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Friday October 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN 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 weekly Friday morning program through December 8th.  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.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room..

EVENT NOTE: Please be aware that this program is NOT the same as the STEAM/STEM program that we also have as this is a story time that incorporates STEAM/STEM programming.  Our regular STEAM/STEM program for ages 4-11 will be offered again during the autumn for anyone interested in that program.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 8th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

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

Both sessions will explain very useful tools that job seekers need today.  Social Networking has become one of the most popular ways of landing your next "big" job by creating useful connections on-line.  These connections make it easier to look for a job on-line through your created network. The class is 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: Using Social Networking Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Both sessions will explain very useful tools that job seekers need today.  Social Networking has become one of the most popular ways of landing your next "big" job by creating useful connections on-line.  These connections make it easier to look for a job on-line through your created network. The class is free and open to the public.

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

       
Saturday October 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM TURN IT UP! Music & Movement Program for Children (Ages 2-8) 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; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.

Children ages 2-8 are invited to join the fun during a music and movement program at Derby Public Library.  Sandi Schuchmann presents Turn it Up!, a highly interactive music program that will have everyone up and moving during this half-hour event.  It is suggested that participants wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.  There is no fee to attend.

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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM FALL FAMILY CELEBRATION (birth- age 11) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

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

Join the Derby Public Library Children's Department in celebrating autumn with a day of family fun for families with children ages birth to 11. The fun begins with the return of Turn It Up!, an interactive music and movement program geared for ages 2-8 (see separate event information and registration form above).  Also taking place are drop-in activities which require no registration from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. including pumpkin decorating, autumn-themed crafts, a library scavenger hunt, a raffle, contests, and snacks!

Monday October 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Autumn 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 several 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.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 11th using the pulldown menu above if necessary.

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Wednesday October 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM BABY STEPS: Autumn 2017 (birth-12 Months Old) 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. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December 8th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:30 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Autumn 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 December 6th 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 September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM The Guests on South Battery by Karen White Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

This novel set in historic Charlestown, South Carolina, combines the paranormal with history and romance.  Just when Melanie Trenholm is about to return to her real estate job after the birth of her twins, a phone call with no voice on the other end makes her fearful that the ghostly apparitions that have stayed silent for more than a year are about to invade her life again.  Then, on her first day back, a young woman, Jayne Smith, walks into the office to discuss selling a house that she has just inherited from someone she doesn’t know. Family mysteries and old secrets soon begin to resurface.

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 (ages 12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Young adults are invited to a variety of fun stuff every Wednesday. Choose from Nintendo Wii, Board Games, and Legos.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday October 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Autumn 2017 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 being held weekly through December 7th.  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 which is September 7th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

 

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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Maker Space's: Build a Better World Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Available resources include 3D design programs, 3D printer, 3D doodle pens, Legos and more!

Light refreshments will be provided.  Registration is requested!

       
Friday October 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN 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 weekly Friday morning program through December 8th.  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.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room..

EVENT NOTE: Please be aware that this program is NOT the same as the STEAM/STEM program that we also have as this is a story time that incorporates STEAM/STEM programming.  Our regular STEAM/STEM program for ages 4-11 will be offered again during the autumn for anyone interested in that program.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 8th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

[REMINDER:]
Monday October 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Autumn 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 several 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.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 11th using the pulldown menu above if necessary.

[REMINDER:]
 
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!

 

    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
Wednesday November 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM BABY STEPS: Autumn 2017 (birth-12 Months Old) 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. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December 8th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:30 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Autumn 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 December 6th 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 September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

[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 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM YA Wednesdays (ages 12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Just arrived - PS4!  Young adults are invited to a variety of fun stuff every Wednesday. Choose from Play Station 4, Nintendo Wii, Board Games, and Legos.

Light refreshments will be provided.

 
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 November 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Autumn 2017 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 being held weekly through December 7th.  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 which is September 7th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

 

[REMINDER:]
Friday November 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN 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 weekly Friday morning program through December 8th.  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.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room..

