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Mad Science in January

Explore the world of bugs or learn all about heat 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.

Phoenix Book Club - November 2014

This month we creeped ourselves out by reading books full of werewolves, zombies and things that go bump in the night.

Mad Science Returns in November!

Have you been missing our monthly Mad Science programs? They're back this weekend with two programs, one for 3-5 year olds and one for 6-10 year olds. This year we're handling registration differently, so read on for details!

  • Adventures in Air, for 3-5 year olds will begin at 9:30 on 11/15
  • Electricity, for 6-10 year olds will begin at 10:30 on 11/15

Preschool Discovery: Building

Did you miss us this week for Preschool Discovery at Wollaston? Never fear! Check out some of these fun building and construction activities at home!

Join the Night Owls Book Club!

Our book club for 3rd and 4th graders kicks off in November with a discussion of the Newbery Medal winning book Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo. The Night Owls Book Club meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m to discuss a book and do crafts and other activities. Through the year we'll read some great books, make some fun crafts, watch a movie or two and maybe even have a pizza night!

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