Children’s Department General Programs

Brehm Story Hours for Little Ones: February 2nd to May 18th:  Caregiver attendance is required for both Story Hours.

“2s” and “3s” meet every Thursday from 9:30-10:00 AM. No registration is required.

“Little Readers” meet every Thursday from 10:30-11:30 AM. For the more mature listener. This group requires registration. Call 242-6322, ext. 4 to sign up.

Monthly Programs

Evening Story Time: Can’t make it during the day for story time?  Join us on February 14th, March 14th, April 11th and May 9th, from 6-7 PM for an evening story hour.  We’ll have stories to hear and crafts to make.  Caregiver attendance is required.  No registration is required.  We hope to see you there!

Young Critics Book Club: Aimed at grades 5 through 8.
We’re shaking things up a bit.  We will be reading books that have been turned into movies, so each month we will read one book and then watch the movie made from it.  The Young Critics will get together the last Tuesday of each month to talk (and argue) about the books and movies they are reading/watching.  Movies will be shown on Saturday afternoons.  Aimed at Grades 5 through 8.

Spring 2017 meeting dates are February 25th (movie), February 28th, March 25th (movie), March 28th, April 22nd (movie), April 25th, May 27th (movie), and June 6th.  Movie meeting times begin at 1 PM and regular meeting times begin at 6 PM on the 3rd floor.  For questions call 242-6322, ext 4.

General Programs

POKÉMON PARTY
On February 21st, come to the library and party with some Pokémon.  There’ll be Pokémon themed games, crafts, and snacks.  You’ll even have a chance to hunt some Pokémon.   From 6-7 PM. Caregiver attendance is required. Registration is required.  Call 618-242-6322 to sign up.

CSI: LIBRARY
If you enjoy solving mysteries, then join us on March 21st for a special event. You’ll get the chance to solve a unique mystery using your powers of observation and deduction, with a little added help from science.  From 6-7 PM. Caregiver attendance is required.  Registration is required.  Call 618-242-6322 to sign up.

BASIC ROBOTICS
Come to the library on April 18th for your chance to learn the basics of robotics and programming. With the help of the Robo Rams Robotics Team, kids will work in pairs to build a robot and then test it out with some basic programming. For kids ages 4th-7th grades.  From 5:30-7:30 PM.  Caregiver attendance is required.  Registration is required.  Call 618-242-6322 to sign up.

STAR WARS
May the force be with you.  Join us on May 2nd as we channel the power of the force and enjoy a little Jedi training.  There will be Jedi challenges, crafts, and snacks.  From 6-7 PM.  Caregiver attendance is required.  Registration is required.  Call 618-242-6322 to sign up.

SOLAR ECLIPSE
Join us at Brehm Library at 12:30 PM on August 21st as we celebrate the first total solar eclipse in the United States since 1979.  There will be space themed games and crafts.  Kids will even get to make and launch their very own rockets.  We will also be serving freeze-dried ice cream, the same ice cream that astronauts eat in space!  The grand finale will be the viewing of the full eclipse, and we will even be handing out free eclipse viewing glasses to those in attendance!  Don’t miss out on your chance to take part in this rare event. Registration is required.  Call 618-242-6322 to sign up.