Tuesday December 18, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Outside Group in Multi-Purpose Room
 
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1:00 PM
St. Mary/St. Michael School 2nd Grade Visit

St. Mary/St. Michael School, Derby, CT 2nd grade class visit- 4th Monday each month September 24th- June 24th except December 24 (coming Dec. 18th).

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

St. Mary/St. Michael School, Derby, CT 2nd grade class visit- 4th Monday each month September 24th- June 24th except December 24 (coming Dec. 18th).

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

Wednesday December 19, 2018
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11:00 AM
ST. MARY/ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL Pre-K Visit

St. Mary/St. Michael School, Derby, CT Pre-K class visits 3rd Friday each month September 21st- June 21st, except Dec. 21st (early dismissal day for them, so coming Dec. 19th).

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

St. Mary/St. Michael School, Derby, CT Pre-K class visits 3rd Friday each month September 21st- June 21st, except Dec. 21st (early dismissal day for them, so coming Dec. 19th).

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday Movie Matinees - Ages 18 and over

Newly released DVDs will be shown. Light snacks will be provided. A list of featured films will be posted
at the Library.

No registration is required!

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

Newly released DVDs will be shown. Light snacks will be provided. A list of featured films will be posted
at the Library.

No registration is required!

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
YA Wednesdays

The Library invites all young adults, ages 12 to 17, to join the fun of YA Wednesdays. Sony Play Station Four (PS4), Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will be available.  Light refreshments will be provided!  For more information call 203-736-1482 or visit us online at www.derbypubliclibrary.org

 

CONTACT: Tony DeLos  203-736-1482

The Library invites all young adults, ages 12 to 17, to join the fun of YA Wednesdays. Sony Play Station Four (PS4), Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will be available.  Light refreshments will be provided!  For more information call 203-736-1482 or visit us online at www.derbypubliclibrary.org

 

CONTACT:
  Tony DeLos
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
CANCELLED-Library Board of Director's meeting
 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tech Time - Bring All Your Tech Related Questions!

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

CONTACT: Marc Weissman  203-736-1482

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

CONTACT:
  Marc Weissman
  203.736.1482
  

Thursday December 20, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tech Time - Bring All Your Tech Related Questions!

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

CONTACT: Marc Weissman  203-736-1482

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

CONTACT:
  Marc Weissman
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:45 AM
LEARNING STUDIO VISIT

LEARNING STUDIO DAYCARE CENTER, DERBY, CT VISIT- 3RD THURSDAY EACH MONTH OCTOBER- JUNE (EXCEPT NOVEMBER).

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

LEARNING STUDIO DAYCARE CENTER, DERBY, CT VISIT- 3RD THURSDAY EACH MONTH OCTOBER- JUNE (EXCEPT NOVEMBER).

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

Friday December 21, 2018
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
American Job Search Career Coach: Job Search Assistance

This class is open for registrations or "walk-ins."  The Career Coach provides free computer and internet access for job related activities.  CT Works staff offer suggestions of the more popular internet job search sites as well as resume critique for those with existing resumes.

Free.  Registration is requested online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482
There are 15 spaces available.

This class is open for registrations or "walk-ins."  The Career Coach provides free computer and internet access for job related activities.  CT Works staff offer suggestions of the more popular internet job search sites as well as resume critique for those with existing resumes.

Free.  Registration is requested online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
American Job Search Career Coach: Job Search Assistance

This class is open for registrations or "walk-ins."  The Career Coach provides free computer and internet access for job related activities.  CT Works staff offer suggestions of the more popular internet job search sites as well as resume critique for those with existing resumes.

Free.  Registration is requested online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482
There are 15 spaces available.

This class is open for registrations or "walk-ins."  The Career Coach provides free computer and internet access for job related activities.  CT Works staff offer suggestions of the more popular internet job search sites as well as resume critique for those with existing resumes.

Free.  Registration is requested online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

There are 15 spaces available.

