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  • 10/14/2018 1:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sonoma County Library:

    encouraging our children to Talk-Sing-Read-Write-Play every day!

    Aren’t we always looking for new activities for our little ones? With the weather about to turn, indoor fun will soon be in high demand. While Petaluma has lots of fun play spaces, let’s not forget our amazing public library!

    The children’s area is always welcoming - with books, toys, coloring supplies, and encouragement from the library staff for kids to play and be kids. The Sonoma County Library has a vast collection of children's books, housed in the Petaluma branch and/or available for request from the catalog. Our librarians are incredibly helpful in suggesting titles, if you have a topic in mind. Book lists for different ages are available, as well as monthly early literacy calendars with easy, at home activities. 

    And the events … we are fortunate to have plenty of fun, free, kids events throughout the year! The weekly story times are age appropriate, engaging, and led by some of the very best of the best children’s librarians. Special events change monthly, offering entertainment to kids of all ages (and parents). 



    Shannon, one of Petaluma's children's librarians, keeping our 18-36 month crowd engaged with movement, songs, and stories at Toddler Time on Friday mornings (10:15, with Parent Play Group following). 






    Michelle, children's librarian, hosting Preschool Storytime (and Crafts!). Our preschoolers are delighted with her interactive songs, dancing, and stories on Tuesday mornings at 10:15. 




    Check out the Sonoma County library website for general information, and a calendar of weekly and special events. 

    Main website: https://sonomalibrary.org

    Petaluma Regional Library events calendar: https://sonomacounty.libcal.com/calendar?cid=4920&t=m&d=0000-00-00&cal=4920&cm=2627


  • 10/11/2018 9:52 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    Stephanie Walsh

    October Board Member of the Month


    Thank you for naming me as Board Member of the month! I joined the PMC board because I wanted to do more for my community and I am very excited to be the Service Project Coordinator. I hope I don’t disappoint. Outside of the board I am the activities coordinator for my two daughters (Olivia 4, and Bridget 2). We stay busy with lots of arts and crafts, visits to the Schultz Research Center, Bay Area Discovery Museum, and the Exploratorium (the girls love taking the ferry into the city!). Before kids I was a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor for Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael. My husband and I met there on my first day and he helps me stay connected to that world. I miss it regularly ... dogs are easier to train than children. ;) 


    What is your greatest fear? 

    Being alone. I can’t imagine living without the people who fill my heart and soul with love, happiness, excitement, and adventure.


    When and where were you happiest?

    Any time I can create something I am fulfilled. This can take the form of sewing, baking, painting or a project to improve our home. I love making things that make the world a prettier place to be. 


    What do you most value in your friends? 

    Honesty and a sense of humor! Those most dear to me are people who I can trust wholeheartedly and who can find humor in any situation … or at least laugh with me when things get stressful.


    Who are your heroes in real life?

    Without question Dr. Binkley is my hero! Without his expertise and talents in the operating room I would not have the life I do today. I met him after a gallbladder removal gone horribly wrong, and he was the one who not only put me back together, but has since become a friend and true support. I am honored to be his friend after all he has done for me. 

  • 10/09/2018 10:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Spider Web Art Project

    Submitted by: Mallory Loewenthal


    Mallory and her kids had a blast doing this craft, and look how beautiful the finished project is! For step by step instructions:

    https://letslassothemoon.com/2014/10/08/spider-web-art-project/

    Comment to share your own pics and favorite Halloween crafts!

  • 10/06/2018 12:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    "What are your favorite things about fall?"




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  • 09/29/2018 1:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The time to start thinking about preschools for our little ones can creep up so fast! In the blink of an eye, our babies turn into toddlers, and then school days are right around the corner. Whether you are just starting the process, already looking at schools, or it’s not quite on your radar yet, the PMC can help. 

    Here in Petaluma, we’re lucky to have too many good schools to choose from. This can make the search overwhelming. A great place to start is with the preschool guide located here: https://petalumamothersclub.org/Guides (you must be logged in to access from the Members Only tab). 

    The PMC also hosts an annual drop-in Preschool Night, where you can gather more information and meet representatives from many of the schools. Watch your email, facebook, playgroup, and this here blog for more details as we schedule that event in early 2019!

    Good luck to all!

  • 09/24/2018 1:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Get ready for Halloween (never too early!) with this fun craft - submitted by Stephanie Walsh.

    Weave a Spider Web


    Materials:

    Paper plate (the sturdier the better)

    Black yarn or string

    Plastic spiders

    Scissors

    Hot glue (optional for spider placement)



    Instructions:

    Cut out the center of the paper plate (adults/ older kiddos) and then cut small notches along the outer rim of your plate. I ended up making 16. These don't have to be exact, just spaced out enough to give your web room to grow.

    ● Tie a knot in your yarn and coming from the back place it in a notch. Now wrap the yarn around the plate front to back, moving randomly from notch to notch. Older kids will be pretty independent, but it will help if you sit with your tiny crafters to help.

    ● When your web is finished leave a long tail to tie your spider to. If you want to add other spiders feel free.


  • 09/20/2018 12:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Fun night at Rafy's making pizzas! Thankful for their donation to the PMC!


  • 09/15/2018 2:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Another fun PMC event: Family Yoga in the Park ... 


    ...  with Wee Yogis Kids Yoga Company & Wee Yogi's Teacher Elizabeth Piazza ...


    ... 9/8/18, at beautiful McNear Park. 


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