Youth Briefs: 10-16-14

Martin makes magic in North Baltimore
NORTH BALTIMORE – The library here will welcome Toledo magician Andrew Martin for a Halloween
Spooktacular tonight at 6:30.  
This is a free performance for all ages.
Sensory storytime offered at library
The Children’s Place of the Wood County District Public Library is partnering with the Ready Program of
the Wood County Hospital to offer a monthly Sensory Storytime for families with young children.  
The first program at the library on Thursday at 7 p.m. will feature pumpkins and popcorn.
This entertaining, inclusive, and interactive program is ideal for children with autism spectrum
disorders, sensory integration challenges and children who have difficulty sitting still.
All families with young children are encouraged to attend and learn more about their young child’s
development.
Sensory Storytimes will be held monthly for approximately 30 minutes and involve stories, songs, large
and small movement activities, sensory experiences to stimulate all five senses and lots of interaction.

These activities will help increase vocabulary and language skills as well as foster a love of reading
and support learning.   
Each Sensory Storytime will have plenty of time afterward for conversation about additional resources
available in the library and community. Call the Children’s Place at 419-352-8253 for more information.

Join in Minecraft Mania
The Children’s Place of the Wood County District Public Library is hosting a monthly Minecraft Mania
Program for ages 9-16 years old on Friday from 4 to 5 p.m.  
Youth can learn more about Minecraft and share ideas, plan, and create together within the Minecraft
World on the library’s server or bring their own device with their own Minecraft account to share
strategies and demonstrate to newbies how to play.  
Minecraft is a popular online video game that encourages players to build, create, and interact within a
shared world and is being used as a teaching tool within classrooms and public libraries.
For more information, contact the Children’s Place at 419-352-8253.
‘Break-It Make-It with Home Depot’ at the library
Youth, ages 10 and older, are invited to the Children’s Place of the Wood County District Public Library
for another "Break It and Make It with Home Depot" on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m.
This monthly hands-on program and partnership between the Children’s Place and Team Depot will
deconstruct, investigate and tinker with various gadgets.
This Saturday, take apart flashlights as well as learn about circuitry with Electronic Snap Circuit sets
borrowed by NORWELD.
All tools and safety equipment will be provided.
Call the Children’s Place desk at 419-352-8253 with any questions.
Make mask from Africa
PERRYSBURG – Art Adventures in Africa: Make an African Mask will be held Oct. 23 from 5 to 5 p.m. in the
Way Library Mercy Family Activity Room
It is for ages 7-10. Discover the mysterious meaning of African tribal masks, and then design a
ceremonial mask.  
The program will be presented by Robin Ballmer of main ART-ery.  
For more information, contact Kinsey Zeisler, youth services librarian, at 419-874-3135 ext. 107 or
[email protected]
Pumpkin Path and Little Boo at the Toledo Zoo
TOLEDO – The Toledo Zoo’s Halloween happenings, Pumpkin Path and Little Boo at the Zoo, are set for next
week.
Little Boo at the Zoo runs Oct. 23-24, while Pumpkin Path runs Oct. 25-26.
Both Pumpkin Path and Little Boo offer family-friendly trick-or-treat activities, from the Jack-o-Lantern
Express train ride to spook-tacular music, magic and live entertainment.
Pumpkin Path features trick-or-treat stations throughout the zoo, plus ghoulish games and Halloween
hijinks. Details are at toledozoo.org/pumpkin.
Little Boo at the Zoo offers the fun of Pumpkin Path on a smaller scale that’s perfect for preschool
poltergeists. You’ll encounter trick-or-treating, a bounce house and more, sure to delight – without the
fright. Details are at toledozoo.org/boo.
For Toledo Zoo members, one-day admission tickets to Pumpkin Path or Little Boo are $7 for children (and
for adults who trick-or-treat at Pumpkin Path).
Tickets for non-members are $12 for adults and children and $9 for seniors.