Children

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join the SPSEA for wonderfully wacky art activities to celebrate the creator of wonderful characters like the Lorax, Horton, and the Cat in the Hat. 

Where: Children's Department

 

 

9:30am

Calling all Lego fans! Learn basic building principles and create a Star Wars Walker!

  • This Lego class will be held 6 times over the course of the summer. Please choose only one date to attend.
     
  • Open to kids entering grades 4, 5, and 6 only.
     
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
Sorry, this event is full

October 15 2014

7:00pm

Listen to stories around the campfire!

  • Location: Sunset Park
  • If rain, visit schlowlibrary.org for alternate location
No registration necessary

October 12 2014

2:00pm

The Knights of Columbus are hosting their 24th Annual 5K! 

  • The race begins at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 850 Stafford Drive, State College.
  • Registration is $18 if postmarked by September 20 and $20 after that date.
  • You may also register on race day.
  • Free children's races will take place at 2:45pm
  • Detailed race information available here.

Register online now! Or, download a paper application (attached below) and mail to:

Jaimie Wright 
228 Homan Avenue
State College, PA, 16801

Proceeds benefit the Children's Department of Schlow Library. 

 

 

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11:00am to 2:00pm

Pack for Mars

Imagine you’re going on a trip to a new planet. What would you take with you? Stuff your very own suitcase full of everything you might need.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Tuesday 4 times .
9:30am

We love stories! Join us for stories, songs, flannelboards and more! 

  • Ages: 3 to 5
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Session 2: Tuesdays at 9:30am

  • March 11
  • March 18
  • March 25
  • April 1
Please call 814.235.7817 to register.
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October 20 2014

Repeats every week every Monday 4 times .
10:30am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories - a fun time for you and your toddler. 

  • Ages: 18 to 36 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Session 2: Mondays at 10:30am

  • October 20
  • October 27
  • November 3
  • November 10

Session 2 registration begins Monday, October 6.

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.

November 26 2014

11:00am to 2:00pm

Make your own colorful Paper Weaving, then use it to cover a book you can fill with stories or drawings.

No registration necessary
11:00am

Lilly has a fabulous purple plastic purse and she wants to show it to everyone! But what will happen if she can't wait until sharing time? Come watch the Penn State Thespians bring Kevin Henkes' classic story to life.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
12:00pm

E.T.

The story of a lost alien, befriended by a young boy who helps him return to his planet. (PG, 1982, 115 minutes)

No registration necessary
1:30pm

Magical Adventures for Talented Heroines and Heroes

Students grades 1-5 discover a magical land where everyone speaks a universal language. Join fellow heroines and heroes as they listen to a story, learn a special language skill, engage in a creative hands-on activity, and discover an exciting new place to explore!

  • Where: Begins in Schlow's Downsbrough Community Room; ends at Discovery Space
  • Participants will be given a special pass to Discovery Space
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Sponsored by AAUW State College Branch
Please call 814.235.7817 to register.
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October 15 2014

Repeats every week every Wednesday 6 times .
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children

Join Connie Schulz, SCASD Family Outreach Specialist, and community resource guides to meet other parents and share ideas. 

Wednesdays, 12pm-1:30pm

  • ​October 15
  • October 22
  • October 29
  • November 5
  • November 12
  • November 19
  • ​To register, please go to SCASD's Community Education page or call 814-231-1070
    Once you are at the Community Education page, click on the Register Now button, select 2014 Fall (semester) and Parent Education (subject).
  • Childcare is provided at no cost, but please make reservations one week prior to the date needed, or for the series by Tuesday, September 9.

​Topics include:

  • Understanding Your Child's Emotional Experience
  • Problem-solving/Self-care for Caregivers
  • Emotion-coaching Your Child's Anger
  • And more!

 

Please call 814.231.1070 to register.

December 6 2014

11:00am

Amelia Bedelia is a spunky maid who takes things a little too literally. Come and join her on her crazy, mixed-up adventures in literal housekeeping!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
12:00pm

The Iron Giant

Hogarth Hughes just rescued an enormous robot that fell from the stars to Earth. Now young Hogarth has one very big friend and an even bigger problem: how do you keep a 50-foot-tall, steel-eating giant a secret? (PG, 1999, 86 minutes)

No registration necessary
1:30pm

Enjoy a thrilling show presented by M&M Magic to celebrate the start of Summer Reading!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
9:00am

Pig out on books all month long! Stop in and ask about how you can participate in our April Book Club!

 

 

December 6 2014

10:30am to 11:30am

Introduction to Genealogy and Ancestry

The Holiday Season is a spectacular time to learn about your family history. Join Elaine to gather the necessary skills to trace your family tree. She'll provide search tips and an introduction to Ancestry.com, a service that is free to use at Schlow.

  • Where: The Musser Room
Please call 814.235.7816 to register.

October 16 2014

12:00pm to 3:00pm

Create a Fall Friend using leaves, seeds, and other autumn treasures.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
11:00am

Experience stories, songs and art in Japanese. Fun for speakers of all languages, including English!

  • Ages: 3 to 8
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Upcoming World Stories Alive dates:

  • March 29 - Portuguese
  • April 5 - French
  • April 12 - Arabic
  • April 26 - Hindi

World Stories Alive is a collaborative project brought to you by Schlow Centre Region Library, Global Connections and The Center for Global Studies at Penn State.

