Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Portage Library to host children's programs Mar. 1, 5

HOUGHTON -- Portage Lake District Library announces two upcoming programs for children -- a "Dr. Seuss Extravaganza" on Thursday, March 1, and a "DINO-mite Dinosaur Dig!" on Monday, March 5.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss March 1

The "Dr. Seuss Extravaganza," to be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, will celebrate the anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the whimsical magic of his stories.

This event is sponsored by members of Michigan Tech’s Circle K Service Organization. Tech students will read classic Dr. Seuss stories and lead the kids in decorating Cat in the Hat cookies with a Dr. Seuss-ish flourish. Gluten-free cookies will also be available for those who want them.

Circle K International Service Organization looks for opportunities for service, leadership, and friendship. Their wide range of projects includes activities such as picking up trash on highways and playing board games with the elderly.

All kids welcome to "DINO-mite Dinosaur Dig!" March 5

The Portage Lake District Library and the Copper Country Reading Council will co-host a "DINO-mite Dinosaur Dig!" from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, March 5, at the library.

All children Pre-K through Upper Elementary are invited to join the fun. Kids will dig for dinosaur "bones" and reconstruct the dinosaurs they find, listen to and write dinosaur stories, and learn dinosaur facts. They will also make maps of dinosaur habitats and learn how to write legends for their maps. Participants will take home a small dinosaur and some pre-historic "mud" (playdough) to make dinosaur tracks in.

Library programs are free and everyone is invited. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570 or visit www.pldl.org.

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