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Wednesday February 22, 2017
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Winter Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

Wednesdays, January 18 through March 1

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by January 18. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Pages' Chess Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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For kids, Grades 1 - 3, who understand the basic rules and moves of the game.

Registration is required two weeks before the meeting by visiting or calling the Children’s Services Desk at 203-794-8756, Ex.5.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Thursday February 23, 2017
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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January 19-February 23

For infants 10-24 months old. This class includes rhymes, stories, and music-and-movement activities. Only infants of this age and a parent/caregiver can participate. Older siblings are not eligible to attend.

Registration required, in person, January 11-18 at the Children's Services Desk.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Friday February 24, 2017
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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Fridays, January 20 through February 17

A new program of stories, music, activities, and a short film for families with children ages 2 through 6 years old  accompanied by their infant, toddler, and older siblings and their parents/caregivers.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Wednesday March 1, 2017
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Winter Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

Wednesdays, January 18 through March 1

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by January 18. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Sunday March 5, 2017
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Books and Bricks for Kids
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

LEGO bricks

For kids in Grades 1 through 5.

Do you love LEGO bricks? The Children's Library's program features a themed hour which will include stories and a LEGO building session.

Registration required and limited to 12, beginning 2 weeks before the session. Register by visiting or calling the Children's Services Desk.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Wednesday March 8, 2017
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Knights' Chess Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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For kids, Grades 4-7 who understand the basic rules and moves of the game.

Registration is required two weeks before the meeting by visiting or calling the Children’s Services Desk at 203-794-8756, Ex.5.
 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Friday March 10, 2017
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Terrific Twos Program
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother hen reading to chicks

March 10 - April 7

A program of stories, activities, crafts, and a book themed DVD  for 2 year olds

For  children, accompanied by an adult, who are 2 years old as of March 10. Only the 2 year old and the parent/caregiver may come to the class. Siblings are not eligible to attend. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Saturday March 11, 2017
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KEVA Block Party for All Ages
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

KEVA planks

Have you heard about KEVA Planks? These identical construction blocks that stack with surpising stability are great for creating different objects.

Families are invited to join our fun and educational KEVA Block Party where together we will build a bridge. After the group activity participants will have an opportunity to create their own structures. 

For kids and teens ages 6 and up. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate together with kids. 

Registration required and limited to 12. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 10 spaces available.
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Friday March 17, 2017
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Terrific Twos Program
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother hen reading to chicks

March 10 - April 7

A program of stories, activities, crafts, and a book themed DVD  for 2 year olds

For  children, accompanied by an adult who are 2 years old as of March 10. Only the 2 year old and the parent/caregiver may come to the class.. Siblings are not eligible to attend. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Monday March 20, 2017
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

teddy bear with book

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 8 years old. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Children can come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite bedtime pal.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Wednesday March 22, 2017
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Pages' Chess Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

child playing chess

For kids, Grades 1 - 3 who understand the basic rules and moves of the game.

Registration is required two weeks before the meeting by visiting or calling the Children’s Services Desk at 203-794-8756, Ex.5.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Thursday March 23, 2017
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One-on-One Demos For Parents - Online Resources For Kids
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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Parents of children in Grades 2 through 5 are invited to join a Children's staff member for a one-on-one overview of several online resources offered at the library. Several databases will be included in the demonstrations. These resources provide information for students to assist them with homework and other school assignments.

Registration required and limited to 2 adults per demo. Register 2 weeks before the session in person or by phone.

LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
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Magic Tree House Storycraft Hour
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

magic treehouse

For kids - Grades 1 - 3 

Adventure, book discussion and activity hour focusing on books from the Magic Tree House series. Today's featured title is Book # 55- Night of the Ninth Dragon.

Registration required beginning on March 8 at the Children's Services Desk or calling the Children's Library.

Limit: 15 children to the program.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Friday March 24, 2017
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Terrific Twos Program
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother hen reading to chicks

March 10 - April 7

A program of stories, activities, crafts, and a book themed DVD  for 2 year olds

For  children, accompanied by an adult who are 2 years old as of March 10. Only the 2 year old and the parent/caregiver may come to the class. Siblings are not eligible to attend. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Wednesday March 29, 2017
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Spring Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

Wednesdays, March 29 - May 17  -  No class April 12

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by March 29. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Thursday March 30, 2017
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

March 30 - May 11  - No class April 13

For infants 10-24 months old. This class includes rhymes, stories, and music-and-movement activities. Only infants of this age and a parent/caregiver can participate. Older siblings are not eligible to attend.

