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Monday December 3, 2018 -  Monday December 31, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Creation Station  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   203-933-9335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Create a work of art!

Ask About Our Special Craft: Snow Slime

Monday 12 - 8 pm, Tuesday - Thursday 10 am to 6 pm & Friday 10 am - 2 pm

FOR ALL AGES

    Location: Louis Piantino

Tuesday December 18, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   203-933-9335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

We are here to help.

Computer Skills Building for Adults

  • Keyboarding & Mouse Skills 
  • Online Job Searching & Resume Building 
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Duolingo, Research, researchITCT.org 
  • Tablets & Readers 
  • Social Media, Email, the Internet and Basic Q & A

Appointments Only

    Location: Louis Piantino
   11:15 AM  -  12:00 PM Music and Motion  
    Contact: Amanda Welsh   203-937-4233   awelsh@westhavenlibrary.0rg
   

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Sing dance and stretch with all your toddler friends!

Ages 2-4

 

    Location: Main Library
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Sign-Up Required for a half hour appointment with the librarian to learn computer basics or ask any tech questions you have.

    Location: Ora Mason

Wednesday December 19, 2018
   11:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Bouncing Babies!  
    Contact:    203-937-4233   
   

 

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Join us for stories, songs & rhymes!

Ages birth to two welcome!

Connie Sacco Room

To register please contact the Graham Room at 203-937-4233.  

 

    Location: Main Library
   4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM The Write Stuff  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Writing games, journaling, handmade books and sharing in a supportive and relaxed space.

Ages 8-12 welcome.

Advance registration required at Graham Room Desk.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Thursday December 20, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   203-933-9335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

We are here to help.

Computer Skills Building for Adults

  • Keyboarding & Mouse Skills 
  • Online Job Searching & Resume Building 
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Duolingo, Research, researchITCT.org 
  • Tablets & Readers 
  • Social Media, Email, the Internet and Basic Q & A

Appointments Only

    Location: Louis Piantino

Wednesday December 26, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Music & Movement for Toddlers @ Ora Mason  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

 

 

 

Little ones will dance, jump and play with shakers, bells and other instruments that help develop motor skills.

Ages 1-3. Drop in! 

    Location: Ora Mason
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Snacks & Stories @OM  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

 

 

It's winter vacation! Come to our indoor StoryWalk* and be inspired to write your own story! Blank books and writing materials provided by the library. "Hot" cocoa and snacks will be served.

Ages 5-12. Registration  Required.

   *The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

 

    Location: Ora Mason

Thursday December 27, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   203-933-9335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

We are here to help.

Computer Skills Building for Adults

  • Keyboarding & Mouse Skills 
  • Online Job Searching & Resume Building 
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Duolingo, Research, researchITCT.org 
  • Tablets & Readers 
  • Social Media, Email, the Internet and Basic Q & A

Appointments Only

    Location: Louis Piantino
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Life Size Candy Land  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   
   

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Have fun playing an oversized version of the classic board game!
 
Ages 5-10 welcome.

Advance registration required at Graham Room Desk .

PROGRAM IS FULL

    Location: Connie Sacco Room
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Snacks & Stories @OM  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

 

 

It's winter vacation! Come to our indoor StoryWalk* and be inspired to write your own story! Blank books and writing materials provided by the library. "Hot" cocoa and snacks will be served.

Ages 5-12. Registration  Required.

*The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

    Location: Ora Mason

Wednesday January 2, 2019 -  Thursday January 31, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Creation Station  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   203-933-9335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Create a work of art!

Ask about our Special Craft: Beaded Snowflake 

FOR ALL AGES

Monday 12 - 8 pm, Tuesday - Thursday 10 am to 6 pm & Friday 10 am - 2 pm

    Location: Louis Piantino

Wednesday January 2, 2019 -  Thursday January 31, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM I Spy Showcase  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   2039339335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

I Spy Showcase

Seek and find games are fun! Win a prize for finding all 30 items. All day, drop in any time. Ages 3-12

    Location: Louis Piantino

Thursday January 3, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   203-933-9335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

We are here to help.

