2019 Fall Events for Kids, Tweens and Teens

September
Fall Story Times Begin

Fall Story Times for toddlers and preschoolers will start on Monday, September 16 and run until Thursday, November 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 or Tuesdays 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 are held on Wednesdays at 10:30 am, registration is required.

Drop-In Story Times for all ages will be offered on Thursdays at 10:30 am in the lower level meeting room from September 19 to November 7.  There will also be two special evening Drop-In Story Times on Tuesday, September 24 and Tuesday, October 22, both at 6:30 pm.  Infants are welcome at story times with their siblings.  Parents or caregivers are required to attend. Daycare Centers are welcome to all Drop-In Story Times.  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.

Thursday, September 19 at 4:30 pm
All Star Readers

This is a book discussion group for kids in grades 3 through 4.  Each month, we will read and discuss a book, have snacks and do activities.  This month we’re reading I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 by Lauren Tarshis. Registration is required, beginning Monday, August 19.

Thursday, September 19 at 4:30 pm
Tween Book Club

This is a book discussion group for grades 5 to 6.  Read the book and be prepared to answer trivia questions for a chance to win a prize. We will discuss the book, enjoy a snack, and do a craft.  Stop by the Youth Reference Desk for a copy of this month’s book The Donut Fix by Jessie Janowitz. Registration is required.

Friday, September 20 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Fall Crafts for Preschoolers

Kids ages 6 and under are invited to stop by the Library and create a variety of seasonal crafts.  Registration is not required.

Friday, September 20  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 tournament-style games and pizza.  Prizes awarded to top players.  Registration is required. Co-sponsored with SRSLY Dexter.

Saturday, September 21 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.

Tuesday, September 24 at 4:00 pm
DIY Buttons & Magnets

Teens and kids in grades 4 through 12 are invited to stop by the Library and make a variety of buttons for your backpack and magnets for your locker.  Light snacks provided.  Registration begins August 27.

Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 pm
Drop-In Evening Story Time

Drop-In Evening Story Time will be held in the lower level meeting room on September 24 and October 22 at 6:30 pm. Geared for ages 6 and under but everyone is welcome to attend.  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. These events are free and open to the public.

Thursday, September 26 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Makerspace

This is a 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, September 28 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Polish Cooking with Mary Spencer of Taste: A Cook’s Place
Adults, teens and kids in grades 5 and up are invited to enjoy an afternoon with Mary Spencer of Taste: A Cook’s Place.  Mary will create a variety of popular Polish dishes, including the always popular pierogi.  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 a Polish cookbook.  Registration is required, beginning September 3 in the Teen Zone or by calling 734-426-4477.

Tuesday, October 1 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, October 5 at 11:00 am
Ukulele Club

All skill levels are welcome, including beginners in grades 4 through 12.Try out one of our ukuleles or bring your own and learn chords and song structure from Hudson Education Center for the Arts staff.  Registration is not required.

Saturday, October 5 from 12:30 to 1:30 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 beginning Saturday, September 14, pizza lunch provided.

Saturday, October 5 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Friends Used Book Sale

Wednesday, October 9 at 2:00 pm (schools early release)
Movie & Popcorn for Kids

Kids of all ages are invited to stop by the Library and watch The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) on the big screen while enjoying a free bag of popcorn.  Continuing the story of Max and his pet friends, following their secret lives after their owners leave them for work or school each day.   Registration is not required.  Rated G – 86 minutes.

Wednesday, October 9 at 2:00 pm (schools early release)
DIY Book Safe

Teens and kids in grades 5 through 12 will learn how to transform an old book into a cool safe for their tiny treasures.  Registration begins Monday, September 9.

Thursday, October 10 at 4:30 pm
Super Stories

This is a book appreciation group for grades K through 2.  We’ll share stories, have snacks and do activities.  This month’s theme is “Fall”.  Registration is required beginning Thursday, September 12.

Thursday, October 10
American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, October 17 at 4:30 pm
All Star Readers

This is a book discussion group for kids in grades 3 through 4.  Each month, we will read and discuss a book, have snacks and do activities.  This month we’re reading Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech. Registration is required, beginning Thursday, September 19.

Thursday, October 17 at 4:30 pm
Tween Book Club

This is a book discussion group for grades 5 to 6.  Read the book and be prepared to answer trivia questions for a chance to win a prize. We will discuss the book, enjoy a snack, and do a craft.  Stop by the Youth Reference Desk for a copy of the book Stormbreaker (Alex Rider) by Anthony Horowitz.  Registration begins Thursday, September 19.

Friday, October 18  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 tournament-style games and pizza.  Prizes awarded to top players.  Registration is required beginning Friday, September 20. Co-sponsored with SRSLY Dexter. 

Saturday, October 19 at 11:00 am
Drop-In Halloween Story Time and Craft

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.

Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30 pm
Drop-In Evening Story Time

Drop-In Evening Story Time will be held in the lower level meeting room on September 24 and October 22 at 6:30 pm. Geared for ages 6 and under but everyone is welcome to attend.  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. These events are free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 24 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Makerspace

This is a 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, October 26 at 11:00 am
Ventriloquist/Comedian Richard Paul Presents: The Ha Ha Halloween Show

This non-scary, ghoulishly funny, spectacular autumn show includes life size puppets, magic, music, awesome special effects and hilarious audience participation.  For adults, teens and kids of all ages, registration is not required.

Friday, November 1 at 11:00 am (schools closed)
Wild Swan Theater Presents:  Once Upon a Time

An engaging collection of favorite children’s classics including “Three Billy Goat’s Gruff,” “Reynard the Fox” and “The Three Little Pigs” sure to delight everyone. In true Wild Swan style, three performers and a musician create all the magic inherent in these timeless stories making this theater experience unforgettable.  All ages, registration is not required.

Friday, November 1 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Paint on Canvas

Adults and teens in grades 6 and up, stop by the Library and learn to paint.  Follow step-by-step instructions to paint a fall scene, adding your own touches to make it unique.  No painting experience needed, but be prepared to get creative. Light refreshments will be served. Registration begins Monday, October 7.

Saturday, November 2 at 11:00 am
Ukulele Club

All skill levels are welcome, including beginners in grades 4 through 12.Try out one of our ukuleles or bring your own and learn chords and song structure from Hudson Education Center for the Arts staff.  Registration is not required.

Saturday, November 2 from 12:30 to 1:30 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 beginning Saturday, October 5, pizza lunch provided.

Tuesday, November 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.

Thursday, November 7 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm
DIY Holiday Cards & Crafts

Tweens and teens in grades 5 through 12, get a jump on your holiday card making during this fun, hands-on program.  Light snacks provided, registration begins Monday, October

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