Thursday April 18, 2019 - Tuesday September 17, 2019
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Grow Your Own Neighborhood Community Garden

The Derby Library Garden will be getting ready for the new season soon!  On May 11, 2019 at 1:30 PM, Valley United Way staff and community volunteers will be preparing the garden with new vegetables, fruits, and herbs! After a fun filled time, enjoy delicious and creamy ice-cream!

The Grow Your Own Garden Program was created in 2015, by the Valley United Way, to give lower-income families access to fresh produce. This garden season there will be 13 gardens in all 5 Valley towns; Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton! All fresh produce grown from the gardens are free, for the neighbors to harvest and enjoy. The gardens assist a wide range of communities of families, children, elders and disabled.

If interested in volunteering, contact the Valley United Way office at (203)926-9478 or email valleyunitedway@valleyunitedway.org with your name and interests in the gardens.

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

The Derby Library Garden will be getting ready for the new season soon!  On May 11, 2019 at 1:30 PM, Valley United Way staff and community volunteers will be preparing the garden with new vegetables, fruits, and herbs! After a fun filled time, enjoy delicious and creamy ice-cream!

The Grow Your Own Garden Program was created in 2015, by the Valley United Way, to give lower-income families access to fresh produce. This garden season there will be 13 gardens in all 5 Valley towns; Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton! All fresh produce grown from the gardens are free, for the neighbors to harvest and enjoy. The gardens assist a wide range of communities of families, children, elders and disabled.

If interested in volunteering, contact the Valley United Way office at (203)926-9478 or email valleyunitedway@valleyunitedway.org with your name and interests in the gardens.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

Monday May 20, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Spring 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  dplreference@biblio.org

 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
  dplreference@biblio.org

 
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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  dplreference@biblio.org

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
  dplreference@biblio.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Young Adult Chess Club

The Teen Zone announces an eight-week engagement of the Young Adult Chess Club with Mr. Julio Maldonado on a "will-call" basis. During May and June simply call the Library on Mondays to coordinate 6:30 PM coaching sessions.  All skill levels ages 12 to 17 are invited as "Mr. J" guides your strategic and tactical aptitudes.

CONTACT: reference desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org

The Teen Zone announces an eight-week engagement of the Young Adult Chess Club with Mr. Julio Maldonado on a "will-call" basis. During May and June simply call the Library on Mondays to coordinate 6:30 PM coaching sessions.  All skill levels ages 12 to 17 are invited as "Mr. J" guides your strategic and tactical aptitudes.

CONTACT:
  reference desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

Tuesday May 21, 2019
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
IRVING SCHOOL Student Council Outreach

Irving School- Derby, CT student council visit.

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

Irving School- Derby, CT student council visit.

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

 
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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  dplreference@biblio.org
There are 5 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
  dplreference@biblio.org

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Yesterday Headlines

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

Space is limited so registration is required beginning April 23  online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room
There are 49 spaces available.

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

Space is limited so registration is required beginning April 23  online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

There are 49 spaces available.

Wednesday May 22, 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  dplreference@biblio.org

 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
  dplreference@biblio.org

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

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

No registration is required!

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

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

No registration is required!

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
YA Wednesdays

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Thursday May 23, 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.

To register, please go to the first session of the series which is April 11th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

 

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

 

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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.

To register, please go to the first session of the series which is April 11th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

 

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

 
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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.

To register, please go to the first session of the series which is April 11th, using the pull-down 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  dplreference@biblio.org

  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.

To register, please go to the first session of the series which is April 11th, using the pull-down 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
  dplreference@biblio.org

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sports Talk

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

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

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 May 24, 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.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, you will have to go to the first session which is April 26th using the dropdown monthly list above if you need to do so.

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

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.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, you will have to go to the first session which is April 26th using the dropdown monthly list above if you need to do so.

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

Saturday May 25, 2019
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Library Closed for Memorial Day Holiday
Monday May 27, 2019
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Library Closed for Memorial Day Holiday
 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Young Adult Chess Club

The Teen Zone announces an eight-week engagement of the Young Adult Chess Club with Mr. Julio Maldonado on a "will-call" basis. During May and June simply call the Library on Mondays to coordinate 6:30 PM coaching sessions.  All skill levels ages 12 to 17 are invited as "Mr. J" guides your strategic and tactical aptitudes.

