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Friday July 1, 2022 - Saturday July 9, 2022
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Take and Make - Beaded Bookmark Adult Craft

 

Be prepared for Summer Reading with a new bookmark!

Grab a kit at the front desk for this make-at-home craft, while supplies last.

CONTACT:  Anne Mastroianni    amastroianni@westonct.gov
Wednesday July 6, 2022
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Little Scientists
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Little Scientists

Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM. Ages 3-8. Registration required separately for each session.

We invite our youngest science lovers to come and explore an area of science based on that week's summer theme. We will conduct experiments and make our own creations.

  • July 6: How Plants Grow
  • July 13: Apple Volcanoes
  • July 20: Science of Sound with Balloon Amps and Dancing Rice
  • July 27: Superhero Ice Excavation
  • August 3: Bubbly Fires
  • August 10: Solar Oven S'mores
CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
 
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Gamified
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Gamified

Wednesdays, June 29, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 and August 3 & 10 @ 2:30-3:30. Ages 8+. Registration recommended

Are you a gamer? Then join us for board games, Nintendo Switch or Book Bingo where you can win summer reading books!

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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EnergizeCT: Energy In Action Bus Session 1: 4:00-4:30 PM
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

EnergizeCT: Energy in Action Bus Session 1: 4:00-4:30 PM.

Wednesday, July 6. Sessions wll be 30 minutes and run from 4:00-6:30 PM. All ages. Registration required for the session you wish to attend. The EnergizeCT bus will be parked in the library's back parking lot.

Learn how you can be part of creating a more energy-efficient world by making smart, energy-saving decisions daily. You’ll learn how to make decisions that will not only save energy, but will help the planet, too! Witness and participate in mind-blowing, energy-saving experiments. Learn the benefits of becoming an energy-efficient society. And discover renewable energy sources which help create a greener and cleaner future for our planet.

Step inside our interactive exhibit for a full experience of learning and exploration:

• The Energy Grid – Watch power flow to your home
• Plasma Tube – Learn how your body conducts electricity
• Thermal Tunnel – Observe how insulation prevents heat loss
• Generation Station – Use your power to discover which light bulb is most ecient
• Wind Power – Discover How Wind Turbines Produce Energy
• Light Wall – Make your pledge to become more energy-ecient
...And More!

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
 
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EnergizeCT: Energy In Action Bus Session 2: 4:30-5:00 PM
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

EnergizeCT: Energy in Action Bus Session 2: 4:30-5:00 PM.

Wednesday, July 6. Sessions wll be 30 minutes and run from 4:00-6:30 PM. All ages. Registration required for the session you wish to attend. The EnergizeCT bus will be parked in the library's back parking lot.

Learn how you can be part of creating a more energy-efficient world by making smart, energy-saving decisions daily. You’ll learn how to make decisions that will not only save energy, but will help the planet, too! Witness and participate in mind-blowing, energy-saving experiments. Learn the benefits of becoming an energy-efficient society. And discover renewable energy sources which help create a greener and cleaner future for our planet.

Step inside our interactive exhibit for a full experience of learning and exploration:

• The Energy Grid – Watch power flow to your home
• Plasma Tube – Learn how your body conducts electricity
• Thermal Tunnel – Observe how insulation prevents heat loss
• Generation Station – Use your power to discover which light bulb is most ecient
• Wind Power – Discover How Wind Turbines Produce Energy
• Light Wall – Make your pledge to become more energy-ecient
...And More!

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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EnergizeCT: Energy In Action Bus Session 3: 5:00-5:30 PM
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

EnergizeCT: Energy in Action Bus Session 3: 5:00-5:30 PM.

Wednesday, July 6. Sessions wll be 30 minutes and run from 4:00-6:30 PM. All ages. Registration required for the session you wish to attend. The EnergizeCT bus will be parked in the library's back parking lot.

Learn how you can be part of creating a more energy-efficient world by making smart, energy-saving decisions daily. You’ll learn how to make decisions that will not only save energy, but will help the planet, too! Witness and participate in mind-blowing, energy-saving experiments. Learn the benefits of becoming an energy-efficient society. And discover renewable energy sources which help create a greener and cleaner future for our planet.

Step inside our interactive exhibit for a full experience of learning and exploration:

• The Energy Grid – Watch power flow to your home
• Plasma Tube – Learn how your body conducts electricity
• Thermal Tunnel – Observe how insulation prevents heat loss
• Generation Station – Use your power to discover which light bulb is most ecient
• Wind Power – Discover How Wind Turbines Produce Energy
• Light Wall – Make your pledge to become more energy-ecient
...And More!

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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EnergizeCT: Energy In Action Bus Session 4: 5:30-6:00 PM
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

EnergizeCT: Energy in Action Bus Session 4: 5:30-6:00 PM.

Wednesday, July 6. Sessions wll be 30 minutes and run from 4:00-6:30 PM. All ages. Registration required for the session you wish to attend. The EnergizeCT bus will be parked in the library's back parking lot.

Learn how you can be part of creating a more energy-efficient world by making smart, energy-saving decisions daily. You’ll learn how to make decisions that will not only save energy, but will help the planet, too! Witness and participate in mind-blowing, energy-saving experiments. Learn the benefits of becoming an energy-efficient society. And discover renewable energy sources which help create a greener and cleaner future for our planet.

Step inside our interactive exhibit for a full experience of learning and exploration:

• The Energy Grid – Watch power flow to your home
• Plasma Tube – Learn how your body conducts electricity
• Thermal Tunnel – Observe how insulation prevents heat loss
• Generation Station – Use your power to discover which light bulb is most ecient
• Wind Power – Discover How Wind Turbines Produce Energy
• Light Wall – Make your pledge to become more energy-ecient
...And More!

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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EnergizeCT: Energy In Action Bus Session 5: 6:00-6:30 PM
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

EnergizeCT: Energy in Action Bus Session 5: 6:00-6:30 PM.

