Enter our Lovesick Valentine’s Day Dessert Contest on February 7 at 4:30 p.m! Show how this holiday makes you feel! Either make a treat that is “love”-ly or a treat that is edible but “sick!”
The winner of the best nut-free treat will receive a human-heart-shaped gelatin mold and Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes!
This contest is open to all ages. Contestants are also the judges so come ready to eat! Registration is required. Call the library for more information!
On January 24, the library’s 2nd annual Winter Writing Club will begin! Kindergartners – eighth graders will receive blank books in which they can write and illustrate their own stories. New authors who create a book by February 28 will have their stories recorded on video and posted to the library’s website. Registration is required and will continue through the first week of February.
To celebrate the start of Winter Writing Club, the library will offer a Skype chat with author Eric Berlin at Center School on January 24 at 4:30 p.m. Children in grades 3-5 are invited to learn what it’s like to be a real author at this exciting event! Mr. Berlin is the author of The Potato Chip Puzzles, as well as other children’s mystery novels about puzzle whiz kid Winston Breen. No registration is required. In case of snow, this event will occur at the library on January 31 at 4:30 p.m.
Join us for these cultural events in January!
Parlez-vous francais? The library will offer Muzzy French programs at 4:15 p.m. on January 16, January 23, and January 30. Children in preschool – fifth grade can enjoy cartoons that teach French through language immersion. The easy-to-comprehend cartoons feature a friendly monster named Muzzy. An activity that reinforces new vocabulary will close each event. Separate registration is required for each Muzzy French program.
The library will host Muzzy Spanish at 4:15 p.m. on January 11, January 18, and January 25. Children of all ages can learn Spanish by watching cartoons. No registration is required for Muzzy Spanish.
On January 28 at 4:30 p.m., the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project will teach Korean folk tales to children of all ages. Registration is required.
To find out about our other upcoming events, check out our calendar.
A visitor arrived at the library last night: one of Santa’s elves from the North Pole! His name is Ollie. He will stay with us until Christmas Eve. Until then, his job is to check that the kids at the library are all nice! He will report back to Santa each night, so be on your best behavior!
Every day, Ollie will hide in a new spot in the library. If you are the first child to to find him, you will receive a special prize!
Plus, you can write to Ollie! Just give your letter to Miss Marissa. She will be sure that Ollie receives it. Then, he will write back to you!
To see Ollie’s photo and a letter from our new friend, check out our picture tab!
Our library will host several festive events in December! Highlights include:
Naughty or Nice? – Dec. 6 at 5:15 p.m.: Kids in grades K-2 can listen to Jonathan Emmett’s mischievous book The Santa Trap. Will the extremely naughty Bradley Bartleby be able to trap Santa? Register to find out!
Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins – Dec. 12 at 4:15 p.m.: Can Herschel outsmart the goblins so that the townspeople can celebrate Hanukkah? Children of all ages can listen to Eric Kimmel’s story to find out! Registration is required.
Elf Party – Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m.: Children of all ages are invited to celebrate Christmas by playing the North Pole elves’ favorite games! Make a craft, too! Registration is required.
The library will offer additional holiday events, plus programs that are fun at any time of year! For more information, check out the Calendar tab above!
Patrons can attend two Little House on the Prairie-themed events this month!
On November 15 at 4:30 p.m., the library will host a Little House on the Prairie Marathon. Watch episodes of the classic TV show based on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s novels.
On November 19 at 5 p.m., children can listen to excerpts from Little House on the Prairie, the novel about a pioneer family that moves to the western prairie. Then, participants can test their knowledge of this classic story in a fun game of Jeopardy! Registration is required. Call today!
Celebrate Halloween at the library!
Listen to festive stories, sing songs, and collect candy at Trick-or-Treat Storytime on Oct. 25 at 2 p.m., Oct. 30 at 9:30 a.m., and Oct. 31 at 10:30 a.m. Don’t forget your costume! No registration is required.
Have your picture taken at the Haunted Photo Session on Oct. 31 at 4:30 p.m. The library’s haunted camera makes photos look extra spooky. Registration is required.
Check out our calendar to find out about other opportunities to get into the Halloween spirit, including visits from the paranormal investigation group CT Soul Seekers as well as Ingrid Schaeffer and Wilma the Witch!