July Kids Events

Mondays

pile of colorful musical instrumentsMagical Melodies

Mondays at 10:30 am 

Featuring songs, dance, and instruments with Mr. Chris for children ages 2-4. No registration required.

(No Magical Melodies on 7/16)

 

family fun night logoLibraries Rock Paint Night, All ages

Monday July 9 at 7 pm

Families of Emerson are invited to this free and fun special paint night! We’ll put on some rockin’ tunes as families will create a musical image of their choice with select items. Open to Emerson patrons only. Registration is required for each painter as space is limited. 

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Garden Arts for Kids: Pop Star Gardens, Grades K-6

Monday July 16 at 3 pm

Pops of colorful wildflowers will be the main stars in this show, growing proudly alongside their back-up group, “The Fragrant Herbs”! A selection of today’s favorite hits will keep us singing along as we plant our garden of stars. Open to Emerson patrons only. Registration required.

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Garden Arts for Kids: Rock Star Buddies, Grades K-6

Monday July 23 at 3 pm

Who doesn’t want to be a rock star? Let’s create the ultimate rock star using Garden Arts homemade sparkly, Rock Star Dough! Kids will use a variety of indoor/outdoor items to round out their features and rockin’ personalities that make them each unique and fit to be called a true Rock Star! Open to Emerson patrons only. Registration required.

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Garden Arts for Kids: Color Concert Panels, Grades K-6

Monday July 30 at 3 pm

Kids will create a kaleidoscope panel with seasonal flowers and watch colors pop in perfect harmony while listening to the Brandenburg Concerto and guess the names of the instruments they hear!

Register Here!

Tuesdays

Preschool Story Time, Ages 3-5

Tuesdays at 10:30am

Join Miss Victoria for story time geared for children in preschool, ages 3-5. No registration required.

kids playing with stuffed animalsBaby & Me

Tuesdays at 11:30 am

Songs, dance and stuffed animals with Miss Victoria. Newborn to age 2. No registration required.

Wednesdays

 

Libraries Rock Painting: Music & Lyrics, Grades K-6

Wednesday July 11 at 3 pm

Take part in this national phenomenon at the library! We invite kids and their families to paint rocks with inspirational messages or designs with a Music & Lyrics theme promoting kindness and courage spread throughout the community. When you find a rock place it somewhere else to brighten someone’s day, for a random act of kindness goes a long way! Open to Emerson patrons only.Registration required.
After you have found a rock, using the hashtags #thekindnessrocksproject and #emersonlibrarynjrocks, take a picture to post to your social media account(s). This will help track how far the rocks can travel!

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Touch the Music Workshop: What is music? Grades K-6

Wednesday July 18 at 3:30 pm

Let’s make some music! Come and explore with Touch the Music owner Claudia Elmmerz where music comes from, how it effects our lives, and what people like about music. Claudia will introduce several musical instruments and everyone will have a chance to try them out. Open to Emerson patrons only. Registration required.

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Libraries Rock Project: DIY Instruments, Grades K-6

Wednesday July 25 at 3 pm

Using a variety of household items, kids will learn how to make instruments they can play! Open to Emerson patrons only. Registration required.

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Thursdays

We Will Rock You: Just Dance 2018, Grades K-6

Thursday July 12 at 3 pm

Do you have what it takes to rock out and dance? Kids will form teams and test their dancing skills during this fun filled video game afternoon. *Kids may bring their own Wii controller. Open to Emerson patrons only. Registration required.

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Rockin’ Afternoon Movie, Grades PreK-6

Thursday July 19 at 3 pm

We will be showing a music themed animated film that will have you up and rockin’! Please call for title. Snacks included. Registration required.

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We Will Rock You: Rock Band, Grades K-6

Thursday July 26 at 3 pm

Want to become the ultimate Rock Star? Kids will take turns forming a rock band that will send them to virtual rock stardom! Open to Emerson patrons only. Registration required.

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Fridays

Little Rockers: Cool Cat Boogie, Ages 2-5

Friday July 13 at 10:30 am

During this Pete the Cat themed craft and storytime, kids will discover that it’s cool to be you, you just have to keep to the beat! Registration required. 

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Little Rockers: The Petes Go Marching, Ages 2-5

Friday July 20 at 10:30 am

During this Pete the Cat themed craft and storytime, kids will count to a tune as Pete marches his way to a concert! Registration required.

