Saturday June 23, 2018
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Summer Reading Kickoff - Libraries Rock!

KICKOFF the Summer Reading Program with us!  Rockin' & Chalkin' It Up will take place rain or shine with cool crafts, a scavenger hunt, contests and games.  Keith Michael Johnson's Bubbleology will demonstrate the art and science of bubbles at 10:30 am.  An Interactive Bollywood Dance Performance will take place at 2:00 pm.  150 free tickets to each of these performances will be handed out 15 minutes prior to each show.  Mark your calendars!  Registration is not required.

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

KICKOFF the Summer Reading Program with us!  Rockin' & Chalkin' It Up will take place rain or shine with cool crafts, a scavenger hunt, contests and games.  Keith Michael Johnson's Bubbleology will demonstrate the art and science of bubbles at 10:30 am.  An Interactive Bollywood Dance Performance will take place at 2:00 pm.  150 free tickets to each of these performances will be handed out 15 minutes prior to each show.  Mark your calendars!  Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Inside Library

Monday June 25, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Silly Song Sing-A-Long with Edward Leonard

 

Walkers - Age 6 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing, dance, and jump along to popular children's classics with Edward Leonard!

*Registration is not necessary for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show and will be limited to 150 participants.*

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

 

Walkers - Age 6 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing, dance, and jump along to popular children's classics with Edward Leonard!

*Registration is not necessary for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show and will be limited to 150 participants.*

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Messy Mondays - Plaster Master

 

Grades K - 2.  Join us for a fun, messy activity every Monday afternoon. Today we'll be making homemade chalk and mosaic coasters. 

*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 10 am on Saturday, June 23, during our Summer Reading Kickoff.*

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
There are 8 spaces available.

 

Grades K - 2.  Join us for a fun, messy activity every Monday afternoon. Today we'll be making homemade chalk and mosaic coasters. 

*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 10 am on Saturday, June 23, during our Summer Reading Kickoff.*

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Tuesday June 26, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Beach Cottages

 

Grades 3 - 6.  Decorate a paper mache cottage with colored papers, washi tape, sea shells, colored sand, and other craft supplies to make your own seaside decor.

*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 10 am on Saturday, June 23, during our Summer Reading Kickoff.*

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
There are 11 spaces available.

 

Grades 3 - 6.  Decorate a paper mache cottage with colored papers, washi tape, sea shells, colored sand, and other craft supplies to make your own seaside decor.

*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 10 am on Saturday, June 23, during our Summer Reading Kickoff.*

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

There are 11 spaces available.

Thursday June 28, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The KC Sisters

 

All Ages.  The KC Sisters are a family band consisting of all girls ages 14-21 with dad on piano.  All the girls sing and play multiple instruments including violin, cello, guitar, bass, piano and drums.  Their shows include multi-harmonized songs, country fiddling, originals, and a wide variety of standards from jazz to country to pop to oldies.  There is something here for everyone, so bring the whole family!

*Registration is not necessary for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show and will be limited to 150 participants.* 

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

 

All Ages.  The KC Sisters are a family band consisting of all girls ages 14-21 with dad on piano.  All the girls sing and play multiple instruments including violin, cello, guitar, bass, piano and drums.  Their shows include multi-harmonized songs, country fiddling, originals, and a wide variety of standards from jazz to country to pop to oldies.  There is something here for everyone, so bring the whole family!

*Registration is not necessary for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show and will be limited to 150 participants.* 

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Create Space

 

Grades 5 - 7: Creativity required, skills not required. Create Space focuses on using real art materials to create a piece of artwork that can decorate your room for years to come. This session, create yarn-wrapped letters...get creative: spell out your initials, make a gift for a BFF, or just practice your ABCs!  (Please note: additional letters may require additional time)

Want to register for this program?  Registration is required and limited to 20 participants. If you'd like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.

CONTACT:  Lauren  203-452-2850 x4  lobach(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
There are 16 spaces available.

 

Grades 5 - 7: Creativity required, skills not required. Create Space focuses on using real art materials to create a piece of artwork that can decorate your room for years to come. This session, create yarn-wrapped letters...get creative: spell out your initials, make a gift for a BFF, or just practice your ABCs!  (Please note: additional letters may require additional time)

Want to register for this program?  Registration is required and limited to 20 participants. If you'd like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

There are 16 spaces available.

