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2017-18 Winter Chelsea District Library Newsletter

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l l l School's Out l l l Homemade Tween & Teen Gifts for the Holidays! R Saturday, Dec. 2 | 1:30–3pm | Ages 10–17 | McKune Room Make your own holiday presents here in the library! What we'll be making is a surprise, but we'll make it and wrap it today! Parents, this would be a great time for you to go shopping downtown while your children make you a present! All supplies provided. Minecraft Mondays R Second Mondays | 3:30–4:30pm | Ages 8–12 Dec. 11 | Jan. 8 | Feb. 12 | Learning Lab Work with a partner to solve puzzles and create your own online world. New and experienced players are welcome. Participants may be partnered on computers. R.E.A.D. to Library Dogs R Thursdays or Fridays | 3:30–5pm | For Readers Dec. 14 | Jan. 19 | Feb. 15 | KidSpot Reading Education Assistance Dogs are certified therapy animals that serve as dedicated listeners for children to practice their reading. Sign-up for a 10-minute slot by coming in or calling (734) 475-8732, opt. 4. Read five times and get a free book! Tween Book Club: Shiloh R Tuesday, Jan. 23 | 3:30–4:30pm | Ages 9–12 | McKune Room When Marty discovers a lost beagle puppy in the woods, he tries to return Shiloh to his owner. But Judd Travers mistreats his dogs, and Marty must decide what's right—save Shiloh and lie to his parents, or return him to Judd. At book club, we'll have a snack, discuss the book, and do an activity related to the story. Register by coming in or calling (734) 475-8732, opt. 4, and get a free copy of the book. Supplies are limited! Animals Above and Below the Snow R Wednesday, Feb. 7 | 3:30–4:30pm | Ages 6–11 | McKune Room Join Miss Katie from the Eddy Discovery Center to learn about the tracks made from active animals on top of the snow, then explore the space below where smaller animals forage and nest. We'll even make an animal track craft to take home! In partnership with the Eddy Discovery Center. READ dog, Mary | 11 Winter Tuesday, Mar. 13 | 6:30–8pm | WSEC, Board Room Hear three award-winning authors and an illustrator speak about their inspiration and work! Meet the authors and get your books signed, too! Books will be available for signing courtesy of Just Imagine bookstore. To learn more about this program visit For complete program descriptions and to register, visit and click on the Events tab or call (734) 475-8732. Sa v e t he D a t e ! Helen Frost & Rick Lieder author/illustrator team Michael Buckley author Shelley Pearsall author l l Parent Zone l l Winter Warriors Jan. 2 – Feb. 28 Cabin fever got the whole family down? Pick up some Winter Warrior Challenge Cards at the 1st floor Information Desk and try out super fun activities perfect for the winter weather! Complete your first challenge to earn a special Winter Warriors badge. Add snowflakes to your badge by trying even more activities! You'll find a mix of challenges for indoors and out, with plenty to keep kids of all ages busy until spring arrives. Homeschool Meetup D Fridays | 10:30am–12pm Jan. 12 | Feb. 9 | McKune Room Jan. 12 | Foreign Language Librarian Edith Donnell will present on the library's resources for foreign language development including an opportunity to try Pronunciator. Linguist and homeschool parent Jason Rogers will also share his expertise. Feb. 9 | Gardening & Permaculture Share your seeds and start some plants for the spring! We will have a short presentation on permaculture followed by hands- on seed starting. Bring seeds, pots, or trays you would like to use or share. Materials will be supplied. Parenting 101: Preventing Problem Behavior in Young Children R Sunday, Jan. 21 | 2–3pm McKune Room Toddlers' and preschoolers' challenging behaviors can throw parents for a loop! Dr. K atherine Tennant will share communication strategies to address and prevent tantrums and other problem behaviors. Dr. Tennant practices in pediatric primary care at the University of Michigan and works with children, teenagers, and their families to cope with common behavioral issues. New !

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