Thor: Ragnarok!

Thor: Ragnarok arrives in theaters today, making now the perfect time to revisit your favorite Thor materials! The movie is already generating quite a buzz and has received rave reviews (with a 93% rating, it's currently Rotten Tomatoes' best reviewed comic book film ever!).

A great place to start are the previous Thor movies, including Thor and Thor: The Dark World, as well as his appearances in The Avengers and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. For younger kids who aren't quite ready for the Marvel movies, Thor is featured in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (there are multiple volumes of this series, including Vol. 5 and Vol. 6).

For adult readers, some of the original Thor comics are included in the anthology series The Essential Thor Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3 and Vol. 4. Many of these original stories also appear in The Mighty Thor: Omnibus collection. More recent additions to the Thor universe include God of Thunder Vol. 1 (Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 are also available), Lord of Asgard, Bringers of the Storm, Godstorm, and Thor Vol. 1 (Vol. 3 is also available). Currently, a woman has taken on the title of Thor in The Mighty Thor: Thunder in her Veins.

There are awesome Thor graphic novels in the Teen section, including Wolves of the North and The Lost Gods. A mysterious female Thor has also taken the lead in The Goddess of Thunder and Who Holds the Hammer?.

Kids have a variety of Thor books to choose from as well. Younger children will like gentler Readers such as The Trouble with Thor and These are the Avengers. Older kids can enjoy comic books like Thor: The Mighty Avenger Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, and Mini Marvels: The Complete Collection. Books for kids about the Avengers include The Avengers: The Ultimate Guide and The Avengers: The Movie Storybook. We also have several comic books based on Norse mythology, such as Thor and the Giants and Thor and Loki (also available in Spanish).

Watercolor Snowflake Art

Sunday January 14, 2018: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for preschool-grade 3

Create beautiful snowflake art to celebrate the winter season!

Sensation Stations

Monday February 12, 2018: 10:30 am to 11:15 am -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for age 10 months–2 years

Drop in for sensory fun!

Young children can engage their senses by scooping, pouring, shaking, and sorting a variety of materials, and will learn about colors, shapes, textures, and sounds!

Sensation Stations

Friday January 12, 2018: 10:30 am to 11:15 am -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for age 10 months–2 years

Drop in for sensory fun!

Young children can engage their senses by scooping, pouring, shaking, and sorting a variety of materials, and will learn about colors, shapes, textures, and sounds!

Sensation Stations

Tuesday December 12, 2017: 10:30 am to 11:15 am -- Westgate Branch: West Side Room

This event is intended for age 10 months–2 years

Drop in for sensory fun!

Young children can engage their senses by scooping, pouring, shaking, and sorting a variety of materials, and will learn about colors, shapes, textures, and sounds!

Guided Meditation for Kids

Wednesday November 8, 2017: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade 1 - 5

Whether it's stress, anxiety or the occasional moodiness kids can benefit from quieting their mind as much as adults.

Local massage therapist and meditation leader Amy Tarrant, will lead kids through a series of guided meditations to encourage calmness and more.

Meditation at a young age plants the seed for a lifelong tool to deal with stress or hard situations. At the end of the session children will have a chance to process what they experienced through artistic expression.

Attendees are welcome to bring a pillow or blanket with them for added comfort. Parents are encouraged to attend.

Guided Meditation for Kids

Thursday December 14, 2017: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 1 - 5

Whether it is stress, anxiety, or the occasional moodiness, kids can benefit from quieting their mind as much as adults. Local massage therapist and meditation leader Amy Tarrant will lead kids through a series of guided meditations to encourage calmness and more. Meditation at a young age plants the seed of a lifelong resource for dealing with stress or hard situations. At the end of the session children will have a chance to process what they experienced through artistic expression. Attendees are welcome to bring a pillow or blanket with them for added comfort. Parents are encouraged to attend.

Guided Meditation for Young Kids

Tuesday December 5, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Traverwood Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for preschool - kindergarten

Whether it's stress, anxiety, or the occasional moodiness, kids can benefit from quieting their mind as much as adults. Local massage therapist and meditation leader Amy Tarrant will lead young children through a series of guided meditations to encourage calmness and more. We'll start with a story by one of our storytellers, move into meditation and finish with a hands-on craft to make a “breathing buddy” for meditating at home. Meditation at a young age plants the seed of a lifelong resource for dealing with stress or hard situations. Attendees are welcome to bring a pillow or blanket with them for added comfort.

Guided Meditation for Young Kids

Friday November 17, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for preschool - kindergarten

Whether it's stress, anxiety, or the occasional moodiness kids can benefit from quieting their mind as much as adults.

Local massage therapist and meditation leader Amy Tarrant will lead young children through a series of guided meditations to encourage calmness and more. We'll start with a story by one of our storytellers, move into meditation and finish with a hands-on craft to take home and help practice at home.

Meditation at a young age plants the seed for a lifelong tool to deal with stress or hard situations. Attendees are welcome to bring a pillow or blanket with them for added comfort.

Felt Ball Fun!

Sunday December 17, 2017: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

This event is intended for grade K - adult

Local crafter Beth Battey leads this hands-on workshop.

Start with colorful wool roving, add warm water, a little soap, and some patience to get a fun felt ball! Felt balls can be toys for kids and pets, jewelry, a garland or a fun decoration.

Syndicate content