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Storytellers on the Move

Monday, October 09, 2017
Main Library - Children's Services
In the Community
Sharing books with kids is important! Librarians bring books from our Juvenile Delivery Collection to your child care or preschool. 50 books or more for your classes to share until we come back and bring new books, plus a storytime with your classes as time allows. Call 421-1220 for more information. 
There will be no Family Storytimes on Wed. Sept. 27 and Wed. Oct. 4.
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Ballet Storytime for Preschool Groups

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Main Library - Children's Services
Globe Room
Join us on Wednesday, September 20th for a storytime with a real ballerina and danseur from Fort Wayne Ballet! Come hear a ballet story and learn real ballet moves; then get your cameras ready for a photo-op with our special guests following the storytime.
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Wild in the Woods

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Shawnee Branch
Children's Area

Meet at Shawnee Branch before heading to the woods next door where we will play and explore.

Bring your preschooler, rain or shine.

Be prepared to get dirty and to have some fun!

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Music and Movement Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Dupont Branch
Storytime Room
Stretch, sing, dance, and jump along in this fast-paced storytime perfect for active young children who learn best when their bodies are in motion. Designed for children 2 – 6 years and their caregivers. Registration is required for the Wednesday 10:15 storytime. Sign up once for the entire month of September. Registration begins on August 28th. Call 421-1315 to sign up. For the other Music and Movement storytimes (Wednesdays at 11:00 and Thursdays at 10:15) we will give out tickets the day of the program. Space is limited so come early to get a ticket for those storytimes.
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Baby Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Little Turtle Branch
Large Meeting Room
Baby Storytime Rhymes, songs, bounces and books just right for your little one! Build your baby’s foundation for lifelong reading and learning with this engaging storytime. Designed for children from birth-18 months and their caregivers.
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Ballet Storytime for Families

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library - Children's Services
Globe Room
Join us on Wednesday, September 20th for a storytime with a real ballerina and danseur from Fort Wayne Ballet! Come hear a ballet story and learn real ballet moves; then get your cameras ready for a photo-op with our special guests following the storytime.
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Music and Movement Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Hessen Cassel Branch
Children's Area
Stretch, sing, dance, and jump along in this fast-paced storytime perfect for active young children who learn best when their bodies are in motion. Designed for children 2-6 years and their caregivers.
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Grabill Branch
Large Meeting Room
Discover books, songs, rhymes, and movement activities while building language and literacy skills. Everyone will read, sing, write, talk and play at this energetic storytime. Designed for children 3-6 years and their caregivers.
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Toddler Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Aboite Branch
Large Meeting Room
Stories, songs, games, and crafts for your toddler.
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Music and Movement Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Dupont Branch
Storytime Room
Stretch, sing, dance, and jump along in this fast-paced storytime perfect for active young children who learn best when their bodies are in motion. Space is limited so come early to get a ticket. Designed for children 2 – 6 years and their caregivers.
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Design Your Own Fidget Spinner Using Tinkercad

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Main Library
Maker Lab
Learn how to design and create your own fidget spinner using Tinkercad.  Tinkercad is an easy, browser-based 3D CAD design and modeling tool.  It allows the users to imagine anything and then design it.  Supplies are limited like bearings. nuts, etc.  
Ages: 12 to 18 years old Maximum Participants: 9
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LEGO Club

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Georgetown Branch
Large Meeting Room
Today's theme is FREESTYLE! We'll provide the LEGO bricks, you provide the imagination!
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Lego Club

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Shawnee Branch
Large Meeting Room
Do you like LEGOs? If so, come join a group of like-minded kids, sprawl on the floor and build with our legos!!
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LEGO Club

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Waynedale Branch
Meeting Room
Would you like to experiment with building creations along with other curious, talented kids? Join us for our LEGO program! We supply the LEGO bricks, you supply the imagination!
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Let's Code

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library - Children's Services
Computer Classroom
Join us as we explore computer coding through a few selected websites and activities. This program is geared for children who have already learned to read. Participants are encouraged to bring headphones.
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School's Out

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tecumseh Branch
Large Meeting Room
All students are invited to join us after school for a snack and variety of fun activities. Monday -- Thursday afternoons.
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Teen Virtual Gaming

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Little Turtle Branch
Large Meeting Room

Teens will get to participate in online virtual gaming activities with our laptops, or video game consoles. Lite snack provided. Games may vary every month, so please ask for more information.

Game of the Month: Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)

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PAWS to Read

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dupont Branch
Storytime Room
Like dogs? How about reading to dogs? Our certified therapy dogs are panting to hear a good story. If school is cancelled due to inclement weather, this program is also cancelled. We want our volunteer dogs (and humans!) to stay safe.
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Teen Time at Tecumseh

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tecumseh Branch
Large Meeting Room
Hey teens! Join us every Wed for fun just for you.
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Girls who Code

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Computer Classroom
Grades 6-12:  Get started learning computer programming with Girls Who Code. We'll cover the Core 4 concepts and then you will be able to begin building projects that are meaningful to you.   Call 421-1255 to sign up.
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Homework Help

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
homework
Main Library
Teens
Grades 6-12:  Knowledgeable volunteers are available to help students with math, science, social studies, and language arts homework.  Please bring your textbook or assignment sheet.
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Heartland Writer's Forum

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Monroeville Branch
Meeting Room
All aspiring and published writers are welcome to hone writing skills, collaborate and share experiences.  The group was formed by writing and editing professionals Bobbi Madry, Jill Starbuck and Monica Miller.  So join us and learn more about the wonderful world of the written word.
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Block Party

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Shawnee Branch
Large Meeting Room

Big blocks mean big fun and big learning!  Explore some of of gigantic blocks sets, where the limits are only set by your imagination.

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Chapter Two Book Club

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Business, Science & Technology Meeting Room
Discussion of a previously chosen fiction or non-fiction book. Call Readers' Services at (260) 421-1235 for this month's selection.
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Tech Help with Kiera

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Waynedale Branch
Study Room
Need help with your tablet, setting up an email, getting started with Hoopla or the like? Kiera will be able to assist you with your various needs. She will be available for an hour every Thursday morning. Contact us for any questions you may have.
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