Category Archives: Kids

Kids Messy Art

Messy Art

Kids Messy Art

Join us for a fun afternoon of painting under the library tent without having to worry about the cleanup!

This month kids will be using toys and fingerpainting to create beautiful works of art!

The paint we will be using is washable but be sure to wear something you don’t mind getting messy in.

This program is for ages 0-12. Space is limited and registration is required.

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Kids Animal Tales Storytime

Animal Tales Storytime

Kids Animal Tales Storytime

Join us for a special animal-themed storytime for all ages! Each week we’ll build early-literacy skills through books, songs, fingerplays, and more! This is a 10-week program that will be held in the children’s room. Once you register on June 22nd you will be able to attend all of these storytimes for the summer!

Space is limited and registration is required.

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Kids Outdoor STEM Playgroup

Outdoor STEM Playgroup

Kids Outdoor STEM Playgroup

Join Miss Debbie under the library tent for a month of fun! Young children are natural-born scientists and engineers so support your preschooler’s curiosity at this special STEM playgroup!

Preschoolers will learn how to explore the world around them with science, technology, engineering, and math with everyday activities!

This program is run and sponsored by the South Shore Community Action Council.

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CONTACT: Miss Debbie  508-747-7575  dmwightman@sscac.org

July 10th at 1pm – Drum Circle with Cornell Coley

The great drummer, Tony Williams, once said, “Playing fast around the drums is one thing. But to play music, to play with people for others to listen to, that’s something else. That’s a whole other world.” Most of us will never approach the level of mastery of a Tony Williams but that isn’t the point. The point is to enter that whole other world by playing music with other people regardless of skill level. It’s about getting lost in the rhythms while connecting with the people around you.

On Saturday, July 10 at 1:00 PM, arts educator, Cornell Coley will lead an outdoor drum circle at the Kingston Public Library in the tent on the Summer Street lawn. There will be enough hand drums and small percussion for up to 30 people. This program is for all ages, and if you have your own hand drums or percussion, you are encouraged to bring them. You’re also welcome to just come and watch.

Mr. Coley’s drum circles stand out as accessible, challenging, culturally rich, grounded, multi-level, spiritual, upbeat, funky and social. His training is informed by leaders in drum circle facilitation as well as his studies with masters in African and Latin rhythms in Africa, Brazil and Cuba. He moves easily back and forth between “feeling the groove” and playing time-tested traditional rhythms.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica of Cuban and Jamaican parents, Cornell Coley, M. Ed. is an in-demand arts educator. He holds a BA from Tufts University, an M.Ed from Cambridge College, studied cultural anthropology at UCLA and lived in Ghana, West Africa for one year studying dance. He has also traveled to Cuba and Brazil to conduct research in the cultural arts.

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Jurassic Park Scavenger Hunt

Kids Jurassic Park Scavenger HuntJoin us as we kick off a summer of Tails and Tales with a special Jurassic Park Scavenger Hunt for all ages! This drop-in program will be available all day so come by the library anytime between the hours of 1 and 7 to grab a guide from the desk at children’s and hunt for dinosaurs around the room! If you find all of the dinosaurs on the sheet then you get to choose your very own dinosaur from the prize bin to take home!

No registration required.