Monday December 24, 2018
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Library Closing at 12:30 pm for Christmas Holiday
Tuesday December 25, 2018
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Library Closed for Christmas Holiday
Wednesday December 26, 2018
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday Movie Matinees - Ages 18 and over

Newly released DVDs will be shown. Light snacks will be provided. A list of featured films will be posted
at the Library.

No registration is required!

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

Newly released DVDs will be shown. Light snacks will be provided. A list of featured films will be posted
at the Library.

No registration is required!

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
YA Wednesdays

The Library invites all young adults, ages 12 to 17, to join the fun of YA Wednesdays. Sony Play Station Four (PS4), Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will be available.  Light refreshments will be provided!  For more information call 203-736-1482 or visit us online at www.derbypubliclibrary.org

 

CONTACT: Tony DeLos  203-736-1482

The Library invites all young adults, ages 12 to 17, to join the fun of YA Wednesdays. Sony Play Station Four (PS4), Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will be available.  Light refreshments will be provided!  For more information call 203-736-1482 or visit us online at www.derbypubliclibrary.org

 

CONTACT:
  Tony DeLos
  203.736.1482
  

Thursday December 27, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
READ to OLLIE (Ages 5-11)

 B. A. R. K. (Be A Reading Kid)

 

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

Children ages 5-11 are welcome to be part of the popular B.A.R.K. (Be A Reading Kid) program here at the library. This is a great opportunity for beginner or reluctant readers - as well as experienced readers - to build confidence, enhance literary skills achieved during the school year, and develop a love of reading.

Children will be given a 20 minute time slot to read and may select a book from Ollie’s Book Picks to share with him for the program.

CONTACT: SUE- CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

 B. A. R. K. (Be A Reading Kid)

 

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

Children ages 5-11 are welcome to be part of the popular B.A.R.K. (Be A Reading Kid) program here at the library. This is a great opportunity for beginner or reluctant readers - as well as experienced readers - to build confidence, enhance literary skills achieved during the school year, and develop a love of reading.

Children will be given a 20 minute time slot to read and may select a book from Ollie’s Book Picks to share with him for the program.

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  


 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Maker Space

This event is for ages 12-17.  Available resources include 3D design programs, 3D printer, 3D doodle pens, Legos and more!

Light refreshments will be provided.  Registration is requested!

 

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482
There are 30 spaces available.

This event is for ages 12-17.  Available resources include 3D design programs, 3D printer, 3D doodle pens, Legos and more!

Light refreshments will be provided.  Registration is requested!

 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

There are 30 spaces available.

Monday December 31, 2018
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Library Closing at 12:30 pm for New Year's Day Holiday
Tuesday January 1, 2019
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Library Closed for New Year's Day
Wednesday January 2, 2019 - Thursday February 28, 2019
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Adult Winter Reading Club 2019

 

Come and play Cabin Fever BINGO this winter! To play, complete the categories listed on your BINGO card and cross off the appropriate square.  Every BINGO you get earns you an entry in the prize drawing. A completely filled BINGO card equals 12 drawing entries!

  • BINGO cards are available at the Circulation Desk and can be downloaded from the library’s website starting January 2, 2019.
  • Completed cards may be turned in at the Circulation Desk.
  • Cards must be received by Thursday, February 28 in order to be entered in the drawing.  You may submit more than one finished BINGO card.  The winning ticket will be drawn on Friday, March 1.

A  Springs a-Comin’ celebration for all club members will be held on:

Monday,  March 4th @ 6:30 PM
(Catered by Stacey Ference of Savour Catering)

All participants will have a chance to win a grand prize raffle!

Stop in to register and pickup your Bingo card!

 

 

Come and play Cabin Fever BINGO this winter! To play, complete the categories listed on your BINGO card and cross off the appropriate square.  Every BINGO you get earns you an entry in the prize drawing. A completely filled BINGO card equals 12 drawing entries!

  • BINGO cards are available at the Circulation Desk and can be downloaded from the library’s website starting January 2, 2019.
  • Completed cards may be turned in at the Circulation Desk.
  • Cards must be received by Thursday, February 28 in order to be entered in the drawing.  You may submit more than one finished BINGO card.  The winning ticket will be drawn on Friday, March 1.

