Wednesday September 19, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Baby Rhyme Time

This lapsit storytime is for babies not yet walking and their caregivers.  Babies will enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement.  This program is designed so that caregivers can focus solely on their infants and caregiver participation is encouraged.  Each 20 minute session is followed by playtime and social time.  Registration is not required for this event.  Attendance is limited to 15 babies and their caregivers on a first-come first-served basis.  It is requested that families with older siblings attend our "Stay & Play" or "Sing-Along Stories" programs, which better serve the needs of children who are walking.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

This lapsit storytime is for babies not yet walking and their caregivers.  Babies will enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement.  This program is designed so that caregivers can focus solely on their infants and caregiver participation is encouraged.  Each 20 minute session is followed by playtime and social time.  Registration is not required for this event.  Attendance is limited to 15 babies and their caregivers on a first-come first-served basis.  It is requested that families with older siblings attend our "Stay & Play" or "Sing-Along Stories" programs, which better serve the needs of children who are walking.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Maker Kids - Let's Make Animation!

Grades 3 - 6.  Have you ever wondered how early cartoons were made?  Join us to learn about the history of animation and to create a flip book, zoetrope strips, and thaumatrope cards.

Registration is required and will be limited to 20 participants.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms. 

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Grades 3 - 6.  Have you ever wondered how early cartoons were made?  Join us to learn about the history of animation and to create a flip book, zoetrope strips, and thaumatrope cards.

Registration is required and will be limited to 20 participants.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms. 

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


Thursday September 20, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-Along Stories

Walkers - Age 5 with a caregiver.  Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, dance, move, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Walkers - Age 5 with a caregiver.  Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, dance, move, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Friday at 10:30 am.]

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Friday at 10:30 am.]

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Magic: The Gathering for Teens

Kids in grades 7-12, join us for an afternoon of Magic: The Gathering,  a card game based on strategy with spells, magic, and monsters.  Come with your own cards if you have them, but don't worry, there will plenty available if you don't .  Beginners and masters alike are welcome.

Refreshments will be served and registration is required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

Kids in grades 7-12, join us for an afternoon of Magic: The Gathering,  a card game based on strategy with spells, magic, and monsters.  Come with your own cards if you have them, but don't worry, there will plenty available if you don't .  Beginners and masters alike are welcome.

Refreshments will be served and registration is required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

Friday September 21, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Lab

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Thursday at 1:30 pm.]

CONTACT:  Childrenl's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Thursday at 1:30 pm.]

CONTACT:
  Childrenl's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Teen Dinner & Movie

Teens in 7th-12th grade, come to an evening of fun, nachos, and the movie Avengers: Infinity War!

 

At the beginning of the evening, you’ll choose the food and movie for the next meeting.

We will be making a different dinner at each monthly meeting.

Registration required.  The library will be closed so be sure to come to the back door to get in.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are 2 spaces available.

Teens in 7th-12th grade, come to an evening of fun, nachos, and the movie Avengers: Infinity War!

 

At the beginning of the evening, you’ll choose the food and movie for the next meeting.

We will be making a different dinner at each monthly meeting.

Registration required.  The library will be closed so be sure to come to the back door to get in.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are 2 spaces available.

Saturday September 22, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday Morning Conversations with the First Selectman and the Superintendant

First Selectman, Ken Kellogg and Superintendent of Schools, Jack Zamary will be available in the Children's Department to talk with any Monroe citizen. Please stop by to chat and ask any questions. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Lorna Rhyins  203-452-2850  lrhyins@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

First Selectman, Ken Kellogg and Superintendent of Schools, Jack Zamary will be available in the Children's Department to talk with any Monroe citizen. Please stop by to chat and ask any questions. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Lorna Rhyins
  203.452.2850
  lrhyins@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SAT Practice Test

 

 

Come to this FREE practice SAT test for current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. After the test, you will receive an extensive score-report
allowing you to see where your strengths and weaknesses are, PLUS a personalized consultation with a Princeton Review Advisor to go over your scores and answer your questions!

Bring #2 pencils, a calculator, and a water bottle if you need one.

A light snack will be provided.  Registration is required and is limited to 60 people.

 

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 

 

Come to this FREE practice SAT test for current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. After the test, you will receive an extensive score-report
allowing you to see where your strengths and weaknesses are, PLUS a personalized consultation with a Princeton Review Advisor to go over your scores and answer your questions!

Bring #2 pencils, a calculator, and a water bottle if you need one.

A light snack will be provided.  Registration is required and is limited to 60 people.

 

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


Monday September 24, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
New Mom Meet-Up

New moms and babies.  Are you a new mom looking to meet other new moms?  Join us at the library for a lunchtime meet-up!  We'll provide coffee, tea, and water, you bring your lunch and your baby.  Program attendance limited to new moms and babies not yet walking.   Registration is not required for this event.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

New moms and babies.  Are you a new mom looking to meet other new moms?  Join us at the library for a lunchtime meet-up!  We'll provide coffee, tea, and water, you bring your lunch and your baby.  Program attendance limited to new moms and babies not yet walking.   Registration is not required for this event.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
R.E.A.D with Dani

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Dani, a certified therapy dog, for a 15-minute session!  This program provides an opportunity for beginning and/or struggling readers to practice reading aloud to improve their reading skills.  Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers.

Dani and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

*Registration is required for a specific timeslot and will begin one month before the program.  If the timeslot you would like is unavailable, please call the library to put your name on a waitlist*

*If your child's grade falls outside of the parameters for this program and there are special circumstances which would make this program beneficial to your child, please call the Children's Services Librarian at 203-452-2850 x 2930.*

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Dani, a certified therapy dog, for a 15-minute session!  This program provides an opportunity for beginning and/or struggling readers to practice reading aloud to improve their reading skills.  Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers.

Dani and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

*Registration is required for a specific timeslot and will begin one month before the program.  If the timeslot you would like is unavailable, please call the library to put your name on a waitlist*

*If your child's grade falls outside of the parameters for this program and there are special circumstances which would make this program beneficial to your child, please call the Children's Services Librarian at 203-452-2850 x 2930.*

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Vic Casaretti as Benedict Arnold

TRAITOR!! The name Benedict Arnold “remains synonymous with ‘traitor’ and ‘turncoat’ in American History.  To call someone a “Benedict Arnold” is to call them a traitor.  But how many of us know the truth about Arnold?  Vic Casaretti, known for his portrayals of James Monroe, PT Barnum, and David Crockett, brings Arnold, “Washington’s Fighting General”, to life to tell you his side of his story and what caused him to betray the Revolutionary cause.  You come and decide for yourself. 

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

TRAITOR!! The name Benedict Arnold “remains synonymous with ‘traitor’ and ‘turncoat’ in American History.  To call someone a “Benedict Arnold” is to call them a traitor.  But how many of us know the truth about Arnold?  Vic Casaretti, known for his portrayals of James Monroe, PT Barnum, and David Crockett, brings Arnold, “Washington’s Fighting General”, to life to tell you his side of his story and what caused him to betray the Revolutionary cause.  You come and decide for yourself. 

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday September 25, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Stay & Play

All ages with a caregiver.  Join us for a brief storytime, followed by playtime, socializing, and refreshments!  Early literacy fun for the kids and a meet-up for the grownups!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

All ages with a caregiver.  Join us for a brief storytime, followed by playtime, socializing, and refreshments!  Early literacy fun for the kids and a meet-up for the grownups!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Creative Kids

All ages.  Drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

All ages.  Drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Knifty Knitters and Crafty Crocheters Bi-Monthly Meet Up

 

Come join other yarn crafters for an evening of conversation and fun! Bring along your favorite knitting or crochet project to work on; share ideas, techniques, and expertise.

Registration is required.

Held in the library's Adult Magazine Area.

LOCATION: Adult Services Floor
There are many spaces available.

 

Come join other yarn crafters for an evening of conversation and fun! Bring along your favorite knitting or crochet project to work on; share ideas, techniques, and expertise.

