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Kid’s Programs

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Recurring Children’s Programs

Preschool Story Time
Mondays, 10:30am – Marion Branch Library
Tuesdays, 10:30am – Old Fort Branch Library

Preschoolers and their families are invited to join us for books, songs, and rhymes.

Crafts For Little Hands
2nd Mondays, 11:00am – Marion Branch Library
2nd Tuesdays, 11:00am – Old Fort Branch Library
Once a month after Story Time, preschool-aged children are invited to craft at the library.

Afterschool Adventures
Tuesdays, 3:30pm – Old Fort Branch Library
Thursdays, 4:00pm – Marion Branch Library
This is an activity for children ages 5 and up. LEGO Challenges, board games, crafts, and outdoor fun!

 

Special Programs

The Studio: Ink Resist
Wednesday, February 19th at 4:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Wednesday, February 26th at 3:30pm – Old Fort Branch Library
Try your hand at different art techniques in The Studio.  This month:  Use oil pastels & India ink to create amazing resist paintings! For school-age children, ages 5+.

The Lab: Skittle Science
Wednesday, March 4th at 4:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Wednesday, March 11th at 3:30pm – Old Fort Branch Library
Join us in The Lab as we build and conduct interesting experiments. This month: Get ready for colorful Skittle science! For school-age children, ages 5+!

Super Saturday: Cactus Pet Rock
Saturday, March 21st 12:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Come make the cutest cactus pet rock you have ever seen!

The Studio: Skittle Pixel Art
Wednesday, March 18th at 4:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Wednesday, March 25th at 3:30pm – Old Fort Branch Library
Try your hand at different art techniques in The Studio.  This month: We are making edible pixel art out of Skittles! For school-age children, ages 5+.

The Lab: Invisible Ink
Wednesday, April 1st at 4:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Wednesday, April 8th at 3:30pm – Old Fort Branch Library
Join us in The Lab as we build and conduct interesting experiments. This month: Come learn about the science behind invisible ink! For school-age children, ages 5+!

Super Saturday: Bubble Painting
Saturday, April 18th 12:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Come join the fun as we try to paint with bubbles!

The Studio: Splatter Paint
Wednesday, March 18th at 4:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Wednesday, March 25th at 3:30pm – Old Fort Branch Library
Try your hand at different art techniques in The Studio.  This month:
Create unique designs using a tape resist technique and splatter paint! For school-age children, ages 5+.

The Lab: Science of Fingerprints
Wednesday, May 6th at 4:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Wednesday, May 13th at 3:30pm – Old Fort Branch Library
Join us in The Lab as we build and conduct interesting experiments. This month: We are investigating the science behind fingerprints!  For school-age children, ages 5+!

Super Saturday: Decorating Party
Saturday, May 16th 12:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Join the decorating party! We are going to have snacks and tons of fun as we  make a variety of decorations for the 2020 Summer Reading Program!

The Studio: Pattern Stamping
Wednesday, May 20th at 4:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Wednesday, May 27th at 3:30pm – Old Fort Branch Library
Try your hand at different art techniques in The Studio.  This month:
Create your own stamps to build a beautiful pattern! For school-age children, ages 5+.

To register your child for a program, please stop by your library or call us. Marion Branch – 828.652.3858; Old Fort Branch – 828.668.7111.

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Teen Programs

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Valentines Breakout

Tuesday, February 11 at 4:00 p.m. Marion Branch

Thursday, February 13 at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Teens will have to decipher clues, side step red herrings, race against the clock and other teams in order

to get the locks open and win the prizes.

 

Blackout Poetry

Tuesday, February 18 at 4:00 p.m. Marion Branch

Thursday, February 20 at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Teens will use redaction to create some interesting and sometimes rather surprising poetry.

 

Doodle Watercolor

Tuesday, February 25 at 4:00 p.m. Marion Branch

Thursday, February 27 at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Teens will learn how to turn an abstract watercolor into something a little more recognizable.

 

Paper Casting

Tuesday, March 3 at 4:00 p.m. Marion Branch

Thursday, March 5 at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Teens will turn recycled paper into works of art. Come by and learn more about paper casting.

 

Glue Relief

Tuesday, March 10 at 4:00 p.m. Marion Branch

Thursday, March 12 at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Teens will learn what glue relief is and will create their own portrait.

 

Straw Challenge

Tuesday, March 17 at 4:00 p.m.  Marion Branch

Thursday, March 19 at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Lets see just how creative the teens can get when given straws and tape to create with.

 

Batik

Tuesday,  March 24 at 4:00 p.m.  Marion Branch

Thursday, March 26 at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Learn what batik is while making a cool take home project.

 

Cement Flowers

Tuesday, March 31 at 4:00 p.m.   Marion Branch

Thursday, April 2 at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Teens will turn a silk flower into a cute hanging lawn ornament.

 

Metal Stamping

Tuesday, April 7 at 4 00 p.m. Marion Branch

Thursday, April 9 at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort

Teens will learn how to metal stamp and will be given the opportunity to make their own unique piece.

 

 

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Adult & Senior Programs

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JANUARY


  • Patricia Ann Ledford, Book Signing – January 23, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at the Marion Branch Library
  • De-stress Workshop – January 30, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at the Marion Branch Library

FEBRUARY


  • Ukulele Jam Session – February 14 & 28 at Marion Branch Library, 4:00 p.m.
  • Special Needs Arts and Crafts – February 5, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion Branch Library
  • Genealogy Dig – February 6, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at the Marion Branch Library Sign-up is required! 
  • Friends Trivia Night – February 6, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. at the Marion Branch Library
  • Stitch-It – February 11, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Old Fort Branch Library
  • Stitch-It – February 20, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at the Old Fort Branch Library
  • A Love Gone Wrong Breakout Box – February 27, 2020 at the Marion Branch Library

 

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  • Hours

    Marion Library

    Mon, Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Tue, Thu: 10-7
    Saturday: 11-5
    Sunday: Closed
    Holiday Hours

    Old Fort Library

    Monday: Closed
    Tues: 10-7
    Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Thursday: 10-7
    Saturday: 11-5
    Sunday: Closed
    Holiday Hours

  • Get in touch

    Marion Library

    Phone 828-652-3858
    Fax 828-652-2098

    Old Fort Library

    Phone 828-668-7111
    Fax 828-668-4013


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    Marion Library

    90 W Court St
    Marion, NC 28752
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    Old Fort Library

    65 E Mitchell St
    Old Fort, NC 28762
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