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Monday June 19, 2017 -  Friday August 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none SUMMER KIDS CLUB (Ages 2-11): Build a Better World theme Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of http://www.whitecloudlibrary.net Image courtesy of http://www.myconnecticutkids.com

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

We invite children ages 2-11 to join us for our annual Summer Kids Club with registration beginning June 5thThe theme for this year is Build a Better World .  Once again we will be featuring bingo cards filled with fun and challenging age-appropriate activities.  Exciting news...we have partnered with the Sports Center of CT (http://www.sportscenterct.com/), located in Shelton, to give each child who completes our summer activity/reading challenge (1 bingo card), a $20.00 gift card to the Sports Center!  Children may pick up their library bingo cards beginning June 19th.  Many thanks to the Sports Center for their generosity!

We officially kick things off with a return visit from Animal Embassy presenting a live animal program for ages 4-11 (see below/June 20th), but our complete Summer Kids Club flier listing activities and events throughout the summer will be available June 5th so you can start planning your summer at the library!

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Monday June 19, 2017 -  Wednesday August 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Teen Summer Club 2017: Build a Better World Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

                                                  

The Derby Public Library invites young adults ages 12 to 17 to join the 2017 Teen Summer Club running from June 19 through August 10. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World” encouraging members to engage in various creative outlets while making new friends and exploring resources. Club members will meet Wednesdays from 6PM to 7:30 PM & Thursdays from 1:30 PM to 3 PM. Walk-ins welcome for available resources that includes 3D design tools leading to 3D printing, 3D doodle pens, Legos & more! Light snacks will be provided. And there’s a new membership perk this season. Simply read & review one book & attend at least two club meetings - you’ll be awarded a $20 gift card to Shelton Sports Center! Participants will earn credit for each event attended through the 8-week program. A grand prize winner will be drawn at the club’s finale pizza party.

Register now through mid-July. For more information, stop by the Library at 313 Elizabeth St., call 203.736.1482, or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org.

Monday June 19, 2017 -  Friday August 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Summer Reading Club for Adults (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

The Derby Public Library will once again be running a Summer Reading Club for adults ages eighteen and over.  This year participants are invited to read and Build a Better World, one book at a timeThe club will begin on June 19 and run through August 11.  As participants read books of their choice, they will be asked to anonymously complete a very brief review form to share with fellow readers.  Readers will have the option of doing this either online by using LitKeeper, or the more traditional hand written way. These reviews will be posted and shared.  Readers will receive a participation prize after they submit their first review.  Weekly raffles will be held for all readers sharing for each particular week.

All participants will be invited to a final summer celebration on Monday, August 14, at 6:30 PM.

Ongoing programs such as Wednesday Movie Matinees, Tech Times, Resume “Right”-ing, Lunchtime Book Discussions and Sports Talks will continue throughout the summer, along with many other special programs.

Registration begins on June 1 and ends July 28.  Call the adult circulation desk @ 203-736-1482 or register online using Litkeeper.

 

Monday June 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_ 10:00 AM FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Spring Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

 20th Anniversary

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  The Derby Public Library introduces a multi-week session of Family Place -1, 2, 3… Grow With Me.  This innovative program is a time for families to share together with their 1-3 year-old childrenSiblings who are age 5 and under are also welcome to attend, but do NOT need to register here .  Each week will feature puzzles, books, blocks, a craft, dramatic play and more followed by a story and rhymes.  Parents/caregivers will also be introduced to some of the many resources available to them to assist in the raising of their toddlers and have an opportunity to meet new friends in an educational and creative environment.

A resource professional from the community will be available on two of the Mondays during these sessions to discuss parenting questions and concerns.  Topics will include child development, nutrition, immunization and more.  Do not miss the opportunity to consult with experts on a no-fee basis while your child enjoys a wonderful play experience.  Families are encouraged to attend each week to obtain the full benefits of this multi-week session.

The Family Place is a national initiative of Americans for Libraries Council and Middle Country Library.  The Family Place of Connecticut is made possible through the generous support of the Katharine Matthies Foundation.

NOTE: To register, please go to the first session in the series which is April 3rd, by using the dropdown menu above if needed.

