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Preschool Storytime Class

For children ages 3 ½ to 6 and their caregivers. Children and caregivers will learn pre-reading skills through stories, songs and rhymes to help prepare them for their Kindergarten Readiness Assessment. Kindergarteners will continue to strengthen their skills. Skills include answering questions, repeating sentences, rhyming words and identifying sounds and letters.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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Tales for Twos and Threes Class

For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes and stories teach children how sounds and letters relate to reading and will build a foundation for future learning. Interaction with instructors and other children encourages social development and allows caregivers to connect.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 11:15am to 11:45am

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Older Adult Help Desk

Local experts from the UA Commission on Aging, Syntero and Stay UA will be available on a drop in basis for individual consultation to answer questions related to older adult housing, medicare, caregiving, health services and retirement issues.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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Columbus, Ohio: Two Centuries of Business and Environmental Change

Join Mansel Blackford for a discussion about how a major midwestern city developed economically, spatially, and socially, and what the environmental consequences have been, from its founding in 1812 to the present day. He’ll share stories of Columbus’s evolution from an isolated frontier village to a modern metropolis which remains one of the few thriving cities in the Midwest.

Mansel Blackford is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at The Ohio State University.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Preschool Storytime Class

For children ages 3 ½ to 6 and their caregivers. Children and caregivers will learn pre-reading skills through stories, songs and rhymes to help prepare them for their Kindergarten Readiness Assessment. Kindergarteners will continue to strengthen their skills. Skills include answering questions, repeating sentences, rhyming words and identifying sounds and letters.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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Let's Speak English

This is a great opportunity for adults to practice English with ESOL trained volunteers. The class begins promptly at 1pm and latecomers may not be allowed to attend. Registration for the program opens on February 1st.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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Healthy Garden, Healthy You: Bonsai Basics

Have you ever wondered about the Japanese art of miniature tree culture? Bonsai is a fascinating blend of horticulture and design. Many have heard the word, but are unsure what it means. This introductory session combines history, botanical principles and artistic elements to help you understand and appreciate the artistry of bonsai.

Mark Passerrello has been growing bonsai for nearly 30 years. An interest in Japanese culture and plants combined to spark a lifelong hobby. Mark is a longtime member and current president of the Columbus Bonsai Society.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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Tales for Twos and Threes Class

For children ages 2-3 and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes and stories teach children how sounds and letters relate to reading and will build a foundation for future learning. Interaction with instructors and other children encourages social development and allows caregivers to connect.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:15am to 10:45am

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Babytime Class

For children 0-24 months and their caregivers. Caregivers will learn songs, stories and rhymes to enhance personal reading time. These skills will help children build vocabulary, recognize objects, and build a foundation for reading and learning. Some baby signs will be incorporated in this storytime. (Thursdays only)

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:15am to 11:45am

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Toy Time for Babies

Drop in for a toy and play focused program for babies. There will be toys and music for caregivers and their babies to enjoy together as well as lots of space for play, exploration and social time for both babies and caregivers. For babies birth to 24 months.

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Monday, May 1, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am

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