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Monday April 14, 2014 -  Saturday May 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Derby Public Library Annual Scholarship Prize Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

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 18.  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 May 31.

For more information, stop by the Library at 313 Elizabeth St. or call 203-736-1482.

Thursday April 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM NURSERY RHYME TIME- Ages 12-24 mos. 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 12-24 months 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 drop-down menu above if needed.
 

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

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season. Facilitated by Rich Marazzi, radio talk show host, author, and Major League Baseball Rules Consultant. Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.  All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers. No registration is necessary.

 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM TIME FOR TWOS- Ages 25-35 mos. 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.

Time for Twos consists of stories, songs, finger plays, and a simple craft for children who are between 25 and 35 months old along with a caregiver.
 

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

 

[REMINDER:]
 
rec_legoguy 1:30 PM  -  2:30 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:]
Friday April 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM TERRIFIC THREES STORYTIME (for Age 3 only) 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.

This program is a story time geared for three-year-olds which is often that in-between stage of child development where they are not quite ready for the independent preschool library program.

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



 

[REMINDER:]
Monday April 28, 2014 Go To Top
z_cust_familyplace 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM FAMILY PLACE PARENT/CHILD WORKSHOP for Ages 1-3 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.

This innovative program is a time for families to share together with their 1-3 year old children. Siblings who are age 5 and under are also welcome to attend. This free, multi-week program will feature puzzles, books, blocks, a craft, dramatic play, and more. 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.

Each workshop will focus on a different topic and will feature a professional from the community who will be available 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 all the workshops to obtain the full benefits of this program.

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

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in January by using the dropdown menu above if necessary.

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Human Interest Stories of the Battle of Gettysburg Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

This program is presented by Kevin Drake, Derby native, author and founder of Gettysburg Publishing.

Kevin will focus on some of the personal stories of this turning point battle of the Civil War. He has appeared on WTNH’s Connecticut Style and Charter Cable’s Connecticut Stories. His books include Test Your Knowledge on the Battle of Gettysburg and A Quiet Town No More.

Registration is requested.

        There are 39 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

For ages 12-17. All skill levels are welcome to join! Learn how the game is played, as well as new and varying defensive/offensive strategies. Mr. Julio Maldonado provides superb expertise from a life-long love for the game. Registration is requested.

        There are 50 spaces available.
Tuesday April 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Local History Information Session Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

The Library’s Local History coordinator will be available in the Local History Room to answer questions and assist visitors in exploring the numerous local history resources available at the Library. 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 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM BABY & ME (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 for this event, please do so under the first session (in April) utilizing the pull-down menu above if needed.



 

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

The Library’s Local History coordinator will be available in the Local History Room to answer questions and assist visitors in exploring the numerous local history resources available at the Library. 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.

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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Lunchtime Book Discussion: The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Haunted by a freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escape from their Maine hometown as soon as they can. Transplanted now to Brooklyn they find themselves leading vastly disparate lives as New York city attorneys. This is a story of buried conflict and tortured
family relations.

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.

        There are 50 spaces available.
 
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.

        There are 50 spaces available.
Thursday May 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM NURSERY RHYME TIME- Ages 12-24 mos. 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 12-24 months 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 drop-down menu above if needed.
 

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

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season. Facilitated by Rich Marazzi, author, and Major League Baseball Rules Consultant. Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.  All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers. No registration is necessary.

 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM TIME FOR TWOS- Ages 25-35 mos. 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.

Time for Twos consists of stories, songs, finger plays, and a simple craft for children who are between 25 and 35 months old along with a caregiver.
 

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

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM YA Drawing in Charcoal Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Young adults ages 12 to 17 are invited to a four-session Drawing in Charcoal Series, Thursdays, May 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Valley Arts Council member Richard DiCarlo guides participants in developing their inner artist. Registration is requested.

        There are 50 spaces available.
Friday May 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM TERRIFIC THREES STORYTIME (for Age 3 only) 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.

This program is a story time geared for three-year-olds which is often that in-between stage of child development where they are not quite ready for the independent preschool library program.

