Saturday January 23, 2021

Register for this take home activity by calling the library.  Craft kits will be available in the Children's Department Craft pick up area between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339  thomastonplchild@biblio.org

Register for this take home activity by calling the library.  Craft kits will be available in the Children's Department Craft pick up area between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

Monday January 25, 2021

Stories and songs for ages birth to 2 years old.  Registration is not required.  Click here to view on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Stories and songs for ages birth to 2 years old.  Registration is not required.  Click here to view on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Tuesday January 26, 2021

Stories and songs for ages 2-5 years old.  Registration is not required.  Click here to view on YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Stories and songs for ages 2-5 years old.  Registration is not required.  Click here to view on YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Wednesday January 27, 2021

Enjoy a sample reading of a new picture book on our Facebook page!

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Enjoy a sample reading of a new picture book on our Facebook page!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Thursday January 28, 2021

Enjoy a sample reading of a new chapter book on our Facebook page!

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Enjoy a sample reading of a new chapter book on our Facebook page!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Genealogy 101

Building Your Family Tree

New to genealogy or want a refresher on the basics of building a family tree?

  • Learn how to trace your family’s history in five easy steps, starting with what you know about parents and grandparents
  • Identify gaps in your family tree, focus your research direction, and set priorities
  • Find out about useful free resources that can help you move backward in time to identify older ancestors, and use the multi-page handout to start climbing your own family tree

Marian Burk Wood is an experienced genealogy speaker and the author of the Amazon best-selling genealogy book, Planning a Future for Your Family’s Past. She earned a MBA from Long Island University in New York and a BA from the City University of New York. Marian held executive positions in banking and the nonprofit sector before becoming a college textbook author. She has been tracing her family tree for more than 20 years and blogs about genealogy at https://ClimbingMyFamilyTree.blogspot.com 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomaston Library

CONTACT:   860-283-4339  apotter@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are many spaces available.

Building Your Family Tree

New to genealogy or want a refresher on the basics of building a family tree?

  • Learn how to trace your family’s history in five easy steps, starting with what you know about parents and grandparents
  • Identify gaps in your family tree, focus your research direction, and set priorities
  • Find out about useful free resources that can help you move backward in time to identify older ancestors, and use the multi-page handout to start climbing your own family tree

Marian Burk Wood is an experienced genealogy speaker and the author of the Amazon best-selling genealogy book, Planning a Future for Your Family’s Past. She earned a MBA from Long Island University in New York and a BA from the City University of New York. Marian held executive positions in banking and the nonprofit sector before becoming a college textbook author. She has been tracing her family tree for more than 20 years and blogs about genealogy at https://ClimbingMyFamilyTree.blogspot.com 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomaston Library

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
   apotter@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are many spaces available.

Friday January 29, 2021

Looking for something new to read? We will read the first chapter to get you hooked on a good book! Today's book, The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore, is geared toward grades 7-12. 

Click here to view the YouTube video. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Looking for something new to read? We will read the first chapter to get you hooked on a good book! Today's book, The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore, is geared toward grades 7-12. 

Click here to view the YouTube video. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Saturday January 30, 2021

Sew or glue an adorable winter tote bag.  Register by calling the library for this activity geared toward teens.  Needle and thread or a glue gun will be needed and are not provided in the kit.  Craft kits will be available in the Children's Department Craft pick up area between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339  thomastonplchild@biblio.org

Sew or glue an adorable winter tote bag.  Register by calling the library for this activity geared toward teens.  Needle and thread or a glue gun will be needed and are not provided in the kit.  Craft kits will be available in the Children's Department Craft pick up area between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

Monday February 1, 2021

Stories and songs for ages birth to 2 years old.  Registration is not required.  Click here to view on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Stories and songs for ages birth to 2 years old.  Registration is not required.  Click here to view on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Tuesday February 2, 2021

Stories and songs for ages 2-5 years old.  Registration is not required.  Click here to view on YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Stories and songs for ages 2-5 years old.  Registration is not required.  Click here to view on YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Wednesday February 3, 2021

Enjoy a sample reading of a new picture book on our Facebook page!

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Enjoy a sample reading of a new picture book on our Facebook page!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Thursday February 4, 2021

Enjoy a sample reading of a new chapter book on our Facebook page!

