What’s Up Weekly Storytimes: March 16-20, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Signing Storytime (Round Rock) –  10:00 a.m. Join the Baby Signing Time revolution. This class is geared toward children 0-5 years and their parents. Amy from the Signing Connection will lead this storytime that incorporates classic children’s books to help you learn basic American Sign Language signs. FREE! Kaleidoscope Toys, 110 N IH 35, Ste 375, Round Rock.

Storytime with Dr. Candra –  11:00 a.m. Dr. Candra will captivate your children with stories, songs, dances, and games. FREE! Brilliant Sky Toys and Books, 701 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Ste D-480.

Tiny Tails to You –  12:30 p.m. Meet a menagerie of small and miniature animals. Get some one-on-one time with these adorable little critters while hearing stories and animal facts. For ages 3 and up. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road.

The Buzz About Bees Storytime –  3:00 p.m. Join beekeeper and storyteller Kim Lehman for this fun-filled program about our tiny friends the honey bees. There will be plenty of audience participation, music, and props. Afterwards, try on bee suits, taste honey, make a beeswax candle, try some lotion made from beeswax, play pollination games, make comb rubbings and create your own honey bee puppet. Ages 5+. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Storytime and Crafts –  9:30 a.m. Kids ages 2-5 will hear a new story each week. After the book, they’ll do crafts related to the story. Parental supervision is requested. FREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Drive.

Be Yourself Storytime – 10:30 a.m. Being the same as everyone else is no fun. Being unique and different makes people really cool. But at the same time, we all sometimes have trouble appreciating ourselves for who we are. That’s why you’ll love reading I Don’t Want to Be a Frog and other special stories all about learning to see that being yourself rocks. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd.

Storytime with Staci Gray (Cedar Park) -10:30 a.m. (15-36 months) and 11:15 a.m. (Ages 3-5) Bring your dancing shoes for this musical story time with Staci Gray. FREE! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd.

Tales from Merrie England for Kids -10:30 a.m. Master Storyteller Bernadette Nason will delight kids with Raggylug and the Princess and the Pea. Ages 3 and up. FREE! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road.

Sensory Storytime – 11:00 a.m. This special storytime will feature interactive books, singing, and music and will incorporate some sensory activities, like movement and bubbles. It is geared toward children with special needs, their families, and friends. All children of all abilities and ages are welcome. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina Street.

Pajama Storytime – 6:30 p.m. Feel free to wear pajamas to this family storytime in the evening featuring stories, songs, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities. Recommended for children of all ages. FREE! APL – Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Dive.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

AdvertisementDual Language Storytime- 10:15 a.m. All ages storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes and songs. It differs from a traditional bilingual storytime in that some material is presented in English while other material is presented in Spanish, allowing for a natural transition between stories and activities and exposing children to both languages in an inviting environment. Seating is limited- arrive a few minutes early. FREE! Southeast Branch APL- 5803 Nuckols Crossing Road.

Tiny Tails to You Storytime – 10:30 a.m. If you’re a fan of chinchillas, bunnies, ducklings, guinea pigs, chickens, and stories, then you’re in luck. Friends from Tiny Tails to You Petting Zoo will read stories and introduce some of the cutest, softest, most adorable little creatures in Austin. What a wonderful way to make new friends. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd.

Preschool Storytime- 11 a.m. Storytime for preschoolers and their parents featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5. FREE! Spicewood Sprnigs Branch APL, 8637 Spicewood Springs Road.

Books and Babies- 2 p.m. A lapsit storytime program especially for babies and their caregivers.  Very short stories are interspersed with songs, rhymes, and fingerplays for babies and parents.  A brief playtime follows. Recommended for ages 0-18 months. FREE! Willie Mae Kirk Branch APL, 3101 Oak Springs Drive.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lapsit Storytime (Cedar Park)- 9:30 a.m. Lapsit Storytime is for parents/caregivers and children ages 0-15 months. Miss Jane leads the group in songs, fingerplays, and a book for the first 15 minutes.  The last 15 minutes is baby social time, where babies can play and interact with each other. No registration is required for Library Storytimes.  FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discover Blvd., Cedar Park.

Amazing Mandarin Story Time – 10:30 a.m. Learn Chinese with stories, games, and songs. For all ages. FREE! Lake Travis Community Library, 1938 Lohmans Crossing.

Pajama Storytime -  7:00 p.m. Feel free to wear pajamas to this family storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, games, crafts, and other activities. Children of all ages welcome. Seating is limited; please arrive a few minutes early to gain entrance. FREE! APL – Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Road.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Interactive Storytime at Baby Earth (Round Rock)- 9:30 a.m. (18 months and under) 10:30 a.m. (18+ months old). We will read a couple interactive books, sing songs, jam out with musical instruments, play with a parachute, AND pop bubbles! FREE! Baby Earth, 106 E Old Settlers Blvd. Ste D-100, Round Rock.

Story Time with Princess CJ – 12:30 p.m. Enjoy the play zone before and after the reading. FREE! All Things Kids @The Domain, 3220 Feathergrass Court.

Teen Tech Week (Pflugerville) 2:30- 3:30 p.m. Celebrate Teen Tech Week at the library. Get chance to look at and play with examples of ‘old’ technology, like typewriters, Super Nintendo, a rotary telephone, and more! Ages 12-18. FREE! Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger Street, Pflugerville.

Barnes and Noble Storytime (Round Rock)- 7 p.m. Enjoy two delightful new books about animals this evening: I’m Not Cute! by Jonathan Allen and Matilda in the Middle: A Bunny Ballet Story by Cori Doerrfeld. FREE! Barnes and Noble, La Frontera Village,  2701 Parker Road, Suite 700, Bldg.A, Round Rock.

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