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FutureMakers Create LED Lanterns at KI Library

lantern-1FutureMakers Create LED Lanterns at KI Library

On Wednesday, February 12, the Queen Anne’s County Free Library welcomes FutureMakers, who will create LED Lanterns with children in grades 1-5.

Sessions begin at 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. at the Kent Island Branch, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville. Each session is open to 15 children. Pre-registration is required for the event.  Reservations may be made at the library or by calling (410) 643-8161. All library programs are free of charge.

To make LED-powered lanterns , children will create intricate patterns while learning how to control a real sewing machine. They will build a circuit with an LED and on/off switch to light the lanterns.

No prior sewing or circuitry experience is necessary. Children who are not yet tall enough to sit in a chair with feet touching the floor may need adult assistance.

QACPS are closed for staff development on the afternoon of February 12.

Over the past year, FutureMakers have helped children at the Kent Island Library make Wigglebotics robotic drawing machines, create and test flying machines in a wind tube, design and launch compressed air rockets, and build and race rubber band racecars. Additional information about FutureMakers is available at www.kidsmakethingsbetter.com.

The library’s complete calendar of children’s events can be viewed at www.quan.lib.md.us.

KI Library Events- January, 2014

Upcoming events at the Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville, MD. All programs are free of charge. Registration is required only where noted.

Read to Rover
For Kdg-5th grade
Thursday, January 9 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, January 14 and 28 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Read to a dog from Pets on Wheels to develop reading skills and confidence. Please call (410) 643-8161 to register.

Mother Goose on the Loose 2.0
For 3 months-36 months with adult
Fridays, January 10, 17, 24, and 31 at 9:45 and 11:00 a.m.
Nursery rhymes, songs, movement, puppets, and story followed by playtime. The new Mother Goose on the Loose app complements 1 or 2 of our 30+ rhymes/songs.

Teen Writers
Monday, January 13 at 6:00 p.m.
For 6th-12th grade
Creative writing workshop featuring your choice of poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction. We’ll try free writing and specific prompts with a goal of submitting to the library’s creative arts journal, Voices & Visions.

Art at Noon
For all ages
Every Saturday from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
An old library book can become your canvas as you practice creative expression using recycled materials. Work on group projects and make an individual piece of mixed media art to take home. Gain experience with scissors, glue, paint, oil pastels, and more. Materials vary weekly. Hosted by artist Glenn Shiring.

Special Event Art at Noon event– January 18 at 12pm – Alphabet Soup Warm up over winter break by creating a bowl of alphabet soup using recycled and repurposed library CDs, letter stickers, and more!

LEGO® Marble Maze
For ages 4-12
Tuesday, January 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Use base plates and LEGO® bricks to create a marble maze. Test it out, then trade yours with a friend. Great for motor skills, pattern making, sequencing, problem solving and planning, concepts of direction, and language development. If you have a base plate, please bring it along. We have 15-20 to share.

Snowflake Splendor
Wednesday, January 22 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon
For Kdg-5th grade
It’s a wintry fest of traditional paper and fancy snowflakes and some edible snowflakes, too! Led by Theresa Connelly of QACCCA. Please call (410) 643-8161 to register.

Voices & Visions Release Party
For all ages
Monday, January 27 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Enjoy refreshments, music, and readings when you stop in to pick up your copy of the second volume of the library’s creative arts journal.

 

December Children’s Events

Kent Island Branch of the Queen Anne’s County Free Library
200 Library Circle, Stevensville, MD 21666
(410) 643-8161
www.quan.lib.md.us
All library events are free of charge. Registration is required only where noted.

Story Time Explorers
For ages 3-5
Thursday, December 5 at 10:30 a.m.
Marshmallow Science — Enjoy stories and science activities with marshmallows!
Thursday, December 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Gingerbread Math — Enjoy stories and math activities with gingerbread friends!

Mother Goose on the Loose 2.0
For 3 months-36 months with adult
Fridays, December 6 and 13 at 9:45 and 11:00 a.m.
Nursery rhymes, songs, movement, puppets, and story followed by playtime. This month we will debut the new Mother Goose on the Loose app to complement 1 or 2 of our 30+ rhymes/songs.

Read to Rover
For Kdg-5th grade
Tuesdays, December 3 and 10 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 5 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Read to a dog from Pets on Wheels to develop reading skills and confidence. Please call to register.

Shortcuts to Cupcake Decorating
For 1st graders through adults
Wednesday, December 11 at 1:30, 2:15, and 3:00 p.m.
Heather Howe, owner of Fields of Heather Bakery in Chester, will demonstrate cupcake decorating techniques and shortcuts. Participants will try their hands at decorating a cupcake using a pastry bag. Space is limited to 12 decorators per session. Please call (410) 643-8161 by December 9 to register. All materials are provided.

