Youth Services Featured Programs
"Strengthening Pontiac Through Literacy Partnerships"
Read Babies & Kids, Books, Bits N' Tips, our new monthly early literacy newsletter!
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|November 2013 Newsletter||September/October 2013 Newsletter||August 2013 Newsletter||July 2013 Newsletter|
Early Literacy Tip:
Your child will have a much easier time reading if he/she knows a lot of words, so talk, talk, talk! An easy way parents can help their child learn words is by naming things you see together, whether it is something out the window or food at a grocery store. Naming objects as you drive is a great game and learning experience for your child.
Early On Oakland Community Resource Guide: A guide to finding the right resources to match a child's and family's needs.
Free Professional Training for Daycare Staff
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30pm, Auditorium: Free required training for your Day Care staff at the library in two-hour sessions! Certificates will be awarded at the end of each two-hour session.
01/04: Kitchen Art;
01/11: Let's Pretend;
02/01: Reading With Preschoolers;
02/08: Terrific Twos: Staying Ahead of Conflict;
03/08: Babies and Big Kids: Managing a Space with Multiple Ages;
03/29: Outdoor Play;
04/05: Respecting Families 1 (Cultural Competency);
04/12: Respecting Families 2 (Cultural Competency);
04/19: Talk to Me: Using Conversation to Develop Language Skills.
Mondays, dates for Fall are coming soon, 6-7pm: Come join us for this fitness favorite, Zumba! Ages 5 and up are invited to give Zumba a try with a licensed instructor.
Saturday, 04/01, 3-5pm: Attention all Superheroes! Join us for the Super special event. There will be buildings to leap, citizens to save, and evil to end. Do not miss this fun event filled with a test of your super strengths in the form of an obstacle course, super crafts to make, and super food to refuel with, after all of that rescuing. Be sure to take some pictures in our Super Phone Booth!
Registration is Recommended!
Celebrate National Library Week: Library Family Fun Night at McDonald's
Tuesday, 04/11, 4-7pm: The Pontiac Public Library and the McDonalds Corporation are celebrating the National Library Week, April 9th-15th, at the McDonald's on 44961 Woodward Avenue, Pontiac MI 48341, with a special family fun night at McDonald's. Hear a story, make a take-home craft, meet Hamburglar, and be ready for some Hamburglar surprises! A portion of all food sales will go to the Pontiac Public Library.
Please, register online, on the phone or at the youth reference desk!
Pontiac Poetry Slam
Saturday, 04/22, 1-4pm: A program by the Pontiac Public Library in collaboration with the Oakland University Libraries. 1-2pm: Poetry Workshop with Peter Markus; 2-4pm: Poetry Slam. All ages our welcome. Refreshments will be served!
Rules for the Slam
► Bring two original poems, one for each round of the competition.
► No warm up! Come ready to compete!
► Three-minute time limit (plus a ten-second grace period) to read one poem, a one-half point deduction per each ten seconds over.
► Scoring is on a 10-point scale; high and low scores will be dropped, giving a total score of between 0 and 30 points.
► No profanity, sexism or racism! This is an all ages contest and audience.
► No props, costumes or musical instruments.
► First place: $75; second place: $25.
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