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      May Newsletter - Youth/Teen Programs



 

Library Hours

The library will open at 10:00am on Tuesday, May 17 for staff in-service. The library will be closed Sundays, beginning May 29 through September 4. The library will also be closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.

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Youth Services

Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All children ages 10 through 12 must have an adult in the library. For more information, please call Youth Services at (219) 873-3045.

Sensory Collage Art!
Tuesday, May 31, 3:30pm

Use your creativity and imagination to make a fantastic collage from a variety of provided materials. For ages 5 - 10 years, accompanied by an adult.

1,000 books logo1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Register for this free program designed to promote language and a love of reading in children. Your child will receive a special surprise (choice of an age-appropriate book or CD) for each 100 books that are read to them (or that they read on their own). For children ages birth through entering kindergarten.

Homework Helper

Need homework help? If you are looking for ebooks, articles, and encyclopedias, the library has research databases, including the Gale Virtual Reference Library! Have your library card handy and click on the link on the library's home page to access thousands of fully illustrated articles and books.

Thanks to the Friends of the Library and the Library Endowment Fund for their support of library programs.

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Youth Services

Children ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All children ages 10 through 12 must have an adult in the library. For more information, please call Youth Services at (219) 873-3045.

Library Hours

The library will be closed Sundays through Labor Day.

Art à la Carte: Nature Safari
Thursday, June 2, 10:00am

Decorate your own paper binoculars for a backyard safari and nature walk. Child must be present to receive craft materials. For ages 4 - 10 years, accompanied by an adult.

Star Wars logoFilm Showing: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Tuesday, June 7, 10:00am

As Kylo Ren and the sinister First Order rise from the ashes of the Empire, Luke Skywalker is missing when the galaxy needs him most. It's up to Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, a defecting stormtrooper, to join forces with Han Solo and Chewbacca in a desperate search for the one hope of restoring peace to the galaxy. Rated PG-13. Children under 18 will be eligible to win a DVD of the movie. Light refreshments will be served.

Aladdin and Jasmine on flying carpet; Genie in backgroundFilm Showing: Disney's Aladdin
Wednesday, June 8, 10:00am

Climb aboard for a magical carpet ride with nonstop laughs, action-packed adventure, and Academy Award-winning music that will make your heart soar. With the help of a hysterically funny, shape-shifting, 10,000-year-old Genie, street-smart commoner Aladdin and clever, confident Princess Jasmine join forces against the evil sorcerer Jafar to put an end to his plans to take over the kingdom. Rated G. Children under 18 will be eligible to win a DVD of the movie. Light refreshments will be served.

Judy Hopps and Nick WildeFilm Showing: Zootopia
Friday, June 10, 10:00am

Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case--even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery. All ages will enjoy this clever and very funny Disney film. Rated G. Children under 18 will be eligible to win a DVD of the movie. Light refreshments will be served. Note: If Zootopia is unavailable, we will show Spongebob: Sponge Out of Water.

Ferris Bueller posterFilm Showing: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Friday, June 10, 1:30pm

High school student Ferris Bueller wants a day off from school, and he's developed an incredibly sophisticated plan to pull it off. He talks his friend Cameron into taking his father's prized Ferrari and, with his girlfriend Sloane, they head into Chicago for the day. All the while, the school principal is out to prove that Ferris is playing hooky. Rated PG-13. Children under 18 will be eligible to win a DVD of the movie. Light refreshments will be served.

Jim Gill with banjoSummer Reading Program Kick-off: Entertainer Jim Gill
Thursday, June 16, 10:00am

Let's kick off the Summer Reading Program as we sing, dance, and play together! Jim Gill, the award-winning children's singer/entertainer, will delight both young and old. Jim Gill is a musician, author, and child development specialist. He has released six CD of music play for children, and has performed across the world. Don't miss this free celebration!

Adam Gottlieb performing at SlamCamp 2015Poetry Slam Camp 2016
June 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17, 10:00am

A week-long program of poetry activities for middle-schoolers, focusing on self-expression and slam-style writing and performance. Registration is only $5 which includes all activities, lunch and a camp t-shirt! PNC students and professors are volunteering their time to create and lead the program. Performance night will be Friday, June 17 at 6:00pm and is open to the public. Call 219-873-3049 to register or for more information.

storytime at the libraryStory Time
Wednesdays, June 22 & 29, 10:00am

Children and their grown-ups will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts during this time designed for parent/guardian and child interaction. Please arrive a few minutes early to receive a name tag. For ages birth-5 years, with an adult.

movie posterFilm Showing: Disney's Hercules
Thursday, June 23, 10:00am

Hercules (Tate Donovan), a son of gods, was snatched as a baby by Hades (James Woods) and forced to live among mortals as a half-man, half-god. Now a teenager, Hercules needs to perform a rite of passage on Earth to prove himself worthy of living with the gods on Mount Olympus. With his plucky satyr sidekick, Philoctetes (Danny DeVito), along for the ride, Hercules must learn how to use his strength to defeat a series of evil creatures. Children under 18 will be eligible to win a DVD of the movie. Light refreshments will be served. Rated G.

posterFilm Showing: Labyrinth--30 Year Anniversary
Monday, June 27, 3:30pm

Enter into a magical universe, a maze of illusion inhabited by mystical creatures and governed by the wicked Goblin King--where nothing is what it seems! Children under 18 years will be eligible to win the film DVD. Light refreshments will be served. Rated PG.

Summer Olympics
Thursday, June 30, 10:00am

Olympic ringsExperience a variety of hands-on, physical activities that will get you up and moving, and ready for the Summer Olympics.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Register for this free program designed to promote language and a love of reading. Your child will receive a special surprise (choice of an age-appropriate book or CD) for each 100 books that are read to them (or that they read on their own). For children ages birth through entering kindergarten.

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Thanks to the Friends of the Library and the Library Endowment Fund for their support of library programs.

We often take photographs at library events. If you do not wish to be photographed, please inform library staff.