Monday October 21, 2019
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Decoupage Pumpkins & Witch's Hats

 

Grades 3 - 6.  Using colorful tissue paper and mod podge, decorate a paper mache pumpkin and a witch's hat.

*Registration is required and is limited to 23 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  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
There are 10 spaces available.

 

Grades 3 - 6.  Using colorful tissue paper and mod podge, decorate a paper mache pumpkin and a witch's hat.

*Registration is required and is limited to 23 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
  reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ghostbusters: The Role-Playing Game

 

 

Grades 7-12: If there's something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Join us for a frightfully cheery role-playing experience as we play the Ghostbusters RPG. Participants will take the role of paranormal investigators for Ghostbusters International and try to catch a group of mischievous spirits who are haunting the area just in time for Halloween. Bring your imagination and a sense of humor and we'll provide the rest!

CONTACT: Tom Bruno  203-452-2852  tbruno@ewml.org
LOCATION: Rotary Room
There are 3 spaces available.

 

 

Grades 7-12: If there's something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Join us for a frightfully cheery role-playing experience as we play the Ghostbusters RPG. Participants will take the role of paranormal investigators for Ghostbusters International and try to catch a group of mischievous spirits who are haunting the area just in time for Halloween. Bring your imagination and a sense of humor and we'll provide the rest!

CONTACT:
  Tom Bruno
  203.452.2852
  tbruno@ewml.org

LOCATION: Rotary Room

There are 3 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Sorta Scary Storytime

Grades K - 3.  Beware!  We'll be reading some (sorta) scary stories and sharing a bedtime snack with everyone brave enough to attend!  

*Please register your family so that we know how many snacks we need.*

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are 35 spaces available.

Grades K - 3.  Beware!  We'll be reading some (sorta) scary stories and sharing a bedtime snack with everyone brave enough to attend!  

*Please register your family so that we know how many snacks we need.*

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are 35 spaces available.

Tuesday October 22, 2019
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
S.T.E.A.M. Haunted House Building Challenge

Grades 1 - 6.  Using cardboard boxes, foam stickers, colored paper, craft sticks, masking tape, and other materials, build a miniature haunted house using your engineering skills and imagination!  Make it as scary as you'd like!

*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.*

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Grades 1 - 6.  Using cardboard boxes, foam stickers, colored paper, craft sticks, masking tape, and other materials, build a miniature haunted house using your engineering skills and imagination!  Make it as scary as you'd like!

*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.*

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room


 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
College Essays & Supplements 101

Early application deadlines are 11/1, 11/15, and 12/1 with regular decision deadlines just around the corner! Come learn a little about what colleges really want to see in the supplemental essays, common app essays, and additional information section of the Common App! Our session will begin with an overview of the most important aspects of the Common App essay, supplemental essays, and additional information section. Later on, we will have time for a Q&A on these aspects of the college process and more. The event is open to high school students and parents of high school students.

This program is presented by Amanda Rodrigues.  Amanda is a college application specialist and educational advisor. She graduated from Harvard University in 2014 with her Bachelor’s in English, International Relations, and Spanish and from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019 with her Master’s in Education and Entrepreneurship. Amanda has been working with students on the college process for over six years and has helped more than one hundred families achieve success and make important educational decisions. You can learn more about her at http://mycollegetutor.org/

Registration is required and will be limited to 25 high schoolers.  Families are welcome to attend, but at least one high-schooler must be in attendance!  If you would like to register, please do so via the Teen Event Calendar

LOCATION: Inside Library

Early application deadlines are 11/1, 11/15, and 12/1 with regular decision deadlines just around the corner! Come learn a little about what colleges really want to see in the supplemental essays, common app essays, and additional information section of the Common App! Our session will begin with an overview of the most important aspects of the Common App essay, supplemental essays, and additional information section. Later on, we will have time for a Q&A on these aspects of the college process and more. The event is open to high school students and parents of high school students.

This program is presented by Amanda Rodrigues.  Amanda is a college application specialist and educational advisor. She graduated from Harvard University in 2014 with her Bachelor’s in English, International Relations, and Spanish and from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019 with her Master’s in Education and Entrepreneurship. Amanda has been working with students on the college process for over six years and has helped more than one hundred families achieve success and make important educational decisions. You can learn more about her at http://mycollegetutor.org/

Registration is required and will be limited to 25 high schoolers.  Families are welcome to attend, but at least one high-schooler must be in attendance!  If you would like to register, please do so via the Teen Event Calendar

LOCATION: Inside Library

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
College Essays & Supplements 101

Early application deadlines are 11/1, 11/15, and 12/1 with regular decision deadlines just around the corner! Come learn a little about what colleges really want to see in the supplemental essays, common app essays, and additional information section of the Common App! Our session will begin with an overview of the most important aspects of the Common App essay, supplemental essays, and additional information section. Later on, we will have time for a Q&A on these aspects of the college process and more. The event is open to high school students and parents of high school students.

This program is presented by Amanda Rodrigues.  Amanda is a college application specialist and educational adviser. She graduated from Harvard University in 2014 with her Bachelor’s in English, International Relations, and Spanish and from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019 with her Master’s in Education and Entrepreneurship. Amanda has been working with students on the college process for over six years and has helped more than one hundred families achieve success and make important educational decisions. You can learn more about her at http://mycollegetutor.org/

Registration is required and will be limited to 25 high schoolers.  Families are welcome to attend, but at least one high-schooler must be in attendance!

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are 6 spaces available.

Early application deadlines are 11/1, 11/15, and 12/1 with regular decision deadlines just around the corner! Come learn a little about what colleges really want to see in the supplemental essays, common app essays, and additional information section of the Common App! Our session will begin with an overview of the most important aspects of the Common App essay, supplemental essays, and additional information section. Later on, we will have time for a Q&A on these aspects of the college process and more. The event is open to high school students and parents of high school students.

This program is presented by Amanda Rodrigues.  Amanda is a college application specialist and educational adviser. She graduated from Harvard University in 2014 with her Bachelor’s in English, International Relations, and Spanish and from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019 with her Master’s in Education and Entrepreneurship. Amanda has been working with students on the college process for over six years and has helped more than one hundred families achieve success and make important educational decisions. You can learn more about her at http://mycollegetutor.org/

Registration is required and will be limited to 25 high schoolers.  Families are welcome to attend, but at least one high-schooler must be in attendance!

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are 6 spaces available.

Wednesday October 23, 2019

Ages Birth through 6 with a caregiver.  What do you call a playtime, storytime, and meet-up combined?  We call it Play Café!  Kids can enjoy our train table, Duplo table, play house, puzzles, puppets, and other toys while caregivers get to know other adults in our community.  We'll have a fun activity set up in our Craft/Storyhour Rooms.  Spontaneous storytimes, bubbles, musical instrument fun, and other activities will vary from week to week.  Be sure to check out books and other library materials to take home to enhance this early learning experience!  Registration is not required.

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

Ages Birth through 6 with a caregiver.  What do you call a playtime, storytime, and meet-up combined?  We call it Play Café!  Kids can enjoy our train table, Duplo table, play house, puzzles, puppets, and other toys while caregivers get to know other adults in our community.  We'll have a fun activity set up in our Craft/Storyhour Rooms.  Spontaneous storytimes, bubbles, musical instrument fun, and other activities will vary from week to week.  Be sure to check out books and other library materials to take home to enhance this early learning experience!  Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Inside Library

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Painted Bookends-CANCELLED

 

 THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED

 Grades 3-6. Want to help spruce up the library and be creative? Help us paint our bookends with your favorite book or theme and we will use them in  the Teen and Children's Department to brighten up our shelves! Registration is required. Grades 7 and 8 are  also invited to attend. Please register via the Teen Calendar.

