Therapy Through Play

Members of the Pediatric Rehabilitation Team from Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall invite children and their families for an evening of play. Youngsters will dance like zoo animals, learn to wake up with yoga stretches, and finish the program by making a craft. The team will awaken participants' senses through an interactive play-based program. The program is geared for toddlers through elementary-age children and their parents.

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 

6-7:30 p.m.,

Willard Library Meeting Room

Llama Llama Book Character Visit

Celebrate the popular children's book series Llama Llama by meeting the Llama Llama. The character visit will feature a story and a craft. Then, children will have an opportunity to have their picture taken with Llama Llama. Parents are encouraged to bring cameras. Anna Dewdney wrote more than 20 Llama Llama books. The first, "Llama Llama Red Pajama," was read by rapper Ludacris earlier this year and became a YouTube sensation.

Saturday, Sept. 30,

11 a.m.,

Willard Library Meeting Room,

AND

Tuesday, Oct. 3,

4:30 p.m.,

Helen Warner Branch

Poetry, Puppetry, Music, and Movement with Kevin Kammeraad

With a cast of puppets and a trunk full of tunes, Kevin and the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe return with another exciting, high-energy show. They will inspire the audience to create, write, sing, and dance.

Thursday, Oct. 12,

6:30 p.m.,

Willard Library Meeting Room

Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos

Celebrate Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos, a cultural holiday widely celebrated in Mexico to honor loved ones who have died. It's not a sad or scary holiday, but a time for family and friends. Participants will learn more about this holiday and make traditional crafts.

Wednesday, Nov. 1,

6-7:30 p.m.,

Helen Warner Branch,

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Thursday, Nov. 2, ,

6-7:30 p.m., 

Willard Library

Animals Around the World

Experience an exciting look at live, wild animals from deserts, rain forests, and other diverse ecosystems presented by Animals Around the World. Kids will be able to see the animals up close.

Thursday, Nov. 9,

6:30 p.m.,

Miller Stone Building