Spring Events at Dexter District Library for Kids and Teens

Monday, March 9
Spring Story Time Registration Begins

Thursday, March 12 at 10:00 am
Dancer’s Edge Presents:  Music and Movement for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Children ages 6 and under, along with their caregiver, are invited to participate in a special dance class with Jennifer Smith of Dancers Edge.  Filled with music, playful interaction and movement, this class is designed for the youngest dancers.  Get ready to wiggle, jump and move to music, props and fun.  Refreshments and a simple craft will be offered following the program.  Registration is not required.

Thursday, March 12 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Super Stories
This is a book appreciation group for grades K through 2.  We’ll share stories, have snacks and do activities.  This month’s theme is “Inventions”.  Registration is required beginning
Thursday, February 6.

Friday, March 13 at 1:00 pm (schools early release)
Leprechaun Traps
Kids in grades K through 4 are invited to listen to books about leprechauns and then design and build their own leprechaun trap.  Registration is required, call 734-426-4477 to register.

Saturday, March 14 at 12:00 pm
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Teens in grades 7 through 12 are invited to get involved with the Library by attending our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meetings.  Help plan programs, organize community service projects, and volunteer at Library events.  This is a great opportunity to build up your resume and obtain volunteer hours.  Registration is required beginning Saturday, February 8, pizza lunch provided.

 Thursday, March 19 at 4:30 pm
All Star Readers
This is a book discussion group for kids in grades 3 through 4.  Each month, we will read and discuss a book, have snacks and do activities.  This month we’re reading The 100-Year-Old-Secret  by Tracy Barrett. Registration is required, beginning Thursday, February 13.

Thursday, March 19 at 4:30 pm
Tween Book Club
Kids in grades 5 and 6 are invited to read the book and be prepared to answer trivia questions for a chance to win a prize.  Enjoy a snack, and occasionally a craft or game related to the book.  Stop by the Youth Reference Desk for a copy of this month’s book: The Not So Boring Letters of Private Nobody by M. Landis.  Registration begins Thursday, February 13.

Friday, March 20 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Drop-In Preschool Makerspace
Children ages five and under, along with their caregivers, are invited to make, create and play at the Library.  Children will explore a variety of stations with open-ended activities designed to encourage early learning.  Registration is not required.  Caregivers must stay with their children.

Friday, March 20 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Magic: The Gathering (MTG)
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join us for monthly MTG tournament-style games and pizza.  Prizes awarded to top players.  Registration is required.  Co-sponsored with SRSLY Dexter.

Monday, March 23
Spring Story Times Begin
Spring Story Times for toddlers and preschoolers will start on Monday, March 23 and run until Wednesday, May 13. Registration is required, parents or caregivers of children may register in person at the Library or by calling 734-426-4477. Space is limited so registration will be on a first come first served basis.

Children 18 months to 3 years of age may sign up for one Toddler Story Time. Toddler Story Times are held on Mondays or Tuesdays at 10:30 am. Children under 18 months may attend, however books and activities are geared for toddlers. Children 3 to 5 years of age may sign up for one Preschool Story Time. Preschool Story Times are held on Mondays or Tuesdays at 11:30 am.   Combined Toddler/Preschool Story Times are held on Wednesdays at 10:30 am, registration is required.

Drop-In Story Times for all ages will be offered on Thursdays at 10:30 am in the lower level meeting room from March 26 to May 14.  Infants are welcome at story times with their siblings.  Parents or caregivers are required to attend. Daycare Centers are welcome to all Drop-In Story Times.  Each session lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Spring Story Times for children include picture, pop-up and interactive books, flannel-board stories, songs, puppets, finger plays, crafts and other activities that encourage a love of reading to your child.

Thursday, March 26 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Makerspace
This is a drop-In program for grades K through 8.  Make, build, craft and explore.  Participate in a variety of open-ended activities.  We supply the materials and you supply the imagination. Registration is not required.

Monday, March 30 at 1:00 pm (schools closed)
Movie & Popcorn for Kids
Frozen II
Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa’s powers in order to save their kingdom.  Rated PG – 103 minutes.

Thursday, April 2 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (schools closed)
Star Wars Party
Calling all Star Wars fans! Join us for games, crafts, and contests inspired by Star Wars. You are welcome to come dressed as your favorite character. There will be a drawing for the book 5-Minute Star Wars Stories.  This is a drop-in program for grades K through 2.

Friday, April 3 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeon Master Tim Finch will teach you D&D basics, help you create a character, and design a campaign.  New and experienced players in grades 6 through 12 are welcome.  There is no charge to attend and all supplies will be provided.  To register email dalson@dexter.lib.mi.us or call 734-426-4477.

Saturday, April 4 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Teens in grades 7 through 12 are invited to get involved with the Library by attending our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meetings.  Help plan programs, organize community service projects, and volunteer at Library events.  This is a great opportunity to build up your resume and obtain volunteer hours.  Registration is required pizza lunch provided.

Monday, April 6 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (schools closed)
Star Wars Crafts
Kids in grades 3 and 4 are invited to spend the afternoon making crafts inspired by Star Wars. We’ll be making Star Wars buttons, Baby Yoda crafts, and more. You can also enter for a chance to win the book Star Wars Maker Lab.  Registration begins Monday, March 16

Tuesday, April 7 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
First Tuesday Lego Club
Kids in grades K through 8 are invited to spend an afternoon making their own Lego creations while visiting with old friends and making new ones.  Everyone is welcome – Legos will be provided by the Library.  Registration is not required.

Thursday, April 9 at 4:30 pm
Super Stories
This is a book appreciation group for grades K through 2.  We’ll share stories, have snacks and do activities.  This month’s theme is “Weather”.  Registration is required beginning Thursday,
March 12.

