February Programs

READ TO A DOG - For young readers of all ages

Saturday, February 1
1:30 - 2:30 p.m at the Indian Creek Branch

Saturday, February 15
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at the Main Library

Children of all ages may drop by the library and read to a cuddly canine between 1:30 and 2:30 on the dates listed above. Come to the Children's Desk upon arrival and check in for a reading time. Reading sessions are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. No advanced registration necessary. For more information, call (913) 971-6874. Trained therapy dogs provided by Pets for Life, Inc.


Monday, February 3
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Main Library

Monday, February 17
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Come play chess with a worthy opponent at our Family Chess Nights. Boards and equipment will be provided. All ages and playing levels welcome, but kindergartners and younger must be accompanied by an adult. No registration.

HOMESCHOOL LEGO CLUB - For homeschoolers ages 5 - 11 (grades K - 5th)
*Registration required

Tuesday, February 4   *Registration begins Monday, January 27
1:30 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Join us for our monthly LEGO Club for homeschoolers! Each month we'll have a new theme, and you can have fun building with bricks provided by the library. Each session will last about an hour. 

RAISING A READER - 6 BY 6 LITERACY SKILLS - For ages 5 & younger with adult

Wednesdays, January 29 - April 30 
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

  There will be no Raising a Reader on March 12 and March 19.

Ready, set, grow a reader! Bring your young children to our meeting room to help grow their "pre-reading" skills as you interact together with educational toys and books. Come and go as you please. No registration.

*Registration required

Friday, February 7   *Registration begins Monday, January 27
2:00 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Artist/illustrator Rob Hatem will talk about his artwork and help you see the world around you with new eyes. He will then lead you in an art-making activity. Program will last about an hour.

"CRAFTING" OUR 6 BY 6 SKILLS - For ages 3 - 5 with adult
*Registration required

Monday, February 10   *Registration begins Monday, February 3
9:30 a.m. at the Main Library

Love storytimes AND crafts? Let's put them together to practice "6 by 6" pre-reading skills! Children are invited to grab a grown-up and come to the library to hear a few stories and then make a craft based on the stories we heard. Stories and crafts will be specially selected to let kids practice their 6 by 6 skills and to give adults tips for reinforcing these important skills at home. Children will need some help from their adult to complete the craft. Adults may bring more than one child but will need to assist each child they bring. Program will last about 35 - 45 minutes.

LEGO CLUB - For K - 5th graders
Registration required

Wednesday, February 12   *Registration begins Monday, February 3
4:30 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Tuesday, February 18   *Registration begins Monday, February 3
7:00 p.m. at the Main Library

Are you a kid in kindergarten through 5th grade who loves building with LEGO bricks? Be a part of our monthly LEGO Club! Each month we'll introduce a different theme, turn you loose on the library's LEGO collection to build something awesome, then let you show off your creation before you leave. (The Wednesday afternoon LEGO Club will offer a small snack; the Tuesday evening LEGO Club will not.)
PARENTS: To allow as many children as possible to experience LEGO Club, please sign your child up for
ONLY one LEGO Club meeting per calendar month.


Thursday, February 13
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Thursday, February 13
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Main Library

Come and make a valentine at the Valentine Factory. No registration. Come and go as you please.

FREE FAMILY MOVIE - For all ages

FREE BIRDS  (Rated PG - 91 minutes)
Monday, February 17

1:30 p.m. at the Main Library

Join us for a free family movie at the library. All ages welcome, but kindergartners and younger must be accompanied by an adult. All seating will be on the floor. Feel free to bring a pillow or blanket. No registration but space is limited.

YOUNG WRITERS' WORKSHOP - For 3rd - 5th graders
*Registration required

Saturday, February 22   *Registration begins Monday, February 3
10:30 a.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Young writers in grades 3 - 5 are invited to join children's author Kate Klise for a writing workshop. Learn what makes a good story, how to send your characters on a journey, and get started writing your own bestselling book! Program will last one hour.


Saturday, February 22
3:00 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Join us in welcoming children's author Kate Klise—author of the 43 Old Cemetery Road series, the Little Rabbit picture books, and many others—and learn the secret recipe for writing winning stories! After her presentation, the author will be happy to sign books. Books will also be available for sale. All ages are welcome, but the presentation will be geared toward grades K - 5, and space is limited. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 2:30 p.m..

HOMESCHOOL PROGRAM:  BIRDS OF PREY - For ages 6 - 11 (grades 1st - 5th)
*Registration required

Tuesday, February 25   *Registration begins Monday, February 17
1:30 p.m. at the Indian Creek Branch

Staff from Ernie Miller Nature Center will be joining us for this special presentation on birds of prey. Learn about the talons, beaks, and wings of some of nature's best hunters, and see close-up live examples of these birds. Program will last about 45 minutes.

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