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Techie tweens and teens can get robotic

Mindstorm robotThe Blanchard Public Library invites Techie Teens and Tweens to its T3 Robot workshop, an afterschool program next taking place at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 12.

Participants will use specialized Lego kits to create and program robots to perform simple tasks. Each month, the program will take a different turns as new robot creations will have to conquer different challenges.The group meets monthly to take on a new project. Space for the program is limited so registration in advance is required.

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Get creative at string wreath program

spools of threadThe Blanchard Public Library celebrates the upcoming Easter holiday with a String Wreath craft project designed to add color and decoration to local homes. It’s a two-part program, with the first session at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, and concluding at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 24.

Participants will learn to make colorful eggs using several basic items before stringing them together into a colorful wreath to take home. The library will provide supplies like ribbon, glue, balloons and scissors. Participants who have extra embroidery floss around the house can bring it to add to their design. Space is limited so registration is required in advance. While it’s primarily geared to be for adults, teens or tweens are invited to participate also.

For more information, visit the library or call 485-2275. 

Find adventure on the library’s Lego Quest

LegosThe Blanchard Public Library takes children on a continuing Lego Quest at its building challenge, an afterschool event next taking place at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5.

It’s for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, who will take on a building challenge to make with their Lego bricks. This will be a come-and-go event, and parents are invited and encouraged to participate with their children.

Registration is not required in advance, but we hope you get there early before space fills up!

Join us for stories and songs twice a week

boy reading booksThe Blanchard Public Library welcomes the community and its youngest patrons to its morning activities for children and their caregivers with its weekly programs on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout March.

Preschool Story Time, for ages 3 to 5 years old, takes place at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. The programs will feature a mixture of stories, music, flannel board activities, rhymes and more.

Rhythmical Lapsit for Babies and Toddlers takes place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25. The program is geared to babies and toddlers ages 2 and under. It includes books, rhymes, bounces, and rhythmical musical fun. The program is interactive between caregiver and child.

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Sully's Reading Buddies now have twice the time to read

Sully the Therapy Dog has been so popular with young readers at the Blanchard Public Library, that he’s added another day to visit his new friends.

Sully will be at the library from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays throughout February and March, in addition to being there from 3 to 5 p.m. on Mondays, for more fun with “Sully’s Reading Buddies.”

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