No registration necessary
12:00pm

Despicable Me

Gru delights in all things wicked. Surrounded by an army of tireless little yellow minions, and armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way, until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential dad. (PG, 2010, 95 minutes)

  • Where: The State Theatre
  • ​Due to limited availability of parking at Schlow, please use one of the public lots or garages located close to the theatre. Check out our Downtown Parking map to make your plan! (see attached pdf)

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No registration necessary
2:00pm to 3:00pm

May 3rd is Free Comic Book Day! Come to this free all-ages workshop to learn how to make your own! Want to participate in Free Comic Book Day in other ways? Visit the official website to find out more.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room


 

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October 21 2014

Repeats every week every Tuesday 4 times .
10:30am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories - a fun time for you and your toddler. 

  • Ages: 18 to 36 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Session 2: Tuesdays at 10:30am

  • October 21
  • October 28
  • November 4
  • November 11


Session 2 registration begins Monday, October 6.

Please call 814.237.6236 to register.

December 1 2014

9:00am to 9:00pm

Take part in a special memory... Ride the Polar Express! 

  • Saturdays, December 6 & 13: 11am-3pm
  • Sundays, December 7 & 14: 2pm-4:20pm

Listen to the story in the Children's Department and ride the trolley through Downtown. 

Children will receive a small drawstring bag with a bell and a coin that they can spend at Santa's Workshop. 

Photos with Santa will be available at Santa's Workshop. 

The last reading is at 3pm on Saturdays and 4:20pm on Sundays. 

 

Please call 814.235.7817 to register.
1:00pm

Lilly has a fabulous purple plastic purse and she wants to show it to everyone! But what will happen if she can't wait until sharing time? Come watch the Penn State Thespians bring Kevin Henkes' classic story to life.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
2:30pm

Meet us in the parking lot of the Arboretum for a walk through the gardens.

  • Where: The Arboretum at Penn State
  • Please note: Parking at the Arboretum is very limited - there is additional parking at the Law Building but it is $1.00 per hour.
No registration necessary
2:00pm

Magical Adventures for Talented Heroines and Heroes

Students grades 1-5 discover a magical land where everyone speaks a universal language. Join fellow heroines and heroes as they listen to a story, learn a special language skill, engage in a creative hands-on activity, and discover an exciting new place to explore!

  • Where: Begins in Schlow's Downsbrough Community Room; ends at Discovery Space
  • Participants will be given a special pass to Discovery Space
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Sponsored by AAUW State College Branch
Please call 814.235.7817 to register.
7:00pm

Wear your snuggliest pajamas and discover the unique sound of the bassoon! 

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary

December 6 2014

2:30pm

Amelia Bedelia is a spunky maid who takes things a little too literally. Come and join her on her crazy, mixed-up adventures in literal housekeeping!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
2:30pm

Science, magic, or both? You decide! Learn tricks that will amaze your friends and impress your science teacher. 

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
12:00pm

Beyond Time Out

Drawing upon what we learned last week, we will continue our discussion about children's behavior and look at discipline techniques that teach and help them to become more responsible.

Join Connie Schulz, SCASD Family Outreach Specialist, and community resource guides to meet other parents and share ideas.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
     
  • Register by calling 814.231.1070, or by visiting the SCASD Community Education website.
  • Childcare is provided at no cost, but please make reservations one week prior to the date needed, or for the entire series by Tuesday, February 25.
  • Feel free to bring snacks or lunch for yourself and your child during these free programs.
Please call 814.231.1070 to register.
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September 27 2014

Repeats every week every Saturday until Sun Jan 01 2017 .
2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Chess Club is back! Join a game. Learn new tactics. Make new friends.

No registration necessary

October 17 2014

11:00am to 2:00pm

Make your own tiny version of a Scarecrow complete with a big smile, whispy yellow hair and a muffin paper hat! 

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Celebrate March Reading Madness with the NSSLHA. Shake off that cabin fever and celebrate spring!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Light and Shadow

Use our big screen to explore light and shadow. How many different kinds of shadow animals can you make?

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
11:00am to 1:00pm

Visit the State College Spikes’ field for an all-access tour of the stadium, and play ball with the Spikes players!

Each child in attendance will receive an autograph book for the players to sign.

No registration necessary
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September 23 2014

Repeats every week every Tuesday 4 times .
9:30am

We love stories! Join us for stories, songs, flannelboards and more! 

  • Ages: 3 to 5
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Session 1: Tuesdays at 9:30am

  • September 9
  • September 16
  • September 23
  • September 30

Session 1 registration begins Thursday, August 28.

Sorry, this event is full

December 1 2014

11:00am to 2:00pm

Decorate a Snow Figure for every member of your family! 

No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join local Penn State students for some springtime fun!

Activities will include tissue paper butterflies, animal hats, and clothespin butterflies.

  • Where: Children's Department

 

No registration necessary
11:00am

For Summer Reading participants, ages 3 to 7. Come celebrate! No ticket required.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
11:00am

For Summer Reading participants, ages 3 to 7. Come celebrate! No ticket required.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
1:30pm to 5:00pm

Storm into Schlow for some swashbucklin' surprises!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary

December 7 2014

2:30pm

Amelia Bedelia is a spunky maid who takes things a little too literally. Come and join her on her crazy, mixed-up adventures in literal housekeeping!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
2:30pm

Enjoy magic and balloon-making with Dennie Huber.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
12:00pm

Dynamics of Two-Parent Parenting

Staff from the PSU Prevention Research Center will join us to discuss some of the basics for successful co-parenting. 

