Monday February 4, 2019 - Monday April 1, 2019
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Derby Public Library Annual Scholarship Prize

The Derby Public Library is now accepting submissions for its Annual Scholarship Prize of $500.  It is open to all high school seniors living in Derby who are planning to further their education, regardless of where they go to school. In addition to the monetary prize, the winner’s name will be added to the Scholarship Prize Plaque located in the Young Adult department.

The Library Board of Directors will choose the winner based on an essay explaining the role of libraries in their life. High School Seniors may submit their entry directly to the Library Director now through Monday, April 1.

The annual award will be presented at the Library Board of Directors’ April meeting.

 

 

 

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

The Derby Public Library is now accepting submissions for its Annual Scholarship Prize of $500.  It is open to all high school seniors living in Derby who are planning to further their education, regardless of where they go to school. In addition to the monetary prize, the winner’s name will be added to the Scholarship Prize Plaque located in the Young Adult department.

The Library Board of Directors will choose the winner based on an essay explaining the role of libraries in their life. High School Seniors may submit their entry directly to the Library Director now through Monday, April 1.

The annual award will be presented at the Library Board of Directors’ April meeting.

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

Tuesday March 19, 2019
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
ST. MARY/ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL 1ST GRADE VISIT

St. Mary/St. Michael School, Derby, CT 1st grade class visit 3rd Monday each month September 17th- June 17th at 1:00.

3/19 rescheduled from 3/18.

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

St. Mary/St. Michael School, Derby, CT 1st grade class visit 3rd Monday each month September 17th- June 17th at 1:00.

3/19 rescheduled from 3/18.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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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: SUE- CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482
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:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

There are 4 spaces available.

Wednesday March 20, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
GROW UP WITH GOOD NUTRITION- Food Truck Program (Families with Children)

REGISTRATION MUST BE DONE IN PERSON, OR BY CALLING THE CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT.

The mission of the GROW! Program is to help alleviate child hunger in America through the provision of health education and food to children and their families at an early education setting.  Connecticut Food Bank will partner with school programs serving families with limited resources twice a month for a 6-month period. During that time, Connecticut Food Bank will partner with various organizations to conduct 30-minute sessions covering topics such as: nutrition education, budgeting, fitness, cooking tips, and financial education. Participants will then be invited onto our custom truck to choose a variety of food products: shelf stable items, dairy, meat, bread and produce.  All at no cost to the parent!
 

Household Commitment:

  • Attend the sessions with a willingness to learn for the 6 months
  • Bring own bags each time
  • Try the recipes
  • Eat as a family
  • Share their story with others- possibly volunteer at other sites
CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

REGISTRATION MUST BE DONE IN PERSON, OR BY CALLING THE CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT.

The mission of the GROW! Program is to help alleviate child hunger in America through the provision of health education and food to children and their families at an early education setting.  Connecticut Food Bank will partner with school programs serving families with limited resources twice a month for a 6-month period. During that time, Connecticut Food Bank will partner with various organizations to conduct 30-minute sessions covering topics such as: nutrition education, budgeting, fitness, cooking tips, and financial education. Participants will then be invited onto our custom truck to choose a variety of food products: shelf stable items, dairy, meat, bread and produce.  All at no cost to the parent!
 

Household Commitment:

  • Attend the sessions with a willingness to learn for the 6 months
  • Bring own bags each time
  • Try the recipes
  • Eat as a family
  • Share their story with others- possibly volunteer at other sites
CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

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

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

No registration is required!

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

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

No registration is required!

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
YA Wednesdays

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

 

CONTACT: Tony DeLos  203-736-1482

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

 

CONTACT:
  Tony DeLos
  203.736.1482
  

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

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

CONTACT: Marc Weissman  203-736-1482

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

CONTACT:
  Marc Weissman
  203.736.1482
  

Thursday March 21, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
BABY STEPS: Winter 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 Thursdays through March 21st.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

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

 

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

 

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

The return of this program (formerly Mommy & Me) for children from birth to 12 months old along with their caregiver, takes place weekly on Thursdays through March 21st.  Come play, learn and grow during this interactive program that includes play activities to foster developmental and social skills along with a circle time featuring a story, songs, rhymes and more!  Baby Steps is a great opportunity for a parent/caregiver to bond with their young child through interactive play.  Older siblings are welcome to join us, but need not register.

