Children's Library Laboratory
Classes & Events
Fall Semester 2017
Authors have birthdays, and birthdays are meant to be celebrated! So we're hosting some fun on our favorite authors' special days. Join us this fall for Suzanne Collins's Hunger Games Day, National Comic Book Day, Happy Monster Day (in honor of RL Stine), CS Lewis's Narnia Day, and Classic Christmas Story Week featuring The Polar Express! Click here for details.
Celebrate the Christmas season with us with these fun Classic Christmas Story events! Featuring The Polar Express, this year's events include a showing of The Polar Express movie, a Christmas cocoa stand, Train Day at Library Laboratory, and our annual Family Christmas Party. And take part over Christmas break in our Reading Participation Program, The Twelve Days of Christmas. Click here for more details.
October 16, 4:30-5:30pm
Learn to create your own mobile game app! Join instructor Brian Yount for instruction on how to program your own online games, animations, and interactive stories! Advance registration is required. (a STEAM event)
Read to a Dog programs increase literacy skills for struggling readers by offering them opportunity to read aloud to a dog. Dorothy Bramlage Public Library’s Read to a Dog program provides young people (grades 1-12) 15 minutes of read-aloud time per session with a certified therapy dog. Advance registration is required. Sessions are held between 2-3pm on the following Sunday afternoons:
September 17; October 1 and 15; November 5; December 3
Learning comes to life with these fun-filled activities. Join us this semester for our favorite annual Touch a Truck event. Saturday @ Library Laboratory is designed for preschool & elementary-aged children but is open to the whole family. Click here for details.
Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade discover the fun of learning at this once-a-month class. This semester our theme is “Ancient Egypt.” Pre-registration is required. (STEAM events)
Click here for details.
Looking for some fun family activities to do in the evenings? Check out our Family Nights Out at Library Laboratory events! Click here for details.
These year-round classes develop and promote social skills, listening comprehension, and foundations of early literacy through early literacy, letters, vocabulary, numbers, and sequencing. Classes are available for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Click here for details.
Here at the library, we love to read! And we want to share our love of reading with you! Each semester, we hold our Reading Participation Programs to offer reading challenges and increase the fun of reading. This semester we have two Reading Participation Programs that you won’t want to miss! Click here for details.
We’re celebrating the total eclipse! Stop by anytime throughout the day to build edible models of the sun and moon (and eat them), create a flip book of the stages of an eclipse, see how it’s possible for the little moon to hide the very big sun, and learn ancient myths and fun historical facts about eclipses. Plus, get a pair of eclipse glasses!
(a STEAM event)
Celebrate National Picture Book with us by dressing up for the books above. If you want, take a picture of your spirit-dress and send it by email (email@example.com) or Facebook message (www.facebook.com/dorothybramlagepubliclibrary),
and we’ll post it!