Robots on the Run! (Registration required)
Thursday, January 21
Ages 10 and up
Learn about basic circuits and how to build a simple robot! Students will learn programmable electronics, instructions for making lights blink, motors run, sounds, and a lot more! Students will also learn about interactive software called Arduino and will be able to create their own sample robot. If you are a gadget geek, science nerd, budding engineer, or just love electronics, come build a robot with us! Bring your broken electronics and we’ll take them apart with you to learn about circuits. Age and skill level is 10 and up. Registration is required and space is limited to 16 students. Presented by the Rhode Island Computer Museum.
3rd Annual Valentine's Day Tea Party (Registration required)
Wednesday, February 10
Ages 4-8 years. Children under 6 must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Join us for a tea party hosted by Cinderella! Refreshments will be served and children will have the opportunity to make a Valentine's Day card and a small paper flower bouquet, and be entered into a raffle! Everyone will go home with a party favor from Cinderella. Children are encouraged to dress up if they wish. Registration is required and a $5 materials fee is due one week prior to the event to secure your spot. Proceeds benefit the Junior and Teen Library Councils.
Paws to Read (Registration required)
Second Thursday of every month (Jan. 14, Feb. 11)
Children in grades 2-6 are invited to come and meet special therapy dogs once a month to practice their reading with a furry friend. Each child is given a specific 15-minute time slot for a "one on one" with their reading dog. Children must be able to read by themselves. This program is not for tutoring or becoming comfortable with dogs, rather, it is a chance for children to become more confident readers. Caregivers may remain in the building but are asked to remain outside the reading area. Sponsored by Therapy Dogs International. *Registration will open online two weeks prior to the program date. You will be notified of your time slot by email. January registration opens Dec. 31, February registration opens on Jan. 28.
Art Adventures (Registration required)
Fourth Monday of each month (Jan. 25, Feb. 22)
Join us for Art Adventures, an interactive visual arts program that focuses on a particular artist or style of art. The children will learn about the artist or style, and then have the opportunity to create a piece based on what they learned. Children do not need to have any special artistic ability, just a desire to learn and create! Sponsored by Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Program.
Youth programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Norfolk Public Library
Questions? Please call Marissa Antosh, Senior Youth Services Librarian, at (508) 528-3380 x5 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.