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Wednesday June 28, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM READ, ROCK & RHYME  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~~~Read, Rock and Rhyme is fashioned after the Mother Goose on the Loose program that integrates the latest research in early literacy and infant brain development with traditional story time elements. Join us as we share books, rhymes, musical instruments, songs, movement, flannel board tales, puppets, finger plays and more. This program is designed for the birth to 24 month audience mentioned below, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.
 Infants to 24 months & their caregivers.
 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Thursday June 29, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  6:45 PM SPARKY'S PUPPETS CANCELLED  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

CANCELLED

SPARKY'S PUPPETS WILL BE VISITING JTL IN OCTOBER.
 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM FLOW CIRCUS  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

Flow Circus events are simply amazing! Unplugged, challenging skills such as juggling, plate spinning, and flower stick twirling create a climate of playful learning. These highly interactive programs foster a culture of self-directed learning, perseverance, and success. Come and be a part of this exciting program.

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Monday July 10, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM TIME FOR STORIES  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

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Time for Stories is an early literacy program filled with age-appropriate activities. Please join us for stories, rhymes, flannel boards, finger plays, music and more. This program is designed for a preschool audience, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.

 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TEEN ORIGAMI  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~. Ages 10 and up.
Limit 12. Please register.
Enjoy Origami? You’ll have a blast making this cool spinner!

 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room
   6:30 PM MEDICARE BOOT CAMP: UNDERSTAND YOUR MEDICARE BENEFITS  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~Are you or someone you care about turning 65?  Are you new to Medicare or Social Security Disability Benefits?  What you will learn:  Medicare Part A,B,C and D; when to enroll; alternative Medicare options; Medicare premium assistance programs. 

 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Tuesday July 11, 2017
   2:00 PM FIRST TUESDAY FILMS  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

LA LA LAND (2016)
Written and directed by Academy Award (R) nominee Damien Chazelle, LA LA LAND tells the story of Mia [Emma Stone], an aspiring actress, and Sebastian [Ryan Gosling], a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

~~Free popcorn and comfy seats at all First Tuesday Films!

 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room
   6:30 PM CUT THE CORD: OPTIONS FOR TV WITHOUT CABLE  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~James Gifford is an independent consultant/speaker whose talks are meant to help people get rid of the cost and limits of “cable TV” and replace it with the endless options available from online streaming.  His presentation is aimed at regular TV watchers rather than a more experienced audience familiar with the details of using the hardware, apps, and other tools used to find and view streaming content. 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Wednesday July 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM READ, ROCK & RHYME  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~Read, Rock and Rhyme is fashioned after the Mother Goose on the Loose program that integrates the latest research in early literacy and infant brain development with traditional story time elements. Join us as we share books, rhymes, musical instruments, songs, movement, flannel board tales, puppets, finger plays and more. This program is designed for the birth to 24 month audience mentioned below, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.
  Infants to 24 months & their caregivers.
 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM BUILD A CHAIN REACTION!  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

Well be using Craft Stick and Plastic Cups to construct chain reactions. Wait until you see them work!
Please note: This program is designed for kids ages 7 and up.

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Thursday July 13, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM CT. SCIENCE CENTER PRESENTS: ROBOSCIENCE  
   

~~Our world is full of robots in all forms, each with a specific function. Get a closer look at some of the robots that work at the Science Center. Interact with the humanoid robot Quiz, watch a flying robot whiz overhead, and discover what makes these incredible machines tick! The show will end with a surprise guest appearance by our newest robot team member.
 

**Please note: This program is designed for Grades 3 - 12.


Saturday July 15, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM POKÉMON CLUB  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~Get ready to swap cards and wage battles against your friends. Are you new to Pokémon? Not to worry…we have plenty of experienced players who will be happy to show you the ropes. All ages welcome.

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Monday July 17, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM TIME FOR STORIES  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

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Time for Stories is an early literacy program filled with age-appropriate activities. Please join us for stories, rhymes, flannel boards, finger plays, music and more. This program is designed for a preschool audience, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.

 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM STORIES & CRAFTS FOR KIDS 4-6 YEARS  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~Grab a friend and join us for stories, a short film and related craft!

    Location: Lower Level Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM HOT CHICKS WITH STICKS KNITTING GROUP  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~.  Like to knit?  All knitters are welcome to join this friendly  group.  (Crochet is welcome, too.)  Ultra-talented knitter Diana Cowles facilitates. This group meets twice per month, so check calendar for future dates.

 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Tuesday July 18, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM RIVERSIDE REPTILES:JEEPERS CREEPERS  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~You will see and touch a variety of reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, insects and more!  Don't worry, we won't bite!

