A Universe of Stories: Summer Reading
Jun
17
to Aug 9

A Universe of Stories: Summer Reading

Calling all Earthling Readers! This summer, let’s blast into space and take a tour of our solar system by reading as a community! For every 20 minutes you spend reading (or listening) to a book, you will help the DDL Spaceship make its way through all 8 planets.* The spaceship leaves Planet Earth on Monday, June 17 and has until Friday, August 9 to make it back! To do this, we need to fuel the spaceship with 56,000 minutes of reading. Every 7,000 minutes of reading logged by the community will get the spaceship to the next planet and hopefully back home again. Are you ready to go on this galactic getaway through the stars? As a community, we can do this!

Summer Reading is open to all Dowagiac District Library patrons. Those registering will receive a drawstring book bag and reading log. All reading log entries collected throughout the challenge will be entered into drawings for prizes in the following categories: kids, teens and adults.

For more information and to register, see Melissa Phillips upstairs in the Youth Services area or any of our “stellar” staff at the circulation desk.

*Sorry, Pluto. Also, we’ll track the spaceship and community’s cosmic reading journey through space in the library’s new “Celestial Stairway” — be sure to check it out!

Runs from June 17 through August 9.

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Family Storytime
Jun
18
10:30 AM10:30

Family Storytime

Our storytimes help two- to four-year-olds get ready for kindergarten by encouraging them to read, write, talk, sing, and play!  Children of all abilities are welcome, and caregivers are encouraged to participate as well.

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Messy Time Friday!
Jun
21
11:00 AM11:00

Messy Time Friday!

Kids  of all ages are invited to join us for Messy Time Fridays throughout the summer. Projects and activities might involve paint, chalk, water and other “messy” materials, so please wear older or play clothes. We’re often in direct sunlight, so please remember to put sunscreen on before leaving the house.

Please check the website’s calendar and/or Facebook page for Messy Time dates. In the event of inclement weather, Messy Time may need to be canceled. If in doubt, please call us at 782-3826.

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Family Storytime
Jun
25
10:30 AM10:30

Family Storytime

Our storytimes help two- to four-year-olds get ready for kindergarten by encouraging them to read, write, talk, sing, and play!  Children of all abilities are welcome, and caregivers are encouraged to participate as well.

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Family Storytime
Jul
9
10:30 AM10:30

Family Storytime

Our storytimes help two- to four-year-olds get ready for kindergarten by encouraging them to read, write, talk, sing, and play!  Children of all abilities are welcome, and caregivers are encouraged to participate as well.

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Teen Trivia
Jul
11
4:00 PM16:00

Teen Trivia

Let your inner nerd shine! Grab some friends and show off how smart you are. Trivia categories will change from month to month and might include sports, music, pop culture, book titles, history, holidays, poetry, fast food slogans, and more!

 

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Messy Time Friday!
Jul
12
11:00 AM11:00

Messy Time Friday!

Kids  of all ages are invited to join us for Messy Time Fridays throughout the summer. Projects and activities might involve paint, chalk, water and other “messy” materials, so please wear older or play clothes. We’re often in direct sunlight, so please remember to put sunscreen on before leaving the house.

Please check the website’s calendar and/or Facebook page for Messy Time dates. In the event of inclement weather, Messy Time may need to be canceled. If in doubt, please call us at 782-3826.

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Family Storytime
Jul
16
10:30 AM10:30

Family Storytime

Our storytimes help two- to four-year-olds get ready for kindergarten by encouraging them to read, write, talk, sing, and play!  Children of all abilities are welcome, and caregivers are encouraged to participate as well.

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Messy Time Friday!
Jul
19
11:00 AM11:00

Messy Time Friday!

Kids  of all ages are invited to join us for Messy Time Fridays throughout the summer. Projects and activities might involve paint, chalk, water and other “messy” materials, so please wear older or play clothes. We’re often in direct sunlight, so please remember to put sunscreen on before leaving the house.

Please check the website’s calendar and/or Facebook page for Messy Time dates. In the event of inclement weather, Messy Time may need to be canceled. If in doubt, please call us at 782-3826.

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Juggling Funny Stories--Rocket Into Reading!
Jul
22
1:00 PM13:00

Juggling Funny Stories--Rocket Into Reading!