Registration is required.

Held in the library's Adult Magazine Area.

LOCATION: Adult Services Floor

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Art for Adults: Lucky Number
 

 

Art for Adults: Lucky Number!

Join Kathy Vincent of ArtSmart! Studio for an evening of acrylic painting inspired by the work of American Pop artist Jasper Johns! Working with numerical templates and acrylic paint on canvas, participants will create expressive renditions of a lucky number!

Choose from one of two dates: Monday, September 17th OR Tuesday, September 25th

Registration is required and is limited to 16 people.

Registration begins on August 17. 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
 

 

Art for Adults: Lucky Number!

Join Kathy Vincent of ArtSmart! Studio for an evening of acrylic painting inspired by the work of American Pop artist Jasper Johns! Working with numerical templates and acrylic paint on canvas, participants will create expressive renditions of a lucky number!

Choose from one of two dates: Monday, September 17th OR Tuesday, September 25th

Registration is required and is limited to 16 people.

Registration begins on August 17. 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Discovering Your Perfect Career

Are you successfully reaching your Career goals?  Two Monroe Career experts will be on hand to hear your viewpoints and share tips on how to successfully plan and execute a positive Career search.

Career Counselor Jill Griffin and Senior Account Manager at Monroe Staffing,  Jackie Fedor, are teaming up to listen to your questions about how to move forward in a satisfying career.

Bring specific questions about challenges in researching and marketing your value-added skills. Class limited to 12 participants. Registration required.

LOCATION: Rotary Room
There are 4 spaces available.

Are you successfully reaching your Career goals?  Two Monroe Career experts will be on hand to hear your viewpoints and share tips on how to successfully plan and execute a positive Career search.

Career Counselor Jill Griffin and Senior Account Manager at Monroe Staffing,  Jackie Fedor, are teaming up to listen to your questions about how to move forward in a satisfying career.

Bring specific questions about challenges in researching and marketing your value-added skills. Class limited to 12 participants. Registration required.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Writers' Group

Have you always wanted to write a book, story, poem or memoir? Everyone has a story to tell. Join us on the fourth Tuesday this month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm for an opportunity to finally get those ideas out of your head and onto paper (or laptop.) We welcome all types of writers who aspire to publish and anyone else who would like to spend an hour in a safe, nurturing environment creating and sharing their work. Seniors are encouraged to document family traditions and personal anecdotes to pass on to loved ones.  No registration necessary.

Please note that this event will be held at the table in the front window alcove of the library due to rescheduling.

 

CONTACT:  Adult/Teen Services Librarian  203.452.2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Adult Services Floor

Have you always wanted to write a book, story, poem or memoir? Everyone has a story to tell. Join us on the fourth Tuesday this month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm for an opportunity to finally get those ideas out of your head and onto paper (or laptop.) We welcome all types of writers who aspire to publish and anyone else who would like to spend an hour in a safe, nurturing environment creating and sharing their work. Seniors are encouraged to document family traditions and personal anecdotes to pass on to loved ones.  No registration necessary.

Please note that this event will be held at the table in the front window alcove of the library due to rescheduling.

 

CONTACT:
  Adult/Teen Services Librarian
  203.452.2852
  reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Adult Services Floor

Wednesday September 26, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Baby Rhyme Time

This lapsit storytime is for babies not yet walking and their caregivers.  Babies will enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement.  This program is designed so that caregivers can focus solely on their infants and caregiver participation is encouraged.  Each 20 minute session is followed by playtime and social time.  Registration is not required for this event.  Attendance is limited to 15 babies and their caregivers on a first-come first-served basis.  It is requested that families with older siblings attend our "Stay & Play" or "Sing-Along Stories" programs, which better serve the needs of children who are walking.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

This lapsit storytime is for babies not yet walking and their caregivers.  Babies will enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement.  This program is designed so that caregivers can focus solely on their infants and caregiver participation is encouraged.  Each 20 minute session is followed by playtime and social time.  Registration is not required for this event.  Attendance is limited to 15 babies and their caregivers on a first-come first-served basis.  It is requested that families with older siblings attend our "Stay & Play" or "Sing-Along Stories" programs, which better serve the needs of children who are walking.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Thursday September 27, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-Along Stories

Walkers - Age 5 with a caregiver.  Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, dance, move, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Walkers - Age 5 with a caregiver.  Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, dance, move, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Friday at 10:30 am.]

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Friday at 10:30 am.]

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
SAT Tips and Tricks for Math

Learn strategies for taking the math portion of the SAT that will help you get through the exam more quickly and accurately.  SAT Tutor, Mike Rinn, will show you tips to avoid pitfalls and recognize common types of problems.  This program is for high school students who are currently preparing to take the SAT. We will be going through examples, so be sure to bring pencils and graphing calculators.

Registration is required and begins on August 27th.   Limited to 20 people.

The library closes at 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays, so please be sure to pick your student up promptly at the back entrance of the building.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Learn strategies for taking the math portion of the SAT that will help you get through the exam more quickly and accurately.  SAT Tutor, Mike Rinn, will show you tips to avoid pitfalls and recognize common types of problems.  This program is for high school students who are currently preparing to take the SAT. We will be going through examples, so be sure to bring pencils and graphing calculators.

Registration is required and begins on August 27th.   Limited to 20 people.

The library closes at 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays, so please be sure to pick your student up promptly at the back entrance of the building.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


Friday September 28, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Lab

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Thursday at 1:30 pm.]

CONTACT:  Childrenl's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Thursday at 1:30 pm.]

CONTACT:
  Childrenl's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Magic: The Gathering for Teens

THE MAGIC: THE GATHERING PROGRAM ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR FRI, SEP. 28TH WILL NOW BE HELD ON THURS, SEP. 20

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

THE MAGIC: THE GATHERING PROGRAM ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR FRI, SEP. 28TH WILL NOW BE HELD ON THURS, SEP. 20

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Saturday September 29, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga for Adults

Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Attendance is first come, first served for yoga classes.  When the limit of 25 people is reached, the door will be closed and a sign will be posted indicating that the class is full.

 
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Attendance is first come, first served for yoga classes.  When the limit of 25 people is reached, the door will be closed and a sign will be posted indicating that the class is full.

 
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Monday October 1, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
New Mom Meet-Up

New moms and babies.  Are you a new mom looking to meet other new moms?  Join us at the library for a lunchtime meet-up!  We'll provide coffee, tea, and water, you bring your lunch and your baby.  Program attendance limited to new moms and babies not yet walking.   Registration is not required for this event.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

New moms and babies.  Are you a new mom looking to meet other new moms?  Join us at the library for a lunchtime meet-up!  We'll provide coffee, tea, and water, you bring your lunch and your baby.  Program attendance limited to new moms and babies not yet walking.   Registration is not required for this event.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Giant Spider Webs!

 

This program is being presented as part of our Fantasy Month: where we celebrate the power of imagination

Grades 2 - 6.  Weave a giant spider web with colorful yarn and a hula hoop, then add a monstrous fluffy spider to finish your craft!  Charlotte would be impressed!  Just don't tell Miss Muffet.   

Registration is required and will be limited to 24 participants.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms. Registration will begin one month before the program date at midnight.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are 3 spaces available.

 

This program is being presented as part of our Fantasy Month: where we celebrate the power of imagination

Grades 2 - 6.  Weave a giant spider web with colorful yarn and a hula hoop, then add a monstrous fluffy spider to finish your craft!  Charlotte would be impressed!  Just don't tell Miss Muffet.   

Registration is required and will be limited to 24 participants.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms. Registration will begin one month before the program date at midnight.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Stop the Bleed Community Training

Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service and the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library present:

STOP the Bleed, Bleeding Control Basic (BCon) Course

This course is designed to teach residents how to stop bleeding after an injury. It will cover the use of tourniquets, and other related information. Classes take about 2 hours and will be held at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library in the Ehlers meeting room on the following dates:
Monday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Monday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Classes are limited to the first 30 registrants.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are 14 spaces available.

Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service and the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library present:

STOP the Bleed, Bleeding Control Basic (BCon) Course

This course is designed to teach residents how to stop bleeding after an injury. It will cover the use of tourniquets, and other related information. Classes take about 2 hours and will be held at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library in the Ehlers meeting room on the following dates:
Monday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Monday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Classes are limited to the first 30 registrants.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are 14 spaces available.

Tuesday October 2, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Stay & Play

All ages with a caregiver.  Join us for a brief storytime, followed by playtime, socializing, and refreshments!  Early literacy fun for the kids and a meet-up for the grownups!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

All ages with a caregiver.  Join us for a brief storytime, followed by playtime, socializing, and refreshments!  Early literacy fun for the kids and a meet-up for the grownups!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Creative Kids

All ages.  Drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

All ages.  Drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Pixie Dust Necklace

This program is being presented as part of our Fantasy Month: where we celebrate the power of imagination

 

Grades K - 2: All you need is faith, trust...and a little bit of pixie dust.  Capture magic in a bottle with these pixie dust necklaces!  Using sequins, beads, and of course - GLITTER!

Registration is required and will be limited to 20 participants. If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out a separate registration form.  Registration will begin at midnight one month before the program begins.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
There are 13 spaces available.

This program is being presented as part of our Fantasy Month: where we celebrate the power of imagination

 

Grades K - 2: All you need is faith, trust...and a little bit of pixie dust.  Capture magic in a bottle with these pixie dust necklaces!  Using sequins, beads, and of course - GLITTER!

Registration is required and will be limited to 20 participants. If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out a separate registration form.  Registration will begin at midnight one month before the program begins.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

There are 13 spaces available.

 
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6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Book Discussion

This month's selection is The Forgiven by Lawrence Osborne.

“British couple David and Jo Henniger hits and kills a young Moroccan while driving through the desert to their friends’ party. The dead boy’s father demands that David return with him to help bury his son. No sooner has David departed...than charming American Tom Day sets his amorous sights on the unhappily married  Jo.”  (Publishers Weekly) 

No registration necessary.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Rotary Room

This month's selection is The Forgiven by Lawrence Osborne.

“British couple David and Jo Henniger hits and kills a young Moroccan while driving through the desert to their friends’ party. The dead boy’s father demands that David return with him to help bury his son. No sooner has David departed...than charming American Tom Day sets his amorous sights on the unhappily married  Jo.”  (Publishers Weekly) 

No registration necessary.

 

 

 

LOCATION: Rotary Room

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Movie Night
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
Wednesday October 3, 2018
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Big Truck Day

 

All Ages.  See, touch, and climb inside all sorts of big trucks in the back library parking lot, then come into the library for a truck-related craft!  Rain or shine!  

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 

All Ages.  See, touch, and climb inside all sorts of big trucks in the back library parking lot, then come into the library for a truck-related craft!  Rain or shine!  

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Thursday October 4, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-Along Stories

Walkers - Age 5 with a caregiver.  Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, dance, move, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Walkers - Age 5 with a caregiver.  Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, dance, move, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Friday at 10:30 am.]

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Friday at 10:30 am.]

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday October 5, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Lab

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Thursday at 1:30 pm.]

CONTACT:  Childrenl's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Thursday at 1:30 pm.]

CONTACT:
  Childrenl's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Saturday October 6, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga for Adults

Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Attendance is first come, first served for yoga classes.  When the limit of 25 people is reached, the door will be closed and a sign will be posted indicating that the class is full.

 
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Attendance is first come, first served for yoga classes.  When the limit of 25 people is reached, the door will be closed and a sign will be posted indicating that the class is full.

 
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Sunday October 7, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Emerging Adults: How to help your offspring launch successfully

What is adulting?  A successful launch into adulthood is an important life stage for teens and college students and families play a crucial role.  Join Audra Tolbert-Martin, Licensed Professional Counselor as she discusses the latest research and issues facing this unique group - and how they can learn to respond to the demands of adult life in a healthy way.

Co-sponsored with the Monroe Health Department.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

What is adulting?  A successful launch into adulthood is an important life stage for teens and college students and families play a crucial role.  Join Audra Tolbert-Martin, Licensed Professional Counselor as she discusses the latest research and issues facing this unique group - and how they can learn to respond to the demands of adult life in a healthy way.

Co-sponsored with the Monroe Health Department.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday October 9, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Stay & Play

All ages with a caregiver.  Join us for a brief storytime, followed by playtime, socializing, and refreshments!  Early literacy fun for the kids and a meet-up for the grownups!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

All ages with a caregiver.  Join us for a brief storytime, followed by playtime, socializing, and refreshments!  Early literacy fun for the kids and a meet-up for the grownups!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Creative Kids

All ages.  Drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

All ages.  Drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Minecraft Meet-Up

Come to the Minecraft Meet-Up at EWML to become a part of the Fairfield County Minecraft Server and help us to build our EWML world.  If you have your own Minecraft account, please be sure to enter the information on the registration form so we can add you to the library list ahead of time.  Those with laptops are encouraged to bring them as we have a very limited number of laptops and library usernames.

For kids in grades 6-12.  

Registration is required and is limited based on availability of usernames and laptops.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are 5 spaces available.

Come to the Minecraft Meet-Up at EWML to become a part of the Fairfield County Minecraft Server and help us to build our EWML world.  If you have your own Minecraft account, please be sure to enter the information on the registration form so we can add you to the library list ahead of time.  Those with laptops are encouraged to bring them as we have a very limited number of laptops and library usernames.

For kids in grades 6-12.  

Registration is required and is limited based on availability of usernames and laptops.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Knifty Knitters and Crafty Crocheters Bi-Monthly Meet Up

 

Come join other yarn crafters for an evening of conversation and fun! Bring along your favorite knitting or crochet project to work on; share ideas, techniques, and expertise.

Registration is required.

Held in the library's Adult Magazine Area.

LOCATION: Adult Services Floor
There are many spaces available.

 

Come join other yarn crafters for an evening of conversation and fun! Bring along your favorite knitting or crochet project to work on; share ideas, techniques, and expertise.

Registration is required.

Held in the library's Adult Magazine Area.

LOCATION: Adult Services Floor

There are many spaces available.

Wednesday October 10, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Baby Rhyme Time

This lapsit storytime is for babies not yet walking and their caregivers.  Babies will enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement.  This program is designed so that caregivers can focus solely on their infants and caregiver participation is encouraged.  Each 20 minute session is followed by playtime and social time.  Registration is not required for this event.  Attendance is limited to 15 babies and their caregivers on a first-come first-served basis.  It is requested that families with older siblings attend our "Stay & Play" or "Sing-Along Stories" programs, which better serve the needs of children who are walking.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

This lapsit storytime is for babies not yet walking and their caregivers.  Babies will enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement.  This program is designed so that caregivers can focus solely on their infants and caregiver participation is encouraged.  Each 20 minute session is followed by playtime and social time.  Registration is not required for this event.  Attendance is limited to 15 babies and their caregivers on a first-come first-served basis.  It is requested that families with older siblings attend our "Stay & Play" or "Sing-Along Stories" programs, which better serve the needs of children who are walking.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Thursday October 11, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-Along Stories

Walkers - Age 5 with a caregiver.  Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, dance, move, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Walkers - Age 5 with a caregiver.  Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, dance, move, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Friday at 10:30 am.]

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Friday at 10:30 am.]

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday October 12, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Lab

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Thursday at 1:30 pm.]

CONTACT:  Childrenl's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Thursday at 1:30 pm.]

