Thursday, February 28, 2013

February Vacation Highlights and New Programs in March

This February vacation we had a lot of visitors to the library. Everyone enjoyed stopping by to try out our Folk and Fairytale Scavenger Hunt. Children found twelve characters hidden throughout the room. Once completed they got a bookmark and a chance to win a bigger prize.

William, age 5 is our winner. Congratulations William!

Thursday of February vacation week marked our big event! Brett Outchcunis of Oochworld presented "Positive Spin" where over 100 people learned to put a positive spin on negative events/feelings. He also taught children his catchphrase, "Ooh yeahh" and yo-yo tricks. We hope to have a video up sometime in the future, but in the meantime check out children practicing his catchphrase.

Just because vacation is over, doesn't mean the fun is. We are happy to announce we've added two new programs to March. This first is an Art Club for children in preschool and above on Fridays at 1pm. More information can be found here. No registration is required.

In addition, Chess for Kids is back. This ever popular program is inviting children in grades 1 - 6 to learn the game, improve their skills and practice. Find all the details here. Registration is required so stop by the children's room to sign up.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

New Program! Art Club on Fridays at 1:00 pm

When? Fridays: March 8, 22, 29 & April 5
What Time?  1 - 2 pm
Open to?  Preschoolers and up
Where? Children’s Room,
             Hamilton-Wenham Public Library

No registration needed;
no prior experience necessary!

Drop-in for some art fun!

Each week we will explore a new theme:
March 8th: Collage
March 22nd: Face Painting
March 29th: Zentangle drawing
April 5th: Jackson Pollock art

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

February Vacation: Oochworld Positive Spin

Oochworld presents
Positive Spin
Thursday, February 21
2:00 pm

Positive Spin will leave everyone feeling empowered. Through personal stories and  music, magic, yo-yos and dance, Brett (aka: Ooch) puts a positive spin on the challenges of growing up!

Come as early as 1:30 pm or stay as late as 3:30 pm for a fun yo-yo craft!

Funded by a generous grant from The First Church of Wenham and by the Friends of the Hamilton-Wenham Library.

Recommended for children in kindergarten through eighth grade and their families.

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

Check out the Overdrive Advantage children's books on bullying also provided by the generous grant from the The First Church of Wenham. 
Children's Ebooks

Children's Downloadable Audiobooks

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Congrats to our Snowball Contest Winners!


Emma, 11
Evan, 4