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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Tiny Tales encourages parents to take an active role as their child’s first teacher by introducing book and language activities that can be repeated at home. This fun-filled program for babies and toddlers includes stories, rhymes, music, movement, and much more!
Location
Large Conference Room
Library
North Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Preschool Adventures encourages visits to the library for socialization and interaction with peers. Children will listen to read alouds, songs, rhymes, and finger plays. Flannel board stories and puppets may allow for audience participation to reinforce that reading is fun!
Location
Large Conference Room
Library
North Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Preschool Adventures encourages visits to the library for socialization and interaction with peers. Children will listen to read alouds, songs, rhymes, and finger plays. Flannel board stories and puppets may allow for audience participation to reinforce that reading is fun!
Location
Alpha Kappa Alpha Room
Library
Mildred L. Terry Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Tiny Tales is a fun program that introduces babies and toddlers to books and language activities. Parents are encouraged to take on the role as their child's first teacher. Activities may involve stories, books, rhymes, music, movement, finger plays, puppets and educational toys.
Location
Alpha Kappa Alpha Room
Library
Mildred L. Terry Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 03, 2015
Time
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM
Description
Time for Tots is a fun, high-energy reading program that aids in children’s speech development and motor coordination, while helping them to gain valuable pre-reading skills. Activities may involve stories, books, language, rhymes, music, movement, activities, puppets and educational toys.
Location
Aflac Storytime Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 03, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
This thirty minute story time focuses on an element of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) with hands-on learning experiences for children of all ages!
Location
Conference Room
Library
South Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 03, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Join us for an open play LEGO and K’NEX building program where children can come and create with LEGOS and K’NEX, enjoy building challenges, and complete LEGO and K’NEX coloring activities.
Location
Large Conference Room
Library
North Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 04, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
This fun interactive program will introduce children and caregivers to an assortment of songs, nursery rhymes, rhythmic activities, ear training, and simple instrument playing! Prepare to sing, dance, and play on small instruments in a lively group setting!
Location
Aflac Storytime Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 05, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
If you love all of the “Pete the Cat” books, then this is the party for you. All ages will enjoy “Pete the Cat” Party featuring stories, groovy games and a cool craft.
Location
Children's Area
Library
Mildred L. Terry Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 05, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Become an artist! Join us as you learn about the different kinds of art and create your own masterpiece. Each program will include a story and an opportunity to try an art project! The program will explore painting, drawing, sculpture, collages, and mixed media. Ages 5-11
Location
Aflac Storytime Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Tiny Tales encourages parents to take an active role as their child’s first teacher by introducing book and language activities that can be repeated at home. This fun-filled program for babies and toddlers includes stories, rhymes, music, movement, and much more!
Location
Large Conference Room
Library
North Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Preschool Adventures encourages visits to the library for socialization and interaction with peers. Children will listen to read alouds, songs, rhymes, and finger plays. Flannel board stories and puppets may allow for audience participation to reinforce that reading is fun!
Location
Large Conference Room
Library
North Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Community Study Hall (Canty)
Location
Friends of the Library Room
Library
Mildred L. Terry Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Try your hand at science experiments that you can do at home. Experiments will cover topics like chemical reactions, water and air science, space, engineering, and nature. Every week will have an activity that you can take home and try for yourself. (Ages 8-13)
Location
Aflac Storytime Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Preschool Adventures encourages visits to the library for socialization and interaction with peers. Children will listen to read alouds, songs, rhymes, and finger plays. Flannel board stories and puppets may allow for audience participation to reinforce that reading is fun!
Location
Alpha Kappa Alpha Room
Library
Mildred L. Terry Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Tiny Tales is a fun program that introduces babies and toddlers to books and language activities. Parents are encouraged to take on the role as their child's first teacher. Activities may involve stories, books, rhymes, music, movement, finger plays, puppets and educational toys.
Location
Alpha Kappa Alpha Room
Library
Mildred L. Terry Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Puppy Tales offers children an opportunity to experience reading in a unique way by providing a certified pet therapy team as a listening audience for a one-on-one story time.
Location
Conference Room
Library
South Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM
Description
Time for Tots is a fun, high-energy reading program that aids in children’s speech development and motor coordination, while helping them to gain valuable pre-reading skills. Activities may involve stories, books, language, rhymes, music, movement, activities, puppets and educational toys.
Location
Aflac Storytime Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Each Blockheads session features a LEGO building challenge. Accept the challenge or have fun with free play.
Location
Conference Room
Library
South Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
We are gearing up for the Columbus Children’s Book Festival with a stomp and a roar! Come to the library for an evening of dinosaur crafts, songs, and Jane Yolen’s How Do Dinosaurs books.
Location
Large Conference Room
Library
North Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Have you wondered about robots? How they work and how to create them. This program will teach you how to create, design and enjoy your own robots. Each month we will explore and create a different robot. Ages 8-13

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. There are only 10 spots available so please call the children’s desk at 706-243-2679 to reserve your child’s space!
