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RACINE — The Racine Public Library, 75 Seventh St., is offering these free events:

Ruff Readers/Cat Chats program, 4-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday through Nov. 30. Specially-trained therapy animals will listen to children read for 15-minute time slots. Call 262-636-9245 to register. Drop-ins are welcome when therapy animals are available.

Book Br@ts: Third Grader Book Discussion, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17. Book discussion book for third-grade students. Call the youth services desk or Ann Callaghan at 262-636-9245 to register.

October Stories & Crafts, 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. Story and craft program offering scary stories and pumpkin decorating.

Help Break Reading Record, 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. During Read the Record, a worldwide reading event, Liz Wong’s “Quackers” will be read. Attendees will create crafts to celebrate the global reading event.

Repair Cafe, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Volunteer repair experts will be on hand to make possible repairs on broken things people bring to the library. Examples of broken things to bring include toasters, lamps, hair dryers, clothes, bikes, toys, crockery, etc. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library to help reduce waste.

“Celebrate Family History Month: Oral History,” 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Oct. 23. Open to people interested in sharing their family’s history and experiences in Racine. Appointments are required.

Teen Reads Book Club, 4:30-6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30. For teens in grades six through 12. October’s theme is “Ghost Stories.” Registration is required by Oct. 23.

For more information, call 262-636-9217 or go to A valid library card is required.


WATERFORD — The Waterford Public Library, 101 N. River St., is offering these free events:

Building Blocks, 9:30-10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16. Books and musical activities will engage parents and children ages 5 and younger.

Coloring Creatively: Tips and Tricks for Adult Coloring, 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16. Special coloring and crafting event for adults to learn simply but effective coloring techniques. Registration is required.

Teen Scene, 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18. Youth in sixth grade and above may enjoy supervised time in the community room.

Little Bookworms, 9:30-10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. For children ages 4 and younger, this 20-minute program includes sign language, stories, finger plays and songs.

Preschool workshop, 10-10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20. Interactive, hands-on session for children ages 5 and younger focusing on science, music and movement and the arts.

To register or for more information, call 262-534-3988 or go to



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