Join Connie Schulz, SCASD Family Outreach Specialist, and community resource guides to meet other parents and share ideas.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
     
  • Register by calling 814.231.1070, or by visiting the SCASD Community Education website.
  • Childcare is provided at no cost, but please make reservations one week prior to the date needed, or for the entire series by Tuesday, February 25.
  • Feel free to bring snacks or lunch for yourself and your child during these free programs.
Please call 814.231.1070 to register.
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October 3 2014

Repeats every month on September, October, November on the first Friday until Fri Nov 07 2014 .
9:00am to 12:00pm

Curious about your child's developmental progress? Evaluations are administered by certified therapists from local early intervention agencies. 

Skills will be evaluated in five major areas:

  • motor (crawling, rolling, walking, hand-eye coordination)
  • social (attention span, interactions, play)
  • cognitive (thinking, reasoning)
  • language (speech, understanding, pronunciation of words)
  • adaptive (eating, dressing, toileting)

First Fridays of September, October & November, 9am-12pm.

  • Ages: Newborn to 5 years
No registration necessary

October 19 2014

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join Paws of Friendship in fun fall activities! 

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
11:00am

Experience stories, songs and art in Portuguese. Fun for speakers of all languages, including English!

  • Ages: 3 to 8
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Upcoming World Stories Alive dates:

  • April 5 - French
  • April 12 - Arabic
  • April 26 - Hindi​

World Stories Alive is a collaborative project brought to you by Schlow Centre Region Library, Global Connections and The Center for Global Studies at Penn State.

No registration necessary
12:00pm

Time Bandits

A troupe of tiny bandits, challenged with the task of patching up the handiwork of a Supreme Being who was forced into creating the world in only 6 days, instead steal the priceless map of the universe. Accompanied by an English school boy, they are swept away on a whirlwind adventure through time and space, encountering bizarre incarnations of Napoelon, Robin Hood, Agamemnon, and others. (PG, 1981, 110 minutes)

  • Where: The State Theatre
  • Due to limited availability of parking at Schlow, please use one of the public lots or garages located close to the theatre. Check out our Downtown Parking map to make your plan! (see attached pdf)

Attachments

No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Sprout Houses

Add to our neighborhood of Sprout Houses! Give a lima bean a pretty place to grow, then check on it each time you visit the library.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
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October 22 2014

Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times .
9:30am

We love stories! Join us for stories, songs, flannelboards and more! 

  • Ages: 3 to 5
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Session 2: Wednesdays at 9:30am

  • October 22
  • October 29
  • November 5
  • November 12

Session 2 registration begins Monday, October 6.

Please call 814.235.7817 to register.

December 6 2014

11:00am to 3:00pm

Take part in a special memory... Ride the Polar Express! 

  • Saturday, December 6, 11am-3pm

Listen to the story in the Children's Department and ride the trolley through Downtown. 

Children will receive a small drawstring bag with a bell and a coin that they can spend at Santa's Workshop. 

Photos with Santa will be available at Santa's Workshop. 

The last reading is at 3pm on Saturdays.

Please call 814.235.7817 to register.
10:00am to 4:00pm

Join the 5th Annual BookFestPA!

Celebrate the artistry of books with Pennsylvania authors at this Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts event​.

  • When: 10am to 4pm
  • Where: Schlow Library parking lot

The 2014 Speakers – Nature, Science & Imagination

Join these treasured Pennsylvania writers as they explore nature, science, and the make believe!

Scott Weidensaul – Learn the real scoop on bird migration from renowned naturalist Scott Weidensaul! An active field researcher specializing in birds of prey and hummingbirds, he is a hugely popular speaker who we are thrilled to welcome to BookFest PA.

The author of more than two dozen books, including Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds, Weidensaul’s work has appeared in Audubon, Smithsonian, the New York Times, Nature Conservancy, and National Wildlife

  • When: 2pm
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

For the kids - and all kids at heart!

Rebecca Hirsch – Award-winning State College author Rebecca Hirsch uses her awesome science background to bring vivid, exciting portraits of nature, geography and the world of innovations to her young readers. She has written more than twenty books for children, including Arctic Tern Migration, a Junior Library Guild Selection.

  • When: 11am
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Rebecca Thornburgh – At the age of seven Rebecca Thornburgh announced that she was going to be a bookmaker when she grew up. Talk about prophetic - she has gone on to illustrate more than 100 books! Her passion for reading as well as drawing is reflected in two of her favorites, Lewis the Librarian and The Shelf Elf

  • When: 1pm
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

At the BookFest Tent - Mysteries to Local History

  • Meet more than a dozen authors from throughout Pennsylvania!
  • Discover their inspiring paths to publishing and get signed copies of their books.
  • Win novel prizes, from reading glasses to book bags to a brand new tablet!

Note: The BookFestPA 2014 speakers will be autographing books at the BookFest Tent after their talks.

No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Stargazers

Bring the stars down to you! Find your favorite constellation on our handy guide, and recreate it with a Stargazer.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
11:00am

For Summer Reading participants, ages 8 to 12. Come celebrate! No ticket required.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
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October 21 2014

Repeats every 20 years on the 1 of January until Wed Dec 31 2014 . Also includes Tue Oct 21 2014, Tue Nov 18 2014, Tue Dec 16 2014.
6:00pm

Enrich your relationship with books!

  • One Tuesday per month from 6pm-7pm
    ​September 16
    October 21
    November 18
    December 16
  • Appropriate for girls entering 5th and 6th grades
  • Registration begins in September - please plan to attend at least two sessions

Where: Children's Activity Room

We'll be reading:

Please call 814.235.7817 to register.

