Library

AMHERST TOWN LIBRARY

Amy Lapointe, Library Director

14 Main St., Amherst NH 03031 

Phone 673-2288  Fax 672-6063

email: library@amherstlibrary.org

web http://www.amherstlibrary.org

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LIBRARY HAS REOPENED LIMITED HOURS DURING

COVID-19 PANDEMIC CRISIS

SEASONAL PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN at the LIBRARY

VIRTUAL ‘FIELD TRIP’: SQUAM LAKES NATURAL SCIENCE CENTER PROGRAM FOR KIDS – ‘WHY DO ANIMALS DO THAT?’

      Thursday, Nov. 12 at 4pm on ZOOM - Register now for this virtual ‘field trip’ to see the folks (and some of the animals) at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Ctr. This program will feature the Squam Lakes naturalists answering the question we’ve all asked from time to time: Why Do Animals Do That?

      Why do animals throw up when they’re not sick? Why do they gnaw on wood if they don’t eat it? With a Squam Lakes Natural Science Center naturalist and three live animal ambassadors we’ll explore some of wildlife’s unusual behaviors and reveal the benefits of these peculiar habits.

      For kids ages 4 and up.

      Register online to receive your ZOOM link for the day of the program.  Link to register: https://www.libraryinsight.com/eventdetails.asp?jx=1n&cnf=1&lmx=%CF%60b%2C%A8%A5r

ZOOM FAMILY STORYTIME  

      Tuesdays at 10:00am November 17 - December 15.

Come join Miss Sarah and Princess Lovely for a fun-filled family program!

      For ages 3-6, younger siblings are always welcome.

Registration is required.  An email with the ZOOM link and a materials list for the craft will be sent before each program.  Link for information and to register:  https://www.libraryinsight.com/eventdetails.asp?jx=1n&cnf=1&lmx=%CF%60b%2C%AF%ABt 

ZOOM MINECRAFT CLUB 

      Mondays from 3:45 - 4:45pm November 16 - December 14.

Come and join Miss Sarah for ZOOM Minecraft Club on Monday afternoons!

      As always, there will be a CHALLENGE---Miss Sarah will have a new challenge for you at the beginning of each meeting.  You will need a device that can run the ZOOM program. 

      For kids ages 7 and up.  Registration is required.  An email with the ZOOM link will be sent before each program.  Link for information and to register:   https://www.libraryinsight.com/eventdetails.asp?jx=1n&cnf=1&lmx=%CF%60b%2C%A3%AFv

ZOOM BOOK CLUB:  Great Stone Face Reviewers Club 

      The Great Stone Face Award is a statewide reading list for kids in grades 4-6.  Our club reads from a master list of the newest middle-grade fiction and comes to meetings prepared to evaluate these books for possible inclusion on next year’s Great Stone Face List.  We learn book-review skills, to stand up in front of a group to give our opinions, and we always have a lot of fun!

      For kids in grades 5 and 6 

      Meets the First Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.  Next Meetings:  November 5 & December 3

      Sound like fun?  It is!  Contact Miss Sarah at shydorn@amherstlibrary.org if you are interested in joining.

YOUTUBE VIDEOS

LITTLE LISTENERS “SHORT-TAKES” 

      For our youngest patrons, these videos are short, sweet and engaging.  They feature our favorite rhymes, songs, and the occasional book. Since they can be accessed whenever it’s convenient for you, there’s no need to worry about scheduling your little one to be available at a certain time.  Videos will be available for viewing on the Amherst Town Library’s YouTube Channel.                                                                                 For Newborns-3yrs.  No registration required.

      New Little Listeners Videos will be available on November 19 & 26.

YouTube Channel link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt7Wux3cQimgzdTAfA3pMeg/videos

PROJECT: FUN!!

      Join Miss Lisa for a new FUN!! project every month.  She’ll be diving into our collection of non-fiction books to find cool projects we can all enjoy.  Materials for the project will be available here at the library the Tuesday before each how-to video is released.  Projects may involve art, science, cooking, or maybe a bit of all three!  Videos will be available for viewing on the Amherst Town Library’s YouTube Channel.

      For kids ages 5-8. No registration required.

      A new videos will be released on November 25 & December 23 

YouTube Channel link:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt7Wux3cQimgzdTAfA3pMeg/videos

COMING IN DECEMBER…

ZOOM FAMILY GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOPS

      Join Miss Sarah for a holiday gingerbread-house construction party in the comfort of your own home! Families are invited to pool their creativity and make a graham-cracker gingerbread house for the holidays. We’ll provide a take-home kit containing the graham-crackers, frosting and a few ‘starter’ decorations to include in your creation.   You provide the rest of the decorations that you want to use, spool up ZOOM, and we’ll ‘get together’ to build some beautiful houses.  Midway through the

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program, Miss Sarah will read a story or two to the kids while the frosting sets up---join us to get the whole family in the holiday mood!  Two ZOOM sessions will be offered.  Please sign-up for just one session:

      Thursday, December 10th - 6:30-8:30pm. Sign-up link: https://www.libraryinsight.com/eventdetails.asp?jx=1n&cnf=1&lmx=%CF%60b%2C%A9%AAt

      Saturday, December 12th - 10-11:30am. Sign-up link:  https://www.libraryinsight.com/eventdetails.asp?jx=1n&cnf=1&lmx=%CF%60b%2C%A9%AAv

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NOVEMBER 2020