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Thursday March 30, 2017
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Color Me A Story
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

crayonsListen to a quick story and color a themed coloring page!

All ages welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Music Mashup--CANCELLED DUE TO OUR BOOK SALE!!
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Due to the Friends of the Library's Annual BIG Booksale, Music Mashup

is cancelled today.

We hope you are able to come to shop and support your Library!

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Friday March 31, 2017
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Toddler Time--CANCELLED DUE TO OUR BOOK SALE!
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Due to the Friends of the Library's Annual BIG Booksale, Toddler Time

is cancelled today.

We hope you are able to come shop and support your Library!

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Young Scientists - presented by the YMCA Community Partnership
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

In this free 6 weeks workshop children will learn

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

concepts through hands-on activities, storytime, challenges

and simple experiments.  Registration is required and is

for the 6 weeks.  For children ages 3 - 5 with their caregiver (siblings are welcome).

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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Saturday April 1, 2017
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Read with Kodiak and Athena
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Sign up to read to our very special “read” dogs!

Kodiak and Athena are Bernese Mountain dogs, trained to sit with your child

and listento them read. This kind of support from lovable puppies can foster

your child’s self-confidence, build reading skills, and it’s just plain fun!

  CHOOSE A 15-MINUTE TIME SLOT BY CLICKING THE REGISTER BUTTON BELOW.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 6 spaces available.
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Monday April 3, 2017
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Adventure Crew
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

Discover new genres, choose your own adventures, have a great time doing it! This month, our group will read Outside the Box by Karma Wilson, in honor of National Poetry Month. 

Recommended for kids reading at about the 550-900 lexile (3rd or 4th grade).

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 15 spaces available.
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Tuesday April 4, 2017
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French Storytime
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

A storytime in both French and

English.  Enjoy books, rhymes, and songs

with our special French-speaking guest, Miss Kathleen!

For children ages 2 - 6 years old.  No registration is necessary.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Just 4s and 5s! (afternoon session)
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

JUST 4s and 5s!

A storytime with a little independence. 

Join Ms. Melissa for some stories and a fun activity.

This session  allows morning preschoolers  a chance to attend a library storytime.

Grownups remain outside our program room for this storytime.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

FOR CHILDREN AGES 4 AND 5 ONLY

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Wednesday April 5, 2017
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Rhythmic Gymnastics
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Bringing the beautiful sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics

to Northborough!  Children ages 2 - 5 can come try a 

few tricks with ropes, hoops, balls and ribbons, practice

acrobatic skills on a mat and play fun games to music!

                                           Registration is required.

There are 9 spaces available.
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Mother Goose on the Loose
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose
A special storytime for our littlest patrons! Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program for children ages birth through 2 years. Come join us for a story, songs, rhymes, bouncing, and fingerplays! We will use musical instruments, puppets, and other props to further children's early learning skills.
 
For ages birth to 2 yrs. w/ caregiver.
 
No registration required.
 
LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Read to Finnegan
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Finnegan the Dog

 

Sign up to read to our very special “read” dog!

Finnegan is trained to sit with your child and listen to them read.  This kind of support from lovable puppies

can foster your child’s self-confidence, build reading skills, and it’s just plain fun!

Choose a 15-minute time slot by clicking on the Register button below.

Because of greatly increased interest in this program, we ask that only children who are reading independently register.  Call the library to inquire about time for our younger patrons who cannot read on their own.  Thank you!

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 3 spaces available.
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Thursday April 6, 2017
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Color Me A Story
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

crayonsListen to a quick story and color a themed coloring page!

All ages welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Music Mashup
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

An engaging and interactive program developed for families with children ages 2 through 5.  

We will use instruments, scarves, and other toys while we read, dance to music, and make some noise!

No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Friday April 7, 2017
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Toddler Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Enjoy age- and developmentally-appropriate stories, songs, movement activities and fingerplay

as we build your child's early literacy skills.

For children ages 2 and 3 years old with a favorite adult!  

No registration required.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Young Scientists - presented by the YMCA Community Partnership
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

In this free 6 weeks workshop children will learn

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

concepts through hands-on activities, storytime, challenges

and simple experiments.  Registration is required and is

for the 6 weeks.  For children ages 3 - 5 with their caregiver (siblings are welcome).

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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Saturday April 8, 2017
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April Author Ray LaChance
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

 

Join April's Author of the Month Ray LaChance for a

special reading and presentation on the basic ideas of

outlining and illustrating of his book Happy The Duck,

as well as the process of illustrating his "Beastie Characters".

Participants will get a free Beastie character for attending. 

Books will be available for purchase (cash/check only).

Intended for ages 6 and up; Families welcome

                                     Registration Required

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 43 spaces available.
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Tuesday April 11, 2017
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Just 4s and 5s (morning session)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Just 4s and 5s!

A storytime with a little independence

Join Ms. Melissa for some stories and a fun activity.

Grownups remain outside our program room for this storytime.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

FOR CHILDREN AGES 4 AND 5 ONLY.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Just 4s and 5s! (afternoon session)
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

JUST 4s and 5s!

