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October 14th - 20th, 2019
Hooks and Needles Join other needle crafters and work on your current project at the library. Bring your own supplies. Beginners through experts welcome. Adults and Teens.
October 14, 6:00 PM
Book Lovers Unite: A Book Discussion Group The group will meet on the second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. The discussion will be "Radium Girls" by Kate Moore. Copies are available for checkout at the circulation desk. Pick up your copy today and meet new friends.
October 14, 6:00 PM
Jump into Storytime Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
October 14, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Playgroup Children will have fun playing with others their own age, while adults can relax and chat.
October 14, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Fun Night: Sculpting Fun! Sculpt an air dry clay creation creature while listening to spooky stories. We will be sculpting spooky creatures and letting them dry at the library. Then on October 14 at 6 p.m., kids can come back and paint their creatures to take home. Families are invited to come socialize!
October 14, 6:00 p.m.
Creepy Light Up Mason Jars Celebrate Halloween by making these creepy mason jars. Registration required, limited to 20 participants. Registration starts September 10.
October 14, 6:00 PM
Monster I-Spy Get ready for Halloween by participating in our Monster I-Spy! Search the Children's Department for pictures of not-so-scary monsters. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
October 14, ALL MONTH
CANCELLED: Jump into Storytime *This event has been cancelled.* Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
October 14, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cross Lanes Crochet Club Join us in the meeting room at the Cross Lanes Branch Library for a weekly gathering to work on your latest project and enjoy the company of other yarn art enthusiasts.
October 15, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Baby & Me Storytime Storytime program for ages birth-18 months. Babies and caregivers will enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and more in this interactive program. Afterwards stay, play, and socialize in our children's play area.
October 15, 10:00 AM
Teen Time Bring a friend and challenge them to a Wii or board game.
October 15, 3:45 PM
Monster I-Spy Get ready for Halloween by participating in our Monster I-Spy! Search the Children's Department for pictures of not-so-scary monsters. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
October 15, ALL MONTH
Taste Test Tuesday: The Ultimate Crunchdown Are you a fan of crispy, crunchy corn chips? Still trying to decide on your favorite variety? To dip or not to dip? And if you dare to dip, are you torn between salsa, ranch, bean, or "other"? Which came first the triangular chip or wavy strips of corny goodness? Discover the answers to these burning questions and more at this month's Taste Test Tuesday. All ages.
October 15, 6:30 PM
Halloween Family Movie Night Relax and enjoy a Halloween family-friendly movie to get you in the mood for the holiday. There will be enough popcorn and scares for everyone!
October 15, 5:30 PM
Teen Time: Make a Mask Prepare for the Halloween season by making a mask. There will be a variety of materials available -- from paper, cardboard, and paint to papier mache, beads, and stones. Let your imagination and talents run wild! Judges will be on hand at the end to award prizes. For middle and high school students. Limit 20. Registration begins September 23.
October 15, 6:00 PM
Sew Simple Adults are invited to learn the basics at this introductory sewing machine class. Use one of the library's new sewing machines or if you have one, bring your own. Learn to use patterns and make a simple table runner to decorate your home this fall. Registration begins September 23 and is required.
October 15, 6:00 PM
Elk Valley Book Group Everyone is invited for a discussion of the book "Dear Mrs. Bird" by A.J. Pearce. Copies of the book are available for checkout from the circulation desk. New members are always welcome. Refreshments are provided by the Elk Valley Advisory Board.
October 15, 12:00 PM
Knit a Bit Join other knitters and work on your current project at the library. Bring your own supplies. Beginners through experts welcome. Adults.
October 16, 10:30 AM
Game On! Grab a friend and get in the game! Teens & tweens are invited to meet up at the library for good times, good friends, and gaming. You won't want to miss this event.
October 16, 3:30 - 4:45 PM
Jump into Storytime Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
October 16, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Playgroup Children will have fun playing with others their own age, while adults can relax and chat.
October 16, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tiny Tots Storytime Storytime program for ages 18-36 months. Toddlers and caregivers will enjoy books, stories, songs, rhymes, and much more in this interactive program ending with a collaborative activity. Afterwards, stay, play, and socialize in our children's play area.
October 16, 10:00 AM
Jump Into Storytime Storytime designed for children up to 5 years of age. Child and caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and much more. Caregivers are encouraged to participate along with the children! Stay and play at playgroup or older children can make a craft.
October 16, 10:30 AM
Playgroup @ the Library All the fun of a traditional playgroup but with none of the fuss! Drop in to socialize with other families and play with toys reserved just for this age group. Parents supervise their children at this informal gathering. “Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.” -O. Fred Donaldson
October 16, 11:00 AM
Monster I-Spy Get ready for Halloween by participating in our Monster I-Spy! Search the Children's Department for pictures of not-so-scary monsters. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
October 16, ALL MONTH
Kid's Craft Corner A special craft time for preschoolers and their grown-up. Ages 3-5.
