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This page shows all events and activities, in all branches, for kids and teens. The most current events and activities display at the top.

To see events and activities for kids or teens, by location and date, use the "Check out Library events" dropdown menus to the left.

Saturday, September 12, 2015
10:00am @ Waldo Branch

The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) literacy program uses therapy animals to improve children's reading and communication skills. Join the R.E.A.D. team at the Waldo Branch the second Saturday each month between September 2015 and April 2016 (excluding December and January) as children read the pooches some prose. Children may sign up for a 10-minute slot each Saturday. Parents must sign a release form before children will be allowed to read with one of the dogs.

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Oh My Teen discusses Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and other Alice spin-off stories in teen literature. Arrive ready to play croquet, paint the roses red, drink tea, cosplay, and enjoy good conversation with mad people.

Oh My Teen book group is a program for teens that meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Trails West branch. Copies are available for request or checkout at the branch library.

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Sunday, September 13, 2015
2:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Judy Schachner doodled on just about everything while growing up in New England, including her father’s bald head. Now, as The New York Times once put it, she is “something like the James Joyce for the elementary school set” — the author and illustrator of some two dozen children’s books including Bits & Pieces, Yo Vikings, The Grannyman, Willy and May, and the Skippyjon Jones series. The latter earned her the first E.B. White Read Aloud Award.

The former Hallmark greeting card designer discusses her latest book, Dewey Bob, an endearing tale of unexpected friendship revolving around sweet raccoon Dewey Bob Crockett. She will sign copies purchased during the event.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Come join us for thirty minutes of fun stories, songs, and learning activities!

Please note that the Library does not open until 10 a.m., but story time attendees will be allowed in early for the 9:30 a.m. program.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
10:00am @ Central Library

Join us every Tuesday on the second floor! It's a great time to talk, sing, read, write and play! All ages welcome.

Parking is free.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015
10:00am @ Westport Branch

Come join us for lots of great stories, songs, fun learning activities and even a short movie - all geared for three and four-year-olds.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Bring your little ones for a storytime with music and great books, followed by a fun activity for all to enjoy.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
10:30am @ Plaza Branch

It's never too early to read to your baby! We provide stories and activities for children newborn to 18 months of age.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

If you have a little one (18-36 months) join us for a storytime.

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