Welcome Winter Story Time
For babies-age 5 with an adult
Thursday, December 19 at 10:30 a.m.
Sing, read, play, talk, and write about the arrival of winter, followed by a snowman craft and playtime.

Gingerbread Houses
For ages 7-12
Monday, December 23 at 2:30 p.m.
Following a gingerbread story, each participant will glue and decorate a 3-D foam gingerbread house.

LEGO® New Year’s Eve Challenge
For Kdg-5th grade
Monday, December 30 at 2:30 p.m.
Different cities around the world drop different objects for their New Year’s Eve countdown (like the ball in Times Square). Choose any place around the globe and design a 3-D LEGO® object to drop for their New Year’s Eve. We’ll finish our time together with a sparkling juice toast and best wishes for a creative 2014!

Art at Noon
For all ages
Every Saturday from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
An old library book can become your canvas as you practice creative expression using recycled materials. Work on group projects and make an individual piece of mixed media art to take home. Gain experience with scissors, glue, paint, oil pastels, and more. Materials vary weekly. Hosted by artist Glenn Shiring.

KI Library Partners with Pajama Program

pj storytime (400 x 300)On Friday, November 15 at 9:45 a.m., the Kent Island Branch of the Queen Anne’s County Free Library presents a pajama story time with the Pajama Program, a non-profit organization that distributes warm sleepwear to children in need.

Children are invited to roll right out of bed and come to the library in their pajamas. Anyone who is able is asked to bring a new pair of pajamas (sized for toddlers to pre-teens). Pajama Program local coordinator Lolita Watkins will distribute pajamas to shelters and foster care families on the Eastern Shore.

The Pajama Program will provide goodie bags for the children and complimentary face painting.

This is the second year that the library and the Pajama Program have collaborated. Last year about 2 dozen pajamas were collected at the event.

The program is free of charge. No registration is required.

The library is located at 200 Library Circle in Stevensville, MD. For more information about library events and services, please contact the library at (410) 643-8161 or visit the website at www.quan.lib.md.us.

In photo: Two readers at last year’s event.

Teen Writers

Monday, November 18, 6-7pm
For grades 6-12

Creative writing workshop featuring your choice of poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction. We’ll do free writing and specific prompts with a goal of submitting to the library’s creative arts journal, Voices & Visions. Dessert will be served. Kent Island Branch Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville. Free. No registration.

Children to Step Inside Giant Bubbles at KI Library

On Friday, November 1 at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m., the Kent Island Branch of the Queen Anne’s County Free Library welcomes Margie Lynch, better known as “The Bubble Lady,” who presents a 45-60 minute show for children of all ages.

Highlights of the show include giant bubbles (up to 5 feet in diameter), long bubbles (up to 18 feet long), and smoke bubbles (made with dry ice and hot water). Audience members are invited to hold smoke bubbles and blow giant bubbles to the ceiling. The finale includes putting audience members inside a giant bubble.

Lynch has performed at numerous public libraries in Maryland and was mentioned in John Kelly’s column in the Washington Post when she performed at the Ocean City Library.

The program is free of charge and made possible by a donation from the Sinsky-Kresser-Racusin Memorial Foundation. No registration is required.

The library is located at 200 Library Circle in Stevensville, MD. For more information about library events and services, please contact the library at (410) 643-8161 or visit the website at www.quan.lib.md.us.

November Children’s Events

Kent Island Branch of the Queen Anne’s County Free Library,200 Library Circle, Stevensville, MD 21666.
(410) 643-8161
www.quan.lib.md.us
All library events are free of charge. Registration is required only where noted.

The Bubble Lady
For all ages
Friday, November 1 at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
See, touch, and blow giant bubbles, long bubbles, and smoke bubbles with “The Bubble Lady.” You could go inside a bubble! Made possible by a grant from the Sinsky-Kresser-Racusin Memorial Foundation.

Tablet Magic Story Hour
For Kdg-2nd grade
Monday, November 4 at 1:30 p.m.
Together we will use an iPad app to create a story, such as a fractured fairy tale. Small groups will use toys, puppets, and props to represent a story scene. Join us for a fun mix of storytelling and technology! Presented by Rachael Stein of Eastern Shore Regional Library.

Read to Rover
For Kdg-5th grade
Thursday, November 7 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, November 12 and 26 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Read to a dog from Pets on Wheels to develop reading skills and confidence. Please pre-register.

Storytime with the Zoo
For ages 2-5
Friday, November 8 at 11:00 a.m. in the children’s room
Meet one the Maryland Zoo’s animal ambassadors as the ZOOMobile team presents an interactive reading of a wildlife-themed children’s book and an animal-related craft. Pre-registration is required and limited to 35 children. Please call (410) 643-8161.

