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Open Building Play

Get creative with our Keva Planks (ages 4 & up), and Magnatiles and Duplos for younger kids.

All ages.

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Book Buddy: Reading to Dogs

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to your new Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dogs, Eloise, Montana, and Lilah, listen as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

Registration Required. All ages are welcome!

Call 508-532-5570 x4 or drop by to sign up for a 15 minute slot.

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit Storytime at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

Ages 0-2 with an adult.

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Weekly Storytimes

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.

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Dads and Donuts with Baby Lapsit

Bond with your dad (and with donuts) through stories, songs and fun. Also get some consumer education from Matt Paradise. Mothers, siblings and other family members welcome!

Volunteer readers and donut donators needed; contact the Children’s Room, 508-532-5570 x4, for details.

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Movie Matinee: Cars 3

The legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves by a new generation of racers. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, inspiration, and a few unexpected turns. Rated (G) All ages welcome at parents' discretion.

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Mother Goose on The Loose: Registration Now Open

Mother Goose on the Loose is an eight-week, thirty-minute program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, instruments, and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. Registration opens December 4th down in the J Department!

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Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

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Stories for Scooters

Twenty fun-filled minutes of tiny tales and tunes in interactive fashion for little library-goers and their adults, with playtime afterward!

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Book Bingo

Prizes, laughs, and best of all — books! Join us to win some bookish treats, and pick up some fun books to alternate with your school assignments!

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Animation Workshop With Empow Studios

Learn to create your own mini movies in this hands on computer and webcam workshop. Use materials like paper and clay to create characters, backgrounds and props which will then become animated through the power of technology.

 

Registration Required.

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Weekly Storytimes

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time!  Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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Book Buddy Reading to Dogs at McAuliffe

Improve your reading skills the fun way by reading aloud to our Book Buddy. Certified Reading/Therapy Dog, Chewie, listens as children read aloud from a book of their choice.

Registration required. Call 508-532-5636 x5 or drop by sign up for a 15 minute slot.

All ages.

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Winter Holiday Open Crafts

Drop in and make some holiday cards for your loved ones.  Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa, prepare now for springing a heartfelt card on your friends and relatives!

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Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

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Stories for Scooters

Twenty fun-filled minutes of tiny tales and tunes in interactive fashion for little library-goers and their adults, with playtime afterward!

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Come watch The Force Awakens with a crowd one more time before going to see The Last Jedi. Get caught up in the adventures of Rey, Finn, Poe, Kylo Ren, and the whole original Star Wars cast all over again, and eat some tasty movie popcorn while doing so.

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Weekly Storytimes

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time!  Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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KEVA Plank Building

Explore your artistic nature, problem solve and engage in play with the deceptively simple KEVA planks. Come amaze us with your creations!

 All ages.

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Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

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Stories for Scooters

Twenty fun-filled minutes of tiny tales and tunes in interactive fashion for little library-goers and their adults, with playtime afterward!

Weekly Storytimes thumbnail Photo

Weekly Storytimes

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.

Drop-in Baby Lapsit thumbnail Photo

Drop-in Baby Lapsit

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time!  Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.

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Early Release Open Lego

Drop in and make something creative with our supplied LEGOs. Look through our LEGO idea books to make something super exciting or design your own structure! Leave your name with the creation, and we’ll display it on top of our shelves for a month!

For Grades K+. No registration required.

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Baby Lapsit at McAuliffe

Come sing and play with words, rhyme and puppets at baby lapsit time. Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. This informal program for babies and their parents/caregivers runs about 20 minutes and introduces the pleasures of the library to your baby or toddler.

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Stories for Scooters

Twenty fun-filled minutes of tiny tales and tunes in interactive fashion for little library-goers and their adults, with playtime afterward!

Vacation Week Book Chat

Join us to talk about your favorite books or new books you received during the holiday season. Everyone gather around for the sharing and enjoy some morning refreshments!

Grades 2-5. Registration required.

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Weekly Storytimes

Get in the library habit — drop in every week for some age appropriate stories, school readiness activities, and the occasional thematic craft.

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Vacation Week Family Game Afternoon

Got friends and relatives visiting and need some entertainment? Drop in and enjoy a variety of board and card games with them. Also watch Jumanji (rated PG for menacing fantasy action and some mild language).

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Drop-in Baby Lapsit

Come sing and play with words, rhyme, and puppets at baby lapsit time!  Parents can network while babies pick up phonological awareness, one of six foundations of future reading success. 

Ages 0-2 with caregiver.