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



 

[REMINDER:]
Monday May 5, 2014 Go To Top
z_cust_familyplace 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM FAMILY PLACE PARENT/CHILD WORKSHOP for Ages 1-3 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.

This innovative program is a time for families to share together with their 1-3 year old children. Siblings who are age 5 and under are also welcome to attend. This free, multi-week program will feature puzzles, books, blocks, a craft, dramatic play, and more. 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.

Each workshop will focus on a different topic and will feature a professional from the community who will be available 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 all the workshops to obtain the full benefits of this program.

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

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in January by using the dropdown menu above if necessary.

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 6:30 PM Program Series - Just for Women Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

The Derby Public Library continues its program series, Just for Women, on the first Monday of each month. These sessions offer women an informal opportunity to come together to learn how to enhance the quality of their lifestyle, share challenges and joys with other women, provide support to one another, spend time with old friends, and make new friends.  The group focuses on one topic per meeting for discussion; examples of some topics are: healthy sleep habits, relationships, relaxation methods, having fun/social outlets, community connections, communication, how social pressures impact our daily life, etc.

The series is facilitated by Valley resident Joan Joyce.  Joan is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Connecticut, as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Certified Senior Advisor.  Scientific studies show that an integral component of achieving and maintaining optimal health and well being includes having a strong social support network in your life.  All women, ages eighteen and over are invited to join this new and vital group.  Registration is requested but walk-ins are also welcome.

        There are 50 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Young adults ages 12 to 17 are invited.. 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.

        There are 50 spaces available.
Tuesday May 6, 2014 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 3:45 PM  -  4:30 PM MOTHER'S DAY CRAFT (Kindergarten-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. An after-school Mother’s Day craft program will take place at Derby Public Library 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. [REMINDER:]
        There are 23 spaces available.
 
nat_stars 6:30 PM  -  7:30 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. 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. [REMINDER:]
        There are 14 spaces available.
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Wednesday May 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM BABY & ME (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 for this event, please do so under the first session (in April) utilizing the pull-down menu above if needed.



 

[REMINDER:]
Thursday May 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM NURSERY RHYME TIME- Ages 12-24 mos. 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 12-24 months 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 drop-down menu above if needed.
 

[REMINDER:]
Thursday May 8, 2014 -  Thursday June 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sports Talk Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season. Facilitated by Rich Marazzi, author, and Major League Baseball Rules Consultant. Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.  All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join

Thursday May 8, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM TIME FOR TWOS- Ages 25-35 mos. 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.

Time for Twos consists of stories, songs, finger plays, and a simple craft for children who are between 25 and 35 months old along with a caregiver.
 

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

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM YA Drawing in Charcoal Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Young adults ages 12 to 17 are invited to a four-session Drawing in Charcoal Series, Thursdays, May 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Valley Arts Council member Richard DiCarlo guides participants in developing their inner artist. Registration is requested.

        There are 50 spaces available.
Friday May 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM TERRIFIC THREES STORYTIME (for Age 3 only) 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.

This program is a story time geared for three-year-olds which is often that in-between stage of child development where they are not quite ready for the independent preschool library program.

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



 

[REMINDER:]
Saturday May 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM SENSORY STORY TIME (Ages 2-5) 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. Sensory Story Time is designed to engage all of the senses through movement, music, art, stories, and other activities. Children ages 2-5 along with a caregiver are welcome to attend this story time which is geared for children who may have difficulty sitting through a traditional story time and offers a more hands-on approach to learning. [REMINDER:]
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
rec_aerobics 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM BRING THE HOOPLA (Ages 4-11) 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. The Derby Public Library welcomes back Bring the Hoopla. Learn the art of hooping during this fun and highly interactive program for children ages 4-11. It is suggested that participants wear comfortable clothing and get ready to do a lot of moving! The hoops will be provided and there is no fee to attend. [REMINDER:]
        There are 19 spaces available.
 
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!

[REMINDER:]
Monday May 12, 2014 Go To Top
z_cust_familyplace 10:00 AM  -  11:15 AM FAMILY PLACE PARENT/CHILD WORKSHOP for Ages 1-3 (last session for winter/spring) 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.

