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Posted on: December 21, 2019

Super Saturdays Debut at South Garland Branch Library

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Super Saturday will largely consist of free playtime but may incorporate themes and elements from traditional storytime. Activities may include sensory bins, blocks and Lego®, toy cars, pretend play, coloring sheets, STEAM challenges, and a select...

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Posted on: December 21, 2019

Sensory-Friendly Stortyimes at the South Garland Branch Library

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Storytime gives children the freedom to move, sing, and play within a structured program. The sensory-friendly storytimes will be interactive and feature a visual schedule, carpet squares, fidget toys, and earmuffs. The events will focus on built-in playt...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Art Explorers: African American History at the Walnut Creek Branch Library

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Attendees at the February event will learn about Ms. Thomas and her expressionist paintings. Attendees will then use tempera paint to create a field painting using the work of Ms. Thomas as inspiration.

2:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1 Walnut Creek Branch Libra...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Books and Beyond: Land of Stories at the Central Library

Fantasy drawing of a gold wolf, book and castle for Books and Beyond

Participants at the February event will enjoy activities inspired by the Land of Stories series including constructing a portal book cover, creating a peg doll inspired by one of the characters, writing an original story based on a provided prompt, design...

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Library Events & Programming Library Spotlights Kids
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Sensory-Friendly Stortyimes at the South Garland Branch Library

Child's drawing of stick figure kids playing

Storytime gives children the freedom to move, sing, and play within a structured program. The sensory-friendly storytimes will be interactive and feature a visual schedule, carpet squares, fidget toys, and noise-reduction headphones. The events will focus...

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Library Events & Programming Library Spotlights Kids
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Little Art Explorers at the South Garland Branch Library

Picture of colored squares and rectangles for Little Art Explorers Mondrian workshop

Little Art Explorers will support early child development by integrating activities that build motor skills, increase vocabulary, improve symbol recognition, and encourage emotional awareness. Attendees will focus on the process of making art rather than ...

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Library Events & Programming Library Spotlights Kids