Upcoming Programming in September
**Coming Soon!** Choose Love Movement with West Boylston Middle/High School Students
We are partnering with West Boylston Middle/High School students to offer our young patrons an opportunity to practice kindness, compassion, and understanding of themselves and others. Learn about nurturing, healing, and love, words phonetically written on a kitchen chalkboard by Jesse Lewis, a 6-year-old student who tragically lost his life at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This movement was started by his mother to help heal her pain, acknowledge others' pain, and recognize that all people need nurturing and love. Visit https://chooselovemovement.org/why-choose-love/ for more information. Then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Choose Love' in the subject line if you are interested in participating.
National Read a Book Day
Friday, September 3
Come in to the Library to pick up a library book and bookmark craft kit to celebrate National Read a Book Day. We would love for you to take a picture of your family reading a library book for us to share on our Facebook page. Show how important reading is and recognize this day by sending an email with your photo to email@example.com; include 'Read' in the subject line. We will post the photos on Tuesday, September 7!
Friday, September 10
Let’s face it, grandparents rock!!! Whether you have grandparents or older people that are like grandparents in your life, it is time to celebrate them! We will post a story time on our Children's Facebook page. A craft kit to make something memorable for your grandparents will be available for pick up as well. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 3 to reserve your kit.
Gross Science Experiments
Thursday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Who doesn’t LOVE science? Who thinks gross things are COOL? Let’s pair them together and have fun experimenting with Gross Science Experiments! This is for kids in 3rd-6th grade. Please send an email to email@example.com with 'Gross' in the subject line by September 14 to reserve your spot.
National Batman Day
Saturday, September 18 at 11:00 a.m.
Let’s celebrate this caped crusader with a display of Batman books and a craft kit. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Batman' in the subject line to reserve your kit by September 14.
Make a Fall Wreath
Wednesday, September 22 at 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate fall by making a wreath for your front door. This program is for kids in grades 3-6. Please send an email to email@example.com by September 15 with 'Wreath' in the subject line to reserve your spot.
NEW! NEW! NEW!
Tuesdays, Beginning September 28 at 11:15 a.m.
Join us for this ongoing program that focuses on learning letters! Each week we will cover two letters of the alphabet! We will read books, create a simple craft, and learn the American Sign Language alphabet to solidify your child’s alphabet recognition. This is open to preschool-aged children and their caregivers. To join us, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Alpha-bits' in the subject line by September 21! Can’t make some of the sessions? No worries, we can put together a kit for you to catch up on what you have missed!
Upcoming Programming in October
Ezra Jack Keats Grant Award
We have received a grant from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation to design puppets and write a short play to be performed in our Early Learning Center. Please send an email to email@example.com with 'Keats' in the subject line if you are an aspiring playwright or enjoy hands-on crafts. This program is suitable for children in grades 3-6. We will begin this project in October based upon the participants' availability.
National Hair Day Story Time
Friday, October 1 at 11:00 a.m.
Come to the Library with a crazy hairdo (parents too!) and join us for a silly story time all about HAIR! We will read some stories and do a craft about crazy hair! Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Hair' in the subject line by September 28 to reserve your spot.
Make a Kaleidoscope
Friday, October 8 at 2:00 p.m. (Edwards Half Day)
Attention young creators! We will learn how to build a kaleidoscope using everyday items and cardboard engineering! This program is suited to children in grades 1-6. Please send an email to email@example.com with 'Kaleidoscope' in the subject line by September 21 to reserve your spot.
Family Halloween Pumpkin Decorating
Thursday, October 21 at 6:00 p.m.
Pick out your own pumpkin, bring it to the Library, and we will provide you with the craft supplies needed to make your pumpkin one of a kind! This program is for families with kids of ALL ages. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Pumpkin' in the subject line by October 14.
Family Halloween Story Time
Wednesday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Grab your flashlight, slip on your pjs, and come to a special story time featuring Halloween stories...in the dark. Don’t worry though, the stories won’t be too scary as we all love to sleep at night! Send an email to email@example.com with 'Flashlight' in the subject line to reserve your spot.
Upcoming Programming in November
Cute as a Button
Tuesday, November 16 at 4:00 p.m.
It is National Button Day...who knew?! We will read some stories with buttons in it, go on a button hunt, do a button craft, and learn amazing facts about buttons. This program is for kids Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Button' in the subject line to reserve your spot by November 9.
National Princess Day Story Time and Crown Making
Thursday, November 18 at 4:00 p.m.
There is no shortage of princess books at our Library. Come and listen to some princess stories and make a princess crown! This program is for all children! Please send an email to email@example.com with 'Princess' in the subject line by November 11 to reserve your spot.
Thanksgiving Centerpiece with Ms. Karen
Wednesday, November 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Your Thanksgiving dining table won’t be the same without a beautiful centerpiece made with love by your child(ren)! Ms. Karen will have a special craft for you to make to complete your Thanksgiving feast. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Thanksgiving' in the subject line by November 17 to reserve your space.
Please contact the Children's Room for more information: Call 508-835-3711 x 3 or email Ms. Sue at email@example.com.
Mother Goose on the Loose with Crafts: Every Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. This program is for children from birth through 18 months of age.
Celebrate Diversity Story Time: Every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. on Beaman Library Children's Room Facebook page.
Books and Blankies: Every Thursday at 10:15 a.m. For children ages 18 months-3 years and their caregivers.
Books and Blankies - Seniors: Every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. For children ages 4 - 5 years and their caregivers.
Friday First Chapters: Every Friday at 4:00 p.m. listen to the first chapters of four library books on Beaman Library's Children’s Room Facebook page.
Coordinated Family and Community Education grant presents Stay and Play: This is a program for toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers that runs in six week sessions on Wednesdays. Please contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, including location details.
Books and Buddies: First Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. This program is for kids who are beginning to read chapter books. Share what you have been reading with your library friends and check out some new books!
Books and Buddies Older Reader Edition: First Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom. This program is for kids reading more difficult chapter books (yellow section). Tell us a little about what you have enjoyed reading over the last month!
Choose Your Own Adventure Club: Last Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m. on Zoom. We will read one C.Y.O.A. book together each month and decide how we want the story to end!