Children’s Programming

 

 

October

 

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STORYHOURS - Tuesdays from 10:15-11:00 a.m. and Thursdays from 1:00-1:45 p.m. The morning story hours, for children 31/2-6 years old, will be held on November 4, 18, and 25. The afternoon story hours will be held on November 6, 13, and 20. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts. Pre-registration for November's story hours will begin on October 15 and run through the end of October. Registration is required.

 

TODDLER STORY HOURS – The library provides a toddler story time program for children ages 2 to 3 ½ on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program. Registration is required.

 

SATURDAY  SPECIALS: October 11, from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Star Wars Reads Day - Join us and readers across the galaxy as we celebrate the love of Star Wars. There will be legos, crafts, puzzles, games and refreshments. You will also receive a Star Wars Activity booklet to take home. This is a drop-in program for all ages. (May the force be with you!)

October 25, from 11:00 a.m. – Noon.Halloween Bingo - Come and play Halloween Bingo! Costumes are welcome! Children ages 5 – 10 are welcome. Please call or stop by the library to register for this program.

October 25, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm.  - Artist Donna Walker - Come and make an autumn mobile. This mobile will be made with fall treasures from nature such as twigs, acorns, pinecones, leaves, etc. Bring your own special treasures or there will be some at the library to use as well. This program is for children in grades 3 – 7.  Registration is required.

 

FRIDAY IS GAME DAY AT THE LIBRARY!  From 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Come play a board game, enjoy a snack, bring a friend or make a new friend. See you there!

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COUNTING CONTEST - All of our younger patrons in grades K-5 are invited to participate in our Halloween Counting Contest - counting the number of candy corns in a special container. Stop by the Children’s Room and place your guess in the box provided and you could be a winner! The youngster who comes the closest to the correct number will win a spooktacular Halloween treat! The winner will be drawn on October 31. Each child is allowed ONLY ONE GUESS. Good luck to all of the participants.

 

MALE-IT AND TAKE-IT CRAFT - Thursday, October 9th, from 3:30pm to 5:30 p.m.  Stop by the library during this time to make a craft and take it home with you!  This is a drop-in program for children of all ages.  

 

COKE DISPLAY - The Children's Room display case is featuring a Coke collection that belongs to Trevor Morgan.  He is a fourth grader at Old County Road Elementary School. Trevor has been collecting Coke products for 2 years. His very first piece of his collection was a Coke bottle that he purchased in an antique store. He finds most of his items at antique stores, flea markets and yard sales. His favorite item in his collection is the Cola cooler. He hopes you enjoy his collection as much as he does. 

 

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BOOK GROUP: GRADES 1-3 – Thursday, October 16, at 4:30 p.m. Children in grades 1 – 3 may join us at the library for an introduction to book groups. Our first selection will be Diary of a Worm.  Call the library to reserve the book or place your own hold on-line.  Then, read the book at home.  During the club meeting, we will read the book again, talk about the book, enjoy a snack, and make a small craft to take home.  Registration is required. The book group is limited to 10 participants. Our first meeting will be Thursday, October 16th

 

BOOK GROUP: GRADES 4-5 -  Thursday, October 23rd at 4:30 pm. Calling all 4th and 5th graders (and their parents/caregivers) who love to read and discuss books, or anyone who wants to be part of a “really cool book loving group”! We will meet once a month to discuss the book, enjoy a snack, and participate in special activities about the book. Our first meeting will be an organizational meeting. Come to this meeting with some of your favorite books and/or book titles to share. Registration is required.

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HOMEWORK EXPRESS – The Homework Express is continuing at the East Smithfield Public Library. For youngsters in grades K-8, this is the ticket for you. Each Thursday, from 2:30-4:30 p.m., Ms. Carol will be ready to help you with your homework. Whether you need help finding a specific book, guidance with a tricky question, or just some advice on how to get started, Ms. Carol will give you the encouragement and confidence you need to tackle any homework assignment. Don’t hesitate to avail yourself to this warm, friendly, and professional service. Drop by the library (no sign-up necessary) and get rolling on the Homework Express! Hope to see you soon.

