June 13, 2024

Seekonk Public Library Children’s Room

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Intro to Robotics Coding
Mondays, October 16, 23, November 6, 13, 3:45 PM
Calling all 4th and 5th graders! Seekonk library is offering an 'Introduction to Robotics Coding' using SPIKE Prime robots and Scratch-based Word Blocks language. The program will include instructor-led hands-on activities designed to expose newcomers to the basics of coding a robot with motors and sensors. Activities will range from learning how to code basic movement and using various types of sensors, to autonomously completing physical challenges and obstacles. The program is limited to 4th and 5th grade students who have a sincere interest in coding/robotics. A commitment to all 4 weeks is required. The program will be led by Peter Ferlazzo, a technologist with a background in engineering who also has a passion for how things work. Register.

Open Game Play with Virtual Reality!
Wednesday, October 18, 2 PM
Seekonk Schools early release day program! Join One Up Games to play popular and classic games on Nintendo Switch, XBox Series, PlayStation 4, and Oculus Quest 2! Register. Limited to children in grades 3 and up.

Spooky Stories!
Monday, October 23, 6:30-7:30 PM
Join Ms Sandie for a Spooky Story session! We'll turn off the lights and read with flashlights! We’ll read aloud a spooky story, and kids will have the chance to share their own spooky story or read aloud from the library's collection. For GRADES 3-5. Register.

Paws To Read
Wednesday, October 25, November 1, 8 between 3-4:30 PM (time slots)
Build reading skills and gain confidence in reading aloud by coming to the Library to "Paws To Read". Register to reserve a 15-minute time slot to have your child read to Gizmo and Pepe, two adorable chihuahua/Pomeranian mix therapy dogs. Each one-on-one private session is facilitated by Sandra Healey. Space is limited. Children should bring a book they can read or come a few minutes early to select one in the children's room. Register.

Spooky Bones/Creepy Crawlies
Monday, October 30, 4-5 PM
Professor Bugman, educator and entomologist, is back with his Halloween bugstravaganza! What better way to combine the spooky and the scientific than with an awesome Halloween learning event for kids? Explore real bones and skeletons from endemic Massachusetts animals, or hold and pet some of the biggest bugs you've ever seen! We'll discover the answers to questions such as "What separates vertebrates from invertebrates? How are their bodies similar and different? What scientific secrets do these insides hide?" Ages 4-12. Registration required.

Edible Cookie Dough (vegan and GF)
Thursday, November 2, 6:30 PM
Make gluten-free & vegan edible cookie dough! We’ll start by talking about food safety and have an overview of the project with tools and ingredients. Then we’ll make cookie dough! Everything will be premeasured/portioned, and each child/family will make their own dough to take home along with a recipe card. Class will last 45 - 60 minutes. Suitable for children ages 6 and up. Registration required. This program is taught by Darlene Sicard, owner of D’s Lectables in Seekonk. This event is free and open to the public through the generosity of a grant from the Seekonk Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Solar Eclipse Glasses
Families are encouraged to register for a pair of glasses to safely watch the partial solar eclipse which will occur on October 14. To reserve a pair of glasses, use the registration link located on September 14. Pick up of glasses begins October 1.

STORYTIMES
Seekonk Library storytimes focus on talking, singing, reading, writing and playing- important principles for your child’s reading readiness. Siblings always welcome. Please bring your SAILS Library card so your child may take storytime books home.

Baby & Toddler Storytime
Mondays, October 2, 16, 30 at 10 AM
Join Miss Sharon for a weekly storytime designed for children birth - 36 months old. The storytime will include a book or two followed by music, fingerplays, movement and yes, even bubbles! On October 30, everyone is invited to wear their Halloween costume.

Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18 at 9:30 AM
Miss Sandie will read 2 - 3 stories and children will complete a related activity. Siblings welcome. Drop in.

Trick or Treat Storytime
Thursday, October 26 at 9:30 AM
Children ages 3-5 are invited to a Trick or Treat storytime. We'll be reading Halloween stories
and then go trick or treating in the library. Costumes encouraged. Registration required.

Moon “Storytime on the Go”
Starting Thursday, October 6
In celebration of the October 14 eclipse, register to receive a special Moon “Storytime On The Go” packet. Each packet will include 4 or more books to check out and an age appropriate early literacy activity. The early literacy activities will support one or more of the five early literacy practices: talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. Storytime On The Go packets are available for toddlers or preschoolers- just choose the packet that's right for your child. Register and pick up a packet starting Tuesday, October 10.

Bilingual Storytime
Tuesday, November 7, 10 AM
A Spanish/English storytime for ages 3-5. Registration required. Check seekonkpl.org for details

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