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February 25, 2017
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! In celebration of the beloved author’s birthday on March 2nd, Barnes & Noble Prudential Center will host a special storytime featuring coloring, activities and more. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled storytime on Saturday, February 25 from 11 am to 12 pm. Learn more here.
February 18, 2017
All of our favorite trucks are back on the construction site — this time with a focus on team-building, friendship and working together! Will they get the big job done? Come and find out at Barnes & Noble Prudential Center for a storytime featuring Mighty, Mighty Construction Site. Coloring and activities to follow. The storytime will be held on Saturday, February 18 from 11 am to 12 pm. Learn more here.
February 11, 2017
Join Barnes & Noble Prudential Center for storytime and activities in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Featured titles are The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story and Valentine’s Day Is Cool. The event will be held Saturday, February 11 from 11 am to 12 pm. Don’t miss out! Learn more here.
February 4, 2017
Celebrate the Magic of storytelling on Disney Reads Day! Join Barnes & Noble Prudential Center as they read popular Disney stories and do fun activities to inspire kids’ imaginations. Plus, giveaways including stickers, bookmarks and mini-posters (while supplies last). The event will be held on Saturday, February 4 from 11 am to 12 pm. Learn more here.
February 4, 2017 – February 6, 2017
February 4 is Take Your Child to the Library Day — an international initiative that encourages families everywhere to visit their local library. Check with your library for special programs celebrating #TakeYourChildtotheLibraryDay on February 4-6.
January 29, 2017
Join Barnes & Noble Prudential Center on Sunday, January 29 at 1 pm for a “beary” special storytime! The real Corduroy Bear will be in attendance to welcome you and your little ones to a Corduroy-themed storytime. Take photos and read some Corduroy favorites with everyone’s most treasured childhood bear. Learn more here.
January 28, 2017
The Framingham Public Library is launching an early literacy initiative called 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. The program helps kids build their early literacy skills and fosters a love of reading. Even one book a day adds up to 1,000 books in three years! Join them at the Main Library for thier kickoff event on Saturday, January 28 from 11 am to 12 pm. Children will receive a free book bag, log sheet and other goodies. The program is for children 0-5 (pre-K) and their caregivers. Learn more on the Framingham Public Library’s website.
January 14, 2017
Lois Sargent, author of “What Makes The United States?” will be visiting the Peabody Institute Library on Saturday, January 14 at 10:30 am. The book has been described as a first Civics lesson for kids, and it relates the topic in an accessible and fun way. Come hear this great story read by the woman who wrote it!
Sign up for the event here. It is open to all.
Ms. Sargent will have books available for purchase, but purchasing a book is not required to attend the event.
December 10, 2016
Join Barnes & Noble Prudential Center on Saturday Dec 10 at 3 pm to meet local author Mel Gillespie (Mel O Drama) who will be reading her first published children’s book, “Darlene the Drama Queen Raises the Curtain on Confidence!” Teaching children to believe in themselves using theatrical exercises, Darlene the Drama Queen and her colorful friends will come to life in the reading offering tools to children who sometimes feel shy. Mel has a drama school for children in Milton and Quincy MA, so she has seen first-hand the positive effects a drama class can have on a child’s self-confidence!
In this magical book, Darlene helps Shy Lucy shake off her bashfulness using some silly exercises and she helps Lucy look into a mirror using the power of positive affirmations to remind herself how AWESOME she is!
So bring your Drama Queens and Kings along to meet Mel and her colorful cast of dramatic friends! Best suited to ages 3-8 years of age.
December 8, 2016 – December 9, 2016
This 2-day professional development program presented by Keys to Literacy trains teachers to introduce basic oral and written expression skills to students in grades K-3. Participants learn best practices to address the writing requirements of Common Core standards, use oral language to develop a foundation for written language, introduce the stages of the writing process, and introduce basic text structures for the three types of writing. Learn more and register here.