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October Children’s Programs

*to register for storytimes, please visit or call the Children’s Department at 401-846-1573*

Funtime Storytime: 

Funtime Storytime is a drop-in 30 minute program for ages 3-5.  These storytimes consist of age-appropriate stories, songs, and rhymes.  Storytimes are followed by a playtime! This 4 week session meets on Mondays at 11am on October 15th, 22nd, 29th and November 5th.
Preschool Storytime:
Register your child for age-appropriate stories, songs, rhymes, and snacks or a simple craft.

Ages 4-5.  Registration is required.  FREE. This 4 week session meets on Tuesdays at 11am on October 16th, 23rd, 30th and November 6th.
Toddler Time:
Toddler Time is a special storytime for 2 & 3 year olds with a parent or caregiver.   Storytimes consist of age-appropriate stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes, with a simple craft or snack.  Registration is required.  FREE.  This 4 week session meets on Wednesdays at 11am on October 17th, 24th, 31st and November 7th.
Babytime Playgroup:
Babytime Playgroup is a drop-in playgroup for babies from ages birth-24 months.  Enjoy socializing and playing with specially selected age-appropriate toys and board books.  The library will provide toys, early literacy resources, and parenting materials for you and your child to enjoy in a warm and supportive environment with other parents and caregivers.  Meets on Fridays from 10am – 11am.

Art @ the Library, an Afterschool Art Series


Alphabet Art:Wednesday, September 26th at 3:30pm

It’s as easy as ABC. Become an artist by connecting letters with lines and color to create abstract art worthy of any museum.  Ages 5 and up. Must Pre-register.  FREE.  Visit or call the Children’s Department 846-1573 to register.
Starry Night Collage: Tuesday, October 9th at 4pm
Children will create a large scale collage of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” as well as working with oil pastels to create their own sunflower still life to take home.  Ages 5 and up.  Must pre-register.  FREE.  Visit or call the Children’s Department at 846-1573 to register.
Printmaking: Tuesday, October 23rd at 4pm
We’ll be using a variety of different printmaking techniques such as leaf printing, vegetables, and other objects to create unique works of art.  Ages 5 and up.  Must pre-register.  FREE.  Visit or call the Children’s Department at 846-1573 to register.

a hands-on gardening series for kids!
Saturday, September 29th at 11am: Harvest Corn
Corn’s history and uses will be explored through stories and hands-on experiences.  Includes a craft and a visit to the Community Garden to harvest our corn stalks.   Ages 3 and up.  FREE.  Registration is required.
Saturday, October 6th at 11am: Wild About Pumpkins
 We’re wild about pumpkins, are you?  We’ll be sharing our favorite pumpkin tales and treats, along with a pumpkin craft to take home.  Ages 3 and up.  FREE.  Registration is required.
Saturday, October 13th at 11am: Awesome Apples
 It wouldn’t be autumn without apples!  We’ll have an apple tasting to go with our favorite apple stories and an apple craft to take home.  Ages 3 and up.  FREE.  Registration is required..
To register for these programs, please visit or call the Children’s Department at 401-846-1573

Special Programs for October

Saturday, October 27th from 11am-12:30pm: Drop-In Halloween Craft and Dress Up Party
Come in costume or come as you are for Halloween crafts and treats.  FREE.  No registration required.  All ages welcome.
Saturday, October 27th at 2pm: Scooby Doo and Scooby Snacks
 Enjoy Scooby Doo cartoons on our big screen with some scooby snacks to munch on.  FREE.  No registration required.  Ages 4 and up.
Tuesday, October 30th at Harry Potter and Halloween Costume Party and Movie at 5:00pm
Dress up in your favorite wizarding or witches costume for a party and screening of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” on our big screen.  Food and drink will be provided.  Ages 6 and up.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Rated PG; 152 minutes
You’ve read the book… now see it on the big screen. Based on the J.K. Rowling books that have started a phenomenon, this film adaptation follows the adventures of the book’s young hero – Harry Potter. Harry learns upon his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and has some interesting powers of his own. He leaves a life of disenchantment and despair to an exciting trek to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Losing his parents at a young age, Harry makes a family of the close circle of friends at school. This magical and fantastical group of friends join Harry to unravel the mystery of his parents’ death and confront the forces intent on destroying him.

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Worms Are Our friends in the Garden

Who knew worms could be so much fun! Our Greenie group gathered to enjoy stories, a hands on look at worms, and exploration of the Community Garden. The books chosen followed the friendship between a caterpillar and a worm, the recipe on how to make compost, and a worm’s search for a new home.

“Ned’s New Home” by Kevin Tseng, wiggled into the hearts of the Greenies as Ned the worm tries out fruit after fruit hoping each one will replace his rotting apple house. None were suitable, until a bird picks up Ned up while sitting on a cherry only to fall onto an apple tree full of big beautiful apples.  Ned was finally happy!

Mary McKenna Siddals’ delightful pictures and rhyming text in “Compost Stew: an A to Z Recipe for the Earth”, told of the needed elements in making a proper compost. Our Greenies learned that through the seasons many items can be added to a compost bin, including red wiggler worms.

In Robert Bruel’s “Bob and Otto“, Otto the worm parts way with his friend Bob the caterpillar as nature takes its course for Bob’s metamorphosis.  Bob says he needs to climb the tree to eat it, while Otto says he needs to dig under the roots of the tree. When Otto again meets Bob, now a butterfly, he is sad for the fact that he doesn’t have wings.  Bob reassures Otto that if it wasn’t for his digging in the soil the tree that grew the green leaves for him to eat would would not have happened.  The Greenies realize how important the simple act of digging by worms can be.

After the stories and a small craft, the Greenies were able to view live worms with our “creature peepers” (a sort of magnifying glass). The worms had been quietly living in the Children’s Department in a special container, feeding on lint,  cardboard, and vegetable scraps.  Afterwards the Greenies ventured into the Community Garden where the worms were released into the soil and compost bin.


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