Special Events for Week 6 of Summer Reading!
Children’s Library Summer Events. Registration is Required!
Virtual visit with Shane Burcaw!
July 31, 11 am – 12 pm
This program is for children and their families
Everyone that reads or listens to Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability by Shane Burcaw earns $1 towards Shane’s charity, “Laughing at My Nightmare”. The charity helps provide equipment grants to people living with muscular dystrophy. All readers will receive a ticket to Shane’s virtual visit. Afterward, participants will enjoy Shane’s favorite food – pizza. A big Thanks to Market Basket for the pizza! This program is funded by the Friends of the library.
Be Amazing with the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Maze Challenge presented by Paul McNiff
August 1, 1 pm – 2 pm
Ages 8 – 12
Participants will design and construct a shoebox maze that a marble can travel from one point to another. Children will then be challenged to improve their creations and make prototypes for a fictional toy company. This workshop is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
Sounds in Silence!: The Exotic World of Bats with Jerry Schneider
Friday, August 3, 1 pm - 2 pm
Ages 5 -12
Children will learn about the exotic world of bats and echolation. What is echolation? Why do bats echolate? Why can't we hear them? Are bats blind? Educator Jerry Schneider will answer these questions and more! After the presentation, children can create their own bat shirts. This workshop is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
Posted: to Athol Library News on Mon, Jul 16, 2018
Updated: Tue, Jul 17, 2018