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Registration for all May programs will begin on Monday, April 15. In-person registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the Children’s Desk - online registration will begin at noon.  

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BABIES BOOGIE - EIJ417

Clap your hands, move your feet! This creative movement and music program presented by Nicole Sparling uses multicultural music, instruments and props to improve motor skills and help children use their imaginations.
Date: Thursday, May 2
Time: 10 – 10:45 a.m.
Ages: 3 – 23 months with an adult, siblings welcome

TODDLERS TANGO - EIJ418

Clap your hands, move your feet! This creative movement and music program presented by Nicole Sparling uses multicultural music, instruments and props to improve motor skills and help children use their imaginations.
Date: Thursday, May 2
Time: 11 – 11:45 a.m.
Ages: 2 – 4 years with an adult, siblings welcome

SILLY WILLY STORY WALK - EIJ523

We’re going to sing silly songs, read silly books, and even do some silly dilly dances. So join us for a special story time outside in our Discovery Backyard. Afterwards all are welcome to stretch your legs and get your wiggles out while exploring our outside nature classroom. The program will start in the Children's Program Room and end in the Discovery Backyard, weather permitting!
Date: Thursday, May 2
Time: 2 –2:30 p.m.
Ages: 3 ½ - 5 on their own

STAR WARS JEDI ACADEMY – EIJ423

Miss Michelle will help you to make a one-of-a-kind Star Wars craft followed by Star Wars-themed games. This program is generously provided for by the Bohlsen Family Foundation.
Date: Saturday, May 4
Time: 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Ages: 3 – 5 on their own, siblings welcome

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STAR WARS DAY - Saturday, May 4 - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Fun drop-in crafts and activities for Jedis of all ages. No registration necessary. May the Fourth be with you!

CINDERELLA'S SING-ALONG STORY TIME - EIJ499

Join Cinderella for a song, story and craft! Afterwards, have your photo taken with the Princess.
Date: Sunday, May 5
Time: 2 - 3 p.m.
Ages: All ages with an adult

CHESS LESSONS – EIJ414

If you’ve wanted to learn how to play chess, here’s your chance. Teen volunteers will guide students as they play with each other to learn the basics of the game.
Date: Monday, May 6
Time: 7 - 8 p.m.
Ages: Grades 1 – 6

MOTHER'S DAY CANVAS GIFT CLASS - EIJ431

Get creative as you design an 8x10 canvas to take home for that special someone. Please dress to make a mess!
Date: Tuesday, May 7
Time: 10 - 10:45 a.m.
Ages: 18 months –5 with an adult

FANDOM FRIENDS - EIJ502

Geek out over all things pop-culture in this friendly, inclusive environment. We will enjoy lively conversation as we discuss our favorite fandoms, create fun crafts and play games. A small snack will be served.
Date: Tuesday, May 7
Time: 7 - 7:45 p.m.
Ages: Grades 4 - 8

STORY TIME ROCKS! – EIJ402

We’ll use movement, music and more to get excited about books!
Date: Wednesday, May 8
Time: 10:30 - 11 a.m.
Ages: 3 - 5 year olds with an adult, no siblings

MOTHER'S DAY GIFT WORKSHOP - EIJ432

Craft up something special for that wonderful lady in your life!
Date: Wednesday, May 8
Time: 5:30 - 6 p.m.
Ages: Grades K – 2

MAKERSPACE NIGHT– EIJ586

Go, go, go with gadgets galore!  Whether big or small, we have building projects for all.
Date: Thursday, May 9
Time: 7 - 8 p.m.
Ages: 4 and up with an adult, no younger siblings

BLOCK PARTY - EIJ520

Come to the library and let your child’s imagination run wild with blocks and other building toys.
Date: Friday May 10
Time: 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Ages: 2 - 5 years with an adult, siblings welcome

MOTHER’S DAY FLORAL WORKSHOP – EIJ433

Mrs. Oakes from the Southside Garden Club returns to help students create a fresh floral centerpiece to present to someone special. Registration will be in-person only and there is a non-refundable $5 fee per child to be paid at the time of registration.
Date: Saturday, May 11
Time: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Ages: Grades 3 – 6
Fee: $5

