Bowling for Readers
Saturday, July 26
End of Summer Reading Program Pool Party
Monday, July 28
Family Movies at the Morganton Public Library
Wednesday at 2:00pm.
Meet the Robinsons
Mr.Peabody and Sherman
Family Movies at the Valdese Public Library
Popcorn and a drink will be available.
Family Movies at the C.B. Hildebrand Public Library
Saturdays at 11:00am
Grow a happy, healthy baby one rhyme at a time! Baby Bookworms increases phonological awareness and provides language and vocabulary development for our youngest patrons. This program will also emphasize the importance of reading to babies, and parents will learn how to do this most effectively! Join us for rhymes, a short story, and an age appropriate craft!
July 9th: A House is a Home For Me
Book: Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs
July 16th: Baby Animals
Book: Where is Baby?
July 23rd: Water Play Day
Meet at Martha’s Park for some hands on water fun on the splash pad with your storytime friends. Water activities will also be provided. Don’t forget your bathing suit!
July 30th: Ooey, Gooey Sensory Day
Today we will be meeting at the library for some hands on sensory fun. We will play with scented and edible playdough, paint with pudding, and make sensory bottles to take home! We are getting messy today!
Storytime for two and three year olds includes crafts, songs, books.
July 8th: A Tree Is Nice
Don’t miss out on this special storytime about trees and the pleasures they give us. We’ll learn about the many parts of a tree. Our craft today will be leaf rubbings. Pre-registration is required.
July 15th: Robots Everywhere!
There are all kinds of robots and they are everywhere! From ones up in space, down to the ocean and the ones we use at home. Join us for a story about Clink the robot by Kelly DiPucchio. You will design and build a robot for your very own. Pre-registration is required.
July 22nd: Come, Let's Dance!
Come share the joy of dance with our special guest Lisa Brown from Studio K. You will be introduced to different types of dance and how the movements can tell a story. We’ll learn some dance moves of our own as we skip, spin and sway with storytime. Pre-registration is required.
July 29th: The Wonder in Water
Dive right into this storytime at Martha’s Park. We’ll explore the wonder of water and what it means to us. We’ll create wave bottles and do some water tracing. We’ll have some time to use the water splash pad and playground. Pre-registration is required.
Created for children ages 4 and 5, Preschool Pals is geared for children in Preschool or Pre-K programs. Join us for a fun filled hour of stories, games, songs, crafts, and other educational activities with a creative focus on skills needed for Kindergarten.
July 10th: I’ve Got Rhythm! I’ve Got Music!
Join the Kindermusik fun today with our guest instructor from A Musical Beginning. We’ll learn about different musical instruments and make one to take home. Pre-registration is required.
July 17th: Trees Make a Difference
Join us to learn about why trees are so important and all the benefits they give to us. We’ll learn different parts of the tree and how to identify them by observing their leaves. We’ll be making leaf rubbings. Pre-registration is required.
July 24th: Look to the Sky
Today not only will we learn about the types of clouds; we’ll make fog, rain, a thunderstorm and a tornado! We’ll construct a weather vane for our craft. Pre-registration is required.
July 31st: Bugs, Slugs and our Big Backyard
Have you ever peeked under a rock? Today we’ll meet at the Greenway next to Judges Restaurant to do some exploring with what’s Under One Rock by Anthony D. Fredericks. We’ll assemble a bug catcher and go on a nature walk. Pre-registration is required.
A multi-age storytime for families.
Join us for a movie and popcorn every Wednesday at 2:00pm.
Meet the Robinsons
Mr.Peabody and Sherman
Cool Kids Club is designed for children in grades K—2. Club times may vary depending on the activities planned. Registration is required.
July 7 & July 8: Science and the Arts
Come to this storytime to find out how science and the arts work together. Listen to the stories of Color Chaos by Lynn Reed, Red Sings from Treetops by Joyce Sidman, and Lots and Lots of Zebra Stripes Patterns in Nature by Stephen Swinburne. Learn about the Color Wheel, and play the Color Mix-up Game! Make a Kaleidoscope, Stained Glass Pendant, and an Optical Illusion Cat. We will also try out a Color Absorption Experiment. Pre-Registration is required.
