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Thursday August 16, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Meet the Instruments  
    Contact: Children's Dept. Staff   860-673-6791   flchild@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3 and up. Learn, listen, and try instruments with a sampling of musicians from the Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Books Clubs come together to watch Wonder the movie  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Two Book Clubs (and anyone else) come together to watch the movie "Wonder".  All are welcome!

Popcorn will be served and discussion after movie.  Even if you haven't been a part of the book club, you can still come and enjoy the move.  Everyone welcome.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, rated PG. Run time 1 hr. 53 min.

    Location: J Program Room

Friday August 17, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room

Monday August 20, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Film Afternoon  
    Contact: Children's Dept. Staff   860-673-6791   flchild@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

All ages. Spend the final week of summer vacation relaxing at the library! Join us to watch new-to-DVD movies and beloved classics in air-conditioned comfort every afternoon at 2 p.m. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Polish Language Storytime  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth- 5 with a caregiver. Speak to your child in the language you know best! Join Miss Eva for storytime in Polish. Enjoy stories and activities, and browse our Polish-language collections.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Tuesday August 21, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Film Afternoon  
    Contact: Children's Dept. Staff   860-673-6791   flchild@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

All ages. Spend the final week of summer vacation relaxing at the library! Join us to watch new-to-DVD movies and beloved classics in air-conditioned comfort every afternoon at 2 p.m. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Wednesday August 22, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 1000 Books Celebration  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
    Location: J Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Film Afternoon  
    Contact: Children's Dept. Staff   860-673-6791   flchild@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

All ages. Spend the final week of summer vacation relaxing at the library! Join us to watch new-to-DVD movies and beloved classics in air-conditioned comfort every afternoon at 2 p.m. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Roken Blocks  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Get Rock'n with these new and exciting blocks.  Build, play, imagine, create and learn.  Come and find out why it's fun to build.  This is a drop in program.

No registration required

Ages 5+

    Location: J Program Room 1

Thursday August 23, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Film Afternoon  
    Contact: Children's Dept. Staff   860-673-6791   flchild@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

All ages. Spend the final week of summer vacation relaxing at the library! Join us to watch new-to-DVD movies and beloved classics in air-conditioned comfort every afternoon at 2 p.m. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Friday August 24, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday August 28, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Friday August 31, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fairy House Part 3 Kristen's Fairy House Moive  
    Contact: Paula montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Fairy House Fun

It's not too early to start collecting your Fairy House materials to build your Fairy House or Gnome Home for WINDING TRAILS NATURE'S OPEN HOUSE scheduled for the weekend of September 29th & 30th at Winding Trails. This fun event will feature author/illustrator, Tracy Kane.  You will build your Fairy Houses at home and then meet at Winding Trails on Friday, September 28th from 3:30-5:30 for installation on Library Lane.  To get you excited we have planned three (3) Fairy House fun activities at the library.

Fairy House Fun Part 1:  Make your very own fairies to live in your houses.(6/29)

Fairy House Fun Part 2:  Story Walk outside and collecting natural materials.(7/27)

Fairy House Fun Part 3:  Kristen's Fairy House movie, 40 minutes with popcorn (8/31) PLEASE NOTE THIS PROGRAM WILL

START AT 3:45.

Please register for each progam invidiually.  Ages 4+ with a caregiver. 

 

 

    Location: J Program Room

Friday September 7, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Grandparents Day Celebration  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3 and up.Celebrate Grandparents’ Day a day early at the Library with this special program. Spend time reading together, have a snack, do a craft, and play some games together.  Please register. 

    Location: J Program Room

Monday September 10, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Onederful Ones  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 12-24 months with a caregiver.  A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Monday Terrific Twos  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Age 2 with a caregiver. Enjoy books, music, parachute, puppets, and a film. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Polish Language Storytime  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth-5 with a caregiver. Speak to your child in the language you know best! Join Miss Eva for storytime in Polish. Enjoy stories and activities, and browse our Polish-language collections. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room