 

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misc_none 6:00 PM Water Color Painting Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Ages 18 and over are invited to enjoy this fun evening resulting in fabulous art!

Participants will go home with new friends, great memories, and a newly-created masterpiece that will show off your “inner-artist.”  No experience? No problem!

Local artist, Rich DiCarlo, from the Valley Arts Council, will guide you step-by-step on this creative journey as you learn the ins and outs of creating your own water color painting.  No previous artistic experience necessary—great for beginners or seasoned professionals.  It is promised to be a surprisingly easy and fun way to spend an evening!

Snacks will be provided.  Registration is required!

 

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Wednesday June 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_ 10:00 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Summer SESSIONS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through August 9th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is June 21st, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

 

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misc_none 11:00 AM CRAFTY KIDS (Ages 4-11): Summer Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Image courtesy of:  http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

Children ages 4-11 are invited to the library this Summer to get creative!  Each week until August 9th the library will continue to feature a different kid-friendly art/craft project.  All materials (and snacks!) will be provided and there is no fee to attend.  Each week's theme has yet to be determined.

NOTE: You will have to register for each session individually if attending more than one.

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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Lunchtime Book Discussion: I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier.  She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her "happily ever after" begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring, but her phone is stolen.  She spots a phone in the hotel trash can and takes it, rationalizing "finders keepers".  As Poppy juggles wedding preparations, mysterious phone calls, and hiding her left hand from Magnus and his parents, she soon realizes that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life. Fast-paced and funny, this is a tale about how modern technology changes our lives.  Participants are asked to bring a sandwich and a friend as they "chat and chew."  Dessert and beverages will be provided.

Registration is requested!

       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM YA Wednesdays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Young adults ages 12-17 are invited weekly to a variety of fun stuff.  Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will be available.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday June 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Summer 2017 (Replacing Toddler Time) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

    Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers 24-36 months old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time (replacing Toddler Time as the original name planned for Summer).  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is June 22nd, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

 

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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sports Talk Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season.

These sessions are facilitated by radio talk show host, author and Major League Baseball Rules Consultant,
 Rich Marazzi. Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.

All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers.

No registration is necessary.

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misc_ 11:00 AM S.T.E.M. (Ages 4-11): 1st Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

 

Science & mathematics images are courtesy of http://www.flickr.com.  Technology image is courtesy of http://www.picserver.org.  Engineering image is courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.

The Derby Public Library has planned a series of  STEM programs throughout the summer.  Children ages 4-11 are welcome to stop by for Construct It with an opportunity to stretch their imagination and explore  endless possibilities building with Lego bricks or KEVA planks.  There is no fee to attend and all materials will be supplied.

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Friday June 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_new_blue 10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- SUMMER EDITION Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Ahead

Science, art & mathematics images are courtesy of http://www.flickr.com.  Technology image is courtesy of http://www.picserver.org.  Engineering image is courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a new weekly Friday morning program through August 11th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session which is June 23rd using the dropdown menu above if needed.

 

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Wednesday July 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_ 10:00 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Summer SESSIONS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through August 9th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is June 21st, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 11:00 AM CRAFTY KIDS (Ages 4-11): Summer Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Image courtesy of:  http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

Children ages 4-11 are invited to the library this Summer to get creative!  Each week until August 9th the library will continue to feature a different kid-friendly art/craft project.  All materials (and snacks!) will be provided and there is no fee to attend.  Each week's theme has yet to be determined.

NOTE: You will have to register for each session individually if attending more than one.

[REMINDER:]
       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Resume 'Right-ing' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These sessions are held the first Wednesday of each month.  During these sessions, participants are welcome to either start from scratch or bring copies of their existing resumes, cover letters as well, for review and optimizing.  Often times a new resume can be created simply by making a number of subtle tweaks versus a whole new change.

Registration is not required!

Thursday July 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Summer 2017 (Replacing Toddler Time) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

    Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers 24-36 months old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time (replacing Toddler Time as the original name planned for Summer).  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is June 22nd, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sports Talk Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season.

These sessions are facilitated by radio talk show host, author and Major League Baseball Rules Consultant,
 Rich Marazzi. Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.

All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers.

No registration is necessary.

