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Movie Poster for Planes Fire and Rescue

Planes: Fire and Rescue

Monday, February 16
6pm at CBH

PG | 2014 | 83 mins


Help Us Celebrate

Dr. Seuss' Birthday!

Contest

Design and decorate a card for Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Turn in to the Morganton Public Library by 5:00pm on Saturday, February 28th. Cards will be displayed in the children’s room from March 2nd-March 7th. A winner will be chosen and notified on Monday, March 9th. Please pick up your card by March 14th if you would like to keep it.

Goodies

Stop by the children’s room desk anytime on March 2nd (Dr. Seuss’ birthday) for a FREE book and balloon while supplies last! Stop by anytime between March 2nd-March 7th for a FREE Dr. Seuss pencil and book mark while supplies last!

Movie

Saturday, March 7th at 2:30pm at MPL
The Lorax
Movie Poster for The Lorax
2012 | Rated PG | 86 minutes

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Looking for Accelerated Reader Point Information? How about research for a school project? Or even an online storytime video?

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Art Expo at the Library, Saturday, March 28 from 1-4pm at MPL

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Homeschool Storytime

Wednesday, February 11
1pm at MPL

Please join us for an hour full of fun stories, games, crafts and more! Homeschool storytime is a great way to meet other families who homeschool in the community!

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Homeschool Storytime

Wednesday, February 25
2:30pm at VPL

An hour long storytime and book discussion for school aged kids.


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Parenting and Parent Teacher Resources

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Lego Club at the Valdese Public Library. AGes 6-12. Register now! Legos Provided.

Thursday, Feb. 12: 4-5pm at VPL
Saturday, Feb. 21: 3:30-4:30pm at VPL

We have added a second monthly club time! We now meet on the second Thursday and the third Saturday of the month. Pre-registration is required. Attendees must choose one of the club times to participate.
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Paws to Read

Reading Education Assistance Dogs

Friday, February 20
MPL at 4pm

This program is open to children in grades K - 5. Pre-Registration is required.
See the Paws to Read tab for more information.


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Internet Safety

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Morganton Storytimes

Baby Bookworms | Terrific Tots | Pre-School Pals | Cool Kids Club | Library Explorers
Homeschool Storytime

Library Directions


Baby Bookworms

Baby Bookworms is a first time library experience for our youngest patrons. Children through 23 months will enjoy library time complete with rhymes, songs, movement activities, a short story, and a hands on craft or art activity. Caregivers will enjoy meeting other parents and grandparents in the community and learning ways to promote early literacy skills at home! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to share the library with your child. It is never to early to promote literacy!

Library Play Group: Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am

Our next session is:
Wednesday mornings at 10:30
December 3rd-January 21st

Please pre-register for this session by contacting the Youth Services Department at 764-9274
Questions? Contact Halee Hildebran at 764-9270 or by email: hhildebran@bcpls.org


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Terrific Tots

A storytime for children 2-3 years-old. We meet on Tuesdays at 9:30am and 10:45am.

Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required. Call 828-764-9274 or stop by the library to sign up.

February 3: Curious George

Today is all about this endearing little monkey whose curiosity always gets him in trouble. Come find out what mischief he’ll be in today. Our craft will be yellow hats and bananas. Pre-registration is required. Pre-registration is required.

February 10: Be My Valentine!

It’s Valentine’s Day and everything is red! Let’s read some silly love stories and make special heart art for the ones you love. Pre-registration is required.

February 17: 1,2,3 Counting Fun

How high can you count? Let’s see if we can learn one new number today. To help us, we’ll read “Mouse Count” and “Dog loves Counting.” We’ll be creating a number book. Pre-registration is required.

February 24: Dinosaurs Roar!

Come along for a very unusual day where dinosaurs come in every size, shape, and color! We’ll make dinosaurs and even crack open some dinosaur eggs. Pre-registration is required.


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Preschool Pals

A storytime for children 4-5 years-old. We meet on Thursdays at 10:30am at the Morganton Public Library.

Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required . Call 764-9274 or stop by the library to sign up.

February 5: Once upon a time...

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess….Come meet some unusual storybook princesses who like to get muddy and play hockey or soccer. We’ll design crowns and magic wands for our craft today. Pre-registration is required.

February 12: Be Mine, Sweet Valentine

Is Valentine’s Day all about the candy? Today we’ll read some mushy love stories to help you decide if it’s the “candy” or “love” that makes this day special. We’ll create valentines for you to share with someone special that is as sweet as candy. Pre-registration is required.

February 19: President’s Day

Presidents’ Day is when we celebrate the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. We’ll learn some interesting things about these two presidents and make a patriotic craft. Pre-registration is required.