This innovative program is a time for families to share together with their 1-3 year old children. Siblings who are age 5 and under are also welcome to attend. This free, multi-week program will feature puzzles, books, blocks, a craft, dramatic play, and more. 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.

Each workshop will focus on a different topic and will feature a professional from the community who will be available 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 all the workshops to obtain the full benefits of this program.

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

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in January by using the dropdown menu above if necessary.

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

Young adults ages 12 to 17 are invited.. 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.

        There are 50 spaces available.
Tuesday May 13, 2014 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.

        There are 48 spaces available.
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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.  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 a Beatles Tribute concert at 6:30 PM.  Registration is requested on Event Keeper for this portion of the program.

 
anim_dog1 6:00 PM  -  7:20 PM READ TO SANDY Therapy Dog Reading Program (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.

The Derby Public Library offers Read to Sandy throughout the year for children ages 5-11. For anyone not familiar with the reading program, therapy dogs are part of literacy programs at libraries across the country. This type of program enables children to read a book aloud one on one to a dog in a relaxed setting with no expectations or criticism. It also instills a love of reading for reluctant or beginner readers, builds confidence, and enhances reading skills.

Each month books are on display for children to select from to share with Sandy. Sandy has volunteered at local hospitals and schools as well as convalescent homes, is involved with the Youth Connection theater group, and is registered with Therapy Dogs, Inc.

[REMINDER:]
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Beatles Tribute Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

In celebration of the Beatles Invasion fifty years ago, Willie and Jan Nininger will sing acoustic versions of some classic Beatles songs such as, Nowhere Man, If I Fell, Across the Universe, Let It Be, and I Feel Fine.  This talented husband and wife duo have blended their voices in perfect harmony at concerts in both the United States and Europe, bringing back fond memories, as they perform a wide variety of music.  Registration is requested.

        There are 45 spaces available.
Wednesday May 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM BABY & ME (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 for this event, please do so under the first session (in April) utilizing the pull-down menu above if needed.



 

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

All young adults ages 12 to 17 are invited to Teen Book Talk.  Participants will chat about titles each have recently read. This venue will focus on sharing reviews & opinions on a variety of titles, as well as provide a means to decide upon future reading. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is requested.

        There are 50 spaces available.
Thursday May 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM NURSERY RHYME TIME- Ages 12-24 mos. 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 12-24 months 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 drop-down menu above if needed.
 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Tech Time: Basic Computer Usage (e-mail, internet, hardware) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-7360-1482   
   

Tech Time sessions will be held every third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM and every third Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM.  There will be a variety of topics covered on a revolving basis. On Thursday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 21 the topic will be Basic Computer Usage.  Areas covered will include, e-mail, internet, and hardware.  Ideas for future topics are welcomed.

No reservations are accepted and there is a seven seat limit per class.

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

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season. Facilitated by Rich Marazzi, author, and Major League Baseball Rules Consultant. Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.  All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join

 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM TIME FOR TWOS- Ages 25-35 mos. 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.

Time for Twos consists of stories, songs, finger plays, and a simple craft for children who are between 25 and 35 months old along with a caregiver.
 

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

 

[REMINDER:]
 
rec_legoguy 3:30 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!

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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM YA Drawing in Charcoal Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Young adults ages 12 to 17 are invited to a four-session Drawing in Charcoal Series, Thursdays, May 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Valley Arts Council member Richard DiCarlo guides participants in developing their inner artist. Registration is requested.

        There are 50 spaces available.
Friday May 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM TERRIFIC THREES STORYTIME (for Age 3 only) 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.

This program is a story time geared for three-year-olds which is often that in-between stage of child development where they are not quite ready for the independent preschool library program.

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



 

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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM CT Works 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.

Registration is requested but walk-ins will be welcomed on a first come first served basis.  The CT Works Career Coach is a project of The WorkPlace, Inc. operated by Career Resources.

