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Storytimes

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

Children’s Programs

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 a.m.

Capsters Art — Ages 7 and up: 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: Sept. 28 from 1:30 to 3 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, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Bagels n’ Books Group

— for third-graders: One Tuesday a month, October through May, from 4 to 4:45

Bagels n’ Books Group for fourth-graders: One Tuesday a month, October through May, from 4 to 4:45

— for fifth-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)

— for sixth-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 and to pre-register.

Teen Programs

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 p.m.

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.

Adult Programs

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 on Sept. 18 to discuss: “The Cat’s Table” by Michael Ondaatje.

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