Youth Briefs: 09-04-14

Make an ‘Oz’ birdhouse
Celebrate 75 years of “The Wizard of Oz” by making a birdhouse at the Home Depot on South Main Street.

The kids’ workshop will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Hone Minecraft skills
Minecraft Mania will be held Sept. 12 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Children’s Place of the Wood County
District Public Library.
Children ages 9-16 can share ideas and building strategies with Minecraft at the library.
Sign up for youth pottery
PERRYSBURG — The 577 Foundation has openings in their upcoming youth pottery classes.  
Sixth-12th grade students will focus on developing their creative side in many hand-built and wheel
projects. The course will feature extruded work, slab work and potter’s wheel skills. They will glaze
and get an understanding of firing. The six-week session starts today. Classes are small to encourage
individual learning.
Third-fifth grade students can experience the fun of working in clay. Learn the basics of hand building
and explore the potter’s wheel. Learn about glazing and finish their pieces with high fire glazes.
Classes start Wednesday and last six weeks. Each child will make several projects. Small classes will
allow a lot of direction and aid in creativity.
For details, to sign up or to learn more, visit the website at www.577foundation.org or call
418-874-4174.
Storytimes start in Pemberville
PEMBERVILLE — Fall family storytimes begin Monday at the Pemberville Public Library.
Storytimes include stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft. They are for children ages 3 to 6 and parents
are welcome.
The storytimes run every Monday through Dec. 15. Monday’s theme is “Face It.”
Lapsit storytimes, for babies ages 0 to 2 with a caregiver, also start Monday at 7:30 p.m. They run
through Dec. 15.
The Lego Club for children in grades kindergarten-fifth is ongoing on Thursdays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.

Read to the dogs
PERRYSBURG — Children in first through fourth grades are invited to sign up for a 15-minute one-on-one
reading session with a trained therapy dog.
The sessions will be held at Way Public Library on Mondays starting next week and running through Oct. 6,
from 7 to 8 p.m.
Stories, movie and Barbie party planned at library
NORTH BALTIMORE  — Weekly programs are back at the library, now that school is back in session.
Preschool Story Time is for children ages 1 to 4 with an adult companion. They are Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

After School Story Mission is for grades kindergarten through fourth. They are Wednesdays from 3 to 3:45
p.m.
J4T (Just for Teens) is for grades 5 to 8. This is held on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The movie “Muppets Most Wanted” will be shown Sept. 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All ages are welcome.
Sign up now for the Barbie Tea Party, which will be held Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the North Baltimore
Area Historical Society. Preschool children through fourth-graders and their adult companions must
pre-register by Sept. 20.
Caprice Cheney will share some of her collection at the party and in the September entry display case.

For more information, stop in the Children’s Room or email [email protected] or
[email protected]
Library borrowing a 3d printer through September
The Children’s Place of the Wood County District Public Library is borrowing a 3D Printer from NORWELD,
through September.  
Everyone is invited to drop in to the Quiet Study Room any time the library is open to see the Cube 3D
Printer on loan from NORWELD, the Northwest Regional Library System.  
The small industrial robot has already made several items also on display. The Children’s Place staff
enjoys sharing it with curious patrons of all ages.
“Our focus this summer was STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), and this Additive
Manufacturing machine is just one more layer we can investigate together and share with the public,”
said Maria Simon, head of Youth Services.
“It’s been fun considering many of the current applications of 3D printing as well as imagining future
applications of this technology.”
Anyone with questions should call the Children’s Place at 419-352-8253.