Preschool ArtStart

Monday November 20, 2017: 10:30 am to 11:00 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 2–5, siblings welcome

Preschoolers can make art, too!

Join us for fun crafts for children age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

Winter Ballet Storytime Fun!

Saturday December 2, 2017: 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for preschool–grade 2.

Enjoy a special celebration of the art of ballet! Join us for a program of creative movement, music, and fun.

NaNoWriMo "I Wrote a Novel, Now What?" with Natalie Bakopoulos

Saturday December 2, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult

Calling all writers! Whether you participated in this year's National Novel Writing Month or you just love to write, join Natalie Bakopoulos for a presentation and discussion on revising your work.

Natalie Bakopoulos teaches creative writing at Wayne State University and is the author of The Green Shore.

This program is associated with NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and all aspiring authors are welcome!

Dreamcatchers Craft Workshop

Sunday December 3, 2017: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Grade 6 - Adult

Learn how to make your own dreamcatcher and, if you’d like, bring a treasured object to weave into it.

Local crafter Dawn Henry leads this workshop. The dreamcatcher project is intricate and will likely take the entire time to complete.

3D Sculptures

Sunday December 3, 2017: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for preschool - grade 2

Use wire, foam, and your imagination to create your own 3D sculpture!

3D Paper Snowflake

Tuesday December 5, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Create 3D paper snowflakes to decorate your indoor space with winter charm.

Make Holiday Gifts: DIY Washer Necklaces

Tuesday December 5, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 6-adult

Assemble one-of-a-kind, creative necklaces using painted washers, beads, and various types of string. Perfect for giving as gifts or wearing yourself!

Board Game Afternoon

Saturday December 9, 2017: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Enjoy an afternoon of board games at Westgate! Games will include: Ticket to Ride, Yeti in my Spaghetti, Dominion, Sushi Go, Stratego, Grand Austria Hotel, Space Team, and more. You are also welcome to bring your own games!

Sensation Stations

Tuesday December 12, 2017: 10:30 am to 11:15 am -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for age 10 months–2 years

Drop in for sensory fun!

Young children can engage their senses by scooping, pouring, shaking, and sorting a variety of materials, and will learn about colors, shapes, textures, and sounds!

Sensory Storytime

Saturday December 16, 2017: 10:00 am to 11:00 am -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for age 3-7

Storytime is for everyone!

This special storytime includes 20 minutes of interactive stories, rhymes, and movement, plus 40 minutes of adaptive free play!

This event is designed for young listeners with developmental disabilities and their friends and families.