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Showing posts with label kids. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Franklin Public Library: Weekly/Monthly for Kids & Families in April 2024

Special Events for Kids & Families

Kids Take & Make: Cherry Blossom Windsocks! Available Monday, April 1st
Starting Monday, April 1st stop by the library to pick up your very own Cherry Blossom Windsock Kit! Kits include supplies and instructions for making your very own flowery windsock! The perfect Spring celebration craft! SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED! Cherry Blossom Windsock Kits will be distributed on a first come first serve basis!

Earth Day Bingo! Starting Monday, April 1st
Earth Day is April 22, 2024 and we're celebrating all month long! We've got a special bingo board filled with reading prompts, eco-friendly crafts and more! Complete bingo in any direction in order to receive a prize! Pick up your bingo Board at the Children's Desk or on our website starting Monday, April 1st! Ambitious environmentalists who complete the entire sheet will be entered to win a GRAND PRIZE!!

Toddler and Kids Yoga! Wednesday April 3rd @5:00PM
Registration Required
Come join Katie from Sprouting Tree Yoga for a fun, interactive toddler & kids yoga class. Together we will explore yoga and mindfulness concepts through movement, songs, storybooks, games and more. This class is designed to help your child improve their balance, coordination, and flexibility while learning self-regulation skills and relaxation techniques. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. Parents are welcome to participate as well!

Solar Eclipse Celebration! Saturday April 6th @1:00pm
There is a total eclipse of the sun on Monday April 8th!! Let’s Party! Join us for games, activities, safety tips, eclipse details, and more! We’ll be handing out solar viewing glasses too!

Toddler and Kids Yoga! Wednesday April 10th @5:00PM
Registration Required
Come join Katie from Sprouting Tree Yoga for a fun, interactive toddler & kids yoga class. Together we will explore yoga and mindfulness concepts through movement, songs, storybooks, games and more. This class is designed to help your child improve their balance, coordination, and flexibility while learning self-regulation skills and relaxation techniques. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. Parents are welcome to participate as well!

Animals in the Spring! Friday, April 12th @1:00PM
Spring is a time of change! Some animals are emerging from hibernation while some have been active all winter. Let’s get up close and personal as we learn about animals in the spring here in New England, and beyond! Yes! There will be REAL animals! Ideal for kids Ages 5+

Animal Affair! Saturday April 13th @10:30AM
Make some new furry or feathered friends when the Animal Affair Traveling Petting Zoo visits the Franklin Public Library! Everyone is welcome to pet, brush, feed, hold, and play with the animals! Animal Affair will be bringing ducks, chickens, goats, pigs and rabbits!

Holi Celebration! Saturday April 13th @2:00PM
Join the Franklin Public Library and Dean College for a special celebration of the Holi Festival, outside on the library lawn/Dean Grove! Music, activities, and of course, COLOR!! Wear something that you don't mind getting messy! Rain date 4/27

Eid Celebration! Sunday April 14th @2:00PM
Families! Join us for a special celebration of Eid, complete with crafts, music, snacks, and more! For questions/to get involved, email Caleigh at ckeating@minlib.net!

Toe Jam Puppet Band! Tuesday April 16th @10:30AM
Join the Toe Jam Puppet Band for a rockin' concert at the Franklin Public Library! This hilarious show is sure to have the whole family laughing along!

Ed Popielarczyk Magic Show! Wednesday April 17th @10:30AM
Join us as we welcome Ed Popielarczyk for a one-of-a-kind magic show that is guaranteed to leave the whole family impressed!

Petite Picassos! Wednesday April 17th @1:00PM
Join Miss Lily and create your very own step-by-step painting of spring birdies! This paint party is a great fit for children ages 6-12! All materials will be provided, and REGISTRATION is required!

The BenAnna Band! Thursday, April 18th @10:30AM
Join us for this super-fun, high energy, interactive music concert that is sure to have the whole family up dancing! No registration required!

Thinking Money for Kids, Thursday April 18th @1:00PM
April is Financial Literacy Month! Let's make the topic of money fun! Thinking Money for Kids is an initiative of the American Library Association and the FINRA Investor Foundation, and strives to teach children and their caregivers about financial topics like saving, spending, sharing and budgeting in a way that is both meaningful and fun!

