February Programs for Children and Families at Seekonk Library
No-Sew Pet Blankets for Seekonk Animal Shelter
Families may sign up to take part in Seekonk Library's No-Sew Pet Blanket Project to make a fleece blanket for a pet that is adopted out through the Seekonk Animal Shelter. Register starting February 1 then come to Seekonk Library starting February 15 and pick up a free, no-sew blanket kit*. Families will make the blanket at home and bring it back to Seekonk Library by February 29.The Library will deliver the blankets to Seekonk Animal Shelter and the blankets will be given to an animal when they get adopted into their "forever home". The blankets are no-sew and easy to make. Join us for this great family project that supports OUR community’s animal shelter.*Kit includes fabric and instructions. Supplies limited. Registration required.
Mondays, Feb 3, 10, 24, 4-5pm
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 involves strategy, physics, good sportsmanship, and fun! 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!
Take Your Child to the Library Day
Saturday February 1st, 10am-1pm
An "Open House" event to explore the Library's many learning programs and services available for YOUR family!
10 am - 1 pm "Make-It Room". Stop into the Innovation Center to build with legos, explore circuitry, play with magna tiles, or make a craft project using a variety of different supplies
10:15 am - 10:45 Storytime for all ages. Miss Sharon will read a variety of wonderfully silly picture books for kids of every age. They'll be music, bubbles, and a take-home activity, too! Held in the large meeting room. Drop-in.
All day long...
*Go on a Scavenger Hunt in the children's room
*Have a great family photo taken in front of our green screen
*Sign up for our No-Sew Pet Blanket Project and make a blanket for a pet adopted through Seekonk Animal Shelter
*Register for our latest 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program
*Discover our Storytime on the Go packets- great for children who can't attend a traditional storytime and perfect for busy families.
*Explore the display of ukuleles and digital cameras that children and families can check out and take home
*Get a sneak peek of all of the programs to be held during February Vacation Week
And enter a raffle to win a bag of books just for stopping in. All activities are drop-in.
Family Movie for Early Release Day
Tuesday February 4, 2-3:30pm
Members of a mysterious and spooky family , including Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester, are readily preparing for a visit from their even creepier relatives. Rated PG Running time 86 min.
Valentine Heart Bouquets
Friday February 14, 3-4:30pm
Stop by the Children's Room on Valentine's Day and create a paper flower bouquet! All ages welcome (with a little help from your grown-ups!), no registration required. All materials provided. Drop in.
February School Vacation Specials
Wingmasters Presents- New England Birds of Prey
Tuesday February 18, 1-2pm
Birds of prey are also known as raptors, and also boast the best eyesight and the sharpest hearing in the animal kingdom. Raptors include hawks, falcons and owls, and this presentation, which incorporates 5-6 live birds of prey native to New England, gives an overview of these different categories. Because many birds of prey are declining in number, this presentation also features one or more of the endangered raptors that WINGMASTERS cares for, and explains why these species face an uncertain future. This program is suitable for ages 5+. Limited to the first 100 participants.
Wednesday February 19, 3-5pm
Are you a big fan of comics and graphic novels? Love Dog Man, Babysitter's Club, or maybe CatStronauts? Join Walter Mettling of the Providence Comics Consortium for a sketchbook game comics workshop! We will play sketchbook games to generate mindmelded ideas, characters, and situations and then kids will get time to pencil and ink their own characters. No experience required. Ages 7-12, registration required. Register for the waitlist.
Stop Motion Animation
Thursday February 20, 10-11:30am
Stop motion animation (also called stop frame animation) is animation that is captured one frame at time, with physical objects that are moved between frames. When you play back the sequence of images rapidly, it creates the illusion of movement. The basic process of animation involves taking a photograph of your objects or characters, moving them slightly, and taking another photograph. When you play back the images consecutively, the objects or characters appear to move on their own. This workshop will cover the basics of stop motion animation, and children will create their own mini-movie using various objects. This is a STEAM program as it incorporates creativity, a bit of art, and storytelling with technology. Grades 2-5 Registration Required. Register for the waitlist.
Upcycling: Make a Snowman Centerpiece
Thursday February 20, 6-7:45pm
Working together, families will upcycle a hardcover book and turn it into a snowman centerpiece that may be used year after year. All supplies provided. Great family activity for children ages 8+ with an adult. Taught by local crafter Sarah Jean Paille. Registration required.
Kindness Rocks...in Seekonk!
Friday February 21, 2-3:30pm
Join us for this special family event to help spread kindness throughout Seekonk...and beyond! Working together, each adult and child will paint three rocks with messages of kindness. One rock will be added to the Kindness Rocks garden at Seekonk Library, another will be for the Kindness Garden at the Gammino Pond Conservation area and the third will be for families to leave in Seekonk at a location of their choice. All supplies will be provided but participants may bring their own clean, flat rocks if they prefer. Ages 6+. Registration required for planning purposes. This program is a collaboration between Seekonk Library, the Seekonk Conservation Commission and Seekonk Parks and Recreation. Led by Sharon Clarke, Jennifer Miller and John Pozzi. Working together as a community, we'll be spreading kindness throughout Seekonk. Remember, "Kindness Rocks!"
Family Movie Matinee
Saturday February 22, 12:30-2:30pm
Three teenagers must help a Yeti return to his family while avoiding a wealthy man and a zoologist who want it for their own needs. Bring a snack, a pillow...and a friend! Rated PG. Running time 97 minutes Call Seekonk Public Library for exact title.
Sensory Friendly Movie
Saturday February 22, 3-4:30pm
Set in St. Augustine, Florida, this film is a family adventure about a brother and sister who befriend a badly sunburned dolphin separated from his family and uncover a secret plan that could destroy the beach and their new friend's home. The event will include sensory-friendly features such as lights up, sound down, relaxed rules, and subtitles. Everyone is invited to this all-inclusive, welcoming, movie event. Rated G Running time 1 hour 28 minutes. Call Seekonk Public Library for exact title.
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, February 2 & 10 at 10am
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, February 4 & 11 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, February 5 & 12 at 1:30pm
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. Siblings always welcome.
Thursday February 6 at 10am
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 to in order to check out books with included themed activities to take home. No registration required, drop in.
Family Movie Matinee- Seekonk Schools Early Release Day
Tuesday March 10, 2-3:30pm
When straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson and his elite team of firefighters come to the rescue of three siblings, they quickly realize that no amount of training could prepare them for their most challenging job yet -- babysitting. As their lives, jobs and depot get turned upside down, the three men soon learn that children -- much like fires -- are wild and unpredictable.
Rated PG, 1 hour 36 min