Tuesday September 11, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Positively Preschool  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-5, for the child alone. This special program helps your child get ready to read, develops letter knowledge, phonological awareness, and connects reading with fun. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and art activities. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM 2 1/2 - 3 Storytime  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 2 ½ - 3 with a caregiver. Join us for books, songs, puppets, finger plays, a film, and fun! Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Wednesday September 12, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Thrilling Threes  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Age 3, for the child alone. Children enjoy books, songs, a craft and a film.  Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Wednesday Terrific Twos  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Age 2 with a caregiver. Enjoy books, music, parachute, puppets, and a film. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Learn to Knit  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 7-12. We will provide yarn and needles to get you started. You will learn the basic knit stitch and we'll work on group project together. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Thursday September 13, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Onederful Ones  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 12-24 months with a caregiver.  A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Pint-Sized Picassos  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Art class for children ages 2-4 and their caregivers. Each week we will explore a different art medium to learn about colors, shapes, and textures. This hands-on approach encourages children to hone their fine motor skills, coordination, spatial reasoning, and creative self-expression. Please bring an old t-shirt  or smock to protect your child’s clothes. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room

Friday September 14, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Alphabet Soup  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-5, for the child alone. Have fun getting to know the ABCs! This early literacy program focuses on the alphabet by introducing children to a different letter of the alphabet each week through stories, music, and a craft. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room

Monday September 17, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Onederful Ones  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 12-24 months with a caregiver.  A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Terrific Twos  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Age 2 with a caregiver. Enjoy books, music, parachute, puppets, and a film. Please register. Registration form is found on September 10 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Bite-Size Math  
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 4-6. Join us for hands-on learning activities about early math concepts for children and their caregivers.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Tuesday September 18, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Positively Preschool  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-5, for the child alone. This special program helps your child get ready to read, develops letter knowledge, phonological awareness, and connects reading with fun. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and art activities. Please register. Registration form is found on September 11 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM 2 1/2 - 3 Storytime  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 2 ½ - 3 with a caregiver. Join us for books, songs, puppets, finger plays, a film, and fun! Please register. Registration form is found on September 11 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Wednesday September 19, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Thrilling Threes  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Age 3, for the child alone. Children enjoy books, songs, a craft and a film.  Please register. Registration form is found on September 12 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Terrific Twos  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Age 2 with a caregiver. Enjoy books, music, parachute, puppets, and a film. Please register. Registration form is found on September 12 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Learn to Knit  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 7-12. We will provide yarn and needles to get you started. You will learn the basic knit stitch and we'll work on group project together. Registration form is found on September 12 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Thursday September 20, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Onederful Ones  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 12-24 months with a caregiver.  A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Pint-Sized Picassos  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Art class for children ages 2-4 and their caregivers. Each week we will explore a different art medium to learn about colors, shapes, and textures. This hands-on approach encourages children to hone their fine motor skills, coordination, spatial reasoning, and creative self-expression. Please bring an old t-shirt  or smock to protect your child’s clothes. Registration form is found on September 13 date.

    Location: J Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pete the Cat  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-6 with caregivers. Pete the Cat “tails” will be read with groovy activities to follow. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room

Friday September 21, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Alphabet Soup  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-5, for the child alone. Have fun getting to know the ABCs! This early literacy program focuses on the alphabet by introducing children to a different letter of the alphabet each week through stories, music, and a craft. Registration form is found on September 14 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room

Saturday September 22, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Read to Eli  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Sign up to read to Eli, the handsome yellow lab. Please call the Children’s Department to schedule your 10-minute appointment to read one-on-one You will be so glad you did! Ages 3 and under accompanied by an adult.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Saturday STEM in September  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 5 and up. Join us for hands-on STEM activities once a month! We’ll learn STEM principles as we try out ROK Blocks, Turing Tumbler machines, Scratch Jr. and more. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room

Monday September 24, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Onederful Ones  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 12-24 months with a caregiver.  A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Terrific Twos  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Age 2 with a caregiver. Enjoy books, music, parachute, puppets, and a film. Please register. Registration form is found on September 10 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Polish Language Storytime  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth-5 with a caregiver. Speak to your child in the language you know best! Join Miss Eva for storytime in Polish. Enjoy stories and activities, and browse our Polish-language collections. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room

Tuesday September 25, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Positively Preschool  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-5, for the child alone. This special program helps your child get ready to read, develops letter knowledge, phonological awareness, and connects reading with fun. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and art activities. Please register. Registration form is found on September 11 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM 2 1/2 - 3 Storytime  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 2 ½ - 3 with a caregiver. Join us for books, songs, puppets, finger plays, a film, and fun! Please register. Registration form is found on September 11 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Wednesday September 26, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Thrilling Threes  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Age 3, for the child alone. Children enjoy books, songs, a craft and a film.  Please register. Registration form is found on September 12 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Potty Training 101  
    Contact: Children's Dept. Staff   860-673-6791   flchild@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

All ages. Learn how to make the transition from diapers to the potty chair with an instructor from Bristol Hospital's Parent and Child Center. Are you ready to ditch the diapers? Bring your questions! Please register. 

