Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dogs! At the library?

On select Saturdays there are dogs in the Children's Room. They are part of the dogs building opportunities for nurturing and emotional support group based on the south shore. Dog B.O.N.E.S. - get it? So why are they here at the Watertown Free Public Library? For you of course! Reading out loud to a dog is a great way to practice reading in a low pressure environment. All of the dogs participating in this program are certified therapy dogs, which means they are very good and patient listeners.

There is still space for our next session on Saturday December 11 from 2:00pm to 3:40pm. Intereseted? Curious? Give us a call at 617-972-6431 with questions or to sign up. This program is for independent readers.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Book review on "Secrets of the Cirque Medrano" by Elaine Scott

The book "Secrets of the Cirque Medrano" by Elaine Scott is fiction, but based on the painting "Family of Saltimbanques" by Pablo Picasso. The book is about 14 year old Brigitte, who, because of her mother's illness, moves from Poland to France to live with her Aunt and Uncle at their cafe. While she's working at the cafe, she meets many interesting people, including Pablo Picasso. She soon befriends a young circus performer, Paco and his sister. They are then thrown into an adventure.
The main characters are Brigitte, Aunt Dominique, Henri, Pablo, Paco, Pavlo and Anna Maria.
I enjoyed this book because of the characters. They seemed like real people that you might meet. The author did a great job in describing the characters for the reader. I enjoyed seeing what Paris was like in 1904 in this book.
My overall experience reading this book was great, although the ending was a bit disappointing to me. I would recommend this book to kids aged 9-16. Young kids may have a hard time reading it and it could be a bit frightening.
By Kirsten Aucoin

Monday, November 22, 2010

Toddler Craft!

Tuesday, November 23, join us for Toddler Craft at 11:00am in the Children's Program Room. We are making hand turkeys! Once you display your turkey on the fridge, your entire kitchen will feel Thanksgiving festive! This program is for children ages 5 and under and does not require registration.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Children's Technology Workshop!

Do you like movies? Have you ever thought about how movies are made? Then sign up for Animation Alive! A Stop Motion Animation Workshop on Wednesday, November 10 at 3:00pm! Participants will work in small groups to make their own movies! Participants will discuss the principles of storytelling, prop design, filming and editing before filming their own movie. Final movie files will be available to download and share with friends and family. This program is for children in grades 3 to 5 only and registration is required. Materials will be provided.

Interested? Call the Children's Department at 617-972-6431 to sign up now!

Monday, November 1, 2010

No School Day!

Hey hey! There's no school tomorrow (Tuesday November 2)! The Children's Room is offering Story Time for children ages 3 to 5 at 11:00am in the Children's Program Room. Later, join us for Movie Matinee at 2:00pm! We will be screening Toy Story 3, rated G, with a running time of 103 minutes. Enjoy a new movie on the big screen with snacks! No registration.

Questions? Call and ask!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Save the Date!

Tomorrow, Thursday October 28, the Children's Room has lots going on!
Join us at 11:00am for Baby & Movie - we are showing Date Night, rated PG-13, with a running time of 88 minutes in the Watertown Savings Bank Room. Baby & Me Movies are new release films for adults with young children. Dirty diapers welcome!

Later, join us at 6:00pm for our Halloween Spooktacular! Don your Halloween costume and head to the library for a spooktacular time! Hosted by the Teen and Children's Departments, kids in grades K-5 are welcome to stop in for grossology, oddities, hilarity, and Halloween fun. Be prepared for creepy snacks, spooky tales, dazzling face painting, creative crafts and more! This program will be held in the Watertown Savings Bank Room and does not require registration.

Questions? Contact the Children's Room at 617-972-6431.

Monday, September 27, 2010

October Programs!

September is slipping away... but don't worry! We have lots of fun programs coming in October. Check them out here. You'll see a lot of familiar favorites, like story times and music programs, but some fun additions too!

Curious about Dog BONES? On My Own Story Time? Book Club? Check out the program descriptions or call and ask!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Read to Dogs!

Dog B.O.N.E.S. Reading Partners: Saturday October 23 from 2:00- 4:00pm. Children’s Program Room.

Young readers are invited to spend 10-15 minutes reading to Christopher, a 3 year old chocolate American Retriever. Christopher and his owner, Laura, are a certified reading team. This program creates a supportive environment for early and struggling readers to practice their skills. Independent readers grades 1 to 5 are welcome. Registration required.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I Scream You Scream...

We all scream for ICE CREAM!

We have reached the end of the Summer Reading Program. Congratulations to all of our readers for their hard work! Join the Children's staff tomorrow to celebrate with cake and ice cream. We'll reveal the winners of the raffle prizes too!

Festivities will begin Friday, August 20 at 2:30pm in the Watertown Savings Bank Room. Want to check in one more time? No problem! We will be accepting raffle tickets right until the end.

Confused? Questions? Just give us a call! 617-972-6431.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Movie Monday!

Tonight come to the library to watch Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster! This movie is unrated with a running time of 74 minutes.
Enjoy family movie night without the price! Light snacks will be provided, so come and enjoy! Movie starts at 6:00pm in the Watertown Savings Bank Room.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Book Reviews From Our Readers!

