Weekly Storytimes: Get in the library habit—drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, some school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.
- Ages 2–3½: Wednesdays 10:15–10:45am - OR - Thursdays 10:15–10:45am.
Wednesdays 1:15-2:00pm, J Program Room, Ages 2 -5.
Drop in for age appropriate stories, songs, and musical activities.
Drop-in Baby Lapsit
Fridays October 3, 17, and 31, and Saturdays October 11 and 25, 10:30-11:00am, J Program Room, Ages 0-2 with caregiver.
Saturdays November 8 and 22, and Fridays November 14 and 28,10:30-11:00am, J Program Room, Ages 0-2 with caregiver.
Come sing and play and with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time!
Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success.
Book Buddies Reading to Dogs
Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Therapy Dogs Lilah, Tessie, Willis, or Montana listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.
Saturday October 11 2:00-3:00pm, Sundays October 12 and 26, 2:00-3:00pm, and Wednesdays October 1, 15, and 29 from 7:00-8:00pm. Registration required. Call or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.
Sundays November 9 and 23, 2:00-3:00pm, and Wednesday November 12 from 7:00-8:00pm. Registration required. Call or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.
Early Release Scrabble Club
Thursday October 23, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, Ages 8 and up. Registration required.
Play the original “Words with Friends!” Join us and enjoy playing Scrabble in person with new friends!
Halloween Open Craft
Saturday October 25, 10:00am-3:00pm, J Craft Room, Ages 3 and up.
Drop in and make some spooky decorations to help turn your house into a spooktacular haunted mansion for Halloween!
Early Release American Girl Halloween Party
Thursday October 30, 3:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, Ages 5+ Registration required.
Bring yourself and your American Girl or other doll in costume to our Halloween Party! Games and snacks and a costume parade!
Dads & Donuts
Saturday November 1, 10:00am-11:00am, Costin Room, Ages 2-6.
Bond with your dad (and with donuts) through songs, storytelling, snacks, and activities! Mothers, siblings and other family members welcome! Volunteer readers and donut providers needed; contact the Children’s Room, 508-532-5570 x4, for details.
Brincadeira e Contos em Português!
Sábado, 1 de Novembro, 11h, J Program Room, Idades 3-6.
Venha brincar, cantar, e ouvir contos em Português com Tia Catarina!
Mr. Peabody and Sherman (Rated PG)
Saturday November 1, 2:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, All Ages at parents’ discretion.
When an advanced canine and his adopted son use their time traveling machine, events in history spiral out of control to disastrous and comical results. Then it’s up to this father-son team to somehow put things right before the space-time continuum is destroyed.
Saturday Mighty Makers Mob
Saturday November 8, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, Ages 8 and up. Registration required.
This month we’ll get creative with Rainbow Looms, making squares and rectangles for bracelets and belts, etc, but also making animals and other irregular shapes. Please bring your own loom, if you have one; rainbow loops and two looms will be provided.
Thanksgiving Open Craft
Saturday November 22, 10:00am-3:00pm, J Craft Room, Ages 3 and up.
Drop in and make some abundant decorations for your family’s harvest festival!
Open Lego Build
Friday November 28, 10:00-12:00noon, J Craft Room, Ages 5 and up.
Drop in and make something creative with our supplied LEGOS. Plus, look through our new LEGO idea books to make something super exciting! Leave your name with the creation and we’ll display it on top of our shelves for a month!
Black Friday Flick- Muppets: Most Wanted (Rated PG for
some mild action)
Friday November 28, 2:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, All ages at parents’ discretion.
Muppets gang goes on a global tour. But mayhem follows the
Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine-the World's Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog-and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two.
Drop-in Autumn Craft
Saturday November 15, 10:00am-12:00noon, McAuliffe Branch Children’s Room, All Ages.
Join us to create your own seasonal craft and browse our Fall holiday book selection.
McAuliffe Branch Special Events
Mondays 10:00-10:20am, McAuliffe Branch Children’s Room, Ages 2-4, Drop-in
Drop-in Baby Lapsit Storytime
Tuesdays 10:00am, McAuliffe Branch Children’s Room, Ages 0-2 with an adult.
Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.
Saturday October 25, 10:00am-12:00noon, McAuliffe Branch Children’s Room, All Ages.
Visit for a seasonal craft and browse our Fall holiday book selection.
Special Halloween Storytime and Craft
Wednesday October 29, 7:00-7:30pm, McAuliffe Branch Children’s Room, Ages 3-7. Registration required.
Join us for a fun evening of Halloween stories and a craft. Wear your favorite costume!
Get in the library habit—drop in every week for some age appropriate stories and the occasional thematic craft time.
Library, 49 Lexington Street
||2 to 3 1/2 Year Old Storytimes
J Program Room
Wednesdays 10:15-10:45am or Thursdays 10:15-10:45am
||3 1/2 to 5 Year Old Storytimes
corner of Nicholas and Water Streets
||2 to 4 Year Old Storytime
Drop-In Baby Lapsit Storytime|
0-2 years old with an adult
Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit
time! Parents can network while babies pick up phonemic awareness, one of the foundations for
successfully learning to read. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs
about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.
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