A storytime with a little independence. 

Join Ms. Melissa for some stories and a fun activity.

This is a "repeat performance" of the morning session 

to allow morning preschoolers  a chance to attend a library storytime.

Grownups remain outside our program room for this storytime.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

FOR CHILDREN AGES 4 AND 5 ONLY

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Wednesday April 12, 2017
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Mother Goose on the Loose
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Mother Goose on the LooseA special storytime for our littlest patrons! Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program for children ages birth through 2 years. Come join us for a story, songs, rhymes, bouncing, and fingerplays! We will use musical instruments, puppets, and other props to further children's early learning skills.
 
For ages birth to 2 yrs. w/ caregiver.
 
No registration required.
            
LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Mother Goose on the Loose
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose
A special storytime for our littlest patrons! Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program for children ages birth through 2 years. Come join us for a story, songs, rhymes, bouncing, and fingerplays! We will use musical instruments, puppets, and other props to further children's early learning skills.
 
For ages birth to 2 yrs. w/ caregiver.
 
No registration required.
 
LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Read to Finnegan
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Finnegan the Dog

 

Sign up to read to our very special “read” dog!

Finnegan is trained to sit with your child and listen to them read.  This kind of support from lovable puppies

can foster your child’s self-confidence, build reading skills, and it’s just plain fun!

Choose a 15-minute time slot by clicking on the Register button below.

Because of greatly increased interest in this program, we ask that only children who are reading independently register.  Call the library to inquire about time for our younger patrons who cannot read on their own.  Thank you!

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 3 spaces available.
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Thursday April 13, 2017
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Color Me A Story
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

crayonsListen to a quick story and color a themed coloring page!

All ages welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Spanish Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

spanish storytime

A storytime in both Spanish and

English.  Enjoy books, rhymes, and songs

with our special Spanish-speaking guest, MissCristina!

For children ages 2 - 6 years old.  No registration is necessary.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Friday April 14, 2017
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Toddler Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Enjoy age- and developmentally-appropriate stories, songs, movement activities and fingerplay

as we build your child's early literacy skills.

For children ages 2 and 3 years old with a favorite adult!  

No registration required.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Board Games & Brownies
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

No school? No problem!  Spend the

afternoon with friends and family (and

brownies!) at the library!  Try our hand at tons

of games like Battleship, Pipeline, Scrabble,

and more!!  Registration is required.

There are 30 spaces available.
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Saturday April 15, 2017
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Saturday of Stories
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Start your Saturday with some stories!

We will read a few of our newer titles to

the library and then do a fun activity!

Recommended for ages 2 and up.  No registration is

necessary.

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Read with Kodiak and Athena
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Sign up to read to our very special “read” dogs!

Kodiak and Athena are Bernese Mountain dogs, trained to sit with your child

and listento them read. This kind of support from lovable puppies can foster

your child’s self-confidence, build reading skills, and it’s just plain fun!

  CHOOSE A 15-MINUTE TIME SLOT BY CLICKING THE REGISTER BUTTON BELOW.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 6 spaces available.
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Tuesday April 18, 2017
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Apple Tree Arts Music Show
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join Mr. Bill Roy for some

singing and musical fun!!

All ages are welcome.  No

registration is required.

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Crafternoon
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Stop by the Children's Room

during school vacation and make something special!

Families are welcome!

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Wednesday April 19, 2017
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Mother Goose on the Loose
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Mother Goose on the LooseA special storytime for our littlest patrons! Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program for children ages birth through 2 years. Come join us for a story, songs, rhymes, bouncing, and fingerplays! We will use musical instruments, puppets, and other props to further children's early learning skills.
 
For ages birth to 2 yrs. w/ caregiver.
 
No registration required.
            
LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Young Scientists - presented by the YMCA Community Partnership
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

In this workshop children will learn

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)

concepts through hands-on activities, storytime, challenges

and simple experiments.  Registration is required.

 For children ages 3 - 5 with their caregiver.  This program was made possible

in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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Read to Finnegan
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Finnegan the Dog

 

Sign up to read to our very special “read” dog!

Finnegan is trained to sit with your child and listen to them read.  This kind of support from lovable puppies

can foster your child’s self-confidence, build reading skills, and it’s just plain fun!

Choose a 15-minute time slot by clicking on the Register button below.

Because of greatly increased interest in this program, we ask that only children who are reading independently register.  Call the library to inquire about time for our younger patrons who cannot read on their own.  Thank you!

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 3 spaces available.
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Thursday April 20, 2017
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Color Me A Story
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

crayonsListen to a quick story and color a themed coloring page!

All ages welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Music Mashup
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

An engaging and interactive program developed for families with children ages 2 through 5.  

We will use instruments, scarves, and other toys while we read, dance to music, and make some noise!

No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Pizza & Poetry
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Celebrate National Poetry Month with

us!  Enjoy pizza while we listen to some funny

poems.  Then play games and make your own

"misbehaving poetry robot" to take home!

 For kids ages 6 - 12.  Registration is required.

There are 19 spaces available.
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Friday April 21, 2017
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Toddler Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Enjoy age- and developmentally-appropriate stories, songs, movement activities and fingerplay

as we build your child's early literacy skills.

For children ages 2 and 3 years old with a favorite adult!  

No registration required.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Farm Visits Travelling Petting Farm
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Baby diapered goats. Mini potbelly

pigs. Silkie hens.  Meet all these and

more at the library!  Hold and cuddle 20

baby farm animals, learn abouth their lives

on the farm, and share the love!  This program

  will take place outside.  Families are welcome.

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Saturday April 22, 2017
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Read with Kodiak and Athena
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Sign up to read to our very special “read” dogs!

Kodiak and Athena are Bernese Mountain dogs, trained to sit with your child

and listento them read. This kind of support from lovable puppies can foster

your child’s self-confidence, build reading skills, and it’s just plain fun!

  CHOOSE A 15-MINUTE TIME SLOT BY CLICKING THE REGISTER BUTTON BELOW.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 6 spaces available.
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Monday April 24, 2017
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Intermediate Reader Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

A delightfully casual club for children reading

comfortably on their own.  We will have a book 

discussion and do a fun related art project!

Books will be available in the Children's Room

for checkout.  For kids reading approximately at 300 - 600 lexile

                                           or 1st & 2nd grade level.  Registration is required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 17 spaces available.
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Tuesday April 25, 2017
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Just 4s and 5s (morning session)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Just 4s and 5s!

A storytime with a little independence

Join Ms. Melissa for some stories and a fun activity.

Grownups remain outside our program room for this storytime.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

FOR CHILDREN AGES 4 AND 5 ONLY.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Just 4s and 5s! (afternoon session)
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

JUST 4s and 5s!

A storytime with a little independence. 

Join Ms. Melissa for some stories and a fun activity.

This is a "repeat performance" of the morning session 

to allow morning preschoolers  a chance to attend a library storytime.

Grownups remain outside our program room for this storytime.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

FOR CHILDREN AGES 4 AND 5 ONLY

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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5th Grade Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Get some friends and join our

book club!  We will all read

the same title, meet to talk about the book,

have some snacks, and do a fun activity.

For kids in 5th grade (others at this reading level may give it a try).  Our next book will be

Raven's Gate by Anthony Horowitz.  Stop in the Children's Room for a copy of the book.  Registration is required.

There are 18 spaces available.
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Wednesday April 26, 2017
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Mother Goose on the Loose
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Mother Goose on the LooseA special storytime for our littlest patrons! Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program for children ages birth through 2 years. Come join us for a story, songs, rhymes, bouncing, and fingerplays! We will use musical instruments, puppets, and other props to further children's early learning skills.
 
For ages birth to 2 yrs. w/ caregiver.
 
No registration required.
            
LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Mother Goose on the Loose
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mother Goose on the Loose
A special storytime for our littlest patrons! Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program for children ages birth through 2 years. Come join us for a story, songs, rhymes, bouncing, and fingerplays! We will use musical instruments, puppets, and other props to further children's early learning skills.
 
For ages birth to 2 yrs. w/ caregiver.
 
No registration required.
 
LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Lego Club
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Stop and create with friends!  Complete a challenge-of-the

day or browse through our collection of Lego idea books to

build your own.  This program supports STEAM (Science, Technology,

Engineering, Arts & Math) learning.

For kids in grades K thru 5.  No registration necessary.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Thursday April 27, 2017
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Color Me A Story
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

crayonsListen to a quick story and color a themed coloring page!

All ages welcome.  No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Music Mashup
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

An engaging and interactive program developed for families with children ages 2 through 5.  

We will use instruments, scarves, and other toys while we read, dance to music, and make some noise!

No registration required.

 

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Friday April 28, 2017
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Toddler Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Enjoy age- and developmentally-appropriate stories, songs, movement activities and fingerplay

as we build your child's early literacy skills.

For children ages 2 and 3 years old with a favorite adult!  

No registration required.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
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Saturday April 29, 2017
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Operation Gratitude
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

America is now in our 16th year of war, and

our service memebers need some love!  Join our

efforts to share our appreciation for all that they do

by stopping at the library to write a letter of appreciation. 

We will send all completed letters to the Operation Gratitude

non-profit, who send care packages to service members.

All ages are welcome to participate.

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Read with Kodiak and Athena
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Sign up to read to our very special “read” dogs!

Kodiak and Athena are Bernese Mountain dogs, trained to sit with your child

and listento them read. This kind of support from lovable puppies can foster

your child’s self-confidence, build reading skills, and it’s just plain fun!

  CHOOSE A 15-MINUTE TIME SLOT BY CLICKING THE REGISTER BUTTON BELOW.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 6 spaces available.
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Thursday May 18, 2017
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Beginning Reader Book Club
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

BEGINNING READER BOOK CLUB

3rd Thursday of the month

This book club is for beginning readers to  practice

their new reading skills outloud in a group setting,

followed by an activity.

Books will be available for checkout in advance in the children's room.

                         REGISTRATION REQUIRED

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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