Tweens

Are you feeling bored, tired, or lazy? Well, July is Anti-Boredom Month! Check out one of these books that will introduce you to a new hobby, craft, or game!

July is National Ice Cream Month! Celebrate with an early reader, picture book, or chapter book about this delicious treat!

Dizzy Izzy by Jon Scieszka
Esme the ice cream fairy by Daisy Meadows
Thorndyke Bookface with Rapunzel

 

Hey Kids,

Books are amazing things. I love the stories and the illustrations and the feel of the pages and the sound of a good narrator. But have you ever tried to make yourself a part of a book? The #bookface trend gives you a chance to do just that. 

The goal: to make it look like you and the book are one. Choose a book with a cover or illustration that features a body part. Then, line up your body part with the book body and have someone snap a photo. If the image matches you in size, hold the book close to you; if the image is smaller than you, hold it farther away. To make it more realistic, you could even add costumes.

I took a #bookface photo with a great Rapunzel cover (pictured). But there are many book covers and illustrations that would make a great #bookface. I've listed a few below, but want to see other ones that you come up with!

Bear Hugs, 

Thorndyke

Looking for a great story that's fun to read? These books feature middle school boys dealing with the ups and downs of life. Some tell realistic stories that will make you laugh or cry (or both), while others include fantasy and adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Dealing with a serious crush that makes you say dumb things whenever they're around? Have a friend that sometimes acts more like an enemy? Love sports and hate school? Figuring out how to handle your ability to manipulate the multiverse? Wish you were Spider-man? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we've got a book for you!    

Sal & Gabi break the universe by Carlos Alberto Pablo Hernandez
Tight by Torrey Maldonado

April is Autism Awareness Month. To celebrate, we have gathered some great titles in Nonfiction, Adult, Youth, and Teen for you to explore.

Nonfiction

 

If you enjoyed reading about Nanea Mitchell, the American Girl character from Honolulu in 1941, you might be interested in some of these titles about Hawaii, WWII, kids looking to do good, and more.

Fiction

A new arrival by Anna Alter
Also available in: e-book

The animals who live in the apartment building on Sprout Street have a new neighbor, Mili, who just moved in from Hawaii.

Bubble Science

Patrons of all ages and abilities are invited to join us Saturday, June 8th from 2-3 PM for a Bubble Science program. We will be exploring different types of solutions and seeing how big, small, or strong we can make our bubbles using various household items. Feel free to wear a swimsuit or bring a towel if you want to get messy. Our program will be outdoors, weather permitting. 

Click here for reasonable accommodations requests

soap bubbles with forest background

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Tween Test Kitchen

Do you want to experiment in the kitchen? This is your chance! Test out your cooking chops with unique and silly recipes that you can recreate at home. All supplies will be provided.

For ages 9-12. Registration is required. 

Some recipes may contain dairy or gluten. Substitutions for these will be provided when possible.

[#Food by Med Coolman is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, June 25 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room Candy Sushi Register
Tuesday, July 23 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room Space Food
Tuesday, August 13 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Community Room Chocolate Olympics

Imposter Art Make and Take

Thorndyke as Frida Kahlo

 

Imitate an impressionist, copy some cubism, emulate an abstract, or just be your own best artist self.

Whatever your approach, artists of all ages and abilities are welcomed to stop in to replicate their favorite style, or create something wholly original.

We provide the art supplies and some inspiration, and you get to exercise your creativity muscles. Come alone or bring a friend and make an artwork to take home.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Trivia Night - Family Style

Adults, bring your kids! Kids, bring your adults! 
Join for a special Trivia Night tailored for the whole family. We'll have a range of general knowledge questions (no questions about chairs) as well as refreshments.
No registration required.

Upcoming sessions

Wednesday, July 3 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Community Room
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