Children’s Programming

 

 

 

October

 

 

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STORYTIMES

TINY TOTS STORYTIME - Tuesdays or Fridays from 10:30-11:00 a.m. The Tiny Tots Storytime is for children 1-2 years old. There will be age-appropriate books, songs, and finger plays. Exploratory social play will follow each storytime. Contact Ms. Carol for further details: 231-5150 x3.

TODDLER STORYTIME - Mondays or Wednesdays, from 10:30-11:00 a.m. Toddler Storytime is for children aged 2-31/2. Toddler story time includes age-appropriate stories, songs, flannel activities, finger plays, and a craft. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Thursdays @ 1:00 p.m. The Thursday afternoon Preschool Storytime Program is for children ages 3½-6. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories, songs, finger plays, and a related craft or game.

PAJAMA STORYTIME – Thursday, October 26 @ 6:30 p.m. Come to the library in your pajamas and slippers and listen to stories! If you wish, you may also bring your favorite stuffed animal to join in the fun! We will enjoy stories and a related craft. This program is for children ages 3½ to 8 and their caregiver(s). Registration is required.

 

SATURDAY  SPECIALS:

Lego Club – October 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Like Legos? Stop by the library on Saturday and join other Lego enthusiasts for a Lego good time. The library will supply the Legos (or you can bring your own) and 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.

Star Wars Reads Day - October 14, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? Feel the excitement as we draw closer to the release of the new Star Wars installment – “Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.” Join us and readers across the galaxy as we celebrate the love of Star Wars. There will be Legos, crafts, puzzles, games, and refreshments. Costume participants are welcome. You will also receive a Star Wars Activity booklet to take home. This is a drop-in program for children ages 5-12. (May the force be with you!)

Halloween Storytime - October 28, 11:00 a.m. to Noontime. Come to the library for a festive Halloween story time. There will be crafts and special “treats”.  Costumes are welcome! This program is for children 3 and older. Please register for this program.

 

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HERITAGE BALLET’S “CREATIVE DANCE COMMUNITY SERIES” - The library is excited to announce that it is collaborating with the Heritage Ballet to offer a “Creative Dance Community Series” starting on October 16. This program will run on Mondays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. It will be for children turning 6 or 7 by September 1, 2017. Please call or stop by the library and ask for Ms. Carol for more specific details. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to experience classical ballet training with one of the talented instructors from the Heritage Ballet.

 

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.

 

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TUMBLE BOOK LIBRARY- ATTENTION – ALL CHILDREN – If you want to download some fantastic puzzles, games, videos, story books, or read-alongs, access the library’s homepage and click the Tumble Book Library link and start enjoying the fun and excitement. Happy tumbling!

 

BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, October 5, at 4:30 p.m. Children in grades 2 or 3 (and their parents/caregivers) may join us at the library for this book group. This will be a “getting to know” you and an informational meeting. After that, we will meet each month, talk about the book that was read, enjoy a snack, and make a small craft to take home. Registration is required.

 

“BOOKS ARE FUN!” BOOK GROUP - Thursday, October 12 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 – 2017 - Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually in October the same week as Columbus Day. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. The 2017 event will be held Oct. 8 - 14, featuring the theme "Unleash Your Story.” Library staff are encouraged to highlight all of the resources and services available to the 22% of our nation's youth.

 

CARD GAME CLUB – The Young Adult Librarian is looking for players of strategic card games. Youngsters from 5th to 12th grade will head up our new Game Card Club. Members will decide which games they want to play such as Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or something else. You bring the cards and we will supply the space. We will decide the best time to meet. If you are interested or have any questions, contact Michael.cardin7@gmail.com.

 

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STAR WARS READS DAYSaturday, October 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. “Breathe, just Breathe. What do you see.” “Light, darkness, a balance?” The Skywalker Saga continues this December in Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Star Wars Reads Day takes place at the East Smithfield Public Library on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Learn more about the new film and its exciting new characters. There will be games and activities for all to enjoy. Take a picture with Yoda. Rub elbows with Darth Vader. Come dressed as your favorite character. Did you know that the library has nearly 200 different Star Wars items in its physical collection and 220 titles available on Ocean State Libraries E-zone? Star Wars Reads Day is a national event that celebrates reading and Star Wars. Sponsors include Disney-Lucasfilm Press, Marvel, Abrams, Chronicle, Del Rey, KD, Quirk Books and Scholastic. Star Wars fans of every age and species are welcome. It will be a day long remembered.