February 26: Roar Dinosaurs Roar!

Did you know that “dinosaur” means “terrible lizard?” Ten million years ago, these giant beasts walked the earth. Join us today to study dinosaurs and discover something new. We’ll have dinosaur eggs to crack open and our artwork will of course, involve dinosaurs. Pre-registration is required.


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Homeschool Storytime

Join us on the second Wednesday of each month at 1pm at MPL for Homeschool Storytime!.
The next storytime is scheduled for

Wednesday, February 11

Please join us for an hour full of fun stories, games, crafts and more! Homeschool storytime is a great way to meet other families who homeschool in the community! (Dates of storytime may vary due to scheduling.)

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Cool Kids Club

Cool Kids Club is designed for children in grades K-2, and is held on Tuesdays at 4pm. Club times may vary depending on activities planned. Registration is required.


February 3, 2015

Today we will celebrate President’s Day! We will read a few fun stories about our presidents including: President’s Day by Anne Rockwell, George Washington’s Teeth by Deborah Chandra, and President Taft is Stuck in the Bath by Mac Barnett. Learn about the different presidents during the Name That President Game, and enjoy making an Edible Log Cabin for snack. Our crafts will include an Abe Lincoln Top Hat, Uncle Sam, and George Washington and Abe Lincoln Shape Craft. Pre-registration is required.


February 10, 2015

Please join us for a Valentine’s Day Party. Listen to the stories of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose by Lucille Colandro, Ruby Valentine and the Sweet Surprise by Laurie Friedman, The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever by Brenda Ferber, and Plant a Kiss by Amy Rosenthal. Participate in the games of Valentine’s Day Pictionary, Valentine’s Day Matchmaker, Name That Candy Bar, and learn a few numbers, colors, and ABC’s in Italian. Make a Tree of Love, a Lovebug Headband, and a Yarn Heart Ornament. Mini Pizzas and water will be served for snack. Happy Valentine’s Day! Pre-registration is required.


February 17, 2015

Please join us for an hour filled with fun during our Mardi Gras celebration! Listen to the stories of The Bourbon Street Band is Back by Ed Shankman, Today is Monday in Louisiana by Johnette Downing, P is for Pelican a Louisiana Alphabet by Anita Prieto, and The Three Little Cajun Pigs by Mike Artell. Participate in a Bead Toss Trivia Game, a Doubloon Toss, and wear your favorite costume to enter our King and Queen of Mardi Gras contest! Make a Handprint Mask, a Paper Jester Hat, and a Mardi Gras Shaker. King Cake will be served for snack. Pre-registration is required.


February 24, 2015

Happy Chinese New Year. This is the year of The Sheep. Our stories may include: The Runaway Wok by Ying Chang Compenstine, Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natasha Yim & Grace Zong, and Chinese Zodiac Animals by Dawn Casey. Participate in the Lucky Money Game, and the Great Race Order Game. Make a Fingerprint Dragon Lantern, a Good Luck Bracelet, and a Panda Cut Out for craft. Egg Rolls and Rice will be served for snack. Pre-registration is required.


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Library Explorers

Library Explorers is designed for children in grades 3rd-5th, and is held on Thursdays at 4pm. Club times may vary depending on activities planned. Pre-Registration is required.


February 5, 2015

Please join us for “Funbrarian” Day! We will be using perler beads to make Melty Bead Bowls. While our bowls are melting, we will play a few fun library related games. The games may include Library Buzz, Book Match, Library Trivia Tic Tac Toe, and a Biography Match. Pre-registration is required.


February 12, 2015

It is time for a Harry Potter Transfigurations Class! We will be begin by dividing into houses or teams. Each house will be given an amount of modeling clay or playdough to use for their transfigurations. Harry Potter themed cards will be given to each house, and your team must create these items. Other houses must guess your creations. The house with the most points wins a small prize! Pre-registration is required.


February 19, 2015

Are you ready for the Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Lego Club today? We will be building Cars, Monster Trucks, Swampboats, Steam Engines, Freight Cars, Helicopters, Fishing Boats and much more! Most structures will be displayed in the Children’s Room, and one winner will receive a small prize. Pre-registration is required.


February 26, 2015

Today we will pick up reading where we left off in the first Diary of a Wimpy kid book. We will be reading aloud for approximately 20 minutes. Our craft consists of using Painters Tape, and paint to create Modern Art Canvases. Pre-registration is required.


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Come by the library to register now for Fall Storytimes!.

