Thursday, November 7, 2013

Children's Room at WPL

What does the children’s room have for you? Well, we try to have something for everyone ages 12 and under -- books, movies, music, and programs. This month, let’s put the spotlight on programs for older children. If you (or your child) is between the ages of 8 and 12, be sure to read on!

Learn to Draw Manga Workshops: Are you an artist? Would you like to be? Join instructor and artist Jamie Buckmaster for our series of workshops on comic art techniques. He teaches how to draw figures, develop characters, and create narratives. If you love the Japanese manga form, this class is perfect for you, but it’s also a great opportunity for anyone who wants to hone their drawing skills. Thanks to the Friends of WPL, this is FREE! Save hundreds of dollars and learn to draw! Next meetings: 11/15 and 12/6. Banx Room. 4pm-5pm.

M.C.B.A. Book Club: If you are in 4th, 5th, or 6th grade, you can help choose the winner of next year’s Massachusetts Children’s Book Award. Based on nominations from around the state, a list of 25 books has been compiled by people at Salem State University. All have been published in the last five years and are now available in paperback. All you need to do is read five of them, and then you can vote in the library in March 2014. We also have a book club, and we’d love to have you join us! We meet the second Wednesday of every month from 6:30 – 7:30 in the Children’s Program Room. Register and pick up your books at the children’s room desk!

Level Up: Kids’ Videogaming: We’ve recently added videogames to our collection, but we hate to see them all leave the library! Join us every Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 for an hour of games on the big screen. If you don’t have your own gaming system, this is a great chance to play. Even if you do, this is a great chance to meet up with friends. Parents, don’t worry – we stick to games rated E for everyone.

We also have other great programs, so keep an eye on our calendar ( and on Facebook ( We hope to see you soon!

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