Got a preschooler who doesn’t go to preschool yet? Bring the curious youngster to the library for Preschool Storyhour. A great opportunity to meet other families in the area, Storyhour includes free play time to explore the library, songs and fingerplays with Miss Tracie, age appropriate stories and a hands-on activity or craft that relates to the stories read that day. Registration is not required, as days with 2-5 year olds can be hard to plan for. Storyhour meets three times each week: Wednesdays at 10:30, Thursdays at 10:30 and also Thursdays at 1:30. While the morning sessions frequently have 10 to 15 children plus their caretakers, the Thursday afternoon group has been very small in recent months. If naps are no longer dictating afternoon activities, come to the library on Thursday afternoons for stories and friends.
Epping Knit Night continues in the new year! Knitters, bring your projects to the library on the 2nd and 4thWednesday each month for some focused knitting time, the fellowship of other knitters and perhaps a cup of hot tea. The next meeting of this group will be Wednesday, January 9th at 7 pm.
The winter session of Story Explorers begins January 29th and, as of January 2nd, there are still a few spots available. The Story Explorers is a group of Kindergarten, first and second graders that meets on Tuesday afternoons at 3:30 for snack, stories and related hands on projects and activities. During the winter session this group selects a story to transform into a stage production that is performed at the library’s Pajama Night in April. This can be an active, noisy group but we sure have fun. Preregistration is required and parents are requested to remain in the building during class time. Call or stop by to register.
January’s Pajama Night will be a movie night featuring the latest release from Disney and Tim Burton about a ‘weenie’ dog named Sparky who is brought back to life, Frankenstein-style. This film is rated PG and will begin at 6:30 on Friday, January 11th. Due to the 1950s type horror characters and stark black and white setting, this film is not recommended for children under five.
Lego Block Party – Saturday, January 12th 10:30 – 11:30
Join other Lego fanatics ages 4 and up for building, sharing and exchanging ideas. Contact group leader Kate Moulton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Epping’s public library is open Monday – Friday from 10 am to 8 pm and Saturday 10 to 2. The library will be closed on Monday, January 21st for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For more information call 734-4587 to reach the main desk, 679-5944 for the children’s room or visit www.eppinglibrary.com.