Events in the next 6 months

Title: Preschool Storytime!
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2024
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenter: Sarah Johnson
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us for books, songs, and puppets and participate in an open-ended art activity designed to encourage creativity! Great for ages 3-5. 

Title: Magic the Gathering Club for Tweens & Teens
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2024
Time: 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Join us for a casual meetup for tweens & teens interested in the tabletop card game Magic: The Gathering

Curious about learning how to play? Know how it works but looking for other players? All are welcome! 

Bring your own decks to use if you have them, or if you don't have any cards - that's ok - Forbes will provide cards to use at the library! 

This program is for ages 10+ and meeting biweekly, Thursdays from 3:45-4:45 pm in the Community Room. Questions? Email jvrysen@forbeslibrary.org

 

Title: Toddler Storytime
Date: Friday, May 31, 2024
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us for Toddler Storytime every Friday morning! We will sing songs, read stories, and have fun. This event is best suited for 1.5-3-year-olds and their caregivers. 

Title: Kids' Gaming Club
Date: Friday, May 31, 2024
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events
Description:

Every Friday, kids ages 7-12 can join us in the Community Room to hang out with other young gamers and play the library's Nintendo Switch!

For teens ages 12 and up, check out our Teen Gaming Lounge on Tuesdays.

Title: LEGO Club!
Date: Monday, June 3, 2024
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

We've got bricks, baseplates and minifigs--now all we need is you! Join us for LEGO Club Mondays at 3:30 in the Forbes Library Community Room. Pick a design challenge out of the bowl or simply build a creation of your own choosing. This program is great for ages 4+.

Title: Baby Storytime
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us for stories, songs, and puppets! We'll do a 20-minute storytime together, then we'll put out toys for free play and social time until 11. For babies under 18 months and their caregivers.

Title: Early Readers Book Club: One Cool Duck: King of Cool
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Arts and Crafts, Children's Events
Description:

Join us to do a craft based on One Cool Duck: King of Cool by Mike Petrik! We will meet in the children's department. Books are available in the children's department to check out. Please email jcornick@forbeslibrary.org with any questions. 

Title: Read to Sunny the Dog!
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Children's Department
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Hello! I'm Sunny and I'm Forbes Library's reading buddy dog! You can book a 15-minute appointment to read to me on Wednesdays between 3:30-4:30. I'm a good listener and like to look at the pictures, too. Reading to me is a great way for you to practice reading! We'll meet inside the Children's Department. 

To register, please call 413-587-1010 or sign up at the Forbes Library Children's Desk. This program is great for children ages 4-10. Happy reading! 

Title: Preschool Storytime!
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2024
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenter: Sarah Johnson
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us for books, songs, and puppets and participate in an open-ended art activity designed to encourage creativity! Great for ages 3-5. 

Title: Dungeons & Dragons Club for Kids
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2024
Time: 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events
Description:

Calling all young adventurers! We'll be hosting Dungeons & Dragons campaigns every other Thursday at 3:45. D&D is a great way for kids to practice collaboration, strategy, and storytelling, and we welcome participants of all experience levels. This program is for kids ages 9+, and is limited to six participants per session. Registration is necessary--call the Children's Desk at 413-587-1010 or visit us in person to sign up.

Title: Toddler Storytime
Date: Friday, June 7, 2024
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us for Toddler Storytime every Friday morning! We will sing songs, read stories, and have fun. This event is best suited for 1.5-3-year-olds and their caregivers. 

Title: Kids' Gaming Club
Date: Friday, June 7, 2024
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events
Description:

Every Friday, kids ages 7-12 can join us in the Community Room to hang out with other young gamers and play the library's Nintendo Switch!

For teens ages 12 and up, check out our Teen Gaming Lounge on Tuesdays.

Title: LEGO Club!
Date: Monday, June 10, 2024
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

We've got bricks, baseplates and minifigs--now all we need is you! Join us for LEGO Club Mondays at 3:30 in the Forbes Library Community Room. Pick a design challenge out of the bowl or simply build a creation of your own choosing. This program is great for ages 4+.

Title: Baby Storytime
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us for stories, songs, and puppets! We'll do a 20-minute storytime together, then we'll put out toys for free play and social time until 11. For babies under 18 months and their caregivers.