Blast off with Chris Fascione’s program, “Rocket into Reading!” a fun, participatory show that encourages imaginative exploration through reading. Kids leave their everyday world behind as they take off into the universe of books. Through his unique, interactive style of story performance, Chris acts out library books like “There’s No Place Like Space!” that thoroughly engage his audience, fuel the imagination, and propel children to become readers who are truly out of this world!

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Family Storytime
Jul
23
10:30 AM10:30

Family Storytime

Our storytimes help two- to four-year-olds get ready for kindergarten by encouraging them to read, write, talk, sing, and play!  Children of all abilities are welcome, and caregivers are encouraged to participate as well.

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Messy Time Friday!
Jul
26
11:00 AM11:00

Messy Time Friday!

Kids  of all ages are invited to join us for Messy Time Fridays throughout the summer. Projects and activities might involve paint, chalk, water and other “messy” materials, so please wear older or play clothes. We’re often in direct sunlight, so please remember to put sunscreen on before leaving the house.

Please check the website’s calendar and/or Facebook page for Messy Time dates. In the event of inclement weather, Messy Time may need to be canceled. If in doubt, please call us at 782-3826.

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Family Storytime
Jul
30
10:30 AM10:30

Family Storytime

Our storytimes help two- to four-year-olds get ready for kindergarten by encouraging them to read, write, talk, sing, and play!  Children of all abilities are welcome, and caregivers are encouraged to participate as well.

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Messy Time Friday!
Aug
2
11:00 AM11:00

Messy Time Friday!

Kids  of all ages are invited to join us for Messy Time Fridays throughout the summer. Projects and activities might involve paint, chalk, water and other “messy” materials, so please wear older or play clothes. We’re often in direct sunlight, so please remember to put sunscreen on before leaving the house.

Please check the website’s calendar and/or Facebook page for Messy Time dates. In the event of inclement weather, Messy Time may need to be canceled. If in doubt, please call us at 782-3826.

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Family Storytime
Aug
6
10:30 AM10:30

Family Storytime

Our storytimes help two- to four-year-olds get ready for kindergarten by encouraging them to read, write, talk, sing, and play!  Children of all abilities are welcome, and caregivers are encouraged to participate as well.

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Teen Trivia
Aug
8
4:00 PM16:00

Teen Trivia

Let your inner nerd shine! Grab some friends and show off how smart you are. Trivia categories will change from month to month and might include sports, music, pop culture, book titles, history, holidays, poetry, fast food slogans, and more!

 

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Messy Time Friday!
Aug
9
11:00 AM11:00

Messy Time Friday!

Kids  of all ages are invited to join us for Messy Time Fridays throughout the summer. Projects and activities might involve paint, chalk, water and other “messy” materials, so please wear older or play clothes. We’re often in direct sunlight, so please remember to put sunscreen on before leaving the house.

Please check the website’s calendar and/or Facebook page for Messy Time dates. In the event of inclement weather, Messy Time may need to be canceled. If in doubt, please call us at 782-3826.

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Teen Trivia
Sep
12
4:00 PM16:00

Teen Trivia

Let your inner nerd shine! Grab some friends and show off how smart you are. Trivia categories will change from month to month and might include sports, music, pop culture, book titles, history, holidays, poetry, fast food slogans, and more!

 

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Teen Trivia
Oct
10
4:00 PM16:00

Teen Trivia

Let your inner nerd shine! Grab some friends and show off how smart you are. Trivia categories will change from month to month and might include sports, music, pop culture, book titles, history, holidays, poetry, fast food slogans, and more!

 

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Teen Trivia
Jun
13
4:00 PM16:00

Teen Trivia

Let your inner nerd shine! Grab some friends and show off how smart you are. Trivia categories will change from month to month and might include sports, music, pop culture, book titles, history, holidays, poetry, fast food slogans, and more!

 

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Family Storytime
Jun
11
10:30 AM10:30

Family Storytime

Our storytimes help two- to four-year-olds get ready for kindergarten by encouraging them to read, write, talk, sing, and play!  Children of all abilities are welcome, and caregivers are encouraged to participate as well.

