December Programs

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

Tuesday, December 1   *Registration begins Monday, November 23
1:30 p.m. at Indian Creek

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.

PRESCHOOL DANCE PARTY - For preschoolers + adult

Friday, December 4
10:30 a.m. at Downtown

Let's Dance. Come shake, shimmy, and dance up a storm at our preschool dance party, featuring favorite songs from our children's music collection.  No registration, but space is limited.  Prgram will last about 20 - 30 minutes.

STORY EXPLORERS - For ages 2 - 5 + adult

Friday, December 4
1:30 p.m. at Indian Creek

Come play with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics)!  Children, and the adults who bring them, will explore these concepts in creative ways through engaging activities.  We will explore amazing books, watch spectacular demonstrations, sing silly songs, create works of art, and participate with exciting hands-on stations.  No registration, but space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before program begins.  Program will last about an hour.

SATURDAY STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families

Saturday, December 5
11:00 a.m. at 
Indian Creek

Families with young children are invited to Saturday Storytime!  Stories will be geared to 3 - 5 year olds, but everyone is welcome to enjoy songs, rhymes, books and early literacy activities. No registration.  Storytime will last about 30 minutes.
NOTE:  This storytime will feature different books than the weekday storytimes.

STORY LAB - For K - 2nd graders

Saturday, December 5
1:00 p.m. at Downtown

Come play with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics)!  Kids in kindergarten through 2nd grade will explore these concepts in creative ways through engaging activities.  We will explore amazing books, watch spectacular demonstrations, sing silly songs, create works of art, and participate with exciting hands-on stations.  No registration, but space is limited.  No registration, but space is limited.  Tickets will be handed out 15 minutes before program begins.  Program will last about an hour.

READ TO A DOG - For young readers of all ages

Saturday, December 5
1:30 - 2:30 p.m at Indian Creek

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.

FAMILY CHESS NIGHTS - For all ages

Monday, December 7
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Downtown

Monday, December 21
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Indian Creek

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.

AFTERSCHOOL LEGO CLUB - For K - 5th graders
*Registration required

Wednesday, December 9   *Registration begins Monday, November 30
4:30 p.m. at Indian Creek

Are you a kid in kindergarten through 5th grade who loves building with LEGO bricks? Be a part of our monthly Afterschool LEGO Club! Enjoy a small snack as you hear about the month's special theme.  We'll then turn you loose on the library's LEGO collection to build something awesome and let you show off your creation before you leave.  Program will last about an hour.
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. 

PIZZA & PAGES BOOK LOVERS CLUB - For 3rd - 5th graders
*Registration required

Thursday, December 10   *Registration begins Monday, November 30
6:00 p.m. at Downtown

Do you LOVE books and reading? Are you in grades 3 - 5? Join a club for kids who love reading, sharing, and learning more about books!  Each month we'll share a quick pizza dinner, talk about books we've read (or are reading), and enjoy a surprise reading-related activity together.  Please bring a copy of a book you've enjoyed recently to the program (preferably a book the OPL owns, but it doesn't have to be) and be prepared to tell us a little bit about it—without giving away too much of the story!  Program will last about 90 minutes.

 

PAJAMA STORYTIME - For preschoolers & their families

Monday, December 14
7:00 p.m. at Downtown

Tuesday, December 29
7:00 p.m. at Indian Creek

Don your pajamas and come to the library for bedtime stories.  Stories will be geared to preschoolers, but all ages are welcome.  No registration.  Storytime will last about 30 minutes.

EVENING LEGO CLUB - For K - 5th graders
*Registration required

Tuesday, December 15   *Registration begins Monday, November 30
7:00 p.m. at Downtown

Are you a kid in kindergarten through 5th grade who loves building with LEGO bricks? Be a part of our monthly Evening 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. Program will last about an hour.
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.

NOON YEAR'S EVE - For all ages

Thursday, December 31
11:30 a.m. 
at Indian Creek

5-4-3-2-1!  Ring in 2016 without missing your bedtime!  Join us for a craft, a snack, and plenty of fun for everyone.  No registration. Program will last about 45 minutes.


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