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Miniature Pig Storytime and Visit
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Saturday July 30, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Come to the library for a special swine storytime! We'll learn all about adorable pigs through stories, rhyme, song, and then be visited by Peaches - a real pet micro-pig and her owner! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

The Tortoise and the Hare
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Monday August 1, 2016
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For ages 3 - Adults
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It’s an AMAZING race!! Rabbit loves to boast how speedy he is. His animal friends will try to guess if he can really beat Turtle in the BIG RACE. What do you think will happen? Join us at the finish line for this wet and wild summer puppet show! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All attendees need to register.

The Tortoise and the Hare
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Monday August 1, 2016
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
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It’s an AMAZING race!! Rabbit loves to boast how speedy he is. His animal friends will try to guess if he can really beat Turtle in the BIG RACE. What do you think will happen? Join us at the finish line for this wet and wild summer puppet show! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. All attendees need to register.

Intro to Arduino
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Monday August 1, 2016
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 17
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Join us for an introduction to Arduino. This open-source
platform uses its own coding language and software to
create interactive projects. Only kids need to register.

Family Storytime: Beach
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Tuesday August 2, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Family Storytime: Beach
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Tuesday August 2, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Wednesday August 3, 2016
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Beach
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Wednesday August 3, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Pajama Party Storytime: Beach
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Wednesday August 3, 2016
6:45 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime, open to all ages, introduces stories through books, songs, and activities. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Summer Fun Day!
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Thursday August 4, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Come celebrate the dog days of summer between 10 AM - 11:30 AM! We'll have face painting as well as warm weather crafts and activities. Outside we'll have some fun water play, weather permitting, so come prepared to get wet! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Ready, Set, School: Beach
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Friday August 5, 2016
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For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Family Storytime: Beach
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Friday August 5, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Monday August 8, 2016
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Sharks!
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Monday August 8, 2016
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For ages 5 - Adults
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Sharks are not the fearsome eating machines portrayed in the movies. We'll explore these unique creatures and their amazing survival adaptations, as well as dispel some myths about these supposed monsters. Presented by the National Aquarium. All attendees need to register.

Teen Advisory Board
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Monday August 8, 2016
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
Need service hours? Join the Teen Advisory Board for a fun-filled meeting to learn how you can become a leader in your library. But it's not all work and no play--we'll provide plenty of snacks and games, too! Refreshments will be served.

Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners
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Monday August 8, 2016
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 13 - Adults
Do you often feel frazzled? Did you eat dinner last night without paying attention to what you ate? Do you wish you could listen to your loved ones more carefully when they are talking to you? You will be introduced to the concept of mindfulness meditation through short exercises and guided meditation practice. Come prepared to relax and to use these skills at times when you most need them. No experience necessary.

Family Storytime: Cows
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Tuesday August 9, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Family Storytime: Cows
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Tuesday August 9, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Wednesday August 10, 2016
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Cows
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Wednesday August 10, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Shake, Rattle, and Read
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Thursday August 11, 2016
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For ages Birth - 3
Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out at
this movement based program. Older siblings welcome.
Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult
caregiver.

Belly Dancing
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Thursday August 11, 2016
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For Adults
Belly dancing, which is based on one of the oldest social dances in world history, has become something of a trend in fitness with claims that it will give you a better workout than aerobics, weight lifting, or kickboxing. Local belly dancing teacher and performer Candy Ranlet will give a presentation on the history of the dance, plus she will introduce simple dance steps that newcomers can easily learn.

Ready, Set, School: Cows
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Friday August 12, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Family Storytime: Cows
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Friday August 12, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Stranger Danger and Bullying Prevention
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Saturday August 13, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - Adults
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Free children's safety seminar! Give your child the skills they need to protect themselves from bullies and from strangers. Class provided by Tristar Martial Arts Academy. All attendees need to register.

Read and Play
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Monday August 15, 2016
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Preschool Science: Windy Day
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Monday August 15, 2016
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
Registration for this event begins 8/1/2016.
We will read a story and explore wind and air through fun and educational hands-on activities. Only kids need to register.

booKPETS
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Monday August 15, 2016
6:45 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 12
Registration for this event begins 8/1/2016.
Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that children enjoy improving their reading skills by practicing the art of reading to animals. Registration preferred, but walk-ins welcome! Only kids need to register.

Family Storytime: Cats
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Tuesday August 16, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Family Storytime: Cats
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Tuesday August 16, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read and Play
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Wednesday August 17, 2016
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Cats
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Wednesday August 17, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement. With an accompanying caregiver.

Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors
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Wednesday August 17, 2016
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us for a discussion of this month's book.

Storytime with the Author!
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Thursday August 18, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join us as we welcome Marcia Leiter, the author of Sweet Pea’s Tale of Too Many Tomatoes. She’ll be treating us to a special storytime where she’ll be reading her book. There will also be a craft, tomato activities, and an opportunity to purchase your own copy to have signed by the author! Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

LEGO® Builders Club
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Thursday August 18, 2016
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - Adults
We supply the LEGO® bricks, just bring your imagination and come on by to create something awesome!

Ready, Set, School: Cats
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Friday August 19, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Family Storytime: Cats
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Friday August 19, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. Children 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Memory Writing
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Friday August 19, 2016
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us the third Friday of each month as we recall fond memories and free-write, creating a journal for others (and ourselves) to enjoy! Each week holds a different topic.

Adults Night Out: Retro Gaming Night
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Friday August 19, 2016
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Registration for this event begins 8/5/2016.
Looking for a fun night out without the kids? Join us as we play some of our favorite retro games. We will have both video game systems, including a classic NES and Super Nintendo system, as well as board games such as Life, Battleship, and Mouse Trap. All attendees need to register.