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FEATURED PROGRAMS

Life-Size Candy Land
Sunday, Sept. 10, 2-4 p.m., Irving Street
Stroll down to the Lollipop Woods but don’t get stuck in the Molasses Swamp! The entire family can follow the rainbow path through a magical land of sweet surprises to the Candy Castle. All ages.

BAD Club
Mondays, 4-5 p.m., College Hill
Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 6
Register online for each of these programs.
If you like Books, Art, or Drama, join this three month club! This session features an award-winning book. Age: 6-11.

Raise a Reader
Saturday, Sept. 16, 1-5 p.m., College Hill
Read, Write, Talk, Play and Sing your way to reading at a literacy fair designed to get young children excited about reading and teach parents how to promote literacy at home. Free activities, crafts, prizes, and snacks. Ages: 0-5.

Kids and Family Art Sunday
Sundays, 2-3:30 p.m., Irving Street
Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19
South Westminster Arts Group (SWAG) offers art activities for children and their families. No registration required.

Totally Terrific Tales
Mondays, 4-5 p.m., College Hill
Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 13
Register online for each of these programs.
Read one or two longer stories with a themed craft. Age: 6-8

Exploding Art
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2-3 p.m., Irving Street
Don't just sit there! Let your art explode. Literally. Join us for fun art projects that go kablooey. The paint is washable, but wearing old clothes is recommended. Ages: 6-11

Family Game and Movie Afternoon
Sundays, 2-4 p.m., College Hill Room L107
Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 26, Dec. 17
Watch a movie, play card games or checkers, put together a puzzle and eat some popcorn. All ages.

Tween Times!
Mondays, 4-5 p.m., College Hill
Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 20
Register online for each of these programs.
Projects, acting and cooking. Age: 9-11

WPL Puppet Theater
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2-2:30 p.m., College Hill, Room L107
Sunday, Nov. 12, 2-2:30 p.m., Irving Street
Join us for an afternoon of stories! In October, meet Mouse and Frog as they learn how to work together and navigate big emotions. In November, join puppet friends getting ready for Thanksgiving! All ages.

Halloween Party!
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2-3 p.m., Irving Street
Monday, Oct. 30, 3-5 p.m., College Hill, Room L107
Enjoy spooktacular and fiendishly fun activities! Don’t forget to wear your costume! Age: 7-11.

Model Train Show
Saturday, Nov. 4, 1-4 p.m., College Hill
Sunday, Nov. 5, 1-3 p.m., College Hill
Several operating model trains are on display by Youth in Model Railroading. Learn railroad crossing safety and enjoy train songs and stories by Smoky Roundhouse. Sponsored by the Junior Friends of the Westminster Public Library. All ages.

Babysitting 101
Sunday, Nov. 19, 1:30-4:30 p.m., College Hill, Room L107
Register online for this program.
Learn how to start a business, play with kids, care for babies, and handle first aid and emergency situations. Register online. Age: 11 years and older

Holiday Craft Make-It-Take-It
Saturday, Dec. 9, 1-3 p.m., Irving Street
Monday, Dec. 11, 3-5 p.m., College Hill, Room L107
Monday, Dec. 18, 3-5 p.m., College Hill, Room L107
Saturday, Dec. 23, 1-3 p.m., College Hill, Room L107
Bring the whole family to our free winter holiday make-it-take-it craft parties! All ages.

ONGOING PROGRAMS

READogs (Age: 5-11 years)
Wanted! Young readers to read to our specially trained Reading Education Assistance Dog. Bring your own book or choose one from the library.

READog Sessions @ Irving Street:
Register your child for a private 15-minute session at Irving Street.

  • Saturdays, 2-3:30 p.m.: Sept. 23 - Oct. 14 - Nov. 11 - Dec. 16.

READog Sessions @ College Hill
Register your child for a private 15-minute session at College Hill.

  • Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.: Sept. 12, 19 - Oct. 17, 24 - Nov. 7, 14 - Dec. 12, 19
  • Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.: Sept. 13, 20 - Oct. 18, 25 - Nov. 8, 15 - Dec. 13, 20
  • Saturdays, 2-3:30 p.m.: Sept. 9, 23 - Oct. 7, 21 - Nov. 18 - Dec. 2, 16

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Prepare your child for kindergarten by enjoying books, learning literacy tips and earning prizes. Reading logs and registration instructions are available online and at both libraries in the children’s room.

Updated: 09/17

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