Date: Saturday, January 25
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room:
Program Type: Community Events, Diversity, Lectures/Speakers, Storytimes
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Join us for the January installment of Celebrating All of Us. We will have a representative from the Judaic, Islamic and Christian faith traditions to talk about the core of their religion, read a storytime book about their religion and have a Q&A session.

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Date: Monday, January 27
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Storytime Room (Downtown)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children

Description:

Beginning January 27, we will be making and collecting Valentines for Veterans at the Missouri Veterans' Home in Cameron, MO.  Join us for this crafting session, or drop by the Downtown Children's Library anytime to create a Valentine through February 10, 2020.  

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This program involves paint or other materials that can be messy. Please wear clothing that is okay to get stained.


Date: Monday, January 27
Time: 4:45pm - 6:30pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Club Room
Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees begins at 5:00 p.m.  The Budget/Personnel Committee meets at 4:45 p.m.  Both meetings are open to the public.

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The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.


Date: Tuesday, January 28
Time: 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Movies
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Enjoy a free movie and popcorn with friends!

Toy Story 4- G- 100 minutes, 2019

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This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Children 8 and under must always be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


Date: Saturday, February 1
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
Program Type: Early Literacy
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

The Book Buddies Pony Express Therapy Dogs, in partnership with the East Hills Library, are offering children a way to improve their reading skills in a unique and fun environment. This program utilizes therapy dogs as the listeners for children of all ages and reading levels.  Drop in anytime during this 2 hour session.

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Date: Saturday, February 1
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Off Site
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Program Type: Lectures/Speakers, Local History/Genealogy
Ages: Children, Teens, Adults

Description:

Trevor Tutt, Curator for the St. Joseph Museums, will discuss Charles S. L. Baker. Baker was born into slavery in Savannah, MO in the mid-1800s. He helped found the Home for Aged and Dependent Ex-Slaves in St. Joseph and invented a friction heater that was used to heat train cars and homes across the United States. Though his invention provided nearly free energy and his businesses were wildly successful, few know who he is today. 

This presentation is the result of a collaboration between the St. Joseph Museums, Inc., and the Missouri State Museum’s traveling Boom! The Rise and Fall of Missouri’s Black Business Districts exhibit. 

 

This month's History Speaks will be at the Bartlett Center.

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Date: Saturday, February 1
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Join us for a variety of wonderful stories and enjoyable library activities to celebrate Take Your Child to the Library day. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate with their children.  Everyone is invited to come share some fun with us!

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This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Children 8 and under must always be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


Date: Monday, February 3
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Your Library, Our Future - Listening Sessions

We want to hear from you as we begin work on our next strategic plan.  Are we providing the materials, programs, and services that you need and want?  Do our open hours work with your schedule and needs?  Let us know how we are doing and how we can improve. 

We will be hosting two sessions at each library branch February 3 - 13.

There is no need to register, but please call Mary Beth Revels at 816-232-4038 or email at mrevels@sjpl.lib.mo.us if you have questions.

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The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.


Date: Monday, February 3
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Movies
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

East Hills Library Family Movie Night:

This month’s movie is Abominable (2019) [PG], running time of 1 hour 37 minutes
Attendees are welcome to bring snacks and drinks with lids.

Hard of hearing? We have t-coil looping technology installed in the theater for hearing aids. Thank you to the Sertoma Club of St. Joseph for providing this state-of-the-art technology in the theater!

No need to register but call 236-2136 or visit the East Hills Library if you have any questions.

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Date: Tuesday, February 4
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
Program Type: Early Literacy
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Children aged 0-6 and their caregivers are invited to learn and play together in the East Hills Storytime Room with the early literacy toy collection. In addition, we will sing songs and fingerplays featuring rhythm instruments, ribbon wands, scarves and shakers.

Each family in attendance receives a free book to add to their home library. For more information, contact the East Hills Library at 236-2136.

