There is always something going on at the library!

Please note: our programming may occasionally be interrupted or rescheduled due to holidays,  school vacations, weather, illness or other circumstances beyond our control. Please view our children’s programming here for the most up to date information.

Performers & Special Events:

Ballet and Creative Movement Class
Tuesday, July 17th @ 11 AM
Join Miss Kelly from Absolute Dance School in Marlborough, for a Ballet and Creative Movement Class! Class will include an introduction to ballet positions, stretching, plus movement games and skills. Children will also learn a short dance to music. Ages 3 and up.

Retro Rock ‘n Roll Poster Printmaking Workshop by Pop Up Art School
Wednesday, July 18th @11 AM
Join teachers from Pop Up Art School for a fun and educational art workshop! Workshop participants will learn two printmaking techniques: monoprinting and collagraphy. The printmaking results will be used to create a collage for a personalized statement poster in the style of retro rock ‘n roll posters. Open to ages 8-12. Space is limited and registration is required.

Ukulele Lessons with Julie Stepanek
Thursday, July 19th @ 12 PM (ages 3-7, with a caregiver) and 1 PM (ages 8-12)
Please join Julie Stepanek for a musical afternoon learning the ukulele!  Register for ages 3-7 and 8-12.

Rubber Duckie Soap-Making Workshop by Kulina Soap Art
Tuesday, July 24th @ 2 PM
Getting little ones to wash their hands isn’t always an easy task, but that’s sure to change after they create their own rubber duckie soap! Folk artist Garine Arakelian will visit and show us how to make our own soapy creations using glycerin-based soap and adding colors, glitter and scents. (ages 6-11). Please pre-register.

Magic Show: “The Stupendous Mr. Magichead”
Friday, July 27th @ 2 PM
A wild and wacky magic show combining physical comedy and fast-paced original trickery (ages 4-9).

Family Movie Afternoons
Various dates and times throughout the summer – please see our calendar of Summer Musicals.
Hot outside? Come in and cool off with us! Join us for a snack and afternoon showings of fun family favorites.

Weekly Programming:

LEGO Lunch
Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays @ 1 PM on June 7th
Join us for a free, nutritious lunch and LEGO playtime! Lunch is offered to children, ages birth to 18, on a first-come, first-served basis. If your child has dietary restrictions, please contact us in advance and we will do our best to accommodate them. This free child nutrition opportunity is offered in partnership with the Child Nutrition Outreach Program of Massachusetts.

Make & Take
Mondays @ 10 AM 
Drop in for a fun craft project. Registration appreciated (ages 3-10 with a caregiver).

Mother Goose on the Loose
Tuesdays @ 10 AM
Join Miss Jennie for an interactive lapsit for babies and young toddlers, birth through age 2.  Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and movement. Older siblings may also come. From 10:25 to 11 am we invite you to stay and socialize with other parents, caregivers and children.

Summer Storytime
Wednesdays @ 10 AM
Enjoy stories and a fun craft with Ms. Tricia (ages 3-6, with a caregiver).

Summer Explorers
Thursdays @ 10 AM
Come have fun exploring the elements of art, science, music & more with Miss Debby! For ages 3-6 with caregiver. No sign-up!

Dance Me a Story
Fridays, beginning July 20th @ 10 AM
This 6-week series introduces literature through movement, music, and imagination. During each session, children will embark on a musical adventure centered around a popular fairy tale (ages 2-6, with a caregiver).

Other Programs:

Portuguese Storytime
Fridays @ 4 PM 
Guest storytime leader, Ms. Larissa, will lead a special story/learning time, in Portuguese! (ages 3+, with a caregiver.

PJ Storytime
Tuesday @ 6:30 PM on July 10th
Put on your PJs and snuggle in while Ms. Kerry reads some bedtime stories (ages 3-7, with a caregiver; stuffed friends welcome).

Craft Corner
Wednesday @ 3:30 PM on July 18th
Join us for a fun craft! (ages 7-11) This month we’re making Story Stones! Please pre-register.

Book Clubs:
Panels & Pages: Graphic Novel Book Club
Saturday, July 28th @ 10 AM
Join our graphic novel book club!. We’ll chat about this month’s book and enjoy a snack break! This month we’re reading Goldie Vance Vol. 1 by Hope Larson and illustrated by Brittney Williams. (For Grades 4+. Registration is appreciated.)
Sixteen-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance has an insatiable curiosity. She lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place, and it’s her dream to one day be the hotel’s in-house detective. When Walter, the current detective, encounters a case he can’t crack, together they utilize her smarts, skills, and connections to solve the mystery…even if it means getting into a drag race, solving puzzles, or chasing a helicopter to do it!
Copies of each month’s book club selections are available at the children’s circulation desk.