Children’s Programming

 

 

December

 

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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 January 6, 13, 20, and 27. The afternoon story hours will be held on January 8, 15, 22, and 29. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts. Pre-registration for January's story hours will begin on December 15 and run through the end of December. Registration is required.

 

TODDLER STORYTIME - The library will present toddler storytime 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.**Note: December 10th’s program will feature students from Bryant University who will be working alongside members of the East Smithfield Public Library to hold a Christmas themed arts and crafts event in concurrence with the festive novels being read by Carol Derosier. This event will be a great opportunity to engage your children in a healthy learning environment and also to introduce them to future friends. Bring your children and get them into the holiday spirit by sprinkling on some holiday magic this year with these adorable Christmas crafts:

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MAKE IT AND TAKE IT CRAFTS! - Thursday, December 11, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Stop by the library anytime between 3:30 and 5:30, and make a craft to take home with you!  This is a drop-in program for children of all ages.

 

SEWING WITH MISS ASHLEY - Monday, December 29 at 1:00 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 mustache mittens. Space is limited and registration is required.  A materials fee of $10.00 is required the day of the class.

 

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

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS - December 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Lego Club. For children ages 4-12. Come to the library to build, create, and share your techniques with other kids who love LEGOS!  Play with the library’s LEGOS or bring your own. Drop-in anytime between 11:00-12:30 and join in the fun.

December 20, from 11:00 a.m. to Noontime. - Holiday Story Time. Come listen to some seasonal stories and make a holiday craft.  There will be hot chocolate and cookies to enjoy as well.  Please register for this program. This program is for children 2 ˝ to 10 years old.

 

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BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP - Thursday, December 4 at 4:30 p.m. Children in grades 1 – 3 may join us at the library for an introduction to book groups. Our book group name is BOOKWORMS. This month’s selection will be Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee. 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.

 

4TH AND 5TH GRADE BOOK GROUP – Thursday, December 18, at 4:30 p.m. 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 a certain book, enjoy a snack and participate in special activities about the book. This month’s selection is The Houdini Box, by Brian Selznick. Registration is required. 

 

CHILDREN'S DISPLAY CASE – The Children’s Room display case is featuring an interesting and fantastic exhibit on Legos. The display was organized and developed by Brady Queenan and we thank him for loaning it to the library. Brady Queenan likes Legos. He is in the second grade and he started collecting Legos when he was four years old. Brady began building Legos with his Dad’s help but now he can build them on his own. He has all kinds of Lego sets, including Lego Movie, Star Wars and Lego City sets. He likes the Lego Movie sets the best because the Lego Movie is Awesome! He loves Legos because you can put them together, take them apart, and use your imagination to build anything you want to. Brady is displaying some of his favorite sets and mini figures. He hopes you enjoy seeing them! Stop by the library and check out this amazing exhibit.

 

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., your friendly neighborhood Children’s/Young Adult Librarians 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, the Youth Services Librarians 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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HOMEWORK HELP – Need help on your school assignments, projects, or papers? If so, stop by the library on any Monday (3:00-6:30 p.m.), Tuesday (3:00-8 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 www.askri.org. There you will find Homework Help Career Center from Tutor.com. This link will help you with live tutoring assistance with your homework. For reference help, you can access World Book Encyclopedia. Learning Express provides practice tests and tutorials on a wide variety of subjects. And finally, EBSCO Host provides links to Points of View, Student Research Center, EBSCO Topic Search, Current Events, and Literary Reference Center.  All of these links will provide you with peer review articles that you can use in your assignments and reports. Good luck with your research!

 

ART IN THE AFTERNOON – Wednesdays, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Art in the Afternoon 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!

 

GINGERBREAD HOUSE - Tuesday, December 23, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. All teens and young adults in grades 5 and up are invited to join their friends as they decorate a Gingerbread House with an assortment of sweets, such as gum drops, candy canes, and M&Ms. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring in anything else you want to use. Space is limited, so sign up for this event as soon as possible in the Young Adult folder or give the library a call: 231-5150. Registration is required.