 

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TEEN READ WEEK – Area teens will be reading for the fun of it as the East Smithfield Public Library celebrates Teen Read Week, October 12-18. This year’s theme is “Turn Dreams Into Reality @ Your Library!” Teen Read Week is the national adolescent literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Teen Read Week encourages teens to read a wide variety of materials that are out of this world such as sci-fi, fantasy, virtual realities, graphic novels, and much more. Teens are encouraged to take advantage of reading in all forms – books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks, and much more! In recent years, many families had had to adapt to making do with less as a result of the economy. Teen Read Week is a great opportunity for teens and their families to learn about all the free services and resources making do with less as a result of the economy. Teen Read Week is a great opportunity for teens and their families to learn about all the free services and resources the library offers. The library also offers a safe and supervised space for adolescents to engage in creative, educational activities with caring adults and mentors. Teen Read Week is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Aand mentors. Teen Read Week is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association. For more information, visit www.ala.org/teenread.

 

ART IN THE AFTERNOON – Starting Wednesday, October 1, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Art in the Afternoon returns to East Smithfield Public Library this fall, and invites children to enjoy a free literature-based art program. We will be using many different methods and materials in the creation of various art projects and crafts. Join us for some fun as we explore different mediums and techniques. Simply call 231-5150 x3 to register, or just drop by!

 

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STAR WARS DISPLAYIn conjunction with Star Wars Reads Day for the entire month of October, a Star Wars Lego Display will be featured in the main display case. The collection reflects all six films in the Star Wars Series. The Legos featured include various vehicles, dwellings, and characters found throughout the galaxy. Go you must, to the library. It is an exhibit that will be long remembered. This Lego Star Wars exhibit features your most favorite characters and the fastest ships in the galaxy. The collection spans both the classic and more recent trilogy. Impressive! Most impressive! The display was organized by Mr. Mike and his wife Mrs. Lisa.

 

HOMEWORK HELP – Need help on your school assignments, projects and papers? If so, stop by the library on any Monday (3-8 p.m.), Tuesday (3-8 p.m.), or Wednesday (3-7 p.m.) and Mr. Mike will assist you in utilizing the best reference resources for your homework. You will learn how to find the most useful books and how to use the electronic resources and Internet to get the most current articles on topics you are researching. Learn how to properly cite articles and organize your resources into a cohesive report. No registration is required. To access homework help from home, go to the library’s homepage and click on the Young Adult (Y/A) Teen Page, and under Reference, click on either the Online Reference Homework Help or Schoolwork and Research/EBSCO Databases link. Also, ask Mr. Mike about our new service: AskRI.

 

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ASKRI.ORG – Online resources are available to all Rhode Islanders from their favorite library, or wherever they connect to the Internet. All you need is a library card. These core resources include Tutor.com, World Book and World Book Discover, and a selection of EBSCO databases including Academic Search Premier, Master File Premier, History Reference Center and many more. Check out these free and invaluable resources by accessing http://www.askri.org/.

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SPOOKY LANTERN CRAFT - Thursday, October 9, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. This free, fun-filled program is for adults and teens. We will be making funky, little lanterns out of tissue paper, Mod Podge, and wire. When you add a tea light, the lanterns will come to glowing life. Bring your own jars or use ours. The finished product will be as spooky or silly as you like. Decorate your doorstep or your dinner table with these adorable, haunting lanterns. All you really need to bring is your imagination. Please register by calling Bethany at 231-5150 x 2.

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BANNED BOOKS WEEK – September 21 – September 27. The 2014 Banned Books Week theme is "Celebrating the Freedom to Read." Banned Books Week (BBW) celebrates the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one’s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them. After all, intellectual freedom can exist only where these two essential conditions are met. Remember, it’s your freedom we’re talking about. For more information, go to

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PUZZLES - If you are looking for something to do on a rainy day, stop by the library and browse through our puzzle collection. We have puzzles depicting various landscape scenery, animals, people and events. The puzzles are interesting and challenging and you will feel a sense of accomplishment when the "last piece" is inserted.

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HOLIDAY CLOSING - In commemoration of Columbus Day, the library will be closed on Monday, October 13, 2014.

