Youth Programs

Selected upcoming programs -- part of our exciting lineup! Click here to go to our Event Calendar for a full listing. There's always something happening at the library!


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Fizz, Boom, Read

Youth Summer Reading: Fizz, Boom, Read!

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Youth Summer Reading Finale
Baffling Bill the Magician: Fizz, Boom, Read
Monday, August 11 at 10:30 a.m.
*Registration Required


Featured Programs

Harper and Llewellyn

From the Land Down Under: An Australian Didge-ucation

Tuesday, July 8 at 2:00 p.m.
All Ages

An exploration of Aboriginal art, music, and culture with an environmental theme, this program will feature a multi-media presentation with live music. Don't miss this creative experience that will open hearts and minds to a part of the world that very few have experienced.
Roan Judd and Puppet

Feathers, Flippers, Fur, and Fins - Creature Stories from Everywhere: Wow for Wednesday Special Performance by Roan Judd

Wednesday, July 9 at 10:30 a.m.
All Ages

Nationally recognized storyteller and puppeteer Roan Judd will weave tales inspired by oral traditions, folklore, and her own family heritage. Enjoy a joyful and memorable morning at the Library.
Mythbusters

Mythbusters: Truth or Busted?

Thursday, July 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Ages 8 to 12
*Registration Required

Use your scientific skills to determine whether or not some common myths are true. Can an egg bounce? Can Coke be used as a cleaning product? Can peppermint make you smarter? Do you think it's as easy as it looks in TV? Come to the Library and debunk a myth.
Bee in Hive

26 Letters + You = Spelling Bee Fun

Monday, July 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Grades K-3 or Grades 4-6
*Registration Required

Sign up for our annual Spelling Bee and have a great afternoon proving that you have the solution to the Spelling Equation. All skill levels are welcome. Information at the Youth Desk.
Randy Kaplan

Randy Kaplan: "Not-Just-For-Kids" Concert

Tuesday, July 15 from 2:00 p.m.
All Ages

A blend of American Roots, Country Blues, and Comedic Storytelling, Randy's music has been featured on NPR and Sirius XM radio. He was hailed by Parenting Magazine as, "one of the most exciting newcomers to kids' music since Dan Zanes." Don't miss the chance to see this award-winning, west-coast musician during his summer visit to Michigan.
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Miss Frizzle and the Magical Science Tour

Wednesday, July 16 at 10:30 a.m.
All Ages
*Registration Required

Explore hands-on science experiments and activities with Miss Frizzle and the gang. When you're on the Bus with the Friz, you never know what's going to happen next!
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Axis Music Academy Workshops: Vocal Performance

Wednesday, July 16 at 3:30 p.m.
Ages 9 to 12
*Registration Required

Get tips and training to help you sing and perform. Learn a popular song such as "Let It Go" as a group, and then try your hand at vocal stage performance. All skill levels and singing styles are welcome.
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Inclusive Summer Family Movies: Meet the Robinsons

Friday, July 18 at 1:30 p.m.
All Ages

Cool off and watch a great movie. Pick up free tickets in the Youth Room: Take a wild ride to the future with this unique family.
Palette

Art Smart Workshops: Art Under Construction

Tuesday, July 22 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
All Ages, Children Under 3 with an Adult

Discover the art of balance and proportion as you make sculptures and 3D objects with paper and non-traditional art supplies.
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Family Summer Book Club: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Wednesday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Grades 2 and Up
*Registration Required

Celebrate the first 50 years of this famou book by reading it with your family! Willie Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last, and the lucky children invited inside fin a place even wilder than any of the whild rumors they've heard! Books are a generous gift from the Friends of the Library.
Dog

Join the Ruff Readers!

Tuesday, July 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Ages 6 and up
*Registration Required

Read aloud to the best listener on earth - a specially trained dog from Therapy Dogs International. Sponsored by Pierce Elementary Community Education Council.


Abacus

Wow for Wednesdays! 1-2-3 Count with Me!

Wednesday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m.
Recommended for children up to age 7

A funny story time full of numbers!
Joel Tacey

Joel's ScienceRific Comedy Show with Joel Tacey

Thursday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m.
All Ages

Discover a secret lab and help Joel find his missing sidekick, Maze the Mouse. Comedy, magic, music, and lots of audience participation highlight this celebration of summer reading.
Dog

Join the Ruff Readers!

Saturday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to noon
Ages 6 and up
*Registration Required

Read aloud to the best listener on earth - a specially trained dog from Therapy Dogs International. Sponsored by Pierce Elementary Community Education Council.


Stuff Animals

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Monday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m.
All Ages
*Registration Required

Come in your pajamas and bring your stuffed animal for bedtime stories. Then tuck your animals into bed, kiss them goodnight, and leave them to spend the night at the Library. Come back the next day to pick them up and see what fun they had with their sleepover buddies.
Food

Science of Food: Yummy Science

Wednesday, July 30 at 10:30 a.m.
Ages 4 to 7
*Registration Required

From Dynamite Dinners to Smashing Snacks, explore the science behind cooking and prepare some tasty food. Recipes will be available to take home.


Food

Science of Food: Edible Science Experiments

Wednesday, July 30 at 2:00 p.m.
Ages 8 and Up
*Registration Required

From Dynamite Dinners to Smashing Snacks, explore the science behind cooking and prepare some tasty food. Recipes will be available to take home.


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Inclusive Summer Family Movies: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Friday, August 1 at 1:30 p.m.
All Ages

Cool off and watch a great movie. Pick up free tickets in the Youth Room: Fresh from our reading for the Family Book Club, treat yourself to the original film celebrating 50 years of Wonka's factory of fun!
Golf Ball

Miniature Golf in the Library

Monday, August 4 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
All Ages

Get in the swing and aim at the Library for a hole in one - upstairs, downstairs, between aisles, and around corners - we provide everything but the carts! So hurry up and tee up! Rounds will start throughout the afternoon, so come when you can.
No Umbrellas

Wow for Wednesdays! Whatever the Weather Picnic

Wednesday, August 6 at 10:30 a.m.
Recommended for children up to age 7

You will be snug and cozy inside the Library no matter what is blowing outside. Bring a bag lunch. We will provide a drink and treat.
Chocolate

"I Did It Myself!": Chocolate Reading Thank-You for Independent Readers

Thursday, August 7 at 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Ages 6 and 7

Beginning Readers who finish the Summer Reading club game will be eligible to participate in this very special event. Details at the Youth Desk.
Baffling Bill

Summer Reading Finale: Baffling Bill the Magician - Fizz, Boom, Read

Monday, August 11 at 10:30 a.m.
All Ages
*Registration Required

Poof! In a brilliant flash Baffling Bill will arrive at Baldwin with his amazing magic show featuring illusions, comedy, audience participation, and, of course, Gus the Bunny!
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First Grade/First Card Library Events

Saturday, August 23 at 10:30 a.m.
First Graders
*Registration Required

Our popular First Grade/First Card program will be available here at the Library as you get ready for the start of school. Youth staff will present a special program for students entering First Grade, including the opportunity to get their very own library card! First Graders will also receive a special gift from The Friends of the Library. Get a library card - the best school supply!
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First Grade/First Card Library Events

Saturday, September 6 at 10:30 a.m.
First Graders
*Registration Required

Our popular First Grade/First Card program will be available here at the Library as you get ready for the start of school. Youth staff will present a special program for students entering First Grade, including the opportunity to get their very own library card! First Graders will also receive a special gift from The Friends of the Library. Get a library card - the best school supply!
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