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Children’s Department News - November 2017

Weekly Events

Preschool story & craft times: Tuesday & Friday: 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.
Story times are for children ages 2 and older and their families or caregivers.

Please note: There will be no story times on Thursday, November 23rd (Thanksgiving) or Friday, November 24th.***

Lap Sit every Monday at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. in the Children’s Activity Room. This program is for babies, toddlers and their families or caregivers. Make new friends while listening to simple stories and learning finger plays and songs.

turkey and pilgrim bear

 

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
We will be open/closed the following days & times:
Wednesday, November 22nd: Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, November 23rd: Closed
Friday, November 24th: Open from noon to 6 p.m.

 

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November Events

 

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Lego Builders Club
Saturday, November 4th: Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Walnut & Elm Rooms


     Children in preschool through grade 6 will have the opportunity to build with the library’s collection of Lego blocks and Duplo blocks. Children who are 8 & younger must be accompanied by an adult. No fee or registration. Come and build and make new friends! Structures will be placed on display on the 1st floor of the library for 3 weeks following the event.
     Please note: This event will be on the 1st Saturday of the month, not the 2nd, because the fall craft day will be on the 2nd Saturday.

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Fall, Harvest, Woodland Animals, & Thanksgiving Crafts
For children and their families
Saturday, November 11th: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Place: Walnut & Elm Rooms


     Our Thanksgiving and harvest crafts day is for children ages 2 and older and their families or caregivers. (An adult must stay with children who are 8 and younger.) There will be a large selection of crafts to make to decorate your homes for Thanksgiving & fall.  No registration or fee.

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Reading to the Rabbit & the Dogs
Saturday, November 18th Time: 2:00 to 3:00. Walnut & Elm Rooms, second floor


For children ages 4 & older. Presented by members of Caring Paws. Come and read to a certified therapy rabbit or dog. Readers should bring a book from home or select one when they arrive at the library.
Registration required by Friday, November 17th at the children’s desk or by phone.

 

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Save the Dates!

Lego Builders Club
     Saturday, December 2nd:  1:00 to 2:30 p.m.; free; no registration

Winter Crafts For children and their families
     Saturday, December 9th:  11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
     Walnut & Elm Rooms; Free; No registration

West Lafayette High School Robotics Team Demonstration for kids
     Saturday, December 16:11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
     Walnut & Elm Rooms; free; no registration

Caring Paws: Reading to the Bunny & the Dogs
     Saturday, December 16:  2 – 3 p.m.
     Walnut & Elm Rooms
     Register by Friday, December 15;  For children ages 4 to 12

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Weekly Events

Preschool story times: Tuesday & Friday: 10:30 a.m.; Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.
Story times are for children ages 2 and older and their families or caregivers.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free; no registration.
Location: Children’s Activity Room

Please note:  There will be story times during the winter break for children ages 2 and older, except on Tuesday, December 26, and Tuesday, January 2, when the library  opens at noon.

Lap Sit every Monday at 10:30 and 11:15 a.m. in the children’s activity room. This program is for babies, toddlers, and their parents or caregivers. Make new friends, listen to simple stories, and learn finger plays and songs with Miss Amanda.

*****No Lap Sit program on December 4th or 25th or January 1st*****

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Holiday Hours

Sunday, December 24th and Monday, December 25th: Library closed
Tuesday, December 26th: Open from 12:00 (noon) to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 31st and Monday, January 1st: Library closed
Tuesday, January 2nd: Open from 12:00 (noon) to 8:00 p.m.

Please check the library’s web site for closings and changes in the hours the library is open during inclement weather.

 

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Special Programs for Families

 

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Lego Builders Club
Saturday, December 2nd
(Please note: 1st Saturday of the month, not the 2nd!)
Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Location: Walnut & Elm Rooms

     Children in preschool through grade 6 will have the opportunity to build with the library’s collection of Lego blocks. Children who are 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. No fee or registration. Come and build and make new friends! Structures will be on display for 3 weeks in cases near the children’s area.

reindeer craft

 

Winter Holidays Family Craft Day
Saturday, December 9th
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Walnut & Elm Rooms

     Bring your families to the library to make winter and December holiday crafts to decorate your homes. There will be samples, instructions, and supplies to make the crafts. No registration or fee. This event is for children of all ages, but an adult must stay with children who are 8 and younger.
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dogs with reindeer hats

 

Reading to the Dogs!
Saturday, December 16th
2 to 3 p.m., Walnut & Elm Rooms; For children ages 4 and older

     Dogs from Therapy Dogs International will be back and eager to listen to children read stories to them! Children may bring favorite books from home or choose books when they arrive at the library. Please note: Visitors, other than the parents and siblings of children who are reading to the dogs, are welcome to greet the dogs and talk to therapy dog team members only at 3 p.m., so that the readers are not disturbed.
Please register by phone or at the library by Friday, December 15th at 5:00 p.m.

 

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Robotics Demonstration
Saturday, December 16th
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Place: Walnut & Elm Rooms

     Team members from Boiler Invasion Team # 461, West Lafayette High School, will be at the library to talk about and demonstrate their robots and tell families about the robotics team at the local high school. They will also help children operate the robots after the demonstration.
As always, children who are 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.  Free; no registration