Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Terrific Twos and Threes is coming back!



Drop in for two more sessions of 
Terrific Twos and Threes!

Join Kate Jovin on
March 12 and 19
at 11:00 am
for more of your favorite songs,
stories and fingerplays.

No registration necessary.
Open to the public at no charge.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Community Read Events - Create a Collage

This year's Community Read is fast approaching, you can find all the information under our Community Read Tab, but there's a bit more information to share with you.

On Thursday, March 29 from 3-4 pm, the author and illustrator, Susan Roth and Cindy Trumbore will discuss the development of their book, and give a collage art demonstration. Find the details here.

Don't miss your chance to make a collage of your own, on Wednesday, March 28 from 3-4. Join us as we read The Mangrove Tree then create a collage, either based on the book or of your own design. All materials will be provided. More information here.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Lunar New Year Celebration - Huge Hit!

This afternoon we celebrated the Lunar New Year with an Authentic Lion Dance, Martial Art Demonstration, the Ancient Art of Brush Painting, and much more.

Fun was had by all who attended. Here are just a few short highlights from the event. You can see more on facebook. If you weren't able to attend this great vacation event, look forward to our fantastic April vacation events. More information coming soon!

Lunar New Year Lion Dance

Martial Art Demonstration
Children had a chance to create Chinese characters.

Friday, February 17, 2012

February Vacation Events!

Next week is school vacation and if you're staying in town, we have some great events for you to attend. (Remember, the library will be closed on Monday, February 20 in observance of President's Day.) 


First on Wednesday February 22, join us for a Lunar New Year Celebration! An authentic lion dance, martial arts demonstration, and brush painting are just the beginning of the fun. Find the schedule and all of the details here.


Then on Saturday February 25, we'll be showing Puss in Boots, not once, but twice! Join us at our 10:30 am or 2:00 pm showing, whichever time is better for you. All the details and a description of the movie are here.

Also, if you have an older child, don't miss the great Young Adult events going on next week. Information on all of the February Teen Events can be found here.

Chess for Kids - back this March!

Chess for Kids
IS BACK!


3 THURSDAYS THIS WINTER
MARCH 8, 15, and 22
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Are you in 1st - 6th grade?

  Join Sandra Stolle,
former teacher and chess instructor,
for some chess fun!
Come find out how to play the game,
learn new moves, sharpen your skills!

PRE-REGISTRATION is REQUIRED,

Register in the Children’s Room.
No prior experience necessary.
 Players of all skill levels are welcome.
Come to all the sessions or just a few.
Free and open to the public. 
Former players  welcome!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Kids Love Reading to a Dog!

Tessie, a labradoodle and certified therapy dog has now visited the Children's Room twice, where children have had the opportunity to read to her for 10 minutes each. Tessie is visiting again and there are still two spots available on March 12 at 4:30 and 4:45. More information is available here.

Tessie listened intently as Ben read a story about Piggie and Gerald!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Drop-In Baby Bookworms School Vacation Week

Drop-In Baby Bookworms
Friday, February 24
10:30 am and 11:00 am


 This 30 minute class is designed for newborns – 18 months. 

Come join Sue Shepard for 30 minutes of songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays! 

No registration necessary for this extra session!
Open to the public at no charge.

Children must be accompanied by their
caregiver and alternate care for siblings is
encouraged.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Skyler the Horse - a huge hit at Dentist Storytime

This past Saturday, Dr. Robert Spingler joined us for a special storytime celebrating Children's Dental Health Month!

Children heard stories and songs featuring dentists and teeth, but the favorite part was when children had the chance to practice their brushing skills on Skyler the Horse.

Below one child brushes while another waits her turn. 

Paws to Read! Tessie is back.

On Thursday, January 26, Tessie a certified Therapy Dog visited the Children's Room where children read her stories.

We are happy to announce that Tessie is coming back for at least three more sessions on
Monday, February 13, March 5, and March 12 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.

If you have a child in Kindergarten through 3rd grade, you can sign up to read to Tessie.
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required and a parent's signature is required for participation.

Read up all the details, then stop by the Children's Room to sign up.

Graham, age 5, reading to Tessie.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Congratulations to our Snowball Guessing Contest Winners!

CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Chloe, Connor, and Cameron

WINNERS OF

 THE HAMILTON-WENHAM LIBRARY’S
2012 SNOWBALL GUESSING CONTEST

THERE WERE 
754
 “SNOWBALLS”!!