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September-November 2014

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July-December 2014


Several of our upcoming programs are listed below. View all programs by branch, audience, or subject by clicking the links at left.


Friday, September 19, 2014

  • "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" 50th Anniversary
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    9:30 am to 6:00 pm for preschool-grade 5.
    Charlie's turning 50! Come by the Library anytime September 15-20 and test your trivia knowledge of chocolate and everything Willy Wonka. Check out books wrapped as Wonka Bars for a chance to win one of two golden tickets that you can trade for treats and a tour provided by Askinosie Chocolate. We'll wrap up our celebration on Saturday, September 20, with a "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" movie marathon.
  • "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" 50th Anniversary
    Strafford Branch Library
    9:30 am to 6:00 pm for preschool-grade 5.
    Charlie's turning 50! Come by the Library anytime September 15-20 and test your trivia knowledge of chocolate and everything Willy Wonka. Check out books wrapped as Wonka Bars for a chance to win one of two golden tickets that you can trade for treats and a tour provided by Askinosie Chocolate. We'll wrap up our celebration on Saturday, September 20, with a "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" movie marathon.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Library Station
    10:00 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    10:00 am for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Racing to Read Tiny Tots Storytime
    Library Center
    10:15 am in the story hour room for infants-36 months.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Station
    11:15 am in the story hour room for infants-age 6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Center
    11:15 am in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Racing to Read Storytime
    Library Center
    4:00 pm in the story hour room for ages 3-6.
    Our interactive storytimes introduce young children to books, reading and language with stories, songs and activities. Parents learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills their children need to learn to read.
  • Teen Friday Night
    Library Station
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Santa Fe room for grades 6-12.
    If it's Friday night, there's something going on at the Station just for teens. Stop in for games, crafts and special events.
  • Fashion Friday
    Republic Branch Library
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm for grades 6-12.
    Learn the ins and outs of fashion for guys and girls at this after-hours event. Find out how to stay up on the latest trends and get tips for making the most of your fashion budget. Participants must be signed in by a guardian by 6 p.m. and picked up by 8 p.m. Participants may not leave without a parent or guardian.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

  • "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" 50th Anniversary
    Strafford Branch Library
    9:30 am to 6:00 pm for preschool-grade 5.
    Charlie's turning 50! Come by the Library anytime September 15-20 and test your trivia knowledge of chocolate and everything Willy Wonka. Check out books wrapped as Wonka Bars for a chance to win one of two golden tickets that you can trade for treats and a tour provided by Askinosie Chocolate. We'll wrap up our celebration on Saturday, September 20, with a "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" movie marathon.
  • "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" 50th Anniversary
    Fair Grove Branch Library
    9:30 am to 6:00 pm for preschool-grade 5.
    Charlie's turning 50! Come by the Library anytime September 15-20 and test your trivia knowledge of chocolate and everything Willy Wonka. Check out books wrapped as Wonka Bars for a chance to win one of two golden tickets that you can trade for treats and a tour provided by Askinosie Chocolate. We'll wrap up our celebration on Saturday, September 20, with a "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" movie marathon.
  • Hooray for Captain Underpants!
    Library Center
    10:00 am in the story hour room for grades 2-5.
    Get ready for the release of the final Captain Underpants book with games and activities featuring the Waistband Warrior.
  • Retro Cartoon Saturday Morning
    Park Central Branch Library
    10:00 am to 11:00 am for all ages.
    Relive Saturday mornings of decades past as we show classic cartoons every Saturday morning. "The Flintstones," rated TV-Y.
  • "The Boxtrolls" Movie Release Party
    Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm for grades 3-5.
    Explore life as a boxtroll and discover the fantastically magical world of Ratbridge created in Alan Snow's book "Here Be Monsters."
  • LEGO Block Saturday
    Republic Branch Library
    11:00 am for grades K-5.
    Playing, building and creating with LEGO blocks helps build memory and creativity skills, increases attention span and lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning and problem solving. We'll provide the LEGO blocks and you provide the imagination for your LEGO block creations.
  • Art Explosion
    Library Station
    11:00 am in the Frisco room for ages 1-6.
    Modern artists are exploding with creativity! Explore a variety of modern art methods with stories and hands-on activities as we use amazing techniques to create our masterpieces. No drawing skills required. Materials will be provided.
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