! We have to get rid of books so much that it hurts, but because we don't have the space that's what we have to do.
I have already been thinking of all the things we need to do:
I know I am ready for the sun and I'm guessing that you are. Hopefully thoughts of summer will encourage the sun to come out. With that in mind, we've got tons of great things happening this summer. Here's a teaser of what we'll be doing!
Monday, July 9 at 10 am. For all ages and families.
Our annual Truck Show is back again! Come to the library to get up close and personal with all kinds of trucks and other vehicles.
No registration required.
Wednesday, July 11 at 2 pm. For ages 3-7.
Join us for music, bubbles, and summertime fun!
No registration required.
For preschoolers (ages 3-5): Monday, July 16 at 10 am.
For babies (ages 0-2): Monday, July 16 at 10:30 am.
Join us for a fun time of music and play.
Registration is required and begins July 2.
THE CHECKERS SHOW
Wednesday, July 18 at 11 am. For all ages and families.
Music, magic, and more! No registration is required, but this is a (free) ticketed event. Tickets will be available at the door 15 minutes before the start time of the program, and you must have a ticket to enter.
OMNIPRESENT PUPPET THEATER PRESENTS THE LITTLE MERMAID
Monday, July 30 at 2 pm. For all ages and families.
Our favorite puppet presenters are back again to share the story of The Little Mermaid. No registration is required, but this is a (free) ticketed event. Tickets will be available at the door 15 minutes before the start time of the program, and you must have a ticket to enter.
Its me. I like tech toys.