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Wednesday September 20, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM YA Wednesdays (ages 12-17)  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Young adults are invited to a variety of fun stuff every Wednesday. Choose from Nintendo Wii, Board Games, and Legos.

Light refreshments will be provided.


Thursday September 21, 2017
   10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Autumn 2017  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

    Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers 24-36 months old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time being held weekly through December 7th.  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session which is September 7th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

 

   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Tech Time: Bring Your Tech- Related Questions  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These sessions are held every third Wednesday of the month @ 6:30 PM and every third Thursday of the month @ 10:00 AM.  A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. Whether you are having trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications, scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed.  No registration is needed.

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sports Talk Series  
   

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season.

These sessions are facilitated by radio talk show host, author and Major League Baseball Rules Consultant,
 Rich Marazzi. Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.

All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers.

No registration is necessary.

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM S.T.E.M. (Ages 4-11): 1st Session for Autumn  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

 

Science & mathematics images are courtesy of http://www.flickr.com.  Technology image is courtesy of http://www.picserver.org.  Engineering image is courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.

The Derby Public Library has planned a series of  STEM programs throughout the school year.  Children ages 4-11 are welcome to stop by for Construct Zone with an opportunity to stretch their imagination and explore  endless possibilities building with Lego bricks or KEVA planks.  There is no fee to attend and all materials will be supplied.


Friday September 22, 2017
   10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN EDITION  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Ahead

Science, art & mathematics images are courtesy of http://www.flickr.com.  Technology image is courtesy of http://www.picserver.org.  Engineering image is courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a weekly Friday morning program through December 8th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room..

EVENT NOTE: Please be aware that this program is NOT the same as the STEAM/STEM program that we also have as this is a story time that incorporates STEAM/STEM programming.  Our regular STEAM/STEM program for ages 4-11 will be offered again during the autumn for anyone interested in that program.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 8th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.


Monday September 25, 2017
   10:00 AM FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Autumn Sessions  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

 20th Anniversary

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  The Derby Public Library introduces a multi-week session of Family Place -1, 2, 3… Grow With Me.  This innovative program is a time for families to share together with their 1-3 year-old childrenSiblings who are age 5 and under are also welcome to attend, but do NOT need to register here .  Each week will feature puzzles, books, blocks, a craft, dramatic play and more followed by a story and rhymes.  Parents/caregivers will also be introduced to some of the many resources available to them to assist in the raising of their toddlers and have an opportunity to meet new friends in an educational and creative environment.

A resource professional from the community will be available on several of the Mondays during these sessions to discuss parenting questions and concerns.  Topics will include child development, nutrition, immunization and more.  Do not miss the opportunity to consult with experts on a no-fee basis while your child enjoys a wonderful play experience.  Families are encouraged to attend each week to obtain the full benefits of this multi-week session.

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

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 11th using the pulldown menu above if necessary.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Maximize Your Social Security Benefits  
   

This Workshop is presented by David Cowan, Endorsed AAA Retiree Advisor.

Areas discussed will include how to navigate retirement savings challenges, ways to safeguard retirement savings, and a simple way to increase your social security income by 32%. Learn when the right time is to start taking your Social Security, how the new claiming rules will affect you, hidden benefits you may have from a former or deceased spouse, and the benefits of “switches.”

While the program is targeted for pre-retirees, ages 60-66, the general public is welcome to attend. Registration is requested!

 


Tuesday September 26, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE ASTHMA?  
    Contact: SUE, CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

REGISTRATION REQUIRED; IF MORE THAN ONE PARENT/CAREGIVER ARE ATTENDING TOGETHER, THEY EACH MUST BE REGISTERED INDIVIDUALLY.

Do you have questions about your child's asthma?  Parents/caregivers of children aged up to and including 11 are invited to join the Naugatuck Valley Health District for an evening program about asthma presented by a certified asthma educator.  Have your asthma questions answered and FREE educational material will be provided!  One $25.00 Target gift card will also be raffled off; all those in attendance will be entered for a chance to win!

What You'll Learn:

• asthma symptoms • asthma triggers • managing asthma • asthma medications • asthma action plan

 


Wednesday September 27, 2017
   12:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Lunchtime Book Discussion: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

This thrilling novel by Lisa See explores the lives of a Chinese mother and her duaghter who has bee adopted by an American couple. They both search for and find answers in the tea that has shaped their family's destiny for generations.  It is a powerful story about a family separated by circumstances, culture, and distance.

