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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.

20 Jan 2022 Preschool Storytime (Ages 3-5) 1/20/2022 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

22 Jan 2022 Pawsitive Reading (Grades PreK-6) 1/22/2022 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Saturday, Jan 22, 9:30-10:30 am [15-minute slots]

Sign your child up to read to Archie, Roger, Roto, Sky, or Sphissy! Young readers and pre-readers can share stories from the comforts of home via Zoom. Registration is required for each 15-minute session. Please sign up for one session per child please.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E054DA8AC2CABFA7-pawsitive17

22 Jan 2022 Virtual Family Trivia: Seasons (families with children through grade 6) 1/22/2022 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, Jan 22, 3-4 pm

Which season has the shortest days and the longest nights? Think you know the answer? Families are invited to join us on Zoom for this fun, family trivia game. The top three scoring families will win Chick-fil-A gift cards!  Note: Teams must have at least two people and have a child in or between grades Pre-K and 6.

https://forms.gle/94nCYk5w1vDcSjMw8

23 Jan 2022 CANCELLED--Sunday Book Club (Ages 18+) 1/23/2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join the Sunday Book Club for a discussion of Georia Hunter's We Were the Lucky Ones at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 23.

25 Jan 2022 Baby and Toddler Storytime (Ages birth-2) 1/25/2022 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 January for fun and engaging storytimes that are perfect for the babies and toddlers in your life. These storytimes are best for babies and toddlers 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 4: https://forms.gle/p5uUQPvaqVdZvgUP7

Jan 11: https://forms.gle/zb3SJzYf7PfA1vJz8

Jan 18: https://forms.gle/mBeXbAZk5tZa2Hn3A

Jan 25: https://forms.gle/TaypLNUJCykrKsZM9

25 Jan 2022 Tai Chi 1/25/2022 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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