February Children’s Programs at the Mattapoisett Library

February brings all sorts of fun to the Children’s room of the Mattapoisett Library. Our storytimes will continue with Winter Storytime for all ages taking place on Thursday mornings at 10:30 am. Baby Storytime for ages 0 to 24 months takes place on Friday mornings at 10:30 am. There will be no Storytime the week of February vacation February 22-23. No registration required.

            On Tuesday, February 13 at 3:30 pm, to join cartoonist Cara Bean for Doodle and Tranquility Workshop. In this hands-on, visual thinking, mindfulness workshop, Cara will walk participants through a series of creative exercises intended to lessen anxiety, build confidence, and grow creativity. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Visit our website or call the library to register.

            On Wednesday, February 14 at 11 am, join us for Mindful Moments where we explore mindfulness with our littles. Mindfulness is beneficial for children as it helps them develop self-awareness, emotional regulation, and the ability to stay present in the moment. At this program, we will do some simple mindfulness exercises, read a story, and play a game. Recommended for ages 3 and up. Visit our website or call the library to register.

            On Friday, February 16 at 3:30 pm, join us for Healthy Bodies with Lynne Belfiore. Your body is a marvelous machine. How can you keep your body healthy? Learn about the skeleton, basic body parts, and healthy habits. There will be an activity after the program and book recommendations as well. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Visit our website or call the library to register.

            On Tuesday, February 27, join us for Paint Your Own Piggy Bank. This is a fun craft to keep track of your change or to give as a gift. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Visit our website or call the library to register.

            During the week of February vacation, February 18 to February 25, stop in the library for a take home activity kit. We will be offering two kits, a STEM kit, for ages 8 and up and a Unicorn kit for all ages. Available while supplies last.

            Our Quahog Award Reading Program continues. Registration remains open until Sunday, March 3. Those interested in participating can register at the library. We have two Quahog programs this month. Quahog Jeopardy is taking place on Thursday, February 8 at 4 pm. Our second Quahog program for the month of February is Upcycle Book Hedgehog Craft taking place on Thursday, February 15 at 3:30 pm. No registration required.

            All programs are free and open to the public. If you have any questions please contact Michelle Skaar at mskaar@sailsinc.org. You can also find more information on our website at MattapoisettLibrary.org.

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