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Monday April 20, 2015 -  Monday June 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Derby Public Library Annual Scholarship Prize Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Derby Public Library is now accepting submissions for its Annual Scholarship Prize of $500.  It is open to all high school seniors living in Derby who are planning to further their education, regardless of where they go to school.  The Library Board of Directors will choose the winner based on an essay explaining the role of libraries in their life.  The award will be presented at the Library Board of Directors meeting on June 17.  In addition to the monetary prize, the winner’s name will be added to the Scholarship Prize Plaque located in the Young Adult Department.

High School Seniors may submit their entry directly to the Library Director now through June 1.

Monday April 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Annual Spring Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Choose from adult and children's fiction and non-fiction, paperbacks, magazines, videos, and audio materials.  Fill a bag for $5.00 (bags will be provided).  Book sale continues on Tuesday, April 21, 10AM - 7PM.

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Chess Club (for ages 12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Chess is held every monday evening, excluding holidays. All skill levels are welcome.  Participants will learn how the game is played as well as defensive/offensive strategies.  Mr. Julio Maldonado provides superb expertise from a life-long love for the game.

Registration is requested.

       
Tuesday April 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Annual Spring Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Choose from adult and children's fiction and non-fiction, paperbacks, magazines, videos, and audio materials.  Fill a bag for $5.00 (bags will be provided).

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Local History Information Session - Lincoln's Assassination Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

April's topic will cover Lincoln's Assassination.  Now along with offering research assistance, the Library’s Local History coordinator wil also be available on monthly highlighted local history topics. Visitors will also be invited to browse through PastPerfect, a software program that enables users to search the Library’s progressively updated local history database. Assistance will also be available for research on topics such as genealogy, prominent local figures, major area events, and more.

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM TWEEN TUESDAYS (Ages 10-12) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- 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.

The Tween Tuesdays program for 10-12-year-olds continues at the Derby Public Library where tweens will have an opportunity to use their creative talents with craft projects. All materials will be supplied and there is no fee to attend.

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Wednesday April 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM BABY & ME Spring 2015 (birth-12 Months Old) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

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.

Infants birth-12 months old along with a caregiver are invited to this lapsit program which introduces our youngest patrons to the library and books through simple songs and rhymes, movement, board books, and interaction with their caregiver. Following the program, a play time will be held which gives babies and their caretakers an opportunity to socialize.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in April using the pulldown menu if needed above.

 

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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Local History Information Session - Lincoln's Assassination Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

April's topic will cover Lincoln's Assassination.  Now along with offering research assistance, the Library’s Local History coordinator wil also be available on monthly highlighted local history topics. Visitors will also be invited to browse through PastPerfect, a software program that enables users to search the Library’s progressively updated local history database. Assistance will also be available for research on topics such as genealogy, prominent local figures, major area events, and more.

 
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   
   

The Library will continue its weekly showing of newly released DVDs. Light snacks will be provided.         Registration is required.

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

Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will all be available--you choose.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is requested.

       
Thursday April 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM TODDLER TIME- Ages 1 & 2: Spring 2015 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

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 ages 1-2 years old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time. Finger plays, songs, movement, stories, rhymes, and a simple craft will be included in this half-hour program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in April using the dropdown menu above if needed.

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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sports Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Sports Talk begins its tenth season.  These informal sessions will be held every Thursday morning throughout the baseball season.  They will again be 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 through veterans, are invited to join Rich and his group of Silver Sluggers.

No registration is necessary. 

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Friday April 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM PRESCHOOL STORYTIME for Ages 3-5: Spring 2015 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

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.

Preschool Story Time for 3-5-year-olds includes stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and movement in addition to a craft each week.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room area.

NOTE: In order to register, please use the dropdown menu above if needed and go to the first session in April.

 

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Monday April 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Cooking Demo: Springtime Soups Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Participants will be shown how to use spring's lighter and fresher flavors to make potato and leek, cream of asparagus, and gazpacho soup.  There will be samples of all demonstrated foods.

Registration is required!

    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Chess Club (for ages 12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Chess is held every monday evening, excluding holidays. All skill levels are welcome.  Participants will learn how the game is played as well as defensive/offensive strategies.  Mr. Julio Maldonado provides superb expertise from a life-long love for the game.

Registration is requested.

