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Summer Reading 2018
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
End Date
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for non-parent caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to 5 years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
End Date
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time
4:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Description
Passionate about programming? Work in teams to make a circuit board come to life with Snap Circuits and then build your own video games using Bloxels.  For grades 4-6.

Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 25, 2019
End Date
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 25, 2019
End Date
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
We'll share stories, songs, and movement for 2-year-olds with a grown-up.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, April 25, 2019
End Date
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time
1:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Description
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun!
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, April 25, 2019
End Date
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time
4:15 PM - 05:00 PM
Description
Salam Alaikum! Discover the land of the pharaohs, pyramids, and mummies. Listen to a story about sailing down the Nile River, learn to write your name in hieroglyphics, and create a cool shabti. For grades K-3.

Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 26, 2019
End Date
Friday, April 26, 2019
Time
4:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Description
Have you yearned for a pet robot? Work in groups to explore a variety of robot and coding toys to solve puzzles and create new worlds!  For grades 4-6.

Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Friday, April 26, 2019
End Date
Friday, April 26, 2019
Time
4:15 PM - 05:00 PM
Description
Celebrate the winners in this year's Arbor Day Poster and PoeTREE Contest.
Location
Reading Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, April 27, 2019
End Date
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 29, 2019
End Date
Monday, April 29, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
It is never too soon to start sharing books with babies! Enjoy songs and rhymes, books and bounces in this class for babies birth to 15 months with a grown-up.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 29, 2019
End Date
Monday, April 29, 2019
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Experience the wonder of words with your child through stories and songs, movement, puppets and fun in this story time for children 15-24 months with a grown-up.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 29, 2019
End Date
Monday, April 29, 2019
Time
4:15 PM - 05:00 PM
Description
Are your fingers itching to do some stitching? Can't show restraint when it comes to pens and paint? Join in some after-school crafting and creative fun. For grades K-6.  No registration required.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 29, 2019
End Date
Monday, April 29, 2019
Time
7:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Description
Stories, songs, and rhymes for babies, preschoolers, and their caregivers.
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
End Date
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
End Date
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
It is never too soon to start sharing books with babies! Enjoy songs and rhymes, books and bounces in this class for babies birth to 15 months with a grown-up.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
End Date
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Stories, songs, and movement for 2 year olds with a grown-up.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
End Date
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Experience the wonder of words with your child through stories and songs, movement, puppets and fun in this story time for children 15-24 months with a grown-up.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
End Date
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun!
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
End Date
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Time
6:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
End Date
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Time
6:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Description
Therapist and parenting coach Joanna Hardis, LISW, will share evidence-based insights on how to help your anxious  child thrive. Co-sponsor Shaker Schools Family and Community Engagement (FACE) will provide children's activities.

Location
Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
End Date
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for non-parent caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to 5 years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
End Date
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Time
4:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Description
Explore the basics of robotics as you learn to program the Dash & Dot robots. Once you've mastered the basics, see what stories your robots can enact!  For grades 4-6.

Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
End Date
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Time
7:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Description
Children in the middle grades (5-8) and their parents will discuss books chosen to appeal to both children and adults. This month we will read The First Rule of Punk by Celia Perez: This award-winning book is about finding your home whoever you're with wherever you are. Register and pick up copies of the books one month before the discussion at the Woods Branch Circulation Desk. For grades 5-8 with an adult.

Location
Magazine Area
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, May 02, 2019
End Date
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A special room filled with literacy-based activities just for babies from birth to 12 months and their parents or caregivers.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 02, 2019
End Date
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 02, 2019
End Date
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
We'll share stories, songs, and movement for 2-year-olds with a grown-up.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, May 02, 2019
End Date
Thursday, May 02, 2019
Time
1:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Description
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun!
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, May 04, 2019
End Date
Saturday, May 04, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 04, 2019
End Date
Saturday, May 04, 2019
Time
2:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Description
Make an ID tag for your pet with your phone number in case it gets lost. If you don't live with a pet, make it a gift for someone who does. For grades K-6.

Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 06, 2019
End Date
Monday, May 06, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
It is never too soon to start sharing books with babies! Enjoy songs and rhymes, books and bounces in this class for babies birth to 15 months with a grown-up.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 06, 2019
End Date
Monday, May 06, 2019
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Experience the wonder of words with your child through stories and songs, movement, puppets and fun in this story time for children 15-24 months with a grown-up.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 06, 2019
End Date
Monday, May 06, 2019
Time
4:15 PM - 05:00 PM
Description
Are your fingers itching to do some stitching? Can't show restraint when it comes to pens and paint? Join in some after-school crafting and creative fun. For grades K-6.  No registration required.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 06, 2019
End Date
Monday, May 06, 2019
Time
7:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Description
Stories, songs, and rhymes for babies, preschoolers, and their caregivers.
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
End Date
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
End Date
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
It is never too soon to start sharing books with babies! Enjoy songs and rhymes, books and bounces in this class for babies birth to 15 months with a grown-up.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
End Date
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Stories, songs, and movement for 2 year olds with a grown-up.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
End Date
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Experience the wonder of words with your child through stories and songs, movement, puppets and fun in this story time for children 15-24 months with a grown-up.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
End Date
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun!
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
End Date
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Time
6:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
End Date
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for non-parent caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to 5 years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
End Date
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
Time
4:15 PM - 05:00 PM
Description
Design your own stuffed animal creature using blunt tapestry needles and pre-punched felt in this easy sewing project.  For grades K-3.

Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 09, 2019
End Date
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A special room filled with literacy-based activities just for babies from birth to 12 months and their parents or caregivers.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 09, 2019
End Date
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 09, 2019
End Date
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
We'll share stories, songs, and movement for 2-year-olds with a grown-up.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, May 09, 2019
End Date
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Time
1:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Description
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun!
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, May 09, 2019
End Date
Thursday, May 09, 2019
Time
4:15 PM - 05:00 PM
Description
What wondrous things our noses do!  Explore the power of scent and create your own take-home fragrance out of everyday material.  For grades K-6.

Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 11, 2019
End Date
Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 13, 2019
End Date
Monday, May 13, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
It is never too soon to start sharing books with babies! Enjoy songs and rhymes, books and bounces in this class for babies birth to 15 months with a grown-up.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 13, 2019
End Date
Monday, May 13, 2019
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Experience the wonder of words with your child through stories and songs, movement, puppets and fun in this story time for children 15-24 months with a grown-up.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 13, 2019
End Date
Monday, May 13, 2019
Time
4:15 PM - 05:00 PM
Description
Are your fingers itching to do some stitching? Can't show restraint when it comes to pens and paint? Join in some after-school crafting and creative fun. For grades K-6.  No registration required.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 13, 2019
End Date
Monday, May 13, 2019
Time
7:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Description
Stories, songs, and rhymes for babies, preschoolers, and their caregivers.
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Monday, May 13, 2019
End Date
Monday, May 13, 2019
Time
7:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Description
When preschoolers don't have the vocabulary to express their feelings, everyone can wind up frustrated. The Grandmothers from Hanna Perkins Center, early childhood consultants, will teach you how to help young children express themselves.  Supervised children's activities will be provided by the Early Childhood Enrichment Center.
Location
Room E
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
End Date
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
End Date
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
It is never too soon to start sharing books with babies! Enjoy songs and rhymes, books and bounces in this class for babies birth to 15 months with a grown-up.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
End Date
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Stories, songs, and movement for 2 year olds with a grown-up.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
End Date
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Experience the wonder of words with your child through stories and songs, movement, puppets and fun in this story time for children 15-24 months with a grown-up.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
End Date
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun!
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
End Date
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Time
6:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
End Date
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for non-parent caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to 5 years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 16, 2019
End Date
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A special room filled with literacy-based activities just for babies from birth to 12 months and their parents or caregivers.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 16, 2019
End Date
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 16, 2019
End Date
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
We'll share stories, songs, and movement for 2-year-olds with a grown-up.
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, May 16, 2019
End Date
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time
1:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Description
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs, and fun!
Location
Dietz Community Room
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, May 16, 2019
End Date
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time
3:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Description
Come fiddle with odds and ends to make a fun object! For grades K-8.  No registration required.
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, May 16, 2019
End Date
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time
4:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Description
Our doggy listeners are certified therapy dogs and love to listen to stories. For grades K-6. Register for a 15-minute time slot in person, online, or by phone beginning 2 weeks before each program.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 18, 2019
End Date
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 18, 2019
End Date
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time
3:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Description
Parade your pet for the judges and it might win an award. All pet friends should be leashed or brought in a secure cage or bowl. A responsible adult must accompany all participants. Costumes are optional but welcome!
Library
Bertram Woods Branch

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
End Date
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
End Date
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Time
6:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
End Date
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for non-parent caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to 5 years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 23, 2019
End Date
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A special room filled with literacy-based activities just for babies from birth to 12 months and their parents or caregivers.
Location
Room B
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 23, 2019
End Date
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
A free preschool literacy program offering interactive opportunities for parents or caregivers to explore with their children, ages birth to five years.
Location
Room A
Library
Main Library

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Important Messages
Congratulations! Now that you have signed up for summer reading be sure to pick up your registration prize at the library.

Tuesday, June 5, start recording your reading time online or in person at the library. This year we will build our own necklaces as we read through the summer. For every hour you read you will earn a bead for your necklace. You will earn special beads called "brag tags" for reading milestones and extra tasks you do.

Prizes
Sign-Up Prize - Starter necklace and brag tag
10 hours – A new book
20 & 30 hours – Brag tags
100 hours – Special Shaker Library brag tag

Be a star! Earn an extra brag tag by reaching your
own personal summer reading goal.



Prizes may be picked up at either library until August 18.

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