Mobile Mini-Golf! Friday April 19th, 1:00-4:00PM
Bring your friends and family and we'll provide the rest! Join us as we transform the library into a Mini Golf course that's fun for all ages!! Children under the age of 14 MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Fairytale Fun! Saturday, April 20th @10:30am
When will your life begin? Today! Join us for a special royal visit from a princess who spent 18 years living in a tower! There will be singing, dancing, interactive storytelling and a photo opportunity with each guest! No registration required!

Kids Paint Party! Saturday April 20th @ 1:00PM
For kids ages 5-11! Join local instructor Denise Palmieri for this step-by-step paint party specifically for kids! All materials will be provided and you'll get to take home your very own butterfly themed masterpiece! REGISTRATION REQUIRED!! The same painting will be taught in March & April - please only register for 1 date.

Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals: A Stuffed Animal Storytime! Saturday, April 27th @10:30AM
Calling all future veterinarians! Bring along your stuffed animal for a special Storytime with author, Jennifer Welborn, and illustrator Rozillia MH! After an interactive reading of their book “Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals” you will learn about different veterinary treatments and practice first hand with the help of your stuffed animal friend! Ages 5+. REGISTRATION REQUIRED!!

Stephen Green First Lego League Explore Showcase Saturday April 27th @9:00am
Have you ever wondered, “what can kids do with programming and LEGOs?” Turns out, a whole lot! Come visit the showcase and check out FLL Explore teams & their LEGO builds. Learn about Local FLL Explore and FIRST Robotics Programs and the opportunities available!
There will be 12 robotics teams exhibiting their projects for the FIRST LEGO League Masterpiece 2023-2024 season!

Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/news/april-2024-franklin-library-news-events

Listen to Mitzi and I cover all the highlights for April 2024. The recording runs about 32 minutes, so let’s listen in. Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1160-franklin-public-library-april-2024-event-highlights-03-18-24

one of the Library's April events we cover
one of the Library's April events we cover

Friday, March 15, 2024

Talking about "Create Art Around the World" with the NAHS student leadership team (audio)

FM #1158 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1158 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my conversation with the leadership team of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS). Amy Edson, FHS Art teacher, and club advisor. The leadership team students introduce themselves as we go around:  


  • Raena, the President of NAHS and leading the Singapore room

  • Allie, the Vice-President, and leading the Spain room

  • Gia, the Data Manager, and leading the Columbia room

  • Christine, the Social Media Director and leading the Sudan room


We had our conversation in one of the art rooms where the Create Art Around the World will be taking place. 


Thanks to the Franklin Cultural Council for the grant to enable this event for free.


Let’s listen to this conversation about the kid friendly (and did we say, “Free”) Create Art Around the World scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2024 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.  Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1158-fhs-nahs-create-art-round-the-world-03-07-24


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FHS Clay Studio Instagram account -> https://www.instagram.com/fhs_claystudio/ 


More about the Franklin Cultural Council -> https://www.franklinma.gov/cultural-council 


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We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm). 


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.

 

How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.

 

For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/  or www.franklin.news 


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

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You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


National Art Honor Society: Create Art Around the World - Apr 24, 2024
Create Art Around the World scheduled for Apr 24, 2024 - free & kid Friendly at FHS

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Create Art Around the World scheduled for Apr 24, 2024 - free & kid Friendly at FHS

"Save the date!  
We are holding our 3rd annual Art Around the World event on April 24th here at Franklin High School.
Check out the Franklin Matters website and hear from our club advisor, Ms. Edson, and our leadership team as we introduce our new selection of art activities from Colombia, Spain, Sudan, and Singapore (audio interview to be shared shortly)."

National Art Honor Society: Create Art Around the World - Apr 24, 2024
Create Art Around the World scheduled for Apr 24, 2024 - free & kid Friendly at FHS

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Listen in as Mitzi & I talk about the March happenings at the Franklin Library (audio)

FM #1152 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1152 in the series. 


