Get your Irish on!

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irish dancerLearn how from the pros! Irish step dancers are coming on Tuesday, March 15 to Family Fun Night to perform and teach simple steps.  The Freedom High School Fiddle Ensemble performs Celtic tunes on Wednesday, March 16. More here

Both programs are thanks to our devoted Friends of the Library!

Celebrate all things Seuss!

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catinhatBring the family on Tuesday, March 1 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Celebrate Dr. Seuss with crafts, music, games, and, of course, his stories. The event is hosted by the Library’s Teen Advisory Board. Open to the public. Ages 3 to 11.

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Do you have a toddler?

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ReginaHealthy toddlers are ready to learn. Bring your toddler to the  Main Library on Fridays for Learn and Grow. Children, ages 1-3, play with educational toys and explore music and art activities. Each week childhood professionals from the community interact one-on-one with parents, answering questions on an individual basis. The workshops underscore the role of parents as the first teachers of their children and offer strategies for healthy child development.  More here

Encouraging young artists

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STEAM LOGO EMAIL HEADERCreate exciting art projects with your child. As part of PBS 39’s early childhood educational initiative, Create with Me, an art workshop will be held at the Main Library for children ages 2 to 8 on Saturday. Additional classes are scheduled at the Main Library and the  South Side Branch in the coming months. The free classes are part of the public television station’s Full STEAM Ahead program to expose children to the arts and provide educational resources through community partnerships. More info

New picture books at the South Side

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Paw Patrol and other picture books have arrived at the South Side.

The following titles are paw patrol books:  Let’s Find Adventure; Pup, Pup, and Away!; Chase’s Space Case; The Pups Save the Bunnies; Rubble to the Rescue; Team Colors; Pups to the Rescue; Chase is on the Case; Pit Crew Pups.

Other picture book titles are:  This Book Just Ate My Dog; A Recipe for Bedtime; Otis and the Puppy; Never Ask a Dinosaur to Dinner; Monsters Love Underpants; Monkey and the Little One; Mind Your Monsters; Max and Marla; The Little Snowplow; Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups; Hug Machine; How to Grow a Friend; Don’t Push the Button; Dinosaur Rocket!; A Crash of Rhinos; Cock-a-Doodle-Doo-Bop!

Hurry in as some of these titles have already been checked out by other patrons!

Enjoy these new children’s books.

 

Movie Matinee at South Side Branch

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The Movie Matinee scheduled for Tuesday, February 16 at 4:00 p.m. has been postponed until Tuesday, March 8 at 4:00 p.m.  The movie being shown will be Paddington.  This movie is rated PG.  Popcorn and refreshments will be served.  Please register online or call 610-867-7852.

Movie Matinee

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dreamstime_xs_11195398Enjoy an afternoon at the South Side Branch with snacks, beverages and a movie about the adventures of a very famous bear who was found at a train station. Watch the feature film Paddington today, February 16 at 4 pm. The PG movie was based on the books by Michael Bond which are available to borrow at the library. More here

Win a gold medal!

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dreamstime_xs_63615660The first annual Teen Chocolate Olympics will be held on Saturday, February 13 at the Main Library beginning at 2:00 p.m. Compete to become champion of the world (silver and bronze awards, also) in chocolate relay races, a pie eating contest, M&M speed sorting, and more sweet challenges. The games are limited to grades 6 to 12. More here