Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Chess for Kids!

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:

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 

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.
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!

Lily, age 2
Madeline, age 4
Mary, age 6

There were 479 marshmallows in the jar.