 

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TUMBLEBOOKS – Hey Kids! Check out The TumbleBook Library in our virtual collection. TumbleBooks are e books for e-kids. TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books, adding animation, sound, music, and narration to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you! Check out this new and exciting way for children to read, learn, and enjoy books! The TumbleBook Library also contains Story Books, Tumble Readables, New Books, Puzzles & Games, Language Learning, and Audio Books. To access TumbleBooks, go to the library’s home page and click on the Tumble Books icon. Have fun as you enjoy the many activities presented in the TumbleBook Library.

 

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CLOSINGS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER – Library closings due to inclement weather will be broadcast via the Eyewitness News Pinpoint Closing Network. Check your local TV station (WPRI – FOX 12/WNAC – FOX 64), radio station (WHJJ-AM-Talk Radio 920, WWBB-FM – B101, WHJY-FM – 94.1, WSNE-FM – Coast 93.3) or web site (www.wpri.com) for the latest information.

 

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AMNESTY - During December, you may return East Smithfield Library’s overdue materials and NO FINES will be charged. We can give each other a Holiday present - we will have our overdue materials back and it won't cost you a cent.

 

HOLIDAY HOURS: 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 – CLOSED

Thursday, December 25, 2014 – CLOSED

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 – CLOSE at **5:00 P.M.**

Thursday, January 1, **2015** - CLOSED

 

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DECEMBER HAPPENINGS – 5 – Walt Disney born, 1901; 7 – Pearl Harbor Day; 10 – Human Rights Day; 15 – Bill of Rights Day; and 18 – Passage of the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery.

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

 

 

Spiders – Megan Borgert-Spaniol

Pizza and Pasta Little Chef Recipes – Mercedes Segarra

The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond – Brenda Woods

October Ogre – Ron Roy

September Sneakers – Ron Roy

A Visit to a Space Station – Claire Throp

Inheritance of Traits: Why Is My Dog Bigger Than Your Dog – Jen Green

Sophie Hartley and the Facts of Life – Stephanie Green

Epic Civil War Battles – Katie Marsico

Minerva Louise: The Mixed-Up Hen – Janet Morgan Stoeke

I Love You, Blue Kangaroo! – Emma Chichester Clark

Brian’s Hunt – Gary Paulsen

 

Have a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!!!

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January - **2015**

 

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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 February 3, 10, 17, and 24. The afternoon story hours will be held on February 5, 12, 19, and 26. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts. Registration for February's story hours will begin on January 20 and run through the end of January. Registration is required.

 

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.

 

FRIDAY IS GAME DAY AT THE LIBRARY! - From 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Come play a board game, bring a friend or make a new friend. See you there!!!! Popular games include: Clue, Trouble, Mancala, Guess Who, and Scrabble.

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS - January 3, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – LEGO CLUB. Come to the library and build, create, and share your masterpieces with other kids who are crazy about building with LEGOS. You can play with the library’s LEGOS or bring your own. This drop-in program is for children ages 4-12. No registration is required.

January 17, @ 1:00 p.m. – SNOW GLOBES - Artist Donna Walker will teach the children how to make their own snow globe. The children will be able to take their project home to enjoy. Refreshments will be served as well. This program is for children ages 6 – 12. Please register for this program. 

 

MAKE IT AND TAKE IT CRAFTS! - Thursday, January 8, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Stop by the library anytime between 3:30 and 5:30, and make a craft to take home with you!  This is a drop-in program for children of all ages.

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Parenting

 

 

SEWING WITH MISS ASHLEY - Tuesday, January 13 at 4:00 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 a fleece animal “neckroll” pillow. Space is limited and registration is required.  A materials fee of $10.00 is required the day of the class.

 

BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, January 15, 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 Are You Ready to Play Outside by Mo Williams. 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.

