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February Vacation Events

Snowed in and looking for more to do with your kids this week? Check out our vacation week activities at the library!

LEGO Building @ The Wollaston Branch
Wednesday, 2/18 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Recommended for ages 5+
Drop by and build something new from our bin of LEGO bricks! Sorry, all pieces must be returned by the end of the program. 

Preschool Discovery: Space

Bring your preschooler to the Wollaston Branch to learn a little about outer space! No, we can't take off in a real space ship or visit the International Space Station. We can't touch a comet or travel to Jupiter. But we can still look up at the sky at night and we can still learn about outer space.

We'll be doing some space activities at this month's Preschool Discovery but there are things we can't do at the library that you can do at home! 

2015 ALA Youth Media Award Winners

Every year the American Library Association gives out a number of awards for excellent children's books.

Award winners for younger readers:

        

Phoenix Book Club: Magicians

For January we dove into fantasy with books about magic users of all kinds, from stage magicians to witches and wizards to supernatural beings. 

Magicians

Mad Science in January

Explore colors and inventions this weekend at Mad Science! Come on in on Saturday, 1/17 and grab a ticket for one of our programs.

  • Ages 3-5: Color Lab
    Program starts at 9:30 a.m.
    Tickets are available starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Children's desk
  • Ages 6-10: Inventionathon
    Program starts at 10:30 a.m.
    Tickets are available starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Children's desk 

Preschool Discovery: Colors

Bring your preschooler to the Wollaston Branch to play with and learn about colors this coming Wednesday! We'll be exploring the world of color for our January science evening at Wollaston. Sort colors, see the world through rose (or blue, or yellow) tinted glasses and make wild colored foam!

Colors are an easy science topic to explore right in your own home before and after our program (or if you can't make it in). After all, colors are all around us in the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the sky, the ground and everything else. 

The BabyLit Series by Jennifer Adams and Alison Oliver

Are you tired of reading the same old board books to your baby or toddler? If so, the BabyLit series might be for you. Jennifer Adams cleverly reimagines classic titles like “Sense and Sensibility” and “Dracula” for the youngest readers, pairing them each with a single theme like opposites or counting. Adults will appreciate the original quotes and characters used within the pages, and children will love Alison Oliver’s bold, engaging artwork. In our house, our favorite is “Anna Karenina: A Fashion Primer,” but this whole series is constantly getting pulled off the bookshelf by little hands.

Mad Science in December

Explore the world of bugs or learn all about heat this weekend at Mad Science! Come on in on Saturday, 12/20 and grab a ticket for one of our programs.

  • Ages 3-5: Bugs! 
    Program starts at 9:30 a.m.
    Tickets are available starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Children's desk
  • Ages 6-10: Harnessing Heat
    Program starts at 10:30 a.m.
    Tickets are available starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Children's desk 

Phoenix Book Club: Graphic Novels

This month we all picked from the Children's comic books and graphic novels selections. With the whole section to choose from, kids picked a great variety of titles!

Graphic Novels

Preschool Discovery: Magnets

Bring your preschooler to the Wollaston Branch to play with and learn about magnets this coming Wednesday! December's Preschool Discovery evening is all about magnets and magnetism, so we'll be exploring what is and isn't magnetic, how magnets push and pull at each other, and how magnets can affect things around them.

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