Just For Kids

 

FAMILY FISHING FUN
Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m. - noon, River Oaks Community Church, Clemmons

OTTER ANIMAL ENCOUNTER AT KALEIDEUM NORTH
Tuesday, March 26, & Friday, March 29, 11:30 a.m.

SOLAR CARS WORKSHOP
Wednesday, March 27, 4 p.m., Central Library, Winston-Salem

S.T.E.M. SESSION: THE WATER CYCLE
Wednesday, March 27, 4 p.m., Rural Hall Branch Library, Rural Hall

ENVIROSCAPE
Thursday, March 28, 3:30 p.m., Lewisville Branch Library

BUILD A RAIN GAUGE
Thursday, March 28, 3:30 p.m., Carver Branch Library, Winston-Salem

STORMY SATURDAY: RAINS, DRAINS & WATERWAYS”
Saturday, March 30, 2:30 p.m., Reynolda Manor Branch Library, Winston-Salem

ART & NATURE AT SALEM CREEK
Sunday, March 31, 2 p.m., Gateway Nature Preserve

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LIBRARY CREEK WEEK PROGRAMS
In addition to the special activities listed below, all library locations in Forsyth County will present water-themed story times, activities and crafts for children of all ages during Creek Week. See the schedule.

 

family fishing fun

Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m. - noon
River Oaks Community Church

Come for a FUN opportunity to learn about fishing with the help of the folks at the Village of Clemmons and the Forsyth County office of N.C. Cooperative Extension! There will be family-friendly casting demonstrations and lessons -- a terrific way to bond with the kids by teaching them a fun skill! Plus face painting, craft tables and games. More.

 

Otter Animal Encounter AT Kaleideum NORTH

Tuesday, March 26, & Friday, March 29, 11:30 a.m.

Join our animal care staff as we take a closer look at our playful otters. We will learn about their role in the ecosystem, and watch them dive for special treats during an enrichment exercise.  No registration required. Free with paid admission, but a family pass may be available.*
Kaleideum North, 400 Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem, 767-6730

* Every branch of the Forsyth County Public Library has a family pass to Kaleideum North that can be checked out. Passes are available on a first-come basis. Inquire at the check-out desk or call your local library.

SOLAR CARS WORKSHOP

Wednesday, March 27, 4 p.m., Central Library, Winston-Salem

For ages 7 - 11. Learn about the challenges that current emissions pose to air quality and health, how these pollutants enter our water supply, and then make the ultimate emissions-free car by building and testing a miniature solar powered vehicle. This program will be presented by the Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance & Protection. No registration required.

S.T.E.M. SESSION: THE WATER CYCLE

Wednesday, March 27, 4 p.m., Rural Hall Branch Library, Rural Hall

During this month's S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Session, children (K-5th grade) will conduct experiments to learn more about the water cycle.


ENVIROSCAPE

Thursday, March 28, 3:30 p.m.

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The Enviroscape is a hands-on activity model that allows youngsters to spray "rain" over a model and see what happens when the rainwater picks up contaminants from fields, buildings and parking lots as if flows into our streams. Enviroscape is appropriate for ages 8 – adult.

Lewisville Branch Library, 6490 Shallowford Road, Lewisville  (336) 703-2940

BUILD A RAIN GAUGE

Thursday, March 28, 3:30 p.m., Carver Branch Library, Winston-Salem

Water conservation is a big aspect of maintaining healthy waterways. Learn how to build your own rain gauge to see just how much water you receive, so you'll know how much to save!

STORMY SATURDAY: RAINS, DRAINS & WATERWAYS”

Saturday, March 30, 2:30 p.m., Reynolda Manor Branch Library, Winston-Salem

Come rain or shine to learn about rain, drains and how we can sustain our local waterways! Featuring a guest from the city's Stormwater and Erosion Control Department.

Art & nature at SALEM CREEK

Sunday, March 31, 2 -4 p.m., Gateway Nature Preserve, Winston-Salem

The movement and sounds of water have always inspired artists. At Salem Creek in the Gateway Nature Preserve, kids and adults can explore the potential of water to make art, music, and poetry. Come when you wish and visit the four activity stations at your own pace.

In the event of rain, the event will be rescheduled for Sunday, April 7.

Presented by the Gateway Nature Preserve. For more information, email gatewaynaturecenter@gmail.com.  

Meet in the Washington Park parking lot. Enter at 1490 S. Broad St. and follow the signs. 

 

 

MEET Lenny the Lifeguard

Lenny is coming to a library near you! Lenny, the official mascot for promoting stormwater pollution prevention, is a happy, hoppy frog who loves to spread his message of water safety by teaching us to "Hop to it! Protect our Water!"