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Wednesday July 23, 2014 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM Kids' Crafts: Flight School Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Entering grades 4-6
Build different paper airplanes to see which flies the best. Resident registration July 16; nonresident July 21.

    Location: Friends Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Library Catalog Training Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

Woman at Library ComputerLearn how to use ENCORE, the library’s new online card catalog. We will show you how to:

  • search for materials
  • refine your searches
  • access your account from home
  • place holds

Call Reference at 860-652-7720 to reserve your space.

    Location: Friends Room
Thursday July 24, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:30 AM Rain-or-Shine Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Walking in Rain with UmbrellasFamily Reading OutdoorsFor families with children ages 6 & under
A drop-in storytime may be held in the Children's Department Courtyard if the weather allows, indoors if it doesn't.
Bring a blanket to use outside.

    Location: Children's Department
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Craft: Dream Catcher Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   860-652-7720   miriam.neiman@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Instructor Karrie Flynn will be your guide to creating this necklace. All materials other than the chain will be provided. This craft is simpler than it looks, but it does require patience, good fine motor skills and the ability to follow directions. Registration begins June 18 and ends Wednesday, July 23. Maximum of eight participants in each session; one session per person.

    Location: Friends Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM Craft: Dream Catcher Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   860-652-7720   miriam.neiman@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Instructor Karrie Flynn will be your guide to creating this necklace. All materials other than the chain will be provided. This craft is simpler than it looks, but it does require patience, good fine motor skills and the ability to follow directions. Registration begins June 18 and ends Wednesday, July 23. Maximum of eight participants in each session; one session per person.

    Location: Friends Room
Friday July 25, 2014 Go To Top
rec_scissors&glue 9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Science Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

All ages
A different do-it-yourself craft each time, including color mixing, bubble prints and tangram designs. Drop in anytime during the hours listed.

    Location: Friends Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM It's All in the Chemistry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   860-652-7720   miriam.neiman@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

How can you turn a film canister into a rocket? How can you hold a cup of water over your head and not get drenched? Science is cool, and we’ll do several fun experiments to prove it. Weather permitting, we’ll finish up with a Mentos and Coke outdoor soda fountain. Registration begins July 2 and ends Thursday, July 24. Fun fact: Bee stings are acidic, wasp stings are alkaline.

    Location: Friends Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Science Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

All ages
A different do-it-yourself craft each time, including color mixing, bubble prints and tangram designs. Drop in anytime during the hours listed.

    Location: Friends Room
Sunday July 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Sundays in Summer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library is closed on Sundays from mid-May through Labor Day.

Monday July 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Secret Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

MAD SCIENCE MONDAYS
Entering grades 4-6
Learn about fingerprints, invisible writing and other scientific secrets used by spies. Resident registration July 21; nonresident July 24.

    Location: Friends Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Girl with Teddy BearFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Put on your PJ’s, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration required.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Tuesday July 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Books & Bricks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Lego BricksEntering grades 1-6
Listen to a story, and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Choose two dates; sign up for other dates the Wednesday before if space is available. Resident registration June 16; nonresident June 19.

 

    Location: Friends Room
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM Books & Bricks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Entering grades 1-6
Listen to a story, and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Choose two dates; sign up for other dates the Wednesday before if space is available. Resident registration June 16; nonresident June 19.

 

    Location: Friends Room
 
ent_stage1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Theater Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Entering grades 4-6
Aspiring actors will work together to stage a short play. A public performance will be held August 5 at 3pm. See flyer available in the library for all the details. Resident registration June 17; nonresident June 20.

Workshop dates: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5
Performance date: August 5

    Location: Friends Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:30 PM Kids' Crafts: Summer Snowstorm Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Entering grades K-2
Cool off with stories, a craft and other winter-related science activities. Resident registration July 22; nonresident July 25.

    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday July 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Protect Your Peeps! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   860-652-7720   miriam.neiman@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Peep PowerYour peeps are being attacked! Man the barricades! Prepare the catapults! Mount a strong defense for your team, and send the enemy peeps to their marshmallow graves! (We’ll make a catapult, then test it out on Peeps.) Registration begins July 14, ends July 29. Fun fact: Microwave a peep to see it quadruple in size.

    Location: Friends Room
Thursday July 31, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:30 AM Rain-or-Shine Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Walking in Rain with UmbrellasFamily Reading OutdoorsFor families with children ages 6 & under
A drop-in storytime may be held in the Children's Department Courtyard if the weather allows, indoors if it doesn't.
Bring a blanket to use outside.

    Location: Children's Department
 
misc_none 3:30 PM Kids Only Nutmeg Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Nutmeg Book Award LogoEntering grades 4-6
Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. Resident registration July 10; nonresident July 12.

    Location: Friends Room
 
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 6:30 PM Live Clue: The Mad Scientist Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Family teams with children entering grade 2 & up
Who knows what the mad scientist has cooked up in the laboratory! Find out what he combined to come up with his crazy creation. Bwaaa-ha-ha-ha! Registration begins July 24 for residents; July 29 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
Friday August 1, 2014 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

The Hoovers, an endearingly dysfunctional family, pile into a VW van for a weekend trek to LA in order to get daughter, Olive, into the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant. Greg Kinnear and Toni Collette star as the parents. Alan Arkin plays the grandfather who is all too willing to give uproarious, inappropriate advice to other family members. Rated: R; 101 minutes. Refreshments will be available. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Sunday August 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Sundays in Summer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library is closed on Sundays from mid-May through Labor Day.

Monday August 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Inventors Science Lab Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

MAD SCIENCE MONDAYS
Entering grades 1-3
Who invested the disposable diaper? How was Silly Putty created? Make and test a helicopter similar to da Vinci's famous drawing, and learn to light up an energy stick like Thomas Edison. Resident registration July 28; nonresident July 31.

