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Tuesday January 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Smart Start Storytime I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother GooseBabies birth-15 months with a parent or care giver
Short rhymes, songs, finger plays, and books introduce babies to the wonders of language. Please consult with the Children's Librarian if you wish to bring an older sibling. Registration begins January 13 for residents; January 22 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
 
lib_book_red 4:15 PM After School Snacks - Grades K & 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Grades K & 1
Stories, milk and cookies, plus fun reading-related activities. Registration begins January 13 for residents; January 22 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday January 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM Smart Start Storytime II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30-45 minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. 

Thursday January 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Smart Start Storytime II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30-45 minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
This program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers is a half-hour of one-on-one sharing in a group setting. All are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. Repetition of favorite rhymes builds confidence, and children are introduced to the alphabet, colors and shapes. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. A child born in January or February 2012 may register for Smart Start I if they have already attended Side-by-Side and are comfortable without a parent present.

 
misc_none 1:30 PM Smart Start Storytime I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. 

Friday January 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM One is W-One-derful Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
The goal of this parent-child storytime for ages 15-24 months is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs encourage language skills. Adults will participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. A child born in January or February 2013 may register for Side-by-Side if they have already attended One is W-One-derful.

Saturday January 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Healthy Choices for the New Year! Welles-Turner Memorial Library‚Äôs Health Fair Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Measuring TapeFruit MedleyNeed help with your New Year’s resolutions? Drop in the Friends Room on Saturday, January 24, between 10am and 2pm. The fair brings together local businesses and municipal departments on a variety of topics to help you make healthy choices for 2015. The fair is free and open to the public.

Presenters are as follows: * Donna Gollenberg, Certified Health Coach, presents “Sugar Blues” – symptoms, health consequences caused by our demanding sweet tooth and top suggestions to break free! * Marc Edwards, MD, Ayurveda Consultations, presents an overview of Ayurveda, the Science of Life, and how it gives timeless and profound knowledge of how to optimize health and longevity. Visit his table to have your state of balance assessed by a pulse reading. * Brandie McKay Coburn, Holistic Health Coach, CT Health Counseling, presents proven botanicals for depression and anxiety. * The Town of Glastonbury Health Department will provide blood pressure checks, body fat analysis and Body Mass Index calculations. * The Town of Glastonbury Social Services Department will provide information on their food and nutrition Programs. Healthy refreshments donated by Whole Foods Market, Glastonbury.

    Location: Friends Room
Monday February 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
This program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers is a half-hour of one-on-one sharing in a group setting. All are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. Repetition of favorite rhymes builds confidence, and children are introduced to the alphabet, colors and shapes. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. A child born in January or February 2012 may register for Smart Start I if they have already attended Side-by-Side and are comfortable without a parent present.

 
misc_none 10:30 AM One is W-One-derful Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
The goal of this parent-child storytime for ages 15-24 months is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs encourage language skills. Adults will participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. A child born in January or February 2013 may register for Side-by-Side if they have already attended One is W-One-derful.

Tuesday February 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Smart Start Storytime I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. 

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misc_none 11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother GooseBabies birth-15 months with a parent or care giver
Short rhymes, songs, finger plays, and books introduce babies to the wonders of language. Please consult with the Children's Librarian if you wish to bring an older sibling. Registration begins January 13 for residents; January 22 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Celebrate Chinese New Year ~ Year of the Goat ~ for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Chinese New YearThe Welles-Turner Library and Asian Performing Arts invite you to “Celebrate Chinese New year ~ Year of the Goat.” Learn more about customs in Asian countries together with 2015 predictions based on Chinese astrology. After the lecture, learn how to write Chinese New Year greetings in calligraphy style to create a wall hanging to bring home! Limited to 25 adults.  Registration required at the Reference Desk or by selecting "Register," below.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 16 spaces available.
Wednesday February 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM Smart Start Storytime II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30-45 minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. 

Thursday February 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Smart Start Storytime II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30-45 minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
This program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers is a half-hour of one-on-one sharing in a group setting. All are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. Repetition of favorite rhymes builds confidence, and children are introduced to the alphabet, colors and shapes. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. A child born in January or February 2012 may register for Smart Start I if they have already attended Side-by-Side and are comfortable without a parent present.

 
misc_none 1:30 PM Smart Start Storytime I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. 