Wednesday, July 6. Sessions wll be 30 minutes and run from 4:00-6:30 PM. All ages. Registration required for the session you wish to attend. The EnergizeCT bus will be parked in the library's back parking lot.

Learn how you can be part of creating a more energy-efficient world by making smart, energy-saving decisions daily. You’ll learn how to make decisions that will not only save energy, but will help the planet, too! Witness and participate in mind-blowing, energy-saving experiments. Learn the benefits of becoming an energy-efficient society. And discover renewable energy sources which help create a greener and cleaner future for our planet.

Step inside our interactive exhibit for a full experience of learning and exploration:

• The Energy Grid – Watch power flow to your home
• Plasma Tube – Learn how your body conducts electricity
• Thermal Tunnel – Observe how insulation prevents heat loss
• Generation Station – Use your power to discover which light bulb is most ecient
• Wind Power – Discover How Wind Turbines Produce Energy
• Light Wall – Make your pledge to become more energy-ecient
...And More!

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
 
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Craft and Create
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Craft and Create

Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM. Ages 5-12. Registration required separately for each session.

Join Miss Laura on Wednesday nights for a themed craft to go along with our weekly Summer Library Adventures themes. Let's see what you create!

  • July 6: Swing Set
  • July 13: Egyptian Hieroglyphic Treasure Stone
  • July 20: Craft Stick Harmonica
  • July 27: Invisible Superhero Painting (outdoors)
  • August 3: Kindness Postcards
  • August 10: Day/Night Paper Plate Camping
 
CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  12032222651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 7 spaces available.
Thursday July 7, 2022
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Beyond the Beaten Path with White Memorial Conservation Center
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Beyond the Beaten Path with White Memorial Conservation Center

Thursdays @ 11:00 AM. All ages. Registration required separately for each session.

Teachers from White Memorial Conservation Center will be joining us to teach us about nature, animals and conservation. Each session will be on a different topic and may feature live animals, props, and audience participatory activities. You are then invited to join us at our Read Beyond the Beaten Path Storytime at 2:30 PM to explore these topics further with stories, songs and activities for littles (separate registration).

July 7: Helping Nature's Not-So-Cuddly

This program teaches children how to be heroes to creatures that often get overlooked or mistreated because of their unhuggable appearance. While meeting a live turtle and snake up close, children will learn how to safely help turtles cross the road, how to create wildlife habitat in their own backyard, and how to advocate for all of “nature’s not-so-cuddly.”

*This series of programs is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Connecticut State Library.

 

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Read Beyond the Beaten Path Storytime
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

 

Read Beyond the Beaten Path Storytime

Thursdays @ 2:30 PM. All ages. Registration required per family separately for each session.

Miss Alessandra will continue the topics explored earlier in the day during our "Beyond the Beaten Path with White Memorial Conservation Center" by reading stories, singing songs and working through activities that are fit for our younger learners. You do not have to attend the 11:00 AM program in order to attend the storytime.

  • July 7: Reptiles & Amphibians Storytime
  • July 14: Endangered Animals Storytime
  • July 21: Animal Sounds Storytime
  • July 28: Amazing Animals Storytime
  • August 4: Forest Animals Storytime
  • August 11: Birds Storytime

*This series of programs is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Connecticut State Library.

 

 

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Club Meet Ups: LEGO Club
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Club Meet Ups: LEGO Club

Thursday, July 7 @ 3:45 PM. Ages 5+. Registration required.

Monthly, join us for a meeting for those that love to build and play with LEGOs. Beginning in June we will offer our Summer Library Adventures group build options that you can choose to take part in or build on your own.

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  12032222651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 10 spaces available.
Friday July 8, 2022
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Family Playgroup
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Family Playgroup

Fridays, June 17 & 24, July 8, 15 & 22 and August 5 @ 10:00 AM-12:30 PM. Ages birth-6. Registration required per family separately for each session.

We have brought back our playgroup and extended the hours during summer! Parents/Caregivers and children are invited to join us for open play in the community room. Meet new neighbors and friends and try out some of our early learning toys.

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Food for Thought
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Food for Thought

Fridays @ 3:30 PM. Ages 5+. Registration required separately for each session.

As our theme this summer is "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" and there has been a focus on a camping theme, we thought it only fitting to explore "camp" foods! Join us in making some traditional camp treats and eats! Please note: we have indicated common allergens next to the session.

  • July 8: Ants on a Log & Apple Sandwiches (NOTE: Peanut Butter is an option and will be in room)
  • July 15: Candy Sushi and Trail Mix (Note: Nuts are options and will be in room)
  • July 22: Dessert Burritos & Walking Tacos
  • August 5: S'mores & Snack Mix
CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 11 spaces available.
Saturday July 9, 2022
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Summer Storytime
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Saturdays, July 2, 9 16 & 30 and August 6: 12:30-1:15 PM in Community Room.

All ages. Registration required separately for each session.

We invite children of all ages and their caregivers to join us for stories, songs and a small activity.

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  12032222651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 15 spaces available.
Sunday July 10, 2022
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Monday July 11, 2022
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Movies & Munchies
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Movies & Munchies

Mondays @ 10:00 AM. All ages. Movie ratings listed. No registration.

Join us for a movie showing based on the Summer Library Adventures weeky theme and enjoy some snacks!

  • July 11: Uncharted (PG-13)
  • July 18: Encanto (PG)
  • July 25: Spiderman: No Way Home (PG-13)
  • August 8: RV (PG)
CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
 
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Melty Mondays
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Melty Mondays

Mondays, June 27, July 11, 18 & 25, August 1 & 8 @ 2:00-4:00 PM in Community Room. Ages 5+. Registration required.

Melty Mondays is returning for Summer! Come in and create a wonderfully unique Perler Bead creation. Projects must be completed by 3:45 in order to be ironed and taken home the same day.

