April 3, 2020

February 2020 Activities for Children at East Providence Public Libraries

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Take Your Child To The Library Day @Weaver
Saturday, February 1, 2:00-4:00

Join other LEGO fans for an afternoon of building. Kids, bring your imagination and your engineering skills, and we will supply the LEGOs - lots and lots of LEGOs! This program is open to kids of all ages. Registration is not required.

Sensory Friendly Story & Activity Time @Weaver
Tuesday, February 4, 3:30-4:30

This is a fun, interactive program geared for children, ages 4-12, with autism and/or sensory challenges, but all ages are welcome. It involves books, songs, movement, and play that incorporate sensory exploration. Registration recommended online or by calling the library at 401-434-2453.

New! Grades 3-5 Parent Child Book Club @Weaver
Wednesdays, February 5 & March 4, 6:30-7:30

Our new parent child book club will include discussion, games, and more!
Our February 5 book is: Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold so we will be making slime. Registration required in person, online, or call 401-434-2453. Pick up a copy of the book in the Children’s Room at Weaver Library.

Sit Stay Read @Weaver & Riverside Libraries
Reading aloud to therapy dogs can help children who struggle with reading.
• Read to Daniel the Cockerspaniel
Monday, February 10, 5:30-7:30 at Riverside Library
Call 401-433-4877 to schedule a 15 minute session.
Monday, February 24, 5:30-7:30 at Weaver Library
Call 401-435-2453 to schedule a 15 minute session.

Valentine’s Craft @Weaver
Tuesday, February 11, 3:30-4:30 for all ages

Use our materials (paper, ribbons, craft sticks, doilies, and more) to make Valentines for your loved ones.

New! Grades K-2 Parent Child Book Club @Weaver
Wednesdays, February 26 & March 25, 6:30-7:30

Our new parent child book club will include discussion, games, and more!
Our February 26 book is: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs so we will be using various materials to create miniature houses. Registration required in person, online, or call 401-434-2453. Pick up a copy of the book in the Children’s Room at Weaver Library.

February School Vacation Week:

Magician Steven Craig @Weaver
Tuesday, February 18, 2:00, for ages 3+
Enjoy an hour of wonder and amazement with Magician Steven Craig. Steven Craig’s magic shows for children and families engage and excite audiences with his off-the-charts energy, laugh-out-loud comedy, and lots of audience participation.

Sparkly Winter Art @Riverside
Wednesday, February 19, 2:00-3:00 for all ages
Use paint and glitter to create a wintry masterpiece.

Big Blue Blocks @Weaver
Thursday, February 20, 9:30-10:30 for ages 1-4 & 10:30-11:30 for ages 5-10

Bring your child to build and play with our large foam blocks. This is an open-ended play activity. Children will create, explore, solve, and imagine which helps to build their brain development, builds important creative thinking and problem-solving skills, and contributes to emotional well-being. Registration is not required.

LEGOs At The Library @Weaver
Saturday, February 22, 2:00-4:00 for all ages

Join other LEGO fans for an afternoon of building. Kids, bring your imagination and your engineering skills, and we will supply the LEGOs - lots and lots of LEGOs! This program is open to kids of all ages. Registration is not required.

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

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 434-2453.

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