Build a Better World

Summer Reading Kickoff

Come join us as we kickoff DCPL's 2017 Summer Reading Program - Theme: "Build a Better World" - with a special Family Fun Storytime at 10:30 a.m. in the Children's Room, followed by a craft and some LEGO playtime on the carpet! Register for Summer Reading, pick up your sign-up prize, and begin your challenge!
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Music and Movement Storytime

Come sing, tap and clap along during music and movement time for children ages birth to 5 and their caregivers. This is a limited-time program.
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Family Crafts

Thursday, June 29, 2017, 1:30 pm

Coloring can be an incredibly cathartic activity; it's a simple, stress-free way to connect with one's creativity and relieve daily anxiety. Join us every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and discover why this trend has taken off.  Coloring pages and materials will be provided. Recommended for all ages.
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Kid's Knitting Club

Thursday, June 29, 2017, 4:00 pm

Looking to learn a valuable skill? Want to learn how to knit? Join us for our first meeting of the Kid’s Knitting Club! Visiting knitting teacher, Teri Huet will instruct participants on the basics of knitting, how to get started, and more. Topics and projects will change in the coming months. All supplies provided including needles and yarn. Parents and caretakers are encouraged to stay and participate with your children. For ages 8 & up. (Children under 9 years old must be accompanied by an adult.)
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Rainbow Family Story Time

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 7:00 pm

Everyone is welcome at this story time celebrating all types of families. Fun for the entire family, this story time explores themes of family, love and friendship. Sing songs and read stories about all the wonderfully different ways a person and a family can be in the world.
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"School's Out for the Summer" Party!

Out with school books, in with cool books!  Blow off steam on the last day of school with zany games, a newspaper building challenge, and scrumptious snacks. And don't forget to pick out some cool summer reads and register to earn summer reading prizes before you leave! This event is intended for children ages 5 and up and planned with the assistance of the Shepherd Park Library Teen Advisory Board.
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Make Your Own Anime

Use Scratch to create your own animation! Scratch is a web based software that allows you to be as creative as you want to be! Parents or guardians must stay with their child(ren) during the duration of the program.  Registration is not required. Previous knowledge is not required.    For children 6 - 12 / Second Floor
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Mother's Day Story & Craft

Children ages 6-12 can bring their moms and grandmoms for a special "Mother's Day" story and fun craft!    
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Fun + Games

Friday, June 30, 2017, 2:00 pm

We have the games, just bring your skills and a friend (or make a new one here!).  Board games, computer games, team based games and more! Recommended for ages 5-12
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Southeast Kids' Book Club

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 4:00 pm

The Southeast Kids' Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m. At each Kids Book Club meeting, we discuss the book we've read, enjoy a fun theme activity, and enjoy snacks. Participants will also vote on the next book we'll read! New titles are typically introduced so participants can pick the perfect book to read at home. Stop by or call to inquire about the current title we’re reading!