 

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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Talewise: Pirates Lost at Sea
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Talewise: Pirates Lost at Sea

Monday, July 11 @ 4:30 PM. Grades K and up. Registration required.

Ahoy there, matey! Set sail with us on a thrilling action-packed adventure about a crew of quirky pirates marooned on a desert island. With mutiny and high-tide looming, they must rescue their salty captain and find a way to repair their ship before all hope is lost … at sea!

Throughout the story, we’ll explore the incredible science behind clouds, physical and chemical changes, air pressure, and more! Volunteers from the audience will help us conduct several hands-on science experiments that ‘ARRR’ sure to amaze you!

Don’t miss your chance to experience this interactive nautical tale — with a refreshing splash of science!

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 39 spaces available.
Tuesday July 12, 2022
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Camp Sing-A-Long
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Camp Sing-A-Long

Tuesdays, June 28, July 5, 12, 19 & 26, August 2 & 9 @ 10:00 AM. All ages. Registration required per family separately for each session.

Join us for music and movement. In our summer version, we will be including Camp Sing-A-Longs!

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Sand Play Storytime @ Bisceglie
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Sand Play Storytime @ Bisceglie

Tuesdays, June 21 & 28, July 5, 12, 19 & 26 @ 2:30 PM (Weather Permitting). All ages. No registration (must have Bisceglie Pond pass)

Miss Alessandra will be visiting Bisceglie Pond for stories, songs and sand play activities. 

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
 
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Let's Talk Books-Weston Reads Book Chat: Early Learners
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Let's Talk Books- Weston Reads Book Chat- Early Learners

Tuesday, July 12 @ 4:00-4:30 PM in Community Room. Registration required.

Join us on Tuesdays to talk about books. Each Tuesday we will be discussing a book from either our Weston Reads Early Learners, Kids or Teen levels or doing a book swap! We will also have fun activities to go along with the book we are chatting about and treats! If you need a copy of the book we are discussing, email apetrino@westonct.gov.

Early Learners Level (Birth-Age 6)

July: The Last Straw: Kids vs. Plastic by Susan Hood

At this book discussion we will be doing a recycling activity.

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday July 13, 2022
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Little Scientists
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Little Scientists

Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM. Ages 3-8. Registration required separately for each session.

We invite our youngest science lovers to come and explore an area of science based on that week's summer theme. We will conduct experiments and make our own creations.

  • July 13: Apple Volcanoes
  • July 20: Science of Sound with Balloon Amps and Dancing Rice
  • July 27: Superhero Ice Excavation
  • August 3: Bubbly Fires
  • August 10: Solar Oven S'mores
CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
 
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Gamified
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Gamified

Wednesdays, June 29, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 and August 3 & 10 @ 2:30-3:30. Ages 8+. Registration recommended

Are you a gamer? Then join us for board games, Nintendo Switch or Book Bingo where you can win summer reading books!

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Icons Sticker Books: Build Your Own History Book
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Icons Sticker Books: Build Your Own History Book

Wednesday, July 13 @ 4:00 PM. Ages 5+. Registration required.

In this program you will get a chance to "build your own history" using a Sticker Book. What are these Sticker Books we speak of? Sticker Books are challenging, chock full of info and loads of fun! They contain many of the most important, interesting and inspirational people, places, events and concepts of time! And each succeeded because of their vision, planning, hard work, perserverance, overcoming adversity and unwavering conviction in their beliefs and ability to make a difference in the world. But learning is much more exciting when you participant! That's where Sticker Books come in as a fun and challenging actviity. In this session we will be using the Icons sticker book and every participant will get their own copy to use and take home!

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Craft and Create
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Craft and Create

Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM. Ages 5-12. Registration required separately for each session.

Join Miss Laura on Wednesday nights for a themed craft to go along with our weekly Summer Library Adventures themes. Let's see what you create!

  • July 13: Egyptian Hieroglyphic Treasure Stone
  • July 20: Craft Stick Harmonica
  • July 27: Invisible Superhero Painting (outdoors)
  • August 3: Kindness Postcards
  • August 10: Day/Night Paper Plate Camping
 
CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  12032222651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 8 spaces available.
Thursday July 14, 2022 - Saturday July 16, 2022
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Take and Make - Mason Jar Lantern Adult Craft

 

Craft a rustic lantern or vase out of a mason jar and twine!

Pick up a kit at the front desk.

Please register so we can get your kit ready.

CONTACT:  Anne    amastroianni@westonct.gov
Thursday July 14, 2022
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Friends Book Group: The Vanishing Half by Bennett
10:45 AM - 12:45 PM

This meeting will be held in the Town Hall Commission Room

 
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Beyond the Beaten Path with White Memorial Conservation Center
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Beyond the Beaten Path with White Memorial Conservation Center

Thursdays @ 11:00 AM. All ages. Registration required separately for each session.

Teachers from White Memorial Conservation Center will be joining us to teach us about nature, animals and conservation. Each session will be on a different topic and may feature live animals, props, and audience participatory activities. You are then invited to join us at our Read Beyond the Beaten Path Storytime at 2:30 PM to explore these topics further with stories, songs and activities for littles (separate registration).

July 14: Rare and Remarkable

Many people do not realize that there are endangered species even here in CT. Using two live animals and several interactive games and activities, you’ll find out what local species are considered in peril, why they’re each important, and what we can do to help them. Also hear success stories of animals coming back from the brink of extinction due to our conservation efforts.

*This series of programs is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Connecticut State Library.

 

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 21 spaces available.
 
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Read Beyond the Beaten Path Storytime
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

 

Read Beyond the Beaten Path Storytime

Thursdays @ 2:30 PM. All ages. Registration required per family separately for each session.

Miss Alessandra will continue the topics explored earlier in the day during our "Beyond the Beaten Path with White Memorial Conservation Center" by reading stories, singing songs and working through activities that are fit for our younger learners. You do not have to attend the 11:00 AM program in order to attend the storytime.

