Tuesday October 15, 2019
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
READ to OLLIE (Ages 4-11)

B. A. R. K. (Be A Reading Kid)

 

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

Children ages 4-11 are welcome to be part of the popular B.A.R.K. (Be A Reading Kid) program here at the library. This is a great opportunity for beginner or reluctant readers - as well as experienced readers - to build confidence, enhance literary skills achieved during the school year, and develop a love of reading.

Children will be given a 10-minute time slot to read and may select a book from Ollie’s Book Picks to share with him for the program.

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room
There are 4 spaces available.

B. A. R. K. (Be A Reading Kid)

 

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

Children ages 4-11 are welcome to be part of the popular B.A.R.K. (Be A Reading Kid) program here at the library. This is a great opportunity for beginner or reluctant readers - as well as experienced readers - to build confidence, enhance literary skills achieved during the school year, and develop a love of reading.

Children will be given a 10-minute time slot to read and may select a book from Ollie’s Book Picks to share with him for the program.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Yesterday Headlines

Rob Novak, Jr. returns to discuss Yesterday’s Headlines. Participants will be taken back to see what was happening locally 100, 75, and 50 years ago in the Valley. Rob is the past Director of Derby Historical Society and the City of Shelton’s Municipal Historian. In addition he has authored four books through Arcadia Publications, and has been a popular historical columnist. Co-sponsored with the Derby Historical Society.

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

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
There are 39 spaces available.

Rob Novak, Jr. returns to discuss Yesterday’s Headlines. Participants will be taken back to see what was happening locally 100, 75, and 50 years ago in the Valley. Rob is the past Director of Derby Historical Society and the City of Shelton’s Municipal Historian. In addition he has authored four books through Arcadia Publications, and has been a popular historical columnist. Co-sponsored with the Derby Historical Society.

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

There are 39 spaces available.

Wednesday October 16, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
BABY STEPS: Autumn 2019 (birth-12 Months Old)

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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. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December.  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: For anyone returning who attended the summer series of this program, please be aware of the day change from Thursdays TO Wednesdays for Fall.

 

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482
LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room
There are 16 spaces available.

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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. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December.  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: For anyone returning who attended the summer series of this program, please be aware of the day change from Thursdays TO Wednesdays for Fall.

 

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

There are 16 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (12-24 months old)

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 12-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through December to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: For anyone returning who attended the summer series of this program, please be aware of the day change from Thursdays TO Wednesdays for Fall.

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482
LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room
There are 6 spaces available.

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 12-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through December to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: For anyone returning who attended the summer series of this program, please be aware of the day change from Thursdays TO Wednesdays for Fall.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

There are 6 spaces available.

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

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

No registration is required!

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

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

No registration is required!

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
YA Wednesdays

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

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

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:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

 
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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.

Tech Time - Need help downloading e-books?  Searching databases? Scanning/sending documents/photos? Our Technical Librarian can answer all your tech-related questions.  No registration required.  Walk-ins welcome.

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.

Tech Time - Need help downloading e-books?  Searching databases? Scanning/sending documents/photos? Our Technical Librarian can answer all your tech-related questions.  No registration required.  Walk-ins welcome.

CONTACT:
  Marc Weissman
  203.736.1482
  

Thursday October 17, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
TIME for TWOS (Ages 24-36 months)

TiMe for 2's

 

This program is designed for Children ages  25-36 months with a caregiver and includes finger plays, stories, and rhymes as well as music and movement activities and a simple craft.

 

 

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482
LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room
There are 7 spaces available.

TiMe for 2's

 

This program is designed for Children ages  25-36 months with a caregiver and includes finger plays, stories, and rhymes as well as music and movement activities and a simple craft.

 

 

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 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.

Tech Time - Need help downloading e-books?  Searching databases?  Scanning/sending documents/photos? Our Technical Librarian can answer all your tech-related questions.  No registration required.  Walk-ins welcome.

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.

Tech Time - Need help downloading e-books?  Searching databases?  Scanning/sending documents/photos? Our Technical Librarian can answer all your tech-related questions.  No registration required.  Walk-ins welcome.

CONTACT:
  Marc Weissman
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sports Talk

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. Free.  Drop in.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482
LOCATION: Meeting Room

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. Free.  Drop in.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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10:50 AM - 11:50 AM
SCHOOL VISIT

See "Editor Notes" field below (library staff only- login required)

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

See "Editor Notes" field below (library staff only- login required)

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

 
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1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
SCHOOL VISIT

See "Editor Notes" field below (library staff only- login required)

LOCATION: Children's Room/Dept.

See "Editor Notes" field below (library staff only- login required)

LOCATION: Children's Room/Dept.

Friday October 18, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)

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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.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room.

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

CONTACT: SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

  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.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room.

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

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room


 
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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  dplreference@biblio.org
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
  dplreference@biblio.org

There are 15 spaces available.

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

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

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

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
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
  dplreference@biblio.org

There are 15 spaces available.

Saturday October 19, 2019

Anniversary Party and Business Meeting

CONTACT: Juliana Lavitola  203-414-7877  jsl.lavitola@gmail.com
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Anniversary Party and Business Meeting

CONTACT:
  Juliana Lavitola
  203.414.7877
  jsl.lavitola@gmail.com

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Monday October 21, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)

20th Anniversary

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  The Derby Public Library continues Family Place -1, 2, 3… Grow With Me.  This innovative program is a time for families to share together with their 1-3 year-old children.  Siblings 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: To register, please go to the first session which is September 9th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

20th Anniversary

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  The Derby Public Library continues Family Place -1, 2, 3… Grow With Me.  This innovative program is a time for families to share together with their 1-3 year-old children.  Siblings 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: To register, please go to the first session which is September 9th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
SCHOOL VISIT

See "Editor Notes" field below (library staff only- login required)

LOCATION: Miscellaneous

See "Editor Notes" field below (library staff only- login required)

LOCATION: Miscellaneous

 
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2020 U.S. Census Job Recruitment

Looking for a job that fits your schedule and is close to home? The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. These positions provide the perfect opportunity to earn some extra income while helping your community. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine each state’s representation in Congress, as well as how certain funds are spent for schools, hospitals, roads, and more. This is your chance to play a part in history and help ensure that everyone in your community is counted! 

Stop in the Adult Computer area and speak with Michael Burke, CT Partnership Specialist, U.S.Census Bureau, who will be available to review available positions and candidate qualifications. Then complete the online job application! 

As a valued member of the Census Team, you will be responsible for contributing to the fabric of our nation - where every one counts.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org

Looking for a job that fits your schedule and is close to home? The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. These positions provide the perfect opportunity to earn some extra income while helping your community. The results of the 2020 Census will help determine each state’s representation in Congress, as well as how certain funds are spent for schools, hospitals, roads, and more. This is your chance to play a part in history and help ensure that everyone in your community is counted! 

Stop in the Adult Computer area and speak with Michael Burke, CT Partnership Specialist, U.S.Census Bureau, who will be available to review available positions and candidate qualifications. Then complete the online job application! 

As a valued member of the Census Team, you will be responsible for contributing to the fabric of our nation - where every one counts.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

 

Are you interested in reading, writing or exploring the world of poetry?  Susan Lanzaro-Schroeder will lead this open discussion and member devotion to positive feedback and the joyful appreciation of the creative endeavor. The poems presented can range from the inspirational to the deeply personal, sometimes painful; to the outrageously witty: from sonnets and rhyme, to open verse. Members share their authored poems, solicit input for their developing poems or to share a poem that they find beautiful. Can’t make this night? Other Monday meetings are as follows: October 21, November 18, and December 16. Ages 18 and older welcome! Drop in! For more information visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org or call 203-736-1482.

Lanzaro-Schroeder’s diverse writing experience includes: Literary Editor of Sacred Heart Academy High School, Grant Writer with awards for Job Training via Bridgeport Regional Business Council, earning the Hewlett Packard channel partner status, company patents and licensing agreements and co-founding the Central Florida Poetry group.  Her 35-year collection of poems celebrating nature and humor will be shortly published in “JUKED.”

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Are you interested in reading, writing or exploring the world of poetry?  Susan Lanzaro-Schroeder will lead this open discussion and member devotion to positive feedback and the joyful appreciation of the creative endeavor. The poems presented can range from the inspirational to the deeply personal, sometimes painful; to the outrageously witty: from sonnets and rhyme, to open verse. Members share their authored poems, solicit input for their developing poems or to share a poem that they find beautiful. Can’t make this night? Other Monday meetings are as follows: October 21, November 18, and December 16. Ages 18 and older welcome! Drop in! For more information visit www.derbypubliclibrary.org or call 203-736-1482.

Lanzaro-Schroeder’s diverse writing experience includes: Literary Editor of Sacred Heart Academy High School, Grant Writer with awards for Job Training via Bridgeport Regional Business Council, earning the Hewlett Packard channel partner status, company patents and licensing agreements and co-founding the Central Florida Poetry group.  Her 35-year collection of poems celebrating nature and humor will be shortly published in “JUKED.”

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Tuesday October 22, 2019
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
SCHOOL VISIT

See "Editor Notes" field below (library staff only- login required)

LOCATION: Miscellaneous

See "Editor Notes" field below (library staff only- login required)

LOCATION: Miscellaneous

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONSTRUCTION ZONE (Ages 4-11)

 Courtesy of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Klasbricks

There is no registration required for this program. Just come on down.

Children ages 4-11 are invited to stop by the library for an interactive science program! In this month’s continued topic, Construction Zone, kids will have an opportunity to stretch their imagination and explore endless possibilities building with Legos, Keva planks, a variety of interlocking building blocks, and other materials. All supplies will be provided for this hands-on program.  Don’t miss out on the fun!

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

 Courtesy of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Klasbricks

There is no registration required for this program. Just come on down.

Children ages 4-11 are invited to stop by the library for an interactive science program! In this month’s continued topic, Construction Zone, kids will have an opportunity to stretch their imagination and explore endless possibilities building with Legos, Keva planks, a variety of interlocking building blocks, and other materials. All supplies will be provided for this hands-on program.  Don’t miss out on the fun!

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

 
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6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Social Security Benefit Options

This is a free financial education workshop being taught by Jack Peregrim, a member of the American FInancial Education Alliance (a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit).

CONTACT: Wanda Smith  980-495-4430  wtsmith@myafea.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

This is a free financial education workshop being taught by Jack Peregrim, a member of the American FInancial Education Alliance (a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit).

CONTACT:
  Wanda Smith
  980.495.4430
  wtsmith@myafea.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Wednesday October 23, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
BABY STEPS: Autumn 2019 (birth-12 Months Old)

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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. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December.  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: For anyone returning who attended the summer series of this program, please be aware of the day change from Thursdays TO Wednesdays for Fall.

 

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482
LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room
There are 16 spaces available.

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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. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December.  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: For anyone returning who attended the summer series of this program, please be aware of the day change from Thursdays TO Wednesdays for Fall.

 

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

There are 16 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (12-24 months old)

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 12-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through December to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: For anyone returning who attended the summer series of this program, please be aware of the day change from Thursdays TO Wednesdays for Fall.

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482
LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room
There are 6 spaces available.

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 12-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through December to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: For anyone returning who attended the summer series of this program, please be aware of the day change from Thursdays TO Wednesdays for Fall.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

There are 6 spaces available.

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

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

No registration is required!

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

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

No registration is required!

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
YA Wednesdays

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

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

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:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Thursday October 24, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
TIME for TWOS (Ages 24-36 months)

TiMe for 2's

 

This program is designed for Children ages  25-36 months with a caregiver and includes finger plays, stories, and rhymes as well as music and movement activities and a simple craft.

 

 

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482
LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room
There are 7 spaces available.

TiMe for 2's

 

This program is designed for Children ages  25-36 months with a caregiver and includes finger plays, stories, and rhymes as well as music and movement activities and a simple craft.

 

 

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sports Talk

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. Free.  Drop in.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482
LOCATION: Meeting Room

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. Free.  Drop in.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Friday October 25, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)

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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.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room.

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

CONTACT: SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

  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.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room.

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

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room


 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Reserved for library event

hold for Sports Talk

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Monday October 28, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)

20th Anniversary

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  The Derby Public Library continues Family Place -1, 2, 3… Grow With Me.  This innovative program is a time for families to share together with their 1-3 year-old children.  Siblings 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: To register, please go to the first session which is September 9th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

20th Anniversary

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.  The Derby Public Library continues Family Place -1, 2, 3… Grow With Me.  This innovative program is a time for families to share together with their 1-3 year-old children.  Siblings 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: To register, please go to the first session which is September 9th, using the pulldown menu above if needed.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cooking Demo: Get Ready for the Holidays!

Stacey Ference, Savour Catering, shares what foods you can make now and freeze for the holidays.

Max 30 attendees.  Registration required on date below online or by calling 203-736-1482 on/after that date.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

Stacey Ference, Savour Catering, shares what foods you can make now and freeze for the holidays.

Max 30 attendees.  Registration required on date below online or by calling 203-736-1482 on/after that date.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room


Tuesday October 29, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
It's Uber-Easy to Get a Lyft

    

 

Let your fingers do the walking -- on your Smartphone -- if you choose not to drive or can’t drive because of visual, physical or cognitive issues.

 In this presentation, AAA will show you how to maintain your mobility safely and teach you how to request ride-hailing services, such as Uber or Lyft, through your phone.

Registration is required beginning on the date below either online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482. 

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 52 spaces available.

    

 

Let your fingers do the walking -- on your Smartphone -- if you choose not to drive or can’t drive because of visual, physical or cognitive issues.

 In this presentation, AAA will show you how to maintain your mobility safely and teach you how to request ride-hailing services, such as Uber or Lyft, through your phone.

Registration is required beginning on the date below either online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482. 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 52 spaces available.

Wednesday October 30, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
BABY STEPS: Autumn 2019 (birth-12 Months Old)

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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. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December.  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: For anyone returning who attended the summer series of this program, please be aware of the day change from Thursdays TO Wednesdays for Fall.

 

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482
LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room
There are 16 spaces available.

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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. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December.  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: For anyone returning who attended the summer series of this program, please be aware of the day change from Thursdays TO Wednesdays for Fall.

 

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

There are 16 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (12-24 months old)

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 12-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through December to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: For anyone returning who attended the summer series of this program, please be aware of the day change from Thursdays TO Wednesdays for Fall.

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482
LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room
There are 6 spaces available.

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 12-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through December to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: For anyone returning who attended the summer series of this program, please be aware of the day change from Thursdays TO Wednesdays for Fall.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

There are 6 spaces available.

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

October’s featured book will be “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles, a soon to be Major Motion Picture starring Tom Hanks and National Book Award Finalist—Fiction.

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive girl of the of the Kiowa back to her relatives  in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust..     

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  dplreference@biblio.org

October’s featured book will be “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles, a soon to be Major Motion Picture starring Tom Hanks and National Book Award Finalist—Fiction.

In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive girl of the of the Kiowa back to her relatives  in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust..     

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
  dplreference@biblio.org

 
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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: Reference Desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

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:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Thursday October 31, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
TIME for TWOS (Ages 24-36 months)

TiMe for 2's

 

This program is designed for Children ages  25-36 months with a caregiver and includes finger plays, stories, and rhymes as well as music and movement activities and a simple craft.

 

 

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482
LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room
There are 7 spaces available.

TiMe for 2's

 

This program is designed for Children ages  25-36 months with a caregiver and includes finger plays, stories, and rhymes as well as music and movement activities and a simple craft.

 

 

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sports Talk

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. Free.  Drop in.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482
LOCATION: Meeting Room

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. Free.  Drop in.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

LOCATION: Meeting Room

 
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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 "Green Screen" video production, 3D design tools and more!  Light refreshments will be provided.  Registration is requested.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

All young adults ages 12 to 17 are invited.  Available resources include "Green Screen" video production, 3D design tools and more!  Light refreshments will be provided.  Registration is requested.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

Friday November 1, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)

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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.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room.

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

CONTACT: SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

  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.  S.T.E.A.M. Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room.

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

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room


Saturday November 2, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
READ to MOLLY (Ages 4-11)

B. A. R. K. (Be A Reading Kid)

 

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

Children ages 4-11 are welcome to be part of the popular B.A.R.K. (Be A Reading Kid) program here at the library. This is a great opportunity for beginner or reluctant readers - as well as experienced readers - to build confidence, enhance literary skills achieved during the school year, and develop a love of reading.

The Derby Public Library welcomes therapy dog Molly who is following in her brother Ollie’s “paw steps”.   Children will be given a 10-minute time slot to read and may select a book from Molly and Ollie’s Book Picks display to share with her for the program.

 

CONTACT: SUE- CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482
LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room
There are 6 spaces available.

B. A. R. K. (Be A Reading Kid)

 

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

Children ages 4-11 are welcome to be part of the popular B.A.R.K. (Be A Reading Kid) program here at the library. This is a great opportunity for beginner or reluctant readers - as well as experienced readers - to build confidence, enhance literary skills achieved during the school year, and develop a love of reading.

The Derby Public Library welcomes therapy dog Molly who is following in her brother Ollie’s “paw steps”.   Children will be given a 10-minute time slot to read and may select a book from Molly and Ollie’s Book Picks display to share with her for the program.

 

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
D.I.Y. Days at the Derby Public Library (All Ages)

   D.I.Y. Days

All ages are welcome to Get Creative  in designing their own bookmark and/or autumn wreath.  All materials supplied/no fee to attend.

Event Dates:  Either Saturday, November 2, 11am – 12pm, or Monday, November 4, 10am to 12pm in the Derby Public Library’s Multi-purpose Room. Drop in.

For further information call the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

   D.I.Y. Days

All ages are welcome to Get Creative  in designing their own bookmark and/or autumn wreath.  All materials supplied/no fee to attend.

Event Dates:  Either Saturday, November 2, 11am – 12pm, or Monday, November 4, 10am to 12pm in the Derby Public Library’s Multi-purpose Room. Drop in.

For further information call the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

Monday November 4, 2019 - Tuesday November 5, 2019

  

Have you always wanted to meet a famous artist? Now you can. On November 4 and 5, World Record setting artist, Walter DeForest brings “Van Gogh Find Yourself” #vgfy, to Derby Public Library. His most recent tour of France, Belgium followed Vincent Van Gogh’s footsteps ending in 30 performances in 24 days at the Largest Arts Festival in the world, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. #vgfy is an interactive performance that blends storytelling and live drawing and has garnered over 50 5 Star reviews for Walter’s Metropolitan Museum of Art AirBnB Experience. In the performance, the audience creates alongside the master while an intimate portrait of Vincent’s life is revealed. This will be DeForest’s first library performance and 1st in his hometown, across the street from Irving School where he attended K through 8th grade.

In three, highly sensory workshops designed for children, teens, and adults and based upon the letters of Vincent and Theo and The Memoir of Adeline Ravoux titled, “Vincent’s stay in Auvers-sur-Oise”, DeForest channel Vincent and paints an intimate portrait of the artist while attendees participate in a hands-on art class.

Van Gogh Storytelling Workshops:

Sunflowers - Monday, November 4 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. children ages 9-11 Register here

Irises and Roses: Monday, November 4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Adults Register here

Irises and Roses: Tuesday, November 5 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for (1) parent/caregiver and (1) child ages 7-11 Register here

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org

  

Have you always wanted to meet a famous artist? Now you can. On November 4 and 5, World Record setting artist, Walter DeForest brings “Van Gogh Find Yourself” #vgfy, to Derby Public Library. His most recent tour of France, Belgium followed Vincent Van Gogh’s footsteps ending in 30 performances in 24 days at the Largest Arts Festival in the world, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. #vgfy is an interactive performance that blends storytelling and live drawing and has garnered over 50 5 Star reviews for Walter’s Metropolitan Museum of Art AirBnB Experience. In the performance, the audience creates alongside the master while an intimate portrait of Vincent’s life is revealed. This will be DeForest’s first library performance and 1st in his hometown, across the street from Irving School where he attended K through 8th grade.

In three, highly sensory workshops designed for children, teens, and adults and based upon the letters of Vincent and Theo and The Memoir of Adeline Ravoux titled, “Vincent’s stay in Auvers-sur-Oise”, DeForest channel Vincent and paints an intimate portrait of the artist while attendees participate in a hands-on art class.

Van Gogh Storytelling Workshops:

Sunflowers - Monday, November 4 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. children ages 9-11 Register here

Irises and Roses: Monday, November 4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Adults Register here

Irises and Roses: Tuesday, November 5 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for (1) parent/caregiver and (1) child ages 7-11 Register here

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

Monday November 4, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
D.I.Y. Days at the Derby Public Library (All Ages)

   D.I.Y. Days

All ages are welcome to Get Creative  in designing their own bookmark and/or autumn wreath.  All materials supplied/no fee to attend.

Event Dates:  Either Saturday, November 2, 11am – 12pm, or Monday, November 4, 10am to 12pm in the Derby Public Library’s Multi-purpose Room. Drop in.

For further information call the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

   D.I.Y. Days

All ages are welcome to Get Creative  in designing their own bookmark and/or autumn wreath.  All materials supplied/no fee to attend.

Event Dates:  Either Saturday, November 2, 11am – 12pm, or Monday, November 4, 10am to 12pm in the Derby Public Library’s Multi-purpose Room. Drop in.

For further information call the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Sunflowers: Van Gogh Storytelling Workshop

World record setting artist and Derby native, Walter DeForest, shares an intimate portrait of Van Gogh's life as children, grades 4, 5, and 6 paint "Sunflowers" alongside the master.

Max 20 children.

Registration is required at www.derbypubliclibrary.org online or by calling the reference desk at 203-736-1482.

 

This program is funded by a Needs and Opportunities Grant from the Valley Community Foundation. Established in 2004, the Valley Community Foundation distributes hundreds of thousands of grant dollars each year to support the local nonprofit sector and the people it serves. In addition to grantmaking, VCF works in strong partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, to promote philanthropy in Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton. To learn how your gifts of cash, life insurance, appreciated stocks, bonds, real estate, and other assets can help to support the quality of life in the Valley, please visit the website at www.valleyfoundation.org or contact VCF President, Sharon Closius, at sclosius@valleyfoundation.org or 203-751-9162

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 19 spaces available.

World record setting artist and Derby native, Walter DeForest, shares an intimate portrait of Van Gogh's life as children, grades 4, 5, and 6 paint "Sunflowers" alongside the master.

Max 20 children.

Registration is required at www.derbypubliclibrary.org online or by calling the reference desk at 203-736-1482.

 

This program is funded by a Needs and Opportunities Grant from the Valley Community Foundation. Established in 2004, the Valley Community Foundation distributes hundreds of thousands of grant dollars each year to support the local nonprofit sector and the people it serves. In addition to grantmaking, VCF works in strong partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, to promote philanthropy in Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton. To learn how your gifts of cash, life insurance, appreciated stocks, bonds, real estate, and other assets can help to support the quality of life in the Valley, please visit the website at www.valleyfoundation.org or contact VCF President, Sharon Closius, at sclosius@valleyfoundation.org or 203-751-9162

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 19 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Irises and Roses: Van Gogh Storytelling Workshop

In an evening of storytelling and painting, world record setting artist, Walter DeForest, shares Van Gogh's life as adults paint "Irises and Roses alongside the master.

Max 20 adultsCouples encouraged. Register at www.derbypubliclibrary.org online or call 203-736-1482.  

 

 

This program is funded by a Needs and Opportunities Grant from the Valley Community Foundation. Established in 2004, the Valley Community Foundation distributes hundreds of thousands of grant dollars each year to support the local nonprofit sector and the people it serves. In addition to grantmaking, VCF works in strong partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, to promote philanthropy in Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton. To learn how your gifts of cash, life insurance, appreciated stocks, bonds, real estate, and other assets can help to support the quality of life in the Valley, please visit the website at www.valleyfoundation.org or contact VCF President, Sharon Closius, at sclosius@valleyfoundation.org or 203-751-9162

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 17 spaces available.

In an evening of storytelling and painting, world record setting artist, Walter DeForest, shares Van Gogh's life as adults paint "Irises and Roses alongside the master.

Max 20 adultsCouples encouraged. Register at www.derbypubliclibrary.org online or call 203-736-1482.  

 

 

This program is funded by a Needs and Opportunities Grant from the Valley Community Foundation. Established in 2004, the Valley Community Foundation distributes hundreds of thousands of grant dollars each year to support the local nonprofit sector and the people it serves. In addition to grantmaking, VCF works in strong partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, to promote philanthropy in Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton. To learn how your gifts of cash, life insurance, appreciated stocks, bonds, real estate, and other assets can help to support the quality of life in the Valley, please visit the website at www.valleyfoundation.org or contact VCF President, Sharon Closius, at sclosius@valleyfoundation.org or 203-751-9162

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 17 spaces available.

Tuesday November 5, 2019
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Irises and Roses - Van Gogh Storytelling Workshop

World record setting artist and Derby native, Walter DeForest, channels Vincent Van Gogh as a caregiver and a child, ages 7-11 paint "Irises and Roses" alongside the master.

You must register one (1) caregiver 18+ years old along with one (1) child in grade 3, 4, 5 or 6. Max 20 people; 10 caregivers and 10 children.

 

This program is funded by a Needs and Opportunities Grant from the Valley Community Foundation.  Established in 2004, the Valley Community Foundation distributes hundreds of thousands of grant dollars each year to support the local nonprofit sector and the people it serves. In addition to grantmaking, VCF works in strong partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, to promote philanthropy in Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton. To learn how your gifts of cash, life insurance, appreciated stocks, bonds, real estate, and other assets can help to support the quality of life in the Valley, please visit the website at www.valleyfoundation.org or contact VCF President, Sharon Closius, at sclosius@valleyfoundation.org or 203-751-9162

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 10 spaces available.

World record setting artist and Derby native, Walter DeForest, channels Vincent Van Gogh as a caregiver and a child, ages 7-11 paint "Irises and Roses" alongside the master.

You must register one (1) caregiver 18+ years old along with one (1) child in grade 3, 4, 5 or 6. Max 20 people; 10 caregivers and 10 children.

 

This program is funded by a Needs and Opportunities Grant from the Valley Community Foundation.  Established in 2004, the Valley Community Foundation distributes hundreds of thousands of grant dollars each year to support the local nonprofit sector and the people it serves. In addition to grantmaking, VCF works in strong partnership with The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, to promote philanthropy in Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton. To learn how your gifts of cash, life insurance, appreciated stocks, bonds, real estate, and other assets can help to support the quality of life in the Valley, please visit the website at www.valleyfoundation.org or contact VCF President, Sharon Closius, at sclosius@valleyfoundation.org or 203-751-9162

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
READ to OLLIE (Ages 4-11)

B. A. R. K. (Be A Reading Kid)

 

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

Children ages 4-11 are welcome to be part of the popular B.A.R.K. (Be A Reading Kid) program here at the library. This is a great opportunity for beginner or reluctant readers - as well as experienced readers - to build confidence, enhance literary skills achieved during the school year, and develop a love of reading.

Children will be given a 10-minute time slot to read and may select a book from Ollie’s Book Picks to share with him for the program.

 

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room
There are 6 spaces available.

B. A. R. K. (Be A Reading Kid)

 

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

Children ages 4-11 are welcome to be part of the popular B.A.R.K. (Be A Reading Kid) program here at the library. This is a great opportunity for beginner or reluctant readers - as well as experienced readers - to build confidence, enhance literary skills achieved during the school year, and develop a love of reading.

Children will be given a 10-minute time slot to read and may select a book from Ollie’s Book Picks to share with him for the program.

 

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

There are 6 spaces available.

Wednesday November 6, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
BABY STEPS: Autumn 2019 (birth-12 Months Old)

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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. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December.  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: For anyone returning who attended the summer series of this program, please be aware of the day change from Thursdays TO Wednesdays for Fall.

 

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482
LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room
There are 16 spaces available.

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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. 

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Wednesdays through December.  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: For anyone returning who attended the summer series of this program, please be aware of the day change from Thursdays TO Wednesdays for Fall.

 

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

There are 16 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (12-24 months old)

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 12-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through December to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: For anyone returning who attended the summer series of this program, please be aware of the day change from Thursdays TO Wednesdays for Fall.

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482
LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room
There are 6 spaces available.

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 12-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones (formerly Nursery Rhyme Time) weekly through December to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: For anyone returning who attended the summer series of this program, please be aware of the day change from Thursdays TO Wednesdays for Fall.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

There are 6 spaces available.

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

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

No registration is required!

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

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

No registration is required!

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Outside Group in Multi-Purpose Room
LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room
 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Resume 'Right'--ing

 

During these sessions, participants can either start from scratch or bring copies of their existing resume/ cover letters for review and optimizing.  Often times an impressive resume can be created simply by making a number of subtle tweaks versus wholesale changes.

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

 

CONTACT: Marc Weissman  203-736-1482

 

During these sessions, participants can either start from scratch or bring copies of their existing resume/ cover letters for review and optimizing.  Often times an impressive resume can be created simply by making a number of subtle tweaks versus wholesale changes.

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

 

CONTACT:
  Marc Weissman
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
YA Wednesdays