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850x4  reference services AT ewml.org
There are 16 spaces available.

 

 THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED

 Grades 3-6. Want to help spruce up the library and be creative? Help us paint our bookends with your favorite book or theme and we will use them in  the Teen and Children's Department to brighten up our shelves! Registration is required. Grades 7 and 8 are  also invited to attend. Please register via the Teen Calendar.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850x4
  reference services AT ewml.org

There are 16 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Painted Bookends-CANCELLED

 

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Grades 7&8. Want to help spruce up the library and be creative? Help us paint our bookends with your favorite book or theme and we will use them in the Teen and Children's Department to brighten up our shelves! Registration is required. Grades 3-6 are also invited to attend. Please register via the Children's Calendar.

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850x4  reference services AT ewml.org
There are 16 spaces available.

 

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Grades 7&8. Want to help spruce up the library and be creative? Help us paint our bookends with your favorite book or theme and we will use them in the Teen and Children's Department to brighten up our shelves! Registration is required. Grades 3-6 are also invited to attend. Please register via the Children's Calendar.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850x4
  reference services AT ewml.org

There are 16 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mind Reading by Keith Zalinger

 

 

Mind-reading and Paranormal Entertainment by Keith Zalinger

Recipient of the Gigmasters “Best Of” award for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Grades 7 through adult:  Keith Zalinger is a mind-reader, mentalist, and hypnotist. Come and be mesmerized as he demonstrates the latent powers of the human mind while keeping everyone entertained!

Keith brings his award-winning show, which has played to audience acclaim from Yale University to Wall Street, from New England to West Palm Beach, FL. Hypnosis, Telepathy, Subtle Mind Control, Clairvoyance, Prophecy and more will be demonstrated. 

Please register online for this performance

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 

 

Mind-reading and Paranormal Entertainment by Keith Zalinger

Recipient of the Gigmasters “Best Of” award for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Grades 7 through adult:  Keith Zalinger is a mind-reader, mentalist, and hypnotist. Come and be mesmerized as he demonstrates the latent powers of the human mind while keeping everyone entertained!

Keith brings his award-winning show, which has played to audience acclaim from Yale University to Wall Street, from New England to West Palm Beach, FL. Hypnosis, Telepathy, Subtle Mind Control, Clairvoyance, Prophecy and more will be demonstrated. 

Please register online for this performance

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


Thursday October 24, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Decorate a Wooden Mask

Preschoolers.  Use colorful markers to decorate a friendly wooden monster mask.  Registration is not required.  While supplies last.

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

Preschoolers.  Use colorful markers to decorate a friendly wooden monster mask.  Registration is not required.  While supplies last.

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Saturday October 26, 2019
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Library Pokémon GO Fest


Calling all Pokémon GO Trainers! Join us at the library for a day of catching and trading Pokémon playing the popular Pokémon GO mobile game. Library staff will be placing Lures at all of our PokeStops so you'll have extra good luck in finding Pokémon. Trainers who are Level 10 and higher can also trade Pokémon and battle with each other. Weather permitting, we may also organize a raid on one of the nearby PokeGyms. Don't know how to play? Our library Trainer will be happy to show you how!

You will need a mobile phone and the Pokémon GO app in order to participate in the online activities, but we will also have make-your-own papercraft Pokémon and duct tape Pokeballs and snacks in our newly-renovated Teen Space. All ages are welcome, elementary-age or younger must have a caregiver present.

CONTACT: Tom Bruno  tbruno@ewml.org
LOCATION: Teen Space


Calling all Pokémon GO Trainers! Join us at the library for a day of catching and trading Pokémon playing the popular Pokémon GO mobile game. Library staff will be placing Lures at all of our PokeStops so you'll have extra good luck in finding Pokémon. Trainers who are Level 10 and higher can also trade Pokémon and battle with each other. Weather permitting, we may also organize a raid on one of the nearby PokeGyms. Don't know how to play? Our library Trainer will be happy to show you how!

You will need a mobile phone and the Pokémon GO app in order to participate in the online activities, but we will also have make-your-own papercraft Pokémon and duct tape Pokeballs and snacks in our newly-renovated Teen Space. All ages are welcome, elementary-age or younger must have a caregiver present.

CONTACT:
  Tom Bruno
  
  tbruno@ewml.org

LOCATION: Teen Space

 
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Library Pokémon GO Fest


Calling all Pokémon GO Trainers! Join us at the library for a day of catching and trading Pokémon playing the popular Pokémon GO mobile game. Library staff will be placing Lures at all of our PokeStops so you'll have extra good luck in finding Pokémon. Trainers who are Level 10 and higher can also trade Pokémon and battle with each other. Weather permitting, we may also organize a raid on one of the nearby PokeGyms. Don't know how to play? Our library Trainer will be happy to show you how!

You will need a mobile phone and the Pokémon GO app in order to participate in the online activities, but we will also have make-your-own papercraft Pokémon and duct tape Pokeballs and snacks in our newly-renovated Teen Space. All ages are welcome, elementary-age or younger must have a caregiver present.

CONTACT: Tom Bruno  tbruno@ewml.org
LOCATION: Teen Space


Calling all Pokémon GO Trainers! Join us at the library for a day of catching and trading Pokémon playing the popular Pokémon GO mobile game. Library staff will be placing Lures at all of our PokeStops so you'll have extra good luck in finding Pokémon. Trainers who are Level 10 and higher can also trade Pokémon and battle with each other. Weather permitting, we may also organize a raid on one of the nearby PokeGyms. Don't know how to play? Our library Trainer will be happy to show you how!

You will need a mobile phone and the Pokémon GO app in order to participate in the online activities, but we will also have make-your-own papercraft Pokémon and duct tape Pokeballs and snacks in our newly-renovated Teen Space. All ages are welcome, elementary-age or younger must have a caregiver present.

CONTACT:
  Tom Bruno
  
  tbruno@ewml.org

LOCATION: Teen Space

 
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Library Pokémon GO Fest


Calling all Pokémon GO Trainers! Join us at the library for a day of catching and trading Pokémon playing the popular Pokémon GO mobile game. Library staff will be placing Lures at all of our PokeStops so you'll have extra good luck in finding Pokémon. Trainers who are Level 10 and higher can also trade Pokémon and battle with each other. Weather permitting, we may also organize a raid on one of the nearby PokeGyms. Don't know how to play? Our library Trainer will be happy to show you how!

You will need a mobile phone and the Pokémon GO app in order to participate in the online activities, but we will also have make-your-own papercraft Pokémon and duct tape Pokeballs and snacks in our newly-renovated Teen Space. All ages are welcome, elementary-age or younger must have a caregiver present.

CONTACT: Tom Bruno  tbruno@ewml.org
LOCATION: Teen Space


Calling all Pokémon GO Trainers! Join us at the library for a day of catching and trading Pokémon playing the popular Pokémon GO mobile game. Library staff will be placing Lures at all of our PokeStops so you'll have extra good luck in finding Pokémon. Trainers who are Level 10 and higher can also trade Pokémon and battle with each other. Weather permitting, we may also organize a raid on one of the nearby PokeGyms. Don't know how to play? Our library Trainer will be happy to show you how!

You will need a mobile phone and the Pokémon GO app in order to participate in the online activities, but we will also have make-your-own papercraft Pokémon and duct tape Pokeballs and snacks in our newly-renovated Teen Space. All ages are welcome, elementary-age or younger must have a caregiver present.

