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Week of January 15, 2018

Tuesday, January 16

WeeRead is a multi-aged story time for children and their caregivers.  We will share songs & stories, learn rhymes - both old and new, and shake our sillies out with lively music.  Each story time will end with a puppet show and a rhyme to take home. This story time lasts 25 minutes.  We recognize that story time is a learned experience and that 25 minutes may be a bit too long for our littlest friends.  Please come for whatever amount of time works for you and your child.  You are welcome to slip out and come back either in a few minutes or another time. We are prepared to keep things flexible so that kids of every age will have a fun story time experience!

All programs are sensory friendly.  Everyone is welcome and celebrated.  There is no right way to join in!  For specific information about any program, call (920) 886-6335, or email youthdesk@neenahlibrary.org.

MY LITTLE PONY (PG, 99 minutes )

Animated

After a dark force conquers Canterlot, the Mane 6 embark on an unforgettable journey beyond Equestria where they meet new friends and exciting challenges on a quest to use the magic of friendship to save their homeland.

Wednesday, January 17

Good morning!  Have a little one who’s up at the crack of dawn?  Wish there was something to do with them that early?  This storytime is for you!

Early Risers is for babies and toddlers birth-24 months old.  We read a story, do bounces and rhymes, have some special music and free play time.  Families often stay after to visit and have fun.  This program will be held in the Storytime Room on the first floor.  Including free time, plan to stay about 30-45 minutes.

NOTE: because the library is officially closed during this time, people coming to storytime will only be allowed in from 7:35-7:50, after which the doors will be locked. 

 

Everyone is welcome to attend library programs. There is no right way to join in! If accommodations are needed to participate, please contact the library administrative office at 920-886-6301 or by email at library@neenahlibrary.org at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Baby Times are gentle story times for newborns to one-year-olds, with a caregiver (siblings welcome!).  We read a story, do bounces and rhymes, have some special music and free play time.  Families often stay after to visit and have fun.  This program will be held in the Storytime Room located on the first floor.  Including free time, plan to stay about 30 minutes to an hour.

Imagine That! is a story time for ages 4 and up designed to stimulate a child's imagination and encourage thinking skills.  There will be stories from across all genres (including non-fiction), and activities that include creative play, movement and music.  Suggestions for literacy and hands on activities will be provided to complement many of the sessions.  Imagine That! is designed to encourage and foster a lifelong curiosity for learning and adventure.  Come and join the fun!

All programs are sensory friendly.  Everyone is welcome and celebrated.  There is no right way to join in!  For specific information about any program, call (920) 886-6335, or email youthdesk@neenahlibrary.org.

The Neenah Public Library Board of Trustees meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend meetings.

This is an after work storytime in the board book area of the youth department for babies age birth to 3 years.  It will include sharing music, movement and board books.  What a nice way to unwind with your little one!

All programs are sensory friendly.  Everyone is welcome and celebrated.  There is no right way to join in!  For specific information about any program, call (920) 886-6335, or email youthdesk@neenahlibrary.org.

Join us for conversation, refreshments, and of course, knitting! 

The first & third Wednesdays of each month (unless otherwise noted) at 6:30pm in the 2nd floor Carpenter Room.


Bring your latest project or one that you are struggling to complete. Learn about charity knitting projects. 

For new knitters, experienced knitters, crocheters and other needle crafters - all ages are welcome!      

Please contact Adult Services with any questions! 

920-886-6315 or Library@neenahlibrary.org

Thursday, January 18

What will I experience at Lapsit Storytime with my 2 or 3 year old?  Expect to hear 3 or 4 age-appropriate books read, to dance - maybe with scarves or shaker eggs, and to learn some new finger rhymes.  You'll have an opportunity to meet Penelope the Puppet who loves Poetry, to guess what's in the Mystery Bag, and to watch a puppet show on the 'big' puppet stage.

Lapsit is a lively storytime with many short segments designed with the attention span of  2 and 3 year olds in mind.  

All programs are sensory friendly.  If a half hour of Lapsit is a bit too long for your child, please come for whatever amount of time works for you and your child.  You are welcome to slip out  - and come back either in a few minutes or another week!

Every Thursday hone your ukulele skills with us for an hour to an hour and a half.

Bring music you're working on, something you're having trouble with, play a solo or a duet for the group, play along with your fellow ukers. All skill levels welcome!

We'll meet in the Story Time Room.

