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Children’s Summer Reading

The 2014 Summer Reading theme is Fizz, Boom, Read!             Fizz, Boom, Read

Come by the Children’s Room or call 508-647-6522 to register, to attend or to learn more about any of these great summer programs.

Storytimes for Young Listeners — Tuesdays, 10:30 am, July 8-August 12   Reader in fishing boat

“All by myself” 45 minute drop-in storytimes for children ages 3, 4, 5 and pre-K 6. Caregivers remain in the Children’s Room.  No registration is necessary.

LEGO® Summer Challenge –Tuesdays, 3-4 pm, July 1, July 29, August 19    picture of blocks

Can you make a cool creation with only 35 LEGO®pieces?  Registration is required.  LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® group.

Family Games Night  — Tuesdays, 6:30-8 pm, June 24-August 19        A family playing board games

Drop in fun for families with kids of all ages accompanied by a participating grown up.  Come play with one friend or a table full!  Checkers, Candy Land, Rush Hour; instructional chess sets for beginners; old favorites or something new.

Einstein’s Favorite Fairy Tales — Tuesday, 6:30-7:30, July 22, 2014     Einstien caricautre

Mary Jo Maichack, award winning minstrel storyteller and all round fun person, tells Einstein’s favorite fairy tales with tunes, audience atomic fizz dance and interactive comedy! For families with children ages 4 and up.   No registration is necessary.

Little Listeners — Wednesdays, 10:30, June 18, July 16, August 6   teddy bears in rocking chair

Story time for grown-ups, two year olds, and first time threes together.  Siblings welcome.  Registration is required and begins June 11, July 9 and July 3o, respectively.

Fizz Boom Create Drop In Time — Wednesdays, 2-8 pm, July 9-August 13  Fizz, Boom, Create

Stop by the Children’s Room laboratory and crafting area to delve into a variety of experiments and art activities anytime between 2 and 8 pm, Wednesdays.

Wheelock Family Theatre Presents: The Troupers Move It, Move It — Thursday,  10:15-11 am, July 31

A moving medley of stories, poems, music and dance featuring Brave Irene, Three Cheers for Tacky, Wiggle, The Louds Move In!, Today I Will Fly! and more!  A moving performance by a select ensemble of teenage actors ages 13-16 studying this summer at Wheelock Family Theatre.

Registration begins Wednesday July 9.  Space is limited.  Young children must be accompanied by an adult.  Thank you for notifying the library if you need to cancel your registration.

Science Magic — Thursday, 10:30-11:00, August 14   Boy with magic wand and rabbit in a hat

A Museum of Science Traveling Program: Come find out how the magic behind “magic” tricks really works!  No registration is necessary.

Family Picnic Supper Theater — Thursdays, 6-8:30 pm, July 10-August 14     Movie Projector

Bring a blanket, cold bag supper, and stretch out for a family friendly film.  Water and sweet treat provided.  Movie begins at 6:30 pm.  Call or visit the library for movies each week.

Engineering: Bridges Workshop — Friday, July 11, 10:30-11:20 am    Man and woman at bridge

A Museum of Science Traveling Program: Discover how engineers build bridges and use what you learn to design and test out your own bridge models.  Registration is required: visit the Children’s Room or call 508-647-6522.

LEGO® Summer Fridays –  3-4:30 pm, June 27, July 18, August 8      picture of blocks

Opportunities for  LEGO® builders to design, construct, and display their own spectacular creations.  For graduates of grades 1-4.  Registration is required and begins Monday June 16, July 7, and July 28 respectively.  LEGO® is a registered trademark of the LEGO® group.

Fizz Boom Read! is sponsored by the Morse Institute Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

The Summer Reading Program is also made possible in part by a generous grant from MathWorks and the support of the Friends of the Library.

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