Mother Goose on the Loose at Drop-in Baby Lapsit
Fridays July 10 and 24 and Saturday July 18,10:30-11:00am, J Program Room, ages 0-3 with caregiver.
In June and on Fridays in July, sample Mother Goose on the Loose, an eight-week, thirty-minute program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. The complete series will start in the fall on a new day and time.
Drop-in Baby Lapsit
Fridays August 7 and 21 and Saturdays August 1, 15 and 29,10:30-11:00am, J Program Room, ages 0-3 with caregiver.
This month on Fridays, sample “Mother Goose on the Loose,” an eight-week, thirty-minute program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. The complete series will start in the fall on a new day and time. Saturdays experience our Baby Lapsits with words, rhymes, and puppets to help babies pick up phonological awareness--one of six foundations of future reading success while parents network.
Friday Flick- The Spongebob Movie: Sponge out of Water
July 31, 2:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, all ages at Parents’ Discretion
The Spongebob Movie: Sponge out of Water (Rated PG for mild action and rude humor)
When a pirate steals the secret recipe for the beloved Krabby Patties, SpongeBob and friends come ashore to bring back the missing formula, unleashing their inner superheroes along the way.
Family Game Night
Monday August 3, 7:00-8:30pm, Costin Room, Main Library, Grades K+, Registration required for a time slot on the Wii.
Join us for a relaxed evening of board and card games plus a chance to try out the Wii on the big screen.
Hampstead Stage Company:
Wednesday August 5, 3:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, Main Library, Grades K+
Robin Hood is our adaptation of the classic English folktale, chronicling the life and adventures of the infamous outlaw with a heart of gold. The play is an action-packed hour, filled with brave heroics, bumbling villains, and heartwarming moments.
Saturday August 8, 10:00-11:00am, Costin Room, Main Library, Ages 0-8.
This lively show consists of lots of dancing, actions, and singing along to rock and roll, country, blues, some of Dale’s own songs, and a few multi-cultural tunes, all while incorporating different styles of music. Join us for an EXCITING and FUN concert for the kid in all of us.
Ice Cream Social and Movie
Wednesday August 12, 2:00-4:30pm, Costin Room, Main Library, Grades K+ at parents’ discretion
Join us as we celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Adventure with a serving of ice cream and fudge sauce, and a showing of
Big Hero Six (rated PG; for action and peril, some rude humor, and thematic elements)! When a devastating turn of events catapults robotics prodigy, Hiro Hamada, and his friends into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion - a robot named Baymax - and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.
Stuffed Animal Overnight and Storytime
Thursday, August 13, 7:00-7:30pm, Costin Room, Main Library, Ages 3+. Pre-registration requested. Refreshments provided by Take the Cake of Ashland.
Do you have a book-loving, adventurous stuffed animal who would like to sleep over at the library? If so, we invite you to join us for some stories before leaving your adventure-seeking companion behind for an exciting night at the library. Stuffed animals must be picked up Friday morning, August 14 any time after 9am. Pictures of the event will be
live tweeted and posted on Facebook Thursday night.
Wednesday August 19, 3:00-4:00pm, J Craft Room, Main Library, Grades K+
Prizes, laughs, and best of all books! Join us for our ever-popular Book Bingo, and pick up some books for reading during your last week of summer vacation.
Special Friday Flick on Thursday!
Thursday August 20, 2:00-4:00pm, Costin Room, All Ages at Parents’ Discretion
Bears (Rated G)
This movie showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life's most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, the world outside is exciting--but risky--as the cubs' playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches.
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.
Duct Tape Craft
Thursday August 6, 2:00-3:00pm, McAuliffe Branch Children's Room, Ages 7 and up.
Get creative with our colorful selection of duct tape and browse our seasonal display of books.
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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