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

 

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

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

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

CONTACT: Marc Weissman  203-736-1482

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

CONTACT:
  Marc Weissman
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- WINTER SESSIONS

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones weekly through March 21st to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

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

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

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

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; if bringing more than one (1) child, please register each individually.   Toddlers ages 13-24 months along with a caregiver are welcome to join Wonderful Ones weekly through March 21st to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

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

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
LEARNING STUDIO VISIT

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

Friday March 22, 2019
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
ST. MARY/ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL 4th Grade Visit

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

Rescheduled from 3/15.

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

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

Rescheduled from 3/15.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

Saturday March 23, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Outside Group in Multi-Purpose Room
Monday March 25, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Winter Sessions

 20th Anniversary

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

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

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

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

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

 20th Anniversary

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Money Smart Week: Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

David Cowan, endorsed AAA retiree advisor, will discuss how to navigate retirement savings challenges, ways to safeguard retirement savings, and a simple way to increase your social security income by 32 %.  Learn when the right time is to start taking your Social Security, how the new claiming rules will affect you, hidden benefits you may have from a former or deceased spouse, and the benefits of “switches.” While the program is targeted for pre-retirees, ages 60-66, the general public is welcome to attend. No company specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations allowed– just information that you should know.

Maximum attendance is 35 so registration is requested beginning February 25 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

About Money Smart Week: Since 2010, the American Library Association has partnered with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to present financial literacy programming to help members of our community better manage their personal finances. Visit the Money Smart Week home page of the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) for additional details about Money Smart Week.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482
There are 35 spaces available.

David Cowan, endorsed AAA retiree advisor, will discuss how to navigate retirement savings challenges, ways to safeguard retirement savings, and a simple way to increase your social security income by 32 %.  Learn when the right time is to start taking your Social Security, how the new claiming rules will affect you, hidden benefits you may have from a former or deceased spouse, and the benefits of “switches.” While the program is targeted for pre-retirees, ages 60-66, the general public is welcome to attend. No company specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations allowed– just information that you should know.

Maximum attendance is 35 so registration is requested beginning February 25 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

About Money Smart Week: Since 2010, the American Library Association has partnered with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to present financial literacy programming to help members of our community better manage their personal finances. Visit the Money Smart Week home page of the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) for additional details about Money Smart Week.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

There are 35 spaces available.

Wednesday March 27, 2019
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
March Lunchtime Book Discussion

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the featured book is “The Other Einstein” by Marie Benedict.  It offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein’s wife, Mileva Mari?a, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.  Benedict makes a strong case that the brilliant woman behind Einstein was integral to his success, and creates a rich historical portrait in the process.

Lunchtime Book Discussions are held the last Wednesday of the month and are free and open to the public. Multiple copies of the book will be available at the circulations desk.  Drop-ins are welcome—no registration required.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the featured book is “The Other Einstein” by Marie Benedict.  It offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Einstein’s enormous shadow. It is the story of Einstein’s wife, Mileva Mari?a, a brilliant physicist in her own right, whose contribution to the special theory of relativity is hotly debated and may have been inspired by her own profound and very personal insight.  Benedict makes a strong case that the brilliant woman behind Einstein was integral to his success, and creates a rich historical portrait in the process.

Lunchtime Book Discussions are held the last Wednesday of the month and are free and open to the public. Multiple copies of the book will be available at the circulations desk.  Drop-ins are welcome—no registration required.

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 March 28, 2019
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Maker Space

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

Light refreshments will be provided.  Registration is requested!

 

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

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

Light refreshments will be provided.  Registration is requested!

 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

There are 30 spaces available.

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

 20th Anniversary

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

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

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

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

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

 20th Anniversary

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
ST. MARY/ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL 5th Grade Visit

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Kindness Rocks: Create, Hide, Find and Inspire

Adults and teens 12 and over with an adult are welcome.

