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* Infant Storytime: Mother Goose on the Loose (no sign-up), ages infant-2: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Mother Goose on the Loose is an early literacy program that uses rhymes and songs to help prereading children get ready for reading. It incorporates music, movement, ritual, repetition, positive reinforcement, develop.m.ental tips, nursery rhymes, illustrations, puppets, musical instruments, colored scarves, and book reading into a fun-filled 45-minute session for infants to 2-year-olds and their caregivers.

* Preschool/Kindergarten Storytime (no sign-up required), ages 4-7: Thursdays at 2 p.m.

This 30- to 45-minute program, appropriate for children ages 4 to 7, consists of quiet and interactive stories, songs, and fingerplays, with three special activities that rotate weekly — storytelling with guest visits from the library’s puppets; feltboard stories; and process art projects that encourage preschoolers to explore art materials in an open-ended, creative manner.

* Saturday Storytimes (no sign-up required), ages 4 to 7: Saturdays, Nov. 13 & 20 at 11 a.m.

Teen volunteers lead these fun drop-in, half-hour Saturday Storytimes for children ages 4 to 7 and their caregivers.

Children’s, Teen Programs

* Bromfield Craft Program: Grades 6 and up: Thursday, Nov. 18, 3 p.m.

Make an edible turkey out of Oreos, peanut butter cups, and more! Please preregister: call the reference desk at 978-456-4114. (If there is space, drop-ins may be accommodated, but preregistration is preferred.)

* Clay Painting Workshop: Ages 4 and up: Wednesday, Dec, 1, five sessions starting at 12:30 p.m.

The annual Clay Painting Workshop returns to the library, with clay ornaments from Fire Your Desire of Acton. Each child may paint one ornament, which will then go back to Fire Your Desire to be fired in their kiln. The finished pieces will be available to pick up at the library in mid-December. There will be five sessions; please sign up for only one session: 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2, or 2:30. Space is limited (and open only to Harvard residents); please preregister.

* Family Movie Night! Movie is Rated PG: All Ages: Friday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m.

Popcorn and water will be served. Please pre-register, so we know how much popcorn to buy!

* LEGO Club: Ages 5 and up: Saturday, Dec. 11, from 1:30 to 3: p.m.

Come have fun building LEGO creations with other Harvard fans LEGO! Participants can bring their own LEGO and/or Duplo bricks with them for construction purposes; the library also owns some LEGO sets, which club members can use for building (but not to take models home). Creative building is encouraged, and the library will have various LEGO books available for inspiration. Parents are encouraged to join in the fun and assist with supervision. Please preregister.

* Game Hour: Grades 3 to 6: Thursdays from 4: to 5 p.m.

This drop-in, after-school game hour for children in grades 3 to 6 is facilitated by teen volunteers. Play an assortment of games, including Set, Scrabble, Mille Bornes, Apples to Apples, Slamwich, Quiddler, and Hoopla.

* Bagels n’ Books Group for 4th-Graders: Monday, Nov. 15, 15, from 4 to 4:45 p.m.

* Bagels n’ Books Group for 5th-Graders: Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 4 to 4:45 p.m.

* Bagels n’ Books Group for 6th-Graders: Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 4 to 4:45 p.m.

* Bagels n’ Books Group for 3rd-Graders: Monday, Dec. 6, from 4 to 4:45 p.m.

* The 4th Grade Book is: “Half Magic” by Edward Eager. The 5th- & 6th-Grade Book is: “Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians” by Brandon Sanderson. The 3rd-Grade Book is: “Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye” by Geronimo Stilton. 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. New members are always welcome; please preregister, and we will reserve a copy of the book for you.

* Teen Book Group: Grades 7-9: Tuesday, Dec. 7, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

New members are always welcome; please pre-register, and we will reserve a copy of the book for you.

Adult Programs

* Brown Bag Book Club: Held on the third Wednesday of every month at noon. Bring a lunch and the coffee is on us. Drop-ins are welcome! The next meeting will be held on Nov. 17 in the Elizabeth Turner Room (the anteroom to Volunteers Hall) to discuss the following book: “Women of the Silk” by Gail Tsukiyama.

* Scrabble Club: All Ages, Children through Adult: Saturday, Nov. 20, at 1:30 p.m.

Love to play Scrabble? Want to learn more about this great game? Join us in Volunteers Hall for an afternoon of fun, friendly competition. All skill levels are welcome, beginner through advanced; all ages are welcome, children through adult. Games may be played one on one, or in teams, or four players to a board, using Official Scrabble Rules. Several Scrabble boards (both regular and Scrabble Junior) will be available for use, or you may bring your own. No preregistration required.