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Week of February 4, 2019

Monday, February 4

Book Birdies

Ages 3-5

Reading Music Movement Dramatization

Book Birdies is an interactive storytime encouraging pre-school children and their caregivers to appreciate the natural world around them! Share the adventure as we read stories, build vocabulary with non-fiction books, and move with rhymes and songs. Each week discover what’s new in our nature pack and enjoy a puppet show!

**Siblings are always welcome!

Children age 2 – 6 will work on art projects.  Old clothes or a smock is recommended. Projects will vary; the focus is on the process not the product. This free program is for children accompanied by a caregiver – no registration required.

 

Tuesday, February 5

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!

**Siblings are always welcome!


 

GOOSEBUMPS 2 (PG, 90 minutes )

Starring Jack Black, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman and Jeremy Ray Taylor.

Two young friends find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

Wednesday, February 6


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!


 

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!


 

"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!


 

Thursday, February 7

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. Come and meet our friend, Wild Bear-y and try to guess what’s inside our weekly mystery bag!

**Siblings are always welcome!


 

Free weekly ukulele workshops with Sam ‘Ālika Bader begins Thursday, January 17. At the Thursday workshops, Sam will teach new skills, new techniques, and new songs – something new every week! For confident beginners, advanced beginners, and intermediate level ukulele players.

Workshops are held on Thursdays, from January 17 through March 14, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Library’s Storytime Room. No registration required and no fee. Attend a few or all nine workshops.

Sam, a multi-instrumentalist and native Hawaiian, has been playing ukulele from the age of 9. He has been teaching group ukulele classes at the Library since 2016.

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.

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.

Friday, February 8

It's a family dance party! A half-hour of rhythm, rhyme and movement for children of all ages and their grown ups. There will be interactive songs with scarves and shaker eggs, followed by danceable music from hip-hop to Motown to swing. No talent necessary, dancing is required! The program is free – no registration needed.

 

Bookworm Yoga

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!

Saturday, February 9

Who knew that dogs love stories too?  Durning Neenah Public Library’s Pooches & Pages, children in first through sixth grade can come read to a dog between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.  No registration required.

Pooches & Pages is held on the second Saturday of every month.  It is a reading program designed to build reading confidence and self-esteem, help a child maintain focus for a longer period of time, and increase the motivation to read.  Dogs are carefully selected to ensure a safe and fun experience, and the owner/handlers are library volunteers who love helping children become enthusiastic readers.  The dogs are gentle, calm and polite and listen patiently and without judgment as a child reads aloud.