Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Montgomery County Memorial Library System! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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Friday, Aug. 23, 10:00AM to 11:30AM

Homeschoolers will learn about the elements involved in story writing in our new writing group, Kid Authors Attack. For each meeting, kids and teens will learn and practice an element of story writing, as well as share their writing with the group. Participants must be able to read and write. Registration is required for each meeting.

Monday, Aug. 26, 9:15AM and 10:00AM

Toddler Storytime introduces children to books with simple language and predictable plots. This program also introduces toddlers to storytime manners by helping them build listening skills and practice the self-control needed to be a good audience. Toddler Time is most appropriate for children that are not yet ready to sit for long periods of time and listen to more complex stories. Each Toddler Time is about 20 minutes long and concludes with a coloring activity. This program takes place in the Lobby Meeting Room and does not require a ticket or registration. 
 

To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:

 

· Prepare your child for Toddler Storytime by talking about storytime manners—sitting or standing still, listening to the storyteller, talking quietly, and being kind to others.

· Some children need to work up to sitting through a full, 30-minute storytime. If your child becomes restless or upset, please step out of the room for a “break”, then quietly return when your child is ready.

· Small children may stand instead of sit, but should not run or climb during storytime.

· Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.

· Strollers are not allowed in the room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
 

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 10:00AM and 10:30AM

Preschooler Storytime provides a place for children to practice the storytime manners they have learned in Toddler Storytime. Children in Preschooler Storytime are expected to sit or stand still, listen to the storyteller, and practice self-control for longer periods of time than required during Toddler Storytime. Stories are longer and activities are more complex. Children may practice their independence by attending Preschooler Storytime without their caregiver (caregiver must remain on the first floor of the library at all times). Preschool Storytime lasts about 30 minutes. This program takes place in the Lobby Meeting Room and does not require a ticket or registration. 
 

To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:

 

· Prepare your child for Preschooler Storytime by talking about storytime manners—sitting or standing still, listening to the storyteller, talking quietly, and being kind to others.

· Some children need to work up to sitting through a full, 30-minute storytime. If your child becomes restless or upset, please step out of the room for a “break”, then quietly return when your child is ready.

· Small children may stand instead of sit, but should not run or climb during storytime.

· Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.

· Strollers are not allowed in the room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
 

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 9:15AM and 9:45AM

Baby & Me Storytime focuses on nursery rhymes and movement and is geared toward infants up to age 18 months. Parents and caregivers should be prepared to be actively involved in this storytime. Each Baby & Me Storytime is about 20 minutes long and concludes with time for babies to explore books and toys. This program takes place in the Lobby Meeting Room and does not require a ticket or registration. 
 

To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:

 · Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.
· Strollers are not allowed in the room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
· Older siblings may attend, but must remain seated by their parent. This measure is to ensure the safety of the babies. 

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Monday, Sep. 2
ALL MCMLS LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY
Tuesday, Sep. 3, 10:00AM and 10:30AM

Preschooler Storytime provides a place for children to practice the storytime manners they have learned in Toddler Storytime. Children in Preschooler Storytime are expected to sit or stand still, listen to the storyteller, and practice self-control for longer periods of time than required during Toddler Storytime. Stories are longer and activities are more complex. Children may practice their independence by attending Preschooler Storytime without their caregiver (caregiver must remain on the first floor of the library at all times). Preschool Storytime lasts about 30 minutes. This program takes place in the Lobby Meeting Room and does not require a ticket or registration. 
 

To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:

 

· Prepare your child for Preschooler Storytime by talking about storytime manners—sitting or standing still, listening to the storyteller, talking quietly, and being kind to others.

· Some children need to work up to sitting through a full, 30-minute storytime. If your child becomes restless or upset, please step out of the room for a “break”, then quietly return when your child is ready.

· Small children may stand instead of sit, but should not run or climb during storytime.

· Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.

· Strollers are not allowed in the room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
 

Wednesday, Sep. 4, 9:15AM and 9:45AM

Baby & Me Storytime focuses on nursery rhymes and movement and is geared toward infants up to age 18 months. Parents and caregivers should be prepared to be actively involved in this storytime. Each Baby & Me Storytime is about 20 minutes long and concludes with time for babies to explore books and toys. This program takes place in the Lobby Meeting Room and does not require a ticket or registration. 
 

To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:

 · Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.
· Strollers are not allowed in the room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
· Older siblings may attend, but must remain seated by their parent. This measure is to ensure the safety of the babies. 

Thursday, Sep. 5, 4:00PM
or call 936-442-7727.

