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Saturday February 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Take Your Child to the Library Day 2014 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   mturbak@ewml.org
   

Take Your Child to the Library Day is back!  Join us for this yearly event where we celebrate books, movies, programs, and most importantly - you, our patrons! We'll have awesome activities going on all day, so stop by and have some fun!

    Location: Inside Library
 
rec_paintpalette 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM TYCTTLD: TAB Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Calling all crafters!  Stop by and celebrate Punxsutawney Phil with a special groundhog craft, presented by our Teen Advisory Board.  

    Location: Inside Library
 
lib_book3 10:30 AM  -  3:30 PM TYCTTLD: Create a Bookmark Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Every reader needs a bookmark! Come by and create your own using markers, stickers, stamps and more!  All ages are invited.  Materials will be available in the children's department.

Registration is not required.

    Location: Inside Library
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 10:30 AM  -  3:30 PM TYCTTLD: Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Think you know everything about the Dewey Decimal System?  Consider it a challenge!  Stop in with the whole family between 10:30 - 3:30 and complete a scavenger hunt within the children's department.  Everyone who gets 100% will be automatically entered in a drawing for a prize!

No registration necessary

    Location: Inside Library
 
food_coffee 10:45 AM  -  11:15 AM TYCTTLD Dads & Donuts Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Dads (and moms!) and children of all ages are invited to drop-in and hear stories, sing songs, and more!  While you're here, grab a tasty snack to get your busy day started off right!

Registration is not required

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM TYCTTLD: Macaroni Necklace Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Too young for Rainbow Loom? Love jewelry?  Bored and looking for something to do?  All ages are invited to drop-in and make a macaroni necklace! 

Registration is not required.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM TYCTTLD: Rainbow Loom Drop-in Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ages 4+ : Come by and create your own Rainbow Loom bracelet!  Bring your own supplies (or, if you don't own any, borrow some of ours!) and chat, hang out, and loom!  Feel free to share any cool ideas you have for bracelets.  Just beginning?  Not a problem!  We'll have books available that teach you the basics of Rainbow Loom!

Registration is not required.

    Location: Children's Craft Room
 
anim_bee.GIF 1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM TYCTTLD: Animal Embassy Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

All ages are invited to Animal Embassy Presents: Colors and Patterns of the Animal Kingdom!  You'll hear about different colors and patterns of various animals and why they look so unique.  You'll also have a chance to meet some live Animal Ambassadors, such as a chinchilla, Blue Poison Dart Frog, a Leopard Gecko, and more!

Free tickets will be available in the children's department 15 minutes before the start of the program.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
 
misc_bingo 2:45 PM  -  3:30 PM TYCTTLD: BINGO! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

BINGO! All Ages are invited to drop-in and try their luck in our awesome Dewey-based BINGO game!  And, just to sweeten the deal, we'll be handing out prizes - you won't want to miss this!

Registration is not required.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Monday February 3, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM CANCELLED - Baby Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   mturbak(at)ewml.org
   

This program is cancelled today.

 

A fun time for babies, their caregivers, and their siblings to gather and play! 

Registration is not required for this event

    Location: Children's Craft Room
 
trans_train 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM CANCELLED - Imagination Station: Session I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lauren   203-452-2850 x 4   lballa(at)ewml.org
   

This program is cancelled today.

 

Ages 3 - 5:  Join us for Imagination Station!  We will read books and complete a craft or watch a literary-based movie! *Please note that session I and session II will be identical programs, but feel free to attend both!*

This week, we'll be watching the video "Crazy Hair Day" by Barney Saltzberg!

[From DVD]: "Stanley arrives at school, all set to celebrate Crazy Hair Day, only to find out he has mixed up the date with School Picture Day.  In this uplifting story of friendship and kindness, what starts out as a worst-ever experience takes a surprising turn as Stanley's best friend and his classmates concoct a show of solidarity."

Registration is not required for this event

    Location: Children's Craft Room
Tuesday February 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Totally Twos! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   lballa(at)ewml.org
   

Totally Twos! is a drop-in event for two-year-olds and their caregiver.  Join us for stories, music, movement, and fingerplay fun! 

Registration is not required for this event

    Location: Children's Craft Room
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misc_binoculars.GIF 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM 'Dangerous' Club for Boys (and Girls!) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lauren   203-452-2850 x 4   lballa(at)ewml.org
   

Boys (and girls!) age 6 - 10: Come live on the edge and have a good time with other danger-loving kids!  We'll conduct "dangerous" (and fun!) experiments, make "dangerous" crafts, or just play some "dangerous" games!