Computer Skills Building for Adults

  • Keyboarding & Mouse Skills 
  • Online Job Searching & Resume Building 
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Duolingo, Research, researchITCT.org 
  • Tablets & Readers 
  • Social Media, Email, the Internet and Basic Q & A

Appointments Only

    Location: Louis Piantino

Monday January 7, 2019
     2, 3, 4...Stories, Songs & More!  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Join us for stories, songs & a craft!

Ages 2-4 welcome.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Random Fandom- Perler Beads  
    Contact: Kymberlee Powe   203-937-4233   kpowe@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Bring your imagination and 2 hands to make your favorite characters from perler beads

Registration is required in the Graham Room

Grades 6-12

   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM An Education in the Grotesque  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   2039339335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

An Education in the Grotesque

Explore Yale’s Grotesque Side with a presentation by author and photographer Mathew M. Duman as he uses original photographs from his book to explore the artistic, historic, architectural and humorous significance of the gargoyles of Yale University. Ages 18+

    Location: Louis Piantino
   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM The Place to Calm  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   2039339335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

The Place to Calm

Smile. Relax. Reconnect. Find the happiness in yourself that you’ve been missing. Join us weekly to feel a peaceful guided meditation, release stress and experience a soulful inner peace with Glennish, a local herbal enthusiast, and owner of health store Herbs N Stuff.

Ages 18+ No registration required, just calm.

    Location: Louis Piantino

Tuesday January 8, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   203-933-9335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

We are here to help.

Computer Skills Building for Adults

  • Keyboarding & Mouse Skills 
  • Online Job Searching & Resume Building 
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Duolingo, Research, researchITCT.org 
  • Tablets & Readers 
  • Social Media, Email, the Internet and Basic Q & A

Appointments Only

 
    Location: Louis Piantino
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Sign-Up Required for a half hour appointment with the librarian to learn computer basics or ask any tech questions you have.

    Location: Ora Mason
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Adventure Story Time @ Ora Mason  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

 

Come join our reading adventure! See if you can find signs and clues from the story we read while exploring the library.

Ages 3-5. Registration required.

    Location: Ora Mason
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop in Craft  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Paper Cup Dragons!

Kids of all ages welcome!

Regsitration is not required.

 

    Location: Graham room

Wednesday January 9, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Music & Movement for Toddlers @ Ora Mason  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

 

 

 

Little ones will dance, jump and play with shakers, bells and other instruments that help develop motor skills.

Ages 1-3. Drop in! The next class in on January 23.

    Location: Ora Mason
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Book Group @OM  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Come join the discussion! Enjoy great books and conversation. Please call the library for more information or for a copy of book.

January's Title:

 

    Location: Ora Mason
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Pokemon Card Tournament  
    Contact: Kymberlee Powe   203-937-4233   kpowe@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Bring your pokemon cards and battle your friends. Only the best survive. Snacks will be provided.

Registration is required in the Graham Room

Grades 6-8


Thursday January 10, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   203-933-9335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

We are here to help.

Computer Skills Building for Adults

  • Keyboarding, Mouse Skills
  • Online Job Searching and Resume Building 
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Duolingo, Research, researchITCT.org 
  • Tablets and Readers
  • Social Media, Email, the Internet and Basic Q & A 

Appointments Only

    Location: Louis Piantino
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Healthy Cooking  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Make something nutritious and delicious with Shop Rite Dietitian Courney Huggins!

Ages 8-12

Advance registration required at Graham Room Desk.

PROGRAM IS FULL

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Monday January 14, 2019
     2, 3, 4...Stories, Songs & More!  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Join us for stories, songs & a craft!

Ages 2-4 welcome.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Club- Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova  
    Contact: Kymberlee Powe   203-937-4233   kpowe@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Pick up a copy of Awkward in advance from the Graham Room Circulation desk,

then come to the event ready to discuss and eat snacks.

Registration is required in the Graham Room

Grades 6-8

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Financial Seminar  
    Contact: Taylor LaBarbera   203-937-4233   reference@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Financial Seminar

 

Join us in learning all about budgeting, debt, and investments from Dianne Milano!

RSVP Today!

