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Branching Out: Programs for Kids

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Today’s children’s events and the storytime schedule are listed here. For more events, view the full, searchable children’s calendar or contact your library location.

Homeschool Hub

Thursday, February 22, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:00am

East Regional Library (East - Children's Programming Room)

Come meet other homeschoolers in your area! Each program will explore a new, exciting topic and activity in the realm of science, history, literature, or artall of which will aim to nurture of love of reading, reinforce literacy skills, and encourage creative thinking.

Ages: Elementary School

Homeschool Learning Lab - Belated Valentine's Day Party

Thursday, February 22, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:00am

North Regional Library (North - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Learn to weave a Dutch heart basket and enjoy visiting as we celebrate the friends we have made in Homeschool Learning Lab!

Ages: Teen, Middle School, High School, Elementary School

Preschool Story and Craft time

Thursday, February 22, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:15am

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library (SLW - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Join in the fun of learning, enjoying stories, hand rhymes, crafts and educational music for preschoolers.Registration for large groups required.

Ages: Pre-School, Kindergarten

Registration required

Funtime Storytime

Thursday, February 22, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Children's Programming Room)

Come and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets, music and movement with Mr. Joel. Fun for all ages 0-6 yrs.

Ages: Pre-School

Two Year Olds Storytime

Thursday, February 22, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Enjoy a storytime for Two Year Olds with stories, fingerplays, songs and instruments!

Ages: Toddler

Tiempo de Historia en Espanol / Spanish Storytime

Thursday, February 22, 2018 • 11:15am - 11:45am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Children's Programming Room)

Hola Amigos, vengan a cantar canciones y escuchar historias en espanol. Espero verte pronto! Hi kids, join us for songs and stories all in Spanish. I hope to see you there!

Ages: Pre-School

Roblox Club

Thursday, February 22, 2018 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.)

Come join us for Roblox club in the children’s section on the computers. (computers are on a first come-first served basis) Let’s have some creative fun!

Ages: Tweens: 9-12 Year Olds, Elementary School

Star Reader Challenge

Thursday, February 22, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Children's Programming Room)

Earn stars for reading at the library, collect 5 stars and get a free book! Check in with Miss Allie for book suggestions and start earning stars right away!

Ages: Elementary School

Peer Tutoring

Thursday, February 22, 2018 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm

North Regional Library (North - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Where teens make a difference in the education of elementary students!

Ages: Teen, Middle School, High School, Elementary School

Spanish Storytime

Thursday, February 22, 2018 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm

North Regional Library (North - Children's Programming Room)

Join us for Spanish storytime!

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary School, Baby

Homework Help @ Your Library - free tutoring

Thursday, February 22, 2018 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Tutoring/Study Room #1)

Free homework help for grades 3-6 provided. Tutor will rotate between up to 3 students providing assistance with homework assignments, units of study and concepts. Call 919-560-7441 to register

Ages: Elementary School

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Main Library

Main Library is closed for renovation until 2019. Please check out our other locations for more great storytime options!

Bragtown Family Literacy Center

3200 Dearborn Dr., 919-560-0210

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East Regional

211 Lick Creek Rd., 919-560-0214

Family Fables and Fun (rescheduled)

Saturday, February 24, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:15am

New date: Saturday, February 17, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:15am

East Regional Library

Join us for Family Storytime! Geared towards preschool children and their families, this program is a great way to start the weekend with songs, stories, rhymes, and a craft!

Ages: Pre-School

Registration required

Baby Bookworms

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 • 10:00am - 10:20am

East Regional Library (East - Children's Programming Room)

Parents and their infants can enjoy this lapsit-style storytime program filled with fingerplays and stories focusing on early literacy. Come meet other new parents in the area while you spend time with your little one. Intended age: Babies who are not yet walking.

Ages: Baby

Toddler Tales

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:15am

East Regional Library (East - Children's Programming Room)

Ages: Toddler, Baby

Bright Star Theatre: Black History Hall of Fame!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:30am

East Regional Library

Black History Hall Of Fame (Best For Grades Pre-K - 5th) Join us in this fast-paced adventure featuring hall-of-famers who have shaped our nation’s past, present and future!

Ages: Pre-School, Elementary School

Registration required

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North Regional

221 Milton Rd., 919-560-0234

Spanish Storytime

Thursday, February 22, 2018 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm

North Regional Library (North - Children's Programming Room)

Join us for Spanish storytime!

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary School, Baby

Babygarten Storytime

Friday, February 23, 2018 • 11:00am - 11:30am

North Regional Library (North - Children's Programming Room)

Weekly Friday 11:00am storytime designed especially for babies!

Ages: Baby

Family Story Time

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

North Regional Library (North - Meeting Room - Full Room)

This story time is open to children of all ages and their caregivers!

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

Listen and Move Storytime

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

North Regional Library (North - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Weekly Wednesday 10:30am storytime featuring fun books and lots of silly dancing and songs. Pre-school age appropriate, but all ages welcome!

