Summer Program Descriptions!!

 

July Program descriptions

Renew and Repurpose – Monday 7/17     2:00PM

We’ll be taking a look at how you can take old materials, clothes, and more and remake them into something amazing!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Evening Baby Time – Monday 7/17     5:00PM

Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.

Age Range: Infants to 18 months

**Registration Required**

Story Time “Helping Hands” – Tuesday 7/18     10:00AM

At this story time we will be talking about how great it is to help others!

Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

**SPECIAL VISITOR** – “New England Forests” – Tuesday 7/18     2:30PM

Jean will be coming to help us explore the amazing things in nature that are all around us right here in New England!

Age Range: All Ages

**Registration Required**

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 7/19     9:30AM

Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.

Age Range: Infants to 18 months

**Registration Required**

Story Time “Trucks” – Wednesday 7/19     10:00AM

Need we say more?!

Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

Teen Book Club – Wednesday 7/19     11:30AM

We will be talking about Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle as well as The Last Boy at St. Edith’s. However, with the state library delivery system being down, we completely understand if you haven’t been able to receive/read these titles.  Come join us anyway and we will all chat about what we have been reading!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Renew and Reuse – Wednesday 7/19     2:00PM

We’ll be taking a look at how you can take old materials, clothes, and more and remake them into something amazing!

Age Range: Grades K – 3rd

**Registration Required**

**SPECIAL VISITOR** “Construct Creatively” – Thursday 7/20     2:00PM

Come learn how to create origami!

Age Range: Grades 3rd – 6th

**Registration Required**

“Construction Zone” – Thursday 7/20     6:00PM

Tons of things to build and play with!

Age Range: All Ages

**Registration Required**

**Preschool Story Time will be Cancelled Friday 7/21**

Create Communication – Monday 7/24     5:00PM

We will explore the evolution of communication and how are lives would be different if they ways we communicate were different.

Age Range: All Ages

**Registration Required**

Story Time “Tools” – Tuesday 7/25     10:00AM

All kinds of tools and how they help us!

Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

Minute to Win It – Tuesday 7/25     2:00PM

Balance a book on your head, build a house of cards, keep a balloon in the air…but you only have 60 seconds!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

Registration Required

Story Time “Home Sweet Home” – Wednesday 7/26     10:00AM

We will talk about different kinds of homes around the world!

Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

Teen Book Club – Wednesday 7/26     11:30AM

We will be talking about Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle as well as The Last Boy at St. Edith’s. However, with the state library delivery system being down, we completely understand if you haven’t been able to receive/read these titles.  Come join us anyway and we will all chat about what we have been reading!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Engineering Challenge – Wednesday 7/26     2:00PM

You will be presented with a problem to solve and will build the solution!

Age Range: Grades K – 3rd

**Registration Required**

Neighborhood Nature – Thursday 8/27     2:00PM

Taking care of nature can start right in your neighborhood!

Age Range: Grades K – 3rd

**Registration Required**

Teen Trivia – Thursday 7/27     5:00PM

Are you good at remembering random acts?  Do people often ask you, “How do you know that?”  Come to Teen Trivia Night and test your knowledge!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Preschool Story Time – Friday 7/28     1:30PM

Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for story times that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based story times are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers!  This week we are exploring shapes!

Age Range: 3 – 5 years old

**Registration Required** 

 

August Program Descriptions

Beyond the Library Walls – Monday 7/31     2:00PM

Come join us to talk about how to be a more active part of your community beyond the library!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Teen Book Club – Monday 7/31     7:00PM

We know summer is a time when you have been reading a ton! With the state library delivery system being down, we haven’t chosen specific titles to discuss, instead we’d like to just all get together and talk about what you’ve read this summer!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Story Time “All Around Town: The Library” – Tuesday 8/1      10:00AM

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old

The Clothes We Wear – Tuesday 8/1      1:00PM

How we dress is a great way to express ourselves! We will explore clothing around the world, including special occasion outfits and everyday wear!

Age Range: Grades K – 3rd

**Registration Required**

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 8/2     9:30AM

Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.

Age Range: Infants to 18 months

**Registration Required**

Story Time “All Around Town: Fire and Police Stations” – Wednesday 8/2    10:00AM

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old

Music and Movement – Wednesday 8/2    3:00PM

Come get your wiggles out with a program full of singing, dancing, and musical instruments.

Age Range: All Ages

Lego Club – Thursday 8/3     2:00PM

We will be taking out the smaller Legos, Lego books, Lego magazines, Lego EVERYTHING. All materials will be out in the children’s section available for you to play and build with at your leisure.

Registration Required. All Ages (Note: smaller Legos will be out for older kids to enjoy)

**SPECIAL VISITOR** Animal Embassy – Thursday 8/3     4:00PM

Library patrons will meet live AnimalAmbassadors such as a Monk Parakeet, a Red Foot Tortoise, a Mandarin Duck, a Chilean Rose-Haired Tarantula, a Ferret, an Argentinian Horned Frog and an African Hedgehog or African Porcupine. We will also see artifacts & photographs representing one of nature’s most prolific builders, the beaver, along with bird & paper wasp nests. Together, we’ll draw parallels with our own lives while exploring how we can build a better world!

Age Range: Ages 4 and up

**Registration Required**

Preschool Story Time – Friday 8/4      1:30PM

Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for story times that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based story times are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers!  This week we are talking about transportation!

Age Range: 3 – 5 years old

**Registration Required**

“Sense-Sational” Touch and Smell – Monday 8/7     2:30PM

We’ll be focusing on and exploring our sense of touch and our sense of smell.

Age Range: Grades K – 3rd

**Registration Required** 

Teen Book Club – Monday 8/7     7:00PM

We know summer is a time when you have been reading a ton! With the state library delivery system being down, we haven’t chosen specific titles to discuss, instead we’d like to just all get together and talk about what you’ve read this summer!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Story Time “All Around Town: Doctor and Dentist” – Tuesday 8/8      10:00AM

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old

“Sense-Sational” Sight and Sound – Tuesday 8/8      2:30PM

We’ll be focusing on and exploring our sense of sight and our sense of sound.

Age Range: Grades 3rd – 6th

**Registration Required**

Story Time “All Around Town: The Grocery Store” – Wednesday 8/9    10:00AM

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old

Pokémon Club – Wednesday 8/9      2:00PM

Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon! This is an independent program at which you can bring your own cards and relax and meet other players.  It is not a formal librarian-run program, but still a ton of fun!

Age Range: All Ages

**Registration Required**

Reading Partner Dogs – Thursday 8/10      2:00 – 3:30PM

What better way to practice reading than to cozy up with a furry friend?! A group of Reading Helper Therapy dogs will be visiting the library for a relaxing, fun, and pressure free practice session for our early readers!  Each child can sign up for a 15 minute block to read with the dogs.  You will have to call the library to sign up, sign up will not be available on our event webpage.

**Registration Required**

Library Promo Party – Thursday 8/10     6:00PM

Today is the day to present your library promotion materials! Whether it is a video, poster, or pamphlet, bring it in and present it to our group!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Summer Reading Wrap Up Party – Friday 8/11     12:00 – 2:00PM

Come celebrate the end of Summer Reading with games and more! We will be taking out the giant games from last summer and enjoying the sunshine and outdoors!

Age Range: All Ages

**Registration Required**

Teen Book Club – Monday 8/14     7:00PM

We know summer is a time when you have been reading a ton! With the state library delivery system being down, we haven’t chosen specific titles to discuss, instead we’d like to just all get together and talk about what you’ve read this summer!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Story Time “My Day” – Tuesday 8/15      10:00AM

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old

Scavenger Hunt – Tuesday 8/15      2:30PM

Explore the library, internet, and databases in all the ways the library is more than just books!

Grades 3rd – 6th

Registration Required

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 8/16     9:30AM

Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.

Age Range: Infants to 18 months

**Registration Required**

Story Time “Beach Day” – Wednesday 8/16    10:00AM

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old

Book Reviews/Letters to the Author – Wednesday 8/16    3:30PM

We invite you to join us to write letters to your favorite author which Miss Robyn will send out at the end of the program!