This week, we'll be creating some dangerous animals!  We'll be playing a word game - choose four random "dangerous" words out of a paper bag, then do your best to draw the new animal the way you think it would look!  (ex: two-legged-giant-scorpion). Then, as a group we'll try to guess what new and dangerous animal you've created!

Registration is required and is limited to 16 participants.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.  Registration will begin at midnight one month before the program date.

    Location: Children's Craft Room
        There are 3 spaces available.
Wednesday February 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_smiley 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Wee Ones! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   mturbak(at)ewml.org
   

Wee Ones is a drop-in event for Walkers through 24 months and their caregiver.  Join us for music, movement, stories, and fingerplay fun! 

Registration is not required for this event

    Location: Children's Craft Room
 
misc_twodancers 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Twos and Threes Together! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   mturbak(at)ewml.org
   

Twos and Threes & their caregivers - Join us for movement, music, stories, and more!

Registration is not required for this event

    Location: Children's Craft Room
 
anim_dog_scottie 5:00 PM  -  6:45 PM R.E.A.D. with Gracie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   mturbak@ewml.org
   

Children ages 5-10 may register to read to Gracie, a certified therapy dog, between 5 and 6:30 p.m.in the children's story room.

Gracie and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child will spend 15 minutes reading to Gracie. They may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers; and they help increase relaxation and lower blood pressure, according to the program. 

Registration is required. Register in person or by phone at 203-452-2850 x 4.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Thursday February 6, 2014 Go To Top
trans_train 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Imagination Station: Session II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lauren    203-452-2850 x 4   lballa(at)ewml.org
   

Ages 3 - 5: Join us for Imagination Station!  We will read books and complete a craft or watch a literary-based movie! *Please note that session I and session II will be identical programs, but feel free to attend both!

This week, we will be watching "Crazy Hair Day" by Barney Saltzberg!

[From DVD]: "Stanley arrives at school, all set to celebrate Crazy Hair Day, only to find out he has mixed up the date with School Picture Day.  In this uplifting story of friendship and kindness, what starts out as a worst-ever experience takes a surprising turn as Stanley's best friend and his classmates concoct a show of solidarity."

Registration is not required for this event

    Location: Children's Craft Room
Saturday February 8, 2014 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Flick Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lauren   203-452-2850 x 4   lballa(at)ewml.org
   

Join us for our monthly family flick! Feel free to bring your own snacks!

From DVD: Gru, his adorable girls, and mischievous Minions are back with a cast of unforgettable new characters in the blockbuster sequel to the worldwide phenomenon.  Just as Gru has given up being super-bad to be a super-dad, the Anti-Villain League recruits him to track down a new criminal mastermind to save the world.  Partnered with secret agent Lucy Wilde, Gru, along with the wildly unpredictable Minions, must figure out how to keep his cover while also keeping up with his duties as a father.  

Rated: PG, 98 minutes

Registration is not required for this event

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
Sunday February 9, 2014 Go To Top
eth_africa 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Stories for Black History Month - CANCELLED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   mturbak@ewml.org
   

As a storyteller and school library Media specialist for 20 years, Susan Selk has shared many folktales from around the world with both children and adults. On Sunday, February 9, 2014 she will bring the folktales of Africa and Africa America to life at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library. The 1 hour program is designed for all ages, from 8-108, but is not suitable for small children.

Susan has a Master’s degree in Library Science and a sixth year degree in Storytelling from Southern Connecticut State University. She taught storytelling at Fairfield University and has led many storytelling workshops over the years. Each October she tells the story of Hanna Cranna, the witch of Monroe, for the Monroe Historical Society.

Refreshments will be provided by The Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library.

Registration is required for this event. You may register up to 6 people per registration form.  Please note the number of adults and the number of children that will be attending.  

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Monday February 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_questionmark_yellow 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Mystery Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stop by the library to pick up a mystery craft!  What will it be?  

    Location: Inside Library
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   mturbak(at)ewml.org
   

A fun time for babies, their caregivers, and their siblings to gather and play! 

Registration is not required for this event

    Location: Children's Craft Room
 
trans_train 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Imagination Station: Session I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lauren   203-452-2850 x 4   lballa(at)ewml.org
   

Ages 3 - 5:  Join us for Imagination Station!  We will read books and complete a craft or watch a literary-based movie! *Please note that session I and session II will be identical programs, but feel free to attend both!*

It's almost Valentine's Day, so get ready for the holiday by making your special someone a heart magnet!  Keep one, and give one away!

