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Daily activities for children from birth through Grade 6

Mondays

10:00am - 10:30am | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Mother Goose Time

Mother Goose rhymes and songs with lots of participation & music. For ages 1–2 ½, with a grownup

September: 10, 17, 24
October: 1, 15, 22, 29
November: 5, 12, 19, 26
December: 3, 10

11:00am - 11:15am | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Baby Laptime

Music, movement, and rhymes for babies. For babies not yet walking

September: 10, 17, 24
October: 1, 15, 22, 29
November: 5, 12, 19, 26
December: 3, 10

11:15am - 1:00pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

New Moms & Infants Support Group

Come when you can & leave when you need to. Companionship, community, advice, & support for new moms & pregnant women. Dads & siblings welcome. Group will be run by Katherine Whiteside CPD (CBI), Certified Postpartum Doula. This program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the OPL.

September: 10, 17, 24
October: 1, 15, 22, 29
November: 5, 12, 19, 26
December: 3, 10, 17

4:15pm - 5:00pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Treasure Hunt

For ages 8-12
There’s a secret prize in the children’s room! Follow the clues and unravel the puzzles to get your share of the treasure.

September: 17, 24
October: 1, 15, 22, 29
November: 5, 12, 19, 26
December: 3, 10

7:00pm - 8:00pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Family Game Night

Classic games, and games you’ve never played before. For all ages. Children 6 & under must be with an adult.

September: 17, 24,
October: 1, 15, 22, 29
November: 5, 12, 19, 26
December: 3, 10

 

Tuesdays

4:15pm - 5:00pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Trivia Tuesdays

For grades 3-6
Compete as a team answering rapid-fire trivia questions and win sweet prizes!

September: 18, 25
October: 2, 9, 16, 30
November: 13, 20, 27
December: 4, 11

Wednesdays

4:15pm - 5:45pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

I ♥ Art

Let’s get creative as we explore artists and illustrators. For ages 5 & up. Children 6 & under must be with an adult.

September: 12, 26
October: 3, 10, 17
November: 7, 14, 28
December: 5, 12

6:30pm - 8:30pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Parent Connections

For parents and thier children up to age 4.
Engage in an activity with your children, participate in a learning opportunity for parents (babysitting available), and socialize with other parents.

This program is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum& Library Services, grant #RE-95-17-0068-17 (A Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Award)

October: 10
November: 7
December: 5

Click here for program flier in English and Spanish.

Thursdays

10:00am - 10:30am | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Time for 2s

Short stories, fingerplays, and activities. For 2 year old children, with a grownup

September: 13, 20
October: 4, 11, 18
November: 1, 8, 15, 29
December: 6, 13

4:15pm - 5:15pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

*Battle of the Books Team Practice*

*Limited to team members only. For children entering grades 4-6 ONLY.

September: 6, 13, 20, 27
October: 4, 11, 18, 25

4:00pm - 4:30pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Sing-Along & Story-Songs

Young musicians are invited to sing, dance, and play instruments with a certified K-12 music teacher and her assistant puppet, Melody. For ages 3-6, with a grownup.

November: 1, 8, 15, 29
December: 6, 13, 20

Fridays

11:00am - 11:30am | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

For children ages 2 and up, with a grown-up
Stories and free play with our collection of cars, trucks, and trains.

September: 14, 21
October: 5, 12, 19, 26
November: 2, 9, 16, 30
December: 7, 14

1:30pm - 2:15pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

First Steps in the Library

For preschoolers, with a grown-up.

Bilingual program of stories, rhymes, and songs.

DATES TO BE DETERMINED

4:15pm - 5:30pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

OPLbery Club

For Grades 4 and up. Advanced registration required.
You be the judge! Join the 9th Annual OPLbery Club and choose the most outstanding book published for children this year.  We will meet monthly through January 2019.

September 7, October 12, November 9, December 7
January 11, 2019: OPLbery Award Day

4:15pm - 5:15pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Literary Legos®

Calling all Lego® lovers! Listen to a fun story & build a Lego® creation based on the story.

September: 21
October: 26
November: 30
December: 14

4:15pm - 5:15pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Full STEAM ahead!

For grades 2-6
Engage in a fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, or Math) activity.

September: 14, 28
October: 5, 19
November: 2, 16

Saturdays

11:30am - 12:00pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Family Storytime

Storytime fun for the whole family! For all ages. Children 6 & under must be with a grownup.

September: 15, 22
October: 6, 13, 20
November: 3, 10
December: 1, 8

11:30am - 1:30pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM

Parent Connections

For parents and their children up to age 4.
Engage in an activity with your children, participate in a learning opportunity for parents (babysitting available), and socialize with other parents.

This program is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum& Library Services, grant #RE-95-17-0068-17 (A Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Award)

September: 29
October: 27
November: 17
December: 15

Click here for program flier in English and Spanish

Special Programs

7:00pm | CHILDREN'S PROGRAM ROOM Oct 24

Haunted House

Visit the OPL Children’s Program Room on the night of October 24. But beware! Who knows what you’ll find there!?!

For grades 3-6 only

11:00am | BUDARZ THEATER Dec 31

Noon Year's Eve Party!

Dance in the new year a little bit early in the Budarz Theater.  Count down to noon with us and toast 2019!

For all ages. Children 6 and under must be with an adult.