Friday July 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Tina the Tooth Visits (Children's story time for ages 3-6) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

For this special children's story time for ages 3-6our guest reader Tina the Tooth from Commerce Park Dentistry for Children  (http://www.commerceparkdental.com/) will make a return visit to read a story to everyone. 
 

NOTE: Please check back for an on-line registration form.

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Monday July 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_ 10:00 AM FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Spring Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

 20th Anniversary

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  The Derby Public Library introduces a multi-week session of Family Place -1, 2, 3… Grow With Me.  This innovative program is a time for families to share together with their 1-3 year-old childrenSiblings who are age 5 and under are also welcome to attend, but do NOT need to register here .  Each week will feature puzzles, books, blocks, a craft, dramatic play and more followed by a story and rhymes.  Parents/caregivers will also be introduced to some of the many resources available to them to assist in the raising of their toddlers and have an opportunity to meet new friends in an educational and creative environment.

A resource professional from the community will be available on two of the Mondays during these sessions to discuss parenting questions and concerns.  Topics will include child development, nutrition, immunization and more.  Do not miss the opportunity to consult with experts on a no-fee basis while your child enjoys a wonderful play experience.  Families are encouraged to attend each week to obtain the full benefits of this multi-week session.

The Family Place is a national initiative of Americans for Libraries Council and Middle Country Library.  The Family Place of Connecticut is made possible through the generous support of the Katharine Matthies Foundation.

NOTE: To register, please go to the first session in the series which is April 3rd, by using the dropdown menu above if needed.

 

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misc_ 1:00 PM S.T.E.M. (Ages 7-11): 2nd Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

 

Science & mathematics images are courtesy of http://www.flickr.com.  Technology image is courtesy of http://www.picserver.org.  Engineering image is courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.

The Derby Public Library has planned a series of  STEM programs throughout the summer.  Children ages 7-11 are welcome to stop by for Kitchen Science presented by the returning children's organization Science Snoopers.  Come and explore the science behind what goes on in the kitchen!  There is no fee to attend and all materials will be supplied.  More details to come...

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Tuesday July 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM HABITAT SELFIE Presented by Kellogg Environmental Center (Ages 4-7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

Event information and online registration form coming soon!...

 

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Recycle Craft Class: Making Decorative Gift Containers Using Mason Jars Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

This class is for ages 18 and over. Ansonia Animal Control Officer, Jeanie Roslonowski, returns to the Library to show participants how to make decorative gift containers using mason jars.

All materials will be provided but participants are asked to bring craft glue and scissors.

The class will also include information on conservation and animal issues. Registration is required!

 

 

       
Wednesday July 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_ 10:00 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Summer SESSIONS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through August 9th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is June 21st, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 11:00 AM CRAFTY KIDS (Ages 4-11): Summer Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Image courtesy of:  http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

Children ages 4-11 are invited to the library this Summer to get creative!  Each week until August 9th the library will continue to feature a different kid-friendly art/craft project.  All materials (and snacks!) will be provided and there is no fee to attend.  Each week's theme has yet to be determined.

NOTE: You will have to register for each session individually if attending more than one.

[REMINDER:]
       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

Thursday July 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Summer 2017 (Replacing Toddler Time) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

    Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers 24-36 months old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time (replacing Toddler Time as the original name planned for Summer).  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is June 22nd, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sports Talk Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season.

These sessions are facilitated by radio talk show host, author and Major League Baseball Rules Consultant,
 Rich Marazzi. Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.

All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers.

No registration is necessary.

Friday July 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_new_blue 10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- SUMMER EDITION Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Ahead

Science, art & mathematics images are courtesy of http://www.flickr.com.  Technology image is courtesy of http://www.picserver.org.  Engineering image is courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a new weekly Friday morning program through August 11th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session which is June 23rd using the dropdown menu above if needed.

 

[REMINDER:]
Monday July 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_ 10:00 AM FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Spring Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

 20th Anniversary

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  The Derby Public Library introduces a multi-week session of Family Place -1, 2, 3… Grow With Me.  This innovative program is a time for families to share together with their 1-3 year-old childrenSiblings who are age 5 and under are also welcome to attend, but do NOT need to register here .  Each week will feature puzzles, books, blocks, a craft, dramatic play and more followed by a story and rhymes.  Parents/caregivers will also be introduced to some of the many resources available to them to assist in the raising of their toddlers and have an opportunity to meet new friends in an educational and creative environment.

