Special Post: St. Louis County Libraries

This is a Special Post with a small sampling of events happening at the St. Louis County Libraries during November (and one December). For additional programs being offered at St. Louis County Libraries, please go to the schedule of events.

In the Know @ Your Library: Sewing 101
Monday, November 2, 6:30 p.m.
Learn basic hand sewing skills and apply those skills in hands-on projects.
Ages 12-18. Registration required. 314-994-3300
Headquarters Branch, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131

Tots of Fun: Preschool Science
Wednesday, November 4, 10:00 a.m.
Try out some safe and fun science experiments with your preschooler to start their love of learning.
Ages 2-6. Registration recommended. 314-994-3300
Cliff Cave Branch, 5430 Telegraph Road, St. Louis, MO 63129

Music and Movement
Monday, November 9, 10:30 a.m.
Hop, skip, jump, wiggle…and freeze! Enjoy a morning of musical activities sure to get you up and dancing to the beat.
All ages.
Oak Bend Branch, 842 S. Holmes Ave., St. Louis, MO 63122

STArt @ Your Library: Dream Park Builder
Tuesday, November 10, 7:00 p.m.
Have you ever wanted to build your own park? Now you can! Design like engineers and come away with plans for your very own park. Ages 7-11. Registration required. 314-994-3300
Eureka Hills Branch, 156 Eureka Town Center, Eureka, MO 63025

Family Night @ the Library: Jar of Thanks
Tuesday, November 10, 7:00 p.m.
Get ready for Thanksgiving by making a “Jar of Thanks” for your family. Have everyone in your family fill it with daily notes about what they are grateful for. When Thanksgiving Day arrives, turn your collection into a colorful garland to hang over your table.
All ages. Registration is required. 314-994-3300
Bridgeton Trails Branch, 3455 McKelvey Road, Bridgeton, MO 63044

STArt @ Your Library
Friday, November 13, 10:00 AM
Not only does learning about shapes lay the foundations of geometry, but it also helps kiddos develop drawing skills. In this mashup of math and art, preschoolers will discover geometric shapes by making fun art projects. Ages 3-5. Registration required. 314-994-3300
Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson Rd., Ellisville, MO 63011

Star Party
Monday, November 16, 7:00 p.m.
Explore the night sky with experts from the St. Louis Astronomical Society.
All ages. Registration is requested. 314-994-3300
Lewis and Clark Branch, 9909 Lewis-Clark Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63136

Discovery Club
Wednesday, November 18, 4:30 p.m.
There’s a whole world of wonder to explore. Through projects, experiments and activities, we will navigate through the sciences to figure out the whys and hows of this big, beautiful universe we live in.
Ages 7-11. Registration required. 314-994-3300
Headquarters Branch, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131

Homeschool Explorations: Marvelous Magnets
11/20/2015
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Make St. Louis County Library a partner in your homeschooling as we learn about the science of magnets. Whether pushing or pulling, you will find lots to be attracted to.
Registration required. 314-994-3300
Daniel Boone Branch, 300 Clarkson Rd., Ellisville, MO 63011

International Games Day: Mancala
Saturday, November 21, 9:00 a.m.
Create and learn how to play the African game of Mancala. Several tables will be set up in all areas of the library with instructions on how to create the “game board” and directions on how to play the game. Markers will be provided to decorate your game. You will be able to take the game you have created with you when you leave for play at home.
All ages.
Eureka Hills Branch, 156 Eureka Town Center, Eureka, MO 63025

Tell It!
Tuesday, November 24, 6:30 PM
The library has great stories, but you can bet that your family does, too! Grab a family member from an older generation and bring them in to practice your interview skills. Afterward, we’ll introduce you to The Grannie Annie story collection and tell you how to submit your family story for publication. Ages 9-14.
Prairie Commons Branch, 915 Utz Ln., Hazelwood, MO 63042

Homeschool Explorations: Igloos
12/15/2015
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Make St. Louis County Library a partner in your homeschooling. We’ll take a glimpse at the lives and culture of the indigenous people in polar regions and construct an igloo (or two) of our own. Ages 5-11. Registration required. 314-994-3300
Florissant Valley Branch, 195 New Florissant Rd., S., Florissant, MO 63031

Please visit  https://stlouishomeschoolevents.wordpress.com/ and check the Ongoing Offerings section for homeschool specific links to many area attractions. And don’t forget to check out the top tabs too! Please feel free to forward this email to other homeschoolers and encourage them to join the email loop; sign up is at the top of the right column. LIKE THE LIST ON FACEBOOK! FOLLOW ON TWITTER!
If you know of an event, class, happening, or link you would like to see added, please contact me at zana8796 [at] yahoo [dot] com  and please let me know if you have any questions or find incorrect/out of date information. Comments are not available, but sharing is.
The posted events are open to all homeschoolers in the St. Louis, MO, area (including St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Lincoln County, Franklin County, and Jefferson County in MO, and Madison County, Monroe County, and St. Clair County in IL, and surrounding regions).
NOTE: Inclusion in this list does not necessarily indicate endorsement by the blog owner. I try to include as many events or classes I know of in the Greater St. Louis area that would be of special interest to homeschoolers. Some of these events come from a distinctively “Christian” perspective, while others are purely “secular” in nature. If you see things that you would not be particularly interested in, just ignore them and look for the things that do appeal to you.

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