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Wednesday July 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM READ, ROCK & RHYME  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~Read, Rock and Rhyme is fashioned after the Mother Goose on the Loose program that integrates the latest research in early literacy and infant brain development with traditional story time elements. Join us as we share books, rhymes, musical instruments, songs, movement, flannel board tales, puppets, finger plays and more. This program is designed for the birth to 24 month audience mentioned below, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.
  Infants to 24 months & their caregivers.
 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM MINECRAFT CLUB  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

Join us for all things Minecraft! Bring your tablets with Minecraft PE for cooperative play.

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Thursday July 20, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM GREG FRISBEE: COMEDY JUGGLING & MORE  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~ See and feel the excitement as you watch an incredible display of fire juggling - with the juggler's hands actually ON FIRE! Listen for the laughter as a rubber chicken somehow ends up launched by a cannon. Hard to imagine? Better yet, it is hard to forget!

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Monday July 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM TIME FOR STORIES  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

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Time for Stories is an early literacy program filled with age-appropriate activities. Please join us for stories, rhymes, flannel boards, finger plays, music and more. This program is designed for a preschool audience, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.

 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Tuesday July 25, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM GARDEN SNAIL ART  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~Ages 3-7 Limit 20. Please register.
Lots of circles in this piece of art! Picture a snail in front of a beautiful garden of flowers…mmm!
 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Wednesday July 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM READ, ROCK & RHYME  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~Read, Rock and Rhyme is fashioned after the Mother Goose on the Loose program that integrates the latest research in early literacy and infant brain development with traditional story time elements. Join us as we share books, rhymes, musical instruments, songs, movement, flannel board tales, puppets, finger plays and more. This program is designed for the birth to 24 month audience mentioned below, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.
  Infants to 24 months & their caregivers.
 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Monday July 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM TIME FOR STORIES  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~
Time for Stories is an early literacy program filled with age-appropriate activities. Please join us for stories, rhymes, flannel boards, finger plays, music and more. This program is designed for a preschool audience, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.

 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM TEEN STRAW CRAFT  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~.  Ages 10 & up. Limit 12. Please register.
Using colorful drinking straws & a glass, we’ll create a colorful tea light container. We’ll also share other neat straw DIY ideas and show you how to create them.

 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM HOT CHICKS WITH STICKS KNITTING GROUP  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~.  Like to knit?  All knitters are welcome to join this friendly  group.  (Crochet is welcome, too.)  Ultra-talented knitter Diana Cowles facilitates. This group meets twice per month, so check calendar for future dates.

 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Tuesday August 1, 2017
   2:00 PM FIRST TUESDAY FILMS  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)
In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska (two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband successfully run the Warsaw Zoo and raise their family in an idyllic existence. Their world is overturned, however, when the country is invaded by the Nazis and they are forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed zoologist (Daniel Brühl). To fight back on their own terms, the Zabinskis risk everything by covertly working with the Resistance and using the zoo's hidden tunnels and cages to save families from Nazi brutality.

~~Free popcorn and comfy seats at all First Tuesday Films!

    Location: Lower Level Program Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM SCIENCETELLERS PRESENTS:BUILDING TALL SHIPS & PIRATE TALES  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~Ahoy! People don’t just build on land. They build on water, too! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to construct a ship before all hope is lost … at sea! Planks, sails, rigging, rails... what else could building a pirate ship possibly take?!

Throughout the story, volunteers from the audience will help us explore the incredible science behind clouds, combustion, air pressure, scientific variables and more! Do not miss this refreshing nautical tale with a twist!

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Wednesday August 2, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM READ, ROCK & RHYME  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~Read, Rock and Rhyme is fashioned after the Mother Goose on the Loose program that integrates the latest research in early literacy and infant brain development with traditional story time elements. Join us as we share books, rhymes, musical instruments, songs, movement, flannel board tales, puppets, finger plays and more. This program is designed for the birth to 24 month audience mentioned below, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.
  Infants to 24 months & their caregivers.
 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Thursday August 3, 2017
   6:30 PM THRU HIKING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

Those who attend this program will be treated to a modern day adventure. Sam Ducharme set out on a 2180 mile, 14 state backpacking trip from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin Maine. During his six month journey he documented the rugged beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the wildlife, the hardships encountered on the trail, as well as the people, culture and humanity at its finest. Come join him as he takes you through the trail towns, over the mountaintops and through the backcountry. The images and stories will leave you with a renewed awe of the beauty of our country and its people.

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Monday August 7, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM TIME FOR STORIES  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

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Time for Stories is an early literacy program filled with age-appropriate activities. Please join us for stories, rhymes, flannel boards, finger plays, music and more. This program is designed for a preschool audience, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.

 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM HOT CHICKS WITH STICKS KNITTING GROUP  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~.  Like to knit?  All knitters are welcome to join this friendly  group.  (Crochet is welcome, too.)  Ultra-talented knitter Diana Cowles facilitates. This group meets twice per month, so check calendar for future dates.