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Enjoy a sample reading of a new chapter book on our Facebook page!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Friday February 5, 2021
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First Chapter Friday Grades 4-6

Looking for something new to read? We will read the first chapter to get you hooked on a good book! Today's book, We're Not From Here by Geoff Rodkey, is geared toward grades 4-6. 

Click here to see the YouTube video. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Looking for something new to read? We will read the first chapter to get you hooked on a good book! Today's book, We're Not From Here by Geoff Rodkey, is geared toward grades 4-6. 

Click here to see the YouTube video. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Saturday February 6, 2021

Call the library to reserve a craft.  Craft kits will be available in the Children's Department Craft pick up area between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339  thomastonplchild@biblio.org

Call the library to reserve a craft.  Craft kits will be available in the Children's Department Craft pick up area between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

Monday February 8, 2021

Stories and songs for ages birth to 2 years old.  Registration is not required.  Click here to view on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Stories and songs for ages birth to 2 years old.  Registration is not required.  Click here to view on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Tuesday February 9, 2021

Stories and songs for ages 2-5 years old.  Registration is not required.  Click here to view on YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Stories and songs for ages 2-5 years old.  Registration is not required.  Click here to view on YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Wednesday February 10, 2021

Enjoy a sample reading of a new picture book on our Facebook page!

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Enjoy a sample reading of a new picture book on our Facebook page!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Roaring 1920s

While most people picture Flappers and gangsters, rum-runners and stockbrokers, many don’t know that the 1920s were in many ways the first recognizably “modern” period in American history. Coming on the heels of the First World War, the 1920s were the first discrete decade to have all the basic, fundamental aspects of modern life. Spendable income grew to fuel technological innovations, such as radio, telephones, automobiles, airplanes, and film. There was a focus on urban living as people moved from more rural areas and mechanized industry supplanted agriculture as the economic focus.

Join the Thomaston Public Library and presenter John Cilio to learn more about how 100 years ago in America, women gained the right to vote, liquor was banished and the economy expanded until it didn’t.

To register for this virtual program please call the library at 860-283-4339 and provide your email or use the online registration tool. 

CONTACT:   860-283-4339  apotter@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are many spaces available.

While most people picture Flappers and gangsters, rum-runners and stockbrokers, many don’t know that the 1920s were in many ways the first recognizably “modern” period in American history. Coming on the heels of the First World War, the 1920s were the first discrete decade to have all the basic, fundamental aspects of modern life. Spendable income grew to fuel technological innovations, such as radio, telephones, automobiles, airplanes, and film. There was a focus on urban living as people moved from more rural areas and mechanized industry supplanted agriculture as the economic focus.

Join the Thomaston Public Library and presenter John Cilio to learn more about how 100 years ago in America, women gained the right to vote, liquor was banished and the economy expanded until it didn’t.

To register for this virtual program please call the library at 860-283-4339 and provide your email or use the online registration tool. 

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
   apotter@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are many spaces available.

Thursday February 11, 2021

Enjoy a sample reading of a new chapter book on our Facebook page!

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Enjoy a sample reading of a new chapter book on our Facebook page!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Friday February 12, 2021

Looking for something new to read? We will read the first chapter to get you hooked on a good book! Today's book, The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton, is geared toward grades 7-12. 

Click here to view the YouTube video. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Looking for something new to read? We will read the first chapter to get you hooked on a good book! Today's book, The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton, is geared toward grades 7-12. 

Click here to view the YouTube video. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Saturday February 13, 2021

Make a paper heart wreath for Valentine's Day!  Craft kits will be available in the Children's Department Craft pick up area between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339  thomastonplchild@biblio.org

Make a paper heart wreath for Valentine's Day!  Craft kits will be available in the Children's Department Craft pick up area between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

Monday February 15, 2021

Stories and songs for ages birth to 2 years old.  Registration is not required.  Click here to view on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Stories and songs for ages birth to 2 years old.  Registration is not required.  Click here to view on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Tuesday February 16, 2021

Stories and songs for ages 2-5 years old.  Registration is not required.  Click here to view on YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Stories and songs for ages 2-5 years old.  Registration is not required.  Click here to view on YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Wednesday February 17, 2021

Enjoy a sample reading of a new picture book on our Facebook page!

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Enjoy a sample reading of a new picture book on our Facebook page!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Thursday February 18, 2021

Enjoy a sample reading of a new chapter book on our Facebook page!