       
Tuesday April 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Local History Information Session - Lincoln's Assassination Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

April's topic will cover Lincoln's Assassination.  Now along with offering research assistance, the Library’s Local History coordinator wil also be available on monthly highlighted local history topics. Visitors will also be invited to browse through PastPerfect, a software program that enables users to search the Library’s progressively updated local history database. Assistance will also be available for research on topics such as genealogy, prominent local figures, major area events, and more.

       
Wednesday April 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM BABY & ME Spring 2015 (birth-12 Months Old) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

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.

Infants birth-12 months old along with a caregiver are invited to this lapsit program which introduces our youngest patrons to the library and books through simple songs and rhymes, movement, board books, and interaction with their caregiver. Following the program, a play time will be held which gives babies and their caretakers an opportunity to socialize.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in April using the pulldown menu if needed above.

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Local History Information Session - Lincoln's Assassination Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

April's topic will cover Lincoln's Assassination.  Now along with offering research assistance, the Library’s Local History coordinator wil also be available on monthly highlighted local history topics. Visitors will also be invited to browse through PastPerfect, a software program that enables users to search the Library’s progressively updated local history database. Assistance will also be available for research on topics such as genealogy, prominent local figures, major area events, and more.

 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Lunchtime Book Discussion: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

This enchanting novel by Gabrielle Zevin is about A.J. Fikry, the cantankerous owner of Island Books near Hyannis, MA.  His wife has died, sales are down, and he is slowly isolating himself from the community.  Then a mysterious package arrives that gives him the opportunity to see everything anew and change his life.  This tale of transformation and second chances reminds us why we read.

Multiple copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.  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   
   

The Library will continue its weekly showing of newly released DVDs. Light snacks will be provided.         Registration is required.

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

Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will all be available--you choose.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is requested.

       
Thursday April 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM TODDLER TIME- Ages 1 & 2: Spring 2015 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

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 ages 1-2 years old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time. Finger plays, songs, movement, stories, rhymes, and a simple craft will be included in this half-hour program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in April using the dropdown menu above if needed.

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sports Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Sports Talk begins its tenth season.  These informal sessions will be held every Thursday morning throughout the baseball season.  They will again be 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 through veterans, are invited to join Rich and his group of Silver Sluggers.

No registration is necessary. 

Friday May 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM PRESCHOOL STORYTIME for Ages 3-5: Spring 2015 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

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.

Preschool Story Time for 3-5-year-olds includes stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and movement in addition to a craft each week.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room area.

NOTE: In order to register, please use the dropdown menu above if needed and go to the first session in April.

 

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Saturday May 2, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 10:00 AM  -  11:20 AM READ to PAYSON (Ages 5-11) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- 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.

Janet Sabovik and her therapy dog Payson are part of the lineup of events at the Derby Public Library. Children ages 5-11 are invited to share a book with Payson during this interactive reading program.

Each child will be given a 10-15 minute time slot to read to Payson. Payson, an Australian Shepherd, is a rescue dog who was found roaming the streets of Kentucky. She and Janet are registered with Therapy Dogs, Inc. and volunteer throughout the community. Janet and Payson are also currently volunteering at several universities in the area as part of their distress workshops for college students.

This is a great opportunity for beginner or reluctant readers as well as experienced readers to build confidence, enhance their reading skills achieved during the school year, and encourage a love of reading. Participants are encouraged to stop by the Children’s Room to select a book with Payson’s “paw of approval” to share with her for the program.

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        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 11:00 AM AMERICAN GIRL-THEMED PROGRAM (Ages 7-11) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- 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.

The Derby Public Library will offer a series of American Girl-themed programs for ages 7-11.  In celebration of Grace, the 2015 American Girl of the Year, this program will feature activities that coincide with her passion for baking.  We will be decorating sweet treats and creating a bakery box/bag to package these culinary masterpieces along with some book talk about Grace.

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rec_legoguy 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM LEGO TIME (Ages 4-11) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

There is no registration required for this program. Just come on down.

The Derby Public Library invites children ages 4-11 to use their creative talents and stir their imaginations during Lego Time. All levels of building skills are welcome to come by for the introduction of this drop-in program which will take place twice a month. There is no fee to attend and all building materials will be provided. The masterpieces will remain on display in the Children’s Room for every one to admire!

