Monday November 20, 2017
anim_dog1
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
R.E.A.D. with Franny

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Franny, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Franny, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

There are 2 spaces available.

Tuesday November 21, 2017
food_coffee
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Stay & Play

Stop by the library and meet up with other children, parents, and caregivers!  After a brief storytime and introductions, feel free to stay, play, enjoy refreshments, socialize, and connect with other families and caregivers in the community.  Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited!  Registration is not required.

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

Stop by the library and meet up with other children, parents, and caregivers!  After a brief storytime and introductions, feel free to stay, play, enjoy refreshments, socialize, and connect with other families and caregivers in the community.  Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited!  Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
rec_scissors&glue
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.  Crafts TBA.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Inside Library

Tuesday November 28, 2017
food_coffee
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Stay & Play

Stop by the library and meet up with other children, parents, and caregivers!  After a brief storytime and introductions, feel free to stay, play, enjoy refreshments, socialize, and connect with other families and caregivers in the community.  Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited!  Registration is not required.

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

Stop by the library and meet up with other children, parents, and caregivers!  After a brief storytime and introductions, feel free to stay, play, enjoy refreshments, socialize, and connect with other families and caregivers in the community.  Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited!  Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
rec_scissors&glue
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.  Crafts TBA.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Inside Library

 
anim_butterfly_01
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Perler Bead Creations

Ages 6 - 12.  We have all the supplies you need to make colorful Perler Bead creations!  Kids will design and place the beads on the pegboards and an adult will iron over them to make them melt.  

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 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: Children's Craft Room
There are 4 spaces available.

Ages 6 - 12.  We have all the supplies you need to make colorful Perler Bead creations!  Kids will design and place the beads on the pegboards and an adult will iron over them to make them melt.  

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 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: Children's Craft Room

There are 4 spaces available.

Thursday November 30, 2017
ent_note
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-Along Stories

Walkers - Age 5 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Registration is not required for this event.

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

Walkers - Age 5 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Registration is not required for this event.

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Friday December 1, 2017
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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.

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.

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Saturday December 2, 2017
misc_smiley
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sensory Storytime

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Monday December 4, 2017
anim_dog1
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
R.E.A.D. with Franny

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Franny, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Franny, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

There are 5 spaces available.

Tuesday December 5, 2017
food_coffee
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Stay & Play

Stop by the library and meet up with other children, parents, and caregivers!  After a brief storytime and introductions, feel free to stay, play, enjoy refreshments, socialize, and connect with other families and caregivers in the community.  Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited!  Registration is not required.

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

Stop by the library and meet up with other children, parents, and caregivers!  After a brief storytime and introductions, feel free to stay, play, enjoy refreshments, socialize, and connect with other families and caregivers in the community.  Children of all ages and their caregivers are invited!  Registration is not required.

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
rec_scissors&glue
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.  Crafts TBA.  Please note:  caregiver assistance may be needed.  Registration is not required.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Inside Library

 
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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Snow Globes

 

 

Grades 4 - 6:  Snow is coming, and we'll be ready!  Make a glitter globe that celebrates the snowiest of seasons - you can decorate the inside, outside, or both - make it totally yours.  Or, gift it to someone you love!

Registration is required and is limited to 15 participants.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.

IN THE EVENT OF SNOW, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL THAT THE PROGRAM IS CANCELLED.

CONTACT: Lauren  203-452-2850 x4  lobach(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
There are 5 spaces available.

 

 

Grades 4 - 6:  Snow is coming, and we'll be ready!  Make a glitter globe that celebrates the snowiest of seasons - you can decorate the inside, outside, or both - make it totally yours.  Or, gift it to someone you love!

Registration is required and is limited to 15 participants.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms.

IN THE EVENT OF SNOW, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL THAT THE PROGRAM IS CANCELLED.

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

There are 5 spaces available.

Thursday December 7, 2017
ent_note
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sing-Along Stories

Walkers - Age 5 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Registration is not required for this event.