Dessert and beverages will be provided.  Registration is requested!

   9:30 AM BABY STEPS: Autumn 2017 (birth-12 Months Old)  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December 8th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

   10:30 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Autumn SESSIONS  
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through December 6th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over)  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM YA Wednesdays (ages 12-17)  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Young adults are invited to a variety of fun stuff every Wednesday. Choose from Nintendo Wii, Board Games, and Legos.

Light refreshments will be provided.


Thursday September 28, 2017
   10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Autumn 2017  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

    Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers 24-36 months old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time being held weekly through December 7th.  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session which is September 7th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

 

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Sports Talk Series  
   

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season.

These sessions are facilitated by radio talk show host, author and Major League Baseball Rules Consultant,
 Rich Marazzi. Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.

All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers.

No registration is necessary.

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Maker Space's: Build a Better World  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Available resources include 3D design programs, 3D printer, 3D doodle pens, Legos and more!

Light refreshments will be provided.  Registration is requested!


Friday September 29, 2017
   10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN EDITION  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Ahead

Science, art & mathematics images are courtesy of http://www.flickr.com.  Technology image is courtesy of http://www.picserver.org.  Engineering image is courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a weekly Friday morning program through December 8th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room..

EVENT NOTE: Please be aware that this program is NOT the same as the STEAM/STEM program that we also have as this is a story time that incorporates STEAM/STEM programming.  Our regular STEAM/STEM program for ages 4-11 will be offered again during the autumn for anyone interested in that program.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 8th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.


Monday October 2, 2017
   10:00 AM FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Autumn Sessions  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

 20th Anniversary

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  The Derby Public Library introduces a multi-week session of Family Place -1, 2, 3… Grow With Me.  This innovative program is a time for families to share together with their 1-3 year-old childrenSiblings who are age 5 and under are also welcome to attend, but do NOT need to register here .  Each week will feature puzzles, books, blocks, a craft, dramatic play and more followed by a story and rhymes.  Parents/caregivers will also be introduced to some of the many resources available to them to assist in the raising of their toddlers and have an opportunity to meet new friends in an educational and creative environment.

A resource professional from the community will be available on several of the Mondays during these sessions to discuss parenting questions and concerns.  Topics will include child development, nutrition, immunization and more.  Do not miss the opportunity to consult with experts on a no-fee basis while your child enjoys a wonderful play experience.  Families are encouraged to attend each week to obtain the full benefits of this multi-week session.

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

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 11th using the pulldown menu above if necessary.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Cookbook Book Club  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

(Books are better shared and so is food). The club will meet on the first Monday of every month.A different theme will be picked for each month. Participants will select a cookbook from the Library’s large collection to peruse and choose an enticing recipe.  They will then select one recipe to make and bring to the meeting for all to share. After eating, the group will rate the recipes and review the cookbooks. The theme for October is: Sweet or Savory Breads!

If you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes, then this is the club for you!  The Library will provide beverages and all paper products and utensils.

EXPERIENCE A DELICIOUS WAY TO SOCIALIZE! 


Wednesday October 4, 2017
   9:30 AM BABY STEPS: Autumn 2017 (birth-12 Months Old)  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December 8th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

   10:30 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Autumn SESSIONS  
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through December 6th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over)  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM YA Wednesdays (ages 12-17)  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Young adults are invited to a variety of fun stuff every Wednesday. Choose from Nintendo Wii, Board Games, and Legos.

Light refreshments will be provided.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Resume 'Right-ing'  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These sessions are held the first Wednesday of each month.  During these sessions, participants are welcome to either start from scratch or bring copies of their existing resumes, cover letters as well, for review and optimizing.  Often times a new resume can be created simply by making a number of subtle tweaks versus a whole new change.

Registration is not required!


Thursday October 5, 2017
   10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Autumn 2017  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

    Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers 24-36 months old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time being held weekly through December 7th.  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session which is September 7th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

 


Friday October 6, 2017
   10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN EDITION  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Ahead

Science, art & mathematics images are courtesy of http://www.flickr.com.  Technology image is courtesy of http://www.picserver.org.  Engineering image is courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a weekly Friday morning program through December 8th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room..

EVENT NOTE: Please be aware that this program is NOT the same as the STEAM/STEM program that we also have as this is a story time that incorporates STEAM/STEM programming.  Our regular STEAM/STEM program for ages 4-11 will be offered again during the autumn for anyone interested in that program.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 8th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.