CONTACT:
  Tom Bruno
  
  tbruno@ewml.org

LOCATION: Teen Space

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Family Flick

All Ages.  Stop in to watch a family-friendly movie!  Bring your own snacks and watch on the big screen.

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

All Ages.  Stop in to watch a family-friendly movie!  Bring your own snacks and watch on the big screen.

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Monday October 28, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Science Snoopers - Going Batty

Grades K - 6.  Homeschooling families are invited to join Jean Mai from Science Snoopers to investigate the world of nature!  Bats are terrific creatures!  Explore the fascinating world of bats at this program.  Each session of Science Snoopers includes a lecture that is enhanced with hands-on material, props, or experiments.  

*Registration is required and is limited to 25 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  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are 2 spaces available.

Grades K - 6.  Homeschooling families are invited to join Jean Mai from Science Snoopers to investigate the world of nature!  Bats are terrific creatures!  Explore the fascinating world of bats at this program.  Each session of Science Snoopers includes a lecture that is enhanced with hands-on material, props, or experiments.  

*Registration is required and is limited to 25 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
  reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are 2 spaces available.

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Let's Make Glow-in-the-Dark Slime!

Grades K - 6.   Who doesn't love slime?  Today, just in time for Halloween, we'll be making glow-in-the-dark slime!  We'll also decorate a storage container for your slime.  Get ready to turn off the lights!

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  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Grades K - 6.   Who doesn't love slime?  Today, just in time for Halloween, we'll be making glow-in-the-dark slime!  We'll also decorate a storage container for your slime.  Get ready to turn off the lights!

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
  reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room


Wednesday October 30, 2019

Ages Birth through 6 with a caregiver.  What do you call a playtime, storytime, and meet-up combined?  We call it Play Café!  Kids can enjoy our train table, Duplo table, play house, puzzles, puppets, and other toys while caregivers get to know other adults in our community.  We'll have a fun activity set up in our Craft/Storyhour Rooms.  Spontaneous storytimes, bubbles, musical instrument fun, and other activities will vary from week to week.  Be sure to check out books and other library materials to take home to enhance this early learning experience!  Registration is not required.

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

Ages Birth through 6 with a caregiver.  What do you call a playtime, storytime, and meet-up combined?  We call it Play Café!  Kids can enjoy our train table, Duplo table, play house, puzzles, puppets, and other toys while caregivers get to know other adults in our community.  We'll have a fun activity set up in our Craft/Storyhour Rooms.  Spontaneous storytimes, bubbles, musical instrument fun, and other activities will vary from week to week.  Be sure to check out books and other library materials to take home to enhance this early learning experience!  Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Inside Library

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Elder Abuse Seminar

Elder abuse comes in many forms and can have a profound effect on you or your loved one's quality of life.  Learn what defines Elder Abuse, who is at risk, how to spot elder abuse, and how to protect yourself from its many forms in this seminar presented by Melissa Mahon and Maria Rosa of Webster Bank.

Registration is requested but drop-ins are welcome

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

Elder abuse comes in many forms and can have a profound effect on you or your loved one's quality of life.  Learn what defines Elder Abuse, who is at risk, how to spot elder abuse, and how to protect yourself from its many forms in this seminar presented by Melissa Mahon and Maria Rosa of Webster Bank.

Registration is requested but drop-ins are welcome

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

Thursday October 31, 2019
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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.

After the parade, come join all your friends back at the library for a pumpkin-themed craft!

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

After the parade, come join all your friends back at the library for a pumpkin-themed craft!

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Saturday November 2, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:15 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

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Makerspace Ribbon Cutting

Explore, Create, and Connect with our new Monroe Lions Club Co-op and Coffee Lounge! Enjoy light refreshments (while supplies last), work on our brand-new Lego creation, and watch our maker tools in action. You may even get to try some yourself!  

LOCATION: Inside Library

Explore, Create, and Connect with our new Monroe Lions Club Co-op and Coffee Lounge! Enjoy light refreshments (while supplies last), work on our brand-new Lego creation, and watch our maker tools in action. You may even get to try some yourself!  

LOCATION: Inside Library

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sensory Storytime

Ages 3 - 6 with a Caregiver.  Sensory Storytime is an interactive program that can be enjoyed by all children, but is especially designed for children on the autism spectrum, those who are sensitive to sensory overload or have other special needs, and those who have difficulty sitting through a traditional storytime.  A parent or caregiver is required to attend with their child.  Participants will enjoy stories, songs, and a variety of sensory activities. Because this is a specialized storytime, registration is required for each session and is limited to 8 children, with priority given to those children for whom this program is designed.

Sensory Storytime will be led by Jessica Horvath, a certified speech-language pathologist.  This program is funded by a grant from The Weller Foundation.

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room
There are 5 spaces available.

Ages 3 - 6 with a Caregiver.  Sensory Storytime is an interactive program that can be enjoyed by all children, but is especially designed for children on the autism spectrum, those who are sensitive to sensory overload or have other special needs, and those who have difficulty sitting through a traditional storytime.  A parent or caregiver is required to attend with their child.  Participants will enjoy stories, songs, and a variety of sensory activities. Because this is a specialized storytime, registration is required for each session and is limited to 8 children, with priority given to those children for whom this program is designed.

Sensory Storytime will be led by Jessica Horvath, a certified speech-language pathologist.  This program is funded by a grant from The Weller Foundation.

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Autumn Wreath in Watercolor with Kristine Humber

 

 

Ages 16+ : Come join us as we learn to create beautiful, loose autumnal designs in watercolor! Everyone will have practice time and learn new techniquest to create one large floral wreath on 9" x 9" watercolor paper.  We will work on pumpkins, leaves, and berries.  You'll be surprised what you can create using two different sized brushes! All supplies are provided, so just bring your imagination!

This class is presented by Kristine Humber

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 people.  If you would like to register more than one person, you must fill out separate registration forms. 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 

 

Ages 16+ : Come join us as we learn to create beautiful, loose autumnal designs in watercolor! Everyone will have practice time and learn new techniquest to create one large floral wreath on 9" x 9" watercolor paper.  We will work on pumpkins, leaves, and berries.  You'll be surprised what you can create using two different sized brushes! All supplies are provided, so just bring your imagination!

This class is presented by Kristine Humber

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 people.  If you would like to register more than one person, you must fill out separate registration forms. 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


Sunday November 3, 2019
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friends of the Library Mini-Golf Fundraiser

Come with friends!  Come with family!  The Friends of the Library will be holding a fun-filled Mini-Golf Fundraiser inside the library.  We'll have 18 holes upstairs and down, between the stacks and all over the building, plus a food truck so you can stay through lunch.  Purchase "lucky tickets" to take a chance on winning exciting prize baskets. 

Title Sponsor

$5 per person or $20 for a family of up to five people.  Purchase tickets at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library or at one of the two Monroe branches of our title sponsor, Newtown Savings Bank.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

The library building will be opened specially for this event, but services are CLOSED.  There will be no library staff avaiable to check out materials or give reference assistance.

LOCATION: Inside Library

Come with friends!  Come with family!  The Friends of the Library will be holding a fun-filled Mini-Golf Fundraiser inside the library.  We'll have 18 holes upstairs and down, between the stacks and all over the building, plus a food truck so you can stay through lunch.  Purchase "lucky tickets" to take a chance on winning exciting prize baskets. 

Title Sponsor

$5 per person or $20 for a family of up to five people.  Purchase tickets at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library or at one of the two Monroe branches of our title sponsor, Newtown Savings Bank.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

The library building will be opened specially for this event, but services are CLOSED.  There will be no library staff avaiable to check out materials or give reference assistance.

