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Council Tree Poet-Tree Display

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Council Tree Library
Children's Area
This year's Poet-tree will focus on spatial (think Space) poetry. Write a poem on a moon or star shape and add it to the Poet-tree.

Drop in and supplies provided.
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Penny Guess - Money Smart Week

Sunday, April 21, 2024
Poudre River Public Library District
Get smart about money during Money Smart Week (April 15-April 21) and give a guess at how many pennies are in the jar. Win the jar if you guess closest to the amount. Learn more about money at the U.S. Mint site for kid activities.

This passive program will be in the Children's area at Council Tree, Harmony, and Old Town throughout the week.
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Animal Afternoon

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Council Tree Library
Large Meeting Room
The library has gone to the dogs (and cats and other story-loving critters)! Drop in to read to friendly animals and find your new book buddy! 

Presented by Larimer Animal People Partnership. For children in grades K-5. Furry (and not-so-furry) friends will be ready to read for 40-60 minutes, so stop by early.
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Snack and Craft

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Council Tree Library
Teen Area
Drop in for a snack and try a new activity or craft, every Wednesday. This week we'll have have supplies and instructions for making seed bombs to plant native wildflowers.

You are welcome to arrive at any time during the program. For students in middle and high school.
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Print Making

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Council Tree Library
Large Meeting Room
Learn how to use gelli plates for print making.  We'll provide the supplies, and you'll leave with fabulous art to keep or give.  This simple process is great for all skill levels.

For ages 12 and up.  Registration required.

This program will be repeated on 4/18 at 6 pm and at 4/19 at 4 pm and at 6 pm. Please only sign up for one session.
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Print Making

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Council Tree Library
Large Meeting Room
Learn how to use gelli plates for print making.  We'll provide the supplies, and you'll leave with fabulous art to keep or give.  This simple process is great for all skill levels.

For ages 12 and up.  Registration required.

This program will also be held on 4/18 at 4 pm and on 4/19 at 4 pm and at 6 pm. Please only sign up for one session.
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School's Out Day - Earth Day

10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Council Tree Library
Large Meeting Room
School's out and Earth is always in so bring friends and family for some time together doing upcycled crafts, adding to our Poet-Tree, play games and enjoy other staff and volunteer led fun.
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Print Making

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Council Tree Library
Large Meeting Room
Learn how to use gelli plates for print making.  We'll provide the supplies, and you'll leave with fabulous art to keep or give.  This simple process is great for all skill levels.

For ages 12 and up.  Registration required.

This program will also be held on 4/18 at 4 pm and 6 pm and on 4/19 at 6 pm. Please only sign up for one session.
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Print Making

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Council Tree Library
Large Meeting Room
Learn how to use gelli plates for print making.  We'll provide the supplies, and you'll leave with fabulous art to keep or give.  This simple process is great for all skill levels.

For ages 12 and up.  Registration required.

This program will also be held on 4/18 at 4 pm and at 6 pm, and on 4/19 at 4 pm.  Please only sign up for one session.
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Global Tales: Bengali

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Council Tree Library
Large Meeting Room

This program is presented in Bengali by Samina Dossani.

Explore the rich tapestry of languages from around the world at Global Tales, planned and presented by various community members! Each session features stories and activities in a different language. All are welcome, but this program is best for families with children ages birth to 8. 

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Council Tree Library

This program is free and presented in Bengali for all ages.


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Upcycle Your Old T-Shirts

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Council Tree Library
Large Meeting Room

Earth Day is just around the corner - let's do some up-cycling! Do you have a thousand race/school tees? Or tees that have fantastic slogans/images but don’t fit right? Bring in your un-wearable t-shirts and we will help you re-purpose them! Make market bags, dog toys, t-shirt “yarn,” headbands, and more!

Scissors, yarn, sewing machines, etc. will all be provided, as well as extra t-shirts if you don't have any you want to use at home.

Drop-in program for ages 12+

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Snack and Craft

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Council Tree Library
Teen Area
Drop in for a snack and try a new activity or craft, every Wednesday. This week we'll have LEGO™ bricks out to build with.

You are welcome to arrive at any time during the program. For students in middle and high school.
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Free to Read Book Club

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Council Tree Library
Large Meeting Room
Exercise your freedom to read and pick up a free book by joining our book club featuring banned and challenged books.

This month we will be reading Laurie Halse Anderson's Shout.  This bestselling memoir in verse is a companion to Speak, Anderson's award winning novel about a teenager who struggles to find her voice after being sexually assaulted. Shout has received both multiple starred reviews and multiple challenges since it's publication in 2019.

