Here’s what’s in store for young people at the library at 2 N. Main St. during the month of July:
Annual vehicle night
On Tuesday, July 16, from 6-7:30 p.m., families are invited to stop by the library parking lot with cameras and kids to explore vehicles from the town’s public works, police and fire departments. Come enjoy some big rigs and get to know the operators who drive them for the police, fire and DPW. Thanks to all departments and the Friends of Memorial Hall Library for sponsoring this event. Enter to win a door prize in the Children’s Room. The library’s parking lot will close at 5 p.m. to make room for Vehicle Night.
A NASA ambassador visits
Fifty years ago, humanity first set foot on another heavenly body -- the Moon. On Saturday, July 20, from 2:30-3:30 p.m., kids ages 7-11 are invited to join NASA Solar System Ambassador Shelley Rosenbaum Lipman to learn about the mission of Apollo 11, and build their own lunar lander. This program is for children ages 7-11. Sign up at https://mhl.org/calendar beginning July 6 at 9 a.m.
Summer movie at the drive-in
On Monday, July 22, from 10 a.m.-noon, kids age 3 & up are invited to the MHL Drive-in movie. Bring popcorn and a drink and watch Space Buddies in one of the cardboard cars. Register at https://mhl.org/calendar starting July 8 at 9 a.m.
ISS: Living and Working in Space
On Thursday, July 25, children in grades 1-6 are invited to join the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center to explore what it is like living and working in space. Using exclusive NASA videos and a variety of visual and hands-on demonstrations, students will learn how astronauts live and work in space while answering questions like: What is it like to live in space? How do astronauts adjust to microgravity? What are the astronauts doing in space? Register at https://mhl.org/calendar the name of the child who will be attending the program. There are two, hour-long sessions, one at 2:30 p.m. and one at 3:45 p.m. Registration begins July 11 at 9 a.m.
Blast-off with Blades
On Monday, July 29, from 11 a.m.-noon, Blades (the Boston Bruins mascot) is coming to celebrate the summer reading partnership with the Boston Bruins. There will be stories, trivia, games, activities, and of course photos with Blades. Register online the name of each child that will be attending the program. Registration begins Monday, July 15 at 9 a.m.
Rockets there and back again
On Tuesday, July 30, become a rocket scientist with the Museum of Science. This hands-on workshop explores the science behind rockets and space exploration. Use your imagination to plan, build, and test your own design to create an air rocket that launches across the room, and engineer a way for a payload to return safely to Earth. Space is limited. Please register online the family name and how many adults and children will be attending the program. The sessions are at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Registration begins Tuesday, July 16 at 9 a.m.
July events in the Children’s Room:
In-Be-Tweens Programs are for Grades 4 & 5. Space is limited. Registration required.
Create the Summer Drive-in Movie Cars on Monday, July 15 from 3:45-4:15 p.m. For Grades 4 & 5. Sign up at https://mhl.org/calendar.
Make It Take It Tuesdays for ages 3 & up and an adult, on Tuesdays, July 23 & 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.
Reading with Annie on Tuesdays, July 9 & 23, from 2:30-3:30 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.
Spacey Science on Wednesday, July 10, from 3:30-4:15 p.m. for ages 5-8. We will share a story, do some simple experiments, and make a craft to take home. Register at https://mhl.org/calendar starting June 26 at 9 a.m.
Around the World in 30 minutes for birth-5 & an adult, on Friday, July 12, 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.
Book Bingo on Thursday, July 18, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. for ages 8-11. Play 4-5 rounds of bingo and the prizes you can win are books. Sign up at https://mhl.org/calendar starting July 3rd.
Musical Mornings with Peter Sheridan on Friday, July 19, 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.
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.