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HALLOWEEN NOTE: Remember, even though we stock up on sweets and goodies for the little ghosts and goblins who will be visiting our homes, we should not forget that many cultures earnestly leave out food, sweets, and cigarettes as an offering for the dead who are believed to revisit the earth on the October 31 of each year.

 

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RECENT ADDITIONS:

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

 

Journey – Aaron Becker

The Blessing Cup – Patricia Polacco

Island: A Story of the Galapagos – Jason Chin

Nelson MandelaKadir Nelson

Cleaning Chemistry – Jon Eben Field

Horrible Jobs in Medieval Times – Robyn Hardyman

It’s Alive: The Science of Plants and Living Things – Jay Hawkins

Easter: Sweets and Treats – Ruth Owen

Horrible Jobs in Colonial Times – Louise Spilsbury

Recycling CraftsAnnalees Lim

Introducing the Periodic Table – Tom Jackson

20 Fun Facts About the U.S. Flag – Maria Nelson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November

 

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STORYHOURS - Tuesdays from 10:15-11:00 a.m. and Thursdays from 1:00-1:45 p.m. The morning story hours, for children 31/2-6 years old, will be held on December 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. The afternoon story hours will be held on December 4, 11, and 18. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts. Registration for December's story hours will begin on November 18 and run through the end of November. Registration is required.

 

FRIDAY IS GAME DAY AT THE LIBRARY! - From 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Come play a board game, enjoy a snack, bring a friend or make a new friend. See you there!

 

TODDLER STORYTIME - The library will present toddler story time programs for children aged 2-31/2 on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10:30-11:00 a.m. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program. Registration is required.

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS - November 8, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. - Lego Club - Drop by the library on Saturday and join other LEGO enthusiasts for a LEGO good time. The library will supply the LEGOS, or if you prefer, you can bring your own. You can share your ideas, techniques, and creations with your friends and other club members. This drop-in program is for children ages 4-12.

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November 22, from 11:00-Noon – Turkey Hat – Students from Bryant University will be working with the Children’s Librarian on a Thanksgiving themed arts and crafts event at the East Smithfield Public Library. Ms. Carol will be reading a few festive Thanksgiving stories and the Bryant students will be helping the children create their own Turkey Hat. This event will be a great opportunity to engage your children in a fun-filled activity and also to introduce them to future friends. Stop by the library and get yourself and your children into the holiday spirit. Your child will love trying on their new Turkey Hat. This program is for children ages 3½-10. Registration is required.

 

TURKEY SCAVENGER HUNT - A feathery flock of turkeys just escaped from a turkey farm and they are hiding in the Children’s Area of the library. We are asking our younger patrons to help us find the runaway turkeys. The fun of the hunt is to try to find all of the hidden turkeys and write their names on the paper provided. All children in grades K-6 may enter the turkey search. The deadline for submitting responses is November 25, 2014. Good luck to all the turkey explorers!!

 

 

NUTCRACKER STORYTIME – Thursday, November 13, at 5:30 p.m. Heritage Ballet of Lincoln, R.I. will demonstrate the art of Classical Ballet to children by performing an excerpt from The Nutcracker. The children will listen to the story and the ballet dancers will bring the characters to life. The children will be given an opportunity to see and learn the exercises the dancers do to warm up and view the costumes they wear. Then the children will be given an opportunity to try out some of the ballet steps. This exciting program is for children ages 3-9 and their caregivers. Registration is required.

SEWING CLASS WITH MISS ASHLEY – Tuesday, November 4, at 3:00 p.m. Children ages 7-12 are invited to the library to learn basic sewing techniques and create a project to take home. This month’s project is pajama pants. Space is limited and registration is required. A materials fee of $10.00 is required the day of the class.

 

MAKE-IT AND TAKE-IT CRAFT - Monday, November 24, from 12:30-2:30 p.m.  No school today, so stop by the library during this time to make a craft and take it home with you!  This is a drop-in program for children of all ages.  

