Kids Events

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday, March 1

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Read Across America Day: a Storytime and Commitment to Read Aloud (for ages 5 and under)

Read Across America Day: a Storytime and Commitment to Read Aloud (for ages 5 and under)

Tuesday, March 2

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Let’s celebrate Read Across America Day everyday by joining in a fun filled virtual storytime with Miss Mary and Miss Carly. During the program we will feature songs, hand rhymes, stories and share resources where you can continue having fun reading out loud daily. A free book for contactless pickup will be provided by our friends at Read to Grow so space is limited. Click here to register.

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday, March 3

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Friday, March 5

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10:30AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual reading and watching.

Please know that we are looking forward to sharing some of our favorite picture books with you.

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday, March 8

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday, March 10

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Friday, March 12

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10:30AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual reading and watching.

Please know that we are looking forward to sharing some of our favorite picture books with you.

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday, March 15

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Cooking with You: a Meal Sharing Book Club for Families - K thru 4th Grade and Family

Cooking with You: a Meal Sharing Book Club for Families – K thru 4th Grade and Family

Monday, March 15

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We are re-starting our cookbook club for families and want to include you! Here’s how it works, download the selected cookbook linked below through Hoopla. Review the recipes with your kids, test a few out and then the afternoon of our virtual meeting bring something to showcase so that we can see whether you “nailed it” or not.

During the meeting we will share our creations, eat, and talk about whether or not we liked the cookbook. We promise this will be a great way to meet people and share in the joy of cooking as a family! Click here to register.

This month we are going green with Let’s Bake St. Patrick’s Day Treats by Ruth Owen.

Take and Make: A Hands-on Activity to Pick Up (K thru 4)

Take and Make: A Hands-on Activity to Pick Up (K thru 4)

Wednesday, March 17

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Registration for this activity is not required but pick up will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please know that the kits will be marked by grade level for pick-up in the library’s vestibule and that you will be required to wear a mask when you enter the building.
No-contact pick up times are between 10AM-7PM.

Every month there will be something different to create and you will be able to find all the necessary instructions on our YouTube page. Our hope is that you can take these kits and use them as a family when you are drumming your fingers wondering what to do.

These kits were made possible by the Friends of the James Blackstone Memorial Library

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday, March 17

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Friday, March 19

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10:30AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual reading and watching.

Please know that we are looking forward to sharing some of our favorite picture books with you.

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday, March 22

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday, March 24

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Rick Riordan Presents: A Virtual Book Club (for grades 3-6)

Rick Riordan Presents: A Virtual Book Club (for grades 3-6)

Thursday, March 25

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us once a month for a virtual book club that features different books from Rick Riordan Presents – a small publishing division with the goal of sharing new cultures and backgrounds through stories inspired by their mythology, folklore, and heritage. OR, we may find ourselves diving into other recommended reads.

Sign up here to meet the fourth Thursday of every month and you will be sent an email with our ZOOM meeting number and password the morning of our club so that you can join in the discussion.

Our next book will be Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe by Carlos Hernandez. You can also download the book directly through HooplaThere will be a virtual follow up discussion with the author of Sal & Gabi. To learn more click here.

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Friday, March 26

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10:30AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual reading and watching.

Please know that we are looking forward to sharing some of our favorite picture books with you.

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday, March 29

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday, March 31

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Rick Riordan Presents: A Book Club Virtual Follow Up with author Carlos Hernandez

Rick Riordan Presents: A Book Club Virtual Follow Up with author Carlos Hernandez

Wednesday, March 31

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Blackstone Library is pleased to host Carlos Hernandez, author of Sal & Gabi Break the Universe, winner of the 2020 Pura Belpré Award as well as his companion book, this month’s Rick Riordan Presents Book Club pick –  Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe. He is currently an English professor at the City University of New York.

During this book talk we will learn a little about Mr. Hernandez, his writing process and what inspires his middle grade novels. Then he will open the “virtual” floor for some Q&A; zeroing in on Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe since that is the title our middle grade book club just completed. If you are interested in reading along with us beforehand just sign up with the book club link listed above.

Registration is required to receive a link to this virtual talk. Click here to register.

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Friday, April 2

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10:30AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual reading and watching.

Please know that we are looking forward to sharing some of our favorite picture books with you.