    Location: Connie Sacco Room
   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM The Place to Calm  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   2039339335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

The Place to Calm

Smile. Relax. Reconnect. Find the happiness in yourself that you’ve been missing. Join us weekly to feel a peaceful guided meditation, release stress and experience a soulful inner peace with Glennish, a local herbal enthusiast, and owner of health store Herbs N Stuff.

Ages 18+ No registration required, just calm.

    Location: Louis Piantino

Tuesday January 15, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   203-933-9335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

We are here to help.

Computer Skills Building for Adults

  • Keyboarding & Mouse Skills 
  • Online Job Searching & Resume Building 
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Duolingo, Research, researchITCT.org 
  • Tablets & Readers 
  • Social Media, Email, the Internet and Basic Q & A

Appointments Only

    Location: Louis Piantino
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Sign-Up Required for a half hour appointment with the librarian to learn computer basics or ask any tech questions you have.

    Location: Ora Mason
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Club- Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova  
    Contact: Kymberlee Powe   203-937-4233   kpowe@westhavenlibrary.org
   

We’ll be meeting to talk about what we’d like to see at our Anti- Valentines Day Party.

Bring your thoughts and ideas.

Registration is required in the Graham Room

Grades 6-12

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Wednesday January 16, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Healthy Cooking Demonstration: Hearty & Healthy Soups  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

 

 

Winter is the perfect time to have a hearty soup! Presented by Shop Rite dietician Courtney Huggins. Participants will help cook and sample the results.

For adults. Registration required.

    Location: Ora Mason
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tween Crafting  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Kids make people from wooden clothespin pegs, yarn and fabric scraps.

Clothespin Characters!

Ages 8-12

Advance registration at Graham Room Desk required.

 

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Thursday January 17, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   203-933-9335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

We are here to help.

Computer Skills Building for Adults

  • Keyboarding & Mouse Skills 
  • Online Job Searching & Resume Building 
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Duolingo, Research, researchITCT.org 
  • Tablets & Readers 
  • Social Media, Email, the Internet and Basic Q & A

Appointments Only

    Location: Louis Piantino
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Maker FUN: Shrinky Dinks  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

 

Color or make your own designs! Watch them shrink in the oven! 

Ages 6-12. Registration required.

 

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    Location: Ora Mason
   5:25 PM  -  7:30 PM Psychic Readings with Maura  
    Contact: Taylor LaBarbera   203-937-4233   reference@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Psychic Readings with Maura

Psychic Maura Geist will spend the first half an hour of the program explaining the Afterlife and how the psychic reading process works. She will then do as many Psychc Readings from the audience as she can in the remainder of the time. 

Not all attendees will get a reading due to time constraints. 

 

RSVP Today!

    Location: Connie Sacco Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM How to Buy a Computer  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

 

Computer expert Mize Johnson will guide you through the often confusing process of choosing the right computer for you and your family.

Registration required.

    Location: Ora Mason

Saturday January 19, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading to Rabbits  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Read to an adorable Therapy Bunny!

Each child gets a 15 minute appointment.

Ages 5-10

Space is very limited. 

Advance registration required at Graham Room Desk.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room
   12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Adult Yoga  
    Contact: Taylor LaBarbera   203-937-4233   reference@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Adult Yoga

Participate in a peaceful yoga class designed for beginner and intermediate skill levels. Taught by Certified Yoga Instructor Michelle Morgan from Breathing Room Yoga Center.

Bring your own mat. No perfume please!

RSVP Today!

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Tuesday January 22, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   203-933-9335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

We are here to help.

Computer Skills Building for Adults

  • Keyboarding & Mouse Skills 
  • Online Job Searching & Resume Building 
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Duolingo, Research, researchITCT.org 
  • Tablets & Readers 
  • Social Media, Email, the Internet and Basic Q & A

Appointments Only

    Location: Louis Piantino
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Sign-Up Required for a half hour appointment with the librarian to learn computer basics or ask any tech questions you have.

    Location: Ora Mason
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Kymberlee Powe   203-937-4233   kpowe@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Stop by the Graham Room Circulation Desk and pick up a copy of Need by Joelle Charbonneau in advance.

