Children decorated paper hats at story time after listening to funny stories involving all kinds of hats. Preschool story time starts at 10:30 am on Thursdays. For younger children, try Time for 2s on Wednesday mornings or Finger Fun for babies and toddlers on Friday mornings.
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Plan to join us for 5 genealogy get-togethers for beginners at Curtis Library, each providing a short intro to a different genealogy topic.
All sessions will be held in the Library’s Seminar Room on the second floor from 5:30-6:30.
Space is limited so plan to register at the library’s front desk or by emailing email@example.com – and don’t forget to say how many folks will attend and which sessions.
- 9/18 – Intro to genealogy
- 9/25 – Intro to ancestry.com
- 10/2 – Local genealogy resources
- 10/9 – Genealogy software options
- 10/16 – Researching your Canadian ancestors
Come to any or all!
“In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage, to know who we are and where we came from.”
― Alex Haley, author of “Roots”
What is the fastest way to get from point A to point B? Anyone who has ever taken math knows that the answer is: a straight line. But what if there are obstacles in the way? In our 3 dimensional world, the path between home and the Gelato Fiasco is definitely not a straight line. There are trees, cars, corners and other objects in the way. Learn how to get anywhere fast and most efficiently using only your body with Parkour.
On Tuesday July 10, 3 – 5pm, Dylan Polin and his assistant from the New England Sports Academy outside Boston, will present a two hour workshop on this style of freerunning.
Registration is required but there is no limit to the number of attendees. Participants must be entering 6th grade – recent high school graduates.
Call 725-5242 x 225 for more info.
And check out this video to learn more!
Register now for the Henna for Hands program taking place Tuesday June 26, 3:30 – 4:30pm. Call 725-5242 x225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Limit to 15 teens.
An unusual opportunity to watch Great Blue Herons raise their young live and in real time. The nest is in an oak snag on a pond at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, NY. The ambient sounds of the pond – peepers, red-winged blackbirds, Canada geese, etc. are a bonus.
Even if you are all thumbs, you can flip, spin, balance, catch and toss = juggling! Learn how or perfect your skills each Wednesday afternoon May 16 and 23, 3:30 – 4:30pm. The library is borrowing a Flow Skill Toys Loaner Kit for the month of May so that teens can try their hand at five different types of tools: kendama, juggling ball, diabolo, spinning plate and chatter rings.
No registration is required and each session is a drop-in workshop.
Questions? Please contact Teen Librarian Melissa Orth: Phone – 725-5242 x225 (YS Desk) or x227 (office)
or go to the newsletter page for a link. There you will also find a link to the puzzle answers – but don’t give up too soon! You can also subscribe to the newsletter from a link on the newsletter page.
The paper copies of the Feb.-March edition will be mailed Monday Jan. 30
Curtis Friends is now offering canvas tote bags specifically designed for kids, with shorter handles, a lighter weight, and the colorful Curtis Kids logo. These new bags will make it easier (and more fun) for younger patrons to tote their own books to and from the library. And at only $8, it’s a great bargain!