Children's Programs

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April Program Highlights

There are some really fun programs going on this month at the Main Library!

We’ll start off with an Hour of Coding: Angry Birds & Plants Vs. Zombies on Monday, April 2 at 4 p.m. With the help of and a video featuring Mark Zuckerberg, creator of Facebook, you will learn basic coding concepts. Using drag and drop programming is sure to be both fun and educational when using your favorite Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies characters!

You won’t want to miss a very special Toddler Storytime on Wednesday, April 11 at 10 a.m. with special guest City Manager Edward Augustus in honor of National Library Week!

Join us for an Around the World Adventures this month as we explore Africa on Saturday, April 14 at 11 a.m.

Be sure to stop by for Hampstead Stage Company’s presentation of Beauty and the Beast* on Tuesday, April 17 at 12:30 p.m. Beauty and the Beast is the French fairy tale of a selfless young woman, Beauty, who takes her father’s place as prisoner in a castle far away. Upon arrival, she meets the owner of the castle who appears to be a terrifying Beast. As time progresses, Beauty and the Beast begin to get to know not only each other, but also themselves. In this heartwarming, yet humorous tale, discover the power of being yourself and what it means to listen to your heart.

Tween won’t want to miss The Power of You! on Thursday, April 19 at 2:30 p.m. You know what you love and you know what you want to do here. But WE don’t have a clue! Come tell us how we can make the library a great place for you! Goodies will include: DIY edible slime and more! Recommended for ages 8 - 12.

There will be a Farm Visit: Petting Zoo* at the library on Friday, April 20 from 2 - 3 p.m. We’re celebrating spring with a visit from the farm! Come meet and greet the baby animals. Blankets are available for cuddling, and hand sanitizer is provided for post-petting clean up.

Join us for Mindful Moments* Tuesdays, April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 4 p.m. Ivy Child International invites children ages 7 to 10 years old to participate in a six week mindfulness program. Sessions will include mindful art, mindful movement and mindful games.

A performance of the Lionheart Puppet Show: The Reluctant Dragon* will be held on Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m. What happens when Harold, a young village boy, discovers a dragon in the mountains? Can Harold convince the villagers that the dragon just wants to be friends? Based on the story by Kenneth Grahame, The Reluctant Dragon is a great way to introduce children to literary adaptations, as well as loyalty and the arts.

There’s a lot more going on all month long!

May Program Highlights

This month swing by to Greek Out at the Library! Can’t wait for Rick Riordan’s newest Trials of Apollo adventure? Join us on Tuesday, May 1 at 6 p.m. to learn ancient Greek letters, discover your inner Greek god/goddess, and design your own Greek warrior shields and sandals! While supplies last. Recommended for kids ages 8-12.

You won't want to miss Paint Day for Kids* on Saturday, May 5 at 2:30 p.m. In honor of Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros/Children’s Day, Book Day and ArtWeek, Local artist Edmi Ortiz will conduct a Saturday afternoon “Paint Day” for kids. Join us to create a piece of literary art! All supplies will be provided. Recommended for ages 6-12.

Join us for Kites! on Monday, May 7 at at 4 p.m. Join us and design your very own kite, just in time for the nice weather! We will provide the kites and the markers! While supplies last. Recommended ages 6-12.

Need help with Mother's Day? Join us for A Flower for Your Mother: A Mother's Day Celebration on Thursday, May 10 at 11 a.m. We invite kids to bring their moms to the Main Library for a special celebration in honor of Mother’s Day. Recommended ages 7 and under.

We'll also have Around the World Adventures: Asia on Saturday, May 12 at 11 a.m. Come discover our amazing world through crafts, music, movement and food! For children 4 - 7 and their famillies.

There will also be some favorties like Toddler Time, Baby Bounce, Paws to Read, and Movie Matinee!

For a full list of all the fun and educational programs going on this month in the Children's Room of the Main Library click here!

*Sponsored by Friends of Worcester Public Library.

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