Monday, April 23, 2018

STEAM Into Science

Into Science!
Tuesday, April 24 at 3:00 p.m.

Ships Ahoy!


What happens in water? Test your boat's seaworthiness 
with a variety of cargo and set it afloat on the high seas!

Designed for ages 30 months- Kindergarten. 
Pre-registration is requested. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

April Vacation Week Happenings!

Harry Potter Event
Tuesday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m.
Be a wizard for a day! Step into the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Ages 7 - 12.
Pre-registration is required.

Brain Building in Progress: Family Fun Night
Tuesday, April 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Join us for a scavenger hunt,  arts, crafts, hands-on activities & more!
Open to families with children ages birth - 8 years.
No registration necessary.

 Tinker Drop-In
Wednesday, April 18 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.

 Toto the Tornado Kitten!
Wednesday, April 18 at 1:00 p.m.
Hear Toto’s extraordinary story of survival. Then meet heroes
Toto and owner, Jonathan Hall!
No registration necessary.

 Whalemobile
Thursday, April 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Children K-6th grade can tour the inside of a 43-foot whale’s belly
plus hands-on science stations!
Pre-registration is required.

 PAWS to Read: Tessie Turns Eight!
Friday, April 20 at 2:00 p.m.
Join us in wishing a happy 8th birthday to Tessie. Hear about her
therapy work then enjoy a mix of a story, treat, craft & game.
No registration necessary.

 Earth Day Story & Craft
Saturday, April 21 at 11:00 a.m.
Join us in celebrating Earth Day with read aloud stories and a special craft.
Ages 2 & up. No registration necessary.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Allegro Dance Ensemble

The Hamilton-Wenham Library
invites you to a performance by the
Allegro Dance Ensemble
of the
Hamilton-Wenham School of Dance
 Saturday, April 7 at 2:00 p.m.


 Allegro Dance Ensemble, the resident company of
Hamilton-Wenham School of Dance, will perform selections in
ballet, jazz, and modern dance. After the performance, 
children will be invited to take a short dance lesson and have time for free dancing.
 Costumes are encouraged!

This program is open to the public and free of charge.
All ages are welcome and no registration is necessary.


Monday, April 2, 2018

March Guessing Winners

Jelly Bean Guessing Winners!




Congratulations to
Aerin, age 3
Katherine, age 5
Levi, age 5
& Irene, age 10
Winners of the Jelly Bean Guessing Contest for March!
There were 523 Jelly Beans!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Milkweed & Monarchs!

Saturday, March 31 at 11:00 a.m.
Make metamorphosis come to life as you grow from egg to
 caterpillar to adult and begin your migration!
 Make muddy milkweed seed balls and plant them for your own garden
 to attract and feed Monarchs. 

This class, led by local gardener Katie Banks Hone,
 is appropriate for children ages 2 and up.

No registration necessary.


Friday, March 23, 2018

STEAM into Science

Tuesday, March 27 at 3:30 p.m.

This month’s theme:
Ramps, Angles, & Friction
(Oh My!)

Manipulate different materials to test your theories
about angle, speed, and friction.

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


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Painting with Pammy

Painting with Pammy

 

Thursday, March 22 at 3:30 p.m.
Come explore paint and color! Pammy and
your own muse will be your guides!
  
No experience or registration necessary.
All ages are welcome!


Thursday, March 15, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day Tales & Treat!



Lucky You!

 You are invited to join us for stories featuring
St. Patrick’s Day, nibble yummy treats, 
and color your holiday green!

Saturday, March 17 at 11 a.m.

Designed for children ages 2 and up. No registration necessary. 



Monday, March 12, 2018

Library closed Tuesday, March 13



Due to the impending snowstorm, the Library will be closed tomorrow, 
Tuesday, March 13. All programs are cancelled including, Baby Bookworms, 
Paws to Read, and PJ Storytime with Miss Melanie.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Chopsticks Guessing Winner

Congratulations to our
Chopsticks Guessing Contest Winners!
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 William, age 5
 &
 Natalia, age 9

There were 64 chopsticks!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Chess for Kids!

Mondays, 
March 5, 12, 19, & 26
from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Children ages 1st through 6th grade

Space is available, please call or stop by
the Children's Room to pre-register.

Join Sandra Stolle as she leads this classic game.
30 minutes of beginning instruction will be followed 
by free play open to all skill levels.
Experienced players are welcome to join in!
Come to one or all of the sessions!
Offered at no charge and open to the public. 




Monday, February 26, 2018

STEAM Into Science

Into Science!

Tuesday, February 27 at 3:30 p.m.

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


This month's theme:
Building

Join us as we build bridges and other structures.
This program is designed for children ages 30 months- Kindergarten.
Pre-registration is requested.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Exciting Public School Vacation Week here @ Your Library!

Public School Vacation Week Happenings 

Monday, February 19
- The Library is closed in honor of President’s Day

Tuesday, February 20 
- Paws to Read with Tessie at 11:00 a.m. Sign up to read to our favorite labradoodle therapy dog, Tessie and her owner/trainer Pat Fleming. Designed for children in grades K - 3; pre-registration is required. This event is full.