A  Springs a-Comin’ celebration for all club members will be held on:

Monday,  March 4th @ 6:30 PM
(Catered by Stacey Ference of Savour Catering)

All participants will have a chance to win a grand prize raffle!

Stop in to register and pickup your Bingo card!

 

Wednesday January 2, 2019 - Wednesday December 18, 2019
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday Movie Matinees - Ages 18 and over

Newly released DVDs will be shown. Light snacks will be provided. A list of featured films will be posted at the Library.

No registration is required!

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

Newly released DVDs will be shown. Light snacks will be provided. A list of featured films will be posted at the Library.

No registration is required!

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

Wednesday January 2, 2019
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Resume 'Right-ing'

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

This is a drop in event - registration is not required!

 

CONTACT: Marc Weissman  203-736-1482

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

This is a drop in event - registration is not required!

 

CONTACT:
  Marc Weissman
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
YA Wednesdays

The Library invites all young adults, ages 12 to 17, to join the fun of YA Wednesdays. Sony Play Station Four (PS4), Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will be available.  Light refreshments will be provided!  For more information call 203-736-1482 or visit us online at www.derbypubliclibrary.org

 

CONTACT: Tony DeLos  203-736-1482

The Library invites all young adults, ages 12 to 17, to join the fun of YA Wednesdays. Sony Play Station Four (PS4), Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will be available.  Light refreshments will be provided!  For more information call 203-736-1482 or visit us online at www.derbypubliclibrary.org

 

CONTACT:
  Tony DeLos
  203.736.1482
  

Thursday January 3, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hot Stove Roundup Session of Silver Sluggers

Rich Marazzi, radio sports talk host, author and MLB rules consultant and his Silver Sluggers discuss Major League Baseball to help get them through the off season.

The 14th season of the weekly Silver Sluggers will begin April 4, 10:00 a.m., Derby Public Library’s Meeting Room. These informal sessions are held every Thursday morning at 10:00 AM throughout the baseball season. New members of all ages are welcome! Drop in.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

Rich Marazzi, radio sports talk host, author and MLB rules consultant and his Silver Sluggers discuss Major League Baseball to help get them through the off season.

The 14th season of the weekly Silver Sluggers will begin April 4, 10:00 a.m., Derby Public Library’s Meeting Room. These informal sessions are held every Thursday morning at 10:00 AM throughout the baseball season. New members of all ages are welcome! Drop in.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

Saturday January 5, 2019
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10:30 AM
Let It Snow STORY & CRAFT TIME for CHILDREN (Ages 3-6)

 Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net     Children enjoy a book read by "Miss Sue", Librarian (ihttp://www.derbypubliclibrary.org.).       

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

The Derby Public Library invites families with children ages 3-6 to a Saturday program.  Let It Snow Story/Craft Time will feature winter-themed stories, activities and a craft.  All materials will be provided. 
 

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482
There are 24 spaces available.

 Image courtesy of: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net     Children enjoy a book read by "Miss Sue", Librarian (ihttp://www.derbypubliclibrary.org.).       

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

The Derby Public Library invites families with children ages 3-6 to a Saturday program.  Let It Snow Story/Craft Time will feature winter-themed stories, activities and a craft.  All materials will be provided. 
 

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

There are 24 spaces available.

Monday January 7, 2019
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10:00 AM
FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Winter Sessions

 20th Anniversary

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

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

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

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 10th, using the pull-down menu above.

CONTACT: SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN  203-736-1482

 20th Anniversary

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

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

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

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 10th, using the pull-down menu above.

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  

 
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1:00 PM
ST. MARY/ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL 5th Grade Visit

St. Mary/St. Michael School, Derby, CT 5th grade class visit- 1st Monday each month November 5th- June 3rd.

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

St. Mary/St. Michael School, Derby, CT 5th grade class visit- 1st Monday each month November 5th- June 3rd.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

Tuesday January 8, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Outside Group in Multi-Purpose Room
Wednesday January 9, 2019
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10:00 AM
TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: WINTER 2019

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

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

Toddlers 24-36 months old are invited to register for this story time being held weekly through March 13th.  Early literacy activities, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

 

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482
There are 3 spaces available.