DISCOVERY SATURDAY - EIJ426

Families can stop by any time between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. to create an art project while exploring nature in the Discovery Backyard. This program is weather permitting!
Date: Saturday, May 11
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Ages: All ages with an adult

MORE THAN MOTHER GOOSE – EIJ403

More than Mother Goose for children includes nursery rhymes, songs, finger plays, and stories. Parents participate with their child. Older siblings welcome.
Date: Monday, May 13 OR Saturday, May 18
Time: 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Ages: Birth through 3 years old with an adult, siblings welcome

PAJAMA STORY TIME - EIJ580

Join us for an evening edition of stories, rhymes and more. Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal!
Date: Monday, May 13
Time: 7 - 7:30 p.m.
Ages: Grades K – 3 on their own, siblings welcome

READ TO THE DOGS – EIJ578

Students practice their reading skills and gain confidence by reading aloud to a trained Therapy Dog. Dogs and their handlers are registered with Therapy Dogs International. Student readers can sign up for a 20-minute session when they come to the Children’s Desk to register.
Date: Tuesday, May 14
Time: 6:30 – 8:10 p.m.
Ages: Readers in grades K – 6

STICKY ICKY STORY TIME– EIJ457

Oh phooey, we're gooey in this story time!
Date: Wednesday, May 15
Time: 4:30 – 5 p.m.
Ages: 3 ½ - K on their own

BABY TIME - EIJ404

Kathy Roeder presents this parent and child program which includes fun age appropriate activities designed to stimulate and encourage your child's physical and mental development.
Date: Thursdays, May 16 & 23
Time: 10 - 10:45 a.m.
Ages: Pre-walkers, 3 months and up with an adult, no siblings please

TODDLER TIME - EIJ405

Kathy Roeder presents this parent and child program which includes fun age appropriate activities designed to stimulate and encourage your child's physical and mental development.
Date: Thursdays, May 16 & 23
Time: 11 – 11:45 a.m.
Ages: Walkers through 23 months old with an adult, siblings welcome

CIRCLE TIME - EIJ407

Shake those sillies out! Two and three-year-olds join Kathy Roeder for circle time fun.
Date: Thursday, May 16
Time: 12 – 12:45 p.m.
Ages: 2 & 3 with an adult, siblings welcome

MEET THE AUTHOR JEN CALONITA - EIJ600

Join us for a discussion of books and meet and greet with Jen Calonita, author of the Fairy Tale Reform School, the Royal Academy Rebels, Secrets of my Hollywood Life and VIP series. Have any of her books?  Feel free to bring them in for her to autograph!
Date: Thursday, May 16
Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Ages: Grades 4 and up

FAMILY AFTERNOON AT THE LONG ISLAND DUCKS

Enjoy discounted tickets to the Long Island Ducks; after the game, children may run around the bases! You can register for tickets beginning April 15: payment is due upon registration. Tickets will be available for pick up starting May 13th. We will meet at the stadium: transportation is on your own.
Date: Sunday, May 19
Time: 1:35 p.m.
Ages: Open to all
Fee: Tickets are $11 each. Payment is by cash, check, or money order only.(There is a limit of 25 tickets per family.)

MINECRAFT MANIA - EIJ560

Do you think you have what it takes to be the next master architect? Join our Minecraft building tournament to show off your skills.
Date: Monday, May 20
Time: 7 - 8 p.m.
Ages: Grades 3 - 6

PLAYDOUGH PLAY - EIJ519

Join us as we make our very own playdough. Afterwards be sure to use your imagination and our tools to create your own playdough masterpiece to take home! Make sure to dress for a mess!
Date: Tuesday, May 21
Time: 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Ages: 2 - 5 years old with an adult, siblings welcome

SUPER SMASH BROS. – EIJ536

Whether it’s your first time or you’re a master of combat, join us to play Super Smash Bros. Wii U!
Date: Friday, May 24
Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Ages: Grades 3 – 6

BINGO - EIJ466

Join us to play BINGO and win prizes.
Date: Tuesday, May 28
Time: 5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
Ages: Grades 3 and up

TIME FOR TWOS - EIJ406

This story time for two-year-olds includes age appropriate stories, rhymes and songs.
Date: Thursday, May 30
Time: 10:30 – 11 a.m.
Ages: Two year olds with an adult, no siblings.

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