2019 Winter Events for Kids and Teens

Thursday, January 10 at 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Super Stories Book Club
This is a book appreciation group for kids who are going into grades K through 2.  We’ll share stories, have snacks and do activities.  This month’s theme is “Food”.  Registration begins Thursday, December 13.

Monday, January 14 to Thursday, March 7
Winter Story Times
Winter Story Times for toddlers and preschoolers will start on Monday, January 14 and run until Thursday, March 7. Registration is required, parents or caregivers of children may register in person at the Library or by calling 734-426-4477. Space is limited so registration will be on a first come first served basis. 

Children 18 months to 3 years of age may sign up for one Toddler Story Time. Toddler Story Times are held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Children under 18 months may attend, however books and activities are geared for toddlers. Children 3 to 5 years of age may sign up for one Preschool Story Time. Preschool Story Times are held on Mondays or Tuesdays at 11:30 am.  Combined Toddler/Preschool Story Times will be offered on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. Drop-In Family Story Times for all ages will be offered on Thursdays at 10:30 am in the lower level meeting room from January 17 to March 7.  Infants are welcome at story times with their siblings.  Parents or caregivers are required to attend. Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Winter Story Times for children include picture, pop-up and interactive books, flannel-board stories, songs, puppets, finger plays, crafts and other activities that encourage a love of reading to your child.

Thursday, January 17 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm
All Star Readers Book Club
This is a book discussion group for kids in grades 3 through 4.  This month we’re reading Overboard by Terry Lynn Johnson.  Registration begins Thursday, December 20.

Thursday, January 17 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Tween Book Club
Join our new Tween Book Club for 5th and 6th graders.  Read the book and be prepared to answer trivia questions for a chance to win a prize. We’ll also discuss the book and enjoy a snack. Registration is required, beginning Thursday, December 20.  Stop by the Youth Reference Desk for a copy of this month’s book:  The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner.


Saturday, January 19 at 10:00 am

KinderConcert!
Music comes alive at KinderConcert, a 30 minute concert designed especially for children ages five and under. No worries about wiggly tots sitting still for a concert – they’ll dance and move while listening to the music.  Then they’ll be mesmerized by hearing a story being told with musical accompaniment.  Members of the A2SO join movement specialist Gari Stein and pianist Kathryn Goodson for a guided introduction to the instruments of the orchestra.  Registration is not required.

Saturday, January 19 at 11:00 am
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Teens in grades 7 through 12 are invited to get involved with the Library by attending our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meetings.  Help plan programs, organize community service projects, and volunteer at Library events.  This is a great opportunity to build up your resume and obtain volunteer hours.  Registration is required, pizza lunch provided.

Monday, January 21 at 1:00 pm (schools closed)
Movie & Popcorn for Kids

Christopher Robin (2018)
A working-class family man, Christopher Robin, encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.  Rated PG – 104 minutes.

Thursday, January 24 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (schools early release)
Makerspace
This is a fun, drop-In program for grades K through 8.  Make, build, craft and explore.  Participate in a variety of open-ended activities.  We supply the materials and you supply the imagination. Registration is not required.

Friday, January 25 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (schools early release)
Drop-In Winter Crafts

Kids of all ages can stop by the Library for an afternoon of seasonal crafts.

Friday, January 25 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Magic: The Gathering (MTG)
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join us for monthly MTG games and pizza.  Prizes awarded to top players.  Registration is required.  Co-sponsored with SRSLY Dexter.

Saturday, February 2 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Friends of the Dexter District Library Used Book Sale

Saturday, February 2 at 10:00 am
Ukulele Club

Teens in grades 4 through 12 are invited to try out one of our ukuleles, learn basic cords and song structure from a professional, or bring your own ukulele to play and share your knowledge.  All levels welcome, including beginners.  Light refreshments provided.

Tuesday, February 5 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
First Tuesday Lego Club

Kids in grades K through 8 are invited to spend an afternoon making their own Lego creations while visiting with old friends and making new ones.  Everyone is welcome – Legos will be provided by the Library.  Registration is not required.