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

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

Toddlers 24-36 months old are invited to register for this story time being held weekly through March 13th.  Early literacy activities, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

 

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday Movie Matinees - Ages 18 and over

Newly released DVDs will be shown. Light snacks will be provided. A list of featured films will be posted
at the Library.

No registration is required!

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

Newly released DVDs will be shown. Light snacks will be provided. A list of featured films will be posted
at the Library.

No registration is required!

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
YA Wednesdays

The Library invites all young adults, ages 12 to 17, to join the fun of YA Wednesdays. Sony Play Station Four (PS4), Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will be available.  Light refreshments will be provided!  For more information call 203-736-1482 or visit us online at www.derbypubliclibrary.org

 

CONTACT: Tony DeLos  203-736-1482

The Library invites all young adults, ages 12 to 17, to join the fun of YA Wednesdays. Sony Play Station Four (PS4), Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will be available.  Light refreshments will be provided!  For more information call 203-736-1482 or visit us online at www.derbypubliclibrary.org

 

CONTACT:
  Tony DeLos
  203.736.1482
  

Thursday January 10, 2019
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9:30 AM
BABY STEPS: Winter 2019 (birth-12 Months Old)

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

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

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Thursdays through March 14th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

 

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482
There are 17 spaces available.

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

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

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Thursdays through March 14th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

 

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

There are 17 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM
WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- WINTER SESSIONS

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones weekly through March 14th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

 

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482
There are 5 spaces available.

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones weekly through March 14th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

 

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

There are 5 spaces available.

Friday January 11, 2019
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10:00 AM
S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- WINTER SERIES

   Ahead

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a weekly Friday morning program through March 15th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room.

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

 

CONTACT: SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN  203-736-1482
There are 3 spaces available.

   Ahead

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a weekly Friday morning program through March 15th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room.

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

 

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  

There are 3 spaces available.

Saturday January 12, 2019
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Outside Group in Meeting Room-Private
Monday January 14, 2019
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10:00 AM
MUSICAL MONDAYS (Ages 2-6)

 Image courtesy of: http://www.wikipedia.org

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

The Derby Public Library invites children ages 2-6 along with a caregiver to bring a little music into their world.  The program features a little bit of everything from using rhythm sticks and shakers to playing musical games with the parachute, along with dancing and clapping to familiar songs and rhymes.  There is no fee to attend.

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482
There are 13 spaces available.

 Image courtesy of: http://www.wikipedia.org

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

The Derby Public Library invites children ages 2-6 along with a caregiver to bring a little music into their world.  The program features a little bit of everything from using rhythm sticks and shakers to playing musical games with the parachute, along with dancing and clapping to familiar songs and rhymes.  There is no fee to attend.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

There are 13 spaces available.

Tuesday January 15, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Outside Group in Multi-Purpose Room
 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
READ to OLLIE (Ages 5-11)

 B. A. R. K. (Be A Reading Kid)

 

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

Children ages 5-11 are welcome to be part of the popular B.A.R.K. (Be A Reading Kid) program here at the library. This is a great opportunity for beginner or reluctant readers - as well as experienced readers - to build confidence, enhance literary skills achieved during the school year, and develop a love of reading.

Children will be given a 20 minute time slot to read and may select a book from Ollie’s Book Picks to share with him for the program.

CONTACT: SUE- CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482
There are 3 spaces available.

 B. A. R. K. (Be A Reading Kid)

 

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

Children ages 5-11 are welcome to be part of the popular B.A.R.K. (Be A Reading Kid) program here at the library. This is a great opportunity for beginner or reluctant readers - as well as experienced readers - to build confidence, enhance literary skills achieved during the school year, and develop a love of reading.

Children will be given a 20 minute time slot to read and may select a book from Ollie’s Book Picks to share with him for the program.

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

There are 3 spaces available.

