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Children’s Programs

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Children’s Programs

Recurring Programs

Preschool Story Time
Ages Birth-5
Mondays at 10:30am – Marion Branch Library
Tuesdays at 10:30am – Old Fort Branch Library
Books, songs, felt board stories, action rhymes and fun for pre-school aged children.

Crafts for Little Hands
Ages Birth-5
Second Monday at 11:00am – Marion Branch Library
Second Tuesday at 11:00am – Old Fort Branch Library
Once a month after Story Time, preschool-aged children are invited to craft at the library. Dress for a mess because we will be using glue, scissors, paints, paper, markers, crayons and much more! Targeted age group 3- to 5-year olds, but all are welcome.

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

PAWS for Reading 
School Age – Registration Required
Every Thursday at 4:30pm – Marion Branch Library
Kids ages 5-10 are invited to sign up for a 15-minute reading session with one of our therapy dogs. A fun way to build literacy skills and confidence! Free and open to the public. Registration required. Spaces are limited.

Sensory Story Time
All Ages – Registration Required
First Saturday at 12:00 – Marion Branch Library
Sensory Story Time is an all-ages program created for the families of children with special needs. Our goal each story time is to engage the senses through interactive books, songs encouraging movement, and other exciting sensory activities. Registration required.

Special Programs

The Lab: Walking Water
School Age
Wednesday, March 6 at 4:00 –  Marion Branch Library
Wednesday, March 13 at 3:30 – Old Fort Branch Library
Join us in The Lab as we build and conduct interesting experiments. This month: Watch a rainbow form as water walks from one cup to the next. For school-age children, ages 5+.

String Art
All Ages
Saturday, March 16 from 12:00-2:00 – Marion Branch Library
Make art using a lacing technique with string & yarn!

The Studio: Rainbow Collage
School Age
Wednesday, March 20 at 4:00 – Marion Branch Library
Wednesday, March 27 at 3:30 – Old Fort Branch Library
Try your hand at different art techniques in The Studio.  This month: Come and rip up some old magazines to make a beautiful collage rainbow! 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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Water Color Bookmarks

Tuesday, March 12 at 4:00 p.m.  Marion Branch

Thursday, March 14 at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Teens will learn how to use watercolor pencils to design personalized book marks.

 

Layer and Scratch Art

Tuesday, March 19 at 4:00 p.m.  Marion Branch

Thursday, March 21 at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Teens will learn how to make a paper that when scratched reveals multiple colorful designs.

 

Oshibana

Tuesday March 26 at 4:00 p.m.  Marion Branch

Thursday, March 28 at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Teens will learn the Japanese art of using pressed flowers and other botanical materials. They will then

create a picture from these natural elements.

 

Break Out Box

Tuesday, April 2 at 4:00 p.m.   Marion Branch

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

Teens will have to follow clues, sidestep the red herrings, and work together

to beat the clock in order to get the box open in time to win a prize inside.

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Adult & Senior Programs

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Adult Programming

February

Stitch-It – February 21, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Old Fort Branch Library.

Poetry “Open Mic” Night – February 21, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Marion Branch Library Meeting Room

Blackout Poetry Art – February 25, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Marion Branch Library Meeting Room

Marking Unmarked Gravesites of U.S. Union Troops Presentation – February 28, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Marion Branch Library Meeting Room

March

Nutrition Class “Eating Healthy with Diabetes” – March 7, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Marion Branch Library Meeting Room

Genealogy Dig – March 7, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Marion Branch Library Genealogy Room

Stitch-It – March 12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Old Fort Branch Library.

Bob Ross Paint Party – March 14, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Marion Branch Library Meeting Room (Sign-Up Required)

Stitch-It – March 21, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Old Fort Branch Library.

Breakout Box “Art Heist” – March 21, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Marion Branch Library Meeting Room

April

Nutrition Class “Becoming Healthy in Less Than 10 Minutes a Day” – April 4, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Marion Branch Library Meeting Room

Stitch-It – April 9, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Old Fort Branch Library.

Garden Markers Craft – April 11, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Marion Branch Library Meeting Room

Stitch-It – April 18, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Old Fort Branch Library.

Wild Vegetation Class – April 18, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Marion Branch Library Meeting Room

May

Genealogy Dig – May 2, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Marion Branch Library Genealogy Room

Nutrition Class “Finding Resources to Become Healthier” – May 9, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Marion Branch Library Meeting Room

Stitch-It – May 14, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Old Fort Branch Library.

The Amazing Race – May 23, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Marion Branch Library Meeting Room

Stitch-It – May 16, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Old Fort 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, Wed, Fri: 10-5:30
    Thursday: 10-7
    Saturday: 12:30-5
    Sunday: Closed
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    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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    65 E Mitchell St
    Old Fort, NC 28762
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