April 26, 2019

February 2019 Children's Activities at EP Libraries

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Saturday, February 2 - Take Your Child To The Library Day

  • Where’s Waldo at your Library? All Day @ Weaver & Riverside Libraries
  • Search the Children’s Room at either the Weaver or the Riverside Library to find the ever-elusive Waldo and his pals. Each participant will receive a small prize.
  • Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes presented by the Rumford Dance Theatre 1:00 @Riverside Library. Teens from Rumford Dance Theatre will tell the story of a young Japanese girl who becomes ill and attempts to follow an ancient legend of folding a thousand paper cranes in order to get well. Kids will make their own paper cranes at the end of the performance.
Chinese New Year Pop-Up Maker Space @Weaver Library
Tuesday, February 4, 3:30-4:30
For kids in grades K+. Use recycled materials like cardboard tubes, egg cartons, ribbon, etc., to create a dragon to celebrate Chinese New Year, or make your own unique creation.

Yarn Hearts Craft @Riverside Library
Wednesday, February 6, 3:30-4:30
For kids ages 4+ - drop-in. Weave yarn in and out of a heart shape to make a beautiful Valentine.

Chess Club @Riverside Library
Thursdays, through February 21, 3:30-4:30
Ages 6-18. Learn how to play or improve your skills. Registration required: Call 401-433-4877.

Green Screen Workshop presented by MobileQuest @Weaver Library
Tuesday, February 12, 3:30-4:30
For kids in grades 2-5. Future Spielbergs take to the “green screen” to create mini movies. They could find themselves walking on the moon, riding a roller coaster or giving a book report in the setting of their favorite book. MobileQuest provides the green screen, camera and props, and participants provide the creativity.

Sit Stay Read @Weaver & Riverside Libraries
• Read to Daniel the Cockerspaniel. Reading aloud to therapy dogs can help children who struggle with reading.
Mondays, February 11 & March 11, 5:30-7:30 at Riverside Library. Call 401-433-4877 to schedule a 15 minute session.
Mondays, February 25 & march 25, 5:30-7:30 at Weaver Library. Call 401-435-2453 to schedule a 15 minute session.

Weekly Storytimes - January 14 through May 9, 2019
Registration is not required. Half hour storytimes include stories, songs, crafts, and other activities. Storytimes will not meet during school vacation weeks (Feb. 18-22 & Apr. 15-19).
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 3 – 6 @ Weaver Library

RI DEM presents “The Secret World of Vernal Pools” @Weaver
Tuesday, February 26, 3:30-4:30
For kids in grades K-2. Each spring, mysterious pools of water appear in the forest, and then vanish by late summer. These temporary wetlands provide essential habitat for wood frogs, spotted salamanders, insects, and even a species of shrimp! In this program, you’ll learn about vernal pool critters, play a fun amphibian-themed hopping game, and take home your very own salamander craft. Register online or call 401-434-2453 to register.

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

www.eastprovidencelibrary.org

For more information, contact the location where the activity is being held, or the main Youth Services Department at 401-434-2453.

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