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Monday May 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kids 10:00 AM Play, Learn, Create! (Ages 3-5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- 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.  Also, since each separate weekly session of this program is part of a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

The Derby Public Library introduces Play, Learn, Create! beginning Monday, May 4 and running through June 1.  This learning center-based program is open to preschoolers ages 3-5 offering an opportunity to enhance social and school readiness skills through activities focusing in the areas of art, literacy and language, number concepts, dramatic play, blocks, puzzles/games, and music and movement.  Each week will consist of different learning centers to give preschoolers the benefit of exploring a variety of areas of interest all fostering their developmental skills.

This program is designed for a preschooler to attend independently while a parent/caregiver remains in the Children’s Room for the length of the program.
 

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

Everyone is invited to the Derby Public Library Annual Spring Open House.  Information on all Library services and events, including summer programs, will be available.  Cookies and punch will be on hand throughout the day.  There will also be two free Spring-themed basket raffles.

The festivities will end with The Music of Johnny Mercer presented by Patty Carver at 6:30 PM.  Please register on EventKeeper for this portion of the festivities.

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Chess Club (for ages 12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Chess is held every monday evening, excluding holidays. All skill levels are welcome.  Participants will learn how the game is played as well as defensive/offensive strategies.  Mr. Julio Maldonado provides superb expertise from a life-long love for the game.

Registration is requested.

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM The Music of Johnny Mercer presented by Patty Carver Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Johnny Mercer was a legendary American composer, lyricist and singer with a career that spanned over 40 years.  He won 2 Academy Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards, 2 ASCAP Awards, and a Grammy.  Many of his songs are now a part of the American Songbook and will continue to delight audiences for generations to come.  Singer, actress, and musical writer, Patty Carver, always  popular at the Library, will sing some of Mercer’s greatest hits and share nostalgic stories about his colorful life, his lyrics and his career.  Songs will include:  Lazy Bones, Jeepers Creepers, Goody Goody, Too Marvelous, Dream, Moon River, The Days of Wine and Roses, and more.

So Accentuate the Positive and come to this cabaret style program, sure to bring a smile and lots of happy musical memories.  Registration is requested. 

       
Tuesday May 5, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_gift 3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM MOTHER'S DAY CRAFT (K-4th Grade) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- 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.

A Mother’s Day craft program will take place for children in kindergarten through 4th grade. Get creative and design a card for mom along with a special surprise for Mother’s Day.  All materials will be supplied and there is no fee to attend.

 

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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Local History Information Session - Navigating PastPerfect Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Explore this software program that enables users to search the Library's porgressively updated local history database.  Assistance will also be available for research on topics such as genealogy, prominent local figures, major area events, and more.

Wednesday May 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM BABY & ME Spring 2015 (birth-12 Months Old) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

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.

Infants birth-12 months old along with a caregiver are invited to this lapsit program which introduces our youngest patrons to the library and books through simple songs and rhymes, movement, board books, and interaction with their caregiver. Following the program, a play time will be held which gives babies and their caretakers an opportunity to socialize.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in April using the pulldown menu if needed above.

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Local History Information Session - Navigating PastPerfect Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Explore this software program that enables users to search the Library's porgressively updated local history database.  Assistance will also be available for research on topics such as genealogy, prominent local figures, major area events, and more.

 
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 every Wednesday.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is requested. 

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

Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will all be available--you choose.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is requested.

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

This program is 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 May 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM TODDLER TIME- Ages 1 & 2: Spring 2015 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

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 ages 1-2 years old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time. Finger plays, songs, movement, stories, rhymes, and a simple craft will be included in this half-hour program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in April using the dropdown menu above if needed.

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sports Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These informal sessions will be held every Thursday morning throughout the baseball season.  They will again be 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 through veterans, are invited to join Rich and his group of Silver Sluggers.

No registration is necessary. 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Social Media Issues Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Young adults ages 12-17 and parents are invited to discuss current issues regarding social media.  Presented by Roger Mayers of Connecticut Public Safety Police, participants will gain understanding and learn to avoid pitfalls that negatively impact teens using social media.

Registration is requested.

Friday May 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM PRESCHOOL STORYTIME for Ages 3-5: Spring 2015 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

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.

Preschool Story Time for 3-5-year-olds includes stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and movement in addition to a craft each week.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room area.