Title: Read to Sunny the Dog!
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Children's Department
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Hello! I'm Sunny and I'm Forbes Library's reading buddy dog! You can book a 15-minute appointment to read to me on Wednesdays between 3:30-4:30. I'm a good listener and like to look at the pictures, too. Reading to me is a great way for you to practice reading! We'll meet inside the Children's Department. 

To register, please call 413-587-1010 or sign up at the Forbes Library Children's Desk. This program is great for children ages 4-10. Happy reading! 

Title: Preschool Storytime!
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2024
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenter: Sarah Johnson
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us for books, songs, and puppets and participate in an open-ended art activity designed to encourage creativity! Great for ages 3-5. 

Title: Magic the Gathering Club for Tweens & Teens
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2024
Time: 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Join us for a casual meetup for tweens & teens interested in the tabletop card game Magic: The Gathering

Curious about learning how to play? Know how it works but looking for other players? All are welcome! 

Bring your own decks to use if you have them, or if you don't have any cards - that's ok - Forbes will provide cards to use at the library! 

This program is for ages 10+ and meeting biweekly, Thursdays from 3:45-4:45 pm in the Community Room. Questions? Email jvrysen@forbeslibrary.org

 

Title: Toddler Storytime
Date: Friday, June 14, 2024
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us for Toddler Storytime every Friday morning! We will sing songs, read stories, and have fun. This event is best suited for 1.5-3-year-olds and their caregivers. 

Title: Kids' Gaming Club
Date: Friday, June 14, 2024
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events
Description:

Every Friday, kids ages 7-12 can join us in the Community Room to hang out with other young gamers and play the library's Nintendo Switch!

For teens ages 12 and up, check out our Teen Gaming Lounge on Tuesdays.

Title: LEGO Club!
Date: Monday, June 17, 2024
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

We've got bricks, baseplates and minifigs--now all we need is you! Join us for LEGO Club Mondays at 3:30 in the Forbes Library Community Room. Pick a design challenge out of the bowl or simply build a creation of your own choosing. This program is great for ages 4+.

Title: Baby Storytime
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us for stories, songs, and puppets! We'll do a 20-minute storytime together, then we'll put out toys for free play and social time until 11. For babies under 18 months and their caregivers.

Title: Preschool Storytime!
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenter: Sarah Johnson
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us for books, songs, and puppets and participate in an open-ended art activity designed to encourage creativity! Great for ages 3-5. 

Title: Middle Grade Book Club: Not Quite a Ghost
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024
Time: 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Book Discussions, Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us to discuss Not Quite a Ghost by Anne Ursu! Email sjohnson@forbeslibrary.org to sign up! This month we'll be meeting in person in the Community Room or on the lawn if it's sunny.

About the book: “Everything seemed to be changing at once. But sometimes, Violet tells herself, change is okay. That is, until Violet sees her new room. The attic bedroom in their new house is shadowy, creaky, and wrapped in old yellow wallpaper covered with a faded tangle of twisting vines and sickly flowers. And then, after moving in, Violet falls ill—and does not get better. And soon, Violet starts to suspect that she might not be alone in the room at all.”

“This is a story about a haunted house—but it’s also a fresh, modern look at unexplained health issues, COVID-19 anxiety, changing friendships, and blended families. Compulsively readable and relatable, Ursu’s twisty middle grade novel is highly recommended.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

***Starred reviews from School Library Journal, The Horn Book, and the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books***

Title: Dungeons & Dragons Club for Kids
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024
Time: 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events
Description:

Calling all young adventurers! We'll be hosting Dungeons & Dragons campaigns every other Thursday at 3:45. D&D is a great way for kids to practice collaboration, strategy, and storytelling, and we welcome participants of all experience levels. This program is for kids ages 9+, and is limited to six participants per session. Registration is necessary--call the Children's Desk at 413-587-1010 or visit us in person to sign up.

Title: Toddler Storytime
Date: Friday, June 21, 2024
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us for Toddler Storytime every Friday morning! We will sing songs, read stories, and have fun. This event is best suited for 1.5-3-year-olds and their caregivers. 

