Sunday, June 14, 2015

Weekly Storytime Roundup: June 15-21, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

Signing Storytime with The Signing Connection (Round Rock)- 10:00am – 10:30am., Join the Baby Signing Time revolution! This class is geared for 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 North IH35,  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.

Lunch Bunch- Noon. Bring your lunch, eat and listen to great books!  Our first novel will be Bunnicula by James Howe. Recommended for ages 6-10. FREE! APL- Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S. Fifth Street. 

Dual Language Storytime - 6 p.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. FREE! APL- University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Lane. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Armstrong Community Music School Storytime - 10:30 a.m., Come sing songs with one of the talented Early Childhood Development faculty members from the Armstrong Community School. An Armstrong teacher will engage your child with music and movement, plus they'll read some stories for you too! This session is perfect for kids up to 6 years old. Call 512-474-2331 for more details about this storytime session, free demo classes, or for information about the ACMS Early Childhood Program. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. 

Bilingual Signing Storytime (Round Rock) - 10:30 a.m.,  Join teacher Amy Joines from The Signing Connection as you and your child explore sign language together. No preregistration is required unless you plan to bring six or more children. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock. 
Dual Language Storytime - 11 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. FREE! APL- Cepeda Branch, 651 N. Pleasant Valley Road.

Barnes & Noble Storytime (Round Rock) - 11 a.m., Enjoy two delightful new books this morning: There's a Lion in My Cornflakes by Michelle Robinson and Jim Field and Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel. FREE! Barnes & Noble, La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road, Round Rock. 
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. APL-  Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Road.

Sensory Storytime - 11:15 a.m., Sensory Storytime features 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. Children of all abilities and ages are welcome! FREE! APL- Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina Street. 

Storytime at Austin Zoo- 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., Kids will enjoy a storytime in the Primate Pavillion! Included in zoo admission. Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail.

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 Drive. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Sprouts Preschool Program – 9:30 – 11:00 a.m., Bring your little ones to the Family Garden for our weekly Sprouts Preschool program that is geared towards ages 2-6. A Nature Play Guide will lead you through the Family Garden to explore all that it has to offer. Each program will include story time, hands on activity, nature walk and of course, nature play!  Regular admission rates apply. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue.

All Ages Storytime - 10:15 a.m., Storytime for children aged 5 and under and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. FREE! APL-  Terrazas Branch, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez.

Toddler Storytime - 10:15 a.m., A storytime program designed for toddlers and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, and games. Recommended for children aged 18 months to 3 years. FREE! Multiple Austin Public Library Locations.

Tot Time Storytime (Bee Cave) - 10:30 a.m., Bring your toddlers age 1-3 for Ms. Leah storytime with songs, books, fingerplays and crafts! FREE! Laura's Library, 9411 Bee Cave 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! Today our friends from Tiny Tails to You Petting Zoo will be reading stories and introducing 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! Multiple Austin Public Library locations.

Barnes & Noble Storytime - 11am. Join us every Wednesday morning for great stories and amazing activities and hands-on crafts. Don’t miss out on all the fun! FREE! Barnes & Noble, Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd. and Sunset Valley, 5601 Brodie Lane.

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

Thursday, June 18, 2015

All Ages Storytime - 10:15 a.m., Storytime for children aged 5 and under and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. FREE! APL-  Terrazas Branch, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez.

Blanket Storytime- 10:30 a.m., Songs and stories for our youngest guests every week.  We will meet inside if it is over 90 degrees or raining. Blanket infant storytime is designed for children from 0 to 12 months old. FREE! Laura's Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road.  

Spanish Storytime - 11 a.m., All Ages storytime in Spanish / Una hora de cuentos en español para niños y niñas desde bebitos hasta edad escolar. FREE! APL - Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 W. Rundberg Lane.

Storytime at Austin Zoo- 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., Kids will enjoy a storytime in the Primate Pavillion! Included in zoo admission. Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail.
 
Paws to Read with Pablo - 2 p.m., Pablo loves stories.  Come read to him from  your favorite book. FREE! APL-  Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 W. Rundberg Lane.

