May 21, 2024

Seekonk Public Library Programs for Children

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Family Yoga
Monday, January 8, 6:30 PM
Have you resolved to move more in the new year? Or maybe you'd just like to have some fun with your family while being active together? Join Ms Sandie for a family yoga session! We'll practice yoga postures, learn about mindfulness with breathing exercises, and play yoga games! Suitable for families of all ages, but recommended for children ages 5+ and their families. Adult participation is required! Wear something comfortable, and please bring a yoga mat or a large towel for each participant. Bring your water bottles! Registration required.

Intermediate Robotics Coding
Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, 30, 3:45-5:15 PM
Attention LEGO Robotics Coders! Seekonk Public Library is offering an “Intermediate Robotics Coding” session using LEGO SPIKE Prime robots and Scratch-based Word Blocks language. The program will utilize a partial 2023 FIRST LEGO League (FLL) "SuperPowered" Robot Game set and challenge students' coding abilities to complete actual missions and score points! Students will use concepts previously taught in the Introductory session along with some new techniques and methods to boost their skills further. This session is a great way for students to prepare for FIRST LEGO League which is a globally recognized middle school robotics competition with a new theme every fall. For more information, please visit www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll.  Prerequisites: Grades 4 - 8+. Completion of the "Introduction to Robotics Coding" session or demonstrable coding experience with LEGO SPIKE Prime robots. A commitment to all 4 weeks is required. Registration required.

Learn Rubik’s Cube!
Wednesdays, January 10 & 31, 4-5 PM
Register for one or both sessions! Learn how to solve the first layer (and beyond!) of Rubik’s Cube! Join Collin G., a local expert on everything related to the Rubik’s Cube, for instruction on how to start solving the first layers. Collin will also display his collection of different types of cubes, share information about the cube’s history and share the details of ‘cubing communities’ and speed competitions. Parental participation is encouraged. Ages 8+. Registration required.

Minecraft Club Education Edition (virtual)
Tuesdays, January 16 & 23, 6:30-7:30 PM, Grades 3-5
Join Ms Sandie (virtually) to build in Minecraft Education! No Minecraft experience is required, but participants do need to have their own device on which to download and install Minecraft EDU (license provided by the library). All links (to download Minecraft EDU and join us via Zoom) will be sent out before the program. This will be a 2-week building session, commitment to both weeks is required. Registration required.

Paws to Read
Wednesdays, January 17 & 24, 3-4 Pm (timeslots)
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 and her two dogs. Registration required.

Celebrate National Popcorn Day!
Friday, January 19, 3:30-4:30 PM
Grades K-3
Join Ms Corey to celebrate National Popcorn Day! We'll learn all about the history of popcorn, read a story about popcorn, and learn about where our love of popcorn all began! We'll use popcorn to make bird feeders because our feathered friends love popcorn too! We'll have a popcorn-tasting station with three different flavors you can add to your popcorn! We'll rate our favorite flavors too! Registration required.


Rubber Band Bracelets
Monday, January 22, 6-7 PM, Grades 3-5
Join Ms Sandie for some crafting! We'll be making the trendy rubber band bracelets! We'll learn the basic techniques to make these very popular bracelets. No experience is required, but if you've made these before, we will have some looms available to make the more advanced versions. All materials are provided. Registration required.


STORYTIMES

Baby & Toddler Storytime
Mondays, January 8 & 22, 10 AM
Join Ms Corey for a special storytime just for children ages birth - 2. There will be a story, fingerplays, music, singing, and of course, bubbles! Siblings welcome. Drop in.

Preschool Storytime
Thursdays, January 11, 18, 25
Join Ms Sandie for a weekly storytime for the preschool crowd (ages 3-5)! Younger siblings are welcome! Ages 3-5. Drop in.

Storytime on the Go
January 8- 31
Create a storytime experience at home with Storytime On The Go packets. Each packet will include 6 books and an age age-appropriate literacy activity. The early literacy activities will support one or more of the five early literacy practices: talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. Available for toddlers and preschoolers. Pick up in the Children’s room, while supplies last!

Take Your Child to the Library Day
Storytime with Mac of the Seekonk PD
Saturday, February 3, 10-3 PM
It's Take Your Child to the Library Day! Officer Nagle and K9 Mac of the Seekonk Police Department are coming to visit us for a special storytime! Mac is the SPD's comfort pup, and although he's very big, he's very friendly and loves pets and belly rubs! Officer Nagle will talk a bit about general safety, read a story, show us his patrol car (and Mac's special dog house inside the car), and of course, there will be lots of time to snuggle with Mac and ask questions! Drop in!

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