Age Range: Grades K-3rd

**Registration Required**

**SPECIAL VISITOR** Kid’s Yoga – Thursday 8/17     2:00PM

So many of our favorite stories have tons of yoga poses hidden right in the pages! Nicole, a local kid’s yoga teacher, will joining us to lead the story time!  We’ll be interacting with some fun books by becoming certain animals or items in the books via different poses!

Age Range: All Ages Welcome!

**Registration Required**

Book Roast – Thursday 8/17     3:30PM

Have you ever read a book you hated? No, like hated.  How much?  Enough to rant and rant about all the things you couldn’t stand?  GREAT!  Come tell us why!  Rant, rave, give the worst review ever!  Reading is always awesome but sometimes there are books or characters we just love to hate! (No books will be harmed)

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Preschool Story Time – Friday 8/18     1:30PM

Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for story times that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based story times are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers!  This week we are talking about trees!

Age Range: 3 – 5 years old

**Registration Required**

Teen Book Club – Monday 8/21     7:00PM

We know summer is a time when you have been reading a ton! With the state library delivery system being down, we haven’t chosen specific titles to discuss, instead we’d like to just all get together and talk about what you’ve read this summer!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Story Time “Camping and Hiking” – Tuesday 8/22      10:00AM

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old

Library Games – Tuesday 8/22     2:00PM

Tons of fun library themed games! There will be a scavenger hunt, Bingo, and “Who Am I?” game!

Age Range: Grades K – 3rd

**Registration Required**

Story Time “Cool Preschool” – Wednesday 8/23    10:00AM

Join us every Tuesday and Wednesday morning for Story Time!  During story time we learn songs together and include lots of movement such as dancing, yoga, ASL, and more!  The stories are chosen with interaction in mind to hold children’s attention and get them excited about reading!  We include number and letter recognition through games and songs as well.  At each story time we create a special project to take home that reflects our theme of that week. Come join us, we’d love to see you there 🙂

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old 

Teen Trivia – Wednesday 8/23      2:00PM

Are you good at remembering random acts?  Do people often ask you, “How do you know that?”  Come to Teen Trivia Night and test your knowledge!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Book Reviews/Letters to the Author – Thursday 8/24     4:00PM

We invite you to join us to write letters to your favorite author which Miss Robyn will send out at the end of the program!

Age Range: Grades 3rd – 6th

**Registration Required**

Spy Night! – Thursday 8/24   6:00PM

We will be coming up with disguises and testing your spy skills in different areas such as memory, code breaking, clue finding, and sneakiness! Be sure to sign up early for this program!  Space is limited!

Grades All Ages

Registration Required

Preschool Story Time – Friday 8/25     1:30PM

Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for story times that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based story times are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers!  This week we are talking about rhythm and sound!

Age Range: 3 – 5 years old

**Registration Required**

Minute to Win It – Monday 8/28      5:00PM

Balance a book on your head, build a house of cards, keep a balloon in the air…but you only have 60 seconds!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

Registration Required

Teen Book Club – Monday 8/28     7:00PM

We know summer is a time when you have been reading a ton! With the state library delivery system being down, we haven’t chosen specific titles to discuss, instead we’d like to just all get together and talk about what you’ve read this summer!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Music and Movement – Tuesday 8/29      10:00AM

Come get your wiggles out with a program full of singing, dancing, and musical instruments.

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old 

Maker Masters: Open Craft-ernoon! – Tuesday 8/29     3:30PM

Come craft with us! There will be tons of odds and ends to put your craft skills to the test and see what you can come up with!

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 8/30     9:30AM

Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.

Age Range: Infants to 18 months

**Registration Required**

Music and Movement – Wednesday 8/30    10:00AM

Come get your wiggles out with a program full of singing, dancing, and musical instruments.

Suggested Age Range: 18 months  – 4 years old

Better Together Movie Night! – Thursday 8/31     5:30PM

To conclude our summer of building a better world through hard work, compassion, and empathy, we will have a movie night with a film that celebrates all of these things! Come for a movie night to watch “Remember the Titans!” (Rated PG)

Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th

**Registration Required**

 

July and August Adult Programs

The De-Clutter Specialist – Friday July 14th       11:30AM

THE DECLUTTER SPECIALIST offers a variety of services to help you take control of your surroundings and your life! Services include

o     Small to large organizing projects
o     Downsizing your home
o     Organizing your home or office for maximum efficiency
o     Personal paperwork organization
o     Senior downsizing or decluttering
o     Staging your home for the resale

About the Founder
After a long career in the real estate field, Elaine Turek realized the best way to use her experience, natural talent and compassion for people was to help them de-clutter  and de-stress their lives as The De-Clutter Specialist!

Registration Required!

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The CT Women’s Hall of Fame Presents  “Women and War” Monday July 17th     6PM

Women have been involved in military conflicts from the beginning of time; some as warriors, some as spies and others who made the munitions or simply called for peace.  Connecticut women are among the finest and bravest who have stood for their cause – sometimes defying gender norms, and often without the recognition they deserved.  CWHF Inductees prove that women are just as tough as men and will inspire others to shatter gender barriers. Learn about a teenager who helped save Danbury during the Revolutionary War, how Harriet Beecher Stowe sowed the seeds of conflict leading to the Civil War, and how Margaret Bourke-White’s photography brought civilians face to face with the war front for the first time.

Registration Required!

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Operation Gratitude Knit-A-Thon – Friday July 21   11:30AM

Knit for a cause!  Bring your knitting supplies and some friends and we will provide the space and refreshments!  We will be sending the knit projects to the troops!

 **Registration Required**

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Powerful Beyond Measure – Monday July 24th    1:00PM

Cynthia Mazzaferro is a Motivational Speaker, #1 Amazon Best-Selling Author, Energy and Intuitive Healer, Reiki Master, and Powerful Beyond Measure Life Coach.   She is a retired Physical Therapist of over 30 plus years and previous owner of an Ergonomic company where she performed work site analysis and spent thousands of hours training and teaching individuals on injury and stress reduction. Cindy’s passion is to assist people in their personal growth, health, and purpose.

Powerful Beyond Measure

Powerful Beyond Measure is a captivating, empowering guide to personal healing, transformation, and success beyond imagination! Cynthia Mazzaferro expertly leads readers to connect the dots from their past and realize the impact they continue to have in the present. This enables them to heal the root cause of their pain and let go of those old self-limiting beliefs and behaviors that keep them stuck in a cycle of unhappiness.

Following Cindy’s revolutionary P-O-W-E-R steps, readers discover the Power Within that propels them towards positive changes in every aspect of life. Powerful Beyond Measure gives specific tools and well-proven techniques that promote emotional health, well-being, and vibrancy. Readers will see shifts in their consciousness that supports growth, adventure, and success. Be empowered to ignite your passions, desires, and goals!

If you’re searching for something greater—inner peace, happiness, resolution, purpose, and success—Powerful Beyond Measure is the answer to a future filled with hope, abundance, and triumph.

You hold the keys to unlock all that you desire…a more powerful you!

***Registration Required***

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Homeschool Round Table: Monday 7/24     6:30PM

We are asking any parent or caregiver who has provided or is considering homeschooling for their child to join us!  Our goal is to get a large gathering of people together to share their ideas or tips or to ask advice from experienced families!  We will also be speaking about how the library can offer fun and helpful programs for your family!

**Registration Encouraged**

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Homeschool Roundtable – Thursday 8/3     6:30PM

We are asking any parent or caregiver who has provided or is considering homeschooling for their child to join us!  Our goal is to get a large gathering of people together to share their ideas or tips or to ask advice from experienced families!  We will also be speaking about how the library can offer fun and helpful programs for your family!  This month we will be discussing different curriculums!

**Registration Required**

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Good Deed Exhibition – Monday 8/7      5:30PM

All summer we have encouraged you to document good deeds!  We invite you now to come join us as we all share the good we have experienced over the summer!  Let’s focus on the good in our community and building a better world!

**Registration Required**

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Good Deed Exhibition – Friday 8/11      11:00AM

All summer we have encouraged you to document good deeds!  We invite you now to come join us as we all share the good we have experienced over the summer!  Let’s focus on the good in our community and building a better world!

**Registration Required**

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Yoga Workshop – Monday 8-14     1:30PM

B.E.N.D.Y. was created when Nicole Kristoff had a vision of  teaching fitness and wellness while building a positive self-esteem. She has returned to Connecticut to share her expertise and love for yoga, fitness, and health. She applies her experiences from travel and teaching into her programs. Through fun games and creative classes, she engages and empowers students to get moving!

