For all of you eager Harvard readers who have read more than 30 hours and earned a bookplate, come by the library starting on Wednesday, Aug. 28 to choose the library book in which your bookplate will go. (Remember that you stop counting your hours on Aug. 15 at 9 p.m.)
Important note: You do not have to come in to the library on 8/15 to confirm your hours - we can access your online account or review your paper logs after summer reading officially ends.
And no need to rush in on Aug. 28 to choose your bookplate book: you have until October 15 to choose the book for your bookplate!
Storytimes will resume the week of Sept. 22. Check the calendar on the Library's website for exact days and times of fall storytimes: www.harvardpubliclibrary.org
Growing up in Harvard - Grades 2 to 4: Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 1:30 p.m.
This hands-on workshop will include an activity from the book Growing up in Harvard. Written by local author Andrea Long and illustrated by her son Aidan Long, the activity book focuses on all things Harvard! Participants will learn about the publishing process and how an idea can be turned into a book. Books will be available to purchase at the end of the workshop and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Harvard Public Library. Please pre-register - limited to 24.
Book Gobblers - Grades 1 through 5: Mondays, Sept. 16 and 30 at 3:30 p.m.
Book Gobblers is the library's story program for older kids only - younger children not allowed! Come listen to selections from excellent chapter books, poetry by favorite poets, and explore longer picture books for older readers. Drop-in ~ come for the whole half hour, or stay for just one or two stories.
Jay Mankita in Concert - All Ages: Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 10:30 AM
Jay Mankita is a well-known songwriter/guitarist who plays fun, funky songs on electric and acoustic guitars, inviting participation from kids and their families. Jay's song "Eat Like a Rainbow" appears on the Putumayo label and has been heard in over 100 countries around the world. Dozens of artists have performed and recorded his music, and he himself has recorded 6 albums and performed for over a million people over the past 25 years. An activist for social and environmental change, Mankita tours in his "Veggie Voyager" van, which runs on recycled vegetable oil. He enjoys showing his van to folks after the show. * Weather permitting, this concert will take place outdoors to a crowd of unlimited size. BUT, in the case of rain, seating will be indoors & limited, and pre-registration will be required for admission. Please pre-register! *
This program is sponsored by the Rollstone Charitable Foundation.
Capsters Art - Ages 7 and up: Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 1:30 p.m.
Transform some special Klutz bottle caps into awesome art!! We'll put charms, plastic jewels, punch-out art, glitter, googly eyes, and other fun things into bottle caps, then seal them with special clear glaze. Each child will be able to make five Capsters. Please pre-register -limited to 12.
Lego Club - Ages 5 & up: Saturday, Sept. 28 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Come have fun building Lego creations with other Harvard Lego fans! Parents are encouraged to join in the fun & assist with supervision. Please see the Children's Librarian for more information and to pre-register.
Family Movie Night! Movie is Rated PG - All Ages: Friday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m.
We can't tell you the title of the movie here, but here are some clues: this animated film is based on a picturebook by William Joyce, and has a magic world, a teen heroine, and men made out of leaves. Popcorn and water will be served. Please pre-register, so we know how much popcorn to buy!
Bagels n' Books Group for 3rd Graders: One Tuesday a month, October through May, from 4 to 4:45
Bagels n' Books Group for 4th Graders: One Tuesday a month, October through May, from 4 to 4:45
Bagels n' Books Group for 5th Graders:
One Monday a month, October through May, from 4 to 4:45 p.m. (Group A) and One Tuesday a month, October through May, from 4 to 4:45 (Group B)
Bagels n' Books Group for 6th Graders: One Monday a month, October through May, from 4 to 4:45 p.m.
Join this once-monthly book group for a lively book discussion and a yummy afternoon snack of bagels and cream cheese. Book group members should read all of the book prior to the group meeting. October meeting dates and book titles to be announced; sign up for a book group, and we will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing. New members are welcome ~ spaces are limited for some groups. Please call the Children's Room for more information & to pre-register.
Early Release Movie for Bromfield Students ~ Movie is Rated PG-13: Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 12:30 p.m.
Teen Program ~ Cookies and Games - Grades 6 and up: Thursday, Sept. 19 at 2:45 p.m.
Join us to decorate (and eat!) maple leaf cookies, then stick around for some games. Snacks and water will be provided.
Early Release Movie for Bromfield Students ~ Movie is Rated PG-13: Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 12:30 p.m.
Teen Book Groups: Grades 7 - 9 and Grades 10 - 12 ~ One Tuesday a month, October through May, from 4:30 to 5:30
The Teen Book Groups meet on one Tuesday a month; refreshments are served. Book group members should read all of the book prior to the group meeting. October meeting dates and book titles to be announced; sign up for the book group, and we will request for you a copy of the book we will be discussing. New members are always welcome ~ please pre-register.
The Brown Bag Book Club is held the third Wednesday of every month at noon. Drop-ins are welcome! The next meeting will be held in Sept. to discuss the summer reading books.