Mother reading to toddler daughter
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, October 19 at 10:00 am

Ages 2-5: Start your toddler or preschooler on the path to a successful year in Kindergarten with Wiggle Worms. At Wiggle Worms, your child will build early learning skills through listening to, reading, and discussing stories; practicing the alphabet; and expanding their vocabulary. They will also develop fine motor skills by performing fingerplays and body movement-based activities while learning how to cooperate with others in a group setting. Each storytime ends with a half-hour free-play session for you and your child to socialize with others.

Computer screen with JavaScript
Main Library
Haute Create
Tuesday, October 18 at 5:00 pm

Ages 9 & Up: Do you want to develop web apps, add interest to your website, or expand your résumé with a sought-after skill? JavaScript, one of the world’s most popular programming languages, allows you to make basic web pages interactive—whether you want to add pop-ups, auto-update content, or animate graphics! Get familiar with the basics of this powerful language with an overview of the terms and operations necessary to start your own JavaScript program before you learn how to build and test a simple calculator. No prior coding knowledge is required.

Mother and daughter building with blocks
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, October 18 at 1:00 pm

Ages 0-12: From simple towers to intricate structures, you and your child can create anything you can imagine with Busy Builders. Playing with blocks in an open, social setting encourages your child to problem-solve, cooperate with others, and develop coordination and motor skills. Blocks and building toys appropriate for all ages will be available—including Magna Tiles®, giant Legos®, giant and regular Lincoln Logs®, and more! Stop in to build anytime during the program.

Illustration of ghost with flashlight
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, October 17 at 5:30 pm

Ages 5–11: When Andres moves to the town of Kersville, his neighbor tells him that Andres’ new home is haunted! Thankfully, his neighbor isn’t just any eight-year-old; Desmond Cole is a fearless ghost hunter who tracks down Kersville’s mischievous spirits. Start Desmond and Andres’ ghost-hunting adventures with Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol: The Haunted House Next Door by Andres Miedoso and conduct hands-on science experiments with a ghostly twist! You’ll even receive your own copy of Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol: The Haunted House Next Door to read along. Please plan to attend all four sessions.

Young girl with painting supplies
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Monday, October 17 at 1:30 pm

Ages 5–15: Whether your child is a seasoned artist or a first-time painter, they can learn the basics of working with acrylic paint, develop their hand-eye coordination, explore their creativity, and take home their very own painting on canvas.

Girl reading to dog
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Saturday, October 15 at 10:00 am

All Ages: Share a book with a furry friend from Love on a Leash. These good-natured therapy dogs are eager to listen to your child practice reading aloud in a stress-free setting, complete with cuddles, belly rubs, and ear scratches!

Back-lit Lego mini-fig
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Friday, October 14 at 4:00 pm

Ages 8–12: Encourage your child to turn their ideas into reality, experiment with creative problem-solving, and work cooperatively with others. Teams of two will build models, create background scenery, move the Lego® mini-figs between scenes, and add voiceovers to produce their own short film using a Lego® Stop Motion Animation kit.

Girl wearing Jack-o-lantern Halloween mask
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Thursday, October 13 at 5:00 pm

Ages 6–19: Add a personal touch to your Halloween costume with a custom mask! Choose from paper, feathers, sequins, and other craft materials at one of the mask-making stations. Options will be available for every skill level.

Mother reading to toddler daughter
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Wednesday, October 12 at 10:00 am

Ages 2-5: Start your toddler or preschooler on the path to a successful year in Kindergarten with Wiggle Worms. At Wiggle Worms, your child will build early learning skills through listening to, reading, and discussing stories; practicing the alphabet; and expanding their vocabulary. They will also develop fine motor skills by performing fingerplays and body movement-based activities while learning how to cooperate with others in a group setting. Each storytime ends with a half-hour free-play session for you and your child to socialize with others.

Woman and daughter playing with blocks
Main Library
Youth Services Program Room
Tuesday, October 11 at 2:00 pm

Ages 0-12: From simple towers to intricate structures, you and your child can create anything you can imagine with Busy Builders. Playing with blocks in an open, social setting encourages your child to problem-solve, cooperate with others, and develop coordination and motor skills. Blocks and building toys appropriate for all ages will be available—including Magna Tiles®, giant Legos®, giant and regular Lincoln Logs®, and more! Stop in to build anytime during the program.

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