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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
R.E.A.D with Dani

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Creative Kids

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

 

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There is 1 space available.

 

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There is 1 space available.

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Creative Kids

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Room

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

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

 

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
There are 5 spaces available.

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

 

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

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

 

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

There are 5 spaces available.

Wednesday October 3, 2018
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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Big Truck Day

 

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

Registration is not required.

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

 

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

Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Creative Kids

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Inside Library

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Inside Library

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
R.E.A.D with Dani

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room
There is 1 space available.

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

There is 1 space available.

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Creative Kids

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Room

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

There are 15 spaces available.

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
R.E.A.D with Dani

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

 

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

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 

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

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Creative Kids

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Room

Wednesday November 7, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Baby Rhyme Time

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Creative Kids

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
R.E.A.D with Dani

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Creative Kids

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
R.E.A.D with Dani

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Creative Kids

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Tuesday December 4, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Stay & Play

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Creative Kids

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Room

Wednesday December 5, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Baby Rhyme Time

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Thursday December 6, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-Along Stories

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday December 7, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Lab

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Monday December 10, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
New Mom Meet-Up

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
R.E.A.D with Dani

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  referenceservices@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Story Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Registration will begin on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 12:00 AM     

Tuesday December 11, 2018
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11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Creative Kids

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Room

Wednesday December 12, 2018
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Baby Rhyme Time

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Thursday December 13, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-Along Stories

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Friday December 14, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Preschool Lab

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Monday December 17, 2018
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
New Mom Meet-Up

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room


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