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Get Creative: At-Home Edition

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
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Grab a to-go craft kit to make at home! Kits available at the Children's Desk at both Centerville and Woodbourne Library while supplies last. One kit per child. For Preschool - Grade 5. 

Once you've picked up your kit, check out the written instructions and a step-by-step video for the alien mask craft and the written instructions and a step-by-step video for the paper plate sun craft to help you create your craft.

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Get Creative: At-Home Edition

Friday, April 30, 2021
Online

Grab a to-go craft kit to make at home! Kits available at the Children's Desk at both Centerville and Woodbourne Library while supplies last. One kit per child. For Preschool - Grade 5.

Once you've picked up your kit, check out the written instructions and a step-by-step video for the Busy Town craft and the written instructions and a step-by-step video for the Butterfly Finger Puppet to help you create your craft.

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LIVE Virtual Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Online
Join us for a LIVE virtual storytime with one of our fabulous WCPL storytellers! Your whole family will enjoy listening to stories, singing songs, and saying rhymes with us. Some of our favorite songs and rhymes can be found on this rhyme sheet. If you'd like, feel free to use it to follow along during storytime. We're also going to be using a shaky egg, so if you have any type of shaker at home, have it handy. If not, you can make a homemade shaker by putting dry beans or rice in a water bottle or other plastic container.

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded to your mobile device. The link to join the event will be emailed to you prior to the start of storytime. If you don't see it, be sure to check your junk mail folder. Registration required.
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LIVE Virtual Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Online
Join us for a LIVE virtual storytime with one of our fabulous WCPL storytellers! Your whole family will enjoy listening to stories, singing songs, and saying rhymes with us. Some of our favorite songs and rhymes can be found on this rhyme sheet. If you'd like, feel free to use it to follow along during storytime. We're also going to be using a shaky egg, so if you have any type of shaker at home, have it handy. If not, you can make a homemade shaker by putting dry beans or rice in a water bottle or other plastic container.

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded to your mobile device. The link to join the event will be emailed to you prior to the start of storytime. If you don't see it, be sure to check your junk mail folder. Registration required.
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LIVE Virtual Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Online
Join us for a LIVE virtual storytime with one of our fabulous WCPL storytellers! Your whole family will enjoy listening to stories, singing songs, and saying rhymes with us. Some of our favorite songs and rhymes can be found on this rhyme sheet. If you'd like, feel free to use it to follow along during storytime. We're also going to be using a shaky egg, so if you have any type of shaker at home, have it handy. If not, you can make a homemade shaker by putting dry beans or rice in a water bottle or other plastic container.

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded to your mobile device. The link to join the event will be emailed to you prior to the start of storytime. If you don't see it, be sure to check your junk mail folder. Registration required.
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Bookalicious Fun! A Virtual Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Online
Love books? So do we! Join us for a book-and-library-themed storytime with songs and rhymes, which can be found on this rhyme sheet. If you'd like, feel free to use it to follow along during storytime. Registration required. For all ages. 

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded on your phone. The link to join the program will be emailed to you prior to the start of the storytime. If you don't see it, be sure to check your junk mail folder.
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Nailed It! At-Home Edition

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online
Compete in the library's virtual version of Nailed It with your family! Work together and show off your amateur baking skills to create a tsunami cake! Not sure what a tsunami cake is? Check out videos here. Registrants will need to purchase their own supplies; however, the pieces of acetate will be available to pick up from the library beginning March 5.  Please see below for a supply list. For grades 1 - 5 and their families. Registration is required. When registering, please only register one person for your family.

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded to your mobile device. The link to join the event will be emailed to you prior to the start time.  

Supplies Needed:
  • 1  9x13 cake baked & cooled before the program (your choice of flavor)
  • 1 14oz. tub of frosting (your choice of flavor)
  • 1 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 circle cookie cutter or drinking glass to cut holes
  • Saucepan
  • Plastic wrap
  • Scotch Tape
  • Acetate (supplied by the library)
  • Other items as desired to create your flavors (we suggest watching the video linked above for ideas!)
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LIVE Virtual Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Online
Join us for a LIVE virtual storytime with one of our fabulous WCPL storytellers! Your whole family will enjoy listening to stories, singing songs, and saying rhymes with us. Some of our favorite songs and rhymes can be found on this rhyme sheet. If you'd like, feel free to use it to follow along during storytime. We're also going to be using a shaky egg, so if you have any type of shaker at home, have it handy. If not, you can make a homemade shaker by putting dry beans or rice in a water bottle or other plastic container.