Take part in The Kindness Project, a trend where people paint rocks and hide them around town for others to find as an act of random kindness. Newcomers and experienced "rockers" alike please bring a smooth, palm-sized rock to paint; all other supplies will be provided. We will have ideas for designs to create, but you're encouraged to bring your own design if you choose!

Seating is limited to 20 so registration is required beginning
February 25
online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482. 

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482
There are 11 spaces available.

Adults and teens 12 and over with an adult are welcome.

Take part in The Kindness Project, a trend where people paint rocks and hide them around town for others to find as an act of random kindness. Newcomers and experienced "rockers" alike please bring a smooth, palm-sized rock to paint; all other supplies will be provided. We will have ideas for designs to create, but you're encouraged to bring your own design if you choose!

Seating is limited to 20 so registration is required beginning
February 25
online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482. 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

There are 11 spaces available.

Wednesday April 3, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
GROW UP WITH GOOD NUTRITION- Food Truck Program (Families with Children)

REGISTRATION MUST BE DONE IN PERSON, OR BY CALLING THE CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT.

The mission of the GROW! Program is to help alleviate child hunger in America through the provision of health education and food to children and their families at an early education setting.  Connecticut Food Bank will partner with school programs serving families with limited resources twice a month for a 6-month period. During that time, Connecticut Food Bank will partner with various organizations to conduct 30-minute sessions covering topics such as: nutrition education, budgeting, fitness, cooking tips, and financial education. Participants will then be invited onto our custom truck to choose a variety of food products: shelf stable items, dairy, meat, bread and produce.  All at no cost to the parent!
 

Household Commitment:

  • Attend the sessions with a willingness to learn for the 6 months
  • Bring own bags each time
  • Try the recipes
  • Eat as a family
  • Share their story with others- possibly volunteer at other sites
CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

REGISTRATION MUST BE DONE IN PERSON, OR BY CALLING THE CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT.

The mission of the GROW! Program is to help alleviate child hunger in America through the provision of health education and food to children and their families at an early education setting.  Connecticut Food Bank will partner with school programs serving families with limited resources twice a month for a 6-month period. During that time, Connecticut Food Bank will partner with various organizations to conduct 30-minute sessions covering topics such as: nutrition education, budgeting, fitness, cooking tips, and financial education. Participants will then be invited onto our custom truck to choose a variety of food products: shelf stable items, dairy, meat, bread and produce.  All at no cost to the parent!
 

Household Commitment:

  • Attend the sessions with a willingness to learn for the 6 months
  • Bring own bags each time
  • Try the recipes
  • Eat as a family
  • Share their story with others- possibly volunteer at other sites
CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

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

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

No registration is required!

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

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

No registration is required!

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

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

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

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

 

CONTACT: Marc Weissman  203-736-1482

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Marc Weissman
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
YA Wednesdays

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 April 4, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Silver Sluggers

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

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
  

Friday April 5, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
American Job Search Career Coach: Job Search Assistance

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

There are 15 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

There are 15 spaces available.

Saturday April 6, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 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 where Molly is following in her brother Ollie’s “paw steps”.  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 Molly's and Ollie’s Book Picks to share with her for the program.

CONTACT: SUE- CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482
There are 2 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 where Molly is following in her brother Ollie’s “paw steps”.  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 Molly's and Ollie’s Book Picks to share with her for the program.

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
CRAFTY KIDS (Ages 4-11): Spring theme

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

A Crafty Kids program will take place at the Derby Public Library for children ages 4-11It’s creative fun for everyone with an opportunity to complete several spring-themed craft projects. All materials will be supplied and there is no fee to attend.

 

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

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

A Crafty Kids program will take place at the Derby Public Library for children ages 4-11It’s creative fun for everyone with an opportunity to complete several spring-themed craft projects. All materials will be supplied and there is no fee to attend.

 

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

Monday April 8, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
YOGA for CHILDREN (Ages 3-6)

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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 Derby Public Library will offer a children’s yoga class.  Yoga Lily Studio of Shelton and Trumbull (https://www.yogalilystudio.com/) invites children ages 3-6 years old along with a caregiver to join this session which mixes creativity and fun for all participants.  This 25-minute class will get those wiggles out while focusing on exploring mindfulness and awareness through movement and play.  It is suggested participants wear comfortable clothing.  There is no fee to attend.  Class size will be limited.


