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Fall Programming- Online & Outside

Preschool Story Time

Join the Buchanan District Library for Story Time  on Facebook Live. Each week we'll have stories and songs for preschool children with Miss Sarah and other special guests: Oct. 14 we will have special guest Principal Stacey Denison, and on Oct. 21 we will be at the Buchanan Fire Department with Captain Bobby. Join us on Oct. 28th on a Google Meet for a Halloween Party - dress in your costume! Wednesdays September 23 through October 28 at 10:30am.

YA Book Club

Join the YA Book Club  to read and discuss The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. The club will meet for 4 dates in September and October on Google Meet and outside the library (weather permitting). Megan Goodrich, founder of One Month at a Time, will lead the discussion. This book deals with many difficult topics, including but not limited to serious mental health conditions and sexual abuse and assault. Adults as well as teens are welcome to participate—please email m.paulette@buchananlibrary.com if you have questions. Teens will need a parent or guardian’s permission to join us. Click the link below to fill out a form to sign up for the YA Book Club, or email
m.paulette@buchananlibrary.com.

Book Club will meet every other Wednesday at 7:00pm September 16 through October 28.

Ukulele Club

The library is excited to announce our NEW Ukulele Club! The fall 2020 session will meet online, Saturdays at 11am, October 3 through November 21. The library will provide a ukulele for each participant to use during the session. A qualified ukulele teacher will teach the course through Lessonface. The teacher and club members will be able to see and interact with each other through Zoom.
CLASS IS NOW FULL. Interested in a future class? Sign up using this Google form to be contacted when we schedule the next session. https://forms.gle/iUp9HTVmSggkXHFj7

Adults, teens, and kids 10 & up may participate in Ukulele Club. A limited number of spots are available, and registration is first come, first served. A concert or soprano ukulele will be provide to you. Size preference is also first come, first served. Participants must have a Buchanan Library card, and will also need to sign our LoT Lending Guidelines and Agreement (you can find it here https://www.buchananlibrary.org/how-do-i/check-out-items-from-the-library-of-things). Lessons will be online and a reliable internet connection is necessary to participate in the class. Ukuleles may be kept through the duration of the fall Ukulele Club session and then must be returned to the library. Ukuleles will be available for pick up the week of September 28.
Questions? Email Meg at m.paulette@buchananlibrary.com.

Halloween Craft-to-go

Similar to our Summer Activity Bags  we will have a Halloween craft bag available for pick up!  CLICK HERE to sign up online and they will be ready for pick-up on October 23. Keep an eye out in November and December for a Thanksgiving and a Holiday Craft-to-Go. 

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Join in the fun and decorate a pumpkin! No carving please. Drop off your decorated pumpkin at the library on Friday, October 23, and we will display them inside the library. Patrons will be able to vote at the library and we will post them on our Facebook page so everyone can vote for their favorite! The winner will be announced on Friday, October 30 at 4:00pm.

  

Regular Programming
Has been suspended until further notice.

Pokemon Club
Bring your Pokemon cards and have fun battling, trading, or just talking Pokemon! For children 7 to 12.

Story Time
Come sing, dance, listen to stories, and then make a craft. For children up to six years old. .

Jack Knight Cafe
Middle school kids, come play games, do a craft, eat a snack, and chill out after a long day at school!

Geeky Bits Tech Club - featuring littleBits
Classes creating special projects with littleBits for our Certified Geeky Techs are routinely offered. Certification and registration required; space is limited. Sign up at the Front Desk to be notified when the next class is scheduled.

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 Bits 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 is scheduled.

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

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 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 sticker.  When your child reads 1000 books, his or her photo and name will be proudly displayed in the Desenberg Children's Corner and they will receive a book.  One book a day is 365 books read in 1 year!  Get started today! 

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

Youth Digital Access Cards
Buchanan Middle and High School students or juvenile residents age 10 to 17 years without a standard library card may be issued a Youth Digital Access Card. The Youth Digital Access Card grants the cardholder access to the library’s digital media collection, including eBooks and audiobooks through Overdrive or Libby. It does not grant access to library computers or checking out circulating items. Those wishing to apply for a Youth Digital Access Card must present a Buchanan School ID, driver’s license, or other ID.