NOTE: In order to register, please use the dropdown menu above if needed and go to the first session in April.

 

[REMINDER:]
Monday May 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kids 10:00 AM Play, Learn, Create! (Ages 3-5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- 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.  Also, since each separate weekly session of this program is part of a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

The Derby Public Library introduces Play, Learn, Create! beginning Monday, May 4 and running through June 1.  This learning center-based program is open to preschoolers ages 3-5 offering an opportunity to enhance social and school readiness skills through activities focusing in the areas of art, literacy and language, number concepts, dramatic play, blocks, puzzles/games, and music and movement.  Each week will consist of different learning centers to give preschoolers the benefit of exploring a variety of areas of interest all fostering their developmental skills.

This program is designed for a preschooler to attend independently while a parent/caregiver remains in the Children’s Room for the length of the program.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, you have to go to the first session in the series on May 4 using the pulldown menu if needed and do so there.
 

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Downton Abbey: Fashion and Social Change Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Susan Jerome, CollectionManager at the University of Rhode Island Historic Textile and Costume Collection, created this fun and innovative program as a result of the television phenomenon, Downton Abbey, set in the early 20th century.   The program will highlight the social, technological, and political changes of the time period and show how they influenced the fashion choices of the first five seasons.  Registration is requested.

       
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Chess Club (for ages 12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Chess is held every monday evening, excluding holidays. All skill levels are welcome.  Participants will learn how the game is played as well as defensive/offensive strategies.  Mr. Julio Maldonado provides superb expertise from a life-long love for the game.

Registration is requested.

Tuesday May 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  1:30 PM AARP Driver Safety Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

The cost is $15.00 for AARP members and $20.00 for non-members.  Cars have changed and so have traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel. This refresher course is designed for drivers fifty and over to brush up on their driving skills.  No written tests, no road tests, and no information will be given to the Department of Motor Vehicles.  Participants will learn how to drive more defensively and may save up to 10% on their present auto liability insurance.  Space is limited and registration is required.  Participants may bring a bag lunch.  Coffee and dessert will be provided.

       
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Local History Information Session - Navigating PastPerfect Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Explore this software program that enables users to search the Library's porgressively updated local history database.  Assistance will also be available for research on topics such as genealogy, prominent local figures, major area events, and more.

 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM PAJAMA STORY TIME (ages 3-7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- 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.

Families are welcome to attend Pajama Story Time.  Children ages 3-7 may wear their pajamas and bring along their favorite bedtime buddy or blanket to listen to stories, sing songs, and enjoy a bedtime snack.

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Wednesday May 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM BABY & ME Spring 2015 (birth-12 Months Old) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

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.

Infants birth-12 months old along with a caregiver are invited to this lapsit program which introduces our youngest patrons to the library and books through simple songs and rhymes, movement, board books, and interaction with their caregiver. Following the program, a play time will be held which gives babies and their caretakers an opportunity to socialize.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in April using the pulldown menu if needed above.

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Local History Information Session - Navigating PastPerfect Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Explore this software program that enables users to search the Library's porgressively updated local history database.  Assistance will also be available for research on topics such as genealogy, prominent local figures, major area events, and more.

 
anim_sheep 11:00 AM SCIENCE SNOOPERS Presents: Ewe & I (Ages 3-6) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- 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.

Science Snoopers presents Ewe and I.  Children ages 3-6 will take an imaginary trip to the “baa-baa” shop and learn about what happens to fleece after shearing.

The Science Snoopers series is designed to introduce children to the natural world around them offering them an opportunity to explore the simplicity and complexity of science.  The class includes a short talk enhanced with hands-on material, props, an experiment, and a short story related to the theme followed by an art project.

 

[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 every Wednesday.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is requested. 

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

Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will all be available--you choose.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is requested.

Thursday May 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM TODDLER TIME- Ages 1 & 2: Spring 2015 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

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 ages 1-2 years old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time. Finger plays, songs, movement, stories, rhymes, and a simple craft will be included in this half-hour program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in April using the dropdown menu above if needed.

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sports Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These informal sessions will be held every Thursday morning throughout the baseball season.  They will again be 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 through veterans, are invited to join Rich and his group of Silver Sluggers.