Join us for discussion and snacks.

What do you really need?

One by one, the teens in Nottawa, Wisconsin, join the newest, hottest networking site and answer one question: What do you need? A new iPhone? Backstage passes to a concert? In exchange for a seemingly minor task, the NEED site will fulfill your request. Everyone is doing it. So why shouldn’t you?

Kaylee Dunham knows what she needs—a kidney for her sick brother. She doesn’t believe a social networking site can help, but it couldn’t hurt to try.

Or could it?

After making her request, Kaylee starts to realize the price that will have to be paid for her need to be met. The demands the site makes on users in exchange for their desires are escalating, and so is the body count. Will Kaylee be able to unravel the mystery of who created the NEED network before it destroys them all?

Registration is required in the Graham Room

Grades 9-12


Wednesday January 23, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Music & Movement for Toddlers @ Ora Mason  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

 

 

 

Little ones will dance, jump and play with shakers, bells and other instruments that help develop motor skills.

Ages 1-3. Drop in! The next class in on February 6.

    Location: Ora Mason
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Library at Your Fingertips: Overdrive, hoopla & RBdigital  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

 

 

Learn how to access ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, tv shows and music with your library card..

Registration required.

    Location: Ora Mason
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM The Write Stuff Writing Club  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Writing games, prompts, handmade books and journaling in a fun and relaxed space! 

Ages 8-11 welcome.

Advance registration at Graham Room Desk required. 

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Thursday January 24, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   203-933-9335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

We are here to help.

Computer Skills Building for Adults

  • Keyboarding & Mouse Skills 
  • Online Job Searching & Resume Building 
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Duolingo, Research, researchITCT.org 
  • Tablets & Readers 
  • Social Media, Email, the Internet and Basic Q & A

Appointments Only

    Location: Louis Piantino
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Spa Day  
    Contact: Kymberlee Powe   203-937-4233   kpowe@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Join us as we make bath bombs, sugar scrubs, lip balm and more.

Keep them for yourselves or give them to a friend

Registration is required in the Graham Room

Grades 6-12

 

   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Adult Craft Class: Card-Making Workshop  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

 

 

Create beautiful and unique cards using a variety of cardstock colors and materials (stamps, markers, etc). All materials provided by the library.

For adults. Registration required.

Photo Credit: pinterest.com

 

    Location: Ora Mason

Friday January 25, 2019
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Advisory Board Pizza and a Movie!  
    Contact: Kymberlee Powe   203-937-4233   kpowe@westhavenlibrary.org
   

For Teen Advisory Board Members only! Join us for pizza and a movie!

Registration is required in the Graham Room

Grades 6-12

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Monday January 28, 2019
     2, 3, 4...Stories, Songs & More!  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Join us for stories, songs & a craft!

Ages 2-4 welcome.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   2039339335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker (2013) by Jennifer Chiaverini

A stunning account of the friendship that blossomed between Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Keckley, a former slave who gained her professional reputation in Washington, D.C. by outfitting the city’s elite. Keckley made history by sewing for First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln within the White House, a trusted witness to many private moments between the President and his wife, two of the most compelling figures in American history.

In March 1861, Mrs. Lincoln chose Keckley from among a number of applicants to be her personal “modiste,” responsible not only for creating the First Lady’s gowns, but also for dressing Mrs. Lincoln in the beautiful attire Keckley had fashioned. The relationship between the two women quickly evolved, as Keckley was drawn into the intimate life of the Lincoln family, supporting Mary Todd Lincoln in the loss of first her son, and then her husband to the assassination that stunned the nation and the world.

    Location: Louis Piantino
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Medicare Seminar  
    Contact: Taylor LaBarbera   203-937-4233   reference@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Medicare Seminar

Join us in learning how Medicare can impact you! 

Topics Presented:

  • Learn how Medicare works
  • Find out the difference between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage
  • Understand your options

In addition to learning about Medicare there will be refreshments and a raffle. RSVP today!

