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April Virtual Events for Children @MCLS

Mercer County Library System April 2021 Virtual Events List for Children

 

Special Events

 

Dennis Thomas' Magical Spring Garden Bug Show

Wednesday, April 7, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

In the Magical Spring Garden Bug Show we look and learn about some of the bugs we find in the garden. We'll learn what Grasshoppers like to eat, turn a Caterpillar into a Butterfly and look inside a Beehive in search of bees. We might even fry up some Worms to eat and look at Mr. Dennis's Big Bug Collection.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:  MCLS Staff    hopeprogs@mcl.org

 

Weekly/Monthly/Recurring Events

 

Online Picture Book Arts & Crafts Club

Thursday, April 1 - Friday, April 30

Join Miss Elena to read a spring-themed story and do a related craft together! Craft supply kits are available at West Windsor's Youth Services Desk until April 30. Once you've picked up your kit, watch this month's Picture Book Arts & Crafts Club video on MCLS' YouTube channel to create the craft along with Miss Elena! Suggested for children, ages 4-8.

CONTACT:  West Windsor Youth Services  609-275-8901  

 

Babytime w/ Miss Briana

Thursday, April 1, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Get ready for simple stories, songs and fun with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Suggested for children up to age 3.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:  MCLS Staff    hopeprogs@mcl.org

 

LEGO® Challenge

Thursdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2:30 PM

Every week we will create a new LEGO challenge for you to create! Then we invite you to share a photo of your creation with us on social media.

CONTACT:  MCLS Staff    hopeprogs@mcl.org

https://www.facebook.com/mclsnj/

 

Children's Author Study

Mondays, April 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us as we learn about a new children's author each week. You will learn facts about the author and take a fast look at books and series the author has written. In addition there may also be a related craft or activity.

Watch the Children's Author Study series on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:  MCLS Staff    hopeprogs@mcl.org

 

Pajama Storytime

Mondays, April 5 & 19, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

MCLS' Youth Services Librarians share bedtime stories and soothing songs for children, ages 2-5. Watch Pajama Storytime on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:  MCLS Staff    hopeprogs@mcl.org

 

Bilingual Storytime w/ Miss Liz

Tuesdays, April 6, 13 & 27, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Learn English & Spanish through interactive children's activities led by MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Bilingual Storytime includes more than stories. Weekly videos include nursery rhymes, crafts, games, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2 and older.

Aprendan inglés y español a través de actividades interactivas para niños dirigidas por las bibliotecarias de MCLS. La hora de cuentos bilingües incluye más que cuentos. Los videos semenales incluyen rimas, canciones, actividades, juegos y más. Recomendado para niños de 2 años y mayores.

Watch Bilingual Storytime on MCLS' YouTube channel!

Miren el video de La Hora de Cuentos Bilingües de ésta semana en el canal de MCLS en YouTube cuando se estrena a las 10:00 a.m. todos los martes!

CONTACT:  MCLS Staff    hopeprogs@mcl.org

 

Feature on New Easy Non-Fiction & Easy Biographies

Wednesday, April 7, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Check out what is new in our collection! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians share titles we've just gotten in -- available for you to check out.

Watch Feature on New Books on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:  MCLS Staff    hopeprogs@mcl.org

 

STEAM Activity

Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Each week a new STEAM project and instructions are available for you! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians demonstrate STEAM themed projects you can do at home.

Watch STEAM Activity on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:  MCLS Staff    hopeprogs@mcl.org

 

Babytime w/ Miss Cathy

Thursday, April 8, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Get ready for simple stories, songs and fun with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Suggested for children up to age 3.

Watch Babytime on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:  MCLS Staff    hopeprogs@mcl.org

 

Storytime w/ Miss Chetna

Friday, April 9, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Chetna for stories and songs!

Watch Storytime on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:  MCLS Staff    hopeprogs@mcl.org

 

Middle Grade Book Club

Friday, April 9, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Watch Miss Melissa's video when it goes live at 3:30 p.m. to learn about this month's author and corresponding books s/he's written. Recommended for Grades 3 through 5.