Wednesday January 16, 2019
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10:00 AM
TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: WINTER 2019

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

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

Toddlers 24-36 months old are invited to register for this story time being held weekly through March 13th.  Early literacy activities, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: To register, please go to the first session of the series which is January 9th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

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

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

Toddlers 24-36 months old are invited to register for this story time being held weekly through March 13th.  Early literacy activities, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: To register, please go to the first session of the series which is January 9th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday Movie Matinees - Ages 18 and over

Newly released DVDs will be shown. Light snacks will be provided. A list of featured films will be posted
at the Library.

No registration is required!

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

Newly released DVDs will be shown. Light snacks will be provided. A list of featured films will be posted
at the Library.

No registration is required!

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
YA Wednesdays

The Library invites all young adults, ages 12 to 17, to join the fun of YA Wednesdays. Sony Play Station Four (PS4), Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will be available.  Light refreshments will be provided!  For more information call 203-736-1482 or visit us online at www.derbypubliclibrary.org

 

CONTACT: Tony DeLos  203-736-1482

The Library invites all young adults, ages 12 to 17, to join the fun of YA Wednesdays. Sony Play Station Four (PS4), Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will be available.  Light refreshments will be provided!  For more information call 203-736-1482 or visit us online at www.derbypubliclibrary.org

 

CONTACT:
  Tony DeLos
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Library Board of Director's meeting
 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Tech Time - Bring All Your Tech Related Questions!

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

CONTACT: Marc Weissman  203-736-1482

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

CONTACT:
  Marc Weissman
  203.736.1482
  

Thursday January 17, 2019
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9:30 AM
BABY STEPS: Winter 2019 (birth-12 Months Old)

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

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

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Thursdays through March 14th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

NOTE: To register, please go to the first session in the series which is January 10th using the dropdown menu above if needed.

 

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

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

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

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Thursdays through March 14th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

NOTE: To register, please go to the first session in the series which is January 10th using the dropdown menu above if needed.

 

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tech Time - Bring All Your Tech Related Questions!

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

CONTACT: Marc Weissman  203-736-1482

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

CONTACT:
  Marc Weissman
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:30 AM
WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- WINTER SESSIONS

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones weekly through March 14th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session of the series which is January 10th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones weekly through March 14th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session of the series which is January 10th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:45 AM
LEARNING STUDIO VISIT

LEARNING STUDIO DAYCARE CENTER, DERBY, CT VISIT- 3RD THURSDAY EACH MONTH OCTOBER- JUNE (EXCEPT NOVEMBER).

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

LEARNING STUDIO DAYCARE CENTER, DERBY, CT VISIT- 3RD THURSDAY EACH MONTH OCTOBER- JUNE (EXCEPT NOVEMBER).

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

Friday January 18, 2019
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10:00 AM
S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- WINTER SERIES

   Ahead

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a weekly Friday morning program through March 15th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room.

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

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session which is January 11th using the dropdown menu above if needed.

CONTACT: SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN  203-736-1482

   Ahead

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a weekly Friday morning program through March 15th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room.

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

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session which is January 11th using the dropdown menu above if needed.

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
American Job Search Career Coach: Create a Great Resume

PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND A FULL SESSION

Career Coach staff provide guidance for creating resumes for the modern work environment, what pitfalls to avoid, including current standards and styles that make resumes stand out.

Free.  Registration is requested online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482
There are 15 spaces available.

PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND A FULL SESSION

Career Coach staff provide guidance for creating resumes for the modern work environment, what pitfalls to avoid, including current standards and styles that make resumes stand out.

Free.  Registration is requested online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM
ST. MARY/ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL Pre-K Visit

St. Mary/St. Michael School, Derby, CT Pre-K class visits 3rd Friday each month September 21st- June 21st, except Dec. 21st (early dismissal day for them, so coming Dec. 19th).

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

St. Mary/St. Michael School, Derby, CT Pre-K class visits 3rd Friday each month September 21st- June 21st, except Dec. 21st (early dismissal day for them, so coming Dec. 19th).

