CWW: February Vacation Week events

The Worcester Historical Museum will hold the grand opening of the Alden Family Gallery on Saturday, February 16, from 11am-3pm.  There will be free admission that day and during February vacation week (February 19-23).  More info here.

Events at the Worcester Public Library:

  • Wednesday, February 20 at 10:30am at FPBL – Winter Animals Sing-a-long and Storytime
  • Thursday, February 21 at 11am in the Saxe Room – Magic Greg McAdams Kids Show
  • Thursday, February 21 at 3:30pm in the Saxe Room – Tanglewood Marionettes, for those with free tickets.

Other free/cheap events of interest during February vacation week:

The skating rink on the Common will be open every day, with free skating on Wednesday, February 20 and a curling exhibition on Saturday, February 23rd.

AAAS Family Science Days, a free event geared towards kids in grades 6-12, will be at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center February 16 and 17 from 11am-5pm.  More info here.

Admission for kids 17 and under is free at the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston during vacation week, and there will be programming specifically for kids.

And for the dinosaur- and Dinotopia-lovers, James Gurney will be giving a lecture at Kinnecutt Hall, Salisbury Labs 115, WPI, on Thursday, February 21 at 7:00pm:

Know of an event I missed? Leave it in the comments…

CWW: WPL Friends Spring Book Sale on Friday and Saturday

On Friday, February 15 from 1pm-5pm, and Saturday, February 16 from 10am-4pm, the Friends will have a book sale in the Saxe Room of the Main Library.

The prices will be outrageously good — each book will be a quarter (or 5 books for a dollar) — and there will be both adult and kids books.

(And — as a reminder — the Friends bookstore is temporarily closed for a move.  The automated materials handling system will move in where the bookstore was, and the bookstore — thankfully — will move along Salem Street, where circulation is now.)