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Sensory Ocean Bottle Workshop

Fall River Public Library 104 North Main St, Fall River, MA

Hold the ocean in your hands with these fun to make sensory bottles! Upend the bottle or give it a shake and watch the movement of the 'waves,' shells, and sea creatures inside for instant stress relief. We will include all the supplies needed to create this engaging craft including bottles and plastic sea creatures! Register for this event beginning Tuesday, April 9. Space and supplies are limited, so call the Children's Room at 508-324-2700, ext. 4, if you would like to participate.  Recommended for ages 4 and up. CONTACT: David R. Mello  508-324-2700 ext. 4  dmello@sailsinc.org LOCATION: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room

Meet SpongeBob & Patrick!

Fall River Public Library 104 North Main St, Fall River, MA

Direct from their home in Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star  will be visiting the library for a very special meet and greet with their fans! Part of the library's celebration of Under the Sea Week! CONTACT: David R. Mello  508-324-2700 ext. 4  dmello@sailsinc.org LOCATION: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room

Mad Science!

Fall River Public Library 104 North Main St, Fall River, MA

Mad Science's Life in the Sea workshop plunges children into the depths of ocean life using a variety of engaging hands-on activities. Children will learn to classify creatures from squids to sponges, compare the size of  shark and whale teeth, learn about the ocean's ecosystem and more. Children will leave with their own take-home activity to further their own exploration of the sea at home. This program is recommended for grades K-12.  Registration is required for this event as space and supplies are limited. We will begin taking registration on Friday, April 12. Parents should call the Children's Room at 508-324-2700, ext. 4. CONTACT: David R. Mello  508-324-2700 ext. 4  dmello@sailsinc.org LOCATION: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room

Children’s Poetry Day

Fall River Public Library 104 North Main St, Fall River, MA

April is Poetry Month and the Children's Room will be celebrating with a presentation featuring poems and stories from some of children's literature's best loved poets! The morning will highlight such well-known poets as Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky, Emily Dickinson, and Dr. Seuss! Kids can also enjoy an easy-to-make craft and a a guest appearance by the Cat in the Hat! CONTACT: David R. Mello  508-324-2700 ext. 4  dmello@sailsinc.org LOCATION: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room

A Day in the Life of a Whaling Voyage

Fall River Public Library 104 North Main St, Fall River, MA

Join Nancy Gentile of the New Bedford Whaling Museum and Capt. Michael Taylor, a British merchant mariner, for "A Day in the Life of a Whaling Voyage," an illustrated presentation that takes you into the world of a 19th-century New England whale ship. Learn what life was like aboard these mighty whaling vessels, watch a real-life demonstration of the harpoons that whalers used, and see baleen taken from the massive jaws of a whale. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Fall River Public Library. CONTACT: Kate Kulpa  508-324-2700, ext110  kkulpa@sailsinc.org LOCATION: Main Library (104 North Main Street) - Meeting Room

Craft Workshop: Jewelry Making

Fall River Public Library 104 North Main St, Fall River, MA

Join Stephanie Enloe of Craftyish Shop to design your own one-of-a-kind jewelry creations! Stephanie will have all of the supplies and tools you need to make necklaces, bracelets, earrings and keychains! All we need is your creativity. Come create something beautiful for yourself or to give as a gift. Sponsored by the Friends of the Fall River Public Library. Registration for this program opens on Tuesday, April 2 at 10 am. You may register in person at the adult circulation desk or by calling 508-324-2700, ext. 2. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Fall River Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. CONTACT: Kate Kulpa  508-324-2700, ext110  kkulpa@sailsinc.org LOCATION: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room

Doodles & Comics Workshop

Fall River Public Library 104 North Main St, Fall River, MA

If you are interested in comics, drawing, and telling stories with pictures, the Doodle & Comics Workshop with Cara Bean might be just your thing. The workshop is a basic introduction on how to generate ideas, develop simple storylines, and create characters. Learn easy doodling exercises to help you generate ideas and more. Recommended for children ages 8 to 12. As space and materials are limited, children are required to preregister for this event. You may register starting Friday, April 19 by calling the Children's Room at 508-324-2700, ext. 4. Sponsored by: CONTACT: David R. Mello  508-324-2700 ext. 4  dmello@sailsinc.org LOCATION: Main Library (104 North Main Street) -Meeting Room

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