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Wednesday January 17, 2018
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Toddler Storytime - Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring along your favorite stuffed animal to the library! Toddlers will enjoy songs, stories, playtime, and lots of fun!

Ages: Recommended for ages 1 1/2 to 3 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved - Cancelled
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Make and Take - Cancelled
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Game On! - Cancelled
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
Thursday January 18, 2018
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Winter Wonder: Celebrating the Season - Bundle Up
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stories, poems, songs, and fun activities to learn about and enjoy the beauty of a wonderful winter.

Ages: 3 to 5 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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THIRD THURSDAY MOVIE
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come join us for a showing of "Captain Underpants the First Epic Movie"

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Great Brook Valley Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Take Apart Tuesday
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Wreck the tech! See what's inside CPU's old-school landline phones, VHS tapes and more! We'll identify different components of retired technology and see how technology evoloved. Gloves and goggles will be provided, as well as all the tools we'll need to wreck the tech.

Ages 7 and up

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Sweet Science
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Conduct experiments using all your favorite candies! You may not recognize these sweets after we attempt to dissolve them, remove their color, and test them for acid.

Ages:Recommended for ages 7 to 10

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Anime Club
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Come share yor love of Anime and Manga. We'll watch a few episodes and do an activity.

Suggested ages: 13 to 18

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Friday January 19, 2018
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Get your little one bouncing and singing in this storytime just for babies! Rhymes, songs, stories, bounces, and fingerplayfor babies with a parent or caregiver

Ages: 0 to 18 months

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Hot Cocoa Party
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come make your own hot chocolate! Put in your favorite flavors and favorite toppings; make it as unique as you are. Stay and sip your perfect drink while you make a special craft to take home.

All ages welcome!

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Saturday January 20, 2018
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Lego and Construction Play
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with a hands-on activity with Legos and construction pieces during FREE PLAY. A building theme and teamwork is encouraged each Saturday by librarians for kids to experiment with. Parents may join in. Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). 

All materials are provided by the library

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Yoga & Mindfulness
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

New year, new you! Yoga and mindfulness helps improve your body and your mind by reducing anxiety and increasing feelings of self-compassion. Live in the moment and go with the flow. Ivy Child International offers 30 minutes of yoga and mindfulness for families with children ages 12 and under.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Around the World Adventures
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come discover our amazing world! We'll learn about different countries and cultures through songs, stories, dancing, food, and more!

Ages: Reccomended for ages 4 to 7

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
Monday January 22, 2018
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Help your child build early literacy skills in this interactive preschool program. Your child will enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and other early literacy activities!

Ages: Recommended for ages 4-5

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

We will explore themes through rhymes, stories, books, and crafts.

All ages welcome!

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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CRAFT DAY
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Drop in to prepare Thursday January 25th's winter landscape craft

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Great Brook Valley Branch
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Engineering Challenge: Wind-powered cars
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

What's the best way to make a car powered by wind? Will the design affect how far it goes? What about how the wind is delivered? Let's find out! We'll use simple materials to build and test the cars.

Suggested for ages 6 to 12

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
Tuesday January 23, 2018
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Coding Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Try your hand at coding! Learn basic coding concepts and sequencing by playing different coding apps. Also, play with our programmable Code n Go mice, and see your code come to life! Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Ages 7 to 12

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Coding Club
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Try your hand at coding! Learn basic coding concepts and sequencing by playing different coding apps. Also, play with our programmable Code n Go mice, and see your code come to life! Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Ages 7 to 12

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
Wednesday January 24, 2018
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Toddler Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring along your favorite stuffed animal to the library! Toddlers will enjoy songs, stories, playtime, and lots of fun!

Ages: Recommended for ages 1 1/2 to 3 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
Thursday January 25, 2018
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Winter Wonder: Celebrating the Season - Winter Animals
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stories, poems, songs, and fun activities to learn about and enjoy the beauty of a wonderful winter.

Ages: 3 to 5 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Paws to Read
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Read to our wonderful pet therapy dog, Bridget! Boost reading skills and confiedence! 

Space is limited, register at the Children's Room Help Desk

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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CRAFT DAY
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come join us to assemble your one of a kind winter landscape

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Great Brook Valley Branch
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Cinema at the Library: My Little Pony the Movie
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Come watch the My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) on our big screen! In the movie, Twighlight Sparkle, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy and Rarity embark on an epic journey to save Ponyville from a dark force. Rated PG

This program is suggested for children with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Friday January 26, 2018
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Get your little one bouncing and singing in this storytime just for babies! Rhymes, songs, stories, bounces, and fingerplayfor babies with a parent or caregiver

Ages: 0 to 18 months

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Does it float?
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

What makes something float? Is it the shape, the weight, what it is made of? Let's find out! We'll use household materials to create and test boats. 

