Despicable Me 3 (2017) 
Tuesday, December 26 at 3:00 p.m. 

The continued adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters -- Margo, Edith and Agnes -- and the minions. 90 minutes. PG.


Science Tellers in Tall Ships & Pirate Tales (Theme- Actions & Reactions)
Thursday, December 28 at 10:30 a.m. 

Ahoy! People don’t just build on land. They build on water, too! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a deserted island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to construct a ship before all hope is lost … at sea! Planks, sails, rigging, rails... what else could building a pirate ship possibly take? Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, flash paper, air pressure, inertia, explosions and more. Don’t miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!


Art Club for Kids, Ages 6-12
Fun and challenging art projects. Parents must attend with their child.
Mondays, Jan 8 and 22 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Mondays, Feb 5 and 12 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.


Massachusetts Children’s Book Award Sponsored by Salem State University
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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

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.