Thursday, September 10, 2009

Upcoming Programs!

Fall Cookies
Saturday, September 12
Grades K-4
Station Branch Community Room
Decorate a baker box, then 5 cookies with color icing, sprinkles, chocolate chips, and M&Ms.

Grandparent's Day
Sunday, September 13
2:00pm-4:00pm (drop-in craft)
Open to all families
Main Youth Program Room
In celebration of grandparents, stop by Youth & Parent Services to make a simple craft together with your special loved one! Storytime @ 2:30pm!

New Mother's Discussion Group
Mondays, September 14, 21, October 5, 19, 2, November 2, 9
New Mothers with child 12 months or younger
Main Youth Program Room
Join a new discussion group facilitated by a certified and licensed counselor, to learn about topics of concern to new mothers, including infant development and growth, changing family dynamics, and adjusting to new motherhood. Bring baby and take advantage of the opportunity to meet other new mothers. Light refreshments served!

Parent Child Workshop
Tuesdays, September 15, 22, October 6, 13, 20
Children ages 12-35 months with parent/caregiver (No siblings)
Main Auditorium
Saturdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24
Children ages 12-35 months with parent/caregiver (No siblings)
Main Auditorium
This dynamic program encourages interactive play, introduce your child to group activities, and provides parents with information on a wide variety of parenting issues and concerns. Each program features developmentally appropriate toys and play activities, a simple craft, and a visit from a community resource expert with information on subjects such as: Books and Reading, Child Development, and Nutrition. Each program ends with a "circle time" featuring finger plays and songs.

Just You & Me
Wednesdays, September 16, 23, 30
Children ages 24-35 months with parent/caregiver (No siblings)
Main Youth Program Room
An interactive literature sharing program, featuring stories, songs, and a parent/child reading activity.

Yoga + Stories = Happy Kids!
Thursdays, September 17 & 24
Ages 3-5 years with parent/caregiver
Main Youth Program Room
Have fun with yoga and stories while promoting physical and mental strength together with your child! *A parent/caregiver must sign a permission slip for yoga.*

Fall Into Books
Tuesday, September 22
2:30pm-3:00pm OR 5:30pm-6:00pm
Grades K-2
Thursday, September 24
2:30pm-3:00pm OR 5:30pm-6:00pm
Grades 3-5
Main Youth Program Room
Enjoy an early evening of good stories!

Babies, Books, and ABCs
Fridays, September 25, October 2, 9, 16
10:00am-10:30am OR 11:00am-11:30am
Ages 6-23months with parent/caregiver
Main Youth Programs Room
Discover fun ways to introduce young children to letters, numbers, and sounds, all of the skills needed to aid in reading development. Our traditional Mother Goose Rhyme Time takes place the last week of the session.

Ceremonial Gourd Rattle Art
Saturday, September 26
Grades K-3
Grades 4-6
Main Youth Program Room
Learn about the rattle, one of the world's oldest musical instruments! From the ancient Egyptians to many Native American tribes, numerous cultures have used the nature surrounding them to create beautiful music and art all in one. Participants construct and decorate their own gourd rattle.

Library Card Sign-Up Celebration!
Saturday, September 26
Children ages 3-5 with parent/caregiver (siblings welcome)
Main Auditorium
Get a library card today and celebrate with singer and musician Miss Dara in this special program of songs, laughs, fingerplays, and wonderful books!

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration!
Senorita Mimi & Senorita Lily from Kids Rock 2 Spanish
Wednesday, September 30
Open to all families
Station Community Room
Come join the festivities, songs, and stories in celebration of Hispanic heritage.

On My Own
Thursday, October 1, 8, 15
Children 4 & 5 who are not yet in kindergarten
Main Youth Program Room
Children enjoy listening to stories, songs and fingerplays in this independent literature sharing experience!

Van Gogh-Sunflower Still Life
Friday, October 2
Grades K-3
Grades 4-6
Main Youth Program Room
Sunflowers were Van Gogh's favorite flower. Learn about his life, what inspired his art, and try your hand at creating your own still life of beautiful sunflowers.

Fall Pumpkin Patch Cookies
Saturday, October 3
Grades K-3
Grades 4-6
Main Youth Program Room
Decorate 3 "cookie-lollipops" with colorful fondant and plant them in a decorated pumpkin patch filled with marshmallows and yummy candy.

Life Beyond Google: Learn How Online Databases Help With Homework
Tuesday, October 6
Grades 3-12; Parents/Caregivers
Main Youth Program Room
The library offers a wide range of databases that can be used from the library or at home to help with homework. Come with questions and learn about the databases that are available. Please bring your Huntington Public Library card. No registration required.

Wii Mario Kart
Thursday, October 8
Grades 4-8
Station Community Room West
Mario and his friends are back and ready to race once again in Mario Kart Wii! Experience new tracks, enhanced Wii graphics, extraordinary game play, and much more! Place first in Grand Prix circuits on clear skill-based missions to open up increasingly difficult and thrilling circuits.

How to Choose a Private School
Thursday, October 8
Main Youth Program Room
Find the right independent school and increase your chances of getting accepted! This one hour seminar by Fred McGaughan, a 30-year veteran of independent school admissions and marketing, provides information deciphering messages sent from the schools, writing the exception essay, managing a relationship with an admission office, and having an outstanding interview. Most of the information an be applied to the college search as well. No registration required.

Let's Talk About Books: Ramona's World
Friday, October 9
Grades 3-4
Main Youth Program Room
Join us for a discussion of Ramona Quimby’s latest adventures in this book by Beverly Cleary. The first 15 to register receive a FREE copy of the book.

Let's Talk About Books: The Lightning Thief
Tuesday, October 13
Grades 5-6
Main Youth Program Room
Twelve-year old Percy Jackson has been kicked out of more schools than he can count. Then, he learns that he is being chased by mythological monsters.