**Registration Required**

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Cookbook Club and Recipe Swap – Monday 8/14      5:30PM

Come share your favorite recipes and cookbooks with others!  Share family traditions and helpful hints! If possible, bring a copy of the recipe and we will make copies for everyone to bring home!

**Registration Required**

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Adult Book Club – Monday 8/17      6:30PM

We will be discussing Under a Summer Sky by Nan Rossiter – who will be joining us at the book discussion!

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“Build a Better Community” Pot Luck Lunch!

Friday 8/18      11:00AM

Get to know the people in your community!  Bring your favorite dish and come relax, eat, and socialize!

**Registration Required**

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Oxford Town Trivia – Monday 8/21     5:30PM

How well do you know your town?  Come find out at a special trivia night where you will be tested on your knowledge of the town’s history, architecture, current events, and more!

**Registration Required**

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Adult Coloring – Friday 8/25     11:00AM

Coloring has been gaining tons of popularity recently.  It’s relaxing, social, a stress reliever, and just plain fun!  We’ll provide the pictures, crayons, and colored pencils, you just come enjoy yourself!

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“Open Mic” Share Your Art – Monday 8/28     5:30PM

Come share your writing, songs, art, or anything else you can think of!  This is a supportive and positive environment to show off all of the things that make you awesome!

**Registration Required**

 

June Program Descriptions!

Summer is almost here!  Ignore the rain and the fact that it’s about 50 degrees out, I promise Summer is coming!  Check out these amazing Summer Programs for June and make sure to sign up ASAP!

We’ll be having special programs all day on June 20th to celebrate the kick off to Summer Reading so be sure to check out those programs!

Our Summer Reading Challenge is ALL AGES this year (yes even babies, yes even adults) and you can sign up to join the challenge starting June 20th!

 

Program Descriptions: Kids and Teens

Book Roast – Thursday 6/1     6:00PM

  • Have you ever SUPER disliked a book, character, or author? Come share your rant about the why’s of your disdain!  Let it all out!  Your criticisms should be specific and, if possible, humorous!  Everyone loves to gush about books they love, but don’t you wish you had somewhere to go and rave about what you hated?!  Then sign on up for our book roast!
  • Grades 7th – 12th
  • **Registration Required** 

Preschool Story Time “Mirrors” – Friday 6/2     1:30PM

  • During this week’s STEAM Story Time, we’ll be taking a look at mirrors and reflections! We will explore reflections of physical things and also how reflections change how we see images!
    • Age Range: 3 – 5 years old
    • **Registration Required** 

Evening Baby Time – Monday 6/5     5:00PM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Friendship!” – Tuesday 6/6   10:00AM

  • Since we love making new friends and playing with our friends at story time, we’ll have a program all about how much fun it is to be around your pals.
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old 

Music and Movement – Tuesday 6/6   1:00PM

  • Come get your wiggles out with a program full of singing, dancing, and musical instruments.
    • Age Range: All Ages Welcome! 

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 6/7     9:30AM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Art!” – Wednesday 6/7   10:00AM

  • We will be exploring artists, creativity, art tools, and so much more!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

Lego Club – Thursday 6/8     4:30PM

  • We will be taking out the smaller Legos, Lego books, Lego magazines, Lego EVERYTHING. All materials will be out in the children’s section available for you to play and build with at your leisure.
    • Registration Required. All Ages (Note: smaller Legos will be out for older kids to enjoy)

Teen Trivia  – Thursday 6/8     6:30PM

  • Come test your trivia knowledge! Categories will include Reading, Art, History, Tech, TV and Movies, Sports, and more!
    • 7th – 12th Grade
    • **Registration Required** 

Preschool Story Time– Friday 6/9     1:30PM

  • Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for story times that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based story times are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers!
    • Age Range: 3 – 5 years old
    • **Registration Required** 

K – 3 Help With Picking a Summer Reading Book – Monday 6/12    4:30PM – 5:30PM

  • The library staff is, of course, always available to help you find just the right book! But to kick off the summer the right way, Ms. Robyn will be setting aside time this week for children in each grade who would like to come get some help picking their books to read over the summer!  If you are a rather reluctant reader, in between reading levels, or just want to make sure you have a book picked before August, this is a perfect time for you to come in and get a little assistance J
    • Age Range: Grades K – 3rd
    • **Registration Strongly Encouraged** 

Story Time “Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes!” – Tuesday 6/13   10:00AM

  • Stories, songs, games, and crafts inspired by Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tale characters!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old 

7th – 12th  Help With Picking a Summer Reading Book – Tuesday 6/13    3PM – 4PM

  • The library staff is, of course, always available to help you find just the right book! But to kick off the summer the right way, Ms. Robyn will be setting aside time this week for children in each grade who would like to come get some help picking their books to read over the summer!  If you are a rather reluctant reader, in between reading levels, or just want to make sure you have a book picked before August, this is a perfect time for you to come in and get a little assistance J
    • Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th
    • **Registration Strongly Encouraged**

Story Time “What A Wonderful World” – Wednesday 6/14   10:00AM

  • We live in a big, wide, wonderful world and today we will be learning about some of the trillions of people, places, and things to experience in it!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old 

 

4th – 6th   Help With Picking a Summer Reading Book – Tuesday 6/13    3PM – 4PM

  • The library staff is, of course, always available to help you find just the right book! But to kick off the summer the right way, Ms. Robyn will be setting aside time this week for children in each grade who would like to come get some help picking their books to read over the summer!  If you are a rather reluctant reader, in between reading levels, or just want to make sure you have a book picked before August, this is a perfect time for you to come in and get a little assistance J
    • Age Range: Grades 4th – 6th
    • **Registration Strongly Encouraged** 

Preschool Story Time– Friday 6/16     1:30PM

  • Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for story times that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based story times are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers!
    • Age Range: 3 – 5 years old
    • **Registration Required** 

PJ Party Story Time and Stuffed Animal Sleep Over! – Monday 6/19     5:00PM

  • Come hang out in your PJs for a fun and silly story time! If you’d like, you can bring a stuffed animal who will spend the night at the library!  On Tuesday, you can pick up your stuffed animal and see how their slumber party was!
    • Age Range: Grades K – 3rd
    • **Registration Required** 

 

Summer Reading Kick Off Party! Tuesday June 20th!  5 Different Programs!

  • 10am – 11am: “Build a Better World” Story Time!
    • Age Range: 18 months – 4 years old
    • **Registration Required**

 

  • 11:30am – 12:30pm LEGO Brick Challenge hosted by the Children’s Museum
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required** Limit of 30 attendees

 

  • 1pm – 2pm: “Good Idea!” A program about inventions, hosted by special visitor Jean Mai.
    • Age Range: Grades 6th – 12th
    • **Registration Required**

 

  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm: Three Little Pigs Engineering Challenge! Can your structures stand up to the Big Bad Wolf?
    • Age Range: Grades K – 3rd
    • **Registration Required**

 

  • 4pm – 5pm: “Amazing Mazes!” Build a Marble Maze and challenge others to try to complete yours!
    • Age Range: Grades 4th – 6th  
    • **Registration Required** 

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 6/21     9:30AM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Construction!” – Wednesday 6/21   10:00AM

  • Trucks, tools, workers, and more!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old 

Pokémon Club – Wednesday 6/21    2:00PM

  • Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required** 

Building Bonanza – Thursday 6/22    3:00PM

  • We will be building all afternoon! Come use Legos, Paint Swatches, and play Giant Jenga!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required** 

Getting To Know You – Thursday 6/22    5:00PM

  • We have a tall order for teens this summer. We are asking that you create a promotional video or presentation for the library!  You will have all summer long, you will be able to work with others or alone!  We’ll go over more details at this “Getting to Know You” program!  See you then!
    • Age Range: 7th – 12th Grade
    • **Registration Required** 

Preschool Story Time– Friday 6/23    1:30PM

  • Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for story times that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based story times are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers!
    • Age Range: 3 – 5 years old
    • **Registration Required** 

Build A Better Story – Monday 6/26    2:00PM

  • What makes a story great? We will be building stories together as a group using improvisation, planning skills, and a sense of humor!
    • Age Range: All Ages Welcome!
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Summer Fun!” – Tuesday 6/27    10:00AM

  • A story time about fun in the sun!
    • Age Range: 18 months – 4 years old 

Design Challenge: Build a Better Neighborhood – Tuesday 6/27    2:00PM

  • We will brainstorm ideas of how to build a better world starting right in our own neighborhood! You will also create artistic representations of your great ideas!
    • Age Range: Grades K – 3rd
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “The Wide World” – Wednesday 6/28     10:00AM

  • A story time about people and places all around the world!
    • Age Range: 18 months – 4 years old 

Teen Book Club – Wednesday 6/28    11:30AM

  • Each month we will research and read a different book, we will also watch movies based on books and hold discussions about he comparisons!
    • Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th
    • **Registration Required**

 Famous Structures – Wednesday 6/28    2:00PM

  • Come learn about some of the planet’s most famous structures!
    • Age Range: Grades 4th – 6th
    • **Registration Required** 

Books as a Base For Building – Thursday 6/29     3:00PM

  • We will look at inspiration for building a better world from some of our favorite books.
    • Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th
    • **Registration Required** 

Paper Bridges – Thursday 6/29    5:30PM

  • Come solve an engineering challenge! Build a bridge out of paper and test how much it can hold!
    • Age Range: Grades 4th – 6th
    • **Registration Required** 

Preschool Story Time– Friday 6/30    1:30PM

  • Join us Fridays at 1:30PM for story times that focus on the wonders of our world! These STEAM based story times are great for kids 3 – 5 years old and who are curious explorers!
    • Age Range: 3 – 5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

 

Program Descriptions: Adults

Sign Up to Host an “Armchair Travel” 6/1 – 6/9

  • Sign up for our weekly installation of “Armchair Travelers.” You will host a 30-minute talk about somewhere you have traveled to!  Present photos, souvenirs, bring cultural snacks, or anything else you would like to do!  Please find the signup sheet to host, at the beginning of the signups for June.  The sign ups to attend other patron’s presentations are available further on in the sign up binder
    • **Registration Required**

Book Tasting – Monday 6/5     5:30PM

  • The best way to find a new book or series! A whole bunch of books will be available at different stations through the library.  Each “taster” will have 5 minutes to spend with the book and a review card to make notes of their thoughts about it.  At the end of the tasting you can check out the book you liked best!
    • **Registration Required**

Homeschool Round Table: Monday 6/5     6:30PM

  • We are asking any parent or caregiver who has provided or is considering homeschooling for their child to join us! Our goal is to get a large gathering of people together to share their ideas or tips or to ask advice from experienced families!  We will also be speaking about how the library can offer fun and helpful programs for your family!  This month we will be discussing different curriculums!
    • **Registration Encouraged**

Board Games– Friday 6/9     11:00AM

  • Friday morning we will be taking out all of our board games for you to enjoy! Get some friends together or come solo and make new friends!
    • **Registration Required**

Begin Your “Good Deed Scavenger Hunt” – Monday 6/12

  • As part of the library’s Summer Reading Program for adults, we will be having a Good Deed Scavenger Hunt all summer! Every time you witness or perform a good deed for another person, animal, your community, the Earth (you get the idea) snap a picture!  Bring it to the library and receive a prize ticket to enter in our Summer Reading Prize Giveaway!
    • **Registration Required** 

Trivia Night – Monday 6/12     5:30PM

  • Come test your knowledge of an array of different subjects! History, geography, music, books, and more!
    • **Registration Required** 

Cookie Swap– Friday 6/16     11:00AM

  • Bake your specialty and come in to share and swap! When signing up please specify what you’ll be baking and if you have any food allergies or specifications!  We’ll be making 6 cookies per person J
    • **Registration Required** 

**SPECIAL VISITOR!** Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame – Monday 6/19    6PM

  • Women have been involved in military conflicts from the beginning of time; some as warriors, some as spies and others who made the munitions or simply called for peace.  Connecticut women are among the finest and bravest who have stood for their cause – sometimes defying gender norms, and often without the recognition they deserved.  CWHF Inductees prove that women are just as tough as men and will inspire others to shatter gender barriers. Learn about a teenager who helped save Danbury during the Revolutionary War, how Harriet Beecher Stowe sowed the seeds of conflict leading to the Civil War, and how Margaret Bourke-White’s photography brought civilians face to face with the war front for the first time.
    • **Registration Required**

Armchair Travelers– Friday 6/23     11:00AM

  • Every week we will hear from one of our own patrons! They will share their experiences, photos, souvenirs, and more from their travels!
    • **Registration Required**

Armchair Travelers– Monday 6/26     5:30PM

  • Every week we will hear from one of our own patrons! They will share their experiences, photos, souvenirs, and more from their travels!
    • **Registration Required**

May Program Descriptions

May 2017 Program Descriptions

Ms. Robyn will be out from May 3—May 18, but never fear!  All programs during that time period will either be DIY with instructions and materials provided, or will be hosted by one of our other amazing staff members!  See you the 19th!

 

Junior Friends of the Library – Monday 5/1     3:45PM

  • Be a part of how the library works! Help pick books, movies, and games, make displays, and plan programs for other patrons!
    • Age Range: Ages 8-18
    • **Registration Required** 

Chess Club – Monday 5/1      5:30PM

  • Whether you’ve been playing for years or have never even seen a chess board you’re sure to love our chess club. Kids of all ages are welcome to come by and learn the rules, new strategies, or just test your skills against others!
    • **Registration Required** 

Precious Prom – Tuesday 5/2      10:00AM

  • It’s prom season and we won’t be missing out on the fun! During this special story time be sure to come dressed to the nines!  We’ll be dancing, playing games, singing songs and will even have a set up available for “prom photos!”
    • **Registration Required** 

Movie Mornings – Wednesday 5/3     10:00AM

  • A great way to mark mid-week is with a relaxing and fun Moving Morning! On May 3rd, 10th, and 17th, we will be showing short films/show episodes appropriate for the Toddler and Preschool Story Time crowd 🙂 Feel free to bring your friends and even some morning snacks!
    • Age Range: All Ages welcome

Movie Night: Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles – Thursday 5/4     5:00PM

  • May the 4th be with you! Join us for this awesome Lego adventure starring Yoda and the rest of your star wars friends  (Each episode is 22 minutes long)
    • Age Range: Suggested for ages 6 and up
    • **Registration Required**

 

Craft Morning – Tuesday 5/9     10:00AM

  • We will have tons of materials available in the children’s section for you to explore and create your own masterpiece!
    • Age Range: All Ages Welcome!

Movie Mornings – Wednesday 5/10     10:00AM

  • A great way to mark mid-week is with a relaxing and fun Moving Morning! On May 3rd, 10th, and 17th, we will be showing short films/show episodes appropriate for the Toddler and Preschool Story Time crowd 🙂 Feel free to bring your friends and even some morning snacks!
    • Age Range: All Ages Welcome

Pokémon Club – Thursday 5/11     5:00PM

  • Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required**

National Twilight Zone Day! – Thursday 5/11     6:00PM – 8:00PM

  • Enter the Twilight Zone at the library! We will be showing episodes of the show from 6 to 8pm!
    • Age Range: Recommended for ages 10 and up
    • **Registration Required** 

Show and Tell – Tuesday 5/16      10:00AM

  • Bring in a special item, photo, or story from home to show your friends and tell them about it!
    • Age Range: All Ages Welcome 

Pokémon Club – Tuesday 5/16     3:45PM

  • Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required**

Movie Mornings – Wednesday 5/17     10:00AM

  • A great way to mark mid-week is with a relaxing and fun Moving Morning! On May 3rd, 10th, and 17th, we will be showing short films/show episodes appropriate for the Toddler and Preschool Story Time crowd 🙂 Feel free to bring your friends and even some morning snacks!
    • Age Range: All Ages Welcome 

Lego Club – Thursday 5/18    4:30PM

  • We will be taking out the smaller Legos, Lego books, Lego magazines, Lego EVERYTHING. All materials will be out in the children’s section available for you to play and build with at your leisure.
    • Registration Required. All Ages (Note: smaller Legos will be out for older kids to enjoy)

