Story Programs at the Miller Library
Join us each month for stories and activities that celebrate gardens, plants, and nature! Programs are presented one Saturday a month September through June, for children ages 3 to 8 and their families. All ages are welcome.
SPRINGTIME! STORY PROGRAM
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Take a deep breath. It's springtime! These three stories of springtime adventures in the garden and the henhouse are sure to bring a smile. After the stories, you're welcome to make a cherry blossom picture in the program room.
OUT OF THE EGG by Tina Matthews
GEMMA AND THE BABY CHICK by Antonia Barber
AND THEN IT'S SPRING by Julie Fogliano
COUNTING ON YOU STORY PROGRAM
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Counting is fun with these uniquely illustrated books. After the stories, come to the program room. You can make your own counting book with stickers you choose, so you can count your favorite things!
ONE LEAF RIDES THE WIND by Celeste Davidson Mannis
COUNTING IN THE GARDEN by Kim Parker
THIS TREE COUNTS! By Alison Formento
TIME MACHINE STORY PROGRAM
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Today we travel back in time. First, a visit to 1935, where young gardener Lydia Grace Finch has a plan to make her world a little more beautiful. Then we'll set the dial for about 1915, and travel to France to meet Claude Monet in his garden. In our last book, we travel to back to the first decade of the last century to meet Mossy the turtle and her friend Scoot.
THE GARDENER by Sarah Stewart
THE MAGICAL GARDEN OF CLAUDE MONET by Laurence Anholt
MOSSY by Jan Brett
APPLE GALA STORY PROGRAM
Saturday to be determined in September 2014
Did you know there is a five-point star inside each apple? We'll learn more about apples and make our own applesauce at this story program.
APPLE by Nikki McClure
THE APPLE ORCHARD RIDDLE by Margaret McNamara and G. Brian Karas
THE APPLE PIE THAT PAPA BAKED by Lauren Thompson
HARVEST TIME STORY PROGRAM
Saturday to be determined in October 2014
Fall harvest is here! Today we'll read about pumpkins and winter squash. After the stories, use oil pastels to capture a close-up view of some beautiful vegetables.
SOPHIE'S SQUASH by Pat Zietlow Miller & Anne Wilsdorf
READY FOR PUMPKINS by Kate Duke
PUMPKIN COUNTDOWN by Joan Holub
FALL COLOR STORY PROGRAM
Saturday November 1, 2014
The leaves are falling, and we'll gather them up in these imaginative stories. Come to the program room afterward to make a leaf picture using warm and cool colors.
RED LEAF, YELLOW LEAF by Lois Ehlert
A LEAF CAN BE by Laura Purdie Salas
LEAVES by David Ezra Stein
BIRDS IN WINTER STORY PROGRAM
Saturday December 6, 2014
Birds are enchanting to watch in any season, and these stories show us birds enjoying winter weather. After the stories, make a bird feeder in the program room.
WHOO GOES THERE? by Jennifer A. Ericsson
THE HUNGRIEST CHICKADEE by Eileen Ziesler
THE BOY WHO DREW BIRDS by Jacqueline Davies