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Public Event

Survival Camp!

Sunday August 5, 2018: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room, Downtown Library: Secret Lab, Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner
Grade 3-6

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Crafts

Build Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine!

Friday August 17, 2018: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Downtown Library: Secret Lab
Grades K-8

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Build Your Own Rube Goldberg Machine!

Thursday June 21, 2018: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Downtown Library: Secret Lab
Grade K-8

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Guided Meditation for Young Kids

Tuesday January 23, 2018: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Westgate Branch: West Side Room
Preschool - Kindergarten

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Guided Meditation for Kids

Sunday January 28, 2018: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Traverwood Branch: Program Room
Grade 1 - 5

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PreK Bits - "P" is for PERFECT PLANs

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 8:02pm by LibraryRachel

Ms Rachel brought African tales to Storytime.
Following troubles ... Each tale ended with a PERFECT PLAN.
HEAD, BODY, LEGS is a tale from Liberia. Head makes a perfect plan that gets all the body parts working together.
WOODY'S 20 Grow Big Songs has a recorded version of the song/game “Pick It Up”. We dropped our noses (and other parts) by accident. How embarrassing !! But we put othings back together. Knowing how to fix things is a good plan too!
LEOPARD’S DRUM is an Asanti Tale from West Africa. Tiny Turtle was the one who made a PERFECT PLAN.

For more tales with PERFECT PLANS try these favorites;
DOG And BEAR: Three To Get Ready … three plans that make good friends.
The SECRET PLAN … for bedtime.
SHH! WE HAVE A PLAN! … sometimes they work and sometimes you need to revise.
OH NO GEORGE! … sometimes it’s a poor plan.
JETHRO And JOEL WERE A TROLL … a Troll with two heads? Hoo boy! Who’s in charge? They need to make a better plan ….
The CARPENTER ... what do you do with a measuring tape? Make plans !!
OLLIE And CLAIRE ... hohum turns into fun when Claire makes a new plan.

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Crafts

Felt Ball Fun!

Saturday January 13, 2018: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Pittsfield Branch: Program Room
Grade K - Adult

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Fizzing PokeBalls!

Friday June 29, 2018: 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Pittsfield Branch: Program Room, Westgate Branch: West Side Room
Grades K-5

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Superhero Academy

Saturday July 21, 2018: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Downtown Library: Conference Room A, Downtown Library: Conference Room C, Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room, Downtown Library: Secret Lab, Downtown Library: Youth Story Corner
Grade K-5

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PreK Bits - "Q" is for Quiet

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 8:37pm by LibraryRachel

This week Ms. Rachel presented stories that needed quiet.
SLEEPYHEADS ... where every quiet creature lays their sleepy head. Wait! One little sleepyhead is not in their bed!
Ms. Betsy played guitar and Ms. Rachel led the Quiet/Loud action song "Wake Up You Sleepy Heads".
You can hear the "Sleepy Heads" song on the recording SING IT! SAY IT! STAMP IT! SWAY IT! ... along with more favorite childhood songs!
The SQUEAKY DOOR had a Grandma putting her Grand-children to bed in the big double bed. It was time for quiet.

For more books that find "quiet" try the following favorites:
QUIET BUNNY'S MANY COLORS ... find them in the garden.
The QUIET BOOK ... very thoughtful, lovely prose, and beautiful gentle illustrations.
SHH! WE HAVE A PLAN ... who needs to be quiet?
TIPTOE JOE ... tiptoe to be quiet.
HANK FINDS AN EGG ... on a quiet walk in the woods. What shall he do?
The FAMILY BEDTIME TREASURY: Tales For Sleepy Times and Sweet Dreams ... a treasure trove in one book!
BEDTIME FOR BEAR ... with a "small but effervescent" overnight guest. Delightful storytelling and illustrations!
Find a cozy space.
Good Night!
Sleep Tight.

When you wake up the next day .... sing along with Joanie Bartels and MORNING MAGIC songs.