EVENT NOTE: Please be aware that this program is NOT the same as the STEAM/STEM program that we also have as this is a story time that incorporates STEAM/STEM programming.  Our regular STEAM/STEM program for ages 4-11 will be offered again during the autumn for anyone interested in that program.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 8th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

[REMINDER:]
 
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. The workshop is free and open to the public.

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

        There are many spaces available.
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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. The workshop is free and open to the public.

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

       
Saturday November 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM CHILDREN'S AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR VISIT (Ages 3-9) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE, CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

  Author/Illustrator Rich DiCarlo (Image courtesy of: http://www.journalinquirer.com)

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

The Derby Public Library will host an author visit and book signing featuring Richard DiCarlo reading his recently published children's picture book There's No Such Thing as Monsters.  Families with children ages 3-9 are invited to stop by the library to meet Mr. DiCarlo and hear a little background on the publication of his book which he also illustrated.  Light refreshments will be served along with an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the book.

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Monday November 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Autumn Sessions with KIDS' YOGA (Ages 2-5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

 20th Anniversary                   Yoga Image Courtesy of http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com 

NOTE: This special session of Family Place will be held jointly with one of our children's yoga programs the library has previously offered, Yogawees for ages 2-5 (See separate description below).  Registration is required for yoga just like for Family Place and may be done under the first session for Family Place as indicated below as well.     

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 (except for yoga session) .  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 several 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.

Yogawees Program Information

Children ages 2-5 are welcome to participate in Yogawees which incorporates basic Yoga into a fun, themed program taking the children on a trip to outer space during these 45-minute programs presented by Kathy Trusdell.  It is suggested that the children wear comfortable clothing for the class.  See you there!!

 

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 11th using the pulldown menu above if necessary.

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Cookbook Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

The theme for November is Pumpkins: More Than Just for Pies.

EXPERIENCE A DELICIOUS WAY TO SOCIALIZE! 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.

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.

Registration is required!

       
Wednesday November 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM BABY STEPS: Autumn 2017 (birth-12 Months Old) 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. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December 8th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:30 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Autumn 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 December 6th 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 September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

[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 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM YA Wednesdays (ages 12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Just arrived - PS4!  Young adults are invited to a variety of fun stuff every Wednesday. Choose from Play Station 4, Nintendo Wii, Board Games, and Legos.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday November 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Autumn 2017 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 being held weekly through December 7th.  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 which is September 7th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

 

[REMINDER:]
Friday November 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN 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 weekly Friday morning program through December 8th.  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.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room..

EVENT NOTE: Please be aware that this program is NOT the same as the STEAM/STEM program that we also have as this is a story time that incorporates STEAM/STEM programming.  Our regular STEAM/STEM program for ages 4-11 will be offered again during the autumn for anyone interested in that program.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 8th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

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Monday November 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM TUMBLETRAIN MOBILE GYMNASTICS (Ages 18-30 months) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

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

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

The Derby Public Library will offer two gymnastics classes.  This unique gymnastics program is presented by Tumbletrain Mobile Gymnastics (http://www.tumbletraingymnastics.com) with the first class taking place at 10:00 AM for toddlers 18-30 months followed by a 10:45 AM class geared for children 2-1/2- 3-1/2 yrs. old.  During each half-hour class, children will be instructed on use of age appropriate gymnastics equipment including balance beam, bars, floor mats, incline mats, and more.  There is no fee to attend, but class size is limited.

NOTE: Please be sure that if you are registering more than one child in more than one age group, each is registered for the session corresponding to their age.

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misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM TUMBLETRAIN MOBILE GYMNASTICS (Ages 2 1/2-3 1/2 years) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

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

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

The Derby Public Library will offer two gymnastics classes.  This unique gymnastics program is presented by Tumbletrain Mobile Gymnastics (http://www.tumbletraingymnastics.com) with the first class taking place at 10:00 AM for toddlers 18-30 months followed by a 10:45 AM class geared for children 2-1/2- 3-1/2 yrs. old.  During each half-hour class, children will be instructed on use of age appropriate gymnastics equipment including balance beam, bars, floor mats, incline mats, and more.  There is no fee to attend, but class size is limited.

