Seekonk Library’s Programs for Children and Families, January 2020
Mondays, Jan 6, 13, 27 at 4 PM
Beybladers unite! Join your friends at the library for an after-school Beyblade Club. Beyblade is a competitive game where spinning tops are launched into a stadium and clash until one is either left in the stadium or spins the longest. This game is fun to play and involves strategy, physics, and good sportsmanship. Kids are encouraged to bring their own Beyblades and stadiums. The library will have a limited number of Beyblades to share. “The focus of the club will be on casually playing and meeting other enthusiasts. One goal is to promote good sportsmanship by playing with a number of opponents and learning to be kind whether you win or lose." Whether you're already a Beyblade fan or just want to see what it’s all about, you're invited to drop in and play!
Mystic Aquarium’s Suitcase of Surprises
Thursday, January 2, 3 PM
Grades PreK – Grade 1
What kinds of surprises will you encounter in the magical aquarium suitcase? Learning comes alive with teachers from Mystic Aquarium with a 20-25 minute presentation followed by time to touch and learn about some of the invertebrates you can see in our local waters.The program is for children in grades pre K - grade 1. Siblings welcome. Registration required.
Mystic Aquarium’s Eat or Be Eaten
Thursday, January 2, 4:15 PM
Grades 2 -5
Students may know about sharks, a predator that sits at the top of the ocean food chain. But how many know about plankton, the often microscopic plants and animals that make up the base of the food chain? Both groups are critical for life in the ocean and would not exist if it weren’t for the other. In this presentation children will explore the ocean’s food web’s links and discover who eats whom, how they do it, and why. After the 20-25 minute presentation there will be time to touch and learn about some of the invertebrates you can see in our local waters. This program is for children in grades 2- 5. Siblings welcome. Registration required
Woodland Creature Cootie Catchers
Friday, January 3, 10 AM - 12 PM
Stop by the Children's Room and create a creature! You can choose from a fox, owl, hedgehog, squirrel, bunny, or raccoon. All materials included, no registration required. Grades 1-6. Drop in
Library LEGO Mania
Saturday, January 4, 10 - 11:30 AM
Back by popular demand is Lego building! Take part in Lego challenges, work on a collaborative project or just enjoy "free build" time. Bring your creativity and we'll provide the Legos! For inspiration we'll have books on display that you can borrow and we'll also have issues of Lego magazines to look through. Come and build with others who share a love of Legos. Drop-in.
Joy of Theater for Kids
Saturdays Jan 11,18,25 & Feb 1, 8 1-2pm
This 5 week workshop, January 11, 18, 25, February 1 and 8, will teach children the fundamentals of acting while also focusing on building self-confidence and establishing a spirit of teamwork.
Each week participants will learn the basics of acting (articulation, projection, stage presence and poise) by taking part in drama games and skits. The final class will showcase the skills that each child learned. Whether your child is preparing to act in an upcoming school play or simply has a general interest in learning how to act, this program is for them!
For children ages 8-10. Space is limited and registration is required. Taught by Peter Murphy, founder and director of Peter Murphy Players. Mr Murphy is a teacher of children's and adult's drama programs and theatre workshops. He has directed and acted in over 40 plays and musicals.
Circuitry for Kids
Saturdays Jan 18, Feb 1 10-1pm
Friday Jan 24 3:30-4:45 pm
Children will discover electronics with Snap Circuits kits at this self-paced, hands-on program. Using components such as a motor, fan, lamp, meter, wires, switches and more, children will complete simple and engaging circuitry projects (75+ projects to choose from). After exploring the kits and discovering how circuits work, childrens' feedback will be used to plan future circuitry and STEM programs.
Each 45 minute - 1 hour session is limited to 2 children, ages 7+. Parental particpation recommended for children 7 years old. Registration required. Explore the excitement of science with great STEM-rich activities for children and families.
Snap Circuits® teach basic engineering, electronics and circuitry concepts by using building components with snaps to assemble electronic circuits on a simple “rows-and-columns” base grid. The resulting projects function like the printed circuit board found in most electronic products. Each Snap Circuits® part is easily identifiable by a different color and purpose, and each kit includes an easy-to-follow project manual.
Seekonk Library storytimes focus on talking, singing, reading, writing and playing, the five early literacy practices that prepare children to learn how to read.
Babies & Books
Mondays, December 2, 9 at 10 AM
For children birth - 24 months old This gentle yet lively program includes stories, fingerplays, songs, a musical instrument experience and BUBBLES!! Please bring your SAILS Library Card. Time will be set aside for children to check out a book and take it home. Siblings always welcome. Drop in.
Tuesdays, December 3, 10 at 10 AM for children 24-36 months old
Toddler Storytime is stories, fingerplays, music, a musical instrument experience, a take-home sheet or early literacy activity and yes, BUBBLES! Please bring your SAILS Library Card. Time will be set aside for children to check out a book and take it home. Siblings always welcome. Drop in.
Wednesdays, Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 at 1:30 pm for children ages 3-5--
For children who are ready to sit for stories that are a bit longer, this storytime incorporates stories with songs, rhymes, and connected activities.
Our Preschool Storytime lesson plans focus on talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing-important principles for YOUR child’s language development and reading readiness. To support storytime and language development, please bring your SAILS Library Card so your child may select books to check out and take home along with an activity. Ages 3-5, drop in. No registration required.
Thursdays, Jan 9 & 23 at 10am for children ages 2-5
A yoga storytime for ages 3-5 and their grownups! Storytime Yoga is a great way to promote playful, active learning while incorporating a story into movements, and songs to keep wandering minds and bodies engaged throughout the story. Allowing children to move around and act out the story helps keep their attention by immersing them in the story. Please bring your SAILS library card in order to check out books with included themed activities to take home. No registration required, drop in.
Take Your Child to the Library Day
Saturday February 1, 2020
Stay tuned for more information!