January 2020: Youth Events

Escanaba Public Library
400 Ludington St. 789-7328

• FAMILY FUN GAMES: Saturday, January 4. 1 p.m. Families are invited for board games and crafts.
• TODDLER TIME: Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22 and 29. 10:30 a.m. Toddlers are their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, movement, puppets and crafts.
• LIBRARY BABIES: Fridays, January 10, 17, 24 and 31. 10:30 a.m. Babies ages 3 to 23 months, along with a caregiver, are invited for songs, rhymes, activities and socializing. Registration required.
• LEGO CLUB: Saturday, January 11. 10:30 a.m. Children and their parents are invited. Bring your own LEGOS.

Gwinn—Forsyth Township Public Library
184 W. Flint St. 346-3433

• STORYTIME: Fridays, January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. 10:30 a.m. Children are invited for a story and crafts. A light snack will be provided.
• AFTER SCHOOL LEGO CLUB: Wednesday, January 15. 4 p.m. Youth are invited for LEGO building.
• COLORFUL ABSTRACT WINTER TREES: Wednesday, January 22. 4:30 p.m. Youth ages 4 and older are invited for a craft activity with watercolors and tissue paper.
• TAPE RESIST PAINTING FOR OLDER KIDS: Wednesday, January 29. 4 p.m. School-age children are invited to paint on canvas boards.

Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library
317 N. Main St.

• TOT TUESDAY: Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21 and 28. 11 a.m. Toddlers and preschoolers are welcome for stories, crafts and songs.

Marquette—Peter White Public Library
217 N. Front St. 226-4323

• SATURDAY BOOK BABIES. Saturday, January 4 and 25. 10:30 a.m. Newborns to toddlers age 24-months are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and playtime.
• TODDLER STORYTIME: Mondays and Wednesdays, January 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29. 10:15 a.m. Toddlers ages 18 to 36-months, with an adult, are invited for interactive stories, songs, rhymes and activities. Siblings welcome.
• PRESCHOOL STORYTIME FOR 3’s and 4s’. Mondays, January 6, 13, 20 and 27. 11 a.m. Youth ages 3 and 4, with an adult, are invited stories, fingerplays, songs and crafts. Siblings welcome.
• MUGGLES FOR POTTER GRADES 2 & 3: Monday, January 6. 4:30 p.m. Youth in grades 2 and 3 are invited to listen to Harry Potter read aloud.
• CREATIVE MOVEMENT. Tuesdays, January 7 and 21. 4:30 p.m. Youth in grades 1 though 3 are invited to burn off energy with dance games and rhythm activities.
• LITTLE BOOKWORMS: Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22 and 29. 11 a.m. Youth ages 5 and older are invited for school-readiness art, pre-literacy skills, stories and songs.
• INDY HUB: Wednesday, January 8, 15, 22 and 29. 1 p.m. Youth ages 8 and older are invited for independent hands-on creative activities.
• WONDER BABIES: Thursdays and Fridays, January 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31. 10:15 a.m. Newborns to toddlers are 17 months are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays. Older siblings welcome.
• PRESCHOOL STORYTIME. Thursdays, January 9, 16, 23 and 30. 1 p.m. Youth ages 3 and 4, with an adult, are invited stories, fingerplays, songs and crafts. Siblings welcome.
• SENSORY STORYTIME. Saturday, January 11. 10:30 a.m. This sensory-friendly storytime will offer stories, songs, movement activities and time for sensory play.
• DUMBLEDORE’S ARMY: Monday, January 13.. 4:30 p.m. Youth in grades 4 to 6 are invited to discuss Harry Potter.
• #CHILLVIBES: Tuesdays, January 14 and 28. 4:30 p.m. Youth are invited for puzzles, crafts, coloring and sensory-friendly activities.

• PAW PALS WITH PET PARTNERS. Thursdays, January 16 and 23. 6 p.m. Children are invited to read to a friendly, calm dog.
• LEGO CLUB: Fridays, January 17, 24 and 31. 4:30 p.m. LEGO enthusiasts are invited to build LEGO projects.
• CHESS FOR KIDS: Monday, January 20. 4:30 p.m. Youth ages 6 and older are invited for chess.
• BIBLIOTHERAPY STORYTIME: FRIENDSHIP & SHARING: Tuesday, January 21. 6:30 p.m. This storytime is designed to help children think about, understand and work through social and emotional concerns through books. Registration required.

Marquette —Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum
123 W. Baraga Ave. 226-3911
Members free; nonmembers, youth younger than 2, free; age 2 and older, $6.

• SECOND THURSDAY CREATIVITY SERIES: Thursday, January 9. 5:30 p.m. Youth are invited for a princesses and pirate-themed crafts, music and Culver’s frozen custard sundae bar. This month’s theme is All Aboard the Polar Express.
• GUARDIANS OF WOW: Friday, January 10. Youth, 4 to 6 p.m. Parent meeting, 4:30 p.m. Youth 8 to 18 will learn how to help with the animals, interact with exhibits and be a leader in the museum during this FREE program.
• KID BIZNESS: Friday, January 10. 4 p.m. Young entrepreneurs will learn about creating and selling products.
• SCHOOL OF ROCK: Friday, January 10. 6:30 p.m. Join Deklan Marshall for a live jam session.
• LIZARDRY: Wednesday, January 15. 4 to 6 p.m. Gain hands-on experience handling reptiles with veterinarian Dr. Shevy and helpers.
• LOW SENSORY DAY: Thursday, January 16. 3 to 7:30 p.m. The lights will be dimmed and the music turned off.
• MR. JIM’S TODDLER CLUBHOUSE: Monday through Friday. 11 a.m. Toddlers and their caregivers do hands-on activities together.
• PJ’s ALL DAY: Mondays, January 6, 13, 20 and 27. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wear your pajamas and play with crafts.
• ROCKIN’ TODDLERS: Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21 and 28. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop in for a rockin’ good time.
• KIDS TAKE OVER CRAFTS DAY: Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22 and 29. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Create crafts from the museum’s craft materials.
• PIZZA NIGHT: Thursdays, January 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. 5:30 p.m. $6 for pizza.
• PLAYTIME CAFÉ: Fridays, January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tea and cookies will be available.

Munising – Alger Parks & Recreation Building
Totville, 413 Maple St. 387-2125 or ksippl@greatstartma.org

• COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP: Tuesdays, January 7, 14, 21 and 28. 9:30 a.m. Families with children are invited for crafts, storytime, activities and a snack.
• OPEN GYM: Thursday, January 9. 4 p.m. Families with children are invited for physical activities.

Negaunee Public Library
319 W. Case St. 475-7700, ext. 18

• READING RUGRATS: Mondays, January 6, 13, 20 and 27. 10:30 a.m. This lapsit storytime is for infants to toddlers age 3.
• BUILDING STORYTIME: Mondays, January 6, 13, 20 and 27. 11 a.m. Youth ages 3 and older are invited for stocking and block building.

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