Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Science is Everywhere: CLICK!

Science is everywhere! Each month we are highlighting a STEAM-centric magazine available in the Children's Room. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics.

This month, we'll be looking at Click. All children's magazines can be checked out for one week, with one renewal. For a full list of our children's magazines subscriptions, click

Click: Suggested for ages 3 - 6
Answer all those why's and what's your children are asking with this magazine. Each issue explores a different topic in nature, science or the arts.

April 2015 Highlights:  The April edition is all about trash—what it is and where it goes.
  • Learn how to make cool crafts from recycled materials.
  • Meet the River Rats - a team of kids who want to keep their favorite stream clean.
  • Take a look at different kinds of garbage trucks, and more!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Spring Celebration

The Owl and the Pussycat Circle-Time

Tuesday, April 28 at 11:00 a.m. 

Join Kim Claire, our Young Adult Librarian, and former Waldorf Kindergarten teacher, for a spring celebration featuring, the Owl and the Pussycat, a nonsense poem by Edward Lear. 
A gifted storyteller, Kim will lead us through this fun poem and help us create a craft which will be used in a movement circle. 
Ideal for ages 3 and up. 
This event is offered free of charge, no registration is necessary, and is open to the public.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Upcoming Events!

Spring Break is Coming!

*Saturday, April 18 at 11:00 a.m. Katie will lead
Seasonal Stories & Craft in celebration of Earth Day

*Tuesday, April 21 at 10:00 a.m. registration 
for Spring Programming in the Children's Room begins! 

*Tuesday, April 21 at 3:30 p.m. the 

Museum of Science Traveling Programs presents
"Super-Cold Science"
This event is designed for students K-12 
and their families and no pre-registration is needed.

*Thursday, April 23 at 1:00 p.m. we are having 
a party for Tessie, our Paws to Read certified therapy dog!
Join us for treats, crafts and games.
 Great for all ages. No registration necessary.

*Saturday, April 25 at 11:00 a.m. is Farm Day!
Christine Green of Green Meadows Farm 
will brings chickens here to explain the important role 
that they play on the farm with stories, songs and a craft.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

'Drop-In' Music & Movement

Wednesday, April 15 at 10:30 a.m. 

Join us tomorrow only for a special 'drop-in' 

Music & Movement!  

No need to register ahead for this one hour story-time for little ones ages 18-30 months. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Brain Building in Progress

Family Fun Night

Treat yourself to
 music with Peter Stewart, arts, crafts, and activities galore 
as you visit tables hosted by local community groups and schools!

Monday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m.

This program is offered free of charge and open to the public
 in partnership with the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement grant and
 the Department of Early Education and Care.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Ballet Story Hour

Spring Story Hour
with the Boston Ballet School

Friday, April 10 at 10:30 a.m.

Jen Scott from the Boston Ballet School will visit the library for a special ballet storytime! Children will hear ballet stories, learn about elements of ballet, listen to music, and practice their dance moves. 
This program is suitable for all ages. 
Costumes encouraged! Registration is not required.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Paws & Paint

Are you looking for an activity this week? Art Club is tomorrow, Tuesday, April 7 at 3:30 p.m., and is open to children in preschool and up. Join Betsy and get paint-covered paws as we finger paint colorful creations. 

Later this week on Friday, April 10 we have puppy paws on the agenda! Tessie, a certified therapy labradoodle, will visit the library for one-on-one reading sessions. This program is designed for children in kindergarten through 3rd grade. Please visit the Children's Room to sign-up for one of the reading sessions. Time slots begin at 3:30 p.m., and we still have several available!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Spring Registration

Our spring schedule is available here and registration opens 
Tuesday, April 21 at 10:00 a.m. in the Children's Room. 

Weekly and Saturday story programs, as well as Art Club and Lego Club return! 
STEAM into Science, our hands-on program for children in preschool and kindergarten, will feature science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities. Sweet Dreams Story Makers is a new evening story program for you to enjoy as a family.

Presently we present:

David Polansky's Intergenerational Cabaret - Friday, April 3 at 10:30 a.m.

Chemical Reactions with Bryan Sheckells - Wednesday, April 8 at 3:30 p.m.* registration required

Boston Ballet School Stories - Friday, April 10 at 10:30 a.m.

Brain Building in Progress Family Fun Night - Monday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Please join us for these and so much more!!!