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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1:00 PM
ST. MARY/ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL 4th Grade Visit

St. Mary/St. Michael School, Derby, CT 4th grade class visits the 3rd Friday each month September 21st- June 21st, except Dec. 21st (coming Dec. 10th instead).

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

St. Mary/St. Michael School, Derby, CT 4th grade class visits the 3rd Friday each month September 21st- June 21st, except Dec. 21st (coming Dec. 10th instead).

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
American Job Search Career Coach: Create a Great Resume

PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND A FULL SESSION

Career Coach staff provide guidance for creating resumes for the modern work environment, what pitfalls to avoid, including current standards and styles that make resumes stand out.

Free.  Registration is requested online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482
There are 15 spaces available.

PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND A FULL SESSION

Career Coach staff provide guidance for creating resumes for the modern work environment, what pitfalls to avoid, including current standards and styles that make resumes stand out.

Free.  Registration is requested online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

There are 15 spaces available.

Saturday January 19, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Outside Group in Multi-Purpose Room
Monday January 21, 2019
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Library Closed for Martin Luther King Holiday
Tuesday January 22, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Outside Group in Multi-Purpose Room
Wednesday January 23, 2019
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10:00 AM
TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: WINTER 2019

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

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

Toddlers 24-36 months old are invited to register for this story time being held weekly through March 13th.  Early literacy activities, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: To register, please go to the first session of the series which is January 9th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

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

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

Toddlers 24-36 months old are invited to register for this story time being held weekly through March 13th.  Early literacy activities, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: To register, please go to the first session of the series which is January 9th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:45 AM
St. Mary/St. Michael School Kindergarten Visit

St. Mary/St. Michael School, Derby, CT kindergarten class visit- 4th Wednesday each month September 26th- June 26th.

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

St. Mary/St. Michael School, Derby, CT kindergarten class visit- 4th Wednesday each month September 26th- June 26th.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday Movie Matinees - Ages 18 and over

Newly released DVDs will be shown. Light snacks will be provided. A list of featured films will be posted
at the Library.

No registration is required!

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

Newly released DVDs will be shown. Light snacks will be provided. A list of featured films will be posted
at the Library.

No registration is required!

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
YA Wednesdays

The Library invites all young adults, ages 12 to 17, to join the fun of YA Wednesdays. Sony Play Station Four (PS4), Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will be available.  Light refreshments will be provided!  For more information call 203-736-1482 or visit us online at www.derbypubliclibrary.org

 

CONTACT: Tony DeLos  203-736-1482

The Library invites all young adults, ages 12 to 17, to join the fun of YA Wednesdays. Sony Play Station Four (PS4), Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will be available.  Light refreshments will be provided!  For more information call 203-736-1482 or visit us online at www.derbypubliclibrary.org

 

CONTACT:
  Tony DeLos
  203.736.1482
  

Thursday January 24, 2019
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9:30 AM
BABY STEPS: Winter 2019 (birth-12 Months Old)

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

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

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Thursdays through March 14th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

NOTE: To register, please go to the first session in the series which is January 10th using the dropdown menu above if needed.

 

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

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

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

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Thursdays through March 14th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

NOTE: To register, please go to the first session in the series which is January 10th using the dropdown menu above if needed.

 

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:30 AM
WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- WINTER SESSIONS

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones weekly through March 14th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session of the series which is January 10th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones weekly through March 14th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session of the series which is January 10th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

Friday January 25, 2019
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10:00 AM
S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- WINTER SERIES

   Ahead

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a weekly Friday morning program through March 15th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room.

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

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session which is January 11th using the dropdown menu above if needed.

CONTACT: SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN  203-736-1482

   Ahead

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a weekly Friday morning program through March 15th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room.

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

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session which is January 11th using the dropdown menu above if needed.

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  

Monday January 28, 2019
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10:00 AM
FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Winter Sessions

 20th Anniversary

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

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

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

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 10th, using the pull-down menu above.

CONTACT: SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN  203-736-1482

 20th Anniversary

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

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

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

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 10th, using the pull-down menu above.

