Featured Programs

Please view the Children’s Library event calendar or a printable calendar (PDF) for a complete listing of all upcoming programs.

Library programs are free of charge.  Please call the Children’s Library at (360) 778-7200 with questions.

Builders Club

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Builder’s Club

Monday, April 2
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Lecture Room at the Central Library

Saturday, April 14
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Lecture Room at the Central Library

Saturday, April 28
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fireplace Room at the Fairhaven Branch Library

Unleash the builder in you!  Children ages 4 – 12 are invited to enjoy open and creative play with Legos, straw connectors and more! All supplied provided. Duplos and other blocks will be available for younger children. Bring your creativity! Builders Club is sponsored by the Friends of the Bellingham Public Library, Bellingham Target and Bellingham Walmart.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn

Wednesdays, April 11, 18 and 25
10:05 – 11:05 a.m. OR 11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
For children ages 3 – 5 who are not enrolled in a preschool program.
Lecture Room at the Central Library

Join Julie and Mandee for a storytime and facilitated play experience for young children and the adults who take care of them. Younger siblings welcome! Sponsored by United Way. For more information, please call 360-778-7200.

Parenting Around the World: presented by Darcie Donegan

Tuesday, April 17
6:15 – 7:45 p.m.
For parents, caregivers, educators, or any adult with a child in their life.
Lecture Room at the Central Library

Come for an engaging session exploring parenting practices around the world. Reflect on your own values and approaches to parenting as we learn from each other and the rest of the planet.

Presented by Darcie Donegan, adjunct faculty in Early Childhood Education at Whatcom Community College since 1995. With more than 30 years experience working with families in various capacities, including teaching writing, consulting, and international work in over 20 countries, Darcie received a mini-grant from the Northwest International Education Association to develop the workshop “Parenting Around the World.” Program is co-sponsored by Whatcom Community College.

Baby Sign Language: A Workshop with Dr. Joseph Garcia

Wednesdays, April 18 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. OR
Friday, April 20 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
For non-walking babies and their parent/caregiver. *Pre-registration required! Please call 360-778-7200 to register.
Lecture Room at the Central Library

Join Dr. Joseph Garcia, one of the world’s leading experts and the grandfather of the baby sign language revolution, for a hands-on workshop. Parents and caregivers are invited to attend with their babies and learn, in a fun and low-stress way, signs and how to use them. Just a few signs can make a difference in replacing frustration with communication and make a positive difference in families’ lives. Give us a call and register for this class today!

Teacher Workday Movie Matinee

Friday, April 27
2:00 – 3:40 p.m.
For children and families; movies are rated PG.
Lecture Room at the Central Library

Enjoy this new-release animated movie about a bear who wears a red hat and blue coat. In this sequel, he is happily settled with the Brown family and picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. Movie is rated PG. Please call 360-778-7200 for exact movie title.