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Friday October 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM PRESCHOOL STORYTIME for Ages 3-5: Fall 2014 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 September, and then look for the registration form there.

 



 

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Saturday October 25, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_cornucopia 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM HARVEST FAIR for CHILDREN (Ages 4-11) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

Celebrate the fall season at the Derby Public Library’s annual Harvest Fair taking place in the Children’s Room of the Library.  The activities get underway at 10:30 AM with Perfect Pumpkins, a Science Snoopers program, geared for children ages 4-8.  Pumpkins are not just for Halloween.  Learn more about this interesting fruit during this fall-themed science program.  The Science Snoopers series are 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.

Children of all ages up to and including 11 are welcome to join the fun with a visit from Sparkles the Clown from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 pm.  She will amaze everyone with her magic and balloon sculpting talents..  There will also be pumpkin decorating and fall-themed arts and crafts projects along with contests and refreshments.

NOTE: You only need to register if you are attending the Science Snoopers program.  The harvest fair itself and its activities including the clown visit, are held on a drop-in basis and require NO registration.

 

       
Monday October 27, 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.

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, go to September using the dropdown menu above if needed, and look for the first session where you will find the registration form.

 



 

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misc_none 6:30 PM Author Visit - Small, Sweet and Italian: Tiny Tasty Treats from Sweet Maria's Bakery Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Author and bakery owner, Maria Bruscino Sanchez, will discuss her newest cookbook and share her journey from baking as a young girl with her family, to opening her own bakery in Waterbury, CT, to writing several cookbooks.

Books will be available to purchase.

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   
   

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 October 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Book Talk (for ages12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Teens are invited to chat about titles each have recently read.  This venue will focus on sharing reviews and 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.

       
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Movie Night (for ages 12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Teens are invited to the screening of a newly released DVD.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Registration is requested.

       
 
anim_dog_scottie 6:00 PM  -  7:20 PM READ to SANDY (Ages 5-11)- new date announced soon! 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.

Margie Miles and Sandy her therapy dog will visit the Derby Public Library for the popular Read to Sandy program.  Children ages 5-11 are invited to share a book with Sandy during this interactive reading program.

Each child will be given a 10-15 minute time slot to read to Sandy.  Sandy and Margie are registered with Therapy Dogs, Inc. and volunteer at local schools, hospitals and nursing homes.  This is a great opportunity for beginner or reluctant readers, as well as experienced readers, to build confidence, enhance their reading skills and encourage a love of reading.  Come select a book from “Sandy’s Favorites” on display each month in the Children’s Room. 

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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 October 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM BABY & ME Fall 2014 (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 September using the pulldown menu above if needed and look for the registration form there.



 

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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.

 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Lunchtime Book Discussion - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This novel is set in pre-Civil War South Carolina. It follows Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family and slave Hetty "Handful" Grimke, her handmaid. The story, which follows thirty-five years of their lives, was inspired by real-life historical figure, Sarah Grimke--feminist, suffragist, and abolitionist. It goes beyond the recorded history and explores the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined.

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 required.

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

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 October 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM NURSERY RHYME TIME- Ages 12-24 mos. Fall 2014 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 use the dropdown menu above if necessary and go to the first session in September, and then look for the registration form there.



 

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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. Fall 2014 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 use the pulldown menu above if necessary and go to the first session in September, and then look for the registration form there.
 

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Friday October 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM PRESCHOOL STORYTIME for Ages 3-5: Fall 2014 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 September, and then look for the registration form there.

 



 

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Monday November 3, 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   
   

All women ages eighteen and over are invited to join this new and vital group.  This program 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.

This monthly program will 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.  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.

Registration is requested—but walk-ins are also welcome.

       
 
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   
   

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 November 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_bingo 1:00 PM CHILDREN'S AUTUMN BINGO (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.

It’s time for Autumn Bingo at the Derby Public LibraryFamilies with children ages 4-11 are invited to attend and try their luck.  Children will be creating their own bingo card prior to the game. Books will be among the prizes for bingo winners.

 

 

 

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anim_dog_scottie 1:30 PM  -  2:50 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 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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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Book Talk (for ages12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Teens are invited to chat about titles each have recently read.  This venue will focus on sharing reviews and opinions on a variety of titles, as well as provide a means to decide  upon future reading.  Light refreshments wil lbe provided.

Registration is requested.

       
 
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.

