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Build creativity through stories and Legos

Dad and childThe Blanchard Public Library welcomes families with children for a variety of regular activities on its monthly schedule.

Family Story Time is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Mondays the library is open in September, on Sept. 11, 18 and 25. (The library is closed for the Labor Day holiday Sept. 4.)

The events include stories, songs, rhymes, flannel board fun, music and bubble time, as well as a section of the program for crafts, sensory activities and play time.

The library also is building creativity this month through a pair of Lego-themed programs:

Lego Quest 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 – For ages 3 to 12 and their parents, it’s a series of building challenges that take participants on a “quest.”

Lego WeDo3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 – For 2nd through 6th graders, bring STEM and Robotics to life through Lego projects. Supplies are a bit limited for this event so registration is required in advance for this program.

No advance registration is required for the other programs.

Afterschool groups getting a cooking lesson

GirlsThe Blanchard Public Library invites children to a lesson in basic cooking in its upcoming After School Kids and TweenScene group meetings in September.

The After School Kids (ASK) group, for kindergarten through second grade, meets at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, while the TweenScene group, for third through fifth grades, gets together at 3:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25.

Each program features a cooking themed book and lesson in some easy recipes to make. All supplies will be provided, and participants will make some snacks at the event.

These programs are made possible through the Health Literacy Grant by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Registration is not required to attend.

Design a Hobbit House in teen activity

Hobbit coverCommemorate the anniversary of a classic in fantasy fiction with the Blanchard Public Library teen event “Create a Hobbit House,” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in the Community Room.

Ages 12 to 17 are invited to show their creativity and put together a Hobbit house in the style from the J.R.R. Tolkien classic The Hobbit. There may be a hot glue gun in use for part of the project.

The Hobbit is celebrating its 80th birthday on this date, having been originally published on Sept. 21, 1937.

Space and supplies for the program are limited, so registration is required in advance.