This session shares my conversation with Mitzi Gousie, Programming and Outreach Librarian with the Franklin Public Library. We had our discussion at the Franklin TV Studios on Wednesday, February 28, 2024.

 

We talk about 

  • Reviewed the regular open hours, and month ending holiday times

  • Library events for March 2024

    • Kiddos, or “littles”

    • Family

    • Adults


The show notes include links to the Library page and to the calendar of events where registration for some of the events is required/recommended..


The recording runs about 32 minutes, so let’s listen in. Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1152-franklin-public-library-march-2024-highlights-02-28-24



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Mitzi Gousie’s email -> mgousie@minlib.net 


Event highlights we covered in this conversation

https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/news/march-2024-franklin-library-news-events 


Franklin Public Library page ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library 


Library Calendar of Events ->  http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/F/FRANKLIN/ekp.cfm 


Stellarium - open source sky viewing software https://stellarium.org/


Eclipse viewers -> https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety/viewers-filters 


-------------

We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial. 


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.


How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/  or www.franklin.news 


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

------------------


You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


Listen in as Mitzi & I talk about the March happenings at the Franklin Library (audio)
Listen in as Mitzi & I talk about the March happenings at the Franklin Library (audio)


Monday, February 26, 2024

Franklin Public Library: News & Events for Kids & Families scheduled for March 2024

Special Events for Kids & Families

Kids Take & Make: Rainbow Tambourine! Available Friday, March 1st
Starting Friday, March 1st stop by the library to pick up your very own Rainbow Tambourine Kit!
Kits include supplies and instructions for making your very own musical instrument! The perfect craft to brighten your day! SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED! Rainbow Tambourine Kits will be distributed on a first come first serve basis!

March Madness: Battle of the Books! Voting Begins Monday, March 4th
It's time for our favorite books to once again battle it out! Cast your votes each week at the Franklin Public Library! 16 books will start but only 1 can be named Franklin's Favorite book!

Doggie Tales! Monday, March 4th @ 4:00 PM (1st grade +)
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a trained therapy dog! Bring your favorite book or pick out one of ours to read. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPOTS ARE LIMITED. Register on our website to reserve your spot.

Todd Brodeur Frisbee Demonstration! Wednesday March 6th @1:00PM
Join 2-time World Freestyle Frisbee Champion Todd Brodeur for a super fun hands on frisbee demonstration! Learn some new moves and have fun! No registration required!

Science Series! Saturday March 6th @1:00PM
No Registration Required!
Join us for a special science workshop, brought to you by volunteers from the Franklin High School Science department! Ideal for kids ages 7+!

Tricky Trivia Thursday, March 14th @ 6:30 PM
No Registration Required!
Are you ready to prove your trivia knowledge is more than trivial? Do you have the facts to fight for the title of Franklin's Trivia Master? Join us for snacks and a Family Trivia Challenge at the Library! Play as a team or go solo for ultimate bragging rights!

Petite Picassos! Tuesday March 11th & 25th @3:00PM
Join Miss Lily and create your very own step-by-step painting of a ladybug! This paint party is a great fit for children ages 6-12! All materials will be provided! REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Doggie Tales! Monday, March 18th @ 4:00 PM (1st grade +)
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a trained therapy dog! Bring your favorite book or pick out one of ours to read. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPOTS ARE LIMITED. Register on our website to reserve your spot.

Kids Paint Party! Saturday March 23rd @ 1:00PM
For kids ages 5-11! Join local instructor Denise Palmieri for this step-by-step paint party specifically for kids! All materials will be provided and you'll get to take home your very own butterfly themed masterpiece! REGISTRATION REQUIRED!! The same painting will be taught in March & April - please only register for 1 date.

Henry the Juggler! Thursday March 28th @1:00PM
Join us for a show that is known to cause spontaneous outbursts of laughter! You will be left completely amazed as you watch Henry the juggler juggle his CLUBS, RINGS, TORCHES and MORE! Caution: Henry is known to use innocent bystanders in his act!

