Chesstastic

Sunday November 19, 2017: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult

Join us for a relaxing and challenging afternoon of chess—one of the world's most popular games! Players of all ages and skill levels are welcome!

Drop in at any point over the course of the program to play old friends and meet new ones. Chess sets are provided.

Dancing Babies with Robin Robinson

Sunday November 19, 2017: 1:00 pm to 1:40 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers up to age 5 years.

Robin Robinson of RobinSongs For Kids leads a program of music and motion!

Preschool ArtStart

Monday November 20, 2017: 10:30 am to 11:00 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for ages 2–5, siblings welcome

Preschoolers can make art, too!

Join us for fun crafts for children age 2 to 5 years, accompanied by an adult.

Winter Ballet Storytime Fun!

Saturday December 2, 2017: 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for preschool–grade 2.

Enjoy a special celebration of the art of ballet! Join us for a program of creative movement, music, and fun.

NaNoWriMo "I Wrote a Novel, Now What?" with Natalie Bakopoulos

Saturday December 2, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 9 - adult

Calling all writers! Whether you participated in this year's National Novel Writing Month or you just love to write, join Natalie Bakopoulos for a presentation and discussion on revising your work.

Natalie Bakopoulos teaches creative writing at Wayne State University and is the author of The Green Shore.

This program is associated with NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and all aspiring authors are welcome!

Dreamcatchers Craft Workshop

Sunday December 3, 2017: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for Grade 6 - Adult

Learn how to make your own dreamcatcher and, if you’d like, bring a treasured object to weave into it.

Local crafter Dawn Henry leads this workshop. The dreamcatcher project is intricate and will likely take the entire time to complete.

3D Sculptures

Sunday December 3, 2017: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for preschool - grade 2

Use wire, foam, and your imagination to create your own 3D sculpture!

3D Paper Snowflake

Tuesday December 5, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Create 3D paper snowflakes to decorate your indoor space with winter charm.

Make Holiday Gifts: DIY Washer Necklaces

Tuesday December 5, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 6-adult

Assemble one-of-a-kind, creative necklaces using painted washers, beads, and various types of string. Perfect for giving as gifts or wearing yourself!

Board Game Afternoon

Saturday December 9, 2017: 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Enjoy an afternoon of board games at Westgate! Games will include: Ticket to Ride, Yeti in my Spaghetti, Dominion, Sushi Go, Stratego, Grand Austria Hotel, Space Team, and more. You are also welcome to bring your own games!