What’s Happening in October?

Toddler Creative Ballet Class: Saturday, October 4. 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.
For children ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult caregiver. In this Creative Ballet class led by Amanda DelPrete of Inspire Dance Academy, we will skip, gallop, and leap… stretch, crawl, wiggle and giggle while we use our creative minds to go on exciting adventures. The kids may wear anything they feel comfortable to move in. Please register in advance online or at the library. Space is limited to 16 participants.

Dale Freeman in Concert: Wednesday, October 8. 6:30-7:30 PM.
Come hear local musician, Dale Freeman with your family! No registration necessary.

Hands-on Art History: One Tuesday every month.
For children ages 7-9. Pique your child’s interest in art and art history in this fun workshop. We will have a short lesson about a different period featuring artists, fun facts, and of course images of famous works. Then we will experiment in a technique of the period in our own art project. Contact Mariah for more information. Sign up online or at the library.

  • October 21: Impressionism, making pointillism pictures
  • November 18: Abstract Art, making Pollock inspired pictures

Free Movie and Popcorn: Saturday, October 25. Showing at 3:00 PM
For families. Come watch the classic Roald Dahl tale of a little girl named Matilda with a mean family, a special teacher, and magic powers. Rated PG, running 102 minutes. Popcorn and goodies provided! Sponsored by Friends of the Medway Public Library and the Medway Cultural Council. Sign up online or at the library. Drop-ins welcome!

Halloween Costume Parade and Spooky Story Time: Friday, October 31. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
For ages 0-5, accompanied by an adult caregiver. Come dressed up in your costume, eat a few treats, and listen to some fun stories! No registration necessary.

 

Thank you Inspire Dance Academy for our Toddler Creative Ballet Class!

It was such a treat to have Amanda Del Prete of Inspire Dance Academy host a dance class on Saturday, October 4th. Everyone was so well behaved and looked lovely! We were especially happy to partner with a local business to bring this wonderful opportunity to participate in art and exercise to the community. Thank you to everyone who came and hopefully we will see Amanda again in the spring!

photo (3)

Pajamarama Readathon!

pajamaWhat is a Pajamarama Readathon?

It’s a pajama party where we celebrate reading and getting library cards! You will be able to sign up for library cards, check out materials, and read books together.

When is it?

Friday, September 26th from 7:00-9:00 PM. We got special permission to open the library extra hours just for this party! Only those attending the party will be allowed to use the library at this time.

Who can come?

Children ages 5 and up, accompanied by an adult caregiver are invited to attend. We chose this age because library policy states that you must be 5 years old to have a library card. If your family has children over 5 and younger than 5, please feel free to bring everyone!

What are we going to do?

We will spend the first half hour signing up for library cards and looking at all the wonderful books the library offers. Then we will gather together downstairs in the Cole Room where we will read, play games, eat snacks, and sing songs. It will be fun, I promise!

What should I bring?

Well, definitely bring pajamas! Also, if you want comfy seating bring pillows, blankets, stuffed animal friends to snuggle in while you read. You may also wish to bring your favorite book just in case the library’s copy is out. Those who wish to donate snacks to share are also welcome to do so, but please avoid nuts. 

Do I need to sign up?

While we welcome you even if you don’t sign up, please do! You can do that by clicking right here and filling out the form. Signing up helps us prepare and get enough materials for everyone!

What’s Happening in September?

Hands-on Art History: One Tuesday every month.
For children ages 7-9. Pique your child’s interest in art and art history in this fun workshop. We will have a short lesson about a different period featuring artists, fun facts, and of course images of famous works. Then we will experiment in a technique of the period in our own art project. Contact Mariah for more information. Sign up online or at the library.

  • September 16: Byzantine Art, making paper mosaics
  • October 21: Impressionism, making pointillism pictures
  • November 18: Abstract Art, making Pollock inspired pictures

Talk Like a Pirate Day! Friday, September 19. All day.
Bring your child to the library dressed like pirate, show us their best pirate voice, and we will reward them with a piece of treasure! 11:00 AM Story time will be pirate themed!

Pajamarama Read-a-thon! Friday, September 26, 7:00-9:00 PM.
For ages 5 and up accompanied by an adult caregiver. Celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month by coming to the library after-hours for a special reading pajama party! BYOB pillows and blankets. Sign up for a library card and win a prize. We will provide books to read, snacks, and games! Register in advance online or at the library, but drop-ins welcome!

Innovation Station: (Pre-registration required). One Tuesday every month.
For children ages 8-11.Come to learn, use, and experiment with new technology! Contact Mariah for more information. Sign up online or at the library.

  • September 30: MaKey MaKeys
  • October: Cancelled
  • November 4: Snap Circuits

Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

July 31st was Harry Potter’s birthday and we celebrated at the library in style!

Enter through Platform 9 3/4!

photo 2

Everyone was sorted into their appropriate Hogwarts house.

sortingWe visited Ollivander’s and made our own magic wands.

wandmaking

Played a little quidditch…quidditchGot mistaken for a wanted wicked wizard…

wanted1 wanted3 wanted4And ate some treats from Honeydukes!

cupcakesThanks everyone for coming! You were all so fabulous!

thanksthanks2hp_party 008

P.S. Sorry about so many pictures…I know they say “less is more”, but I couldn’t resist. :)

Books about Disabilites

 
Book List Images- Cover Collage

 

  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Seeing Stick by Jane Yolen
  • Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
  • Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos
  • A Corner of the Universe by Ann M. Martin
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • My Name is Brain Brian by Jeanne Bentancort
  • Addy’s Race by Debby Waldman
  • Rules by Cynthia Lord

Compiled by Maevis

What’s Happening in August?

Hope to see you at some of these great events!

  • Learning Labs: Electricity
    Tuesday, August 5th. 2:30-4:00 PM
    For ages 7-12. Registration required.
    We will be learning about circuits and making our own lightbulbs.
  • Paws-to-Read
    Wednesday, August 6th. 6:30-7:30 PM
    Participants must be able to read independently. Registration required.
  • Engineering with GoldiBloxgoldiblox 013
    Tuesday, August 12th. 3:00-4:00 PM
    For ages 4-7, accompanied by an adult caregiver. Registration required.
    GoldiBlox is a toy set designed to teach young children spatial and verbal skills. We will be pairing two children up, with their caregivers, to work through a story book which provides puzzles and directions for the child to build a simple machine.
  • 3,2,1..Act!vate Storytime
    Wednesday, August 13th. 3:00-4:30 PMactibate
    Families welcome. No registration necessary!
    Come here professional actors tell two funny folktales using props, American Sign Language, and audience participation!
  • Free Movie & Popcorn sponsored by Friends of the Medway Library
    Thursday, August 14th. 3:00 PM.
    Sign up at the library. Drop-ins welcome!
  • Learning Labs: Space
    Thursday, August 19th. 2:30-4:00 PM
    For ages 7-12. Registration required.
    This week we will be learning about moon phases and star life cycles.
  • Rock-it-Science Sing-a-long with Award-winning Steve Blunt!Steve-outdoors-210px
    Friday, August 22nd. 11:00 AM
    Families welcome. No registration necessary!
    Come for music, laughter, and learning!