FRISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY JANUARY— MAY 2015 ELEMENTARY CLASSES & EVENTS Frisco Public Library • 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. Frisco, Texas • 75034 • 972.292.5669 friscolibrary.com CONTESTS EVENTS POETRY WRITING CONTEST READ TO ROVER Grades 1 – 12 February 16 – March 16 Students are invited to submit original poems. Entry forms available beginning February 16 at the library, FISD schools, and on our website. Submit poems in person to Frisco Public Library by March 16. BOOKMARK CONTEST Ages 2 – 12 May 4 – May 10 Celebrate Children’s Book Week by decorating a bookmark for the library. Entry forms available beginning May 4 at the library and on our website. Winners’ works of art will be reproduced and distributed at the library. Deadline for entry is May 10. Grades 1 – 5 Saturdays, 3:00 – 4:00 pm January 10, February 14, March 21, April 11 2nd floor, Children’s Program Room Build read-aloud confidence while reading to man’s best friend! CELEBRATING MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. All Ages Monday, January 19 12:00 – 8:00 pm 2nd floor, Children’s Program Room Explore an interactive exhibit that celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and his impact on the Civil Rights Movement. HARRY POTTER BOOK NIGHT All Ages Thursday, February 5 6:30 – 8:00 pm 2nd floor, Children’s Program Room Bring the whole family to celebrate the first official world-wide Harry Potter Book Night with games and activities. Costumes recommended! SURVIVAL SKILLS: EARTHQUAKES Grades 3 – 5 Monday, February 16 3:00 – 4:00 pm 2nd floor, Children’s Program Room Learn how to construct buildings strong enough to withstand damage from a catastrophic earthquake using science and technology skills. FEATURE FILM FRIDAY Grades K – 5 Friday, April 3 2:00 – 4:00 pm 2nd floor, Children’s Program Room Head to the library for a kid-friendly feature film. Snacks served! K–2 EXPLORERS: SURVIVING THE WILD Grades K – 2 Monday, April 27 3:00 – 4:00 pm 2nd floor, Children’s Program Room Learn how to survive the wilderness using science and technology skills and the art of camouflage. Space is limited. Tickets for all classes are available at the 2nd floor Ask Us desk one hour before the event begins. SPRING BREAK Space is limited. Tickets for all classes are available at the 2nd floor Ask Us desk one hour before the event begins. LEGO® ROBOTICS Grades 3 – 5 Monday, March 9 10:00 am – 12:00 pm or 2:00 – 4:00 pm 2nd floor, Children’s Program Room Build and program LEGO® robots with special guests, Rocket Science. Please attend only one session. FASCINATION OF FLIGHT: THE SCIENCE OF SKYDIVING Grades K – 2, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Grades 3 – 5, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Thursday, March 12 2nd floor, Children’s Program Room Explore the history and science of skydiving with special guests from NuMinds Enrichment. BINGO– MINECRAFT EDITION SURVIVAL SKILLS: TITANIC FAMILY ORIGAMI NIGHT All Ages Wednesday, March 11 7:00 – 8:30 pm 4th floor, McCallum Room Come join us for an introduction and hands on experience of origami. *Tickets not required. RECOMMENDED RESOURCES FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM Adults only Thursday, March 26 7:00 – 8:00 pm 2nd floor, Children’s Program Room Local professional, Amber Harris, will share information on local resources for parents of children of all ages on the autism spectrum. Refreshments provided. Grades 1 – 5 Tuesday, March 10 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 2nd floor, Children’s Program Room The classic game meets Minecraft – who will win? Grades 3 – 5 Wednesday, March 11 3:00 – 4:00 pm 2nd floor, Children’s Program Room Learn how the unsinkable ship actually sank through scientific demonstrations and hands-on activities. WORKSHOPS FOR CAREGIVERS YOUTH BIBLIOTHERAPY: USING BOOKS TO SPARK DISCUSSION GET ILLUSTRATED WITH AG FORD All Ages Friday, March 13 3:00 – 4:00 pm 1st floor, Council Chambers Join local children’s illustrator and Bluebonnet nominee, AG Ford, as he highlights the process of illustrating a book. Refreshments to follow. Learn more about the artist at www.agfordillustration.com/. Adults only Tuesday, April 21 6:00 – 7:00 pm 2nd floor, Children’s Program Room Get a thorough understanding of bibliotherapy, a list of recommended books and resources, and questions to help you spur thoughtful discussion with your elementary and teen aged children. Sponsored and presented by NuMinds Enrichment. Refreshments provided. LONE STAR STUDENT TELLER AUDITIONS March 1 – May 3 LOCAL AUTHOR PANELS RHONDA KING & CATHERINE CATES GOPAL RAMAN & CHELLETTE COLQUIT All Ages Thursday, February 19 7:00 pm 1st floor, Book Nook All Ages Thursday, April 23 7:00 pm 1st floor, Book Nook In honor of National Poetry Month Want to take the stage and captivate an audience with a story? Audition to perform at the Lone Star Storytelling Festival in October 2015! Pick up audition packets beginning March 1 at the library, at any FISD school library, or online at www.lonestarstories.org. Must be ages 8-18 to enter. Deadline for entry is Sunday, May 3.
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