This program will take the place of Terrific Twos storytime on September 26.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Thursday September 27, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Onederful Ones  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 12-24 months with a caregiver.  A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Pint-Sized Picassos  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Art class for children ages 2-4 and their caregivers. Each week we will explore a different art medium to learn about colors, shapes, and textures. This hands-on approach encourages children to hone their fine motor skills, coordination, spatial reasoning, and creative self-expression. Please bring an old t-shirt  or smock to protect your child’s clothes. Registration form is found on September 13 date.

    Location: J Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Read to Murphy  
    Contact: Paula Montes   8606736791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come to the Library to read to Murphy, a cute white Westie and trained therapy dog. Please call the Children’s Department to schedule your 10-minute appointment to read one-on-one You will be so glad you did! Ages 3 and under accompanied by an adult.

    Location: J Program Room 2

Friday September 28, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Alphabet Soup  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-5, for the child alone. Have fun getting to know the ABCs! This early literacy program focuses on the alphabet by introducing children to a different letter of the alphabet each week through stories, music, and a craft. Registration form is found on September 14 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
   3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Fairy House Fun INSTALLATION  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Bring your completed fairy house and meet us at Winding Trails anytime from 3:30-5:30 p.m. to set up your house on Library Lane. Each builder will receive will receive two complimentary tickets to Nature’s Open House for use on Saturday, September 29 or Sunday, September 30. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room

Saturday September 29, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Book Buddies in September  
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-5. Once a month on Saturday teen volunteers and preschoolers will team up to read books and make a craft together. This 45-minute program encourages developing readers’ enthusiasm for books and learning. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Monday October 1, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Onederful Ones  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 12-24 months with a caregiver.  A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM How to Choose a Childcare  
    Contact: Children's Dept. Staff   860-673-6791   flchild@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

All ages. Learn how to select a childcare provider with an instructor from Bristol Hospital's Parent and Child Center. Bring your questions! Please register.

This program will take the place of Terrific Twos on October 1.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Polish Language Storytime  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth-5 with a caregiver. Speak to your child in the language you know best! Join Miss Eva for storytime in Polish. Enjoy stories and activities, and browse our Polish-language collections. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room

Tuesday October 2, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Positively Preschool  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-5, for the child alone. This special program helps your child get ready to read, develops letter knowledge, phonological awareness, and connects reading with fun. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and art activities. Please register. Registration form is found on September 11 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM 2 1/2 - 3 Storytime  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 2 ½ - 3 with a caregiver. Join us for books, songs, puppets, finger plays, a film, and fun! Please register. Registration form is found on September 11 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Wednesday October 3, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Thrilling Threes  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Age 3, for the child alone. Children enjoy books, songs, a craft and a film.  Please register. Registration form is found on September 12 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Terrific Twos  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Age 2 with a caregiver. Enjoy books, music, parachute, puppets, and a film. Please register. Registration form is found on September 12 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Thursday October 4, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Onederful Ones  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 12-24 months with a caregiver.  A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Pint-Sized Picassos  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Art class for children ages 2-4 and their caregivers. Each week we will explore a different art medium to learn about colors, shapes, and textures. This hands-on approach encourages children to hone their fine motor skills, coordination, spatial reasoning, and creative self-expression. Please bring an old t-shirt  or smock to protect your child’s clothes. Registration form is found on September 13 date.

    Location: J Program Room

Friday October 5, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Alphabet Soup  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-5, for the child alone. Have fun getting to know the ABCs! This early literacy program focuses on the alphabet by introducing children to a different letter of the alphabet each week through stories, music, and a craft. Registration form is found on September 14 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room

Saturday October 6, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Daddy & Me  
    Contact: Children's Dept. Staff   860-673-6791   flchild@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Toddlers and their dads have fun together on the first Saturday of the month.  For children ages birth through three.  No registration required. 

