Fireside Tales

image courtesy of flickr user kazy79
image courtesy of flickr user kazy79

Wednesday, December 3rd at 3pm.

"Oh the weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful..."

Join the Children's Librarian's for hot cocoa and stories by the fire.


Grades 2 and up

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Sleep Solutions Workshop

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Photo courtesy of flickr user thegiantvermin

Wednesday, December 10th from 10 a.m to 12 p.m.

Do you and your children suffer from sleepless, restless nights? Do you need sleep solutions?

Please join us as we welcome Ingrid Y. Prueher, certified sleep specialist as she leads a workshop with sleep solutions for your child, ages infant to 5 years old. Ingrid specializes in teaching sleepless moms and dads the fundamentals of sleep, so their children can become amazing sleepers. A seasoned parenting consultant, Ingrid combines her experience and knowledge of nutrition and sleep to help English and Spanish-speaking parents across the country who struggle to get their child on a consistent sleep schedule. 

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Winter Classics

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image courtesy of imdb.com

Fridays at 10 am

 

Join us for short family-friendly classic winter films. Drop-in. All ages.

 

Friday, December 12th: Frosty the Snowman (NR, running time 48 minutes)

Friday, December 19th:  A Charlie Brown Christmas (NR, running time 25 minutes)

 

In the Louise Parker Berry Community Room.

Ferguson Resources for Parents

A picture from Ferguson, MO's public library
A picture from Ferguson, MO's public library

Maybe you're getting some questions you don't know how to answer, or you want to make sure your child learns about the broader issues at stake with the Ferguson, MO events.  We've created a booklist of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry that deal with American history, African- American experiences, and civil rights.  Read on!

A St. Louis high school librarian created a LibGuide with resources about Ferguson, which are definitely geared towards high schoolers but may be of interest.

St. Lucia Day

Image courtesy of Blondkin Rikard
Image courtesy of Blondkin Rikard

Friday, December 12th at 4 p.m.

St. Lucia Day is a Swedish holiday celebration in which candles are worn in a wreath by a young woman and she and her procession sing Lucia songs. To celebrate, we will make “lussekatter” (Saffron buns) out of paper and buttons. And of course we’ll listen to Lucia songs! Preschool to 2nd grade.

Winter Crafts

Image courtesy of Arlington Public Library
Image courtesy of Arlington Public Library

Monday, December 15th at 4pm

Join us as we make winter inspired crafts. Ages 3 and up. Drop-in.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Stuffed animals reading at the library.
Stuffed animals reading at the library.

Thursday, December 18th at 6:00pm

Join us for the 4th annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Bring one of your stuffed animals to a special evening storytime and have them sleepover in the Children's Library. Pick them up the next day and discover what happens " when the library lights go out." Ages 2 and up. 

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3D Printed Gifts

Miss Krishna and Miss Amy show off their dinosaur necklaces printed with the 3D printer
Miss Krishna and Miss Amy show off their dinosaur necklaces printed with the 3D printer

Do you love technology? We do, too! Join us this December as we talk about technology and 3D printing. You'll also get to take home a gift to give this season.

Wednesday, December 10th at 4:15 p.m.: Cookie Cutter

(Register for Grades 3-4) This class is now full. Please register for the waitlist

Thursday, December 11th at 4:15 p.m.: Holiday Decoration

(Register for Grades K-2) This class is now full. Please register for the waitlist.

Friday, December 12th at 4:15 p.m.: Dinosaur Necklace

(Register for Grades 5-6)