December 23 2014

11:00am to 2:00pm

Celebrate the early December darkness by creating your own version of Vincent Van Gogh's famous "Starry Night" painting.

No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Wind

What is invisible but all around us? Wind! Make your own pinwheel or hand kite and watch wind work.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
4:00pm

Join us to honor the winners of this year's book contest!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
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September 27 2014

Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Dec 27 2014 except Sat Sep 20 2014, Sat Dec 06 2014, Sat Dec 13 2014.
11:00am

Spend your Saturday at the library!

Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and a hands-on activity to take home.

  • Ages: 2 to 7
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Note: On rare occasions, movies, performers, or other special events may replace Saturday Stories Alive.

No registration necessary

October 31 2014

11:00am to 2:00pm

Make a Crazy Hat to add to your costume using fun recyclables.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Participate in hands-on signing activities including an art station, stories and baby signs with PSU Sign Language Organization. 

  • Where: Children's Department

 

No registration necessary
2:30pm

with author Lindsay Barrett George

Science is all around us. Animals are all around us. Be a nature detective and learn about the animals that live in and around State College…and make a book about your favorites! 

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Lindsay Barrett George will have her books for sale after the program
No registration necessary
9:30am

Calling all Lego fans! Learn basic building principles and create a Star Wars Walker!

  • This Lego class will be held 6 times over the course of the summer. Please choose only one date to attend.
     
  • Open to kids entering grades 4, 5, and 6 only.
     
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
Please call 814.235.7817 to register.
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September 23 2014

Repeats every week every Tuesday 4 times .
10:30am

A storytime for all ages! Interactive stories, fingerplays, and music. 

  • Ages: 2 to 7
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Session 1: Tuesdays at 10:30am

  • ​September 9
  • September 16
  • September 23
  • September 30
No registration necessary

December 7 2014

2:00pm to 4:15pm

Take part in a special memory... Ride the Polar Express! 

  • Sunday, December 7, 2pm-4:20pm

Listen to the story in the Children's Department and ride the trolley through Downtown. 

Children will receive a small drawstring bag with a bell and a coin that they can spend at Santa's Workshop. 

Photos with Santa will be available at Santa's Workshop. 

The last reading is at 4:20pm on Sundays.

Please call 814.235.7817 to register.
6:30pm

Meet author Susan Stockdale!

Join us for cake and conversation at a Stripes of All Types Book Party featuring author Susan Stockdale. Don't forget to bring your copy of the book for Susan to autograph!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.
No registration necessary
12:00pm

Happy Feet

Emperor Penguins from Antarctica each express their true love with a special heartsong. However, misfit Mumble cannot sing. Instead, he has an extraordinary talent to tap dance with almost magical energy and expression. Mumble learns that his toe-tapping may be exactly what he needs to save his community. (PG, 2006, 108 minutes)

  • Where: The State Theatre
  • Due to limited availability of parking at Schlow, please use one of the public lots or garages located close to the theatre. Check out our Downtown Parking map to make your plan! (see attached pdf)

Attachments

No registration necessary
3:00pm

For kids ages 3 to 12, who read at least 3,500 pages. Woohoo!

  • 3,500 pages must be read by July 31 and logged on Pizza Party Book Log sheets.
     
  • Permission slips due by August 8.
     
  • Calling to register is not necessary. A returned permission slip is all you need! Feel free to contact us with any questions.
     
  • Where: Hi-Way Pizza
Please call 814.235.7817 to register.
10:00am to 11:00am

Family Music Time

A program of music learning with singing, moving, and playing simple instruments such as rhythm sticks, bells, drums, and sound bars, will be presented by a certified Kindermusik teacher. 

  • Recommended for infants to age 4
  • Limit: 12 children per session
  • Registration required
     
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
Sorry, this event is full

December 29 2014

11:00am to 2:00pm

Celebrate the season by making a snazzy Winter Wreath to decorate your door.

No registration necessary
12:00pm

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Flint Lockwood is a young inventor who dreams of creating something that will improve everyone's life. In a town where food drops from the sky like rain, Flint hopes to create something that will change everyone's life. However, when the weather takes a turn for the worse, the residents of the town of Chewandswallow will find their eating habits have drastically changed. (PG, 2009, 90 minutes)

No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Tuesday 5 times .
9:15am

A place for children to play and an opportunity for parents to talk. Sessions limited to 12 families.​

  • Ages: 18 months to 3 years
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Session 2: Tuesdays at 9:15am

  • March 4
  • March 11
  • March 18
  • March 25
  • April 1

You may choose to register for Toddler Learning Centre OR one Tales for Twos storytime each session.

Sorry, this event is full
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September 22 2014

Repeats every week every Monday 4 times .
9:30am

Sweet stories, songs & action rhymes - a playtime just for baby and grown-up.

  • Ages: Newborns to 18 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Session 1: Mondays at 9:30am

  • September 8
  • September 15
  • September 22
  • September 29

Session 1 registration begins Thursday, August 28.

Sorry, this event is full

November 1 2014

9:00am to 5:00pm

Flight of Imagination: November Book Club

Ages 3 to 12

  • Set your own goal by choosing the number of books you want to read during November.
  • Registration begins November 1.
  • Log your books throughout the month to earn a prize for reading your favorites.
  • Keep track of your progress on our sticker charts.
  • Meet your goal and be entered into our drawing to win a stuffed unicorn or dragon, courtesy of Animal Kingdom! 
No registration necessary
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Let's get this party started! Join us for family building activities with blocks and Legos

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

 

Attachments

No registration necessary
2:30pm

Jump, sing, and frolic like a frog! Watch a puppet show, compare jumping distances, and see and touch real eggs, tadpoles, and frogs!