    Location: J Program Room 1

Wednesday October 10, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Get Moving with MyGym 1  
    Contact: Children's Dept. Staff   860-673-6791   flchild@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 2-4. Practice strength, balance, agility, and flexibility through exercise games, music, and more with an instructor from MyGym West Hartford. Please register for ONE session.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries.

    Location: J Program Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Get Moving with MyGym 2  
    Contact: Children's Dept. Staff   860-673-6791   flchild@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 2-4. Practice strength, balance, agility, and flexibility through exercise games, music, and more with an instructor from MyGym West Hartford. Please register for ONE session.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries.

    Location: J Program Room
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Learn to Knit  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 7-12. We will provide yarn and needles to get you started. You will learn the basic knit stitch and we'll work on group project together. Registration form is found on September 12 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Thursday October 11, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Family Sing-Along with Mr. Mike  
    Contact: Children's Dept. Staff   860-673-6791   flchild@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

All ages. Join us for music and movement with Mr. Mike on the guitar! Instruments will be provided for children to join in the music making. No registration required.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries

    Location: J Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Elephant and Piggie  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-6 with caregivers. It’s Elephant and Piggie night! Enjoy a tale or two about these great friends and make your own elephant or piggy puppet to take home. Please register.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries

    Location: J Program Room

Friday October 12, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room

Saturday October 13, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Book Buddies in October  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-5. Once a month on Saturday teen volunteers and preschoolers will team up to read books and make a craft together. This 45-minute program encourages developing readers’ enthusiasm for books and learning. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Saturday STEM in October  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 5 and up. Join us for hands-on STEM activities once a month! We’ll learn STEM principles as we try out ROK Blocks, Turing Tumbler machines, Scratch Jr. and more. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room

Monday October 15, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Onederful Ones  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 12-24 months with a caregiver.  A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Terrific Twos  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Age 2 with a caregiver. Enjoy books, music, parachute, puppets, and a film. Please register. Registration form is found on September 10 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Tuesday October 16, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Positively Preschool  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-5, for the child alone. This special program helps your child get ready to read, develops letter knowledge, phonological awareness, and connects reading with fun. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and art activities. Please register. Registration form is found on September 11 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM 2 1/2 - 3 Storytime  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 2 ½ - 3 with a caregiver. Join us for books, songs, puppets, finger plays, a film, and fun! Please register. Registration form is found on September 11 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Wednesday October 17, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Thrilling Threes  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Age 3, for the child alone. Children enjoy books, songs, a craft and a film.  Please register. Registration form is found on September 12 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Terrific Twos  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Age 2 with a caregiver. Enjoy books, music, parachute, puppets, and a film. Please register. Registration form is found on September 12 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Learn to Knit  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 7-12. We will provide yarn and needles to get you started. You will learn the basic knit stitch and we'll work on group project together. Registration form is found on September 12 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Thursday October 18, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Onederful Ones  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 12-24 months with a caregiver.  A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Pint-Sized Picassos  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Art class for children ages 2-4 and their caregivers. Each week we will explore a different art medium to learn about colors, shapes, and textures. This hands-on approach encourages children to hone their fine motor skills, coordination, spatial reasoning, and creative self-expression. Please bring an old t-shirt  or smock to protect your child’s clothes. Registration form is found on September 13 date.

    Location: J Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Read to Murphy  
    Contact: Paula Montes   8606736791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come to the Library to read to Murphy, a trained therapy dog and cute white Westie. Please call the Children’s Department to schedule your 10-minute appointment to read one-on-one. Ages 3 and under accompanied by an adult.

