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KIDS

EVENTS & STORY TIMES
Tue, Jan 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver. 

Tue, Jan 21, 10:15am - 10:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, games & more. Just for children ages 12-23 months. Please choose to come either Tuesday or Wednesday!

Tue, Jan 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Two-year-olds enjoy stories, music, movement, and a coloring sheet to practice fine motor skills. Ages 24-35 months with adult.

Tue, Jan 21, 10:45am - 11:15am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver. 

Tue, Jan 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
It’s time for reading books, singing, dancing, and learning as we create our own art. A half-hour program plus a craft. Ages 1 to 4 with an adult.

Tue, Jan 21, 11:00am - 11:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement games & yoga for ages 2-5. Adult participation is expected. Younger siblings can come along and join in with their big brothers and sisters.

Tue, Jan 21, 11:30am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver. 

Tue, Jan 21, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Tue, Jan 21, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Practice sitting and listening while we read fun stories and do an easy craft. For ages 3+ with a caregiver.

Tue, Jan 21, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Practice reading out loud to a friendly dog.

Tue, Jan 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Tweens can hang out and play games with friends. Every program features a different type of game. Play a favorite or learn something new! Ages 8-14.

Wed, Jan 22, 10:15am - 10:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, games & more. Just for children ages 12-23 months. Please choose to come either Tuesday or Wednesday!

Wed, Jan 22, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Wed, Jan 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Storytime with your little one in mind. We'll read a story, sing songs, and do some finger plays. Half-hour storytime with free play after. Ages birth to 18 months with an adult.

Wed, Jan 22, 11:00am - 11:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement games & yoga for ages 2-5. Adult participation is expected. Younger siblings can come along and join in with their big brothers and sisters.

Wed, Jan 22, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Babies and their caregivers enjoy songs, stories, lap bounces, and gentle playtime. Ages 0-11 months with adult.

Wed, Jan 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Our After School Movie this Month is Happy Feet! Join Mumble and his friends on their quest in the Arctic. MPAA rating: PG; for some mild peril and rude humor.

Wed, Jan 22, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Enjoy bedtime stories in Duncan's children area every Wednesday. Bring your pajamas and teddy bears. Ages 2-8.

Wed, Jan 22, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Flex your creative skills by making a craft to take home! Crafts change for every program. All ages.

Thu, Jan 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver. 

Thu, Jan 23, 10:30am - 11:10am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and music just for one and two-year-olds. Ages 12-35 months with an adult.

Thu, Jan 23, 10:45am - 11:15am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver. 

Thu, Jan 23, 11:30am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Musical story time for kids ages 1-4 years with a caregiver.  

Thu, Jan 23, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Thu, Jan 23, 3:00pm - 3:55pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Spitfire Club seeks to create a world in which every girl feels empowered to be the strong and capable protagonist of her own story.

Thu, Jan 23, 4:00pm - 4:55pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
The Spitfire Club seeks to create a world in which every girl feels empowered to be the strong and capable protagonist of her own story.

Thu, Jan 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join us for a program especially for ages 3 to 5. We'll read a story, play and do a craft. Children must be accompanied by their caregiver.

Thu, Jan 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Simple STEAM activities AND some yoga fun. Ages 5+

Thu, Jan 23, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Join us every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month for a special playtime geared towards children with sensory processing disorders and intellectual and physical disabilities. Ages 2-12 with adult.

Thu, Jan 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Knitting Club for kids! Learn to knit under the guidance of experienced knitters. All supplies will be provided. Join us in the Children's area. Ages 8-18.

Fri, Jan 24, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Fri, Jan 24, 11:00am - 12:15pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join Miss Melissa and Miss Katie for some animal improv. Ages 3+

Fri, Jan 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Songs, games & other activities for babies 0-11 months.

Sat, Jan 25, 11:00am - 11:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Children's Area
Saturday mornings with stories and songs.

Sat, Jan 25, 11:00am - 11:40am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Picture Book Area
Stories, music, and movement for the entire family. All ages with adult.

Canceled
Sat, Jan 25, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Interested in playing chess or learning about the game? Join us every Saturday in the Children's Area. All skill levels are welcome. All ages, children under 8 age must be accompanied by their adult.

Mon, Jan 27, 10:15am - 10:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months.

Mon, Jan 27, 10:30am - 11:15am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Large Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, movement, and music for the whole family. Ages 0-5 with adult.

Mon, Jan 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Join Ms. Eli for a bilingual story time! It's all about books, songs and play in Spanish and English! You do not need to know Spanish. Ages 12 to 24 months with an adult.

Mon, Jan 27, 11:15am - 11:45am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Songs, fingerplays and bounces for babies. For ages 0-11 months.

Mon, Jan 27, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time designed for kids with intellectual and physical disabilities, and sensory processing disorders. Ages 2-12. Registration required. 

Mon, Jan 27, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Do you like to sing and have fun with music? Join us as we share old favorite songs, experiment with new ones, and learn music basics. Ages 5 to 8 only.

Tue, Jan 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver. 

Tue, Jan 28, 10:15am - 10:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, games & more. Just for children ages 12-23 months. Please choose to come either Tuesday or Wednesday!

Tue, Jan 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Two-year-olds enjoy stories, music, movement, and a coloring sheet to practice fine motor skills. Ages 24-35 months with adult.

Tue, Jan 28, 10:45am - 11:15am
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver. 

Tue, Jan 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room
Today we'll have special visitors -- our local firefighters and their fire engine!* A half-hour program followed by 20 minutes of free play. Ages 1 to 4 with an adult.

Tue, Jan 28, 11:00am - 11:45am
Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement games & yoga for ages 2-5. Adult participation is expected. Younger siblings can come along and join in with their big brothers and sisters.

Tue, Jan 28, 11:30am - 12:00pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
A story time for 1-4 year olds with a caregiver. 

Tue, Jan 28, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library - Story Room
Stories, songs, movement, and activities just for preschool children. Ages 3-5 with adult.

Tue, Jan 28, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Practice sitting and listening while we read fun stories and do an easy craft. For ages 3+ with a caregiver.

Tue, Jan 28, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library - Meeting Room
Practice reading out loud to a friendly dog.

Tue, Jan 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Charles E. Beatley Jr. Central Library
Join Beatley Central's tween book club! No assigned book; pick one YOU want to read that relates to the genre and share your thoughts. 4th-9th grades.


 

FEATURED BOOKS FOR JANUARY

 

The cool bean

Little legends : exceptional men in black history

Freedom Soup

Bear is awake! : an alphabet story

A is for Audra : Broadway's leading ladies from A to Z

Wild honey from the moon

 

FUN & GAMES

 

 

 

PARENTS' CORNER

Looking for books on toilet training, bullying or getting your baby to sleep through the night?
The library's got a book for you! 

 


Being Afraid


Adoption


Potty Training


Social Skills


Divorce

 

 

READING LISTS

Here's a sampling of great books from our collection. Don't limit yourself to these -- we have many more that you're sure to love!

Any staff member at the children's desk is happy to make recommendations!

Babies & Toddlers

Preschoolers

K-3rd Grades

4th-6th Grades

6th-8th Grades