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Family Literacy Night Luau!

Location: Main Library
Date: Monday, January 30, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

 

It’s the big kick off to our Book Fair!  Join the Library for a warm Hawaiian themed Family Literacy Night.  Families can enjoy milk and cookies, a “book” walk, storytime, and other fun games.  

Scholastic Book Fair

Location: Main Library
Date: Monday, January 30, 2012 - 9:00am - Friday, February 3, 2012 - 5:00pm

 

Buy a book and help the Library at the same time?  It’s a win-win!  Scholastic will be in the Youth Services section of the Main Library during the week of Jan. 30- Feb. 3 to sell a variety of children and teens best-selling books.  For every book purchased from this book fair, the Library will get a portion of the proceeds in books for the collection! 

Harry Potter Lego Night: The Battle for Hogwarts

Location: Main Library
Date: Monday, January 23, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

 

It’s a super special  edition of our LEGO Madness program!   Santa gave a Harry Potter Hogwarts LEGO kit to the Library.   On Jan 23, you can help build Hogwarts, defend the castle from the Dementors, and help Harry Save the Day!  DUPLOS and MEGA Blocks will be available for younger builders.  

Family Chess Night

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Come play chess with a worthy opponent at our Family Chess Nights. Boards and equipment will be provided. All ages and playing levels welcome, but kindergartners and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Storytime FUN!

Location: Main Library
Date: Monday, January 23, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00amMonday, January 30, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00amMonday, February 6, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00amMonday, February 13, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00amMonday, February 20, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00amMonday, February 27, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00amMonday, March 5, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00amMonday, March 12, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00amMonday, March 19, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00amMonday, April 2, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00amMonday, April 9, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00amMonday, April 16, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00amMonday, April 23, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00amMonday, April 30, 2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Join Miss Lexie each Monday for a super fun Preschool Storytime.  Using a different theme each week, Miss Lexie will read 3-4 books and lead songs, fingerplays, and rhymes to prepare children for reading.  The storytime will finish up with a craft designed to strengthen fine motor skills.

Book Babies

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amThursday, January 26, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amThursday, February 2, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amThursday, February 9, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amThursday, February 16, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amThursday, February 23, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amThursday, March 1, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amThursday, March 8, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amThursday, March 15, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amThursday, March 22, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amThursday, March 29, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amThursday, April 5, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amThursday, April 12, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amThursday, April 19, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amThursday, April 26, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15am

Spend some quality time with your baby!  Join Miss Emily for a special storytime designed specifically for pre-walkers and their caregivers.  This storytime features lots of repetition, songs, nursery rhymes, and cuddling to begin building the foundation of literacy. 

Music & Rhyme Time

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, January 25, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, February 1, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, February 8, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, February 15, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, February 22, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, February 29, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, March 7, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, March 14, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, March 21, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, March 28, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, April 4, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, April 11, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, April 18, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:30amWednesday, April 25, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Research has shown early music experiences can have a significant impact on literacy, language, social, and math skills later in life.  Miss Marianne and her musical helpers will lead children as they experience sing alongs,  musical instrument activities,  rhythm & movement, and of course a musical story!

Super Duper Science Club

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, January 24, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, January 31, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, February 7, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, February 14, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, February 21, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, February 28, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, March 6, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, March 13, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, March 20, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, March 27, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, April 3, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, April 10, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, April 17, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pmTuesday, April 24, 2012 - 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Drop in each Tuesday between 4:30—5:30 p.m. to learn more about the world around you.  Miss Lorena will be conducting some easy and quick science experiments based on basic science principles.  Some days will feature a special guest speaker from local science based organizations!  (Check the HMCPL website for exact time and details for these special programs).

Wiggles and Walking Baby Storytime

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amTuesday, January 24, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amTuesday, January 31, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amTuesday, February 7, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amTuesday, February 14, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amTuesday, February 21, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amTuesday, February 28, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amTuesday, March 6, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amTuesday, March 13, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amTuesday, March 20, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amTuesday, March 27, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amTuesday, April 3, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amTuesday, April 10, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amTuesday, April 17, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15amTuesday, April 24, 2012 - 10:30am - 11:15am

Your baby is growing and so is their storytime experience!  This time is for babies who have started walking and their caregivers.  The program includes songs, stories, nursery rhymes, and movement games to continue building your little one’s pre-literacy skills. 

Tremendous Toddlers Storytime

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 9:30am - 10:30amTuesday, January 24, 2012 - 9:30am - 10:30amTuesday, January 31, 2012 - 9:30am - 10:30amTuesday, February 7, 2012 - 9:30am - 10:30amTuesday, February 14, 2012 - 9:30am - 10:30amTuesday, February 21, 2012 - 9:30am - 10:30amTuesday, February 28, 2012 - 9:30am - 10:30amTuesday, March 6, 2012 - 9:30am - 10:30amTuesday, March 13, 2012 - 9:30am - 10:30amTuesday, March 20, 2012 - 9:30am - 10:30amTuesday, March 27, 2012 - 9:30am - 10:30amTuesday, April 3, 2012 - 9:30am - 10:30amTuesday, April 10, 2012 - 9:30am - 10:30amTuesday, April 17, 2012 - 9:30am - 10:30amTuesday, April 24, 2012 - 9:30am - 10:30am

Join us for Toddler Storytime with Miss Lexie.  Each week we will explore 2-3 age appropriate books, fingerplays, and songs. These activities will help increase your two to three year old’s language skills and prepare them for Preschool Storytime. The storytime will finish up with an easy to do craft, designed to strengthen motor skills.

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