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International Dot Day

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Celebrate the book The Dot by Peter Reynolds and the power of creativity. Sunday, September 15th is International Dot Day but we have had too many ideas to limit our celebration to just one day so children of all ages are invited to celebrate circles and dots with us all month long at all Thomas Crane Public Library locations.

As you enter the main library from the parking lot take a few minutes to read The Dot, posted on the children’s room windows, as you walk along the covered walkway.

The Main Library Children's Room will host a series of dot and circle activities through out the month. Beginning on Tuesday, September 3rd stop by the children’s room to participate in the 100 Dot Project.  Each person is invited to decorate and sign 1 of 100 cardboard dots which we will then use to create a giant 3 dimensional dot sculpture.

Saturday, September 7th stop by the children’s room any time from 10:00 to noon to make your very own dot wreath.

Monday, September 9th from 2:00 – 4:00 stop by the children’s room and create your own framed piece of circle art.

 Monday, September 16th from 2:00 -4:00 stop by the children’s room and create a craft.  This will be a grab bag style program featuring a number of dot and circle crafts.  Limit one craft per child.

 Monday, September 23rd from 2:00 – 4:00 stop by the children’s room and try your hand at a dot to dot puzzle or play a dot game.

 Create a framed masterpiece, do a dot to dot puzzle and help decorate our fall tree with colored circles when you visit the Adams Shore Branch in September.

 All month long the North Quincy Branch will feature a library-size connect the dots quest and a drop in art project to see what you can create with 10 black dots.

 Do a connect the dots puzzle and add your fingerprints to a giant dot when you visit the Wollaston Branch this month. We will be using these dots to create an art installation.

We will conclude our celebration of The Dot and begin our fall storytimes with two Dots and Spots storytimes for children ages 3-5, Friday, September 27th at 10:00 in the main library children’s room and on Monday, September 30th at 10:00 at the North Quincy branch. We will be reading The Dot by Peter Reynolds, 10 Black Dots by Donald Crews and Lots of Dots by Craig Frazier. A polka dot craft will be provided afterwards and plenty of dot coloring and connect the dots pages.



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