Family programs every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the
Central Library Betty Brinn Children’s Room. Designed for
families to play and learn together.
Program schedule now through April 2013:
February 23 - Jump Up! Family Music with Dana McCarthy
Have a ball with this interactive and stimulating musical experience. At the heart of Dana McCarthy’s original music show is family play and free musical expression. Come prepared to dance!
March 2 - Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Join Browser, the Library Lion, and the Cat in the Hat as they “check out” these festivities:
• Get your face painted
• Reel in a good time at the Red Fish, Blue Fish pond
• Meet live turtles and tortoises in the Yertle the Turtle swimming hole
• Hear silly stories in our story nook
• New this year for children ages 8 and older, a special silly sounding (onomatopoeia) poetry writing workshop
• Decorate a cookie and take it home to eat
• Create Seuss-inspired art with Artists Working in Education
• Enjoy singing, dancing and acting out stories at the reading steps
March 9 - Puppets, Stories and Fun
Storyteller Kathy Luck presents a lively program of silly stories and songs with her crazy puppet friends.
March 16 - Ken Baron’s Children’s Music Mini Extravaganza!
Sing and dance along to the music of Ken Baron!
March 23 - Kohl’s Wild Theater presents The Reach of the Rainforest
Start with a wild chase through a South American jungle in The Spot of the Jaguar. Next, journey to the rain forests of Borneo to protect orangutans in A Climb Through Time With Clues and Rhyme. Concepts presented include rain
forest habitats, benefi ts, predator-prey relationships, and what can be done at home to help.
March 30 - Easter Egg Hunt
Listen to an Easter story, make a basket and search the library for eggs fi lled with special treats.
April 6 - Construction Site!
Join us in the hard-hat zone! Pack up the tools and get ready to build with blocks at the construction site.
April 13 - April Showers presented by Nature in the Parks
Eric Carle’s story Little Cloud introduces children to the water cycle. Using dramatic play, the children become raindrops in the story of the water cycle. Craft is included.
April 20 - Messy Art
During this sensory experience of art exploration children will create their own unique piece of art. This is messy fun, so please dress appropriately, or bring a smock.
April 27 - El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)
Families are invited to a celebration in honor of Children’s Day/Book Day. It is an event dedicated to the joy of childhood and the importance of books in our lives. Join us for stories and songs in both English and Spanish, share a snack and make a craft to take home.