 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Wednesday August 9, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM READ, ROCK & RHYME  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~Read, Rock and Rhyme is fashioned after the Mother Goose on the Loose program that integrates the latest research in early literacy and infant brain development with traditional story time elements. Join us as we share books, rhymes, musical instruments, songs, movement, flannel board tales, puppets, finger plays and more. This program is designed for the birth to 24 month audience mentioned below, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.
  Infants to 24 months & their caregivers.
 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Monday August 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM TIME FOR STORIES  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~
Time for Stories is an early literacy program filled with age-appropriate activities. Please join us for stories, rhymes, flannel boards, finger plays, music and more. This program is designed for a preschool audience, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.

 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Tuesday August 15, 2017
   6:30 PM BOOK DISCUSSION PLANNING MEETING  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

Please join us with suggestions for Book Discussions for the upcoming year.

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Wednesday August 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM READ, ROCK & RHYME  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~Read, Rock and Rhyme is fashioned after the Mother Goose on the Loose program that integrates the latest research in early literacy and infant brain development with traditional story time elements. Join us as we share books, rhymes, musical instruments, songs, movement, flannel board tales, puppets, finger plays and more. This program is designed for the birth to 24 month audience mentioned below, but siblings are welcome. Open play is available at the end of the program.
  Infants to 24 months & their caregivers.
 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Saturday August 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM POKÉMON CLUB  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~Get ready to swap cards and wage battles against your friends. Are you new to Pokémon? Not to worry…we have plenty of experienced players who will be happy to show you the ropes. All ages welcome.

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Monday August 21, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM HOT CHICKS WITH STICKS KNITTING GROUP  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~.  Like to knit?  All knitters are welcome to join this friendly  group.  (Crochet is welcome, too.)  Ultra-talented knitter Diana Cowles facilitates. This group meets twice per month, so check calendar for future dates.

 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Monday September 11, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM HOT CHICKS WITH STICKS KNITTING GROUP  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~.  Like to knit?  All knitters are welcome to join this friendly  group.  (Crochet is welcome, too.)  Ultra-talented knitter Diana Cowles facilitates. This group meets twice per month, so check calendar for future dates.

 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Monday September 25, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM HOT CHICKS WITH STICKS KNITTING GROUP  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~.  Like to knit?  All knitters are welcome to join this friendly  group.  (Crochet is welcome, too.)  Ultra-talented knitter Diana Cowles facilitates. This group meets twice per month, so check calendar for future dates.

 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Monday October 2, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM HOT CHICKS WITH STICKS KNITTING GROUP  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~.  Like to knit?  All knitters are welcome to join this friendly  group.  (Crochet is welcome, too.)  Ultra-talented knitter Diana Cowles facilitates. This group meets twice per month, so check calendar for future dates.

 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Monday October 16, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM HOT CHICKS WITH STICKS KNITTING GROUP  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~.  Like to knit?  All knitters are welcome to join this friendly  group.  (Crochet is welcome, too.)  Ultra-talented knitter Diana Cowles facilitates. This group meets twice per month, so check calendar for future dates.

 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Monday October 30, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM HOT CHICKS WITH STICKS KNITTING GROUP  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~.  Like to knit?  All knitters are welcome to join this friendly  group.  (Crochet is welcome, too.)  Ultra-talented knitter Diana Cowles facilitates. This group meets twice per month, so check calendar for future dates.

 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Monday November 6, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM HOT CHICKS WITH STICKS KNITTING GROUP  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~.  Like to knit?  All knitters are welcome to join this friendly  group.  (Crochet is welcome, too.)  Ultra-talented knitter Diana Cowles facilitates. This group meets twice per month, so check calendar for future dates.

 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Monday November 20, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM HOT CHICKS WITH STICKS KNITTING GROUP  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~.  Like to knit?  All knitters are welcome to join this friendly  group.  (Crochet is welcome, too.)  Ultra-talented knitter Diana Cowles facilitates. This group meets twice per month, so check calendar for future dates.

 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Monday December 4, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM HOT CHICKS WITH STICKS KNITTING GROUP  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~.  Like to knit?  All knitters are welcome to join this friendly  group.  (Crochet is welcome, too.)  Ultra-talented knitter Diana Cowles facilitates. This group meets twice per month, so check calendar for future dates.

 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

Monday December 18, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM HOT CHICKS WITH STICKS KNITTING GROUP  
    Contact:    860-642-7763   
   

~~.  Like to knit?  All knitters are welcome to join this friendly  group.  (Crochet is welcome, too.)  Ultra-talented knitter Diana Cowles facilitates. This group meets twice per month, so check calendar for future dates.

 

    Location: Lower Level Program Room

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