Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tanglewood Marionettes draws a huge audience!

Over 150 people attended our Wow It's Wednesday program this week. Tanglewood Marionette's brought and performed An Arabian Adventure. It was a great, fast and entertaining story as the children went from scared to laughing all in one scene. Below are a couple pictures from the event. A clip of the performance can be found on our facebook here.

And don't miss our Wow, It's Wednesday - next week is Vehicle night from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm in the Library Parking Lot. Find more information here.

 The marionettes up close.

Tanglewood performs An Arabian Adventure

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Monarch Butterfly Program and the Caterpillars are Back!

Some of you may have noticed that our caterpillars are back! If you haven't seen them yet - come to the children's room to get a look at caterpillars and chrysalises.

Charlie Hoffman was here Saturday to talk with children and families about how they could help Monarch Butterflies by raising them. Charlie taught children how to find, identify and care for the Monarchs throughout their life cycle.

Chief Stevens - Pajama Storytime!

This Monday night Chief Stevens of the Hamilton Fire Department read the children stories about firefighters, fire trucks, and fire safety. Fun was had by all the children and there is more to come in the next few weeks. No registration is required - simply drop in for the fun one or all of the nights.

Don't miss Joanne Patton next week - she is a special storytelling treat!

Leni spotted at Talbots!

This past week our One World, Many Stories mascot Leni was found at Talbots by Lily, age 8. Congrats Lily!

Leni is still out visiting somewhere new this week. Have you seen her? Come in to the Children's Room to write down where you found her and enter your name in a raffle.

See all of Leni's Travels here.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Otha Day Drumming Circle - Photos and Patch Link

Last night Otha Day was our Wow, It's Wednesday special guest. Otha taught children how to drum to the beat. Children were able to learn different drum beats as well as African chants. Below are a few pictures from the event as well as the link from the Hamilton-Wenham Patch. 

Otha led the Children in different drumming patterns. 

Otha led the children in an African Chant.

And don't miss all the great pictures on the Patch.

Don't miss next week's great event as Tanglewood Marionettes present An Arabian Adventure. You can find more information here.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Super Summer Ice Cream Party Sign Up!

I wanted to let everyone know that you can officially sign up for the Super Summer Ice Cream Party!

You do need to come into the Children's Room and put your name on the list, but don't worry - there is plenty of space.

Just don't forget to bring your reading log as your admission ticket!

Isabella found Leni - can you find her this week?

Congratulations to Isabella age 10 for spotting Leni at this Hamilton Post Office on Railroad Ave! Check out the link under the "Look for Leni" to see all of Leni's travels so far.

Have you spotted her this week? Make sure you come in and write down where you saw her - you could will a surprise just like Isabella!

Aussie Funk Jam Workshop - extended to ages 8 and above!

Have you ever wanted to learn to play the didgeridoo? 
Our Aussie Funk Jam Workshop on August 10 at 5:30pm is now open to ages 8 and above! 

In this great program you will: 

Use sound variations to create animal calls. 
Practice circular breathing while playing.
Experience Australian & Aboriginal culture.
Take part in an uplifting jam session.
Experience a naturally exhilarating, buzzing sensation. 

Registration is required. Visit the Reference Desk to register. 
Interested in learning more? Visit

Don't miss the great event to follow - Didgeridoo Down Under at 6:30 pm - open to all ages! No registration necessary. 

Chief Walsh - Pajama Storytime Hit!

This Monday our Local Heroes Guest was Chief Walsh of the Wenham Police Department. Children enjoyed stories and songs while in their pajamas. Joins us next Monday at 6:30 pm with our Local Hero Guest Chief Phil Stevens of the Hamilton Fire Department. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Taino's Calypso Jam - O - Rama - Fun for all Ages!

Last night - we held our third Wow It's Wednesday event featuring Taino, a husband and wife team. They performed Calypso, Reggae, and Mento music while children were able to shake and play instruments.

Below are pictures from this fantastic event. If you've missed out on the fun so far - what are you waiting for?There are plenty more great Wednesday events coming soon. Check out the information on next week's Otha Day's Drum Circle here.

 Children loved listening to the Reggae music.

Sana helped children play instruments and create their own music.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Dr. Pett Kicks Off Local Heroes Pajama Storytime!

This Monday, Dr. Pett of the Hamilton-Wenham Veterinary Clinic kicked off our Local Heroes Pajama Storytime. Children loved hearing stories and singing songs about pets.

Make sure you join us next week, Monday July 18 at 6:30 pm when Chief Ken Walsh joins us from the Wenham Police Department as we learn about the Police Department and all they do!

Dr. Pett read stories about pets to children on Monday night.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Katie found Leni! and Taino's Calypso Jam-O-Rama

Congratulations to Katie, age 11 who spotted Leni while she was visiting the Hamilton-Wenham Veterinary Clinic. Katie then visited the Children's Room to enter our raffle and won. Here's Leni while she was visiting Dr. Pett. Can you spot her this week?

Also, you do not want to miss another Wow It's Wednesday! This week we have Taino's Calypso Jam-O-Rama. This will be an exciting participatory performance featuring Mento, Calypso and Reggae music. The fun begins at 6:30 pm. This program is offered at no charge and is open to the public. No registration necessary.

See you there!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Creature Teachers on Patch

I wanted to link you all to some great photos that the Hamilton-Wenham Patch took during our Creature Teachers.

Find them here!

We'll see you next Wednesday for Taino's Jam-O-Rama!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Creature Teachers - What a Feature!

This Wednesday - our program was Creature Teachers. Children had a chance to see and learn about Animals from around the World. Below are a few pictures from the event.

Don't miss next week's program, Taino's Calypso Jam-o-Rama! More information can be found here.

 A few children were able to touch or hold the animals!

Children listened attentively to Rick.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Pajama Storytime Schedule

Today, we've added the Pajama Storytime Schedule to the website. You can find it under the tab above or by clicking here.

Don't miss all of our local heroes. The fun begins on Monday, July 11 - no registration necessary.

Designed for preschool - kindergartners. Pajamas are encouraged!

Museum of Science - A Hit Once Again!

Yesterday, we were happy to welcome back the Museum of Science traveling program, this time presenting A World of Bridges: An Engineering Tale. Children were able to make small bridges themselves and work together to create a roman arch bridge that they were able to walk over! Here are just a few from yesterdays event you can find more on Facebook here.

 Children and adults worked together to build small bridges over the river.
 Children were able to walk across the roman arch bridge that they built together.