The Blanchard Public Library combines the scientific world with an afternoon of entertaining play for local children in its K'Nex for Kids event, at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13.
It's a look at several simple machines and an introduction to the science that makes them go, from items like levers, pulleys, wheels and axles and inclined planes. The program is geared to ages 7 and up, although 5 and 6-year-olds are welcome with parental assistance.
Registration is not required to attend.
The Blanchard Public Library's monthly After School Kids and Tween Scene groups will be expressing their creativity in December at a pair of painting classes.
The library's After School Kids group, for pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade, meets at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, while the Tween Scene gathering is at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. TweenScene is for students in 3rd, 4th or 5th grades.
Participants will each engage in a hands-on creative painting activity and get to take their work home at the end of the event.
Registration is required separately for each of the programs.
The next edition of the Blanchard Public Library's monthly Lego Quest begins at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Ages 5 and up are invited to work on Lego creations while learning some basic scientific principles through their building projects. Parent participation in the projects is encouraged.
All supplies are provided by the library, and registration is not required in advance to participate.
Need a great idea for a stocking stuffer? The Blanchard Public Library may have just the answer you're looking for.
The library presents a Bead Bracelets craft program at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in the Community Room.
Participants will be making beaded bracelets of varying styles and designs. The beads and "stretchy cord" for the project will be provided by library staff. All ages may attend, but children age 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration is required in advance to participate.