Fall into Art 2015 - Open programs

Fall into Art is our bi-annual autumn arts series in which we invite artists, museums, and each other to celebrate art. Get inspired!

Registration for the Registered Classes (asterixed programs) begins September 14th. Registration will be first come, first serve. Currently, all classes are full.

Author Visit: Sarah Albee, Fashion Through the Ages
Using plenty of props and famous works of art as examples, the author of Summer Reading pick Why’d They Wear That?! will share the lighter side of fashion and history as she explains why people wore some of those crazy clothes. You'll get the inside scoop on what people wore (or didn't wear) for underwear, deadly dyes, kids in corsets, how knights used the bathroom, and more--and you'll never be bored at a museum again!
Ages 8 and up
Monday, October 12th from 3 to 4 p.m.
Open - no registration necessary. Tickets will be distributed 15 minutes before the program.
Louise Parker Berry Community Room

Author Visit: Kazu Kibuishi
Kazu Kibuishi, the author of the highly successful graphic novel series Amulet, will discuss his artistic process and experience. Most recently, Kazu has been chosen to illustrate the new covers for the paperback re-issues of the Harry Potter series.
Ages 8 and up
Friday, October 16th from 4 to 5 p.m.
Open - no registration necessary. Tickets will be distributed 15 minutes before the program.
Louise Parker Berry Community Room

Boogie Chillun
Join Boogie Chillun’ on a musical journey through the rich history of the United States.  Each song will be given a brief introduction describing the song itself, the artist, and its contribution to American music. Boogie Chillun’ will encourage students to keep music alive through sing-alongs and interactive playing.
Ages K and up
Thursday, October 22nd at 4:15 p.m.
Open - no registration necessary. Tickets will be distributed 15 minutes before the program.
Louise Parker Berry Community Room

Pumpkin Crafts
Celebrate the spookiest holiday by getting crafty at the library.
Monday, October 26th at 4 p.m.
Ages 3 and up
Open - no registration necessary.

Teatro SEA: My Superhero, Roberto Clemente
The story of the legendary Puerto Rican baseball player and humanitarian Roberto Clemente comes to life in a bilingual musical. Young Bobby and his friends discover a secret—they have super powers! Witness Clemente's leadership and courage in the face of adversity, all set to great music and complete with dance numbers, animations and puppetry.
Ages K and up
Thursday, October 29th from 4 to 5 p.m.
Open - no registration necessary. Tickets will be distributed 15 minutes before the program.
Louise Parker Berry Community Room

Thankful Crafts
What are you thankful for? Come and make a craft!
Thursday, November 19th at 4 p.m.
Open - no registration necessary.
Ages 3 and up

Winter crafts
It’s cold and cozy, and it’s time to make some crafts!
Ages 3 and up
Thursday, December 3rd at 4 p.m.
Open - no registration necessary.

Bookworms
Our weekly art and book group explores art themes, materials, and open-ended creativity, all supported by excellent picture books.
Ages 4 to 7
Thursdays at 4:15 p.m.

Fall II Storytime Registration: Closes Today

Read with us!
Read with us!

Registration for the Fall II 2015 storytime lottery opens Monday, October 5th, 2015 and runs through Monday, October 19th. Registration is a lottery, and notification will be Saturday, October 24th. Storytimes will begin the week of Monday, October 26th, 2015.

Fall II (Six weeks)
Register: Monday 10/5 - Monday 10/19
Session: Monday 10/26 - Friday 12/4

For Storytime Guidelines and more information about offerings, visit the Storytimes page.

We will also have some great open programs on the schedule as well, like Baby Laptime and Toddler Tales!

Halloween Storytime

Make way for the baby parade! Miss Caroline (she works upstairs in Administration) holds one of her twin babies, Ash, during our Halloween Baby Parade!
Make way for the baby parade! Miss Caroline (she works upstairs in Administration) holds one of her twin babies, Ash, during our Halloween Baby Parade!

Thursday, October 29th at 10:30 a.m.

Wear your Halloween Costume and join the Children's Librarians for a special storytime! All ages. Open.

Pumpkin Crafts

Let's make a pumpkin craft! Image courtesy of flickr user katsrcool.
Let's make a pumpkin craft! Image courtesy of flickr user katsrcool.

Monday, October 26th at 4 p.m.

Celebrate the spookiest holiday by getting crafty at the library. Ages 3 and up. Open - no registration necessary.

Teatro SEA: My Superhero, Roberto Clemente

My Superhero, Roberto Clemente
My Superhero, Roberto Clemente

Thursday, October 29th from 4 to 5 p.m.

Ages K and up

The story of the legendary Puerto Rican baseball player and humanitarian Roberto Clemente comes to life in a bilingual musical. Young Bobby and his friends discover a secret—they have super powers! Witness Clemente's leadership and courage in the face of adversity, all set to great music and complete with dance numbers, animations and puppetry.

Open - no registration necessary. Tickets will be distributed 15 minutes before the program. In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

Boogie Chillun'

Thursday, October 22nd at 4:15 p.m.

Ages K and up

Join Boogie Chillun’ on a musical journey through the rich history of the United States.  Each song will be given a brief introduction describing the song itself, the artist, and its contribution to American music. Boogie Chillun’ will encourage students to keep music alive through sing-alongs and interactive playing.

Open - no registration necessary. Tickets will be distributed 15 minutes before the program. In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

Celebrate Banned Books Week: September 27 - October 3

Each year, the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) promotes awareness of challenges to library materials. Banned Books Week serves as an opportunity for librarians to educate readers of all ages about their choice to read whatever they want, free from censorship. Take a look at this list of books that the library owns that have been challenged or banned by parents, teachers, and students alike. 

Learn more about Banned Books Week.

Storytime Saturday

Storytime in the Library
Storytime in the Library

Saturday, October 3rd at 11 a.m.

A weekend storytime for families. Walkers up to 36 months with a parent/caregiver are welcome to attend this Saturday morning storytime, which will include some of our favorite books, rhymes, and fingerplays.

Author Visit: Cece Bell

Cece Bell and her Newbery Honor winning Graphic Novel El Deafo
Cece Bell and her Newbery Honor winning Graphic Novel El Deafo

Monday, October 5th from 5 to 6 p.m.

Ages 8 and up

Join us to meet Newbery Honor winner Cece Bell as she talks about her New York Times bestselling graphic novel memoir EL DEAFO.  Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That requires superpowers! In this funny, poignant graphic novel memoir, author/illustrator Cece Bell chronicles her hearing loss at a young age and her subsequent experiences with the Phonic Ear, a very powerful—and very awkward—hearing aid.

This is a unique chance to connect with a major publishing talent and an opportunity for everyone to think closely about their own growing up experience.

Check out one of Cece Bell's books before the big day!

Open - no registration necessary. Tickets will be distributed 15 minutes before the program. In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

HTML Coding for kids: Waitlist Available

We will explore coding using HTML.

Tuesdays, October 6th,13th, 20th and 27th at 4:30pm-5:30pm.

Ages 9-12.

This class is full, but you may sign up for the waitlist here.

 

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