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Special school vacation holiday events at the Worcester Public Library! Tomorrow! The Tanglewood Marionettes!

But first …

The day after Christmas: Cece sleeping on Rose. Yes, she sleeps with and on Rose …

Cece hears early morning traffic … she’s not thrilled .. 

Yep! It’s morning time in the ‘hood!     pics:R.T.


Holiday School Vacation Week Activities at the Worcester Public Library!

3 Salem Square, Worcester


The Worcester Public Library has a variety of special events and programs planned for school vacation week at the Main Library from Tuesday, December 27 to Saturday, December 31.

In addition to some of the regularly scheduled programs, including TinkerLab, Stuffed Animal Storytime, Minecraft, Constructions & and Lego Club, and art lesons, the Youth Services Librarians will host special performances and programs by guests and children’s entertainers.

On Tuesday, December 27 the Tanglewood Marionettes will hold two presentations of “An Arabian Adventure” at 3 p.m., and again at 6 p.m.

A swashbuckling tale set in exotic lands and featuring their signature story book backdrop, “An Arabian Adventure” tells the tale of a Persian prince who is thrown into a dungeon because of his love for a beautiful princess. Facing danger at every turn, the courageous prince must use his wits to escape the prison, defeat the diabolical Vizier, and save the princess from a tragic fate. You won’t want to miss it!

On Wednesday, December 28 the Children’s Room will transform into a winter wonderland for two days of Polar Express magic! Children will want to stop by for the Polar Express Event on December 28 at 6 p.m. Come in your pajamas and join the fun as your Elf librarians host a fun-filled evening adventure featuring “all aboard” tickets for children, photo ops with our very own train conductor, and a reading of the award winning book “The Polar Express.” Cozy up with hot cocoa and cookies, and take home your very own jingle bell. Be sure to swing by on Thursday, December 29 at 2:30 p.m. for a screening of “The Polar Express” movie! Refreshments will be served.

The fun continues on Friday, December 30 with New Year’s Eve for Little Ones from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. During the Second Annual New Year’s Eve celebration for young children, children six and under are invited to experience a countdown to 2017. The event will include photos ops and photo frames, noisemakers and hats, refreshments, and lots of dancing. Dress your best and prepare for a time out on the town! Space is limited so please sign up with a grown-up, and don’t forget your camera!

The Tanglewood Marionettes, Polar Express Event, and New Year’s Eve for Little Ones are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

There’s so much more going on during the week all over the library! For more information on the Worcester Public Library and a complete list of events and programs visit www.mywpl.org.



WPL parked in Yum Yums!


Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square


The Tanglewood Marionettes!

The Tanglewood Marionettes will be a very special guest at the library on Wednesday, February 17.

They will be performing their production of “Cinderella” at 2 p.m.

Set in the eighteenth century, and featuring a dozen lavishly costumed marionettes, this production is the Tanglewood Marionettes’ showpiece.

The story unfolds as the pages of a giant book open to reveal each beautifully painted setting. This family event is not to be missed, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.
On Thursday, February 18 at 1 p.m. join us for a screening of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic fairytale “Cinderella” featuring an all-star, multi-racial cast. 

Stick around, at 3 p.m. children from the Goddard School of Science and Technology and Woodland Academy take part in a children’s performance based on the stories, “How Frog Went to Heaven” and “The Adventures of Mouse Deer,” presented by “In Our Own Voices,” from the Latino Education Institute at Worcester State University.
The fun continues on Friday, February 19 with “A Visit from Cinderella” from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come meet Cinderella, listen to her tell her story and sing beautifully.  She’ll also show you how to bow and dance in a kid-friendly ballroom style circle. Be sure to bring your camera!

Princesses and Princes are welcome to dress up to meet this fairytale character come to life! This magical visit is sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.
There’s so much more going on during the week, including a book club for chocoholics, a screening of “Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” a visit from a certified pet therapy dog, and games of all kinds.

Be sure to stop by for Beauty Basics, a program where you can learn to make your own beauty products!

… There’s also Poetry with Pizza, legos, knitting, and the always exciting Science Saturdays – this month learn about George Crum and his invention of the potato chip in celebration of Black History Month.
Mark your calendars and be sure to join us the following Friday, February 26 at 4 p.m. for African Drumming, where you can learn about West African Drumming and have fun making noise. This exciting event is also sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.
For more information on the Worcester Public Library and a complete list of events and programs visit www.mywpl.org