Creature Teacher Jody Wallace - Environmental Education Specialist for the Blair County Conservation District - will take us on this frog-tastic adventure.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
2:30pm

Are you busy as a bee? Hard-working as an ant? An inspiring entomologist? Help puppet contestants play an exciting game about bugs. Fun for parents and larvae, alike! Meet new friends and learn interesting bug facts. Audience members will interact with Joe and his friends as they work together to play the game.

  • Presented by Adam Swartz Puppets
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
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October 22 2014

Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times .
10:30am

A storytime for all ages! Interactive stories, fingerplays, and music. 

  • Ages: 2 to 7
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Session 2: Wednesdays at 10:30am

  • ​October 22
  • October 29
  • November 5
  • November 12
No registration necessary

December 13 2014

11:00am to 3:00pm

Take part in a special memory... Ride the Polar Express! 

  • Saturday, December 13, 11am-3pm

Listen to the story in the Children's Department and ride the trolley through Downtown. 

Children will receive a small drawstring bag with a bell and a coin that they can spend at Santa's Workshop. 

Photos with Santa will be available at Santa's Workshop. 

The last reading is at 3pm on Saturdays.

Please call 814.235.7817 to register.
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Repeats every week every Saturday 3 times except Sat May 17 2014, Sat May 24 2014.
11:00am

Spend your Saturday at the library!

Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and a hands-on activity to take home.

  • Ages: 2 to 7
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Note: On rare occasions, movies, performers, or other special events may replace Saturday Stories Alive.

No registration necessary
2:00pm

For Summer Reading participants, ages 8 to 12. Come celebrate! No ticket required.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
1:30pm

For kids ages 3 to 12, who read at least 3,500 pages. Woohoo!

  • 3,500 pages must be read by July 31 and logged on Pizza Party Book Log sheets.
     
  • Permission slips due by August 8.
     
  • Calling to register is not necessary. A returned permission slip is all you need! Feel free to contact us with any questions.
     
  • Where: Hi-Way Pizza
Please call 814.235.7817 to register.
11:00am to 12:00pm

Family Music Time

A program of music learning with singing, moving, and playing simple instruments such as rhythm sticks, bells, drums, and sound bars, will be presented by a certified Kindermusik teacher. 

  • Recommended for infants to age 4
  • Limit: 12 children per session
  • Registration required
     
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
Please call 814.235.7817 to register.

December 30 2014

11:00am to 2:00pm

Make a colorful Crepe Paper Streamer Flyer and fly it to welcome a brand New Year!

No registration necessary
2:30pm

Attention all animal lovers: practice caring for our furry friends and learn about the different jobs veterinarians do!

No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Monday 4 times .
9:30am

Sweet stories, songs & action rhymes - a playtime just for baby and grown-up.

  • Ages: Newborns to 18 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Session 2: Mondays at 9:30am

  • March 10
  • March 17
  • March 24
  • March 31
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September 24 2014

Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times .
9:30am

Sweet stories, songs & action rhymes - a playtime just for baby and grown-up.

  • Ages: Newborns to 18 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Session 1: Wednesdays at 9:30am

  • September 10
  • September 17
  • September 24
  • October 1


Session 1 registration begins Thursday, August 28.

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November 1 2014

9:00am to 5:00pm

Bring your furry friend to an exciting sleepover at the Library! He'll enjoy games, snacks, and more! 

Pick up your pal on Sunday from 2-4pm and see what they've been up to overnight. 

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
7:00pm

Lilly has a fabulous purple plastic purse and she wants to show it to everyone! But what will happen if she can't wait until sharing time? Come watch the Penn State Thespians bring Kevin Henkes' classic story to life.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Cars in Motion

Do you know the awesome forces at work when a car coasts down a hill? Make your own racing ramp and see them in action!

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
1:30pm

Magical Adventures for Talented Heroines and Heroes

Students grades 1-5 discover a magical land where everyone speaks a universal language. Join fellow heroines and heroes as they listen to a story, learn a special language skill, engage in a creative hands-on activity, and discover an exciting new place to explore!

  • Where: Begins in Schlow's Downsbrough Community Room; ends at Discovery Space
  • Participants will be given a special pass to Discovery Space
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Sponsored by AAUW State College Branch
Registrations closed
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September 23 2014

Repeats every week every Tuesday 5 times .
9:15am

A place for children to play and an opportunity for parents to talk. Sessions limited to 12 families.​

  • Ages: 18 months to 3 years
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Session 1: Tuesdays at 9:15am

  • September 9
  • September 16
  • September 23
  • September 30
  • October 7

You may choose to register for Toddler Learning Centre OR one Tales for Twos storytime each session.

Session 1 registration took place on Wednesday, August 27.

Sorry, this event is full

December 14 2014

2:00pm to 4:15pm

Take part in a special memory... Ride the Polar Express! 

  • Sunday, December 14, 2pm-4:20pm

Listen to the story in the Children's Department and ride the trolley through Downtown. 

Children will receive a small drawstring bag with a bell and a coin that they can spend at Santa's Workshop. 

Photos with Santa will be available at Santa's Workshop. 

The last reading is at 4:20pm on Sundays.

Please call 814.235.7817 to register.
6:00pm

Enrich your relationship with books!

