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Wednesday December 19, 2018
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 mo.)
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Parent & Tot is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Story Stretchers (ages 5-7 yrs.)
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Story Stretchers is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own.
Advance Registration Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Love That Moves the Sun with Linda Cardillo
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join popular local author Linda Cardillo for a reading of her newest book, Love That Moves the Sun, a story of Vittoria Colonna and Michelangelo Buonarroti.

Thursday December 20, 2018
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Story Time (ages 3-5 yrs.)
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behaviour.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Story Time (ages 3-5)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Story Time is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behaviour.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.
Friday December 21, 2018
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Books & Babies (ages 18-24 mo.)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Books and Babies is an Early Literacy lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library.  The program consists of 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys.  Children attend with a caregiver.
Advance Registration is Required.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Winter Origami
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

Come to the Discovery Room to get ready for winter! Our local origami expert will teach us how to fold origami paper into snowpeople and stars. 
LOCATION: Discovery Room
 
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Minecraft with Friends (gr. 3 & up)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Flyer for: Minecraft

 
Children can craft and game in each others worlds and will be served a light after-school snack.
We have a limited number of iPads for children to use, but cannot guarantee games will be saved.
Online registration required.
CONTACT:  Discovery Room  413-565-4182  
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Saturday December 22, 2018
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Build It!
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Flyer for: Build It!Come in and enjoy stories about inventing and creating. Then spend some time building and crafting. This hands on program is fun for all ages, friends under five may need help from a grown up.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday December 24, 2018 - Sunday January 13, 2019
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Early Literacy Class Registration Page

Flyer For: Early Literacy Class Registration

Advance Registration for the Winter-Spring Session (Jan-May) is Required to attend Early Literacy Classes.
Register your child by clicking on the appropriate link below.
 
Books and Babies (ages 18-24 months) is a lapsit program designed to introduce children to literacy and the Library.  The program consists of 30 minutes of stories, songs and fingerplays followed by 30 minutes of social play with library toys.  Children attend with a caregiver. Fridays 10:30-11:30.
 
Parent & Tot (ages 24-36 months) is an introductory Early Literacy Class designed to increase children's comfort level with books and the written word.  Children listen to stories, sing active songs and finger plays, get up for active dances, and work on fine motor skills with an age-appropriate art project.  Class ends with the Clean-Up Train followed by the Rainbow Song.  Children attend class with a caregiver. Wednesdays 10:00-10:45 or 11:00-11:45.
 
Story Time (ages 3-5) is a transitional Early Literacy Class designed to continue children's comfort level with books and promote independence at the Library.  Children listen to stories, sing, play active and literacy games, and continue to work on appropriate behavior.  Children attend the first half of the program alone, then are joined by a caregiver to assist with the art project. Thursdays 10:15-11:15 or 1:00-2:00.
 
Story Stretchers (ages 5-7) is an advanced Early Literacy Class designed to increase independence at the Library and promote learning through books.  Children read together, play more advanced literacy games and make a crafty art project.  Children attend class on their own. Tuesdays or Wednesdays 3:15-4:15.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday December 24, 2018
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Welcome Baby
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Want to find a great place to meet other first-time parents? Come to Welcome Baby Mondays at 10:00!  Pathways for Parents will offer tips and hints about parenting and child development and then if you'd like, stay for our open Playgroup hour from 10:30-11:30.
Questions? Call Pathways at 413-583-3527.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
 
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Drop-In Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Little persons ages birth to three are invited to join us for a story and playtime.  Bring your big person to make some friends and have some fun.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Closing Early for the Holiday
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Holiday Hours

Tuesday December 25, 2018
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CLOSED for Christmas Day

Holiday Hours

Wednesday December 26, 2018
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Read to Frigo the Dog
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Frigo the dog is coming to Storrs library! You may sign up for a 10 minute block of time to Read to Frigo, a gentle and patient Goldendoodle dog. Frigo loves books and will follow along while you read. Frigo will be attended by his trainer Cathy. 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.
 
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Flyer For: Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Bring your favorite stuffed animal friend to the library for a few bed time stories.  Tuck your friend in for the night and let all the animals have a fun sleepover party at the library.  Come back to pick them up Thursday morning.  We will post pictures of all the fun.

Thursday December 27, 2018
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Jr. Cooking Class
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join the junior cooking class for Party Favorites. Junior Chefs will prepare favorite party appetizers to be shared family style. Patrons will register for the class and select ingredient(s) to contribute. Once this important ingredient is selected your punctual and dependable attendance is required. Please give us at least 24 notice if you will be unable to participate. 

This program is funded by a grant from "Constellation, an Exelon company".

For grades 2+

PROGRAM FULL PLEASE CALL DISCOVERY ROOM AT 413-565-4182 TO BE PUT ON THE WAITLIST

 

 

 

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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LEGO's @ the Library
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Join us to Design and Build a LEGO Structure. Name it and Display it in the Discovery Room.

Friday December 28, 2018
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Creator Cart
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Come in and explore our Creator Cart! Play with the Droids, Dash and Dot, build using the MakeDo construction set, connect using the Zoobs and Brain Flakes and much more! Fun for ages 8 and older.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
The registration period has ended.
Saturday December 29, 2018
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Craft-urday
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Spend the morning crafting and creating as we provide the supplies!

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Stop-Motion Movie Making
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Take your stop-motion movies to the next level! Bring in your favorite doll or action figure and their accessories. Create backgrounds and set up props to create fun stop motion movies of your characters in action. Use our iPads or bring your own. We will have a viewing party starting at 2:45 PM.

Ages 7+

We will be using the free version of the app Stop Motion Studio, available on most devices.

 
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
Monday December 31, 2018
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Welcome Baby
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Want to find a great place to meet other first-time parents? Come to Welcome Baby Mondays at 10:00!  Pathways for Parents will offer tips and hints about parenting and child development and then if you'd like, stay for our open Playgroup hour from 10:30-11:30.
Questions? Call Pathways at 413-583-3527.
LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Room
 
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Drop-In Playgroup
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Little persons ages birth to three are invited to join us for a story and playtime.  Bring your big person to make some friends and have some fun.

LOCATION: Betty Ann Low Meeting Room
 
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Closing Early for the Holiday
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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