Bring the kids for November activities

Noisy Paint Box coverThe Newcastle Public Library welcomes families with children for several weekly activities during November.

The library’s Pre-K Story Time, for children ages 2 to 5, is scheduled for 10 a.m. on each Wednesday of the month, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

The library also will present a series of programs on Fridays while school is out. Each event is for school-age children, begins at 2 p.m. and this month’s schedule features:

Nov. 3Art for School-Age Children, based this month off the book The Noisy Paint Box by Barb Rosenstock, with participants learning about how synesthia, a condition in which the senses overlap, influenced artist Vasily Kandinsky.

Nov. 17Book-N-Cook, with a spaghetti squash fritter recipe based off the book The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz.

Friday afternoon activities slated throughout December

Gingerbread Houses coverThe Newcastle Public Library gives local students a variety of options for activities on Fridays during December.

Each program begins at 2 p.m. and are for ages 11 and under. The dates and offerings are:

Dec. 1Book-N-Cook, with participants making gingerbread houses while using the book No-bake Gingerbread Houses for Kids by Lisa Turner Anderson. All supplies are provided thanks to the Friends of the Newcastle Library, and those who choose can enter their house in a contest sponsored by the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce.

Dec. 8STEAM-It Friday, using technology to create paper airplanes that can be controlled remotely through a smartphone app or an iPad. Children that don’t have their own phone or iPad can borrow one from the library.

Dec. 22Art for School-Age Children, focusing on the style of Wouter Van Reek from his book Coppernickel Goes Mondrian. Supplies are provided by the Newcastle Friends.

Dec. 29Crafts for School-Age Children, with participants making a variety of paper snowflakes based on the Caldecott Medal-winning book Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin.

Registration is required separately for each of the programs.