No registration is necessary. 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Watercolor Workshop (for ages 12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

This two-session workshop will be led by Valley Arts Council Member Rich DiCarlo.  All materials will be provided.  Registration is requested.

Friday May 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM PRESCHOOL STORYTIME for Ages 3-5: Spring 2015 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

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.

Preschool Story Time for 3-5-year-olds includes stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and movement in addition to a craft each week.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room area.

NOTE: In order to register, please use the dropdown menu above if needed and go to the first session in April.

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM American Job Search Career Coach: Create a Great Resume Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Please plan on attending a full session. You will learn how to create a great resume to help you land the job you want! The workshop is free and open to the public. The American Job Search Career Coach is operated by Career Resources.

Registration is requested but walk-ins will be welcomed on a first come first served basis.

 

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

Please plan on attending a full session. You will learn how to create a great resume to help you land the job you want! The workshop is free and open to the public. The American Job Search Career Coach is operated by Career Resources.

Registration is requested but walk-ins will be welcomed on a first come first served basis.

 

       
Monday May 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kids 10:00 AM Play, Learn, Create! (Ages 3-5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- 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.  Also, since each separate weekly session of this program is part of a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

The Derby Public Library introduces Play, Learn, Create! beginning Monday, May 4 and running through June 1.  This learning center-based program is open to preschoolers ages 3-5 offering an opportunity to enhance social and school readiness skills through activities focusing in the areas of art, literacy and language, number concepts, dramatic play, blocks, puzzles/games, and music and movement.  Each week will consist of different learning centers to give preschoolers the benefit of exploring a variety of areas of interest all fostering their developmental skills.

This program is designed for a preschooler to attend independently while a parent/caregiver remains in the Children’s Room for the length of the program.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, you have to go to the first session in the series on May 4 using the pulldown menu if needed and do so there.
 

[REMINDER:]
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Hands-On Cupcake Decorating Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

For ages 18 and over.  Maria Bruscino Sanchez, owner of Sweet Maria's Bakery in Waterbury, will demonstrate decorating techniques.  Then each participant will get two cupcakes to decorate and take home.  Cupcakes,frosting, and toppings will be provided.

Registration is required.

   
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Chess Club (for ages 12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Chess is held every monday evening, excluding holidays. All skill levels are welcome.  Participants will learn how the game is played as well as defensive/offensive strategies.  Mr. Julio Maldonado provides superb expertise from a life-long love for the game.

Registration is requested.

Tuesday May 19, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO TIME (Ages 4-11) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

There is no registration required for this program. Just come on down.

The Derby Public Library invites children ages 4-11 to use their creative talents and stir their imaginations during Lego Time. All levels of building skills are welcome to come by for the introduction of this drop-in program which will take place twice a month. There is no fee to attend and all building materials will be provided. The masterpieces will remain on display in the Children’s Room for every one to admire!

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Local History Information Session - Navigating PastPerfect Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Explore this software program that enables users to search the Library's porgressively updated local history database.  Assistance will also be available for research on topics such as genealogy, prominent local figures, major area events, and more.

Wednesday May 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM BABY & ME Spring 2015 (birth-12 Months Old) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

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.

Infants birth-12 months old along with a caregiver are invited to this lapsit program which introduces our youngest patrons to the library and books through simple songs and rhymes, movement, board books, and interaction with their caregiver. Following the program, a play time will be held which gives babies and their caretakers an opportunity to socialize.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in April using the pulldown menu if needed above.

 

[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 every Wednesday.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is requested. 

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

Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will all be available--you choose.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is requested.

 
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   
   

This program is held every third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM .  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 May 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM TODDLER TIME- Ages 1 & 2: Spring 2015 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

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 ages 1-2 years old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time. Finger plays, songs, movement, stories, rhymes, and a simple craft will be included in this half-hour program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in April using the dropdown 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   
   

This program is held every third Thursday of the month.  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 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These informal sessions will be held every Thursday morning throughout the baseball season.  They will again be 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 through veterans, are invited to join Rich and his group of Silver Sluggers.

No registration is necessary. 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Watercolor Workshop (for ages 12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

This two-session workshop will be led by Valley Arts Council Member Rich DiCarlo.  All materials will be provided.  Registration is requested.

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Friday May 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM PRESCHOOL STORYTIME for Ages 3-5: Spring 2015 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

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.