Preschool Story Time “Observation Station” Friday 5/19     1:30PM

  • “Seeing,” “noticing,” “observing.” These are all pretty similar words!  How are they different?  What excitement will we discover when we flex our observation muscles and really try to notice things?  Join us at Preschool Story Time to find out!
    • Age Range: Ages 3-5
    • **Registration Required** 

Evening Baby Time – Monday 5/22     5:00PM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required** 

“Riddle Me This” Monday 5/22     6:00PM

  • In honor of one of our new favorite books (Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle) we will be having a riddle party! You’ll learn the basics of riddle solving, participate in a riddle-off, and even create your own riddles!  Don’t miss out!
  • Side Note: You do not need to have read the book before this program! However, if you would like to, just ask Ms Robyn to put one on hold for you J
    • Age Range: Grades 4th – 6th
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Space!” – Tuesday 5/23    10:00AM

  • So excited to be back to our regular out of this world story time! Come join us for a universe of books, games, and songs!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old 

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 5/24     9:30AM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Picnics!” – Wednesday 5/24    10:00AM

  • There is nothing better than kicking back with your friends and family to enjoy a picnic on a nice spring day! At story time today we will be reading stories and doing activities about all the fun you can have on a picnic!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old 

“Story Time Swap” Kids Run the Program! – Thursday 5/25    5:30PM

  • The grown ups will enjoy a fun flip for this program! The kids who sign up will be reading stories, leading songs, and generally running the whole story time!  Come a little early to choose a book to read to the group!
    • Age Range: Grades K-3rd
    • **Registration Required** 

Preschool Story Time “Counting and Measuring” Friday 5/26     1:30PM

  • We will learn all about size, counting, measuring, and comparing!
    • Age Range: Ages 3-5
    • **Registration Required**

Middle School Book Club – Friday 5/26   3:45PM

Book TBD at April’s Meeting. It will either be The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, or Beyond the Burning Time by Kathryn Lasky.

    • Age Range: Grades 6th – 8th
    • **Registration Required** 

Library Closed May 29th

 Story Time “Relatives and Siblings!” – Tuesday 5/30    10:00AM

  • Stories and activities about our families J
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 Story Time “Gross and Messy!” – Wednesday 5/31    10:00AM

  • A story time about everything that makes us say, “YUCK!”
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 Book Roast – Thursday 6/1     6:00PM

  • Have you ever read a book you hated? No, like hated.  How much?  Enough to rant and rant about all the things you couldn’t stand?  GREAT!  Come tell us why!  Rant, rave, give the worst review ever!  Reading is always awesome but sometimes there are books or characters we just love to hate! (No books will be harmed)
    • Age Range: Grades 7th – 12th
    • **Registration Required**

Preschool Story Time “Mirror, Mirror” Friday 6/2     1:30PM

  • We will learn all about mirrors and reflections!
    • Age Range: Ages 3-5
    • **Registration Required**

So Close to Spring!

I know it is technically already Spring, but the weather is tiptoeing toward an actual Spring-like atmosphere.  Regardless, our April calendar is ripe with fun and Springy programs!

Also, National Library Week is in April so you have to come see us!

 

April 2017 Program Descriptions

 

Junior Friends of the Library – Monday 4/3     3:45PM

  • Be a part of how the library works! Help pick books, movies, and games, make displays, and plan programs for other patrons!
    • Age Range: Ages 8-18
    • **Registration Required**

 

Movie Night: Kubo and the Two Strings– Monday 4/3     5:00PM

  • Join us for this amazing stop-motion action and fantasy movie! It is a fable of a young boy on a magical quest!  (Rated PG)
    • Age Range: Grades 4th – 6th
    • **Registration Required**

 

Story Time “April Showers” – Tuesday 4/4     10:00AM

  • We’ll enjoy fun stories, songs, and crafts all about fun on a rainy day!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Story Time “Weather” – Wednesday 4/5     10:00AM

  • The snow has melted and the weather is changing! We’ll take a look at lots of different kinds of weather!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Pokémon Club – Thursday 4/6     5:00PM

  • Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required**

Preschool Story Time –Friday 4/7      at 1:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid-day break, come see us for a fun story time with a twist! Every week we will be exploring a new theme through stories, art, science, and more!  This week we will be exploring gardens!
    • Age Range: 3-5 Years Old
    • **Registration Required**

National Library Week!  4/10-4/13

Evening Baby Time – Monday 4/10     5:00PM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required**

Library Mystery Game – Monday 4/10     6:00PM

  • Come take part in a literary mystery! There are strange happenings at the library.  You will follow clues, solve riddles, and try to crack the case!
    • Age Range: 7th-12th Grade
    • **Registration Required**

Story Time “Frogs and Turtles” – Tuesday  4/11     10:00AM

  • We’ll enjoy fun stories, songs, and crafts all about our favorite pond pals!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

**Special Visitor! Science Snoopers “Animal Babies”– Tuesday  4/11    11:30AM

  • Join us for a fun science program about baby animals and their parents! Perfect for spring time!
    • Age Range:3 – 8 years old

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 4/12     9:30AM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required**

Story Time “Caterpillars and Butterflies” – Wednesday 4/12   10:00AM

  • We’ll enjoy stories and songs about this exciting transformation!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

D.E.A.R Read-In – Wednesday 4/12    12-2PM

  • In honor of “Drop Everything and Read” month, we will be hosting a 2 hour all ages “read-in!” Bring a book or borrow one, stay for a little or a lot, but be sure to make time, even for a moment, to drop everything and read!
    • All ages welcome (adults, too!) Registration encouraged.

Movie Night “Beezus and Ramona” – Wednesday 4/12   3-5PM

  • It’s Beverly Cleary’s Birthday! We’ll be watching the movie adaptation of her beloved books about Beezus, Ramona, and the rest of the Quimby family!
    • Age Range: All Ages Welcome
    • **Registration Required**

 

“Story Time Swap” Kids Run the Program! – Thursday 4/13    2:30PM

  • The grown ups will enjoy a fun flip for this program! The kids who sign up will be reading stories, leading songs, and generally running the whole story time!  Come a little early to choose a book to read to the group!
    • Age Range: Grades K-3rd
    • **Registration Required**

Literary Costume Party – Thursday 4/13     5:00-6:00PM

  • Come to our party dressed as your favorite book character! We’ll have a costume contest and a fun trivia games in which you will have to answer questions about your character!
    • Age Range: All Ages Welcome
    • **Registration Required**

Library Closed Friday April 14th

Chess Club – Monday April 17th      5:30PM

  • Whether you’ve been playing for years or have never even seen a chess board you’re sure to love our chess club. Kids of all ages are welcome to come by and learn the rules, new strategies, or just test your skills against others!
    • **Registration Required**

DIY Story Time– Tuesday 4/18   10:00AM

  • Ms. Robyn will be away for a few days, but we will make sure our story time crowd is taken care of!  Favorite books will be placed out for families to enjoy, as well as bubbles, our song cube, and a craft!  So be sure to come down and enjoy this Do It Yourself Story Hour!  I will miss you and see you next week!

    Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

Story Time with Ms. Dawn – Wednesday 4/19     10:00AM

  • Our very own Ms. Dawn will be stepping in for story time today! She is so excited to get to hang out with our great story time group!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

Pancakes and Pajamas Night – Thursday 4/20    5:00PM

  • Breakfast for dinner is always the best! Come in your PJs and enjoy some pancakes and silly stories!
    • Age Range: All Ages Welcome
    • **Registration Required**

Preschool Story Time –Friday 4/21      at 1:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid-day break, come see us for a fun story time with a twist! Every week we will be exploring a new theme through stories, art, science, and more!  This week we will be enjoying stories and science about worms!
    • Age Range: 3-5 Years Old
    • **Registration Required**

Evening Baby Time – Monday 4/24     5:00PM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required**

Story Time “Bugs!” – Tuesday 4/25    10:00AM

  • We’ll enjoy fun stories, songs, and crafts all about creepy, crawly, fuzzy, slimy bugs!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

Middle School Book Club – Tuesday 4/25   3:45PM

  • We will be discussing the book Far Far Away which is one of 2017s Teen Nutmeg Nominees! If you’d like to join, please sign up at least 2 weeks prior and visit the library to get a copy of the book!
    • Age Range: Grades 6th – 8th
    • **Registration Required**

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 4/26     9:30AM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required**

 

Story Time “The Garden” – Tuesday 4/26     10:00AM

  • We’ll enjoy fun stories, songs, and crafts all about this special spring time transformation!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

Lego Club – Thursday 4/27    4:30PM

  • We will be taking out the smaller Legos, Lego books, Lego magazines, Lego EVERYTHING. All materials will be out in the children’s section available for you to play and build with at your leisure.
    • Registration Required. All Ages (Note: smaller Legos will be out for older kids to enjoy

“Book Tasting” – Thursday 4/27     6:00PM

  • The best way to find a new book or series! A whole bunch of books will be available at different stations through the library.  Each “taster” will have 5 minutes to spend with the book and a review card to make notes of their thoughts about it.  At the end of the tasting you can check out the book you liked best!
    • Age Range: 7th – 12th Grade
    • **Registration Required**

Preschool Story Time –Friday 4/28      at 1:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid-day break, come see us for a fun story time with a twist! Every week we will be exploring a new theme through stories, art, science, and more!  This week we will be exploring our five senses!
    • Age Range: 3-5 Years Old
    • **Registration Required**

I Spy in the Library – Friday 4/28     3:45PM

  • There are so many hidden nooks and crannies in the library, it’s a perfect place to play I Spy!
    • Age Range: Grades K – 3rd
    • **Registration Required**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Programs

 

 

  • Friends of the Library Meeting – Thursday 4/6 6:30PM
  • Coffee and Coloring! – Monday 4/10 All Day!
    • Join us for refreshments and relaxation all day long! We will have coloring pages and supplies out for adults!
    • **Registration Encouraged**
  • E.A.R Read-In – Wednesday 4/12 12-2PM
    • In honor of “Drop Everything and Read” month, we will be hosting a 2 hour all ages “read-in!” Bring a book or borrow one, stay for a little or a lot, but be sure to make time, even for a moment, to drop everything and read!
    • All ages welcome (adults, too!)
    • Registration encouraged.
  • Adult Program TBA – Thursday 4/13 6:30PM
  • Library Board Meeting – Wednesday 4/19 7:00PM
  • Afternoon Adult Book Club – Thursday 4/20 1:30PM
    • **Registration Encouraged**
  • Evening Book Club – Thursday 4/20 6:30PM
    • **Registration Encouraged**
  • Homeschool Round Table: Monday 4/24 6:30PM
    • We are asking any parent or caregiver who has provided or is considering homeschooling for their child to join us! Our goal is to get a large gathering of people together to share their ideas or tips or to ask advice from experienced families!  We will also be speaking about how the library can offer fun and helpful programs for your family!
      • **Registration Encouraged**

March Program Descriptions!

Can you believe it’s March?!  The snow will melt soon!  Flowers will start to sprout!  Rainy Spring days do happen though and we’ve got you covered with tons of fun programs for every age at the library!  Don’t forget to sign up by e-mailing me at rrivero@oxfordlib.org, calling 203-888-6944, or visiting our events page!  Hope to see you soon!

 

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 3/1     9:30AM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required**

 

Story Time “Lions and Lambs” – Wednesday 3/1     10:00AM

  • What better theme to kick off March with than these animals! March’s temperamental weather comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Movie Night “Balto” – Wednesday 3/1     3:00PM

  • The Iditarod starts this weekend! We’ll be watching the movie “Balto” to get ready for this exciting event!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • Registration Required

 

Dr. Seuss Movie Shorts – Thursday 3/2    3:00-4:00PM

  • Happy birthday Dr. Seuss! Join us for some fun movie shorts with your favorite Dr. Seuss characters!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • Registration Required

 

Dr. Seuss Mad Libs – Thursday 3/2     4:00PM

  • Happy birthday Dr. Seuss! Mad Libs is a great way to invent some Seussical worthy words and make our own wacky Dr. Seuss stories!
    • Age Range: Grades 4th – 6th
    • Registration Required

 

Trivia Day for Early Readers – Friday 3/3     3:45PM

  • A fun trivia game based on all of our beginning reader and early chapter books! Come test your knowledge about Jack and Annie, Princess in Black, Nate the Great, and more!
    • Age Range: Grades Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
    • Registration Required

 

Junior Friends Meeting – Monday 3/6     3:45PM

  • The Jr. Friends are an important part of how our library runs!  This year the Jr. Friends will be…

Helping to choose books to add to the library

Planning and hosting a program

Writing and posting book reviews

Helping with the Friends Book Sale

Participating in volunteer days at the library… And much more!

Be a part of how the library works!  At this meeting we will be planning a program to host at the library!

  • Ages 8-18
  • ** Registration Required**

 

Story Time “All Around Town” – Tuesday 3/7     10:00AM

  • We’ll be exploring all the different parts of town in story time! We’ll read about post offices, restaurants, and more!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Music and Movement – Wednesday 3/8     10:00AM

  • Come get your wiggles out with a program full of singing, dancing, and musical instruments.
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Pokémon Club – Thursday 3/9     5:30PM

  • Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required

 

Evening Baby Time – Monday 3/13     5:00PM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required**

 

Story Time “Colors” – Tuesday 3/14     10:00AM

  • Stories, songs, and a craft about our favorite colors!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 3/15     9:30AM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required**

 

Story Time “Rainbows” – Wednesday 3/15     10:00AM

  • We’ll look at individual colors and how they come together to make a rainbow! We’ll also see how rainbows are made!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

“Book Tasting” – Thursday 3/16     4:00PM

  • The best way to find a new book or series! A whole bunch of books will be available at different stations through the library.  Each “taster” will have 5 minutes to spend with the book and a review card to make notes of their thoughts about it.  At the end of the tasting you can check out the book you liked best!
    • Age Range: 4th – 6th Grade
    • **Registration Required**

 

 

Lego Club – Friday 3/17 3:45PM

  • We will be taking out the smaller Legos, Lego books, Lego magazines, Lego EVERYTHING. All materials will be out in the children’s section available for you to play and build with at your leisure.
    • Registration Required. All Ages (Note: smaller Legos will be out for older kids to enjoy)

 

Special Story Time for Bill Martin Junior’s Birthday – Monday 3/20     6:00PM

  • It’s Bill Martin Junior’s birthday! We’ll celebrate with some fun stories, activities, and  crafts!
    • Age Range: Grades K – 3rd
    • **Registration Required**

 

Story Time “Bunnies and Chicks” – Tuesday 3/21    10:00AM  **With real live bunny visiting!**

  • Dottie will be joining story time with her pet bunny! After our stories are over, Ms. Dottie’s bunny will come out to say hi!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old
    • Registration Required

 

Middle School Book Club – Tuesday 3/21     3:45PM

  • Do you love reading? Join us every month to read new books and hang out with other kids your age who love to read too!  We’ll all read the same book each month and talk about the things about it we liked (or disliked) at the meetings!
    • Age Range: 6th – 8th grade
    • **Registration Required**

 

Story Time “Spring” – Wednesday 3/22     10:00AM

  • Spring is finally here! We’ll explore all the great things about this season!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

All Ages Wii Wednesday – Wednesday 3/22      2:30-4:30PM

  • We’ve hooked up the Wii to our giant projector screen! Bring your friends and come enjoy the afternoon playing tons of different games!
    • Registration Required

 

Candy Sushi – 3/23     5:00PM

  • Yup, candy sushi!  Come create tasty rolled up morsels, creative and delicious!
    • All Ages
    • Registration is required.  