CONTACT:
  Childrenl's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Saturday October 13, 2018
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
EWML Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest

PreK - Grade 6.  Time to get creative!  Pick any CHILDREN'S book character, get a pumpkin, and get started!  Decorate a pumpkin at home with paint, beads, glitter, etc to transform it into your favorite book character!  ABSOLUTELY NO CARVED PUMPKINS WILL BE ACCEPTED!  Entries will be divided into two judging groups: PreK - Grade 2 and Grades 3 - 6.  Two winners will be chosen from each group.  Bring your pumpkin and completed entry form to EWML children's department on either Saturday, October 13th or Sunday, October 14th during open hours.  NO LATE OR EARLY ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED!  Pumpkins will be on display in the children's department, and winners will be announced on Friday, October 26th at 2:00pm.  PLEASE PICK UP AN INFORMATION PACKET WHICH WILL CONTAIN ALL THE CONTEST RULES AND ENTRY FORM. FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE LIBRARY OCTOBER 1. 

*Please note that the library does not provide the pumpkin or decorations. This is a project to be completed at home and then brought into the library.* 

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Inside Library

PreK - Grade 6.  Time to get creative!  Pick any CHILDREN'S book character, get a pumpkin, and get started!  Decorate a pumpkin at home with paint, beads, glitter, etc to transform it into your favorite book character!  ABSOLUTELY NO CARVED PUMPKINS WILL BE ACCEPTED!  Entries will be divided into two judging groups: PreK - Grade 2 and Grades 3 - 6.  Two winners will be chosen from each group.  Bring your pumpkin and completed entry form to EWML children's department on either Saturday, October 13th or Sunday, October 14th during open hours.  NO LATE OR EARLY ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED!  Pumpkins will be on display in the children's department, and winners will be announced on Friday, October 26th at 2:00pm.  PLEASE PICK UP AN INFORMATION PACKET WHICH WILL CONTAIN ALL THE CONTEST RULES AND ENTRY FORM. FORMS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE LIBRARY OCTOBER 1. 

*Please note that the library does not provide the pumpkin or decorations. This is a project to be completed at home and then brought into the library.* 

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Inside Library

 
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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
ACT Practice Test

Come to this FREE practice ACT test for current high school juinors and sophomores. After the test, you will receive an extensive score report allowing you to see where your strengths and weaknesses are, PLUS a personalized consulation with a Princeton Review Advisor to go over your scores and answer your questions!

Bring #2 pencils, a calculator, and a water bottle if you need one. A light snack will be provided. Registration is required and begins on September 13th. Limited to 60 people.

Call the library or go to the Teen Programs page to register online.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are 36 spaces available.

Come to this FREE practice ACT test for current high school juinors and sophomores. After the test, you will receive an extensive score report allowing you to see where your strengths and weaknesses are, PLUS a personalized consulation with a Princeton Review Advisor to go over your scores and answer your questions!

Bring #2 pencils, a calculator, and a water bottle if you need one. A light snack will be provided. Registration is required and begins on September 13th. Limited to 60 people.

Call the library or go to the Teen Programs page to register online.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are 36 spaces available.

Sunday October 14, 2018
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
EWML Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest

PreK - Grade 6.  Time to get creative!  Pick any CHILDREN'S book character, get a pumpkin, and get started!  Decorate a pumpkin at home with paint, beads, glitter, etc to transform it into your favorite book character!  ABSOLUTELY NO CARVED PUMPKINS WILL BE ACCEPTED!  Entries will be divided into two judging groups: PreK - Grade 2 and Grades 3 - 6.  Two winners will be chosen from each group.  Bring your pumpkin and completed entry form to EWML children's department on either Saturday, October 13th or Sunday, October 14th during open hours.  NO LATE OR EARLY ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED!  Pumpkins will be on display in the children's department, and winners will be announced on Friday, October 26th at 2:00pm.  PLEASE PICK UP AN INFORMATION PACKET WHICH WILL CONTAIN ALL THE CONTEST RULES AND ENTRY FORM.

*Please note that the library does not provide the pumpkin or decorations. This is a project to be completed at home and then brought into the library.* 

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Inside Library

PreK - Grade 6.  Time to get creative!  Pick any CHILDREN'S book character, get a pumpkin, and get started!  Decorate a pumpkin at home with paint, beads, glitter, etc to transform it into your favorite book character!  ABSOLUTELY NO CARVED PUMPKINS WILL BE ACCEPTED!  Entries will be divided into two judging groups: PreK - Grade 2 and Grades 3 - 6.  Two winners will be chosen from each group.  Bring your pumpkin and completed entry form to EWML children's department on either Saturday, October 13th or Sunday, October 14th during open hours.  NO LATE OR EARLY ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED!  Pumpkins will be on display in the children's department, and winners will be announced on Friday, October 26th at 2:00pm.  PLEASE PICK UP AN INFORMATION PACKET WHICH WILL CONTAIN ALL THE CONTEST RULES AND ENTRY FORM.

*Please note that the library does not provide the pumpkin or decorations. This is a project to be completed at home and then brought into the library.* 

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Inside Library

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friends of the Library Concert: Phil Rosenthal

 

 

 

Come spend an afternoon getting lost in the music as Phil Rosenthal performs the music of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie.

Phil Rosenthal is a nationally renowned singer, songwriter, recording artist and record producer - for many years as the lead singer and guitarist of the popular bluegrass group the Seldom Scene. Phil is also a successful songwriter whose original compositions have been recorded by many artists including Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. In 1994, the Connecticut Commission on the Arts appointed him official Connecticut State Troubadour. 

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 

 

 

Come spend an afternoon getting lost in the music as Phil Rosenthal performs the music of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie.

Phil Rosenthal is a nationally renowned singer, songwriter, recording artist and record producer - for many years as the lead singer and guitarist of the popular bluegrass group the Seldom Scene. Phil is also a successful songwriter whose original compositions have been recorded by many artists including Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe, and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. In 1994, the Connecticut Commission on the Arts appointed him official Connecticut State Troubadour. 

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Monday October 15, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
New Mom Meet-Up

New moms and babies.  Are you a new mom looking to meet other new moms?  Join us at the library for a lunchtime meet-up!  We'll provide coffee, tea, and water, you bring your lunch and your baby.  Program attendance limited to new moms and babies not yet walking.   Registration is not required for this event.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

New moms and babies.  Are you a new mom looking to meet other new moms?  Join us at the library for a lunchtime meet-up!  We'll provide coffee, tea, and water, you bring your lunch and your baby.  Program attendance limited to new moms and babies not yet walking.   Registration is not required for this event.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
R.E.A.D with Dani

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Dani, a certified therapy dog, for a 15-minute session!  This program provides an opportunity for beginning and/or struggling readers to practice reading aloud to improve their reading skills.  Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers.

Dani and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

*Registration is required for a specific timeslot and will begin one month before the program.  If the timeslot you would like is unavailable, please call the library to put your name on a waitlist*

*If your child's grade falls outside of the parameters for this program and there are special circumstances which would make this program beneficial to your child, please call the Children's Services Librarian at 203-452-2850 x 2930.*

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room
There are 2 spaces available.

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Dani, a certified therapy dog, for a 15-minute session!  This program provides an opportunity for beginning and/or struggling readers to practice reading aloud to improve their reading skills.  Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers.

Dani and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

*Registration is required for a specific timeslot and will begin one month before the program.  If the timeslot you would like is unavailable, please call the library to put your name on a waitlist*

*If your child's grade falls outside of the parameters for this program and there are special circumstances which would make this program beneficial to your child, please call the Children's Services Librarian at 203-452-2850 x 2930.*

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Galapagos Travelogue with Enid Lipeles

 

Join everyone’s friend and favorite former  Monroe chemistry teacher, Enid Lipeles for a tour through the beautiful Galapagos!

The Galapagos - a place that time forgot filled with century old giant tortoises, penguins and seals. The Galapagos have remote tropical islands that are both isolated islands and awe-inspiring. You will see indigenous wildlife found nowhere else in the world. See lava topped island landscapes including penguins and fur seals. Wildlife sightings include blue and red-footed boobies, marine iguanas and giant tortoises.

This travelogue is very suitable for school-age children.  Registration is required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

 

Join everyone’s friend and favorite former  Monroe chemistry teacher, Enid Lipeles for a tour through the beautiful Galapagos!

