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OwlHawkQuest—Birds of Prey
Saturday, Sep. 27, 2-3 p.m., Irving Street Library
This one hour program features a free-flying hawk and other raptors, including an eagle, an owl and a falcon. Participants are able to observe the specially adapted tools of the owl, the incredible talons and six-foot wingspan of the eagle, the special aerodynamic features of the falcon and the precision flying of the hawk. No registration required. All ages.

model trainWorking Model Train Show
Saturday, Oct. 25, 1-4 p.m., College Hill Library
Sunday, Oct. 26, 1-3 p.m., College Hill Library

Have fun looking at several operating model trains displayed by Youth in Model Railroading. Learn railroad crossing safety and enjoy train songs and stories by Smoky Roundhouse. Sponsored by the Junior Friends of the Westminster Public Library. No registration required. All ages.

Irving Street Puppet Theatre
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2:30-3 p.m., Irving Street Library
The puppet theatre presents The Fox and the Grapes and The Wolf and One of the Three Little Pigs. What is that wolf doing in the pot? Help us make Stone Soup. No registration required. All ages.

SuperheroCartooning Action Heroes
Saturday, Nov. 22, 2-3 p.m., College Hill Library
Learn how to draw super heroes, villains and other fantastic beings in this fast paced cartooning workshop. Discover some of the techniques and tools of the comic book artists as you create your own characters. Registration required. To register, please call 303-658-2606 beginning Sept. 22. Ages 8-11 years.

pigsTop Hogs
Saturday, Dec. 6, 1:30-2 p.m., College Hill Library
Enjoy the electrifying antics of the World’s Most Talented Pigs! Comedy and sports are their specialties. Raising flags, playing golf, 360 slam dunks, and riding skateboards are all done without breaking a sweat. Have a great time watching them impersonate James Bond 007, Elvis, Stevie Wonder and more. All ages. Free tickets for this event are available at the College Hill Children's desk beginning December 1. Seating is limited.

Holiday Ornaments (Family Art Class)
Saturday, Dec. 13, 2-3 p.m., Irving Street Library
Join us for this fun and festive program to create winter holiday decorations. Kids and parents will create ornaments together using several different art techniques that reflect the holiday season. Registration required. To register, please call 303-658-2306 beginning November 10. All ages.

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Let’s Get Geeky!
Join us for fun, exciting, geeky projects for children 9-11. Please call 303-658-2606 to register at College Hill or 303-658-2306 to register at Irving Street for these free programs.

Red carpetI’m a Movie Geek!
Monday, Sep. 15, 4-5:30 p.m., College Hill Library

Movie trivia contest and acting. Pick out a favorite movie and act out a scene from movie...or just watch the fun.

Build with bites!
Saturday, Oct. 18, 2-3:30 p.m., Irving Street Library
Monday, Nov. 17, 4-5:30 p.m., College Hill Library

Build a castle out of fun foods.

Totally Terrific Tales
Monday, Oct. 20, 4-5 p.m., College Hill Library
Saturday, Sep. 20 and Nov. 1, 2-3 p.m., Irving Street Library

“More than story time” hour for older children including stories and a craft that go along with our theme. Please call 303-658-2306 to register at College Hill or 303-658-2306 to register at Irving Street. Ages 6-8 yrs.

Wanted! Young readers to read to our specially trained Reading Education Assistance Dog! Bring your own book or choose one from the library. Registration required. Call College Hill or for Irving Street to register your child for a private 15 minute reading session. Age: 6-11 years. Here is the tentative Fall schedule.

READ Dog Sessions @ Irving Street:
Saturdays, 2-3:15 p.m.
Sept. 13, Oct. 25, Nov. 22
Register by calling 303-658-2906

READ Dog Sessions @ College Hill
Tuesdays, 6-7:15 p.m.
Sept. 9,16,23 - Oct. 7, 14, 21 - Nov 4,11,18 - Dec. 2,9,16
Wednesdays, 6-7:15 p.m.
Sept 10,17,24 - Oct 15 - Nov 5,19 - Dec 10
Saturdays, 2-3:15 p.m.
Oct. 4 - Nov. 1,15 - Dec 13
Register by calling 303-658-2606

Girl writingPen & Pencil Club
Share writing tips, promote your favorite books, and take part in short, briefly rehearsed plays. Parents are invited during the last 15-minutes to hear readings and enjoy a funny skit performed by club members. Newcomers always welcome! Refreshments Served. No registration required. Age: 6-11 years. Saturdays, 2-3 pm, Room L107, College Hill.

Upcoming club dates: September 20, October 18, November 29

Free Drop-in Homework Center
Irving Street Library, Community Room
Monday through Wednesday, 3:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Begins Aug. 25, 2014
Looking for a quiet place to do your homework after school? Visit the Homework Center at Irving Street. Volunteers are available if you need help. Computers are available to do homework assignments.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Prepare your child for kindergarten by enjoying books, learning literacy tips and earning prizes. Reading logs and registration instructions are available online and at both libraries in the children’s room.

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Updated: 9/14