Friday June 29, 2018
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Art Zone

Grades 2 - 5:  Stop in to make a craft and relax in the library.  Crafts available while supplies last.  Some may require caregiver assistance.  This week, create a patriotic pinwheel to celebrate the upcoming holiday!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Lauren  203-452-2850 x4  lobach(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Inside Library

Grades 2 - 5:  Stop in to make a craft and relax in the library.  Crafts available while supplies last.  Some may require caregiver assistance.  This week, create a patriotic pinwheel to celebrate the upcoming holiday!  Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Inside Library

Monday July 2, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Silly Song Sing-A-Long with Edward Leonard

 

Walkers - Age 6 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing, dance, and jump along to popular children's classics with Edward Leonard!

*Registration is not necessary for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show and will be limited to 150 participants.*

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

 

Walkers - Age 6 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing, dance, and jump along to popular children's classics with Edward Leonard!

*Registration is not necessary for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show and will be limited to 150 participants.*

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Messy Mondays - Fireworks

 

Grades K - 2.  Join us for a fun, messy activity every Monday afternoon.  This week we'll be making fizzy fireworks and fireworks paintings. 

*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 on Saturday, June 23, during our Summer Reading Kickoff.*

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
There are 7 spaces available.

 

Grades K - 2.  Join us for a fun, messy activity every Monday afternoon.  This week we'll be making fizzy fireworks and fireworks paintings. 

*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 on Saturday, June 23, during our Summer Reading Kickoff.*

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

There are 7 spaces available.

Tuesday July 3, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Family Game Day

 

All Ages.  Families and friends are invited to play a variety of board games together.  Door prizes will be awarded throughout the event.  Refreshments will be provided.  Registration is not required.

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

 

All Ages.  Families and friends are invited to play a variety of board games together.  Door prizes will be awarded throughout the event.  Refreshments will be provided.  Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Thursday July 5, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Play-Doh® Playdate

 

Age 6 and younger.  Meet new friends and play with lots of Play-Doh®, cookie cutters, and more!  Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  Registration is not required.

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

 

Age 6 and younger.  Meet new friends and play with lots of Play-Doh®, cookie cutters, and more!  Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.  Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Grossology

Come and make a variety of "gross" concoctions like slime, gak and oobleck! Gross, goopy and downright disgusting fun!

Entering Grades 6-12

**Registration is required and limited to 15.  Link here to sign up.

CONTACT:  Teen Services  203-452-2852  referenceservices@ewml.org

Come and make a variety of "gross" concoctions like slime, gak and oobleck! Gross, goopy and downright disgusting fun!

Entering Grades 6-12

**Registration is required and limited to 15.  Link here to sign up.

CONTACT:
  Teen Services
  203.452.2852
  referenceservices@ewml.org

Friday July 6, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Art Zone

 

 

Grades 2 - 5:  Stop in to make a craft and relax in the library.  Crafts available while supplies last.  Some may require caregiver assistance.

This week, create a wooden snake!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Lauren  203-452-2850 x4  lobach(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Inside Library

 

 

Grades 2 - 5:  Stop in to make a craft and relax in the library.  Crafts available while supplies last.  Some may require caregiver assistance.

This week, create a wooden snake!  Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Inside Library

Saturday July 7, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Kindness Rocks

 

All Ages with caregiver supervision.  A kind word at just the right moment can change someone’s entire outlook.  That is the simple idea behind The Kindness Rocks Project where people paint thoughtful messages and artwork on rocks that are left for others to find and be inspired.  Join us as we paint rocks to spread kindness around our Monroe community this summer.  This program is co-sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 34219 and the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library and is made possible by the generous support of the Monroe Lions Club.  Registration is not required.  While supplies last.

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

 

All Ages with caregiver supervision.  A kind word at just the right moment can change someone’s entire outlook.  That is the simple idea behind The Kindness Rocks Project where people paint thoughtful messages and artwork on rocks that are left for others to find and be inspired.  Join us as we paint rocks to spread kindness around our Monroe community this summer.  This program is co-sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 34219 and the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library and is made possible by the generous support of the Monroe Lions Club.  Registration is not required.  While supplies last.

