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  1. Preschool Storytime - for children 3 to 5

    December 10, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Children (ages 3 to 5) and their caregivers will listen to engaging books, hear some music, sing songs and make a fun craft while making new friends in a welcoming setting. This energetic drop-in Storytime builds language and literacy skills.

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  2. Stories & Snacks - Storytime for children ages 5 to 8

    December 10, 2018, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM @ Activity Room

    Stories & Snacks is a drop-in program for school age children (ages 5 - 8) and their families. Older children still love to hear books read aloud. Stories and Snacks is the perfect Storytime for that child. Session includes a snack and a craft activity.

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  3. Toddler Storytime - for ages 14 months to 3 years

    December 11, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Wiggle, rhyme, read, and sing in this active Storytime! Simple stories and music introduce the sounds and rhythms of language and play to your little learner. This drop-in program is perfect for children 14 months to 3 years and their caregivers. Following the program, families are invited to socialize and play with library’s collection of toys.

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  4. Raising - A - Reader with Big Ryan's Tall Tales

    December 11, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Activity Room

    Big Ryan's Tall Tales welcomes all parents and their children (3 to 5 years) to attend this 6-week series on making stories where language comes alive!

    This program requires registration. To check availability please call the Children's desk at 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  5. Books for Babies - for ages 0 to 14 months

    December 12, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Books, Bounces, and rhythmic activity ensure that this engaging Storytime for babies (0 to 14 months) and their caregivers is the perfect environment for building your baby’s foundation for lifelong reading. Babies will be introduced to familiar rhymes and songs as well as the opportunity to mingle with other babies and their caregivers. Following the program, families are invited to socialize and play with library’s collection of toys.

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  6. Old Colony Library School - class visit

    December 12, 2018, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM @ Activity Room

    Nursery school visit

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  7. Book Group for 4th & 5th Grade: The Parker Inheritance by Varian johnson

    December 12, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Activity Room

    The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson | "The Westing Game" meets "The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963" in a stirring mystery of past and present, as two kids search for a place in their families, city, and country. This book group is for students in grades 4 & 5. Please read the selected book and join us for a lively discussion. Library copies of the book will be available at the children’s desk for participants about one month prior to the meeting date. Registration is appreciated but not required. Thank you!

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  8. Move & Groove Storytime - for ages 4 and under

    December 13, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Move & Groove Storytime is a drop in program for children of various ages (4 and under) and their caregivers. Listen to fun stories, sing, and move around in this fast-paced Storytime perfect for young children who learn best when their brains and their bodies are active. Following the program, families are invited to socialize and play with library’s collection of toys

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  9. Read to Hope and Lynn - new members of our Read to a Dog teams

    December 15, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Department

    Read to Hope! – A trained therapy dog | Reading to trained therapy dogs helps develop literacy skills and builds confidence as well as self-esteem. Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to Hope. She is a friendly 7 year old Cocker Spaniel with several years of “listening” under her belt. She will available for 15 minute sessions on her “listening” days. Her 2018 sessions will be Nov. 10 and December 15. *Please call the Children’s and Young Adult Department to register for your preferred sitting. Suitable for kids age 5 and up.

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  10. Parent/Child Book Group for 2nd & 3rd Grade: Enginerds by Jarrett Lerner

    December 15, 2018, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Activity Room

    When a group of nerdy best friends each begin receiving robots that start to act like real creatures, it is up to them to save the day, and the planet.

    This is a parent/guardian & child book group for children in 2nd & 3rd grade. Library copies of the book will be available at the children’s desk for participants about one month prior to the meeting date. Please read the selected book and join us for a lively discussion.

    This program requires registration. Please register online or by calling 781-741-1405 ext. 1403.

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  11. Preschool Storytime - for children 3 to 5

    December 17, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Children (ages 3 to 5) and their caregivers will listen to engaging books, hear some music, sing songs and make a fun craft while making new friends in a welcoming setting. This energetic drop-in Storytime builds language and literacy skills.

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  12. Stories & Snacks - Storytime for children ages 5 to 8

    December 17, 2018, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM @ Activity Room

    Stories & Snacks is a drop-in program for school age children (ages 5 - 8) and their families. Older children still love to hear books read aloud. Stories and Snacks is the perfect Storytime for that child. Session includes a snack and a craft activity.