Registration is not required for this event

    Location: Children's Craft Room
 
rec_hotairballoon 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Crafts with Clarisa Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lauren   203-452-2850   lballa(at)ewml.org
   

Ages 6 - 10: Come create a craft with Ms. Clarisa!  

Registration is required for this event and is limited to 16 participants.  If you would like to register more than one child please fill out separate registration forms. Registration will begin Friday, Jan. 10 at midnight.

 

    Location: Children's Craft Room
   
Tuesday February 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_questionmark_yellow 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Mystery Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stop by the library to pick up a mystery craft!  What will it be?  

    Location: Inside Library
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misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Totally Twos! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   lballa(at)ewml.org
   

Totally Twos! is a drop-in event for two-year-olds and their caregiver.  Join us for stories, music, movement, and fingerplay fun! 

Registration is not required for this event

    Location: Children's Craft Room
 
holiday_heart2 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Woven Paper Hearts for Tweens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Kids in 6th-8th grade, learn to make these attractive dual patterned hearts.  You can put them on a card or just enjoy them as they are.  We'll have refreshments and music to make it fun.  Registration is required.  Link here to sign up.

 

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
Wednesday February 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_questionmark_yellow 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Mystery Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stop by the library to pick up a mystery craft!  What will it be?  

    Location: Inside Library
 
misc_smiley 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Wee Ones! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   mturbak(at)ewml.org
   

Wee Ones is a drop-in event for Walkers through 24 months and their caregiver.  Join us for music, movement, stories, and fingerplay fun! 

Registration is not required for this event

    Location: Children's Craft Room
 
misc_twodancers 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Twos and Threes Together! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   mturbak(at)ewml.org
   

Twos and Threes & their caregivers - Join us for movement, music, stories, and more!

Registration is not required for this event

    Location: Children's Craft Room
 
anim_dog_scottie 5:00 PM  -  6:45 PM R.E.A.D. with Gracie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   mturbak@ewml.org
   

Children ages 5-10 may register to read to Gracie, a certified therapy dog, between 5 and 6:30 p.m.in the children's story room.

Gracie and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child will spend 15 minutes reading to Gracie. They may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers; and they help increase relaxation and lower blood pressure, according to the program. 

Registration is required. Register in person or by phone at 203-452-2850 x 4.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Thursday February 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_questionmark_yellow 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Mystery Craft - CANCELLED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This program is cancelled due to inclement weather.

Stop by the library to pick up a mystery craft!  What will it be?  

    Location: Inside Library
 
trans_train 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Imagination Station: Session II - CANCELLED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lauren    203-452-2850 x 4   lballa(at)ewml.org
   

This program is cancelled due to inclement weather.

Ages 3 - 5: Join us for Imagination Station!  We will read books and complete a craft or watch a literary-based movie! *Please note that session I and session II will be identical programs, but feel free to attend both!*

It's almost Valentine's Day, so get ready for the holiday by making your special someone a heart magnet!  Keep one, and give one away!

Registration is not required for this event

    Location: Children's Craft Room
Friday February 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_questionmark_yellow 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Mystery Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stop by the library to pick up a mystery craft!  What will it be?  

    Location: Inside Library
 
holiday_heart2 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Valentine's Day Fun & Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lauren   (203) 452-2850 x. 4   lballa(at)ewml.org
   

Kids of all ages are invited to stop by the library to play some Valentine's games!

This program does not require registration.

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
 
holiday_heart1 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Valentine's Day Mouse Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Drop-in to the Children's Room and make this adorable Valentine mouse.  Pre-school to 3rd grade welcome.  Hope to see you there!

This event will be run by the library's Teen Advisory Board.

    Location: Children's Room
Saturday February 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_questionmark_yellow 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Mystery Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stop by the library to pick up a mystery craft!  What will it be?  

    Location: Inside Library
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Sunday February 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_questionmark_yellow 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mystery Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Stop by the library to pick up a mystery craft!  What will it be?  

    Location: Inside Library
Tuesday February 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Totally Twos! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   lballa(at)ewml.org
   

Totally Twos! is a drop-in event for two-year-olds and their caregiver.  Join us for stories, music, movement, and fingerplay fun! 

Registration is not required for this event

    Location: Children's Craft Room
 
nat_leaf_fall 11:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Maple Syrup Program - CANCELLED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850   mturbak@ewml.org
   

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.