Registration required, in person, March 22 - 29 at the Children's Services Desk.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Kids Creative Chemistry!
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

chemistry beakers

For kids - Grades 2 - 5 

Kids will discover what happens when they mix together two dry chemicals to create a bubbly and fragrant item!

Registration required beginning on March 15 at the Children's Services Desk or by calling the Children's Library.

Limit: 15 children to the program.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Friday March 31, 2017
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Terrific Twos Program
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother hen reading to chicks

March 10 - April 7

A program of stories, activities, crafts, and a book themed DVD  for 2 year olds

For  children, accompanied by an adult who are 2 years old as of March 10. Only the 2 year old and the parent/caregiver may come to the class. Siblings are not eligible to attend. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Sunday April 2, 2017
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Books and Bricks for Kids
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

LEGO bricks

For kids in Grades 1 through 5.

Do you love LEGO bricks? The Children's Library's program features a themed hour which will include stories and a LEGO building session.

Registration required and limited to 12, beginning 2 weeks before the session. Register by visiting or calling the Children's Services Desk.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Wednesday April 5, 2017
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Spring Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

Wednesdays, March 29 - May 17  -  No class April 12

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by March 29. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Thursday April 6, 2017
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

March 30 - May 11  - No class April 13

For infants 10-24 months old. This class includes rhymes, stories, and music-and-movement activities. Only infants of this age and a parent/caregiver can participate. Older siblings are not eligible to attend.

Registration required, in person, March 22 - 29 at the Children's Services Desk.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Friday April 7, 2017
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Terrific Twos Program
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother hen reading to chicks

March 10 - April 7

A program of stories, activities, crafts, and a book themed DVD  for 2 year olds

For  children, accompanied by an adult who are 2 years old as of March 10. Only the 2 year old and the parent/caregiver may come to the class. Siblings are not eligible to attend. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Tuesday April 11, 2017
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Turtle Dance Music Program
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Sensory-Friendly Music and Movement Show.

For children 4 - 10 years old, especially for special needs children and those on the Autism Spectrum.

This musical program engages children through songs, movement, stories,projections, and interactive music technology.

The sensory experience helps kids learn and have fun at the same time. Parents are engouraged to attemd the program wih their chilkdren.

Registration required to attend, beginning on March 27 at the Children's Services Desk.

Limit 30 children to the program.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Friday April 14, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Good Friday

Sorry We're Closed

 

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Sunday April 16, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Easter Sunday

Sorry We're Closed

 

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Monday April 17, 2017
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

teddy bear with book

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 8 years old. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Children can come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite bedtime pal.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Wednesday April 19, 2017
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Spring Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

Wednesdays, March 29 - May 17  -  No class April 12

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by March 29. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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One-on-One Demos For Parents - Online Resources For Kids
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

three children at a computer screen clipart

Parents of children in Grades 2 through 5 are invited to join a Children's staff member for a one-on-one overview of several online resources offered at the library. Several databases will be included in the demonstrations. These resources provide information for students to assist them with homework and other school assignments.

Registration required and limited to 2 adults per demo. Register 2 weeks before the session in person or by phone.

LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
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Combined' Chess Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

chess pieces

For kids, Grades 1-7 who understand the basic rules and moves of the game.

Registration is required two weeks before the meeting by visiting or calling the Children’s Services Desk at 203-794-8756, Ex.5.
 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Thursday April 20, 2017
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

March 30 - May 11  - No class April 13

For infants 10-24 months old. This class includes rhymes, stories, and music-and-movement activities. Only infants of this age and a parent/caregiver can participate. Older siblings are not eligible to attend.

Registration required, in person, March 22 - 29 at the Children's Services Desk.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Puppet Workshop for Kids and Teens
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Along with help from Puppeteer Robert Rogers, kids and teens will learn the art of puppetry and create their own puppets to present a puppet performance on May 5 at the library. Sessions will also be held on April 27 and May 5. Kids and Teens who register must attend all three sessions.