This program is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

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This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Children 8 and under must always be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


Date: Tuesday, February 4
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

Get ready for a lovely Valentine's Day!  We have lots of craft supplies for you to create anything your heart desires! Make your own Valentine's box, cards, gifts, etc. while eating yummy Valentine's sugar cookies!  All supplies provided. K-12th graders

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This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Children 8 and under must always be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


Date: Tuesday, February 4
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Your Library, Our Future - Listening Sessions

We want to hear from you as we begin work on our next strategic plan.  Are we providing the materials, programs, and services that you need and want?  Do our open hours work with your schedule and needs?  Let us know how we are doing and how we can improve. 

We will be hosting two sessions at each library branch February 3 - 13.

There is no need to register, but please call Mary Beth Revels at 816-232-4038 or email at mrevels@sjpl.lib.mo.us if you have questions.

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The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.


Date: Tuesday, February 4
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Miscellaneous
Ages: Children, All Ages

Description:

The monthly meeting of the LEGO Club where all Lego enthusiasts from Kindergarten on up are invited to come and build with us. This month's theme is Handful of Bricks! What can you create with 50 bricks or less? We can't wait to see! Participants are encouraged to bring their own LEGOs, but we have some too.

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Date: Wednesday, February 5
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Club Room
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Your Library, Our Future - Listening Sessions

We want to hear from you as we begin work on our next strategic plan.  Are we providing the materials, programs, and services that you need and want?  Do our open hours work with your schedule and needs?  Let us know how we are doing and how we can improve. 

We will be hosting two sessions at each library branch February 3 - 13.

There is no need to register, but please call Mary Beth Revels at 816-232-4038 or email at mrevels@sjpl.lib.mo.us if you have questions.

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The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.


Date: Thursday, February 6
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Your Library, Our Future - Listening Sessions

We want to hear from you as we begin work on our next strategic plan.  Are we providing the materials, programs, and services that you need and want?  Do our open hours work with your schedule and needs?  Let us know how we are doing and how we can improve. 

We will be hosting two sessions at each library branch February 3 - 13.

There is no need to register, but please call Mary Beth Revels at 816-232-4038 or email at mrevels@sjpl.lib.mo.us if you have questions.

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The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.


Date: Friday, February 7
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children

Description:

Join Ms. Elizabeth on the First Friday of the month for a project or activity that encourages learning while having fun!

For Grades K-8

This month's project is a Valentines for Vets! 

In conjunction with the Downtown Children's Library, we will be making and collecting Valentines for Veterans at the Missouri Veterans' Home in Cameron, MO.  Join us for this crafting session, or drop by the Downtown Children's Library anytime to create a Valentine through February 10, 2019. 

 

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This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Children 8 and under must always be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


Date: Saturday, February 8
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children

Description:

Need a box to hold your Valentines? Get creative at the library and make a fantastic Valentine box! We will provide the boxes/containers and basic craft supplies. You just bring your creativity and imagination!

Please register by Feb. 6th.

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Date: Saturday, February 8
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Makerspace
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Ages: Children, Teens

Description:

Join Ms. Elizabeth on the second Saturday of the month for STEAM Saturday! Each month we will do a project or activity that emphasises one of the steam components: Science Technology Engineering Art Math.

For Grades K-6

This month's project is a Valentine Box Workshop! 

Need a box to hold your Valentines? Get creative at the library and make a fantastic Valentine box! We will provide the boxes/containers and basic craft supplies. You just bring your creativity and imagination!

Please register by Feb. 6th.

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Date: Saturday, February 8
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Your Library, Our Future - Listening Sessions

We want to hear from you as we begin work on our next strategic plan.  Are we providing the materials, programs, and services that you need and want?  Do our open hours work with your schedule and needs?  Let us know how we are doing and how we can improve. 

We will be hosting two sessions at each library branch February 3 - 13.

There is no need to register, but please call Mary Beth Revels at 816-232-4038 or email at mrevels@sjpl.lib.mo.us if you have questions.

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The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.


