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Throughout the Fall

Fall Eye Spy Game
At the beginning of September we introduced a new Eye Spy Game in the Youth Services Department. Kids ages 12 and under will be able to search for fall pictures hidden throughout the department and receive a small prize when they find all of them. Come to the Youth Services Desk to pick up a Fall Eye Spy game sheet and get started on the fun.

Friday, September 1
Registration for Fall Story Times begins September 1.  Fall Story Times for toddlers and preschoolers will start on Monday, September 18 and run until Wednesday, November 8. 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. Children under 18 months may attend, however books and activities are geared for toddlers. Toddler Story Times are held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 am. 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 Story Times for all ages will be offered on Thursdays at 10:30 am in the lower level meeting room from September 21 to November 9.  Infants are welcome at story times with their siblings.  Parents or caregivers are required to attend. Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Fall 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.


Thursdays at 10:30 am from September 21 to November 9

Drop-In Family Story Time
Family Story Times are held on Friday mornings in the lower level meeting room.  Geared for ages 6 and under but everyone is welcome to attend.  Daycare centers are asked to arrive early.  Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Drop-In 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. All sessions are held in the Lower Level Meeting Room. These events are free and open to the public.

October 8 to 14
Teen Read Week
Teens in grades 6 through 12, stop by the Teen Zone to enter our contest for a chance to win a $20 Watchtower Comics or $5 Dairy Queen gift card.

Thursday, October 12 at 4:30 pm

Super Stories for Grades K through 2
This month our book group for kids in kindergarten through second grade will be reading books about “Monsters”.  We’ll share lightly scary stories and do a fun craft.  Registration begins September 14.

Saturday, October 14 from 10:30 am to Noon

Early Literacy Play Date & TALK Launch
Celebrate the launch of TALK, our new early literacy texting service by coming to a play date at the library. Children ages 5 and under are invited to explore a variety of stations with open-ended creative activities designed to encourage early learning. Children need an active adult partner to help them play.

Signing up for the TALK text message service is a simple way to help your child build literacy skills and prepare them for success in school. TALK will send text messages two to three times a week with easy, fun early literacy activities parents can try at home with their child.  The service will also alert parents to free local events and resources for young children. TALK is available to parents of children ages 5 and under who live in Washtenaw County.

Thursday, October 19 at 4:30 pm
All Star Readers for Grades 3 through 5.  Meets this month to discuss Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.  We’ll have snacks, games and a fun conversation about the book.  Registration begins Thursday, September 21.

Saturday, October 21 at 11:00 am
Drop-In Halloween Story Time
Join us for 30 minutes of stories and music celebrating Halloween.  Geared for children ages six and under but everyone is welcome.  A simple craft will be provided following the program.  Registration is not required.

Saturday, October 21 at 11:00 am

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Teens in grades 7 through 12 meet monthly to brainstorm with other teens about new programs, book selections and how to make the Library a great place.  TAG members help at many children’s programs throughout the year.  This is a fun way to earn volunteer hours.  Pizza will be served, registration is required beginning September 23.

Thursday, October 26 at 4:00 pm

Makerspace
Drop-In program for Grades K through 8.  Several creativity stations will be set up for kids to enjoy using a variety of building products such as Lincoln Logs, Legos, Construx, Hexabits and more.  Work alone or as a team.

Friday, October 27 at 7:00 pm
Read & Feed Book Club
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to discuss the book, eat pizza and play trivia for chances to win prizes.  Registration is required beginning September 29.  This month’s book:  Ripper by Stefan Petrucha.

Saturday, October 28 at 11:00 am

Family Movie & Popcorn
Despicable Me 3 (2017)
Rated PG – 90 minutes

Tuesday, October 31 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
DDL Staff will be at Monument Park handing out treats to trick-or-treaters.  Stop by and say hi.

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

Saturday, November 4 at 11:00 am
Fall Fairy Doors
Make your own fairy door to take home using a variety of craft materials.  This craft is for all ages and registration is required beginning Monday, October 9.

Tuesday, November 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, November 9 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm (schools early release)

Wimpy Kid Party
Kids in grades 3 through 6 are invited to join us for games, snacks and chances to win a copy of the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid book The Getaway by Jeff KinneyRegistration begins Monday, October 9.

Saturday, November 11 at 11:00 am

Wild Swan Theater Presents:  Strega Nona and the Magic Pasta Pot
Strega Nona has a magical pasta pot which only she can control. Come see what silliness ensues when Big Anthony does not listen to her, causing the streets of their small Italian village to fill with pasta.  Enjoy live theater with audience participation for all ages.  Registration is not required.

Saturday, November 11 at 11:00 am

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Teens in grades 7 through 12 meet monthly to brainstorm with other teens about new programs, book selections and how to make the Library a great place.  TAG members help out at many children’s programs throughout the year.  This is a fun way to earn volunteer hours.  Pizza will be served, registration begins Saturday, October 21.

Thursday, November 16 at 4:30 pm
Super Stories for Grades K through 2
Join us for stories, snacks, a craft and other activities.  This month’s theme is “Trickster Tales”.  Registration begins Thursday, October 12.

Friday, November 17 at 7:00 pm
Read & Feed Book Club
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to discuss the book, eat pizza and play trivia for chances to win prizes.  This month’s book is Legend by Marie Lu.  Registration begins Friday, October 27.

Saturday, November 18 at 11:00 am

Drop-In Thanksgiving Story Time
Join us for 30 minutes of stories and music celebrating Thanksgiving, food and families.  Geared for children ages six and under but everyone is welcome.  A simple craft will be provided following the program.  Registration is not required.

Wednesday, November 22 at 2:00 pm (schools early release)

Movie & Popcorn for Kids
Captain Underpants (2017)
Rated PG – 89 minutes

Thursday, November 23
Library is closed for Thanksgiving

Monday, November 27 at 4:00 pm

Makerspace
Drop-In program for Grades K through 8.  Several creativity stations will be set up for kids to enjoy using a variety of building products such as Lincoln Logs, Legos, Construx, Hexabits and more.  Work alone or as a team.

Thursday, November 30 at 4:30 pm

All Star Readers for Grades 3 through 5.  This month we’ll meet to discuss The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies.  Registration begins Thursday, October 19.

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