Preschool Story Time for 3-5-year-olds includes stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and movement in addition to a craft each week.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room area.

NOTE: In order to register, please use the dropdown menu above if needed and go to the first session in April.

 

[REMINDER:]
Tuesday May 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Local History Information Session - Navigating PastPerfect Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Explore this software program that enables users to search the Library's porgressively updated local history database.  Assistance will also be available for research on topics such as genealogy, prominent local figures, major area events, and more.

Wednesday May 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM BABY & ME Spring 2015 (birth-12 Months Old) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

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.

Infants birth-12 months old along with a caregiver are invited to this lapsit program which introduces our youngest patrons to the library and books through simple songs and rhymes, movement, board books, and interaction with their caregiver. Following the program, a play time will be held which gives babies and their caretakers an opportunity to socialize.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in April using the pulldown menu if needed above.

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Local History Information Session - Navigating PastPerfect Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Explore this software program that enables users to search the Library's porgressively updated local history database.  Assistance will also be available for research on topics such as genealogy, prominent local figures, major area events, and more.

 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Lunchtime Book Discussion: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Trying to make sense of the horrors of WWII, Death relates the story of Liesel, a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors. Multiple copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.  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 every Wednesday.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is requested. 

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

Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will all be available--you choose.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is requested.

Thursday May 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM TODDLER TIME- Ages 1 & 2: Spring 2015 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

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 ages 1-2 years old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time. Finger plays, songs, movement, stories, rhymes, and a simple craft will be included in this half-hour program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in April using the dropdown menu above if needed.

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sports Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These informal sessions will be held every Thursday morning throughout the baseball season.  They will again be 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 through veterans, are invited to join Rich and his group of Silver Sluggers.

No registration is necessary. 

Friday May 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM PRESCHOOL STORYTIME for Ages 3-5: Spring 2015 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

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.

Preschool Story Time for 3-5-year-olds includes stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and movement in addition to a craft each week.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room area.

NOTE: In order to register, please use the dropdown menu above if needed and go to the first session in April.

 

[REMINDER:]
Monday June 1, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kids 10:00 AM Play, Learn, Create! (Ages 3-5) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- 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. 

The Derby Public Library introduces Play, Learn, Create! beginning Monday, May 4 and running through June 1.  This learning center-based program is open to preschoolers ages 3-5 offering an opportunity to enhance social and school readiness skills through activities focusing in the areas of art, literacy and language, number concepts, dramatic play, blocks, puzzles/games, and music and movement.  Each week will consist of different learning centers to give preschoolers the benefit of exploring a variety of areas of interest all fostering their developmental skills.

This program is designed for a preschooler to attend independently while a parent/caregiver remains in the Children’s Room for the length of the program.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, you have to go to the first session in the series on May 4 using the pulldown menu if needed and do so there.
 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Master's Table Community Meals Information Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Come and learn how you can help combat hunger in your community.

This non-profit Valley organization provides a safe and uplifting environment for the hungry, providing healthy nutritious meals to all in need.  Volunteer cooks plan and prepare the meals using donated food and funds.

Registration is requested.

       
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Chess Club (for ages 12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Chess is held every monday evening, excluding holidays. All skill levels are welcome.  Participants will learn how the game is played as well as defensive/offensive strategies.  Mr. Julio Maldonado provides superb expertise from a life-long love for the game.

Registration is requested.

Tuesday June 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Local History Information Session - Derby Graduates Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Reminisce about days gone by while viewing photographs and yearbooks of past Derby High School graduates.  Yearbooks going back to 1938 will be available.  Assistance will also be available for research on topics such as genealogy, prominent local figures, major area events, and more.

Wednesday June 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM BABY & ME Spring 2015 (birth-12 Months Old) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- 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.

Infants birth-12 months old along with a caregiver are invited to this lapsit program which introduces our youngest patrons to the library and books through simple songs and rhymes, movement, board books, and interaction with their caregiver. Following the program, a play time will be held which gives babies and their caretakers an opportunity to socialize.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in April using the pulldown menu if needed above.

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Local History Information Session - Derby Graduates Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Reminisce about days gone by while viewing photographs and yearbooks of past Derby High School graduates.  Yearbooks going back to 1938 will be available.  Assistance will also be available for research on topics such as genealogy, prominent local figures, major area events, and more.