October 16, 11:30 AM
CANCELLED: Jump into Storytime *This event has been cancelled.* Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
October 16, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Books 'n' More Storytime programs for preschoolers. Pre-K 3-5 years and caregiver.
October 16, 10:30 AM
Play to Learn! Families are invited to come play with building bricks, sensory toys, magnets, word games and more. Brush up on your STEM and literacy skills while having fun with your family. All ages.
October 17, 6:00 PM
Jump into Storytime Storytime designed for children up to 5 years of age. Child and caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and much more. Caregivers are encouraged to participate along with the children! After storytime, kids are invited to stay, play, and socialize with others at the Library.
October 17, 11:00 AM
Jump into Storytime! Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age. Child and caregiver will enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and much more. Caregivers are encouraged to participate along with the children! After storytime, kids are invited to stay, play, and socialize with others.
October 17, 10:30 a.m.
Playgroup Playgroup is a time for your child to socialize and play. The program helps children learn to interact and engage with other children through special Playgroup toys.
October 17, 11:00 a.m.
Books 'N' More Preschoolers will love this storytime! We read books, practice rhymes, dance, and make a craft. Afterwards, parents and children can socialize in our play area and check out some books!
October 17, 1:15 PM
Toddler Exploration In this program we'll provide activities for toddlers that help them explore the world around them. Come dressed to make a mess!
October 17, 10:00 AM
Pasta Art Children can come design their own masterpiece using a variety of pasta.
October 17, 6:00 PM
Family Fun: Pumpkin Party! It's a Pumpkin Party for the whole family! A fun evening of everything pumpkin! Help decorate a pumpkin to display at the library. Make some pumpkin slime and other fun pumpkin crafts. You can even sample some pumpkin favored treats! Registration begins September 26.
October 17, 6:00 PM
Monster I-Spy Get ready for Halloween by participating in our Monster I-Spy! Search the Children's Department for pictures of not-so-scary monsters. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
October 17, ALL MONTH
Playgroup @ the Library All the fun of a traditional playgroup, but none of the fuss! A great opportunity for children to play and interact under caregivers' supervision. Drop in to socialize with other families and play with age appropriate toys. We provide the toys and clean up the mess, and you need only to provide the energetic youngster!
October 17, 11:30 AM
Brick Builders Club Join in the fun at the Cross Lanes Branch Library's Brick Builders Club! Sign up to be a member and get a membership card! Get the card stamped at each program and earn a reward when it is full. It's free to join and everyone is invited. Register to get reminders of future club meetings!
October 18, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Monster I-Spy Get ready for Halloween by participating in our Monster I-Spy! Search the Children's Department for pictures of not-so-scary monsters. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
October 18, ALL MONTH
Pumpkin Pizazz! Add a little sparkle to a seasonal favorite! We'll supply the pumpkins and decorations, you supply the imagination. Children and caregiver. Limit 20 children. Registration is required. Registration opens October 1.
October 18, 3:00 PM
Playgroup at the Library All the fun of a traditional playgroup but none of the fuss. Drop in to socialize with other families and play with toys reserved just for this age group. Parents supervise their children during this informal gathering.
October 18, 10:35 AM
Pumpkin Party! Calling lovers of all things pumpkin. Bring your favorite pumpkin recipe and samples of your creation to share with others in the group. Adult.
October 18, 1:00 PM
Button Bracelets Join us in creating a button bracelet out of twine. Registration required. Adults only.
October 19, 2:00 PM
Ready, Set, Create! Clean Up Our World In this engineering challenge for children in grades 2 - 5, participants will learn about pollution and methods to treat it. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to participate with their children. Supplies are provided. Registration opens September 17.
October 19, 11:00 AM
STEM Saturday From circuits and robots to tumbling towers, join us at the library for an exciting adventure!
October 19, 11:00 AM
Monster I-Spy Get ready for Halloween by participating in our Monster I-Spy! Search the Children's Department for pictures of not-so-scary monsters. Once you've found all the pictures turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
October 19, ALL MONTH
Shivers up and down your slime: Family STEM Program Have a sticky, slimy, stretchy good time making spooky slime and creepy oobleck. Program limited to 20 people. Registration required. Registration opens October 1. Our monthly program provides hands on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities for the family.
October 19, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Yoga Class Enrich your body and mind during this free yoga class led by Christine Coleman! This class is intended for adults, but ages 16+ may attend with an adult. Class size is limited, participants will need to bring their own mat.
October 19, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM