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    2015 Autumn Program Schedule

    Children’s Librarian: Susan Slater

    Assistant: Kelley Wood 

    Library phone: 814 723-4650

    PLEASE NOTE: Schools and/or groups of six or more that wish to attend events should call and speak to the Children’s Librarian to see if preregistration is required for the specific event. We can also schedule a program specifically for your group.

      WEEKLY PROGRAM: (Preregistration not required unless you plan to bring a group of six or more.)

    Toddler Time: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Department. Preregistration not required. Geared toward ages one to four, but all ages welcome. Theme-based stories, songs, fingerplays. Children do a craft and engage in creative play at the end of each program: Dates: September 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, *26; November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; December *7. *NOTES: Our Halloween program will be October 26. Adults and children are encouraged to dress in costume. Bringing treats to share is optional – count approximately 25-30. Mrs. Claus will visit our December 7 program. Ho! Ho! Ho!

     SPECIAL PROGRAMS: (Some require/request preregistration. Please carefully read the descriptions.) 

    100 Books Before Christmas: Children ages three to seven (3-7) are encouraged to read – or be read to – 100 titles by December 15. Record titles on a sheet provided by the Library. Turn your child’s sheet in to the Warren Public Library Children’s Department by 8:00 p.m., December 15, and your child’s name will be placed in a drawing for either a Kevin Henkes Plush Pack or a Fly Guy Plush Pack. This task can easily be done if you read to your child every day. Titles are to be recorded on the “100 Books Before Christmas” sheet, which are available on the semi-circle in the Children’s Department or download from HERE as word document, or HERE as pdf.

    Pumpkin Decorating Contest: Friday, October 9, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Slater Room, ages 8-16. Enjoy some snacks while decorating a pumpkin. Pumpkins should be based on a character from a book. Those who cannot make it on October 9 are welcome to decorate pumpkins at home and bring them in. (Limit – 2 entries per participant.) We will accept pumpkins in the Children’s Department from October 9-13. Pumpkins will be on display on top of the magazine shelves near the stairs. Public will vote for their favorites October 14-28. Prizes: 1st place: $50 Amazon gift card; 2nd place: $35 Amazon gift card; 3rd place: $25 Amazon gift card. Winners will be notified by phone October 29. Preregistration appreciated for the October 9 program; registration form is next to the staff computer in the Children’s Department. One may also register by calling 723-4650 to leave a message for Children's staff.  The Library will purchase 16 pumpkins. One pumpkin will be given out to the first 16 to attend. Pizza, drinks and snacks will be provided by the library. Paint and other embellishments will be provided for the pumpkins, but if you have something specific in mind please bring it for your pumpkin.

     Slightly Scary, Ghastly and Ghoulish Halloween: Monday, October 26, 6:00 p.m., Children’s Department. Join us for some slightly scary Halloween stories, crafts and snacks. While all ages are welcome, this is aimed at elementary-aged children. Children and adults are encouraged to dress in costume. Preregistration appreciated. Registration form is in the Children’s Department next to the staff computer. One may also register by calling 723-4650 to leave a message for Children's staff.

    Harry Potter Trivia Night: Thursday, October 29, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Slater Room, 3rd floor of Library. Are you a Harry Potter fan? Test your knowledge and compete with other enthusiasts for prizes. This program is a collaboration between the Warren Public Library and Free Books for Kids Town. Participants must be ages 12 and up. Preregistration required. Registration form is in the Children’s Department next to the staff computer. One may also call 723-4650 to leave a message for Children's staff. Deadline for registration is October 26.

     Betsy & Friends: Imagination Fascination Puppet Show: Saturday, November 7, 1:00-1:45 p.m. in the Slater Room, 3rd floor of Library. This interactive puppet show will provide fun and laughter for children and adults. Preregistration appreciated but not mandatory. Registration form will be placed in the Children’s Department next to the staff computer on October 19.

     After School with Mrs. Claus: Wednesday, December 9, 4:00 p.m., Children’s Department. Mrs. Claus will read holiday stories and sing songs with the children. There will be crafts and holiday treats after the program. Preregistration appreciated. Registration form will be available in the Children’s Department next to the staff computer on November 23.

      Game Night: Once a month in the Slater Room on the 3rd floor, 3:30 – 7:00 p.m. Individuals 10 and older participate in games and activities offered by the Library. The best part is that it is not just for computers and game consoles. Table top games, board games, card games and even pen & paper and RPG gamers are welcome. You are invited to bring your Gaming Group! Dates: January 28, February 25, March 25, April 22, May 20, June 17, July 29, August 26, September 23, October 28, (November - no event), December 23.

     Portions of these programs are possible due to generous donations made at the Midwinter Library Benefit.