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Week of February 17, 2020

Tuesday, February 18

Toddle Time

Ages 12-24 months

Reading Music Movement • Free Play

Toddle Time is an active storytime for children and their caregivers. We encourage development with reading a book, lively bounces, rhymes and musical instruments! A thirty minute free time is included at the end to enhance socialization skills for toddlers. So come learn, play and toddle with us!

**Siblings are always welcome!


 

Jitterbug Storytime

Ages 2-4

•Music • Movement • Reading • Cultural Exploration 

Jitterbug Storytime is a music and movement appreciation storytime for children and caregivers to explore all styles of music while encouraging our little one's abilities to jump, dance, sing  and play!  We will celebrate different cultures while developing gross motor skills!  Expand your musical horizons with songs from various music genres including  popular, classical, folk, show tunes...you name it! A high energy, movement-based storytime that begins with bubble time and is sure to get your little jitterbugs on their feet!

**Siblings are always welcome!

Wee Read

All Ages

Reading Music Movement Dramatization

Wee Read is storytime designed to engage family members of all ages. We will share songs and stories, learn rhymes- both old and new, and shake our sillies out with lively music! Each storytime offers a family-fun puppet show and ends with a rhyme you get to take home. We are prepared to keep things flexible so that kids of every age will have a rewarding storytime experience!

 


 

PLAYING WITH FIRE  (PG, 96 minutes )

Starring John Cena, Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo, Brianna Hildebrand, Dennis Haysbert and Judy Greer

A crew of rugged firefighters meet their match when attempting to rescue three rambunctious kids.

 

NOTE: Not all movies are appropriate for all audiences.  Titles subject to change based upon studio release dates.  For more information about the movies, contact the adult services desk at  920-886-6315.

Wednesday, February 19

Toddle Time

Ages 12-24 months

Reading Music Movement • Free Play

Toddle Time is an active storytime for children and their caregivers. We encourage development with reading a book, lively bounces, rhymes and musical instruments! A thirty minute free time is included at the end to enhance socialization skills for toddlers. So come learn, play and toddle with us!

**Siblings are always welcome!


 


Baby Time

Birth to 12 months

Reading Music Movement Free Play

Baby Time is a gentle storytime providing an opportunity for babies and their grown-ups to bond through talk, touch, sing and play! Using repetition and movement participants will learn songs, rhymes and bounces perfect for connecting with your little ones. This storytime is followed by free play, a great opportunity for babies and adults to interact and socialize!

**Siblings are always welcome!


 

"S" is for Storytime

Ages 3-5

Reading Music Movement Dramatization

"S" is for Storytime is an interactive storytime offering pre-school aged children and their caregivers the opportunity to gain early literacy skills through stories and songs. Join the fun as we read books, share flannel board stories, move to music, and delight all together in our puppet theater dramatizations!

**Siblings are always welcome!

"S" is for Storytime

Ages 3-5

Reading Music Movement Dramatization

"S" is for Storytime is an interactive storytime offering pre-school aged children and their caregivers the opportunity to gain early literacy skills through stories and songs. Join the fun as we read books, share flannel board stories, move to music, and delight all together in our puppet theater dramatizations!

**Siblings are always welcome!



February 2020 Workshop: Handmade Paper Bookmarks

Unleash your creativity! Join us at the library each month, October to May, for a design workshop. Each month will feature a creative project designed for teens and adults. All supplies for the craft will be provided and this is a free event.

Please note: Registration is required to attend. Contact the library by email: library@neenahlibrary.org or phone: 920-886-6315 to register for the program.

Thursday, February 20

You and Me

Ages 2-3

Reading Music Movement Dramatization

You and Me is our transition to “big kid” storytime for older toddlers and young preschoolers and their caregivers. Stories, rhymes, movement, and puppets provide children with emerging vocabulary the opportunity to build language skills! Discover concepts like letters, numbers, colors, and more during our time together. Each week we will highlight a letter of the day, a traditional nursery rhyme and guess what's in the mystery bag.

**Siblings are always welcome!


 

You and Me

Ages 2-3

Reading Music Movement Dramatization

You and Me is our transition to “big kid” storytime for older toddlers and young preschoolers and their caregivers. Stories, rhymes, movement, and puppets provide children with emerging vocabulary the opportunity to build language skills! Discover concepts like letters, numbers, colors, and more during our time together. Each week we will highlight a letter of the day, a traditional nursery rhyme and guess what's in the mystery bag.

**Siblings are always welcome!


 

Volunteers with AARP will be at the library Thursdays beginning at 11:30 to help low- to moderate- income taxpayers and seniors prepare their tax returns.

Appointments required. Call 920-215-1040 to schedule an appointment Monday through Friday. Appointment hotline opens mid-January.

 

Bring music you're working on, something you're having trouble with, play a solo or a duet for the group, play along with your fellow ukers. All skill levels welcome!

Ukers will meet in the first floor Story Time Room.

Drop in for a friendly game of chess every Thursday evening from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. All ages and skill levels are encouraged to attend. Even if you have never played, but are interested in learning, stop by and we will teach you. No registration or chess boards required. Chess is played on the library's second floor.

Continuing our attention on the Hidden History of Doty Island, join the Neenah Historical Society for a presentation by Jeff Heimerman and Tom VanLieshout on the Doty Island Tennis Club. Its history dates back to the 1920s and includes famous tennis star names like Pancho Gonzales and Bobby Riggs. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the people and stories associated with this interesting part of Neenah and Menasha’s Doty Island history.

History programs are sponsored by the Neenah Historical Society and co-sponsored by the Neenah Public Library

Friday, February 21

Join the talented instructors from Absolute Wellness in this ballet inspired workout.

 

 

 

All Ages

• Reading • Yoga • Mindfulness •  

Getting bendy with books! Please join us Friday mornings for Bookworm Yoga.  Breathe, bend and read together with seasonal themed stories, rhymes and songs. Children will develop pre-literacy skills with simple poses and mindfulness exercises. Bring a beach towel or mat and join us. All ages welcome.

**Siblings are always welcome!

Get the library to yourselves in this after-hours program.  Bring blankets or sheets and we'll take care of the rest.  Make a fort, curl up and read!  Campfire stories and camping snacks provided. Program runs from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Sunday, February 23

Homework piling up?  Come to our study night for students.  We will have free pizza, soda, and snacks.  Quiet study spaces for groups or singles.

The library will be open to students from 4-9:00 pm.