October 2019: Youth Events

Escanaba Public Library
400 Ludington St. 789-7328

• TODDLER TIME: Wednesdays, October 16, 23 and 30. 10:30 a.m. Toddlers ages 2 to 4 and a caregiver are invited for songs, stories, puppets and crafts.
• LIBRARY BABIES: Fridays, October 18 and 25. 10:30 a.m. Babies ages 3 to 23 months are welcome for songs, rhymes, socializing and playtime.
• LEGO CLUB: Saturday, October 11. 10:30 a.m. Children and their parents are invited. Bring your own LEGOS.
• STORY HOUR: Saturday, October 19th. 1:30 p.m. Children ages 4 and older are invited for stories, songs and activities.

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

• STORYTIME: Fridays, October 4, 11, 19 and 26. 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: Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. 11 a.m. Toddlers and preschoolers are welcome for stories, crafts and songs.
• LITTLE EXPLORERS: Fridays, October 4 and 18. 10 a.m. Join library staff for sensory activities for preschoolers.
• SIMPLY SCIENCE: Fridays, October 11 and 25. 10 a.m. Preschoolers will learn through making discoveries and being creative.

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

• CHESS FOR KIDS: Mondays, October 14 and 28. 4:30 p.m. Youth ages 6 and older are invited for chess.
• PRESCHOOL STORYTIME FOR 3’s and 4’s. Mondays, October 7, 21 and 28. 11 a.m. Youth ages 3 and 4, with an adult, are invited stories, fingerplays, songs and crafts. Siblings welcome.
• DUMBLEDORE’S ARMY: Monday, October 21. 4:30 p.m. Youth in grades 4 to 6 are invited to discuss Harry Potter.
• MUGGLES FOR POTTER GRADES 2 & 3: Monday, October 7. 4:30 p.m. Youth in grades 2 and 3 are invited to listen to Harry Potter read aloud.
• #CHILLVIBES: Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15 and 22. 4:30 p.m. Youth are invited for puzzles, crafts, coloring and sensory-friendly activities.
• CANDY CORN SLIME. Tuesday, October 29. Times vary, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Advanced registration required. Youth in kindergarten through grade 5 are invited to make candy corn slime.
• INDY HUB: Wednesday, October 2, 9, 23 and 30. 1 p.m. Youth ages 8 and older are invited for independent hand-on creative activities.
• LITTLE BOOKWORMS: Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 23 and 30. 11 a.m. Youth ages 5 and older are invited for school-readiness art, pre-literacy skills, stories and songs.
• ’TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE HALLOWEEN STORYTIME. Wednesday, October 30. 6 p.m. Costumes are encouraged and trick-or-treating will follow storytime.
• CREATOR’S HUB. Thursdays, October 3, 10, 17 and 24. 4:30 p.m. Youth in grades 3 to 5 are invited for hands-on visual art projects.
• PAW PALS WITH PET PARTNERS. Thursdays, October 17 and 24. 6 p.m. Children are invited to read to a friendly, calm dog.
• PRESCHOOL STORYTIME FOR 3’s and 4’s. Thursdays, October 3, 10, 24 and 31. 1 p.m. Youth ages 3 and 4, with an adult, are invited stories, fingerplays, songs and crafts. Siblings welcome.
• LEGO CLUB: Fridays, October 4, 11, 18 and 24. 4:30 p.m. LEGO enthusiasts are invited to build LEGO projects.
• TODDLER STORYTIME: Mondays and Wednesdays, October 2, 7, 9, 21, 23, 28 and 30. 10:15 a.m. Toddlers ages 18 to 35-months, with an adult, are invited for interactive stories, songs, rhymes and activities. Siblings welcome.
• WONDER BABIES: Thursdays and Fridays, October 3, 4, 10, 11, 24, 25 and 31. 10:15 a.m. Newborns to toddlers age 17 months are invited for songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays.

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, October 4. 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, October 10. 5:30 p.m. Fort- building-themed crafts, music and Culver’s frozen custard sundae bar. This month’s theme is Halloween Costume Party.
• LIZARDRY: Wednesday, October 16. 4 to 6 p.m. Gain hands-on experience handling reptiles with veterinarian Dr. Shevy and helpers.
• LOW SENSORY DAY: Thursday, October 17. 3 to 7:30 p.m. The lights will be dimmed and the music turned off.
• SPOOKY SCIENCE NIGHT: Friday, October 25. 6 p.m. This FREE program is sponsored by the NMU Sciences Clubs and Associates. Youth can explore science with spooky interactive experiments.
• 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, October 7, 14, 21 and 28. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wear your pajamas and play with crafts.
• ROCKIN’ TODDLERS: Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop in for a rockin’ good time.
• KIDS TAKE OVER CRAFTS DAY: Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Create crafts from the museum’s craft materials.
• PIZZA NIGHT: Thursdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. 5:30 p.m. $6 for pizza.
• PLAYTIME CAFÉ: Fridays, October 4, 11, 18 and 25 . 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tea and cookies will be available.

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

• READING RUGRATS: Mondays, September 9, 16, 23 and 30. 10:30 a.m. This lapsit storytime is for infants to toddlers age 3.
• BUILDING STORYTIME: Mondays, September 9, 16, 23 and 30. 11 a.m. Youth ages 3 and older are invited for stocking and block building.
• HALLOWEEN PARTY: Wednesday, October 30. 6 p.m. Youth ages 5 and older are invited for a costume contest, nut-free trick-or-treating, games, a haunted house, pumpkin carving and painting and refreshments.

Munising – Alger Parks and Rec Building
413 Maple St. ksippl@greatstartma.org
• COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP: Tuesdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. 9:30 a.m. Totville. Toddlers and a caregiver are invited for crafts, storyime, snacks and more.
• FAMILY FUN NIGHT SERIES: Monday, October 28. 5:30 to 7 p.m.Kabana Room. Families with infants to children age 5 are invited for dinner, games, activities, crafts and storytime. Older sibling welcome.

Munising – Hillside Community Apartments
E8986 M-28. ksippl@greatstartma.org
• FAMILY FUN NIGHT SERIES: Thursday, October 17. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Families with infants to children age 5 are invited for dinner, games, activities, crafts and storytime. Older sibling welcome.

Munising Schools Public Library
810M-28ksippl@greatstartma.org
• BOOK OWLS: Thursday, October 3. 6 p.m. Families are welcome for storytime, crafts and a snack.

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