Valdese Storytimes

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Baby Bookworms | Terrific Tots | Pre-School Pals | Cool Kids Club | Library Explorers


Baby Bookworms

For Those 1-2 Years Old
Thursdays at 10am


February

Colors of the Month: Red and Pink
Opening Song: Where is Thumbkin?


Thursday, February 5: Penguins

It’s all about penguins today, and our book is Without You by Sarah Weeks. We’ll sing a song called “Waddle, Waddle, Waddle,” and then we will play with the musical instruments and sing silly songs.
Pre-registration is required.


Saturday, February 7 at 2pm: Take Your Child to the Library Day

Join the Valdese Public Library on Saturday, February 7th at 2:00 pm for a special performance from storyteller & musician Sharon Clarke. This program is free and open to the public. No pre-registration required.


Thursday, February 12: Love

Our story-time for today will be filled with love as we read Mole Babies by David Bedford. Then, our flannel board game is Colored Hearts and our activity will be tactile play, digging for hearts.
Pre-registration is required.


Thursday, February 19: Dance and Movement

Today is a dance day! To begin, Ms. Amber will read Baby Danced the Polka by Karen Beaumont. Then, we will dance, jump and twirl with streamers and scarves to rocking baby beats.
Pre-registration is required.


Thursday, February 26: Bears

Today, we are talking about bears. First, we will read Polar Slumber by Dennis Rockhill, and then we will sing “The Bear Went Over The Mountain.” Our activity today is bubble play.
Pre-registration is required.


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Terrific Tots Storytime

For Those 2-3 Years Old
Mondays at 10am


Monday, February 2: Groundhog Day

It’s Groundhog day, how long will it be till spring? Today we will pretend to be groundhogs scurrying through tunnels. Our book is Ten Grouchy Groundhogs by Katherine Heling. Craft will be a yummy treat. Pre-registration is required.


Saturday, February 7 at 2pm: Take Your Child to the Library Day

Join the Valdese Public Library on Saturday, February 7th at 2:00 pm for a special performance from storyteller & musician Sharon Clarke. This program is free and open to the public. No pre-registration required.


Monday, February 9: That Someone Special

Love is in the air. Lets share hugs and kisses with all the people we love. Today we will read The Night Before Valentine’s Day by Natasha Wing. We will be making valentines for someone special. Pre-registration is required


Monday, February 16: A Winter Dance Party

Join in today as Studio K dances their way through storytime. We will have fun learning a variety of dance movements and listening to all kinds of music. Pre-registration is required


Monday, February 23: Anna and Elsa

Bring a friend with you today as we say goodbye to winter. Anna and Elsa from the movie frozen will visit us today for a meet and greet. Lets all join in and sing “Let it Go”. Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is required.


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Pre-School Pals

For Those 4-5 Years Old
Wednesdays at 10:30am


February 4: Groundhog Day

Our story-time is filled with groundhog fun as we read Double Trouble Groundhog Day by Bethany Roberts and Ten Grouchy Groundhogs by Kathryn Hellig. Then, it’s time for the snow dance and a dirty digging groundhog craft.
Pre-registration is required.


Saturday, February 7 at 2pm: Take Your Child to the Library Day

Join the Valdese Public Library on Saturday, February 7th at 2:00 pm for a special performance from storyteller & musician Sharon Clarke. This program is free and open to the public. No pre-registration required.


February 11: Valentine's Day

Today, we’re talking and reading about love and Valentine’s Day. First, we’ll play a game called Am I Your Valentine?, then we are reading Mole Babies by David Bedford and Hedgehug by Dan Pinto. Lastly, our craft will be to make a heart picture frame for you to give to your valentine.
Pre-registration is required.


February 18: Winter Dance Party

It’s cold outside so we might as well dance! Today, we are having a special guest, a dance teacher from Studio K Dance Academy in Morganton. We will learn different dance moves and have a great time as we dance through the Library.
Pre-registration is required.


February 25: Frozen Party

To start our day full of FROZEN fun, our book is Anna’a Best Friend by Christy Webster. Then, we will do the snow dance and read Big Snowman Little Snowman by Tish Rabe. We will have a FROZEN themed craft and a yummy FROZEN snack while the FROZEN soundtrack plays!
Pre-registration is required.


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Library Explorers

For Those 6-8 Years Old
Tuesdays at 3:30pm


February 3: Folk Stories

Lets begin our month of wacky stories with a twist on the Three Little Pigs. In The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas, we’ll hear about 3 poor little wolves against one BIG BAD PIG. Our craft is all about building.
Pre-registration is required.


Saturday, February 7 at 2pm: Take Your Child to the Library Day

Join the Valdese Public Library on Saturday, February 7th at 2:00 pm for a special performance from storyteller & musician Sharon Clarke. This program is free and open to the public. No pre-registration required.