    Location: J Program Room 2

Friday October 19, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Alphabet Soup  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-5, for the child alone. Have fun getting to know the ABCs! This early literacy program focuses on the alphabet by introducing children to a different letter of the alphabet each week through stories, music, and a craft. Registration form is found on September 14 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room

Saturday October 20, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Read to Eli  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come to the Library to read to Eli, a handsome yellow lab and trained therapy dog. Please call the Children’s Department to schedule your 10-minute appointment to read one-on-one. Ages 3 and under accompanied by an adult.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Monday October 22, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Onederful Ones  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 12-24 months with a caregiver.  A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Terrific Twos  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Age 2 with a caregiver. Enjoy books, music, parachute, puppets, and a film. Please register. Registration form is found on September 10 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Polish Language Storytime  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth-5 with a caregiver. Speak to your child in the language you know best! Join Miss Eva for storytime in Polish. Enjoy stories and activities, and browse our Polish-language collections. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room

Tuesday October 23, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Positively Preschool  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-5, for the child alone. This special program helps your child get ready to read, develops letter knowledge, phonological awareness, and connects reading with fun. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and art activities. Please register. Registration form is found on September 11 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM 2 1/2 - 3 Storytime  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 2 ½ - 3 with a caregiver. Join us for books, songs, puppets, finger plays, a film, and fun! Please register. Registration form is found on September 11 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Wednesday October 24, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Stories and Art from the Wadsworth Atheneum  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3 and up. A reading hour with a creative twist for young readers! Storybooks will be paired with poster reproductions of works from the museum’s collection. Children will be encouraged to make connections between the story and the artwork. Please register.

This program will be held in place of Thrilling Threes on October 24.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Terrific Twos  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Age 2 with a caregiver. Enjoy books, music, parachute, puppets, and a film. Please register. Registration form is found on September 12 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Learn to Knit  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 7-12. We will provide yarn and needles to get you started. You will learn the basic knit stitch and we'll work on group project together. Registration form is found on September 12 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Thursday October 25, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Onederful Ones  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 12-24 months with a caregiver.  A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Pint-Sized Picassos  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Art class for children ages 2-4 and their caregivers. Each week we will explore a different art medium to learn about colors, shapes, and textures. This hands-on approach encourages children to hone their fine motor skills, coordination, spatial reasoning, and creative self-expression. Please bring an old t-shirt  or smock to protect your child’s clothes. Registration form is found on September 13 date.

    Location: J Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Me and My Baby: Our First Year Together  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

For moms and new babies up to 12 months old. This four-week program for new partents features time to connect with other new parents.  Bring baby and get to know the library and its services, talk about sleep, nutrition, development, and enjoy a short lapsit program with baby. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   3:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Unavailable  
    Location: J Program Room

Friday October 26, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Alphabet Soup  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-5, for the child alone. Have fun getting to know the ABCs! This early literacy program focuses on the alphabet by introducing children to a different letter of the alphabet each week through stories, music, and a craft. Registration form is found on September 14 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes Halloween Parade  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Celebrate Halloween with music and movement for children ages birth to 3. Wear your costumes, and we’ll parade around the library! No registration required.

 

    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes Halloween Parade  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Celebrate Halloween with music and movement for children ages birth to 3. Wear your costumes, and we’ll parade around the library! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room

Saturday October 27, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Fright School Monster Academy  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 4 and up. Join local author Janet Lawler as she shares her newest book Fright School with us. Attend Monster Academy, learn monster tricks and games, take a quiz, and graduate from Fright School. Ghoulish snacks will be provided. Enter for a chance to win a copy of Fright School as a door prize.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries

    Location: J Program Room

Monday October 29, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Onederful Ones  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 12-24 months with a caregiver.  A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Terrific Twos  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Age 2 with a caregiver. Enjoy books, music, parachute, puppets, and a film. Please register. Registration form is found on September 10 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Polish Language Storytime  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth-5 with a caregiver. Speak to your child in the language you know best! Join Miss Eva for storytime in Polish. Enjoy stories and activities, and browse our Polish-language collections. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room

Tuesday October 30, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Positively Preschool  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-5, for the child alone. This special program helps your child get ready to read, develops letter knowledge, phonological awareness, and connects reading with fun. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and art activities. Please register. Registration form is found on September 11 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM 2 1/2 - 3 Storytime  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 2 ½ - 3 with a caregiver. Join us for books, songs, puppets, finger plays, a film, and fun! Please register. Registration form is found on September 11 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Wednesday October 31, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Thrilling Threes  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Age 3, for the child alone. Children enjoy books, songs, a craft and a film.  Please register. Registration form is found on September 12 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Terrific Twos  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Age 2 with a caregiver. Enjoy books, music, parachute, puppets, and a film. Please register. Registration form is found on September 12 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Thursday November 1, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Onederful Ones  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 12-24 months with a caregiver.  A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Pint-Sized Picassos  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Art class for children ages 2-4 and their caregivers. Each week we will explore a different art medium to learn about colors, shapes, and textures. This hands-on approach encourages children to hone their fine motor skills, coordination, spatial reasoning, and creative self-expression. Please bring an old t-shirt  or smock to protect your child’s clothes. Registration form is found on September 13 date.