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Monday July 9, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Glow-in-the-Dark Storytime

 

Pre-K - Age 6.  Join us for a special story time filled with glow-in-the-dark books, songs, glow sticks, and other luminous fun.  Please note: The room will be dark for the majority of the program.

*Registration is not necessary for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and will be limited to 40 children plus their caregivers.*

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

 

Pre-K - Age 6.  Join us for a special story time filled with glow-in-the-dark books, songs, glow sticks, and other luminous fun.  Please note: The room will be dark for the majority of the program.

*Registration is not necessary for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and will be limited to 40 children plus their caregivers.*

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Messy Mondays - A Day at the Beach

 

Grades K - 2.  Join us for a fun, messy activity every Monday afternoon.  Today's activities include making Sandy Oobleck and Summer Seashell Pendants.

*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 two weeks before the program.*

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
There are 8 spaces available.

 

Grades K - 2.  Join us for a fun, messy activity every Monday afternoon.  Today's activities include making Sandy Oobleck and Summer Seashell Pendants.

*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 two weeks before the program.*

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Tuesday July 10, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Caryn Lin - Bach 2 Rock

 

 

All Ages.  From the simplicity of the solo acoustic violin to the five string electric violin with sound effects and looping, Caryn Lin creates 3 dimensional sound magic right before your eyes! 

*Registration is not necessary for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show and will be limited to 150 participants.*

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

 

 

All Ages.  From the simplicity of the solo acoustic violin to the five string electric violin with sound effects and looping, Caryn Lin creates 3 dimensional sound magic right before your eyes! 

*Registration is not necessary for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show and will be limited to 150 participants.*

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Wednesday July 11, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wacky Wednesdays - Marble Mazes

Grades 4 - 6.  Using only the materials provided in a "junk box", a roll of duct tape, and your imagination, kids will work in pairs to create a marble maze.  We will then test the mazes with a series of marble maze races.  Who knew that learning about slope, friction, and gravity could be so much fun?  Registration is required.

*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 two weeks before the program.*

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Grades 4 - 6.  Using only the materials provided in a "junk box", a roll of duct tape, and your imagination, kids will work in pairs to create a marble maze.  We will then test the mazes with a series of marble maze races.  Who knew that learning about slope, friction, and gravity could be so much fun?  Registration is required.

*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 two weeks before the program.*

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Thursday July 12, 2018
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Create Space

 

Grades 5 - 7: Creativity required, skills not required. Create Space focuses on using real art materials to create a piece of artwork that can decorate your room for years to come. This session, create an acrylic canvas using neon paints, washi tape, and your imagination. 

Want to register for this program?  Registration is required and limited to 16 participants.  Registration begins two weeks before the program date. If you'd like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.

CONTACT:  Lauren  203-452-2850 x4  lobach(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

 

Grades 5 - 7: Creativity required, skills not required. Create Space focuses on using real art materials to create a piece of artwork that can decorate your room for years to come. This session, create an acrylic canvas using neon paints, washi tape, and your imagination. 

Want to register for this program?  Registration is required and limited to 16 participants.  Registration begins two weeks before the program date. If you'd like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Friday July 13, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Art Zone

 

Grades 2 - 5:  Stop in to make a craft and relax in the library.  Crafts available while supplies last.  Some may require caregiver assistance.

This week, create a windchime to enjoy in the summer breeze!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Lauren  203-452-2850 x4  lobach(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Inside Library

 

Grades 2 - 5:  Stop in to make a craft and relax in the library.  Crafts available while supplies last.  Some may require caregiver assistance.

This week, create a windchime to enjoy in the summer breeze!  Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Inside Library

Monday July 16, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Silly Song Sing-A-Long with Edward Leonard

 

Walkers - Age 6 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing, dance, and jump along to popular children's classics with Edward Leonard!

*Registration is not necessary for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show and will be limited to 150 participants.*

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

 

Walkers - Age 6 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing, dance, and jump along to popular children's classics with Edward Leonard!

*Registration is not necessary for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show and will be limited to 150 participants.*

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Messy Mondays - Finger Painting Three Ways

 

Grades K - 2.  Join us for a fun, messy activity every Monday afternoon.  Today's activities include finger painting with clay, paint, and shaving cream.