LOCATION: Inside Library

 
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friends of the Library Mini-Golf Fundraiser

Come with friends!  Come with family!  The Friends of the Library will be holding a fun-filled Mini-Golf Fundraiser inside the library.  We'll have 18 holes upstairs and down, between the stacks and all over the building, plus a food truck so you can stay through lunch.  Purchase "lucky tickets" to take a chance on winning exciting prize baskets.

Title Sponsor

$5 per person or $20 for a family of up to five people.  Purchase tickets at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library or at one of the two Monroe branches of our title sponsor, Newtown Savings Bank.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

The library building will be opened specially for this event, but services are CLOSED.  There will be no library staff available to check out materials or give reference assistance.

LOCATION: Inside Library

Come with friends!  Come with family!  The Friends of the Library will be holding a fun-filled Mini-Golf Fundraiser inside the library.  We'll have 18 holes upstairs and down, between the stacks and all over the building, plus a food truck so you can stay through lunch.  Purchase "lucky tickets" to take a chance on winning exciting prize baskets.

Title Sponsor

$5 per person or $20 for a family of up to five people.  Purchase tickets at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library or at one of the two Monroe branches of our title sponsor, Newtown Savings Bank.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

The library building will be opened specially for this event, but services are CLOSED.  There will be no library staff available to check out materials or give reference assistance.

LOCATION: Inside Library

 
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friends of the Library Mini-Golf Fundraiser

Come with friends!  Come with family!  The Friends of the Library will be holding a fun-filled Mini-Golf Fundraiser inside the library.  We'll have 18 holes upstairs and down, between the stacks and all over the building, plus a food truck so you can stay through lunch.  Purchase "lucky tickets" to take a chance on winning exciting prize baskets.

Title Sponsor

$5 per person or $20 for a family of up to five people.  Purchase tickets at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library or at one of the two Monroe branches of our title sponsor, Newtown Savings Bank.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

The library building will be opened specially for this event, but services are CLOSED.  There will be no library staff avaiable to check out materials or give reference assistance.

LOCATION: Inside Library

Come with friends!  Come with family!  The Friends of the Library will be holding a fun-filled Mini-Golf Fundraiser inside the library.  We'll have 18 holes upstairs and down, between the stacks and all over the building, plus a food truck so you can stay through lunch.  Purchase "lucky tickets" to take a chance on winning exciting prize baskets.

Title Sponsor

$5 per person or $20 for a family of up to five people.  Purchase tickets at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library or at one of the two Monroe branches of our title sponsor, Newtown Savings Bank.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

The library building will be opened specially for this event, but services are CLOSED.  There will be no library staff avaiable to check out materials or give reference assistance.

LOCATION: Inside Library

 
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friends of the Library Mini-Golf Fundraiser

Come with friends!  Come with family!  The Friends of the Library will be holding a fun-filled Mini-Golf Fundraiser inside the library.  We'll have 18 holes upstairs and down, between the stacks and all over the building, plus a food truck so you can stay through lunch.  Purchase "lucky tickets" to take a chance on winning exciting prize baskets.

Title Sponsor

$5 per person or $20 for a family of up to five people.  Purchase tickets at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library or at one of the two Monroe branches of our title sponsor, Newtown Savings Bank.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

The library building will be opened specially for this event, but services are CLOSED.  There will be no library staff avaiable to check out materials or give reference assistance.

LOCATION: Inside Library

Come with friends!  Come with family!  The Friends of the Library will be holding a fun-filled Mini-Golf Fundraiser inside the library.  We'll have 18 holes upstairs and down, between the stacks and all over the building, plus a food truck so you can stay through lunch.  Purchase "lucky tickets" to take a chance on winning exciting prize baskets.

Title Sponsor

$5 per person or $20 for a family of up to five people.  Purchase tickets at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library or at one of the two Monroe branches of our title sponsor, Newtown Savings Bank.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

The library building will be opened specially for this event, but services are CLOSED.  There will be no library staff avaiable to check out materials or give reference assistance.

LOCATION: Inside Library

Monday November 4, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Adult Book Discussion

 

JOIN US AT THE LAST DROP COFFEE SHOP (435 MAIN STREET) FOR A LIVELY DISCUSSION AND GREAT COFFEE!

This month's selection is The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.

School Library Journal: “Set in 1974 Alaska, this sweeping tale follows a girl coping with the dangers of domestic violence. Though ill-prepared for the extreme and harsh conditions, 13-year-old Leni and her parents, Ernt and Cora, have to learn how to survive … Ernt, who has never recovered from the trauma of fighting in the Vietnam War, struggles with the isolation and the interminably dark days of winter. ...”

Registration not required.

 

 

JOIN US AT THE LAST DROP COFFEE SHOP (435 MAIN STREET) FOR A LIVELY DISCUSSION AND GREAT COFFEE!

This month's selection is The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.

School Library Journal: “Set in 1974 Alaska, this sweeping tale follows a girl coping with the dangers of domestic violence. Though ill-prepared for the extreme and harsh conditions, 13-year-old Leni and her parents, Ernt and Cora, have to learn how to survive … Ernt, who has never recovered from the trauma of fighting in the Vietnam War, struggles with the isolation and the interminably dark days of winter. ...”

Registration not required.

 

Tuesday November 5, 2019
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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  reference AT 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
  reference AT 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  reference AT 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
  reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Beanie Baby Bingo

All Ages.  Join us for a morning of Bingo at the library!  Beanie Baby prizes for every game!  Adults may play, but only children may win prizes.  1 prize per child.  Registration is not required for this event.  

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-0850 x 4  referenceservices AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

All Ages.  Join us for a morning of Bingo at the library!  Beanie Baby prizes for every game!  Adults may play, but only children may win prizes.  1 prize per child.  Registration is not required for this event.  

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.0850 x 4
  referenceservices AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Winter Village Contest

 

 

Grades 5 & 6: Help us build our winter village with a decoration contest!  Each participant will receive a wooden house to paint and decorate, which will be kept in the Childrens Room through December for our winter village.  People can come and vote through December 23rd, and the winner will receive a winter-themed prize basket.  When the holidays are over, you can take your house home.

We’ll have plenty of decorations, holiday-themed snacks, and hot cocoa…but we’ll need your imagination! [This program will be held in the Ehlers Room]

Registration is required - If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.  Teens in grades 7 & 8 are also encouraged to attend, and can register via the Teen calendar.

LOCATION: Inside Library
There are 5 spaces available.

 

 

Grades 5 & 6: Help us build our winter village with a decoration contest!  Each participant will receive a wooden house to paint and decorate, which will be kept in the Childrens Room through December for our winter village.  People can come and vote through December 23rd, and the winner will receive a winter-themed prize basket.  When the holidays are over, you can take your house home.

We’ll have plenty of decorations, holiday-themed snacks, and hot cocoa…but we’ll need your imagination! [This program will be held in the Ehlers Room]

Registration is required - If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.  Teens in grades 7 & 8 are also encouraged to attend, and can register via the Teen calendar.

LOCATION: Inside Library

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Winter Village Contest

 

 

Grades 7 & 8: Help us build our winter village with a decoration contest!  Each participant will receive a wooden house to paint and decorate, which will be kept in the Childrens Room through December for our winter village.  People can come and vote through December 23rd, and the winner will receive a winter-themed prize basket.  When the holidays are over, you can take your house home.

We’ll have plenty of decorations, holiday-themed snacks, and hot cocoa…but we’ll need your imagination!