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Enjoy a sample reading of a new chapter book on our Facebook page!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Friday February 19, 2021
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First Chapter Friday Grades 4-6

Looking for something new to read? We will read the first chapter to get you hooked on a good book! Today's book, Restart by Gordon Korman, is geared toward grades 4-6. 

Click here to see the YouTube video. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Looking for something new to read? We will read the first chapter to get you hooked on a good book! Today's book, Restart by Gordon Korman, is geared toward grades 4-6. 

Click here to see the YouTube video. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Saturday February 20, 2021

Make your own feathery owl to read with!  Craft kits will be available in the Children's Department Craft pick up area between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339  thomastonplchild@biblio.org

Make your own feathery owl to read with!  Craft kits will be available in the Children's Department Craft pick up area between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cooking with Chef Rob

Join the Thomaston Public Library and Chef Rob for a cooking livestream! 


We will livestream Chef Rob on our Facebook page on Saturday February 20, 2021 at 3pm. Please sign up with the library in advance and we will send you a list of ingredients and the recipe so you can cook alongside him. If you can't join us on this day, the video will stay posted on our page so you can watch and rewatch anytime!


The livestream will feature a tomato basil mozzarella quesadilla with a parmesan crust appetizer, a panko chicken Milanese with blistered tomatoes and basil sauce for the main meal, and the ultimate chocolate chip oatmeal cookie for dessert. 

 

CONTACT:   860-283-4339  apotter@biblio.com
LOCATION: Virtual Program
There are many spaces available.

Join the Thomaston Public Library and Chef Rob for a cooking livestream! 


We will livestream Chef Rob on our Facebook page on Saturday February 20, 2021 at 3pm. Please sign up with the library in advance and we will send you a list of ingredients and the recipe so you can cook alongside him. If you can't join us on this day, the video will stay posted on our page so you can watch and rewatch anytime!


The livestream will feature a tomato basil mozzarella quesadilla with a parmesan crust appetizer, a panko chicken Milanese with blistered tomatoes and basil sauce for the main meal, and the ultimate chocolate chip oatmeal cookie for dessert. 

 

CONTACT:
  
  860.283.4339
   apotter@biblio.com

LOCATION: Virtual Program

There are many spaces available.

Monday February 22, 2021
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cool-ology Virtual Snow and Ice Lab
Since we have to live with it, we might as well play with it! These simple but cool science experiments about snow and ice will get kids interested in learning about nature’s frozen wonders. We'll make our own (fake) snow, create and test a snow volcano, investigate the magical world of snow and ice crystals, and more!

To register for this program call or email the Children's Department
 

 
CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program
Since we have to live with it, we might as well play with it! These simple but cool science experiments about snow and ice will get kids interested in learning about nature’s frozen wonders. We'll make our own (fake) snow, create and test a snow volcano, investigate the magical world of snow and ice crystals, and more!

To register for this program call or email the Children's Department
 

 
CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Tuesday February 23, 2021

Stories and songs for ages 2-5 years old.  Registration is not required.  Click here to view on YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Stories and songs for ages 2-5 years old.  Registration is not required.  Click here to view on YouTube.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Wednesday February 24, 2021

Enjoy a sample reading of a new picture book on our Facebook page!

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Enjoy a sample reading of a new picture book on our Facebook page!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Thursday February 25, 2021

Enjoy a sample reading of a new chapter book on our Facebook page!

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Enjoy a sample reading of a new chapter book on our Facebook page!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Friday February 26, 2021

Looking for something new to read? We will read the first chapter to get you hooked on a good book! Today's book, The Truth As Told By Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor, is geared toward grades 7-12. 

Click here to view the YouTube video. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@biblio.org
LOCATION: Virtual Program

Looking for something new to read? We will read the first chapter to get you hooked on a good book! Today's book, The Truth As Told By Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor, is geared toward grades 7-12. 

Click here to view the YouTube video. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrzmkA2Rspl8keADgLmayog?view_as=subscriber

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org

LOCATION: Virtual Program

Saturday February 27, 2021

LEGO grab bags will be available at the children's department craft pick up area.  See what you can create with these mixed up bricks!  Send us a picture of your masterpiece and we will post it on our Facebook page.

CONTACT: Children's Department  860-283-4339x3  thomastonplchild@biblio.org

LEGO grab bags will be available at the children's department craft pick up area.  See what you can create with these mixed up bricks!  Send us a picture of your masterpiece and we will post it on our Facebook page.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  860.283.4339x3
   thomastonplchild@biblio.org


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