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Events: Activities

Summer Craft: Handmade Maracas

Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to make their own handmade maracas! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Hobbies and Crafts Night

All-Ages Event Drop-in Hobby and craft enthusiasts are welcome to join us every month for a night of creating and socializing!

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Paws to Read

Children's Event Drop-in Children can practice and improve their literacy skills by reading to friendly, well-behaved therapy dogs!

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Summer Craft Day

Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to make crafts based on popular children's songs! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Escape Room Family Adventure

Kids & Adults Event Drop-in Test your problem-solving and teamwork skills as a family as you try to get out of our escape room! Free, with registration required.

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Play and Learn

Children's Event Drop-in Children of all ages are invited to use their imagination and creativity! These fun-filled, 60-90 minute programs feature a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center.

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Pete the Cat Rock & Read Party

Children's Event Drop-in We're celebrating how much libraries rock with a program full of Pete the Cat activities!

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Toddler Dance Party

Children's Event Drop-in Join us for a story time and toddler dance party featuring stories, music, props and more!

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Space Camp

Children's Event Drop-in Are you interested in space? Want to know what's happening in the solar system and beyond? Children in grades 3-5 are invited to attend Space Camp for a mix of experiments and crafts!

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CANCELED: Paws to Read

Children's Event Drop-in This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • CANCELED: Tue., 7/24/18, 6–7pm @ MCPL Rothschild 

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Shake, Shimmy and Dance! Family Story Time

Children's Event Drop-in Children and their parents or caregivers are welcome to these special story times filled with music, dance and, of course, stories!

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Rockin' and Rollin' in Edgar!

Children's Event Drop-in Make some crafts (and maybe sing a tune or two!) during this fun-filled afternoon at the library!

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Kids Needle Arts Night

Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Kids, tweens and teens are invited to learn the basics of finger knitting and make their own knitted accessories during this free program at the library!

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Summer Craft: Marching Ants

Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to make their own crafted ants! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Ollivander's Wand Shop

All-Ages Event Drop-in Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday by making your own magic wand at the library!

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Crafted Rock Photo Holder

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Teens and adults can make their own unique photo holder using rocks, paint and wire!

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Chalk Up A Storm: Sidewalk Chalk Drawing

Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Kids, tweens, teens and their families are invited to decorate the sidewalk outside the library during this week.

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Under The Sea Story Time

Children's Event Drop-in Visit the library for a special underwater-themed story time complete with crafts, songs and more!

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Summer Craft: Dino Buddies!

Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to craft their own dinosaur! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Thinkers & Tinkers Week

Kids & Adults Event Drop-in Visit the library any time the library is open to tinker with tech gadgets including a 3D printer, snap circuits and more!

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Building Adventures

Children's Event Drop-in Children can build using a variety of building toys, including DUPLO blocks, LEGOs, Tinkertoys and more!

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Recycled CD Coasters

Adult Event Drop-in Make your own set of stylish coasters using recycled CDs and a variety of craft materials! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Stuffed Animal Sleep Over

Children's Event Drop-in Bring your best stuffed friend to the library for a sleepover! Drop off starts at 6:30 p.m., pickup starts the next morning at 9 a.m.

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Summer Craft: Monkey Hats

Children's Event Drop-in Families can join us to make their own monkey hats! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Learn to Embroider

Adult Event Drop-in Adults can get an introduction to embroidery during this free class at the library!

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Scrabble Week

All-Ages Event Drop-in Stop by the library to play a friendly game of Scrabble during this week-long drop-in event!

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Create a Grandparents Day Card!

Children's Event Drop-in Kids can prepare for Grandparents Day by making a handmade card for their grandma or grandpa, with all supplies provided!

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Origami Afternoon

All-Ages Event Drop-in Come try your hand at folding paper into various creative shapes at the library! All ages welcome.

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Pokemon Club

Children's Event Drop-in Join fellow Pokemon fans for a monthly gathering of all things Pokemon, including new activities each month and the opportunity to play the Pokemon trading card game! Free, with no registration required.

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Peculiar Paintings

Children's Event Drop-in Join us for a mix of fun stories about art and create your own art using a variety of odd materials!

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Building Palooza

Children's Event Drop-in See what you can build using a variety of household items during this week-long building challenge!

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Still Life Sketching

All-Ages Event Drop-in Sketch a variety of still life drawings during this creative all-ages event!

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The History of Scent

Adult Event Drop-in Adults can learn about the history of scent and make their own perfume or cologne during this free event! Open to adults only, with registration required.

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Needle Arts at the Library

Adult Event Drop-in Knitters, crocheters, and crafters of all ages and experience levels are invited to gather to create and socialize!

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Cotton Swab Flowers

Teen & Adult Event Drop-in Join us for this fun and creative craft project, where we'll transform some simple household items into beautiful flowers! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Geology Lab

Children's Event Drop-in Kids in grades K-5 can work on a variety of geology-themed science projects and experiments, with all supplies provided!

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Pet Palooza!

Children's Event Drop-in Read to a therapy dog, make pet-themed crafts and more during this no-school day event!

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Scratch Art Creations

Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Kids can make bookmarks, drawings and other works of art using scratch art paper! Free, with all supplies provided.

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Day of the Dead Origami Bookmarks

Kids & Teens Event Drop-in Celebrate the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos by making decorated skull-shaped bookmarks!

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