Children and families
“WICKED COOL FOR KIDS ‘SCIFISCI.’” The Peabody Recreation Department presents a program for kids to explore how science fiction has inspired current inventions and gadgets and how far-fetched stories from long ago have become the everyday technology of the present. Participants will build and experiment with their own models of an X-wing fighter, hovercraft, submarines and a communication device. The program will run on Mondays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., starting Jan. 28 through March 11 (no class Feb. 18). The cost is $85. Register online at www.peabody-ma.gov/parks_rec.html or in person at the Peabody Recreation Department, 50 Farm Ave.
LEGO CLUB. Friday, Jan. 25, 3:30 p.m., Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St. Children in kindergarten and older are invited for an hour of Lego building around the theme of robots. Free. 978-887-7323.
AMELIA BEDELIA’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY. Saturday, Jan. 26, 11 a.m. to noon, Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Milestone marks decades of Amelia’s antics, which helped teach generations of children to read. www.hwlibrary.org.
MORNING PROGRAMS FOR THE LITTLE ONES. Beginning Monday, Jan. 28, through Monday, Feb. 11, at the Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Three-week program sessions include: Mondays, 9:30 a.m., Babies, Books and Beppie Bunny, a lap-sit program for babies birth through 12 months with caregiver; Tuesdays, 10:45 a.m., Welcome to My World, a toddler story time with music, movement and simple story sharing for children ages 1 to 4 with caregiver; Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Little Yogis, a parent-child yoga program for ages 3 to 5 with yoga poses, stories and music; Thursdays, 10 a.m., Preschool Books & Bingo, a story and game program for children ages 3 to 5 with caregivers. All programs are free. Space is limited, and registration is required at 978-531-0100, ext. 29.
LEGO BUILDING PROGRAM: BRICKS 4 KIDZ. Monday, Jan. 28, 2 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St., Middleton. Children, ages 5 to 11, can watch a Lego expert build amazing structures, then build their own. www.flintlibrary.org or 978-774-8132.