Registration is required - If you would like to register more than one teen, please fill out separate registration forms.  Children in grades 5 & 6 are also encouraged to attend, and can register via the children's calendar.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are 5 spaces available.

 

 

Grades 7 & 8: Help us build our winter village with a decoration contest!  Each participant will receive a wooden house to paint and decorate, which will be kept in the Childrens Room through December for our winter village.  People can come and vote through December 23rd, and the winner will receive a winter-themed prize basket.  When the holidays are over, you can take your house home.

We’ll have plenty of decorations, holiday-themed snacks, and hot cocoa…but we’ll need your imagination!

Registration is required - If you would like to register more than one teen, please fill out separate registration forms.  Children in grades 5 & 6 are also encouraged to attend, and can register via the children's calendar.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Book Discussion

 

 

This month's selection is The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.

School Library Journal: “Set in 1974 Alaska, this sweeping tale follows a girl coping with the dangers of domestic violence. Though ill-prepared for the extreme and harsh conditions, 13-year-old Leni and her parents, Ernt and Cora, have to learn how to survive … Ernt, who has never recovered from the trauma of fighting in the Vietnam War, struggles with the isolation and the interminably dark days of winter. ...”

Registration not required.

 

LOCATION: Rotary Room

 

 

This month's selection is The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah.

School Library Journal: “Set in 1974 Alaska, this sweeping tale follows a girl coping with the dangers of domestic violence. Though ill-prepared for the extreme and harsh conditions, 13-year-old Leni and her parents, Ernt and Cora, have to learn how to survive … Ernt, who has never recovered from the trauma of fighting in the Vietnam War, struggles with the isolation and the interminably dark days of winter. ...”

Registration not required.

 

LOCATION: Rotary Room

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Adult Movie Night

Fast & Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw

From IMDB: Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.

 

Popcorn will be served.

No registration necessary

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Fast & Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw

From IMDB: Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.

 

Popcorn will be served.

No registration necessary

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Wednesday November 6, 2019

Ages Birth through 6 with a caregiver.  What do you call a playtime, storytime, and meet-up combined?  We call it Play Café!  Kids can enjoy our train table, Duplo table, play house, puzzles, puppets, and other toys while caregivers get to know other adults in our community.  We'll have a fun activity set up in our Craft/Storyhour Rooms.  Spontaneous storytimes, bubbles, musical instrument fun, and other activities will vary from week to week.  Be sure to check out books and other library materials to take home to enhance this early learning experience!  Registration is not required.

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

Ages Birth through 6 with a caregiver.  What do you call a playtime, storytime, and meet-up combined?  We call it Play Café!  Kids can enjoy our train table, Duplo table, play house, puzzles, puppets, and other toys while caregivers get to know other adults in our community.  We'll have a fun activity set up in our Craft/Storyhour Rooms.  Spontaneous storytimes, bubbles, musical instrument fun, and other activities will vary from week to week.  Be sure to check out books and other library materials to take home to enhance this early learning experience!  Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Inside Library

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mike Alimo: Retirement for Women

A women's only event!

This workshop will provide information that covers:

  • The most common mistakes regarding Social Security, how to avoid them, and how to maximize this benefit
  • The need-to-know strategies to prevent outliving your hard-earned money in retirement
  • How to create a legacy plan that protect you, your spouse, or your heirs from the IRS and probate courts
  • Protecting your money from market volatility and the dozens of options available to you

Increase your knowledge and confidence for a stress-free retirement

This program will be presented by Mike Alimo of USA Financial & Tax Services LLC. With a focus on retirement planning and risk management, his services portfolio includes: comprehensive financial planning; investment and portfolio management; wealth preservation and transfer strategies; individual, business and estate tax planning; IRA and 401K rollovers; education funding; Insurance and LongTerm Care planning, as well as tax preparation. In gratitude for many years of business and support from clients and friends around the state, Michael remains committed to giving back to the community via informational presentations and educational workshops. 

Registration is requested for this event - drop-ins are welcome!

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

A women's only event!

This workshop will provide information that covers:

  • The most common mistakes regarding Social Security, how to avoid them, and how to maximize this benefit
  • The need-to-know strategies to prevent outliving your hard-earned money in retirement
  • How to create a legacy plan that protect you, your spouse, or your heirs from the IRS and probate courts
  • Protecting your money from market volatility and the dozens of options available to you

Increase your knowledge and confidence for a stress-free retirement

This program will be presented by Mike Alimo of USA Financial & Tax Services LLC. With a focus on retirement planning and risk management, his services portfolio includes: comprehensive financial planning; investment and portfolio management; wealth preservation and transfer strategies; individual, business and estate tax planning; IRA and 401K rollovers; education funding; Insurance and LongTerm Care planning, as well as tax preparation. In gratitude for many years of business and support from clients and friends around the state, Michael remains committed to giving back to the community via informational presentations and educational workshops. 

Registration is requested for this event - drop-ins are welcome!

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

Thursday November 7, 2019
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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, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday November 8, 2019
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dinovember Kickoff

All ages- Join us to begin a month of dinosaur activities in November, also known as DINOVEMBER! Fun dinosaur activities, crafts and displays all month long! 

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850  referenceservicesATewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Room

All ages- Join us to begin a month of dinosaur activities in November, also known as DINOVEMBER! Fun dinosaur activities, crafts and displays all month long! 

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850
  referenceservicesATewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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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: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT 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:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Saturday November 9, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday Morning Conversations

 

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.

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.

LOCATION: Children's Room

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

Take a full-length practice test under timed conditions. A proctored practice exam will help your child build testing endurance and give you a real-time snapshot of their testing performance. To register visit: https://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/138298 or contact Theresa Us-Testa at 203.903.2099 or Theresa.Us-Testa@revolutionprep.comUpon registration, each family will have the chance to set up a time to meet with Theresa for a complementary score report review at a time convenient for you. During the session, Theresa will provide context about your score, help you to understand the score report, identify strengths and target opportunities for improvement. 

Presented by Revolution Prep.  Registration is required and will be handled by Revolution Prep.

There will be an additional session on Saturday, October 12 at 11:00am.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Take a full-length practice test under timed conditions. A proctored practice exam will help your child build testing endurance and give you a real-time snapshot of their testing performance. To register visit: https://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/138298 or contact Theresa Us-Testa at 203.903.2099 or Theresa.Us-Testa@revolutionprep.comUpon registration, each family will have the chance to set up a time to meet with Theresa for a complementary score report review at a time convenient for you. During the session, Theresa will provide context about your score, help you to understand the score report, identify strengths and target opportunities for improvement. 

Presented by Revolution Prep.  Registration is required and will be handled by Revolution Prep.

There will be an additional session on Saturday, October 12 at 11:00am.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Tuesday November 12, 2019
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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  reference AT 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
  reference AT 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  reference AT 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
  reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Room is Unavailable
LOCATION: Rotary Room
CONTACT:
  Connie Betz
  203 268 1172
  

LOCATION: Rotary Room

 

Ages 6 - 12.  Do you like to build with Lego® bricks?  Come join other kids who do and see what you can create with the library's collection of Lego® bricks!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Ages 6 - 12.  Do you like to build with Lego® bricks?  Come join other kids who do and see what you can create with the library's collection of Lego® bricks!  Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Art for Adults with Kathy Vincent

Block Printed Holiday Cards & Tags

Join Kathy Vincent of ArtSmart! Studio for an evening of holiday-inspired block printmaking. Working with rubber blocks & a rainbow of inks, participants will carve holiday motifs that will be printed upon an assortment of paper goods... greeting cards, gift tags, bookmarks, etc.... just in time for the holidays!

