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February 14, 2013

East Kingston Library News

EAST KINGSTON — East Kingston Public Library is pleased to offer the following February Vacation/ family activities:

Family Movie Night (The Rescuers Down Under) on Fri., February 15 at 6:00 p.m.; Swing and Sway the Night Away (a dancing and dessert night for grownups) on Sat., February 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the East Kingston Elementary School; Children’s Photography Workshop on Mon., February 25 at 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.; Terrarium Workshop on Tues., February 26 at 6:30 p.m.; Puppet Show and Puppet Making Workshop on Thurs., February 28 at 2:00 p.m.

With school vacation approaching, patrons are reminded that they might want to reserve one of our museum passes. The Museum of Science has many family friendly activities going on in February and the Children’s Museum in Dover has child/parent art workshops, shadow puppets and African drumming this month.

All these activities are low cost or free. Some require prior registration and all sound like great fun. For more information visit our website, www.eastkingstonlibrary.org or stop in to sign up.

Our Love Your Library program for elementary students is in full swing. Chart each library visit for a prize and pick up a copy of Capture the Flag so that you can take part in our book discussion/pizza party.

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