Judges Needed for the Library's Annual LEGO Expo on Saturday, March 1!

Adult judges with expertise as architects, carpenters, engineers, designers, artists, LEGO experts, etc. are needed for all age groups. Judges may volunteer to judge just one age group, or may volunteer to judge at two or even three age groups. Come witness the awesome creativity of Harvard's children!

Deadline to volunteer to be a judge: February 14

If interested, please contact Abby Kingsbury, Children's Librarian: stop by the Children's Room or call (978) 456 - 2381. Thank you!!

Storytimes

Infant Storytime ~ Mother Goose on the Loose (no sign-up) - Ages 0 - 2 and up: Mondays & Thursdays at 10:30

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help pre-reading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, developmental tips, nursery rhymes, illustrations, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 45 minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and caregivers (older siblings also welcome). Ask to be put on the email list for last minute schedule changes.

Art & Stories for 4's & 5's (7 week session begins 2/24 ~ pre-registration required) - Ages 4 & 5+: Mondays at 2:00

This 30 to 45 minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, begins with a few longer picturebook stories, then ends with a process art project that encourages preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner. Registration for the next 7 week session begins on February 3; that 7 week session begins on February 24 and runs through April 7. Pre-registration required: Limit of 12 children.

Children's Programs

Lego Expo ~ Saturday, March 1: 10:30 - 11:30: Ages 3 to 5; 12:30 - 1:30: Ages 6 to 8; 2:30 - 3:30: Ages 9 to 12 AND Teen Category (13 - 18) AND Adult Category (18+)

Don't miss the library's 6th Annual Lego Expo! Participants bring constructions of their own design to the Expo to share with others and to be judged. Please pre-register in the Children's Room; construction guidelines available in the Children's Room. Due to space limitations, the Lego Expo is open only to Harvard residents and children who attend school in Harvard. Snow date for the Expo is Saturday, March 15.

Game Hour & Chess Club - Grades 3 to 6: Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:00

This drop-in, after school program for children in grades 3 to 6 is facilitated by teen volunteers. Play an assortment of great games, including Set, Scrabble, Mille Bornes, Apples to Apples, Slamwich, Quiddler, Hoopla, and, of course, Chess!

Bagels n' Books Group for 3rd Graders: Monday, March 3 from 4 to 4:45 PM

Bagels n' Books Group for 4th Graders: Monday, February 24 from 4 to 4:45 PM

Bagels n' Books Group for 5th Graders: Monday, February 10 from 4 to 4:45 PM (Group A) and Tuesday, February 11 from 4 to 4:45 PM (Group B)

Bagels n' Books Group for 6th Graders: Monday, February 24 from 4 to 4:45 PM

The 3rd Grade Book is: The Show Must Go One! Kate Klise. The 4th Grade Book is: The Fast and the Furriest Andy Behrens. The 5th Grade Book is: The Mysterious Benedict Society Trenton Lee Stewart. The 6th Grade Book is: Moonbird Philip Hoose. this once-monthly book group for a lively book discussion and a yummy snack of bagels & cream cheese. Book group members should read all of the book prior to the group meeting. Sign up for a book group, and we will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing. New members are welcome ~ spaces are limited for some groups. Please call the Children's Room for more information & to pre-register.

Teen Programs

Teen Book Groups: Grades 7 - 9 ~ Tuesday, March 4 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM and Grades 10 -12 ~ Tuesday, February 11 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM

The Teen Book Groups meet on one Tuesday a month; refreshments are served. Book group members should read all of the book prior to the group meeting.  Sign up for the book group, and we will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing. New members are always welcome ~ please pre-register.

Teen Program ~ Valentine's Day Cookies - Grades 6 and up: Thursday, February 13 at 2:45 PM

Teen Program ~ Winter Treats Workshop - Grades 6 and up: Thursday, February 27 at 2:45 PM

Adult Programs

The Brown Bag Book Club is held the third Wednesday of every month at noon. Drop-ins are welcome! The next meeting will be held on February 19th to discuss: The Snow Childby Eowyn Ivey.

Harvard Great Books Discussion Group

Great Books meets in the Conference Room monthly on Thursday night at 7 pm. Hope to see you then: February 27; March 27; April 24; May 22.