Sept. 3-6: Reading to Dogs, Fossil Exploration, Penmanship Practice and a College Admissions Primer

Family fun this week in the Triangle
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Get a head start on preparing for college applications this week at a program in Durham.

This week in the Triangle, your child can improve his or her reading skills by reading out loud to therapy dogs at East Regional Library in Knightdale, attend a junior paleontology program at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh, learn about handwriting in the 1800s at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh and find out how to navigate the sometimes-complicated process of college admissions at East Regional Library in Durham.

Books With Brian Featuring See Spot Read FREE

Your elementary-age readers can get great practice reading out loud Sept. 4 at East Regional Library in Knightdale. From 6:30-7:30 p.m., certified therapy dogs from the group See Spot Read will be ready to listen to readers of all levels. No registration is required.

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Explore Dorothea Dix Park – Dinosaurs and Fossils FREE

On Sept. 5, junior paleontologists will be able to see and touch real fossils at Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh. Using special tools, attendees will be able to break apart “dinosaur” eggs and uncover “ancient” treasures. This activity is for children ages 2-6. Preregistration for children is required, but adult caregivers need not register. The program is 11 a.m.-noon, but plan on arriving early. Wear closed-toed shoes and bring a water bottle.

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History Hunters: Write Your Way

Kids ages 10-13 can try their hand at the art of penmanship at this activity at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh Sept. 5, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Participants will learn how people shared written information in the 1800s by investigating quills, steel-nib pens and typewriters. Registration is required, and the fee is $5 for nonmembers and no charge for museum members.

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Navigating College Admissions FREE

Teens ages 13 and older and their parents will get tips on academic performance, extracurricular participation, essays, personal statements, college preparation and how admissions departments read applications during this program at East Regional Library in Durham. Preregistration is required for this free program, which takes place Sept. 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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