CONTACT: reference desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org

The Teen Zone announces an eight-week engagement of the Young Adult Chess Club with Mr. Julio Maldonado on a "will-call" basis. During May and June simply call the Library on Mondays to coordinate 6:30 PM coaching sessions.  All skill levels ages 12 to 17 are invited as "Mr. J" guides your strategic and tactical aptitudes.

CONTACT:
  reference desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

Wednesday May 29, 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  dplreference@biblio.org

 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
  dplreference@biblio.org

 
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
May's Lunchtime Book Discussion

May’s featured book will be “The Woman in the Window” by A.J. Finn. The film is scheduled to be released on October 4, 2019, by 20th Century Fox and stars Amy Adams and Julianne Moore.

This is a twisty, powerful Hitchcock type thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house

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

Drop-ins are welcome—no registration required.  For further information contact the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

 

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

May’s featured book will be “The Woman in the Window” by A.J. Finn. The film is scheduled to be released on October 4, 2019, by 20th Century Fox and stars Amy Adams and Julianne Moore.

This is a twisty, powerful Hitchcock type thriller about an agoraphobic woman who believes she witnessed a crime in a neighboring house

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

Drop-ins are welcome—no registration required.  For further information contact the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

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

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

No registration is required!

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

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

No registration is required!

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
YA Wednesdays

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Thursday May 30, 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.

To register, please go to the first session of the series which is April 11th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

 

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

 

[B[A[B[Y    S]T]E]P]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. 

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.

To register, please go to the first session of the series which is April 11th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

 

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

 
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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.

To register, please go to the first session of the series which is April 11th, using the pull-down 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  dplreference@biblio.org

  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.

To register, please go to the first session of the series which is April 11th, using the pull-down 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
  dplreference@biblio.org

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sports Talk

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

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

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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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Maker Space

All young adults ages 12 to 17 are invited.  Available resources include 3D design programs, 3D printer, 3D doodle pens, Legos and more!  Light refreshments will be provided.  Drop in, no registration required.

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

All young adults ages 12 to 17 are invited.  Available resources include 3D design programs, 3D printer, 3D doodle pens, Legos and more!  Light refreshments will be provided.  Drop in, no registration required.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

Friday May 31, 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.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, you will have to go to the first session which is April 26th using the dropdown monthly list above if you need to do so.

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

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.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, you will have to go to the first session which is April 26th using the dropdown monthly list above if you need to do so.

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

Saturday June 1, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
READ to MOLLY (Ages 4-11)

 B. A. R. K. (Be A Reading Kid)

 

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

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

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

 

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

 B. A. R. K. (Be A Reading Kid)

 

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

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

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

 

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

There are 6 spaces available.

Monday June 3, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
MUSICAL MONDAYS (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, who also presents Turn it Up!, the "sister" program to Musical Mondays, will host this 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: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
There are 35 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, who also presents Turn it Up!, the "sister" program to Musical Mondays, will host this 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:
  CHILDREN'S DEPT.
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

There are 35 spaces available.

 
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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  dplreference@biblio.org

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
  dplreference@biblio.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Young Adult Chess Club

The Teen Zone announces an eight-week engagement of the Young Adult Chess Club with Mr. Julio Maldonado on a "will-call" basis. During May and June simply call the Library on Mondays to coordinate 6:30 PM coaching sessions.  All skill levels ages 12 to 17 are invited as "Mr. J" guides your strategic and tactical aptitudes.

CONTACT: reference desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org

The Teen Zone announces an eight-week engagement of the Young Adult Chess Club with Mr. Julio Maldonado on a "will-call" basis. During May and June simply call the Library on Mondays to coordinate 6:30 PM coaching sessions.  All skill levels ages 12 to 17 are invited as "Mr. J" guides your strategic and tactical aptitudes.

CONTACT:
  reference desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

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

EVENT INFO. & ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM COMING SOON. 