Date: Monday, February 10
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Storytime Room (Downtown)
Program Type: STEAM
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Join Ms. Misty as she leads us in another round of STEM activities just for young children. This month we'll practice some early engineering skills with blocks, stacking toys, and more. This program is most appropriate for ages 2-6 years old with an accompanying adult.

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This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Children 8 and under must always be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

This program involves paint or other materials that can be messy. Please wear clothing that is okay to get stained.


Date: Monday, February 10
Time: 9:30am - 10:30am
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Owen Meeting Room
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Your Library, Our Future - Listening Sessions

We want to hear from you as we begin work on our next strategic plan.  Are we providing the materials, programs, and services that you need and want?  Do our open hours work with your schedule and needs?  Let us know how we are doing and how we can improve. 

We will be hosting two sessions at each library branch February 3 - 13.

There is no need to register, but please call Mary Beth Revels at 816-232-4038 or email at mrevels@sjpl.lib.mo.us if you have questions.

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The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.


Date: Monday, February 10
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Music
Ages: Teens, Adults, All Ages

Description:

We'll sing and strum along to music with chords and lyrics displayed on the movie screen in the theater. Feel free to bring any sheet or self-written music to share with the group. While beginners are welcome, this class is intended for uke players with a basic understanding of chords and strumming. It's a fun opportunity to meet new ukulele friends, practice the art of strumming and singing songs, and celebrate music at the library!

Participants must bring their own ukulele.

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The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.


Date: Tuesday, February 11
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
Program Type: Early Literacy
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Young children and their caregivers are invited to join Ms. Jess for an introduction to Baby Doll Circle Time followed by social play. 

Using curriculum developed by Conscious Discipline's Dr. Becky Bailey, Baby Doll Circle Time helps to form more caring relationships between a child and their caregiver. Each week, we will learn social games and loving interactions that can be replicated at home for you to re-experience loving connections over and over again, helping to optimize your child's development. 

We will begin with 10-15 minutes of Baby Doll Circle Time, then spend the remaining 35-45 minutes of the program for unstructured play, allowing caregivers to practice the attached, attuned, and playful relationships encouraged by Dr. Bailey's curriculum. 

A variety of multi-ethnic baby dolls will be provided for the first 15 children to use during Baby Doll Circle Time. You are welcome to bring your own doll from home (plastic preferred over cloth/stuffed animals), if preferred. Content is geared for children ages 15 months to age 4 and their caregivers; younger siblings and older preschoolers are welcome to attend.

 

This event is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

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Date: Tuesday, February 11
Time: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
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Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Children

Description:

Search the children's section of the library for the hidden Love Bugs! Find them all to win a sweet prize! The Love Bugs are very shy, so they will be hidden all day long. Come anytime from 12 - 8 to participate. K-6th graders

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This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Children 8 and under must always be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


Date: Tuesday, February 11
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Club Room
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Your Library, Our Future - Listening Sessions

We want to hear from you as we begin work on our next strategic plan.  Are we providing the materials, programs, and services that you need and want?  Do our open hours work with your schedule and needs?  Let us know how we are doing and how we can improve. 

We will be hosting two sessions at each library branch February 3 - 13.

There is no need to register, but please call Mary Beth Revels at 816-232-4038 or email at mrevels@sjpl.lib.mo.us if you have questions.

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Disclaimer(s):
The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.


Date: Thursday, February 13
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Community Events
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Your Library, Our Future - Listening Sessions

We want to hear from you as we begin work on our next strategic plan.  Are we providing the materials, programs, and services that you need and want?  Do our open hours work with your schedule and needs?  Let us know how we are doing and how we can improve. 

We will be hosting two sessions at each library branch February 3 - 13.

There is no need to register, but please call Mary Beth Revels at 816-232-4038 or email at mrevels@sjpl.lib.mo.us if you have questions.

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The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.


Date: Friday, February 14
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: All Ages

Description:

What better way to celebrate a day off from school than doing some fun winter related crafts? Children through adults are welcomed.