Today's book: Matilda by Roald Dahl

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
Please call 814.235.7817 to register.
11:00am to 2:00pm

Five Senses

Exercise your five senses! Immerse yourself in textures, sounds, and more.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
9:30am

Calling all Lego fans! Learn basic building principles and create a Star Wars Walker!

  • This Lego class will be held 6 times over the course of the summer. Please choose only one date to attend.
     
  • Open to kids entering grades 4, 5, and 6 only.
     
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
Sorry, this event is full

September 21 2014

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Hands-on signing activities including an art station, stories and baby signing games with PSU Sign Language Organization.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary

December 31 2014

11:00am to 2:00pm

Jazz up the start of 2015 with a colorful New Year's Crown! Use spirals, zig-zags, and all types of shapes and colors.

No registration necessary
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Stop by and experience instruments up close! Examine a trumpet, baritone, violin, gathering drum, bells, and a recorder!

  • Sponsored by Robert M. Sides Family Music Centers
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times .
9:30am

Sweet stories, songs & action rhymes - a playtime just for baby and grown-up.

  • Ages: Newborns to 18 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Session 2: Wednesdays at 9:30am

  • March 12
  • March 19
  • March 26
  • April 2
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October 20 2014

Repeats every week every Monday 4 times .
9:30am

Sweet stories, songs & action rhymes - a playtime just for baby and grown-up.

  • Ages: Newborns to 18 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Session 2: Mondays at 9:30am

  • October 20
  • October 27
  • November 3
  • November 10

Session 2 registration begins Monday, October 6.

Please call 814.235.7817 to register.

November 2 2014

2:00pm to 4:00pm

After picking up your stuffed animal from their sleepover, enjoy camping crafts and activities with the SPSEA.

Where: Children's Department

No registration necessary
11:00am

Experience stories, songs and art in Arabic. Fun for speakers of all languages, including English!

  • Ages: 3 to 8
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Upcoming World Stories Alive dates:

  • April 26 - Hindi​

World Stories Alive is a collaborative project brought to you by Schlow Centre Region Library, Global Connections and The Center for Global Studies at Penn State.

No registration necessary
12:00pm

Over the Hedge

A scheming raccoon tricks a family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food by invading the new suburban sprawl that arrived while they were hibernating. (PG, 2006, 83 minutes)

  • Where: The State Theatre
  • Due to limited availability of parking at Schlow, please use one of the public lots or garages located close to the theatre. Check out our Downtown Parking map to make your plan! (see attached pdf)

Attachments

No registration necessary
2:00pm

Magical Adventures for Talented Heroines and Heroes

Students grades 1-5 discover a magical land where everyone speaks a universal language. Join fellow heroines and heroes as they listen to a story, learn a special language skill, engage in a creative hands-on activity, and discover an exciting new place to explore!

  • Where: Begins in Schlow's Downsbrough Community Room; ends at Discovery Space
  • Participants will be given a special pass to Discovery Space
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Sponsored by AAUW State College Branch
Registrations closed
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September 23 2014

Repeats every week every Tuesday 5 times .
10:30am

A place for children to play and an opportunity for parents to talk. Sessions limited to 12 families.​

  • Ages: 18 months to 3 years
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Session 1: Tuesdays at 10:30am

  • September 9
  • September 16
  • September 23
  • September 30
  • October 7

You may choose to register for Toddler Learning Centre OR one Tales for Twos storytime each session.

Session 1 registration took place on Wednesday, August 27.

Sorry, this event is full

December 6 2014

11:00am to 3:00pm

Bring your gifts and wrap them in your own creative, one-of-a-kind gift wrap! 

  • Saturday, December 6, 11am-3pm

Materials courtesy of The Growing Tree.

No registration necessary
10:00am to 1:00pm

Celebrate Earth Day with a local 6th grade class!

  • Free face painting!
  • Watch students create Endangered Species sidewalk art

* Rain date: Wednesday, April 23

No registration necessary
12:00pm

Megamind

Over the years, Megamind has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way. Each attempt is a colossal failure, thanks to the caped superhero known as Metro Man, until the day Megamind finally triumphs. But when a new villain arrives and chaos runs rampant, the people of Metro City wonder if Megamind will be the one to save the day. (PG, 2010, 95 minutes)

  • Where: The State Theatre
  • Due to limited availability of parking at Schlow, please use one of the public lots or garages located close to the theatre. Check out our Downtown Parking map to make your plan! (see attached pdf)

Attachments

No registration necessary
9:30am

Calling all Lego fans! Learn basic building principles and create a Star Wars Walker!

  • This Lego class will be held 6 times over the course of the summer. Please choose only one date to attend.
     
  • Open to kids entering grades 4, 5, and 6 only.
     
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
Please call 814.235.7817 to register.

October 6 2014

9:00am to 9:00pm

Stop into the Library or call 814-235-7817 to reserve your spot in our next session of storytimes! 

 

Please call 814.235.7817 to register.

January 2 2015

11:00am to 2:00pm

Explore the science of magnetism with Magnetic Marvel Jars!

No registration necessary
11:00am to 1:30pm

Celebrate the start of Summer Reading!

  • Meet Ike the Spike and the Nook Monster from 11am to 12pm.
     
  • Spiderman, Elmo, Tigger, and the Cat in the Hat will arrive at 11am and stay until the magic show begins at 1:30!
     
  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Tuesday 5 times .
10:30am

A place for children to play and an opportunity for parents to talk. Sessions limited to 12 families.​

  • Ages: 18 months to 3 years
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Session 2: Tuesdays at 10:30am

  • March 4
  • March 11
  • March 18
  • March 25
  • April 1

You may choose to register for Toddler Learning Centre OR one Tales for Twos storytime each session.