 

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

Yoga Lily Studio Logo

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED;

 

 

 

 

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

The Derby Public Library will offer a children’s yoga class.  Yoga Lily Studio of Shelton and Trumbull (https://www.yogalilystudio.com/) invites children ages 3-6 years old along with a caregiver to join this session which mixes creativity and fun for all participants.  This 25-minute class will get those wiggles out while focusing on exploring mindfulness and awareness through movement and play.  It is suggested participants wear comfortable clothing.  There is no fee to attend.  Class size will be limited.


 

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Library Event new date from March 4

Postponed to April 8, 6:30 p.m.

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

Postponed to April 8, 6:30 p.m.

CONTACT:
  Reference Department
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Wednesday April 10, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: SPRING 2019

 

TiMe for 2's

 

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 June 12th.  Early literacy activities, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

 

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

 

TiMe for 2's

 

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 June 12th.  Early literacy activities, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

 

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 April 11, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
BABY STEPS: SPRING 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 Thursdays through June 13th.  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: REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MARCH 23RD FOR SPRING; for now, you may register for the winter sessions by going to the first session for winter which is January 10th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

 

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

 

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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 Thursdays through June 13th.  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: REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MARCH 23RD FOR SPRING; for now, you may register for the winter sessions by going to the first session for winter which is January 10th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

 

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Spring 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 June 13th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MARCH 23RD FOR SPRING; for now, you may register for the winter sessions by going to the first session for winter which is January 10th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

NEW TIME NOTE: Please note the time change to 10:00 for the spring sessions if you are re-registering from winter.

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 June 13th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MARCH 23RD FOR SPRING; for now, you may register for the winter sessions by going to the first session for winter which is January 10th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

NEW TIME NOTE: Please note the time change to 10:00 for the spring sessions if you are re-registering from winter.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Silver Sluggers

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

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
  

Friday April 12, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
TURN IT UP! (Ages 2-6)

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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.

Children ages 2-6 are invited to join the fun during a music and movement program at Derby Public Library.  Sandi Schuchmann presents Turn it Up!, a highly interactive, educational and fun music and movement program that will have everyone up and moving with activities.  It is suggested that participants wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.  There is no fee to attend.

CONTACT: SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN  203-736-1482
There are 26 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.

Children ages 2-6 are invited to join the fun during a music and movement program at Derby Public Library.  Sandi Schuchmann presents Turn it Up!, a highly interactive, educational and fun music and movement program that will have everyone up and moving with activities.  It is suggested that participants wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.  There is no fee to attend.

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  

There are 26 spaces available.

Monday April 15, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
TUMBLETRAIN MOBILE GYMNASTICS (Ages 1 1/2-2 1/2 years old)

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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 Derby Public Library will offer two gymnastics classes.  This unique gymnastics program is presented by Tumbletrain Mobile Gymnastics (http://www.tumbletraingymnastics.com) with the first class taking place at 10:00 AM for toddlers ages 1 1/2-2 1/2 followed by a 10:45 AM class geared for children 2-1/2- 4 years old.  During each half-hour class, children will be instructed on use of age appropriate gymnastics equipment including balance beam, bars, floor mats, incline mats, and more.  There is no fee to attend, but class size is limited.

NOTE: Please be sure that if you are registering more than one child in more than one age group, each is registered for the session corresponding to their age.

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

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

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

The Derby Public Library will offer two gymnastics classes.  This unique gymnastics program is presented by Tumbletrain Mobile Gymnastics (http://www.tumbletraingymnastics.com) with the first class taking place at 10:00 AM for toddlers ages 1 1/2-2 1/2 followed by a 10:45 AM class geared for children 2-1/2- 4 years old.  During each half-hour class, children will be instructed on use of age appropriate gymnastics equipment including balance beam, bars, floor mats, incline mats, and more.  There is no fee to attend, but class size is limited.

NOTE: Please be sure that if you are registering more than one child in more than one age group, each is registered for the session corresponding to their age.

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

There are 6 spaces available.