Tuesday October 10, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM AFTER-SCHOOL CRAFT (Ages 5-11)  
    Contact: SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

 

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

The Derby Public Library kicks off the new school year with an after-school Crafty Kids program on taking place on one Tuesday of each month.  The program is open to kids ages 5-11 and offers an opportunity to explore their creativity with art and craft projects. There is no fee to attend and materials will be supplied.  Snacks will also be provided.

 

   6:30 PM Connecticut Author Visit - 150 Timeless Movies  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Author Susan Granger will discuss her book.  She will also tell stories of Hollywood, yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  Susan is a true Hollywood insider.  Her father was a director from Hollywood’s golden age, her mother a leading socialite in the film industry crowd, her son is one of today’s bright studio executives, and Susan herself is a syndicated critic and writer who is read daily on websites and in newspapers around the world.  She was the movie critic on WICC for many years.  Copies of her book will be available for purchase.

Registration is requested!


Wednesday October 11, 2017
   9:30 AM BABY STEPS: Autumn 2017 (birth-12 Months Old)  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December 8th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

   10:30 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Autumn SESSIONS  
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through December 6th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over)  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM YA Wednesdays (ages 12-17)  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Young adults are invited to a variety of fun stuff every Wednesday. Choose from Nintendo Wii, Board Games, and Legos.

Light refreshments will be provided.


Thursday October 12, 2017
   10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Autumn 2017  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

    Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers 24-36 months old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time being held weekly through December 7th.  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session which is September 7th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

 


Friday October 13, 2017
   10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN EDITION  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Ahead

Science, art & mathematics images are courtesy of http://www.flickr.com.  Technology image is courtesy of http://www.picserver.org.  Engineering image is courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a weekly Friday morning program through December 8th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room..

EVENT NOTE: Please be aware that this program is NOT the same as the STEAM/STEM program that we also have as this is a story time that incorporates STEAM/STEM programming.  Our regular STEAM/STEM program for ages 4-11 will be offered again during the autumn for anyone interested in that program.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 8th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.


Monday October 16, 2017
   10:00 AM FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Autumn Sessions  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

 20th Anniversary

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  The Derby Public Library introduces a multi-week session of Family Place -1, 2, 3… Grow With Me.  This innovative program is a time for families to share together with their 1-3 year-old childrenSiblings who are age 5 and under are also welcome to attend, but do NOT need to register here .  Each week will feature puzzles, books, blocks, a craft, dramatic play and more followed by a story and rhymes.  Parents/caregivers will also be introduced to some of the many resources available to them to assist in the raising of their toddlers and have an opportunity to meet new friends in an educational and creative environment.

A resource professional from the community will be available on several of the Mondays during these sessions to discuss parenting questions and concerns.  Topics will include child development, nutrition, immunization and more.  Do not miss the opportunity to consult with experts on a no-fee basis while your child enjoys a wonderful play experience.  Families are encouraged to attend each week to obtain the full benefits of this multi-week session.

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

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 11th using the pulldown menu above if necessary.

   6:30 PM Author Visit - Mystic by J. Huguenin and Mr. Earl Smith  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

This Connecticut community, on the banks of the Mystic River, has a maritime history that stretches back beyond the founding nation.  As the nation grew, so did Mystic, with the village using its unique location to serve both the fishing industry and the US Navy.  Today, Mystic serves as both a cradle to some of Connecticut’s oldest families and a tourist attraction for those wanting to sample vintage New England life.

The authors tell Mystic’s fascinating history through historic postcards.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase.  Registration is requested.


Wednesday October 18, 2017
   9:30 AM BABY STEPS: Autumn 2017 (birth-12 Months Old)  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December 8th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

   10:30 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Autumn SESSIONS  
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through December 6th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over)  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM YA Wednesdays (ages 12-17)  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Young adults are invited to a variety of fun stuff every Wednesday. Choose from Nintendo Wii, Board Games, and Legos.

Light refreshments will be provided.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Tech Time: Bring Your Tech- Related Questions  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These sessions are held every third Wednesday of the month @ 6:30 PM and every third Thursday of the month @ 10:00 AM.  A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. Whether you are having trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications, scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed.  No registration is needed.