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Libraries Rock with Polka Dot! Family Concert

Friday July 27 at 10:30 am

Come rock out with Polka Dot during this energetic, interactive, comedy, kiddie rock n’ roll show! Suitable for ages 2-7, and super fun for adults too! Emerson patrons have priority to register first. Registration required.

Register Here!

 

Saturdays

Libraries Rock Concert, Grades PreK-6th

Saturday July 7 at 2:00 pm

Families with children entering grades PreK – 6th are invited to rock out and dance during this air guitar filled rock concert! Open to patrons of Emerson only. Registration required. 

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August Kids Events

Mondays

pile of colorful musical instrumentsMagical Melodies

Mondays at 10:30 am 

Featuring songs, dance, and instruments with Mr. Chris for children ages 2-4. No registration required.

(No Magical Melodies on 8/13)

Tuesdays

Preschool Story Time, Ages 3-5

Tuesdays at 10:30am

Join Miss Victoria for story time geared for children in preschool, ages 3-5. No registration required.

kids playing with stuffed animalsBaby & Me

Tuesdays at 11:30 am

Songs, dance and stuffed animals with Miss Victoria. Newborn to age 2. No registration required.

 

Wednesdays

 

Feel The Music Workshop: Rock Out Drum Class, Grades K-2

Wednesday August 1 at 3 pm

During this introductory class, each child will get a custom designed bucket drum and drum sticks, and will learn basic drumming rhythms together. The 3pm time slot is for Grades K-2 and open to Emerson patrons onlyRegistration required as space is limited.

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Feel The Music Workshop: Rock Out Drum Class, Grades 3-6

Wednesday August 1 at 3:30 pm

During this introductory class, each child will get a custom designed bucket drum and drum sticks, and will learn basic drumming rhythms together. The 3pm time slot is for Grades 3-6 and open to Emerson patrons onlyRegistration required as space is limited.

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Libraries Rock Crafternoon: Creative Expression, Grades K-6

Wednesday August 8 at 3pm

Using a variety of items, kids will be able to make an assortment of crafts of their choosing, such as jewelry and DIY guitar picks, while listening to music! Open to Emerson patrons only. Registration required.

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Libraries Rock Ice Cream Social, Grades K-6

Wednesday August 15 at 3pm

To attend this invitation only event, kids in grades K-6 must attend 3 Workshops and read and log in 5 books on Beanstack. For more information, please visit: 
http://emersonlibrary.org/wp/summer-reading/

Thursdays

 

Afternoon New Movie

Thursday August 2 at 3 pm

We will be showing a music themed animated film that will have you up and singing! Please call for title. Snacks included. Registration required.

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We Will Rock You: Karaoke Cafe, Grades K-6

Thursday August 9 at 3pm

Do you have what it takes to rock out and sing? Kids can sing on their own or form teams and test their singing abilities during this fun filled karaoke afternoon. Games, accessories and disco lighting completes the look! Light refreshments included. Open to Emerson patrons only. Registration required.

Register Here!

Fridays

Little Rockers: Rocking In My School Shoes, Ages 2-5

Friday August 3 at 10:30 am

During this Pete the Cat themed craft and storytime, kids will get ready for the new school year with Pete and his school shoes! Registration required.

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Musical Monsters: Family Puppet Show, Ages 3- 6

Friday August 10 at 10:30 am

Presented by Up In Arms, Musical Monsters watches Melvin the Monster and his friends internalize the importance of their own self driven quest for knowledge while learning about various music styles. Emerson patrons have priority to register first. Registration required.

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Saturdays

 The Emerson Library Will Be Closed On Saturdays In August

Librarian for a Day

Each month  a winner will be chosen to work behind the scenes at the Library.  An entry form can be found in the children’s room. Complete the form  for your chance to win. Open to kids ages 8 to 12.

Parents, please note that filling out the entry form grants permission for your child to visit the Library after school.librarian for a day winners display

ABCmouse.com Free @ the Library

We now offer free access to ABCmouse.com!

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This subscription-based site is free to Library users on the computers in the Children’s Room.

ABCmouse features online educational activities for kids ages 2 to 6. It uses games, videos, ebooks and interactive worksheets to teach reading, math, and science concepts. Complete assignments to earn points. Use your points to “buy” toys and pets. Let kids surf in safety because ABCmouse does not include any external links or in-game purchases.

Visit the Children’s Room to try ABCmouse today!

screenshot of hampster play area of abcmouse site