Kids! Maine Student Book Award Kick-off Party, Sept. 26

Are you interested in learning more about the Maine Student Book Award? Join us for a kick-off party here at the library. We will have the booklist, review forms, and listen to some book talks. We will have snacks to enjoy while we discuss these great books. We have been busy reading these titles over the summer and can’t wait to share our favorites with you. Learn how you can participate in the Maine Student Book Award program this school year. This program is geared to students in grades 4 – 8.

See the list of this year’s nominees (and past winners!) here.

Date:Thursday Sep 26, 2019

Time:4:00 PM  –  5:00 PM

Location:Maggie Trafton Program Room

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! Farmer Minor and Daisy the Pig, Sept. 7

We are excited to welcome Farmer Minor and Daisy the pig for their Pig out on Reading program. Come meet Daisy, Farmer Minor and the pugs and share some stories with the most famous pig in the world! There will be time for petting and kissing Daisy after the stories. Best for children ages 4-12.

Date:Saturday Sep 7, 2019

Time:11:00 AM  –  12:00 PM

Location:Androscoggin Community Room

KIDS! Fairy Fair, Sept. 7

2-4 PM on the library lawn (Rain Location Androscoggin Room)
For the young and young at heart…Come make fairy crafts! Join local fairy enthusiast Mary Gagnon and her friends for a special event celebrating fairies. Feel free to dress up, the fairies won’t mind. We hope you will join the fun. There will even be a raffle of some fairy treasure.

Date:Saturday Sep 7, 2019

Time:2:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

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! Apollo Moon Landing Program, July 15

~~ Did you know it’s the 50th Anniversary of man landing on the moon this year?Come learn all about the Apollo Moon Landing. Jon Wallace will be joining us to help celebrate the 50th anniversary. All are welcome. The library will have balloon rocket packets to give to children who attend.

Date:Monday Jul 15, 2019

Time:2:00 PM  –  3:00 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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