Come celebrate the longest night and shortest day of the year with Joppa Flats! Miss Mary and Miss Susan offer stories, songs, crafts made of evergreens, and thematic snacks for everyone to enjoy. Learn why we have seasons, and why different cultures around the world created legends and rituals to mark the longest night of the year. Join us for a festival of light to beckon the sun to return!
Excited for Rogue One? Love all things Star Wars? Then this is the party for you! Come join us as we play Star Wars themed games, take turns trying out our Star Wars games on the Wii, eat some Star Wars themed food, and of course talk about our favorite (and not-so-favorite) moments in Star Wars to date.
Kids are invited to the Ipswich Halloween Parade! Gather if you dare on the Ipswich Riverwalk, parade over the infested waters of the Ipswich River to nightmare on Elm Street, down haunted County Road, and ending at Town Hall Graveyard for cider and donuts! Presented by the Ipswich Police Community Resource Unit.
Don your wings and wands and come to a Fairy Party in the Garden at the Crane Estate. The Trustees welcome children of all ages to an afternoon of hunting treasure, fairy stories and songs, and create a potted fairy garden to take home. Lemonade and cookies will be served.
Tickets are $12/Member child and $20/Nonmember child. Accompanying adults are free. Advance tickets available at www.thetrustees.org.
Families and Teens: Spend your half-day at the movies! Come watch "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" PG-13 (136 minutes) in the Program Room. Snacks will be provided! Please note this film is rated PG-13. Please contact Sara, Teen Services Librarian. Sponsored by the Friends of the Newburyport Public Library.
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will be offering workshops for children and adults to kick-off the new Cape Ann Reads initiative. This program will take place at the Cape Ann Museum and is free and open to the public. Space is limited; reservations are required.
Santa will be the star of this Polar Express themed party! Santa will be available for consultation or just for viewing from across the room. It is a low-pressure Santa opportunity and especially for children who visit the library frequently, a comfortable one. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ipswich Public Library. It is free and no registration is required. Holiday crafts and snacks will be offered.
Come to the TOHP Burnham Public Library for a fun holiday event featuring master storyteller Carolyn Martino. Space is limited and tickets are required. Pick up your FREE tickets at the Circulation Desk. Perfect for kids 5 and older! Fancy attire is encouraged and Holiday refreshments will be served.
Friends of the Peabody Institute Library - Danvers invite you to celebrate the holiday at their annual Holiday Open House! There crafts for kids, complimentary refreshments, cider and hot chocolate. The public is invited to stop by the downstairs Children’s Room and share some fun and cheer.