Location
Administrative Conference Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
TBD
Location
Alpha Kappa Alpha Room
Library
Mildred L. Terry Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 11, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
This interactive storytime with introduce both children and caregivers to yoga through storytelling. Young children love to move, make noise, and use their imaginations. Combining storytelling with creative movement, games, and music will actively engage children in a meaningful way that supports learning and inspires imagination. Children and caregivers should arrive in loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or bath towel for a ‘Namaste’ time!
Location
Aflac Storytime Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 11, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Create a special memory with your Grandparent(s)! Celebrate your grandparent(s) by sharing stories and making a craft to take home. Refreshments will be served
Location
Alpha Kappa Alpha Room
Library
Mildred L. Terry Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Get comfortable as you read aloud one of your favorite books to one or more sweet, lovable certified therapy dogs in our Aflac Storytime Room! Bring your own book or choose one from the children's department to read!
Location
Aflac Storytime Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Get some more practice in and meet new friends as we discuss the Georgia Book Award Nominees! Each month we’ll focus on five different titles. Bring your own questions if you’d like but we’ll also be providing some to share and talk about as a group!

Featured books: Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by J.T. Lamana, The Vine Basket by J. La Valley, Sylo by D.J. MacHale, Nickel Bay Nick by D. Pitchford and A Bird on Water Street by E. Dulemba.
Location
Teen Department
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Uno Dos Tres Craft encourages Spanish communication in a child-centered, hands-on form in which fun concepts as numbers, colors, animals, and family are used to explore a new culture.
Location
Friends of the Library Room
Library
Mildred L. Terry Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 14, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschool Adventures encourages visits to the library for socialization and interaction with peers. Children will listen to read alouds, songs, rhymes, and finger plays. Flannel board stories and puppets may allow for audience participation to reinforce that reading is fun!
Location
Aflac Storytime Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 14, 2015
Time
11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
Description
Tiny Tales is a fun program that introduces babies and toddlers to books and language activities. Parents are encouraged to take on the role as their child's first teacher. Activities may involve stories, books, rhymes, music, movement, finger plays, puppets and educational toys.
Location
Aflac Storytime Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 14, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Are you between the ages of 8 and 18? Do you love all things Minecraft? Then grab your friends and join us for Minecraft Game Night. Build, build, build during these free play sessions!
Location
Conference Room
Library
South Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 14, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Love to build? Love to create? Heard of a little thing called Minecraft? Then grab a friend and join us for our free play Minecraft sessions!
Location
Large Conference Room
Library
North Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Tiny Tales encourages parents to take an active role as their child’s first teacher by introducing book and language activities that can be repeated at home. This fun-filled program for babies and toddlers includes stories, rhymes, music, movement, and much more!
Location
Large Conference Room
Library
North Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Preschool Adventures encourages visits to the library for socialization and interaction with peers. Children will listen to read alouds, songs, rhymes, and finger plays. Flannel board stories and puppets may allow for audience participation to reinforce that reading is fun!
Location
Large Conference Room
Library
North Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
These are not your momma’s table games! Get out of school early and jet to the library for each installment of Gargantuan Games. Roll the giant dice or Go Fish with massive cards for a ton of fun!
Location
Large Conference Room
Library
North Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Do you have a green thumb? Join Garden Gurus as we learn about soil, planting, and creating a garden! This will be a hands-on program where we get our hands dirty, grow some plants, and have fun! You will learn about seeds, different kinds of gardens, compost, and more! Ages 8-13
Location
Aflac Storytime Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Preschool Adventures encourages visits to the library for socialization and interaction with peers. Children will listen to read alouds, songs, rhymes, and finger plays. Flannel board stories and puppets may allow for audience participation to reinforce that reading is fun!
Location
Alpha Kappa Alpha Room
Library
Mildred L. Terry Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Tiny Tales is a fun program that introduces babies and toddlers to books and language activities. Parents are encouraged to take on the role as their child's first teacher. Activities may involve stories, books, rhymes, music, movement, finger plays, puppets and educational toys.
Location
Alpha Kappa Alpha Room
Library
Mildred L. Terry Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for an hour of Lego-fantastic fun! We’ll have challenges to complete if you’d like, or you can just use your imagination: the sky’s the limit! Everyone will have a chance to share what they’ve built at the end! Ages 11 and under.
Location
Aflac Storytime Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Rooms to be used by the 2015 Columbus Children's Book Festival.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Rooms to be used by the 2015 Columbus Children's Book Festival.
Location
Synovus/CB&T combined
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Rooms to be used by the 2015 Columbus Children's Book Festival.
Location
Administrative Conference Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM
Description
Time for Tots is a fun, high-energy reading program that aids in children’s speech development and motor coordination, while helping them to gain valuable pre-reading skills. Activities may involve stories, books, language, rhymes, music, movement, activities, puppets and educational toys.
Location
Aflac Storytime Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join us for a fun cat craft in honor of the upcoming appearance of Eric Litwin, author of the first four “Pete the Cat” books, at the Columbus Children’s Book Festival.