CONTACT: SUE- CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org

EVENT INFO. & ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM COMING SOON. 

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

Wednesday June 5, 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  dplreference@biblio.org

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
  dplreference@biblio.org

 
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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  dplreference@biblio.org

 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
  dplreference@biblio.org

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

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

No registration is required!

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

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

No registration is required!

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Outside Group in Multi-Purpose Room
LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room
 
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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: Reference Desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
LOCATION: Meeting Room

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Thursday June 6, 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.

To register, please go to the first session of the series which is April 11th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

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

 

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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.

To register, please go to the first session of the series which is April 11th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

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

 
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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.

To register, please go to the first session of the series which is April 11th, using the pull-down 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  dplreference@biblio.org

  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.

To register, please go to the first session of the series which is April 11th, using the pull-down 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
  dplreference@biblio.org

Friday June 7, 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.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, you will have to go to the first session which is April 26th using the dropdown monthly list above if you need to do so.

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

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.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, you will have to go to the first session which is April 26th using the dropdown monthly list above if you need to do so.

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

Monday June 10, 2019 - Friday July 12, 2019
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration period for 2019 Adult Summer Reading Program

Registration begins June 10--deadline for registration is July 12.

Sign up online or by calling the reference desk @ 203-736-1482.

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

Registration begins June 10--deadline for registration is July 12.

Sign up online or by calling the reference desk @ 203-736-1482.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

 
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration period for 2019 Teen Summer Club

Registration begins June 10 and continues through July 12.

Three ways to register: Call us @ 203-736-1482, click: www.derbypubliclibrary.org, or come on in @ 313 Elizabeth Street, Derby.

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

Registration begins June 10 and continues through July 12.

Three ways to register: Call us @ 203-736-1482, click: www.derbypubliclibrary.org, or come on in @ 313 Elizabeth Street, Derby.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

Monday June 10, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Spring 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  dplreference@biblio.org

 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
  dplreference@biblio.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Young Adult Chess Club

The Teen Zone announces an eight-week engagement of the Young Adult Chess Club with Mr. Julio Maldonado on a "will-call" basis. During May and June simply call the Library on Mondays to coordinate 6:30 PM coaching sessions.  All skill levels ages 12 to 17 are invited as "Mr. J" guides your strategic and tactical aptitudes.

CONTACT: reference desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org

The Teen Zone announces an eight-week engagement of the Young Adult Chess Club with Mr. Julio Maldonado on a "will-call" basis. During May and June simply call the Library on Mondays to coordinate 6:30 PM coaching sessions.  All skill levels ages 12 to 17 are invited as "Mr. J" guides your strategic and tactical aptitudes.

CONTACT:
  reference desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

Tuesday June 11, 2019
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8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Reserved for library event Meeting Room
LOCATION: Meeting Room
Wednesday June 12, 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  dplreference@biblio.org

 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
  dplreference@biblio.org

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

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

No registration is required!

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

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

No registration is required!

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
YA Wednesdays

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Thursday June 13, 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.

To register, please go to the first session of the series which is April 11th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

 

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

 

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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.

To register, please go to the first session of the series which is April 11th, using the pull-down menu above if needed.

 

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

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

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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.

To register, please go to the first session of the series which is April 11th, using the pull-down 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  dplreference@biblio.org

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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.

To register, please go to the first session of the series which is April 11th, using the pull-down 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
  dplreference@biblio.org

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sports Talk

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

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

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 June 14, 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.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, you will have to go to the first session which is April 26th using the dropdown monthly list above if you need to do so.

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

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.

REGISTRATION NOTE: In order to register, you will have to go to the first session which is April 26th using the dropdown monthly list above if you need to do so.

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

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
American Job Search Career Coach: Job Search Assistance

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

There are 15 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

There are 15 spaces available.

Monday June 17, 2019 - Wednesday August 7, 2019
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Teen Summer Club 2019: A Universe of Stories

 

Young adults (ages 12-17) are encouraged to engage in:
Maker Space outlets Thursdays:     3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Game Night activities Wednesdays:  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Teen club members will earn credit for each event attended. Participation at two club events & completing a book review will earn members a $20 gift card from the Connecticut Sports Center. A grand prize winner will be drawn at the club’s finale Pizza Party August 8.