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  13. Toddler Storytime - for ages 14 months to 3 years

    December 18, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Wiggle, rhyme, read, and sing in this active Storytime! Simple stories and music introduce the sounds and rhythms of language and play to your little learner. This drop-in program is perfect for children 14 months to 3 years and their caregivers. Following the program, families are invited to socialize and play with library’s collection of toys.

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  14. Books for Babies - for ages 0 to 14 months

    December 19, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Books, Bounces, and rhythmic activity ensure that this engaging Storytime for babies (0 to 14 months) and their caregivers is the perfect environment for building your baby’s foundation for lifelong reading. Babies will be introduced to familiar rhymes and songs as well as the opportunity to mingle with other babies and their caregivers. Following the program, families are invited to socialize and play with library’s collection of toys.

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  15. Move & Groove Storytime - for ages 4 and under

    December 20, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Activity Room

    Move & Groove Storytime is a drop in program for children of various ages (4 and under) and their caregivers. Listen to fun stories, sing, and move around in this fast-paced Storytime perfect for young children who learn best when their brains and their bodies are active. Following the program, families are invited to socialize and play with library’s collection of toys

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  16. Read to Friday and Tracey - new members of our Read to a Dog teams

    December 22, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Department

    Read to Friday! – a trained therapy dog | Reading to trained therapy dogs helps develop literacy skills and builds confidence as well as self-esteem. Friday and Tracey will be our listening team on Nov. 03 and Dec. 22. Friday is a Labradoodle who is adorable as well as an excellent listener. Reservations are required. Please call the Children's & Young Adult room at 781-741-1405, ext. 1403 to reserve. This program is suitable for children ages 5 and up.

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  17. Family Storytime

    December 26, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

    Storytime for the whole family! | Family Storytime is for children of all ages and their parent or caregiver. Please join us for a session of stories, songs and movement.

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  18. Lego Construction Event, drop-in event, suitable for ages 5+

    December 26, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Accept the Lego challenge (hmmm, what might that be, only one way to find out, join us at the library - challenge will be revealed day of!) or just come and play with the library's collection of Lego bricks. (Reminder: Children under 9 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian – Thanks)

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  19. Let's Get Crafty - 3D Paper Snowflakes, for ages 9+

    December 26, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Children ages 9+ and up are invited to join us to make 3D Paper Snowflakes. Three dimensional paper snowflakes look beautiful hanging in a window or on a wall. Fun for kids or adults, they are easy to make. Please join us for this fun seasonal activity.

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  20. Big Ryan's Tall Tales

    December 27, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Whiton Room

    Family favorite Big Ryan will be telling his hilarious stories, and singing fun interactive songs! Drop-In Event for families and children ages 3 to 10.

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  21. Cookie Decorating - for ages 6 to 8.

    December 27, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Join us for a cookie decorating party - a sweet addition to a cold, vacation week! Cookies and decorating materials will be provided, just bring yourself and a little imagination. Please wear suitable apparel, icing can get messy! This session is for children ages 6 to 8. It is a drop-in event that concludes at 2:30 PM.

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  22. Cookie Decorating - for ages 9 to 11

    December 27, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Activity Room

    Join us for a cookie decorating party - a sweet addition to a cold, vacation week! Cookies and decorating materials will be provided, just bring yourself and a little imagination. Please wear suitable apparel, icing can get messy! This session is for children ages 9 to 11. It is a drop-in event that concludes at 4:30 PM.

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  23. Family Storytime and Craft

    December 29, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM @ Whiton Room

    Please join us for a family storytime and craft.

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  24. Read to Bella and Nicole - new members of our Read to a Dog teams

    December 29, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Children's Department

    Read to Bella! – a trained therapy dog | Reading to trained therapy dogs helps develop literacy skills and builds confidence as well as self-esteem. Bella is a Springer Spaniel who is gentle and quiet. Reservations are required. Please call the Children's & Young Adult room at 781-741-1405, ext. 1403 to reserve. This program is suitable for children ages 5 and up.

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  25. Family Movie - Mary Poppins, rated G, 139 minutes

    December 29, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Whiton Room

    Disney's Mary Poppins | Winner of five Academy Awards, including best actress (Julie Andrews), best song (Chim Chim Cher-ee), and best visual effects. Mary Poppins flies out of the windy London skies and into the home of two mischievous children. With the help of a carefree chimney sweep named Bert (Dick Van Dyke), the spirited nanny turns every chore into a game, and every day into a 'Jolly Holiday.' Families are welcome to bring a snack, a beverage (covered please!) and a blanket if you prefer to lounge on the floor!

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