NOTE: Please be sure that if you are registering more than one child in more than one age group, each is registered for the session corresponding to their age.

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misc_none 6:30 PM Cooking Demo: Freezer Friendly Appetizers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

This class is for ages 18 and over. Just in time for holiday entertaining, Stacey Ference of Savour Catering, will show participants how to make delicious appetizers that you can make ahead of time and freeze, allowing you more time to spend with your guests.

There will be samples of all demonstrated foods. Registration is required!

   
Tuesday November 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AFTER-SCHOOL CRAFT (Ages 5-11) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

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

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

The Derby Public Library holds an after-school Crafty Kids program taking place on one Tuesday of each month.  The program is open to kids ages 5-11 and offers an opportunity to explore their creativity with art and craft projects. There is no fee to attend and materials will be supplied.  Snacks will also be provided.  The theme this month is for Thanksgiving.

 

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misc_none 6:30 PM This is Charlton Comics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

    Join us for a presentation by producers of the upcoming feature length documentary about Derby’s Charlton Comics entitled “Charlton Comics: The Movie”).

Keith Larson and Jackie Zbuska will discuss the production of the movie, show some footage from the film and talk about the history of Charlton and recent resurrection of the comic’s brand under the mantle of Charlton Neo Media.

Founded by John Santangelo, Sr. and Ed Levy, Division Street, Derby was home to Charlton Comics from 1945 to 1986,  controlling all areas of its publishing, from editorial to printing.  The company has become legendary in the comic industry.  Unknown to most is the long list of renowned comic book talent that once worked for Charlton, including Steve Ditko who went on to co-create Spider-Man and Dick Giordiano who became an executive at DC Comics.

All are invited to come, share their memories, and get a sneak preview of this new Derby documentary.  Registration is requested.

 

       
Wednesday November 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM BABY STEPS: Autumn 2017 (birth-12 Months Old) 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. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December 8th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

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misc_none 10:30 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Autumn 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 December 6th 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 September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

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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 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM YA Wednesdays (ages 12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Just arrived - PS4!  Young adults are invited to a variety of fun stuff every Wednesday. Choose from Play Station 4, Nintendo Wii, Board Games, and Legos.

Light refreshments will be provided.

 
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 November 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Autumn 2017 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 being held weekly through December 7th.  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 which is September 7th, using the pull-down 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.

Friday November 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN 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 weekly Friday morning program through December 8th.  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.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room..

EVENT NOTE: Please be aware that this program is NOT the same as the STEAM/STEM program that we also have as this is a story time that incorporates STEAM/STEM programming.  Our regular STEAM/STEM program for ages 4-11 will be offered again during the autumn for anyone interested in that program.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 8th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

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Monday November 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Autumn 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 several 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.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 11th using the pulldown menu above if necessary.

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Wednesday November 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM BABY STEPS: Autumn 2017 (birth-12 Months Old) 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. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December 8th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:30 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Autumn 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 December 6th 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 September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

[REMINDER:]
Thursday November 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Autumn 2017 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 being held weekly through December 7th.  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 which is September 7th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

 

[REMINDER:]
Friday November 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN 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 weekly Friday morning program through December 8th.  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.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room..

EVENT NOTE: Please be aware that this program is NOT the same as the STEAM/STEM program that we also have as this is a story time that incorporates STEAM/STEM programming.  Our regular STEAM/STEM program for ages 4-11 will be offered again during the autumn for anyone interested in that program.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 8th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

[REMINDER:]
Wednesday November 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM BABY STEPS: Autumn 2017 (birth-12 Months Old) 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. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December 8th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:30 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Autumn 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 December 6th 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 September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 12:30 PM Special Holiday Lunchtime Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

The selected title is Winter Storms by Elin Hilderbrand.