February 10: Valentine's Day

We’re taking a break from tall tales and legends to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We’ll play conversation heart bingo and make a heart sign for your front door, then we will have a rocking Valentine’s party.
Pre-registration is required.


February 17: Tall Tales

Today’s crazy story is a Louisiana favorite. Why Epossumondas Has No Hair On His Tail, by Coleen Salley, is an origin story about a diaper wearing possum that will keep you laughing. Today we’re creating our own tall tale mad lib.
Pre-registration is required.


February 24: Fractured Fairytale

The book for today is Bigfoot Cinderella by Tony Johnston. This is the story about Rrrrr-ella, the hairiest, stinkiest, and most beautiful sasquatch in the forest; who is looking for her stinky prince. Our craft is to make our own bigfoot feet.
Pre-registration is required.


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Cool Kids Club

For Those 9-12 Years Old
Tuesdays at 3:30pm

February is Fall In Love With An Artist Month for Cool Kids!


February 3

Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian born artist and the father of modern abstract art. His art was strongly influenced by music. Today we will explore line and color while listening to music.
Pre-registration is required.


Saturday, February 7 at 2pm: Take Your Child to the Library Day

Join the Valdese Public Library on Saturday, February 7th at 2:00 pm for a special performance from storyteller & musician Sharon Clarke. This program is free and open to the public. No pre-registration required.


February 10

Marc Chagall was Russian and French. Chagall often painted dreamlike scenes. Many of the pictures he painted include memories from his childhood. You will find a lot of farm animals in his work. We will create our own version of Chagall’s rooster!
Pre-registration is required.


February 17

Claude Monet was a founder of French Impressionist painting. His work had an unfinished look, which was very different from the paintings of artists who lived before him. Using masking tape and our fingers we will paint Monet’s famous painting “Bridge Over Water Lilies”.
Pre-registration is required.


February 24

Henri Matisse was born in France. His work was very colorful. In his later years he used cut paper to create beautiful art. Today we will create cut paper pictures in the style of Matisse.
Pre-registration is required.


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Come by the library to register now for Fall Storytimes!.

C.B. Hildebrand Storytimes

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Terrific Tots Storytime

For Pre-Schoolers
Tuesdays at 10am


February 3

It’s Groundhog Day at the library! Will we have six more weeks of winter or an early spring? Today we are discovering groundhog facts and enjoying a groundhog story. We are exploring shadow play and creating a groundhog from edible chocolate play dough!
Pre-registration is required.


Monday, February 9 at 6pm: Meet Anna and Elsa!

Join us for a meet and greet with Anna and Elsa from Disney's Frozen. No registration is required. For all ages!


February 10

Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air today. We will celebrate love with our books to share, a song, craft, valentine exchange and special snack. There are so many ways to say I LOVE YOU! XOXOXOXOXOX
Pre-registration is required.


Monday, February 16 at 6pm: Family Movie Night

Join us to watch Planes: Fire and Rescue (PG | 2014 | 83 mins). No registration is required. For all ages!


February 17

Chinese New Year - Year of Sheep. Today we have sheep books to share in honor of the Chinese new year! Sheep will go to the beach and take a ride in a jeep! We also have a sheep nursery rhyme. Our
Pre-registration is required.


February 24

Music and Movement with Sharon Clarke
Pre-registration is required.


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Cool Kids Club

For Those 6-12 Years Old
Wednesdays at 3:30pm


February 4:

Chocolate Delight workshop: Today we are indulging in all things chocolate and learning about the history of chocolate. You can make something sweet to take home for later as well as simple recipes!
Pre-registration is required.


Monday, February 9 at 6pm: Meet Anna and Elsa!

Join us for a meet and greet with Anna and Elsa from Disney's Frozen. No registration is required. For all ages!


February 11:

Valentine Bingo: Come and play bingo for some sweet prizes! We are having a Valentine snack also. Yum! XOXOXO
Pre-registration is required.


Monday, February 16 at 6pm: Family Movie Night

Join us to watch Planes: Fire and Rescue (PG | 2014 | 83 mins). No registration is required. For all ages!


February 18:

Mardi Gras: Today we will explore the history, symbols, and traditions of Mardi Gras. Create your own Mardi Gras mask.
Pre-registration is required.


February 25:

Chinese New Year 2015: Year of the Goat: Activities to learn more about Chinese New Year and explore some of the symbolism and traditions of the holiday and celebrations.
Pre-registration is required.


Download the February Cool Kids Club Flyer!

Come by the library to register now for Fall Storytimes!.