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April Is National Poetry Month!

Sunday, April 30, 2017
River Center Branch
April Is National Poetry Month!  Join us at River Center Branch Library to browse the poetry books on display and choose a poem to read.  Come to the children's desk to pick-up a Shel Silverstein magnet to personalize, while supplies last.  Children 3 and up.  For more information, call 389-4959.
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8-Bit Baubles

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
River Center Branch

Use perler beads to make 8-bit baubles!  You can make anything from keychains to ornaments to earrings.  

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Youth Art Month Stories & Crafts - Jackson Pollock

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
River Center Branch
Come to River Center Branch Library for a celebration of Youth Art Month with stories and crafts highlighting a different artist each week.  Today's program will be about Jackson Pollock.  Listen to Action Jackson by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan and then create your own "Jackson Pollock-type" painting.  Children 7-11.  For more information, call 389-4959.
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Preschool Storytime!

10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
River Center Branch
Join us at River Center Branch Library for stories, fingerplays, and songs,   For children ages 3-5.  Groups must register.  For more information and to register, call 389-4959.
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Family Story Time

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
River Center Branch
Come to River Center Branch Library for Family Storytime!  Enjoy books, songs, movement, and storytelling with a focus on humor and poetry.  Families with children ages 3 and up.  30-minute session.  For more information, call 389-4959.
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Preschool Storytime!

10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
River Center Branch
Join us at River Center Branch Library for stories, fingerplays, and songs,   For children ages 3-5.  Groups must register.  For more information and to register, call 389-4959.
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Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.)

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
River Center Branch
Come to River Center Branch Library for D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) which is a national celebration of reading held on April 12, in honor of Beverly Cleary's birthday.  But why not "drop" the "day" and celebrate a beloved author, her timeless stories, and the joy of reading for the full month.  We'll be listening to Ellen Tebbits. So, "drop" by the library every Wednesday in April, for a half-hour to make reading a priority!  Participants will receive a D.E.A.R. certificate.  Children 8-11.  For more information, call 389-4959.
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LEGOS® Junior Maker Program

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
River Center Branch
Let's build some robots!  Come to River Center Branch Library to create robots out of LEGOS® after hearing Cool Robots by Sean Kenney.  Children ages 4-7.  Program is limited to 8 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information, call 389-4959.
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Movie of the Month: Wall-E

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
River Center Branch
Join us at River Center Branch Library for our Movie of the Month which is the story of a lovable robot left to clean-up a polluted earth who travels to space with a new robot and brings humanity home in this new animated classic. Wall-E, Rated G.  Ages 7-11.  For more information, call 389-4959. 
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Preschool Storytime!

10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
River Center Branch
Join us at River Center Branch Library for stories, fingerplays, and songs,   For children ages 3-5.  Groups must register.  For more information and to register, call 389-4959.
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Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.)

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
River Center Branch
Come to River Center Branch Library for D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) which is a national celebration of reading held on April 12, in honor of Beverly Cleary's birthday.  But why not "drop" the "day" and celebrate a beloved author, her timeless stories, and the joy of reading for the full month.  We'll be listening to Ellen Tebbits. So, "drop" by the library every Wednesday in April, for a half-hour to make reading a priority!  Participants will receive a D.E.A.R. certificate.  Children 8-11.  For more information, call 389-4959.
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Earth Friendly Robot Make & Take Craft

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
River Center Branch
Celebrate Earth Day!  Stop by River Center Branch Library during Spring Break to make a robot from boxes and recycled materials.  Take your new robot friend home to play with or to display.  Ages 5 and up.  Groups must register.  For more information and to register, please call 389-4959,
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Earth Friendly Robot Make & Take Craft

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
River Center Branch
Celebrate Earth Day!  Stop by River Center Branch Library during Spring Break to make a robot from boxes and recycled materials.  Take your new robot friend home to play with or to display.  Ages 5 and up.  Groups must register.  For more information and to register, please call 389-4959,
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Preschool Storytime!

10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
River Center Branch
Join us at River Center Branch Library for stories, fingerplays, and songs,   For children ages 3-5.  Groups must register.  For more information and to register, call 389-4959.
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Mini Monuments of Baton Rouge

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
River Center Branch

Did you know that April 18th is the International Day of Monuments?  This year is also Baton Rouge's 200th birthday, so let’s celebrate by making mini monuments!  You can draw 3-d monuments using our 3-d pens, and then turn them into a snow globe (or more aptly a rain globe, since we are located in South Louisiana).

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Earth Friendly Robot Make & Take Craft

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
River Center Branch
Celebrate Earth Day!  Stop by River Center Branch Library during Spring Break to make a robot from boxes and recycled materials.  Take your new robot friend home to play with or to display.  Ages 5 and up.  Groups must register.  For more information and to register, please call 389-4959,
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Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.)

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
River Center Branch
Come to River Center Branch Library for D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) which is a national celebration of reading held on April 12, in honor of Beverly Cleary's birthday.  But why not "drop" the "day" and celebrate a beloved author, her timeless stories, and the joy of reading for the full month.  We'll be listening to Ellen Tebbits. So, "drop" by the library every Wednesday in April, for a half-hour to make reading a priority!  Participants will receive a D.E.A.R. certificate.  Children 8-11.  For more information, call 389-4959.
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Earth Friendly Robot Make & Take Craft

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
River Center Branch
Celebrate Earth Day!  Stop by River Center Branch Library during Spring Break to make a robot from boxes and recycled materials.  Take your new robot friend home to play with or to display.  Ages 5 and up.  Groups must register.  For more information and to register, please call 389-4959,
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Earth Friendly Robot Make & Take Craft

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
River Center Branch
Celebrate Earth Day!  Stop by River Center Branch Library during Spring Break to make a robot from boxes and recycled materials.  Take your new robot friend home to play with or to display.  Ages 5 and up.  Groups must register.  For more information and to register, please call 389-4959,
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Repurpose! Rags to Rugs

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
River Center Branch

Celebrate Earth day by turning old t-shirts and scrap fabrics into a new rug!  We will teach you how to weave a small rug using a hula hoop and recycled materials.  Bring your old t-shirts if you'd like to start a project to bring home, or just come and help us weave some rugs for the library!

 

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