Registration begins June 10 and continues through July 12.

 

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

 

Young adults (ages 12-17) are encouraged to engage in:
Maker Space outlets Thursdays:     3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Game Night activities Wednesdays:  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Teen club members will earn credit for each event attended. Participation at two club events & completing a book review will earn members a $20 gift card from the Connecticut Sports Center. A grand prize winner will be drawn at the club’s finale Pizza Party August 8.

Registration begins June 10 and continues through July 12.

 

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

Monday June 17, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
FAMILY PLACE- 1, 2, 3...Grow with Me (Ages 1-3)- Spring 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  dplreference@biblio.org

 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
  dplreference@biblio.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Young Adult Chess Club

The Teen Zone announces an eight-week engagement of the Young Adult Chess Club with Mr. Julio Maldonado on a "will-call" basis. During May and June simply call the Library on Mondays to coordinate 6:30 PM coaching sessions.  All skill levels ages 12 to 17 are invited as "Mr. J" guides your strategic and tactical aptitudes.

CONTACT: reference desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org

The Teen Zone announces an eight-week engagement of the Young Adult Chess Club with Mr. Julio Maldonado on a "will-call" basis. During May and June simply call the Library on Mondays to coordinate 6:30 PM coaching sessions.  All skill levels ages 12 to 17 are invited as "Mr. J" guides your strategic and tactical aptitudes.

CONTACT:
  reference desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

Tuesday June 18, 2019
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
READ to OLLIE (Ages 4-11)

EVENT INFO. & ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM COMING SOON. 

CONTACT: SUE- CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org

EVENT INFO. & ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM COMING SOON. 

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

Wednesday June 19, 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  dplreference@biblio.org

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
  dplreference@biblio.org

 
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Harcourt Wood's Birthday

The Derby Public Library will commemorate the birthday of Holton Harcourt Wood, the young boy in whose memory the Library was built. The Library will be decorated with flowers in compliance with his father, Colonel H. Holton Wood's request, which he made at the dedication of the Library in 1902.

This time honored tradition has become well know over the years, not only throughout the Valley, but well beyond.

The public is invited to visit throughout the day for birthday cake and to learn more about the history of the Library. For information, visit www.derbypublic.ibrary.org or call the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

The Derby Public Library will commemorate the birthday of Holton Harcourt Wood, the young boy in whose memory the Library was built. The Library will be decorated with flowers in compliance with his father, Colonel H. Holton Wood's request, which he made at the dedication of the Library in 1902.

This time honored tradition has become well know over the years, not only throughout the Valley, but well beyond.

The public is invited to visit throughout the day for birthday cake and to learn more about the history of the Library. For information, visit www.derbypublic.ibrary.org or call the Reference Desk at 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: Reference Desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

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

These sessions are held every third Wednesday of the month @ 6:30 PM and every third Thursday of the month @ 10:00 AM.  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 June 20, 2019
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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
Sports Talk

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

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

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  dplreference@biblio.org

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

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

 
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3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Teen Maker Space part of Teen Summer Club
Friday June 21, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
OBSERVATION STATION Fridays (Ages 3-11)

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

Different outer space-themed experiments/activities for ages 3-11 each week on Fridays in line with our space-themed summer kids' program.

June 21st: Region water experiments.

 

CONTACT: SUE- CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

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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.

Different outer space-themed experiments/activities for ages 3-11 each week on Fridays in line with our space-themed summer kids' program.

June 21st: Region water experiments.

 

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

Registration will begin on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

Monday June 24, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
FUN BUILDING (Pre-K-2nd Grade)

EverWonder Children's Museum

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

EverWonder (http://www.everwondermuseum.org/) is bringing the museum to you!  Kids pre-K to 2nd grade are invited to attend the program Fun Building. This enjoyable experience delivers hands-on learning that children will love!

