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Jul 7, '14

Category: EventsParent Child LapSit Story Time -Summer!

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July 7, 2014

Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

Category: EventsMonday Crafternoons

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July 7, 2014

WholegroupStories and a science craft with Ms. Julianne!

June 23 - Binary Code Bracelets (the latest in geekwear!).

June 30 - Yes!  It IS Rocket Science! (Drinking straw Rockets).

July 7 -  Vertically Challenged (Building Towers)

July 14 - Magic Balloons!

July 21 - Pi Surprise:  A spatial treat!

Jul 8, '14

Category: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club-Preschool (3-5 yr olds)

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July 8, 2014

Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club with Miss Lisa.  Limited to 20 3-5 yr.-olds in the Program Room 10:30-11:30 am on 4 consecutive Tuesdays beginning June 24. Must sign up separately! (at Youth Desk) by MONDAY JUNE 23 AT CLOSE  DO fun, "HIGH OCTANE," developmentally appropriate math activities from Bedtime Math.org.

Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga - Mommy/ Daddy & Me (Ages 3-6)

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July 8, 2014

Tuesdays, 1:15-2:15 p.m. Through July 31.  Bring your little one in for an hour of yoga play and relaxation. Have fun with partner poses designed for parent & child.  Learn fun songs and dances which help kids to remember Yoga poses and keep them wanting to practice yoga long after class is done.

Category: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club for Gr 3-5

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July 8, 2014

Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club for Gr. 3-5 begins with Mr. Ron in the Program Room.  FUN math stuff from bedtimemath.org like "Glow-in-the-Dark- Geometry," "Let's Get Loud," "Toilet Paper Olympics" and more.  Eight hours (+ or -) of math FUN,  NO KIDDING!

Limited to 20 kids, meets on Tuesdays for 8 weeks (June 24-August 12).  Check at the Youth Desk to see if any slots are available; in person, call 231-758-3112 or email childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org

Jul 9, '14

Category: EventsLongway Panetarium: Chemistry Fun for Little Ones (ages 4-8)

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July 9, 2014

LongwayPlanetariumEven the "little ones" may have FUN with Chemistry!  Little chemists will explore solids, liquids, and gasses while measuring, pouring, mixing, and changing safe, household chemicals.This event is limited to 25 children;  you MUST signed up in order to participate.

 

Audience: 4 – 8 year olds.

Limited to 25 - You must sign up separately by MONDAY, JULY 7 AT 7 P.M. at the Youth Services Desk in person.  OR call 231-748-3123, or email childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org.

Category: EventsLongway Planetarium -Galactic Goo! (ages 4-12)

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July 9, 2014

Toddlers in PuddleMud?  Oobleck?  Clay?  Who knows?  You'll have to attend this one and make it yourself in order to to find out!

Limited to 25 participants;  You MUST sign up separately for this event by Monday July 7.  Stop by the Youth Desk at the library, call us at 231-758-312 or email us at childstaf@petoskeylibrary.org.

Category: EventsLongway Panetarium: Fizz, Boom, Pop! Chemistry Rocks (Ages 8-12)

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July 9, 2014

LongwayPlanetariumSome chemistry fun for older kids with Longway Panetarium staff.  I wonder what "chemistry rocks" are.....  Guess that you'll have to be there!

Limited to 25 participants;  You MUST sign up separately for this event by Monday July 7 at close.  Stop by the Youth Desk at the library, call us at 231-758-312 or email us at childstaf@petoskeylibrary.org.

Category: EventsCrazy 8's Math Club for Gr K-2

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July 9, 2014

Cr8imageCrazy 8’s Math Club for Gr. K-2 begins with Ms. Julianne in the Program Room.  FUN math stuff from bedtimemath.org like "Glow-in-the-Dark- Geometry," "Let's Get Loud," "Toilet Paper Olympics" and more.  Eight hours (+ or -) of math FUN,  NO KIDDING! Limited to 20 kids, meets on Wednesdays for 8 weeks (June 25-August 13).  Check at the Youth Desk to see if there are any slots left-call 231-758-3112 or email childstaff@petoskeylibrary.org

Jul 10, '14

Category: EventsParent-Child LapSit Storytime-Summer!