 
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10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
TUMBLETRAIN MOBILE GYMNASTICS (Ages 2 1/2-4 years old)

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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 Derby Public Library will offer two gymnastics classes.  This unique gymnastics program is presented by Tumbletrain Mobile Gymnastics (http://www.tumbletraingymnastics.com) with the first class taking place at 10:00 AM for toddlers ages 1 1/2-2 1/2 followed by a 10:45 AM class geared for children 2-1/2- 4 years old.  During each half-hour class, children will be instructed on use of age appropriate gymnastics equipment including balance beam, bars, floor mats, incline mats, and more.  There is no fee to attend, but class size is limited.

NOTE: Please be sure that if you are registering more than one child in more than one age group, each is registered for the session corresponding to their age.

CONTACT: SUE- CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482
There are 7 spaces available.

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

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

The Derby Public Library will offer two gymnastics classes.  This unique gymnastics program is presented by Tumbletrain Mobile Gymnastics (http://www.tumbletraingymnastics.com) with the first class taking place at 10:00 AM for toddlers ages 1 1/2-2 1/2 followed by a 10:45 AM class geared for children 2-1/2- 4 years old.  During each half-hour class, children will be instructed on use of age appropriate gymnastics equipment including balance beam, bars, floor mats, incline mats, and more.  There is no fee to attend, but class size is limited.

NOTE: Please be sure that if you are registering more than one child in more than one age group, each is registered for the session corresponding to their age.

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
ST. MARY/ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL 1ST GRADE VISIT

St. Mary/St. Michael School, Derby, CT 1st grade class visit 3rd Monday each month September 17th- June 17th at 1:00.

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

St. Mary/St. Michael School, Derby, CT 1st grade class visit 3rd Monday each month September 17th- June 17th at 1:00.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

Tuesday April 16, 2019
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1:00 PM - 2:00 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.

NOTE: Please check back for an online registration form if you wish to register online.

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

 B. A. R. K. (Be A Reading Kid)

 

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

Children ages 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.

NOTE: Please check back for an online registration form if you wish to register online.

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

Wednesday April 17, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
GROW UP WITH GOOD NUTRITION- Food Truck Program (Families with Children)

REGISTRATION MUST BE DONE IN PERSON, OR BY CALLING THE CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT.

The mission of the GROW! Program is to help alleviate child hunger in America through the provision of health education and food to children and their families at an early education setting.  Connecticut Food Bank will partner with school programs serving families with limited resources twice a month for a 6-month period. During that time, Connecticut Food Bank will partner with various organizations to conduct 30-minute sessions covering topics such as: nutrition education, budgeting, fitness, cooking tips, and financial education. Participants will then be invited onto our custom truck to choose a variety of food products: shelf stable items, dairy, meat, bread and produce.  All at no cost to the parent!
 

Household Commitment:

  • Attend the sessions with a willingness to learn for the 6 months
  • Bring own bags each time
  • Try the recipes
  • Eat as a family
  • Share their story with others- possibly volunteer at other sites
CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

REGISTRATION MUST BE DONE IN PERSON, OR BY CALLING THE CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT.

The mission of the GROW! Program is to help alleviate child hunger in America through the provision of health education and food to children and their families at an early education setting.  Connecticut Food Bank will partner with school programs serving families with limited resources twice a month for a 6-month period. During that time, Connecticut Food Bank will partner with various organizations to conduct 30-minute sessions covering topics such as: nutrition education, budgeting, fitness, cooking tips, and financial education. Participants will then be invited onto our custom truck to choose a variety of food products: shelf stable items, dairy, meat, bread and produce.  All at no cost to the parent!
 

Household Commitment:

  • Attend the sessions with a willingness to learn for the 6 months
  • Bring own bags each time
  • Try the recipes
  • Eat as a family
  • Share their story with others- possibly volunteer at other sites
CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Spring 2019

 TiMe for 2's

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 June 12th.  Early literacy activities, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: Please register at the first session in this series which is April 10th by going to the pulldown menu above if necessary.

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

 TiMe for 2's

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 June 12th.  Early literacy activities, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: Please register at the first session in this series which is April 10th by going to the pulldown menu above if necessary.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CRAFTY KIDS (Ages 4-11): Spring theme

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

A Crafty Kids program will take place at the Derby Public Library for children ages 4-11It’s creative fun for everyone with an opportunity to complete several spring-themed craft projects. All materials will be supplied and there is no fee to attend.