Title: Kids' Gaming Club
Date: Friday, June 21, 2024
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events
Description:

Every Friday, kids ages 7-12 can join us in the Community Room to hang out with other young gamers and play the library's Nintendo Switch!

For teens ages 12 and up, check out our Teen Gaming Lounge on Tuesdays.

Title: Summer Reading Kickoff Party!
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, One-Time Events, Summer Reading
Description:

Stop by to sign up for Summer Reading, eat a free popsicle, and enjoy:

10:00-12:00 Facepainting and bubbles on the library lawn

10:15-11:00 Ed the Wizard's Alchemy Laboratory!

11:15-12:15 Hula hooping demo and instruction on the lawn with Wildkat Hoops!

Thank you to The Friends of Forbes Library for sponsoring this event.

Title: LEGO Club!
Date: Monday, June 24, 2024
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

We've got bricks, baseplates and minifigs--now all we need is you! Join us for LEGO Club Mondays at 3:30 in the Forbes Library Community Room. Pick a design challenge out of the bowl or simply build a creation of your own choosing. This program is great for ages 4+.

Title: Baby Storytime
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us for stories, songs, and puppets! We'll do a 20-minute storytime together, then we'll put out toys for free play and social time until 11. For babies under 18 months and their caregivers.

Title: Read to Sunny the Dog!
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Children's Department
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Hello! I'm Sunny and I'm Forbes Library's reading buddy dog! You can book a 15-minute appointment to read to me on Wednesdays between 3:30-4:30. I'm a good listener and like to look at the pictures, too. Reading to me is a great way for you to practice reading! We'll meet inside the Children's Department. 

To register, please call 413-587-1010 or sign up at the Forbes Library Children's Desk. This program is great for children ages 4-10. Happy reading! 

Title: CANCELLED TODAY: Preschool Storytime!
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenter: Sarah Johnson
Categories: Cancelled, Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Preschool storytime is cancelled today but please join us for our special event with the Hitchcock Center instead!

Title: The Hitchcock Center Presents: Rot to Riches!
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, One-Time Events, Summer Reading
Description:

Rot to Riches is a hands-on, interactive 50-minute program about the wonders of compost, and the creatures--large and small-- that help turn old scraps into new plants. Led by a Hitchcock educator, kids and their grown-ups will read an empowering story, learn the basic science of decomposition, play a "what's compostable?" game and meet live insects and annelids from our collection. This program is great for kids ages 4-6 but siblings of other ages are welcome, too!

Thank you to The Friends of Forbes Library for sponsoring this event.

Title: Magic the Gathering Club for Tweens & Teens
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024
Time: 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Join us for a casual meetup for tweens & teens interested in the tabletop card game Magic: The Gathering

Curious about learning how to play? Know how it works but looking for other players? All are welcome! 

Bring your own decks to use if you have them, or if you don't have any cards - that's ok - Forbes will provide cards to use at the library! 

This program is for ages 10+ and meeting biweekly, Thursdays from 3:45-4:45 pm in the Community Room. Questions? Email jvrysen@forbeslibrary.org

 

Title: Toddler Storytime
Date: Friday, June 28, 2024
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us for Toddler Storytime every Friday morning! We will sing songs, read stories, and have fun. This event is best suited for 1.5-3-year-olds and their caregivers. 

Title: Kids' Gaming Club
Date: Friday, June 28, 2024
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events
Description:

Every Friday, kids ages 7-12 can join us in the Community Room to hang out with other young gamers and play the library's Nintendo Switch!

For teens ages 12 and up, check out our Teen Gaming Lounge on Tuesdays.

Title: LEGO Club!
Date: Monday, July 1, 2024
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

We've got bricks, baseplates and minifigs--now all we need is you! Join us for LEGO Club Mondays at 3:30 in the Forbes Library Community Room. Pick a design challenge out of the bowl or simply build a creation of your own choosing. This program is great for ages 4+.

Title: Baby Storytime
Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us for stories, songs, and puppets! We'll do a 20-minute storytime together, then we'll put out toys for free play and social time until 11. For babies under 18 months and their caregivers.

Title: Preschool Storytime!
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenter: Sarah Johnson
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us for books, songs, and puppets and participate in an open-ended art activity designed to encourage creativity! Great for ages 3-5. 

