Babies With Books: Birth to Twenty-Four Months

Date: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 11:45am to 12:15pm
Learning to read begins BEFORE your child starts school - as a matter of fact, it begins at birth! Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and activities. Get to know other families an help your baby develop listening and language skills. Tickets will be available on the day of the program for the first 15 parent/child pairs. This program is limited, so come early for your ticket.

Free! Job Assistance

Date: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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Goodwill of Monocacy Valley and the Thurmont Regional Library partner to provide free job counseling every first and third Tuesday. This includes one-on-one help with interviewing, resume writing, online application help and computer training. Can't make it to the workshop? Jobs Assistance Packets are always available at the library during open hours. This community partnership was created to help place people in job situations. We look forward to helping you. Can't make it to the library? Call Goodwill for more information at (301)-662-0622 ext.209

R.E.A.D. ® with Wags for Hope

Date: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a specially trained "listening" animal! The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program works to improve children's reading and communication skills by providing registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handler (as a team)to meet with and listen to children read.
*Allergy Alert! The dogs and cats are live animals.*

R.E.A.D. ® with Wags for Hope

Date: 
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a specially trained "listening" animal! The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program works to improve children's reading and communication skills by providing registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handler (as a team)to meet with and listen to children read.
*Allergy Alert! The dogs and cats are live animals.*

Have Fun Getting Your Child Ready to Read

Date: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:15pm
This program demonstrates how parents can use five familiar and easy-to-use practices to develop language and other early literacy skills in children from birth to age five. Based on the Every Child Ready to Read® workshops, this program explains why these skills are so important, demonstrates how to help children learn the skills, provides titles of high-interest books that are age appropriate, and sends parents and caregivers home with early literacy activities they can incorporate into their family’s daily routine.

Babies with Books

Date: 
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 10:15am to 10:45am
Learning to read begins BEFORE your child starts school-as a matter of fact, it begins at birth! Delight and stimulate your baby with songs, a story and activities. Get to know other families and help your baby develop listening and language skills.

Preschool Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Early literacy begins with you! Help your preschooler develop the five early literacy practices that every child needs to succeed. Nurture a love of reading through books, music, activities, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) elements.

Little House Adventures for ages 3-5

Date: 
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Join us for an afternoon adventure with Laura and Almanzo from The Little House books.   Enjoy learning about pioneer life and participate in hands-on activities related to these classic stories. Registration Required.

Around the World

Date: 
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Travel around the world with your library. In 6 weekly sessions, learn about cultures from around the world. Each meeting includes an activity and craft inspired by the culture of the week. This program is designed for homeschooled children, but is open to all children. Recommended for ages 6-12. Registration is required. Register for all 6 weeks of the series.

Have Fun Getting Your Child Ready to Read

Date: 
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
This program demonstrates how parents can use five familiar and easy-to-use practices to develop language and other early literacy skills in children from birth to age five. Based on the Every Child Ready to Read® workshops, this program explains why these skills are so important, demonstrates how to help children learn the skills, provides titles of high-interest books that are age appropriate, and sends parents and caregivers home with early literacy activities they can incorporate into their family’s daily routine.

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