The Ida Rupp Public Library has several new and returning children’s programs beginning in January. Story Time with Mrs. Winke (previously called Tales for Toddlers) returns on Monday, Jan. 6. New programs include Sensory Story Time for toddlers with sensory needs or who are on the autism spectrum; After School Story Time for children 5-8 who still enjoy having a book read to them; and Bedtime Story Time to wind down after a busy week. All story times meet on a weekly basis.
Erie Islands Library has added Homework Help where elementary students may stop by after school for a little help in understanding a lesson or even for some encouragement. This is a weekly program as well.
The January calendar includes the following:
Thursday, Jan. 2
Teen MYSTERY Movie, The title will remain a mystery! Come to the event to find out. Ida Rupp Public Library; 3-5 p.m.
Mystery Book Club, Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman, Ida Rupp Public Library; 7-8 p.m.
Friday, Jan 3
Friday Friends Story Time, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 11 a.m.-noon. An engaging 30 minute storytime filled with books, crafts, and songs.
Indie Movies @ the Library, Blinded by the Light, Ida Rupp Public Library; 7-9 p.m.
Monday, Jan 6
Yoga for Seniors & Beginners, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library;9-10 a.m.
Story Time with Mrs. Winke, Ida Rupp Public Library; 10:30 -11 a.m. Bring children to story time and enjoy books, music, finger plays, and puppets.
Teen Tech Time, Ida Rupp Public Library; 3-4 p.m. Meet in the Tech Room at the front of the library to do anything and everything tech.
After School Story Time, Ida Rupp Public Library; 3:30-4 p.m. For children who still enjoy hearing a story read to them. Enjoy books, music and more.
Books and Brews, Jamestown Tavern, Marblehead; 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan 7
One on One Tech Help, Ida Rupp Public Library; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring your tech devices and a library staff person will assist you in learning the device’s features.
Painting for Kids, Erie Islands Library; 4:30-5:30 p.m. Great ideas for gifts or decorating your room!
Sensory Story Time, Ida Rupp Public Library, 10:30-11 a.m. Interactive story time for toddlers with sensory needs or who are on the autism spectrum.
Be Here Now – Yoga with Alyssa, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 6:30-8:15 p.m. For both beginners and experienced yoga students, this class helps you take time for yourself and allows you to be here now.
Wednesday, Jan 8
One on One Tech Help, Ida Rupp Public Library; 1-3 p.m. Bring your tech devices and a library staff person will assist you in learning the device’s features.
Coloring and Coffee, Erie Islands Library; 2-3 p.m. A relaxing time where you can create a beautiful picture and enjoy a selection of coffees and teas.
Teen Art Club, Ida Rupp Public Library; 3-4 p.m. Create an original work of art or start with a coloring book and add your own creativity.
Homework Help, Erie Islands Library; 3:15-4 p.m. Need a little help with a lesson in school? The librarians are there to help.
Yarn & Needles Club, Ida Rupp Public Library; 4:30-7 p.m. If you knit, crochet or hook, this is an opportunity to meet other crafters, share ideas, and have some fun.
Thursday, Jan 9
Elementary STEM, Ida Rupp Public Library; 3:30-4:30 p.m. Get to do hands-on experiments like catapult a bug onto a target, move a ball without touching it, and use gravity to make a cart go faster
Pulitzer Prize Book Club, The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 4-5 p.m.
Bedtime Story Time, Ida Rupp Public Library, 7-7:30 p.m. Come to the library in your PJ’s, bring a pillow and/or stuffed animal to hear bedtime stories and listen to relaxing music.