April Showers Bring Crafts, Science, and Furry Friends to the Library!

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Do you know a budding scientist? Visit the Franklin Avenue Library for Science Saturdays!


Earth Day Science

Saturday, April 21, 1:30 PM

Franklin Avenue Library

Kids can plant a terrarium, learn about composting, and make their own fossils.


Science in a Cup

Saturday, April 28, 1:30 PM

Franklin Avenue Library

Kids will love learning about colorful fizzing chemical reactions and swirling effects. We will be working with natural liquids and effervescent tablets, so please wear old clothes.


Space is limited for both of these events, so be sure to preregister at www.dmpl.org.


Get Inspired!

While reading, many people find themselves inspired to create. In a Crafty Readers storytime, kids listen to a short story and make a craft that connects to the story or its message.


Tuesday, April 3, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Franklin Avenue Library

We will read The Gardener and plant our own container garden.


Wednesday, April 4, 2:30 PM-3:00 PM

Central Library

We will read My Side of the Car, by Kate Feiffer and make a rainy day mobile.


Tuesday, April 10, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Franklin Avenue Library

Read The Amazing Adventures of Bumblebee Boy and make your own superhero mask.


Tuesday, April 17, 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Franklin Avenue Library

We will read Here Comes the Big, Mean Dust Bunny! and other stories by Jan Thomas. Make and take home your very own dust bunny.


Thursday, April 19, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

South Side Library

We’ll read Jump, Frog, Jump!, by Robert Kalan and make a frog craft.


Tuesday, April 24, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Franklin Avenue Library

Read Walter Was Worried and create your own self portrait from paper.


BeTween the Lines

Here are a few programs especially for tweens!


Seed Starters

Thursday, April 12, 4:00 PM

Franklin Avenue Library

With help from a Master Gardener, tweens ages eight through twelve will learn how to start a container garden from seed. Bring some home to start your own garden! Snacks provided. Preregister.


Tween Wii

Thursday, April 26, 4:00 PM

Franklin Avenue Library

Tweens ages eight through twelve are invited to play Wii on the big screen in the meeting room! Snacks provided.

Spring Into a Fun Craft!


Make it and Take it Craft

Monday, April 2-Thursday, April 5, All Day

East Side Library


The Chicken or the Egg?

Saturday, April 7, 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Central Library

Make a hatching chicken and egg paper craft.


Crafty Recyclers

Monday, April 9, 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM

North Side Library

Recycling is fun! Each month we will learn about a different recyclable material and make a craft.


April Flowers

Saturday, April 14, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Central Library

Make paper flowers and a basket to welcome spring’s coming.


Spring Butterflies

Saturday, April 21, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Central Library

Make a beautiful butterfly to celebrate Earth Day!


Terrific Trees

Saturday, April 28, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Central Library

Make a tree using recycled toilet paper rolls. Decorate with tissue paper buds and markers.

Come Read to Our Furry Friends!

Central Library

Exercise your reading skills with Remmy, Scout, or Caper, the therapy dogs. Stop by the children’s desk to sign up for a ten minute slot and share a great book with a four-legged friend. Central Library Children’s Area.

Saturday, April 7

11:00 AM-12:00 PM and

2:00 PM-3:00 PM


Saturday, April 14

11:00 AM-12:00 PM


Saturday, April 21

11:00 AM-12:00 PM


Check Out Our Weekly Storytimes

Don’t forget our storytimes at all six locations! See our online calendar ( http://e2ma.net/go/5982407/207495731/231821735/4070/goto:https://ia.evanced.info/dmpl/lib/eventcalendar.asp ) for details.


Want to know more about events for kids at the library? Be sure to check out What’s Happening ( http://e2ma.net/go/5982407/207495731/231821736/4070/goto:http://www.dmpl.org/events_news/whatshappening/whatshappening_Feb-March_12.pdf )!

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