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   Events for Kids @ Main (including Storytimes)
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   Events for Adults @ Main
   Murray Scholls Events (for kids, teens and adults including storytimes)

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  1. Calendar Overlay Events for Adults @ BCL Main (4)
  2. Calendar Overlay Events for Kids @ BCL Main (1)
  3. Calendar Overlay Events for Teens @ BCL Main (2)
  4. Calendar Overlay Murray Scholls Events for Kids (1)
  5. Calendar Overlay Murray Scholls Events for Teens & Adults (1)
  6. Calendar Overlay Storytimes @ BCL Main (4)
  7. Calendar Overlay Storytimes @ Murray Scholls (1)

Events for Adults @ BCL Main

  1. Explore! Interactive Program for Adults & Teens with Disabilities

    November 6, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Cathy Stanton Conference Room

    Join us for activities that explore themes related to science, technology and art. This program is for adults and teens (14+) with developmental disabilities and their caregivers. Free and open to the public; no registration required. For more information, contact Adult Services at 503-644-2197, option 2.

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  2. Citizenship Class

    November 6, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Reading Room

    Prepare for US citizenship at the library, with teachers from Mission: Citizen! This class runs for eight weeks, and you are encouraged to attend each week to get the most out of the class. We speak many languages! Free and open to the public; registration is required, but can be completed in-person at class.

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  3. English Conversation Practice Group

    November 6, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ World Languages Room or Reading Room

    Are you learning English? Come practice and meet new friends at the library! We'll have conversations in English about different topics. All languages and levels are welcome. Free and open to the public; no registration required.

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  4. Three-minute Thespians

    November 6, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Library Auditorium

    Is your inner actor aching to perform? Come read scenes with us! No experience required, just enthusiasm and willingness to participate. We'll take turns reading two- to three-minute scenes from a variety of plays with other actors. Don't sweat the spotlight - it'll be fast and fun! Free and open to the public; no registration required.

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Events for Kids @ BCL Main

  1. OBOB Book Club "Out of Left Field"

    November 6, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Storytime Room

    Want to join a book club? Here's one just for kids where we discuss different battle books and answer trivia questions. Grades 3-5, registration required.

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Events for Teens @ BCL Main

  1. Maker Studio

    November 6, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Teen Room

    Hang out in the Teen Room and use various materials from our Maker Cart to create something truly original. We'll provide supplies, including washi tape, origami paper, button making materials and more - you bring ideas for this drop-in, self-directed crafting time. Grades 6-12.

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  2. Teen Art Show

    November 6, 2019, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Meeting Rooms A and B

    Check out art by local teens and cast your vote for the People's Choice Awards! Join us for the Opening Reception on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 4-5 p.m. Call the Teen Desk for submission details. Grades 6-12 can submit art. All ages can attend show.

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Murray Scholls Events for Kids

  1. "Mermaid Queen" Book Party @ Murray Scholls

    November 6, 2019, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM @ Murray Scholls Branch

    Listen to "Mermaid Queen," the spectacular true story of the record-breaking swimmer, and then join us for crafts and activities! Ages 3-6 with family, registration required.

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Murray Scholls Events for Teens & Adults

  1. Maker Studio @ Murray Scholls

    November 6, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Murray Scholls Branch Teen Zone

    Hang out in the Teen Zone and use various materials from our Maker Cart to create something truly original. We'll provide supplies, including washi tape, origami paper, button making materials and more - you bring ideas for this drop-in, self-directed crafting time. Grades 6-12.

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Storytimes @ BCL Main

  1. Fun for 1s Storytime

    November 6, 2019, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM @ Storytime Room

    This storytime is designed for children ages 12-24 months. We share books, songs, rhymes, and fun with bubbles! The last 10 minutes are set aside for playtime with toys and time for social interaction with other families. Limited to the first 50 people.

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  2. Fun for 1s Storytime

    November 6, 2019, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Storytime Room

    This storytime is designed for children ages 12-24 months. We share books, songs, rhymes, and fun with bubbles! The last 10 minutes are set aside for playtime with toys and time for social interaction with other families. Limited to the first 50 people.

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  3. Baby Bugs Storytime

    November 6, 2019, 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM @ Storytime Room

    Join us for a fun and interactive Baby Bugs storytime for children under 1! Stories, songs and rhymes will be followed by a brief playtime with toys and opportunity for social interaction. Limited to the first 50 people.

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  4. Baby Stay & Play

    November 6, 2019, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM @ Storytime Room

    A playgroup for babies ages 12 months and under and their caregivers. Join us for toys and socialization time directly after storytime. Families are welcome to join us even if they do not attend storytime. Doors open at 12:15 p.m.

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Storytimes @ Murray Scholls

  1. Toddler Storytime @ Murray Scholls

    November 6, 2019, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM @ Murray Scholls Children's Room

    Toddlers will enjoy this interactive storytime that includes books, action songs, rhymes, flannelboard stories and other fun activities that encourage a love of reading books! There is also a simple craft to do or take home and enjoy at the end of each storytime.

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