Thursday October 19, 2017
   10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Autumn 2017  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

    Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers 24-36 months old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time being held weekly through December 7th.  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session which is September 7th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

 

   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Tech Time: Bring Your Tech- Related Questions  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

These sessions are held every third Wednesday of the month @ 6:30 PM and every third Thursday of the month @ 10:00 AM.  A staff member will be on hand to answer all your tech-related questions and concerns. Whether you are having trouble downloading e-books, searching databases, completing on-line job applications, scanning/sending documents and photos, etc., your problems will be addressed.  No registration is needed.

   3:30 PM  -  4:15 PM S.T.E.M. (Ages 4-11): 2nd Session for Autumn  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

 

Science & mathematics images are courtesy of http://www.flickr.com.  Technology image is courtesy of http://www.picserver.org.  Engineering image is courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.

The Derby Public Library has planned a series of  STEM programs throughout the school year.  Children ages 4-11 are welcome to stop by for Construction Zone with an opportunity to stretch their imagination and explore  endless possibilities building with Lego bricks or KEVA planks.  There is no fee to attend and all materials will be supplied.


Friday October 20, 2017
   10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN EDITION  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Ahead

Science, art & mathematics images are courtesy of http://www.flickr.com.  Technology image is courtesy of http://www.picserver.org.  Engineering image is courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a weekly Friday morning program through December 8th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room..

EVENT NOTE: Please be aware that this program is NOT the same as the STEAM/STEM program that we also have as this is a story time that incorporates STEAM/STEM programming.  Our regular STEAM/STEM program for ages 4-11 will be offered again during the autumn for anyone interested in that program.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 8th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM American Job Centers Career Coach: Using Social Networking  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Both sessions will explain very useful tools that job seekers need today.  Social Networking has become one of the most popular ways of landing your next "big" job by creating useful connections on-line.  These connections make it easier to look for a job on-line through your created network. The class is free and open to the public.

Walk-ins are welcome on a first come first served basis.  Registration is requested!

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM American Job Centers Career Coach: Using Social Networking  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Both sessions will explain very useful tools that job seekers need today.  Social Networking has become one of the most popular ways of landing your next "big" job by creating useful connections on-line.  These connections make it easier to look for a job on-line through your created network. The class is free and open to the public.

Walk-ins are welcome on a first come first served basis.  Registration is requested!


Saturday October 21, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM TURN IT UP! Music & Movement Program for Children (Ages 2-8)  
    Contact: SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN    203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of http://www.publicdomainpictures.net 

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

Children ages 2-8 are invited to join the fun during a music and movement program at Derby Public Library.  Sandi Schuchmann presents Turn it Up!, a highly interactive music program that will have everyone up and moving during this half-hour event.  It is suggested that participants wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.  There is no fee to attend.

   10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM FALL FAMILY CELEBRATION (birth- age 11)  
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com 

Join the Derby Public Library Children's Department in celebrating autumn with a day of family fun for families with children ages birth to 11. The fun begins with the return of Turn It Up!, an interactive music and movement program geared for ages 2-8 (see separate event information and registration form above).  Also taking place are drop-in activities which require no registration from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. including pumpkin decorating, autumn-themed crafts, a library scavenger hunt, a raffle, contests, and snacks!


Monday October 23, 2017
   10:00 AM FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Autumn Sessions  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

 20th Anniversary

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  The Derby Public Library introduces a multi-week session of Family Place -1, 2, 3… Grow With Me.  This innovative program is a time for families to share together with their 1-3 year-old childrenSiblings who are age 5 and under are also welcome to attend, but do NOT need to register here .  Each week will feature puzzles, books, blocks, a craft, dramatic play and more followed by a story and rhymes.  Parents/caregivers will also be introduced to some of the many resources available to them to assist in the raising of their toddlers and have an opportunity to meet new friends in an educational and creative environment.

A resource professional from the community will be available on several of the Mondays during these sessions to discuss parenting questions and concerns.  Topics will include child development, nutrition, immunization and more.  Do not miss the opportunity to consult with experts on a no-fee basis while your child enjoys a wonderful play experience.  Families are encouraged to attend each week to obtain the full benefits of this multi-week session.

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

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 11th using the pulldown menu above if necessary.


Wednesday October 25, 2017
   9:30 AM BABY STEPS: Autumn 2017 (birth-12 Months Old)  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December 8th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

   10:30 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Autumn SESSIONS  
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through December 6th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM The Guests on South Battery by Karen White  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

This novel set in historic Charlestown, South Carolina, combines the paranormal with history and romance.  Just when Melanie Trenholm is about to return to her real estate job after the birth of her twins, a phone call with no voice on the other end makes her fearful that the ghostly apparitions that have stayed silent for more than a year are about to invade her life again.  Then, on her first day back, a young woman, Jayne Smith, walks into the office to discuss selling a house that she has just inherited from someone she doesn’t know. Family mysteries and old secrets soon begin to resurface.

