Wednesday, July 17 @ 3:00 PM (Recommended for ages 5 & up)
Bright Star Touring Theatre presents “One Small Step…” The Real-Life Journey to Outer Space
Few events in human history have captured the imagination quite like the journey that humankind took to the moon. This tale marks the history of flight and space travel from the ancient tale of Icarus, to the first flights of the Wright Brothers on the beaches at Kitty Hawk, to the Great Space Race of the 1960s, and beyond! Your young pilots and astronauts will be thrilled to learn about the real life characters that took One Small Step.
Welcome to Out & About Hullabaloo!
Join us for an early literacy celebration! The Library’s Youth Services staff is taking our classic Hullabaloo storytime out of the building and into the community with stories, movement, and songs for children five and under with their parents and caregivers. On the 3rd Wednesday of each month we’ll be at The Family Place-Rosman at 11:00 am. On the 4th Monday of each month we’ll be at TC Henderson School of Science and Technology at 10:00 am. These programs are free and open to the public.
The Library’s Bookmobile will also be at these locations during Out & About Hullabaloo. Hop on to get a library card and check out books!
Children start to learn language from the day they are born. As they grow and develop, their speech and language skills become increasingly more complex. During early speech and language development, children learn skills that are important to the development of literacy (reading and writing). This stage, known as emergent literacy, begins at birth and continues through the preschool years.
From birth, babies listen to language patterns in everyday speech, as well as in rhyming, chanting, and singing – all of these play an important part in literacy development. As they develop, children see and interact with print in everyday situations. In everything from books and magazines to grocery lists, whether at home or in preschool, they are (and should be) encountering language in print well before they start elementary school.
Parents can see their child’s growing appreciation and enjoyment of print as he or she begins to recognize words that rhyme, to scribble with crayons, to point out street signs and symbols, and to name some letters of the alphabet. Gradually, children combine what they know about speaking and listening with what they know about print and become ready to learn to read and write.
That’s what Out & About Hullabaloo is all about. Babies, Toddlers, Preschoolers, in all stages of development are welcome to our morning of celebration. We realize that there will be some individual variance and we ask that you pay attention to your child’s signals to know what he/she is ready for, or ask us if you are not sure.
Drop-in to build with the Library’s collection of LEGO® & Duplo® bricks, and Keva® planks! A great chance to unplug, meet up with friends, and enjoy the morning. All ages are invited to this event at TC Henderson School of Science and Technology. The bookmobile will also be at the school during this time. Don’t forget to sign up for the Library’s Summer Reading Program while you’re there!
For all children grades K-5, the LEGO® Club meets every 4th Monday of each month from 6:00-7:00 pm (EXCEPT May & December 2019 when we will meet on the 3rd Monday). Parents are encouraged to attend along with their children.
The club will not meet on the June date. Instead, we will be holding a LEGO® Expo. Stay tuned for more details on the June calendar.
Each month features a different theme (see below). Books will be made available to help in learning about each theme. Participants can build along with the theme, or free build for creative play. At the end of each session, a few creations will be randomly chosen to be on display in the Youth Services area of the Library until the next club date.
No registration or LEGO® bricks are required. Simply bring your favorite builder to the Library’s Storytime Room in the Youth Services area. Just imagine what we can build together!
LEGO® Club 2019 Dates & Themes:
January 28 – Ninjas
February 25 – Bridges & Towers
March 25 – Magical Animals
April 22 – Superheroes
May 20 – Amusement Park
June 24 – LEGO® Mania Expo: Out of this World!
July 22 – Dinosaurs
August 26 – Gadgets & Gizmos
September 23 – Selfie Challenge
October 28 – Favorite Book Characters
November 25 – Games
December 16 – Neighborhood