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  

 
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1:00 PM
St. Mary/St. Michael School 2nd Grade Visit

St. Mary/St. Michael School, Derby, CT 2nd grade class visit- 4th Monday each month September 24th- June 24th except December 24 (coming Dec. 18th).

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

St. Mary/St. Michael School, Derby, CT 2nd grade class visit- 4th Monday each month September 24th- June 24th except December 24 (coming Dec. 18th).

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Winter Wellness with Essential Oils Workshop

Presenter Deana Rae, CHHC, CHLC, explains essential oil safety, which oils are best for immune support, and how they can be easily added to any daily routine. Each attendee will receive helpful literature and a customized spray blend specifically for immune support to take home. Max 20 attendees.

Registration is required beginning January 2 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482. Snow date: Tuesday, March 5.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

Presenter Deana Rae, CHHC, CHLC, explains essential oil safety, which oils are best for immune support, and how they can be easily added to any daily routine. Each attendee will receive helpful literature and a customized spray blend specifically for immune support to take home. Max 20 attendees.

Registration is required beginning January 2 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482. Snow date: Tuesday, March 5.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  


Tuesday January 29, 2019
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Outside Group in Multi-Purpose Room
Wednesday January 30, 2019
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10:00 AM
TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: WINTER 2019

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

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

Toddlers 24-36 months old are invited to register for this story time being held weekly through March 13th.  Early literacy activities, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: To register, please go to the first session of the series which is January 9th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

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

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

Toddlers 24-36 months old are invited to register for this story time being held weekly through March 13th.  Early literacy activities, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: To register, please go to the first session of the series which is January 9th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
January Lunchtime Book Discussion

The featured book is “Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is a smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes the only way to survive is to open your heart. 

Lunchtime Book Discussions are held the last Wednesday of the month and are free and open to the public. Multiple copies of the book will be available at the circulations desk.  Drop-ins are welcome—no registration required.  For further information contact the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

The featured book is “Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman.

Soon to be a major motion picture produced by Reese Witherspoon, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is a smart, warm, and uplifting story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes the only way to survive is to open your heart. 

Lunchtime Book Discussions are held the last Wednesday of the month and are free and open to the public. Multiple copies of the book will be available at the circulations desk.  Drop-ins are welcome—no registration required.  For further information contact the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday Movie Matinees - Ages 18 and over

Newly released DVDs will be shown. Light snacks will be provided. A list of featured films will be posted
at the Library.

No registration is required!

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

Newly released DVDs will be shown. Light snacks will be provided. A list of featured films will be posted
at the Library.

No registration is required!

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
YA Wednesdays

The Library invites all young adults, ages 12 to 17, to join the fun of YA Wednesdays. Sony Play Station Four (PS4), Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will be available.  Light refreshments will be provided!  For more information call 203-736-1482 or visit us online at www.derbypubliclibrary.org

 

CONTACT: Tony DeLos  203-736-1482

The Library invites all young adults, ages 12 to 17, to join the fun of YA Wednesdays. Sony Play Station Four (PS4), Nintendo Wii, board games, and Legos will be available.  Light refreshments will be provided!  For more information call 203-736-1482 or visit us online at www.derbypubliclibrary.org

 

CONTACT:
  Tony DeLos
  203.736.1482
  

Thursday January 31, 2019
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9:30 AM
BABY STEPS: Winter 2019 (birth-12 Months Old)

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

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

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Thursdays through March 14th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

NOTE: To register, please go to the first session in the series which is January 10th using the dropdown menu above if needed.

 

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

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

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

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Thursdays through March 14th.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

NOTE: To register, please go to the first session in the series which is January 10th using the dropdown menu above if needed.

 

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hot Stove Roundup Session of Silver Sluggers

Rich Marazzi, radio sports talk host, author and MLB rules consultant and his Silver Sluggers discuss Major League Baseball to help get them through the off season.

The 14th season of the weekly Silver Sluggers will begin April 4, 10:00 a.m., Derby Public Library’s Meeting Room. These informal sessions are held every Thursday morning at 10:00 AM throughout the baseball season. New members of all ages are welcome! Drop in.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

Rich Marazzi, radio sports talk host, author and MLB rules consultant and his Silver Sluggers discuss Major League Baseball to help get them through the off season.