A resource professional from the community will be available on two of the Mondays during these sessions to discuss parenting questions and concerns.  Topics will include child development, nutrition, immunization and more.  Do not miss the opportunity to consult with experts on a no-fee basis while your child enjoys a wonderful play experience.  Families are encouraged to attend each week to obtain the full benefits of this multi-week session.

The Family Place is a national initiative of Americans for Libraries Council and Middle Country Library.  The Family Place of Connecticut is made possible through the generous support of the Katharine Matthies Foundation.

NOTE: To register, please go to the first session in the series which is April 3rd, by using the dropdown menu above if needed.

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Coyotes in Connecticut Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

This program is presented by Paul Colburn, Certified Master Wildlife Conservationist. 

Paul will focus on the history of coyotes in Connecticut and provide an overview of the coyote habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction, and current research efforts. Practical advice for optimum coexistence with Connecticut’s coyote population will be discussed. Coyotes artifacts will also be shared.

Registration is requested.

 

 

       
Tuesday July 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM TOWER OF POWER Presented by Imagine Nation Museum (Ages 4-9) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

                                  Tower of Babel (Image courtesy of http://www.flickr.com)

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

Children ages 4-9 are invited to have some interactive fun while learning the fundamentals of bridges, skyscrapers, and more!  This program will be presented by Imagine Nation Museum (http://www.imaginenation.org/).

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Wednesday July 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_ 10:00 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Summer SESSIONS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through August 9th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is June 21st, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 11:00 AM CRAFTY KIDS (Ages 4-11): Summer Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Image courtesy of:  http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

Children ages 4-11 are invited to the library this Summer to get creative!  Each week until August 9th the library will continue to feature a different kid-friendly art/craft project.  All materials (and snacks!) will be provided and there is no fee to attend.  Each week's theme has yet to be determined.

NOTE: You will have to register for each session individually if attending more than one.

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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Tech Time: Bring Your Tech- Related Questions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These sessions are held every third Wednesday of the month @ 6:30 PM and every third Thursday of the month @ 10:00 AM.  A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. Whether you are having trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications, scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed.  No registration is needed.

Thursday July 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Summer 2017 (Replacing Toddler Time) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

    Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers 24-36 months old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time (replacing Toddler Time as the original name planned for Summer).  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is June 22nd, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Tech Time: Bring Your Tech- Related Questions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These sessions are held every third Wednesday of the month @ 6:30 PM and every third Thursday of the month @ 10:00 AM.  A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. Whether you are having trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications, scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed.  No registration is needed.

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sports Talk Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season.

These sessions are facilitated by radio talk show host, author and Major League Baseball Rules Consultant,
 Rich Marazzi. Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.

All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers.

No registration is necessary.

Friday July 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_new_blue 10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- SUMMER EDITION Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Ahead

Science, art & mathematics images are courtesy of http://www.flickr.com.  Technology image is courtesy of http://www.picserver.org.  Engineering image is courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a new weekly Friday morning program through August 11th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session which is June 23rd using the dropdown menu above if needed.

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM American Job Centers Career Coach: Using Social Networking in Your Job Search Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Social networking has become one of the most popular ways of landing your next "big" job by creating useful connections on-line.  These classes are free and open to the public.

Walk-ins are welcome on a first come first served basis.  Registration is requested!

       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM BUBBLES: Presented by Regional Water Authority (Ages 5-9) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of http://www.sketchport.com

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

Children ages 5-9 are invited to make their own bubble solution and learn the science behind bubbles.  This program will be presented by the Regional Water Authority's Whitney Water Center.

[REMINDER:]
       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM American Job Centers Career Coach: Using Social Networking in Your Job Search Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Social networking has become one of the most popular ways of landing your next "big" job by creating useful connections on-line.  These classes are free and open to the public.

Walk-ins are welcome on a first come first served basis.  Registration is requested!