- Harry Potter event at 2:00 p.m. Be a wizard for a day! Step into the wizarding world of Harry Potter and select a wand, get sorted into a Hogwarts House, attend a charms class and create your own Patronus to fight Dementors. Designed for children ages 7 - 12; pre-registration is required. This event is full. 

Wednesday, February 21
- Tinker 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. All ages welcome; no registration necessary. 

- Tech Take Apart at 2:00 p.m. Ever curious about what the inside of technology looks like? Come explore the inner workings of everyday office and household items. Designed for children age 7 - 12; pre-registration is requested. Donations welcome! Please see librarian for guidelines. 

Thursday, February 22 
- Circus Up Aerialists at 1:30 p.m. (in the Recreation Dept. Gymnasium) Interested in circus performing? Come and meet Leah Abel & Molly Baechtold of Circus Up, and try your hand (and feet) at low stilts, juggling scarves, spinning plates and even aerial silks! Then be treated to their amazing acrobatics as they present solo and combination acts that will thrill and delight. All ages welcome; no registration necessary

Friday, February 23 
- Virginia Lee Burton Story and Craft at 11:00 a.m. Come listen to stories, learn about the creative work of local children's author, illustrator and designer Virginia Lee Burton and make your own design into a print! Designed for children ages pre-school and up; no registration necessary.

Saturday, February 24
- The Family Treehouse at 10:30 a.m. Share stories and visit play stations around the theme of winter sports. Designed for families with children ages birth through 8 years; please pre-register online at www.EarlyChildhoodPartners.weebly.com 

Boston Bruins Pajama Drive! Donate Here February 1 through March 15, 2018. 
See flyer in children's room for details.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Dentist Storytime

Time for Teeth!
Saturday, February 17 at 10:30 a.m.
 Celebrate
National Children’s Dental Health Month
with local dentist
Dr. Priscilla Magnuson of Green Willow Dental.
Enjoy stories and songs about teeth & dentists.
Children will each have a chance to practice brushing on Skyler the horse!
All ages welcome.
No registration required.



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Artsy Thursday!

Need some color in your life? 
Join us 
Thursday, February 15 
at 10:30 a.m. for 
Process Art Workshop or
 later at 3:30 p.m. for 
Painting with Pammy! 
Children ages preschool & up are welcome.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Valentine's Story & Craft

Seasonal Stories & Craft celebrates
Valentine’s Day!
Saturday, February 10 @ 11:00 a.m. 

Join us for sweet stories about Valentine’s Day and
make a special craft to give to a Valentine friend.

This program is open children ages 2 and up and offered free of charge.
No registration necessary.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Boston Bruins PJ Drive

11th Annual
Boston Bruins Pajama Drive
February 1 through March 15, 2018
 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! 


Saturday, February 3, 2018

Snowball Guessing!

January Guessing Winners!


Congratulations 
To
Lily, age 2
Madeline, age 4
&
Mary, age 6

There were 479 marshmallows in the jar.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

TYCTL!

Celebrate National
Take Your Child to the Library Day!
with our
Family Read-in & Raffle
Saturday, February 3, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Drop in for a family read-in and receive many chances to earn raffle
tickets to win a prize basket filled with goodies for all ages.
Each 15 minutes of reading during our read-in will earn 1 raffle ticket. 
Earn raffle tickets when you read, get a library card, and
when you checkout books!

Come meet & greet former Children’s Room summer mascots
and get cozy and read together!


Monday, January 29, 2018

STEAM INTO SLIME!


Tuesday, January 30 at 3:30 p.m. 

Explore chemistry with simple science, technology, engineering, art, and math-based concepts. 
Listen to stories and learn through hands-on discovery. Create glow in the dark slime!



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


Friday, January 26, 2018

The Family Treehouse

The Family Treehouse
Saturday, January 27 at 10:30 a.m.
this month's theme: GAMES
The place to meet! 
Conjure memories of neighborhood friends and the experience
 of play-based exploration of our world. Stories, play, puzzles, games, and more. 
For ages 0-8 accompanied by adult.
 Organized by local parents. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Painting with Pammy

Painting with Pammy 
 Thursday, January 25 at 3:30 p.m.
Come explore paint and color! Pammy and
your own muse will be your guides!

No experience or registration necessary.
All ages are welcome!
  
February & March dates to follow.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Coding Workshop

Curious about coding? Interested in trying some devices out?

Come and learn what coding is, create some
code, and try your skills at using our Ozobot,
Code-a-pillar and Snap Circuits on your own.
Saturday, January 20th
Ages 6 to 8 at 1:00 pm
Ages 9 to 12 at 2:00 pm

Pre-registration is requested in the Children’s Room.
No experience necessary.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Winter Programs

Make sure to stop in to register for 

Tuesday, January 16 beginning at 10:00 a.m. 
in the Children's Room.  
(We are unable to accept phone or email registrations.)

p.s. The library will be closed on Monday, January 15 
in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day