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Published: Thursday, 12/27/2001

Programs at the Washington Branch

Babytime

Thursdays, January 31 - March 7, 9:30 a.m.

12 - 24 months.

Children aged 12-24 months and their adult partners will listen to stories presented in a variety of formats including books, felt boards, fingerplays, songs and much more. Children will also enjoy meeting puppet friends.

Registration begins January 2, 419-259-5330.

Toddler Time

Mondays, January 28 - March 25, 9:30 a.m.

2 year olds

Two year olds and their parent or adult partners are invited to join the fun with stories, songs, finger-plays and puppet friends!

Registration begins January 2, 419-259-5330.

Toddler Time

Tuesdays, January 29 - March 26, 9:30 a.m.

2-3 years old

Two year olds and their parent or adult partners are invited to join the fun with stories, songs, finger-plays and puppet friends!

Registration begins January 2, 419-259-5330.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays, January 15 - April 2, 10:30 a.m.

3-5 year olds

Three to five-year-olds will listen to stories, learn songs and finger-plays and make a craft or watch a movie in this "on their own" storytime.

Registration begins on January 2, 419-259-5330.

Preschool Storytimes Wednesdays, January 16 - April 3, 10:30 a.m.,

1:30 p.m. or 7 p.m. 3-5 year olds

Three to five-year-olds will listen to stories, learn songs and finger-plays and make a craft or watch a movie in this "on their own" storytime. Registration begins on January 2, 419-259-5330.

You're A Real Doll, Valentine?

February 9, 2:30 p.m.

Grades 2-5

Join us in celebrating books with doll characters. Enter our raffle for your chance to win an 18" doll and make a valentine craft in this program open to kids in grades 2-5. Pick up your free ticket beginning January 26.

Registration required, 419-259-5330.

Family Storytime

Thursday, January 17 - April 4, 7 - 7:30 p.m.

Two to five-year-olds are invited to attend this storytime where we will listen to stories, learn songs, finger-plays and much more! A parent or adult partner must accompany two-year-olds. Registration for Storytime begins January 2, 419-259-5330.

Ever Mail An Elephant?

January 29, 7 - 8 p.m.

All ages

Ever mail an elephant? How about a moose? Join us to hear stories about some very unusual things that have been sent through the mail! We'll make a craft and send some of our own special mail!

Pick up your free ticket beginning January 15. Registration, 419-259-5330.

Shake, Riddle & Roll!

March 9, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Get ready to shake your insides with riddles - everyone please bring your favorite! Shake up some ice cream too! Open to children af all ages.

Pick up your free ticket beginning February 23. Registration, 419-259-5330.

Annual Spring Egg Hunt

March 23, 9:30 - 11:15 a.m.

2-8 years old

Welcome spring by joining us for stories, songs, fingerplays and a visit from Big Bunny! Then it's off to hunt for spring eggs! Every child who participates will earn a special spring treat bag!

The program for 2-4 year olds is scheduled for 9:30 - 10:15 am. Five to eight-year-olds should join us from 10:30 to 11:15 am!

Pick up your free tickets beginning March 9. Registration required, 419-259-5330.

Fido and Friends!

March 26, 7 - 8 p.m.

All ages

Let's have a conversation with canine Jake the Helper Dog and his tricks! Doggy Bags to take home too! Pick up your free tickets for this family program beginning March 12.

Registration required, 419-259-5330.

Oops-A-Daisy!

April 18, 7 - 8 p.m. All ages

In honor of National Library Week, Daisy Blue the Clown will be here to entertain us. Come and have a bloomin' good time!

Pick up your free tickets beginning April 4. Registration required, 419-259-5330.

Teen Corner Quiz

January 16, 3 p.m.

Grades 5-8

Where will you spend your Wednesday afternoon? Try the teen corner! After all of the dust and the noise the new teen corner is ready! Take a tour and explore the teen books and magazines. Then try to find the items on the scavenger list! Refreshments provided and everybody in the fifth through the eighth grade is welcome!

MAD! MAD! MADLIBS!

February 13, 3 p.m.

Grades 5-8

Wondering where to spend Wednesday? Feeling MAD? Maybe CRAZY? Wild and WACKY? Compose silly stories, with MADLIBS, and eat funny food, with your friends! The funniest story will be posted in the new teen corner! Everyone from the fifth through the eighth grade is welcome!

Zap the Winter Blahs Teen Cafe!

February 20, 3 p.m.

Grades 5-12

Wear something colorful and bring your favorite game! Hot chocolate, fun music and bright colors will put a little zip into your blustery winter Wednesday afternoon. Everyone in the fifth through twelfth grade is welcome.

Sand Art Cafe

March 13, 3 p.m.

Grades 5-8

What will you do this Wednesday? Dream about the beach? If you are in the fifth through twelfth grade, take the beach home with you. Bring a bottle and yourself! We will provide the sand and the refreshments. Ticket required!

Registration required, 419-259-5293.

Babysitting Clinic

April 2 - April 4, 9:30 - noon

Attend the American Red Cross Babysitting Clinic at the Washington Branch. All participants must be 11 years of age or older. There is a $25 fee that must be paid at registration. All three days of the clinic must be attended to receive a certificate. Registration required, 419-259-5330. Fee required - $25.00.

Hands-On Internet

January 15, 8 - 9 a.m.

This is a basic introduction to the internet. Registration and the ability to use a computer mouse are required. Registration required, 419-259-5330.

Hands-On Internet

January 17, 8 - 9 a.m.

This is a basic introduction to the internet. Registration and the ability to use a computer mouse are required. Registration required, 419-259-5330.

Hands-On Internet

February 12, 8 - 9 a.m.

This is a basic introduction to the internet. Registration and the ability to use a computer mouse are required. Registration required, 419-259-5330.

Hands-On Internet

February 27, 8 - 9 a.m.

This is a basic introduction to the internet. Registration and the ability to use a computer mouse are required. Registration required, 419-259-5330.

Hands-On Internet

March 6, 8 - 9 a.m.

This is a basic introduction to the internet. Registration and the ability to use a computer mouse are required. Registration required, 419-259-5330.

Hands-On Internet

March 12, 8 - 9 a.m.

This is a basic introduction to the internet. Registration and the ability to use a computer mouse are required. Registration required, 419-259-5330.

Hands-On Internet

April 9, 8 - 9 a.m.

This is a basic introduction to the internet. Registration and the ability to use a computer mouse are required. Registration required, 419-259-5330.

Hands-On Internet

April 18, 8 - 9 a.m.

This is a basic introduction to the internet. Registration and the ability to use a computer mouse are required. Registration required, 419-259-5330.

Tara Road by Maeve Binchy

January 15, 7 - 8 p.m.

Registration required, 419-259-5330

Rabbit, Run by John Updike

February 19, 7 - 8 p.m.

Registration required, 419-259-5330

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

March 19, 7 - 8 p.m.

Registration required, 419-259-5330

Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde

April 16, 7 - 8 p.m.

Registration required, 419-259-5330



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