Ages 5-11

New Kids DVDs

Have you ever read the book How to eat fried worms? Because if you enjoyed the book, there is now a feature length film based on the book. It is the story about a new kid in school who gets dared by a bully to eat some worms, so see how he likes them! Have you ever read the Goosebump series by R.L. Stine? It was created into a t.v. program so if you want to watch some of these scary stories there are plenty available at the library. There is Goosebumps. Shocker on Shock Street. or My best friend is invisible. and several more. So come and check them out!


Make it a family event! Register to attend science workshops as a family and learn about the wonders of weather. Answer the questions: Why is weather different all over the world? What does thunder happen after lightning? How do meteorologists predict the weather? Call and register at the branch you would like to attend the workshop. Registration starts two weeks before the workshop and the program is for children ages 6-11.

Curious About Climate: Why Weather Works!
Pittsfield Wednesday, Jan. 24, 4-5 PM
Malletts Creek Saturday, Jan. 27, 10-11 AM
Northeast Saturday, Jan. 27, 2-3 PM

Stormy Surprises: When Weather Goes Wild!
Pittsfield Wednesday, Feb. 21, 4-5 PM
Malletts Creek Saturday, Feb. 24, 10-11 AM
Northeast Saturday, Feb. 24, 2-3 PM

Backyard Meteorology: Forecasting the Future
Pittsfield Wednesday, Mar. 28, 4-5 PM
Malletts Creek Saturday, Mar. 31, 10-11 AM
Northeast Saturday, Mar. 31, 2-3 PM

The Most Magnificent Mosque by Ann Jungman

The Most Magnificent Mosque celebrates the beauty of Cordoba’s Great Mosque and the cooperation of three clever boys of different faiths.

Heavenly Houdini

Houdini fans will delight in the rush of biographies about the fascinating daredevil/ghost chaser/magician. My personal favorite is Escape!: the story of the Great Houdini by Fleischman,Sid, award winning author, who was enchanted with magic as a child and became a friend of Houdini’s widow. She gave him the never before seen photos for this book. Other new biographies of the infamous magician are Houdini: world's greatest mystery man and escape king by Kathleen Krull and Harry Houdini: a magical life by Elizabeth MacLeod

Make a T-Shirt Pillow

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Come to the Pittsfield branch on Thursday, January 4 from 2-3 PM to create your own t-shirt pillow. Bring an old t-shirt and make it into a stylish pillow to decorate your room for the New Year. We’ll provide the decorations. For age 8 and up.

One Piece @ Animanga Club January 2

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Who will be the first to find the Pirate King's lost treasure? Join us as we discuss the adventures of the Straw Hat Priates in Eiichiro Oda's One Piece Manga. We'll make our own pirate flag and come up with our pirate names. As always Pocky and other snacks and drinks will be provided! See you from 7:00-8:30 at the Downtown Library...

Stompin' at the Savoy by Bebe Moore Campbell

Mindy is afraid that she will fall during her jazz dance recital. A visit by a magic drum takes her to the Savoy where she hears Benny Goodman and joins the crowd of dancers. Her dancing Aunts take front stage in the dance competition and a slip by one of their partners shows Mindy that happy feet keep dancing no matter what. Stompin’ at the Savoy is an upbeat rhythmic book that celebrates one of Harlem’s most famous ballrooms.

Yarn Pictures


Looking for something to do on the day after Christmas? Kids 8 and up can come to the Northeast Branch from 2 - 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 to make yarn pictures. We will use no paint, just yarn in many textures and colors.

Silly Stories

In the mood for a cozy, crazy family storytime this holiday season? Join us on Wednesday, December 27 at 10:00 am in the Downtown Youth Story Corner for silly stories for all ages. Sing along in an old favorite from the Appalachian Mountains and a dancing folktale from Panama that has lots of opportunities for audience participation.

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