The 14th season of the weekly Silver Sluggers will begin April 4, 10:00 a.m., Derby Public Library’s Meeting Room. These informal sessions are held every Thursday morning at 10:00 AM throughout the baseball season. New members of all ages are welcome! Drop in.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:30 AM
WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- WINTER SESSIONS

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones weekly through March 14th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session of the series which is January 10th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones weekly through March 14th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session of the series which is January 10th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Maker Space

This event is for ages 12-17.  Available resources include 3D design programs, 3D printer, 3D doodle pens, Legos and more!

Light refreshments will be provided.  Registration is requested!

 

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482
There are 30 spaces available.

This event is for ages 12-17.  Available resources include 3D design programs, 3D printer, 3D doodle pens, Legos and more!

Light refreshments will be provided.  Registration is requested!

 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

There are 30 spaces available.

Friday February 1, 2019
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10:00 AM
S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- WINTER SERIES

   Ahead

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a weekly Friday morning program through March 15th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room.

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

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session which is January 11th using the dropdown menu above if needed.

CONTACT: SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN  203-736-1482

   Ahead

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  Also, since each separate weekly story time after this is a series, you are automatically registered for each successive session when you register.  The Derby Public Library invites preschoolers ages 3-5 to a weekly Friday morning program through March 15th.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room.

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

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session which is January 11th using the dropdown menu above if needed.

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  

Monday February 4, 2019
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10:00 AM
FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Winter Sessions

 20th Anniversary

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

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

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

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 10th, using the pull-down menu above.

CONTACT: SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN  203-736-1482

 20th Anniversary

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

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

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

NOTE: In order to register, please go to the first session in the series which is September 10th, using the pull-down menu above.

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  

 
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1:00 PM
ST. MARY/ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL 5th Grade Visit

St. Mary/St. Michael School, Derby, CT 5th grade class visit- 1st Monday each month November 5th- June 3rd.

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

St. Mary/St. Michael School, Derby, CT 5th grade class visit- 1st Monday each month November 5th- June 3rd.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Oscar Talk with Joe Meyers

Joe Meyers, entertainment writer/blogger for the Connecticut Post and the Hearst Media News Group, will share his views of this year’s nominees for the upcoming Academy Awards.

As the entertainment writer for the Connecticut Post and the Hearst Media News Group, Joe Meyers juggles critiques of films, theatre and books. His blog can be found at https://blog.ctnews.com/meyers/. Space is limited so registration is required beginning January 7 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Snow date: Monday, February 11th @ 6:30 p.m.

 

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

Joe Meyers, entertainment writer/blogger for the Connecticut Post and the Hearst Media News Group, will share his views of this year’s nominees for the upcoming Academy Awards.

As the entertainment writer for the Connecticut Post and the Hearst Media News Group, Joe Meyers juggles critiques of films, theatre and books. His blog can be found at https://blog.ctnews.com/meyers/. Space is limited so registration is required beginning January 7 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Snow date: Monday, February 11th @ 6:30 p.m.

 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  


Wednesday February 6, 2019
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10:00 AM
TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: WINTER 2019

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

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

Toddlers 24-36 months old are invited to register for this story time being held weekly through March 13th.  Early literacy activities, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: To register, please go to the first session of the series which is January 9th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

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

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

Toddlers 24-36 months old are invited to register for this story time being held weekly through March 13th.  Early literacy activities, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: To register, please go to the first session of the series which is January 9th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday Movie Matinees - Ages 18 and over

Newly released DVDs will be shown. Light snacks will be provided. A list of featured films will be posted
at the Library.

No registration is required!

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

Newly released DVDs will be shown. Light snacks will be provided. A list of featured films will be posted
at the Library.

No registration is required!

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Resume 'Right-ing'

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

This is a drop in event - registration is not required!

 

CONTACT: Marc Weissman  203-736-1482

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

This is a drop in event - registration is not required!

 

CONTACT:
  Marc Weissman
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
YA Wednesdays