Visit with Author Michael Anthony Steele (Round Rock) - Session 1 (ages 6-10) at 2 p.m. and Session 2 (ages 10 and up) at 3:30 p.m., Author Michael Anthony Steele will explain behind-the-scenes action from his days of working in the movies, working as an author,and incorporate music and storytelling into two presentations. Michael Anthony Steele has been in the entertainment industry for over twenty years. He has authored more than one hundred books for various characters including: Batman, Green Lantern, Shrek, Spider-Man, Garfield, Speed Racer, and The Penguins of Madagascar.  He has also worked in many capacities of film and television production from props and special effects all the way up to writing and directing. For television and video, he wrote for shows including WISHBONE, Barney & Friends, and Boz, The Green Bear Next Door. FREE! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock. 

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- Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Road.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Sprouts Preschool Program – 9:30 – 11:00 a.m., Bring your little ones to the Family Garden for our weekly Sprouts Preschool program that is geared towards ages 2-6. A Nature Play Guide will lead you through the Family Garden to explore all that it has to offer. Each program will include story time, hands on activity, nature walk and of course, nature play!  Regular admission rates apply. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue.

Interactive Storytime (Round Rock)- 9:30 a.m. for 0-18 months and 10:30 a.m. for 18 months and up. This group meets every Friday at 9:30am and is perfect for children 18 months and younger.  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., Round Rock.

Storytime Yoga- 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Watch your favorite stories come to life through yoga poses! Storytime Yoga is FREE for all ages. The Little Yoga House, 1211 Parkway.

All Ages Storytime - 10:15 a.m., Storytime for children aged 5 and under and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. FREE! APL-  Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe.

Storytime Art: Zoo (RSVP)- 10:45 a.m. Join us for our Zoo Week Storytime Art.  We’ll read our favorite zoo books, sing zoo songs and then paint our choice zoo animal pottery.  Each guest will also receive a coupon for the Austin Zoo.Cost is $12 per child, or buy a punch-card and get 6 classes for $60! Please call to register.  512-852-9900.  The Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive, Suite 202.

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

Friday Night Storytime - 7 p.m.,  Enjoy two delightful new books this evening: Rory the Dinosaur: Me and My Dad by Liz Climo and A Perfectly Messed-Up Story by Patrick McDonnell. FREE! Barnes & Noble, La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road, Round Rock.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Father's Day Storytime at Barnes & Noble - 11 a.m., Join us for a special Storytime celebration for Father's Day featuring How to Surprise a Dad and How to Babysit a Grandpa. FREE! All participating Barnes & Noble locations.

Family Storytime (Cedar Park) -  Family Storytime (all ages) lasts about 30 minutes.  Miss Kit reads three books with fun and silly songs in between the stories.  Stories and songs are followed by a short (5-7 minute) film strip and a craft.  During the craft, Miss Kit has bubble time with the little ones. FREE! Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park. 
 
Father's Day Storytime- 11:30 a.m., Here at BookPeople, we think our dads rule, and we bet you do too. So in anticipation of Father's Day, we are celebrating all the things that make our dads the coolest and most lovable guys around. So this morning we are reading Mighty Dads and other stories all about dads to celebrate our fathers. FREE! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Dual Language Storytime - 6 p.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. FREE! APL- Terrazas Branch, 105 E. Cesar Chavez.





Storytime for preschoolers and their parents featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts. 
Recommended for children ages 3 to 5. 
- See more at: http://library.austintexas.gov/event/preschool-storytime-312359#sthash.AiI0lpJ3.dpuf
Lunch Bunch: Bring your lunch, eat and listen to great books!  Our first novel will be Bunnicula by James Howe.
Mondays, June 8, 15, 22, 29, 12-1 PM
Recommended for ages 6-10.
- See more at: http://library.austintexas.gov/event/lunch-bunch-313906#sthash.ufUFT9Nv.dpuf
Lunch Bunch: Bring your lunch, eat and listen to great books!  Our first novel will be Bunnicula by James Howe.
Mondays, June 8, 15, 22, 29, 12-1 PM
Recommended for ages 6-10.
- See more at: http://library.austintexas.gov/event/lunch-bunch-313906#sthash.ufUFT9Nv.dpuf

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