Kids Events

Munchies and a Matinee - Movie for All Ages

Munchies and a Matinee – Movie for All Ages

Saturday, October 4

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dying to take a break from your normal Saturday activities? How about stopping by the library to get into the Halloween mood by watching Frankenweenie?!? The movie will include…snacks, projection viewing, free admission, and a place for you and your friends to hang.

* Feel free to bring your own snacks or a bag lunch.
* Rated PG for thematic elements, scary images and action.

Hogwarts – Library Closed

Saturday, October 11

All Day

A Hogwarts Halloween at the James Blackstone Memorial Library

A Hogwarts Halloween at the James Blackstone Memorial Library

Saturday, October 11

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Calling all Harrys, Hermiones, Rons, Dracos…and muggles too! It is back to school at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Join us for a third year of magic and mystery as we transform the James Blackstone Memorial Library into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Drop off your child for two jam packed hours of magical activities. Attend classes in: Potions, Divination, Quidditch and Charms! Don’t forget to visit Ollivander’s Wand shop for your wand that will be perfect for you.
Costumes are encouraged.

This event is meant for children ages 6 and up.
Reservations are required and tickets are $25/person.

To learn more about specific times, see footage from the past and/or to buy tickets click here.

 

Library Closed

Sunday, October 12

All Day

A Hogwarts Halloween at the James Blackstone Memorial Library

A Hogwarts Halloween at the James Blackstone Memorial Library

Sunday, October 12

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Calling all Harrys, Hermiones, Rons, Dracos…and muggles too! It is back to school at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Join us for a third year of magic and mystery as we transform the James Blackstone Memorial Library into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Drop off your child for two jam packed hours of magical activities. Attend classes in: Potions, Divination, Quidditch and Charms! Don’t forget to visit Ollivander’s Wand shop for your wand that will be perfect for you.
Costumes are encouraged.

This event is meant for children ages 6 and up.
Reservations are required and tickets are $25/person.

To learn more about specific times, see footage from the past and/or to buy tickets click here.

Columbus Day – Library Closed

Monday, October 13

All Day

Early Release Day - Animal Embassy: Halloween Creatures and Critters (All Ages)

Early Release Day – Animal Embassy: Halloween Creatures and Critters (All Ages)

Wednesday, October 22

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Head to the Blackstone Library on your early release day for a presentation with our friends at the Animal Embassy. During this workshop participants will be introduced to a variety of creepy and crawly critters that may cause you to double take BUT the Embassy will prove you wrong by discussing why these animals cause fear and how we can change our preconceived notions about them by simply learning more. Through observation and discussion we will be able to see that the creatures we fear most are actually pretty amazing and that the characteristics that may cause you to cringe actually help them and their fellow creatures to survive! Sure to be interesting and exciting all while taking the scare out of those Halloween creatures.

Registration for this program is not required – just come on your half day to enjoy!

Annual Halloween Parade: Stories with Miss Mary and Miss Carly (Babies thru Age 5)

Annual Halloween Parade: Stories with Miss Mary and Miss Carly (Babies thru Age 5)

Friday, October 31

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

It is time to have a spook-tacular morning at the Blackstone Library as Miss Mary and Miss Carly put on their annual Halloween Parade! Kids are welcome to come in full costume to partake in Halloween rhymes, books, movement activities and even apps. It will certainly be a blast and one NOT to miss. We will close the hour with a parade around the building so that EVERYONE can see your amazing costumes and share in a couple of non-food based treats.

Registration for this program is not required. This storytime is meant for babies through age 5.

Family Zumba with Tracy Brody (K thru 4th Grade and Caregivers)

Family Zumba with Tracy Brody (K thru 4th Grade and Caregivers)

Tuesday, November 4

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ready to get up and move? Well, Zumba instructor Tracy Brody is heading to the Blackstone to bring families together in a high energy type of way. Boys, girls and caregivers will have a blast taking part in this highly interactive class inspired by Latin music that uses a combination of movements and rhythms to promote exercise and release energy. It is almost like – exercise in disguise! Prior Zumba experience is not necessary and caregivers are more than welcome to join in on all the fun – sure to be a great way to get up and move!

* Realizing that this is a high energy class we ask that participants come prepared with bottled water and loose fitting clothing in order to move and groove.

This program is meant for participants in K thru 4th Grade and registration is not required – the more the merrier.

 

Munchies and a Matinee - Movies for All Ages

Munchies and a Matinee – Movies for All Ages

Saturday, November 15

12:00 pm

Dying to take a break from your normal Saturday activities? How about stopping by the library to watch Mr. Peabody & Sherman?!? The movie will include…snacks, projection viewing, free admission, and a place for you and your friends to hang.

* Feel free to bring your own snacks or a bag lunch.
* Rated PG for mild action and brief rude humor.

Library Closes at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 26

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thanksgiving Creations: Decorations for Turkey Day - (K and Up)

Thanksgiving Creations: Decorations for Turkey Day – (K and Up)

Wednesday, November 26

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us the day before Thanksgiving for a series of crafts/decorations that will make your Thanksgiving tables shine! Children in kindergarten and up are invited to take part in different craft stations filled with recycled materials, paints, pre-made packets and so much more. Each table will have all the necessary materials, samples of what to make as well as instructions. Participants can come anytime between 2:30 and 4:30pm to create and are more than welcome to make one or all the crafts provided.

This program is meant for participants in kindergarten and up. Registration is not required, just pop in to enjoy!

Thanksgiving Day – Library Closed

Thursday, November 27

All Day

Christmas Eve – Library Closed

Wednesday, December 24

All Day

Christmas Day – Library Closed

Thursday, December 25

All Day

New Year’s Eve – Close at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 31

12:00 am

Library open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

New Year’s Day – Library Closed

Thursday, January 1

All Day