The Galapagos - a place that time forgot filled with century old giant tortoises, penguins and seals. The Galapagos have remote tropical islands that are both isolated islands and awe-inspiring. You will see indigenous wildlife found nowhere else in the world. See lava topped island landscapes including penguins and fur seals. Wildlife sightings include blue and red-footed boobies, marine iguanas and giant tortoises.

This travelogue is very suitable for school-age children.  Registration is required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

Tuesday October 16, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Stay & Play

All ages with a caregiver.  Join us for a brief storytime, followed by playtime, socializing, and refreshments!  Early literacy fun for the kids and a meet-up for the grownups!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

All ages with a caregiver.  Join us for a brief storytime, followed by playtime, socializing, and refreshments!  Early literacy fun for the kids and a meet-up for the grownups!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Creative Kids

All ages.  Drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

All ages.  Drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Business Lunch 'n Learn

A Road Map to Your Business Goal Line: A Trial Attorney's Prospective

Join us for pizza and networking while learning  about goal-setting strategies to grow your business. Attorney Kathy Boufford will guide you through the steps in creating and revising a strategy for setting, measuring and reaching achievable goals.

Registration is required. Link here to sign up.

This program is co-sponsored by the Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield County SCORE, and the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

A Road Map to Your Business Goal Line: A Trial Attorney's Prospective

Join us for pizza and networking while learning  about goal-setting strategies to grow your business. Attorney Kathy Boufford will guide you through the steps in creating and revising a strategy for setting, measuring and reaching achievable goals.

Registration is required. Link here to sign up.

This program is co-sponsored by the Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Fairfield County SCORE, and the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Tween Program - Halloween Mason Jars

 

Grades 5 - 7: Register to make a Halloween luminary using vinyl from our new Cricut!  Each participant will receive a set of vinyl stickers to create their own unique piece.

Registration is required and is limited to 16 participants.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.  Registration will begin at midnight one month before the program is held.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
There are 15 spaces available.

 

Grades 5 - 7: Register to make a Halloween luminary using vinyl from our new Cricut!  Each participant will receive a set of vinyl stickers to create their own unique piece.

Registration is required and is limited to 16 participants.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.  Registration will begin at midnight one month before the program is held.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Crafts for Adults: Wine Glass Candle Holder

 

 

 

Autumn is rushing in quick, so register to create a fun (and easy!) decorative Fall wineglass candle holder!

Registration is required for this program.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are 5 spaces available.

 

 

 

Autumn is rushing in quick, so register to create a fun (and easy!) decorative Fall wineglass candle holder!

Registration is required for this program.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Writers' Group

Have you always wanted to write a book, story, poem or memoir? Everyone has a story to tell. Join us on the third Tuesday each month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm for an opportunity to finally get those ideas out of your head and onto paper (or laptop.) We welcome all types of writers who aspire to publish and anyone else who would like to spend an hour in a safe, nurturing environment creating and sharing their work. Seniors are encouraged to document family traditions and personal anecdotes to pass on to loved ones.  No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:  Adult/Teen Services Librarian  203.452.2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Rotary Room

Have you always wanted to write a book, story, poem or memoir? Everyone has a story to tell. Join us on the third Tuesday each month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm for an opportunity to finally get those ideas out of your head and onto paper (or laptop.) We welcome all types of writers who aspire to publish and anyone else who would like to spend an hour in a safe, nurturing environment creating and sharing their work. Seniors are encouraged to document family traditions and personal anecdotes to pass on to loved ones.  No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:
  Adult/Teen Services Librarian
  203.452.2852
  reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Rotary Room

Wednesday October 17, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Baby Rhyme Time

This lapsit storytime is for babies not yet walking and their caregivers.  Babies will enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement.  This program is designed so that caregivers can focus solely on their infants and caregiver participation is encouraged.  Each 20 minute session is followed by playtime and social time.  Registration is not required for this event.  Attendance is limited to 15 babies and their caregivers on a first-come first-served basis.  It is requested that families with older siblings attend our "Stay & Play" or "Sing-Along Stories" programs, which better serve the needs of children who are walking.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

This lapsit storytime is for babies not yet walking and their caregivers.  Babies will enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement.  This program is designed so that caregivers can focus solely on their infants and caregiver participation is encouraged.  Each 20 minute session is followed by playtime and social time.  Registration is not required for this event.  Attendance is limited to 15 babies and their caregivers on a first-come first-served basis.  It is requested that families with older siblings attend our "Stay & Play" or "Sing-Along Stories" programs, which better serve the needs of children who are walking.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Career Wednesdays: Job Searching Strategies

Pick up information on the resources available to help you in your job search. Discover where the best places are to look for employment. Goodwill Career Center Coach Yarelis Canales will be your instructor in this one-hour program.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Rotary Room
There are many spaces available.

Pick up information on the resources available to help you in your job search. Discover where the best places are to look for employment. Goodwill Career Center Coach Yarelis Canales will be your instructor in this one-hour program.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

There are many spaces available.

Thursday October 18, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-Along Stories

Walkers - Age 5 with a caregiver.  Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, dance, move, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Walkers - Age 5 with a caregiver.  Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, dance, move, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Friday at 10:30 am.]

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Friday at 10:30 am.]

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday October 19, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Lab

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Thursday at 1:30 pm.]

CONTACT:  Childrenl's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Thursday at 1:30 pm.]

CONTACT:
  Childrenl's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Saturday October 20, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Yoga for Adults

Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Attendance is first come, first served for yoga classes.  When the limit of 25 people is reached, the door will be closed and a sign will be posted indicating that the class is full.

 
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Adults, come to these sessions and learn the basics of yoga. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Wear appropriate workout wear (comfortable but not restricting). Class is limited to 25 people.

Attendance is first come, first served for yoga classes.  When the limit of 25 people is reached, the door will be closed and a sign will be posted indicating that the class is full.

 
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Monday October 22, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
New Mom Meet-Up

New moms and babies.  Are you a new mom looking to meet other new moms?  Join us at the library for a lunchtime meet-up!  We'll provide coffee, tea, and water, you bring your lunch and your baby.  Program attendance limited to new moms and babies not yet walking.   Registration is not required for this event.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

New moms and babies.  Are you a new mom looking to meet other new moms?  Join us at the library for a lunchtime meet-up!  We'll provide coffee, tea, and water, you bring your lunch and your baby.  Program attendance limited to new moms and babies not yet walking.   Registration is not required for this event.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Decorate a Treasure Box

This program is being presented as part of our Fantasy Month: where we celebrate the power of imagination

Grades K - 3.  Come decorate a colorful treasure box in the style of the film "Coco".   *NON-WASHABLE ACRYLIC PAINT WILL BE USED FOR THIS PROJECT.  PLEASE WEAR OLD CLOTHES OR BRING A SMOCK.* 

*Registration is required and is limited to 22 participants.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.  Registration will begin at midnight one month before the program.*

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

This program is being presented as part of our Fantasy Month: where we celebrate the power of imagination

Grades K - 3.  Come decorate a colorful treasure box in the style of the film "Coco".   *NON-WASHABLE ACRYLIC PAINT WILL BE USED FOR THIS PROJECT.  PLEASE WEAR OLD CLOTHES OR BRING A SMOCK.* 

*Registration is required and is limited to 22 participants.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.  Registration will begin at midnight one month before the program.*

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Tuesday October 23, 2018
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Minecraft Jr.

Grades 2 - 5: Stop in and play Minecraft on your own or Minecraft on our Fairfield County Server while hanging with other kids that love Minecraft, too!  Snacks will be provided.

Please note:  We have a *very* limited number of laptops, so please bring your own if possible.  If you DO NOT have a Minecraft account, please let us know on the form. A staff member will be present, but will not have in-depth knowledge of Minecraft.

