Seekonk Library’s Programs for Children and Families, December 2019
Mondays, Dec 2, 9, 16 at 4 PM
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 is fun to play and involves strategy, physics, and good sportsmanship. 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!
Family Holiday Programming
Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Paper
Tuesday, December 3, 4 - 6 PM
Did you know most store bought wrapping paper is not recyclable? Drop in and make your own recyclable wrapping paper! We'll be using stamps, paints, markers, and more. All materials provided. Grades 1-6. Drop in anytime between 4-6pm.
Holiday Cards for Local Heroes
Tuesday, December 10, 4 - 6 PM
It's open craft time and we'll be creating holiday cards for our local heroes, the Seekonk Police and Fire Departments. We will collect all completed cards and deliver them to the Seekonk Police & Fire prior to the holiday. All materials provided. Grades 1 -6. Drop in any time between 4-6pm.
Gingerbread Cookie Decorating*
Tuesday, December 17, 4 PM or 5 PM
Join us for some festive cookie decorating. All materials provided. Grades 1-6. * Registration required
School Vacation Specials
Family Movie Matinee
Friday, December 27, 1 PM
New release or Family Favorite. Check Seekonk Library’s calendar of events for title, running time and rating. Drop in…and bring a friend!
New Year's Party Horn Craft
Saturday, December 28, 10 AM - 1 PM
Drop by the Children's Room any time between 10am-1pm to make your own New Year's Eve party horn. We'll have materials for a few different designs, or come up with your own.
Watercolor Painting for Kids
Monday, December 30, 2 - 4 PM
Local artist and author Sue Greco will be leading a watercolor painting class for children ages 8 to 13. No experience necessary. All materials provided. Registration is required. Register for waitlist at seekonkpl.org Calendar of Events.
Mystic Aquarium’s Suitcase of Surprises
Thursday, January 2, 3 PM
Grades PreK – Grade 1
What kinds of surprises will you encounter in the magical aquarium suitcase? Learning comes alive with teachers from Mystic Aquarium with a 20-25 minute presentation followed by time to touch and learn about some of the invertebrates you can see in our local waters.The program is for children in grades pre K - grade 1. Siblings welcome. Registration required.
Mystic Aquarium’s Eat or Be Eaten
Thursday, January 2, 4:15 PM
Grades 2 -5
Students may know about sharks, a predator that sits at the top of the ocean food chain. But how many know about plankton, the often microscopic plants and animals that make up the base of the food chain? Both groups are critical for life in the ocean and would not exist if it weren’t for the other. In this presentation children will explore the ocean’s food web’s links and discover who eats whom, how they do it, and why. After the 20-25 minute presentation there will be time to touch and learn about some of the invertebrates you can see in our local waters. This program is for children in grades 2- 5. Siblings welcome. Registration required
Woodland Creature Cootie Catchers
Friday, January 3, 10 AM - 12 PM
Stop by the Children's Room and create a creature! You can choose from a fox, owl, hedgehog, squirrel, bunny, or raccoon. All materials included, no registration required. Grades 1-6. Drop in
Library LEGO Mania
Saturday, January 4, 10 - 11:30 AM
Back by popular demand is Lego building! Take part in Lego challenges, work on a collaborative project or just enjoy "free build" time. Bring your creativity and we'll provide the Legos! For inspiration we'll have books on display that you can borrow and we'll also have issues of Lego magazines to look through. Come and build with others who share a love of Legos. Drop-in.
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, December 2, 9 at 10 AM
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, December 3, 10 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.
Special Holiday Storytimes
Monday, December 16, 10 AM
For children birth - 24 months
This storytime includes books, bubbles, fingerplays, music, singing and definitely jingle bells!! Everyone is invited to wear red or green. Please bring your SAILS Library Card. Time will be set aside for children to check out a book and take it home. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, December 17, 10 AM
For children 24 - 36 months old
This storytime includes books, bubbles, fingerplays, music, singing, a craft and definitely jingle bells!! Everyone is invited to wear red or green. Please bring your SAILS Library Card. Time will be set aside for children to check out a book and take it home. Registration required. Siblings welcome.