 

Music and Movement – Friday 3/24     2:30PM

  • Come get your wiggles out with a program full of singing, dancing, and musical instruments.
    • Age Range: All Ages

 

Evening Baby Time – Monday 3/27     5:00PM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required**

 

Music and Movement – Tuesday 3/28     10:00AM

  • Come get your wiggles out with a program full of singing, dancing, and musical instruments.
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Pokémon Club – Tuesday 3/28     3:45PM

  • Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required

 

Story Time “The Zoo” – Wednesday 3/29     10:00AM

  • A great place to visit! We’ll talk about travelling to the zoo and what we can see there!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Movie Night: 10 year anniversary of “Meet the Robinsons” – Thursday 3/30     5:00PM

  • Meet the Robinsons is a fun and hilarious movie about inventions, the future, and family! Join us for movie night and we celebrate the movie’s 10th birthday!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required

 

 

Weekly Programs

 

Chess Club – Every Monday at 5:30PM

  • Whether you’ve been playing for years or have never even seen a chess board you’re sure to love our chess club. Kids of all ages are welcome to come by and learn the rules, new strategies, or just test your skills against others!
    • **Registration Required**

 

Preschool Story Time – Every Friday at 12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid-day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

 

 

Teen Tech Week  3/6 -3/10

 

Teen Tech Trivia – Monday 3/6     6:00PM

  • Come test your tech knowledge during this fun trivia program for bragging rights and the chance to win fabulous prizes!
    • Grades 7th – 12th
    • Registration Required

Teen Library Scavenger Hunt – Tuesday 3/7     3:45PM

  • Explore the library, internet, and databases in all the ways the library is more than just books!
    • Grades 7th – 12th
    • Registration Required

 

Teen Wii Wednesday – Wednesday 3/8     3:45PM

  • We’ve hooked up the Wii to our giant projector screen! Bring your friends and come enjoy the afternoon playing tons of different games!
    • Grades 7th – 12th
    • Registration Required

 

Teen Tech Movie Night “Big Hero 6” – Thursday 3/9     6:00PM – 8:00PM

  • One of my favorite tech inspiration movies! Big Hero 6 is hilarious, filled with gadgets, and generally awesome.
    • Grades 7th – 12th
    • Registration Required

 

Teen Tech Week: Book Trailers – Friday 3/10     3:45PM

  • We’ll be recording and posting book trailers on our Facebook and website. Create and record previews or reviews for your favorite books!
    • Grades 7th – 12th
    • Registration Required

 

Adult Programs

Friends of the Library Meeting – Thursday 3/2     6:30 PM

Building Committee Meeting – Monday 3/6     7:00PM

Library Board Meeting – Wednesday 3/15     7:00PM

Afternoon Adult Book Club – Thursday 3/16     1:30PM

Evening Adult Book Club – Thursday 3/16     6:30PM

February Programs!

We want to make sure you’re having fun all winter long so the program descriptions and sign up are available for February!  If you’d like to sign up for a program you cal call 203-888-6944, email rrivero@oxfordlib.org, or visit our sign up page here !  Can’t wait to see you!

February 2017 Program Descriptions

Baby Time – Wednesday 2/1     9:30AM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required**

 

Morning Story Time “Shadows” – Wednesday 2/1     10:00AM

  • This story time will be full of fun guessing games as we explore shadows!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Wii Wednesday – Wednesday 2/1     2:30PM

  • We’ve hooked up the Wii to our giant projector screen! Bring your friends and come enjoy the afternoon playing tons of different games!
    • Registration Required

 

Groundhog Day Story Time – Thursday 2/2     5:00PM

  • At this story time we will be reading about what Groundhog Day is and making our own predictions of the weather.
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required**

 

Preschool Story Time – Friday 2/3     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid-day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

 

Library Games – Friday 2/3     3:45PM

  • Saturday 2/4 is National Take Your Child to the Library Day! We will be celebrating Friday 2/3 with an hour of library games!  There will be a scavenger hunt, Bingo, and “Who Am I?” game!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required**

 

Junior Friends of the Library – Monday 2/6     3:45PM

*          The Jr. Friends are an important part of how our library runs!  This year the Jr. Friends will be… Helping to choose books to add to the library

Planning and hosting a program

Writing and posting book reviews

Helping with the Friends Book Sale

Participating in volunteer days at the library… And much more!

Be a part of how the library works!  At this meeting we will be planning a program to host at the library!

  • Ages 8-18
  • ** Registration Required**

Evening Baby Time – Monday 2/6     5:00PM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required**

 

Chess Club – Monday 2/6     5:30PM

  • Whether you’ve been playing for years or have never even seen a chess board you’re sure to love our chess club. Kids of all ages are welcome to come by and learn the rules, new strategies, or just test your skills against others!
    • **Registration Required**

 

Morning Story Time “Friendship” – Tuesday 2/7     10:00AM

  • Since we love making new friends and playing with our friends at story time, we’ll have a program all about how much fun it is to be around your pals.
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Preschool Story Time – Tuesday 2/7     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

 

  • **SPECIAL VISITOR** “Teeth” Story Time – Wednesday 2/8 10:00AM
    • One of the enthusiastic and wonderful Dental Hygenists from “The Smile Spot” will be visiting the library to teach us how to take care of our teeth through a fun and interactive story time!  What better time to do this than during National Children’s Dental Health Month?!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old

 

Teen Craft Night: Poetry Shells – Thursday 2/9     6:00PM

  • We will be cutting words from magazines and creating mini poems to glue inside shells!
    • Age Range: 7th – 12th Grade
    • **Registration Required**

 

Preschool Story Time – Friday 2/10 12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

 

Valentine’s Creation Station – Friday 2/10     3:45PM

  • We will have paper, ribbon, lace, and more art supplies available to make Valentines for the ones you love!
    • Age Range: Grades K – 3rd
    • **Registration Required**

 

Afternoon Movie! – Monday 2/13    1:30PM

  • Grown ups deserve a movie break too!  Join us for a midafternoon break to relax and watch a movie.  Bring some friends and we’ll provide the snacks!
    • **Registration Required**

 

Pokémon Club – Monday 2/13     5:00PM

  • Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required

 

Teen Night: Bookface Photo Program – Monday 2/136:00PM

  • Find a book cover that matches up with your head…or hands…or that if you hold juuuusssst right looks like maybe it’s chasing you. Lots of fun ways to bring book art to life!
    • Age Range: 7th – 12th Grade
    • **Registration Required**
  • **SPECIAL VISITOR** Ms. Rachel Hosting Story Time – Tuesday 2/14 10:00AM
    • Local library goer and speech pathologist Ms. Rachel will be hosting story time! She always brings amazing props and games to make story time a hands on and interactive experience!
      • Suggested age group 2 – 4 years old

 

Valentine’s Day Party – Tuesday 2/14     3:45PM

  • We’ll have music, snacks, crafts, and games for Valentine’s Day!
    • **Registration Required**

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 2/15     9:30AM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required**

 

Morning story Time “Love and Hearts” – Wednesday 2/15     10:00AM

  • A special story time about the people we care about!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Chopped: Craft Edition – Thursday 2/16     5:00PM

  • Join us for this awesome twist on a favorite show! You will receive a box of secret “ingredients” with which you will create a unique craft; all of the mystery items must be included in your craft and your creation.
    • Registration Required. Grades 4th-6th

 

Preschool Story Time – Friday 2/17     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

 

Lego Club – Friday 2/17     3:45PM

  • We will be taking out the smaller Legos, Lego books, Lego magazines, Lego EVERYTHING. All materials will be out in the children’s section available for you to play and build with at your leisure.
    • Registration Required. All Ages (Note: smaller Legos will be out for older kids to enjoy)

 

Library is Closed February 20th


Music and Movement – Tuesday 2/21     10:00AM

  • Come get your wiggles out with a program full of singing, dancing, and musical instruments.
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

*SPECIAL VISITOR* Science Snoopers “Arctic Adventures” – Tuesday 2/21  11:30AM

  • Join our science expert Ms. Jean as she visits to visit the frozen poles and explore penguin and polar bear life!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required**

 

Middle School Book Club – Tuesday 2/21    3:45PM

  • Do you love reading? Join us every month to read new books and hang out with other kids your age who love to read too!  We’ll all read the same book each month and talk about the things about it we liked (or disliked) at the meetings!
    • Age Range: 6th – 8th grade
    • **Registration Required**

 

Story Time “Pets” – Wednesday 2/22     10:00AM

  • A story time all about our furry, scaly, fuzzy, or winged friends.
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Kid’s Minute to Win It – Wednesday 2/22     3:45PM

  • Balance a book on your head, build a house of cards, keep a balloon in the air…but you only have 60 seconds!
    • Age Range: Grades K – 3rd
    • Registration Required

 

Graphic Novel Fan Fic – Thursday 2/23     6:00PM

  • Did you read Roller Girl, Smile, or Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life? We’ll be creating short stories based on or inspired by components of our favorite graphic novels!
    • Age Range: 4th – 6th Grade
    • **Registration Required**

 

Preschool Story Time – Friday 2/24     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

 

Pokémon Club – Friday 2/24     3:45PM

  • Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required

 

Evening Baby Time – Monday 2/27     5:00PM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required**

Family Fort Night – Monday 2/27     6:30PM

  • What we’ll be doing: Building blanket forts! Having an evening story time, enjoying snacks and juice, watching a movie short, playing board games.  What you’ll need:  A thin bed sheet from home!  Just that and pajamas/stuffed animal if you’d like!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required – Space is limited to 10 families

 

Story Time “Feelings” – Tuesday 2/28     10:00AM

  • Sometimes it can be tricky figuring out all the different emotions we have. We’ll have fun stories, songs, and games to help us out and get us happy!
    • Age Range: 18months – 4 years old

 

Mardi Gras Party and Story Time – Tuesday 2/28    3:45PM

  • Decorate a mask! Join in a parade!  Try some King Cake!
    • Age Range: All Ages
    • **Registration Required**

January Programs!

