All Ages:

 

Pokémon Card Swap: Thursday, September 7, 4:00- 4:45 pm. All Ages. Compare your Pokémon portfolio and trade cards with other players! Registration begins Thursday, Aug. 24. Help us test our new software: you may alos register online for this event by clicking “Events” on our website.

Unicorn CraftAll ages. Tuesday, September 19. Drop in and make a fun craft to take home. All day while supplies last. No registration.

Minecraft Scavenger Hunt: All ages. Monday, September. 25th to Friday, September 29th. Help! A plague of creepers and endermen have invaded the library biome! Can you find them all and save Youth Services? No Registration.

Star Wars Reads Day: All ages. Thursday, October 5th. Drop in and make a fun craft to take home. All day while supplies last. No registration. 

Clifford Visits the Library! All ages. Friday, October 6th, 10:00-10:30 am.  Come read a story and visit with Clifford the Big Red Dog! No registration

Pumpkin Craft: All ages. Tuesday, October 17th. Drop in and make a fun craft to take home. All day while supplies last. No registration.

Curious George Visits the Library! All ages. Friday, November 3rd, 10-10:30am. Come read a story and visit with George the curious monkey! No registration.

Turkey Wreath: All ages. Tuesday, November 21st. Drop in and make a fun craft to take home. All day while supplies last. No registration.

 


 Infant/Toddler

Book Babies: Children 0-1.5 years old. September 18th to October 30* (6 classes) MOndays, 9:30am OR 11:00am. Caregiver must attend with child. Siblings welcome. Registration begins Friday, September 1st.

Tiny Tots: Children 1.5-2.5 years old. September 22- November 3(6 classes)  Fridays, 9:30am OR 11:00am. Caregiver must attend with child. Siblings welcome. Registration begins Friday, September 8th.

Toddler Time: Children 2.5-3.5 years old. September 19th-November 1* (6 classes) Tuesdays, 9:30am OR 11:00am OR Wednesdays at 9:30am. Registration begins Tuesday, September 5th.

Preschool Storyhour: Children 3.5-5.5 years old. September 20- November 2nd(6 classes) Wednesdays at 11:00am OR Thursdays at 9:30am OR 11:00am. Registration beings Wednesday, September 6th.

*There will be no Storytimes 10/9-10/13 due to staff training.

Sensory Storytime: All Ages and abilities welcome! Mondays, September 11th, October 9th, November 6th. (3 Classes), 2-3pm. Registration begins Monday, August 28.

Monster Truck Drive-in: Ages 3-5. Saturday, October 28, 2-3pm. Vroom Vroom! Come create your own cardboard monster truck and join us for a Halloween movie. Siblings welcome. Registration begins Friday, October 13th.

 


 

Kindergarten/Elementary (K-5)

Coder Dojo: Scratch: Gr. K-5. Monday, September 11, 6-7pm. Learn about Scratch programming and create something new. Registration begins Monday, August 28th.

K-Club: Squirrels: Gr. K-1. Friday, September 15, 4-4:45pm. Stories, crafts, snacks and more at this Kids Club program! Registration begins Friday, Sept. 1st.

2nd Story Homeschool: Comic Art Workshop: For Homeschoolers Gr. K-5. Monday, September 25th , 2-3pm. Learn to draw some fun comic book art! Registration begins Monday, Sept. 11.

Lego Club: Gr. K-5. All classes 4-4:45pm. 

Lego Club Date……………………………………Registration begins…

  • Friday, Sept. 29th………………………Friday, Sept. 15th
  • Friday, Oct. 27th…………………………Friday, Oct. 13th
  • Wednesday, Nov. 8……………………….Wednesday, Oct. 25th

We Provide the Legos and display what you build! Come build something new with us.

K-Club: Pumpkins: Gr. K-1. Friday, October 13, 4-4:45pm. Stores, crafts, snacks and more at this Kids Club program! Registration begins Friday, Sept. 29th.

Coder Dojo: 1 hour of Code: Gr. K-5. Monday October, 19th. 6-7pm. Come and participate in 1 hour of code using code.org. Registration begins Monday, Oct. 2.

Creature Feature Drawing Workshop with Bill Halliar: Gr. K-5. Thursday, October 19th, 4-5pm. Join local comic illustrator, Bill Halliar as he leads a hands-on class in spooky character illustration. Registration begins Thursday, Oct. 5th.

Youth Studio: Etching: Ages 10 and up. Tuesday, October 24th, 6:30-7:30pm. Let your inner artist shine and learn the art of etching! Registration begins Tuesday, October 10th.