CONTACT:  Lauren   203-452-2850x4  lobach(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
Registration will begin on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Grades 2 - 5: Stop in and play Minecraft on your own or Minecraft on our Fairfield County Server while hanging with other kids that love Minecraft, too!  Snacks will be provided.

Please note:  We have a *very* limited number of laptops, so please bring your own if possible.  If you DO NOT have a Minecraft account, please let us know on the form. A staff member will be present, but will not have in-depth knowledge of Minecraft.

CONTACT:
  Lauren 
  203.452.2850x4
  lobach(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Registration will begin on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Knifty Knitters and Crafty Crocheters Bi-Monthly Meet Up

 

Come join other yarn crafters for an evening of conversation and fun! Bring along your favorite knitting or crochet project to work on; share ideas, techniques, and expertise.

Registration is required.

Held in the library's Adult Magazine Area.

LOCATION: Adult Services Floor

 

Come join other yarn crafters for an evening of conversation and fun! Bring along your favorite knitting or crochet project to work on; share ideas, techniques, and expertise.

Registration is required.

Held in the library's Adult Magazine Area.

LOCATION: Adult Services Floor

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Acrylic Paint Marbling

Learn to create a marbling effect on canvas using acrylic paints, paint mediums and water. First we will mix a smooth paint pour and then use different techniques to manipulate the paint. This project can get messy and acrylic paints do stain -- so please wear appropriate clothing. Your project will take 24 hours to dry and can be picked up the following day at the Reference Desk.

Registration is required and begins on September 23rd.  Limited to 16 people This program is paid for by the Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library.

This class is being repeated on October 29th. Please register for one class only.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Learn to create a marbling effect on canvas using acrylic paints, paint mediums and water. First we will mix a smooth paint pour and then use different techniques to manipulate the paint. This project can get messy and acrylic paints do stain -- so please wear appropriate clothing. Your project will take 24 hours to dry and can be picked up the following day at the Reference Desk.

Registration is required and begins on September 23rd.  Limited to 16 people This program is paid for by the Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library.

This class is being repeated on October 29th. Please register for one class only.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Thursday October 25, 2018
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Magic: The Gathering for Teens

Kids in grades 7-12, join us for an afternoon of Magic: The Gathering,  a card game based on strategy with spells, magic, and monsters.  Come with your own cards if you have them, but don't worry, there will plenty available if you don't .  Beginners and masters alike are welcome.

Refreshments will be served and registration is required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Kids in grades 7-12, join us for an afternoon of Magic: The Gathering,  a card game based on strategy with spells, magic, and monsters.  Come with your own cards if you have them, but don't worry, there will plenty available if you don't .  Beginners and masters alike are welcome.

Refreshments will be served and registration is required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Sunday October 28, 2018
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Nick Bellantoni Book Event

 

 

Henry ‘Opukaha’ia (ca. 1792–1818), Native Hawaiian, and Itankusun Wanbli (ca. 1879–1900), Oglala Lakota, lived almost a century apart. Yet the cultural circumstances that led them to leave their homelands and eventually die in Connecticut have striking similarities. 

Nicholas Bellantoni, PhD, Emeritus Connecticut State Archaeologist, and Military Veteran at UConn oversaw the archaeological disinterment, forensic identifications, and return of their skeletal remains back to their Native communities and families after descendant women had callings that their ancestors “wanted to come home”.  Nicholas will delve into the far-reaching consequences of American imperialism and colonialism and how these two young men died while on their “journeys” to find fulfillment - and were both buried in Connecticut cemeteries. 

Copies of "The Long Journeys Home" will be available for purchase.

Registration is required.

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

 

 

Henry ‘Opukaha’ia (ca. 1792–1818), Native Hawaiian, and Itankusun Wanbli (ca. 1879–1900), Oglala Lakota, lived almost a century apart. Yet the cultural circumstances that led them to leave their homelands and eventually die in Connecticut have striking similarities. 

Nicholas Bellantoni, PhD, Emeritus Connecticut State Archaeologist, and Military Veteran at UConn oversaw the archaeological disinterment, forensic identifications, and return of their skeletal remains back to their Native communities and families after descendant women had callings that their ancestors “wanted to come home”.  Nicholas will delve into the far-reaching consequences of American imperialism and colonialism and how these two young men died while on their “journeys” to find fulfillment - and were both buried in Connecticut cemeteries. 

Copies of "The Long Journeys Home" will be available for purchase.

Registration is required.

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday October 29, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
New Mom Meet-Up

New moms and babies.  Are you a new mom looking to meet other new moms?  Join us at the library for a lunchtime meet-up!  We'll provide coffee, tea, and water, you bring your lunch and your baby.  Program attendance limited to new moms and babies not yet walking.   Registration is not required for this event.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

New moms and babies.  Are you a new mom looking to meet other new moms?  Join us at the library for a lunchtime meet-up!  We'll provide coffee, tea, and water, you bring your lunch and your baby.  Program attendance limited to new moms and babies not yet walking.   Registration is not required for this event.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
R.E.A.D with Dani

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Dani, a certified therapy dog, for a 15-minute session!  This program provides an opportunity for beginning and/or struggling readers to practice reading aloud to improve their reading skills.  Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers.

Dani and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

*Registration is required for a specific timeslot and will begin one month before the program.  If the timeslot you would like is unavailable, please call the library to put your name on a waitlist*

*If your child's grade falls outside of the parameters for this program and there are special circumstances which would make this program beneficial to your child, please call the Children's Services Librarian at 203-452-2850 x 2930.*

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Dani, a certified therapy dog, for a 15-minute session!  This program provides an opportunity for beginning and/or struggling readers to practice reading aloud to improve their reading skills.  Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers.

Dani and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

*Registration is required for a specific timeslot and will begin one month before the program.  If the timeslot you would like is unavailable, please call the library to put your name on a waitlist*

*If your child's grade falls outside of the parameters for this program and there are special circumstances which would make this program beneficial to your child, please call the Children's Services Librarian at 203-452-2850 x 2930.*

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Acrylic Paint Marbling

Learn to create a marbling effect on canvas using acrylic paints, paint mediums and water. First we will mix a smooth paint pour and then use different techniques to manipulate the paint. This project can get messy and acrylic paints do stain -- so please wear appropriate clothing. Your project will take 24 hours to dry and can be picked up the following day at the Reference Desk.

Registration is required and begins on September 29th.  Limited to 16 people This program is paid for by the Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library.

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Learn to create a marbling effect on canvas using acrylic paints, paint mediums and water. First we will mix a smooth paint pour and then use different techniques to manipulate the paint. This project can get messy and acrylic paints do stain -- so please wear appropriate clothing. Your project will take 24 hours to dry and can be picked up the following day at the Reference Desk.

Registration is required and begins on September 29th.  Limited to 16 people This program is paid for by the Friends of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library.

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Wednesday October 31, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Halloween Parade

 

Pre-K:  Stop by in your costume to celebrate Halloween!  We'll have some entertainment, then trick-or-treat from the library to Town Hall, then walk through the Police Department!  *Be sure to bring a bag for all your candy!*  Parade will be held rain or shine!  Registration is not required.

Then, come join all your friends after the parade for a pumpkin-themed craft!

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 

Pre-K:  Stop by in your costume to celebrate Halloween!  We'll have some entertainment, then trick-or-treat from the library to Town Hall, then walk through the Police Department!  *Be sure to bring a bag for all your candy!*  Parade will be held rain or shine!  Registration is not required.

Then, come join all your friends after the parade for a pumpkin-themed craft!

