PJ Storytime
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

PJ Storytime

Back by popular demand! Start the weekend right with a special lazy storytime where we’ll read fun stories and eat breakfast foods together. Pajamas are highly recommended but not required.

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Snacks are provided

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Teen Movie: Thor: Ragnarok
Mar
7
4:00 PM16:00

Teen Movie: Thor: Ragnarok

Join us to watch Thor: Ragnarok on our big screen and eat pizza! “Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela” –IMDB This film is rated PG-13.

Teens are invited / This event is free / Pizza is provided

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Andrea, Preston, and Brittany: a Celtic Celebration
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Andrea, Preston, and Brittany: a Celtic Celebration

Join us for Irish music, dance, Welsh songs and tunes! This Celtic event celebrates both St Davids Day and St Patrick’s Day. St David is the patron saint of Wales and St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. Featured performers Andrea Wild, Preston Howard and Brittany Ramsey will showcase traditional folk music and dance from these distinct Celtic cultures.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Family Matinee - Coco
Mar
17
1:00 PM13:00

Family Matinee - Coco

Every third Saturday of the month, we hold a family movie matinee at the Annex. This month's film is Coco, by Pixar Animation Studios. "Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer." (IMDb)

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Snacks will be provided

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Spring Splendors
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

Spring Splendors

Join us for an all-ages seasonal program with a seed swap, paper flower making, music, and refreshments. The Seed Swap allows gardeners to meet and exchange seeds for fruit and vegetables.  Contact the library for additional information. The craft is child friendly.

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Snacks are provided

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Tea in Middle Earth: A Tolkien Reading Day Celebration
Mar
25
11:00 AM11:00

Tea in Middle Earth: A Tolkien Reading Day Celebration

Join us for a Middle Earth Tea Party, complete with tea in fancy cups, lembas bread and other snacks. Songs and stories will be performed by Katrina Ehrnman-Newton and more songs performed by Riona Abhainn. Special thanks to the Time Travelers Costume Guild for co-hosting. Feel free to come in costume to be part of the fun!

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Snacks are provided

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LEGO Creativity Club
Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

LEGO Creativity Club

This is our regular visit from Master Builder Blair Archer, who comes to the Library Annex on the last Saturday of each month with piles of LEGO for all ages (who don't eat LEGOs). Let's build something fun together!

This event is free / Everyone is invited

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LEGO Creativity Club
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

LEGO Creativity Club

This is our regular visit from Master Builder Blair Archer, who comes to the Library Annex on the last Saturday of each month with piles of LEGO for all ages (who don't eat LEGOs). Let's build something fun together!

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Harlem Renaissance Storytime
Feb
23
3:00 PM15:00

Harlem Renaissance Storytime

We’re celebrating black history month with a special musical storytime. We’ll have stories featuring musicians and poets like Langston Hughes and Melba Liston. We’ll also have LIVE music on trumpet and percussion for you to hear and a craft to make and take home.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Family Movie Matinee: The Princess and the Frog
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

Family Movie Matinee: The Princess and the Frog

Join us for our monthly family movie and popcorn! This month we’re showing the Disney film, The Princess and the Frog, a beautifully animated story about the hardworking and resourceful Tiana and her dream to open the best restaurant in New Orleans. Her effort is interrupted by Prince Naveen who has been transformed into a frog. The film is rated G, and includes some scary scenes.

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Snacks are provided

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Techno-Crafts
Feb
15
3:00 PM15:00

Techno-Crafts

Children and families are invited to make something fun together at Techno-Crafts! We’ll have our magnet maker, snap circuits for you to play with, and other arts and craft opportunities at this monthly program.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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African American Read In
Feb
5
9:00 AM09:00

African American Read In

Come by anytime today to read poetry and short fiction by African American authors as we start celebrating Black History Month! There will be books to check out as well as short pieces printed for all ages to read in the library.

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Drop-in event

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Blue Moon Dreamcatchers for Tweens and Teens
Jan
31
6:30 PM18:30

Blue Moon Dreamcatchers for Tweens and Teens

It’s a blue moon and we’re making dream catchers to celebrate. We’ll be using twine, beads, and hoops to make these dream catchers so the recommended ages are 11 and up. A simpler version of this craft will be available at storytime at 11:00 a.m. in the library today as well.

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Craft supplies are provided

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Teen Art Day
Jan
24
3:00 PM15:00

Teen Art Day

Come put your creativity to use and design artwork for the Teen Summer Reading Art Contest. We will provide art materials and a fun atmosphere for you to work on a piece to submit for the 2018 Summer Reading program.

This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock”. The winning design will be used for all countywide 2018 WCCLS Teen Summer Reading materials. First Prize artwork will be featured on posters, bookmarks, and buttons countywide.

Please note, this contest will run from January 8 to February 12, and participants can learn more about it here: https://www.wccls.org/teen-art-contest

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Art supplies are provided

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Family Movie Matinee
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Family Movie Matinee

Join us every third Saturday of the month for a family film in the GHCL Annex! This month we’re watching Cars 3, by Pixar. In this most recent of the Cars films Lightning McQueen wants to prove himself to a new generation of racers. It is rated G and is appropriate for all ages, it has some intense action sequences during the races that may be too scary for children under 5 years of age.

