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Smart Start Art – Mondays at 10:30 am: September 10, October 1, November 5 and December 3
Children ages 12-36 months can explore, create, hear stories and participate in weekly activities to help them learn and grow. Activities include texture blocks, discovery bottles, rice table fun, educational toys and more! Each program includes a make-and-take art project. No registration required.

Yoga for Kids with Ms. Leah – Thursdays @ 4:30 pm: September 27; October 11 & October 25; November 8 & November 29; December 6
Students in grades 2-5 can join Leah Younkins, BWSD Special Education Teacher and Registered Yoga Teacher, for a non-competitive 45 minute yoga class incorporating asana, breath work and a short meditation! Practice will be beginner friendly and fun! Class size will be limited to 12 students per class to provide individualized attention and instruction. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat/towel and water. Registration required for each class attending.

Book Cooks
In this beginning-to-cook class, young chefs (preschool-grade2) will develop an appetite for nutritious foods while being introduced to books that reinforce social and academic skills. Experience new foods and new books! Please see our website for supplies needed for each class. Registration required.
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm:

Paws for a Cause with Animal Friends – Saturdays @ 11 am: September 22, October 13, November 17 & December 15 (as part of our family holiday party)
We welcome Animal Friends back to the library for our fall program lineup! Children will have the opportunity to meet and read aloud to an approved literacy cat or dog, hear stories and participate in a literacy activity. Readers of all ages and abilities are welcomed! Because all visits are on a volunteer basis, we ask all participants to bring along one item from the Animal Friends Supply Drive list which can be found on our website. Registration required.

Kinderflute – Thursdays at 6:30 pm: October 4 and Oct. 11
KinderFlute is a program perfect for children ages 4-9 that teaches music and how to play flute through games and movement. We are offering two, FREE, introductory classes taught by a private flute teacher and KinderFlute instructor, Katie Shesko. Flutes and materials for activities will all be provided, with an option to borrow the practice instrument with a monetary deposit. Registration required.

Beyond the Brush Art – Mondays at 6:30 pm: October 22 and December 10
Join local Michael’s art and craft instructor Michelle as she shares her love of artistic creativity with the community and brings her talent to the Baldwin Library! Children in grades K-5 can join Michelle as she introduces a new, exciting project each month and take home a beautiful, unique creation! Registration required.

Meet Geologist Jeff the Geode Guy! – Thursday, November 1 at 6:30 pm
It’s your chance to meet Geologist Jeff Smith, a.k.a. The Geode Guy, who will be visiting our library to present a hands-on, interactive earth science program about rock groups and minerals with a special emphasis on geodes! His hands-on program will take students to Mexico and underground to an active geode mine and provide them the opportunity to view crystals and geodes. Geodes, ranging from $3 to $7, will be available for purchase at the conclusion of the program. Registration required.


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