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 a Spooky Mad Science Goblin. Witness ghosts appear out of thin air and a chemical reaction that will light up the room. 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.
Kids will search for rocks and minerals in the crust layer of the earth’s surface. They will learn about the prospectors, and how they would “pan for gems.” Then they will have their opportunity to pan for gems themselves. After the kids have found all their gems, they will become geologists and will do several geological tests on their gem stones for identification. Dr Genia Sklute from Hightouch Hightech Science will present this program for kids ages 5-10. Please call the library at 333-6640 for more information.
Date:Saturday Oct 20, 2018
Melissa Kim is the author of A Snowy Owl Story, the first title in the Wildlife on the Move Series, named one of the best bird books by the National Audubon Society. During the International Year of the Bird, APL is delighted to bring Melissa to the library. She will be joined by Audubon educator, Molly Woodring, who will bring owl mounts of Maine owls from the Maine Audubon Society. Children will have the opportunity to examine the owl mounts and talons. They will also be able to listen to owl calls. Melissa will read her book, A Snowy Owl Story and afterwards she will show children how to draw owl shapes. This program is best for children ages 6 and up.
Please pick up your free tickets in the children’s room or call us at 333-6640 to reserve your tickets. After the program, Melissa will be selling copies of her books. For more information or to reserve your free tickets, please call the library at 207 333-6640 ext.3
APL is collaborating with Bates Professor Keiko Konoeda and students in her seminar Reading Japan in Multicultural Picture Books this fall. Bates has a large collection of diverse picture books, including over 70 featuring Japanese characters and themes. The Diverse Book Finder can be accessed at the following link: https://diversebookfinder.org/
The students will be reading from these books during special pre-school story times in the Maggie Trafton program room at the library on the following Thursday mornings from 10-11 am: 10/11,11/1,11/15,and 11/29. These programs are free and open to all. We hope you will join us.
Come join Christina Dorman of the maine State Library as she introduces kids to coding with a Robo Pots workshop.During this three hour program students will craft a paper clay pot, plant a houseplant, and build a working electrical circuit that that waters your plant every 24 hours. Students will leave the program with an introductory knowledge of electrical circuits as well as their own personalized plant pot and circuit board. This program is accessible to all with no prior circuitry experience needed.
This program is for kids in 5th grade-10th grade. Space is limited. Please call the library at 333-6640 ext.3 for more information.Duration: 3.5 hours (w/ a break for snacks)
Saturday September 29, 10AM-1:30PM.
Music Together is a research-based music and movement program designed to support the musical development of babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers.
Sing, chant, move to the beat, “jam” with instruments, and more. Recognizing that all children are musical, and can achieve basic music competence if exposed to the proper environment, Music Together provides a rich array of musical experiences to unlock their potential. Join Caroline Coffin for a special Big Kids Music Together Class (ages 5-7) on Monday, August 20th at 6pm.