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This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Children 8 and under must always be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


Date: Saturday, February 15
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Storytime Room (Downtown)
Program Type: Games/Gaming
Ages: Children

Description:

If you know a child who has a wild imagination and likes slaying dragons and being the hero they’ll love this role playing game for kids. Kids will learn creative problem solving, work as a team and just have fun on this fantastic library quest.

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Date: Saturday, February 15
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Carnegie Library
Room:
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Join us any time between 1 and 3 to help celebrate National Gumdrop day with crafts (including a gumdrop catapult) and taste tests.

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Date: Monday, February 17
Time: 9:30am - 10:00am
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Storytime Room (Downtown)
Program Type: Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Join Ms. Misty for bounces, books, songs & more early literacy fun for our newest readers. For babies birth to 35 months and their caregivers. Approximate running time is 25 minutes.

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This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Children 8 and under must always be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.


Date: Tuesday, February 18
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Storytime Room (East Hills)
Program Type: Early Literacy
Ages: Baby - Pre-K

Description:

Young children and their caregivers are invited to join Ms. Jess for an introduction to Baby Doll Circle Time followed by social play. 

Using curriculum developed by Conscious Discipline's Dr. Becky Bailey, Baby Doll Circle Time helps to form more caring relationships between a child and their caregiver. Each week, we will learn social games and loving interactions that can be replicated at home for you to re-experience loving connections over and over again, helping to optimize your child's development. 

We will begin with 10-15 minutes of Baby Doll Circle Time, then spend the remaining 35-45 minutes of the program for unstructured play, allowing caregivers to practice the attached, attuned, and playful relationships encouraged by Dr. Bailey's curriculum. 

A variety of multi-ethnic baby dolls will be provided for the first 15 children to use during Baby Doll Circle Time. You are welcome to bring your own doll from home (plastic preferred over cloth/stuffed animals), if preferred. Content is geared for children ages 15 months to age 4 and their caregivers; younger siblings and older preschoolers are welcome to attend.

 

This event is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

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Date: Tuesday, February 18
Time: 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room: Storytime Room (Washington Park)
Program Type: Movies
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Join us for a free movie and popcorn! 

AbominablePG, 97 minutes, 2019

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This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Children 8 and under must always be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.


Date: Wednesday, February 19
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: Conference Room
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Games/Gaming, Movies
Ages: All Ages

Description:

Come enjoy Pokemon themed crafts and activities! All supplies are provided. Bring your handheld games, cards, and art to share, battle, and trade with other Pokemon fans!

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Date: Thursday, February 20
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Downtown Library
Room: Storytime Room (Downtown)
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Join Ms. Misty and introduce your children to books, reading, and new friends at our fun storytimes. Experience a lively mix of stories, songs, rhymes and crafts that make this a special time for you and your child.  For children ages 3 to 6.

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The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This program involves paint or other materials that can be messy. Please wear clothing that is okay to get stained.


Date: Thursday, February 20
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Washington Park Library
Room:
Program Type: Early Literacy, Miscellaneous
Ages: All Ages

Description:

The Book Buddies Pony Express Therapy Dogs, in partnership with the Washington Park Library, are offering children a way to improve their reading skills in a unique and fun environment. This program utilizes therapy dogs as the listeners for children of all ages and reading levels.  Drop in anytime during this 90 minute session.

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Date: Thursday, February 20
Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: East Hills Library
Room: The Theater
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Early Literacy, STEAM, Storytimes
Ages: Baby - Pre-K, Children

Description:

Join us on a Literary adventure to explore World Whale Day. We will read a few books about whales and then take an imaginary water journey of our own. Playing a migration game, we will swim out of the Caribbean Ocean into the adventurous life of a baby humpback bound for the Gulf of Maine. Readers will be able to take home the illustrated game cards and learn how they can help the humpbacks. All welcome, best for ages 5-10.

Sign up by Feb. 16th.

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This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Children 8 and under must always be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.