Story Book Club is a cross between a storytime for preschoolers and a book club for older readers. Kids in kindergarten through 3rd grade will hear a different book read aloud each month, followed by themed activities and refreshments. Registration is required.

Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
Monday, Sep. 9, 9:15AM and 10:00AM

Toddler Storytime introduces children to books with simple language and predictable plots. This program also introduces toddlers to storytime manners by helping them build listening skills and practice the self-control needed to be a good audience. Toddler Time is most appropriate for children that are not yet ready to sit for long periods of time and listen to more complex stories. Each Toddler Time is about 20 minutes long and concludes with a coloring activity. This program takes place in the Lobby Meeting Room and does not require a ticket or registration. 
 

To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:

 

· Prepare your child for Toddler Storytime by talking about storytime manners—sitting or standing still, listening to the storyteller, talking quietly, and being kind to others.

· Some children need to work up to sitting through a full, 30-minute storytime. If your child becomes restless or upset, please step out of the room for a “break”, then quietly return when your child is ready.

· Small children may stand instead of sit, but should not run or climb during storytime.

· Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.

· Strollers are not allowed in the room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
 

Tuesday, Sep. 10, 10:00AM and 10:30AM

Preschooler Storytime provides a place for children to practice the storytime manners they have learned in Toddler Storytime. Children in Preschooler Storytime are expected to sit or stand still, listen to the storyteller, and practice self-control for longer periods of time than required during Toddler Storytime. Stories are longer and activities are more complex. Children may practice their independence by attending Preschooler Storytime without their caregiver (caregiver must remain on the first floor of the library at all times). Preschool Storytime lasts about 30 minutes. This program takes place in the Lobby Meeting Room and does not require a ticket or registration. 
 

To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:

 

· Prepare your child for Preschooler Storytime by talking about storytime manners—sitting or standing still, listening to the storyteller, talking quietly, and being kind to others.

· Some children need to work up to sitting through a full, 30-minute storytime. If your child becomes restless or upset, please step out of the room for a “break”, then quietly return when your child is ready.

· Small children may stand instead of sit, but should not run or climb during storytime.

· Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.

· Strollers are not allowed in the room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
 

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 9:15AM and 9:45AM

Baby & Me Storytime focuses on nursery rhymes and movement and is geared toward infants up to age 18 months. Parents and caregivers should be prepared to be actively involved in this storytime. Each Baby & Me Storytime is about 20 minutes long and concludes with time for babies to explore books and toys. This program takes place in the Lobby Meeting Room and does not require a ticket or registration. 
 

To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:

 · Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.
· Strollers are not allowed in the room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
· Older siblings may attend, but must remain seated by their parent. This measure is to ensure the safety of the babies. 

Thursday, Sep. 12, 4:30PM to 5:30PM

At each meeting of the Preteen Book Club, preteens aged 9 through 12 discuss the month’s book with each other and the Children’s Librarian. The first 15 preteens to sign up receive a free copy of that month’s book (one book per family). Preteens should have all or most of the month’s book read before attending book club. Sign up in person at the Children’s Desk or by calling 936-442-7727 ext 6363.
Registration begins on the following dates:
September Book Club - July 29th, 9:00AM
October Book Club - September 12th, 5:30PM
November Book Club - October 17th, 5:30PM
December Book Club - November 14th, 5:30PM

Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
Friday, Sep. 13, 10:00AM to 11:30AM

Homeschoolers will learn about the elements involved in story writing in our new writing group, Kid Authors Attack. For each meeting, kids and teens will learn and practice an element of story writing, as well as share their writing with the group. Participants must be able to read and write. Registration is required for each meeting.

Saturday, Sep. 14, 10:30AM to 11:30AM

R.E.A.D.® to the Dogs encourages children to practice their reading skills by reading to specially trained therapy dogs. Children who read 5 books to a dog receive a free book. This program is intended for children who are able to read independently or with some help. Non-readers are invited to enjoy books in the Children's Area with their caregivers. 

This program takes place in the large meeting room and requires tickets to participate. Tickets will be handed out in the lobby beginning at 10:20AM.

For more information, please call the Children's Reference Desk at 936-442-7727 ext 6363.

 

Sponsored by Pets with a Mission.
Monday, Sep. 16, 9:15AM and 10:00AM

Toddler Storytime introduces children to books with simple language and predictable plots. This program also introduces toddlers to storytime manners by helping them build listening skills and practice the self-control needed to be a good audience. Toddler Time is most appropriate for children that are not yet ready to sit for long periods of time and listen to more complex stories. Each Toddler Time is about 20 minutes long and concludes with a coloring activity. This program takes place in the Lobby Meeting Room and does not require a ticket or registration. 
 

