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Story Programs

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.

PLEASE WELCOME THE BEETLES STORY PROGRAM

ladybugSaturday, April 25, 2015
10:30-11:15 AM

BIG BUG by Henry Cole
THE BEETLE BOOK by Steve Jenkins
CITIZEN SCIENTISTS by Loree Griffin Burns

Learn about ladybugs and other beetles and get a peek at their tiny world in these three books. Learn how scientists are looking for volunteers of all ages to observe ladybugs in their neighborhoods. After the stories, please come to the Program Room to play a bug game and put together a bug puzzle.

GARDEN SCIENCE STORY PROGRAM

garden scienceSaturday, May 16, 2015
10:30-11:15 AM

IN MY BACKYARD by Margriet Ruurs
SECRETS OF THE GARDEN by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
GARBAGE HELPS MY GARDEN GROW by Linda Glaser

As the weather warms up and we're spending more time outdoors, let's allow time for scientific inquiry. These books focus on some easily-observed processes and cycles in nature, with plenty of room for kids to theorize, predict, and observe. After the stories, kids can make an ecological bookmark in the program room.

SALAD DAYS STORY PROGRAM

salad Saturday, June 6, 2015
10:30-11:15 AM

WHAT'S IN THE GARDEN by Marianne Berkes
TOPS AND BOTTOMS by Janet Stevens
CARROTS GROW UNDERGROUND by Mari Schuh

What's in your salad bowl these days? After hearing these vegetable-themed books, make a salad-head picture with us.

TINY HEROES STORY PROGRAM

treeSaturday, October 3, 2015
10:30-11:15 AM


DIARY OF A WORM by Doreen Cronin
NIBBLES' GARDEN by Charlotte Middleton
BE NICE TO SPIDERS by Margaret Bloy Graham

Sometimes the smallest creature can make the biggest difference. At this month's story program, learn about some of the tiny heroes working tirelessly to keep our planet's ecosystems going. Afterward, come to the program room to help solve a bug puzzle.

PONDER A POND STORY PROGRAM

treeSaturday, October 24, 2015
10:30-11:15 AM


POND CIRCLE by Betsy Franco
IN THE SMALL, SMALL POND by Denise Fleming
FROG GIRL by Paul Owen Lewis

Ponds aren't just beautiful, they are important! Think about all the animals that call wetlands home, and join us for a pond activity after the stories.

EVERGREENS STORY PROGRAM

treeSaturday, November 14, 2015
10:30-11:15 AM


GREEN by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
REDWOODS by Jason Chin
ANCIENT ONES by Barbara Bash

Celebrate evergreens with us this month, as we get up close and personal with the color green, the mighty redwood, and the old-growth Douglas fir. After the stories, make an evergreen bundle to decorate a door.

NIGHTTIME-THEMED STORY PROGRAM

FlashlightSaturday, December 12, 2015
10:30-11:15 AM


FLASHLIGHT by Lizi Boyd
THE SNOW LAMBS by Debi Gliori
THE ISLAND LIGHT by Rosemary Wells

This dark season, let's curl up with some good books about nighttime adventures. Join us in the program room after the stories to create artwork using oil pastels.

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