    Location: Friends Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Minute to Win It Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Librarian   860-652-7720   miriam.neiman@glastonbury-ct.gov
   

Stop Watch

 

 

What can you do in a minute? Based on the TV game show and using common household materials, participants’ agility and ingenuity will be challenged when they are given a series of tasks to perform in one minute. These games are as much fun for the audience as they are for the players, so prepare to laugh a lot. Registration begins July 14 and ends August 1.

    Location: Friends Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Girl with Teddy BearFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Put on your PJ’s, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration required.

    Location: Children's Story Room
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Tuesday August 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Books & Bricks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Lego BricksEntering grades 1-6
Listen to a story, and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Choose two dates; sign up for other dates the Wednesday before if space is available. Resident registration June 16; nonresident June 19.

 

    Location: Friends Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM Books & Bricks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Entering grades 1-6
Listen to a story, and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Choose two dates; sign up for other dates the Wednesday before if space is available. Resident registration June 16; nonresident June 19.

 

    Location: Friends Room
 
ent_stage1 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Theater Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Entering grades 4-6
Aspiring actors will work together to stage a short play. A public performance will be held August 5 at 3pm. See flyer available in the library for all the details. Resident registration June 17; nonresident June 20.

Workshop dates: July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5
Performance date: August 5

    Location: Friends Room
 
ent_stage1 3:00 PM Theater Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Aspiring actors entering grades 4-6 in the fall will have worked together over the summer to stage a short play. Their public performance will be held August 5 at 3pm. See flyer available in the library for all the details.

    Location: Friends Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Nutmeg Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Nutmet LogoEntering grades 4-6
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead. Parents who have read the book are also welcome! Resident registration July 15; nonresident July 17.

    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday August 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM Ice Excavation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Entering grades 2-4
During this frosty dig, kids will chip away to find objects hidden in the ice. Resident registration July 30; nonresident August 4.

    Location: Friends Room
Thursday August 7, 2014 Go To Top
lib_book_red 10:30 AM Rain-or-Shine Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Walking in Rain with UmbrellasFamily Reading OutdoorsFor families with children ages 6 & under
A drop-in storytime may be held in the Children's Department Courtyard if the weather allows, indoors if it doesn't.
Bring a blanket to use outside.

    Location: Children's Department
Sunday August 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Sundays in Summer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library is closed on Sundays from mid-May through Labor Day.

Monday August 11, 2014 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 10:30 AM Mad Science Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

All ages
When parents are shrunk to miniature size, how do they get the kids to notice them? Rated PG; 74 min. No registration needed. For movie title and more information, call Children's at 860-652-7718.

    Location: Friends Room
 
misc_chefshat 3:00 PM Cook Up a Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Entering grades 1&2
Children make snacks to go with the story. Sign up for one date; register for remaining dates one week before if space is available. Registration begins June 19 for residents; June 24 for nonresidents.

Story dates: June 26, July 8, 16; August 11

    Location: Friends Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Bedtime Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Girl with Teddy BearFamilies with children ages 6 & under
Put on your PJ’s, grab your teddy bear and settle down for a half-hour of stories. No registration required.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Tuesday August 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:45 AM Books & Bricks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Lego BricksEntering grades 1-6
Listen to a story, and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Choose two dates; sign up for other dates the Wednesday before if space is available. Resident registration June 16; nonresident June 19.

 

    Location: Friends Room
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misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:15 PM Books & Bricks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Entering grades 1-6
Listen to a story, and design your own creation based on the selected theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Choose two dates; sign up for other dates the Wednesday before if space is available. Resident registration June 16; nonresident June 19.

 

    Location: Friends Room
Thursday August 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Library Laboratory: Summer Finale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Summer Reading Finale Ice Cream TreatFor Children's Summer Reading Club participants
Celebrate a summer of reading with activities and ice cream for all ages on the front lawn of the library (in the Friends Room if it rains). Wear your T-shirt!

    Location: Friends Room
Sunday August 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Sundays in Summer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library is closed on Sundays from mid-May through Labor Day.

Sunday August 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Sundays in Summer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library is closed on Sundays from mid-May through Labor Day.

Sunday August 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Sundays in Summer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library is closed on Sundays from mid-May through Labor Day.

Monday September 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed on Monday, September 1 for Labor Day.

Friday September 12, 2014 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

An extraordinary story about Philomena Lee’s (Judi Dench) search for the child she was compelled to give up for adoption fifty years earlier. This film was nominated for Best Motion Picture of the Year, 2014. Rated: PG-13; 98 minutes. Refreshments will be available. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Friday October 3, 2014 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

This film is a wonderful romantic fantasy about a young widow, Lucy (Gene Tierney), who moves into the seaside house of the late Captain Gregg (Rex Harrison). The captain tries to scare the widow away, but they end up falling in love. When another man woos Lucy, both must face that her future lies with the living and not in the spiritual world. Not Rated; 104 minutes. Refreshments will be available. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Friday November 7, 2014 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

Follow the trials and tribulations of three soldiers portrayed by Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift and Frank Sinatra while they are stationed in Hawaii in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Deborah Kerr and Donna Reed also star. Not Rated; 118 minutes. Refreshments will be available. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Friday December 5, 2014 Go To Top
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM Friday Afternoon Films at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

This film captures the incredible friendship between a guide and his eight amazing sled dogs stranded in Antarctica during the most severe weather on the planet. Jerry’s (Paul Walker) beloved dogs must learn to survive together until he can return to rescue them. Rated: PG; 120 minutes. Refreshments will be available. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
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