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Baby Storytime (drop-in for pre-walkers)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Open to babies not yet walking (no older siblings, please), this storytime is a wonderful introduction to early literacy. Caregivers share parenting experiences with one another and bond with their babies through lap bounces, nursery rhymes, songs, and board books.
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Preschool Storytime at MacKay (drop-in for ages 2-6)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
MacKay Branch Library
MacKay Story Room
Designed for children who are ready to sit quietly and listen to longer stories, this program features several picturebooks interspersed with fingerplays, action rhymes, and songs.

Drop-in for ages 3 - 6. 
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Toddler Rhyme Time (drop-in for ages 1 & 2)

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
A lively time sharing rhymes, songs, and one or two books, this program is geared toward walking toddlers. Children should attend this program until they can sit quietly and listen to several stories before moving on to Preschool Storytime. 
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Introduction to Chess: Beginners, for ages 6-up; register beg. 10/7

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Gwen Meins, youth coach and chess champion, will provide instruction to children ages 6 and older who have little or no experience with chess. Basic moves and rules will be demonstrated.  Please note that this is an introductory workshop and not the beginning of a series of lessons.
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Introduction to Chess: Advanced Beginners, for ages 6-up; register beg. 10/7

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Gwen Meins, youth coach and chess champion, will provide instruction to children ages 6 and older. The Advanced Beginners' session assumes that children know the rules of chess and want to learn tactics and strategy.  Please note that this is a demonstration class and not the beginning of a series of lessons.
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Toddler Rhyme Time (drop-in for ages 1 & 2)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
A lively time of sharing rhymes, songs, and one or two books, this program is geared toward walking toddlers. Children should attend this program until they can sit quietly and listen to several stories before moving on to Preschool Storytime. 

Drop-in for ages 1 & 2.
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Preschool Storytime (drop-in for ages 3-6)

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Designed for children who are ready to sit quietly and listen to longer stories, this program features several picturebooks interspersed with fingerplays, action rhymes, and songs.

Drop-in for ages 3 - 6. 
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Stay & Play (drop-in for ages 1+)

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Listen to a story, do a craft, and spend some time in free play with a variety of toys. Unlike PlaySpace, there will not be specific activities tied to the story.

Drop-in for ages 1+. 
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Creative Crafts

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Bring your creative ideas with you for a fun pumpkin decorating event!  Drop-in for kids ages 5-8 years. Pumpkins and materials provided.
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Baby Yoga; drop in for pre-walking babies

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Bond with baby through yoga, massage, meditation, and music! This half-hour long yoga class focuses on the child's body, not the adult's. We'll do some light baby massage, assist baby into developmentally supportive movements, then wind down with meditation and/or music.

Drop-in for pre-crawling babies and their caregivers.



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Preschool Yoga Storytime (drop-in for ages 3-6)

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Books, songs, & movement come together in this fun program for preschoolers. We’ll get energized with breathwork, do yoga poses while reading picturebooks, move to music, and end with quiet relaxation time. A great program for active bodies and minds! No experience necessary. Yoga mats will be provided. Wear comfy clothes so you can move! 

Drop-in for ages 3 - 6. 
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PlaySpace (drop-in for ages 2 & 3)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Help bring books alive! Caregivers and children listen to a favorite story together and then do a number of connected activities. It's purposeful play for children and their caregivers!

Drop-in for ages 2 & 3.
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Haunted Halloween Cupcake Wars!

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Compete individually or in teams to see who can make the most amazing Halloween themed cupcake creation! Cupcakes and other materials will be provided, and you will have 45 minutes to decorate them with candy and frosting before the judging begins! Drop in while supplies last. Grades 4-12 and home school teens welcome!
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Baby Storytime (drop-in for pre-walkers)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Open to babies not yet walking (no older siblings, please), this storytime is a wonderful introduction to early literacy. Caregivers share parenting experiences with one another and bond with their babies through lap bounces, nursery rhymes, songs, and board books.
View More

Preschool Storytime at MacKay (drop-in for ages 2-6)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
MacKay Branch Library
MacKay Story Room
Designed for children who are ready to sit quietly and listen to longer stories, this program features several picturebooks interspersed with fingerplays, action rhymes, and songs.

Drop-in for ages 3 - 6. 
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Toddler Rhyme Time (drop-in for ages 1 & 2)

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
A lively time sharing rhymes, songs, and one or two books, this program is geared toward walking toddlers. Children should attend this program until they can sit quietly and listen to several stories before moving on to Preschool Storytime. 
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(Slightly) Spooky Storytime!

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Join us for a Halloween-themed storytime. Wear your costume and parade around the Library after listening to some (slightly) spooky stories and songs! Drop-in for all ages. 
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Spooky Story Contest Celebration

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Join us for the annual Spooky Story Celebration for all ages on Saturday, October 28 at 4:00 PM. We'll tell a tale or two, and read selections from the winners of the Spooky Story Competition. Everyone who enters a spooky story will win a prize, so come on down!

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Toddler Rhyme Time (drop-in for ages 1 & 2)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
A lively time of sharing rhymes, songs, and one or two books, this program is geared toward walking toddlers. Children should attend this program until they can sit quietly and listen to several stories before moving on to Preschool Storytime. 

Drop-in for ages 1 & 2.
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Preschool Storytime (drop-in for ages 3-6)

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Designed for children who are ready to sit quietly and listen to longer stories, this program features several picturebooks interspersed with fingerplays, action rhymes, and songs.

Drop-in for ages 3 - 6. 
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Stay & Play (drop-in for ages 1+)

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Listen to a story, do a craft, and spend some time in free play with a variety of toys. Unlike PlaySpace, there will not be specific activities tied to the story.

Drop-in for ages 1+. 
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Baby Yoga; drop in for pre-walking babies

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Bond with baby through yoga, massage, meditation, and music! This half-hour long yoga class focuses on the child's body, not the adult's. We'll do some light baby massage, assist baby into developmentally supportive movements, then wind down with meditation and/or music.

Drop-in for pre-crawling babies and their caregivers.



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Preschool Yoga Storytime (drop-in for ages 3-6)

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Books, songs, & movement come together in this fun program for preschoolers. We’ll get energized with breathwork, do yoga poses while reading picturebooks, move to music, and end with quiet relaxation time. A great program for active bodies and minds! No experience necessary. Yoga mats will be provided. Wear comfy clothes so you can move! 

Drop-in for ages 3 - 6. 
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Make it! Club @ MacKay (Grades 4-8)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
MacKay Branch Library
Anna MacKay Room
Welcome to The MIC (Make It! Club), where you'll be able to make and take home an awesome DIY project, snack, or dessert each month. Drop in while supplies last. Grades 4-8 and home school teens welcome!
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PlaySpace (drop-in for ages 2 & 3)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Help bring books alive! Caregivers and children listen to a favorite story together and then do a number of connected activities. It's purposeful play for children and their caregivers!

Drop-in for ages 2 & 3.
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