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 participants.  There will be a second session on Monday, Nov. 25 - please register for only one session, though you may waitlist yourself for both sessions.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Block Printed Holiday Cards & Tags

Join Kathy Vincent of ArtSmart! Studio for an evening of holiday-inspired block printmaking. Working with rubber blocks & a rainbow of inks, participants will carve holiday motifs that will be printed upon an assortment of paper goods... greeting cards, gift tags, bookmarks, etc.... just in time for the holidays!

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 participants.  There will be a second session on Monday, Nov. 25 - please register for only one session, though you may waitlist yourself for both sessions.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


Wednesday November 13, 2019

Ages Birth through 6 with a caregiver.  What do you call a playtime, storytime, and meet-up combined?  We call it Play Café!  Kids can enjoy our train table, Duplo table, play house, puzzles, puppets, and other toys while caregivers get to know other adults in our community.  We'll have a fun activity set up in our Craft/Storyhour Rooms.  Spontaneous storytimes, bubbles, musical instrument fun, and other activities will vary from week to week.  Be sure to check out books and other library materials to take home to enhance this early learning experience!  Registration is not required.

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

Ages Birth through 6 with a caregiver.  What do you call a playtime, storytime, and meet-up combined?  We call it Play Café!  Kids can enjoy our train table, Duplo table, play house, puzzles, puppets, and other toys while caregivers get to know other adults in our community.  We'll have a fun activity set up in our Craft/Storyhour Rooms.  Spontaneous storytimes, bubbles, musical instrument fun, and other activities will vary from week to week.  Be sure to check out books and other library materials to take home to enhance this early learning experience!  Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Inside Library

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Shade Gardening

Shade Gardening – dappled to dense - what can you get to grow in all that shade?  

How do you add color and interest and support wildlife? Join this presentation to hear how to determine your garden’s particular sun to shade characteristics, get ideas on what will grow there, and how to incorporate native plants into your gardens and why they are important for wildlife. 

Presented by Barbara Thomas, Certified Master Gardener, Member of Monroe Conservation & Water Resources Commission, and Secretary of Monroe Land Trust & Tree Conservancy. She is currently creating a pollinator garden on approximately 1/3 acre in Great Hollow Lake at Wolfe Park and works part-time tending gardens for Monroe Parks & Rec.

Registration is requested for this event

CONTACT: Lauren
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

Shade Gardening – dappled to dense - what can you get to grow in all that shade?  

How do you add color and interest and support wildlife? Join this presentation to hear how to determine your garden’s particular sun to shade characteristics, get ideas on what will grow there, and how to incorporate native plants into your gardens and why they are important for wildlife. 

Presented by Barbara Thomas, Certified Master Gardener, Member of Monroe Conservation & Water Resources Commission, and Secretary of Monroe Land Trust & Tree Conservancy. She is currently creating a pollinator garden on approximately 1/3 acre in Great Hollow Lake at Wolfe Park and works part-time tending gardens for Monroe Parks & Rec.

Registration is requested for this event

CONTACT:
  Lauren
  
  

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

Thursday November 14, 2019
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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, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday November 15, 2019
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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: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT 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:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Saturday November 16, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sensory Storytime

Ages 3 - 6 with a Caregiver.  Sensory Storytime is an interactive program that can be enjoyed by all children, but is especially designed for children on the autism spectrum, those who are sensitive to sensory overload or have other special needs, and those who have difficulty sitting through a traditional storytime.  A parent or caregiver is required to attend with their child.  Participants will enjoy stories, songs, and a variety of sensory activities. Because this is a specialized storytime, registration is required for each session and is limited to 8 children, with priority given to those children for whom this program is designed.

Sensory Storytime will be led by Jessica Horvath, a certified speech-language pathologist.  This program is funded by a grant from The Weller Foundation.

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room
There are 7 spaces available.

Ages 3 - 6 with a Caregiver.  Sensory Storytime is an interactive program that can be enjoyed by all children, but is especially designed for children on the autism spectrum, those who are sensitive to sensory overload or have other special needs, and those who have difficulty sitting through a traditional storytime.  A parent or caregiver is required to attend with their child.  Participants will enjoy stories, songs, and a variety of sensory activities. Because this is a specialized storytime, registration is required for each session and is limited to 8 children, with priority given to those children for whom this program is designed.

Sensory Storytime will be led by Jessica Horvath, a certified speech-language pathologist.  This program is funded by a grant from The Weller Foundation.

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
FOL Concert: Handler & Levesque

 

JOY TO THE WORLD: Holiday Music for Classical Guitar & Mandolin, Presented by Handler & Levesque

Enchanting instrumental renditions of traditional and contemporary holiday music. A variety of lively tunes and lyrical melodies with an international flavor. 

Audiences will enjoy the charming sound of the classical guitar & mandolin as Judy & Mark play their own arrangements of beautiful holiday music from many cultures.  Judy & Mark offer interesting commentary about the origins of holiday music from the U.S., England, Ireland, Wales, Germany, Russia, Puerto Rico, and songs of Hanukah. The audience will have a chance to join in at the end of the program on some rhythm instruments!

Judy & Mark have given over 2,000 concerts together throughout the United States & Europe. They performed in the United Kingdom in May 2018. In the summer of 2016 they performed in Porto, Portugal and at the 45th Festival Internacional de Plectro de La Rioja, Spain. Other performances include Eurofest 2014 in Bruchsal, Germany, The English Church in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, The Classical Mandolin Society of America’s Convention 2014 in Portland, Oregon, The Caramoor Center for Music & Arts, Autorino Hall at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford, The Jewish Museum in New York, Troy Music Hall, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Second Saturday Coffeehouse in Chicago, The Connecticut Guitar Society, First Night Westport, and Music Mountain. They are on the roster of Cantaloupe Music Productions in Manhattan, New England Foundation for the Arts, the Connecticut Office of the Arts and the Connecticut Library Consortium. Judy and Mark are founding members of the New American Mandolin Ensemble which formed in 2013 and Judy is Founder of the Connecticut Guitar Society.

Their CDs Passion, Acoustic Blend & Two Guitars Live! have received critical acclaim and have been sold in dozens of countries throughout the world.  All three CDs have been used by the Greater Hartford Arts Council as gifts to 1,000’s of donors to their United Arts Campaign.  Judy & Mark have been featured on numerous compilation CDs with other artists and many radio & cable T.V. programs. They run a studio for private lessons and groups in Vernon, CT.

Registration is not required for this event

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 

JOY TO THE WORLD: Holiday Music for Classical Guitar & Mandolin, Presented by Handler & Levesque

Enchanting instrumental renditions of traditional and contemporary holiday music. A variety of lively tunes and lyrical melodies with an international flavor. 

Audiences will enjoy the charming sound of the classical guitar & mandolin as Judy & Mark play their own arrangements of beautiful holiday music from many cultures.  Judy & Mark offer interesting commentary about the origins of holiday music from the U.S., England, Ireland, Wales, Germany, Russia, Puerto Rico, and songs of Hanukah. The audience will have a chance to join in at the end of the program on some rhythm instruments!

