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WiggleKids: Drums Alive! For ages 6-up; sign up online 2 wks. prior

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Let's move to the beat!  WiggleKids will bring everything we need to dance, drum, and have lots of fun!  Two sessions: choose 10:30 or 11:30.  For ages 6-up; sign up online 2 weeks prior.
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WiggleKids: Drums Alive! For ages 6-up; sign up online 2 wks. prior

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Let's move to the beat!  WiggleKids will bring everything we need to dance, drum, and have lots of fun!  Two sessions: choose 10:30 or 11:30.  For ages 6-up; sign up online 2 weeks prior.
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Make it! Club @ MacKay - Candy Making Workshop (Grades 4-8)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
MacKay Branch Library
Anna MacKay Room
Welcome to The MIC (Make It! Club), where you'll be able to make and take home an awesome DIY project, snack, or dessert each month. This month, we'll be making mini-candy! Create the ultimate flavor combo using 10 different fruit flavorings. Drop in while supplies last. Grades 4-8 and home school teens welcome! This event will be at the main library on 2/23.
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Mr. Vinny's Little Puppet Show: drop in for ages 4-up

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Mr. Vinny, of Toe Jam fame, brings his high-energy, unique, and funny puppet show to the library!  Drop in for ages 4-up.
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Make it! Club - Candy Making Workshop (Grades 4-8)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Welcome to The MIC (Make It! Club), where you'll be able to make and take home an awesome DIY project, snack, or dessert each month. This month, we'll be making mini-candy! Create the ultimate flavor combo using 10 different  fruit flavorings. Drop in while supplies last. Grades 4-8 and home school teens welcome!
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Sing, Laugh, Jump, Play! with Tim Van Egmond; drop in for ages 4-up.

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Join us for lively songs, finger plays, stories, movement activities and more!  Drop in for ages 4-up.
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Cooking Up a Storm! Kids' cooking for ages 6-7; sign up online 2 wks prior

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Let's cook up a storm and make a blizzard of snacks!  Join us and learn to make your own cool snacks.  For ages 6-7, sign up online 2 weeks prior.
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Cooking Up a Storm! Kids' cooking for ages 8-up; sign up online 2 wks prior

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Let's cook up a storm and make a blizzard of snacks!  Join us and learn to make your own cool snacks.  For ages 8-up, sign up online 2 weeks prior.
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Storytime ages 12-30 months (drop-in)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
This storytime features mostly rhymes and songs. The appropriate age group begins when children are walking. Children can remain in this group until they are interested in listening to several books in a traditional storytime.
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Storytime for ages 2.5-5 (drop-in)

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
4 or 5 stories with songs and rhymes interspersed. Children attend with a parent or caregiver.
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Stay & Play for ages 1+ (drop-in)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Listen to a story, do a craft and spend some time in free play.  (Unlike our PlaySpace program on Thursdays, there will not be specific activities tied to the story.)
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Preschool Yoga Storytime

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Books, songs, & movement come together in this fun program for preschoolers (ages 3 - 6). We'll get energized with breathwork, do yoga poses while reading a picturebook, move to music, and end with quiet relaxation time. A great program for active bodies and minds! 

No experience necessary. Yoga mats will be provided. Wear comfy clothes and bring along some water to stay hydrated!

Led by Nicole, Head of Children's Services and Certified ChildLight Yoga instructor.  
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Creative Crafts For Kids: drop in for grades K-2

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Drop in and decorate a cool picture frame to take home. Put your favorite picture in it!! For kids in grades K-2.
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Baby Yoga; drop in for pre-walking babies

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Pre-crawling babies and their caregivers (no older siblings, please) are invited to join us for a drop-in session of Baby Yoga. Featuring some light, gentle stretches for caregivers, this program is more focused on the child than the adult. It features developmentally supportive movements and activities for growing bodies and minds. 

No yoga experience necessary. Mats will be provided, though you may wish to bring a small blanket.

Led by Nicole, Head of Children's Services & certified ChildLight Yoga instructor. Not sure if your child should attend baby or toddler yoga? Call or email Nicole for guidance.
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Toddle Tots: stories and movement for ages 12-36 months; drop-in.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Join us for an active drop-in program full of movement for crawling and walking toddlers (approximately 12 - 36 months). This program incorporates elements of music, dance, yoga, creative movement, and early literacy skills. 

Led by Nicole, Head of Children's Services & certified ChildLight Yoga instructor.
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PlaySpace: purposeful play for parents and children ages 2 & 3 yrs; drop-in

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Grownups and children listen to a story and then play together! Activities, movement, songs, and rhymes are based on the story; drop-in for ages 2 and 3 years.
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Art Reception for Chelmsford Public Schools K-12

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Art Reception  for the annual Chelmsford Public Schools K-12 Exhibit.
Enjoy art by our local students in grades K - 12.
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Baby Storytime: ages 0-12 months (drop-in)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
First-time parents are invited to this storytime which includes nursery rhymes, songs, and sign language. (This storytime is restricted to children who are not yet walking. No siblings please.)
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At MacKay Branch: Storytime for ages 2-6 (drop-in)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
MacKay Branch Library
MacKay Story Room
Join us for stories and rhymes on Friday mornings.
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Storytime for 12-24 months

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
This storytime is for children who have outgrown the baby storytime at 10 am. Once your child is walking, a storytime with more movement is most appropriate.
We offer storytimes for 12-30 months on Mondays and Wednesdays.
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LEGO and DUPLO club; drop in for ages 3+

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Children ages 3 and up are invited to build with our large collection of Legos and Duplos in an unstructured environment. At the end of the program, the library will put the Lego creations on display for 3 weeks.
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Storytime ages 12-30 months (drop-in)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
This storytime features mostly rhymes and songs. The appropriate age group begins when children are walking. Children can remain in this group until they are interested in listening to several books in a traditional storytime.
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Storytime for ages 2.5-5 (drop-in)

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
4 or 5 stories with songs and rhymes interspersed. Children attend with a parent or caregiver.
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Stay & Play for ages 1+ (drop-in)

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Listen to a story, do a craft and spend some time in free play.  (Unlike our PlaySpace program on Thursdays, there will not be specific activities tied to the story.)
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Preschool Yoga Storytime; drop in for ages 3-6

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)
Books, songs, & movement come together in this fun program for preschoolers (ages 3 - 6). We'll get energized with breathwork, do yoga poses while reading a picturebook, move to music, and end with quiet relaxation time. A great program for active bodies and minds! 

No experience necessary. Yoga mats will be provided. Wear comfy clothes and bring along some water to stay hydrated!

Led by Nicole, Head of Children's Services and Certified ChildLight Yoga instructor. 
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