Spooky Slime Workshop: Gr. K-5. Wednesday, October 25th, 4-5pm. Create creepy oozes and ghastly goops. Registration begins Wednesday, October, 11th.

2nd Story Homeschool: Genealogy Detectives: For Homeschoolers Gr. K-5 with adult. MOnday, October 30, 2-3pm. Use your detective skills to research and discover your family tree! Registration begins Monday, Oct. 16.

Nerf Night: BATTLEFIELD: Ages 10 and up. Friday, november 10, 5:30-8pm. Come “camo” ready and battle your friends after the library closes! In honor of Veteran’s Day, we will be taking a collection for AMVETS! A list of items needed can be picked up a Valparaiso Youth Services. Must provide your own Nerf toys, ammo, and signed permission slip to attend. Registration begins Friday, Oct. 27th.

Mario Kart Night: Gr. 5 and up. Monday, November 13th, 6-7:30pm. Compete with your friends. Snacks provided. Registration begins Monday, Oct. 30.

Youth Studio: Wood Art: Ages 10 & up. Tuesday, November 14th, 6:30-7:30pm. A picture is worth a thousand words, so let’s make something great with it! Bring your own printer copy photo to class. Registration begins Tuesday, October 31st.

American Girl: Dream, Make, Create! Gr. K-5. Wednesday, November 15th, 4-5pm. Make-believe meets Maker-space! Design and create backdrops and props for our American Girl Mini-Photo Shoot! Registration begins Wednesday, November 1st.

K-Club: Dragons Love Tacos: Gr. K-1. Friday, NOvember 17th, 4-4:45pm. Stories, crafts, snacks and more at this Kids Club program! Registration begins Friday, November 3.

2nd Story Homeschool: Van Allsburg’s Jumanji Adventure: For Homeschoolers Gr. K-5. Monday, November 27th, 2-3pm Learn about this Caldecott author through fun jungle-inspired activities! Registration begins Monday, November 13th. 

Coder Dojo: Simple Circuits: Ages 7-17. Monday, November 20th. 2-3pm. Come and learn about simple circuits and make a cool project to take home. Registration begins Monday, November 6th.

 


Teen

 Art after Dark with Bill Halliar: Gr. 6-12. Thursday, October 19th, 6-7pm. Join local comic illustrator, Bill Halliar as he leads a hands-on class in spooky character illustration. Registration begins Thursday, Oct. 5th.

Youth Studio: Etching: Ages 10 and up. Tuesday, October 24th, 6:30-7:30pm. Let your inner artist shine and learn the art of etching! Registration begins Tuesday, October 10th.

Spooky Slime Workshop: Gr. K-5. Wednesday, October 25th, 4-5pm. Create creepy oozes and ghastly goops. Registration begins Wednesday, October, 11th.

Nerf Night: BATTLEFIELD: Ages 10 and up. Friday, november 10, 5:30-8pm. Come “camo” ready and battle your friends after the library closes! In honor of Veteran’s Day, we will be taking a collection for AMVETS! A list of items needed can be picked up a Valparaiso Youth Services. Must provide your own Nerf toys, ammo, and signed permission slip to attend. Registration begins Friday, Oct. 27th.

Mario Kart Night: Gr. 5 and up. Monday, November 13th, 6-7:30pm. Compete with your friends. Snacks provided. Registration begins Monday, Oct. 30.

Youth Studio: Wood Art: Ages 10 & up. Tuesday, November 14th, 6:30-7:30pm. A picture is worth a thousand words, so let’s make something great with it! Bring your own printer copy photo to class. Registration begins Tuesday, October 31st.

iCreate: Plastic Jewelry Making:  gr. 6-12. Thursday, November 9th. 6-7pm. Make pins and charms using plastic shrink film at this fun creative class! Registration begins Thursday, October 26th.

Coder Dojo: Simple Circuits: Ages 7-17. Monday, November 20th. 2-3pm. Come and learn about simple circuits and make a cool project to take home. Registration begins Monday, November 6th.

Youth Advisory Council Meetings (Y.A.K.): Thursdays, Sept.14th, Oct, 26th, and Nov. 16th, 6-7 pm. Looking for a way to be involved at the library? You can help develop new programs for teens and plan displays for the Young Adult area. NO REGISTRATION.


Movie Matinees                                               saturday-matinee-pic

Bring snacks to eat and a blanket sit on!

Can you figure out the titles of these movies?

 

(Tuesday) October 16, 2017   2:00 – 4:00 pm

It’s a “tale as old and time!”Come check it out!

 

(Wednesday) November 22, 2017   2:00-4:00 pm

He’s a captain dressed only in his underpants…and a cap of course!

 

 

What movies would you like to see at the library! Let us know in the comments below! 

 

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