Friday, February 8 at 10:00 am
Morning Movie for Preschoolers

Lady and the Tramp (1955)
The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt. Rated G – 76 minutes.  Preschool snacks will be served during the movie, registration is not required.

Thursday, February 14 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Super Stories Book Club
This is a book appreciation group for kids who are going into grades K through 2.  We’ll share stories, have snacks and do activities.  This month’s theme is “Flight”.  Registration begins Thursday, January 10.

Saturday, February 16 at 11:00 am
The Fantastically Funny Family Entertainment Show

Join us as we host comedian, ventriloquist and puppeteer Richard Paul for his family fun, outrageously funny puppet show.  Adults and kids of all ages will be laughing out loud at the jokes, life-size puppets, magic and audience participation.  For more than two decades Richard has entertained audiences with his awesome puppetry and his extraordinary ventriloquist skills.  Everyone is welcome, registration is not required.

Saturday, February 16 at 11:00 am
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Teens in grades 7 through 12 are invited to get involved with the Library by attending our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meetings.  Help plan programs, organize community service projects, and volunteer at Library events.  This is a great opportunity to build up your resume and obtain volunteer hours.  Registration is required, pizza lunch provided.

Monday, February 18 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (schools closed)
Drop-In Games and Snacks
Teens and kids in grades K through 8 can stop by and munch on snacks while playing a variety of games.  We’ll have board games, foosball and competition-style games for a chance to win a small prize.  Registration is not required.

Thursday, February 21 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm
All Star Readers Book Club
This is a book discussion group for kids in grades 3 through 4.  This month we’re reading The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling.  Registration begins Thursday, January 17.

Thursday, February 21 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Tween Book Club
Join our new Tween Book Club for 5th and 6th graders.  Read the book and be prepared to answer trivia questions for a chance to win a prize. We’ll also discuss the book and enjoy a snack. Registration is required, beginning Thursday, January 17.  Stop by the youth reference desk for a copy of this month’s book:  Panda-monium by Stuart Gibbs.

Friday, February 22 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Magic: The Gathering (MTG)
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join us for monthly MTG games and pizza.  Prizes awarded to top players.  Registration is required.  Co-sponsored with SRSLY Dexter.

Saturday, February 23 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Preschool Makerspace

Children ages five and under, along with their caregivers, are invited to make, create and play at the Library.  Children will explore a variety of stations with open-ended activities designed to encourage early learning.  Registration is not required.  Caregivers must stay with their children.

Thursday, February 28 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Makerspace
This is a fun, drop-In program for grades K through 8.  Make, build, craft and explore.  Participate in a variety of open-ended activities.  We supply the materials and you supply the imagination. Registration is not required.

Saturday, March 2 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Friends of the Dexter District Library Used Book Sale

Saturday, March 2 at 10:00 am
Ukulele Club

Teens in grades 4 through 12 are invited to try out one of our ukuleles, learn basic cords and song structure from a professional, or bring your own ukulele to play and share your knowledge.  All levels welcome, including beginners.  Light refreshments provided.

Tuesday, March 5 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
First Tuesday Lego Club
Kids in grades K through 8 are invited to spend an afternoon making their own Lego creations while visiting with old friends and making new ones.  Everyone is welcome – Legos will be provided by the Library.  Registration is not required.

Saturday, March 9 at 11:00 am
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Teens in grades 7 through 12 are invited to get involved with the Library by attending our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meetings.  Help plan programs, organize community service projects, and volunteer at Library events.  This is a great opportunity to build up your resume and obtain volunteer hours.  Registration is required, pizza lunch provided.

Saturday, March 9 at 1:00 pm
Italian Cooking with Mary Spencer

Adults, teens and kids in grades 5 and up are invited to enjoy an afternoon with Mary Spencer of Taste: A Cook’s Place in Northville.  Mary will create a variety of popular Italian dishes.  This class is demonstration style but participants will get to enjoy samplings of the dishes presented by Mary and her assistant.  Participants may enter a raffle for a chance to win an Italian cookbook.  Registration is required, beginning February 1 in the Teen Zone or by calling 734-426-4477.

 

 

 

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