‘If You Give a Mouse a Cookie’ Costume Character Visit

The famous mouse from The New York Times No. 1 best-seller "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” will be appearing at the library to kick off the new fall story times and programs. Families will enjoy stories, crafts, fun surprises, and photo opportunities with the mouse.

6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10,
Willard Meeting Room,

11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11,

Willard Meeting Room,

11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12
Helen Warner Branch

An Afternoon With Beverly Lewis

Best-selling inspirational author Beverly Lewis will talk about her newest book "The First Love," which will be released on Sept. 4. Lewis has written more than 80 books, many of which give an insider's view of Amish life. Attendees will be able to meet Lewis, and she will be signing her books. Barnes & Noble will sell a variety of her books at the event. Light refreshments will be available.

3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12,
Kool Family Community Center

Early Childhood Connections Playgroup

This parent and child interactive playgroup led by Early Childhood Connections focuses on developmentally appropriate school readiness activities for children from birth to 5 years. Activities include sensory play, open-ended art, and activities to encourage early literacy skills. Children are offered the chance to learn how to play and interact with other children while becoming comfortable with Willard Library. Siblings are welcome.

6 p.m., Thursdays,
Sept. 13, 20, and 27,
Oct. 4, 11, and 25,
Nov. 1, 8, and 15,
Willard Meeting Room

Play Date at the Library

Play Date at the Library offers an opportunity to encourage curiosity and build self-confidence in children while they play and make new friends. This center-style program is designed to encourage children, birth to 5 years, to explore new learning opportunities at their own paces and in their own ways. 

11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.,
Mondays, Sept. 17 and 24,
Willard Meeting Room

Discovering Nature With Leila Arboretum

As we get ready for winter so does the world outdoors. Leaves change color; grass stops growing; birds fly south; and flowers fade away. Preschoolers will dig in and experience as many of these changes as possible before the snow flies with help from Leila Arboretum staff.

11 a.m. Tuesdays,
Sept. 18 and 25; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30,
Willard Library Meeting Room

11 a.m. Wednesdays,
Sept. 19 and 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31,
Helen Warner Branch

A Good Yarn: Knit and Crochet Club

Anyone interested in fiber crafts is invited to attend the weekly knitting and crochet club. While working on their current projects, participants will share tips, patterns and get to know others in our community with this shared interest.

10 a.m., Wednesdays,
Sept. 19 through Nov. 14,
Willard Library Lower Level

6:30 p.m. Wednesdays,
Sept. 19 through Nov. 14,
Helen Warner Branch

Baby Time

Early literacy begins with early exposure to talking, singing, playing, reading, and writing. Children from birth to 2 years are invited to enjoy finger-plays, nursery rhymes, rhythmic activities, books, and free play.

11 a.m. Thursdays,
Sept. 20 through Nov. 15,
Helen Warner Branch

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