Children's Programs

July Program Highlights

Main Library

This month there are so many things going on in the Children’s Room! Print your very own calendar, and keep it handy to make sure you don’t miss anything!

We’re having a 3 Little Pigs Party on Friday, July 7 at 1 p.m. Join us for a celebration of this classic folktale about three very famous pig builders! Then you won’t want to miss a screening of Disney Classic Short Films: The Three Little Pigs on Saturday, July 8 at 2:30 p.m.

On Monday, July 10 at 2 p.m. join us for “Pinocchio” presented by the Hampstead Stage Co. This is the timeless tale of an Italian woodcarver, Geppetto, who carves a son out of a wood block. Join the wooden marionette on his journey to become a real boy! Through many mischievous adventures, Pinocchio discovers that to be human is to be good hearted and brave.

Listen to stories about diversity, acceptance, helping, sharing, and unity despite cultural differences during Building Bridges Among Us part 1 on Tuesday, July 18 at 11 a.m. Children will enjoy a Henna Tattoo of their choice.

One of the highlights of the summer will be a Visit with Blades – the Boston Bruins Mascot on Wednesday, July 19 from 2 to 3 p.m. This will be an interactive program with games, photo opportunities, giveaways, and of course lots of fun! Brought to you by the New England Bruins and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Learn how to make a yummy smoothie during Build a Better Me: Nutrition and Smoothies on Thursday, July 20 at 2 p.m.

On Friday, July 21 at 1 p.m. join us for Mad Science Presents: Fun-tastic Forces Stage Show. Explore forces with spinning platforms, a 10 ft. soda fountain and a rocket-powered car!

The Main Library will also host DIY Printing with Technocopia Part 1 on Monday, July 24 at 3:30 p.m. Learn all about Stencil Printing and make something of your own! Come back for Part 2 on Monday, July 31 at 3:30 p.m.

During Build a Farm you can join us for books, songs and activities about farm life. Swing by on Thursday, July 27 at 10 a.m.

You won’t want to miss the Sparky Puppets Show on Friday, July 28 at 1 p.m. Construction Zone! Watch the "Three Little Pigs" work on their houses, and see magic wishes build a cottage, a mansion and a castle!

This month there will also be some new recurring programs as part of the “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Program. In addition to favorites like Legos, Paws to Read, and Masters of Minecraft, we’ll be adding several STEM activities.

Be sure to check out Coding Club on Tuesdays, July 11, 18 & 25 at 2 p.m. to try your hand at coding. Learn basics concepts and sequencing by playing different coding apps, and play with our fully programmable Code n Go mice! Our Brainy Builders series invited you to build, read, sing and play! We have programs for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Click here for all the details! You also won’t want to miss our Building Challenge on Mondays, July 17 & 31 at 2 p.m. Test your building and design skills with a challenge using common household items.

There will also be Yoga and Mindfulness sessions with Ivy Child International and a fun BINGO Night at the Library.

Click here for a complete list of programs and all the details.

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