If you are having trouble submitting these forms, please e-mail your information to Neal Schlein, Youth Services Librarian, at neal@mahometpubliclibrary.org or call us at 217-586-2611. 

Spring 2015 Storytimes

Starting March 31st, through April 30th

Registration Requested



Peek-A-Boo Time (Birth to 24 Months)
Tuesdays, 9:30 AM
A story time for our youngest patrons and their caregivers.  Featuring participatory songs, lap bounces, and action rhymes for children up to 24 months old; older siblings and friends are welcome to attend as well.


Toddler Storytime (24 months - 3.5 years)

Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
A storytime for toddlers, aged approximately 2 to 3.5 years old, and their caregivers.  Featuring songs, books, and action rhymes selected for children who are learning to sit still for brief periods. Younger and older family members are also welcome.

Preschool Storytime (3.5 years and up)

Tuesday OR Wednesday, 10:00 AM
Books, songs, crafts, dances, and more!  The materials in this storytime are longer and more complex and selected for children approximately 3.5 to 6 years old.  Younger siblings are welcome with adult supervision.


All Ages Storytime (Birth and up)
Thursday, 10:00 AM
Songs and books for children and their caregivers!  The precise materials used in this storytime will depend upon the audience
 



Winter and Spring 2015 Special Programs

Registration Required


Beach Blanket Bingo

Date: Wednesday, March 25th
Time: 12:00-1:30
Age Range: K-5

Enjoy some Spring Break fun at the library!  You bring a lunch and the beach towel; we’ll provide beverages and a dessert!  After lunch is done, we’ll play Bingo for prizes.  Please register.

If you have any questions, please contact Neal Schlein, Youth Services Librarian, at 217-586-2611 or neal@mahometpubliclibrary.


TEEN Improv Acting Workshop
Date: Saturday, April 4th

Time: 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Ages: 12-19, 7th-12th grade

Description: For Teens Only!  You are invited to join professional performer Bridget Miller and explore their improvisational skills with an April Fools theme.  The sky is the limit, and anything can and will happen.  No experience required--but you do need to register!

About the presenter: Bridget Miller is a Mahomet resident, and was the voice actor for two characters on the nationally-known TV show Veggie Tales.  She has taught improv classes for children, performed with the Rantoul Theater Group and the Parkland College Theater, and co-directed two plays for the Mahomet Junior High.

 

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Neal Schlein, Youth Services Librarian, at neal@mahometpubliclibrary.org or (217) 586-2611.


TEEN Creative Writing Workshops
Sundays, April 12th, 19th, 26th from 3:00-4:30

Age Range: 12-19 (grades 7+)

NOTE: Registration is limited to 10.  Attendance at each workshop meeting is requested, but not required.

Are you hungry for adventure and new discoveries?  Unleash your creative writing power!


Beginning and experienced writers are all welcome to explore the craft of creative writing and discover their own voices as they respond to stimulating and challenging writing prompts under the direction of an experienced group facilitator.

Some writers discover that they are poets; others are novelists, lovers of journaling, playwrights, or even reporters (be it news, sports, or science).  All learn that creative writing is fun, artistic, and rewarding!

Join creative writing facilitator Rosalie Zachary in a Teens-Only program to explore the power of words and discover your inner writer. 

Participants are asked to:
Be willing to take risks.
Be willing to write...honestly.
Respect confidentiality.
Value their own voice and those of others.
Understand that every writer is free to share, or NOT share, their creative work at the workshop sessions.

About the presenter
Rosalie Zachary began to journal at the age of eight in a key-locked journal, and continues to this day.  She has facilitated numerous writing programs for adults and teens at libraries and schools, and believes everyone has the potential to be a creative writing genius.  Her workshops use a prompt-driven approach, allowing participants to explore various topics using their own unique perspective and preferred methods.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Neal Schlein, Youth Services Librarian, at neal@mahometpubliclibrary.org or (217) 586-2611.


ADULT Creative Writing Workshops

Alternate Sundays, May 3rd through May 31st (no meeting on May 10th or 24th), 3:00 to 4:30

For adults (18+)

Beginning and experienced writers are all welcome to explore the craft of creative writing and discover their own voices as they respond to stimulating and challenging writing prompts under the direction of an experienced group facilitator.

Sundays May 3rd, 17th, and 31st from 3:00-4:30pm.

About the presenter
Rosalie Zachary began to journal at the age of eight in a key-locked journal, and continues to this day.  She has facilitated numerous writing programs for adults and teens at libraries and schools, and believes everyone has the potential to be a creative writing genius.  Her workshops use a prompt-driven approach, allowing participants to explore various topics using their own unique perspective and preferred methods.


If you have any questions about this program, please contact Neal Schlein, Youth Services Librarian, at neal@mahometpubliclibrary.org or (217) 586-2611.