Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
Neighborhood Library

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Global Kids

Friday, December 9, 2016, 4:00 pm

Global Kids is a non-profit educational organization that inspires youth to achieve academic excellence and empowers them to take action on critical issues facing their communities and the world.
Family Story Time

Family Story Time

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10:30 am

Story time fun for the entire family, these 30-40 minutes story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages.  Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
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Lego Club

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 11:00 am

Open Lego Duplo block play time for children ages 2 to 5 years and their caregivers. 
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Earn Community Service Hours as a Tutor

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 2:00 pm

GIVE is a nonprofit who can pair you with an elementary or middle school child. You will help that child with their academic work and act as a mentor to them. This is a fun way to give back to the community and earn community service hours. We meet Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the children's room.  For more information, email  
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GIVE: Free Tutoring Programs

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 2:00 pm

GIVE is a completely free tutoring program for elementary school students.  Participants will be matched up with a high school tutor.  A fun way to stay ahead in school!  We meet Saturdays from 2 pm to 4 pm.
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Family Chinese Conversation Corner

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 3:00 pm

Are you learning Chinese in school or speak it with family at home? Practice your Chinese, meet other Chinese-speaking families and make new friends at our Chinese Conversation Corner for children and their families. Participants should know some Chinese already and are encouraged to use Chinese exclusively during conversations.  We will meet in the Children's Area.  For kids ages 5 and up.你在学校学汉语或者在家与家人说汉语吗? 请到我们的孩子和家庭汉语角, 练习汉语或认识其他的汉语家庭.地点:我们的儿童读物区.
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I Made It Myself

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 2:00 pm

Simple arts and crafts for children ages 2-8.  

Knitting Circle

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3:00 pm

Join us from 3 p.m. for a knitting (and crochet!) circle. All experience levels welcome, and we will offer introductory instruction to beginners. In-house training materials will be provided, but please bring needles and yarn for your own take-home projects.
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Early Literacy Baby/Toddler Play Date

Monday, December 12, 2016, 10:00 am

Enjoy homemade early literacy toys with your babies and toddlers, get inspired to make your own at home with every day objects, and get tips on building a foundation for your child to learn and read through play. We will meet from 10 a.m. - 12 noon. For children ages 0-3 and their caregivers.
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Lego Challenge!

Monday, December 12, 2016, 4:00 pm

Come build your best Lego creation!   Lego pieces are small. Ages 5 and older please.