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Cricket Craft



March Family Take & Make

Beginning March 1*

Hop into spring with this adorable cricket creation! Work together with your family to craft this cheery, bright green cricket figure. 

* While supplies last

 

 

 

 

 

Rhyme Time



Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Through March 27
Perfect for up to 36 months, but fun for everyone!

Lots of rhymes, a sprinkling of songs, and one or two shared board books round out this library program that is perfect for little ones who need to get those wiggles out. Stay to play! After the rhymes, stay for some unstructured play time with other kiddos.

 

 

 

Preschool Storytime



Thursdays at 10:30 AM

Through March 28
Perfect for 3-5 year olds, but fun for everyone!

Join Mrs. Tricia for a classic library storytime--books, songs, bubbles, and more! Come for early literacy skills, social connections, and fun! We will have process-based art activities after each week’s stories and songs.

 

 

 

 

Alphabits Saturday Storytime



Saturdays at 10:30 AM

Fun for everyone!

Join us every Saturday morning for a storytime that focuses on 2 or 3 letters of the alphabet. Dr. Caroline will introduce the letters and then Mrs. Tricia will share stories, songs, and a craft! 

March 2: Q and R
March 9: S and T
March 16: U, V, W
March 23: X, Y, Z

 

 

Virtual Book & Cook Club



Book & Cook Club videos available through February! See links below.

For ALL Ages!

Join us for our second year of the OWL Virtual: Book & Cook Club! We know that winter can be a tricky time to get to a Library program–the adverse weather, early darkness, and how it seems at least one family member is always fighting a cold...we get it! That’s why every Tuesday in January Mrs. Tricia will upload a video where she shares a picture book and then prepares a recipe from that book! Each video will be available for one month after it is posted. 

Week 1 (posted on 1/9): Wonton Pizza from Niki Nakayama: A Chef’s Tale in 13 Bites written by Jamie Michalak & Debbi Michiko Florence and illustrated by Yuko Jones - Click here to watch the video!

Week 2 (posted on 1/23): Freedom Soup from Freedom Soup written by Tami Charles and illustrated by Jacqueline Alcantara 
Click here to watch the video!

Week 3 (posted on 1/30): Apple Crumble from Our Little Kitchen written and illustrated by Jillian Tamaki 
Click here to watch the video!

Week 4 (posted on 1/30): Paati’s Tomato Sauce and Neela’s Tomato Chutney from Tomatoes for Neela written by Padma Lakshmi and illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal Click here to watch the video!

If you post any pictures or videos of your family cooking-along with Mrs. Tricia, be sure to tag OWL!

 

 

OWL Virtual: Masterpiece Mayhem



Tuesdays in February

All ages are welcome!

Register to have each week's link sent directly to you. - Register here

Join us for our second year of OWL Virtual: Masterpiece Mayhem! We know that winter can be a tricky time to get to a Library program–the adverse weather, early darkness, and how it seems at least one family member is always fighting a cold...we get it! That’s why every Tuesday in February Mrs. Tricia will upload a video where she shares a picture book biography of a famous artist and then crafts a project in that artist’s signature style! Each video will be available for one month after it is posted. 

Stop by OWL to pick up each week's craft materials.

Week 1 (posted on 2/6): Sandy’s Circus: A Story About Alexander Calder by Tanya Lee Stone and illustrated by Boris Kulikov
Click here to watch the video!

Week 2 (posted on 2/13): Viva Frida by Yuyi Morales - Click here to watch the video!

Week 3 (posted on 2/20): The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art by Barb Rosenstock and illustrated by Mary GrandPre  Click here to watch the video!

Week 4 (posted on 2/27): Cezanne’s Parrot by Amy Guglielmo and illustrated by Brett Helquist

If you post any pictures or videos of your family creating-along with Mrs. Tricia, be sure to tag OWL!

 


Now & Then: Family Book Club



Friday, February 23: 1:30 - 2:30 PM OR

Tuesday, February 27: 7:00 - 8:00 PM

All ages are welcome!

Registration is required - Register here for February 23 session
Registration is required - Register here for February 27 session

Join us for this all new book club created for caregivers and their children to participate in together! Over the course of each month read a new-ish book with a classic feel, then–if you have the time and inclination–read the classic book that influenced and/or inspired it. We will meet to discuss the books at the end of the month while enjoying tea and cookies. Books are available for pickup at the beginning of each month.

Leeva at Last by Sara Pennypacker  / Matilda by Roald Dahl

Strongly recalling elements of Roald Dahl’s Matilda, this archly narrated satire…slyly integrates potent themes such as fairness, responsibility, and trust.
–Publisher’s Weekly


Award-winning, bestselling author Sara Pennypacker and illustrator Matthew Cordell come together in this hilarious absurdist tale about a precocious girl who transforms her community in surprising ways.

What are people for?

That’s the burning question on the mind of Leeva Spayce Thornblossom.

Fame! says Leeva’s mom, the mayor of Nutsmore.

Money! says her dad, the town treasurer.

With the help of an orphaned badger, a risk-averse boy in a hazmat suit, and the town's librarians, Leeva sets off to discover her own answer—setting off a chain of events that will change Nutsmore forever.

 

 

Beginning Watercolor: Lillies! - with Dr. Caroline



Friday, March 15: 2:00 - 3:00 PM OR

Saturday, March 16: 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Best for ages 8 - 16. Parents/grandparents/caregivers are also welcome to attend and create.

Registration is required - Register here for March 15 session
Registration is required - Register here for March 16 session

Watercolors have been popular for centuries because of qualities such as transparency of color and spontaneity. Water moves the colors, changes the values and creates luminosity that is not found in other mediums. During this session, you will learn some fundamentals and create a beautiful botanical watercolor (lilies)! It will begin with splatters which will create a loosening and lead to creativity and spontaneity. All materials included.

 

Lego Club



Thursday, March 21 | 1:30 - 2:30 OR 3:30 - 4:30 PM

All ages are welcome!

Registration is required - Register here for the Homeschool Session: 1:30 - 2:30 slot
Registration is required - Register here for the Afterschool Session: 3:30 - 4:30 slot

Do you love LEGO?! Come to OWL on the third Thursday of each month for LEGO Club! We will have a theme or prompt to direct your build. 2 sessions are available. Registration is appreciated.

 

 

 

Now & Then: Family Book Club



Friday, March 22: 1:30 - 2:30 PM OR

Tuesday, March 26: 7:00 - 8:00 PM

All ages are welcome!

Registration is required - Register here for March 22 session
Registration is required - Register here for March 26 session

Join us for this all new book club created for caregivers and their children to participate in together! Over the course of each month read a new-ish book with a classic feel, then–if you have the time and inclination–read the classic book that influenced and/or inspired it. We will meet to discuss the books at the end of the month while enjoying tea and cookies. Books are available for pickup at the beginning of each month.

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown / The Iron Giant by Ted Hughes

Can a robot survive in the wilderness?

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is - but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a violent storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to adapt to her surroundings and learn from the island's unwelcoming animal inhabitants.

As Roz slowly befriends the animals, the island starts to feel like home - until, one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her.

 

 

 

OWL’s Children’s & YA Audio Program



Do you love listening to audiobooks but no longer have access to a CD player?

We can help! Check out one of our 5 circulating CD players and receive a free pair of earbuds and a retro prize from our 90s time capsule! You will also receive a prize for any Juvenile or Young Adult CD audiobooks that you check out. Prizes include koosh balls, mini troll dolls, and slap bracelets all harkening back to the decade when portable CD players were all the rage.

 

 

 

 

 


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