  • July 14: Endangered Animals Storytime
  • July 21: Animal Sounds Storytime
  • July 28: Amazing Animals Storytime
  • August 4: Forest Animals Storytime
  • August 11: Birds Storytime

*This series of programs is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Connecticut State Library.

 

 

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Club Meet Ups: Pokemon Club
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Club Meet Ups: Pokemon Club

Thursday, July 14 @ 3:45 PM-4:45 PM in Community Room. Ages 5-12 (with parent in room if under the age of 8). Registration Required.

Talk all things Pokémon, trade and battle cards, watch movies and even win Pokémon cards during Pokémon Bingo! You are welcome to bring a device and play Pokemon Go. If the weather is nice you can walk around the library lawn and hit 5 Pokestops! 

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  12032222651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 13 spaces available.
Friday July 15, 2022
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Family Playgroup
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Family Playgroup

Fridays, June 17 & 24, July 8, 15 & 22 and August 5 @ 10:00 AM-12:30 PM. Ages birth-6. Registration required per family separately for each session.

We have brought back our playgroup and extended the hours during summer! Parents/Caregivers and children are invited to join us for open play in the community room. Meet new neighbors and friends and try out some of our early learning toys.

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Food for Thought
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Food for Thought

Fridays @ 3:30 PM. Ages 5+. Registration required separately for each session.

As our theme this summer is "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" and there has been a focus on a camping theme, we thought it only fitting to explore "camp" foods! Join us in making some traditional camp treats and eats! Please note: we have indicated common allergens next to the session.

  • July 15: Candy Sushi and Trail Mix (Note: Nuts are options and will be in room)
  • July 22: Dessert Burritos & Walking Tacos
  • August 5: S'mores & Snack Mix
CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 4 spaces available.
Saturday July 16, 2022
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Summer Storytime
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Saturdays, July 2, 9 16 & 30 and August 6: 12:30-1:15 PM in Community Room.

All ages. Registration required separately for each session.

We invite children of all ages and their caregivers to join us for stories, songs and a small activity.

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  12032222651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 15 spaces available.
Sunday July 17, 2022
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Monday July 18, 2022
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Movies & Munchies
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Movies & Munchies

Mondays @ 10:00 AM. All ages. Movie ratings listed. No registration.

Join us for a movie showing based on the Summer Library Adventures weeky theme and enjoy some snacks!

  • July 18: Encanto (PG)
  • July 25: Spiderman: No Way Home (PG-13)
  • August 8: RV (PG)
CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
 
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Melty Mondays
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Melty Mondays

Mondays, June 27, July 11, 18 & 25, August 1 & 8 @ 2:00-4:00 PM in Community Room. Ages 5+. Registration required.

Melty Mondays is returning for Summer! Come in and create a wonderfully unique Perler Bead creation. Projects must be completed by 3:45 in order to be ironed and taken home the same day.

 

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Cooks & Books: Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets (Chapter 3- The Burrow) with Sticky FIngers Coo
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Cooks & Books: Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets (Chapter 3- The Burrow) with Sticky FIngers Cooking

Monday, July 18 @ 4:00 PM via ZOOM. All ages with parent assistance. Registration Required

Join us for a cooking lesson inspired by the book Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling (Chapter 3- The Burrow). Hosted by Sticky Fingers Cooking, you will learn how to make "Charm Your Own" Cauliflower Chive Mac n Cheese and Mrs. Weasley's Apple Sodas. Ingredients are not provided by the library.  Ingredient list will be provided before the program. 

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 11 spaces available.
Tuesday July 19, 2022
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Camp Sing-A-Long
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Camp Sing-A-Long

Tuesdays, June 28, July 5, 12, 19 & 26, August 2 & 9 @ 10:00 AM. All ages. Registration required per family separately for each session.

Join us for music and movement. In our summer version, we will be including Camp Sing-A-Longs!

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Sand Play Storytime @ Bisceglie
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Sand Play Storytime @ Bisceglie

Tuesdays, June 21 & 28, July 5, 12, 19 & 26 @ 2:30 PM (Weather Permitting). All ages. No registration (must have Bisceglie Pond pass)

Miss Alessandra will be visiting Bisceglie Pond for stories, songs and sand play activities. 

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
 
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Weston Reads Book Chat: Kids Level
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Let's Talk Books- Weston Reads Book Chat: Kids

Tuesday, July 19 @ 4:00-4:30 PM in Community Room. Registration required.

Join us on Tuesdays to talk about books. Each Tuesday we will be discussing a book from either our Weston Reads Early Learners, Kids or Teen levels or doing a book swap! We will also have fun activities to go along with the book we are chatting about and treats! If you need a copy of the book we are discussing, email apetrino@westonct.gov.

Kids Level (Ages 7-12)

July: Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret by Trudi Strain Trueit

  • At this book discussion we will be doing a fossil dig!
CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Modern Calligraphy
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

Come learn the popular and playful Modern Calligraphy taught by calligrapher Debby Reelitz. You will learn where this style comes from, strategies on how to create this lettering style and projects to use the skills you have learned. 

Registration for this online class is required to receive the zoom link and supplies. Handouts and a brush marker will be available for pickup at the library the week before the class.

CONTACT:  Anne Mastroianni    amastroianni@westonct.gov
There are 9 spaces available.
Wednesday July 20, 2022
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Little Scientists
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Little Scientists

Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM. Ages 3-8. Registration required separately for each session.

We invite our youngest science lovers to come and explore an area of science based on that week's summer theme. We will conduct experiments and make our own creations.

  • July 20: Science of Sound with Balloon Amps and Dancing Rice
  • July 27: Superhero Ice Excavation
  • August 3: Bubbly Fires
  • August 10: Solar Oven S'mores
CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Gamified
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Gamified

Wednesdays, June 29, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 and August 3 & 10 @ 2:30-3:30. Ages 8+. Registration recommended

Are you a gamer? Then join us for board games, Nintendo Switch or Book Bingo where you can win summer reading books!