 

“BOOKS ARE FUN!” BOOK GROUP - Any children in 4th or 5th grade (and their parents/caregivers) who love to read and discuss books can participate in our monthly book group. We will meet each month to discuss a certain book, enjoy a snack, and participate in special activities about the book. This month’s selection is Love That Dog, by Sharon Creech. This month’s meeting will be Thursday, January 22, at 4:30 p.m. Registration is required.

               

NATURAL HISTORY EXHIBIT – Have you ever wondered about some of the interesting, diverse, and magnificent flora and fauna of Rhode Island? A permanent natural history exhibit is available for perusing in the Children’s Room. The exhibit is the brainchild of Carol, Lily, and Susan Ferranti, with help and encouragement from Babs Wells, Frank Floor, the Friends of the Library (FOL), Beth Hurd, the Audubon Society, Sal Avella, Rachel Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Mike Hynes, and Debbie Mack. Because this is a revolving permanent collection, donations of suitable items such as butterflies, bugs, rocks, shells, seeds, etc. in good, clean condition, with identification will always be accepted. If you have any appropriate items to contribute to this effort, please contact Ms. Carol at the library. It will be much appreciated. Note: Any items donated for this display must be native to Rhode Island.

 

LIL’ WOODZEEZ COLLECTION – The Children’s Room display case is featuring an interesting and fantastic exhibit on Lil’ Woodzeez. This collection was organized and developed by Serafina Giorgi and we thank her for loaning it to the library. Serafina is ten years old and she has been collecting Lil’ Woodzeez for several years. The Grocery Store was Serafina’s first set and she loved the little plates, jars, brooms, and buckets so much that she quickly started to want more. For her ninth birthday she had a Lil’ Woodzeez themed party, where her mom made a cake with them on it and all her friends played with parts of her collection. Serafina is happy to share her collection with everyone and hopes that they like looking at her Lil’ Woodzeez as much as she does. Stop by the library and check out this amazing exhibit.

 

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., your friendly neighborhood Children’s/Young Adult Librarians 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, the Youth Services Librarians 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.

 

SEARCH FOR THE SNOWMEN SCAVENGER HUNT - All children are invited to search for some cool characters that are hiding in the library. Help us find the snowmen before they melt! The entry forms and rules of the game can be found in the Children’s Room. The deadline for submitting guesses is January 31, 2015. Good luck to all of the participants.

 

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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.

 

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.

 

SIGNPOSTS TO OTHER WORLDS – Monday, January 26, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. In the library we are close to numerous worlds. We are within arm’s reach of books that transport us to worlds we can only see in our imagination. Did you ever wonder how far we are from OZ, Eternia, Asgard, Mos Eisley, or Hogwarts? Join us on a fantastic adventure as we make signposts directing people to amazing places and sights that they thought were unimaginable. Books will be one of our gateways into these unique worlds. Hop aboard and enjoy the ride.

 

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NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION - Now that the New Year has arrived, it might be a good idea to gather up your family and friends and visit your local library. If you enjoy reading a good book, relaxing to the sound of beautiful music, or viewing your favorite DVD or videocassette, then the library has something that is sure to please your taste.

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DISPLAYS - Once again, the library is offering its patrons a local setting where they can present and share their works of art with each other. For anyone desiring further information on setting up a display, collection, or exhibit, please feel free to contact the library as soon as possible.

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RECENT ADDITIONS:

 

Juvenile/YA Fiction/Nonfiction

 

Brian’s Winter – Gary Paulsen

The Year of Shadows – Claire Legrand

Biscuit and the Baby – Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes – Jane O’Connor

Fancy Nancy: Fancy Day in Room 1-A – Jane O’Connor

Fancy Nancy: Apples Galore! – Jane O’Connor

Wake Me in the Spring – James Preller

Here Comes the Snow – Angela Medearis

The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches – Alice Low

Dork Diaries 5: Tales from a Not-so-smart Miss Know It All – Rachel Renee Russell

John Burningham’s Opposites – John Burningham

Happy Birthday, Moon – Frank Asch

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THE STAFF AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE EAST SMITHFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY WISH ALL OUR PATRONS AND FRIENDS A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR

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