Family Movie: Sherlock Gnomes (2018) 
Tuesday, August 21 at 5:30 PM

When garden decor starts going missing, Gnomeo and Juliet ask Sherlock Gnomes to take the case. This colorful crew of lawn ornaments must traverse London to save their fellow decorations from being smashed. PG. 86 minutes. 


Family Adventures in Reading
Fridays, July 13, 20, 27 & August  3, 10, 17 from 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Enjoy fantastic picture books and take them home to keep!
FAIR is a free 6-week family literacy program for kids aged 6-10 and their families. Includes book reading and discussion, art project, and healthy snack. Sharon 4th Grade teacher Deanne Ross will facilitate this year’s FAIR program.  The theme is immigration.

Registration required.

Family Adventures in Reading is supported by Mass Humanities, whose grants inspire considered thought, conversation, and action through the humanities. See more about what Mass Humanities does here:

Art Club for Kids, Ages 6-18
Fun and challenging art projects. Youth under 10 must attend with an adult. 
Mondays, July 2 and 23 from 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Monday, August 20 from 3:00-4:30 p.m.


Read to a Dog
Children and teens (ages 5-18) may sign up online for a 15 minute session to read with Sophie, a 3-year old Boxer. Sponsored by Pets & People Foundation.
Tuesdays, July 17 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, August 21 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.


Toe Jam Puppet Band @ The Bandstand by the Lake
Thursday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Original songs, masterful shadow puppetry, storytelling and just plain old good fun! 
This event will be held at the Sharon Bandstand by the Lake, Memorial Park Beach.

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. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sharon Public Library.

In partnership with the Town of Sharon Recreation Department.

Toto the Tornado Kitten: Author and Kitten Visit, Ages 4-12
Tuesday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Massachusetts author Jonathan Hall will read the true story of Toto, a kitten who survived a tornado and was later adopted by Hall. After the book reading, children will get the opportunity to meet Toto.


iRobot STEM Presentation, Ages 6-18
Monday, July 30 at 4:00 p.m. 

iRobot will be bringing some of their really cool robots to our library! Visitors will talk about the robots, what they do, and the amazing technology that makes them work. Registration required. 

Wingmasters Presents: World of Owls, Ages 6+
Monday, August 6 at 4:00 p.m.

This program shows how owls use their specialized powers of sight, hearing and flight to survive and thrive. A wealth of facts and folklore about these masters of the dark explains the natural and unnatural history of owls. A variety of live owls provides the focus of the presentation. 

This program is funded by the Friends of the Sharon Public Library.

Massachusetts Children's Book Award Nominees 2018-2019
Sponsored by Salem State University

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor
The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey
A Boy Called Bat by by Elana Arnold
The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon 
Framed: A T.O.A.S.T. Mystery by James Ponti
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Growing Up Pedro: How the Martinez Brothers Made It from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues by Matt Travares
A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord
The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog 
by Adam Gidwitza
It Ain’t So Awful by Firoozeh Falafel Dumas
The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary by Laura Shovan
Ms. Bixby's Last Day by John David Anderson
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
One Last Word by Nikki Grimes
Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
Science Comics: Volcanoes: Fire and Life by Jon Chad
The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett
Took: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn
Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes
The Underground Abductor by Nathan Hale
Waylon! One Awesome Thing by Sara Pennypacker
What Elephants Know by Eric Dinerstein
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk