Saturday September 1, 2018 - Sunday September 30, 2018
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
September is Library Card Sign-up Month

 

READ AWAY YOUR FINES IN SEPTEMBER

Our Read Away Fines program is for ANYONE and ANY AGE! All you need is your own Derby Public Library card in order to participate. The Library will waive a penny of fines for a minute of reading, and you can read up to $10.00 of your Derby Public Library fines away during September. You can read whatever you want and any kind of reading counts. Doing homework? Studying for a test? Reading for your job? Reading comic books? Mom or Dad reading to you? This reading time all counts. Young adults may also read to or with younger children, and both of you can get credit for the time. If you are 11 years old or younger, a parent or guardian needs to initial the time you read and sign the 2018 Read Away Fines form in order for you to get credit. Our “Read Away Fines” Program starts on September 1 and ends on September 30, 2018.

NOTE: You cannot read away the cost of a lost or damaged item, read ahead for fines not yet accrued, read away fines from another library, or read away fines from someone else's card.

To get started, simply ask for a “Read Away Fines” form at the Children’s or Circulation Desks, or download and print the Read Away Fines form from our website www.derbypubliclibrary.org. Bring your Read Away Fines form to the Circulation Desk when you come to the Library to get credit and waive your fines.

Derby Public Library’s “Read Away Your Fines” program is modeled after Bozeman Public Library, Bozeman, MT’s “Read Away Your Fines” program

For more information, visit www.derbypublic library.org or call the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  203-736-1482  

 

READ AWAY YOUR FINES IN SEPTEMBER

Our Read Away Fines program is for ANYONE and ANY AGE! All you need is your own Derby Public Library card in order to participate. The Library will waive a penny of fines for a minute of reading, and you can read up to $10.00 of your Derby Public Library fines away during September. You can read whatever you want and any kind of reading counts. Doing homework? Studying for a test? Reading for your job? Reading comic books? Mom or Dad reading to you? This reading time all counts. Young adults may also read to or with younger children, and both of you can get credit for the time. If you are 11 years old or younger, a parent or guardian needs to initial the time you read and sign the 2018 Read Away Fines form in order for you to get credit. Our “Read Away Fines” Program starts on September 1 and ends on September 30, 2018.

NOTE: You cannot read away the cost of a lost or damaged item, read ahead for fines not yet accrued, read away fines from another library, or read away fines from someone else's card.

To get started, simply ask for a “Read Away Fines” form at the Children’s or Circulation Desks, or download and print the Read Away Fines form from our website www.derbypubliclibrary.org. Bring your Read Away Fines form to the Circulation Desk when you come to the Library to get credit and waive your fines.

Derby Public Library’s “Read Away Your Fines” program is modeled after Bozeman Public Library, Bozeman, MT’s “Read Away Your Fines” program

For more information, visit www.derbypublic library.org or call the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

Friday September 21, 2018
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10:00 AM
S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN 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 December 7th.  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: To register, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 7th, using the pulldown menu above.

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 December 7th.  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: To register, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 7th, using the pulldown menu above.

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  

 
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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.

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.

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.

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.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

Monday September 24, 2018
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10:00 AM
FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Autumn Sessions

 20th Anniversary

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  The Derby Public Library introduces a six-week session of 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 introduces a six-week session of 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
  

Tuesday September 25, 2018
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6:00 PM
FOOD ALLERGIES...What's it All About? (children)

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REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if more than one adult is attending together, each must be registered separately.

The Derby Public Library will present an informational program for parents, caregivers, educators, or anyone interested in learning about how to move forward once a child is diagnosed with allergies.  Gabrielle Sellari, educator and mother of a son with severe allergies, will share her own experiences along with knowledge through research on the subject.  Please join her for this informative program and meet others with similar concerns.

Please note that there are two separate sessions for this program, one in September and the other in October, but you only need to attend one.

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

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REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if more than one adult is attending together, each must be registered separately.

The Derby Public Library will present an informational program for parents, caregivers, educators, or anyone interested in learning about how to move forward once a child is diagnosed with allergies.  Gabrielle Sellari, educator and mother of a son with severe allergies, will share her own experiences along with knowledge through research on the subject.  Please join her for this informative program and meet others with similar concerns.

Please note that there are two separate sessions for this program, one in September and the other in October, but you only need to attend one.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Social Security Explained

This program is presented by Rebecca Miller, Registered Investment Advisor. This workshop will cover when is the best time to start receiving Social Security benefits and strategies to maximize benefits and coordinate with your spouse. She will help you avoid the most common mistakes that are made when collecting your benefits and discuss special rules for single, divorced and survivor benefits.

The Financial Awareness Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of financial literacy. Securities offered through USA Financial Securities Member FINRA/SIPC

Seating is limited, so registration is required starting August 28, online or at the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

 

*Source: SSA Annual Statistical Supplement, 2011 Free.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  203-736-1482  
There are 53 spaces available.

This program is presented by Rebecca Miller, Registered Investment Advisor. This workshop will cover when is the best time to start receiving Social Security benefits and strategies to maximize benefits and coordinate with your spouse. She will help you avoid the most common mistakes that are made when collecting your benefits and discuss special rules for single, divorced and survivor benefits.

The Financial Awareness Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of financial literacy. Securities offered through USA Financial Securities Member FINRA/SIPC

Seating is limited, so registration is required starting August 28, online or at the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

 

*Source: SSA Annual Statistical Supplement, 2011 Free.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

There are 53 spaces available.

Wednesday September 26, 2018
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10:00 AM
TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: FALL 2018

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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 December 5th.  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: To register, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 5th, using the dropdown menu above.

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 December 5th.  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: To register, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 5th, using the dropdown menu above.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

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

September's featured book will be "A Piece of the World" by Christina Baker Kline. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, this is a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World.

To Christina Olson, the entire world is her family farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. The only daughter in a family of sons, Christina is tied to her home by health and circumstance, and seems destined for a small life. Instead, she becomes Andrew Wyeth’s first great inspiration, and the subject of one of the best-known paintings of the twentieth century, Christina’s World.

As she did in her beloved bestseller Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction to vividly reimagine a real moment in history. A Piece of the World is a powerful story of the flesh-and-blood woman behind the portrait, her complicated relationship to her family and inheritance, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy.

Lunchtime Book Discussions are held on the last Wednesday of the month and are free and open to the public. Multiple copies of the book will be available at the circulation 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  

September's featured book will be "A Piece of the World" by Christina Baker Kline. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, this is a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World.

To Christina Olson, the entire world is her family farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. The only daughter in a family of sons, Christina is tied to her home by health and circumstance, and seems destined for a small life. Instead, she becomes Andrew Wyeth’s first great inspiration, and the subject of one of the best-known paintings of the twentieth century, Christina’s World.

As she did in her beloved bestseller Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction to vividly reimagine a real moment in history. A Piece of the World is a powerful story of the flesh-and-blood woman behind the portrait, her complicated relationship to her family and inheritance, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy.

Lunchtime Book Discussions are held on the last Wednesday of the month and are free and open to the public. Multiple copies of the book will be available at the circulation 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 September 27, 2018
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9:30 AM
BABY STEPS: Fall 2018 (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 December 6th.  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, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the dropdown menu above.

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 December 6th.  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, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the dropdown menu above.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:00 AM
WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- FALL 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 December 6th 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, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pull-down menu above.

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 December 6th 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, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pull-down menu above.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sports Talk Series

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season.  These sessions are facilitated by radio talk show host, author and Major League Baseball Consultant, Rich Marazzi.  Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.  All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  203-736-1482  

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season.  These sessions are facilitated by radio talk show host, author and Major League Baseball Consultant, Rich Marazzi.  Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.  All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Maker Space

All young adults ages 12 to 17 are invited. Available resources include 3D design programs, 3D printer, 3D doodle pens, Legos and more!  Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is requested!  For more information call 203-736-1482 or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org.

 

 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  203-736-1482  

All young adults ages 12 to 17 are invited. Available resources include 3D design programs, 3D printer, 3D doodle pens, Legos and more!  Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is requested!  For more information call 203-736-1482 or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  


Friday September 28, 2018
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10:00 AM
S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN SERIES

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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 December 7th.  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: To register, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 7th, using the pulldown menu above.

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 December 7th.  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: To register, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 7th, using the pulldown menu above.

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  

Monday October 1, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Medicare Basics: Understanding Enrollment

This information session will help you understand the three enrollment periods and how the late enrollment penalty works.  We will also teach you how to choose a plan and how to decide between Medigap & drug or Medicare Advantage.  We will educate you on how much to expect to pay in health care costs in retirement and how to protect yourself from the catastrophic costs of long term care.

