Crafty Mondays, Mar-Apr 2012

Kids!  Come on by the Children’s Room on Monday evenings during March and April 2012 to make seasonal crafts.

Mar 5 – March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb…Choose a lion or lamb paper craft

Mar 12 – Make a festive holiday hat for St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 19 – Welcome Spring with a paper birdhouse colored, cut and glued by you!

Mar 26 – Celebrate National Nutrition Month with a laminated bookmark shaped like a carrot using tissue paper and yarn

Apr 2 – Create a cut and colorful rabbit windsock for Easter

Apr 9 – Join the celebration of National Library Week with a heartfelt bookmark made for a  special reader in your family

Apr 23 – April Showers Bring May Flowers! Make a cheerful spring mobile

Apr 30 – Celebrate May Day with a flowery paper plate basket

For more information, please contact the Children’s Librarian at the branch library.

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Crafty Mondays, Jan-Feb 2012

Kids!  Come on by the Children’s Room on Monday evenings during January and February 2012 to make seasonal crafts.

Jan 9 – Thank you cards : express to someone special your appreciation for your holiday gift

Jan 23 – Chinese New Year : make a paper dragon to celebrate the New Year

Jan 30 – Paper Snowflakes : join us for snowflake fun for all ages – ability to use scissors a must!

Feb 6 – Valentine’s Day : create a valentine for a friends or family member

Feb 27 – Let’s Leap into Leap Year : Make a frog-inspired craft to celebrate this special day

For more information, please contact the Children’s Librarian at the branch library.

Halloween Doings for Kids

In celebration of Halloween, the Hyde Park Branch Library will be hosting 2 events for children on Friday, October 28, 2011:

At 11am, the ReadBoston Storymobile’s Halloween Event will be offering young attendees (don’t forget to wear your costumes!) stories, free books, crafts and fall treats. Registration is required; please contact Erin DeMarco at 617-918-5289. This event is sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation.

In the afternoon between 3:30pm and 4:30pm, children ages 5 and up, and their caregivers are invited to the branch library to hear Spooky Stories, to participate in a scavenger hunt, and to make a paper craft. No registration is required for this afternoon event, and while small groups are welcome, group leaders are asked to call the branch library in advance of their arrival.