Monday, May 22, 2017

STEAM Into Science


Join us for Building Bridges!
Tuesday, May 23 at 3:30 p.m.



We will explore topics in science, technology, engineering, art, and math through stories and hands on activities. Pre-registration is requested. Preschool and up. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Family Tree House

The Family Tree House
explores
Space, Stars, the Sun & the Moon



Saturday, May 20 at 10:30 a.m.

Conceived and led by parents and recommended for families with children birth to 8 years. 
Share stories and visit exploratory play stations. 

RSVP requested to Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or e.cheney@hwschools.net. 


Friday, May 12, 2017

Seasonal Stories & Craft

 This Month’s Theme: Mother’s Day
Saturday, May 13th at 11:00 am

 Story time will be followed by a craft
that may be given as a gift to Mom.

Children ages 2 & up are welcome.
No registration necessary.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Beauty and the Beak

Beauty and the Beak

Author Visit With
Deborah Lee Rose


Friday, May 12 at 3:30 p.m.

Author Deborah Rose will share her newest book, Beauty and the Beak, the brave story of 
an injured bald eagle and her recovery with the use of a 3-D printed
 prosthetic beak. Explore STEAM activities with Deb too! 

The event is designed for elementary aged children. No registration necessary. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Music and Instruments

Music & Instruments 
for the whole family to enjoy & explore!


Saturday, May 6
From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of classical music for all ages, featuring the Eureka Ensemble in collaboration with The Musary

Get hand-on, interactive experiences with a variety of instruments with the "musical playground" following the performance. This program is presented free of charge and is open to the public. 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Raindrop Guessing Contest

CONGRATULATIONS TO:
 Maeve
&
Navya
 Winners of the
Hamilton-Wenham Children’s Room

April 2017
Raindrop Guessing contest

There Were 223 Raindrops!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Thoreau's 200th Birthday

Join us as we kick off 
Henry David Thoreau's
200th Birthday Celebration
Saturday, April 29 at 11:00 a.m.

Henry David Thoreau built a house by Walden Pond 
to live a simple life. Join us as we read stories 
about building and birthdays, build our own 
houses and enjoy a special birthday treat and surprise.

This program is designed for children 2 and up.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

STEAM into Science

into Science

Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
Mix It Up: Fun with Chemistry


Explore simple science, technology, engineering, art, 
and math-based concepts. Listen to stories and
 learn through hands-on discovery.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Brain Building in Progress


Brain Building in Progress Family Fun Night



Monday, April 24 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

FREE event for the whole family with children ages infant through 3rd grade.

Join Early Childhood Partners as we celebrate 
Brain Building in Progress Week with music, arts, crafts, 
and activities throughout the library!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Earth Day Tinker Drop-In

Earth Day Tinker Drop-In
Saturday, April 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Drop-in for a time of open-ended exploring and creating
using the objects and materials of our everyday lives.
No registration necessary.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Jungle Jim!

Jungle Jim!
Thursday, April 20 at 4:00 p.m.
Join Jungle Jim as he leads us through the magical world of Minecraft,
combining balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv.
Free and open to the public.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tech Take Apart

Tech Take Apart
Wednesday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m.


Ever curious about what the inside of technology looks like?
Children grades 3 through 5 are welcome to come explore the 
inner workings of everyday office and household items.
Pre-registration is requested.


Friday, April 14, 2017

Tessie's Birthday Party

Celebrate Tessie,
our Therapy Dog!
Tuesday, April 18 at 3:oo pm
Join us in wishing a happy 7th birthday
to Tessie along with her trainer,  Pat Fleming.
Hear about her important work then enjoy
a mix of a story, treat, craft & game.

Also, Tech Take Apart has space available on Wednesday, April 19 @ 3:00 p.m.

Friday, April 7, 2017

New Puppets!

Calling all Puppeteers!
We've added a pirate and a safari 
of animals to our collection.

Come put on a show!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Jelly Bean Guessing Contest Winners

 CONGRATULATIONS TO:
 Jewlianna
&
Timmy
 Winners of the
Hamilton-Wenham Children’s Room

March 2017
Jelly Bean Guessing contest

There Were 507 Jelly Beans!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Spring Programs


Our new, up to date Spring Programs schedule
is available in the Children's Room and here.

Check it out!
The registration date is Tuesday, April 18.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

STEAM into Science with Simple Machines


Tuesday, March 28 at 3:30 p.m. 

Preschoolers and kindergartners are invited to explore simple science, technology, engineering, art, and math-based concepts through stories and hands on discovery.
Today's program is fun with pulleys, fulcrums, ramps, and more! 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tales & Treats

Silly Stories
Saturday, March 25 at 11:00 a.m.

Join us for stories, riddles and jokes that will tickle your funny bone.
 Followed by juice and a sweet treat.

Children ages 2 and up are welcome

Friday, March 17, 2017

Family Tree House

Saturday, March 18 at 10:30
This Month's Theme: Outdoor Animals
The Family Tree House is the place to meet! 
Conjures memories of neighborhood friends and 
play-based exploration of our world. 

Led by parents and recommended for families 
with children birth – 8 years. 
Share stories and visit exploratory play stations. 

