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Friends' Booksale

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
All Locations
Friends of the Metropolitan Library System present the 38th Annual Friends Booksale. Offering more than 600,000 books covering a wide range of subjects, plus a large selection of videos, DVDs and books on tape. Hardbacks in the general section are only $1 and paperbacks and magazines are $0.50 each. Admission is free and for the first time, credit and debit cards will be accepted for purchases over $20, in addition to checks and cash.
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Parachute Playtime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Village Library
Meeting Room A
Sharing in playtimes is an excellent way to help children build social skills, promote learning and discover that the library is a destination for fun! Children will have the opportunity to practice skills such as: following directions, socializing with others, using language, using small and large muscles, and remaining in control during play.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Tax Help

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Village Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Need help preparing and filing your state and federal income tax returns? Volunteers from AARP will be providing free tax preparation and e-filing assistance on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to bring all relevant documents with you, e.g. all earning and dividend statements, copies of last year's federal and state returns, proof of your bank account numbers for direct deposit, a photo ID, and a social security card or a social security document, such as a SSA-1099 tax form.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Tuesday and Saturday during tax season.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Wednesday Cafe

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Village Library
Meeting Room A
Come and enjoy a cup of coffee and light snack with us! We will also have hot chocolate and tea along with games and books. We hope to see you there!
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Children Reading to Dogs

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Village Library
Children's Area
Young readers build "pawsitive" self-esteem, self-confidence and improve their reading skills while reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.

This is a recurring event and takes place each week on Wednesday.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Children Reading to Dogs

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Village Library
Children's Area
Young readers build "pawsitive" self-esteem, self-confidence  and improve their reading skills while reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.

This is a recurring event and takes place on the first and third Thursdays of the month.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Chess Club

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Village Library
Meeting Room A
Want to improve your memory and concentration or practice logical thinking skills? Make a smart move and join us for Chess Club! The game of chess offers many brainy benefits and -- it's just fun! Learn the game for the first time or develop your skills; those of all abilities are welcome. Chess boards are provided and library materials are available for further learning. Chess sets may also be checked out for in-library use at any time by visiting the information desk.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Friday.

A similar club exists at multiple libraries.
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Tax Help

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Village Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Need help preparing and filing your state and federal income tax returns? Volunteers from AARP will be providing free tax preparation and e-filing assistance on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to bring all relevant documents with you, e.g. all earning and dividend statements, copies of last year's federal and state returns, proof of your bank account numbers for direct deposit, a photo ID, and a social security card or a social security document, such as a SSA-1099 tax form.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Tuesday and Saturday during tax season.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Nature Tales

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Village Library
Children's Area
Venture out into the wild side of reading! The library welcomes storytime leaders from Martin Park Nature Center to help us explore nature through books! The library is a great place to encourage reading readiness and early literacy, so burrow through our shelves and checkout our collection of nature books and DVDs.

For ages 3-7.

This is a recurring event taking place on the first and third Saturday through the months of February, March, and April.
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Babytime

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
The Village Library
Meeting Room A
A story time just for you at your neighborhood library! Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the library and show parents/caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying [music, rhymes, or puppet plays]. Many of our story times include supplemental activities like [crafts, open playtime, play dough, parachute play and more.]
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Tax Help

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Village Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Need help preparing and filing your state and federal income tax returns? Volunteers from AARP will be providing free tax preparation and e-filing assistance on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to bring all relevant documents with you, e.g. all earning and dividend statements, copies of last year's federal and state returns, proof of your bank account numbers for direct deposit, a photo ID, and a social security card or a social security document, such as a SSA-1099 tax form.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Tuesday and Saturday during tax season.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Tech Time

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
The Village Library
Meeting Room A
Have a new phone or tablet and have questions about set-up or functions? Need help downloading library ebooks? Bring in your device and a friendly teen volunteer will work with you to answer basic questions. Other electronic devices and questions (such as e-mail, Internet, or Microsoft Word) are welcome as well. This program is a recurring program.
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Children Reading to Dogs

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Village Library
Children's Area
Young readers build "pawsitive" self-esteem, self-confidence and improve their reading skills while reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.

This is a recurring event and takes place each week on Wednesday.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Musictime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
The Village Library
Meeting Room A
Music with Miss Ginger
Discover the power of music at the library! Come with your child to sing, move, explore and create beautiful music. Research proves that early integration of music into a child's daily routine improves a child's ability to think, create and express. While you're here, check out the library's collection of children's music to take home.

This is a recurring event and takes place on the first Thursday of the month.

A similar event is held at multiple libraries.
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Full STEAM Ahead

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Village Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
We're going Full STEAM Ahead with kids ages 5-11. Each month we will explore a different Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Math topic. There will be hands-on activities and resources available for checkout.
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Chess Club

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Village Library
Meeting Room A
Want to improve your memory and concentration or practice logical thinking skills? Make a smart move and join us for Chess Club! The game of chess offers many brainy benefits and -- it's just fun! Learn the game for the first time or develop your skills; those of all abilities are welcome. Chess boards are provided and library materials are available for further learning. Chess sets may also be checked out for in-library use at any time by visiting the information desk.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Friday.

A similar club exists at multiple libraries.
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Tax Help

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Village Library
Meeting Room A
Need help preparing and filing your state and federal income tax returns? Volunteers from AARP will be providing free tax preparation and e-filing assistance on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to bring all relevant documents with you, e.g. all earning and dividend statements, copies of last year's federal and state returns, proof of your bank account numbers for direct deposit, a photo ID, and a social security card or a social security document, such as a SSA-1099 tax form.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Tuesday and Saturday during tax season.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Knitting Club

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Village Library
Meeting Room B
Knitty Committee
Interested in knitting or learning how to knit? Bring your yarn and join the fun! The recommended yarn for beginners is "variegated worsted weight" and size 7 or 8 needles.

This is a recurring event and takes place the second Saturday of every month.

A similar club exists at multiple libraries.
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Teen Tech Month Makerspace

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Village Library
Meeting Room A
March is Teen Tech Month!
Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) in this hands-on program. We'll be using special kits to learn and make something cool.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Toddlertime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
The Village Library
Meeting Room A
A story time just for you at your neighborhood library! Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the library and show parents/caregivers invaluable information on reading readiness and create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying [music, rhymes, or puppet plays]. Many of our story times include supplemental activities like crafts, open playtime, play dough, parachute play and more.
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Tax Help

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Village Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Need help preparing and filing your state and federal income tax returns? Volunteers from AARP will be providing free tax preparation and e-filing assistance on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to bring all relevant documents with you, e.g. all earning and dividend statements, copies of last year's federal and state returns, proof of your bank account numbers for direct deposit, a photo ID, and a social security card or a social security document, such as a SSA-1099 tax form.

This is a recurring event and takes place every Tuesday and Saturday during tax season.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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After School Eats

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Village Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Looking for something more than packaged snacks to banish the after school hangries?  Learn how to create easy and delicious snacks that you can make on your own.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Children Reading to Dogs

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Village Library
Children's Area
Young readers build "pawsitive" self-esteem, self-confidence and improve their reading skills while reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.

This is a recurring event and takes place each week on Wednesday.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Village Library
Rooms A-B (AB)
Storytime with a Park Ranger
A story time just for you at your neighborhood library! A Park Ranger will share stories about all the things that make America such a special place to call home. Connect with others and enjoy other activities while learning about Park Rangers.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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Children Reading to Dogs

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Village Library
Children's Area
Young readers build "pawsitive" self-esteem, self-confidence  and improve their reading skills while reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.

This is a recurring event and takes place on the first and third Thursdays of the month.

This event is held at multiple libraries.
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