July 14 & July 15: Techno Fun
Today we will be reading fun robot stories! We will be working in teams and using our engineering skills to build a balloon tower, and put together robot puzzles. We will use materials from a resource warehouse to build our own robots! Make a Paper Helicopter, a Strawplane, and your own robotic snack using graham crackers and M & M’s! Please bring any aluminum cans that you may have to this storytime. Pre-Registration is required.
July 21 & July 22: Bearded Dragons
Today we will have a special guest: Mrs. Vicki Banditelli bringing her Bearded Dragons. Learn where these reptiles live, what they eat, and how to care for them. We may also have a chance to be hands on with the dragons, and hold them! Pre-Registration is required.
July 28 & July 29: Zoology
Wear your sun hats because today we are going on a safari! Listen to fun stories about the zoo, and then we will go out in to the library to hunt for zoo animals. We will also learn about animal classification. Make a Zoo Animal Mask, Monkey on a Tree, and a Jungle Animal Bracelet. Pre-Registration is required.
This club is designed for children in grades 3rd to 5th. Club times may vary depending on the activities planned for each meeting. Registration is required for this program.
Thursday, July 10th, 2014: Sciencetellers
Learn about the science of fire and ice through the tale of “Dragons and Dreams.” Want to see dragon’s breath? Get ready to see it, feel it, smell it, and maybe even taste it! This story features interactive science experiments with dry ice, flash paper, exploding bottle, and more. Enjoy this spectacular adventure and be swept away to a world where dragons are real and dreams come true, and only the most daring will survive to tell the tale! This program will begin at 3pm upstairs in the Mr. Kistler Wing of the library. Pre-Registration is not required.
Thursday, July 17th, 2014: 4-H Junk Drawer Robotics
John Davis from the Western NC 4-H Youth Development Program will be presenting a Junk Drawer Robotics Program. Hands on activities may include building a catapult, a small engine part, and making a robot out of recycled materials. This program is a part of the 4-H Curriculuum. Pre-Registration is required.
Thursday, July 24th, 2014: Catawba Valley Astronomy Club
Jeff Whisenant, Louis Banditelli and the Catawba Valley Astronomy Club will be our special guests today. We will be learning about the science of astronomy, and then going outside to do a solar viewing. Please visit Catawba Valley Astronomy’s Club website at www.catawbasky.org for more information. Pre-Registration is required.
Thursday, July 31st, 2014: Grossology
We will start the program by reading the book Disgusting Animals by Connie Miller. Next we will have a Gross Out Talents Contests, and then begin the gross experiments! Make Vampire Blood, Fake Snot and Barf, a Belch Model, and Googley Eyed Green Blobs. Our snack will be Boogers on a Stick! (Melted cheese on pretzels.). We may even have a Worm Race! Don’t miss out on this super gross event! Pre-Registration is required.
Each week Ms. Amber will teach some nursery rhymes, sing some lullabies or baby tunes, read fun books, or offer playtime and movement suggestions. We’re so excited about our new Baby Bookworms! We hope to see lots of little ones crawling around the library! For 1 year olds
Thursday, July 10 - Bubbles
Nothing is more fun than bubbles! So our book, Thing! by Mick Inkpen, is all about bubbles. Next Ms. Amber will tell a story about a lost bubble called “Little Bubble,” and we end our day by having a bubble extravaganza in the children's room!
Thursday, July 17 - Music and Movement
Your baby loves to move and dance so our book is all about moving! In Baby Danced the Polka by Karen Beaumont, a baby dances with all his stuffed animals. It’s a musical instrument day so we will listen to music and play along with different instruments.
Thursday, July 24 - Shapes
Shape recognition begins early in your baby's development, so today we will talk about shapes and read The Wizard Of Oz Shapes by Christopher Harbo. Next is a game called “What's Your Shape?” There's still fun to be had as we have a bouncy ball day with all different kinds of balls.
Thursday, July 31 - Big and Small
In today’s story time we will talk a little about opposites such as up and down and big and small. Our book is Panda Big and Panda Small by Jane Cabrera and we will hear a flannel story called “Big Fish”. It’s a craft day so we will use your and your baby's handprints to make a magnet.