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July 10, 2014

Robot and GirlParent/Child LapSits and last about 30-45 minutes.  Parent or Caregivers need to bring the child and sit together to enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, songs (accompanied by banjo and ukulele); finger plays, flannel board presentations and a weekly visit from Puff the Magic Dragon. These programs are targeted at children 18 months to three years old.  Information about parenting, literacy and other family related subjects will be shared periodically during the program.

Due to the developmental needs of this age group, it is preferred that siblings do not attend if at all possible. However, nobody will be turned away if bringing a sibling is the only way for a child to attend. Bringing toys is also discouraged.  This is a “drop-in” program and no sign-up is required.

Category: EventsPreschool Story Hour for 3-5 yr olds

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July 10, 2014

Robot Book StackIt's back for the summer!  Fizz, Boom, Read story hours with Mr. Ron featuring science related books, songs, finger plays and art/craft or hands-on science activities.  Maybe even a snack.  This is a drop-in program; we'll meet in the Program Room.

Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga (Ages 5-7) with Lauren Brown

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July 10, 2014

In her sessions, taught using the Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) Technique, your kids will be jumping, dancing, and singing all while practicing yoga poses. The KAY system incorporates cardiovascular conditioning, fun and original music plus all of the traditional benefits of Yoga;  your kids will meditate, practice pranayama (breathing techniques) & asanas (yoga postures), and experience peace and deep relaxation.  Join Lauren for a great class that will open your child up to a new world of calm and relaxation that will carry on through  their day! Please bring a yoga mat or towel to use on the ground for the duration of class.  (The library has a few in case you forget).

Category: EventsNo Super Science Thursday Today

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July 10, 2014

ChemistryDemonstrations, hands-on (when possible) and books...how can you go wrong?  Meet in the Program Room, unless otherwise indicated for science fun!  Fizz, BOOM, READ!

7/10 - No Super Science today.... sad-Mr. Ron is gone.  Hey! Try something on your own!

7/17 - Bubbles (We try to be Bubbleman!)

7/24 - Wind Power Challenge with special guest, Dr. Charlene Sweeney.

Category: EventsPaws to Read - Euchre

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July 10, 2014

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Readers earn a stamp on a record card for every 15 minutes that they read to one of our dogs.  When he/she has earned 4 stamps, they will receive a "Pawsome Reader" tag to wear as a necklace or use as a zipper tag.  If readers complete a second card, they get a “Pawsome Reader” dog tag.

The theory is, that by reading out loud to the dog, who doesn't judge how well the child reads, the child’s self consciousness disappears and she gains the confidence needed to become a better reader.

Readers will need to schedule a 15 minute appointment at the Youth Services Desk or by calling 231-758-3112. Open or cancelled slots will be available on a first-come, first served basis.

There is no charge for this activity

Jul 11, '14

Category: EventsHobbies in the Lobby

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July 11, 2014

Our next Hobbies in the Lobby will feature Christi R., owner of Studio Health & Fitness, with a Zumba fitness demonstration. The event will take place in the Petoskey District Library outdoor labyrinth at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 11th.  For more information, click here.

Category: EventsKidding Around with Yoga (Ages 8-11) with Lauren Brown

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July 11, 2014

In her sessions, taught using the Kidding Around Yoga (KAY) Technique, your kids will be jumping, dancing, and singing all while practicing yoga poses. The KAY system incorporates cardiovascular conditioning, fun and original music plus all of the traditional benefits of Yoga;  your kids will meditate, practice pranayama (breathing techniques) & asanas (yoga postures), and experience peace and deep relaxation.  Join Lauren for a great class that will open your child up to a new world of calm and relaxation that will carry on through  their day! Please bring a yoga mat or towel to use on the ground for the duration of class.  (The library has a few in case you forget).

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