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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Exploring Entrepreneurship Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

This free seminar, presented by the Women’s Business Developmental Council, will examine entrepreneurship from soup to nuts, and offer insight into what you need to get started.  Aspiring business owners will take a critical view of their idea/vision, investigate its feasibility, and write a preliminary concept statement—taking the first step to turn an idea into a reality.  The WBDC is a non-profit organization, working to empower women and men to become thriving employers and more effective employees. From starting or growing a business to advancing a career or increasing income, WBDC illuminates business success in a tangible and accessible way.

Registration is required. 

       
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM TWEEN TUESDAYS (Ages 10-12)- Thanksgiving Theme 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 several craft projects. All materials will be supplied and there is no fee to attend.  This month join us for a Thanksgiving-themed program.

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Wednesday November 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM BABY & ME Fall 2014 (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 September using the pulldown menu above if needed and look for the registration form there.



 

[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.

 
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.

        There are 50 spaces available.
Thursday November 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM NURSERY RHYME TIME- Ages 12-24 mos. Fall 2014 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 use the dropdown menu above if necessary and go to the first session in September, and then look for the registration form there.



 

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misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM TIME FOR TWOS- Ages 25-35 mos. Fall 2014 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 use the pulldown menu above if necessary and go to the first session in September, and then look for the registration form there.
 

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rec_legoguy 3:30 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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Friday November 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM PRESCHOOL STORYTIME for Ages 3-5: Fall 2014 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 September, and then look for the registration form there.

 



 

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Monday November 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Ghostly Photographs Presentation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Julie Griffin, photographer and paranormal investigator will be the presenter.  With the hope of capturing more evidence for the existence of the spirit world, Julie has visited many locations reported to be haunted, including Derby’s own Sterling Opera House. 

These intense personal experiences have resulted in many stories to tell.  Her presentation includes photos, along with an explanation of the photography techniques used.  Ages sixteen and over are invited to come and hear real ghost stories you can see with your own eyes. 

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   
   

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.

       
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Wednesday November 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM BABY & ME Fall 2014 (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 September using the pulldown menu above if needed and look for the registration form there.



 

[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.

 
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 November 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM NURSERY RHYME TIME- Ages 12-24 mos. Fall 2014 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 use the dropdown menu above if necessary and go to the first session in September, and then look for the registration form there.



 

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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM TURN IT UP! Music & Movement Program for Children (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.

Children ages 3-8 are invited to join the fun during a music and movement program at Derby Public Library.  Sandi Schuchmann presents Turn it Up!, a music program that will have everyone up and moving during this highly interactive, half-hour class.  There is no fee to attend.

 


 

 

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misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM TIME FOR TWOS- Ages 25-35 mos. Fall 2014 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 use the pulldown menu above if necessary and go to the first session in September, and then look for the registration form there.
 

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Friday November 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM PRESCHOOL STORYTIME for Ages 3-5: Fall 2014 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 September, and then look for the registration form there.

 



 

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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.

These classes are free and open to the public.  The CT Works Career Coach is a project of The Workplace, Inc. operated by Career Resources.

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

 

       
 
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.

These classes are free and open to the public.  The CT Works Career Coach is a project of The Workplace, Inc. operated by Career Resources.

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

 

       
Saturday November 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM AMERICAN GIRL THANKSGIVING (Ages 6-10) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   image courtesy of Wikimedia (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:American_Girl_Logo.svg)

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

Step back in time with Samantha, Felicity, Kirsten, Josefina, Molly, and Kaya during an American Girl Thanksgiving for ages 6-10.  Period costumes and backdrops set the stage for this holiday program which explores each girl’s way of life as she would prepare for Thanksgiving including making butter, washing clothes, and more.  Join in the festivities of a time gone by.


 

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        There are 22 spaces available.
 
rec_legoguy 12:30 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 November 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Cooking Demo: Vegging Out for the Holidays Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Adults eighteen years and older are invited.  Stacey Ference of Savour Catering will shown participants how to liven up their holiday entertaining with some new and tasty vegetable recipes.  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   
   

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 November 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Book Talk (for ages12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Teens are invited to chat about titles each have recently read.  This venue will focus on sharing reviews and opinions on a variety of titles, as well as provide a means to decide  upon future reading.  Light refreshments wil lbe provided.

Registration is requested.

       
 
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.

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse Craft Class: Holiday Gifts--Going Green Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ansonia Animal Control Officer, Jeanie Roslonowski, will show participants, ages eighteen and over, how to create Holiday Gifts--Going Green by recycling everyday household items.  Class will also include information on animal issues.

