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Library Planning Fun Activities For Families
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Library assistant Amanda Clifford helps storytime attendees make Thanksgiving-themed Pilgrim hats at a recent session. The library will host Science Saturday on Dec. 2 and Frostys Magic Hat with Tony Borders on Saturday, Dec. 9. Marg Jackson/The Times

Along with the weekly storytime and Makerspace events, the Escalon Library on Second Street has a couple of special programs planned for December.

The first Saturday of the month, Saturday, Dec. 2 will feature the ‘Science Saturday’ program beginning at noon and the focus will be on Volcanoes.

Attendees can use the products provided to design their own custom volcano and, with a few household products, make a colorful, foaming eruption to complete the project.

Science Saturday is a series of programs hosted each month at the library to engage kids in science and math through experiments, activities, guest presenters and more.

Coming up on Saturday, Dec. 9 the entire family is invited to Frosty’s Magic Hat, when puppeteer and magician Tony Borders will make an appearance with a noontime show. His festive production will include characters from Frosty to a princess, a genie and a spirit bear.

The programs are provided through the generosity of the Friends of the Escalon Library.

Weekly programs include the toddler and preschool storytime on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., with stories, songs, games and more. Also on Thursday, designed for those ages 10 and up, is the Makerspace program, offered at 4 p.m. and including computers, crafts, 3D printing, science experiments and more.

The Escalon Library, at 1540 Second St., is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesdays 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Fridays noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Holiday closures are scheduled to include Monday, Dec. 25 for Christmas Day and Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 for New Year’s Day, as well as Monday, Jan. 15 for the observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.