*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 two weeks before the program.*

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

 

Grades K - 2.  Join us for a fun, messy activity every Monday afternoon.  Today's activities include finger painting with clay, paint, and shaving cream.

*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 two weeks before the program.*

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

 
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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Family Blanket Fort Night

 

All Ages.  Bring your blankets and flashlights and we'll provide the books!  Kids of all ages and their families are invited to this special reading event.  We'll listen to stories, sing some songs, make a campfire craft, and then build blanket forts in the Children's Department.  After building your fort you may choose books to read together inside your fort while enjoying some refreshments.  THIS IS NOT A DROP-OFF PROGRAM.  AT LEAST ONE ADULT IS EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE WITH THEIR FAMILY.

*Registration is required and is limited to 60 participants.  Registration will begin at midnight two weeks before the program.   

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

 

All Ages.  Bring your blankets and flashlights and we'll provide the books!  Kids of all ages and their families are invited to this special reading event.  We'll listen to stories, sing some songs, make a campfire craft, and then build blanket forts in the Children's Department.  After building your fort you may choose books to read together inside your fort while enjoying some refreshments.  THIS IS NOT A DROP-OFF PROGRAM.  AT LEAST ONE ADULT IS EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE WITH THEIR FAMILY.

*Registration is required and is limited to 60 participants.  Registration will begin at midnight two weeks before the program.   

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Tuesday July 17, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft 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
  203.452.2850 x 4
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Wednesday July 18, 2018
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10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Wacky Wednesdays - Art Buffet

 

All Ages.  Stop by the library and let your creativity shine!  We'll provide a variety of art and crafting supplies, you bring your imagination and take home all of the creations that you make!

*Registration is not required for this event - stop by!*

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

 

All Ages.  Stop by the library and let your creativity shine!  We'll provide a variety of art and crafting supplies, you bring your imagination and take home all of the creations that you make!

*Registration is not required for this event - stop by!*

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Thursday July 19, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sharks Rock: The Magic of Sharks 2

 

All Ages.  You won't want to miss magician Steve Woyce in this high-energy, shark-themed comedy magic show packed with magic, shark facts, comedy, and a boatload of audience participation!  

*Registration is not required for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show & will be limited to 150 participants*

 

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

 

All Ages.  You won't want to miss magician Steve Woyce in this high-energy, shark-themed comedy magic show packed with magic, shark facts, comedy, and a boatload of audience participation!  

*Registration is not required for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show & will be limited to 150 participants*

 

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Create Space

 

Grades 5 - 7: Creativity required, skills not required. Create Space focuses on using real art materials to create a piece of artwork that can decorate your room for years to come.  This session, create a wooden hanging sign.  Use it for a welcoming door hanger, to showcase your favorite things, or just to let your doodles flow.

Want to register for this program?  Registration is required and limited to 16 participants.  Registration begins two weeks before the program date. If you'd like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.

CONTACT:  Lauren  203-452-2850 x4  lobach(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

 

Grades 5 - 7: Creativity required, skills not required. Create Space focuses on using real art materials to create a piece of artwork that can decorate your room for years to come.  This session, create a wooden hanging sign.  Use it for a welcoming door hanger, to showcase your favorite things, or just to let your doodles flow.

Want to register for this program?  Registration is required and limited to 16 participants.  Registration begins two weeks before the program date. If you'd like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Friday July 20, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Art Zone

 

Grades 2 - 5:  Stop in to make a craft and relax in the library.  Crafts available while supplies last.  Some may require caregiver assistance.

This week, make two colorful standing robots!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Lauren  203-452-2850 x4  lobach(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Inside Library

 

Grades 2 - 5:  Stop in to make a craft and relax in the library.  Crafts available while supplies last.  Some may require caregiver assistance.

This week, make two colorful standing robots!  Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Inside Library

Monday July 23, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Silly Song Sing-A-Long with Edward Leonard

 

Walkers - Age 6 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing, dance, and jump along to popular children's classics with Edward Leonard!

*Registration is not necessary for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show and will be limited to 150 participants.*

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

 

Walkers - Age 6 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing, dance, and jump along to popular children's classics with Edward Leonard!