 

Registration is required.

       
Wednesday November 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM BABY & ME Fall 2014 (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 September using the pulldown menu above if needed and look for the registration form there.



 

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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.

 
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.

        There are 50 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Tech Time - On-Line Job Application Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Areas covered: Information that should and should not be included, proper cover letter etiquette, and ideal follow-up techniques.  A variety of topics are covered on a revolving basis.

Ideas for future topics are welcomed.

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

Thursday November 20, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM NURSERY RHYME TIME- Ages 12-24 mos. Fall 2014 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 use the dropdown menu above if necessary and go to the first session in September, and then look for the registration form there.



 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Tech Time - On-Line Job Application Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Areas covered: Information that should and should not be included, proper cover letter etiquette, and ideal follow-up techniques.  A variety of topics are covered on a revolving basis.

Ideas for future topics are welcomed.

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

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misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM TIME FOR TWOS- Ages 25-35 mos. Fall 2014 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 use the pulldown menu above if necessary and go to the first session in September, and then look for the registration form there.
 

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Friday November 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM PRESCHOOL STORYTIME for Ages 3-5: Fall 2014 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 September, and then look for the registration form there.

 



 

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Monday November 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Castle of Steel: The Great Battleship Race from 1906 to 1922 (Part II) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

In this follow-up program, Rob Novak, Jr., local historian, continues to explore this first great arms race of the 20th century through lecture and pictures.  The world’s major powers spent great sums of money on giant fortresses called dreadnoughts, blending 19th century naval tactics with 20th century technology.  It was a period of innovation, grandeur and danger that ultimately was one of the underlying causes of WWI and led to the first international arms limitations treaty.    

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   
   

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 November 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Book Talk (for ages12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Teens are invited to chat about titles each have recently read.  This venue will focus on sharing reviews and opinions on a variety of titles, as well as provide a means to decide  upon future reading.  Light refreshments wil lbe provided.

Registration is requested.

       
 
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 November 26, 2014 Go To Top
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.

Monday December 1, 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   
   

All women ages eighteen and over are invited to join this new and vital group.  This program 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.

This monthly program will 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.  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.

Registration is requested—but walk-ins are also welcome.

       
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Local Author Visit: Rich Marazzi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Rich will discuss his latest book, A Bowl Full of Memories: 100 Years of Football at the Yale Bowl. This coffee table size book with 377 photos, covers the history and events that took place in the venerated Yale Bowl which is celebrating its 100th anniversary season.  It also details the storied history of Yale football dating from 1872 to the present.  The book humanizes the football experience and id filled with personal anecdotes. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. 

 Rich Marazzi, who has also authored five baseball books is a Major League Rules Consultant, former high school and college umpire, was host of the radio talk show, Inside Baseball for 17 years, and has been leader of the Derby Public Library’s Silver Sluggers for the past nine years. 

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   
   

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 December 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Book Talk (for ages12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Teens are invited to chat about titles each have recently read.  This venue will focus on sharing reviews and opinions on a variety of titles, as well as provide a means to decide  upon future reading.  Light refreshments wil lbe provided.

Registration is requested.

       
 
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.

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Wednesday December 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM BABY & ME Fall 2014 (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 September using the pulldown menu above if needed and look for the registration form there.



 

[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.

       
 
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 December 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM NURSERY RHYME TIME- Ages 12-24 mos. Fall 2014 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 use the dropdown menu above if necessary and go to the first session in September, and then look for the registration form there.



 

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misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM TIME FOR TWOS- Ages 25-35 mos. Fall 2014 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 use the pulldown menu above if necessary and go to the first session in September, and then look for the registration form there.
 

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Friday December 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM PRESCHOOL STORYTIME for Ages 3-5: Fall 2014 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 September, and then look for the registration form there.

 



 

[REMINDER:]
Monday December 8, 2014 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   
   

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 December 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Book Talk (for ages12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Teens are invited to chat about titles each have recently read.  This venue will focus on sharing reviews and opinions on a variety of titles, as well as provide a means to decide  upon future reading.  Light refreshments wil lbe provided.

Registration is requested.

       
 
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.

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse Craft Class: Holiday Gifts--Going Green Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ansonia Animal Control Officer, Jeanie Roslonowski, will show participants, ages eighteen and over, how to create Holiday Gifts--Going Green by recycling everyday household items.  Class will also include information on animal issues.