Sorry, this event is full
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October 21 2014

Repeats every week every Tuesday 4 times .
9:30am

Sweet stories, songs & action rhymes - a playtime just for baby and grown-up.

  • Ages: Newborns to 18 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Session 2: Tuesdays at 9:30am

  • October 21
  • October 28
  • November 4
  • November 11

Session 2 registration begins Monday, October 6.

Please call 814.235.7817 to register.

November 8 2014

10:00am to 11:00am

Find out what the Write And Illustrate Your Own Book Contest judges are looking for! Improve your writing skills and discuss mistakes to avoid.

  • Bring your book for a brief personal evaluation starting at 11am.
     
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
Please call 814.235.7817 to register.
11:00am

Experience stories, songs and art in French. Fun for speakers of all languages, including English!

  • Ages: 3 to 8
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Upcoming World Stories Alive dates:

  • April 12 - Arabic
  • April 26 - Hindi​

World Stories Alive is a collaborative project brought to you by Schlow Centre Region Library, Global Connections and The Center for Global Studies at Penn State.

No registration necessary
2:30pm

Explore the jungle of insects that live right outside your door. Learn how to find and care for these local bugs, and examine mounted specimens of some of the most unusual buggies and creepy crawlies you've ever seen. Plus you never know what live insects Butterfly Guy Rick Mikula will have along!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Thursday until Thu Aug 21 2014 .
10:30am to 11:30am

Want to make your own accessories? Like giving handmade gifts to friends? Join other tweens in learning how to knit!

  • Where: Children's Activity Room
  • Supplies provided
  • Recommended for kids entering grades 4-6
  • Co-sponsored by the Centre County Knitters Guild
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October 22 2014

Repeats every week every Wednesday 5 times .
10:30am

A place for children to play and an opportunity for parents to talk. Sessions limited to 12 families.​

  • Ages: 18 months to 3 years
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Session 2: Wednesdays at 10:30am

  • October 22
  • October 29
  • November 5
  • November 12
  • November 19

You may choose to register for Toddler Learning Centre OR one Tales for Twos storytime each session.

Session 2 registration begins Wednesday, October 8.

Please call 814.235.7817 to register.

December 7 2014

2:00pm to 4:15pm

Bring your gifts and wrap them in your own creative, one-of-a-kind gift wrap! 

  • Sunday, December 7, 2pm-4:20pm

Materials courtesy of The Growing Tree.

No registration necessary
2:30pm

Come make some noise with Two of a Kind! Help them put a musical spin on reading and science.

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
12:00pm

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius

Jimmy Neutron is trying to make contact with an alien civilization. Unbeknownst to him, a satellite he launches is picked up by an alien species. The aliens fly to earth and abduct all the parents in Jimmy's hometown of Retroville, so it's up to Jimmy to create a fleet of space ships and try to rescue them before it's too late. (G, 2001, 82 minutes)

No registration necessary
9:30am

Calling all Lego fans! Learn basic building principles and create a Star Wars Walker!

  • This Lego class will be held 6 times over the course of the summer. Please choose only one date to attend.
     
  • Open to kids entering grades 4, 5, and 6 only.
     
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
Please call 814.235.7817 to register.

October 8 2014

9:00am to 9:00pm

Stop into the Library or call 814-235-7817 to reserve your spot in our next session of Toddler Learning Centre! 

 

Please call 814.235.7817 to register.

December 31 2014

1:00pm

Enjoy magic and balloon-making with Dennie Huber!

No registration necessary
2:30pm

Think you can’t make a mess at the library? Think again! Find us in the Readers’ Garden, where we’ll be making things pop, ooze, and explode!

No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Monday 4 times .
10:30am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories - a fun time for you and your toddler. 

  • Ages: 18 to 36 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Session 2: Mondays at 10:30am

  • March 10
  • March 17
  • March 24
  • March 31

 

Sorry, this event is full
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September 22 2014

Repeats every week every Monday 4 times .
10:30am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories - a fun time for you and your toddler. 

  • Ages: 18 to 36 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Session 1: Mondays at 10:30am

  • September 8
  • September 15
  • September 22
  • September 29

Session 1 registration begins Thursday, August 28.

Sorry, this event is full

November 16 2014

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Give thanks for reading with leaf wreaths, turkey puppets, and more! 

No registration necessary
6:00pm

Enrich your relationship with books!

Today's book: The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare

  • Where: Children's Activity Room

 

Please call 814.235.7817 to register.
2:30pm

with author Artie Bennett

Author Artie Bennett writes about everything from poop to pandas. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how our bodies inspired his books!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
1:30pm

Magical Adventures for Talented Heroines and Heroes

Students grades 1-5 discover a magical land where everyone speaks a universal language. Join fellow heroines and heroes as they listen to a story, learn a special language skill, engage in a creative hands-on activity, and discover an exciting new place to explore!

  • Where: Begins in Schlow's Downsbrough Community Room; ends at Discovery Space
  • Participants will be given a special pass to Discovery Space
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Sponsored by AAUW State College Branch
Please call 814.235.7817 to register.
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October 22 2014

Repeats every week every Wednesday 5 times .
9:15am

A place for children to play and an opportunity for parents to talk. Sessions limited to 12 families.​

  • Ages: 18 months to 3 years
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

Session 2: Wednesdays at 9:15am

  • October 22
  • October 29
  • November 5
  • November 12
  • November 19

You may choose to register for Toddler Learning Centre OR one Tales for Twos storytime each session.

