Summer Reading Bookplate Information

For all of you eager Harvard readers who read more than 30 hours over the summer and earned a bookplate, come by the library starting on Wednesday, August 27 to choose the library book in which your bookplate will go. (Remember that you stopped counting your hours on August 14 at 9:00 PM.) And no need to rush in on August 27 to choose your bookplate book: you have until October 15 to choose the book for your bookplate!

Storytimes

Storytimes will resume the week of September 22. Check the calendar on the Library's website for exact days and times of fall storytimes: www.harvardpubliclibrary.org

Children's Programs

Coming in October: Book Buddies!

Book Buddies will be a regularly scheduled five or six week program that pairs teen volunteers with children in grades 1 to 4 for shared reading, word games, snacks, and an award ceremony at the conclusion of the weekly meetings. Though the goal of Book Buddies is to help children become more confident readers, this will not be a tutoring service, but rather a buddy and mentoring program. Interested teen volunteers should talk to the Children's Librarian.

Stay tuned for more information and registration information which will be published in the October calendar!

Lego Club - Ages 5 & up: Saturdays, September 6 and 27 from 1:30 to 3:00 PM

Come have fun building Lego creations with other Harvard Lego fans! Parents are encouraged to join in the fun & assist with supervision.


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Please see the Children's Librarian for more information and to pre-register.

Game Hour & Chess Club - Grades 3 to 6: Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:00, beginning September 11

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!

Art & Reading: Friendship Bracelets - Grades 2 to 4: Tuesday, September 16 at 3:30 PM

For her senior project, teen volunteer Ariel Dwyer will be running a series of programs this year that integrate art and literacy. In this first program, Ariel will use the Berenstain Bears book Trouble with Friendsas inspiration for a fun project making two friendship bracelets (one for a friend, one to keep). Enrollment is limited to eight children; please pre-register in the Children's Room.

Family Movie Night! Movie is rated PG - All Ages: Friday, September 19 at 6:30 PM

We can't tell you the title of the movie here, but here is a clue: this recent movie features beloved characters created by Jim Henson. Popcorn and water will be served. Please pre-register, so we know how much popcorn to buy!

Book Gobblers - Grades 1 through 5: Tuesday, September 23 at 3:30 PM

Book Gobblers is the library's story program for older kids only - younger children not allowed! Come listen to selections from excellent chapter books, poetry by favorite poets, and explore longer picture books for older readers. Drop-in ~ come for the whole half hour, or stay for just one or two stories.

World Class Frisbee Show & Playshop - All Ages: Wednesday, September 24 from 1:30 to 2:30 PM

With 2-time World Freestyle Champion Todd Brodeur. Experience the fun and excitement of this simple yet space-age object. Frisbees have been part of American pop culture for over 50 years; across the globe, the popularity of Frisbee has never been greater. Now you can watch a master of the craft and learn a few tricks yourself. Todd will demonstrate simple tricks and catches, then show more difficult moves and combinations. A collection of various types of different Frisbees will be shown. He then will teach the class many tricks and catches that everyone can try. Frisbees will be for sale after the show, which Todd will autograph. Weather permitting, this program will take place outdoors. In case of rain, the program will be rescheduled to a future date (to be announced). Please pre-register so we can notify you of a rain cancellation.

Art & Reading: The Sneetches- Grades 2 to 4: Tuesday, September 30 at 3:30 PM

For her senior project, teen volunteer Ariel Dwyer will be running a series of programs this year that integrate art and literacy. In this program, Ariel will use the Dr. Seuss book The Sneetchesas inspiration for a fun project making and decorating your own Sneetch. Enrollment is limited to eight children; please pre-register in the Children's Room. 

Teen Programs

Early Release Movie for Bromfield Students - Movie is rated PG-13: Tuesday, September 9 at 12:30 PM

Teen Program ~ Decorate Fall Leaf Cookies - Grades 6 and up: Thursday, September 18 at 2:45 PM

Join us to decorate (and eat!) fall leaf cookies.

Early Release Movie for Bromfield Students - Movie is rated PG-13: Wednesday, September 24 at 12:30 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 on September 17th to discuss: This Life is in Your Handsby Melissa Coleman and The Good Life: Helen and Scott Nearing's Sixty Years of Self-sufficient Livingby Helen and Scott Nearing

Harvard Great Books Discussion Group

Great Books meets in the Conference Room monthly on Thursday night at 7 pm. Hope to see you in the Fall.