 
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 every Wednesday.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is requested. 

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

Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will all be available--you choose.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is requested.

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

This program is 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 June 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM TODDLER TIME- Ages 1 & 2: Spring 2015 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- 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.

Toddlers ages 1-2 years old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time. Finger plays, songs, movement, stories, rhymes, and a simple craft will be included in this half-hour program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in April using the dropdown menu above if needed.

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sports Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These informal sessions will be held every Thursday morning throughout the baseball season.  They will again be 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 through veterans, are invited to join Rich and his group of Silver Sluggers.

No registration is necessary. 

Friday June 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM PRESCHOOL STORYTIME for Ages 3-5: Spring 2015 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- 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.

Preschool Story Time for 3-5-year-olds includes stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and movement in addition to a craft each week.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room area.

NOTE: In order to register, please use the dropdown menu above if needed and go to the first session in April.

 

[REMINDER:]
Saturday June 6, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 11:30 AM TEDDY BEAR PICNIC (Ages 3-7) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- 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.

Bring your lunch along with "teddy" and join the fun with stories, songs, and more during this outdoor program for ages 3-7.  Dessert will be provided.  Participants may also wish to bring a blanket for the picnic.  In the event of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors.

 

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rec_legoguy 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM LEGO TIME (Ages 4-11) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

There is no registration required for this program. Just come on down.

The Derby Public Library invites children ages 4-11 to use their creative talents and stir their imaginations during Lego Time. All levels of building skills are welcome to come by for the introduction of this drop-in program which will take place twice a month. There is no fee to attend and all building materials will be provided. The masterpieces will remain on display in the Children’s Room for every one to admire!

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Monday June 8, 2015 Go To Top
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   
   

The Derby Public Library welcomes back Rob Novak, Jr., Local Historian. Rob has specialized in presenting local history in fun, interactive formats for both general and specific audiences for more than twenty years.  He is past director of the Derby Historical Society and the City of Shelton’s Municipal Historian.  In addition, he has authored four books through Arcadia Publications, and has been a popular historical columnist. 

Participants will be taken back to 1915, 1940, and 1965 to see what was happening locally 100, 75, and 50 years ago in the Valley.  Registration is requested. 

       
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Chess Club (for ages 12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Chess is held every monday evening, excluding holidays. All skill levels are welcome.  Participants will learn how the game is played as well as defensive/offensive strategies.  Mr. Julio Maldonado provides superb expertise from a life-long love for the game.

Registration is requested.

Tuesday June 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Local History Information Session - Derby Graduates Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Reminisce about days gone by while viewing photographs and yearbooks of past Derby High School graduates.  Yearbooks going back to 1938 will be available.  Assistance will also be available for research on topics such as genealogy, prominent local figures, major area events, and more.

Wednesday June 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Local History Information Session - Derby Graduates Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Reminisce about days gone by while viewing photographs and yearbooks of past Derby High School graduates.  Yearbooks going back to 1938 will be available.  Assistance will also be available for research on topics such as genealogy, prominent local figures, major area events, and more.

 
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 every Wednesday.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is requested. 

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

Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will all be available--you choose.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is requested.

Thursday June 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sports Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These informal sessions will be held every Thursday morning throughout the baseball season.  They will again be 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 through veterans, are invited to join Rich and his group of Silver Sluggers.

No registration is necessary. 

Monday June 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM Cooking Demo: Cooking with Zest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

The class is for ages eighteen years and older.

Stacey Ference of Savour Catering will show participants how lemon can be used to create refreshing summer dishes.  Recipes will include lemonade, lemon vinaigrette, preserved lemons, lemon marinade, lemon chicken, lemon potatoes and lemon cake.  There will be samples of all demonstrated foods. 

 Registration is required. 

       
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Chess Club (for ages 12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Chess is held every monday evening, excluding holidays. All skill levels are welcome.  Participants will learn how the game is played as well as defensive/offensive strategies.  Mr. Julio Maldonado provides superb expertise from a life-long love for the game.

Registration is requested.

Tuesday June 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Local History Information Session - Derby Graduates Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Reminisce about days gone by while viewing photographs and yearbooks of past Derby High School graduates.  Yearbooks going back to 1938 will be available.  Assistance will also be available for research on topics such as genealogy, prominent local figures, major area events, and more.