Thanks and good work! Here are some book reviews from our Summer Readers! Interested in writing a review for us? Just ask at the Children's Desk.


Thursday July 29, 2010

Me and Rolly Maloo by Janet S. Wong

It’s about: Two girls named Patty Parker and Rolly Maloo use a girl named Jenna Lee to cheat on a math test. They pass notes to Jenna but they get caught by their teacher, Ms. Dolores Pie. I liked this book because Patty and Rolly both learn a lesson from cheating on a math test.


Tuesday July 27, 2010

Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective: The Big Swat by David Biedrzycki

This Book Is About: a bug detective whose name is Ace Lacewing. He lives in Motham City and solves mysteries with his friend Xerces, a butterfly. In this book, Ace Lacewing finds out that someone stole Bugsy Goldwing’s, a member of the Stinkbugs baseball team, lucky baseball bat.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Upcoming Programs!

Today at 11:00am , the Bari Koral Family Rock Band! With influences ranging from Blondie to the Hokey Pokey, Bari is sure to get your toes tapping.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 11 at 2:00pm, Didgeridoo Down Under! Learn about Australian culture and the didgeridoo! The didgeridoo is an Australian wind instrument.

Both programs will be in the Watertown Savings Bank Room, and do not require registration. Questions? Contact the library at 617-972-6431.

Monday, August 9, 2010

it's NOT a diary, it's a journal

Tonight at PJ Movie Night: Diary of a Wimpy Kid!

Watch as Greg Heffley struggles through middle school in this hilarious movie adaptation of Jeff Kinney's novel. Diary of a Wimpy Kid is rated PG for some rude humor and language, and has a running time of 94 minutes.

Join us in the Watertown Savings Bank Room at 6:00opm! Don't forget - there are still plenty of programs going on this summer. See our calendar here.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Check mate!

Calling all chess enthusiasts, afficionados, and would-be players. We're starting a chess club this fall, but we need your help! We librarians know the rules of the game, but we aren't experts. If you or someone you know is skilled in chess and would be interested in helping us for about an hour month please contact Caitlin in the Children's Department (617-972-6435).

Monday, August 2, 2010

Monday Open Craft and PJ Movie Night

Today in the Watertown Free Public Library Children's Room:

10- 12 noon: Butterflies! Drop in and make a butterfly this morning during Open Craft in the Children's Programming Room.

6:00pm: PJ Movie Night! Tonight we will be showing the Muppet Movie, rated G, with a running time of 95 minutes in the Watertown Savings Bank Room.

Did you sign up for the Summer Reading Program? Don't forget to bring your reading log and check in with the Children's Staff!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tempo Time!

Have a musical morning! Every Tuesday at 11:00am the library offers music programs for children ages 5 and under in the Watertown Savings Bank Room. Today- Tempo Time with Roberta! Shake your sillies out and sing along!

See what else we are doing this summer here.

And don't forget! There is still time to sign up for the Summer Reading Program, Go Green!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Tonight! PJ Movie night! Come watch UP, rated PG, with a running time of 96 minutes. Movie will begin at 6:00pm in the Watertown Savings Bank Room. No Registration.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Fridays in the Watertown Free Public Library's Children's Room we have Gardening and Gaming!

If you are interested in helping us garden, contact the library at 617-972-6431. Gardening takes place at 10:00am and we do ask you to please register.

Interested in gaming? Just drop in! We will have video games, board games and snacks ready and waiting starting at 2:30pm.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tuesday Music!

Tuesday mornings the library is pleased to present music programs for children ages 5 and under. Today, Tuesday July 20, we have Ed Morgan! Sing along with us in the Watertown Savings Bank Room at 11:00am.

Don't forget you can still sign up for the Summer Reading Program, GoGreen! Registration and reading logs are available in the Children's Room.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday Monday...

There's a lot going on Mondays in the Watertown Free Public Library's Children's Room!
Every Monday from 10:00am - 12:00pm we have open craft! Come and make something new every week in the Children's Programming room.

After camp or work stop by for PJ Movie Nights! We are showing movies starting at 6:00pm. Tonight we are screening Mary Poppins, rated G, with a running time of 139 minutes in the Watertown Savings Bank room.

Don't forget, our summer calendar is available in print at the library, or online.

Monday, July 12, 2010

PJ Movie Night!

Tonight! PJ Movie Night! We will be showing Ratatouille, rated G, with a running time of 111 minutes in the Watertown Savings Bank Room at 6:00pm. Light snacks will be provided.

We will be screening movies every Monday at 6:00pm through August 16. Check out what movies we will show here.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Games Games Games!

Tomorrow, Friday July 9, come in and cool off with some fun games! We'll have board games, video games and snacks to munch on. For kids entering grades K-5 in the Watertown Savings Bank Room from 2:30pm - 4:30pm. No registration.

While you're here, don't forget to stop in the Children's Room and sign up for the Summer Reading Program, GoGreen! Our calendar has all of our programs and is available in print at the library and online.