Presented by Rebecca Miller, Registered Investment Advisor, and the Financial Awareness Foundation – a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of financial literacy. Securities offered through USA Financial Securities Member FINRA/SIPC.

Seating is limited, so registration is required starting August 31 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  203-736-1482  
There are 53 spaces available.

This information session will help you understand the three enrollment periods and how the late enrollment penalty works.  We will also teach you how to choose a plan and how to decide between Medigap & drug or Medicare Advantage.  We will educate you on how much to expect to pay in health care costs in retirement and how to protect yourself from the catastrophic costs of long term care.

Presented by Rebecca Miller, Registered Investment Advisor, and the Financial Awareness Foundation – a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of financial literacy. Securities offered through USA Financial Securities Member FINRA/SIPC.

Seating is limited, so registration is required starting August 31 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

There are 53 spaces available.

Tuesday October 2, 2018
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
READ to OLLIE (Ages 5-11)

 B. A. R. K.

 

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. 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 is 1 space available.

 B. A. R. K.

 

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. 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 is 1 space available.

Wednesday October 3, 2018
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10:00 AM
TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: FALL 2018

    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 December 5th.  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: To register, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 5th, using the dropdown menu above.

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 December 5th.  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: To register, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 5th, using the dropdown menu above.

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.

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.

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
  

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Outside Group in Multi-Purpose Room
Thursday October 4, 2018
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9:30 AM
BABY STEPS: Fall 2018 (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 December 6th.  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, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the dropdown menu above.

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 December 6th.  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, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the dropdown menu above.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:00 AM
WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- FALL 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 December 6th 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, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pull-down menu above.

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 December 6th 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, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pull-down menu above.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sports Talk Series

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season.  These sessions are facilitated by radio talk show host, author and Major League Baseball Consultant, Rich Marazzi.  Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.  All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  203-736-1482  

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season.  These sessions are facilitated by radio talk show host, author and Major League Baseball Consultant, Rich Marazzi.  Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.  All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

Friday October 5, 2018
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10:00 AM
S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN 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 December 7th.  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: To register, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 7th, using the pulldown menu above.

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 December 7th.  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: To register, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 7th, using the pulldown menu above.

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  

Saturday October 6, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
CHIILDREN'S ART PROGRAM (Ages 4-11)

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

The Giggling Pig Art Studio ( (http://www.thegigglingpigartstudio.com/) will be visiting the Derby Public Library for an art program.  Each child will have an opportunity to work on their own 11” x 14” canvas art masterpiece using acrylic paint with step-by-step instruction from an art teacher from the studio.  This hour-and-a-half program is open to children ages 4-11 and no art experience is required.  All materials will be provided.

CONTACT:  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN  203-736-1482  
There are 10 spaces available.

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

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

The Giggling Pig Art Studio ( (http://www.thegigglingpigartstudio.com/) will be visiting the Derby Public Library for an art program.  Each child will have an opportunity to work on their own 11” x 14” canvas art masterpiece using acrylic paint with step-by-step instruction from an art teacher from the studio.  This hour-and-a-half program is open to children ages 4-11 and no art experience is required.  All materials will be provided.

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  

There are 10 spaces available.

Monday October 8, 2018
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Library Closed for Columbus Day Holiday
Wednesday October 10, 2018
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10:00 AM
TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: FALL 2018

    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 December 5th.  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: To register, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 5th, using the dropdown menu above.

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 December 5th.  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: To register, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 5th, using the dropdown menu above.

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 October 11, 2018
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9:30 AM
BABY STEPS: Fall 2018 (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 December 6th.  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, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the dropdown menu above.

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 December 6th.  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, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the dropdown menu above.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:00 AM
WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- FALL 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 December 6th 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, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pull-down menu above.

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 December 6th 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, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pull-down menu above.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sports Talk Series

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season.  These sessions are facilitated by radio talk show host, author and Major League Baseball Consultant, Rich Marazzi.  Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.  All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  203-736-1482  

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season.  These sessions are facilitated by radio talk show host, author and Major League Baseball Consultant, Rich Marazzi.  Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.  All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

Friday October 12, 2018
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10:00 AM
S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN 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 December 7th.  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: To register, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 7th, using the pulldown menu above.