       
Monday July 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_ 10:00 AM FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Spring Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

 20th Anniversary

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  The Derby Public Library introduces a multi-week session of Family Place -1, 2, 3… Grow With Me.  This innovative program is a time for families to share together with their 1-3 year-old childrenSiblings who are age 5 and under are also welcome to attend, but do NOT need to register here .  Each week will feature puzzles, books, blocks, a craft, dramatic play and more followed by a story and rhymes.  Parents/caregivers will also be introduced to some of the many resources available to them to assist in the raising of their toddlers and have an opportunity to meet new friends in an educational and creative environment.

A resource professional from the community will be available on two of the Mondays during these sessions to discuss parenting questions and concerns.  Topics will include child development, nutrition, immunization and more.  Do not miss the opportunity to consult with experts on a no-fee basis while your child enjoys a wonderful play experience.  Families are encouraged to attend each week to obtain the full benefits of this multi-week session.

The Family Place is a national initiative of Americans for Libraries Council and Middle Country Library.  The Family Place of Connecticut is made possible through the generous support of the Katharine Matthies Foundation.

NOTE: To register, please go to the first session in the series which is April 3rd, by using the dropdown menu above if needed.

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM PEZ: From Austrian Invention to American Icon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Author Shawn Peterson will have copies of his book for purchase. Shawn is the company archivist and historian at PEZ Candy, Orange, CT where he also manages the visitor center.  Come and learn how receiving Pez dispensers in Easter baskets and Christmas stockings as a kid, led to becoming his life’s work, 26 years later.

PEZ brand is available in over 80 countries, selling more than 65 million dispensers annually and inspiring collectors and fans worldwide.  Join the world’s first and only official PEZ historian for an inside look at the world’s most cherished interactive candy.

Registration is requested.

 

 

       
Tuesday July 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM Music & Movement with AL DECANT (Ages 3-7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE, CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

EVENT INFORMATION AND AN ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM COMING SOON!...

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Wednesday July 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_ 10:00 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Summer SESSIONS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through August 9th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is June 21st, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 11:00 AM CRAFTY KIDS (Ages 4-11): Summer Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Image courtesy of:  http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

Children ages 4-11 are invited to the library this Summer to get creative!  Each week until August 9th the library will continue to feature a different kid-friendly art/craft project.  All materials (and snacks!) will be provided and there is no fee to attend.  Each week's theme has yet to be determined.

NOTE: You will have to register for each session individually if attending more than one.

[REMINDER:]
       
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Lunchtime Book Discussion: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   2   
   

Spanning more than twenty years in the lives of three women and based on real people and events, Kelly’s debut novel brings historical facts to life. Caroline is a former Broadway actress and New York socialite who works with the French consulate.  Herta is an ambitious young German doctor, and Kasia is a 15-year old Polish girl just getting involved in the resistance.  As WWII progresses, circumstances draw these women together, resulting in a story that will linger well after the book ends.


The author will skype in for the discussion.

Multiple copies are available at the main circulation desk. Bring a sandwich and a friend as you “chat and chew.”  Dessert and beverages will be provided.

Registration is requested.

 

 

       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

Thursday July 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Summer 2017 (Replacing Toddler Time) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

    Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers 24-36 months old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time (replacing Toddler Time as the original name planned for Summer).  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is June 22nd, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sports Talk Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season.

These sessions are facilitated by radio talk show host, author and Major League Baseball Rules Consultant,
 Rich Marazzi. Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.

All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers.

No registration is necessary.

Friday July 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_new_blue 10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- SUMMER EDITION Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Ahead

Science, art & mathematics images are courtesy of http://www.flickr.com.  Technology image is courtesy of http://www.picserver.org.  Engineering image is courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a new weekly Friday morning program through August 11th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session which is June 23rd using the dropdown menu above if needed.

 

[REMINDER:]
Monday July 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_ 10:00 AM FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Spring Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

 20th Anniversary

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  The Derby Public Library introduces a multi-week session of Family Place -1, 2, 3… Grow With Me.  This innovative program is a time for families to share together with their 1-3 year-old childrenSiblings who are age 5 and under are also welcome to attend, but do NOT need to register here .  Each week will feature puzzles, books, blocks, a craft, dramatic play and more followed by a story and rhymes.  Parents/caregivers will also be introduced to some of the many resources available to them to assist in the raising of their toddlers and have an opportunity to meet new friends in an educational and creative environment.