Judy & Mark have given over 2,000 concerts together throughout the United States & Europe. They performed in the United Kingdom in May 2018. In the summer of 2016 they performed in Porto, Portugal and at the 45th Festival Internacional de Plectro de La Rioja, Spain. Other performances include Eurofest 2014 in Bruchsal, Germany, The English Church in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, The Classical Mandolin Society of America’s Convention 2014 in Portland, Oregon, The Caramoor Center for Music & Arts, Autorino Hall at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford, The Jewish Museum in New York, Troy Music Hall, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Second Saturday Coffeehouse in Chicago, The Connecticut Guitar Society, First Night Westport, and Music Mountain. They are on the roster of Cantaloupe Music Productions in Manhattan, New England Foundation for the Arts, the Connecticut Office of the Arts and the Connecticut Library Consortium. Judy and Mark are founding members of the New American Mandolin Ensemble which formed in 2013 and Judy is Founder of the Connecticut Guitar Society.

Their CDs Passion, Acoustic Blend & Two Guitars Live! have received critical acclaim and have been sold in dozens of countries throughout the world.  All three CDs have been used by the Greater Hartford Arts Council as gifts to 1,000’s of donors to their United Arts Campaign.  Judy & Mark have been featured on numerous compilation CDs with other artists and many radio & cable T.V. programs. They run a studio for private lessons and groups in Vernon, CT.

Registration is not required for this event

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Monday November 18, 2019
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Science Snoopers - New England Forests

Grades K - 6.  Homeschooling families are invited to join Jean Mai from Science Snoopers to investigate the world of nature!  Who's living in our backyard?  Learn about rabbits, coyotes, and bears, oh my!  Each session of Science Snoopers includes a lecture that is enhanced with hands-on material, props, or experiments.  

*Registration is required and is limited to 25 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  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are 20 spaces available.

Grades K - 6.  Homeschooling families are invited to join Jean Mai from Science Snoopers to investigate the world of nature!  Who's living in our backyard?  Learn about rabbits, coyotes, and bears, oh my!  Each session of Science Snoopers includes a lecture that is enhanced with hands-on material, props, or experiments.  

*Registration is required and is limited to 25 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
  reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Art/Junk Journals

Grades 3 - 6.  Bring your imagination and join us to create an art/junk journal with recycled materials.  We'll have scrapbook paper, cardboard, envelopes, stickers, charms, ribbon, and lots of other supplies to fuel your creativity!

*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.*

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
There are 12 spaces available.

Grades 3 - 6.  Bring your imagination and join us to create an art/junk journal with recycled materials.  We'll have scrapbook paper, cardboard, envelopes, stickers, charms, ribbon, and lots of other supplies to fuel your creativity!

*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.*

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Ryan Dostie Author Visit

Author of "Formation:  A Woman's Memoir of Stepping Out of Line" Ryan Leigh Dostie will be here at EWML for a special reading and book signing!  

From Amazon.com: "Named by Esquire as one of the Best Nonfiction Books of the Year: Chanel Miller's Know My Name meets Cheryl Strayed's Wild and Anthony Swofford's Jarhead in this powerful literary memoir of a young soldier driven to prove herself in a man's world.

Raised by powerful women in a restrictive, sheltered Christian community in New England, Ryan Dostie never imagined herself on the front lines of a war halfway around the world. But then a conversation with an Army recruiter in her high-school cafeteria changes the course of her life. Hired as a linguist, she quickly has to find a space for herself in the testosterone-filled world of the Army barracks, and has been holding her own until the unthinkable happens: she is raped by a fellow soldier.

 Struggling with PTSD and commanders who don't trust her story, Dostie finds herself fighting through the isolation of trauma amid the challenges of an unexpected war. What follows is a riveting story of one woman's extraordinary journey to prove her worth, physically and mentally, in a world where the odds are stacked against her."

 Registration is requested for this special event!

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

Author of "Formation:  A Woman's Memoir of Stepping Out of Line" Ryan Leigh Dostie will be here at EWML for a special reading and book signing!  

From Amazon.com: "Named by Esquire as one of the Best Nonfiction Books of the Year: Chanel Miller's Know My Name meets Cheryl Strayed's Wild and Anthony Swofford's Jarhead in this powerful literary memoir of a young soldier driven to prove herself in a man's world.

Raised by powerful women in a restrictive, sheltered Christian community in New England, Ryan Dostie never imagined herself on the front lines of a war halfway around the world. But then a conversation with an Army recruiter in her high-school cafeteria changes the course of her life. Hired as a linguist, she quickly has to find a space for herself in the testosterone-filled world of the Army barracks, and has been holding her own until the unthinkable happens: she is raped by a fellow soldier.

 Struggling with PTSD and commanders who don't trust her story, Dostie finds herself fighting through the isolation of trauma amid the challenges of an unexpected war. What follows is a riveting story of one woman's extraordinary journey to prove her worth, physically and mentally, in a world where the odds are stacked against her."

 Registration is requested for this special event!

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Classics Book Club

The selection for this meeting is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

 

No registration required.

Copies of the book are available for checkout at the front desk one month prior to the discussion date.

 

LOCATION: Rotary Room

The selection for this meeting is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

 

No registration required.

Copies of the book are available for checkout at the front desk one month prior to the discussion date.

 

LOCATION: Rotary Room

Tuesday November 19, 2019
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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  reference AT 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
  reference AT 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  reference AT 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
  reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Minecraft Meet-up

 

 

Come to the Minecraft Meet-Up at EWML!  Those with laptops and Minecraft accounts 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.  This program will be held in the Teen Area

LOCATION: Inside Library
There are 4 spaces available.

 

 

Come to the Minecraft Meet-Up at EWML!  Those with laptops and Minecraft accounts 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.  This program will be held in the Teen Area

LOCATION: Inside Library

There are 4 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 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

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Holiday Tree Craft

Grades 9 - Adult: Kick off the holiday season by making this Winter Tree using pallet boards, acrylic paint, and a sparkly bow. 

Registration is required. If you would like to register more than one person, please fill out separate registration forms.

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Grades 9 - Adult: Kick off the holiday season by making this Winter Tree using pallet boards, acrylic paint, and a sparkly bow. 

Registration is required. If you would like to register more than one person, please fill out separate registration forms.

 

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


Wednesday November 20, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Career Wednesdays: Mobile Technology

Suzanne Cincotta of the Goodwill Career Center will be available to help you in your career development!  This month: Mobile Technology

Registration is required for this event.

LOCATION: Rotary Room
There are 10 spaces available.

Suzanne Cincotta of the Goodwill Career Center will be available to help you in your career development!  This month: Mobile Technology

Registration is required for this event.

LOCATION: Rotary Room

There are 10 spaces available.

 

Ages Birth through 6 with a caregiver.  What do you call a playtime, storytime, and meet-up combined?  We call it Play Café!  Kids can enjoy our train table, Duplo table, play house, puzzles, puppets, and other toys while caregivers get to know other adults in our community.  We'll have a fun activity set up in our Craft/Storyhour Rooms.  Spontaneous storytimes, bubbles, musical instrument fun, and other activities will vary from week to week.  Be sure to check out books and other library materials to take home to enhance this early learning experience!  Registration is not required.

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

Ages Birth through 6 with a caregiver.  What do you call a playtime, storytime, and meet-up combined?  We call it Play Café!  Kids can enjoy our train table, Duplo table, play house, puzzles, puppets, and other toys while caregivers get to know other adults in our community.  We'll have a fun activity set up in our Craft/Storyhour Rooms.  Spontaneous storytimes, bubbles, musical instrument fun, and other activities will vary from week to week.  Be sure to check out books and other library materials to take home to enhance this early learning experience!  Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Inside Library

Thursday November 21, 2019
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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, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday November 22, 2019
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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: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT 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:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Saturday November 23, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:15 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

 
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Family Flick

All Ages.  Stop in to watch a family-friendly movie!  Bring your own snacks and watch on the big screen.

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

All Ages.  Stop in to watch a family-friendly movie!  Bring your own snacks and watch on the big screen.