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 December 7th.  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: To register, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 7th, using the pulldown menu above.

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  

Monday October 15, 2018
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9:15 AM
FOOD ALLERGIES...What's it All About? (children)

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REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if more than one adult is attending together, each must be registered separately.

The Derby Public Library will present an informational program for parents, caregivers, educators, or anyone interested in learning about how to move forward once a child is diagnosed with allergies.  Gabrielle Sellari, educator and mother of a son with severe allergies, will share her own experiences along with knowledge through research on the subject.  Please join her for this informative program and meet others with similar concerns.

Please note that there are two separate sessions for this program, one in September and the other in October, but you only need to attend one.

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

brown, food, food photography  Image courtesy of https://www.pexels.com

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if more than one adult is attending together, each must be registered separately.

The Derby Public Library will present an informational program for parents, caregivers, educators, or anyone interested in learning about how to move forward once a child is diagnosed with allergies.  Gabrielle Sellari, educator and mother of a son with severe allergies, will share her own experiences along with knowledge through research on the subject.  Please join her for this informative program and meet others with similar concerns.

Please note that there are two separate sessions for this program, one in September and the other in October, but you only need to attend one.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

There are many spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM
FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Autumn Sessions

 20th Anniversary

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  The Derby Public Library introduces a six-week session of 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 introduces a six-week session of 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
  

Tuesday October 16, 2018
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
READ to OLLIE (Ages 5-11)

 B. A. R. K.

 

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. 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 is 1 space available.

 B. A. R. K.

 

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. 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 is 1 space available.

Wednesday October 17, 2018
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10:00 AM
TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: FALL 2018

    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 December 5th.  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: To register, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 5th, using the dropdown menu above.

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 December 5th.  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: To register, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 5th, using the dropdown menu above.

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.  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 October 18, 2018
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9:30 AM
BABY STEPS: Fall 2018 (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 December 6th.  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, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the dropdown menu above.

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 December 6th.  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, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the dropdown menu above.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:00 AM
WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- FALL 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 December 6th 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, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pull-down menu above.

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 December 6th 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, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pull-down menu above.

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.  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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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sports Talk Series

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season.  These sessions are facilitated by radio talk show host, author and Major League Baseball Consultant, Rich Marazzi.  Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.  All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  203-736-1482  

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season.  These sessions are facilitated by radio talk show host, author and Major League Baseball Consultant, Rich Marazzi.  Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.  All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

Friday October 19, 2018
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10:00 AM
S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN 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 December 7th.  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: To register, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 7th, using the pulldown menu above.

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 December 7th.  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: To register, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 7th, using the pulldown menu above.

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  

 
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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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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.

Saturday October 20, 2018
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9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
SRH-MS DAR meeting
Monday October 22, 2018
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10:00 AM
FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Autumn Sessions

 20th Anniversary

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  The Derby Public Library introduces a six-week session of 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 introduces a six-week session of 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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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Author Talk with Bill Hall and Jimmy Petonito

"Phantom Messages: Chilling Phone Calls, Letters, Emails, and Texts from Unknown Realms”

Join Bill and Jimmy on a mission to unravel the mysterious world of impossible communication. You’ll hear from witnesses and experts on scientific and paranormal theories, examine evidence and case characteristics, and share real life paranormal messages of hope, terror, time slips, and wonder. Bonus author investigations are also included. If you enjoy hauntings and UFO phenomena, you’ll love exploring the unforgettable “Phantom Messages”!

Copies of “Phantom Messages” and Hall’s other books will be available for purchase/signing.

             

Space is limited so registration is required beginning September 24 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482

"Phantom Messages: Chilling Phone Calls, Letters, Emails, and Texts from Unknown Realms”

Join Bill and Jimmy on a mission to unravel the mysterious world of impossible communication. You’ll hear from witnesses and experts on scientific and paranormal theories, examine evidence and case characteristics, and share real life paranormal messages of hope, terror, time slips, and wonder. Bonus author investigations are also included. If you enjoy hauntings and UFO phenomena, you’ll love exploring the unforgettable “Phantom Messages”!

Copies of “Phantom Messages” and Hall’s other books will be available for purchase/signing.

             

Space is limited so registration is required beginning September 24 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482


Tuesday October 23, 2018
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4:00 PM
S.T.E.M. Going Batty (Ages 4-11)

Bat image courtesy of wikipedia.org    

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

Children ages 4-11 can explore the world of bats and how they play an important role in nature. This fun, interactive science program is presented by Jean Mai of Science Snoopers.

 

CONTACT:  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN  203-736-1482  
There are 18 spaces available.

Bat image courtesy of wikipedia.org    

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

Children ages 4-11 can explore the world of bats and how they play an important role in nature. This fun, interactive science program is presented by Jean Mai of Science Snoopers.

 

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  

There are 18 spaces available.

Wednesday October 24, 2018
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8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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10:00 AM
TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: FALL 2018

    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 December 5th.  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: To register, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 5th, using the dropdown menu above.

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 December 5th.  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: To register, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 5th, using the dropdown menu above.

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 October 25, 2018
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9:30 AM
BABY STEPS: Fall 2018 (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 December 6th.  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, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the dropdown menu above.

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 December 6th.  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, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the dropdown menu above.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:00 AM
WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- FALL 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 December 6th 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, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pull-down menu above.

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 December 6th 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, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 6th, using the pull-down menu above.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sports Talk Series

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season.  These sessions are facilitated by radio talk show host, author and Major League Baseball Consultant, Rich Marazzi.  Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.  All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  203-736-1482  

Weekly sessions will be held throughout the baseball season.  These sessions are facilitated by radio talk show host, author and Major League Baseball Consultant, Rich Marazzi.  Each session will include trivia contests, videos, lively conversation and more.  All ages, from rookies thru veterans, are invited to join Rich and his Silver Sluggers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Maker Space

All young adults ages 12 to 17 are invited. Available resources include 3D design programs, 3D printer, 3D doodle pens, Legos and more!  Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is requested!  For more information call 203-736-1482 or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org.

 

 

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  203-736-1482  

All young adults ages 12 to 17 are invited. Available resources include 3D design programs, 3D printer, 3D doodle pens, Legos and more!  Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration is requested!  For more information call 203-736-1482 or visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org.

 

 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  


Friday October 26, 2018
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10:00 AM
S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- AUTUMN 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 December 7th.  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: To register, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 7th, using the pulldown menu above.

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 December 7th.  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: To register, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 7th, using the pulldown menu above.

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  

Monday October 29, 2018
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
American Impressionism: From France to Our Shores

Celia Thaxter's Garden, Childe Hassam 1890

Derby Public Library welcomes ArtScapades to present “American Impressionism: From France to Our Shores”. ArtScapades will explain how Impressionism arrived in America including the influence of art dealers, the education of American artists in Europe, and the formation of art colonies. ArtScapades chronicles the lives of four American Impressionists that were working on the Eastern seaboard: William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, John Twachtman and J. Alden Weir.

Space is limited so registration is required beginning October 1 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

About ArtScapades: Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman, of ArtScapades, began teaching art appreciation in 1998. They have presented at libraries and museums in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, and Florida, and are happy to make their debut in Derby.

CONTACT:  Reference Desk  203-736-1482  

Celia Thaxter's Garden, Childe Hassam 1890

Derby Public Library welcomes ArtScapades to present “American Impressionism: From France to Our Shores”. ArtScapades will explain how Impressionism arrived in America including the influence of art dealers, the education of American artists in Europe, and the formation of art colonies. ArtScapades chronicles the lives of four American Impressionists that were working on the Eastern seaboard: William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam, John Twachtman and J. Alden Weir.

Space is limited so registration is required beginning October 1 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

About ArtScapades: Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman, of ArtScapades, began teaching art appreciation in 1998. They have presented at libraries and museums in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, and Florida, and are happy to make their debut in Derby.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  


Wednesday October 31, 2018
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10:00 AM
TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: FALL 2018

    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 December 5th.  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: To register, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 5th, using the dropdown menu above.

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 December 5th.  Finger plays, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: To register, you must go to the first session in the series which is September 5th, using the dropdown menu above.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

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

October’s featured book will be “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman.

A bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real.  A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn't thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she'd claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse where she once lived, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.

A groundbreaking work as delicate as a butterfly's wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out.

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 circulation 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  

October’s featured book will be “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman.

A bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real.  A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn't thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she'd claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse where she once lived, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.

A groundbreaking work as delicate as a butterfly's wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out.

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 circulation 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