For kids - Ages 7 - 10 and Teens ages 11 - 14

Registration required beginning on April 3 at the Children's Services Desk for kids and the Teen Services Desk for Teens.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Friday April 21, 2017
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

owl reading to owlets

Fridays, April 21 - May 19

A new program of stories, music, activities, and a short film for families with children ages 2 through 6 years old  accompanied by their infant, toddler, and older siblings and their parents/caregivers.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Wednesday April 26, 2017
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Spring Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

Wednesdays, March 29 - May 17  -  No class April 12

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by March 29. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Thursday April 27, 2017
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

March 30 - May 11  - No class April 13

For infants 10-24 months old. This class includes rhymes, stories, and music-and-movement activities. Only infants of this age and a parent/caregiver can participate. Older siblings are not eligible to attend.

Registration required, in person, March 22 - 29 at the Children's Services Desk.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Puppet Workshop for Kids and Teens
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Along with help from Puppeteer Robert Rogers, kids and teens will learn the art of puppetry and create their own puppets to present a puppet performance on May 5 at the library. Sessions will also be held on April 20 and May 5. Kids and Teens who register must attend all three sessions.

For kids - Ages 7 - 10 and Teens ages 11 - 14

Registration required beginning on April 3 at the Children's Services Desk for kids and the Teen Services Desk for Teens.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Friday April 28, 2017
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

owl reading to owlets

Fridays, April 21 - May 19

A new program of stories, music, activities, and a short film for families with children ages 2 through 6 years old  accompanied by their infant, toddler, and older siblings and their parents/caregivers.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Wednesday May 3, 2017
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Spring Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

Wednesdays, March 29 - May 17  -  No class April 12

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by March 29. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Combined' Chess Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

chess pieces

For kids, Grades 1-7 who understand the basic rules and moves of the game.

Registration is required two weeks before the meeting by visiting or calling the Children’s Services Desk at 203-794-8756, Ex.5.
 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Thursday May 4, 2017
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

March 30 - May 11  - No class April 13

For infants 10-24 months old. This class includes rhymes, stories, and music-and-movement activities. Only infants of this age and a parent/caregiver can participate. Older siblings are not eligible to attend.

Registration required, in person, March 22 - 29 at the Children's Services Desk.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Friday May 5, 2017
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

owl reading to owlets

Fridays, April 21 - May 19

A new program of stories, music, activities, and a short film for families with children ages 2 through 6 years old  accompanied by their infant, toddler, and older siblings and their parents/caregivers.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Puppet Workshop for Kids and Teens
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Along with help from Puppeteer Robert Rogers, kids and teens will learn the art of puppetry and create their own puppets to present a puppet performance on May 5 at the library. Sessions will also be held on April 20, 27 and May 5. Kids and Teens who register must attend all three sessions.

For kids - Ages 7 - 10 and Teens ages 11 - 14

Registration required beginning on April 3 at the Children's Services Desk for kids and the Teen Services Desk for Teens.

The Workshop will be held at 5:30 today along with the Puppett Show beginning at 6:30 pm,

 

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Wednesday May 10, 2017
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Spring Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

Wednesdays, March 29 - May 17  -  No class April 12

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by March 29. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Thursday May 11, 2017
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

March 30 - May 11  - No class April 13

For infants 10-24 months old. This class includes rhymes, stories, and music-and-movement activities. Only infants of this age and a parent/caregiver can participate. Older siblings are not eligible to attend.

Registration required, in person, March 22 - 29 at the Children's Services Desk.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Friday May 12, 2017
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

owl reading to owlets

Fridays, April 21 - May 19

A new program of stories, music, activities, and a short film for families with children ages 2 through 6 years old  accompanied by their infant, toddler, and older siblings and their parents/caregivers.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Monday May 15, 2017
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

teddy bear with book

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 8 years old. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Children can come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite bedtime pal.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Wednesday May 17, 2017
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Spring Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

Wednesdays, March 29 - May 17  -  No class April 12

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by March 29. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Friday May 19, 2017
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

owl reading to owlets

Fridays, April 21 - May 19

A new program of stories, music, activities, and a short film for families with children ages 2 through 6 years old  accompanied by their infant, toddler, and older siblings and their parents/caregivers.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Sunday May 21, 2017
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Library Closed for Memorial Day Parade

Sorry We're Closed

 

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Sunday May 28, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

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Monday May 29, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

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Tuesday July 4, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Independence Day

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Monday September 4, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Labor Day

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Monday October 9, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Columbus Day

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Friday November 10, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Veterans Day

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Thursday November 23, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving

Sorry We're Closed

 

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Monday December 25, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Sorry We're Closed

 

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