 

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

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

A Crafty Kids program will take place at the Derby Public Library for children ages 4-11It’s creative fun for everyone with an opportunity to complete several spring-themed craft projects. All materials will be supplied and there is no fee to attend.

 

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

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

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

No registration is required!

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

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

No registration is required!

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
YA Wednesdays

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

 

CONTACT: Tony DeLos  203-736-1482

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

 

CONTACT:
  Tony DeLos
  203.736.1482
  

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

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

CONTACT: Marc Weissman  203-736-1482

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

CONTACT:
  Marc Weissman
  203.736.1482
  

Thursday April 18, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
BABY STEPS: SPRING 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 Thursdays through June 13th.  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: REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MARCH 23RD FOR SPRING; for now, you may register for the winter sessions by going to the first session for winter which is January 10th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

 

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

 

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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 Thursdays through June 13th.  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: REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MARCH 23RD FOR SPRING; for now, you may register for the winter sessions by going to the first session for winter which is January 10th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

 

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Spring 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 June 13th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MARCH 23RD FOR SPRING; for now, you may register for the winter sessions by going to the first session for winter which is January 10th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

NEW TIME NOTE: Please note the time change to 10:00 for the spring sessions if you are re-registering from winter.

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 June 13th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MARCH 23RD FOR SPRING; for now, you may register for the winter sessions by going to the first session for winter which is January 10th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

NEW TIME NOTE: Please note the time change to 10:00 for the spring sessions if you are re-registering from winter.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

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

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

CONTACT: Marc Weissman  203-736-1482

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

CONTACT:
  Marc Weissman
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Silver Sluggers

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

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
  

 
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10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
LEARNING STUDIO VISIT

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

Friday April 19, 2019
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10:00 AM
S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- Spring SERIES

STEAM ~~~ Ahead

 

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 June 14th.  S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) 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.

NOTE: REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MARCH 16TH FOR SPRING; for now, you may register for the winter sessions by going to the first session for winter which is January 11th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

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

STEAM ~~~ Ahead

 

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 June 14th.  S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) 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.

NOTE: REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MARCH 16TH FOR SPRING; for now, you may register for the winter sessions by going to the first session for winter which is January 11th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  

Saturday April 20, 2019
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Library Closed for observing Easter Holiday
Monday April 22, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Winter Sessions

 20th Anniversary

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

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

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

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

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

 20th Anniversary

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Reserved for library event Meeting Room
Tuesday April 23, 2019
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8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
BUSY
Wednesday April 24, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Spring 2019

 TiMe for 2's

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 June 12th.  Early literacy activities, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: Please register at the first session in this series which is April 10th by going to the pulldown menu above if necessary.

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

 TiMe for 2's

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 June 12th.  Early literacy activities, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: Please register at the first session in this series which is April 10th by going to the pulldown menu above if necessary.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
UCONN K.I.D.S. Presentation

Sara from UCONN K.I.D.S. (https://kids.uconn.edu/) will be presenting about her program to parents/caregivers during the Time for Twos session this week.

 

CONTACT: children's dept.  203-736-1482

Sara from UCONN K.I.D.S. (https://kids.uconn.edu/) will be presenting about her program to parents/caregivers during the Time for Twos session this week.

 

CONTACT:
  children's dept.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
St. Mary/St. Michael School Kindergarten Visit

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

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

The featured book is “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate.

This New York TimesUSA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestseller is based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals.  Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country. Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.

Lunchtime Book Discussions are held the last Wednesday of the month and are free and open to the public. Multiple copies of the book will be available at the circulations desk.  Drop-ins are welcome—no registration required.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

The featured book is “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate.

This New York TimesUSA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestseller is based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals.  Georgia Tann, director of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the country. Wingate’s riveting, wrenching, and ultimately uplifting tale reminds us how, even though the paths we take can lead to many places, the heart never forgets where we belong.

Lunchtime Book Discussions are held the last Wednesday of the month and are free and open to the public. Multiple copies of the book will be available at the circulations desk.  Drop-ins are welcome—no registration required.

