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School Holidays and Workshop News

FRIDAY FUNTIME – Friday 22nd February
Hi everyone! We’ll be working on treasure maps this week. We’ll plot our treasure, colour and tea stain our maps as well as burn the edges for the authentic pirate look – arghhh!
Book at 1530, activity directly after 🏴‍☠️

Shortbread workshop – Saturday 23rd March
A baking workshop for 3-7 year olds. Places are limited so sign up by e-mailing workshops@celstuttgart.de

 School holiday closing
Due to school holidays we will be closed on Saturday 2nd and 9th of March. We will be open on Friday 8th March as usual.

Schedule for Saturday’s Book Day (16th Feb)

Don’t forget to come and joins us between 10:00-17:00
  • Readings: 11:00, 14:00, 15:00
  • Face painting: from 14:00
 
All Day
  • Coffee, tea & cakes
  • Fancy Dress prize draw
  • Collect your certificate and prize for the Mini Winter Reading Challenge
  • Library Scavenger Hunt
  • Contribute to our book character collage

Are you ready for next Saturday’s book day?

Saturday 16th February – 10:00-17:00

  • Have you chosen your costume? – remember all those who come dressed as a book character will be given a raffle ticket for a prize draw … win a six month free extension to your library membership.
  • Have you completed your Mini winter reading challenge ready to return your form and collect your prize?
  • Have you told your friends? Fliers available at CEL
  • Have you signed up to bake or help?
    https://doodle.com/poll/xmbvrsutixpmzia3

And from one of our favourite Children’s author’s Chris Riddell … an article from the Guardian about why reading and libraries are important for children …

https://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2018/sep/06/neil-gaiman-and-chris-riddell-on-why-we-need-libraries-an-essay-in-pictures#img-1

Friday Funtime – from 15:30

Over the next few weeks, my Friday activities will focus around Pirate Treasures. This week we’ll all work together to create a treasure chest filled with swag! Arrghh!
Tabea and Laura, our lovely volunteers from the International School will be joining us too to makes SMORES! Because PIRATES LOVE SMORES!
See you there!

Claire

Jingle bells, jingle bells!

FRIDAY FUNTIME 4:15pm START on Friday 7th December.
Our lovely student volunteers will be leading our Friday fun-time this week with whimsical Christmas tree decoration craft. Due to their school hours they’ll be starting a little later than usual giving you plenty of time to park, meander from the Ubahn, stop in the playground and choose your books.
Hope to see you there!

Friday 16th Nov – Baking Friday Fun

If you didn’t have enough cookies and cakes at the CEL open afternoon on Saturday there will be baking on Friday afternoon – story time at 15:30 and afterwards the chance to make biscuits with Claire. Please let us know if you plan to join us – info@celstuttgart.de

Please note that due to volunteer work commitments – this Friday afternoon CEL will be open from15:00 (rather than 14:30)

Thank you also to all those who supported us, we raised over 300 euros to be split between CEL and 1st Stuttgart Rainbows/Brownies/Guides … and welcome to those new members who signed up on Saturday! Come and see us again at CEL soon.

Show & Tell at CEL – pre-order form for cakes and cookies

The girls from the 1st Stuttgart Rainbows, Brownies and Guides (with Emma’s help) will be baking cookies and cupcakes to sell at the CEL Show and Tell open afternoon (Saturday 10th November – 13:00-17:00) to raise funds to buy the necessary resources for the new Girlguiding programme unveiled this summer.
Pre-ordered cookies and cakes will be available for collection on the day. There will also be other cakes and delights made by the girls to eat at CEL with a cup of coffee or tea
during the open afternoon. (proceeds from this will go to CEL)
To avoid disappointment and to help us plan we would be grateful if you could indicate below how many cookies/cupcakes you would like to pre-order.
Please hand your donation and CakeOrderForm– in an envelope to the volunteer at the desk or e-mail to info@celstuttgart.de
If you can’t make the open day (or are feeling generous) you can also donate ingredients for the baking – there is a box at CEL

Show & Tell at CEL – an open afternoon for members and not-yet members

Put Saturday 10th November – 13:00-17:00 in your diary and pop along to CEL – and bring along all those English speaking friends who have never quite got round to coming!
The girls from 1st Stuttgart Rainbows, Brownies and Guides will be offering tours of the library, readings, a quiz, a craft and of course coffee and cake … to encourage more people to come and see what CEL has to offer … and of course all our members are invited to join the fun.
We’ll have fliers at CEL for you to give to friends.