June 24, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Pre-School Palooza for children ages 3-6 years old will promote Kindergarten readiness and set a foundation for a future of strong reading while developing fine motor skills. Children who are ready to do so may attend independently. Caregivers are still welcome to attend. Adults who choose not to attend the program, must remain inside the library building during the storytime. Each session will feature a different theme using picture books, music and movement and a craft activity.
June 24, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Lasers in Space: Come and see how amazing lasers create colorful images that transform from one shape to another and show the story of space exploration! This entertaining presentation combines lasers & music, and explores the planets, the sun and why today’s most advanced space probes carry laser-powered instruments.Sponsored by the Friends of the Needham Public Library, in support of A Universe of Stories Reading Program.
June 24, 5:30 PM - 6:15 PM @ Craft RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Right after the laser show, come enjoy a glow party in the children’s craft room!
Create with glow sticks, play glow in the dark tic-tac-toe and more!
June 25, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Terrific Toddlers, for children 1-2 years old and their caregivers uses stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, rhythm and sensory activities to help young walkers learn vocabulary and develop gross motor skills.
June 25, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Babies and their adult caregivers explore the rhythms and paterns of speech with songs, lap games and a story or two.
June 25, 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM @ Community Room Needham Free Public Library
Three brilliant African-American women at NASA—Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson—serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world. Shown in support of this Summer's Adult Reading Program and sponsored by the Needham Free Public Library.
June 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Child’s Play is a drop-in program for children 0-2 years and their caregivers. The songs, rhymes, lap games and books in this program will promote rhythm, coordination and verbal skills in young children as well as bonding between child and caregiver.
June 28, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Community Room Needham Free Public Library
When astronaut Capt. Charles "Chuck" Baker lands on Planet 51, he thinks he is the first life form to set foot there. He gets the surprise of his life when he learns that it is inhabited by little green people who live in an idyllic version of 1950s America -- complete with a universal fear of alien invasion. Sponsored by the Needham Free Public Library, in support of A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program.