The Quinn family is once again gathering on Nantucket Island for the holidays. This  year promises to be a celebration unlike any other as they prepare to host a wedding. But as the special day approaches, a historic once-in-a-century blizzard bears down on the Island, threatening to keep the family away from the place and the people they love most. This story of a family working through the tragedies of loss, love, divorce, and addiction sends the heartwarming message that you can always go home again.

Bring a sandwich and a friend to “chat and chew.” Dessert and beverages will be provided. Multiple copies are available at the main circulation desk.  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 (ages 12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Just arrived - PS4!  Young adults are invited to a variety of fun stuff every Wednesday. Choose from Play Station 4, Nintendo Wii, Board Games, and Legos.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday November 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Autumn 2017 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 being held weekly through December 7th.  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 which is September 7th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Maker Space's: Build a Better World Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Available resources include 3D design programs, 3D printer, 3D doodle pens, Legos and more!

Light refreshments will be provided.  Registration is requested!

       
Friday December 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN 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 weekly Friday morning program through December 8th.  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.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room..

EVENT NOTE: Please be aware that this program is NOT the same as the STEAM/STEM program that we also have as this is a story time that incorporates STEAM/STEM programming.  Our regular STEAM/STEM program for ages 4-11 will be offered again during the autumn for anyone interested in that program.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 8th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

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Saturday December 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM CHILDREN'S AUTHOR VISIT: No Peanuts for Santa by Tarra Kiamos (Ages 3-7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE, CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Image courtesy of http://momversusfoodallergy.com      Author Tarra Kiamos (Image courtesy of http://www.thehour.com)

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

Join us in welcoming back children’s author and Seymour resident Tarra Kiamos with her book, No Peanuts for Santa, inspired by her own experience with her daughter’s food allergies.  Families with children ages 3-7 are invited to attend this holiday-themed author meet-and-greet, followed by a craft project. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
 

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Monday December 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM TUMBLETRAIN MOBILE GYMNASTICS (Ages 18-30 months) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

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

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

The Derby Public Library will offer two gymnastics classes.  This unique gymnastics program is presented by Tumbletrain Mobile Gymnastics (http://www.tumbletraingymnastics.com) with the first class taking place at 10:00 AM for toddlers 18-30 months followed by a 10:45 AM class geared for children 2-1/2- 3-1/2 yrs. old.  During each half-hour class, children will be instructed on use of age appropriate gymnastics equipment including balance beam, bars, floor mats, incline mats, and more.  There is no fee to attend, but class size is limited.

NOTE: Please be sure that if you are registering more than one child in more than one age group, each is registered for the session corresponding to their age.  To register, please check back after November 13th for an online registration form; you may also see if there is space in the November 13th session for now.

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM TUMBLETRAIN MOBILE GYMNASTICS (Ages 2 1/2-3 1/2 years) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

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

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

The Derby Public Library will offer two gymnastics classes.  This unique gymnastics program is presented by Tumbletrain Mobile Gymnastics (http://www.tumbletraingymnastics.com) with the first class taking place at 10:00 AM for toddlers 18-30 months followed by a 10:45 AM class geared for children 2-1/2- 3-1/2 yrs. old.  During each half-hour class, children will be instructed on use of age appropriate gymnastics equipment including balance beam, bars, floor mats, incline mats, and more.  There is no fee to attend, but class size is limited.

NOTE: Please be sure that if you are registering more than one child in more than one age group, each is registered for the session corresponding to their age.  To register, please check back after November 13th for an online registration form; you may also see if there is space in the November 13th session for now.

[REMINDER:]
 
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!

 

   
Wednesday December 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM BABY STEPS: Autumn 2017 (birth-12 Months Old) 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. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December 8th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

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misc_none 10:30 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Autumn 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 December 6th 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 September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

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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 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM YA Wednesdays (ages 12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Just arrived - PS4!  Young adults are invited to a variety of fun stuff every Wednesday. Choose from Play Station 4, Nintendo Wii, Board Games, and Legos.