 

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.) or Tuesday (3-8 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.

 

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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 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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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.

 

OCTOBER HAPPENINGS! – October 2, 1869 - Mahatma Gandhi born; October 2, 1967 - Thurgood Marshall became first black U.S. Supreme Court Justice; October 11, 1884 - Eleanor Roosevelt born; October 13, 1754 - Molly Pitcher, Revolutionary War Heroine, born; October 19, 1735 - John Adams born; October 24 - United Nations Day; October 26, 1941 - Steven Kellogg, author, born; Oct 4-10 - Fire Prevention Week; Oct 25-31 - National Magic Week; and October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 

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RECENT ADDITIONS:

Juvenile Fiction/Nonfiction

 

Red Pandas – Josh Gregory

Halloween Fun – Margaret McNamara

Babymouse Goes for the Gold – Jennifer Holm

Who Was Harriet Tubman?Yona McDonough

Monster Battles – Julia March

Pete the Cat: Sir Pete the Brave – James Dean

Dog Man – Dave Pilkey

Hilda and the Stone Forest – Luke Pearson

Bunny Slope – Claudia Rueda

When the Sky Breaks – Simon Winchester

Nightlights – Lorena Alvarez

Stream of Invention – Chris Barton

 

 

 

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November

 

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STORYTIMES

TINY TOTS STORYTIME - Tuesdays or Fridays from 10:30-11:00 a.m. The Tiny Tots Storytime is for children 1-2 years old. There will be age-appropriate books, songs, and finger plays. Exploratory social play will follow each storytime. Contact Ms. Carol for further details: 231-5150 x3.

TODDLER STORYTIME - Mondays or Wednesdays, from 10:30-11:00 a.m. Toddler Storytime is for children aged 2-31/2. Toddler storytime includes age-appropriate stories, songs, flannel activities, finger plays, and a craft. A parent/caregiver must participate in the program.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME - Thursdays @ 1:00 p.m. The Thursday afternoon Preschool Storytime Program is for children ages 3½-6. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories, songs, finger plays, and a related craft or game.

 

PANCAKES AND PAJAMAS COMMUNITY EVENT - Thursday, November 30th @ 6:30 p.m. Come to the library in your pajamas! Bring your favorite stuffed animal to join in on the fun!  There will be yummy pancakes and bedtime stories! This event will take place with help from Bryant University students. This program is for children ages 3 and older. Please register for this program.

 

CREATIVE DANCE COMMUNITY SERIES – The Creative Dance Community Series is continuing each Monday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The library is excited to announce that it is collaborating with the Heritage Ballet to offer a “Creative Dance Community Series.” The program is for children who turned 6 or 7 years old by September 1, 2016. Please call or stop by the library and ask for Ms. Carol for more specific details. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to experience classical ballet training with one of the talented instructors from the Heritage Ballet.

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS - November 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – LEGO CLUB - Stop by the library on Saturday and join other Lego enthusiasts for a Lego good time. The library will supply the Legos (or you can bring your own) and 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.

November 18, from 11:00 a.m. – Noon – WATERCOLORS – Stop by the library and enjoy open-ended art projects using watercolors. This is a drop in program for children who are in kindergarten and older.

 

NUTCRACKER STORYTIME Wednesday, November 8, @ 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.

 

PEPPA PIG DISPLAY – The Children’s Room display case is featuring a colorful and interesting collection on Peppa Pig. The display was organized and developed by Quinn Gagnon, who is 4 years old. Quinn is a huge fan of Peppa Pig and she has many Peppa Pig toys and books. We thank her for loaning her display to the library. Quinn even went to a play about Peppa Pig at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence. Quinn’s favorite character is Peppa and her favorite toy is her talking Peppa Pig. Peppa is Quinn’s favorite character because she loves to jump in muddy puddles with her boots, just like Quinn!! She hopes you enjoy her display.