Yes January 2017.  Yikes!  But you need to have plans for those gray days so we’ve planned lots of fun programs all winter long!  February’s Calendar and Program Descriptions are on their way too!

To register for a program online click here!

January 2017 Program Descriptions

Library Closed Monday January 2nd 

Bookmark Challenge Begins!  – Tuesday 1/3 

There will be a display with blank bookmarks available.  Take one of the blank bookmarks provided and design it with your own original artwork!

Write your name, grade, and phone number on the back and turn it into Ms. Robyn at the library any time between January 23rd and 27th!

The winner will be announced January 31st and will receive a $5 Studio Pass to Rad Art as well as having their bookmark printed and made available for everyone at the        library!

Artwork must be inspired by reading! Examples would be your favorite character or scene from your favorite book or a slogan for reading, use your imagination! 

Story Time “The Sniffles” – Tuesday 1/3     10:00AM

  • It’s the time of year when everyone is grabbing for a tissue! This story time will be all about how to feel better when you’re under the weather!
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 1/4     9:30AM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Mother Goose” – Wednesday 1/4     10:00AM

  • It’s the time of year when everyone is grabbing for a tissue! This story time will be all about how to feel better when you’re under the weather!
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old

Teen Trivia  – Thursday 1/5     4:00PM

  • Come test your trivia knowledge! Categories will include Reading, Art, History, Tech, TV and Movies, Sports
    • Suggested Age Groups 7th – 12th Grade
    • **Registration Required**

My Snowman Melted Because…– Friday 1/6     3:45PM

  • A fun writing workshop for our younger friends! We will write and illustrate a short story about a snowman and how he melted!
    • Suggested Age Groups K – 3rd Grade
    • **Registration Required**

Junior Friends of the Library – Monday 1/9          3:45PM

  • Be a part of how the library works! At this meeting we will be planning a program to host at the library!
    • Ages 8 – 18
    • **Registration Required**

Evening Baby Time – Monday 1/9     5:00PM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required** 

Minecraft Mania – Monday 1/9     6:00PM

  • A game day all about Minecraft! Create a pixel-drawing of yourself, decorate a Minecraft bookmark, answer Minecraft trivia,
    • Suggested Age Range: Grades 4th – 6th
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Day and Night” – Tuesday 1/10     10:00AM

  • A lot is different between day and night! The world changes and so do our routines and even our clothes!  We’ll have stories, songs, and games about the difference between “Good Morning” and “Good Night!”
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old

Preschool Story Time – Tuesday 1/10     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

Music and Movement – Wednesday 1/11     10:00AM

  • Sing along songs, action rhymes, finger plays, instruments, and of course dancing!
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old

Movie Night “Peppa Pig and the Cold Winter Day” – Thursday 1/12 6pm – 7pm

  • 10 whole episodes of Peppa Pig! Stay for a little or for the whole hour, we’d love to have you either way!  All the episodes are perfect for a cold winter day!
    • **Registration Required**

Preschool Story Time – Friday 1/13     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required** 

Lego Club – Friday 1/13      3:45PM

  • We will be taking out the smaller Legos, Lego books, Lego magazines, Lego EVERYTHING. All materials will be out in the children’s section available for you to play and build with at your leisure.
    • Registration Required. All Ages (Note: smaller Legos will be out for older kids to enjoy)

Library Closed Monday January 16th

 

Story Time “Snowflakes and Snowmen”– Tuesday 1/17     10:00AM

  • There are tons of fun things to do in the snow! From sledding to snowmen we’ll explore them all with stories, songs, and crafts!
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old

Morning Baby Time – Wednesday 1/18    9:30AM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Super Sweet Story Time” Wednesday 1/18     10:00AM

  • Songs, stories, and crafts about cookies, ice cream, cupcakes, and more!
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old

Winnie the Pooh Movie!   Wednesday 1/18     3:45PM

  • It’s National “Winnie the Pooh” Day so we are celebrating with everyone’s favorite silly old bear! We will begin the Winnie the Pooh movie at 3:45PM and enjoy some snacks and juice during the film!
    • **Registration Required**

 

Pokémon Club – Thursday 1/19        5:30PM

  • Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required

Preschool Story Time – Friday 1/20     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

Evening Baby Time – Monday 1/23    5:00PM

  • Baby time is composed of a lot of fun songs, rhymes, and movement games to do any time with your baby! It’s also just a special time to work in a little one on one time during the busy day.
    • Age Range: Infants to 18 months
    • **Registration Required** 

Teen Night: Silent Library – Monday 1/23     6:00PM

  • Teens will have to complete tricky tasks such as popping a balloon and and making your way through a “laser” maze with bells attached all without making the slightest noise! How good are your ninja skills?
    • Age Range: 7th – 12th Grade
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Who is Sleeping?”– Tuesday 1/24     10:00AM

  • We see many different animals that we don’t see during other seasons! We’ll take a look at who is awake and who sleeps through the winter!
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old

Preschool Story Time – Tuesday 1/24     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

Middle School Book Club – Tuesday 1/24     3:45PM

  • Do you love reading? Join us every month to read new books and hang out with other kids your age who love to read too!  We’ll all read the same book each month and talk about the things about it we liked (or disliked) at the meetings!
    • Age Range: 6th – 8th grade
    • **Registration Required** 

Story Time “Socks and Shoes!”  Wednesday 1/25     10:00AM

  • Wear your zaniest socks and favorite shoes to story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and crafts all about our favorite footwear!
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old 

Pokémon Club – Wednesday 1/25    3:45PM

  • Whether you play the video games or cards or enjoy the show and movies, come play against or just chat with other friends interested in Pokémon!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required

Family Fort Night – Thursday 1/26  6:30PM

Family Fort Night has been rescheduled for Monday February 27th at 6:30PM

I apologize for any inconvenience!

  • What we’ll be doing: Building blanket forts! Having an evening story time, enjoying snacks and juice, watching a movie short, playing board games.  What you’ll need:  A thin bed sheet from home!  Just that and pajamas/stuffed animal if you’d like!
    • All Ages Welcome
    • Registration Required – Space is limited to 10 families

Preschool Story Time – Friday 1/27     12:30PM

  • Whether your morning preschool has ended for the day or you’re just looking for a mid day break, come see us for a fun story time! We’ll have stories, songs, and LOTS of movement for the preschool crowd!
    • Age Range: 3-5 years old
    • **Registration Required**

Music and Movement – Tuesday 1/31     10:00AM

  • Sing along songs, action rhymes, finger plays, instruments, and of course dancing!
    • Suggested Age Groups 2.5 – 4 years old

Gaming Unplugged – Tuesday 1/31     3:45PM

  • Where: The Library! When: Tuesday 1/31   3:45PM  Who: 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders   What: No-tech games!  Scavenger hunts, charades, board games, and card games!
    • Age Range: 4th – 6th Grade
    • **Registration Required**

Chess Club – Every Monday at 5:30PM (Library closed 1/2/17 and 1/16/17)

  • Whether you’ve been playing for years or have never even seen a chess board you’re sure to love our chess club. Kids of all ages are welcome to come by and learn the rules, new strategies, or just test your skills against others!
    • **Registration Required**