For 2-3 year olds
July 7 and 9: Color Magic
We will be playing a game called “What Color Do I See?” Ms. Sandy has a funny flannel story called “Cat of Many Colors.” Out story today is Snuffy’s Favorite Color by Kelli Chipponeri. Our experiment will be flying rockets, and our craft is a colorful sprinkle picture for you to take home.
July 14 and 16: Stormy Day
What’s the weather like today? What sounds does a thunder storm make? Our story today is Rain Makes Applesauce by Julian Scheer. We will play with the parachute and sing a silly song about thunder. We will experiment with cloud jars, and our craft will be sky parfaits to enjoy.
July 21 and 23: Water World
We all love to play in the water. Today we will be talking about the uses of water and what things live in the water. The story today is Turtle Splash by Cathryn Falwell. We will sing a silly song called slippery fish. The experiment will be displacing water, and the craft will be magic water bottles.
July 28 and 30: Zing, Zang, Boom
We are finishing the summer off dancing and singing. Lets play a game of freeze dance and musical chairs. The story today is The Croaky Pokey by Ethan Long. Our experiment is “Blow It Up,” and our craft will be a surprise.
For 4-5 year olds
July 8 and 10 - Water
Splish Splash Water! Let’s read Froggy Learns to Swim by Jonathan London and Who's In The Tub by Pascale Constantin. We’re making silly scuba divers today with your picture in it! To end the day let’s go outside and play with the water ball.
July 15 and 16 - Movement and Kindermusik
Today we will dance and sing because it’s a music day! The book we are reading is called Five Nice Mice by Chisato Tashiro, and our flannel board story will be “Flying Instruments.” Kindermusik is coming today to share lots of fun with us. The craft for today is a jazzy tambourine.
July 22 and 24 - Numbers/Shapes
Shapes are everywhere in our book Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert, and our What's Missing shape game will make you look very closely. Next lets read Over In The Meadow by Olive Wadsworth, all about counting. We are making shape and number wacky pictures.
July 29 and 31 - Your Body
Bones, lungs, heart...how does your body work? The books I Dare You Not To Yawn by Helene Boudreau and My Body Your Body by Mike Manning will teach us about what our body can do. You are making a body puzzle today to take home and play with.
For all ages
Disney's Tinkerbell Pirate Fairy
The Lego Movie
For 6-8 year olds
Tuesday, July 8 - Mad Scientist Day
We begin mad scientist day by reading a book about an experiment gone terribly wrong: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs by Judi Barrett. Mad scientist day would not be complete without a lab coat, so today we will make lab coats out of t-shirts.
Tuesday, July 15 - Electric Simple Machines
We’re going electric today as we read The Magic School Bus Gets A Bright Idea by Nancy White. Then, it’s an Angry Birds simple machine day! We will make Angry Birds and catapult them at Piggy towers as we eat Angry Bird snacks.
Tuesday, July 22 - Robots/Rockets
What powers a robot? What tools and supplies would you need? Today we will talk about these and other questions, then read about a funny robot in the book Clink by Kelly DiPucchino. We are making stomp rockets today and going outside to launch them.
Tuesday, July 29 - Earth Science
Lets dive deep under the earth’s surface as we read The Magic School Bus Inside The Earth by Joanna Cole. We will head outside for some earth exploding fun as we make soda geysers, and then we’ll have a party with yummy science themed snacks.
For 6-12 year olds. Lots and lots of crafts and experiments this summer for our Cool Kids!
July 8 and July 10
Are you a Mad Scientist? Do you need a wacky assistant? Then this is your day! Make Beaker from the Muppets to assist you in your experiments. You must promise to be nicer to Beaker than Dr. Bunsen Honeydew!
July 15 and July 17
Computers use binary code, but what is binary code? What would your name look like in binary code? Make a binary code necklace and see!
July 22 and July 24
The Cool Kids will build simple triangular paper blocks using multicolored paper to explore basic engineering principles. Who can build the tallest structure? Who can build the strongest? Take your blocks home with instructions to make more!
July 29 and July 31
Who likes to play Angry Birds? Did you know the birds use simple machines to help take down the pigs? Make an Angry Bird and then see how many pigs you can destroy!
For all ages
July 10th, 2014:
For 2-3 year olds
July 8th, 2014:
For 6-12 year olds
July 9th, 2014:
Youth ages 1-12 may participate.
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