Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Library was Overrun with Barn Animals!

On Monday, May 20, adorable baby farm animals visited the library!

Barn Babies Traveling Petting Zoo, originally scheduled to visit us on April 19, was rescheduled for this past Monday, and they generally donated additional time so even more Watertown families could meet these cute critters!  All afternoon, kids and caregivers got to pet and hold a wide variety of baby farm animals!

Over the course of the day, 347 people came through.  Kids got up close and personal experiences with a goat (complete with a diaper!), a pig, puppies, kittens, ducklings, and chicks.

We'd like to send a big THANK YOU to Barn Babies for their generosity!

And make sure to check out our Facebook page for more pictures of all the fun that was had!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Science of Slime

We've got another awesome (and kind of gross!) science program for kids in grades 3-5!  This month, it's SLIME!  On Thursday, May 16 at 3:00 p.m. kids can learn about slimy polymers and then try their hand at making their own.  You can even bring home the slime you create!

This program does require registration, but there are still spots left!  So stop in or call 617-972-6435 to register!

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.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Go INSIDE a Whale!

How big IS a whale, really?  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go inside one?

This Saturday, YOU have the opportunity to find out!

We will be getting a visit from Niles, a life-sized, inflatable, humpback whale!  Niles will be accompanied by Cynde McInnis, a scientist who will tell you all about whales and lead you through our giant inflatable friend.

Kids in grades K-5 will get to hang out with Niles on Saturday, May 4 at 10:00 a.m.  You do need to register, so stop in or give us a call at 617-972-6435 and let us know you'd like to come!

Want to find out more?  Check out Cynde's website at!