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Snacks will be provided

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Maker Lab
Jan
18
2:30 PM14:30

Maker Lab

Come and make something at our new Maker Space. See the new 3D printer in action! We'll have snap circuits, paper circuits, art supplies, and a button maker available for you to play with and use. This is a new ongoing program that will be offered monthly.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Pajama Storytime
Jan
13
10:00 AM10:00

Pajama Storytime

Start the weekend right with a special lazy storytime where we’ll read fun stories and eat breakfast together. There will be orange juice, coffee, pastries, and fresh fruit to eat. Pajamas are encouraged, but not required to attend!

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Pajamas not included

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Maker Lab Launch Party
Dec
21
1:00 PM13:00

Maker Lab Launch Party

Come and make something at our launch party for the Garden Home Library's new Maker Space! We'll have snap circuits, paper circuits, art supplies, and a button maker available for you to play with and use. Come see our new 3D printer and learn about our upcoming monthly drop-in Maker Lab.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Family Karaoke Night
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Family Karaoke Night

We’re adding karaoke machines to our collection of things you can check out, and kicking off this new feature with a night of singing! Rock out with us to songs the whole family can enjoy! There will be fog, lights, and popular songs including oldies, Disney favorites, and top-40 hits to sing together.

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Simple Holidays for Parents
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Simple Holidays for Parents

  • THPRD Garden Home Recreation Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Registration required, limited to 25 participants. This workshop is for parents only, so surprises can stay surprising!

Parents, do the holidays stress you out? You are not alone and this workshop can help. Conscious Parenting consultant Diana Nunes Mizer can help you develop an approach to the holiday season that emphasizes warm moments together and creating traditions that will be special for your family long after this year.

Suggested Audience: Parents / This event is free

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Día de los Muertos
Nov
4
12:00 PM12:00

Día de los Muertos

Join us to decorate calaveras (sugar skulls) to take home and celebrate about the Day of the Dead. 

Toda la familia está invitada celebremos el Día de los muertos decorando calaveritas de azúcar.

This event is free / Everyone is invited - Gratis / Para todas las edades

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Behind the Scenes of Coraline
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

Behind the Scenes of Coraline

Join Mark Shapiro from Laika Studios to learn about the award-winning film Coraline, based on the book by Neil Gaiman. Mark will introduce the film, share some passages from the book, and answer questions about the film. After that, stay to see the movie and eat popcorn. 

Coraline is rated PG and has some scary elements that might be too much for very young children. 

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Popcorn provided

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Great Pumpkin Hunt/Haunted Library
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Great Pumpkin Hunt/Haunted Library

We're partnering with Garden Home Recreation Center during their annual Great Pumpkin Hunt with the first-ever Haunted Library! It's a fun twist on the classic haunted house, complete with scary surprises.

Many of the events this evening welcome drop-in attendees, including us here at the Haunted Library. If you would like to register for the Great Pumpkin Hunt and the associated prizes, you can do so by clicking here: www.thprd.org/events

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UpCycle Crafts
Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

UpCycle Crafts

Join us for upcycling crafts for teens and young adults. We’ll be restyling t-shirts, learning how mending and darning can revitalize an old favorite, and sharing our favorite techniques to make the most of what we have.

This event is free / Everyone is invited

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Teen Read Week
Oct
8
to Oct 14

Teen Read Week

  • Garden Home Community Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Teen Read Week is a national event developed by the Young Adult Library Services Association. WCCLS sponsors the event and this year we’re encouraging teens to “Unleash” their stories by taking a free book home, reading it, sharing an image on social media, and then giving the book away to a friend or little free library.

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Autumn Abundance
Sep
23
9:00 AM09:00

Autumn Abundance

Join us for the first in a quarterly series of seasonal events. Autumn Abundance celebrates the joys of the season for all ages.

Sensory Play Station: All day.
We’ll have a table set up with autumnal sights, smells, sounds, and textures for children to explore and enjoy. Crunch some leaves, pet some acorns, and smell the spices that go into cider.

Wild Food and Foraging Workshop: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Join John Kallas of Wild Food Adventures for a three hour workshop on local wild food for families, including a foraging walk through the Garden Home neighborhood.

Music, Cider, and Crafts: 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Join us to hear a trio of local musicians, enjoy a cup of cider, and try your hand on some seasonal crafts.

These events are free / Everyone is invited

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Family Movie Matinee: Captain Underpants, the First Epic Movie
Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

Family Movie Matinee: Captain Underpants, the First Epic Movie

Our monthly family movie days are back, and we’re kicking them off with Captain Underpants the First Epic Movie! It’s based on the popular series by Dav Pilkey, The Adventures of Captain Underpants.

“The plot follows two imaginative elementary school pranksters named George Beard and Harold Hutchins (Hart and Middleditch) who hypnotize their mean-spirited principal, Mr. Krupp (Helms), into thinking he is Captain Underpants, a superhero who fights crime while wearing only underwear and a cape who George and Harold write comic books about.” (Wikipedia)

We’ll make the popcorn, you just have to come eat it. See you there!

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Snacks are provided

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