Monday, December 11, 2017

Story Writing Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2017
 Story Writing Contest Winners!
  

Five to Six Year Olds
1st Place: Junior Turtle Goes to the North Pole by Beatrice
2nd Place: My Bunny and Me by Mae
3rd Place: The Little Fox by Adeline

Seven to Eight Year Olds
1st Place: The Skunk and the Stinky Cabbage by Joseph 
2nd Place: The Little Dog by Eva 
3rd Place: The Wandering Eyeball by Eliana 

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)
Forever with a Horse by Kate
Nutmeg and Tumtum Meet the Boxcar Children by Matthew
Mystery in the Woods by Mallory
The Dragon Treasure by Violet
Over the River and Through the Thorn Bush by Isabelle
The Royal Mermaid Kingdom by Mia 
The Fairy Mermaid Princess by Charlotte
The Girl by Natalia

Nine to Twelve Year Olds
1st Place: Emmie: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl by Lucine
2nd Place: The Moon Thread by Brooke 
3rd Place: Organizing Your Home by Lauren

Honorable Mentions (in no particular order)
Sophie Breeze by Chloe
Dress Up in Time by Margot
Changes by Abigail
The Day that Changed Everything by Lily
The Haunted Rescue by Jonah
I'm Rich by Grace
A Miracle for Me by Ella
Climb that Rock! by Gian
Sophil's Story by Claire
Detectives by Delia 

Want to get the full story? Read all the stories here.

Many thanks to our esteemed panel of judges:
Sarah Lauderdale, Head of Reference, H-W Library
Patricia Purdy, Hamilton-Wenham Library Trustee
Rob Pondelli, Assistant Director, H-W Library

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Seasonal Stories & Craft

Holiday Season
 Saturday , December 9  at 11:00 a.m.
Join us for stories and a special craft to
celebrate the holiday season.
This program is designed for children 2 and up. No registration necessary.
Open to the public at no charge.



Saturday, December 2, 2017

November Guessing Contest

November Guessing Winners!
Congratulations
To
Nick, age 4
Noah, age 8
Chloe, age 10
&
Weston, age 11


There were 1438 Pages in the
Mayo Clinic Family Health Book!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Tales & Treat

Winter Tales & Treat
Saturday, December 2 at 11:00 AM
Celebrate the coming Winter!
Listen to stories and decorate a sugar cookie!  

This program is designed for ages 2 and up.
No registration necessary.
Open to the public at no charge.

Monday, November 27, 2017

STEAM

Into Science!

Tuesday, November 28 at 3:30 p.m.
Magnification


Let’s take a closer look at the world around us! We will have various tools to try, including a Zoomy and handheld microscopes and lots of items to inspect! This program is designed for children ages 30 months - Kindergarten. Pre-registration is requested.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Story Writing Deadline Fast Approaching!

In celebration of Massachusetts Literacy Month and NaNoWriMo, join our
Story Writing Contest

While families are celebrating Thanksgiving, don't forget to be creating stories!

Cultivate your writing skills and create! Start writing your original story on November 1st, and submit a typed copy by Friday, November 24, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.
Emailed entries accepted! (see blog for details)

Your story will be displayed in the Children's Room and online.
Winners will be announced Friday, December 8
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes and honorable mentions will be awarded to winners from each age group:
5-6 years
7-8 years
9-12 years

All entries that follow guidelines will receive a prize!
Your submission, name, and age will appear on the Children's Room Blog.

**See Children's Room Website for more information and contest guidelines**

Monday, November 13, 2017

Art Adventures

Join us for
Art Adventures
Thursday, November 16 at 3:30 p.m.
 Come and create a collaborative paint project with Pammy!

 No experience or registration necessary.
Designed for children preschool and up.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Story Writing Conest

In celebration of Massachusetts Literacy Month and NaNoWriMo, join our
Story Writing Contest
Cultivate your writing skills and create! Start writing your original story on November 1st, and submit a typed copy by Friday, November 24, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

Your story will be displayed in the Children's Room and online.
Winners will be announced Friday, December 8
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes and honorable mentions will be awarded to winners from each age group:
5-6 years
7-8 years
9-12 years

All entries that follow guidelines will receive a prize!
Your submission, name, and age will appear on the Children's Room Blog.

**See Children's Room Website for more information and contest guidelines**

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Eyeballs Guessing Contest

Congratulations to:
Soren, age 3
Mae, age 5
Ellie, age 6
Beatrice, age 6
Anneliese, age 7
Winners of the October 2017
'Eyeballs' Guessing Contest
There were 90 eyeballs!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our Pumpkin Decorating Contest! 

Click Here to see the full list of winners. 