    Location: Connie Sacco Room
   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM The Place to Calm  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   2039339335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

The Place to Calm

Smile. Relax. Reconnect. Find the happiness in yourself that you’ve been missing. Join us weekly to feel a peaceful guided meditation, release stress and experience a soulful inner peace with Glennish, a local herbal enthusiast, and owner of health store Herbs N Stuff.

Ages 18+ No registration required, just calm.

    Location: Louis Piantino

Tuesday January 29, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   203-933-9335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

We are here to help.

Computer Skills Building for Adults

  • Keyboarding & Mouse Skills 
  • Online Job Searching & Resume Building 
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Duolingo, Research, researchITCT.org 
  • Tablets & Readers 
  • Social Media, Email, the Internet and Basic Q & A

Appointments Only

    Location: Louis Piantino
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Sign-Up Required for a half hour appointment with the librarian to learn computer basics or ask any tech questions you have.

    Location: Ora Mason

Thursday January 31, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   203-933-9335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

We are here to help.

Computer Skills Building for Adults

  • Keyboarding & Mouse Skills 
  • Online Job Searching & Resume Building 
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Duolingo, Research, researchITCT.org 
  • Tablets & Readers 
  • Social Media, Email, the Internet and Basic Q & A

Appointments Only

    Location: Louis Piantino
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM HUD Homebuyer's Seminar  
    Contact: Taylor LaBarbera   203-937-4233   reference@westhavenlibrary.org
   

HUD Homebuyer's Seminar

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Join us in learning the ins and outs of buying a home! We will be covering topics such as housing rights, loans, homebuying programs, and more!

 

RSVP today!

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Friday February 1, 2019 -  Thursday February 28, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM Creation Station  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   203-933-9335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Create a work of art!

Ask About Our Special Craft: Duct Tape Bracelets

FOR ALL AGES

Monday 12 - 8 pm, Tuesday - Thursday 10 am to 6 pm & Friday 10 am - 2 pm

    Location: Louis Piantino

Friday February 1, 2019 -  Thursday February 28, 2019
   10:00 AM  -  8:00 PM I Spy Showcase  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   2039339335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

I Spy Showcase

Seek and find games are fun! Win a prize for finding all 30 items. All day, drop in any time. Ages 3-12

    Location: Louis Piantino

Saturday February 2, 2019
   12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM Take Your Child to the Library Day- Storybook character parade!  
    Contact: Kymberlee Powe   203-937-4233   kpowe@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Dress up as your favorite storybook character and we’ll parade around and do a story walk! Then join us in the Community Room for crafts and snacks!

Registration is required in the Graham Room

All ages

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Monday February 4, 2019
     2, 3, 4...Stories, Songs & More!  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Join us for stories, songs & a craft!

Ages 2-4 welcome.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Random Fandom- 90’s Cartoon Bingo  
    Contact: Kymberlee Powe   203-937-4233   kpowe@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Can you guess that 90’s cartoon? Candy awarded to our bingo winners!

Registration is required in the Graham Room

Grades 6-12

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   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM The Place to Calm  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   2039339335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

The Place to Calm

Smile. Relax. Reconnect. Find the happiness in yourself that you’ve been missing. Join us weekly to feel a peaceful guided meditation, release stress and experience a soulful inner peace with Glennish, a local herbal enthusiast, and owner of health store Herbs N Stuff.

Ages 18+ No registration required, just calm.

    Location: Louis Piantino

Tuesday February 5, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   203-933-9335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

We are here to help.

Computer Skills Building for Adults

  • Keyboarding & Mouse Skills 
  • Online Job Searching & Resume Building 
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Duolingo, Research, researchITCT.org 
  • Tablets & Readers 
  • Social Media, Email, the Internet and Basic Q & A

Appointments Only

 
    Location: Louis Piantino
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Sign-Up Required for a half hour appointment with the librarian to learn computer basics or ask any tech questions you have.

    Location: Ora Mason
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Adventure Story Time @ Ora Mason  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

 

Come join our reading adventure! See if you can find signs and clues from the story we read while exploring the library.

Ages 3-5. Registration required.

    Location: Ora Mason
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop in Craft  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Unity Wreath!

Kids of all ages welcome.

