March 19, 2019

April Children's Activities at EP Libraries


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Pop-Up Maker Space @Weaver Library
Tuesdays in April – April 3, 10, 17, 24, 3:30-4:30
For ages 4+
Learn, play, make! - Use recycled materials like boxes, ribbon, cardboard tubes, paper, etc. to create interesting and unique creations.

Blow Painting Craft @Weaver Library
Wednesday, April 4, 3:30-4:30, all ages
Blow paint through straws to create abstract paintings.

The World Of Owls @Weaver Library
Saturday, April 14, 10:00-11:00 (RI Library Day 2018)
Julie Anne Collier of “Wingmaster” will introduce us to five different native New England owls, plus a mystery guest. We’ll learn how owls use their specialized powers of sight, hearing, and flight to survive and thrive in the wild. Julie will also share a wealth of fact and folklore about these masters of the dark.

“Libraries are Great” Storytime @Riverside Branch Library
Saturday, April 14, 11:00
Families with toddlers and preschoolers are invited to listen to fun stories about libraries, make a craft and have a treat.

Henna & Stories From India @Weaver Library
Monday, April 16, 2:00-3:00, for families with children ages 3-10
Local teen, Sudiksha Mallick, will share folk tales from the land of India. During and after the stories, Sudiksha and her friend will apply henna tattoos to up to 20 kids. Registration is required for the henna tattoos, but the stories are open to all. Call 401-434-2453 to register.

Robotics For Kids @Weaver Library
Wednesday, April 18, 6:00-7:00 for kids in grades 2-4
Meet the library’s robots! Use block-based coding language to create detailed behavior for our Dash robots. Work together to explore the robots’ lights, sounds, sensors, and movements. Registration required. Call 401-434-2453.

Casey Farm presents: Project Chick @Weaver Library
Thursday, April 19, 10:00-11:00, ages 3+
Meet chickens from RI’s own Casey Farm at this hands-on presentation about Dominique chickens and eggs. Participants will be able to hold a chick and look at eggs from various birds. Arrive early. Space is limited.
Following this program, the farm educator will set up an incubator and a clutch of eggs in the Children’s Room. Approximately twenty-one days later, around May 10, the eggs will hatch at the library. We will keep the chicks in a coop in the Children’s Room for about five days and then return them to the farm.

Animal Experiences With Dave Marchetti @Riverside Branch Library
Thursday, April 19, 2:00 & 3:00 (2 shows)
Dave will introduce all ages to his many animal friends including lizards, turtles, a chinchilla, a hedgehog, snakes, and more. Kids and adults will be invited to touch and hold the animals at the end of the program. Arrive early. Space is limited.

Weekly Storytimes - January 17 through May 10, 2018
Registration is not required. Half hour storytimes include stories, songs, crafts, and other activities.
Storytimes will not meet during April school vacation week (Apr. 16-20).
Wednesdays, 9:30am, ages birth - 36 months @ Riverside Library
Wednesdays, 6:30pm, ages 2 – 6 @ Weaver Library
Thursdays, 9:30am, ages birth – 36 months @ Weaver Library
Thursdays, 10:30am, ages 2 ½+ @ Weaver Library

Money Smart Week Fun @Weaver Library
Friday, April 27 & Saturday, April 28, 9:00-5:00
Drop-in to the Children’s Room to have some fun while helping your kids learn about money. Use a cash register to check out shoppers at our “Library Market,” match coins to $ amounts and more.

Sit Stay Read @Weaver Library
Monday, April 30, 5:30-7:30
Take a turn reading to our adorably furry friend Daniel the Cocker Spaniel. Reading aloud to therapy dogs can help children who struggle with reading.  Call 401-434-2453 to schedule a 15 min. session for your child.

Reading Buddies
The library matches volunteers, ages 13-adult, with elementary school children to read together for one hour each week at the library. For more information, call or stop into the Weaver Library (434-2453).

$$$ Read Down Your Fines $$$
Kids 16 and younger can “pay” their overdue fines by reading in the library. Just tell a librarian before you start reading, and when you finish reading, and we will waive $1 for every 30 minutes of reading.

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Weaver Memorial Library, 41 Grove Ave., East Providence, RI 401-434-2453
Monday – Thursday 9-8; Friday & Saturday 9-5, Sunday 1:00-5:00

Riverside Branch Library, 475 Bullocks Point Ave., Riverside, RI 401-433-4877
Monday – Thursday 9-8; Friday & Saturday 10-5

Fuller Creative Learning Center, 260 Dover Ave., East Providence, RI 401-228-3903


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