Here’s what’s in store for young people at the library at 2 N. Main St. for February:
Whimsical Weavings Workshop
On Saturday, Feb. 9 at 1:30 p.m., Green Art Workshop returns to MHL for another parent/child workshop using recycled materials. Make a colorful weaving using found materials such as jeans, T-shirts, maps, books, fabric scraps and more. Learn how to construct a simple loom and then re-purpose favorite garments, natural fibers, and other household items as playful textile artworks. For children 8 and up, accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Sign up at https://mhl.org/calendar.
On Sunday, Feb. 24 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. The class features a lively form of yoga that involves child-friendly yoga poses, games, stories, songs and mini relaxation to end the class. Participants will learn breathing techniques and stretching. Space is limited. Sign up at https://mhl.org/calendar. Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.
February events in the Children’s Room:
Legomania on Saturday, Feb. 2 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.
Mes Petits Amis on Monday, Feb. 4 at 9:30 a.m. for pre-schoolers and their families – a new program 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.
Reading with Annie on Tuesdays, Feb. 5 and 19 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.
Winter Fun with the Junior Friends on Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 3:45-4:30 p.m. for ages 3 and up. Join the Junior Friends for some crafts and games for Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day, and wintertime. No registration required. In Memorial Hall.
Picture Book Pals: Winter is Here on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 1:30-2 p.m. for ages 4 and 5 and a favorite adult. Miss Kim will share Winter is Here by Kevin Henkes, and lead a fun activity to accompany the story. Register the child attending at https://mhl.org/calendar.
Make It Take It Tuesdays for ages 3 and up and an adult, on Tuesdays, Feb. 5, 12 and 26 from 5:45-6:30 p.m. Join us for a new drop-in craft program. Pick up a token in the Children’s Room.
Around the World in 30 minutes for birth to 5 and an adult, on Friday, Feb. 15 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.
Musical Mornings with Peter Sheridan on Friday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. A children's musician for 20 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.
In-Be-Tweens Programs are for Grades 4 and 5. Space is limited. Registration required.
Valentine Card Craft on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 4 p.m.
Kids Coloring Crazy on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 2:30 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.
Thinking Thursday on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 3 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.
Dads and Donuts on Saturdays, Feb. 9 and 23 at 10 a.m. for ages 2-5. A story time targeting dads and children ages 2-5 (although all are welcome). After stories, songs, rhymes and a craft, share coffee, juice, and donuts. Pick up a token in the Children’s Room.
Family Book Bingo on Saturday, Feb. 23 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.
Fairy Tale Day on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 3:30-4 p.m. for ages 6-7. Join Miss Kim as she celebrates Fairy Tale Day by sharing the book Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella by popular author and illustrator Jan Brett! There will be also be an activity to go along with the story. Register at https://mhl.org/calendar.
All events are sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. For more information, visit www.mhl.org, or call 978-623-8440. All programs are held at Memorial Hall Library.