Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Father's Day

Seasonal Stories and Craft Celebrating
Father's Day!


Saturday, June 16 at 11:00 a.m. 
Join us for stories all about dads and granddads and make a craft to 
give to your beloved one as a gift for his special day!

Designed for children ages 2 & up and their families. No registration is required.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Drop-In Baby Bookworms

Drop-in Baby Bookworms
Tuesday, June 12 & 19
at 10:30 a.m.
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Come join Sue Shepard for 30 minutes of songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays! 
No registration necessary for these extra sessions! 

This class is designed for babies ages newborn through 18 months. 
Open to the public at no charge. Children must be accompanied by their 
caregiver and alternate care for siblings is encouraged. 

Monday, June 4, 2018

Music & Instruments with the Musary

Music & Instruments 
for the whole family to 
enjoy & explore!
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Saturday, June 9
from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of music for all ages, featuring the Eureka Ensemble in collaboration with The Musary! Get hands-on, interactive experiences with a variety of instruments with a “musical playground” following the performance. 

This program is presented free of charge and is open to the public. The Musary will be our featured charity during this summer’s reading program, Libraries Rock

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Gummy Worms Guessing Contest Winners!

Taylor, age 5
Lou-Ann, age 6
Aashika, age 7
Anneliese, age 7
Luca, age 8
Asa, age 9
Julia, age 9
Currie, age 10
There were 110 
Gummy Worms in the jar!


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Art for kids!

Painting with Pammy 

Thursday May 31 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!



Wednesday, May 16, 2018

STEAM into Science!

Tuesday, May 22 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:
BUBBLES!
 
Join us as we experiment with bubbles! Big bubbles and
small bubbles, can you catch them all? 
This program is designed for children ages
30 months - Kindergarten.
Pre-registration is requested.


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Mother's Day Story & Craft

Join us for a special time of story,craft, and treat in honor of
Mother’s Day
Saturday, May 12 at 11:00 a.m.

Come listen to stories and 
make a special gift for the Moms in your life!
 Ages 2 & up.
No registration is necessary.


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Raindrop Guessing Winners

Congratulations to

Colvin, age 5
and
Kassi, age 11

Winners of our Raindrop Guessing Contest!



There were 218 "raindrops" in the jar.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Children's Book Week

Celebrate Children's Book Week! 
April 30th - May 6th

Come to the Children's Room to complete our 
Children's Book Week 
scavenger hunt and then vote for your favorite books 
from the shortcut on our computers!

Children who participate will earn a free poster or pin, while supplies last!
Supplies are limited.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Artsy Thursday!

Make time to make ART!
Thursday, April 26 

Join us for 
Process Art Workshop 
(ages 2 & up) at 10:30 a.m.
followed by 
Painting with Pammy 
(all ages)at 3:30 p.m.

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.