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday, April 5

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday, April 7

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Friday, April 9

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10:30AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual reading and watching.

Please know that we are looking forward to sharing some of our favorite picture books with you.

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday, April 12

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

BreakOut of This: A Week Long Virtual Challenge for Families

BreakOut of This: A Week Long Virtual Challenge for Families

Monday, April 12

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Click Here to jump on the BreakoutEdu game train! Questions will test reading, mathematics, sciences and logic all in an effort to stretch your brain. Challenges will be released daily from April 12 – 16 and will get harder as we go! Complete them with your family one by one or save them all for the end of the week. All games should be completed by Monday April 19 to crown the next puzzle master. 

This program has been made possible by the Friends of the James Blackstone Memorial Library

BreakOut of This: A Week Long Virtual Challenge for Families

BreakOut of This: A Week Long Virtual Challenge for Families

Tuesday, April 13

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Click Here to jump on the BreakoutEdu game train! Questions will test reading, mathematics, sciences and logic all in an effort to stretch your brain. Challenges will be released daily from April 12 – 16 and will get harder as we go! Complete them with your family one by one or save them all for the end of the week. All games should be completed by Monday April 19 to crown the next puzzle master. 

This program has been made possible by the Friends of the James Blackstone Memorial Library

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Wednesday, April 14

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

BreakOut of This: A Week Long Virtual Challenge for Families

BreakOut of This: A Week Long Virtual Challenge for Families

Wednesday, April 14

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Click Here to jump on the BreakoutEdu game train! Questions will test reading, mathematics, sciences and logic all in an effort to stretch your brain. Challenges will be released daily from April 12 – 16 and will get harder as we go! Complete them with your family one by one or save them all for the end of the week. All games should be completed by Monday April 19 to crown the next puzzle master. 

This program has been made possible by the Friends of the James Blackstone Memorial Library

BreakOut of This: A Week Long Virtual Challenge for Families

BreakOut of This: A Week Long Virtual Challenge for Families

Thursday, April 15

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Click Here to jump on the BreakoutEdu game train! Questions will test reading, mathematics, sciences and logic all in an effort to stretch your brain. Challenges will be released daily from April 12 – 16 and will get harder as we go! Complete them with your family one by one or save them all for the end of the week. All games should be completed by Monday April 19 to crown the next puzzle master. 

This program has been made possible by the Friends of the James Blackstone Memorial Library

BreakOut of This: A Week Long Virtual Challenge for Families

BreakOut of This: A Week Long Virtual Challenge for Families

Friday, April 16

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Click Here to jump on the BreakoutEdu game train! Questions will test reading, mathematics, sciences and logic all in an effort to stretch your brain. Challenges will be released daily from April 12 – 16 and will get harder as we go! Complete them with your family one by one or save them all for the end of the week. All games should be completed by Monday April 19 to crown the next puzzle master. 

This program has been made possible by the Friends of the James Blackstone Memorial Library

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Picture Books LIVE: A Shared Viewing Event (for ages 5 and under)

Friday, April 16

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10:30AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual reading and watching.

Please know that we are looking forward to sharing some of our favorite picture books with you.

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday Stories LIVE: A Virtual Storytime (for ages 5 and under)

Monday, April 19

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Sign up happens here. Once registered you will receive an email around 10AM the morning of the event with our ZOOM meeting number and password to gain access to our virtual storytime. Storytime kits are available for pick up with sign up, one per participant while supplies last. Specifics on “how to” will be emailed.

Please know that we are looking forward to singing, dancing and reading with you!

Cooking with You: a Meal Sharing Book Club for Families - K thru 4th Grade and Family

Cooking with You: a Meal Sharing Book Club for Families – K thru 4th Grade and Family

Monday, April 19

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We are re-starting our cookbook club for families and want to include you! Here’s how it works, download the selected cookbook linked below through Hoopla. Review the recipes with your kids, test a few out and then the afternoon of our virtual meeting bring something to showcase so that we can see whether you “nailed it” or not.

During the meeting we will share our creations, eat, and talk about whether or not we liked the cookbook. We promise this will be a great way to meet people and share in the joy of cooking as a family! Click here to register.

This month we are going green with Let’s Bake St. Patrick’s Day Treats by Ruth Owen.