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Medfielders over the moon for parachutes

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By Ella Kohler Hometown Weekly Intern When summer temperatures climb too high for comfort, "fun in the sun" can quickly lose its appeal. On July 8, the Medfield Public Library offered a cool alternative to outdoor pastimes: forty fun-filled minutes of Parachute Play. The program involved a story, a craft and, of course, a parachute. As...
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Walpole Library hosts desert STEAM event

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_32459" align="alignright" width="300"]Molly from Walpole looks on as Kara Dean helps her make a rice cactus. Molly from Walpole looks on as Kara Dean helps her make a rice cactus.[/caption] After having made recyclable towers last week, and with their...
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‘Parachute Play!’ delivers afternoon fun

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter After perusing the shelves for a new book to check out, the children sat in front of the Children’s Programming Room in the Walpole Library. The glass doors were closed, but as the clock’s hands inched closer to 1:30 p.m., the children peered through the glass, watching Walpole Coordinated...
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Creative Colors tickles patrons pink

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter After a long, chilly winter, residents of Dover rejoiced in the arrival of spring. Last week, when 85-degree weather rolled into town, it was understandable that so many spent every moment of the afternoon soaking up the sun. However, a handful of children decided to take a break from...
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Walpole Library hosts magical science program

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Oftentimes, we think of magic as something that is whimsical and fueled by wonder. But is science usually thought of in the same way? From Mad Science of Greater Boston, an interactive science program for children, Uma Vadher had a question for the children at the Walpole Public Library:...
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STEAM craft launches afternoon fun

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter One of the very first catapults was invented around 400 BC in Greece to hurl massive objects towards enemies and walls. The brilliant invention is mostly known for its usefulness in siege warfare, having been widely used in the Middle Ages. Even today, though, catapults are still being used,...
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‘Parachute Play’ celebrates season’s first snowfall

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Every month, the Medfield Public Library’s Children’s Department hosts a program that combines literacy with gross and fine motor skills development. It’s a program thoroughly enjoyed by toddlers and their caregivers, and undoubtedly a perfect program to attract the town’s youngest readers to the library. Through the Medfield Coordinated Family...
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Children gobble up parachute fun

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter The Walpole Public Library provided a morning of fun on November 17, as Yvette Sammarco from the Walpole Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Programs (Walpole CFCE) welcomed children to listen to a story, play with a massive multicolored parachute, and participate in a Thanksgiving craft. [caption id="attachment_23284" align="alignleft" width="600"] Read more

Science Tellers bring life to science

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter There are certain subjects that lend themselves to children better than others. English, for example, is an easily presented subject through storytelling. However, subjects such as science or math can be harder to get kids excited about. This is where Science Tellers comes in. Created in 2004, this group...
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‘Creative Mixtures’ makes STEM exciting

By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Many people say that the future lies in STEM - that is, science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Considering the technologically-dependent world in which we live, it might just be true. In order to instill an early love of what can sometimes be perceived as “boring” or simply unreachable due to complexity,...
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Sherborn Library hosts Super Structures

By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Many people say that the future lies in STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Considering the technologically-dependent world in which we live, it might just be true. In order to instill an early love of what can sometimes be perceived as “boring” or simply unreachable due to complexity, the Walpole...
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