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My First Book Club: Tuesday, May 23 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Open to children in grades K-2 and their siblings!
An adult must attend and participate with their child.
Please read the books prior to the meeting.
Activity to follow the book discussion.

May book: Rabbit & Robot and Ribbit by Cece Bell. 


 

READ TO A DOG FOR 15 MINUTES
Online Registration Required: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=SHARON

Monday, June 5 from 4-5 PM




 

Art Club for Kids, Ages 6-12
Fun and challenging art projects. Parents must attend with their child.
 
Mondays, June 12 & 26 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
Mondays, July 10 & 24 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
Monday, August 14 from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 

 


Movie Screening: The Lego Batman Movie

Tuesday, June 20 @ 4:00 p.m. 

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The LEGO Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self describe leading man of that ensemble LEGO Batman stars in his own big screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker's hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. PG. 104 minutes. 


 

Coding with Minecraft, Ages 8-12 
Tuesday, July 11 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. 

This 2-hour workshop will be presented by Thi Sarkis from the Rhode Island Computer Museum. Laptops provided!  Participants may not use their personal laptops.Limit 16 participants, ages 8-12. Registration strictly required. http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=SHARON



Taal Tales: Indian Dance Program
Thursday, July 13 from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Tara Ahmed will present this interactive program on a classical South Indian dance form known as Kuchipudi. All ages. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Sharon Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.



Family Adventures in Reading, A 6-Session Summer Series 
Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
July 14, 21, 28 & August 4, 11, 18


Each week, Storyteller Karen Chace will read a fantastic picture book and lead an in-depth discussion, followed by a craft and snack. Each family will get a copy of the book to keep. Free for kids ages 6-10 and their families. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please email Jessica Henderson directly to register: jhenderson@ocln.org. Include the names and ages of your children, and your phone number. This program is funded in part by Mass Humanities. http://www.masshumanities.org


Teens and Tweens: Create Your Own Comics with Rachel Maguire
Tuesdays, July 18 and 25 from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Massachusetts Comic Artist Rachel Maguire will do a 2-Session Create Your Own Comic Series. Rachel is known for her work illustrating the Galactic Hot Dogs graphic novel series, and for her design work for the Emmy Award winning PBS children's television program “WordGirl.” 

For more information about Rachel, please visit: https://rachelmaguire.carbonmade.com/

The library will provide all art supplies for this program.



Fran Flynn in the Family Fun Magic Show
Sharon Bandstand by the Lake, Memorial Park Beach
Thursday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m.


Fran Flynn will present an action packed, laughter filled, highly visual comedy magic show. In partnership with the Town of Sharon Recreation Department. Sponsored by the Friends of the Sharon Public Library.


 

LEGO ENGINEERING
 
Thursdays, June 8 & 22 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Thursdays, July 13 & 27 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Thursdays, August 10 & 24 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.


Join us as we take on building challenges with our huge supply of legos, including building for height or strength, replicas of famous buildings, or limited pieces. Ages 6+

Massachusetts Children’s Book Award Sponsored by Salem State University
For more info visit: 
http://massachusettschildrensbookaward.blogspot.com/

Master List 2017 Nominees


Abbott, Tony, The Forbidden Stone

Angelberger, Tom, Inspector Flytrap

Baptiste, Tracey, The Jumbies

Bradley, Kimberley Brubaker, The War that Saved My Life

Camper, Cathy, Lowriders in Space

Draper, Sharon M., Stella by Starlight

Gibbs, Stuart, Space Case: A Moon Base Alpha Novel

Hilton, Marilyn,  Full Cicada Moon

Hunt, Lynda Mullaly,  Fish in a Tree

Jamieson, Victoria, Roller Girl

Jennings, Ken, Maps & Geography

Levy, Dana Alison, Misadventures of the Family Fletcher

MacLachan, P.atricia, The Truth of Me: About a Boy, His Grandmother, and a Very Good Dog.

Milford, Kate, Greenglass House

Nye, Naomi Shihab,The Turtle of Oman

Oppel, Kenneth, Nest

Pearsall, Shelley, The Seventh Most Important Thing

Perkins, Lynne Rae, Nuts to You

Sands, Kevin, The Blackthorn Key

Shurtliff, Liesl, Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk

Spinelli, Eileen, Another Day as Emily

Stroud, Jonathan, Screaming Staircase

Wicks, Maris,  Coral Reefs: Cities of the Ocean: Science Comics

Woods, Brenda, The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond

Woodson, Jacqueline, Brown Girl Dreaming


ONLINE RESOURCES
Please have your library card number ready.






Biography in Context -- Reference,  magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images.

Encyclopedia articles, and research tools
aligned to the Common Core

Homework resources for kids in Gr. K-5.










Practice, lessons, and study aids.


Afterschool STEAM Programs

Art Club for Kids --  2nd and 4th Mondays of the month from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Art projects for children 6-12 and their parents.

Experimenting with LittleBits -- Select Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. LittleBits are color coded electronic modules and a perfect introduction to the world of electronics. Ages 8 and up.

Lego Engineering --  Join us on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month as we take on building challenges with our huge supply of legos, including building for height or strength, replicas of famous buildings, or limited pieces. Ages 6+

Minecraft Club  -- Wednesdays from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Play one of the most innovative computer games of all time. All participants must have their own PC edition minecraft account. Ages 9+. 

Take Apart Tuesdays -- Click here to pre-register on EventKeeper.  Select Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m.  Join us as we take apart or "reverse engineer" everything we can get our hands on from blenders to electric guitars and more. We are also accepting donations of  materials to take apart (for safety reasons, please no glass, liquids, or materials that have been used to prepare foods). Ages 9 - 12.


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