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Mad Science: Sounds Like Science
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Madscience: Sounds Like Science

Wednesday, July 20 @ 4:30 PM. Ages 5-12. Registration required.

Join Mad Science of Fairfield County to explore the sounds of science! Kids get tuned into learning with exciting demonstrations and experiments, including the surprisingly loud dinosaur-in-a-can, the glowing electric pickle, and a kid-created thunderstorm!

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Craft and Create
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Craft and Create

Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM. Ages 5-12. Registration required separately for each session.

Join Miss Laura on Wednesday nights for a themed craft to go along with our weekly Summer Library Adventures themes. Let's see what you create!

  • July 20: Craft Stick Harmonica
  • July 27: Invisible Superhero Painting (outdoors)
  • August 3: Kindness Postcards
  • August 10: Day/Night Paper Plate Camping
 
CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  12032222651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Friends of the Library Book Group: Purple Hibiscus by Adiche
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This book group will be held virtually via Zoom.

Thursday July 21, 2022
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Beyond the Beaten Path with White Memorial Conservation Center
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Beyond the Beaten Path with White Memorial Conservation Center

Thursdays @ 11:00 AM. All ages. Registration required separately for each session.

Teachers from White Memorial Conservation Center will be joining us to teach us about nature, animals and conservation. Each session will be on a different topic and may feature live animals, props, and audience participatory activities. You are then invited to join us at our Read Beyond the Beaten Path Storytime at 2:30 PM to explore these topics further with stories, songs and activities for littles (separate registration).

July 21: The Sound of (Nature's) Music

The Litchfield Hills are alive with the sound of music…birds singing, toads trilling, coyotes howling! Join us for a program about the “music” of animals. Identifying animals by sound is a great way to get to know the creatures that call CT home. Audiences will learn just “who-who-whoooo” is making those common noises we hear in nature. A live barred owl will make an appearance too!

*This series of programs is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Connecticut State Library.

 

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Read Beyond the Beaten Path Storytime
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

 

Read Beyond the Beaten Path Storytime

Thursdays @ 2:30 PM. All ages. Registration required per family separately for each session.

Miss Alessandra will continue the topics explored earlier in the day during our "Beyond the Beaten Path with White Memorial Conservation Center" by reading stories, singing songs and working through activities that are fit for our younger learners. You do not have to attend the 11:00 AM program in order to attend the storytime.

  • July 21: Animal Sounds Storytime
  • July 28: Amazing Animals Storytime
  • August 4: Forest Animals Storytime
  • August 11: Birds Storytime

*This series of programs is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Connecticut State Library.

 

 

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Club Meet Ups: Science Club
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Club Meet Ups: Science Club

Thursday, July 21 @ 3:45-4:45 PM. Ages 5-12. Registration required.

Do you love science? Well, then come and experiment with us! To go along with our Summer Library Adventures weekly themes, in July you can have some fun with pop rocks science experiments!

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  12032222651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Sip and Stitch
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you a needlepointer, crocheter, kniter, needlepuncher or other type of crafter? Please join your neigbors and friends for an hour of sipping and stitching at the Library! 

CONTACT:  Karen Bennett    kbennett@westonct.gov
There are 12 spaces available.
Friday July 22, 2022
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Family Playgroup
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Family Playgroup

Fridays, June 17 & 24, July 8, 15 & 22 and August 5 @ 10:00 AM-12:30 PM. Ages birth-6. Registration required per family separately for each session.

We have brought back our playgroup and extended the hours during summer! Parents/Caregivers and children are invited to join us for open play in the community room. Meet new neighbors and friends and try out some of our early learning toys.

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Food for Thought
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Food for Thought

Fridays @ 3:30 PM. Ages 5+. Registration required separately for each session.

As our theme this summer is "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" and there has been a focus on a camping theme, we thought it only fitting to explore "camp" foods! Join us in making some traditional camp treats and eats! Please note: we have indicated common allergens next to the session.

  • July 22: Dessert Burritos & Walking Tacos
  • August 5: S'mores & Snack Mix
CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 2 spaces available.
Sunday July 24, 2022
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Monday July 25, 2022
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Movies & Munchies
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Movies & Munchies

Mondays @ 10:00 AM. All ages. Movie ratings listed. No registration.

Join us for a movie showing based on the Summer Library Adventures weeky theme and enjoy some snacks!

  • July 25: Spiderman: No Way Home (PG-13)
  • August 8: RV (PG)
CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
 
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Melty Mondays
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Melty Mondays

Mondays, June 27, July 11, 18 & 25, August 1 & 8 @ 2:00-4:00 PM in Community Room. Ages 5+. Registration required.

Melty Mondays is returning for Summer! Come in and create a wonderfully unique Perler Bead creation. Projects must be completed by 3:45 in order to be ironed and taken home the same day.

 

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Pet Professionals with the Connecticut Humane Society
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Pet Professionals with the Connecticut Humane Society

Monday, July 25 @ 4:00 PM. Ages 10-18. Registration required.

This program offers students a look at the wide array of careers in the animal welfare field. Students will learn about the skills and education needed for different positions and hear about a typical work day from the Connecticut Humane Society staff.

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 24 spaces available.
Tuesday July 26, 2022
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Camp Sing-A-Long
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Camp Sing-A-Long

Tuesdays, June 28, July 5, 12, 19 & 26, August 2 & 9 @ 10:00 AM. All ages. Registration required per family separately for each session.

Join us for music and movement. In our summer version, we will be including Camp Sing-A-Longs!

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Sand Play Storytime @ Bisceglie
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Sand Play Storytime @ Bisceglie

Tuesdays, June 21 & 28, July 5, 12, 19 & 26 @ 2:30 PM (Weather Permitting). All ages. No registration (must have Bisceglie Pond pass)

Miss Alessandra will be visiting Bisceglie Pond for stories, songs and sand play activities. 