Location
Conference Room
Library
South Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 18, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Rooms to be used by the 2015 Columbus Children's Book Festival.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 18, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Rooms to be used by the 2015 Columbus Children's Book Festival.
Location
Synovus/CB&T combined
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 18, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Rooms to be used by the 2015 Columbus Children's Book Festival.
Location
Administrative Conference Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 18, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
This fun interactive program will introduce children and caregivers to an assortment of songs, nursery rhymes, rhythmic activities, ear training, and simple instrument playing! Prepare to sing, dance, and play on small instruments in a lively group setting!
Location
Aflac Storytime Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Rooms to be used by the 2015 Columbus Children's Book Festival.
Location
Aflac Storytime Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Rooms to be used by the 2015 Columbus Children's Book Festival.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Rooms to be used by the 2015 Columbus Children's Book Festival.
Location
Synovus/CB&T combined
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Rooms to be used by the 2015 Columbus Children's Book Festival.
Location
Administrative Conference Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Rooms to be used by the 2015 Columbus Children's Book Festival.
Location
Aflac Storytime Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Rooms to be used by the 2015 Columbus Children's Book Festival.
Location
Auditorium
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Rooms to be used by the 2015 Columbus Children's Book Festival.
Location
Synovus/CB&T combined
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
Rooms to be used by the 2015 Columbus Children's Book Festival.
Location
Administrative Conference Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 21, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschool Adventures encourages visits to the library for socialization and interaction with peers. Children will listen to read alouds, songs, rhymes, and finger plays. Flannel board stories and puppets may allow for audience participation to reinforce that reading is fun!
Location
Aflac Storytime Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, September 21, 2015
Time
11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
Description
Tiny Tales is a fun program that introduces babies and toddlers to books and language activities. Parents are encouraged to take on the role as their child's first teacher. Activities may involve stories, books, rhymes, music, movement, finger plays, puppets and educational toys.
Location
Aflac Storytime Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Tiny Tales encourages parents to take an active role as their child’s first teacher by introducing book and language activities that can be repeated at home. This fun-filled program for babies and toddlers includes stories, rhymes, music, movement, and much more!
Location
Large Conference Room
Library
North Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Preschool Adventures encourages visits to the library for socialization and interaction with peers. Children will listen to read alouds, songs, rhymes, and finger plays. Flannel board stories and puppets may allow for audience participation to reinforce that reading is fun!
Location
Large Conference Room
Library
North Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Community Study Hall (Canty)
Location
Alpha Kappa Alpha Room
Library
Mildred L. Terry Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description
Try your hand at science experiments that you can do at home. Experiments will cover topics like chemical reactions, water and air science, space, engineering, and nature. Every week will have an activity that you can take home and try for yourself. (Ages 8-13)
Location
Aflac Storytime Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
Preschool Adventures encourages visits to the library for socialization and interaction with peers. Children will listen to read alouds, songs, rhymes, and finger plays. Flannel board stories and puppets may allow for audience participation to reinforce that reading is fun!
Location
Alpha Kappa Alpha Room
Library
Mildred L. Terry Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Tiny Tales is a fun program that introduces babies and toddlers to books and language activities. Parents are encouraged to take on the role as their child's first teacher. Activities may involve stories, books, rhymes, music, movement, finger plays, puppets and educational toys.
Location
Alpha Kappa Alpha Room
Library
Mildred L. Terry Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM
Description
Time for Tots is a fun, high-energy reading program that aids in children’s speech development and motor coordination, while helping them to gain valuable pre-reading skills. Activities may involve stories, books, language, rhymes, music, movement, activities, puppets and educational toys.
Location
Aflac Storytime Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
We’re going to have a mini-camp-out in the children’s garden while the weather is still nice! We’ll have fun reading stories and singing campfire songs in a real outdoor tent! It won’t be a sleepover, but everyone will get to take home a sticky sweet camping treat! Ages 11 and under
Location
Reading Garden
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 25, 2015
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
This interactive storytime with introduce both children and caregivers to yoga through storytelling. Young children love to move, make noise, and use their imaginations. Combining storytelling with creative movement, games, and music will actively engage children in a meaningful way that supports learning and inspires imagination. Children and caregivers should arrive in loose, comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or bath towel for a ‘Namaste’ time!
Location
Aflac Storytime Room
Library
Columbus Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, September 25, 2015
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
"Home" (Rated PG)
Oh, an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip, who is on a quest of her own.
Location
Conference Room
Library
South Columbus Public Library

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Welcome to the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries' 2015 Aflac Vacation Reading Program (AVRP). For every 10 books you read this summer, visit your local library branch and choose a prize from the treasure chest. Once you complete 10 books, you may visit your local branch and register to win really great prizes like a LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra (ages 5 - 7) or a bundle of books (ages 0 - 4)! For program information and rules, click here.

This program begins on May 16, 2015 and ends on July 13, 2015. You will not be able to log any books until May 16.