Fall events for children - Sept. - Nov. 2019

Programs for Children - Choose Your Adventure!



Smart Starts Play Stations
Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1             9-11 a.m.
Ages 1 – 4
Lower Level Meeting Room
Spend the morning experiencing six to eight play-based stations that encourage exploratory learning, parent/child interaction and early literacy skills. Drop in anytime.



Family Storytime
Sept. 9 – Nov. 25
Mondays & Thursdays           9:30 a.m.
Lower Level Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun activities for preschoolers. Siblings are welcome.





High Hopes Early Literacy Storytime
Infants - Preschoolers
Sept. 10 – Nov. 27
Tuesdays & Wednesdays       9:30 and 10:15 a.m.
Lower Level Meeting Room
Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes while you learn how to teach your baby or toddler important early literacy skills.

Stories by Starlight
Sept. 10 – Nov. 26
Tuesdays         6:15 p.m.
Explorer’s Grove - Lower Level Children's Department

Relax at the end of the day with storytime and an activity. Stories by Starlight is a great way to connect with your child while encouraging the habit of reading. This program was developed for families of preschoolers. Jammies and favorite blankets are welcomed. 



Maker Mondays for Families
Registration required. Call 236-5208.
4:30 p.m.
Lower Level Tech Lab
Learn, play, make and explore what’s new in technology. Class size is limited.
Sept. 9             Pixel Picasso
Oct. 14             Spooky Slimes
Nov. 11            Ozobot Olympics




Tween Book Club - New!
Ages 9 – 11      4:30 p.m.
Lower Level Meeting Room
We think books are the best! Even if you only partially agree, join us for pizza, activities, new friends and talking books! We’ll hand out the next month’s titles for you to check out with your library card.

Sept. 6             Let’s get this club started!
Oct. 4              The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
Nov. 1              Wishtree by Katherine Applegate




Read to a Dog
Sept. 9 – Nov. 25
Mondays                     4 - 5:15 p.m.
Call 236-5208 to register.
Lower Level Meeting Room
Practice reading aloud with a trained reading/therapy dog. Reserve your 15-minute time slot today.






LEGO Wall Open Build
Sept. 14 – Nov. 30
Saturdays                  Noon – 3 p.m.
Lower Level Tech Lab
Grab a bucket of bricks and build on the LEGO wall.






Ages 6 - 9
6 p. m.
Lower Level Meeting Room/Under the Dome
Call 236-5208 to register.
Join us as we explore and experiment using the principles of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM)!

Sept. 18          Paper Gliders (Dome)
Oct. 2              Paper Coil Cars
Oct. 19            Marble Roller Coaster - Weekend Edition!
Nov. 6              Fettucine Bridge
Nov. 20            Egg Drop (Dome)





A Grinchmas Celebration
All ages
Sat., Nov. 23    10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Under the Dome
Let's celebrate the Grinch's heartfelt decision to live his best life. Enjoy games, crafts and holiday readings. Part of the Whoville Holiday in Downtown Oshkosh.





Movie & More
Fri. Oct. 25      10 a.m.
Lower Level Meeting Room
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Decorate a paper pumpkin and watch this family friendly Halloween movie. Popcorn provided.





Creature Carnival
Oct. 1 – 26
Beasts, monsters, magical beings, robots, aliens - all are welcome at the Creature Carnival! Kids and teens bring your original creations between Oct. 1 and Oct. 26, accompanied by its description or backstory. Use any materials for your entry, but please be sure it is freestanding and no larger than 24” W X 12”. Judging takes place Oct. 28 with results announced Oct. 29. Pick up your creatures by Nov. 1. The earlier you submit your creature, the longer it has to gain votes for the People’s Choice award.

Top two places in these categories to be awarded:

  • Most Original
  • Scariest
  • Most Intricate
  • Most Beautiful
  • Funniest
  • Sweetest
  • Creepiest

There will also be a People’s Choice Award. Remember, the sooner you hand in your entry, the longer it has to get votes for this category.

Note: Items such as pumpkins and gourds are permitted, but due to their limited shelf life, may need to be discarded before the display period ends.





Creature DIY
Lower Level Meeting Room
Do you want to join the Creature Carnival? Build your fantastical creation at the library using free supplies.
Fri. Oct. 11      4 - 5:30 p.m.
Sat. Oct. 12    Noon - 3 p.m.

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