Sign up online at www.EarlyChildhoodPartners.weebly.com 
or call Lisa Cheney at 978-468-5489 or email at e.cheney@hwschools.net

Friday, March 10, 2017

PJ Drive

Last Chance!!
Our Pajama Drive
ends March 15, 2017
 The Children’s Room at the Hamilton-Wenham Library is partnering with Cradles to Crayons and the Boston Bruins to provide new pajamas (sizes 4/5T to 18/20) for local children in need across the Commonwealth.

Donate Here!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Seasonal Stories & Craft

Saturday, March 11 at 11:00 a.m.

Join us as we read stories about the fun 
ways we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! 


After the stories we will create our own 
pots of gold!

Children ages 2 & up are welcome.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Chess for Kids

Chess for Kids
Mondays in March
 March 6, 13, 20, 27
 This program is for children in 1st - 6th grade.
Beginners please arrive at 3:30 p.m.
Experienced players please arrive at 4:00 p.m.
Pre-registration is requested.

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 are welcome!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

 CONGRATULATIONS TO:
 Abby, age 9
&
Song-Song, age 4
 Winners of the
Hamilton-Wenham Children’s Room
 February 2017
Barbaloots Guessing contest

There Were 411 Barbaloots!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Read Across America

Celebrate Read Across America
and
Happy Birthday
    
There are 10 Dr. Seuss characters
hiding in the Children’s Room!
 Explore the room with our scavenger hunt to find them!
     


Monday, February 27, 2017

STEAM into Science: Wind!

The answer, my friends, is blowing in the wind!

Tuesday, February 28 at 3:30 p.m.

  
Join us as we explore the simple science behind wind.
Listen to stories and learn through hands-on discovery.

This program is designed for children 30 months - Kindergarten.
Pre-registration is requested.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Cradles to Crayons

Last Chance!!
Our Pajama Drive
ends March 15, 2017
 The Children’s Room at the Hamilton-Wenham Library is partnering with Cradles to Crayons and the Boston Bruins to provide new pajamas (sizes 4/5T to 18/20) for local children in need across the Commonwealth.

Donate Here!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February Special Events

February Public School Vacation Week Happenings

Monday, February 20
Closed in honor of President’s Day

Tuesday, February 21
* Paws to Read with Tessie: Meet & Greet at 2:00 p.m.
Come by to spend some special time with our favorite labradoodle therapy dog, Tessie and her owner/trainer Pat Fleming.

* Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Book Group at 3:00 p.m.
Children grades 3 through 5 are welcome to come for a reading from Grace Lin’s award winning book Where the Mountain Meets the MoonFollowed by a calligraphy craft, discussion and snack.

Wednesday, February 22
* The Yo Yo People at 3:00 p.m.
Join us as we welcome John and Rebecca Higby to perform their yo-yo magic!  High skill and energy combined with deft acrobatics, music, and humor make the Yo-Yo people a favorite for all ages. This husband and wife comedy duo has performed on David Letterman, PBS Fetch, The Discovery Channel and in 18 countries.

Thursday, February 23
* Tech Take Apart at 3:00 p.m.
Ever curious about what the inside of technology looks like? Come explore the inner workings of everyday office and household items.

Friday, February 24
* TROLLS at 11:00 a.m.
Showing on our big screen, families are welcome to bring a snack for this PG rated film by DreamWorks.

Saturday, February 25
* Tales and Treats at 11:00 a.m.
Join us for stories about penguins, enjoy munchkins, juice, and make a craft to take home. This program is designed for ages 2 and up.

* Acoustic Open Mic at 2:00 p.m.
Peter Stewart leads this event focused on creating a supportive atmosphere for musicians, students and first time performers.


**please note that our weekly stellar story programs are suspended for this week but will restart the following week**

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Dentist Storytime

Time for Teeth!
Saturday, February 11
10:30 a.m. 

Celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month
with local dentist Dr. Priscilla Magnuson.
Enjoy stories and songs about teeth & dentists.

Children will each have a chance to practice brushing on Skyler the horse!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

TYCTL

Celebrate National
Take Your Child to the Library Day!
Saturday, February 4, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Drop in for a Dewey Decimal duck scavenger hunt,
decorate Library Day door hangers, and receive
many chances to earn raffle tickets to
win a prize basket filled with goodies for all ages.



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

January Guessing Contest Winners

Congratualtions to:

Jack, age 4
Sienna, age 8
&
Lianna, age 7

WINNERS OF THE

HAMILTON-WENHAM CHILDREN’S ROOM’S

2017 SNOWBALL GUESSING CONTEST 

THERE WERE 

 809

 “SNOWBALLS”!!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

STEAM into Science

Select Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.
 January 31 — Gravity
  Explore simple science, technology, engineering, art,
 and math-based concepts.
Listen to stories and learn through hands-on discovery.

February 28 — Wind
March 28 — Simple Machines

This program is designed for children 30 months - Kindergarten.
Pre-registration is requested.


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Seasonal Stories & Craft

Saturday, January 28 at 11:00 a.m.
Celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rooster
at this story and craft time.

Children ages 2 & up are welcome.
This event is offered free of charge and is open to the public.
No registration necessary.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

LEGO Club

Winter Lego Club
Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.


January 25 through March 29
(no class on 2/22) 

 Join us for this drop-in, non-competitive,
non-robotic Lego club. Create a
masterpiece, share your designs, work
individually or as a team. No registration necessary.

This program is appropriate for children in
Kindergarten through 5th grade.