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
 
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Let's Talk Books-Weston Reads Book Chat: Teens
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Let's Talk Books- Weston Reads Book Chat- Teens

Tuesday, July 26 @ 4:00-4:30 PM in Community Room. Registration required.

Join us on Tuesdays to talk about books. Each Tuesday we will be discussing a book from either our Weston Reads Early Learners, Kids or Teen levels or doing a book swap! We will also have fun activities to go along with the book we are chatting about and treats! If you need a copy of the book we are discussing, email apetrino@westonct.gov.

Teens Level (Ages 13-18)

July: Damselfly by Chandra Prasad

  • At this book discussion we will be playing a round of the game Pandemic.
CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday July 27, 2022
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Little Scientists
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Little Scientists

Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM. Ages 3-8. Registration required separately for each session.

We invite our youngest science lovers to come and explore an area of science based on that week's summer theme. We will conduct experiments and make our own creations.

  • July 27: Superhero Ice Excavation
  • August 3: Bubbly Fires
  • August 10: Solar Oven S'mores
CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
 
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Gamified
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Gamified

Wednesdays, June 29, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 and August 3 & 10 @ 2:30-3:30. Ages 8+. Registration recommended

Are you a gamer? Then join us for board games, Nintendo Switch or Book Bingo where you can win summer reading books!

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Chibi-Manga Cartoon Fun: Amazing Superheroes
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Chibi-Manga Cartoon Fun: Amazing Superheroes

Wednesday, July 27 @ 4:00 PM. Ages 5-12. Registration required.

Join Cartoonist Debi Hamuka-Falkenham in creating Amazing Chibi Superheores. Kids have fun as they work on Chibi and Manga cartoon basics such as drawing faces, expressions, and how to create different action poses with lots of movement and expression. They will also develop their own unique cartoon characters and learn how to develop stories around their creations.

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Craft and Create
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Craft and Create

Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM. Ages 5-12. Registration required separately for each session.

Join Miss Laura on Wednesday nights for a themed craft to go along with our weekly Summer Library Adventures themes. Let's see what you create!

  • July 27: Invisible Superhero Painting (outdoors)
  • August 3: Kindness Postcards
  • August 10: Day/Night Paper Plate Camping
 
CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  12032222651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Weston Reads: Better to Trust
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 

Join us, along with local author Heather Frimmer, to discuss Better to Trust!

When trust is violated, can it ever be recovered? Alison Jacobs needs brain surgery and places ultimate trust in her sister's husband, Grant Kaplan, a world-renowned neurosurgeon and expert in treating her condition. But Grant is hiding a dark secret which threatens the outcome.

Please register for this online program to receive the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Anne    amastroianni@westonct.gov
Thursday July 28, 2022
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Beyond the Beaten Path with White Memorial Conservation Center
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Beyond the Beaten Path with White Memorial Conservation Center

Thursdays @ 11:00 AM. All ages. Registration required separately for each session.

Teachers from White Memorial Conservation Center will be joining us to teach us about nature, animals and conservation. Each session will be on a different topic and may feature live animals, props, and audience participatory activities. You are then invited to join us at our Read Beyond the Beaten Path Storytime at 2:30 PM to explore these topics further with stories, songs and activities for littles (separate registration).

  • July 28: Animal Adaptations
  • One of our most popular programs, Animal Adaptations uses natural props, animal mounts, and a couple of LIVE animals to illustrate the definitions of both a structural and behavioral adaptation, as well as how adaptations help animals survive in different environments. Participants will then be shown “mystery props” from local animals, for which they will propose how these body parts serve as adaptations for the animals.

*This series of programs is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Connecticut State Library.

 

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 21 spaces available.
 
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Read Beyond the Beaten Path Storytime
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

 

Read Beyond the Beaten Path Storytime

Thursdays @ 2:30 PM. All ages. Registration required per family separately for each session.

Miss Alessandra will continue the topics explored earlier in the day during our "Beyond the Beaten Path with White Memorial Conservation Center" by reading stories, singing songs and working through activities that are fit for our younger learners. You do not have to attend the 11:00 AM program in order to attend the storytime.

  • July 28: Amazing Animals Storytime
  • August 4: Forest Animals Storytime
  • August 11: Birds Storytime

*This series of programs is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Connecticut State Library.

 

 

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 14 spaces available.
Saturday July 30, 2022
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Summer Storytime
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Saturdays, July 2, 9 16 & 30 and August 6: 12:30-1:15 PM in Community Room.

All ages. Registration required separately for each session.

We invite children of all ages and their caregivers to join us for stories, songs and a small activity.

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  12032222651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 15 spaces available.
Sunday July 31, 2022
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Monday August 1, 2022 - Saturday August 6, 2022
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Take and Make Postcard

 

August 2nd is National Coloring Book Day, and August 9 is Book Lovers Day.

Combine the two by coloring a postcard with the title of your favorite book of the summer.

Return your postcard to the library by August 9 and we'll include it in a display!

Postcards will be available at the desk beginning August 1 while supplies last.

CONTACT:  Anne    amastroianni@westonct.gov
Monday August 1, 2022
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Paws & Pages with the Connecticut Humane Society
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Paws & Pages with the Connecticut Humane Society

Monday, August 1 @ 10:00 AM. All Ages. Registration required per family.

This program is designed for early learners interested in pets. A Connecticut Humane Society educator will share a pet-themed book and then lead an interactive discussion about safe and kind interactions with the type of companion animal featured in the book.

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Melty Mondays
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Melty Mondays

Mondays, June 27, July 11, 18 & 25, August 1 & 8 @ 2:00-4:00 PM in Community Room. Ages 5+. Registration required.

Melty Mondays is returning for Summer! Come in and create a wonderfully unique Perler Bead creation. Projects must be completed by 3:45 in order to be ironed and taken home the same day.