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded to your mobile device. The link to join the event will be emailed to you prior to the start of storytime. If you don't see it, be sure to check your junk mail folder. Registration required.
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LIVE Virtual Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Online
Join us for a LIVE virtual storytime with one of our fabulous WCPL storytellers! Your whole family will enjoy listening to stories, singing songs, and saying rhymes with us. Some of our favorite songs and rhymes can be found on this rhyme sheet. If you'd like, feel free to use it to follow along during storytime. We're also going to be using a shaky egg, so if you have any type of shaker at home, have it handy. If not, you can make a homemade shaker by putting dry beans or rice in a water bottle or other plastic container.

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded to your mobile device. The link to join the event will be emailed to you prior to the start of storytime. If you don't see it, be sure to check your junk mail folder. Registration required.
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Tween Tinker Lab: Robot Hands

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online
Want to learn about the world of robotics? Use your engineering and creative-thinking skills to make a DIY robot hand. Supplies will be provided and will be available to pick up at the Centerville or Woodbourne Library Children's Desk beginning March 16. For grades 4 - 7. Registration required.

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer (recommended) or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded to your phone. You will receive an email invitation to join the program via Webex prior to the event.
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LIVE Virtual Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Online
Join us for a LIVE virtual storytime with one of our fabulous WCPL storytellers! Your whole family will enjoy listening to stories, singing songs, and saying rhymes with us. Some of our favorite songs and rhymes can be found on this rhyme sheet. If you'd like, feel free to use it to follow along during storytime. We're also going to be using a shaky egg, so if you have any type of shaker at home, have it handy. If not, you can make a homemade shaker by putting dry beans or rice in a water bottle or other plastic container.

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded to your mobile device. The link to join the event will be emailed to you prior to the start of storytime. If you don't see it, be sure to check your junk mail folder. Registration required.
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Super Readers

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online
Calling all 1st & 2nd grade bookworms! Join our book club for some reading with other kids your age. For parents and children to enjoy together. For this month's meeting, please read Humphrey's Really Wheely Racing Day by Betty G. Birney. Once registered, please visit Centerville or Woodbourne Library Children's Desk starting February 25 to pick up your book and craft kit. Registration is required. 

This event will be held via Cisco Webex. If you would like to participate, please register your child and you will receive a Webex invite through email. 
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LIVE Virtual Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Online
Join us for a LIVE virtual storytime with one of our fabulous WCPL storytellers! Your whole family will enjoy listening to stories, singing songs, and saying rhymes with us. Some of our favorite songs and rhymes can be found on this rhyme sheet. If you'd like, feel free to use it to follow along during storytime. We're also going to be using a shaky egg, so if you have any type of shaker at home, have it handy. If not, you can make a homemade shaker by putting dry beans or rice in a water bottle or other plastic container.

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded to your mobile device. The link to join the event will be emailed to you prior to the start of storytime. If you don't see it, be sure to check your junk mail folder. Registration required.
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Heads in Books

7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Online
Join our book club for some fun reading with other kids your age! For this month's meeting, please read Holes by Louis Sachar. We will also watch the movie Holes (Rated PG) virtually on Saturday, March 27 at 6:30PM. Copies of the book, movie, and treat bag will be available starting February 25 at either Children's Desk or for Curbside Hold Pickup at Woodbourne or Centerville Library. For grades 3 - 5. Registration is required. 

This event will be held via Cisco Webex. If you would like to participate, please register your child and you will receive a WebEx invite through email. 


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S.O.S: A Parenting Series - Picky Eaters

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online
Let's be honest - parenting doesn't come easily and it doesn't come with instructions! This series is intended for parents and caregivers to better navigate challenging issues that may arise with our children. Each month will focus on a new topic for different ages and will be presented by a professional in that subject field. Registration is required to receive the Webex link. 

This month will focus on Picky Eaters. Has dinnertime become a constant struggle in your house? Kylie Yike, Dietitian MS RDN LDN and Emily Callen, Community Food Equity Manager, from Dayton Children's Hospital will teach us how to approach mealtime to make it less stressful and how to encourage your child to try new foods! This will be geared towards parents of 2 - 5 year olds. 
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LIVE Virtual Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Online
Join us for a LIVE virtual storytime with one of our fabulous WCPL storytellers! Your whole family will enjoy listening to stories, singing songs, and saying rhymes with us. Some of our favorite songs and rhymes can be found on this rhyme sheet. If you'd like, feel free to use it to follow along during storytime. We're also going to be using a shaky egg, so if you have any type of shaker at home, have it handy. If not, you can make a homemade shaker by putting dry beans or rice in a water bottle or other plastic container.

