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Upcoming Events

3 Jan 2022 Snowmen: Spot the Imposters (Children through grade 6) 1/3/2022 - 1/31/2022

[passive activity in the Children’s area] January 3-31 during open hours. Pick up a picture of our original snowman in the Children’s area. Then search the Children’s area for the imposter snowmen. Write down what is different between the two snowmen. Place completed sheets in the box for a chance to win a free book. 10 winners will be chosen at random Feb 1.

19 Jan 2022 Friendship Pins (for teens in Grade 7-12 or 2021 high school grads) 1/19/2022 - 1/31/2022

January 19-31, 2021

Create some retro friendship pins for yourself and a friend with large safety pins, seed beads, and more! They look great on shoes, jackets, or backpacks—and you can choose different styles when signing up! 20 spots available.

Sign up here! Check out the full YA January calendar handout here.

19 Jan 2022 DIY Pineapple Candle (for teens in Grade 7-12 or 2021 high school grads) 1/19/2022 - 1/31/2022

January 19-31, 2021

Craft an easy, soy wax candle complete with pineapple scent and decorations! Microwave or stovetop required. 20 spots available.

Sign up here! Check out the full YA January calendar handout here.

19 Jan 2022 Fuzzy Woven Tortoise (for teens in Grade 7-12 or 2021 high school grads) 1/19/2022 - 1/31/2022

January 19-31, 2021

Learn how to make a fuzzy tortoise with this intermediate pipe cleaner craft: display your weaving skills on a bookshelf or keep it as a cheery locker friend! 20 spots available.

Sign up here! Check out the full YA January calendar handout here.

27 Jan 2022 Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) 1/27/2022 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Preschool Storytime [ages three through five] [in person w/ limited spots available]

Wednesdays, repeated on Thursdays, 10-10:45 am

Each Wednesday repeated each Thursday in January, Brandi will present interactive and entertaining storytimes that are sure to engage your preschoolers. These storytimes are geared toward preschool-age children with their parents/caregivers. Each storytime will feature stories, music, rhymes, and/or other age-appropriate activities. Send us a picture of your child engaging with the stories or extension activities to earn a digital badge and an extra Beanstack point! Registration is required.

Jan 5/6: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E054DA8AC2CABFA7-preschool

Jan 12/13: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E054DA8AC2CABFA7-preschool1

Jan 19/20: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E054DA8AC2CABFA7-preschool2

Jan 26/27: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E054DA8AC2CABFA7-preschool3

27 Jan 2022 Golden Sower Book Club (grades K-6) 1/27/2022 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday, Jan 27, 4-5 pm

We have lots of books to talk about! We will discuss the following Golden Sower Chapter Book Nominees: (1) Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly (Nov title), (2) Spark by Sarah Beth Durst (Dec title), and (3) Because of the Rabbit by Cynthia Lord (Jan title). If there is time, we will share our thoughts on a fourth title, (4) Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn. Book-related puzzles and/or activities will be available for each title. Registration is required.

https://forms.gle/KAbHZHm93yoSuTH29

28 Jan 2022 Laser Cut Luminary (Adult; Ages 18+) 1/28/2022 - 2/4/2022

Registration is required and begins January 21. Pickup is available starting January 28.

1 Feb 2022 Hidden Hearts (Families with children through grade 6) 2/1/2022 - 2/28/2022

February 1-28 during open hours

Pick up a Hidden Hearts activity sheet during February and find all 20 hearts that are hidden around the children’s area. Draw a line from the matching heart to the location you found it. Then place your sheet in the box for a chance to win a free book! 10 winners will be chosen at random.

1 Feb 2022 Baby and Toddler Storytime (Ages birth-2) 2/1/2022 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Tuesdays, 10-10:45 am (Please bring a blanket from home for baby’s comfort.)

Join Brandi each Tuesday in February for fun and engaging storytimes: Feb 1-Animals, Feb 8- Baby, Feb 15-Moon, Feb 22-Bears. Each storytime will feature stories, music, rhymes, and/or other age-appropriate activities. Send us a picture of your child engaging with the stories or extension activities to earn a digital badge and an extra Beanstack point! Registration is required.

Tuesday, Feb 1 https://forms.gle/GbBGxWrVHd8rJ7cAA

Tuesday, Feb 8 https://forms.gle/DYms7XmoJLSycYzH6

Tuesday, Feb 15 https://forms.gle/GQYu1wEVDB4R5veC6

Tuesday, Feb 22 https://forms.gle/HaR2TJEss2X3mwyFA

 

1 Feb 2022 Tai Chi 2/1/2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This low-impact exercise is generally safe for all ages and fitness levels. In order to ensure that we can safely social distance, preregistration is required. 

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30 December 2021

Read for a Better World Winter Challenge

Join this national challenge for a chance at winning the Bellevue Public Library prizes from this year's sponsor, the Lerner Publishing Group, including: • signed books! • book collections! • and...
30 December 2021

Candy House Contest: Vote Online Jan. 5-9!

All Ages

Cast your votes in our second annual virtual holiday contest for all ages! Entry submissions close on December 31--you'll decide the category winners in early January! Voting is...
20 December 2021

Extended Contest Deadlines!

  We are extending the deadlines for both the Magical Creature (teen) and Virtual Candy House (all ages) contests! Have a winter break coming up? You now have through...

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