Ages: Pre-School

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South Regional

4505 S. Alston Ave., 919-560-7409

Funtime Storytime

Thursday, February 22, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Children's Programming Room)

Come and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets, music and movement with Mr. Joel. Fun for all ages 0-6 yrs.

Ages: Pre-School

Family Storytime

Saturday, February 24, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Children's Programming Room)

Come and join us for stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets, music and movement! Ages 0-6 but fun for the family!

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Baby

Toddler Rhymetime

Monday, February 26, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Join us for songs, stories, rhymes, and a craft perfect for your toddler (ages 1-3).

Ages: Toddler

Preschool Storytime

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Join us for books, songs, activities, and crafts perfect for your preschooler! From January 2nd through March 27th!

Ages: Pre-School

Baby Lapsitters

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Join us for fingerplays, songs, rhymes, stories perfect for your baby (ages 6-18 months).

Ages: Baby

Funtime Storytime

Thursday, March 01, 2018 • 10:00am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Join us for stories, books, songs, music, movement and fun. Ages 0-6.

Ages: Pre-School

Funtime Storytime

Thursday, March 01, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

South Regional Library (S. Alston Ave.) (South - Children's Programming Room)

Come and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets, music and movement with Mr. Joel. Fun for all ages 0-6 yrs.

Ages: Pre-School

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Southwest Regional

3605 Shannon Rd., 919-560-8592

Two Year Olds Storytime

Thursday, February 22, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Enjoy a storytime for Two Year Olds with stories, fingerplays, songs and instruments!

Ages: Toddler

Tiempo de Historia en Espanol / Spanish Storytime

Thursday, February 22, 2018 • 11:15am - 11:45am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Children's Programming Room)

Hola Amigos, vengan a cantar canciones y escuchar historias en espanol. Espero verte pronto! Hi kids, join us for songs and stories all in Spanish. I hope to see you there!

Ages: Pre-School

TEETH! Storytime

Friday, February 23, 2018 • 11:00am - 11:30am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.)

Join us for a fun filled special storytime on Dental Health! You will explore teeth and the importance of keeping them clean. Friday, February 23rd @ 11 am in the Full Meeting Room

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Elementary School

Family Storytime

Saturday, February 24, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Children's Programming Room)

Enjoy a Saturday Family Storytime. Programs includes stories, finglerplays and books! For Baby & Pre-School

Ages: Pre-School, Baby

Baby & Me Lapsit

Monday, February 26, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Enjoy a special storytime with your baby; songs, fingerplays, stories and music.For babies up to 23 months old.

Ages: Baby

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Monday, February 26, 2018 • 11:15am - 11:45am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Enjoy a storytime just for baby. Program includes singing, stories, flannel board, and free play with instruments. For babies up to 23 months old.

Ages: Baby

Baby & Me Lapsit

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 • 9:45am - 10:15am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Stories and songs with Miss Allie for babies 0-24 months and their grownups.

Ages: Baby

Baby & Me Lapsit

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Stories and songs with Miss Allie for babies 0-24 months and their grownups.

Ages: Baby

Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Children's Programming Room)

Join Ms. Olivia for bedtime stories, songs and occasional nonsense on Tuesday nights. Pajamas and stuffed animals are welcome.

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary School, Baby

Wacky Wednesday Storytime

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Make your Wednesday wacky with Ms. Olivia, a silly story and some silly songs. Ages 3-6

Ages: Pre-School, Kindergarten

Storytime for Twos

Thursday, March 01, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:00am

Southwest Regional Library (Shannon Rd.) (Southwest - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Enjoy a storytime just for two year olds. All programs include, singing, stories, fingerplays, instruments and bubbles!!

Ages: Toddler

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Stanford L. Warren Branch Library

1201 Fayetteville St., 919-560-0270

Preschool Story and Craft time

Thursday, February 22, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:15am

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library (SLW - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Join in the fun of learning, enjoying stories, hand rhymes, crafts and educational music for preschoolers.Registration for large groups required.

Ages: Pre-School, Kindergarten

Registration required

Sensory Story time

Monday, February 26, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:30am

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library (SLW - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Ages: Teen, High School, Adult

Singin'-n-swingin' stories

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:15am

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library (SLW - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Ages: Pre-School, Kindergarten, Elementary School

Dr Seuss Get-Together

Thursday, March 01, 2018 • 10:30am - 11:30am

Stanford L. Warren Branch Library (SLW - Meeting Room - Full Room)

Come join us for a meetup in honor of famous children’s author Dr. Seuss! We will make Oobleck like the Royal Magicians, hear a favorite story, make a book-related craft and enjoy a Seuss treat!

Ages: Toddler, Pre-School, Kindergarten

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Feature photo by Scoville Photography at the Summer Reading Finale, a free celebration for Summer Reading participants at the Museum of Life + Science, a program funded by the Friends of the Durham Library.