 

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 19 spaces available.
Tuesday August 2, 2022
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Camp Sing-A-Long
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Camp Sing-A-Long

Tuesdays, June 28, July 5, 12, 19 & 26, August 2 & 9 @ 10:00 AM. All ages. Registration required per family separately for each session.

Join us for music and movement. In our summer version, we will be including Camp Sing-A-Longs!

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Let's Talk Books- Weston Reads Book Chat: Early Learners
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Let's Talk Books- Weston Reads Book Chat- Early Learners

Tuesday, August 2 @ 4:00-4:30 PM in Community Room. Registration required.

Join us on Tuesdays to talk about books. Each Tuesday we will be discussing a book from either our Weston Reads Early Learners, Kids or Teen levels or doing a book swap! We will also have fun activities to go along with the book we are chatting about and treats! If you need a copy of the book we are discussing, email apetrino@westonct.gov.

Early Learners Level (Birth-Age 6

August: We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

  • At this book discussion we will be doing a dinosaur egg dig!
CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday August 3, 2022
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Little Scientists
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Little Scientists

Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM. Ages 3-8. Registration required separately for each session.

We invite our youngest science lovers to come and explore an area of science based on that week's summer theme. We will conduct experiments and make our own creations.

  • August 3: Bubbly Fires
  • August 10: Solar Oven S'mores
CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Gamified
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Gamified

Wednesdays, June 29, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 and August 3 & 10 @ 2:30-3:30. Ages 8+. Registration recommended

Are you a gamer? Then join us for board games, Nintendo Switch or Book Bingo where you can win summer reading books!

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Safety PAWtrol with Connecticut Humane Society
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Safety PAWtrol with Connecticut Humane Society

Wednesday, August 3 @ 4:00 PM. Ages 5-12. Registration required.

This interactive program will teach children how to be safe around dogs. Participants will learn how to read dog body language and how to safely approach, greet, and interact with dogs.

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 23 spaces available.
 
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Craft and Create
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Craft and Create

Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM. Ages 5-12. Registration required separately for each session.

Join Miss Laura on Wednesday nights for a themed craft to go along with our weekly Summer Library Adventures themes. Let's see what you create!

  • August 3: Kindness Postcards
  • August 10: Day/Night Paper Plate Camping
 
CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  12032222651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 12 spaces available.
Thursday August 4, 2022
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Beyond the Beaten Path with White Memorial Conservation Center
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Beyond the Beaten Path with White Memorial Conservation Center

Thursdays @ 11:00 AM. All ages. Registration required separately for each session.

Teachers from White Memorial Conservation Center will be joining us to teach us about nature, animals and conservation. Each session will be on a different topic and may feature live animals, props, and audience participatory activities. You are then invited to join us at our Read Beyond the Beaten Path Storytime at 2:30 PM to explore these topics further with stories, songs and activities for littles (separate registration).

August 4: Build a Forest Community

This program discusses the interconnectedness of all life in a forest community. Participants will understand this connection firsthand as they literally construct a community of forest creatures out of sticks. In addition, they will get to meet several forest residents up close to learn how each species is so important to the community they inhabit. In-person only.

*This series of programs is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Connecticut State Library.

 

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Read Beyond the Beaten Path Storytime
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

 

Read Beyond the Beaten Path Storytime

Thursdays @ 2:30 PM. All ages. Registration required per family separately for each session.

Miss Alessandra will continue the topics explored earlier in the day during our "Beyond the Beaten Path with White Memorial Conservation Center" by reading stories, singing songs and working through activities that are fit for our younger learners. You do not have to attend the 11:00 AM program in order to attend the storytime.

  • August 4: Forest Animals Storytime
  • August 11: Birds Storytime

*This series of programs is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Connecticut State Library.

 

 

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Club Meet Ups: LEGO Club
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Club Meet Ups: LEGO Club

Thursday, August 4 @ 3:45 PM. Ages 5+. Registration required.

Monthly, join us for a meeting for those that love to build and play with LEGOs. Beginning in June we will offer our Summer Library Adventures group build options that you can choose to take part in or build on your own.

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  12032222651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 16 spaces available.
Friday August 5, 2022
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Family Playgroup
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Family Playgroup

Fridays, June 17 & 24, July 8, 15 & 22 and August 5 @ 10:00 AM-12:30 PM. Ages birth-6. Registration required per family separately for each session.

We have brought back our playgroup and extended the hours during summer! Parents/Caregivers and children are invited to join us for open play in the community room. Meet new neighbors and friends and try out some of our early learning toys.

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Food for Thought
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Food for Thought

Fridays @ 3:30 PM. Ages 5+. Registration required separately for each session.

As our theme this summer is "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" and there has been a focus on a camping theme, we thought it only fitting to explore "camp" foods! Join us in making some traditional camp treats and eats! Please note: we have indicated common allergens next to the session.

  • August 5: S'mores & Snack Mix
CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 12 spaces available.
Saturday August 6, 2022
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Summer Storytime
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Saturdays, July 2, 9 16 & 30 and August 6: 12:30-1:15 PM in Community Room.

All ages. Registration required separately for each session.

We invite children of all ages and their caregivers to join us for stories, songs and a small activity.

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  12032222651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Succulent Bowl Garden
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

Stop by and make a tiny succulent garden!

In person in the Community Room, but if the weather is good we'll set up outside.

Please register.

CONTACT:  Anne Mastroianni  203-222-2664  amastroianni@westonct.gov
There are 12 spaces available.
Sunday August 7, 2022
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Monday August 8, 2022
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Movies & Munchies
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Movies & Munchies

Mondays @ 10:00 AM. All ages. Movie ratings listed. No registration.

Join us for a movie showing based on the Summer Library Adventures weeky theme and enjoy some snacks!

