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Balloon Twisting Workshop for Kids

Kids can bring out their inner sculptor at this free balloon twisting workshop. They'll learn how to twist a basic balloon dog, a simple hat, a huge octopus and more. Presented by Circus Kaput. At the St. Louis County Library.

Part of the ST Art @ Your Library series. For ages 8-12.

The Balloon Twisting workshop takes place:

March 23 at 2 p.m. at the Grant's View Branch

March 24 at 2 p.m. at the Florissant Valley Branch

Free, but registration is required. 

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Amazing Astronomy

In this amazing workshop, kids will learn how to connect modern science with myth and ancient starlight as they map the stars and study the motion of our galazy.

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Back to School Bash

Celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year with a fun back-to-school event at the library. There will be crafts and games for ages 7-11.

7 to 8 p.m. Free.

At the St. Louis County Library, Daniel Boone Branch.

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The Great Family Challenge

Challenge your family members to some good old-fashioned fun at this free event at the library. You'll go outdoors if weather permits. Otherwise, you'll take the fun indoors. For all ages.


Free. 10 a.m. At the St. Louis County Library, Daniel Boone Branch.

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Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Children’s Garden

We're lucky to live in a city that offers so many great outdoor adventures for kids, and nestled within the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the most awesome. From the slides that look like trees to the edible garden, here's why the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden is the backyard playhouse of kids' dreams.

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Field Trips For the Win

My husband doesn't get many days off, so on the rare occasion we're hanging out at home all day together it sort of reminds me of when I was in sales and the district manager would pop into town and see what I'd been up to.

Which, on a good day, was blowing off my clients and taking five hour lunches at Lion's Choice with my co-workers. And, on a bad day, was blowing off my clients and sleeping off the night before in the back seat of my Mitsubishi Mirage in a mall parking lot.

I didn't really like sales all that much.

Let me be clear – for the most part Nick is so exhausted on his days off that he mostly just lays on the couch and mumbles incoherently every once in a while for some water. But being the praise-crazed (and starved) person I am, I find myself narrating my every move, giving him the “look what an awesome stay-at-home Mom I am” play-by-play of our daily routine.

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Potty Training 101
Monday, July 15, 2024
Thursday, July 18, 2024
Tuesday, August 13, 2024

Is it time to potty train your toddler? The St. Louis County Library is offering Potty Training 101 to parents of children ages 2-3. This free workshop for parent and child includes a potty-themed storytime, and parents & caregivers will receive information to get them started on the potty training process. Attendees will also receive a potty seat, step stool, training pants and a potty-themed board book. 



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Splash & Play at the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center

Kids ages 0-5 can splash and play in the leisure pool at the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center during Splash & Play sessions. Splash & Play is held every Monday and Wednesday in the summer through August 7. Older children, ages 6-1, are welcome when they are accompanied by an adult and a child age 0-5.


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