        There are 50 spaces available.
 
misc_kidsreading1 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM CHILDREN'S AUTHOR MEET & GREET (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.

Local children’s author Evelyn North will be at the Derby Public Library for ages 3-7 to share the story of how the characters of her recently published The Shapels books originated. Miss Evie, as she is known to many in the Valley from her days as a preschool teacher, will be the first author in our “Meet and Greet the Author” series taking place May through July.  Books may be purchased prior to her visit as time will allow for signing during the Meet and Greet.

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        There are 35 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM CT Works 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.

Registration is requested but walk-ins will be welcomed on a first come first served basis.  The CT Works Career Coach is a project of The WorkPlace, Inc. operated by Career Resources.

        There are 50 spaces available.
Monday May 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Cooking Demo: Springtime Harvest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

The theme of the evening will be Springtime Harvest. Stacey Ference of Savour Catering will show participants how to make delicious dishes using the first crops of the season.  There will be samples of all demonstrated foods.  The class is for ages eighteen years and older.  Registration is required.

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

Young adults ages 12 to 17 are invited.. 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.

        There are 50 spaces available.
Tuesday May 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_new_red 3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM LET'S GET CREATIVE: Loom Program for Children (Ages 8-11) 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.
 

Children ages 8-11 are welcome to join the fun at Derby Public Library for Let’s Get Creative. This newly introduced program is a get-together for those interested in the latest loom craze of creating jewelry using bands. Participants may bring along their own loom and bands although the Library will have a limited supply on hand. Browse through the Library’s collection of books featuring great designs for loom projects and more!

[REMINDER:]
        There are 20 spaces available.
 
misc_kidsreading1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM 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 winter 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.

[REMINDER:]
        There are 8 spaces available.
Wednesday May 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM BABY & ME (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 for this event, please do so under the first session (in April) utilizing the pull-down menu above if needed.



 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_rivers 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM SCIENCE SNOOPERS Presents: Pond Life (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 Pond Life at the Derby Public Library.  Children ages 3-6 will explore the complex world of turtles, beavers, fish, and other wildlife that call the pond their home during this hour-long presentation.

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:]
        There are 24 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Tech Time: Basic Computer Usage (e-mail, internet, hardware) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-7360-1482   
   

Tech Time sessions will be held every third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM and every third Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM.  There will be a variety of topics covered on a revolving basis. On Thursday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 21 the topic will be Basic Computer Usage.  Areas covered will include, e-mail, internet, and hardware.  Ideas for future topics are welcomed.

No reservations are accepted and there is a seven seat limit per class.

Thursday May 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM NURSERY RHYME TIME- Ages 12-24 mos. 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 12-24 months 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 drop-down menu above if needed.
 

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

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season. Facilitated by Rich Marazzi, author, and Major League Baseball Rules Consultant. Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.  All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join

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misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM TIME FOR TWOS- Ages 25-35 mos. 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.

Time for Twos consists of stories, songs, finger plays, and a simple craft for children who are between 25 and 35 months old along with a caregiver.
 

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

 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM YA Drawing in Charcoal Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Young adults ages 12 to 17 are invited to a four-session Drawing in Charcoal Series, Thursdays, May 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Valley Arts Council member Richard DiCarlo guides participants in developing their inner artist. Registration is requested.

        There are 50 spaces available.
Friday May 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM TERRIFIC THREES STORYTIME (for Age 3 only) 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.

This program is a story time geared for three-year-olds which is often that in-between stage of child development where they are not quite ready for the independent preschool library program.

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



 

[REMINDER:]
Tuesday May 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_new_yellow 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 newly introduced 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 several craft projects. All materials will be supplied and there is no fee to attend.

[REMINDER:]
        There are 15 spaces available.
Wednesday May 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM BABY & ME (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 for this event, please do so under the first session (in April) utilizing the pull-down menu above if needed.



 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Lunchtime Book Discussion: Freud's Mistress by Karen Mack and Jennifer Kaufman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

This page-turning novel was inspired by the true-life love affair between Sigmund Freud and his sister-in-law.  In this sweeping tale of love, loyalty, and betrayal, fact and fiction are blended together, to create a compelling portrait of an unforgettable woman and her struggle to reconcile love for her sister with her obsessive desire for her sister’s husband, the father of psychoanalysis.

