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S.T.R.E.A.M -ing at the Library

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Get caught up in the fun of learning with the new line-up of S.T.R.E.A.M.-ing programs.  You've heard about "S.T.E.M." (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in the schools.  Well, "S.T.R.E.A.M." (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math) is our expanded, mixed-up and compelling version aimed at elementary school age children.  We will combine all of these topics to turn learning in to play.  Best of all, we will get young brains thinking!

Tuesday, March 10th at 6:00 pm

Amazing shamrock

Start your St. Patrick's Day celebrations a little early.  Express your inner Irish with shamrocks and shealeighs.  Explore melting shamrocks, shamrock ice paints and other delights of the season. 

Recommended for ages 5 to 10 years old.  This is a FREE program with no registration required.

Marble Run STREAM March

Thursday, March 26th at 4:00 pm

Design and build towers, ramps and loops to create a marble rollercoaster while exploring physics and engineering.  Watch marbles roll, spin and drop to the bottom - in the most creative and unique way possible. 

Recommended for children in 2nd through 6th grades, all materials will be provided.  This is a FREE program, no registration is required. 

Look for more activities to be announced in the coming months! 

Read with a Princess!

A Special Lego My Library with the Daffodil Princesses
Saturday, March 14th, 11:00 am

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Come enjoy a special storytime with local royalty!  The Princesses will read stories, talk with the children and be available for photos.  Then stick around for some Lego building brick fun!  FREE with no registration required.
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Hooked on Reading!

Saturday, February 28th, 11:00 am

One Fish
Come celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday at a special Lego My Library storytime!  As part of United Way of Pierce County's "Read Across the County" festivities, this storytime will feature a reading of One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?  Gets readers include Daffodil Princesses and Sgt. Monica Sobbenavides.  Join us for stories, Lego building for budding engineers, as well as fun arts and crafts. 

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  • Storytimes

    Winter/Spring Storytimes begin January 9th!  For more information about storytimes click here

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  • Reading with a Doggie Friend

    Clover the Dalmatian loves to listen to a good book!  This trained therapy dog visits the Library on a regular basis and provides kids with a no-pressure situation to practice their reading skills.  Plus, who doesn't love curling up with a good book and a sweet dog who loves to listen?  And don't worry if you make a mistake or say a word wrong, Clover is just happy to see you.
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    Clover -Saturdays, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    February 7th
    April 18th
    May 16th

  • Play to Learn in the Community

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    Play to Learn is a FREE collaborative program for children ages six and under and the adults who care for them.  Thematic curriculum invites individual play, engaging activities, songs and a whole group circle time for children and adults to enjoy together!  Play to Learn is a FREE drop-in program facilitated by the Children's Museum of Tacoma.

    Play to Learn in the Community returns Tuesday, January 6th! For more information and the full schedule, click here.

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