Registration is not required.

 

 

    Location: Graham room

Wednesday February 6, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Music & Movement for Toddlers @ Ora Mason  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

 

 

 

Little ones will dance, jump and play with shakers, bells and other instruments that help develop motor skills.

Ages 1-3. Drop in! The next class in on February 20.

    Location: Ora Mason
   1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM Freedom Quilts  
    Contact: Kymberlee Powe   203-937-4233   kpowe@westhavenlibrary.org
   

In honor of Black History Month join us in the Graham Room to make a paper Freedom Quilt.

No registration is required.

All ages. Program will be held in the Graham Room.

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   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Fancy Time Tea Party @OM  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

 

 

To celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day in Connecticut, we're having a "tea" party with a fancy story, fancy "tea" and snacks and a fancy craft! Fancy outfits encouraged!

For ages 4-12. Registration required.

 

    Location: Ora Mason
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lunar New Year Party!  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Celebrate the Year of the Pig!

Games, Crafts & Treats!

Ages 5-10

Advance registration required at Graham Room Desk. 

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Thursday February 7, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   203-933-9335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

We are here to help.

Computer Skills Building for Adults

  • Keyboarding, Mouse Skills
  • Online Job Searching and Resume Building 
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Duolingo, Research, researchITCT.org 
  • Tablets and Readers
  • Social Media, Email, the Internet and Basic Q & A 

Appointments Only

    Location: Louis Piantino

Monday February 11, 2019
     2, 3, 4...Stories, Songs & More!  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Join us for stories, songs & a craft!

Ages 2-4 welcome.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Club- El Deafo by Cece Bell  
    Contact: Kymberlee Powe   203-937-4233   kpowe@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Pick up a copy of El Deafo in advance from the Graham Room Circulation desk,

then come to the event ready to discuss and eat snacks.

Registration is required in the Graham Room

Grades 6-8

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   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM The Place to Calm  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   2039339335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

The Place to Calm

Smile. Relax. Reconnect. Find the happiness in yourself that you’ve been missing. Join us weekly to feel a peaceful guided meditation, release stress and experience a soulful inner peace with Glennish, a local herbal enthusiast, and owner of health store Herbs N Stuff.

Ages 18+ No registration required, just calm.

    Location: Louis Piantino

Tuesday February 12, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   203-933-9335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

We are here to help.

Computer Skills Building for Adults

  • Keyboarding & Mouse Skills 
  • Online Job Searching & Resume Building 
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Duolingo, Research, researchITCT.org 
  • Tablets & Readers 
  • Social Media, Email, the Internet and Basic Q & A

Appointments Only

    Location: Louis Piantino
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Sign-Up Required for a half hour appointment with the librarian to learn computer basics or ask any tech questions you have.

    Location: Ora Mason
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Healthy Cooking  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Make something nutritious and delicious with Shop Rite Dietitian Courney Huggins!

Ages 8-12

Advance registration required at Graham Room Desk.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Wednesday February 13, 2019
   1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Adult Book Group @OM  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Come join the discussion! Enjoy great books and conversation. Please call the library for more information or for a copy of book.

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    Location: Ora Mason
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Healthy Cooking Demonstration: Healthy Desserts  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

 

Learn to make a sweet dessert that's both good and good for you. Presented by Shop Rite dietician Courtney Huggins. Participants will help cook and sample the results.

For adults. Registration required.

    Location: Ora Mason
   4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Tween Crafting  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Handmade Soap Dough Bars!

Ages 8-12

Advance registration required at Graham Room Desk.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Thursday February 14, 2019
   12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   203-933-9335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

We are here to help.

Computer Skills Building for Adults

  • Keyboarding & Mouse Skills 
  • Online Job Searching & Resume Building 
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Duolingo, Research, researchITCT.org 
  • Tablets & Readers 
  • Social Media, Email, the Internet and Basic Q & A

Appointments Only

    Location: Louis Piantino
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Anti- Valentines Day Party  
    Contact: Kymberlee Powe   203-937-4233   kpowe@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Tired of the mush of valentines day?

Join us for crafts, games, and snacks with no red and pink to be seen.

