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Read and Play
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Monday May 22, 2017
9:30 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.

Ready, Set, School: Bears
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Monday May 22, 2017
10:30 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.

Russia: Friend or Foe? Lecture Series: 1985-2017: Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Putin
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Monday May 22, 2017
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 10 - Adults
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Join guest lecturer Gary Kavanagh as he examines the history of modern Russia starting with the 1917 Communist Revolution through the current government under Vladimir Putin. With current media spotlight on the relationship between the U.S. and Russia, this lecture series will provide some historical insight into Russia's current government, economy, and foreign policy. All attendees need to register.

Let's Move!: Bears
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Tuesday May 23, 2017
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist, a stretch, and maybe a yoga pose! There will be an age appropriate story, songs, and a learning activity along with the opportunity to get up and get moving!

Read and Play
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Tuesday May 23, 2017
11:00 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.

Pajama Party Storytime: Bears
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Tuesday May 23, 2017
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

Twos and Threes Together: Bears
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Wednesday May 24, 2017
10:00 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.

Read and Play
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Wednesday May 24, 2017
11:00 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Bears
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Thursday May 25, 2017
10:00 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.

Read and Play
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Thursday May 25, 2017
11:00 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.

Family Storytime: Bears
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Thursday May 25, 2017
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Let's Move!: On the Road
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Tuesday May 30, 2017
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist, a stretch, and maybe a yoga pose! There will be an age appropriate story, songs, and a learning activity along with the opportunity to get up and get moving!

Read and Play
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Tuesday May 30, 2017
11:00 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.

Pajama Party Storytime: On the Road
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Tuesday May 30, 2017
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

Twos and Threes Together: On the Road
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Wednesday May 31, 2017
10:00 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.

Read and Play
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Wednesday May 31, 2017
11:00 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.

Twos and Threes Together: On the Road
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Thursday June 1, 2017
10:00 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.

Read and Play
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Thursday June 1, 2017
11:00 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.

Family Storytime: On the Road
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Thursday June 1, 2017
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Music - Create, Mix, & Master
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Thursday June 1, 2017
3:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 16 - Adults
Explore and create sounds and music using a microphone and keyboard. Mix them up using the Audiobox USB interface and then record and produce your masterpiece using PreSonus One recording software.

Wanna Knit a Hat?
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Thursday June 1, 2017
3:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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This is a four-session knitting class in which you will learn to knit a basic hat. Skills required are casting on, knitting, and purling. You will learn how to knit in the round using a circular needle, how to decrease stitches, and how to knit using double-pointed needles. Please bring one skein of worsted weight (medium #4) yarn and size 7 circular needles about 12-14 inches long. Double-pointed needles will be provided.

Needle Nuts
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Thursday June 1, 2017
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels are welcome to join this monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

The Sleeping Beauty
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Friday June 2, 2017
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 10
We'll enjoy a performance of excerpts from the classical ballet The Sleeping Beauty, followed by a ballet craft class. The children will have an opportunity to meet and take pictures with professional ballet dancers, as well as try on ballet costumes. Presented by Connect the Dots Dance Company.

Build Together
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Saturday June 3, 2017
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 8
Playing is no idle pastime. In fact, research shows that play is shown to help children develop many skills. During this program, we'll have toy stations set up for children and adults to play and build together. This drop-in program is for children ages 2 to 8 years old with their parent/guardian.

Sensory Sensitive Storytime
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Saturday June 3, 2017
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
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This inclusive program welcomes children of all abilities and their caregivers to a supportive, judgment-free storytime. Only kids need to register.

Read and Play
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Monday June 5, 2017
9:30 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.

Ready, Set, School: Horses
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Monday June 5, 2017
10:30 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.

Teen Advisory Board
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Monday June 5, 2017
6:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
Calling all teens looking for leadership roles in planning library programs. We want you for our Teen Advisory Board! Meetings will start with snacks at 6:00 pm, then we’ll get down to business around 6:15 pm. Need service hours? We’ve got those too! Refreshments will be served.