May 2019: Recurring Youth Events

Regularly scheduled activities focused on families with infants to children near age 10 (or so).

Escanaba Public Library
400 Ludington St. 789-7328
• LEGO CLUB: Saturday, May 11. 10:30 a.m. Children and their parents are invited. Bring your own LEGOS.
• STORY HOUR: Saturday, May 18. 1 p.m. Youth 4 and older are invited for stories, songs and activities.

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

• AFTER SCHOOL LEGO CLUB: Wednesday, May 8. 4 p.m. Children are invited for LEGO building.
• ROBOTS AT THE LIBRARY: Saturday, May 18. 10:30 a.m. Members of the Marquette Senior High School Robotics Team will speak and demonstrate their robot.
• STORYTIME: Friday, May 3, 10 and 17 10:30 a.m. Children are invited for a story and crafts. A light snack will be provided.

Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library
318 N. Main St.
• TOT TUESDAY STORYTIME: Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21 and 28. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Preschoolers are invited for songs, stories, crafts and creative movement.

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

• LITTLE BOOKWORMS FOR 5’s AND 6’s: Wednesday, May 1. 11 a.m. Youth ages 5 and 6 are invited for stories, songs, school-readiness art and pre-literacy skills.
• BLUE BIRCH: Wednesdays, May 1. 1 p.m. Youth ages 8 and older are invited to this reading and book club.
• PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Friday, May 3. 1 p.m. Youth ages 3 and 4 are invited for interactive stories, songs and crafts.
• LEGO CLUB: Friday, May 3. 4:30 p.m. LEGO enthusiasts are invited to build LEGO projects.
• FAMILY FILM: Saturday, May 4. 1 p.m. Families are invited to watch Ralph Breaks the Internet. Bring your own snacks.
• MUGGLES FOR POTTER: Monday, May 6. 4:30 p.m. Students in grades 2 and 3 are invited to listen to the book aloud.
• DIY SLIME SQUAD: Thursday, May 9. 4:30 p.m. Youth ages 8 and older will make slime.
• DUMBLEDORE’S ARMY: Monday, May 13. 4:30 p.m. Students in grades 4 and 5 are invited to discuss Harry Potter.
• MINI GOLF AT THE LIBRARY: Friday, May 17. Noon to 6 p.m. Families are invited for 9 holes of mini golf. Equipment provided.
• TODDLER STORYTIME: Wednesdays and Thursdays: May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16. 10:15 a.m. Toddler ages 18 to 35 months are invited for interactive stories, songs, rhymes and activities.
• PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Thursdays, May 2, 9 and 16. 11 a.m. Youth ages 3 and 4 are invited for interactive stories, songs and crafts.
• TUMMY TIME: Mondays: May 6 and 13. 11 a.m. Songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for babies not yet mobile and able to move away from their caregiver are invited.
• WONDER BABIES: Mondays and Tuesdays: May 6, 7, 13 and 14. 10:15 a.m. Newborns to infants age 18 months and their caregivers are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and more.

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.

• GUARDIANS OF WOW: Friday, May 3. 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.
• SECOND THURSDAY CREATIVITY SERIES: Thursday, May 9. 5:30 p.m. Activities for preschool and elementary-aged children include crafts, a food activity, music and more. This month’s theme is Diggin’ Those Dragons and Dinosaurs.
• KID BIZNESS: Friday, May 10. 4 p.m. Youth interested in creating and selling a product are encouraged to attend.
• SCHOOL OF ROCK: Friday, May 10. 6:30 p.m. Youth are invited to join Bobby Hayes with their instruments for a concert.
• LIZARDRY: Wednesday, May 15. 4 to 6 p.m. Gain hands-on experience handling reptiles with veterinarian Dr. Shevy and helpers.
• LOW SENSORY DAY: Thursday, May 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, May 6, 13 and 27 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wear your pajamas and play with crafts.
• ROCKIN’ TODDLERS: Tuesdays, May 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, May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Create crafts from the museum’s craft materials.
• PIZZA NIGHT: Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. 5:30 p.m. $6 for pizza.
• PLAYTIME CAFÉ: Fridays, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tea and cookies will be available.
Munising Public Library
810 M-28, Suite A. ksippl@greatstartma.org
• BOOK OWLS: Thursday, May 2. 6 p.m. Families are invited for story time, a craft and a free snack.
Munising—Alger Parks & Recreation
413 Maple St. kippl@greatstartma.org

• COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP: Tuesdays, May 7, 14 and 21. Youth and their caregivers are invited for play, crafts, motor and physical activity skills and snacks. Playgroup is cancelled if school is cancelled.

Munising—MediLodge
300 City Park Dr. ksippl@greatstartma.org
• INTERGENERATIONAL PLAYGROUP: Thursday, May 23 9:30 a.m. Youth and their caregivers are invited to visit MediLodge residents. Free snacks provided.

Negaunee Public Library
319 W. Case St. 475-7700, ext. 18
• READING RUGRATS: Mondays, May 6, 13 and 20. 10:30 a.m. Youth ages 3 and older are invited for stories and block building.
• BUILDING STORYTIME: Mondays, May 6, 13 and 20. 11 a.m. Children ages 3 to 8 are invited for stories to inspire building with LEGOs.
• FAMILY STORYTIME: Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. 4:30 p.m. Families are invited for stories, songs and rhymes.

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