IT'S SUGARIN' TIME!!!  

Discover Nature’s Sweet Secret!  Learn about the ancient craft of making Maple Syrup. Hear the legends and lore that make winter an extra special and “sweet” time of the year !

Spend your winter recess with Master sugar makers Ranger Vin Lavorgna and Kirsten Walker of Hamden’s Brooksvale Park.

Program is geared for families and children in Grades K-4.

Refreshments will be provided by The Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library.

Space is limited. Register for the FREE holiday program at MonroeRec.org

Sponsored by Monroe Parks & Recreation and the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Children's Film Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   mturbak@ewml.org
   

Bring your own snacks and enjoy a movie on the big-screen!  

"Join Robin Hood, his trusted companion Little John and his hilarious band of Merry Men as they outfox greedy Prince John to save the good people of Nottingham.  Dashing from one daring deed to the next, Robin won't rest until he wins the hand of Maid Marian and restores King Richard to the throne."

Rated G, 83 Minutes

    Location: Ehlers Meeting Room
 
misc_binoculars.GIF 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM 'Dangerous' Club for Boys (and Girls!) - RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lauren   203-452-2850 x 4   lballa(at)ewml.org
   

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 18, DUE TO THE WEATHER.

Boys (and girls!) age 6 - 10: Come live on the edge and have a good time with other danger-loving kids!  We'll conduct "dangerous" (and fun!) experiments, make "dangerous" crafts, or just play some "dangerous" games!

There's music in the air, because this week we'll be making some cool new instruments.  Then we'll experiment with different sounds - but watch out, because it's going to get LOUD!

Registration is required and is limited to 16 participants.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.  Registration will begin at midnight one month before the program date.


 

    Location: Children's Craft Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
Wednesday February 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_smiley 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Wee Ones! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   mturbak(at)ewml.org
   

Wee Ones is a drop-in event for Walkers through 24 months and their caregiver.  Join us for music, movement, stories, and fingerplay fun! 

Registration is not required for this event

    Location: Children's Craft Room
 
misc_twodancers 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Twos and Threes Together! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   mturbak(at)ewml.org
   

Twos and Threes & their caregivers - Join us for movement, music, stories, and more!

Registration is not required for this event

    Location: Children's Craft Room
 
anim_dog_scottie 5:00 PM  -  6:45 PM R.E.A.D. with Gracie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   mturbak@ewml.org
   

Children ages 5-10 may register to read to Gracie, a certified therapy dog, between 5 and 6:30 p.m.in the children's story room.

Gracie and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child will spend 15 minutes reading to Gracie. They may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers; and they help increase relaxation and lower blood pressure, according to the program. 

Registration is required. Register in person or by phone at 203-452-2850 x 4.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Thursday February 20, 2014 Go To Top
trans_train 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Imagination Station: Session II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lauren    203-452-2850 x 4   lballa(at)ewml.org
   

Ages 3 - 5: Join us for Imagination Station!  We will read books and complete a craft or watch a literary-based movie! *Please note that session I and session II will be identical programs, but feel free to attend both!*

This week, celebrate President's Day & Flag Day with this red, white, and blue paper chain! Decorate your paper chain any way you want and hang it up!

Registration is not required for this event

    Location: Children's Craft Room
Friday February 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_new_blue 1:30 PM  -  2:15 PM Let's Explore! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   mturbak(at)ewml.org
   

Ages 3 - 5.  Each month we will explore a different topic through books and other fun activities. This program will be led by Linda Fuller, a certified teacher who has many years of experience teaching kindergarten.  The topic for this month.....Let's Explore Building!

Registration is required and is limited to 16 participants.  Registration for this event will begin Tuesday, January 21, at 12:00 am.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out a separate registration for each child

    Location: Children's Craft Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
Saturday February 22, 2014 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203 452-2850 ext. 4   mturbak(at)ewml.org
   

Ages 6 - 12: Do you love to build with Lego?  Come join others who do, too!  

Registration is not required for this event

    Location: Children's Craft Room
 
z_cust_isl-readtome 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Jerome the Gnome Story & Bookmark Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   mturbak@ewml.org
   

Ages 4 - 7.  Author and Newtown High School student Charlotte Gray has created a beautiful textile braille book so that sighted children and those who cannot see are able to enjoy a book together. Come enjoy the adventures of Jerome the Gnome while learning about braille. Everyone who attends will be able to create a braille bookmark.

Registration is required and is limited to 20 participants.

