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WPL parked in PS … Today! Maker Mondays comes to the Worcester Public Library!

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Maker Mondays with the Learning Hub will be coming to the Worcester Public Library on Mondays in August!

3 Salem Square

These events take place in the new Tween Space in the Main Library’s Children’s Room.

This program is for children ages 9-12.

FREE!

Put on a lab coat and enter the Maker Lab!

Join Giselle from The Learning Hub for this 4-week series of STEM Maker Classes.

These classes will have you creating new things and discovering the world around you.

On August 1 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., check out Paint Lab for a discussion about Van Gogh and Impressionism.

Students will recreate the famous The Starry Night painting.

Information about Van Gogh and the impressionism period will be given for students to review at home with links to his work.

On August 8 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., it’s Science Lab, a discussion about clouds.

Students will create cloud jars to understand visually how clouds hold water. A print out of the experiment will be given to students to take home and try it again!

Swing by August 15 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Creative Writing Lab, a discussion about writing stories. Students will learn to breakdown the concepts of characters, plot, and story line. Students will then create their own story to take home and share with their families.

On August 22 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., learn about Food Sustainability with a discussion about sustainable food and the importance of farms and locally grown products.

Students will plant their own vegetable seeds and take them home to care for with instructions. We will also give them access to The Learning Hub community garden.

Maker Mondays is part of the Summer Reading Program at the Worcester Public Library.

The theme for the 2016 program is “Wellness, Fitness, and Sports” – with loads of free programs being offered through August 20 at the Main Library and all branches.

Participants are eligible for prizes for reading and participating in programs.

All ages are invited to sign up for summer reading at mywpl.org or at any library location until August 20.

Fun for all at the Worcester Public Library!

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Summer Reading Program Events July 11 – 16

The Worcester Public Library has a week full of fun and exciting programs and events scheduled for July 11-16.

The library is located at 3 Salem Square

Some of the regular programs include storytimes, Minecraft Club, fun and games, a Saturday Movie Matinee, and Legos!

In addition to these regular programs, the Children’s Room has some special programming taking place during the week:

The first special event is Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids, presented by Ivy Child International. This program is a fun, healthy workshop filled with joy and instruction. The lessons will help children cope, and is recommended for ages 6-12 and parents. The first session will be held Monday, July 11 at 1 p.m. The second session will be held the following week, Monday, July 18 at 1 p.m.

The next special program will be Hula Hooping, with guest instructor Sarah Daly, on Wednesday, July 13 at 1 p.m. During this class, master hula hooper Daly will lead children, ages 12 and under, in a fun, music-filled hula hooping session. Hula hooping is a great way to increase activity levels in a fun and exciting way!

Finally, don’t miss On Your Mark, Get Set, Read, Move, Laugh & Play with comic mime Robert Rivest, on Wednesday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m. Rivest will entertain audiences of all ages while joyfully motivating them to get up, get moving, and keep reading. Using mime, comedy, and interactive playfulness, Rivest shares fun way to move, laugh, and relieve stress, allowing children and their families to feel healthier and happier. This family show is full of audience participation.

These special events are part of the Summer Reading Program at the Worcester Public Library. The theme for the 2016 program is “Wellness, Fitness, and Sports” – with loads of free programs being offered through August 20 at the Main Library and all branches.

Participants are eligible for prizes for reading and participating in programs. All ages are invited to sign up for summer reading at mywpl.org or at any library location until August 20.