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Monday November 5, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
New Mom Meet-Up

New moms and babies.  Are you a new mom looking to meet other new moms?  Join us at the library for a lunchtime meet-up!  We'll provide coffee, tea, and water, you bring your lunch and your baby.  Program attendance limited to new moms and babies not yet walking.   Registration is not required for this event.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

New moms and babies.  Are you a new mom looking to meet other new moms?  Join us at the library for a lunchtime meet-up!  We'll provide coffee, tea, and water, you bring your lunch and your baby.  Program attendance limited to new moms and babies not yet walking.   Registration is not required for this event.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Tuesday November 6, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Stay & Play

All ages with a caregiver.  Join us for a brief storytime, followed by playtime, socializing, and refreshments!  Early literacy fun for the kids and a meet-up for the grownups!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

All ages with a caregiver.  Join us for a brief storytime, followed by playtime, socializing, and refreshments!  Early literacy fun for the kids and a meet-up for the grownups!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Creative Kids

All ages.  Drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

All ages.  Drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Book Discussion

This month's selection is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

"House arrest has never been so charming … an engaging 30-year saga. To Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov, the (Moscow hotel) Metropol becomes both home and jail in 1922, when the Bolsheviks spare his life...Count Rostov’s long transformation occurs against a lightly sketched background of upheaval,  repression, and war.”  (Publishers Weekly)

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

This month's selection is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

"House arrest has never been so charming … an engaging 30-year saga. To Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov, the (Moscow hotel) Metropol becomes both home and jail in 1922, when the Bolsheviks spare his life...Count Rostov’s long transformation occurs against a lightly sketched background of upheaval,  repression, and war.”  (Publishers Weekly)

No registration necessary.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Movie Night
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
Wednesday November 7, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Baby Rhyme Time

This lapsit storytime is for babies not yet walking and their caregivers.  Babies will enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement.  This program is designed so that caregivers can focus solely on their infants and caregiver participation is encouraged.  Each 20 minute session is followed by playtime and social time.  Registration is not required for this event.  Attendance is limited to 15 babies and their caregivers on a first-come first-served basis.  It is requested that families with older siblings attend our "Stay & Play" or "Sing-Along Stories" programs, which better serve the needs of children who are walking.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

This lapsit storytime is for babies not yet walking and their caregivers.  Babies will enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement.  This program is designed so that caregivers can focus solely on their infants and caregiver participation is encouraged.  Each 20 minute session is followed by playtime and social time.  Registration is not required for this event.  Attendance is limited to 15 babies and their caregivers on a first-come first-served basis.  It is requested that families with older siblings attend our "Stay & Play" or "Sing-Along Stories" programs, which better serve the needs of children who are walking.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Thursday November 8, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-Along Stories

Walkers - Age 5 with a caregiver.  Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, dance, move, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Walkers - Age 5 with a caregiver.  Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, dance, move, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Friday at 10:30 am.]

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Friday at 10:30 am.]

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday November 9, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Lab

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Thursday at 1:30 pm.]

CONTACT:  Childrenl's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Thursday at 1:30 pm.]

CONTACT:
  Childrenl's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Saturday November 10, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Festive Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece

 

 

Come join us as we take a plain foam pumpkin and customize it into a gorgeous Festive Table Centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table! Fabric will be decoupaged onto a pumpkin and a variety of artificial and dried flowers, leaves and branches will create a stunning autumn floral arrangement. The result can be a gift or keep for yourself! All supplies are provided, so just bring your imagination!

Registration is required and will be limited to 15 participants.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

 

 

Come join us as we take a plain foam pumpkin and customize it into a gorgeous Festive Table Centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table! Fabric will be decoupaged onto a pumpkin and a variety of artificial and dried flowers, leaves and branches will create a stunning autumn floral arrangement. The result can be a gift or keep for yourself! All supplies are provided, so just bring your imagination!

Registration is required and will be limited to 15 participants.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Tuesday November 13, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Stay & Play

All ages with a caregiver.  Join us for a brief storytime, followed by playtime, socializing, and refreshments!  Early literacy fun for the kids and a meet-up for the grownups!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

All ages with a caregiver.  Join us for a brief storytime, followed by playtime, socializing, and refreshments!  Early literacy fun for the kids and a meet-up for the grownups!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Creative Kids

All ages.  Drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

All ages.  Drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Knifty Knitters and Crafty Crocheters Bi-Monthly Meet Up

 

Come join other yarn crafters for an evening of conversation and fun! Bring along your favorite knitting or crochet project to work on; share ideas, techniques, and expertise.

Registration is required.

Held in the library's Adult Magazine Area.

LOCATION: Adult Services Floor

 

Come join other yarn crafters for an evening of conversation and fun! Bring along your favorite knitting or crochet project to work on; share ideas, techniques, and expertise.

Registration is required.

Held in the library's Adult Magazine Area.

LOCATION: Adult Services Floor

Wednesday November 14, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Baby Rhyme Time

This lapsit storytime is for babies not yet walking and their caregivers.  Babies will enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement.  This program is designed so that caregivers can focus solely on their infants and caregiver participation is encouraged.  Each 20 minute session is followed by playtime and social time.  Registration is not required for this event.  Attendance is limited to 15 babies and their caregivers on a first-come first-served basis.  It is requested that families with older siblings attend our "Stay & Play" or "Sing-Along Stories" programs, which better serve the needs of children who are walking.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

This lapsit storytime is for babies not yet walking and their caregivers.  Babies will enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement.  This program is designed so that caregivers can focus solely on their infants and caregiver participation is encouraged.  Each 20 minute session is followed by playtime and social time.  Registration is not required for this event.  Attendance is limited to 15 babies and their caregivers on a first-come first-served basis.  It is requested that families with older siblings attend our "Stay & Play" or "Sing-Along Stories" programs, which better serve the needs of children who are walking.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Thursday November 15, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-Along Stories

Walkers - Age 5 with a caregiver.  Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, dance, move, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Walkers - Age 5 with a caregiver.  Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, dance, move, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Friday at 10:30 am.]

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Friday at 10:30 am.]

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday November 16, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Lab

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Thursday at 1:30 pm.]

CONTACT:  Childrenl's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Thursday at 1:30 pm.]

CONTACT:
  Childrenl's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Monday November 19, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
New Mom Meet-Up

New moms and babies.  Are you a new mom looking to meet other new moms?  Join us at the library for a lunchtime meet-up!  We'll provide coffee, tea, and water, you bring your lunch and your baby.  Program attendance limited to new moms and babies not yet walking.   Registration is not required for this event.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

New moms and babies.  Are you a new mom looking to meet other new moms?  Join us at the library for a lunchtime meet-up!  We'll provide coffee, tea, and water, you bring your lunch and your baby.  Program attendance limited to new moms and babies not yet walking.   Registration is not required for this event.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
R.E.A.D with Dani

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Dani, a certified therapy dog, for a 15-minute session!  This program provides an opportunity for beginning and/or struggling readers to practice reading aloud to improve their reading skills.  Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers.

Dani and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

*Registration is required for a specific timeslot and will begin one month before the program.  If the timeslot you would like is unavailable, please call the library to put your name on a waitlist*

*If your child's grade falls outside of the parameters for this program and there are special circumstances which would make this program beneficial to your child, please call the Children's Services Librarian at 203-452-2850 x 2930.*

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room
Registration will begin on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Dani, a certified therapy dog, for a 15-minute session!  This program provides an opportunity for beginning and/or struggling readers to practice reading aloud to improve their reading skills.  Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers.

Dani and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

*Registration is required for a specific timeslot and will begin one month before the program.  If the timeslot you would like is unavailable, please call the library to put your name on a waitlist*

*If your child's grade falls outside of the parameters for this program and there are special circumstances which would make this program beneficial to your child, please call the Children's Services Librarian at 203-452-2850 x 2930.*

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Registration will begin on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Tuesday November 20, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Stay & Play

All ages with a caregiver.  Join us for a brief storytime, followed by playtime, socializing, and refreshments!  Early literacy fun for the kids and a meet-up for the grownups!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

All ages with a caregiver.  Join us for a brief storytime, followed by playtime, socializing, and refreshments!  Early literacy fun for the kids and a meet-up for the grownups!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Creative Kids

All ages.  Drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

All ages.  Drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Writers' Group

Have you always wanted to write a book, story, poem or memoir? Everyone has a story to tell. Join us on the third Tuesday each month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm for an opportunity to finally get those ideas out of your head and onto paper (or laptop.) We welcome all types of writers who aspire to publish and anyone else who would like to spend an hour in a safe, nurturing environment creating and sharing their work. Seniors are encouraged to document family traditions and personal anecdotes to pass on to loved ones.  No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:  Adult/Teen Services Librarian  203.452.2852  reference@ewml.org
LOCATION: Rotary Room

Have you always wanted to write a book, story, poem or memoir? Everyone has a story to tell. Join us on the third Tuesday each month from 6:30 to 8:00 pm for an opportunity to finally get those ideas out of your head and onto paper (or laptop.) We welcome all types of writers who aspire to publish and anyone else who would like to spend an hour in a safe, nurturing environment creating and sharing their work. Seniors are encouraged to document family traditions and personal anecdotes to pass on to loved ones.  No registration necessary.