Dessert and beverages will be provided.  Registration is requested. 

   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wednesday Movie Matinee (ages 18 and over)  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

 

Newly released DVDs will be shown.  Light snacks will be provided.  Registration is not required.  A list of featured films will be listed at the Library..

 

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM YA Wednesdays (ages 12-17)  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Young adults are invited to a variety of fun stuff every Wednesday. Choose from Nintendo Wii, Board Games, and Legos.

Light refreshments will be provided.


Thursday October 26, 2017
   10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Autumn 2017  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

    Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers 24-36 months old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time being held weekly through December 7th.  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session which is September 7th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Maker Space's: Build a Better World  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Available resources include 3D design programs, 3D printer, 3D doodle pens, Legos and more!

Light refreshments will be provided.  Registration is requested!


Friday October 27, 2017
   10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN EDITION  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Ahead

Science, art & mathematics images are courtesy of http://www.flickr.com.  Technology image is courtesy of http://www.picserver.org.  Engineering image is courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a weekly Friday morning program through December 8th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room..

EVENT NOTE: Please be aware that this program is NOT the same as the STEAM/STEM program that we also have as this is a story time that incorporates STEAM/STEM programming.  Our regular STEAM/STEM program for ages 4-11 will be offered again during the autumn for anyone interested in that program.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 8th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.


Monday October 30, 2017
   10:00 AM FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Autumn Sessions  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

 20th Anniversary

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  The Derby Public Library introduces a multi-week session of Family Place -1, 2, 3… Grow With Me.  This innovative program is a time for families to share together with their 1-3 year-old childrenSiblings who are age 5 and under are also welcome to attend, but do NOT need to register here .  Each week will feature puzzles, books, blocks, a craft, dramatic play and more followed by a story and rhymes.  Parents/caregivers will also be introduced to some of the many resources available to them to assist in the raising of their toddlers and have an opportunity to meet new friends in an educational and creative environment.

A resource professional from the community will be available on several of the Mondays during these sessions to discuss parenting questions and concerns.  Topics will include child development, nutrition, immunization and more.  Do not miss the opportunity to consult with experts on a no-fee basis while your child enjoys a wonderful play experience.  Families are encouraged to attend each week to obtain the full benefits of this multi-week session.

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

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 11th using the pulldown menu above if necessary.

   6:00 PM Water Color Painting Workshop  
    Contact: Cathy Williams   203-736-1482   
   

Ages 18 and over are invited to enjoy this fun evening resulting in fabulous art!

Participants will go home with new friends, great memories, and a newly-created masterpiece that will show off your “inner-artist.”  No experience? No problem!

Local artist, Rich DiCarlo, from the Valley Arts Council, will guide you step-by-step on this creative journey as you learn the ins and outs of creating your own water color painting.  No previous artistic experience necessary—great for beginners or seasoned professionals.  It is promised to be a surprisingly easy and fun way to spend an evening!

Snacks will be provided.  Registration is required!

 


Wednesday November 1, 2017
   9:30 AM BABY STEPS: Autumn 2017 (birth-12 Months Old)  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December 8th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

   10:30 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Autumn SESSIONS  
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through December 6th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.


Thursday November 2, 2017
   10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Autumn 2017  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

    Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers 24-36 months old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time being held weekly through December 7th.  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session which is September 7th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

 


Friday November 3, 2017
   10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN EDITION  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Ahead

Science, art & mathematics images are courtesy of http://www.flickr.com.  Technology image is courtesy of http://www.picserver.org.  Engineering image is courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a weekly Friday morning program through December 8th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room..

EVENT NOTE: Please be aware that this program is NOT the same as the STEAM/STEM program that we also have as this is a story time that incorporates STEAM/STEM programming.  Our regular STEAM/STEM program for ages 4-11 will be offered again during the autumn for anyone interested in that program.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 8th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.


Wednesday November 8, 2017
   9:30 AM BABY STEPS: Autumn 2017 (birth-12 Months Old)  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December 8th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

   10:30 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Autumn SESSIONS  
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through December 6th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.