Thursday, April 16 at 4:30 pm
All Star Readers
This is a book discussion group for kids in grades 3 through 4.  Each month, we will read and discuss a book, have snacks and do activities.  This month we’re reading Operation Frog Effect by Sarah Lynn Scheerger.  Registration begins Thursday, March 19.

Thursday, April 16 at 4:30 pm
Tween Book Club
Kids in grades 5 and 6 are invited to read the book and be prepared to answer trivia questions for a chance to win a prize.  Enjoy a snack, and occasionally a craft or game related to the book.  Stop by the Youth Reference Desk for a copy of this month’s book: The Unteachables by Gordon Korman..  Registration begins Thursday, March 19.

Saturday, April 18 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Earth Day Upcycled Crafts
Kids of all ages are invited to stop by the Library and get ready for Earth Day by making a variety of upcycled crafts.  Registration is not required.

Thursday, April 23 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Makerspace
This is a drop-in program for grades K through 8.  Make, build, craft and explore.  Participate in a variety of open-ended activities.  We supply the materials and you supply the imagination. Registration is not required. 

Friday, April 24 from 10:00 to 11:30 am
Morning Movie for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Bring a pillow, blanket and fuzzy friend, preschool-appropriate snacks will be served.
Horton Hears a Who (2008)
Horton the Elephant struggles to protect a microscopic community from his neighbors who refuse to believe it exists. Rated G – 86 minutes

Friday, April 24 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Magic: The Gathering (MTG)
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join us for monthly MTG tournament-style games and pizza.  Prizes awarded to top players.  Registration is required.  Co-sponsored with SRSLY Dexter.

Friday, May 1 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeon Master Tim Finch will teach you D&D basics, help you create a character, and design a campaign.  New and experienced players in grades 6 through 12 are welcome.  There is no charge to attend and all supplies will be provided.  To register email dalson@dexter.lib.mi.us or call 734-426-4477. 

Saturday, May 2 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Drop-In Mother’s Day Craft
Children of all ages are invited to stop by the Library to make a simple gift for their mother.

Saturday, May 2 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
Teens in grades 7 through 12 are invited to get involved with the Library by attending our Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meetings.  Help plan programs, organize community service projects, and volunteer at Library events.  This is a great opportunity to build up your resume and obtain volunteer hours.  Registration is required pizza lunch provided.

Tuesday, May 5 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
First Tuesday Lego Club
Kids in grades K through 8 are invited to spend an afternoon making their own Lego creations while visiting with old friends and making new ones.  Everyone is welcome – Legos will be provided by the Library.  Registration is not required.

Thursday, May 14 at 4:30 pm
Super Stories
This is a book appreciation group for grades K through 2.  We’ll share stories, have snacks and do activities.  This month’s theme is “Spring”. Registration is required beginning Thursday,
April 9.

Friday, May 15 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm
Magic: The Gathering (MTG)
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join us for monthly MTG tournament-style games and pizza.  Prizes awarded to top players.  Registration is required.  Co-sponsored with SRSLY Dexter.

Thursday, May 21 at 4:30 pm
All Star Readers
This is a book discussion group for kids in grades 3 through 4.  Each month, we will read and discuss a book, have snacks and do activities.  This month we’re reading Upside Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins. Registration begins Thursday, April 16.

Thursday, May 21 at 4:30 pm
Tween Book Club
Kids in grades 5 and 6 are invited to read the book and be prepared to answer trivia questions for a chance to win a prize.  Enjoy a snack, and occasionally a craft or game related to the book.  Stop by the Youth Reference Desk for a copy of this month’s book: Restart by Gordon Korman.  Registration begins Thursday, April 16.

Friday, May 22 at 11:00 am (schools closed)
Family Movie & Popcorn
Doolittle (2020)
A physician who can talk to animals embarks on an adventure to find a legendary island with a young apprentice and a crew of strange pets.  Starring Robert Downey Jr.  Rated PG – 101 minutes.

Sunday, May 24
Monday, May 25
Library Closed

Thursday, May 28 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Makerspace
This is a drop-in program for grades K through 8.  Make, build, craft and explore.  Participate in a variety of open-ended activities.  We supply the materials and you supply the imagination. Registration is not required.

Saturday, May 30 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Drop-In Preschool Makerspace
Children ages five and under, along with their caregivers, are invited to make, create and play at the Library.  Children will explore a variety of stations with open-ended activities designed to encourage early learning.  Registration is not required.  Caregivers must stay with their children.

Tuesday, June 2 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
First Tuesday Lego Club
Kids in grades K through 8 are invited to spend an afternoon making their own Lego creations while visiting with old friends and making new ones.  Everyone is welcome – Legos will be provided by the Library.  Registration is not required.

Tuesday, June 16 at 11:00 am
Summer Reading Program Kick-Off
Everyone is invited to register for this year’s Summer Reading Program “Imagine Your Story”, there are reading clubs for adults, teens and kids of all ages.  With the Library’s slogan “Imagine Your Story”, themes of fairy tales, mythology and fantasy will have a magical starting point to encourage reading throughout the summer.

The Summer Reading Program kicks off with live music for all ages featuring singer/song writer Jim Gill.  Each of Jim Gill’s concerts is an active sing-along and clap-along. He bangs out energetic rhythms on his banjo while everyone claps, jumps, dances and even sneezes along. The concert is filled, of course, with songs and stories from Jim’s award-winning recordings and books for young children.  Join us a for a fun morning of music and laughter, register for the Summer Reading Program and then head down to Farmers Market for refreshments and a visit with a live unicorn.  Everyone is welcome.

 

 

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