    Location: J Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Me and My Baby: Our First Year Together  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

For moms and new babies up to 12 months old. This four-week program for new partents features time to connect with other new parents.  Bring baby and get to know the library and its services, talk about sleep, nutrition, development, and enjoy a short lapsit program with baby. Registration form is found on October 25 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Friday November 2, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Alphabet Soup  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-5, for the child alone. Have fun getting to know the ABCs! This early literacy program focuses on the alphabet by introducing children to a different letter of the alphabet each week through stories, music, and a craft. Registration form is found on September 14 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room

Saturday November 3, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Read to Eli  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come to the Library to read to Eli, a handsome yellow lab and trained therapy dog. Please call the Children’s Department to schedule your 10-minute appointment to read one-on-one. Ages 3 and under accompanied by an adult.

    Location: J Program Room 2
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Daddy & Me  
    Contact: Children's Dept. Staff   860-673-6791   flchild@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Toddlers and their dads have fun together on the first Saturday of the month.  For children ages birth through three.  No registration required. 

    Location: J Program Room 1
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Saturday STEM in November  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 5 and up. Join us for hands-on STEM activities once a month! We’ll learn STEM principles as we try out ROK Blocks, Turing Tumbler machines, Scratch Jr. and more. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room

Monday November 5, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Onederful Ones  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 12-24 months with a caregiver.  A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Terrific Twos  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Age 2 with a caregiver. Enjoy books, music, parachute, puppets, and a film. Please register. Registration form is found on September 10 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Polish Language Storytime  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth-5 with a caregiver. Speak to your child in the language you know best! Join Miss Eva for storytime in Polish. Enjoy stories and activities, and browse our Polish-language collections. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room

Tuesday November 6, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Election Day: Let's Vote!  
    Contact: Children's Dept. Staff   860-673-6791   flchild@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

All ages. Exercise your right to vote in the Kids’ Place! Children will cast their ballots for favorite book characters. No registration required -- stop by the Farmington Library Kids' Place anytime between 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. to vote.

   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM My Wiggly, Wobbly, Loose Tooth Storytime  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 5-8. It’s all about your teeth today. Books, music, and make your very own Tooth Fairy box to take home for that loose tooth. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  2:45 PM Mystic Aquarium: All Sorts of Animals  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

For children in grades 1-3. How do you know if an animal is a reptile, bird, mammal or fish? As an excellent introduction to taxonomy and biodiversity, students will have fun while investigating evidence including live invertebrates and a reptile, and figuring out how to start classifying animals. Space is limited; please register.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries

    Location: J Program Room
   3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Mystic Aquarium: Invertebrate Lab  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

For children in grades 4-6. Did you know that 97 percent of all animals on earth don’t have a backbone? In this class, students become scientists to investigate and classify live marine invertebrates into groups based upon their common characteristics. This class promotes well both their observation and critical thinking skills, and include live animals. Space is limited; please register.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries

    Location: J Program Room

Wednesday November 7, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Thrilling Threes  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Age 3, for the child alone. Children enjoy books, songs, a craft and a film.  Please register. Registration form is found on September 12 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Terrific Twos  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Age 2 with a caregiver. Enjoy books, music, parachute, puppets, and a film. Please register. Registration form is found on September 12 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Learn to Knit  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 7-12. We will provide yarn and needles to get you started. You will learn the basic knit stitch and we'll work on group project together. Registration form is found on September 12 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Thursday November 8, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Onederful Ones  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 12-24 months with a caregiver.  A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Pint-Sized Picassos  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Art class for children ages 2-4 and their caregivers. Each week we will explore a different art medium to learn about colors, shapes, and textures. This hands-on approach encourages children to hone their fine motor skills, coordination, spatial reasoning, and creative self-expression. Please bring an old t-shirt  or smock to protect your child’s clothes. Registration form is found on September 13 date.