Mike Bent's AbraKIDabra Show! Friday March 29th @1:00PM
Join us for an exciting and fun comedy magic show developed especially for kids and families! AbraKidabra!™ combines amazing magic, big laughs, audience participation and hilarious surprises for a one-of-a-kind, interactive experience that will leave the whole family impressed!

Egg Hunt on the Library Lawn! Saturday March 30th  @10:30AM

The Library is so excited to partner with Dean College for a giant egg hunt on the library lawn and Dean College grove! Bring your own basket, and enjoy crafts and activities!

Shared from -> https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/news/march-2024-franklin-library-news-events

Franklin Public Library: News & Events for Children scheduled for March 2024
Franklin Public Library: News & Events for Kids & Families scheduled for March 2024

Monday, January 29, 2024

Franklin Library News & Events for February 2024 - Kids & Families

Special Events for Kids & Families

Kids Take & Makes: Heart Air Balloons! Available Thursday, February 1st
Starting Thursday, February 1st stop by the library to pick up your very own Heart Air Balloon Kit! Kits include supplies and instructions for making your very own Valentine's Day Card! The perfect craft to share with someone special! SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED! Heart Air Balloon Kits will be distributed on a first come first serve basis!

Tape Town! Friday, February 2nd 1:00-4:00PM
Families! Spend an imaginative afternoon at the library! Bring along a small toy vehicle (or borrow one of ours) and cruise along our "roads" made of tape all through our program room, and enjoy a series of interactive pretend play stations all through the town! No registration required!

Alphabet Scavenger Hunt! Monday, February 5th – Saturday, March 2nd
Join us all month long for a fun alphabet scavenger hunt throughout the library! Each week the letters will move so you have 4 chances to play! Hint: Pay attention to the colors of the letters, there's a pattern to how they're hidden!

Doggie Tales! Monday, February 5th @ 4:00 PM (1st grade +)
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a trained therapy dog! Bring your favorite book or pick out one of ours to read. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. SPOTS ARE LIMITED. Register on our website to reserve your spot.

Kids Paint Party! Saturday February 10th @ 1:00PM
For kids ages 5-11! Join local instructor Denise Palmieri for this step-by-step paint party specifically for kids! All materials will be provided and you'll get to take home your very own penguin themed masterpiece! REGISTRATION REQUIRED!! The same painting will be taught in Dec, Jan, and Feb - please only register for 1 date.

Tricky Trivia Thursday, February 15th @ 6:30 PM
No Registration Required!
Are you ready to prove your trivia knowledge is more than trivial? Do you have the facts to fight for the title of Franklin's Trivia Master? Join us for snacks and a Family Trivia Challenge at the Library! Play as a team or go solo for ultimate bragging rights!

Winter Beach Party! Saturday, February 17 @ 10:30AM
Families! Let's bring a little summer warmth to this cold month! Join us as we turn our big program room into an indoor summer oasis! Grab a cold drink and hit the play sand, enjoy beach balls, sand castles, snacks, and groovy tunes!

Science Series! Saturday, Feb 17 @1:00PM
Join us for a special science workshop, brought to you by volunteers from the Franklin High School Science department! Ideal for kids ages 7+!

Jenny the Juggler! Tuesday, February 20th @ 10:00AM
Join us for Jenny the Juggler's fabulous interactive variety show which includes magic, music, comedy, a BUBBLE EXTRAVAGANZA and of course, juggling! No registration required!

Tween Jewelry Workshop with PT Color Market! Tuesday, Feb 20 @1:00PM
FOR KIDS IN GRADES 3-5!  Join local artist Paulina Teng for a special jewelry making workshop celebrating what makes us unique! REGISTRATION REQUIRED!

Pumpernickel Puppets! Wednesday, Feb 21 @10:30AM
Join us for a fun show, including a cast of colorful puppet characters, live voices and sound effects!

Mr. Vinny Shadow Puppets! Thursday, Feb 22 @10:30AM
Mr. Vinny from the Toe Jam Puppet Band presents a dynamic and hilarious family show! Mr. Vinny specializes in storytelling with unique puppets! Get ready for lots of jokes and audience participation, and a few fun surprises!

