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Read and Play
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Monday February 8, 2016
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Ready, Set, School: Winter
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Monday February 8, 2016
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.

Twos and Threes Together: Winter
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Tuesday February 9, 2016
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday February 9, 2016
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Pajama Party Storytime: Winter
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Tuesday February 9, 2016
7:00 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Winter
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Wednesday February 10, 2016
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Wednesday February 10, 2016
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Medicare 102
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Wednesday February 10, 2016
5:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Are you eligible for Medicare in the coming months? Do you already have Medicare and want to learn more? Join us for a free one hour workshop that will include the four parts of Medicare and how they work. Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans, qualification requirements for Medicare Savings Programs (all Savings Programs are not low-income programs), free preventative services offered by Medicare, and how to protect yourself from healthcare fraud. Presented by SHIP/SMP.

Twos and Threes Together: Winter
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Thursday February 11, 2016
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Winter
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Thursday February 11, 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.

Family Storytime: Winter
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Thursday February 11, 2016
1:00 PM - 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.

Play Baby Play!
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Friday February 12, 2016
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For ages Birth - 24 Months
You're invited to a morning playgroup just for little ones! Come enjoy a warm and inviting space where you and your child can play with our toys, read a board book, enjoy music, and socialize with others. With an accompanying caregiver.

Lunchtime Coloring Stressbuster
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Friday February 12, 2016
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For Adults
Spend your lunch hour away from the computer screen and wind down your week with some coloring. Recently cited on NPR and the Washington Post, adult coloring has seen a huge surge in popularity because it is engaging and relaxing. Bring your lunch and stay for a little or the whole time!

Mittens 101
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Friday February 12, 2016
1:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Are you a knitter? Can you follow instructions? If so, retired Family and Consumer Science instructor and former Living History Camp Coordinator Marian Witiak will teach you how to knit your very own mittens. Supplies needed: yarn - approximately 130 yards medium weight (for women’s size medium) or approximately 60 - 110 yards (for various children’s sizes), needles - US size 7 double-pointed and US size 5 double-pointed, circular stitch markers, and a yarn needle for weaving in ends.

Music and Motion
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Saturday February 13, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 7
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Play, learn, sing, dance, create, and share in the fun of making music together in this unique opportunity for children and an adult caregiver to interact and learn together in an unhurried and joyful manner. The class encourages your child to uncover an engaging musical world while building confidence, self-control, and communications skills. Singing, imitating sounds, rhyming, and object identification foster language skills, while creative movement to various musical moods develops a sense of balance, timing, and spatial awareness. All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Music and Motion
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Saturday February 13, 2016
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 7
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Play, learn, sing, dance, create, and share in the fun of making music together in this unique opportunity for children and an adult caregiver to interact and learn together in an unhurried and joyful manner. The class encourages your child to uncover an engaging musical world while building confidence, self-control, and communications skills. Singing, imitating sounds, rhyming, and object identification foster language skills, while creative movement to various musical moods develops a sense of balance, timing, and spatial awareness. All children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Only kids need to register.

Anti-Valentine's Dance Party
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Saturday February 13, 2016
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For ages 11 - 17
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Tired of all the mushy stuff this time of year? Join our Teen Advisory Board as we avoid celebrating the romantic gush, and take over the branch for a dance with our normal food and fun. Registration and permission slips are required. Please see the Information Desk for more details. Only teens need to register.

Twos and Threes Together: Bathtime
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Tuesday February 16, 2016
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday February 16, 2016
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Pajama Party Storytime: Bathtime
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Tuesday February 16, 2016
7:00 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Bathtime
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Wednesday February 17, 2016
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Wednesday February 17, 2016
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Bathtime
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Thursday February 18, 2016
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Bathtime
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Thursday February 18, 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.

Family Storytime: Bathtime
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Thursday February 18, 2016
1:00 PM - 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.

Creative Playtime
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Friday February 19, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 8
Play is a fantastic way for children to develop their critical thinking skills. Come join us for an open playtime where children can be imaginative and creative while exploring blocks, LEGO® blocks, playdough, and more! Children age 3 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Read with a Furry Friend
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Saturday February 20, 2016
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 17
Practice your reading skills by reading and relaxing with a dog! KPETS will bring a variety of breeds, each one a terrific listener.

The ABCs of DNA for Genealogy
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Saturday February 20, 2016
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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What types of DNA are used for genealogy? What are their strengths and weaknesses? How do I know what test to take? I got my results, now what? If you have asked yourself these questions then this presentation is for you. This presentation will answer your questions using a non-technical, genealogy-based approach. A Celebrating America program. All attendees need to register.

Read and Play
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Monday February 22, 2016
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Ready, Set, School: Five Senses
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Monday February 22, 2016
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.

Twos and Threes Together: Five Senses
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Tuesday February 23, 2016
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Tuesday February 23, 2016
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Pajama Party Storytime: Five Senses
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Tuesday February 23, 2016
7:00 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.

Twos and Threes Together: Five Senses
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Wednesday February 24, 2016
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Read and Play
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Wednesday February 24, 2016
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Kids' Book Share
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Wednesday February 24, 2016
4:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 12
Have you ever read a book that was so amazing you told all your friends you've GOT to read this!? Here's your opportunity to share what you are reading and to discover new books based on other kids' recommendations.

Twos and Threes Together: Five Senses
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Thursday February 25, 2016
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. With an accompanying caregiver.

Twos and Threes Together: Five Senses
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Thursday February 25, 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.

Family Storytime: Five Senses
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Thursday February 25, 2016
1:00 PM - 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.

Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten!
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Friday February 26, 2016
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 4 - 5
Headed to kindergarten next fall? Come to a special storytime! We'll celebrate this monumental milestone with stories, songs, and a bus ride! Parents will receive information on registration and how to ready children for school success. With an accompanying caregiver.

American Girls and American History: Cécile (1850s)
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Saturday February 27, 2016
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 12
Registration for this event begins 2/13/2016.
Step back in time with your 18-inch doll or toy! Come experience the past with your doll through stories, crafts, and games. Find out what life was like for the American Girl characters in their diverse cultures and time periods in American history. A Celebrating America program. Only kids need to register.

Meet Our 3D Printer!
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Monday February 29, 2016
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 11 - Adults
Registration for this event begins 2/15/2016.
Learn about our 3D printer and the basics of creating a printable file. After the program, you'll be able to leave a file with us to be printed for free. All attendees need to register.