Family Film Matinee: Incredibles II
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

Family Film Matinee: Incredibles II

Join us every third Saturday of the month for a family film in the GHCL Annex! This month we’re showing the much-anticipated Incredibles II. Follow the Parr family in their new adventure, with ElastiGirl going out to save the world, and Mr. Incredible staying home to care for the kids. This film is rated PG and has some super-hero action violence, including destruction of property and our protagonists in peril.

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

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Winter Story Time Schedule Starts
Dec
1
9:00 AM09:00

Winter Story Time Schedule Starts

Our winter story time schedule starts today. Here is the schedule until February 2019.

Book Babies 
Tuesday 11 AM

Family Story Time 
Thursday 11 AM

Drop In Crafts
Saturday 10 AM - 12 PM

Thank you for your understanding as we make these changes. You can learn more about these story times by clicking on the ‘Storytimes!’ section under the News & Events tab.

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Memories of a Czech Christmas
Dec
20
5:00 PM17:00

Memories of a Czech Christmas

Join Mark and Helena Greathouse for this musical program to learn about Christmas in another country. Hear traditional Czech Christmas songs with accordion accompaniment and dancing and stories from Helena’s childhood holidays. This is an interactive and humorous program for families where attendees can ask questions and enjoy music together.

Everyone is invited / The event is free

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Lego Creativity Club
Jan
26
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 / The event is free

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Techno-Crafts
Nov
15
2:00 PM14:00

Techno-Crafts

Join us for our monthly making event for children! We’ll have a variety of stations set up including Snap Circuits, art stations, and paper circuits. This event is held every third Thursday of the month.

Everyone is invited / The event is free

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Mario Kart Tournament
Nov
10
5:00 PM17:00

Mario Kart Tournament

Players under the age of 12 are invited to be a part of a Mario Kart Tournament! Sign up to race, have fun, and win prizes! Everyone who participates wins something. Our top three racers will also receive a larger prize. This event is part of our celebration of International Games Week.

Everyone is invited \ The event is free

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Table-Top Role-Playing Games for Kids: Mouse Guard
Nov
9
4:00 PM16:00

Table-Top Role-Playing Games for Kids: Mouse Guard

Kids aged 8 and up are invited to come play imaginative table-top role-playing games during International Games Week at the library! We'll be playing Mouse Guard the Role Playing Game, by Luke Crane and David Peterson. In this game, players create characters who are brave guardsmice who travel throughout hazardous territories delivering critical supplies and mail before an early winter sets in.

Table-top role-playing games are a great way for children to practice cooperative strategy, use their imaginations to tell a story, and cope with winning and losing as a team. It's a great way to learn and have fun!

Everyone is invited / The event is free

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Silly Dance Party
Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

Silly Dance Party

Wear your boogie shoes for this fun movement program! Join us for music, silly dancing, and movement games in the GHCL Annex. This program is designed with preschoolers in mind but all children are welcome.

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Día de Muertos Workshops
Nov
1
6:00 PM18:00

Día de Muertos Workshops

Join Geraldo Calderon and Nelda Reyes for this fun and informative workshop where participants can learn about Día de Muertos as well as mold and decorate their own sugar skull to keep. There are two sessions of the workshop, one that starts at 3:00 PM and one that starts at 6:00 PM. Each workshop is limited to 25 participants, contact the library to sign up!

Acompañe a Geraldo Calderón y Nelda Reyes en un taller divertido e informativo donde los participantes aprenderán sobre el Día de los Muertos.  También podrá moldear y decorar su propia calavera de azúcar y llevársela. Éste taller está limitado a 25 participantes.  ¡Contacte a la biblioteca para registrarse!

Everyone is invited \ The event is free

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Día de Muertos Workshops
Nov
1
3:00 PM15:00

Día de Muertos Workshops

Join Geraldo Calderon and Nelda Reyes for this fun and informative workshop where participants can learn about Día de Muertos as well as mold and decorate their own sugar skull to keep. There are two sessions of the workshop, one that starts at 3:00 PM and one that starts at 6:00 PM. Each workshop is limited to 25 participants, contact the library to sign up!

Acompañe a Geraldo Calderón y Nelda Reyes en un taller divertido e informativo donde los participantes aprenderán sobre el Día de los Muertos.  También podrá moldear y decorar su propia calavera de azúcar y llevársela. Éste taller está limitado a 25 participantes.  ¡Contacte a la biblioteca para registrarse!

Everyone is invited \ The event is free

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Spooky Story Time
Oct
31
11:00 AM11:00

Spooky Story Time

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Join us for an extra special, and slightly spooky story time. We’ll read festive Halloween stories, sing songs, and play! This event is intended for children and families.