Friday February 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM One is W-One-derful Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
The goal of this parent-child storytime for ages 15-24 months is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs encourage language skills. Adults will participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. A child born in January or February 2013 may register for Side-by-Side if they have already attended One is W-One-derful.

 
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   
   

Bunny Watson (Katherine Hepburn) and Richard Sumner (Spencer Tracy) clash over the proposed automation of the research department at Federal Broadcasting Company. The resulting battle pits Bunny’s fear of losing her job against her dawning attraction for Richard. 103 minutes. Not Rated. Refreshments will be available. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Monday February 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
This program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers is a half-hour of one-on-one sharing in a group setting. All are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. Repetition of favorite rhymes builds confidence, and children are introduced to the alphabet, colors and shapes. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. A child born in January or February 2012 may register for Smart Start I if they have already attended Side-by-Side and are comfortable without a parent present.

 
misc_none 10:30 AM One is W-One-derful Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
The goal of this parent-child storytime for ages 15-24 months is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs encourage language skills. Adults will participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. A child born in January or February 2013 may register for Side-by-Side if they have already attended One is W-One-derful.

Tuesday February 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Smart Start Storytime I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. 

 
elect_e_reader.GIF 10:00 AM Learn How to Get Your eBooks for Free! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Woman Using eReader DeviceDid you receive an eReader or tablet as a holiday gift this year? Did you know that eBooks can be downloaded free of charge to those who hold a valid library card? In order to educate those who may not be familiar with downloading eBooks, Max Rowe, Library Connection Inc., will give a live demo on how to use the OverDrive app to borrow eBooks from the library. Bring along your own device, and get hands-on help. To fully benefit from this workshop, participants are asked to * bring your valid Welles-Turner library card in good standing * fully charge your device * know your user name and password to your device’s app store and * have a basic operational understanding of your device. Registration required at the Reference Desk or by selecting "Register," below.

    Location: Friends Room
   
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misc_none 11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother GooseBabies birth-15 months with a parent or care giver
Short rhymes, songs, finger plays, and books introduce babies to the wonders of language. Please consult with the Children's Librarian if you wish to bring an older sibling. Registration begins January 13 for residents; January 22 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
 
misc_none 4:15 PM  -  5:30 PM Books & Bricks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Lego BricksGrades 1-6
Join us for some building fun! Creative kids will listen to a story and be challenged to design their own creation based on the theme. Plenty of LEGO® building bricks will be provided. Registration begins January 27 for residents; February 5 for nonresidents. For more information or to register, call the Children’s Department at 860-652-7718.

    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday February 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM Smart Start Storytime II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30-45 minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. 

 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM GMO OMG Film Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference   860-652-7720   
   

GMO OMG Movie PosterAre we unwittingly participating in the largest experiment ever conducted on human beings? Come explore answers in this film screening of GMO OMG. Director and father Jeremy Seifert searches for the answers as to how the loss of seed diversity and corresponding laboratory assisted genetic alteration of food affects his young children, the health of our planet and freedom of choice. ConnFACT/GMO Free CT leaders will be available for a question and answer session after the screening. Registration is required at the library's Reference Desk or by selecting "Register," below.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 47 spaces available.
Thursday February 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Smart Start Storytime II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30-45 minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
This program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers is a half-hour of one-on-one sharing in a group setting. All are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. Repetition of favorite rhymes builds confidence, and children are introduced to the alphabet, colors and shapes. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. A child born in January or February 2012 may register for Smart Start I if they have already attended Side-by-Side and are comfortable without a parent present.

 
misc_none 1:30 PM Smart Start Storytime I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. 

Friday February 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM One is W-One-derful Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
The goal of this parent-child storytime for ages 15-24 months is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs encourage language skills. Adults will participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. A child born in January or February 2013 may register for Side-by-Side if they have already attended One is W-One-derful.

Saturday February 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Together Time Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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Families with children age 6 & under
Enjoy a low-tech, high-participation storytime that is fun for the whole family. This program will be offered the second Saturday of the month through May 2015. No registration required.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Monday February 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Presidents' Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed on Monday, February 16 for Presidents' Day.

Tuesday February 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Smart Start Storytime I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother GooseBabies birth-15 months with a parent or care giver
Short rhymes, songs, finger plays, and books introduce babies to the wonders of language. Please consult with the Children's Librarian if you wish to bring an older sibling. Registration begins January 13 for residents; January 22 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
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Wednesday February 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM Smart Start Storytime II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30-45 minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. 

