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2019 Fall Programs for Kids

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Recurring Kids 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!

PAWS for Reading – 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 – 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 Studio: Pointillism!
Thursday, September 18th at 4:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Thursday, September 25th at 3:30pm – Old Fort Branch Library
Try your hand at different art techniques in The Studio.  This month: Come learn about pointillism as we create beautiful fall scenes! For school-age children, ages 5+.

Family BINGO
Saturday, September 21st at 12:00pm – Marion Branch Library
Are you ready to play a game of BINGO? The whole family is invited for games & snacks!

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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Splatter Art

Tuesday, August 20 at 4:00 p.m. Marion Branch

Thursday, August 22 at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Teens will use painters’ tape, squirt guns and paint to create a fun painting. 

 

Confetti Bowls

Tuesday, August 27 at 4:00 p.m. Marion Branch

Thursday, August 29 at 4:00 p.m. Old Fort Branch

Teens will learn how to make colorful confetti bowl using tissue paper and modge podge.

 

Water Color Turtle Painting 

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

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

Teens will paint a colorful and textured turtle using salt and watercolors.

 

Book Club

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

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

Would you like to go back in time? What if the time of your life…was the past?

 Teens who have read the book The Yearbookby Carol Masciolaare invited to a book discussion with 

  Miss Lori. Ask for copies at the front desk. Snacks will be provided. 

 

The Amazing Race

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

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

Teens will have to follow clues and complete challenges in a race to be the first one to the finish line.

Ikebana Vases

Tuesday, September 24 at 4 00 p.m. Marion Branch 

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

Teens will make a special vase and learn about the Japanese art of flower arrangement. 

 

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Adult & Senior Programs

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SUMMER READING PROGRAM

ADULT SIGN-UP

To sign up for the Adult Summer Reading Program, please visit us at the Marion Branch or the Old Fort Branch Library.

When you register, you will receive a packet that details how the adult summer reading program works as well as a list of our upcoming programs!

For more information about the Adult Summer Reading Program or if you would like to sign-up for a specific event, please contact us at 828-652-3858 or 828-668-7111.

 


Adult Programming

 

JULY

Breakout Box: Mars Landing – July 9, 2019 at varying times at Old Fort Branch Library Meeting Room (Sign-up is Required) 

Breakout Box: Mars Landing – July 11, 2019 at varying times at Marion Branch Library Meeting Room (Sign-up is Required) 

Bingo – July 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Old Fort Branch Library Meeting Room

Bingo – July 18, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. at Marion Branch Library Meeting Room

Trivia Night: Sci-Fi – July 25, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. at Marion Branch Library Meeting Room

End of Summer Reading Program Party – July 30, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Old Fort Branch Library Meeting Room

 

AUGUST

End of Summer Reading Program Party – August 1, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. at Marion Branch Library Meeting Room

 

 

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    Tue, Thu: 10-7
    Saturday: 11-5
    Sunday: Closed
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