Summer Events - Elementary Ages

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Summer reading, storytellers, crafts, special programs and more for children ages 4 and over.

Take a look at our library calendar of events to see what we've got going on for everyone else!

Jedi Training AcademyMan in a Jedi costume holding a purple lightsaber
Tuesday, July 7th at 2:30 p.m.
Ages 4-9
North Quincy Branch Library 
Join Jungle Jim as he leads us through Jedi Knight Training Camp. You will face challenges including Jedi Forge Magic, the Laser Balloon Barrage and Jedi Teamwork, culminating in an epic lightsaber duel with the Jedi Master himself! 

Superhero Cookie Decorating
Thursday, July 9th at 2:00 p.m.
Ages 7+
Adams Shore Branch Library
Join Miss Lori for a super sweet afternoon decorating cookies and other superhero treats. 

Comic Book Workshop
Wednesday, July 15th at 7:00 p.m.
Ages 8+
Wollaston Branch Library 
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at making your own comic book? Come on in to the Wollaston Branch for a chance to get started or to continue a comic you've been working on. We'll have pencils, paper, colored pencils, rulers, some layout example to use and plenty of comic books to look at for inspiration. You can work on your own or bring a friend and work together. Workshop will run for one hour. 

Sparky's PuppetsTwo puppets among some plants and the text "Every Hero Has a Story" above them
Monday, July 20th at 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3-8
Main Library Large Meeting Room 
Sparky's Puppets presents "Every Hero Has a Story" a special puppet show. You never know who will save the day. It's not always the biggest and strongest! This show is a lively collection of tales about some surprising heroes. Watch a tiny mouse rescue a huge lion. Follow the adventures of a clever kitten who travels to the moon to solve some puzzling riddles. And discover an unexpected character who proves to be the "greatest of all!"

Dance Party
Tuesday, July 28th at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Ages 5 and up
Adams Shore Branch Library

If you can move your feet you can move to the beat! You are invited to join us in the Adams Shore meeting room for a dance party featuring some of your favorite songs. 

Super You Magic Show with Mike BentMan with glasses surrounded by yellow ping pong balls
Wednesday, July 29th at 2:00 p.m.
Ages 3+
Adams Shore Branch Library 
Amazing magician Mike Bent presents Super You! Hero Training Acedemy. Using hilarious comedy, amazing magic, crazy puppets, music, sound effects and riveting storytelling, this magic show will help kids discover their inner "super powers" and become certified Agents of R.E.A.D. 

Nicole DeBassio Presents Purple Cow ReadsPerson in purple cow costume reading a book
Tuesday, August 4th at 10:00 a.m.
Ages 4-6
Main Library Meeting Room
Come meet the Purple Cow! Wilson-certified reading instructor Nicole DeBassio and her very purple friend will lead kids aged 4-6 in activities designed to lay a foundation of letters and sounds that will help them become fluent readers. 

Superhero Cookie Decorating
Wednesday, August 12th at 10:00 a.m.
Ages 7+
Main Library Meeting Room 
Join Miss Lori for a super sweet morning decorating cookies and other superhero treats. 

Reptile ShowWoman holding a snapping turtle
Thursday, August 13th at 10:00 a.m.
Ages 3+
Wollaston Branch Library 
Reptiles are one of the most misunderstood and feared groups in the animal kingdom. To help us learn about and understand these fascinating animals we welcome New England Reptile and Raptor Exhibits! Learn about the natural history, biology, adaptations, habitats and more when you meet live amphibians, snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises and crocodilians! 

Superhero Training CampMan in a hawaiian shirt and brown hat with his hands on his hips
Friday, August 14th at 2:300 p.m.
Ages 6-10
Main Library Meeting Room 
Join Jungle Jim for this high energy interactive show as he leads young patrons through the rigors of what it takes to be a true superhero! This program captures children's attention by turning patrons into superheroes themselves. The show progresses to talk about the heroes in our daily lives. What is it about them that makes them heroes? Who are the heroes in the children's lives? As a reward for the children completing their big challenge, Jungle Jim will meet his toughest challenge and attempt to climb inside of a 6 foot balloon! 

Acitvated Story TheaterWoman in a striped shirt and bonnet wrestling with a stuffed plush alligator
Tuesday, August 18th at 10:30 a.m.
Ages 4+ (Ages 6+ can register to be in the show! See below for details.)
Main Library Large Meeting Room 
The Activated Story Theater presents two heroic tales with a performance of "Anansi Goes Fishing" and "Davy Crockett," a tall tale from the United States. The original "spiderman," Anansi the beloved hero of many African folktales gets his way by cunning and cleverness. Davy Crocett was a genuine historical figure who was also a genuine storyteller. As always, this high energy duo will have the audience in stitches as Mr. Turtle tricks cunning Anansi into doing all the work and the giant book stage transports us into Davy Crockett's imagination. If you have never seen the Activated Storytellers you are in for a treat. Would you like a special role in the show? A dozen children ages 6 and older will be chosen to attend a pre-show rehearsal/workshop at 10:00 a.m. to learn their parts. If your child is interested, please register online or call 617-376-2411 starting 7/1. 

LEGO Building
Wednesday, August 19th from 1:00 to 8:45 p.m.
Ages 5+
Wollaston Branch Library

Drop in any time during this day of free-play LEGO building. Grab some LEGO bricks and build a boat, a spaceship, a double-decker couch - anything you want, then toss them back and try to make something else. LEGOs must be returned by the end of the program, sorry! Parents please note these are regular LEGO, not DUPLO and are not appropriate for smaller children.

8th Annual Summer Talent Show - REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Wednesday, August 26th at 6:30 p.m.Trio of cartoon platypuses laughing at books they are holding
Participants: Ages 4 to 13
Audience: All ages
Main Library Large Meeting Room
Do you sing, dance, play an instrument or have another talent you would like to demonstrate? All ages are welcome to watch the show, but you must be between the ages of 4 and 13 to perform. If you would like to perform you must sign up in advance and space is limited so everyone will have time to perform. Beginning Wednesday, July 1st, stop by the Main Library Children's Room or call 617-376-2411 to sign up.

For more to do take a look at our programs for all ages.

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