Cookie Decorating and Sweet Treats Exchange
For ages 10 and up
Wednesday, November 13 at 2:30 p.m.
Decorate sugar cookies with us! Please sign up by Nov. 11 so we know how many cookies to order. You may also choose to prepare a sweet treat to exchange. Recipe forms are available at the circulation desk.

Pajama Program Storytime
For babies-age 5 with an adult
Friday, November 15 at 9:45 a.m.
Roll right out of bed and wear your PJs to enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes. Bring a new pair of pajamas (toddler sizes through pre-teen) to donate to the Pajama Program. Face painting and goodie bags provided by the Pajama Program.

Turkey Time
For babies-age 5 with an adult
Thursday, November 21 at 10:30 a.m.
Friday, November 22 at 9:45 a.m.
Sing, read, play, talk, and write about Thanksgiving followed by a turkey craft and playtime.

Art at Noon
For all ages
Every Saturday from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
An old library book can become your canvas as you practice creative expression using recycled materials. Work on group projects and make an individual piece of mixed media art to take home. Gain experience with scissors, glue, paint, oil pastels, and more. Materials vary weekly. Hosted by artist Glenn Shiring.

Kent Island Library Read to Rover

The Read to Rover program has been so popular this fall that we have added the following dates.

Read to Rover
Tuesdays, October 29, November 5, and December 3 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
For grades K-5. Practice fluency skills and gain confidence by reading aloud a book of your choice to a dog from the Delmarva Chapter of Pets on wheels. Signing up for a 10-minute time slot is suggested. Please call (410) 643-8161 to register. Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville. Free.

Halloween Events At KI Library

Upcoming Halloween events at the Kent Island Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville. All are free of charge and require no advanced registration.

Monster Goose
For 3 months-36 months with adult
Friday, October 25 at 9:45 and 11:00 a.m.
Wear your costumes for some Halloween fun with nursery rhymes, songs, movement, puppets, and story followed by playtime and a Halloween treat.

Trick or Treat Bags
For PreK-5th grades
Friday, October 25 at 2:00 p.m.
Read a story about a happy witch, a cast of animal friends, and a hungry dragon. Then color a canvas Halloween tote bag using permanent markers. Supplies provided.

Art at Noon: Masks
For all ages
October 26 from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Drop by our weekly art class for a special event: mixed media masks using recycled materials. Hosted by artist Glenn Shiring.

Halloween Story Time
For ages 2-5 with an adult
Thursday, October 31 at 10:15 and 11:00 a.m
Come in costume for stories, rhymes, songs, and movement activities. We’ll decorate treat bags and parade through the library with Sneaks the Library Cat as we collect a few Halloween treats, including a wrapped snack.

Halloween Party
For Kdg-5th grade
Thursday, October 31 at 2:30 p.m.
Come to the library in your Halloween costume for crafts and some snacks!

 

Library Offers Drop-In Programs During QACPS Fall Breaks

When the Queen Anne’s County Public Schools close mid-day on October 16, fall children’s events begin at the Kent Island Branch of Queen Anne’s County Library. The following programs do not require advance registration. All library events are free of charge.

On Wednesday, October 16 from 2:30-3:30pm, children ages 4-10 can take the LEGO® Fall Challenge, using the library’s LEGO® collection to build anything associated with autumn.

On Friday, October 18 from 1:30 until 3:00pm, all ages are invited to create art using LEGO® pieces. Donations of unwanted or mismatched LEGOs may be dropped off at the library through the morning of October 18. Children will take home their unique works of art. Class is taught by artist Glenn Shiring.

Shiring also leads Art at Noon every Saturday at the library, including Saturday, October 19 from 12-2pm. On Saturday, October 26 from 12-2pm, all ages can design masks at a special Art at Noon Halloween event.

On Friday, October 25 at 2pm, children in PreK-5th grade will hear a story about a happy witch, a cast of animals, and a hungry dragon before coloring a canvas Halloween tote bag with permanent markers to take home.

The library hosts a Halloween party on Friday, October 31 at 2:30pm. Children in kindergarten through 5th grade may wear costumes and enjoy crafts and snacks.

The Bubble Lady returns to the library on Friday, November 1 at 9:30 and 11:00am. Children of all ages can see, touch, and blow giant bubbles, long bubbles, and smoke bubbles, and they may even be invited inside a bubble!

Rachael Stein of Eastern Shore Regional Library presents Tablet Magic Story Hour on Monday, November 4 at 1:30pm in a fun mix of storytelling and technology. Children in kindergarten through second grade will use an iPad app to create a story, such as a fractured fairy tale. Small groups will use toys, puppets, and props to represent a story scene.

For more information about library events, please contact the Kent Island Branch Library, 200 Library Circle, Stevensville at (410) 643-8161 or visit the website at www.quan.lib.md.us.