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Monday November 25, 2019
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Decoupage Dinos!

Grades K - 2.  Decorate a paper mache dinosaur with colorful tissue paper and glue.

*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.*  

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
Registration will begin on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

Grades K - 2.  Decorate a paper mache dinosaur with colorful tissue paper and glue.

*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.*  

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Registration will begin on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Art for Adults with Kathy Vincent

Block Printed Holiday Cards & Tags

Join Kathy Vincent of ArtSmart! Studio for an evening of holiday-inspired block printmaking. Working with rubber blocks & a rainbow of inks, participants will carve holiday motifs that will be printed upon an assortment of paper goods... greeting cards, gift tags, bookmarks, etc.... just in time for the holidays!

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 participants.  There will be a second session on Tues, Nov. 12 - please register for only one session, though you may waitlist yourself for both sessions.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Block Printed Holiday Cards & Tags

Join Kathy Vincent of ArtSmart! Studio for an evening of holiday-inspired block printmaking. Working with rubber blocks & a rainbow of inks, participants will carve holiday motifs that will be printed upon an assortment of paper goods... greeting cards, gift tags, bookmarks, etc.... just in time for the holidays!

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 participants.  There will be a second session on Tues, Nov. 12 - please register for only one session, though you may waitlist yourself for both sessions.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


Tuesday November 26, 2019
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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  reference AT 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
  reference AT 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  reference AT 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
  reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

Wednesday November 27, 2019

Ages Birth through 6 with a caregiver.  What do you call a playtime, storytime, and meet-up combined?  We call it Play Café!  Kids can enjoy our train table, Duplo table, play house, puzzles, puppets, and other toys while caregivers get to know other adults in our community.  We'll have a fun activity set up in our Craft/Storyhour Rooms.  Spontaneous storytimes, bubbles, musical instrument fun, and other activities will vary from week to week.  Be sure to check out books and other library materials to take home to enhance this early learning experience!  Registration is not required.

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

Ages Birth through 6 with a caregiver.  What do you call a playtime, storytime, and meet-up combined?  We call it Play Café!  Kids can enjoy our train table, Duplo table, play house, puzzles, puppets, and other toys while caregivers get to know other adults in our community.  We'll have a fun activity set up in our Craft/Storyhour Rooms.  Spontaneous storytimes, bubbles, musical instrument fun, and other activities will vary from week to week.  Be sure to check out books and other library materials to take home to enhance this early learning experience!  Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Inside Library

Tuesday December 3, 2019
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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  reference AT 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
  reference AT 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  reference AT 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
  reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
GOKO Spa Gifts

GIFT ONE & KEEP ONE! Get your holiday gifts in order at our GOKO Spa Event!

Grades 6 - 8: We'll make bath bombs, face scrub, and body scrub: a complete set with a lovely gift bag and personalized tag.  Gift one to someone you love, and keep one for yourself.  (Guarantee yourself a spot on the "Nice List" by gifting both, or take a chance of landing on the "Naughty List" by keeping them - your choice!)

Registration is required for this event and will be limited to 14 participants. If you would like to register more than one teen, please use separate registration forms

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are 14 spaces available.

GIFT ONE & KEEP ONE! Get your holiday gifts in order at our GOKO Spa Event!

Grades 6 - 8: We'll make bath bombs, face scrub, and body scrub: a complete set with a lovely gift bag and personalized tag.  Gift one to someone you love, and keep one for yourself.  (Guarantee yourself a spot on the "Nice List" by gifting both, or take a chance of landing on the "Naughty List" by keeping them - your choice!)

Registration is required for this event and will be limited to 14 participants. If you would like to register more than one teen, please use separate registration forms

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are 14 spaces available.

 

Ages 6 - 12.  Do you like to build with Lego® bricks?  Come join other kids who do and see what you can create with the library's collection of Lego® bricks!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Ages 6 - 12.  Do you like to build with Lego® bricks?  Come join other kids who do and see what you can create with the library's collection of Lego® bricks!  Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

 
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6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Book Discussion

 

 

This month's selection is A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult.

Booklist: “Picoult delivers another riveting yarn … this time, it’s abortion rights….the story is told backward chronologically over the hours of a tense hostage situation in a women’s clinic. Picoult explores both sides of the abortion debate in this carefully crafted, utterly gripping tale ...” 

Registration not required.

 

LOCATION: Rotary Room

 

 

This month's selection is A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult.

Booklist: “Picoult delivers another riveting yarn … this time, it’s abortion rights….the story is told backward chronologically over the hours of a tense hostage situation in a women’s clinic. Picoult explores both sides of the abortion debate in this carefully crafted, utterly gripping tale ...” 

Registration not required.

 

LOCATION: Rotary Room

 

Come and see a new release on the big screen - popcorn will be served. Movie & rating TBA

CONTACT: Reference  203-452-2850  referenceservices(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Come and see a new release on the big screen - popcorn will be served. Movie & rating TBA

CONTACT:
  Reference
  203.452.2850
  referenceservices(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Wednesday December 4, 2019

Ages Birth through 6 with a caregiver.  What do you call a playtime, storytime, and meet-up combined?  We call it Play Café!  Kids can enjoy our train table, Duplo table, play house, puzzles, puppets, and other toys while caregivers get to know other adults in our community.  We'll have a fun activity set up in our Craft/Storyhour Rooms.  Spontaneous storytimes, bubbles, musical instrument fun, and other activities will vary from week to week.  Be sure to check out books and other library materials to take home to enhance this early learning experience!  Registration is not required.

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

Ages Birth through 6 with a caregiver.  What do you call a playtime, storytime, and meet-up combined?  We call it Play Café!  Kids can enjoy our train table, Duplo table, play house, puzzles, puppets, and other toys while caregivers get to know other adults in our community.  We'll have a fun activity set up in our Craft/Storyhour Rooms.  Spontaneous storytimes, bubbles, musical instrument fun, and other activities will vary from week to week.  Be sure to check out books and other library materials to take home to enhance this early learning experience!  Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Inside Library

Thursday December 5, 2019
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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, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  Registration is not required.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday December 6, 2019
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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: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT 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:
  Children's Services
  203.452.2850 x 4
  reference AT ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Saturday December 7, 2019
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10:00 AM - 11:15 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

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sensory Storytime

Ages 3 - 6 with a Caregiver.  Sensory Storytime is an interactive program that can be enjoyed by all children, but is especially designed for children on the autism spectrum, those who are sensitive to sensory overload or have other special needs, and those who have difficulty sitting through a traditional storytime.  A parent or caregiver is required to attend with their child.  Participants will enjoy stories, songs, and a variety of sensory activities. Because this is a specialized storytime, registration is required for each session and is limited to 8 children, with priority given to those children for whom this program is designed.

Sensory Storytime will be led by Jessica Horvath, a certified speech-language pathologist.  This program is funded by a grant from The Weller Foundation.

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 12:00 AM     

Ages 3 - 6 with a Caregiver.  Sensory Storytime is an interactive program that can be enjoyed by all children, but is especially designed for children on the autism spectrum, those who are sensitive to sensory overload or have other special needs, and those who have difficulty sitting through a traditional storytime.  A parent or caregiver is required to attend with their child.  Participants will enjoy stories, songs, and a variety of sensory activities. Because this is a specialized storytime, registration is required for each session and is limited to 8 children, with priority given to those children for whom this program is designed.

Sensory Storytime will be led by Jessica Horvath, a certified speech-language pathologist.  This program is funded by a grant from The Weller Foundation.

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 12:00 AM