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Future Bestsellers Book Club
Jun
4
6:00 PM18:00

Future Bestsellers Book Club

This is a book discussion group with a twist- newly published books only! Every month members vote for a soon-to-be-published title from a list provided and we read the one with the most votes. Everyone gets a copy to checkout! We meet the first Tuesday of each month at 6 pm to discuss the current title and vote for the next one. To join the next meeting request an invite on our group Facebook or contact Library Director Matt Weston mweston@dowagiacdl.org

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Family Storytime
Jun
4
10:30 AM10:30

Family Storytime

Our storytimes help two- to four-year-olds get ready for kindergarten by encouraging them to read, write, talk, sing, and play!  Children of all abilities are welcome, and caregivers are encouraged to participate as well.

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Game Day
May
16
3:00 PM15:00

Game Day

Teens are invited to come play together on our X-Box 360 in the Youth Area.  We have an assortment of X-Box games and four controllers, as well as tabletop games.  Each round lasts 30 minutes so that everyone gets a turn.

 

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Book Club- cancelled until next month
May
7
6:00 PM18:00

Book Club- cancelled until next month

This is a book discussion group with a twist- newly published books only! Every month members vote for a soon-to-be-published title from a list provided and we read the one with the most votes. Everyone gets a copy to checkout! We meet the first Tuesday of each month at 6 pm to discuss the current title and vote for the next one. To join the next meeting request an invite on our group Facebook or contact Library Director Matt Weston mweston@dowagiacdl.org

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Game Day
Apr
18
3:00 PM15:00

Game Day

Teens are invited to come play together on our X-Box 360 in the Youth Area.  We have an assortment of X-Box games and four controllers, as well as tabletop games.  Each round lasts 30 minutes so that everyone gets a turn.

 

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Family Movie Matinee: Disney's Dumbo!
Apr
5
10:30 AM10:30

Family Movie Matinee: Disney's Dumbo!

Hey, families! Help us celebrate the 70th anniversary of a Disney timeless classic—Dumbo! While the new version is playing in theaters, come and see the original animated version for FREE at the Dowagiac District Library! This movie is rated G, which makes it a great choice for all ages, and its run time is a short 64 minutes, so even the wiggliest kids should be able to sit through it. The movie will begin at 10:30 am sharp upstairs in the Youth Area, so plan to arrive a few minutes early.

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Local Author & Illustrator Visit
Apr
2
3:00 PM15:00

Local Author & Illustrator Visit

Local author Deanna Scelzo will be at the library to read her new book, "A Child's Life in Trees" along with local illustrator Dan Smith, who will guide participants through an interactive art project. The book is geared toward kids in grades K-5, so this event is great for families! RSVP by calling Melissa Phillips at 782-3826 by Friday, March 29.

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Spring Into Your Local Library: Selfie Scavenger Hunt
Apr
1
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Into Your Local Library: Selfie Scavenger Hunt

Kids of all ages: choose one of the favorite adults in your life (grandparent, parent, teacher, etc.) and ask them to team up with you for a scavenger hunt that will take you on an adventure through Dowagiac. Your adventure will lead to a prize at the end. Dress for the weather!

Pre-registration is highly recommended since participation is limited. RSVP online before March 29. Reserve your team's spot today: http://ow.ly/XiJp30o6Jt2

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Craft/Project of the Week: Perler Beads!
Apr
1
to Apr 5

Craft/Project of the Week: Perler Beads!

A Perler Bead station will be set up in the Youth Department for the entire week of Spring Break. Great for kids 6+ (don’t worry, mom, we’ll have staff available to do the ironing). We’ll have several templates to choose from, or you can use your imagination and make whatever you’d like!

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Game Day
Mar
21
3:00 PM15:00

Game Day

Teens are invited to come play together on our X-Box 360 in the Youth Area.  We have an assortment of X-Box games and four controllers, as well as tabletop games.  Each round lasts 30 minutes so that everyone gets a turn.

 

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Game Day
Feb
21
3:00 PM15:00

Game Day

Teens are invited to come play together on our X-Box 360 in the Youth Area.  We have an assortment of X-Box games and four controllers, as well as tabletop games.  Each round lasts 30 minutes so that everyone gets a turn.

 

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Puzzles & Pizza!
Feb
7
4:00 PM16:00

Puzzles & Pizza!

Hey Teens! Join us on the first Thursday of the month for Puzzles & Pizza! Teams of 4 work together to complete a 500-piece puzzle in a set amount of time. Pizza will be provided in lieu of prizes, so everyone wins! Space is limited, so you must RSVP by 5:30 pm the day before. Stop in at the Youth Services desk to signup or call and ask for Melissa. Ages 12-17.

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