A resource professional from the community will be available on two of the Mondays during these sessions to discuss parenting questions and concerns.  Topics will include child development, nutrition, immunization and more.  Do not miss the opportunity to consult with experts on a no-fee basis while your child enjoys a wonderful play experience.  Families are encouraged to attend each week to obtain the full benefits of this multi-week session.

The Family Place is a national initiative of Americans for Libraries Council and Middle Country Library.  The Family Place of Connecticut is made possible through the generous support of the Katharine Matthies Foundation.

NOTE: To register, please go to the first session in the series which is April 3rd, by using the dropdown menu above if needed.

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 1:00 PM GOOD IDEA! Presented by Science Snoopers (Ages 6-11) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE, CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

Children ages 6-11 are invited to this program all about inventions to be presented by Science Snoopers.
 

[REMINDER:]
       
Wednesday August 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_ 10:00 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Summer SESSIONS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through August 9th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is June 21st, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 11:00 AM CRAFTY KIDS (Ages 4-11): Summer Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Image courtesy of:  http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

Children ages 4-11 are invited to the library this Summer to get creative!  Each week until August 9th the library will continue to feature a different kid-friendly art/craft project.  All materials (and snacks!) will be provided and there is no fee to attend.  Each week's theme has yet to be determined.

NOTE: You will have to register for each session individually if attending more than one.

[REMINDER:]
       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Resume 'Right-ing' Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These sessions are held the first Wednesday of each month.  During these sessions, participants are welcome to either start from scratch or bring copies of their existing resumes, cover letters as well, for review and optimizing.  Often times a new resume can be created simply by making a number of subtle tweaks versus a whole new change.

Registration is not required!

Thursday August 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Summer 2017 (Replacing Toddler Time) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

    Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers 24-36 months old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time (replacing Toddler Time as the original name planned for Summer).  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is June 22nd, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sports Talk Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season.

These sessions are facilitated by radio talk show host, author and Major League Baseball Rules Consultant,
 Rich Marazzi. Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.

All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers.

No registration is necessary.

Friday August 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_new_blue 10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- SUMMER EDITION Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Ahead

Science, art & mathematics images are courtesy of http://www.flickr.com.  Technology image is courtesy of http://www.picserver.org.  Engineering image is courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a new weekly Friday morning program through August 11th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session which is June 23rd using the dropdown menu above if needed.

 

[REMINDER:]
Monday August 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Cookbook Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

(Books are better shared and so is food). The club will meet on the first Monday of every month.A different theme will be picked for each month. Participants will select a cookbook from the Library’s large collection to peruse and choose an enticing recipe.  They will then select one recipe to make and bring to the meeting for all to share. After eating, the group will rate the recipes and review the cookbooks. The theme for August is: Anything BBQ

If you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes, then this is the club for you!  The Library will provide beverages and all paper products and utensils.

EXPERIENCE A DELICIOUS WAY TO SOCIALIZE! 

       
Tuesday August 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Recycle Craft Class: Popcorn Mixes Using Leftover Spices and Herbs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

  This class is for ages 18 and over. Ansonia Animal Control Officer, Jeanie Roslonowski, returns to the Library to show participants how to make delicious popcorn mixes usin eftover spices and herbs.

All materials will be provided.

The class will also include information on conservation and animal issues. Registration is required!

 

 

       
Wednesday August 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_ 10:00 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Summer SESSIONS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through August 9th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is June 21st, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 11:00 AM CRAFTY KIDS (Ages 4-11): Summer Sessions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Image courtesy of:  http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

Children ages 4-11 are invited to the library this Summer to get creative!  Each week until August 9th the library will continue to feature a different kid-friendly art/craft project.  All materials (and snacks!) will be provided and there is no fee to attend.  Each week's theme has yet to be determined.

NOTE: You will have to register for each session individually if attending more than one.

[REMINDER:]
       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

Thursday August 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Summer 2017 (Replacing Toddler Time) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

    Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.
 

Toddlers 24-36 months old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time (replacing Toddler Time as the original name planned for Summer).  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is June 22nd, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sports Talk Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season.

These sessions are facilitated by radio talk show host, author and Major League Baseball Rules Consultant,
 Rich Marazzi. Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.