*Registration is not necessary for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show and will be limited to 150 participants.*

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Messy Mondays - Winter in July

Grades K - 2.  This week's project is SNOW!  We'll make crunchy fake snow and experiment with Insta-Snow.

*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 two weeks before the program.*

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Grades K - 2.  This week's project is SNOW!  We'll make crunchy fake snow and experiment with Insta-Snow.

*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 two weeks before the program.*

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Registration will begin on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Tuesday July 24, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Robert Rogers Puppet Company - The Carnival of the Animals

 

All Ages.  Share in the fun as a musical menagerie gets the house rockin'.  150 years ago, composer Camille Saint-Saens wrote the Carnival of the Animals, his most famous piece for young people.  Now, Robert Rogers and his puppets supply the magic by bringing to life this incredible musical parade of feathers, furs, and fins!

*Registration is not necessary for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show and will be limited to 150 participants.*

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

 

All Ages.  Share in the fun as a musical menagerie gets the house rockin'.  150 years ago, composer Camille Saint-Saens wrote the Carnival of the Animals, his most famous piece for young people.  Now, Robert Rogers and his puppets supply the magic by bringing to life this incredible musical parade of feathers, furs, and fins!

*Registration is not necessary for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show and will be limited to 150 participants.*

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Create Space

 

Grades 5 - 7: Creativity required, skills not required. Create Space focuses on using real art materials to create a piece of artwork that can decorate your room for years to come.  This session, create a CD Mandala using fabric paints and recycled CDs. 

Want to register for this program?  Registration is required and limited to 16 participants.  Registration begins two weeks before the program date. If you'd like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.

 

CONTACT:  Lauren  203-452-2850 x4  lobach(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

 

Grades 5 - 7: Creativity required, skills not required. Create Space focuses on using real art materials to create a piece of artwork that can decorate your room for years to come.  This session, create a CD Mandala using fabric paints and recycled CDs. 

Want to register for this program?  Registration is required and limited to 16 participants.  Registration begins two weeks before the program date. If you'd like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.

 

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Wednesday July 25, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wacky Wednesdays - Dress Up & Get Down

 

All Ages.  Dress up and get down at our kids' costume dance party!  Wear your favorite costume and boogie down to some fab music as we celebrate summer!  Registration is not required.

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

 

All Ages.  Dress up and get down at our kids' costume dance party!  Wear your favorite costume and boogie down to some fab music as we celebrate summer!  Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Thursday July 26, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Drop-In Craft - Jingle Sticks

 

Grades K - 3.  Stop by the library to make a colorful musical instrument!  While supplies last.  Registration is not required. 

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

 

Grades K - 3.  Stop by the library to make a colorful musical instrument!  While supplies last.  Registration is not required. 

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Friday July 27, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Art Zone

 

Grades 2 - 5:  Stop in to make a craft and relax in the library.  Crafts available while supplies last.  Some may require caregiver assistance.

This week, create a colorful tropical fish magnet!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Lauren  203-452-2850 x4  lobach(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Inside Library

 

Grades 2 - 5:  Stop in to make a craft and relax in the library.  Crafts available while supplies last.  Some may require caregiver assistance.

This week, create a colorful tropical fish magnet!  Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Inside Library

Saturday July 28, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Kindness Rocks

 

All Ages with caregiver supervision.  A kind word at just the right moment can change someone’s entire outlook.  That is the simple idea behind The Kindness Rocks Project where people paint thoughtful messages and artwork on rocks that are left for others to find and be inspired.  Join us as we paint rocks to spread kindness around our Monroe community this summer.  This program is co-sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 34219 and the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library and is made possible by the generous support of the Monroe Lions Club.  Registration is not required.  While supplies last.

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

 

All Ages with caregiver supervision.  A kind word at just the right moment can change someone’s entire outlook.  That is the simple idea behind The Kindness Rocks Project where people paint thoughtful messages and artwork on rocks that are left for others to find and be inspired.  Join us as we paint rocks to spread kindness around our Monroe community this summer.  This program is co-sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 34219 and the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library and is made possible by the generous support of the Monroe Lions Club.  Registration is not required.  While supplies last.