Light refreshments will be provided.

 
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!

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misc_none 10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Autumn 2017 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 being held weekly through December 7th.  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 which is September 7th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

 

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Friday December 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN 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 weekly Friday morning program through December 8th.  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.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room..

EVENT NOTE: Please be aware that this program is NOT the same as the STEAM/STEM program that we also have as this is a story time that incorporates STEAM/STEM programming.  Our regular STEAM/STEM program for ages 4-11 will be offered again during the autumn for anyone interested in that program.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 8th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

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Monday December 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Autumn 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 several 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.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 11th using the pulldown menu above if necessary.

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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  7:30 PM Annual Holiday Open House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

The entertainment begins when our very own staff member  moves from the computer keyboard to the musical keyboard to play some favorite holiday melodies:

Marc Weissman @ 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM.

In what has become a holiday tradition, the evening festivities will include a visit from Victorian garbed Carolers who will fill the cold winter air with the warm sounds of the season, bringing holiday cheer to young and old alike. They will greet visitors as they enter the main lobby, inviting all to sing-along:

The Connecticut Yuletide Carolers @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cookies and punch will be available throughout the day. There will also be free holiday-themed basket raffles. As usual, our beautiful historic building will be decked, inside and out, in all its holiday glory. Everyone is invited to take part in this special day.

Tuesday December 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AFTER-SCHOOL CRAFT (Ages 5-11) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

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

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

The Derby Public Library holds an after-school Crafty Kids program taking place on one Tuesday of each month.  The program is open to kids ages 5-11 and offers an opportunity to explore their creativity with art and craft projects. There is no fee to attend and materials will be supplied.  Snacks will also be provided.  The theme this month is for the holidays/Christmas.

 

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misc_none 6:30 PM Yesterday's Headlines (Local History Program) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

This program is presented by Rob Novak, Jr., Local Historian. Rob has specialized in presenting local history in fun,
interactive formats for both general and specialized audiences for more than twenty years.

Participants will be taken back to 1917, 1942, and 1967 to see what  was happening locally 100, 75, and 50 years ago in the Valley.

Rob is past director of the Derby Historical Society and the City of Shelton’s Municipal Historian. In addition, he has  authored four books thru Arcadia Publications and has been a popular historical columnist.

Registration is requested!

       
Wednesday December 13, 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 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM YA Wednesdays (ages 12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Just arrived - PS4!  Young adults are invited to a variety of fun stuff every Wednesday. Choose from Play Station 4, Nintendo Wii, Board Games, and Legos.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Friday December 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM American Job Centers Career Coach: Create a Great Resume Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Participants must attend a full session.

The class is free and open to the public. Registration is requested but walk-ins are welcome on a first come first served basis.

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

Participants must attend a full session.

The class is free and open to the public. Registration is requested but walk-ins are welcome on a first come first served basis.

       
Monday December 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Autumn 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 several 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.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 11th using the pulldown menu above if necessary.

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Tuesday December 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Holiday Triple Play: Movie, Pizza, Baker Space Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Young adults ages 12 to 17 are invited.  Movie and pizza need no explanation and the “BakerSpace” is your chance to decorate and eat some holiday treats!

All materials will be provided.  Registration is requested.

       
Wednesday December 20, 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 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM YA Wednesdays (ages 12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Just arrived - PS4!  Young adults are invited to a variety of fun stuff every Wednesday. Choose from Play Station 4, Nintendo Wii, Board Games, and Legos.

Light refreshments will be provided.

 
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.

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Thursday December 21, 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.

Wednesday December 27, 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 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM YA Wednesdays (ages 12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Just arrived - PS4!  Young adults are invited to a variety of fun stuff every Wednesday. Choose from Play Station 4, Nintendo Wii, Board Games, and Legos.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday December 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Maker Space's: Build a Better World Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Available resources include 3D design programs, 3D printer, 3D doodle pens, Legos and more!

Light refreshments will be provided.  Registration is requested!

       
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