All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers.

No registration is necessary.

Friday August 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_new_blue 10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- SUMMER EDITION Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Ahead

Science, art & mathematics images are courtesy of http://www.flickr.com.  Technology image is courtesy of http://www.picserver.org.  Engineering image is courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a new weekly Friday morning program through August 11th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session which is June 23rd using the dropdown menu above if needed.

 

[REMINDER:]
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Wednesday August 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Tech Time: Bring Your Tech- Related Questions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These sessions are held every third Wednesday of the month @ 6:30 PM and every third Thursday of the month @ 10:00 AM.  A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. Whether you are having trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications, scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed.  No registration is needed.

Thursday August 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Tech Time: Bring Your Tech- Related Questions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These sessions are held every third Wednesday of the month @ 6:30 PM and every third Thursday of the month @ 10:00 AM.  A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. Whether you are having trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications, scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed.  No registration is needed.

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sports Talk Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season.

These sessions are facilitated by radio talk show host, author and Major League Baseball Rules Consultant,
 Rich Marazzi. Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.

All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers.

No registration is necessary.

Friday August 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM American Job Centers Career Coach: Job Search Assistance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Learn where to look for jobs, how to get the job you want, and how to search for jobs on the internet. These classes are free and open to the public.

Walk-ins are welcome on a first come first served basis.  Registration is requested!

       
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM American Job Centers Career Coach: Job Search Assistance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Learn where to look for jobs, how to get the job you want, and how to search for jobs on the internet. These classes are free and open to the public.

Walk-ins are welcome on a first come first served basis.  Registration is requested!

       
Monday August 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Homemade Body Scrub Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

This program is presented by herbalist daughter/historian mother duo Ehris Urban and Velya Janncz-Urban.

This interactive presentation will begin with a medicinal and historical overview of exfoliating treatments. Participants will choose which 8 ounce scrub they want to create.Either a cinnamon coffee which works well as a vasodilator, tightening and firming your skin, or a lemon sugar which is ideal for treating a dull complexion, aging skin,and pigmentation.

Space is limited and registration is required for his evening of fun, laughs, and pampering.

 

       
Wednesday August 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

Thursday August 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sports Talk Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season.

These sessions are facilitated by radio talk show host, author and Major League Baseball Rules Consultant,
 Rich Marazzi. Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.

All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers.

No registration is necessary.

Monday August 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM Water Color Painting Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Ages 18 and over are invited to enjoy this fun evening resulting in fabulous art!

Participants will go home with new friends, great memories, and a newly-created masterpiece that will show off your “inner-artist.”  No experience? No problem!

Local artist, Rich DiCarlo, from the Valley Arts Council, will guide you step-by-step on this creative journey as you learn the ins and outs of creating your own water color painting.  No previous artistic experience necessary—great for beginners or seasoned professionals.  It is promised to be a surprisingly easy and fun way to spend an evening!

Snacks will be provided.  Registration is required!

 

       
Tuesday August 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM A Look Back at the Flood of '55 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

This August marks the 62nd anniversary of one of Connecticut’s worst natural disasters. The Flood of ‘55 devastated much of the State, including the Naugatuck Valley, where it caused more than $40 million in damages. Lives and homes
were destroyed.

Library Local History Coordinator will discuss the causes of the flood, its impact on the Valley, and the changes it brought on flood control measures for the Naugatuck River.

Registration is requested.

 

       
Wednesday August 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Lunchtime Book Discussion: Lunch in Paris: A Love Story with Recipes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

  The selected title is the pleasurable memoir by Elizabeth Bard. In Paris for a week end, Bard sat down to lunch with a handsome Frenchman, and never went home again.  This is the chronicle of a young American woman caught up in two passionate love affairs – one with her new beau, and the other with French cuisine.  It is a great, light read that lovers of food and romance will relish.

Bring a sandwich and a friend to “chat and chew.” Dessert and beverages will be provided. Registration is requested.

 

 

       
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

Thursday August 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sports Talk Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season.

These sessions are facilitated by radio talk show host, author and Major League Baseball Rules Consultant,
 Rich Marazzi. Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.

All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers.

No registration is necessary.

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