    Location: Children's Story Room
        There are 18 spaces available.
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Monday February 24, 2014 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Baby Playgroup Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   mturbak(at)ewml.org
   

A fun time for babies, their caregivers, and their siblings to gather and play! 

Registration is not required for this event

    Location: Children's Craft Room
 
trans_train 1:30 PM  -  2:00 PM Imagination Station: Session I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lauren   203-452-2850 x 4   lballa(at)ewml.org
   

Ages 3 - 5:  Join us for Imagination Station!  We will read books and complete a craft or watch a literary-based movie! *Please note that session I and session II will be identical programs, but feel free to attend both!*

This week, drop in to hear some stories and make this name caterpillar!

Registration is not required for this event

    Location: Children's Craft Room
 
misc_usflag 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM American Girl Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   mturbak(at)ewml.org
   
Be a part of our book club for Ages 7 - 10!   

Each month we will discuss a different American Girl and will make a craft or play a game associated with the time period. Refreshments will be provided.  Books will be available for checkout in the Children's Department.  This month we are featuring Addy.  You may read any (or all) of the American Girl Books about Addy

    Location: Children's Craft Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
Tuesday February 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Totally Twos! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   lballa(at)ewml.org
   

Totally Twos! is a drop-in event for two-year-olds and their caregiver.  Join us for stories, music, movement, and fingerplay fun! 

Registration is not required for this event

    Location: Children's Craft Room
 
office_meeting1 4:30 PM  -  5:15 PM Bookworms Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lauren   203-452-2850 x 4   lballa(at)ewml.org
   

Grades 3 & 4: Join us for our monthly book club!  Read the book, then come discuss it with your peers in a group lead by one of our librarians. Copies of the book will be available at the children's circulation desk prior to the book club.  This month, we will be discussing "Extra Credit" by Andrew Clements.

[From Book]: “It isn’t that Abby can’t do her schoolwork, it’s just that she doesn’t like doing it.  When a warning letter is sent home, Abby realizes that all of her slacking off could cause her to be held back—for real!  Unless she meets some specific conditions, including taking on an extra-credit project: find a pen-pal in a foreign country.  Simple enough (even for a girl who hates homework).

When Abby’s first letter arrives at a small school in Afghanistan, Sadeed Bayat is chosen to be her pen pal...Well, kind of.  He is the best writer, but he is also a boy, and in his village it is not appropriate for a boy to correspond with a girl.  So his younger sister dictates and signs the letter—until Sadeed decides what his sister is telling Abby isn’t what he’d like Abby to know.

As letters flow back and forth between Illinois and Afghanistan, Abby and Sadeed discover that their letters are crossing more than an ocean.  They are crossing a huge cultural divide and a minefield of different life-styles and traditions.  Their growing friendship is also becoming a growing problem for both communities, and some people are not happy.  Suddenly things are not so simple.”

 

Registration is required for this event and is limited to 15 participants.  If you would like to sign up more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.  Please be prepared to discuss the book.

    Location: Children's Craft Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
Wednesday February 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_smiley 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Wee Ones! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   mturbak(at)ewml.org
   

Wee Ones is a drop-in event for Walkers through 24 months and their caregiver.  Join us for music, movement, stories, and fingerplay fun! 

Registration is not required for this event

    Location: Children's Craft Room
 
misc_twodancers 11:30 AM  -  12:15 PM Twos and Threes Together! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   mturbak(at)ewml.org
   

Twos and Threes & their caregivers - Join us for movement, music, stories, and more!

Registration is not required for this event

    Location: Children's Craft Room
 
anim_dog_scottie 5:00 PM  -  6:45 PM R.E.A.D. with Gracie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michelle   203-452-2850 x 4   mturbak@ewml.org
   

Children ages 5-10 may register to read to Gracie, a certified therapy dog, between 5 and 6:30 p.m.in the children's story room.

Gracie and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child will spend 15 minutes reading to Gracie. They may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers; and they help increase relaxation and lower blood pressure, according to the program. 

Registration is required. Register in person or by phone at 203-452-2850 x 4.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Thursday February 27, 2014 Go To Top
trans_train 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Imagination Station: Session II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lauren    203-452-2850 x 4   lballa(at)ewml.org
   

Ages 3 - 5: Join us for Imagination Station!  We will read books and complete a craft or watch a literary-based movie! *Please note that session I and session II will be identical programs, but feel free to attend both!*

This week, drop in to make to make this name caterpillar!

Registration is not required for this event

    Location: Children's Craft Room
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