Session 2 registration begins Wednesday, October 8.

Please call 814.235.7817 to register.

December 13 2014

11:00am to 3:00pm

Bring your gifts and wrap them in your own creative, one-of-a-kind gift wrap! 

  • Saturday, December 13, 11am-3pm

Materials courtesy of The Growing Tree.

 

No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Aug 23 2014 except Sat Aug 09 2014.
11:00am

Spend your Saturday at the library!

Join us for a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and a hands-on activity to take home.

  • Ages: 2 to 7
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Note: On rare occasions, movies, performers, or other special events may replace Saturday Stories Alive.

No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Chicken Cluckers

Cluck like a chicken! Explore fun sounds you can make with simple household items.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
9:30am

Calling all Lego fans! Learn basic building principles and create a Star Wars Walker!

  • This Lego class will be held 6 times over the course of the summer. Please choose only one date to attend.
     
  • Open to kids entering grades 4, 5, and 6 only.
     
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
Sorry, this event is full

October 12 2014

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Design your own spooky cat, hanging ghost, owl bookmarks and more with students from NSSLHA!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary

December 31 2014

4:00pm

Enjoy magic and balloon-making with Dennie Huber!

No registration necessary
2:30pm

Colorful lights that explode in the sky, loud noises that echo in your ears…but where do they come from? Uncover the mystery of fireworks!

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
  • Special drawing for exclusive VIP seating tickets to 4th Fest!! 
No registration necessary
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Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times .
10:30am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories - a fun time for you and your toddler. 

  • Ages: 18 to 36 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Session 2: Wednesdays at 10:30am

  • March 12
  • March 19
  • March 26
  • April 2
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September 24 2014

Repeats every week every Wednesday 4 times .
10:30am

Singing, dancing, fingerplays, and stories - a fun time for you and your toddler. 

  • Ages: 18 to 36 months
  • Where: Children's Activity Room

Session 1: Wednesdays at 10:30am

  • September 10
  • September 17
  • September 24
  • October 1

Session 1 registration begins Thursday, August 28.

Sorry, this event is full

November 22 2014

2:30pm

Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania Presents The Nutcracker.

Celebrate the holiday season with excerpts from this favorite ballet. 

  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room
No registration necessary
11:00am

Experience stories, songs and art in Hindi. Fun for speakers of all languages, including English!

  • Ages: 3 to 8
  • Where: Downsbrough Community Room

World Stories Alive is a collaborative project brought to you by Schlow Centre Region Library, Global Connections and The Center for Global Studies at Penn State.

Note: This is the last World Stories Alive of the year.

No registration necessary
11:00am to 2:00pm

Patterned Butterflies

Love visiting our department butterflies? Make your own to take home! Use paint to create a beautiful pattern.

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary
2:00pm

Magical Adventures for Talented Heroines and Heroes

Students grades 1-5 discover a magical land where everyone speaks a universal language. Join fellow heroines and heroes as they listen to a story, learn a special language skill, engage in a creative hands-on activity, and discover an exciting new place to explore!

  • Where: Begins in Schlow's Downsbrough Community Room; ends at Discovery Space
  • Participants will be given a special pass to Discovery Space
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Sponsored by AAUW State College Branch
Please call 814.235.7817 to register.
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September 23 2014

Repeats every week every Tuesday 4 times .
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Join Connie Schulz, SCASD Family Outreach Specialist, and community resource guides to meet other parents and share ideas. 

  • Tuesdays, 12pm-1:30pm
  • ​To register, please go to SCASD's Community Education page or call 814-231-1070
    Once you are at the Community Education page, click on the Register Now button, select 2014 Fall (semester) and Parent Education (subject).
  • Childcare is provided at no cost, but please make reservations one week prior to the date needed, or for the series by Tuesday, September 9.

​Topics include:

  • September 16 - Raising Responsible Children
    We will discuss ways that parents can encourage children to develop responsibility. Topics include dealing with chore arguments and helping children learn to be smart about money. 
     
  • September 23 - Authoritative Parenting
    Join us to look a positive discipline techniques that enhance parent-child relationships while discouraging back-talk and whining. Helpful reading: Permission to Parent by Robin Berman, MD
     
  • September 30 - Is My Child Spirited?
    If your child's temperament is more intense, persistent, sensitive, perceptive, and/or energetic, he or she may be spirited! We will look at temperament, how it affects relationships in families, and how to focus on strengths.
     
  • October 7 - Mindful Parenting
    Parenting is often stressful in ways that can harm our relationships and even our health if prolonged. We will discuss and practice techniques that can help us slow down, be fully present, and feel more content in our families.

 

Please call 814.231.1070 to register.

December 14 2014

2:00am to 4:15pm

Bring your gifts and wrap them in your own creative, one-of-a-kind gift wrap! 

  • Sunday, December 14, 2pm-4:20pm

Materials courtesy of The Growing Tree.

 

No registration necessary
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Repeats every 2 weeks every Tuesday until Tue Jul 29 2014 .
10:30am

A storytime for all ages! Interactive stories, fingerplays, and music. 

  • Ages: 2 to 7
  • Where: Children's Activity Room
No registration necessary
9:00am to 9:00pm

Go on a space adventure! Drop by to help us create our own Martian city populated with intergalactic critters. Don’t forget: they need places to live and vehicles to drive!

  • Where: Children's Department
No registration necessary