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Explore, Learn and Create

Girls with LegosThese programs may require registration or tickets.
Sign up in person or online beginning at 7:00 PM on the date indicated; phone reservations begin at 7:30 PM.

Tickets may be picked up at the library beginning at 7:00 PM on the date indicated; phone reservations for tickets begin at 7:30 PM.

Download the Children's Summer Programs brochure


Family Crafts - everyone welcome!

Children of all ages and abilities and their caregivers are invited to get crafty with us. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Thursday, July 17th 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Thursday, July 24th 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Thursday, July 31st 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 7th 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 14th 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 21st 2:30 - 4:00 PM

13th Annual Truck Day- open to all ages

Stop by the Library parking lot to get a close-up look at your favorite vehicles from Lexington's Department of Public Works, Police Department, Fire Department, and LEXPRESS and meet the people who drive them! No registration necessary.
Friday, July 18th 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Fresh Fruit Sorbet with Kids Cooking Green -  Entering Grades 4 - 8 Kids cooking green
Cool off from the summer heat and learn how to make a local fresh fruit sorbet!
Wednesday, July 23rd 4:00 - 5:00 PM (sign-ups begin Monday July 14th)

Scrabble - Entering Grades 3 - 6
Play Scrabble! Test your word and strategy skills. Compete against each other, sometimes as part of a team. This is not a tournament - we'll just play and have fun!
Tuesday, July 22nd- 4:00 - 5:30 PM (sign-ups begin Monday July 14th)

The Toe Jam Puppet Band presents Toe Jam in Outer Space- for ages 3 and up
Blast off into outer space with the Toe Jam Puppet Band for a show featuring their original songs, a spacey dress-up puppet show, and some crazy anti-gravity dancing!
Saturday July 26th 10:00 AM (free tickets available beginning Monday July 14th)

LEGO® Block Party - everyone welcome!
Drop in and build with our LEGO® bricks! Bring your mom, your grandpa, your friend, your cousin and see what you create!
Saturday, July 26th- 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Saturday, August 23rd- 2:00 - 3:00 AM

Farm Fresh Frittats with Kids Cooking Green - Entering Grades 2 - 4 Kids cooking green
Join us as we learn how to make frittatas with farm-fresh ingredients.
Wednesday, July 30th 4:00 - 5:00 PM (sign-ups begin Monday July 21st)

New England Corn Chowder with Kids Cooking Green - Entering Grades 4 - 8 Kids cooking green

It's New England and it's time for corn chowder! Come learn how to make this local favorite.
Monday, August 4th 4:00 - 5:00 PM (sign-ups begin Monday July 28th)

Scott Kepnes presents The Electric Zany Rock and Roll Science Show- for ages 3 and up
What do you get when you mix cool science experiments, a be-bopping rockin' sing along and a whole lot of fun?
Wedneday August 6th 10:30 AM (free tickets available beginning Monday July 28th)

Math + Stories: That Sums It Up! - Ages 4 & 5
A fun, casual math themed story time with stories + games + songs + chants. Count on it!
Tuesday, August 12th - 9:30 - 10:15 AM (sign-ups begin Monday, August 4th)

The Science of SwordplayAges 7 - 12
Fight your way to learning about physics with the help of Sir Isaac Newton!
Tuesday, August 12th 2:00 - 3:00 PM (sign-ups begin Monday August 4th)
Tuesday, August 12th 3:00 - 4:00 PM (sign-ups begin Monday August 4th)

Science Tellers present Dragons & Dreams- ages 5 - 12
See castles, kings, a dragon keeper, an Ice Sorceress, the Horn of Fire, two villagers, and a daring journey to save an entire kingdom. Enjoy this spectacular adventure as we're swept away to a world where dragons are real, dreams come true, and only the most daring of people will survive to tell the tale! Join us as we learn about the science of Fire & Ice using flash paper, exploding bottles, "cool" dry ice, and much more.
Wednesday August 13th 10:30 AM (free tickets available beginning Monday August 4th)



Have fun with hands-on, daring experiments for young scientists!
Wednesday, August 13th 4:00-5:00 PM (sign-ups begin Monday August 4th) 

Fun at the Farmers' Market with Kids Cooking Green - Entering Grades 2 - 6 Kids cooking green
Meet us as the Lexington Farmers' Market for a food adventure and fun scavenger hunt of things that "fizz and boom" when you cook them! Class happens even in light rain, so dress accordingly.
Tuesday, August 19th 4:00 - 5:00 PM (sign-ups begin Monday, August 11th)

Library Treasure Hunt- Entering Grades 4 & 5
Find hidden treasure in the Library! We will divide into teams and follow the clues. It will be harder then you think! One team will receive first prize, but everyone will get to bring home some treasure.
Wednesday, August 20th 3:30 - 5:00 PM (sign-ups begin Monday August 11th)

10th Annual Ice Cream Social- for all ages
Come join us for ice cream from Rancatore's to wrap up the summer reading program. Held on the lawn across Clarke St from the Library. No registration required.
Friday August 22nd 3:00 - 4:00 PM