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 April 25, 2019
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
BABY STEPS: SPRING 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 Thursdays through June 13th.  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: REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MARCH 23RD FOR SPRING; for now, you may register for the winter sessions by going to the first session for winter which is January 10th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

 

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

 

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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 Thursdays through June 13th.  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: REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MARCH 23RD FOR SPRING; for now, you may register for the winter sessions by going to the first session for winter which is January 10th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

 

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
WONDERFUL ONES Story Time (13-24 months old)- Spring 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 June 13th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MARCH 23RD FOR SPRING; for now, you may register for the winter sessions by going to the first session for winter which is January 10th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

NEW TIME NOTE: Please note the time change to 10:00 for the spring sessions if you are re-registering from winter.

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 June 13th to learn, play, and grow through an interactive class that fosters developmental and social skills through stories, songs, rhymes, musical instruments, and more.

NOTE: REGISTRATION BEGINS ON MARCH 23RD FOR SPRING; for now, you may register for the winter sessions by going to the first session for winter which is January 10th using the pulldown menu above if needed.

NEW TIME NOTE: Please note the time change to 10:00 for the spring sessions if you are re-registering from winter.

CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Silver Sluggers

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

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
  

Friday April 26, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
S.T.E.A.M. Ahead (Ages 3-5)- Spring SERIES

STEAM ~~~ Ahead

 

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 June 14th.  S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room.

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

 

CONTACT: SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN  203-736-1482
There is 1 space available.

STEAM ~~~ Ahead

 

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 June 14th.  S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) Ahead is a blend of story time and hands-on activities that lend to exploring the world of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at a preschool level.  Discovery through interactive experiments will lead participants to a basic understanding of such topics as how plants grow, weather, math, science, using shapes, and more.  Children will attend this story time on their own while a caregiver remains in the Children’s Room.

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

 

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  

There is 1 space available.

Monday April 29, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Winter Sessions

 20th Anniversary

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

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

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

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

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

 20th Anniversary

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN
  203.736.1482
  

Wednesday May 1, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
GROW UP WITH GOOD NUTRITION- Food Truck Program (Families with Children)

REGISTRATION MUST BE DONE IN PERSON, OR BY CALLING THE CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT.

The mission of the GROW! Program is to help alleviate child hunger in America through the provision of health education and food to children and their families at an early education setting.  Connecticut Food Bank will partner with school programs serving families with limited resources twice a month for a 6-month period. During that time, Connecticut Food Bank will partner with various organizations to conduct 30-minute sessions covering topics such as: nutrition education, budgeting, fitness, cooking tips, and financial education. Participants will then be invited onto our custom truck to choose a variety of food products: shelf stable items, dairy, meat, bread and produce.  All at no cost to the parent!
 

Household Commitment:

  • Attend the sessions with a willingness to learn for the 6 months
  • Bring own bags each time
  • Try the recipes
  • Eat as a family
  • Share their story with others- possibly volunteer at other sites
CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482

REGISTRATION MUST BE DONE IN PERSON, OR BY CALLING THE CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT.

The mission of the GROW! Program is to help alleviate child hunger in America through the provision of health education and food to children and their families at an early education setting.  Connecticut Food Bank will partner with school programs serving families with limited resources twice a month for a 6-month period. During that time, Connecticut Food Bank will partner with various organizations to conduct 30-minute sessions covering topics such as: nutrition education, budgeting, fitness, cooking tips, and financial education. Participants will then be invited onto our custom truck to choose a variety of food products: shelf stable items, dairy, meat, bread and produce.  All at no cost to the parent!
 

Household Commitment:

  • Attend the sessions with a willingness to learn for the 6 months
  • Bring own bags each time
  • Try the recipes
  • Eat as a family
  • Share their story with others- possibly volunteer at other sites
CONTACT:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
TIME for TWOS- 24-36 months: Spring 2019

 TiMe for 2's

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 June 12th.  Early literacy activities, songs, stories, and a simple craft will be included in this program.

NOTE: Please register at the first session in this series which is April 10th by going to the pulldown menu above if necessary.

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