 

1ST THRU 3RD GRADE BOOK GROUP – Thursday, November 6, at 4:30 p.m. Any children in grades 1-3 may join us at the library for an introduction to book groups. This month’s selection will be A Home for Bird by Philip Stead. Call the library to reserve the book or place your own hold online. Then, read the book at home. During the club meeting, we will read the book again, talk about the book, enjoy a snack, and make a small craft to take home. Registration is required. Space is limited to 10 participants.

 

4TH AND 5TH GRADE BOOK GROUP – Thursday, November 20, @ 4:30 p.m. Calling all 4th and 5th graders and their caregivers who love to read and discuss books, or anyone who wants to be part of a “really cool book loving group!” We will meet once a month to discuss a certain book, enjoy a snack, and participate in special activities about the book. Registration is required. Hope to see you there! For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3.

 

STUFFED ANIMALS DISPLAY – The Children’s Room display case is featuring an interesting and unusual collection of Stuffed Animals. This exhibit was organized and developed by Pheobe Morgan, a first grader at Old County Road School. Pheobe’s first stuffed animal was a Build-A-Bear that she received from her big brother Trevor on the day she was born. When you press its paw, it says “Happy Birthday Phebes, I love you!” Her brother recorded it for her. She has been collecting ever since. Stop by to enjoy all the cuddly cuteness!

 

HOMEWORK EXPRESS – The Homework Express is continuing at the East Smithfield Public Library. For youngsters in grades K-8, this is the ticket for you. Each Thursday, from 2:30-6:30 p.m., Ms. Carol will be ready to help you with your homework. Whether you need help finding a specific book, guidance with a tricky question, or just some advice on how to get started, Ms. Carol will give you the encouragement and confidence you need to tackle any homework assignment. Don’t hesitate to avail yourself to this warm, friendly, and professional service. Drop by the library (no sign-up necessary) and get rolling on the Homework Express! Hope to see you soon.

 

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TOOTHPICK & MARSHMALLOW BUILDING CHALLENGE – Tuesday, November 25, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Use your creativity to engineer a building. See how high and how strong you can make your building. See if you can build the tallest structure out of a limited number of toothpicks and marshmallows! Build something yourself or use teamwork. Hopefully, you will learn some basic principles about engineering and geometry.

 

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ART IN THE AFTERNOON – Wednesdays, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Art in the Afternoon continues at the East Smithfield Public Library. Children are invited to enjoy a free literature-based art program each Wednesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. We will be using many different methods and materials in the creation of various art projects and crafts. Join us for some fun as we explore projection and technological art. Simply call 231-5150 x3 to register or just drop by.

 

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HOMEWORK HELP – Need help on your school assignments, projects and papers? If so, stop by the library on any Monday (3-6:30 p.m.), Tuesday (3-8 p.m.), or Wednesday (4:30-7:00 p.m.) and Mr. Mike will assist you in utilizing the best reference resources for your homework. You will learn how to find the most useful books and how to use the electronic resources and Internet to get the most current articles on topics you are researching. Learn how to properly cite articles and organize your resources into a cohesive report. No registration is required. To access homework help from home, go to the library’s homepage and click on the Young Adult (YA) Teen Page, and under Reference, click on either the Online Reference Homework Help or Schoolwork and Research/EBSCO Databases link. Also, ask Mr. Mike about AskRI which includes new electronic resources such as Points of View, Student Research Center, EBSCO Topic Search, Current Events, and Literary Reference Center. And finally, check out www.tutor.com – the Homework Help Center.

 

 

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS - The library will be closed on Tuesday, November 11 in commemoration of Veterans Day and Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving). Have a great holiday!!!

 

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RECENT ADDITIONS:

Children’s/Young Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

 

Monster Trucks – Lynn Peppas

Hockey – Ray McClellan

Connecticut: The Constitution State – Emily Rose Oachs

Massachusetts: The Bay State – Amy Rechner

Rhode Island: The Ocean State Amy Rechner

Honey Badgers – Margo Gates

The Oregon Trail – Gary Jeffrey

The Battle of Little Bighorn – Gary Jeffrey

Soccer – Anne Wendorff

KittensHannelore Grimm

Aardvarks – Megan Borgert-Spaniol

Centipedes – Margo Gates

 

 

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