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded to your mobile device. The link to join the event will be emailed to you prior to the start of storytime. If you don't see it, be sure to check your junk mail folder. Registration required.
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My Favorite Poem Project

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Write!
Online
April is National Poetry Month. What better way to become acquainted with this genre than with a virtual poetry program with pre-invited readers including published poets, community leaders, students, and educators? Readers and poets include Kathy B. Austin, Steve Broidy, Grace Curtis, Barbara Dennison, David Lee Garrison, Betsy Hughes, Hania Itawi, Herbert Woodward Martin, Mark Metzger, Erica Manto Paulson, and Tiffany Shaw-Diaz.  Humorous, sad, whimsical, short, or long, we will have them. There will be an opportunity to purchase poets' collections, if you wish. Prepare to be inspired!

Please email or phone Debe Dockins (ddockins@wcpl.lib.oh.us or 937-610-4429) for a Webex invitation.
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A New Baby! A Virtual Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Online
There's a new baby in the house! Together we will read books about welcoming home a new family member and sing our favorite songs. We will also be doing rhymes, which can be found on this rhyme sheet. Registration required. For all ages. 

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded on your phone. The link to join the program will be emailed to you prior to the start of the storytime. If you don't see it, be sure to check your junk mail folder.
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Registration begins 3/15/2021 at 10:00 AM

Fun with Frosting

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online
Learn basic decorating skills to create a fantastical flower cake! Supplies for the program will be available to pick up at the Centerville or Woodbourne Library Children's Desk beginning April 8. Supplies generously funded by Friends of the Library. For Grades 1 - 5 and their families (younger and older siblings welcome). Please register one family member, not individually. 

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or you will need to download the Cisco Webex Meetings on your phone. 
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Registration begins 3/15/2021 at 10:00 AM

Full STEAM Ahead: Wonderful Weather!

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Online

It's raining, it's pouring! But in the library (and in your home) it's nice and dry! Explore the science of weather through experimentation, crafts, stories, and songs. This program is designed for 3 - 5 year olds with adult supervision and will require a parent or guardian to pick up a program kit at Woodbourne Library or Centerville Library between April 5 - 10. Registration is required. 

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded on your phone. Please be sure to have at least one device to participate. 

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Registration begins 4/1/2021 at 10:00 AM

Among Us Game Night

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Online
Don't be sus! Join fellow crewmates to play Among Us and figure out who the imposters are. You will need to have the Among Us app downloaded on your computer or device prior to the program. For Grades 4 - 8. Registration is required. 

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded to your phone. 
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Registration begins 3/15/2021 at 10:00 AM

May Day Baskets

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Online
Let's celebrate the spring holiday, May Day! Traditionally, you can celebrate by dancing around the maypole or by giving "May baskets" which are small baskets of sweets or flowers. These baskets are usually left anonymously on your friends' doorsteps! Pick up your craft kit at either Centerville or Woodbourne Library beginning April 16.  We will then work on the crafts together during the hour on April 24. For grades 3 - 5.

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded on your phone. 
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Registration begins 3/15/2021 at 10:00 AM

S.O.S: A Parenting Series - Choosing Books for Your Young Child

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online
Let's be honest - parenting doesn't come easily and it doesn't come with instructions! This series is intended for parents and caregivers to better navigate challenging issues that may arise with our children. Each month will focus on a new topic for different ages and will be presented by a professional in that subject field. Registration is required to receive the Webex link. 

This month will focus on Choosing Books for Your Young Child. Jamie Garcia, Early Literacy Specialist at Washington-Centerville Public Library, will give tips on how to select age-appropriate books for your child. This will be geared towards parents of Newborns - Grade 1. 
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Registration begins 3/15/2021 at 10:00 AM

Tween Tinker Lab: Circuit Bugs

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online
Want to make a creation that really lights up? Channel your inner electrical engineer by constructing light-up circuit bugs! Supplies will be provided and will be available to pick up at the Centerville or Woodbourne Library Children's Desk beginning April 20. For grades 4 - 7. Registration required.

We will be using Cisco Webex for this program. In order to use Webex, you will need a computer (recommended) or the Cisco Webex Meetings app downloaded to your phone. You will receive an email invitation to join the program via Webex prior to the event.
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Super Readers

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online
Calling all 1st & 2nd grade bookworms! Join our book club for some reading with other kids your age. For parents and children to enjoy together. For this month's meeting, please read The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems by Paul B. Janeczko. Once registered, please visit Centerville or Woodbourne Library Children's Desk starting March 25 to pick up your book and craft kit. Registration is required. 

This event will be held via Cisco Webex. If you would like to participate, please register your child and you will receive a Webex invite through email. 
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