 

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 30, 2017. Good luck to all the turkey explorers!!

 

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BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, November 2, at 4:30 p.m. Any children in grades 2 or 3 may join us at the library for this book group. We will meet each month, talk about the book that was read, enjoy a snack, and make a small craft to take home. Registration is required. Space is limited to 10 participants. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library.

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“BOOKS ARE FUN” BOOK GROUP – Thursday, November 9, at 4:30 p.m. Children in grades 4 and 5 and their parent(s)/caregiver(s), who love to read and discuss books, or anyone who wants to be part of a “really cool book-loving group, are invited to come to the library and 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. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library: 231-5150 x3.

 

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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MAKERSPACE @ THE LIBRARY – Tuesday, November 21 @ 6:30 p.m. As we were rummaging through all of the materials at the library, we discovered the right assortment of odds and ends to create a Makerspace. Makerspaces are collaborative spaces where people gather to get creative with DIY projects, invent new ones, and share ideas. Join us as we try to find the best way to make robotic arms. See what sculptures you can make out of cups. It’s about taking things and creating something new. Call to register: 231-5150 x3, or email: Michael.cardin7@gmail.com.

 

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INDIVIDUAL TECHNOLOGY HELP SESSIONS – Wednesday evenings @ 5:00-7:00 p.m. Beginning Wednesday, November 1, 2017 and continuing on each Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 p.m., the East Smithfield Public Library will be offering “Individual Technology Help Sessions” for its patrons. Patrons must call the library and register for their specific help session. If this program proves successful, the library will schedule other help sessions as needed. Contact Michael Cardin at 231-5150 x3, or email: Michael.cardin7@gmail.com.

 

CARD GAME CLUB – Wednesday, November 29, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Youngsters from 5th to 12th grade will head up our new Game Card Club. Members will decide which games they want to play such as Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or something else. You bring the cards and we will supply the space. We will decide the best time to meet. If you are interested or have any questions, contact Michael.cardin7@gmail.com.

 

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.), or Tuesday (3-8 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.

 

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FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEWSThanks to all who helped make our October Book Sale a success!  Please help us get ready our next Book Sale. Donations of books, videos, DVDs, and CDs are welcome--please leave them at the front desk during library hours. If you have lots of books and can't make it into the library, we can come and get them-- please contact Charlotte Taylor at ccwtaylor@gmail.com, 233-6720, or leave a message at the library. 

If you have any suggestions for programs (children or adult) or if you have a talent you'd like to share, please let our librarians know! The FOL is happy to provide support for programs and we encourage you to share your ideas.

Check out our passes -- November is a great time to visit the zoo and, on a rainy day, what could be a better place to go than the Children's Museum? With our passes, you not only spend some quality time with your family and friends, you also save some money!

If you have any questions concerning the FOL, please contact Charlotte Taylor: phone: 233-6720, or e-mail ccwtaylor@gmail.com.

 

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HOLIDAY CLOSINGS - The library will be closed on Saturday, November 11 in commemoration of Veterans Day and Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving). Have a great holiday!!!

 

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NOVEMBER HAPPENINGS – 2 – Daniel Boone born, 1734; 3 – Robert L. Stevenson born, 1850; 14 – National Young Reader’s Day; 15 America Recycles Day; 27 – Nobel Prize established in Sweden, 1895; November is American Indian Heritage Month.

 

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RECENT ADDITIONS:

Children’s/Young Adult Fiction/Nonfiction

 

Rabbits- Josh Gregory

Who Was Amelia Earhart? – Kate Boehm Jerome

Meet the Knights – Julia March

Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems – Bob Raczka

Launchpad: Exploration Station

Happy Birthday Bad Kitty – Nick Bruel

No Talking – Andrew Clements

House of Robots – James Patterson

Art2- D2s Guide to Folding and Doodling – Tom Angleberger

The I’m Not Scared Book – Todd Parr

The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook – Eleanor Davis

Star Wars Jedi Academy: The Force Oversleeps – Jarrett J. Krosoczka

 

 

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