Youth Briefs: 12-05-13 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 05 December 2013 10:46
Create a holiday craft
Bowling Green Teen Central is hosting a Holiday Crafting event Saturday at Wintergarden/St. John's Nature Preserve from 3 to 6 p.m.
Children ages 11 to 15 are invited to make holiday gifts. Stations will be set up to make a variety of projects for middle school aged children.  As we make gifts for family members, participants will have the opportunity to make s'mores around the campfire.
Parents do not have to be in attendance but children will need to signed in and out by a parent/guardian.
Little ones can make holiday nature crafts earlier in the day Saturday at the nature preserve. Children ages 2.5 to 8 can visit  from 9 to 10:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Make a variety of nature crafts to decorate the house for the holiday season or give as gifts. Stations will be set up to make a variety of projects for preschool and early elementary age children. Register for one of three sessions. Take a break and watch the birds through the window on wildlife or sit by the fire and have a s'more.  
Participants must be registered in advance with the Parks and Recreation Department.
For more information about either program, contact parks and recreation at 419-354-6223.

Hear a story with Santa
Santa will visit the Wood County District Public Library and share songs and stories with families in the Children's Place on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Children are invited to stay after to make a gift with Black Swamp Arts Festival Youth Arts. Parents are welcome to bring their cameras.
Call 419-352-8253 with any questions.

Celebrate the holidays with  577 Foundation classes
PERRYSBURG - Children's music and art classes are being offered at the 577 Foundation at 577 E. Front St. Pre-registration is required for all classes at or (419) 874-4174.
• Partners in Fun is an art class for 3 to 4 year olds with adult.  The leader is Carol Jambard-Sweet and the limit is 14 per class.  Classes are Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. The fee is $5 per child.
Make decorations to celebrate the upcoming holidays in Tuesday's class. On Dec. 17, make a gingerbread house. A New Year celebration is planned for Dec. 31.
• Join a favorite 577 Foundation tradition by decorating a cookie and candy "cabin in the woods" for Christmas in the country. Pre-made cabins and all the fixings will be on hand.
The leader is Hannah Lehmann. The class limit is 24 per session.
There are two sessions on Saturday, from 9 to 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon. The fee is $7. The gingerbread classes are for children ages 5 through high school.

Watch 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever' movie at library
In anticipation of the upcoming Black Swamp Players' production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," the Wood County District Public Library Children's Place will show the movie adaptation of Barbara Robinson's bestselling novel twice on Sunday.
The first showing is at 1:30 p.m. and the second is at 3:30 p.m.

Osborne books topic of 'Novel Chit Chats' discussion
"Novel Chit Chats," a book club for children and adults, will meet on Monday at 7 p.m. in the Wood County District Public Library Children's Place to discuss the Magic Tree House novel "A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time," as well as its nonfiction companion, "Rags and Riches," both by Mary Pope Osborne.
Multiple copies are available at the Children's Place desk. For information, call 419-352-8253.

'Pizza & Pages' meets Dec. 18
"Pizza and Pages," the Bowling Green Middle School book club, will meet on Dec. 18 at 2:30 p.m. in the school's Media Center.
The club is a partnership between the school and the Wood County District Public Library and is open to all area sixth through eighth-graders.
The Children's Place at the library has multiple copies of the pre-selected books. The books are "The Colossus Rises" by Peter Lerangis, "Savvy" by Ingrid Law, "Breadcrumbs" by Anne Ursu, "The Storm Makers" by Jennifer E. Smith, "Cinder" by Marissa Meyer and "Enchanted" by Alethea Kontis.
For more information, call the 419-352-8253.

'Bookaneers' goes to the dogs
PERRYSBURG  - The next meeting of the Bookaneers Book Club at Way Public Library will be Dec. 12 from 4 to 5 p.m.   
The group will be discussing "A Dog on His Own" by Mary Jane Auch. Pick up a copy at the Youth Services Desk.  
This program is for children ages 7-10. For more information, contact Kinsey Zeisler, youth services librarian, at 419-874-3135, ext. 107.

Attend an art adventure
PERRYSBURG - Students in first through fifth grade are invited to attend two art workshops this month at Way Library.  
Holiday Art Adventures by Robin Ballmer is a workshop where participants can make assortment of decorative, wearable and giftable crafts.   
Classes will be held on Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Mercy Family Activity Room. There is a fee of $5 per child per class to cover the cost of materials.  For more information, call 419-874-3135, ext. 116.

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