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

Walkers - Age 5 (and their caregivers) are invited to stop by to sing songs, hear stories, and have some fun with Ms. Michelle!  

Registration is not required for this event.

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Friday December 8, 2017
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF
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.

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.

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Saturday December 9, 2017
misc_smiley
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Sensory Storytime

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

There are 7 spaces available.

Monday December 11, 2017
holiday_xmastree
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Holiday Gift Workshop: Reindeer & Tree

Grades 3 - 6.  Make a Washcloth Reindeer and a Fancy Tree to give as a gift or keep for yourself.

*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 1 month before the program.* 

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  mturbak@ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
There are 10 spaces available.

Grades 3 - 6.  Make a Washcloth Reindeer and a Fancy Tree to give as a gift or keep for yourself.

*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 1 month before the program.* 

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

There are 10 spaces available.

Thursday December 14, 2017
holiday_santa_hat
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Lynn Lewis & Santa

 

All Ages.  It will be a Holly Jolly musical morning when Lynn Lewis visits the library with holiday songs and a visit from Santa!  Bring your cameras for a photo opportunity with your child sitting on Santa's lap after the concert!

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

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

 

All Ages.  It will be a Holly Jolly musical morning when Lynn Lewis visits the library with holiday songs and a visit from Santa!  Bring your cameras for a photo opportunity with your child sitting on Santa's lap after the concert!

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

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Friday December 15, 2017
holiday_wreath
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Holiday Gift Workshop: Cocoa Reindeer

All ages: Stop in to make a special cocoa reindeer treat!  Make two for gifts - or keep one for yourself!  [Please note there will not be an instructor present, so caregiver assistance may be required]  We will be using real food, so please be aware of any allergies your child may have.

This craft will be available while supplies last.  

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

All ages: Stop in to make a special cocoa reindeer treat!  Make two for gifts - or keep one for yourself!  [Please note there will not be an instructor present, so caregiver assistance may be required]  We will be using real food, so please be aware of any allergies your child may have.

This craft will be available while supplies last.  

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Saturday December 16, 2017
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1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Family Flick

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

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

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Monday December 18, 2017
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4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
CT Chinese Culture Association

 

 

Children Grade 1 through Adult:  Are you interested in Chinese culture?  The CT Chinese Culture Association will be visiting to present "Reviving Five Thousand Years of Chinese Civilization".

The presentation “Reviving Five Thousand Years  of Chinese Civilization” covers the essence of the traditional Chinese philosophies: Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism, how those core concepts influencing medicine, literature, music, and arts, how the rich tradition is being interrupted, and how the authentic culture is returning to world stage through New York based Shen Yun Performing Arts.

The power-point presentation will last approximately 30 - 40 minutes, then children and teens are invited to participate in a 20-minute origami folding class with the instructor, while supplies last!  (adults will be invited to join if we have enough paper!)

IN THE EVENT OF SNOW, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL THAT THE PROGRAM IS CANCELLED.

CONTACT: Lauren  lobach(at)ewml.org
LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

 

 

Children Grade 1 through Adult:  Are you interested in Chinese culture?  The CT Chinese Culture Association will be visiting to present "Reviving Five Thousand Years of Chinese Civilization".

The presentation “Reviving Five Thousand Years  of Chinese Civilization” covers the essence of the traditional Chinese philosophies: Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism, how those core concepts influencing medicine, literature, music, and arts, how the rich tradition is being interrupted, and how the authentic culture is returning to world stage through New York based Shen Yun Performing Arts.

The power-point presentation will last approximately 30 - 40 minutes, then children and teens are invited to participate in a 20-minute origami folding class with the instructor, while supplies last!  (adults will be invited to join if we have enough paper!)

IN THE EVENT OF SNOW, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL THAT THE PROGRAM IS CANCELLED.

CONTACT:
  Lauren
  
  lobach(at)ewml.org

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

 
anim_dog1
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
R.E.A.D. with Franny

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Franny, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Children in grades K - 3 may register to read to Franny, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

There are 5 spaces available.


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