Centre County Library and Historical Museum
200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte, 355-1516
This program features books, music and literacy-enriching activities designed for babies and toddlers. Themes vary throughout the month. Wednesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28; 9:30-10 a.m.
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Features books, music and literacy-enriching activities designed for preschool-aged children. Wednesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 29; 10:30-11 a.m.
Jan. 7: Penguins
Jan. 14: Snowmen
Jan. 21: Winter
Jan. 28: Miss Laura’s favorites
Features books, music and literacy-enriching activities designed for toddlers. Mondays, Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26; 10:30-11 a.m.
Jan. 5: Penguins
Jan. 12: Snowmen
Jan. 19: Winter
Jan. 26: Miss Laura’s favorites
Join the Lego Club and build something. The club will explore block play and other activities that address topics in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Thursdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29; 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Evening Family Storytime
Join Miss Kathleen for evening story times for families with preschoolers and their siblings. Listen to stories, sing and rhyme with the group and end with a craft for the whole family. Tuesdays, Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27; 6:30-7 p.m.
Centre Hall Library
109 W. Beryl St., 364-2580
Storytimes for kids ages 2-5 include songs, rhymes, finger plays and crafts that reinforce weekly themes. Mondays, Jan. 5, 12, 19 and 26; 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Jan 5.: New Year’s
Jan 12.: Bundle up
Jan 19.: Penguins
Jan 26.: Snow day
Fizz, Bang, Eureka: Science Club
Science Careers — This month, the group will explore science career choices and learn what marine biologists, oceanographers, astronomers and meteorologists do. All school-aged children welcome. Wednesdays, Jan. 7 and 21; 3-3:30 p.m. and 3:45-4:15 p.m.
This month the group will build igloos, snow forts and snow sports. Wednesdays, Jan. 14 and 28; 3-3:30 p.m. and 3:45-4:15 p.m.
Homeschool Tuesday: Picturing America
Join other homeschoolers in grades 6-12 for a journey across American History as seen through the arts. Tuesdays, Jan. 6 and 20, 1:30-3 p.m. Jan. 6: Examine the landscape paintings of Thomas Cole and Albert Beirstadt. Jan. 20: Examine paintings of Native Americans by N C Wyeth, George Catlin and Black Hawk. Pre-registration required, call 364-2580.
Homeschool Tuesdays: Read Across America
A literary journey across the United States for homeschoolers in grades 1-5. Learn the capitals, fun facts and read stories set in each state Tuesdays, Jan. 13 and 27; 1:30-3pm. Pre-registration required.
Holt Memorial Library
17 N. Front St., Philipsburg, 342-1987
Mother Goose On the Loose
For children ages 3 years and younger with an adult. Join in for a musical, rhyming adventure through the world of Mother Goose. This program is a form of a baby lap-sit, with the focus on rhythms, rhymes, music and interaction between baby and adult. Tuesdays, Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27; 10:30-11 a.m.
For preschool-aged children with an adult. Enjoy stories followed by related activities and interaction. Some crafts and activities involve parts or directions not suitable for children younger than 3. Wednesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28; 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Thursdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29; 2–2:30 p.m.
Jan. 7-8: Fun with fairy tales
Jan. 14-15: Fabulous folk tales
Jan. 21-22: Back to the classics
Jan. 28-29: Stories from faraway places
Activities and presentations are appropriate for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Thursdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29; 6 p.m.
Jan. 8: Arts and Crafts night
Jan. 15: BlockHeads –— Exercise your engineering skills with Legos
Jan. 22: Let’s create!
Jan. 29: Family Movie Night: Disney’s “Cars II”
Schlow Centre Region Library
211 S. Allen St., State College, 237-6236
Explore the science of magnetism with Magnetic Marvel Jars on Jan. 2, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Join open game meetings, where the library provides a range of tabletop games. The library is teaming up with the Tabletop and Role-playing Gamers of Central PA for this event. Jan. 3 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday Stories Alive
For ages 2 to 7; the program offers a half-hour of stories, fingerplays and a hands-on activity to take home for ages 2-7. Jan. 3; 11 a.m.
Join the group for family-building activities using blocks and Legos. Jan. 3, 2-4 p.m.
A program of music learning with singing, moving and playing simple instruments such as srhythm sticks, bells, drums and sound bars will be presented by certified Kindermusik teacher Katie Jones. Jan. 10 from 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon.
Baby and Me Storytime
Stories, songs and action rhymes — a playtime for children up to 18 months old and accompanying adult. Jan. 19 and 26; 9:30 a.m.
Tales for Two
Singing, dancing finger plays and stories, for children ages 18-36 months, with accompanying adult. Jan. 19 and 26; 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Learning Centre
A place for children to play and an opportunity for parents to talk. Sessions limited to 12 families. Jan. 20 and 27; 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
3s, 4s and 5s Storytime
Join the group for stories, songs and flannel boards. Jan. 20 and 27; 9:30 a.m.
A gathering for all ages. Interactive stories, finger plays and music. Jan. 20 and 27; 10:30 a.m.