Thursday November 9, 2017
   10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Autumn 2017  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

    Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers 24-36 months old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time being held weekly through December 7th.  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session which is September 7th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

 


Friday November 10, 2017
   10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN EDITION  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Ahead

Science, art & mathematics images are courtesy of http://www.flickr.com.  Technology image is courtesy of http://www.picserver.org.  Engineering image is courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a weekly Friday morning program through December 8th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room..

EVENT NOTE: Please be aware that this program is NOT the same as the STEAM/STEM program that we also have as this is a story time that incorporates STEAM/STEM programming.  Our regular STEAM/STEM program for ages 4-11 will be offered again during the autumn for anyone interested in that program.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 8th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.


Wednesday November 15, 2017
   9:30 AM BABY STEPS: Autumn 2017 (birth-12 Months Old)  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December 8th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

   10:30 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Autumn SESSIONS  
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through December 6th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.


Thursday November 16, 2017
   10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Autumn 2017  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

    Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers 24-36 months old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time being held weekly through December 7th.  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session which is September 7th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

 


Friday November 17, 2017
   10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN EDITION  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Ahead

Science, art & mathematics images are courtesy of http://www.flickr.com.  Technology image is courtesy of http://www.picserver.org.  Engineering image is courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a weekly Friday morning program through December 8th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room..

EVENT NOTE: Please be aware that this program is NOT the same as the STEAM/STEM program that we also have as this is a story time that incorporates STEAM/STEM programming.  Our regular STEAM/STEM program for ages 4-11 will be offered again during the autumn for anyone interested in that program.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 8th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.


Wednesday November 22, 2017
   9:30 AM BABY STEPS: Autumn 2017 (birth-12 Months Old)  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December 8th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

   10:30 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Autumn SESSIONS  
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through December 6th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.


Thursday November 23, 2017
   10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Autumn 2017  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

    Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers 24-36 months old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time being held weekly through December 7th.  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session which is September 7th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

 


Friday November 24, 2017
   10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN EDITION  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Ahead

Science, art & mathematics images are courtesy of http://www.flickr.com.  Technology image is courtesy of http://www.picserver.org.  Engineering image is courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a weekly Friday morning program through December 8th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room..

EVENT NOTE: Please be aware that this program is NOT the same as the STEAM/STEM program that we also have as this is a story time that incorporates STEAM/STEM programming.  Our regular STEAM/STEM program for ages 4-11 will be offered again during the autumn for anyone interested in that program.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 8th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.


Wednesday November 29, 2017
   9:30 AM BABY STEPS: Autumn 2017 (birth-12 Months Old)  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December 8th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

   10:30 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Autumn SESSIONS  
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through December 6th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.


Thursday November 30, 2017
   10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Autumn 2017  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

    Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers 24-36 months old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time being held weekly through December 7th.  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session which is September 7th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

 


Friday December 1, 2017
   10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN EDITION  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Ahead

Science, art & mathematics images are courtesy of http://www.flickr.com.  Technology image is courtesy of http://www.picserver.org.  Engineering image is courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a weekly Friday morning program through December 8th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room..

EVENT NOTE: Please be aware that this program is NOT the same as the STEAM/STEM program that we also have as this is a story time that incorporates STEAM/STEM programming.  Our regular STEAM/STEM program for ages 4-11 will be offered again during the autumn for anyone interested in that program.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 8th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.


Wednesday December 6, 2017
   9:30 AM BABY STEPS: Autumn 2017 (birth-12 Months Old)  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December 8th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

EVENT NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

   10:30 AM WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Autumn SESSIONS  
    Contact: Sue- Children's Librarian   203-736-1482   
   

  Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through December 6th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.


Thursday December 7, 2017
   10:00 AM TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Autumn 2017  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

    Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually. Also, since this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.

Toddlers 24-36 months old along with a caregiver are invited to register for this story time being held weekly through December 7th.  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session which is September 7th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

 


Friday December 8, 2017
   10:00 AM S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN EDITION  
    Contact: SUE SHERMAN- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN   203-736-1482   
   

   Ahead

Science, art & mathematics images are courtesy of http://www.flickr.com.  Technology image is courtesy of http://www.picserver.org.  Engineering image is courtesy of http://www.wikimedia.org.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a weekly Friday morning program through December 8th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room..

EVENT NOTE: Please be aware that this program is NOT the same as the STEAM/STEM program that we also have as this is a story time that incorporates STEAM/STEM programming.  Our regular STEAM/STEM program for ages 4-11 will be offered again during the autumn for anyone interested in that program.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 8th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.


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