Everyone is invited / The event is free

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Lego Creativity Club
Oct
27
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 / The event is free

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Family Movie: ParaNorman
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

Family Movie: ParaNorman

Join us every third Saturday of the month for a family film in the GHCL Annex! This month we’re showing ParaNorman, from Laika Studios. This film follows Norman, a boy who can see ghosts as he works with his friends and family to stop a curse! This film is rated PG and has some scary elements including lots of monsters and some themes that are a complex for young viewers like bullying, and parent child conflicts.

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

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The Haunted Library: Part of THPRD's Great Pumpkin Hunt
Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

The Haunted Library: Part of THPRD's Great Pumpkin Hunt

Come in for a spook-tacular time! Your friendly neighborhood library transforms into an eerie haunted house. From 5:00 – 6:00 PM the haunted library will be only slightly spooky, and an accessible event intended for children with sensory sensitivities and other special needs. From 6:00 – 8:00 PM all the ghouls and ghosts will be on scene to scare, so be ready, and beware!

Everyone is invited / The Haunted Library is free

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Techno-Crafts
Oct
18
2:00 PM14:00

Techno-Crafts

Join us for our monthly making event for children! We’ll have a variety of stations set up including Snap Circuits, art stations, and paper circuits. This event is held every third Thursday of the month..

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Teen Read Week Event: The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Chillers with Christopher Leebrick
Oct
13
6:30 PM18:30

Teen Read Week Event: The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Chillers with Christopher Leebrick

Master storyteller, Christopher Leebrick, winner of a Storytelling World Award, presents a riveting performance of Edgar Allan Poe’s masterpiece. The show will feature other spooky tales from around the world. Not for the faint of heart! (Adults and teens – ages 12 and up)

"Utilizing a rich flexible voice, a dynamic stage presence, and powerful acting, Christopher brings the ancient art of storytelling alive for each and every audience member.”

People over the age of 12 who like SCARY stories are invited / The event is free

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PJ Storytime
Oct
6
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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Altera Vita Tabletop: Roleplaying
Sep
30
1:00 PM13:00

Altera Vita Tabletop: Roleplaying

Whether you’re feeling nostalgic or completely new to it all, join a group of enthusiastic table-top RPG players for an afternoon of character sheets, fistfuls of dice, and collaborative storytelling.

This month will be a one-shot session of Dungeon Crawl Classics. Players are invited to start with a group of plucky peasants (Level 0) characters, many of whom will fall to the dangers of the dungeon, so that at the end of the session they will be left with a champion, a level 1 Adventurer. 

Because this game encourages troupe style play, an accurate head count will help our storyteller immensely!  - if you are interested in playing, please email Katrina at (katrina[@] wccls.org). This will also add you to our monthly reminders about upcoming table-top gaming events. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions!

Everyone is invited / This event is free

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Teen Karaoke
Aug
24
6:00 PM18:00

Teen Karaoke

Teens are invited to sing out! We’ll be using YouTube to have a great variety of musical options available. There will be fog, lights, snacks, and more. See you there! This program is intended for teens.

¡Los adolescentes están invitados a cantar! Usaremos YouTube para tener una gran variedad de opciones musicales disponibles. Habrá niebla, luces, refrigerios y más. ¡Te veo allí! Este programa está dirigido a adolescentes.

Teens are invited / Los adolescentes están invitados / The event is free / El evento es gratis

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PJ Storytime
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

PJ Storytime

Start the weekend right with a special lazy story time 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 Karaoke
Jul
18
3:30 PM15:30

Teen Karaoke

Teens are invited to sing out! We’ll be using YouTube to have a great variety of musical options available. There will be fog, lights, snacks, and more. See you there! This program is intended for teens.

¡Los adolescentes están invitados a cantar! Usaremos YouTube para tener una gran variedad de opciones musicales disponibles. Habrá niebla, luces, refrigerios y más. ¡Te veo allí! Este programa está dirigido a adolescentes.

Teens are invited / Los adolescentes están invitados / The event is free / El evento es gratis

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Free Comic Book Day!
May
5
11:30 AM11:30

Free Comic Book Day!

Join us for the annual celebration of comics! We will have stickers, raffle prizes for all ages, and of course, there will be FREE COMICS! You don’t have to be present to win the raffle. You get two entries if you come in costume! Our emphasis is on comics for children and teens, but there are lots of locations celebrating this event with more titles for adults. Find them at: https://www.freecomicbookday.com/

Everyone is invited / This event is free / Yes, the comics are FREE

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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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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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CANCELLED: PJ Storytime
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

CANCELLED: PJ Storytime

We're very sorry but due to staff illness this program is cancelled. 

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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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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