    Location: J Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Me and My Baby: Our First Year Together  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

For moms and new babies up to 12 months old. This four-week program for new partents features time to connect with other new parents.  Bring baby and get to know the library and its services, talk about sleep, nutrition, development, and enjoy a short lapsit program with baby. Registration form is found on October 25 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Read to Murphy  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come to the Library to read to Murphy, a cute white Westie and trained therapy dog. Please call the Children’s Department to schedule your 10-minute appointment to read one-on-one. Ages 3 and under accompanied by an adult.

    Location: J Program Room 2

Friday November 9, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Alphabet Soup  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-5, for the child alone. Have fun getting to know the ABCs! This early literacy program focuses on the alphabet by introducing children to a different letter of the alphabet each week through stories, music, and a craft. Registration form is found on September 14 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room

Saturday November 10, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Book Buddies in November  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-5. Once a month on Saturday teen volunteers and preschoolers will team up to read books and make a craft together. This 45-minute program encourages developing readers’ enthusiasm for books and learning. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Monday November 12, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Onederful Ones  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 12-24 months with a caregiver.  A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Terrific Twos  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Age 2 with a caregiver. Enjoy books, music, parachute, puppets, and a film. Please register. Registration form is found on September 10 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Tuesday November 13, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Positively Preschool  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-5, for the child alone. This special program helps your child get ready to read, develops letter knowledge, phonological awareness, and connects reading with fun. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and art activities. Please register. Registration form is found on September 11 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM 2 1/2 - 3 Storytime  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 2 ½ - 3 with a caregiver. Join us for books, songs, puppets, finger plays, a film, and fun! Please register. Registration form is found on September 11 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Wednesday November 14, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Thrilling Threes  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Age 3, for the child alone. Children enjoy books, songs, a craft and a film.  Please register. Registration form is found on September 12 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Terrific Twos  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Age 2 with a caregiver. Enjoy books, music, parachute, puppets, and a film. Please register. Registration form is found on September 12 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Learn to Knit  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 7-12. We will provide yarn and needles to get you started. You will learn the basic knit stitch and we'll work on group project together. Registration form is found on September 12 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Thursday November 15, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Onederful Ones  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 12-24 months with a caregiver.  A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Pint-Sized Picassos  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Art class for children ages 2-4 and their caregivers. Each week we will explore a different art medium to learn about colors, shapes, and textures. This hands-on approach encourages children to hone their fine motor skills, coordination, spatial reasoning, and creative self-expression. Please bring an old t-shirt  or smock to protect your child’s clothes. Registration form is found on September 13 date.

    Location: J Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Me and My Baby: Our First Year Together  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

For moms and new babies up to 12 months old. This four-week program for new partents features time to connect with other new parents.  Bring baby and get to know the library and its services, talk about sleep, nutrition, development, and enjoy a short lapsit program with baby. Registration form is found on October 25 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Friday November 16, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Alphabet Soup  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-5, for the child alone. Have fun getting to know the ABCs! This early literacy program focuses on the alphabet by introducing children to a different letter of the alphabet each week through stories, music, and a craft. Registration form is found on September 14 date.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

Tots & Tunes will meet in the Kids' Place Puppet Theater area today.

   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

Tots & Tunes will meet in the Kids' Place Puppet Theater area today.


Saturday November 17, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Turkey Time  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3 and up. Enjoy turkey tales and create a fabulous spin art turkey for your table. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room

Monday November 19, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Polish Language Storytime  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth-5 with a caregiver. Speak to your child in the language you know best! Join Miss Eva for storytime in Polish. Enjoy stories and activities, and browse our Polish-language collections. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room

Saturday November 24, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM International Celebration  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

All ages. Join the fun and bring your favorite international dish and the recipe, souvenirs, fashion, books, language, anything from your culture you would like to share. We will have tables set up for each country and a time to share with the group all about your culture.Let’s see how far around the world we can travel! Please call the Children's Department (860-673-6791) if you would like to represent your country.  Plates and utensils will be provided. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room

Friday November 30, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room

Friday December 7, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room

Friday December 14, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room

Saturday December 15, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Read to Eli  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Sign up to READ TO ELI, the handsome yellow lab.  He will be here from 9:30-11:30 for your special

one on one reading time.  Call the library to schedule an appointment at 860-673-6791.  All ages, under 3

accompanied by an adult.

    Location: J Program Room 1

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