Library Kung Fu Chinese Martial Arts for Young Dragons

APL is excited to offer a one hour workshop utilizing Zoom’s online group meeting technology, a one hour online workshop to introduce young library patrons, ages 7 to14, to the fun, excitement, and challenge of Chinese martial arts practice. Join us on Thursday September 24th at 4 PM.

Shifu Paul DiCrescenzo has been a martial arts practitioner since 1977. His training has included Korean karate and swordsmanship, Japanese classical weapons, and he has been training/teaching Chinese martial arts for the last 22 years. He currently teaches Wudang style Tai Chi/Qigong, Wudang Internal Kung Fu, and Bai Long Quan Kung Fu. More information can be found at Two Dragons Path  http://www.twodragonspath.com/

Please call the library to register at 333-6640 ext.3 so we can send you the link to the Zoom meeting.

KIDS! I Am A Story

Mae Among the stars, here Come the Girl Scouts, and Anything But Ordinary Addie
March 14th

10-10:45 AM in the Androscoggin Room

 We are thrilled to partner with the Public Theater for this new program. I Am A Story is an interactive and theatrical program designed to introduce children and their families to the magical and meaningful world of live theatre through contemporary and classic children’s literature. Utilizing theatrical techniques to bring stories to life, I Am A Story provides young audiences with an entertaining and engaging environment that encourages participants to navigate their own narrative and empowers them to Think, Explore, and Connect. This program is recommended for children ages 4-8 (Pre-K to Grade 3).

Date:Saturday Mar 14, 2020

Time:10:00 AM  –  11:00 AM

KIDS! Mad Science Halloween SpookTacular Show!, Oct. 28

Get ready for a Halloween Science Adventure that starts off with a spooky…but not too spooky…Halloween story about Dr. Erlenmeyer Funkenstein and the Mad Science Goblin!  Prepare for science tricks & treats. Reach into a magic bag…Boo! That’s okay, we promise it won’t bite. Get hands on with gooey eyeballs and find out what can happen to a scientist if they do not follow proper safety rules. You will marvel at the Foaming Jack O’ Lantern and hear the sound of the Spooky Mad Science Goblin.  Finally, Ultra violet light will reveal an interesting visitor and complete your experience with the most “maddening” and scientifically spooky Halloween show ever!   We are happy to welcome Mad Science back to APL for a great Halloween show.

Androscoggin Community Room

Date:Monday Oct 28, 2019

Time:6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

KIDS! Music Together, Sept. 4 and 5

Music Together is a research-based music and movement program designed to support the musical development of babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers. Music Together provides a rich array of musical experiences to unlock their potential.

We are offering two special classes with Caroline Coffin:

Rhythm Kids Class (Kindergarten through 2nd grade) in the Maggie Room. In this class kids explore drums and music from around the world through musical games and other activities. Students drum, sing, and move to new rhythms. Date:Wednesday Sep 4, 2019 Time:4:30 PM  –  5:30 PM Space is limited, so please register here.

Mixed Ages Class (Babies to age 5) in the Maggie Room. In this class the whole family participates. Date:Thursday Sep 5, 2019 Time:10:00 AM  –  11:00 AM Space is limited, so please register here.

Come join the fun!

KIDS! Move and Groove with Miss Jenn, Aug. 8

Jenn Tyler (Miss Jenn) will be back again this summer on Thursday, July 18th at 11am and again on Thursday August 8th at 11am. Join Miss Jenn for a moving and grooving musically themed story time. There will be reading, singing, dancing, parachute play, and a craft. Come join the fun!

Date: Thursday Aug 8, 2019

Time:11:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

KIDS! Mad Science 3,2,1 Blast Off!, July 22

Join us as we welcome back Mad Science of Maine with 3,2,1 Blast Off! Explore Space as we embark on an out-of-this-world galactic expedition! From Earth’s atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, this stellar space show will send your young readers to the Moon! Launch into the excitement of Earth, Mars, the Moon and beyond as we scale the solar system in a life size interactive demonstration. Examine life in space as we challenge your interplanetary voyagers in Mission: Spacewalk! Help us analyze the atmosphere and zero gravity with an awesome bell jar experiment. Continue the journey with a combustion reaction that reinforces the nightly marvel known as a shooting star. And, if that is not enough, prepare for liftoff with a miniature rocket launch!


 Date:Monday Jul 22, 2019

Time:6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

Kids! 4-H Summer of Science, starts July 9.

4-H Summer of Science is a series of weekly STEM activities for kids in grades 37. This summer, kids will act as pirates seeking hidden treasure. The kids will have to use the Engineer Design Process and learn about the science of ocean waters to confront real world challenges to navigate their pirate ship. No registration required. Tuesdays at 10AM starting on July 9.

Date:Tuesday Jul 9, 2019

Time:10:00 AM  –  11:00 AM

Location:Maggie Trafton Program Room

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