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Monday July 30, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Silly Song Sing-A-Long with Edward Leonard

 

Walkers - Age 6 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing, dance, and jump along to popular children's classics with Edward Leonard!

*Registration is not necessary for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show and will be limited to 150 participants.*

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

 

Walkers - Age 6 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing, dance, and jump along to popular children's classics with Edward Leonard!

*Registration is not necessary for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show and will be limited to 150 participants.*

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Messy Mondays - Sparkle & Splatter

 

Grades K - 2.  Join us for a fun, messy activity every Monday afternoon.  This week's activities include Galaxy Rocks and Splatter Art.  *NON-WASHABLE ACRYLIC PAINT WILL BE USED FOR THESE PROJECTS.  PLEASE WEAR OLD CLOTHES OR BRING A SMOCK.* 

*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 two weeks before the program.*

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
Registration will begin on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

 

Grades K - 2.  Join us for a fun, messy activity every Monday afternoon.  This week's activities include Galaxy Rocks and Splatter Art.  *NON-WASHABLE ACRYLIC PAINT WILL BE USED FOR THESE PROJECTS.  PLEASE WEAR OLD CLOTHES OR BRING A SMOCK.* 

*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 two weeks before the program.*

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Registration will begin on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Tuesday July 31, 2018
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Create Space

 

Grades 5 - 7: Creativity required, skills not required. Create Space focuses on using real art materials to create a piece of artwork that can decorate your room for years to come. This session, create a tree living in the four different seasons.  Please note: This project is two steps and, while acrylic paint dries quickly on canvas, it may require a second visit to the library at a mutually beneficial time to add your tree.  You will also be allowed to take your tree home with you if you wish to complete your project there.  

Want to register for this program?  Registration is required and limited to 16 participants.  Registration begins two weeks before the program date. If you'd like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.

CONTACT:  Lauren  203-452-2850 x4  lobach(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

 

Grades 5 - 7: Creativity required, skills not required. Create Space focuses on using real art materials to create a piece of artwork that can decorate your room for years to come. This session, create a tree living in the four different seasons.  Please note: This project is two steps and, while acrylic paint dries quickly on canvas, it may require a second visit to the library at a mutually beneficial time to add your tree.  You will also be allowed to take your tree home with you if you wish to complete your project there.  

Want to register for this program?  Registration is required and limited to 16 participants.  Registration begins two weeks before the program date. If you'd like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Wednesday August 1, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wacky Wednesdays - Interactive Sing-Along Frozen

 

All Ages.  Join us for an interactive viewing of the Disney movie "Frozen." Using props provided by the library, you can sing along and enjoy this family favorite! Costumes are encouraged!

*Registration is not necessary for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show and will be limited to 100 participants.*

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

 

All Ages.  Join us for an interactive viewing of the Disney movie "Frozen." Using props provided by the library, you can sing along and enjoy this family favorite! Costumes are encouraged!

*Registration is not necessary for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show and will be limited to 100 participants.*

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Thursday August 2, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Christine's Critters

 

All Ages.  Christine’s Critters takes in injured and/or orphaned hawks, owls, falcons, and eagles and, after rehabilitation, returns them to the wild. Birds of prey that are unable to return to the wild due to their injuries are found permanent homes at nature centers to become educational ambassadors. Come out and meet some of our educational ambassadors and learn about these amazing creatures and the dangers they face in the wild.

*Registration is not necessary for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show and will be limited to 150 participants.*

 

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

 

All Ages.  Christine’s Critters takes in injured and/or orphaned hawks, owls, falcons, and eagles and, after rehabilitation, returns them to the wild. Birds of prey that are unable to return to the wild due to their injuries are found permanent homes at nature centers to become educational ambassadors. Come out and meet some of our educational ambassadors and learn about these amazing creatures and the dangers they face in the wild.

*Registration is not necessary for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show and will be limited to 150 participants.*

 

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Friday August 3, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Art Zone

 

Grades 2 - 5:  Stop in to make a craft and relax in the library.  Crafts available while supplies last.  Some may require caregiver assistance.

This week, color two pretty velvet mandalas!  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:  Lauren  203-452-2850 x4  lobach(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Inside Library

 

Grades 2 - 5:  Stop in to make a craft and relax in the library.  Crafts available while supplies last.  Some may require caregiver assistance.