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.

        There are 50 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM YA Wednesdays (Teen Movie Night) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

For ages 12-17. Join the YA Wednesday fun for a screening of a newly released DVD. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is requested.

        There are 50 spaces available.
Thursday May 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM NURSERY RHYME TIME- Ages 12-24 mos. 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 12-24 months 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 drop-down menu above if needed.
 

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

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season. Facilitated by Rich Marazzi, author, and Major League Baseball Rules Consultant. Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.  All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join

 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM TIME FOR TWOS- Ages 25-35 mos. 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.

Time for Twos consists of stories, songs, finger plays, and a simple craft for children who are between 25 and 35 months old along with a caregiver.
 

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

 

[REMINDER:]
Friday May 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM TERRIFIC THREES STORYTIME (for Age 3 only) 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.

This program is a story time geared for three-year-olds which is often that in-between stage of child development where they are not quite ready for the independent preschool library program.

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



 

[REMINDER:]
Monday June 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM Program Series - Just for Women Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

The Derby Public Library continues its program series, Just for Women, on the first Monday of each month. These sessions offer women an informal opportunity to come together to learn how to enhance the quality of their lifestyle, share challenges and joys with other women, provide support to one another, spend time with old friends, and make new friends.  The group focuses on one topic per meeting for discussion; examples of some topics are: healthy sleep habits, relationships, relaxation methods, having fun/social outlets, community connections, communication, how social pressures impact our daily life, etc.

The series is facilitated by Valley resident Joan Joyce.  Joan is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Connecticut, as well as a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Certified Senior Advisor.  Scientific studies show that an integral component of achieving and maintaining optimal health and well being includes having a strong social support network in your life.  All women, ages eighteen and over are invited to join this new and vital group.  Registration is requested but walk-ins are also welcome.

        There are 50 spaces available.
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Wednesday June 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM BABY & ME (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 for this event, please do so under the first session (in April) utilizing the pull-down menu above if needed.



 

[REMINDER:]
Thursday June 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM NURSERY RHYME TIME- Ages 12-24 mos. 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 12-24 months 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 drop-down menu above if needed.
 

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

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season. Facilitated by Rich Marazzi, author, and Major League Baseball Rules Consultant. Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.  All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join

 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM TIME FOR TWOS- Ages 25-35 mos. 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.

Time for Twos consists of stories, songs, finger plays, and a simple craft for children who are between 25 and 35 months old along with a caregiver.
 

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

 

[REMINDER:]
Friday June 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM TERRIFIC THREES STORYTIME (for Age 3 only) 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.

This program is a story time geared for three-year-olds which is often that in-between stage of child development where they are not quite ready for the independent preschool library program.

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



 

[REMINDER:]
Monday June 9, 2014 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 specialized audiences for more than twenty years.  He is past director of the Derby Historical Society and 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 1914, 1939, and 1964 to see what was happening locally 100, 75, and 50 years ago in the Valley.

Registration is requested.

        There are 50 spaces available.
Wednesday June 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM BABY & ME (birth-12 Months Old)- Last Spring Session 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.

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 for this event, please do so under the first session (in April) utilizing the pull-down menu above if needed.



 

Thursday June 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM NURSERY RHYME TIME- Ages 12-24 mos. (Last Spring Session) 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.

Toddlers ages 12-24 months 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 drop-down menu above if needed.
 

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

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season. Facilitated by Rich Marazzi, author, and Major League Baseball Rules Consultant. Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.  All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join

 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM TIME FOR TWOS- Ages 25-35 mos. (Last Spring Session) 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.
 

Time for Twos consists of stories, songs, finger plays, and a simple craft for children who are between 25 and 35 months old along with a caregiver.
 

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

 

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misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM TERRIFIC THREES STORYTIME (for Age 3 only)- Last Spring Session 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.
 