CONTACT: SUE- Children's Librarian  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
Registration will begin on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

EverWonder Children's Museum

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

EverWonder (http://www.everwondermuseum.org/) is bringing the museum to you!  Kids pre-K to 2nd grade are invited to attend the program Fun Building. This enjoyable experience delivers hands-on learning that children will love!

CONTACT:
  SUE- Children's Librarian
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

Registration will begin on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

 
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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  dplreference@biblio.org

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
  dplreference@biblio.org

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
'Head Space' Mindful session featuring EFT Tapping with Autumn Blackwood

Want to know about EFT Tapping? Join Autumn, The Untamed Priestess, in an EFT circle to release tension and stress! EFT is also known as the Emotional Freedom Technique is a holistic healing modality that using light tapping on the body to release energy so that the body can let go of mental stressors. This circle will show you how to tap, how to create a script for your own tapping at home, and support in loving circle.

Space is limited so registration is required online beginning May 27 or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Autumn graduated from the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in December 2018 with certifications in Life Coaching; Spiritual Guidance Coaching, and Mindfulness & Guided Imagery Facilitation. She's currently training to become a Reiki Master in the Usui Tradition and will begin Celtic Reiki training in summer 2019. Her focus is on women's spirituality and untaming so each person can become their own wild priestess.

LOCATION: Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

Want to know about EFT Tapping? Join Autumn, The Untamed Priestess, in an EFT circle to release tension and stress! EFT is also known as the Emotional Freedom Technique is a holistic healing modality that using light tapping on the body to release energy so that the body can let go of mental stressors. This circle will show you how to tap, how to create a script for your own tapping at home, and support in loving circle.

Space is limited so registration is required online beginning May 27 or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Autumn graduated from the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in December 2018 with certifications in Life Coaching; Spiritual Guidance Coaching, and Mindfulness & Guided Imagery Facilitation. She's currently training to become a Reiki Master in the Usui Tradition and will begin Celtic Reiki training in summer 2019. Her focus is on women's spirituality and untaming so each person can become their own wild priestess.

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Young Adult Chess Club

The Teen Zone announces an eight-week engagement of the Young Adult Chess Club with Mr. Julio Maldonado on a "will-call" basis. During May and June simply call the Library on Mondays to coordinate 6:30 PM coaching sessions.  All skill levels ages 12 to 17 are invited as "Mr. J" guides your strategic and tactical aptitudes.

CONTACT: reference desk  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org

The Teen Zone announces an eight-week engagement of the Young Adult Chess Club with Mr. Julio Maldonado on a "will-call" basis. During May and June simply call the Library on Mondays to coordinate 6:30 PM coaching sessions.  All skill levels ages 12 to 17 are invited as "Mr. J" guides your strategic and tactical aptitudes.

CONTACT:
  reference desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

Wednesday June 26, 2019
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
LAUNCH PAD WEDNESDAYS- 1st Session (Ages 3-11)

   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.

Different outer space-themed crafts and activities for ages 3-11 each week on Wednesdays in line with our space-themed summer kids' program.

June 26th: craft- planet sun catchers, activity- scratch space colorers.

 

CONTACT: CHILDREN'S DEPT.  203-736-1482  dplreference@biblio.org
Registration will begin on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

   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.

Different outer space-themed crafts and activities for ages 3-11 each week on Wednesdays in line with our space-themed summer kids' program.

June 26th: craft- planet sun catchers, activity- scratch space colorers.

 

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

Registration will begin on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

 
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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  dplreference@biblio.org

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
  dplreference@biblio.org

 
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12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
June Book Discussion

 

The featured book is “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

This novel beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past.

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

Drop-ins are welcome—no registration required.  For further information contact the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

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

 

The featured book is “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

This novel beautifully weaves past and present, creating a vivid portrait of an unforgettable woman whose gift for flowers helps her change the lives of others even as she struggles to overcome her own troubled past.

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

Drop-ins are welcome—no registration required.  For further information contact the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Multi-purpose Room

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

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

No registration is required!

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482

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

No registration is required!

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
YA Wednesdays

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Reference Desk
  203.736.1482
  dplreference@biblio.org

LOCATION: Meeting Room

Thursday June 27, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sports Talk

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

CONTACT: Reference Desk  203-736-1482