To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:

 

· Prepare your child for Toddler Storytime by talking about storytime manners—sitting or standing still, listening to the storyteller, talking quietly, and being kind to others.

· Some children need to work up to sitting through a full, 30-minute storytime. If your child becomes restless or upset, please step out of the room for a “break”, then quietly return when your child is ready.

· Small children may stand instead of sit, but should not run or climb during storytime.

· Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.

· Strollers are not allowed in the room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
 

Tuesday, Sep. 17, 10:00AM and 10:30AM

Preschooler Storytime provides a place for children to practice the storytime manners they have learned in Toddler Storytime. Children in Preschooler Storytime are expected to sit or stand still, listen to the storyteller, and practice self-control for longer periods of time than required during Toddler Storytime. Stories are longer and activities are more complex. Children may practice their independence by attending Preschooler Storytime without their caregiver (caregiver must remain on the first floor of the library at all times). Preschool Storytime lasts about 30 minutes. This program takes place in the Lobby Meeting Room and does not require a ticket or registration. 
 

To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:

 

· Prepare your child for Preschooler Storytime by talking about storytime manners—sitting or standing still, listening to the storyteller, talking quietly, and being kind to others.

· Some children need to work up to sitting through a full, 30-minute storytime. If your child becomes restless or upset, please step out of the room for a “break”, then quietly return when your child is ready.

· Small children may stand instead of sit, but should not run or climb during storytime.

· Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.

· Strollers are not allowed in the room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
 

Wednesday, Sep. 18, 9:15AM and 9:45AM

Baby & Me Storytime focuses on nursery rhymes and movement and is geared toward infants up to age 18 months. Parents and caregivers should be prepared to be actively involved in this storytime. Each Baby & Me Storytime is about 20 minutes long and concludes with time for babies to explore books and toys. This program takes place in the Lobby Meeting Room and does not require a ticket or registration. 
 

To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:

 · Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.
· Strollers are not allowed in the room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
· Older siblings may attend, but must remain seated by their parent. This measure is to ensure the safety of the babies. 

Thursday, Sep. 19, 4:00PM to 5:00PM

Take our monthly Young Makers STEAM Challenge! Each month features a different challenge that will encourage children to use their science, technology, engineering, arts and math skills to complete. No signup required. Intended for children age 6 to 12 years old. For more information, call the South Children's Reference Desk at 936-442-7727 ext 6363.

Sponsored by South Montgomery County Friends of the Library.
Monday, Sep. 23, 9:15AM and 10:00AM

Toddler Storytime introduces children to books with simple language and predictable plots. This program also introduces toddlers to storytime manners by helping them build listening skills and practice the self-control needed to be a good audience. Toddler Time is most appropriate for children that are not yet ready to sit for long periods of time and listen to more complex stories. Each Toddler Time is about 20 minutes long and concludes with a coloring activity. This program takes place in the Lobby Meeting Room and does not require a ticket or registration. 
 

To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:

 

· Prepare your child for Toddler Storytime by talking about storytime manners—sitting or standing still, listening to the storyteller, talking quietly, and being kind to others.

· Some children need to work up to sitting through a full, 30-minute storytime. If your child becomes restless or upset, please step out of the room for a “break”, then quietly return when your child is ready.

· Small children may stand instead of sit, but should not run or climb during storytime.

· Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.

· Strollers are not allowed in the room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
 

Tuesday, Sep. 24, 10:00AM and 10:30AM

Preschooler Storytime provides a place for children to practice the storytime manners they have learned in Toddler Storytime. Children in Preschooler Storytime are expected to sit or stand still, listen to the storyteller, and practice self-control for longer periods of time than required during Toddler Storytime. Stories are longer and activities are more complex. Children may practice their independence by attending Preschooler Storytime without their caregiver (caregiver must remain on the first floor of the library at all times). Preschool Storytime lasts about 30 minutes. This program takes place in the Lobby Meeting Room and does not require a ticket or registration. 
 

To ensure an enjoyable storytime experience for all families, please observe the following guidelines:

 

· Prepare your child for Preschooler Storytime by talking about storytime manners—sitting or standing still, listening to the storyteller, talking quietly, and being kind to others.

· Some children need to work up to sitting through a full, 30-minute storytime. If your child becomes restless or upset, please step out of the room for a “break”, then quietly return when your child is ready.

· Small children may stand instead of sit, but should not run or climb during storytime.

· Keep casual conversations to a minimum and place cell phones on silent mode.

· Strollers are not allowed in the room. Baby carriers/car seats are acceptable.
 

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