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.
APPLE GALA STORY PROGRAM
Saturday, October 4, 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, October 18, 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
ALL YEAR ROUND STORY PROGRAM
Saturday, January 3, 2015
UP WE GROW by Deborah Hodge
OUR APPLE TREE by Gorel Kristina Naslund
AN ORANGE IN JANUARY by Dianna Hutts Aston
As 2015 begins, let's look at seasonal cycles in nature. These books each travel through a year, whether it's a year in the life of a small farm, the growth of an orange, or an apple tree's annual cycle. After the stories, join us in the program room to make a four seasons collage.
BEE MINE STORY PROGRAM
Saturday, February 14, 2015
THESE BEES COUNT by Alison Formento
FROM FLOWER TO HONEY by Robin Nelson
FLIGHT OF THE HONEYBEE by Raymond Huber
Bees are fascinating and vitally important for gardeners and farmers. Learn about their life cycle in these books. After the stories, families are welcome to make a bee craft in the program room.
TREES ARE FOR EVERYONE STORY PROGRAM
Saturday, March 14, 2015
OLIVER'S TREES by Kit Chase
TAP THE MAGIC TREE by Christie Matheson
MAPLE by Lori Nichols
We love trees! Each of these three books has a different angle on the ways trees have a place in our hearts, from tree forts to wondrous life cycles to family trees planted in honor of those we love. After the stories, visit the Program Room to make a tree picture of your own.
PLEASE WELCOME THE BEETLES STORY PROGRAM
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 for a beetle craft project.
GARDEN SCIENCE STORY PROGRAM
Saturday, May 16, 2015
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, kid can make an ecological bookmark in the program room.
SALAD DAYS STORY PROGRAM
Saturday, June 6, 2015
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.