Title: Dungeons & Dragons Club for Kids
Date: Thursday, July 4, 2024
Time: 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events
Description:

Calling all young adventurers! We'll be hosting Dungeons & Dragons campaigns every other Thursday at 3:45. D&D is a great way for kids to practice collaboration, strategy, and storytelling, and we welcome participants of all experience levels. This program is for kids ages 9+, and is limited to six participants per session. Registration is necessary--call the Children's Desk at 413-587-1010 or visit us in person to sign up.

Title: Toddler Storytime
Date: Friday, July 5, 2024
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us for Toddler Storytime every Friday morning! We will sing songs, read stories, and have fun. This event is best suited for 1.5-3-year-olds and their caregivers. 

Title: Kids' Gaming Club
Date: Friday, July 5, 2024
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events
Description:

Every Friday, kids ages 7-12 can join us in the Community Room to hang out with other young gamers and play the library's Nintendo Switch!

For teens ages 12 and up, check out our Teen Gaming Lounge on Tuesdays.

Title: Playful Engineers Presents: Artful Mechanisms!
Date: Saturday, July 6, 2024
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, One-Time Events, Summer Reading
Description:

Kids build basic structures for their own artful mechanisms that send messages, tell stories, or accomplish tasks. As they build according to instructions, they are also beginning to conceive and create their own designs to overlay those structures. That process in turn may lead to modifications of the structures. Engineering informs design, and vice versa. 

This event is sponsored by Curran and Keegan Financial.

Title: LEGO Club!
Date: Monday, July 8, 2024
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

We've got bricks, baseplates and minifigs--now all we need is you! Join us for LEGO Club Mondays at 3:30 in the Forbes Library Community Room. Pick a design challenge out of the bowl or simply build a creation of your own choosing. This program is great for ages 4+.

Title: Baby Storytime
Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us for stories, songs, and puppets! We'll do a 20-minute storytime together, then we'll put out toys for free play and social time until 11. For babies under 18 months and their caregivers.

Title: Early Readers Book Club: Worm and Caterpillar are Friends
Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2024
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Arts and Crafts, Children's Events
Description:

 

Join us to do a craft based on Worm and Caterpillar by Kaz Windness! We will meet in the community room. Books are available in the children's department to check out. Please email jcornick@forbeslibrary.org with any questions. 

Title: Preschool Storytime!
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2024
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Presenter: Sarah Johnson
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us for books, songs, and puppets and participate in an open-ended art activity designed to encourage creativity! Great for ages 3-5. 

Title: Magic the Gathering Club for Tweens & Teens
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2024
Time: 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events, Teen Events
Description:

Join us for a casual meetup for tweens & teens interested in the tabletop card game Magic: The Gathering

Curious about learning how to play? Know how it works but looking for other players? All are welcome! 

Bring your own decks to use if you have them, or if you don't have any cards - that's ok - Forbes will provide cards to use at the library! 

This program is for ages 10+ and meeting biweekly, Thursdays from 3:45-4:45 pm in the Community Room. Questions? Email jvrysen@forbeslibrary.org

 

Title: Toddler Storytime
Date: Friday, July 12, 2024
Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, Recurring Events
Description:

Join us for Toddler Storytime every Friday morning! We will sing songs, read stories, and have fun. This event is best suited for 1.5-3-year-olds and their caregivers. 

Title: Kids' Gaming Club
Date: Friday, July 12, 2024
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events
Description:

Every Friday, kids ages 7-12 can join us in the Community Room to hang out with other young gamers and play the library's Nintendo Switch!

For teens ages 12 and up, check out our Teen Gaming Lounge on Tuesdays.

Title: Science Heroes Presents: Adventure of the Lost Treasure
Date: Saturday, July 13, 2024
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Community Room
Categories: Children's Events, One-Time Events, Summer Reading
Description:

Join Science Heroes on a treasure-hunting adventure deep within the jungle!

Along the way, the audience helps the performer conduct exciting science experiments that bring this story to life!

Experiment with chemical reactions, air pressure, physical explosions, and more!

Don’t miss this exciting and interactive STEM learning adventure!

Thank you to The Friends of Forbes Library for sponsoring this event.