This program is a story time geared for three-year-olds which is often that in-between stage of child development where they are not quite ready for the independent preschool library program.

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



 

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Monday June 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM The New Line Dance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Sharyn Farrell, owner and director of Dancealife Productions, will lead participants in this introductory class.  Line dancing is fun, easy to learn, a great social outlet, and fantastic exercise. Participants will learn simple steps to such popular dances as:  The Cha-Cha Slide, The Cupid Shuffle, Country Western Lindi Shuffle, and more.  No dance partner and no dance experience is needed.  Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably and wear leather soled shoes.  Registration is requested.

        There are 50 spaces available.
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Wednesday June 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Tech Time: Effective Google Searching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

There will be a variety of topics covered on a revolving basis. On June 18 and 19 the topic will be Effective Google Searching.  Ideas for future topics are welcomed. No reservations are accepted and there is a seven seat limit per class.

Thursday June 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Tech Time: Effective Google Searching Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

There will be a variety of topics covered on a revolving basis. On June 18 and 19 the topic will be Effective Google Searching.  Ideas for future topics are welcomed. No reservations are accepted and there is a seven seat limit per class.

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

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season. Facilitated by Rich Marazzi, author, and Major League Baseball Rules Consultant. Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.  All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  7:00 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, on. 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.

Monday June 23, 2014 -  Thursday August 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM 'Spark a Reaction' Teen Summer Reading Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

The Derby Public Library invites young adults ages 12 to 17 to join our 2014 Teen Summer Reading Club running from June 23 through August 7.  This year’s theme is “Spark a Reaction”, channeling members’ creativity through a variety of Library programs. Participants earn credits toward weekly prizes for reading and reviewing books and participating in rewarding activities, all while making new friends and exploring resources. Every credit earned through the seven-week program will be used for drawing a grand prize winner. Registration begins on June 2.

Monday June 23, 2014 -  Friday August 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Adult Summer Reading Club (ages 18 and over) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Literary Elements is this summer’s theme.  The club will begin on June 23 and run through August 15.  As participants read books of their choice, they will be asked to anonymously complete a very brief written review form to share with fellow readers. These will be posted.  They will receive a participation prize after they submit their first review.  Weekly raffles will be held for all readers sharing for each particular week.  All participants will be invited to a final summer celebration on Monday, August 18 at 6:30 PM

Reasons to join: share your love of reading, great way for parents and gradparents to set a good example for children, provides a great distraction for busy moms, taking 15-30 minutes a day to read can provide a much needed "me" time.  It's fun--not just for kids!  Travel the world without leaving your chair.  Connect with others.

Monday June 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM A Little Bit O' Broadway Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Les Julian, professional singer, songwriter and guitarist will present A Little Bit O’ Broadway.  This lively concert will feature songs from The Sound of Music, Oklahoma, The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, The Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof, The Lion King, Smokey Joe’s Café, and many more.  Julian has performed in hundreds of libraries, theaters, art festivals, colleges, senior centers, and schools.  With the goal of emphasizing the imagination and creating community through music, he brings his songs to life with his storyteller’s face, three octave voice, guitar pyrotechnics,and chameleon wit and joy.  Through the years, Les has become a favorite at the Library.

 

Join us for this special night of Broadway.  Registration is requested.

        There are 50 spaces available.
Wednesday June 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Lunchtime Book Discussion: Palisades Park by Alan Brennert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

This bestselling novel is the story of a family of dreamers and their lives within the legendary Palisades Amusement Park.  Brennert grew up in the shadows of this New Jersey amusement park and wrote the book as a love letter to Palisades and a bygone age. It opens in 1922 and closes in 1977, tracing the ups and downs of this classic park during its heyday, along with the Stopka family’s similarly variable fortunes.

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.

        There are 50 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM YA Wednesdays (Teen Movie Night) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

For ages 12-17. Join the YA Wednesday fun for a screening of a newly released DVD. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is requested.

        There are 50 spaces available.
Thursday June 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sports Talk Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season. Facilitated by Rich Marazzi, author, and Major League Baseball Rules Consultant. Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.  All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join

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