Suggested for ages 5 and up with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
Saturday January 27, 2018
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Lego and Construction Play
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with a hands-on activity with Legos and construction pieces during FREE PLAY. A building theme and teamwork is encouraged each Saturday by librarians for kids to experiment with. Parents may join in. Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). 

All materials are provided by the library

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Yoga & Mindfulness
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

New year, new you! Yoga and mindfulness helps improve your body and your mind by reducing anxiety and increasing feelings of self-compassion. Live in the moment and go with the flow. Ivy Child International offers 30 minutes of yoga and mindfulness for families with children ages 12 and under.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Room Reserved - Children's
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Banx Room - Main Library
Monday January 29, 2018
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Help your child build early literacy skills in this interactive preschool program. Your child will enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and other early literacy activities!

Ages: Recommended for ages 4-5

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Family Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

We will explore themes through rhymes, stories, books, and crafts.

All ages welcome!

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Engineering Challenge: Building tall!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Think like an engineer with the Marshmallow and Toothpick Challenge. What is the tallest freestanding structure you can build with marshmallows and toothpicks? The Marshmallow Challenge combines engineering with the creative aspects of arts and crafts.

Ages: Children ages 6 to 12

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
Tuesday January 30, 2018
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Take Apart Tuesday
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Wreck the tech! See what's inside CPU's old-school landline phones, VHS tapes and more! We'll identify different components of retired technology and see how technology evoloved. Gloves and goggles will be provided, as well as all the tools we'll need to wreck the tech.

Ages 7 and up

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Valentine Workshop with the Worcester Historical Museum
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join Bill Wallace from the Worcester Historical Society as he teaches us about Worcester's history with valentines, and then make your own unique valentine!

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
Wednesday January 31, 2018
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Toddler Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring along your favorite stuffed animal to the library! Toddlers will enjoy songs, stories, playtime, and lots of fun!

Ages: Recommended for ages 1 1/2 to 3 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Valentine Workshop with the Worcester Historical Museum
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join Bill Wallace from the Worcester Historical Society as he teaches us about Worcester's history with valentines, and then make your own unique valentine!

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
Thursday February 1, 2018
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Winter Wonder: Celebrating the Season - Cozy on Up
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stories, poems, songs, and fun activities to learn about and enjoy the beauty of a wonderful winter.

Ages: 3 to 5 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Valentine Making Workshop
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Bill Wallace, director of the Worcester Historical Museum as he teaches us about our city's unique history with this holiday. We will also be making pur very own Valentine's Day cards.

All supplies provided

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
Friday February 2, 2018
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Get your little one bouncing and singing in this storytime just for babies! Rhymes, songs, stories, bounces, and fingerplayfor babies with a parent or caregiver

Ages: 0 to 18 months

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
Saturday February 3, 2018
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Lego and Construction Play
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with a hands-on activity with Legos and construction pieces during FREE PLAY. A building theme and teamwork is encouraged each Saturday by librarians for kids to experiment with. Parents may join in. Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). 

All materials are provided by the library

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Yoga & Mindfulness
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

New year, new you! Yoga and mindfulness helps improve your body and your mind by reducing anxiety and increasing feelings of self-compassion. Live in the moment and go with the flow. Ivy Child International offers 30 minutes of yoga and mindfulness for families with children ages 12 and under.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Room Reserved - Childrens
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Monday February 5, 2018
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Help your child build early literacy skills in this interactive preschool program. Your child will enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and other early literacy activities!

Ages: Recommended for ages 4-5

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Engineering Challenge: A Family Event
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Tornadoes at the Library! Curious about tornadoes? Have you ever wanted to see a tornado up close? Join us as we become scientists for the day by discovering how we can create our own tornado!

Ages: 6 to 12

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
Tuesday February 6, 2018
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Valentine Workshop with the Worcester Historical Museum
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join Bill Wallace from the Worcester Historical Society as he teaches us abot Worcester's history with valentines, then make your own unique valentine!

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
Wednesday February 7, 2018
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Toddler Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring along your favorite stuffed animal to the library! Toddlers will enjoy songs, stories, playtime, and lots of fun!

Ages: Recommended for ages 1 1/2 to 3 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
Thursday February 8, 2018
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Winter Wonder: Celebrating the Season - Outside Fun
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stories, poems, songs, and fun activities to learn about and enjoy the beauty of a wonderful winter.

Ages: 3 to 5 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Paws to Read
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Read to our wonderful pet therapy dog, Bridget! Boost reading skills and confiedence! 

Space is limited, register at the Children's Room Help Desk

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Valentine Workshop with the Worcester Historical Museum
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join Bill Wallace from the Worcester Historical Society as he teaches us abot Worcester's history with valentines, then make your own unique valentine!