 

CONTACT:
  Adult/Teen Services Librarian
  203.452.2852
  reference@ewml.org

LOCATION: Rotary Room

Wednesday November 21, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Baby Rhyme Time

This lapsit storytime is for babies not yet walking and their caregivers.  Babies will enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement.  This program is designed so that caregivers can focus solely on their infants and caregiver participation is encouraged.  Each 20 minute session is followed by playtime and social time.  Registration is not required for this event.  Attendance is limited to 15 babies and their caregivers on a first-come first-served basis.  It is requested that families with older siblings attend our "Stay & Play" or "Sing-Along Stories" programs, which better serve the needs of children who are walking.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

This lapsit storytime is for babies not yet walking and their caregivers.  Babies will enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement.  This program is designed so that caregivers can focus solely on their infants and caregiver participation is encouraged.  Each 20 minute session is followed by playtime and social time.  Registration is not required for this event.  Attendance is limited to 15 babies and their caregivers on a first-come first-served basis.  It is requested that families with older siblings attend our "Stay & Play" or "Sing-Along Stories" programs, which better serve the needs of children who are walking.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Career Wednesdays: Interview Skills

Learn what employers want to know about potential hires and how to best respond to tough questions. A practice application will be provided and instruction on what details to include. Get advice on how to look professional for your interview.

Goodwill Career Center Coach, Yarelis Canales will be your instructor in this one-hour program.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Rotary Room
There are many spaces available.

Learn what employers want to know about potential hires and how to best respond to tough questions. A practice application will be provided and instruction on what details to include. Get advice on how to look professional for your interview.

Goodwill Career Center Coach, Yarelis Canales will be your instructor in this one-hour program.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

There are many spaces available.

Monday November 26, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
New Mom Meet-Up

New moms and babies.  Are you a new mom looking to meet other new moms?  Join us at the library for a lunchtime meet-up!  We'll provide coffee, tea, and water, you bring your lunch and your baby.  Program attendance limited to new moms and babies not yet walking.   Registration is not required for this event.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

New moms and babies.  Are you a new mom looking to meet other new moms?  Join us at the library for a lunchtime meet-up!  We'll provide coffee, tea, and water, you bring your lunch and your baby.  Program attendance limited to new moms and babies not yet walking.   Registration is not required for this event.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
R.E.A.D with Dani

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Dani, a certified therapy dog, for a 15-minute session!  This program provides an opportunity for beginning and/or struggling readers to practice reading aloud to improve their reading skills.  Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers.

Dani and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

*Registration is required for a specific timeslot and will begin one month before the program.  If the timeslot you would like is unavailable, please call the library to put your name on a waitlist*

*If your child's grade falls outside of the parameters for this program and there are special circumstances which would make this program beneficial to your child, please call the Children's Services Librarian at 203-452-2850 x 2930.*

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room
Registration will begin on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Dani, a certified therapy dog, for a 15-minute session!  This program provides an opportunity for beginning and/or struggling readers to practice reading aloud to improve their reading skills.  Animals are ideal reading companions because they listen attentively; do not judge, laugh or criticize; allow children to proceed at their own pace; are less intimidating than peers.

Dani and her handler have been trained in the R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dog) program, which improves children's reading and communication skills.

Each child may bring their own book or choose one at the library before their session.

*Registration is required for a specific timeslot and will begin one month before the program.  If the timeslot you would like is unavailable, please call the library to put your name on a waitlist*

*If your child's grade falls outside of the parameters for this program and there are special circumstances which would make this program beneficial to your child, please call the Children's Services Librarian at 203-452-2850 x 2930.*

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Registration will begin on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Tuesday November 27, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Stay & Play

All ages with a caregiver.  Join us for a brief storytime, followed by playtime, socializing, and refreshments!  Early literacy fun for the kids and a meet-up for the grownups!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

All ages with a caregiver.  Join us for a brief storytime, followed by playtime, socializing, and refreshments!  Early literacy fun for the kids and a meet-up for the grownups!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Creative Kids

All ages.  Drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

All ages.  Drop by to unleash your creative side!  We'll have all the materials to make a beautiful craft.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Knifty Knitters and Crafty Crocheters Bi-Monthly Meet Up

 

Come join other yarn crafters for an evening of conversation and fun! Bring along your favorite knitting or crochet project to work on; share ideas, techniques, and expertise.

Registration is required.

Held in the library's Adult Magazine Area.

LOCATION: Adult Services Floor

 

Come join other yarn crafters for an evening of conversation and fun! Bring along your favorite knitting or crochet project to work on; share ideas, techniques, and expertise.

Registration is required.

Held in the library's Adult Magazine Area.

LOCATION: Adult Services Floor

Wednesday November 28, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Baby Rhyme Time

This lapsit storytime is for babies not yet walking and their caregivers.  Babies will enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement.  This program is designed so that caregivers can focus solely on their infants and caregiver participation is encouraged.  Each 20 minute session is followed by playtime and social time.  Registration is not required for this event.  Attendance is limited to 15 babies and their caregivers on a first-come first-served basis.  It is requested that families with older siblings attend our "Stay & Play" or "Sing-Along Stories" programs, which better serve the needs of children who are walking.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

This lapsit storytime is for babies not yet walking and their caregivers.  Babies will enjoy nursery rhymes, simple stories, songs, fingerplays, and movement.  This program is designed so that caregivers can focus solely on their infants and caregiver participation is encouraged.  Each 20 minute session is followed by playtime and social time.  Registration is not required for this event.  Attendance is limited to 15 babies and their caregivers on a first-come first-served basis.  It is requested that families with older siblings attend our "Stay & Play" or "Sing-Along Stories" programs, which better serve the needs of children who are walking.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Thursday November 29, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-Along Stories

Walkers - Age 5 with a caregiver.  Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, dance, move, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Walkers - Age 5 with a caregiver.  Stop by to sing songs, hear stories, dance, move, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Friday at 10:30 am.]

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Friday at 10:30 am.]

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday November 30, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Lab

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Thursday at 1:30 pm.]

CONTACT:  Childrenl's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Ages 3 - 5.  Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is not required.

[If you can't make this session, we will be holding an additional identical session each Thursday at 1:30 pm.]

CONTACT:
  Childrenl's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Saturday December 1, 2018
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday Morning Conversations with the First Selectman and the Superintendant

First Selectman, Ken Kellogg and Superintendent of Schools, Jack Zamary will be available in the Children's Department to talk with any Monroe citizen. Please stop by to chat and ask any questions. No registration required.

CONTACT:  Lorna Rhyins  203-452-2850  lrhyins@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

First Selectman, Ken Kellogg and Superintendent of Schools, Jack Zamary will be available in the Children's Department to talk with any Monroe citizen. Please stop by to chat and ask any questions. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  Lorna Rhyins
  203.452.2850
  lrhyins@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

Monday December 3, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
New Mom Meet-Up

New moms and babies.  Are you a new mom looking to meet other new moms?  Join us at the library for a lunchtime meet-up!  We'll provide coffee, tea, and water, you bring your lunch and your baby.  Program attendance limited to new moms and babies not yet walking.   Registration is not required for this event.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room