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Spring Break Programming

Monday, April1st

Lego Free Build: Come build something awesome with Legos! 2:00-4:00pm.

Tuesday, April 2nd

MegaHurtz Robotics: Come watch Buchanan High School's Robotics Team demonstrate this year's robot. 2:00-3:00pm.

Wednesday, April 3rd

Tech Take Apart: Join us as we take apart different kinds of technology and machines. Please bring your own screwdrivers if you are able; a limited number of screwdrivers will be available for use. For children ages 10-15. Sign up required. 10:30am-12:00pm.
Fernwood Presentation: Corey from Fernwood will give a presentation on predators. 2:00-3:00pm.

Thursday, April 4th

Tech Make-A-Bot: Create something new with the pieces from Tech Take Apart. For children ages 10-15. Sign up required. 10:30am-12:00pm.
Mish Mosh Crafts: Come choose from the many crafts available and create your own masterpiece! 10:30am-12:00pm.
Classroom Critters with Mr. Paul: Get up close and personal with some little creatures. Mr. Paul worked at the Boston Franklin Zoo and owned his own pet shop for many years. You'll learn about boneless animals, animals that crawl, and animals that swim. 2:00-3:00pm.

Friday, April 5th

Children's Movie: Come watch The Incredibles 2. 10:30am-12:00pm.
Teen's Movie: Grab a friend and come watch The Boxtrolls. 1:30-3:30pm.

Movie Night

Come celebrate "One Book, One Michiana" by watching The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy at Buchanan Library Wednesday, April 17th at 6:00pm. All ages welcome.

Star Wars Day

May the 4th be with you! Come take a photo with Star Wars characters, answer trivia, make a craft, and celebrate all things Star Wars! Dressing up is encouraged. Fun for all ages. Saturday, May the 4th 12:00-1:30pm. 

Regular Programming

Pokemon Club
Bring your Pokemon cards and have fun battling, trading, or just talking Pokemon! For children 7 to 12. Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm January 29th through April 23rd.

Story Time
Come sing, dance, listen to stories, and then make a craft. For children up to six years old. Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am January 16th through April 24th.

Geeky Bits Tech Club - featuring littleBits
A two-week class for our Certified Geeky Techs will be offered Thursdays, March 28th through April 4th, 4:15-5:30pm. Certification and registration required; space is limited.

littleBits Beginners Class
New to littleBits?  This is the class for you. Children 8-14 can join our  Beginning Bits Class to learn what littleBits is all about and become a Certified Geeky Tech!  Once you are certified then you can sign-up for Geeky Tech Club programs.  You will receive a certificate and button.  Registration required; space is limited. Sign up at the Front Desk to be notified when the next class will take place.

What are littleBits?  Click here to see how it works.

To see what is taking place at our Geeky Bits programs take a look at the videos below or check out our YouTube Channel:   

Hammer Slammer Party Game 

Makey Makey Drum Kit  

Remote Controlled Robots

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club
The Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club meets 6:30-8:00pm the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Teens and adults are welcome. Join us the following dates:

March 13th- Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
April 10th- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Join us April 17th at 6pm to watch the movie!

This is St. Joseph County Library's 2019 "One Book, One Michiana" pick. Check out their website
for Hitchhiker themed events and programming at https://sjcpl.lib.in.us/one-book.

May 8th- The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
June 12th- Space Opera by Catherynn M. Valente

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This program promotes early literacy skills for children from birth to age five and encourages parent and child bonding through reading.  Sign your child up with Miss Sarah or online with Wandoo Reader and track your progress.  See Miss Sarah for your welcome packet, which includes a new book, a reading list, and information on early child development and reading.  After each 100 book milestone, your child receives a small prize.  Participants' names and achievements will be proudly displayed in the Desenberg Children's Corner.  One book a day is 365 books read in 1 year!  Get started today! 

Looking for a good book to read?

View our most checked out titles and staff favorites by clicking here.

Hour of Code
Learn how to code with games, free and accessible from any computer with the internet! Check it out at HourOfCode.com!