September Calendar and Programs!

The September calendar and program descriptions are now up on the Calendar page of the blog and website. There are also hard copies printed in the library for you to take home! We have a lot of exciting programs coming up. Just because school starts doesn’t mean the fun stops at the library!

Here’s just some highlights of what’s coming up in Children’s programming at the library:

Peabody Museum Visits The Library
Thursday, September 3rd – 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
All Ages
Peabody Museum’s Peabody on the Road is a community outreach program that brings the museum to you! They will be bringing a sampling of museum artifacts and specimens to the library for all to enjoy. They will be bringing their Natural History Kit, which includes a replica of a T.Rex tooth, a tarantula, and more! Registration required.

Friday Fun (4 week series)
Fridays, September 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th – 10:00 AM
All Ages
Hear a story and do an accompanying craft! Registration required for each session.

Music & Movement (4 week series)
Tuesdays, September 8th – 10:00 AM
Infants-Preschoolers
Little ones have fun with music through song, dance, fingerplay, and more!

Minerals & Gems
Monday, September 14th – 4:00 PM
Grades 3+
George Zemaitis is a local hobbyist who collects minerals and gems. He will be bringing specimens to the library and discussing mineralogy. Kids will get to hold a piece of outer space and a piece from the center of the Earth and more! Registration required.

Butterbeer
Wednesday, September 16th – 3:45 PM
All Ages
Ever wondered what Butterbeer tastes like? Create the infamous drink that Harry Potter and his friends enjoy from scratch and then have a cup of it to try! Registration required.

Board Game Drop-In
Thursday, September 17th – 3:00-5:00 PM
All Ages
Come anytime between the two hours to play board games with friends! Registration required.

LEGO® Builders Club
Monday, September 21st – 4:00-5:00 PM
All Ages
Build with LEGO bricks and explore your creative side! Let your imagination run wild!

Autumn Party
Wednesday, September 23rd – 3:45 PM
All Ages
Celebrate the first day of autumn with a craft, story, and refreshment! Registration required.

Muppet Party
Thursday, September 24th – 3:45 PM
All Ages
Make your own sock puppet and watch a Muppet movie to celebrate the new Muppet TV series. Registration required.

Life Size Board Game
Monday, September 28th – 4:00 PM
All Ages
Play a board game where YOU are the pawn! Roll giant dice, move around the life size board, and see if you can make it to the end! Registration required.

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Science at the Library!

Science with kids can be very fun, and I am always looking for ways to bring science into the library, especially for kids. I have started a 4 week program this month called SciFri (Short for Science Friday), and each week we will do a different science experiment/activity. This past Friday was the first session where the kids molded volcanoes out of clay and then made them erupt! They LOVED watching the eruption and there were plenty of shouts to do it again and again. It’s a bit messy, but I say the messier the better when it comes to kids. They love to make a mess!

Here are come of the volcanoes, post-eruption:

The kids had a blast (pun intended)! The volcanic reaction was just baking powder and vinegar, so it’s easy for the parents to replicate the activity at home with their volcanoes, as long as they don’t mind a little bit of a mess. 🙂

Next up this week: Hovercrafts!

And The Winning Team Is…

SUPERMAN!

It was a close race, and each team had their moment at the top but in the end, Superman’s team has won the ice cream party for this year’s summer reading challenge! We will be contacting winners to tally how many will be in attendance for the party, which will take place on Wednesday, August 12th at 3:00 PM. If you can’t attend, don’t worry. We will have a coupon reserved for you that you can use to receive free ice cream at your convenience!

Teen prizes will be picked this week and winners will be contacted via telephone.

I want to thank you all for participating in this year’s summer reading program. I had a lot of fun planning it and doing lots of superhero themed programs with you all! I hope you had fun, and I hope you enjoyed the books you read! Even if you aren’t on the winning team, you are all still superheroes in my eyes. Great job, everyone! 🙂  IMG_3813

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