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
Friday February 9, 2018
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Get your little one bouncing and singing in this storytime just for babies! Rhymes, songs, stories, bounces, and fingerplayfor babies with a parent or caregiver

Ages: 0 to 18 months

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
Saturday February 10, 2018
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Lego and Construction Play
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with a hands-on activity with Legos and construction pieces during FREE PLAY. A building theme and teamwork is encouraged each Saturday by librarians for kids to experiment with. Parents may join in. Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). 

All materials are provided by the library

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Movie Matinee: Monster's Inc.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Monsters Sully and Mike are the top scarers at Monsters, Inc., the largest scare factory in their town of Monstropolis. It is up to them to hide Boo, a small child that has accidentally entered their world, and safely return her back home. A small snack will be provided

Rated: G

Ages: Families with children ages 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
Monday February 12, 2018
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Help your child build early literacy skills in this interactive preschool program. Your child will enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and other early literacy activities!

Ages: Recommended for ages 4-5

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
Tuesday February 13, 2018
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Sensory Storytime
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sensory Storytime is an interactive and educational program that can be enjoyed by all children, but is especially designed for children with sensory integration challenges. It combines books, songs, movement, and activities ensuring that all children have a chance to learn pre-literacy skills.

Ages: 2 to 6

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Retro Arcade
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Before Roblox and Candy Crush, there was PacMan and Super Street Fighter. Try out these classic video games on the XBox, then view our "museum" of non-working antique systems, Atari, Sega, Super Nintendo to see how far gaming has come! Play righteous retro board games like Rock 'Em Sock' Em Robots, Hungry Hungry Hippos and Trouble. Also learn the basics of electricity, engineering, and circuitry that goes into all video games by tinkering with our Snap Circuits Arcade set. Rad vintage accessories and tubular party favors will be provided.

Ages 6 and up.

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Bright Star Theater Presents: African Folktales
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join two talented African griots (storytellers), Akili and Jabari, as they share stories that celebrate the vastness of the African landscape. As children and families enter the performance space, the sounds of African instruments and a bustling market fill the air. Audience interaction abounds as our skilled performers bring life to Anansi, pourquoi and trickster tales. Sing-alongs, stories, and humor help celebrate world cultures, language, and oral tradition in this inventive and high energy production!

Recommended Ages: 5 to 11

 

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
Wednesday February 14, 2018
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Toddler Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring along your favorite stuffed animal to the library! Toddlers will enjoy songs, stories, playtime, and lots of fun!

Ages: Recommended for ages 1 1/2 to 3 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
Thursday February 15, 2018
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Winter Wonder: Celebrating the Season - Hugs and Kisses
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stories, poems, songs, and fun activities to learn about and enjoy the beauty of a wonderful winter.

Ages: 3 to 5 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
Friday February 16, 2018
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Baby Bounce
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Get your little one bouncing and singing in this storytime just for babies! Rhymes, songs, stories, bounces, and fingerplayfor babies with a parent or caregiver

Ages: 0 to 18 months

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
Saturday February 17, 2018
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Lego and Construction Play
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with a hands-on activity with Legos and construction pieces during FREE PLAY. A building theme and teamwork is encouraged each Saturday by librarians for kids to experiment with. Parents may join in. Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). 

All materials are provided by the library

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Breakfast Club
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Come in to hear about our favorite MCBA-nominated books over a Dunkin' Donuts breakfast!

The Massachusetts Children's Book Award Program encourages children in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades to read great books. It also gives children a chance to voice their opinion and choose the book they think deserves to be named the MCBA book of the year.

Open to grades 4 through 6

This series was made posible by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Around the World Adventures
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come discover our amazing world! We'll learn about different countries and cultures through songs, stories, dancing, food, and more!

Ages: Recommended for ages 4 to 7

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Retro Arcade
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Before Roblox and Candy Crush, there was PacMan and Super Street Fighter. Try out these classic video games on the XBox, then view our "museum" of non-working antique systems, Atari, Sega, Super Nintendo to see how far gaming has come! Play righteous retro board games like Rock 'Em Sock' Em Robots, Hungry Hungry Hippos and Trouble. Also learn the basics of electricity, engineering, and circuitry that goes into all video games by tinkering with our Snap Circuits Arcade set. Rad vintage accessories and tubular party favors will be provided.

Ages 6 and up.

