Please join us on Thursday, August 24th at 10 am when Caroline Coffin will present a free demonstration of Music Together. Music Together is a research-based music and movement program that supports the musical development of babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers. This program is for children ages 0 – 5. Space is limited. Please register online or call 207-333-6640, ext. 3.
September 14 at 10AM.
Jump on the Song Toboggan and sing-a-long with Matt Loosigian of Earth Jams. Matt is a Brunswick, ME based folk singer, guitarist, and songwriter specializing in playful, funny songs about ecology and being green. Join him as he works his musical magic in this interactive and fun music show.
Inspired by Matt’s incredibly dynamic voice and charismatic performance style, participants will sing, play, and dance along as this musical wizard pulls giggles out of his guitar. As he performs it’s clear that Loosigian has a great love of music, fun, and children and wants to transmit that love to the families.
Matt Loves singing with children and families so don’t miss out on bringing your family to experience the magic of song with Matt Loosigian.
Get Ready for the Solar Eclipse! Jon Wallace will be here on Friday, Aug. 18th, at 1 p.m., in anticipation of the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21st. Jon will talk about observing the eclipse and what you can expect. He will emphasize safety and teach you how to turn a shoe box into an eclipse viewer! Weather permitting; we will have time to observe the sun to prepare for the eclipse. We will also have safety glasses to give away.
August 18 at 1PM.
Build a Better World: Save the Bees! Jenn Tyler (Miss Jenn) will be back again this summer on Tuesday, August 8th at 11am. With stories, songs, activities, and a bit of honey tasting, kids will learn how important bees are to our world and what they can do to save them. Call the library at 333-6640 ext.3 to register or register online .
On Friday, July 28th at 10am in the Maggie Trafton Room come enjoy “Grandfather Tang’s Story”, by Ann Tompert and Illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker. Cindy Petherbridge will lead participants in re-creating the tangram animals in the story and then, using fusible fabric, create one of the animals (or their own design) that will be ironed onto a canvas bag that they may take home. Call the library at 333-6640 ext.3 to register or register online . Best for kids in grades 3 -5
On Saturday, July 1st at 10 am, our friends the Wallace family will present our annual “Happy Birthday America” story time with cake and a parade. Please call the library at 333-6640 ext.3 to register for this very special story time, or register online.
Messy Art Workshops: Heather will lead kids ages three- to-seven years in three messy, artistic projects in the Maggie Trafton Room on June 29th at 9:30 am or 1:30 pm, or on June 30th at 9:30 am or 11 am. Registration is required. Please register for only 1 session. Call the children’s room at 207-333-6640 ext.3 for more information and to register, or register online:
Help us kick off our 2017 Summer Reading Program with a high energy performance of “Engineering a Better World” by Mad Science of Maine in the Androscoggin Community Room, Monday June 26th, 6-7PM. FREE, no registration required.
Kids may register for our Summer Reading program at the show or in the children’s department. Readers and listeners may set their own goals. How many books do you hope to read or listen to this summer? Read anything you’re interested in. Keep a log of titles you’ve read and we’ll provide small incentives to encourage you to your goal. At the end of our program, kids who read or listen to at least 10 books may choose a gift book to keep.
We have many events scheduled this summer, including concerts, crafts and a magic show. Check out our flyer Build a Better World Flyer 2017, or visit our calendar for all summer reading events for Kids.