Peabody Institute Library - Danvers invites you and your kids to a Pajama Storytime & Pajama Drive to benefit Cradles to Crayons. is a beautifully illustrated book that combines the hopefulness and high aspirations of children with a mission of providing warm pajamas for all. Come hear a reading from the book's author and do a craft with the illustrator!
Maritime Gloucester hosts a Marine Halloween where kids will learn while having some Halloween fun! Discover the spooky side of Gloucester’s marine life! During this family-friendly educational program, we’ll be offering monstrous art projects and a chance to meet some live local sea creatures. Learn about scary deep sea creatures and the giant marine life of the distant past as we create a Sea Monster Chalk Mural.
The historic White-Ellery House will serve as the backdrop for the Cape Ann Museum’s fall festival. Historic demonstrations include decoy carving with Bob Brophy; needlepoint design with Carol Karlson; traditional rug making with Rose Ann Hunter; hand woven design with Sara Wright; and wool spinning with Leslie Wind. Children will have a chance to try their hand at making spoon dolls and other traditional toys and games.
Come enjoy a day of painting with the family alongside artist David Daykin! Everything needed to paint your own masterpiece will be provided for this fun day! All ages are welcome and there is no experience necessary. Seats are limited.
Teens and Tweens: Looking for a place to hang out after your half day of school? Head to the library for some crafting and snacking! We’ll be making pins and magnets out of bottle caps. Drop by the Children's Activity Room any time between 2:00 and 3:30 pm. Stop by for a bit, or stay the whole time.
Camilla MacFadyen is back at Maritime Gloucester to produce another community art project using collography print making techniques! Families are invited to a three day workshop, where participants will create textile prints and printed silk fish to be used in the construction of an environmental art piece on the docks for public viewing during the Gloucester Schooner Festival 2019! This years' planned project will result in an environmental art piece that will consisit o f a series of floor-to-ceiling 'sails' on display at the Maritime Gloucester Boat Shop.
Kids will have a great time at the Hats Off to You! session at Wenham Museum! Take a tour of the 'Crowning Glory' exhibit then make a paper hat, listen to hat stories, play games and march in a kid's parade with your own creation!
Using basic sewing skills, come design and sew your own stuffed UGLY MONSTER! Registration is required and begins Monday, July 29; call 978-465-4428 ext. 4, or stop by the library's Children's Room to sign up. For ages 8-12.
Maritime Gloucester kicks off Shark Week with a great experiential learning craft that's as fun as it is educational! Visitors of all ages are invited to participate in the Shark Week Chalkquarium! Drop by for this free event to draw a "Great White Chalk" and other life-sized sharks and rays on the pavement around Maritime Gloucester! All of our regularly-scheduled drop-in programs will also be shark-themed until August 10.
Beverly Public Library invites teens to explore themselves and discover their Spirit Animals! Discover the animal lurking within you; then make it out of clay! The Zuni and other Pueblo Indians carve animals small enough to fit into their pockets. They believe these connect the humans who carry them to the spirit of the animals they represent.