This week, color two pretty velvet mandalas!  Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Inside Library

Monday August 6, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Silly Song Sing-A-Long with Edward Leonard

 

Walkers - Age 6 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing, dance, and jump along to popular children's classics with Edward Leonard!

*Registration is not necessary for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show and will be limited to 150 participants.*

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

 

Walkers - Age 6 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing, dance, and jump along to popular children's classics with Edward Leonard!

*Registration is not necessary for this event.  Free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the show and will be limited to 150 participants.*

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Messy Mondays - Ooey Gluey Fun!

 

Grades K - 2.  Join us for a fun, messy activity every Monday afternoon.  This week we are making yarn baskets.

*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 two weeks before the program.*

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
Registration will begin on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

 

Grades K - 2.  Join us for a fun, messy activity every Monday afternoon.  This week we are making yarn baskets.

*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 two weeks before the program.*

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Registration will begin on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Tuesday August 7, 2018
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Drop In & Play - Lego®

Grades 1 - 6.  Meet new friends and play with the library's Lego® bricks!  Registration is not necessary.

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

Grades 1 - 6.  Meet new friends and play with the library's Lego® bricks!  Registration is not necessary.

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Wednesday August 8, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Wacky Wednesdays - Ball Maze Game

 

Grades 1 - 3.  Come practice your eye-hand coordination at the library!  We'll be making a ball maze game with a cardboard box, cardboard tubes, and duct tape.  Then we'll complete a series of challenges using the game we made.

*Registration is required and is limited to 20 participants.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.  Registration will begin at midnight two weeks before the program.*

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

 

Grades 1 - 3.  Come practice your eye-hand coordination at the library!  We'll be making a ball maze game with a cardboard box, cardboard tubes, and duct tape.  Then we'll complete a series of challenges using the game we made.

*Registration is required and is limited to 20 participants.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.  Registration will begin at midnight two weeks before the program.*

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Registration will begin on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
End of Summer Picnic - Bryson Lang - The Cure for the Common Show

 

All Ages.  You bring a picnic dinner and the library will provide dessert!  

Join us on the back lawn of the library for some fabulous End of Summer Reading entertainment!  The picnic begins at 6:00 pm and The Cure for the Common Show with Bryson Lang will commence at 6:30 pm.   Bryson Lang has been working professionally as a comedy-juggler for over 20 years.  His show includes comedy, audience participation, ball spinning, ball bouncing, huge spinning bouncing rings, giant Beach Balls, improv, and always a few surprises. Come see why Bryson is, “The Cure for the Common Show”!

In case of inclement weather, the picnic will be cancelled and the performance will be moved indoors to the Ehlers Room.  If this occurs, free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and attendance will be limited to 150 people.

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE END OF SUMMER PICNIC.

 

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

 

All Ages.  You bring a picnic dinner and the library will provide dessert!  

Join us on the back lawn of the library for some fabulous End of Summer Reading entertainment!  The picnic begins at 6:00 pm and The Cure for the Common Show with Bryson Lang will commence at 6:30 pm.   Bryson Lang has been working professionally as a comedy-juggler for over 20 years.  His show includes comedy, audience participation, ball spinning, ball bouncing, huge spinning bouncing rings, giant Beach Balls, improv, and always a few surprises. Come see why Bryson is, “The Cure for the Common Show”!

In case of inclement weather, the picnic will be cancelled and the performance will be moved indoors to the Ehlers Room.  If this occurs, free tickets will be available 15 minutes before the program and attendance will be limited to 150 people.

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE END OF SUMMER PICNIC.

 

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Monday August 13, 2018
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Vinyl Laptop Stickers for Teens - Cricut

Using our new Cricut machine, create stickers you can put on your laptop or phone case!

For kids entering grades 6 - 12.  Registration is required and is limited to 10 teens.

Link here to register!

CONTACT:  Teen Services  203-452-2850 x 6  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Using our new Cricut machine, create stickers you can put on your laptop or phone case!

For kids entering grades 6 - 12.  Registration is required and is limited to 10 teens.

Link here to register!

CONTACT:
  Teen Services
  203.452.2850 x 6
  referenceservices@ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


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