Everyone is welcome to attend library programs. There is no right way to join in! If accommodations are needed to participate, please contact the library administrative office at 920-886-6301 or by email at library@neenahlibrary.org at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Join the Neenah Historical Society at the Neenah Public Library as the Neenah Menasha Fire Rescue present a program on the history of fire fighting in our community. Interesting photos, artifacts, and stories will be part of this presentation. “The History of the Neenah Fire Department” is one of our “Making a Hometown” programs in our series on the history and stories of our great community.

For further information contact the Neenah Historical Society at 920-729-0244 or Neenahhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

History programs are sponsored by the Neenah Historical Society and co-sponsored by the Neenah Public Library

Friday, January 19

Yoga with an experienced instructor from Absolute Wellness.

If your child likes a smaller, quieter setting, please join us on the third Friday of the month at 9:15-9:45 a.m. in the Storytime Room for “B2R—Small Group Edition.”    Held before Bach to Rock, a music and movement storytime, there will be a gentler Bach to Rock for children who would feel more comfortable in a sensory-friendly setting.  There is space in the small group edition for 12 children and their adult.  This storytime is for ages 2-4.  The dates for 2018 are January 19th, February 16th, March 16th and April 20.  We suggest arriving before 9:15 to get a spot.

This story time, for ages 2-4, includes reading stories, playing simple rhythm instruments, dancing, singing, and music appreciation.  We explore all styles of music, including jazz, classical, rock, folk, and show tunes. For specific information, call (920) 886-6335, or email youthdesk@neenahlibrary.org.

Everyone is welcome to attend library programs. There is no right way to join in! If accommodations are needed to participate, please contact the library administrative office at 920-886-6301 or by email at library@neenahlibrary.org at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

Toddle Times are active story times for babies from 12-24 months and their caregivers (siblings welcome!).  A single book, lively bounces and rhymes, special music, free play and socializing are all included.  With free time, plan to stay about 30 minutes to an hour.

 

Sit back and enjoy watching Despicable Me 3 with popcorn and juice on this day off from school -- and all for FREE!  

Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist.

This animated movie is rated PG and has a run time of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

 

Wishing for a few more snowflakes this winter?  Enjoy your day off from school being creative and making these decorative snowflakes.  All supplies will be provided.  For ages 10 and up.

Saturday, January 20

Preserving watersheds is vital to the survival of eagles and other wildlife dependent upon this habitat.  Kelly will provide outreach and education regarding the Fox-Wolf River Basin, water quality, stormwater runoff, area conservation projects, and volunteer opportunities watershed cleanup and aesthetics.   A model will be used to simulate what happens, not only from run off into lakes and rivers, but with what happens to the water resources beneath our feet. 

Presentation by Kelly Reyer, Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance


For activities at other locations see: www.EagleDaysAlongtheFox.org

Hands-on interactive displays in the children’s Story Time Room as well as crafts.  Fun for the whole family!

People of all ages are drawn to opportunities to observe this unique species that inhabits the Lake Winnebago System.  Thousands flock to river banks every spring to observe the spawning ritual or brave the cold in winter for the spearing season.  In many regions where sturgeon were once prevalent,  over harvest and loss of habitat negatively impacted most populations.  Despite declines through most of their range, lake sturgeon have remained abundant in the Lake Winnebago System.  Ryan’s presentation will outline the management activities undertaken by the DNR to protect and manage this culturally and ecologically important resource.

Presentation by Ryan Koenigs, DNR Sturgeon Biologist


For activities at other locations see: www.EagleDaysAlongtheFox.org

 

What types of invaders lurk in our waterways?  What impact do they have on native habitat and species? Chris will help participants identify aquatic invasive species (AIS) as well as share with us what we can do to help prevent them from spreading.  Learn what you can do through projects such as Citizen Lake Monitoring for AIS, Bait Shop Outreach, ProjectRED, phragmites monitoring, Purple Loosestrife Biocontrol, and many more! Do your part to help stop the spread of alien invaders in our region.

Presentation by Chris Acy, AIS Coordinator, Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance.


For activities at other locations see: www.EagleDaysAlongtheFox.org

Sunday, January 21

What can you build in one hour?  Come to the Neenah Public Library on the first and third Sundays of the month and build something never seen before, during LEGOs @ the Library.  The program is for kids age 5 and up; children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  LEGOs provided.  We’ll display your creation in the children’s display case!