Chestnut Hill’s Engine 37 visited preschool storytime at the Chestnut Hill Library on Friday, Oct. 4.

Chestnut Hill’s Engine 37 visited preschool storytime at the Chestnut Hill Library on Friday, Oct. 4.

The Chestnut Hill Free Library will host a series of programs for children between grades 3 and 7.

The programs, on Thursdays between Oct. 16 and Nov. 20, range from science to art and are geared towards homeschooled children in the area. The series is underwritten by the Friends of Chestnut Hill Library.

October 16, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. : A native plant talk will be led by a member of The Friends of Wissahickon’s Trail Ambassador program.

October 23 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Weavers Way Community Programs will preset a “Six Plant Parts and Seed to Seed” workshop.

October 30, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.: Woodmere Art Museum’s Martha Conklin will lead a class in “Plant Portraits.” Children will use oil pastel and watercolor paints to illustrate garden plants and flowers.

November 6: and 13, 1 – 2 p.m. “Engineering for Kids” will present workshops in which children can try their hands at aerospace engineering.

November 20, 1:30 – 3 p.m. Muse House Center will lead a workshop on nature poetry. Children will explore the library garden and bring a favorite plant to life in verse.

Space is limited. Reservations are encouraged. Call 215-685-9291 to save a space.

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