Infant Storytime ~ Mother Goose on the Loose (no sign-up) - Ages 0 - 2: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
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 funfilled 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.
Summer schedule for the Infant Storytime will be: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. from June 28 through Aug. 9.
Art & Stories for 4's and 5's (no sign-up required) -- Ages 4 and 5 and up: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. 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. Some weeks we'll also have storytelling with the library's puppets or feltboard stories - stories told with felt pieces! Summer schedule for this storytime will be Tuesdays at 10:30 from June 26 through Aug. 14.
Saturday Storytimes (no sign-up required) -- Ages 4 to 7: Saturdays at 11 a.m. through Aug. 11. Teen volunteers lead these fun drop-in, half-hour Saturday Storytimes for children ages 4 to 7 and
Lego Club -- Ages 5 and up: Monday, July 9 from 3-4:30 p.m. Bring your own Lego bricks & have fun building Lego creations with other Harvard Lego fans! Please pre-register.
Paws and Read: Wednesdays, July 18 and 25 and Aug. 1 and 8 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Reading to Winston the Therapy Dog is a fantastic way to bolster a child's reading confidence! Please pre-register.
Wolf Talk-- All Ages: Thursday, July 19 at 3-4:30 p.m. Michael LeBlanc of Wolf Talk returns to conduct two one hour live animal presentations in which he teaches the audience about wolf behavior in captivity and in the wild, eating habits of wolves, and wolf pack structure. In addition to the live wolf that Michael brings, he will have an educational visual display of furs, skulls and more; there will also be a question and answer session at the end of the program. Any wolves brought to program sites have been raised by Michael and Amy LeBlanc personally and Wolf Talk is state and federally licensed for education. Please pre-register for one session only, either 3 or 4:30 p.m. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Harvard Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
World Class Frisbee Show & Playshop - All Ages: Tuesday, July 24 from 4-5 p.m. With two-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.
Family Movie Night! Movie is Rated PG - All Ages: Thursday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m. Popcorn and water will be served. Please pre-register, so we know how much popcorn to buy!
Book Gobblers -- Grades 1 through 5: Wednesdays, July 18 and 25 from 3-3:30 p.m. 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.
Wild About Reading -- All Ages: Tuesday, July 31 from 3-4 p.m. Jungle Jim is coming to the library with his high-energy performance that is filled with music, intricate balloon making, humor and lots of audience participation. Combining elements of amazing balloon sculptures, comedy, magic, music and improv, Jungle Jim puts on an unforgettable show -- all with an inspirational reading theme. Please pre-register.
Family Movie Night! Movie is Rated G - All Ages: Thursday, Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Popcorn and water will be served. Please pre-register, so we know how much popcorn to buy!
Wetlands and Watersheds -- Ages 6 and up: Wednesday, Aug. 8 ~ 2 half-hour sessions, starting at 2:30-3:15 p.m. Discover riparian habitats by meeting native animals that live in rivers and ponds. Explore the plants, insects, and animals that make rivers their homes and the important role these habitats play in local biodiversity. The Audubon Ark Outreach program will be bringing a Painted Turtle, a Mallard Duck, and macro invertebrates to the library for this program. Since these are live animals, enrollment in each half-hour session is strictly limited to 30 child participants (accompanying adults may also attend). Please sign up for only one session. *This program is co-sponsored by the Harvard Conservation Trust.