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A StoryWalk® is an innovative and interactive way for readers of all ages to enjoy a story and the outdoors at the same time. Together you can read Little Penguin Stays Awake by Tadgh Bentley. Some pages will even have activities you can do to engage with the story! The story will be along the sidewalk in front of the library.
No registration required. Visit anytime between Saturday 11/21 - Sunday 11/29 to enjoy the Walk (sunlight hours recommended). Social distancing and masks will be required when other families are nearby.
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
Storytimes To Go aims to bring the experence of Storytime to you and your child by offering opportunities for developing early literacy skills. These Kits were created for ages 2 - 5 and include activities that support five skills that build a strong foundation for a reader: reading, talking, singing, writing and playing together every day.
December's Kit is built with the theme of WINTER. You and your child can craft a melted snowman, feed some hungry animals, open a Hot Cocoa stand, and more by using the tools in the Kit and a bit of imagination!
Registration is not required. Visit the Children's Desk during opening hours or call the library to arrange a Curbside Pickup to get a Kit.
Kids and teens (ages 8 - 18) are invited to sign up for this Take-and-Make Craft of an loveable Sock Penguin. These cute little birds can go on display anywhere in the house and remind you to bundle up for the winter.
Register or drop in to pick up a Craft Kit. Sign ups will open Tuesday, Dec.1. Patrons will be called when craft kits are ready for pick up (either in-library or at curbside). Craft available while supplies last.
Materials Provided: 1 black sock, 1 decorative sock, yellow felt, black felt, white felt, 2 wiggle eyes, string, pattern
Materials Needed: craft glue or hot glue gun, scissors, marker or pen, about 1 lb. of filler (dry rice or beans* or craft pellets), a cup or scoop for filler
For December the Book Club is reading Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks, historical fiction set in 17th century Martha's Vineyard focusing on a Puritan girl and her friendship with a Wampanoag boy who would be the first Native American to graduate from Harvard.
Please sign up for this virtual discussion using the register button below.
Everyone is welcome.
Come to the Blackstone Library virtually! Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 PM and join Marjorie Turner Hollman, author of the Easy Walks in Massachusetts trail guide series, as well as Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are. Her presentation, Finding Easy Walks, will offer local places to go, as well as lots of suggestions, experience, and ideas that can help you have a more positive experience in the outdoors. This presentation is especially appropriate for elders, those with disabilities, and families with young children who hope to use strollers while sharing the outdoors with their little ones. Happy trails!
Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and has completed four self-published guides Easy Walking books including her newest book Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are. A native Floridian, she came north for college and snow! A freelance writer, she has appeared on Boston’s WCVB Channel 5 TV news magazine show, Chronicle, the Boston Globe, local radio and cable TV shows, and been published in local, regional, and national publications. www.marjorieturner.com
Registration required through Blackstone Public Library's online event calendar (click or tap linked text).
This program is hosted by BLACKSTONE PUBLIC LIBRARY and sponsored by FRIENDS OF THE BLACKSTONE LIBRARY.
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