Babies With Books: Birth to Twenty-Four Months

Date: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 2:30pm to 3:00pm
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.

Urbana Library Writing and Art Contest Reception

Date: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Join our talented local artists and writers for a celebration of their work. All those who submit their work for the Urbana Library Writing and Art Contest will receive a free copy of a full-color literary magazine containing their work. All those who won in their category will be invited to share their work by reading aloud and displaying their artwork. Extra copies of the beautiful literary magazine will be available for purchase.

Starlight Family Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Bring the whole family for an evening of storytime fun. We’ll read, move, and rhyme with a different theme each week. Nurture a love of reading through books, music, activities, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) elements. Almost bedtime? Feel free to wear your pajamas.

Pizza Your Homework

Date: 
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Does homework seem to pile up when you're not looking? Do you get overwhelmed and not know where to start? Or is it just simply boring? The library will help you work through that pile of essays and math assignments with the ultimate in brain food - pizza! Join us every Thursday night for a pizza party and where a librarian will be on hand to help you get your best out of the worst - homework.

Storyland: A Sensory Storytime for Little Ones

Date: 
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 10:15am to 10:45am
Join us for a special storytime in partnership with Frederick County Infants and Toddlers Program. Meet new friends and share books, music, activities, and more. Ages birth -3 years with an adult.

Transition to Twos

Date: 
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Is your curious toddler transitioning from baby to child? Transition to Twos nurtures this exciting time in your child’s development through books, movement, music and rhymes. We’ll begin learning to play with others, wait turns, and listen to stories, as well as dance, sing, laugh and have fun! This storytime is designed specifically for caregivers and children 18 months to 30 months. Registration is available two weeks before the monthly program series begins.

Transition to Twos

Date: 
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 11:15am to 11:45am
Is your curious toddler transitioning from baby to child? Transition to Twos nurtures this exciting time in your child’s development through books, movement, music and rhymes. We’ll begin learning to play with others, wait turns, and listen to stories, as well as dance, sing, laugh and have fun! This storytime is designed specifically for caregivers and children 18 months to 30 months. Registration is available two weeks before the monthly program series begins.

Celebrate International Games Day

Date: 
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Bring out the entire family to play both new and classic board games at the library in celebration of International Games Day. Make some new friends and enjoy some friendly competition by playing Apples to Apples, Operation, Monopoly, Life, Connect Four, and more!

Read to a New Dog Friend - Wags for Hope

Date: 
Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy pet! The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program improves children's reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to a dog or cat. But not just any dog or cat. R.E.A.D. pets are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handlers as a team, going to schools, libraries and many other settings as reading companions for children. This program is held every 4 weeks. Sept 21, Oct 19, Nov 16.

Allergy Alert! The dogs and cats are live animals.

Poketown Gym! – A Pokemon Trading Card League for all ages!

Date: 
Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 1:45pm to 4:45pm
The Poketown Gym, Frederick County's official Pokemon League, provides a place for you to get together with other fans of Pokemon to have some fun. Using your own cards, you can play, trade, and earn cool prizes, all for free!

Even if you are just a beginner, at league you can learn all the rules of the game. Don’t have any Pokemon cards? No worries, we'll have some starter decks on hand to get you going! Joining a league is the best way to hone your skills to compete in bigger Pokemon tournaments where players win great prizes like cards, medals, and even scholarships!

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