Here’s what’s in store for young people at the library at 2 N. Main St.:

 

APRIL

 

April events in the Children’s Room:

 

Make It Take It Tuesdays for ages 3 and up and an adult, on Tuesday, April 30 from 5:45-6:30 p.m. Join us for a drop-in craft program. Pick up a token in the Children’s Room.

In-Be-Tweens Programs are for grades 4 and 5. Space is limited. Registration required.

 

Around the World in 30 minutes for birth-5 and an adult, on Friday, April 26 at 9:30 a.m. Explore different languages through songs, rhymes, stories and games. For native speakers and those who want to expose their child to different languages and cultures at an early age. Pick up a token in the Children’s Room.

Dads and Donuts on Saturdays, April  27 at 10 a.m. for ages 2-5. A story time for preschoolers & their families. After stories and a craft, share coffee, juice, and donuts. Pick up a token in the Children’s Room.

Legomania on Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m. for ages 5 and up. This program is for children who love to build with LEGOs. Each child will build on their own base, and then share their creation with the group before putting it on display in the Children's Room. Register at https://mhl.org/calendar.

Family Yoga on Sunday, April 28 at 1:30 p.m. Stand Tall Family Yoga will offer a special class that welcomes kids up to age 11 and walkers up to age 5 with an adult. Sign up at https://mhl.org/calendar.

Star Readers on Monday, April 29 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for ages 8-12. A book discussion club. Register at https://mhl.org/calendar and request and read the book beforehand. Email bkerrigan@mhl.org for more information.

 All events are sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Join the Friends at www.mhl.org/friends. For more information, visit www.mhl.org, or call 978-623-8440. All programs are held at Memorial Hall Library.

 

MAY

Cure for the Common Show with Bryson Lang

On Saturday, May 4 at 2:30 p.m., Memorial Hall Library welcomes international performer, Bryson Lang. He’s been featured on two seasons of the History Channel’s “Masters of Illusion” and has appeared in films, on Royal Caribbean cruise ships and at many corporate events. His comedy/juggling show will feature flying sombreros, sharp sickles, huge spinning rings, upside down bounce-juggling, giant beach balls, glow-in-the-dark objects, a tennis racquet and many other surprises. His show is geared to families and kids ages 3 and up. Sign up at https://mhl.org/calendar.  

May events in the Children’s Room:

Spring Fling with the Junior Friends on Wednesday, May 1 from 3:45-4:30 p.m. for ages 3 & up. Enjoy crafts and games that celebrate Spring.

Mes Petits Amis on Monday, May 6 at 9:30 a.m. for preschoolers & their families – introducing the French language using rhymes, songs and simple stories. It's like Wiggle Words but in French (with some English thrown in!). Pick up a token for each attendee.

Make It Take It Tuesdays for ages 3 & up & an adult, on Tuesdays, May 7, 14, 21 & 28 from 5:45-6:30 p.m. Join us for a drop-in craft program. Pick up a token in the Children’s Room.

Make a Present for Mother’s Day on Wednesday, May 8 from 3:45-4:30 p.m. for ages 3 & up. Sign up at https://mhl.org/calendar.

Reading with Annie on Tuesday, May 14 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for children able to read on their own. Annie is a therapy dog who loves to be read to. The sessions are 15 minutes long and only the child who is reading is allowed in the room with Annie and her handler. Register at https://mhl.org/calendar.

In-Be-Tweens Programs are for Grades 4 & 5. Space is limited. Registration required.

Spring Craft TBA on Monday, May 13 from 3:45-4:15 p.m.

Floral Card on Thursday, May 9 from 4 - 4:30 p.m.

Dads and Donuts on Saturdays, May 11 & 25 at 10 a.m. for ages 2-5. A story time for preschoolers & their families. After stories and a craft, share coffee, juice, and donuts. Pick up a token in the Children’s Room.

Night Readers on Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. for ages 9-12 & an adult. This month’s selection is Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech. Request and read the book beforehand. Register at https://mhl.org/calendar.

Musical Mornings with Peter Sheridan on Friday, May 17 at 10 a.m. A children's musician for twenty years, Peter performs at many libraries, day care centers and schools. He plays guitar, accordion, harmonica and other instruments and uses puppets and books in his program. No registration needed.

Jr. Green Gatherings for ages 4-8 on Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. Learn more about nature and gardening through a book and related activities. Space is limited. Register at https://mhl.org/calendar. A collaboration of the Andover Garden Club and MHL Children’s Room.

Family Book Bingo on Saturday, May 18 at 2:30 p.m. for all ages. Come join in an hour of fun for the whole family...and maybe win a book too! We will play four to five rounds of Bingo and share lots of laughs while doing it!  Register at https://mhl.org/calendar the name of each person attending.  

Family Yoga on Sunday, May 19 at 1:30 p.m. Stand Tall Family Yoga will offer a special class that welcomes kids up to age 11 and walkers up to age 5 with an adult. Sign up at https://mhl.org/calendar.

Star Readers on Monday, May 20 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for ages 8-12. A book discussion club to keep kids reading all year long. Register at https://mhl.org/calendar and request and read the book beforehand. This month’s title is James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.

Kids Coloring Craze on Tuesday, May 21 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for Grades 3-5. Are you crazy about coloring?  This is the program for you!  There will be lots of coloring pages available for you to color with colored pencils, markers, and gel pens!  Come color with us and let your creativity fly!  Register at https://mhl.org/calendar.

Picture Book Pals on Thursday, May 23 from 1:30-2 p.m. for ages 4 & 5 & a favorite adult. Miss Kim will share a brand new picture book and lead a fun activity to accompany the story. Register the child attending at https://mhl.org/calendar.

Thinking Thursday on Thursday, May 23 at 3:45 p.m. for ages 5-8. Share a story, do simple experiments and create a craft to take home. Register at https://mhl.org/calendar.

Around the World in 30 minutes for birth-5 and an adult, on Friday, May 31 at 9:30 a.m. Explore different languages through songs, rhymes, stories and games. For native speakers and those who want to expose their child to different languages and cultures at an early age. Pick up a token in the Children’s Room.

Program funding is provided by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Join the Friends at www.mhl.org/friends. For more information, visit www.mhl.org, or call 978-623-8440. All programs are held at Memorial Hall Library.

 

 

 

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