Children’s Programming

 

 

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

 

 

February

 

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STORYHOURS - Tuesdays from 11:00-11:30 a.m. The Tuesday morning story hours have a different format. They are now for children 1-2 years old and will be held on March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. We will read books, sing songs, and do finger plays. See Ms. Carol for further details.

Thursdays from 1:00-1:45 p.m. The Thursday afternoon story hours are for children ages 3˝-6 and will be held on March 5, 12, 19, and 26. As usual, there will be enjoyable stories and crafts.

Registration for all of March's story hours will begin on February 17 and run through the end of February. 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!!!!

 

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.

 

SATURDAY SPECIALS - February 7, 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. Use the library’s LEGOS or bring your own. This drop-in program is for children ages 4-12. No registration is required.

February 21, from 11:00 a.m. – Noon. AUDUBON PROGRAM: BIRDS OF PREY – In this program the children will learn about the adaptations, behavior, ecological importance, and natural history of birds of prey. Demonstrations with a “live bird” and hands-on activities will help illuminate the fascinating lives of these birds. This program is for ages 3 and up. Space is limited so registration is required. The Friends of the Library (FOL) are sponsoring this program.

 

BOOKWORMS BOOK GROUP – Thursday, February 12, 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 Poppleton by Cynthia Rylant. 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. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library.

 

“BOOKS ARE FUN!” BOOK GROUP – Thursday, February 26, @ 4:30 p.m. 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 The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate. Registration is required. For additional information, please contact Ms. Carol at the library.

 

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SEWING CLASS WITH MISS ASHLEY – Tuesday, February 17, at 10:30 a.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 stretch circle skirt with a handkerchief hem. Space is limited and registration is required. A small materials fee of $10.00 is required the day of the class.

 

MAKE IT AND TAKE IT CRAFTS! - Wednesday, February 18, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Stop by the library anytime between 12:30 and 2:30, and make a craft to take home with you!  This is a drop-in program for children of all ages.

 

PAJAMA STORY TIME – Thursday, February 19, at 6:30 p.m. Come to the library in your pajamas and listen to stories. Bring your favorite stuffed animal to join in on the fun! There will be a story-related craft for the children. Hot chocolate (to keep us warm) and cookies will be served. This program is for children ages 3 to 9 and their caregiver(s). Registration is required.

 

COUNTING CONTEST – All of our younger patrons in grades K-6 are invited to participate in our Valentine’s Counting Contest. Valentine candies will be in a specially-designed jar and the children will be asked to estimate the number of candies in the jar. Each child is allowed only one guess. The youngster who comes the closest to the correct number will win a treat. The deadline for submitting guesses is February 28, 2015. Good luck and Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

 

CHILDREN'S DISPLAY CASE – The Children’s Room display case is featuring a unique and interesting exhibit on Matchbox Cars. This display was organized and developed by Shane Santos and we thank him for loaning it to the library. Shane is 10 years old and he enjoys collecting and playing with matchbox cars. Shane started off with just a couple of cars and through the years his collection has grown to over 135 cars. He likes to race his cars down the car track and trade cars with his brother and cousin. Shane is glad to share his collection and he hopes that everyone enjoys it. Stop by the library and check out this fantastic display.

 

HOMEWORK EXPRESS – The Homework Express continues 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 Librarian 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 Children’s/Young Adult Librarian 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.

 

RHODE ISLAND TEEN BOOK AWARD 2015 The Rhode Island Teen Book Award is a collaborative project of the Rhode Island Education Media Association (RIEMA) and the Rhode Island Library Assocation (RILA). The goal of the Rhode Island Teen Book Award is to promote quality literature for teens by highlighting well-written books that will be of interest to those between the ages of 12 and 18 years of age. It is the hope of the committee that by allowing teens to select the winner from each year's list of nominees, teens will be encouraged to not only read more, but also discuss the books they are reading with their friends and family at school, the local library, and at home. The list of nominees for the 2015 Teen Book Award has just been released. Visit http://rilibraries.org/ritba/current-nominees to get the list and http://rilibraries.org/ritba/voting to get the ballot for voting so you can get reading. Reader will be asked to choose ONE BOOK ONLY from the list of nominees. Sorry, adults are not allowed to vote. Students are encouraged to read at least 3 books on this list before casting their vote. Cast your vote before February vacation and then return your ballot to Mr. Mike. Remember, YOU, THE READER, decide which books are the best.

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.

 

 

RECENT ADDITIONS:

 

Juvenile/YA Fiction/Nonfiction

 

Brothers Forever – P.K. Hallinan

Sometimes It’s Turkey, Sometimes It’s Feathers – Lorna Balian

Summoning the Phoenix: Poems and Prose About China – Emily Jiang

The Iron Trial – Holly Black

Indonesia – Lisa Owings

Iceland – Lisa Owings

Minecraft Mojang Redstone Handbook – Nick Farwell

The Kids Guide to Boston – Eileen Ogintz

The Paper Bag Princess – Robert Munsch

What Will I Do If I Can’t Tie My Shoe – Heidi Kilgras

Skyfire – Frank Asch

Mooncake – Frank Asch

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