Registration is required in the Graham Room

Grades 6-12

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Saturday February 16, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading to Rabbits  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Read to an adorable Therapy Bunny!

Each child gets a 15 minute appointment.

Ages 5-10

Space is very limited. 

Advance registration required at Graham Room Desk.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Tuesday February 19, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   203-933-9335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

We are here to help.

Computer Skills Building for Adults

  • Keyboarding & Mouse Skills 
  • Online Job Searching & Resume Building 
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Duolingo, Research, researchITCT.org 
  • Tablets & Readers 
  • Social Media, Email, the Internet and Basic Q & A

Appointments Only

    Location: Louis Piantino
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Sign-Up Required for a half hour appointment with the librarian to learn computer basics or ask any tech questions you have.

    Location: Ora Mason
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Advisory Board- Summer Reading  
    Contact: Kymberlee Powe   203-937-4233   kpowe@westhavenlibrary.org
   

We want the summer reading program to be a fun experience. Join us to talk about what you liked from last year, what you didn’t, and what changed you’d like to see made.

Registration is required in the Graham Room

Grades 6-12

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Wednesday February 20, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Music & Movement for Toddlers @ Ora Mason  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

 

 

 

Little ones will dance, jump and play with shakers, bells and other instruments that help develop motor skills.

Ages 1-3. Drop in! 

    Location: Ora Mason
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM The Write Stuff Writing Club  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Writing games, prompts, handmade books and journaling in a fun and relaxed space! 

Ages 8-11 welcome.

Advance registration at Graham Room Desk required. 

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Thursday February 21, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   203-933-9335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

We are here to help.

Computer Skills Building for Adults

  • Keyboarding & Mouse Skills 
  • Online Job Searching & Resume Building 
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Duolingo, Research, researchITCT.org 
  • Tablets & Readers 
  • Social Media, Email, the Internet and Basic Q & A

Appointments Only

    Location: Louis Piantino
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Maker FUN: Shadow Puppets  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

 

 

Make your own shadow puppets and shadow light theatre to perform your puppet show! All materials provided by the library.

Ages 6-12. Registration required.

 

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    Location: Ora Mason
   6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Adult Craft Class: Abstract Art Inspired Painting on Canvas  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

 

 

Create your own abstract masterpiece using masking tape and acrylic paint on canvas. All materials provided by the library.

For adults. Registration required.

 

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    Location: Ora Mason

Monday February 25, 2019
     2, 3, 4...Stories, Songs & More!  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Join us for stories, songs & a craft!

Ages 2-4 welcome.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Book Discussion Group  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   2039339335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

The History of Love (2006) by Nicole Krauss

Fourteen-year-old Alma Singer is trying to find a cure for her mother's loneliness. Believing she might discover it in an old book her mother is lovingly translating, she sets out in search of its author. Across New York, an old man called Leo Gursky is trying to survive a little bit longer. He spends his days dreaming of the lost love who, sixty years ago in Poland, inspired him to write a book. And although he doesn't know it yet, that book also survived: crossing oceans and generations, and changing lives.

    Location: Louis Piantino
   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM The Place to Calm  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   2039339335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

The Place to Calm

Smile. Relax. Reconnect. Find the happiness in yourself that you’ve been missing. Join us weekly to feel a peaceful guided meditation, release stress and experience a soulful inner peace with Glennish, a local herbal enthusiast, and owner of health store Herbs N Stuff.

Ages 18+ No registration required, just calm.

    Location: Louis Piantino

Tuesday February 26, 2019
   12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   203-933-9335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

We are here to help.

Computer Skills Building for Adults

  • Keyboarding & Mouse Skills 
  • Online Job Searching & Resume Building 
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Duolingo, Research, researchITCT.org 
  • Tablets & Readers 
  • Social Media, Email, the Internet and Basic Q & A

Appointments Only

    Location: Louis Piantino
   1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Maria Zervos   203-933-9381   mzervos@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Sign-Up Required for a half hour appointment with the librarian to learn computer basics or ask any tech questions you have.

    Location: Ora Mason

Thursday February 28, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Tech Help  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   203-933-9335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

We are here to help.