 

Registration is required.

       
Wednesday December 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:20 AM BABY & ME Fall 2014 (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.

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 September using the pulldown menu above if needed and look for the registration form there.



 

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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.

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

The selected holiday title is An Irish Country Christmas by Patrick Taylor. As Christmas draws near in the village of Ballybuckleboo, Dr. Fingal O’Reilly and his junior partner Barry Laverty contend with a variety of comical village ailments, as well as romantic troubles.  Then a new doctor arrives and causes a ruckus by poaching their patients and prescribing ludicrous cures.  This warmhearted novel also features “Ulster Christmas Recipes.”

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 December 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM NURSERY RHYME TIME- Ages 12-24 mos. Fall 2014 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 use the dropdown menu above if necessary and go to the first session in September, and then look for the registration form there.



 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_kidsreading 11:00 AM TIME FOR TWOS- Ages 25-35 mos. Fall 2014 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 use the pulldown menu above if necessary and go to the first session in September, and then look for the registration form there.
 

[REMINDER:]
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Winter Watercolor Paining Series 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 December 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 10:00 AM PRESCHOOL STORYTIME for Ages 3-5: Fall 2014 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.

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 September, and then look for the registration form there.

 



 

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

PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND THE FULL SESSION.

These classes are free and open to the public.  The CT Works Career Coach is a project of The Workplace, Inc. operated by Career Resources.

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

 

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

PARTICIPANTS MUST ATTEND THE FULL SESSION.

These classes are free and open to the public.  The CT Works Career Coach is a project of The Workplace, Inc. operated by Career Resources.

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

 

       
Monday December 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  7:30 PM Annual Holiday Open House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Over the years, the day's activities have expanded.  From 1:30 PM go 4:00 PM,  Marc Weissman will entertain all visitors on the keyboard as he plays the sounds of the season. In what has become a holiday tradition, once again highlighting the festivities will be a visit from the Connecticut Yuletide Carolers from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (please register for this portion of the program under the 6:00 PM Eventkeeper listing).  These traditionally garbed Carolers will fill the cold winter air with the warm sounds of the season, bringing holiday cheer to young and old alike. They will stroll throughout the Library, inviting all to sing-along. Cookies and punch will be available throughout the day. There will also be free holiday-themed basket raffles open to all visitors.  As usual, this beautiful historic building will be decked, inside and out, in all its holiday glory.  Everyone is invited to take part in thisspecial day.  For more information, stop by the Library at 313 Elizabeth St. or call 203 736-1482 or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org.  

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen Winter Watercolor Paining Series 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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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM The Connecitcut Yuletide Carolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These traditionally garbed Carolers will fill the cold winter air with the warm sounds of the season, bringing holiday cheer to young and old alike. They will stroll throughout the Library, inviting all to sing-along.

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   
   

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 December 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Book Talk (for ages12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Teens are invited to chat about titles each have recently read.  This venue will focus on sharing reviews and opinions on a variety of titles, as well as provide a means to decide  upon future reading.  Light refreshments wil lbe provided.

Registration is requested.

       
 
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.

 
anim_dog_scottie 7:00 PM  -  8:00 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 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.
Wednesday December 17, 2014 Go To Top
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.

 
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.

       
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Tech Time - Photo Editing/Scanning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Techniques on how to improve the quality and usability of existing electronic photographs, as well as how to best create electronic versions of printed photos will be shown.

Ideas for future topics are welcomed.

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

Thursday December 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Tech Time - Photo Editing/Scanning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Techniques on how to improve the quality and usability of existing electronic photographs, as well as how to best create electronic versions of printed photos will be shown.

Ideas for future topics are welcomed.

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

       
Tuesday December 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Book Talk (for ages12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Teens are invited to chat about titles each have recently read.  This venue will focus on sharing reviews and opinions on a variety of titles, as well as provide a means to decide  upon future reading.  Light refreshments wil lbe provided.

Registration is requested.

       
 
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.

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Wednesday December 24, 2014 Go To Top
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.

Tuesday December 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Book Talk (for ages12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Teens are invited to chat about titles each have recently read.  This venue will focus on sharing reviews and opinions on a variety of titles, as well as provide a means to decide  upon future reading.  Light refreshments wil lbe provided.

Registration is requested.

       
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Movie Night (for ages 12-17) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Teens are invited to the screening of a newly released DVD.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Registration is requested.

       
 
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 December 31, 2014 Go To Top
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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