In this fun program, kids will explore how magic tricks really work. This program investigates the science behind the “magic” of several classic magic tricks. You might learn how to snatch a tablecloth without disturbing the items on top, make a balloon fireproof, and use electromagnetism to defy gravity. For the grand finale, our educator demonstrates how science can make it safe to lie down on a real bed of nails.
Duckling Storytime is a 50-minute program for children ages 3-5 that helps preschool children to begin to develop pre-literacy skills through a specially formatted curriculum of stories, and hands-on activities.
Mother Goose Storytime is a 40-minute program for infants through 2-year-olds that helps babies and toddlers to begin to develop pre-literacy skills through a specially formatted curriculum of stories, songs, rhymes, finger plays, early science exploration and large-motor activities.
Chill with the coolest guys in town in the heat of Summer! Enjoy a cool visit to Cape Pond Ice Company, icing Gloucester's fleet since 1848. We were featured in Sebastian Junger's account of The Perfect Storm. This tour highlights the history of the ice industry, with vintage film of natural ice harvests. See first hand 300-pound block ice being made (up to 350 tons per day), fishing vessels taking on ice and ice sculptures being carved in the historic icehouse on Gloucester's working waterfront. Wear warm clothing and shoes! Signup with the library!
Magic the Gathering is a strategy based card game, for those who enjoy magical creatures battling each other. It is easy to learn. The club is for all levels, from beginners to people who already enjoy playing the game. Come try out your decks!
For ages 10+
Learn how to tell a sport story in 3 to 5 images. Professional photographer Toni Carolina shows you how. Then return with your printed photographs to hang them in the Young Adult gallery on Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 3:00-4:00.
Frisbee Show with Todd Brodeur Thursday, July 7 at 6:30. Two-time World Champion Todd Brodeur will present a high energy, interactive Frisbee show. See Todd's collection of rare flying discs. Then head outside to the field to learn how to do tricks, throws, catches & combinations like the pros. For all ages, free and open to the public.
No registration required. Funded by the Friends of Hamilton Wenham Library.
Topsifeld Library invites kids to come and build skyscrapers, rocketships, or anything their mind can imagine! This program requires no sign up. Just drop in and build! LEGOs provided.
Topsifeld Library invites folks for performances by the Proctor School Band and the Toe Jam Puppet Band, as well as make-your-own ice cream sundaes! Pick up your summer reading information and get ready for ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READ! This event is for all ages and no sign up is required.
Ipswich Library kicks off their Summer programs with a family music program featuring the Toe Jam Puppet Band! Not so much puppetry, but lots of music and fun. Held in the gym at Ipswich Town Hall. Free of charge and no registration required. Good for preschoolers through elementary school children.