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Yarn Hearts for Westhampton Care Center

The Children’s Department is making yarn hearts to donate to patients at the Westhampton Care Center. Our goal is to make a heart for every resident at the home, that’s approximately 175 hearts! Baskets of materials can be found at the Adult Reference desk, the Teen BLVD reference desk, and by the Idea Place showcase. […]

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February 6, 2018

Rob Scott Super Bowl Party

On Friday, February 2nd, Chef Rob Scott hosted a program for our Tweens and Teens. He brought yummy Super Bowl snacks in celebration of Super Bowl weekend, and played some fun games of his own. We have a Rob Scott program every month. Next month, join us on Friday, March 16th from 7:00-8:00pm to learn […]

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February 5, 2018

Spaghetti Muffins with Rob Scott

This past Friday, Chef Rob Scott taught some of our tweens and teens how to make Spaghetti Muffins! Participants mixed together cooked spaghetti pasta, cheese, fresh basil, and sauce and formed the mixture into muffin tins. Once they were done they took their muffins home to bake and enjoy. There will be a Teen/Tween Rob […]

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January 22, 2018

I SPY Showcase

This month, the Idea Place showcase is set up like an I SPY game! There are 6 different items for you to find; stop in and see if you can spot them all! Looking for something to do inside on these cold and wintry days? Check out an I SPY book by Jean Marzollo and […]

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January 2, 2018

Art Workshop: Clay Animation

Yesterday, local art teacher Brain Massey hosted a Clay Art Workshop for our Tweens. He brought in a special type of oil based clay that doesn’t dry out like regular clay and can therefore be remodeled and reused. He also brought with him books filled with landscape photography so that these images could be used […]

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December 29, 2017

Family Wreath Decorating

This past weekend, our annual family wreath decorating program was another big success! We had dozens of fresh evergreen wreaths available for families to decorate with ornaments, pinecones, ribbons, and more. We had about 35 families and 85 people total! We are always so happy to offer this great holiday program and we hope that […]

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December 4, 2017

Game Cafe

Game Cafe is a new program for our Tweens which gives participants the opportunity to hang out after school, relax, and play their choice of fun group games. This past week they decided to play Twister! Our next Game Cafe session will take place on Friday, December 1st from 3:30 to 4:30pm. Stop in and […]

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November 21, 2017

Chocolate Wonder

Did you know that October 28th is National Chocolate Day?! Ms. Brianne helped us celebrate at the Idea Place by reading a chapter of The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling, and making a special chocolate treat! Check out some pictures from the program here:  

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October 31, 2017

Homeschool Outings

The Idea Place has created a special program just for our neighborhood homeschool families called Homeschool Outings. Each monthly session focuses on a different topic, such as construction and problem solving, learning how to use a 3-D printer, and much more! This past week, our session focused on problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork and other […]

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October 24, 2017

No-Care-Required Rock Gardens

This past Sunday, our Tweens made no-care-required rock gardens. The larger rocks were collected by our librarians from local beaches and painted various shades of green to resemble cacti. The clay pots were decorated with permanent marker and filled mostly with styrofoam. The cactus rocks were then hot glued in place and surrounded by small […]

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October 10, 2017