Thursday February 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Smart Start Storytime II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30-45 minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
This program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers is a half-hour of one-on-one sharing in a group setting. All are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. Repetition of favorite rhymes builds confidence, and children are introduced to the alphabet, colors and shapes. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. A child born in January or February 2012 may register for Smart Start I if they have already attended Side-by-Side and are comfortable without a parent present.

 
misc_none 1:30 PM Smart Start Storytime I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. 

Friday February 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM One is W-One-derful Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
The goal of this parent-child storytime for ages 15-24 months is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs encourage language skills. Adults will participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. A child born in January or February 2013 may register for Side-by-Side if they have already attended One is W-One-derful.

Monday February 23, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
This program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers is a half-hour of one-on-one sharing in a group setting. All are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. Repetition of favorite rhymes builds confidence, and children are introduced to the alphabet, colors and shapes. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. A child born in January or February 2012 may register for Smart Start I if they have already attended Side-by-Side and are comfortable without a parent present.

 
misc_none 10:30 AM One is W-One-derful Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
The goal of this parent-child storytime for ages 15-24 months is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs encourage language skills. Adults will participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. A child born in January or February 2013 may register for Side-by-Side if they have already attended One is W-One-derful.

Tuesday February 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Smart Start Storytime I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother GooseBabies birth-15 months with a parent or care giver
Short rhymes, songs, finger plays, and books introduce babies to the wonders of language. Please consult with the Children's Librarian if you wish to bring an older sibling. Registration begins January 13 for residents; January 22 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday February 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM Smart Start Storytime II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30-45 minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. 

 
lib_book_red 4:15 PM After School Snacks - Grades K & 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Grades K & 1
Stories, milk and cookies, plus fun reading-related activities. Registration begins February 11 for residents; February 20 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
Thursday February 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Smart Start Storytime II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30-45 minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. 

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misc_none 10:30 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
This program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers is a half-hour of one-on-one sharing in a group setting. All are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. Repetition of favorite rhymes builds confidence, and children are introduced to the alphabet, colors and shapes. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. A child born in January or February 2012 may register for Smart Start I if they have already attended Side-by-Side and are comfortable without a parent present.

 
misc_none 1:30 PM Smart Start Storytime I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. 

Friday February 27, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM One is W-One-derful Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
The goal of this parent-child storytime for ages 15-24 months is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs encourage language skills. Adults will participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. A child born in January or February 2013 may register for Side-by-Side if they have already attended One is W-One-derful.

Monday March 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
This program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers is a half-hour of one-on-one sharing in a group setting. All are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. Repetition of favorite rhymes builds confidence, and children are introduced to the alphabet, colors and shapes. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. A child born in January or February 2012 may register for Smart Start I if they have already attended Side-by-Side and are comfortable without a parent present.

 
misc_none 10:30 AM One is W-One-derful Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
The goal of this parent-child storytime for ages 15-24 months is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs encourage language skills. Adults will participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. A child born in January or February 2013 may register for Side-by-Side if they have already attended One is W-One-derful.

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    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. 

 
misc_none 11:00 AM Mother Goose Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother GooseBabies birth-15 months with a parent or care giver
Short rhymes, songs, finger plays, and books introduce babies to the wonders of language. Please consult with the Children's Librarian if you wish to bring an older sibling. Registration begins January 13 for residents; January 22 for nonresidents.

    Location: Friends Room
Wednesday March 4, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM Smart Start Storytime II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30-45 minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. 

Thursday March 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Smart Start Storytime II Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child Reading Book in LibraryFor four- and five-year-olds
A 30-45 minute storytime that introduces older preschoolers to longer, more detailed books. Children are encouraged to participate in finger rhymes, songs and flannel board stories featuring early literacy activities as they gain confidence in a group setting without a parent present. 

 
misc_none 10:30 AM Side-by-Side Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Mother and Child ReadingFor two-year-olds
This program for two-year-olds and their parents or caregivers is a half-hour of one-on-one sharing in a group setting. All are active participants in the circle games, finger plays, action rhymes and stories. Repetition of favorite rhymes builds confidence, and children are introduced to the alphabet, colors and shapes. In order to make this a special time for you and your child, no siblings please. A child born in January or February 2012 may register for Smart Start I if they have already attended Side-by-Side and are comfortable without a parent present.

 
misc_none 1:30 PM Smart Start Storytime I Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Child with Multi-Colored BooksFor three-year-olds
This 30-minute program introduces children to classic picture books and fun stories. Finger rhymes, flannel boards, songs, action rhymes and other related activities are designed to foster pre-reading skills. It is designed as a child’s first experience in a group setting without an adult. 