Wednesday June 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Local History Information Session - Derby Graduates Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Reminisce about days gone by while viewing photographs and yearbooks of past Derby High School graduates.  Yearbooks going back to 1938 will be available.  Assistance will also be available for research on topics such as genealogy, prominent local figures, major area events, and more.

 
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 every Wednesday.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is requested. 

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

Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will all be available--you choose.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is requested.

 
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   
   

This program is held every third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM .  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 June 18, 2015 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   
   

This program is held every third Thursday of the month .  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 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These informal sessions will be held every Thursday morning throughout the baseball season.  They will again be 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 through veterans, are invited to join Rich and his group of Silver Sluggers.

No registration is necessary. 

Friday June 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM American Job Search 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. The workshop is free and open to the public. The American Job Search Career Coach is operated by Career Resources.

Registration is requested but walk-ins will be welcomed on a first come first served basis.

 

       
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Harcourt Wood Memorial Birthday Celebration Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

The Derby Public Library will commemorate the birthday of Holton Harcourt Wood, the young boy in whose memory the Library was built.  The Library will be decorated with flowers in compliance with Colonel H. Holton Wood’s request, which he made at the dedication of the Library in 1902.  At that time he asked that flowers be placed throughout the Library every year on the birth date of his son.  His request has been honored ever since.  Several years ago, the Library also added the tradition of commemorating this special day with a birthday cake.  This time honored tradition has become well know over the years, not only throughout the Valley, but well beyond.  It has been written about in the New York Times.  A memorial plaque in Harcourt’s memory is displayed at the front entrance of the Library.  The public is invited to visit throughout the day for cake and to learn more about the history of the Library. 

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM American Job Search 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. The workshop is free and open to the public. The American Job Search Career Coach is operated by Career Resources.

Registration is requested but walk-ins will be welcomed on a first come first served basis.

 

       
Monday June 22, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Chess Club (for ages 12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Chess is held every monday evening, excluding holidays. All skill levels are welcome.  Participants will learn how the game is played as well as defensive/offensive strategies.  Mr. Julio Maldonado provides superb expertise from a life-long love for the game.

Registration is requested.

Tuesday June 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Local History Information Session - Derby Graduates Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Reminisce about days gone by while viewing photographs and yearbooks of past Derby High School graduates.  Yearbooks going back to 1938 will be available.  Assistance will also be available for research on topics such as genealogy, prominent local figures, major area events, and more.

Wednesday June 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Local History Information Session - Derby Graduates Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Reminisce about days gone by while viewing photographs and yearbooks of past Derby High School graduates.  Yearbooks going back to 1938 will be available.  Assistance will also be available for research on topics such as genealogy, prominent local figures, major area events, and more.

 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Lunchtime Book Discussion: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

This is an inspiring story about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids.  Along the way he meets a gypsy woman, a man who calls himself a king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest.  Multiple copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.  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 every Wednesday.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is requested. 

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

Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will all be available--you choose.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is requested.

Thursday June 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sports Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These informal sessions will be held every Thursday morning throughout the baseball season.  They will again be 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 through veterans, are invited to join Rich and his group of Silver Sluggers.

No registration is necessary. 

Monday June 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM Summer Kick-Off Concert with Willie and Jan Nininger Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Willie and Jan will perform a variety of summer-themed tunes, from Under the Boardwalk to Up On the Roof.  This talented husband and wife duo will have toes tapping to songs by favorite artists such as the Beach Boys, the Beatles, Jimmy Buffet, theDrifters, the Everly Brothers and more. 

They have performed in both the United States and Europe, bringing back fond memories as they perform a wide variety of music. Registration is requested. 

       
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Chess Club (for ages 12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Chess is held every monday evening, excluding holidays. All skill levels are welcome.  Participants will learn how the game is played as well as defensive/offensive strategies.  Mr. Julio Maldonado provides superb expertise from a life-long love for the game.

Registration is requested.

Tuesday June 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Local History Information Session - Derby Graduates Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Reminisce about days gone by while viewing photographs and yearbooks of past Derby High School graduates.  Yearbooks going back to 1938 will be available.  Assistance will also be available for research on topics such as genealogy, prominent local figures, major area events, and more.

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