Computer Skills Building for Adults

  • Keyboarding & Mouse Skills 
  • Online Job Searching & Resume Building 
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Duolingo, Research, researchITCT.org 
  • Tablets & Readers 
  • Social Media, Email, the Internet and Basic Q & A

Appointments Only

    Location: Louis Piantino

Monday March 4, 2019
     2, 3, 4...Stories, Songs & More!  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Join us for stories, songs & a craft!

Ages 2-4 welcome.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room
   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM The Place to Calm  
    Contact: Aisha Banks   2039339335   abanks@westhavenlibrary.org
   

The Place to Calm

Smile. Relax. Reconnect. Find the happiness in yourself that you’ve been missing. Join us weekly to feel a peaceful guided meditation, release stress and experience a soulful inner peace with Glennish, a local herbal enthusiast, and owner of health store Herbs N Stuff.

Ages 18+ No registration required, just calm.

    Location: Louis Piantino

Tuesday March 5, 2019
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop in Craft  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Kids of all ages welcome.

Registration is not required.

 

 

    Location: Graham room

Wednesday March 6, 2019
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Healthy Cooking  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Make something nutritious and delicious with Shop Rite Dietitian Courney Huggins!

Ages 8-12

Advance registration required at Graham Room Desk.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Monday March 11, 2019
     2, 3, 4...Stories, Songs & More!  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Join us for stories, songs & a craft!

Ages 2-4 welcome.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Saturday March 16, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading to Rabbits  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Read to an adorable Therapy Bunny!

Each child gets a 15 minute appointment.

Ages 5-10

Space is very limited. 

Advance registration required at Graham Room Desk.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Monday March 18, 2019
     2, 3, 4...Stories, Songs & More!  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Join us for stories, songs & a craft!

Ages 2-4 welcome.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Monday March 25, 2019
     2, 3, 4...Stories, Songs & More!  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Join us for stories, songs & a craft!

Ages 2-4 welcome.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Monday April 1, 2019
     2, 3, 4...Stories, Songs & More!  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Join us for stories, songs & a craft!

Ages 2-4 welcome.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Tuesday April 2, 2019
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop in Craft  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Kids of all ages welcome.

Registration is not required.

 

 

    Location: Graham room

Monday April 8, 2019
     2, 3, 4...Stories, Songs & More!  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Join us for stories, songs & a craft!

Ages 2-4 welcome.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Saturday April 13, 2019
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Reading to Rabbits  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Image result for reading to rabbits

Read to an adorable Therapy Bunny!

Each child gets a 15 minute appointment.

Ages 5-10

Space is very limited. 

Advance registration required at Graham Room Desk.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Monday April 15, 2019
     2, 3, 4...Stories, Songs & More!  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Join us for stories, songs & a craft!

Ages 2-4 welcome.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Wednesday April 17, 2019
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Healthy Cooking  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Make something nutritious and delicious with Shop Rite Dietitian Courney Huggins!

Ages 8-12

Advance registration required at Graham Room Desk.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Monday April 22, 2019
     2, 3, 4...Stories, Songs & More!  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Join us for stories, songs & a craft!

Ages 2-4 welcome.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Monday April 29, 2019
     2, 3, 4...Stories, Songs & More!  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Join us for stories, songs & a craft!

Ages 2-4 welcome.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Monday May 6, 2019
     2, 3, 4...Stories, Songs & More!  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Join us for stories, songs & a craft!

Ages 2-4 welcome.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Tuesday May 7, 2019
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Drop in Craft  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

Image result for arts craft clip art

Kids of all ages welcome.

Registration is not required.

 

 

    Location: Graham room

Monday May 13, 2019
     2, 3, 4...Stories, Songs & More!  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Join us for stories, songs & a craft!

Ages 2-4 welcome.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

Monday May 20, 2019
     2, 3, 4...Stories, Songs & More!  
    Contact: Carrie Bryant   203-937-4233   cbryant@westhavenlibrary.org
   

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Join us for stories, songs & a craft!

Ages 2-4 welcome.

    Location: Connie Sacco Room

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