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Children's Events

Look what’s happening for kids at the Library this Summer! 

Registration is required where noted. Registration will take place at the Library on Monday, June 27 @ 10:00 a.m. Phone registration will begin Tuesday, June 28. Have questions? Stop by the Children’s Services desk, call 973-728-2823, or email Miss Theresa, mcarthur@wmtl.org. In case of stormy weather, please call the main Library number 973-728-2820 or visit the homepage of the Library’s website, www.wmtl.org, for cancelation and emergency closing information.

June

Monday, June 27—Summer Reading Kick-off!  - All ages; families welcome! 4:30 p.m. Drop-in event; registration not required! 

Kick-off the 2016 Summer Reading Club - On Your Mark, Get Set...READ! with us under the tent with Housel Fun & Fitness! All ages are welcome to attend.  

Wednesday, June 29—Eyes of the Wild : Survival of the Fittest - Age 2 and up; families welcome! 3:00—4:00 p.m. Registration required. 

Animals may not be the first thing we think of when discussing health and fitness, but they happen to be some of the nature's most physically fit specimens! Join Eyes of the Wild to learn about some of the healthy and althletic atttributes of our furry, scaly, feathered friends. Don't miss your chance to match your health and fitness against some of nature's most athletic creatures! Limited to 75; under the tent. *In the event of the stormy weather, this program will be held in Town Hall. 

July

Friday, July 1: Funday Event - Make a patriotic magnet! All ages. 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. In the Children's Room. Drop-in; no registration required.  

Tuesday, July 5—Beach Party! - Babies - Age 4. 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Registration required. 

Little beach goers are invited to share some sun and fun with us during a beach party storytime! Registration required. Limited to 40; under the tent. *In the event of stormy weather, this program will be held in Town Hall.

Thursday, July 7—Electronics with Dan the Science Man! - Ages 7-13; 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. or 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Registration required. 

Enter into the world of electronics the hands-on way with hair- rising demonstrations. Students will work with batteries, bulbs, buzzers, and a wide variety of electronic components. Students will use Mr. Circuit and the Snap Circuits building system to put together electronic circuits. Build a working electric motor, electro-plate real coins, electro-magnet, alarm, space gun, and more. Registration required. Limited to 20 per session; under the tent. *In the event of stormy weather, this program will be held in the Children’s Room.

Monday, July 11—Tortoise and the Hare's Race to Health - Ages 2 and up; families welcome! 11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. Registration required. 

In this interactive puppet show, Mr. I., The Library Guy helps his friend Terrence the Tortoise prepare for a race with Henry the Hare. Based on Aesop’s famous fable, “The Tortoise and the Hare,” the show features a cast of colorful, fun puppet friends who will help us all prepare for a race EVERYONE can win—becoming our HEALTHIEST SELF! Registration required. Limited to 75; under the tent. *In the event of stormy weather, this program will be held in Town Hall.

Tuesday, July 12: Funday Event - Make a pennant for your room! All ages. 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. In the Children's Room. Drop-in; no registration required.  

Thursday, July 14—Art Kids Academy: Sports Portraits - Ages 7-12. 11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. Registration required. 

Sports and hobbies are great ways for kids to express themselves. In this workshop kids will learn about new hobbies and personalize a self-portrait design. Registration required. Limited to 20; under the tent. *In the event of stormy weather, this program will be held in the Children’s Room.

Friday, July 15—The Juggling Hoffmans - All ages; families welcome! 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Registration required! 

Get ready for an amazing juggling show filled with attention grabbing tricks, silly stunts and slapstick comedy! Audience participation and volunteers help power this musical, magical show! Registration required. Limited to 75; under the tent. *In the event of stormy weather, this program will be held in Town Hall.

Monday, July 18—Hula for Everyone - All ages; families welcome! 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Registration required! 

Aloha! Get on your feet this summer and learn to Hula with professional Hula dancer, Nalani! Hula is a Polynesian dance of Hawaii that everyone can do! So put on your Hawaiian shirts, come learn to hula, or just relax and watch the show! Registration required. Limited to 75; under the tent. *In the event of stormy weather, this program will be held in Town Hall.

Monday, July 25—Karate for Kicks! - Ages 5 and up. 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. Registration required! 

Join Christopher Miller  of Traditional Okinawan Karate in Butler, for a session of Isshin Ryu Karate. Registration required. Limited to 20; under the tent. *In the event of stormy weather, this program will be held in Town Hall.

Tuesday, July 26—YOGA Kids! - Ages 6-12. 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. Registration required! 

Stretch out for sports with yoga instructor Jenn as she teaches kids how to balance an active life with stretching and relaxation. Limited to 20; under the tent. *In the event of stormy weather, please check the Library’s website for program information including location or schedule changes.

Wednesday, July 27: Funday Event - Make a starfish craft! All ages. 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. In the Children's Room. Drop-in; no registration required. 

Thursday, July 28—Rizzo's Reptiles: The Rainforest - Ages 3 and up; families welcome! 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Registration required! 

This year’s Summer Olympics takes place in Brazil, a country that is almost 60% covered in rainforest! What better way to learn about the rainforest ecosystem than with a special event from Rizzo’s Reptiles and some of the amazing animals that love in this unique habitat! Registration required. Limited to 75; under the tent. *In the event of stormy weather, this program will be held on Friday, July 29 @ 4:30.

Friday, July 29: Funday Event - Show and Tell! Show us your favorite book of the summer, and tell us what it’s about! Take home a prize from our prize box! All ages; all day - 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. In the Children's Room. Drop-in; no registration required. 

August

Tuesday, August 2—1-2-3 Move with Me! - Babies - Age 4. 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Registration required! 

Stanley Bear kicks off a storytime that’s all about movin’ and a groovin’!  Registration required. Limited to 40; under the tent. *In the event of stormy weather, this program will be held on Friday, August 5 @ 10:30 a.m.

Thursday, August 4—Art Kids Academy: Olympic Games - Ages 7-12. 11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. Registration required. 

Kids will learn about different Olympic sports and create designs inspired by the games. Registration required. Limited to 25; in Town Hall.  

Friday, August 5: Funday Event -  Make a USA Olympic ribbon necklace to show your support for Team USA! All ages. 3:00—5:00 p.m. In the Children's Room. Drop-in; no registration required.