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
Monday February 19, 2018
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
Tuesday February 20, 2018
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North American Birds of Prey
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wingmasters presents North American Birds of Prey

Birds of prey, or raptors, are hunting birds characterized by hooked beaks and sharp talons. Come learn more about raptors, the ways they hunt and survive, and hear how the rapidly changing world is affecting their future. This show features live animals and is recommended for families with children 5 and up.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
 
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Engineering Spacesuits with David Clark Company
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn what goes into engineering a spacesuit! Think about all the ways a spacesuit needs to help an astronaut—with breathing, temperature control, gravity, and more, while still allowing him or her to perform tasks. A scientist from the David Clark Company will show us how with a suit made right here in Worcester! Suit up for lots of space-y fun!

Recommeded for families with children 6-12

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
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Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Room Reserved - Children's
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library
Wednesday February 21, 2018
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Movie Matinee: Happy Feet
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Emperor penguins of Antarctica must be able to sing in order to find their soulmate. Unfortunately, for the young penguin Mumble, he cannot. owever, he sure can dance! A small snack will be provided.

Rated: PG

Ages: Families with children ages 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Retro Arcade
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Before Roblox and Candy Crush, there was PacMan and Super Street Fighter. Try out these classic video games on the XBox, then view our "museum" of non-working antique systems, Atari, Sega, Super Nintendo to see how far gaming has come! Play righteous retro board games like Rock 'Em Sock' Em Robots, Hungry Hungry Hippos and Trouble. Also learn the basics of electricity, engineering, and circuitry that goes into all video games by tinkering with our Snap Circuits Arcade set. Rad vintage accessories and tubular party favors will be provided.

Ages 6 and up.

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
Thursday February 22, 2018
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Paws to Read
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Read to our wonderful pet therapy dog, Bridget! Boost reading skills and confidence! 

Space is limited, register at the Children's Room Help Desk

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Scrumptious Science
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Have you ever seen science in your food? Think you can learn about science while also filling your belly with something yummy? Come to Scrumptious Science and find out!

Ages: 8 and up

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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The Tommy James Magic Show!
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Kick off school vacation week with a magic show for the whole family! Tommy, voted the 2010 KIDabra International Family Performer of the year, will dazzle, amaze, amuse, and astound with his hilarious and magic-packed show complete with a real, live rabbit.

All ages welcome

*Sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library

**Program to be held in the Goddard School Auditorium

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
Friday February 23, 2018
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Hot Cocoa Bar & Pixar Shorts
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Make cocoa your way using a bunch of fun toppings! Stay and enjoy some Pixar Short films. While supplies last

Ages: 12 and under, 7 and younger with an adult

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Retro Arcade
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Before Roblox and Candy Crush, there was PacMan and Super Street Fighter. Try out these classic video games on the XBox, then view our "museum" of non-working antique systems, Atari, Sega, Super Nintendo to see how far gaming has come! Play righteous retro board games like Rock 'Em Sock' Em Robots, Hungry Hungry Hippos and Trouble. Also learn the basics of electricity, engineering, and circuitry that goes into all video games by tinkering with our Snap Circuits Arcade set. Rad vintage accessories and tubular party favors will be provided.

Ages 6 and up.

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
Saturday February 24, 2018
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Lego and Construction Play
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Develop literacy and critical thinking skills with a hands-on activity with Legos and construction pieces during FREE PLAY. A building theme and teamwork is encouraged each Saturday by librarians for kids to experiment with. Parents may join in. Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). 

All materials are provided by the library

Ages: 12 and under

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
Monday February 26, 2018
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Preschool Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Help your child build early literacy skills in this interactive preschool program. Your child will enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and other early literacy activities!

Ages: Recommended for ages 4-5

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Goddard Branch
Tuesday February 27, 2018
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
 
misc_none
Game On!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
Wednesday February 28, 2018
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Toddler Storytime
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bring along your favorite stuffed animal to the library! Toddlers will enjoy songs, stories, playtime, and lots of fun!

Ages: Recommended for ages 1 1/2 to 3 years old

LOCATION: Children's Room - Main Library
 
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Construction Club - New and Improved
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you like Legos, Lincoln Logs, Keva Planks, Manga Tiles, or "K"nex? Choose from a variety of materials each week as you visit different building stations. Bring a friend! 

Supports STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)! 

All ages welcome

LOCATION: Roosevelt Branch
 
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Make and Take
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us at the library for an artistic craft that you can take home with you!

All ages welcome

 

LOCATION: Burncoat Branch
 
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Game On!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Weekly Game On program alternates between the videogame Just Dance (all ages) and Minecraft Mania (ages 8 to 17)

LOCATION: Tatnuck Branch
Tuesday March 6, 2018
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Tuesday March 13, 2018
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Tuesday March 20, 2018
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Tuesday March 27, 2018
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Lego Club
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use your imaginationto make Lego creations in the program room.

Ages: 4 to 12 with a caregiver

LOCATION: Frances Perkins Branch
Friday March 30, 2018
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Room Reserved - Children's
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Saxe Room - Main Library

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