Potluck and Pages on Tuesday night

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rockliff14graphicCelebrate the release of Chik Chak Shabbat, the new picture book by critically-acclaimed children’s author Mara Rockliff, at the Main Library on Tuesday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m. Mara will read the story while we enjoy a potluck dinner. Please bring a dish to share. The author will make and bring a vegetarian version of cholent, a traditional Jewish dish.  An art project is also part of the hour-long program.

Free and open to the public. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the garage beneath the Library except in police or City Council spaces. More here

MOMs Club meets here on Friday

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mother+sonreadMeet other stay-at-home, work-at-home, and part-time working moms. Relax while your children play in a safe, kid-friendly, toy-filled space at the Main Library. The MOMs Club will meet on the first Friday of each month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. beginning November 7.

Learn about the Library’s programming, new books, educational computer software, and online resources appropriate for children.

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Fright Zone for teens & tweens

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spookyowl_smDo you dare to enter the Fright Zone at the Main Library on Wednesday, October 29? Come in costume at 6:30PM for Fear Factor style events, frightful games & a Zombie Dance Contest, of course! Snacks, too!

Grades 6-12. No registration. Drop in as your favorite zombie or in costume.

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Happy Haunting Here Tomorrow Night

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halloween catWear your costume and come to the Main Library for Family Fun Night on Tuesday, October 21. We’re celebrating Halloween with spooky stories and activities that will tickle the funny bone of everyone from skeletons to princesses!

All ages. No registration. Park in the garage. (Despite what the signs indicate, you may park anywhere except in police or city council spaces).

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Have a blast constructing imaginative buildings…

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buildbonanzaPlaying with Lego and Duplo blocks triggers engineering and math skills. We’re having a Building Bonanza for children ages 3-10, accompanied by an adult, on Saturday, September 13 at 2 p.m. Building with Lego bricks develops spatial reasoning and teaches fractions and division without the child’s realization. Children learn to think in three dimensions, balance weight and use supports for their structures.

No registration is required for this free, one hour program. Parking is available in the garage beneath the Library. More here

Zumba, Zumba, Zumba!

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zumbaweb Join us at our popular Zumba classes which combine dance with fitness to burn calories. Certified Zumba instructor, Lindsay Glen, will lead FREE evening classes at the South Side Branch  at 6:30 PM on September 4, 9, 18, 25 and October 2. Dance easy-to-follow moves to salsa, merengue, reggae and hip hop tunes. The weekly classes are for children, teens and adults. Sign up for any or all!

No previous experience is necessary. Registration is required. Register online here

Last Day of Summer…..

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Wholegroup…..Reading Club! Saturday, August 16 is the last day to collect prizes if you are a kid or teen or enter the raffle if you are an adult!

We still have a few more programs this month:

PA One Book is all day on August 20

and the last Summer X Fun is on August 21

Watch the website for an exciting line up of programs for Fall!

Unplug your kids!

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gamesstackwebTurn off the electronic devices for Family Fun Night at the Main Library on Tuesday, August 12.

Old fashioned entertainment with board games, cards, and bingo beginning at 6:30PM.  Freshly-made popcorn, too!

All ages. More here