Jaffrey library event to feature DoodleBots

  • The Jaffrey Public Library Ledger-Transcript file photo

  • The Jaffrey Public Library is collecting old toys for its Frankentoys event.  COURTESY PHOTO

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Jaffrey Public Library wants children to unleash their inner mad scientists during the February school vacation.

“In my past life I have done science projects before,” said Children’s Librarian Andrea Connolly. “I gives kids an opportunity to learn things and get a little messy. And school vacation is a great opportunity to get involved and plan something a little more involved.”

On Feb. 27, the library will host its kick-off event a 1:30 p.m., allowing kids ages 5-12 a chance to experiment with “bubbling, mixing, and explosive good fun.”

At 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, kids ages 5-12 can build DoodleBots, robots that can draw using their magic marker legs. Registration is required for this event. 

Special mad scientist story times on March 1 will be available for people of all ages. Time slots are 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 

One Connolly’s favorite events — Frankentoys — will take place on March 2 at 1:30 p.m. Those in attendance will cut, glue, and sew together various toys to build their very own Frankentoy. 

Those who have toy that they wish to donate their old toys to Frankentoys can drop them off at the library.

The week culminates in two events on March 3: a drop-in craft block from 1 to 4 p.m. and a special PG film, which tells the tale of a daring rescue mission by the happiest Troll ever born, at 6:30 p.m. 

Nicholas Handy can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 235 or nhandy@ledgertranscript.com. He is also on Twitter @nhandyMLT.