Friday, October 27, 2017

Young Writers' Workshop

Young Writers' Workshop
Saturday, November 4th
at 11:00 a.m.
Join us as we exchange ideas and explore writing with story prompt activities and a story building exercise. This program is designed for 
children ages 8 to 12. No experience or registration necessary. 
Remember to enter your completed story in our 
November Story Writing Contest!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Art Adventures

“Imagine  + Express”
Thursday, October 19 at 3:30 p.m.
 Come and explore Abstract Expressionism with Pammy!
Learn how the masters layered paint to achieve
 the desired effect.
 No experience or registration necessary.
Designed for children preschool and up.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Chess Club

Chess for Beginners



Monday, October 16
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Children in 1st through 6th grade

There is still plenty of room in our chess program and we would love to have you! Come meet our substitute, Glenn Davison, as he teaches this introductory class on the basics of this classic game.

Pre-registration is required. Offered at no charge and open to the public.



Saturday, October 7, 2017

Pumpkin Decorating

Pumpkin Decorating Party

Saturday, October 14
Storytime at 11:00 a.m.
Drop-In Pumpkin Decorating until 3:00 p.m.

Come at 11:00 a.m. for some fun and gentle Halloween stories and stay for the pumpkin decorating party. Don't forget to BRING YOUR OWN PUMPKIN then decorate it with ribbons, stickers, sparkles, feathers, pom-poms, and more!

If you like, you can leave it for our annual contest happening 
throughout the month of October!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tales & Treat

Saturday, October 7 at 11:00 a.m.
This Month’s Theme: Autumn
Join us for stories about the autumn, leaf printmaking
and a sweet treat!
This program is designed for children 2 and up.
No registration necessary.


Monday, October 2, 2017

Butterfly Guessing Contest

CONGRATULATIONS TO:
 Rosie, 3
&
Marisa, 9
 Winners of the
Hamilton-Wenham Children’s Room
Summer 2017
Butterfly Guessing Contest

We released 165 butterflies this year!

Friday, September 29, 2017

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

PUMPKIN DECORATING CONTEST
     
Decorate a Halloween pumpkin with paint, sparkles, feathers, paper, ribbon - use your imagination!

·       Do not carve your pumpkin! No carved pumpkins will be accepted! Image result for decorated pumpkin
·       Bring in your decorated pumpkin anytime between October 2nd and October 31st.
·       Pick up your pumpkin by Friday, November 3 by 4:00 p.m.
Pumpkins not taken home will be discarded.

Monday, September 25, 2017

STEAM into Science


Tuesday, September 26th at 3:30 p.m. 



Join us as we meet a real beekeeper, taste different honeys, 
create a bee craft and bee scientists! 
Children 30 months to kindergarten are welcome!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Elephant & Piggie Thank-o-Rama

Elephant & Piggie & Friends Present

THANK-O-RAMA!


Saturday, September 23 at 11:00 a.m.

This special story time will include readings of Mo Willems books,
games, a craft, raffle and a scavenger hunt.
  
Recommended for ages 2 and up, no registration is necessary.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Kindness Clams

End of summer
“Kindness Clam” Shell Painting

Saturday, September 16, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Drop-in and add your inspirational words and
creative touches of paint & glitter
to decorate a “Kindness Clam”.

All ages are welcome, no registration is necessary.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Fall Programs

Our Fall Programs Schedule
 is now available!
Come join the fun!
Registration is Monday, September 18
beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Art Adventures

Introducing  Art​ ​Adventures   

You​ ​are​ ​invited​ ​to​ ​our​ ​first​ ​Adventure!
 Thursday, September 14 at 3:30 p.m. 

Come and explore paint with Pammy!
 Learn the relationship between colors and enjoy the opportunity to paint on your own. 
No experience or registration necessary. Designed for children preschool and up. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

PAWS to Read with Tessie!

Tuesday, September 12
or
Friday, September 22
 Sign up and read to Tessie the dog!
Reading time slots begin at 3:30 p.m. and are 10 minutes in length.

Tessie is a certified therapy dog, through Therapy Dog Inc.

Children who are in Kindergarten through 3rd grade
are invited to meet with Tessie and read together. 
Reading to Tessie boosts confidence and improves language skills.

 Pre-registration is required. 
Please visit the Children’s Room desk for more information or to register.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ice Cream Party!

Summer Reader Ice Cream Party!
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

A special congratulations to all of our readers!!!
Join us for ice cream, fun and surprises in this 
celebration of summer reading!

You will need to pre-register for this event and 
bring your Reading Log as your admission ticket.



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Countdown to Kindergarten!

Countdown to Kindergarten
Monday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m.


You’ve been counting down, now it’s time to celebrate!
Join Michael Harvey, HWRSD Superintendent 
and Stacy Bucyk, Director of Student Services
for our special story time and family pizza party.

Please RSVP to Lisa Cheney for this event at
 e.cheney@hwschools.net or 978-468-5489

 An invitation from HWRSD Superintendent Dr. Michael Harvey!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Nappy's Puppets

Nappy’s Puppets
Wednesday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Jim Napolitano brings a performance highlighting
the art of shadow puppetry around the world
 that is fun for the whole family!

Pre-registration required for the workshop being held at 5:00 p.m.