Saturday, August 9, 2014

Summer Reading Outdoor Fair!

It's hard to believe that summer reading is almost over!  The Outdoor Fair celebrating another terrific summer of reading will take place on Wednesday, August 13th from 10:30am - 1:00pm.  The fair will feature:
  • A polynesian dance performance by Laura Matta at 11:00am
  • the final puppet workshop of the summer with Sue Klau at 12:00pm
  • Face painting provided by Creative Chica
  • Sand Art
  • Certificates, prizes, grand prize drawings
  • Food and fun!
The fair will take place in Aquidneck Park outside the library.  In the event of rain, all activities will go on as scheduled inside the library.  If you are unable to attend the fair but completed summer reading, stop by the children's desk anytime after August 13th to pick up your certificate and prizes.  Certificates, free books and prizes will be available for pick-up through mid-September.

For more information contact the Children's Desk at 847-8720 ext. 204.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Saturday Matinee @ the Library

Stop by the library this Saturday @ 2:30pm for an afternoon showing of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2!  No registration is required for this free event, just drop-in.  Held in the lower level program room.  Rated PG - ages 6+.

Inventor Flint Lockwood thought he saved the world when he destroyed his machine that turned water into food causing cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes. But Flint soon learns that his invention survived and is now creating food-animals. Flint and his friends embark on a dangerously delicious mission to battle hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees, hippotatomuses, cheespiders and other foodimals to save the world again!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Design a Robot

The Tween Activity: Design a Robot will take place on Thursday at 2:30pm.  The program is full and we have names on a waiting list so if you are signed up to come and can't make it, please call us at 847-8720 ext. 204.

Hope to see you Thursday!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Log Your Summer Reading Today!

The summer reading program, Fizz, Boom, Read! is almost over!  Children who are signed up need to read at least 6 books by August 13th.  We also need you to record the titles of the books you have read in your reading log (which we keep for you at the library) or online.  If you haven't had a chance to log your reading yet, stop by the Children's Desk today!  If you can't make it to the library, call 847-8720 ext. 204 and we'd be happy to write down your titles for you.

Children who complete the program will receive:
  • a certificate
  • a free book
  • a Fizz, Boom, Read! pencil
  • a Fizz, Boom, Read! doorknob hanger
  • 1 free ticket to a PawSox game on August 21st
Questions?  Call 847-8720 ext. 204 or visit the Children's Desk.

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Science of Art: Collage

Join us on Tuesday, August 5th at 10:00am for an exploration of the science of art focusing on collage.  We'll explore the work of famous picture book artists Eric Carle and Lois Ehlert and then we'll have a chance to make a piece of collage artwork of our own!

No registration is required for this free program held in the John Clarke Children's Program Room.  Ages 5+.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dave Marchetti - Animal Experiences

Dave Marchetti brings his Animal Experiences to the library this Thursday, July 31st at 10:30am.  Meet (and touch!) turtles, snakes, lizards and Wally the Alligator!  No registration is required for this free events - just drop in!  Held in the lower level program room.  Ages 4+.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Creative Engineering

Tweens registered for the RIMOSA Creative Engineering: Marble Roller Coaster - don't forget the program will take place on Tuesday, July 29th at 10:30am in the lower level program room of the library.

Due to construction in the Circulation Department, the library will actually be CLOSED on Tuesday, July 29th - all day.  However, Marble Roller Coaster WILL TAKE PLACE AS SCHEDULED.

Kids who are signed up to attend MUST use the Spring Street entrance of the library.  Please plan to arrive a few minutes before 10:30am.  I will be waiting at the Spring Street door to let you in.

If there are any questions, feel free to call the Children's Desk at 847-8720 ext. 204.