Monday, April 22, 2013

Celebrate Children's Book Day With Us!

Each year on April 30th, libraries across the country celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Or Children's Book Day)!  It's a day to focus on the literacy skills of children of all backgrounds, and to celebrate our diverse languages and cultures.

Here at the Watertown Free Public Library, we'll be sharing multicultural songs and stories, and we'll create a multilingual poetry garden! (Kids can take home their poems after we take some pictures of the "garden.")  The activities will be geared towards children in preschool up through grade 2.

Please join us on Tuesday, April 30 at 3:00 p.m. for this fun, multicultural event!  Registration is required, but there are still plenty of spots left.  So stop in or call 617-972-6435 to register today!

Moment of Silence

The Watertown Free Public Library will observe a one minute moment of silence today at 2:50 p.m. in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent events.

We thank all the first responders, especially those from Watertown, for their heroic service this past week.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Science is Everywhere: Egg Drop!

Can you drop an egg from various heights without it ending up like this?

Don't miss your chance to try!  There's still space for kids in grades 3-5 to register for this month's Science is Everywhere program.  On Thursday, April 11 we'll learn a wide variety of engineering skills as we use limited materials to create landing crafts that allow our eggs to drop safely to the ground.

Will it be challenging? Yup!

Will it be messy and gross? Probably!

Will it be fun?  Definitely!

Interested?  Call 617-972-6435 or stop in to register.  There are only a few spots left, so register today!

This is part of our Science is Everywhere grant, which is administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Library Services and Technology Act, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.