Solar Science Family Craft Thursday, Feb 22 @ 6:30 PM
No Registration Required (Best for School Age Children)
April 8th is a near total eclipse of the sun! Grab a pair of eclipse glasses, and learn a little solar science with crafts!

"Drive-In" Movie! Friday, Feb 23 @1:00PM
Families! Join us for a "Drive-In" movie (indoors of course!) in our program room! First we'll decorate our "cars" (aka boxes we've been saving up for the event) then we'll relax and enjoy a movie and some popcorn in our spiffy new rides! You're welcome to bring your own box to decorate, or use one of ours!

Enchanted Fiesta! Saturday, February 24th @ 10:30AM
Gather your whole familia and join us and special guest, The Miracle Keeper, for an energetic and exciting morning fiesta! There will be singing, dancing, interactive storytelling and a photo opportunity with each guest! No registration required!

Escape from the Wizards Workshop! Wednesday, February 28th @ 1:00-3:00PM
Welcome to Magicarium, the international school for young aspiring wizards! You have found yourself locked in Professor Wumblemore's forbidden workshop! Can you solve the puzzles and escape before he returns?! Ideal for kids Ages 5-8 - Gameplay last approx. 45-60 minutes - For groups of 2-5 people.
No Registration Required!

Leap Frog Scavenger Hunt! Wednesday, February 28th – Saturday, March 2nd 
The leap frogs have gotten loose and are hiding in the Children's and Teen Room! Can you help us find them all?!

Get the full February listing of events ->   https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/news/february-2024-franklin-library-news-events

Franklin Library News & Events for February 2024 - Kids & Families
Franklin Library News & Events for February 2024 - Kids & Families

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Mitzi Gousie shares insights on the January 2024 Franklin Public Library Program Highlights (audio)

FM #1119 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 1119 in the series. 


This session shares my conversation with Mitzi Gousie, Programming and Outreach Librarian with the Franklin Public Library. We had our discussion at the Franklin TV Studios on Wednesday, December 19, 2023.

 

We talk about 

  • Reviewed the regular open hours, and month ending holiday times

  • Library events for January 2024

    • All ages

    • Kiddos, or “littles”

    • Teens

    • Adults


The show notes include links to the Library page and to the calendar of events where registration for some of the events is required/recommended..


The recording runs about 32 minutes, so let’s listen in. Audio link -> https://franklin-ma-matters.captivate.fm/episode/fm-1119-franklin-public-librarys-mitzi-gousie-talks-about-jan-2024-highlights-12-1923



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Event highlights we covered in this conversation

https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/news/december-2023-franklin-library-news-events


Franklin Public Library page ->  https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library 


Library Calendar of Events ->  http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/F/FRANKLIN/ekp.cfm 


Volunteer tax assistance program info -> https://www.franklinma.gov/adult-programs-services/pages/volunteer-income-tax-assistance 


Jen Knight-Levine's update for the SAFE Coalition at the October 18, 2023 Town Council meeting  (audio) https://www.franklinmatters.org/2023/10/jen-knight-levine-updates-council-on.html 


Jen’s update to the Council in September 2023 on the work of the SAFE Coalition (video)

https://www.franklinmatters.org/2021/09/recap-introduction-retirement-promotion.html 



-------------

We are now producing this in collaboration with Franklin.TV and Franklin Public Radio (wfpr.fm) or 102.9 on the Franklin area radio dial. 


This podcast is my public service effort for Franklin but we can't do it alone. We can always use your help.


How can you help?

  • If you can use the information that you find here, please tell your friends and neighbors

  • If you don't like something here, please let me know


Through this feedback loop we can continue to make improvements. I thank you for listening.


For additional information, please visit Franklinmatters.org/  or www.franklin.news 


If you have questions or comments you can reach me directly at shersteve @ gmail dot com


The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana"  c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.


I hope you enjoy!

------------------


You can also subscribe and listen to Franklin Matters audio on iTunes or your favorite podcast app; search in "podcasts" for "Franklin Matters"


Franklin Public Library: News & Events for January 2024
Franklin Public Library: News & Events for January 2024 (audio)