Watch Middle Grade Book Club on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:  MCLS Staff    hopeprogs@mcl.org

 

Music & Movement for Kids

Saturday, April 10, 17 & 24, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Music & Movement programs are guaranteed to get you up and moving along with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians! Suggested for toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary age children. Watch the Music & Movement series on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:  MCLS Staff    hopeprogs@mcl.org

 

"Create a..." Challenge

Sundays, April 11, 18 & 25, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Do you have what it takes to design a unique craft using common household items? If so, you will love our weekly "Create a..." Challenge posted on MCL's Facebook and Twitter pages!

CONTACT:  MCLS Staff    hopeprogs@mcl.org

https://www.facebook.com/mclsnj/ 

 

Pokémon Club

Tuesdays, April 13 & 27, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Gotta catch 'em all! All Pokémon fans are invited to join MCLS Youth Services Librarians for crafts, games, cooking and more with a Pokemon twist.

Watch Pokémon Club on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:  MCLS Staff    hopeprogs@mcl.org 

 

Babytime w/ Miss Elena

Thursday, April 15, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Get ready for simple stories, songs and fun with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Suggested for children up to age 3.

Watch Babytime on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:  MCLS Staff    hopeprogs@mcl.org

 

Storytime w/ Miss Jamie

Friday, April 16, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Jamie for stories and songs about plants and Earth Day!

Watch Storytime on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:  MCLS Staff    hopeprogs@mcl.org

 

Harry Potter Palooza

Friday, April 16, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Calling all Harry Potter fans! MCLS Youth Services Librarians put a Harry Potter twist on trivia, crafts, and more. Check out this week's video to see what Harry Potter themed activity awaits!

Watch Harry Potter Palooza on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:  MCLS Staff    hopeprogs@mcl.org 

 

Bilingual Storytime w/ Miss Diana

Tuesday, April 20, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Learn English & Spanish through interactive children's activities led by MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Bilingual Storytime includes more than stories. Weekly videos include nursery rhymes, crafts, games, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2 and older.

Aprendan inglés y español a través de actividades interactivas para niños dirigidas por las bibliotecarias de MCLS. La hora de cuentos bilingües incluye más que cuentos. Los videos semenales incluyen rimas, canciones, actividades, juegos y más. Recomendado para niños de 2 años y mayores.

Watch Bilingual Storytime on MCLS' YouTube channel!

Miren el video de La Hora de Cuentos Bilingües de ésta semana en el canal de MCLS en YouTube cuando se estrena a las 10:00 a.m. todos los martes!

CONTACT:  MCLS Staff    hopeprogs@mcl.org 

 

Feature on New Juvenile Fiction

Wednesday, April 21, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Check out what is new in our collection! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians share titles we've just gotten in -- available for you to check out.

Watch Feature on New Books on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:  MCLS Staff    hopeprogs@mcl.org 

 

Babytime w/ Miss Chetna

Thursday, April 22, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Get ready for simple stories, songs and fun with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Suggested for children up to age 3.

Watch Babytime on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:  MCLS Staff    hopeprogs@mcl.org 

 

Storytime w/ Miss Lauren

Friday, April 23, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Lauren for stories and songs about pets!

Watch Storytime on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:  MCLS Staff    hopeprogs@mcl.org

 

Feature on New Juvenile Graphic Novels

Wednesday, April 28, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Check out what is new in our collection! MCLS' Youth Services Librarians share titles we've just gotten in -- available for you to check out.

Watch Feature on New Books on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:  MCLS Staff    hopeprogs@mcl.org 

 

Babytime w/ Miss Jen

Thursday, April 29, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Get ready for simple stories, songs and fun with MCLS' Youth Services Librarians. Suggested for children up to age 3.

Watch Babytime on MCLS' YouTube channel!

CONTACT:  MCLS Staff    hopeprogs@mcl.org 

 

Storytime w/ Miss Briana

Friday, April 30, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Miss Briana for stories and songs.  

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:  MCLS Staff    hopeprogs@mcl.org

 

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