Registration required. For high school students and adults.
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Fearless Readers

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Council Tree Library
Large Meeting Room
Featuring The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

For students in grades 4, 5 and 6 with an adult companion (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, neighbor, mentor). Enjoy making new friends, discussing the book, and engaging in hands on activities. A light dinner will be provided.

Registration is limited and starts March 1. Each registered pair will receive a free copy of the book. Registrants will be notified when their books is available for pickup at the Council Tree Library.
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Gotta' Dance - Kids and Preschoolers

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Council Tree Library
Large Meeting Room

Designed for ages 3-8 and their adults.

Explore nature, breath, and life through dance with students from Colorado State University's dance program. No registration needed, but we will adhere to room capacity limit maximum of 85 people.

This event is interactive and includes a dance performance, craft-making, and creative movement activities. 

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Teen Council: Leadership Committee

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Council Tree Library
Large Meeting Room
The Teen Council's Leadership Committee meets once a month to help shape the teen collection, advise on library policy, and improve library services for teens.  For teens in grades 9 to 12.  Application required.
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Registration for Free to Read opens

All Day
Poudre River Public Library District
Registration opens today for the June 20 event: Free to Read. This staff lead program for high school students and adults features recently published and banned or challenged books.  May's discussion will be about Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-ÍyímídéThis award winning thriller tells the story of two private school students targeted by an anonymous bully. Once registered, you will be notified when your complimentary book is available for pick up at Council Tree Library. For more information and to register, visit the program listing for June 20, 2024 from 6:30-7:30 pm.
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Snack and Craft

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Council Tree Library
Teen Area
Drop in for a snack and try a new activity or craft, every Wednesday. This week we'll me making mini lightsabers that light up, in celebration of May the Fourth.

You are welcome to arrive at any time during the program. For students in middle and high school.
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Crafternoon: Bring Your Own Project!

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Council Tree Library
Large Meeting Room

Do you have some knitting or crochet projects you are working on, or a cross-stitch sampler? Are you embroidering, sewing, beading, or creating friendship bracelets? Are you stuck on a new skill and want to ask if anyone else knows how to do Japanese short rows? If you want to work on your project and enjoy the company of other crafters while you are at it, come join us at Council Tree Library!

This event is drop-in and BYOP (bring-your-own-project), though we will have a basic craft available too. An experienced knitter is on hand for questions. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Registration begins 4/20/2024 at 9:00 AM

Design Your Own T-Shirt

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Council Tree Library
Large Meeting Room
Spend the afternoon designing your own graphic t-shirt! We will have computers and cutting machines on hand for you to create and cut out your designs. T-shirts will also be provided. Please select the size you need when registering.

Registration required. For adults and teens in grades 6-12.
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Registration begins 4/20/2024 at 9:00 AM

Design Your Own T-Shirt

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Council Tree Library
Large Meeting Room
Spend the afternoon designing your own graphic t-shirt! We will have computers and cutting machines on hand for you to create and cut out your designs. T-shirts will also be provided. Please select the size you need when registering.

Registration required. For adults and teens in grades 6-12.
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Global Tales: Swedish and Swedish Sign Language

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Council Tree Library
Large Meeting Room

This program is presented in Swedish and Swedish Sign Language by J-F and Erica Wright, natives of Sweden.

 

Explore the rich tapestry of languages from around the world at Global Tales, planned and presented by various community members! Each session features stories and activities in a different language. All are welcome, but this program is best for families with children ages birth to 8.


Utforska språk från hela världen genom, Global Tales, planerat och presenterat av medlemmar från vårt närsamhälle! Varje träff innehåller berättelser och aktiviteter på ett annat språk. Alla är välkomna, men det här programmet är bäst för familjer med barn upp till 8 års ålder.

Location: Council Tree Library 


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Neurographic Art for Mental Health

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Council Tree Library
Large Meeting Room
May is Mental Health Month - come try some art styles that help your brain. Neurographic art engages both emotional and aesthetic intelligence in a creative process that encourages our brains to make new neural connections. If you can draw a squiggly line and color you can make neurographic art!

Drop-in program. All ages welcome.
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Animal Afternoon

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Council Tree Library
Large Meeting Room
The library has gone to the dogs (and cats and other story-loving critters)! Drop in to read to friendly animals and find your new book buddy! 

Presented by Larimer Animal People Partnership. For children in grades K-5. Furry (and not-so-furry) friends will be ready to read for 40-60 minutes, so stop by early.
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