Friday March 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM One is W-One-derful Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

ToddlerFor children ages 15-24 months
The goal of this parent-child storytime for ages 15-24 months is to foster an early love of books and to remind parents of the importance of reading to children. Nursery rhymes, finger plays, bounces and songs encourage language skills. Adults will participate in all activities, so dress comfortably. In order to devote your full attention to your child, no siblings please. A child born in January or February 2013 may register for Side-by-Side if they have already attended One is W-One-derful.

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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   
   

Australian pianist, David Helfgott (Geoffrey Rush) has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano to popular if not critical acclaim. 105 minutes. Rated PG-13. Refreshments will be available. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Saturday March 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Together Time Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

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Families with children age 6 & under
Enjoy a low-tech, high-participation storytime that is fun for the whole family. This program will be offered the second Saturday of the month through May 2015. No registration required.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Sunday March 15, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Men to Read in March Author Fair Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

Pen in HandThe library's author fair showcases local talent and will feature a 20-minute presentation from each author with time to ask questions and purchase and sign books afterwards. Whether you’re an avid reader or an aspiring writer, this is an excellent opportunity to meet and chat with some published authors: * Jon Hykes, Who’s Going to Say Kaddish For the Chinaman’s Dog? * Glenn Maynard, Strapped Into An American Dream * Joe Hurley, Ten Million Steps on Route 6: a fresh look at America & Americans from Cape Cod to California. Registration required at the Reference Desk or online beginning February 15, 2015.

    Location: Friends Room
    The registration period has not begun.
Thursday March 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM From Hula Hoops to High Fashion: G. Fox & Co. in the 1950s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Reference Department   860-652-7720   
   

G Fox & CoFor most Connecticut residents, the name “Fox’s” holds powerful associations. Joe Waxman, CT Historical Society (CHS) volunteer, shares memories growing up in Hartford, where G. Fox & Company was part of his life. He will provide insight into the woman who made every shopping experience a joy, Beatrice Fox Auerbach. Bring your memories along with your favorite purchases. We’ll have tables for display of G. Fox treasures and time for you to share a favorite story. For a small donation, you can leave with a booklet that gives a brief history of the store. Registration required at the Reference Desk or by selecting "Register," below.

    Location: Friends Room
        There are 39 spaces available.
Friday April 3, 2015 Go To Top
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The library will be closed on April 3 for Good Friday.

Sunday April 5, 2015 Go To Top
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The library will be closed on Sunday, April 5 for Easter.

Saturday April 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Together Time Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Together Time Tales Logo

Families with children age 6 & under
Enjoy a low-tech, high-participation storytime that is fun for the whole family. This program will be offered the second Saturday of the month through May 2015. No registration required.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Friday May 1, 2015 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   
   

A group of very different individuals are staying together at a posh hotel in Berlin. They all deal with one another in each of their respective dramas. The award-winning cast includes Greta Garbo, John Barrymore and Joan Crawford. 112 minutes. Not Rated. Refreshments will be available. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
Saturday May 9, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Together Time Tales Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   860-652-7718   
   

Together Time Tales Logo

Families with children age 6 & under
Enjoy a low-tech, high-participation storytime that is fun for the whole family. This program will be offered the second Saturday of the month through May 2015. No registration required.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Monday May 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Closed Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The library will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

Friday June 5, 2015 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   
   

Twenty-year-old bride-to-be Sophie Sheridan (Amanda Seyfried) is trying to find her father and learns that he could be any of three strangers: Sam (Pierce Brosnan), Harry (Colin Firth) or Bill (Stellan Skarsgard). She invites them all to her wedding without telling her mother, Donna (Meryl Streep). Viewers will recognize music from ABBA. 108 minutes. Rated PG-13. Refreshments will be available. For movie title or more information, call Reference at 860-652-7720.

    Location: Friends Room
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