2019 Spring Events for Kids and Teens

Thursday, March 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 No Talking by Andrew Clements.  Registration begins Thursday, February 21.

Thursday, March 21 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Tween Book Club
Join our 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, February 21.  Stop by the youth reference desk for a copy of this month’s book:  Island of Thieves by Josh Lacey.

Friday, March 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.

Monday, March 25
Spring Story Times for toddlers and preschoolers will start on Monday, March 25 and run until Thursday, May 16. 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 March 28 to May 16.  Infants are welcome at story times with their siblings.  Parents or caregivers are required to attend. Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Spring 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.

Tuesday, March 26 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm (schools closed)
Totoro Crafts & Movie

Teens in grades 5 through 12 can stop by and watch My Neighbor Totoro on the big screen while making Totoro plushies.  Pizza lunch provided, registration is required beginning Monday, February 25.

Wednesday, March 27 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (schools closed)
DIY Crochet Bracelets

Learn how to make a crochet bracelet and add beads or buttons to make it unique.  This DIY craft for grades 5 through 12 takes some practice but once you master the stitch, you’ll be hooked.  Registration begins Monday, February 25.

Thursday, March 28 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (schools closed)
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, March 29 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (schools closed)
Elephant & Piggie Party
Calling all Elephant & Piggie fans in grades K through 3 – if you love the series by Mo Willems, this party is for you. First we’ll read an Elephant & Piggie story and then we’ll play silly games, make crafts, and have snacks. You will also have a chance to win a copy of the book An Elephant & Piggie Biggie.  Registration is not required.

Monday, April 1 at 1:00 pm (schools closed)
Movie & Popcorn for Kids
Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives.  Rated PG – 2 hours 10 minutes.

Tuesday, April 2 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, April 6 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Friends of the Dexter District Library Used Book Sale

Saturday, April 6 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.

Saturday, April 6 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
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.

Thursday, April 11 at 4:30 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 “Crayons, Pencils & Paint”.  Registration begins Thursday, March 14. 

Friday, April 12 at 10:00 am
Morning Movie for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Finding Nemo (2003)
After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home. Rated G – 100 minutes. Preschool snacks will be served during the movie, registration is not required.

Thursday, April 18 at 4:30 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 Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary.  Registration begins Thursday, March 21.

Thursday, April 18 at 4:30 pm
Tween Book Club

Join our 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, March 21.  Stop by the Youth Reference Desk for a copy of this month’s book:  Countdown by Deborah Wiles.

Sunday, April 21
Library is Closed

Thursday, April 25 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.

Friday, April 26 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, April 27 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.

Saturday, May 4 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Friends of the Dexter District Library Used Book Sale

Saturday, May 4 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.

Saturday, May 4 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm
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.

Sunday, May 5 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Dexter District Library 10th Anniversary Celebration
Music and refreshments for the entire family, registration is not required.

Tuesday, May 7 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.

Thursday, May 9 at 4:30 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 “Insects”.  Registration begins Thursday, April 11. 

Saturday, May 11 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, May 11 at 1:00 pm
Tea Tasting with TeaHaus of Ann Arbor
Have you ever been to a tea tasting? TeaHaus of Ann Arbor will present an informal, fun approach to learning about and enjoying tea. Learn about the history of tea, varieties of tea, its components and health benefits, how to prepare loose leaf tea, and more.  Light refreshments will be served.  This program is for kids in grades 5 and up, teens and adults.  Registration is required beginning April 8.

Thursday, May 16 at 4:30 pm
All Star Readers Book Club
This is a book discussion group for kids in grades 3 through 4.  This month we’re reading Mac Undercover by Mac Barnett.  Registration begins Thursday, April 18.

Thursday, May 16 at 4:30 pm
Tween Book Club

Join our 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, April 18.  Stop by the Youth Reference Desk for a copy of this month’s book:  Home Sweet Motel by Chris Grabenstein.

Friday, May 17 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, May 18 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Make & Take Spring Crafts
Kids of all ages are invited to stop by the Library and create a variety of seasonal crafts.  We’ll be making flower bouquets out of old magazines and sun catchers from recycled water bottles.  Registration is not required.

Friday, May 24 at 11:00 am (schools closed)
Movie & Popcorn for Kids

The Lego Movie 2:  The Second Part (2019)
It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: Lego Duplo invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.  Rated PG – 107 minutes.

Sunday, May 26
Monday, May 27
Library is Closed

Thursday, May 30 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, June 1 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Friends of the Dexter District Library Used Book Sale

Saturday, June 1 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.

Tuesday, June 4 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

 

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