  • August 8: RV (PG)
CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
 
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Melty Mondays
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Melty Mondays

Mondays, June 27, July 11, 18 & 25, August 1 & 8 @ 2:00-4:00 PM in Community Room. Ages 5+. Registration required.

Melty Mondays is returning for Summer! Come in and create a wonderfully unique Perler Bead creation. Projects must be completed by 3:45 in order to be ironed and taken home the same day.

 

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Cooks & Books: The Lightning Thief (Chapter 10) with Sticky FIngers Cooking
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Cooks & Books: The Lightning Thief (Chapter 10) with Sticky FIngers Cooking

Monday, August 8 @ 4:00 PM via ZOOM. All ages with parent assistance. Registration Required

Join us for a cooking lesson inspired by the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan (Chapter 10). Hosted by Sticky Fingers Cooking, you will learn how to make Percy's Perfect Personal Pan Pizzas, Green Greek God Salad, and Mt. Olympus Honey Lemon Yogurt Smoothies. Ingredients are not provided by the library.  Ingredient list will be provided before the program. 

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 12 spaces available.
Tuesday August 9, 2022
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Camp Sing-A-Long
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Camp Sing-A-Long

Tuesdays, June 28, July 5, 12, 19 & 26, August 2 & 9 @ 10:00 AM. All ages. Registration required per family separately for each session.

Join us for music and movement. In our summer version, we will be including Camp Sing-A-Longs!

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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CircleK Animals
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Circkle K Animal Farm Visit

Tuesday, August 9 from 3:00-5:00 PM. All ages. Registration required.

Come and learn about farm animals from Circle K Animal Farm. Animals will be on premises for you to meet and take pictures with as well. You may already know some of Circle K's animals as they provide the Hartford Yard Goats with their Goats!

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 5 spaces available.
Wednesday August 10, 2022
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Little Scientists
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Little Scientists

Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM. Ages 3-8. Registration required separately for each session.

We invite our youngest science lovers to come and explore an area of science based on that week's summer theme. We will conduct experiments and make our own creations.

  • August 10: Solar Oven S'mores
CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Gamified
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Gamified

Wednesdays, June 29, July 6, 13, 20 & 27 and August 3 & 10 @ 2:30-3:30. Ages 8+. Registration recommended

Are you a gamer? Then join us for board games, Nintendo Switch or Book Bingo where you can win summer reading books!

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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Craft and Create
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Craft and Create

Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM. Ages 5-12. Registration required separately for each session.

Join Miss Laura on Wednesday nights for a themed craft to go along with our weekly Summer Library Adventures themes. Let's see what you create!

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  • August 10: Day/Night Paper Plate Camping
 
CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  12032222651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 11 spaces available.
Thursday August 11, 2022
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Beyond the Beaten Path with White Memorial Conservation Center
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Beyond the Beaten Path with White Memorial Conservation Center

Thursdays @ 11:00 AM. All ages. Registration required separately for each session.

Teachers from White Memorial Conservation Center will be joining us to teach us about nature, animals and conservation. Each session will be on a different topic and may feature live animals, props, and audience participatory activities. You are then invited to join us at our Read Beyond the Beaten Path Storytime at 2:30 PM to explore these topics further with stories, songs and activities for littles (separate registration).

August 11: Radical Raptors

Just who-who-whoo are those big, beautiful birds of prey you see perched atop fenceposts by day or hear calling outside your window by night? This interactive presentation by Education Director Carrie Szwed covers the hawks, owls, eagles, and falcons that call northwest CT home. You’ll even get to meet our two most common raptors, the barred owl and red-tailed hawk, up close and personal!

 

*This series of programs is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Connecticut State Library.

 

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 22 spaces available.
 
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Read Beyond the Beaten Path Storytime
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

 

Read Beyond the Beaten Path Storytime

Thursdays @ 2:30 PM. All ages. Registration required per family separately for each session.

Miss Alessandra will continue the topics explored earlier in the day during our "Beyond the Beaten Path with White Memorial Conservation Center" by reading stories, singing songs and working through activities that are fit for our younger learners. You do not have to attend the 11:00 AM program in order to attend the storytime.

  • August 11: Birds Storytime

*This series of programs is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Connecticut State Library.

 

 

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Club Meet Ups: Pokemon Club
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Club Meet Ups: Pokemon Club

Thursday, August 11 @ 3:45 PM-4:45 PM in Community Room. Ages 5-12 (with parent in room if under the age of 8). Registration Required.

Talk all things Pokémon, trade and battle cards, watch movies and even win Pokémon cards during Pokémon Bingo! You are welcome to bring a device and play Pokemon Go. If the weather is nice you can walk around the library lawn and hit 5 Pokestops! 

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  12032222651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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End of Summer Party
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

End of Summer Party

Thursday, August 11 @ 5:00-7:00 PM. All ages. Registration required.

Join us as we bid farewell to Summer and our Summer Library Adventures with games, crafts, snacks and fun for the whole family!

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 64 spaces available.
Sunday August 14, 2022
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Sunday August 21, 2022
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Friday August 26, 2022
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Classics Book Group
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Kate Chopin, "The Awakening" and "The Story of an Hour."  Also, "Trifles," by Susan Glaspell.

Sunday August 28, 2022
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Tuesday August 30, 2022
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Weston Reads Book Chat: Kids Level
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Tuesday, May 24 @ 4:00-4:30 in Community Room. Registration required. 

Join us for a Weston Reads Book Chat. The books read at these book chats are ones being featured as community reads in 2022, resulting in a vote for your favorite for each of our four levels (Early Learners, Kids, Teens and Adults) in the Fall. Contact apetrino@westonct.gov if you would like a copy of the book.

Kids Level (Ages 7-12)

April: Seven Clues to Home by Gae Polisner and Nora Raleigh Baskin.

May: Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt

June: Zoey & Sassafrass: Dragons & Marshmallows by Asia Citro

July: Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret by Trudi Strain Trueit

August: Kodi by Jared Cullum

September: Eva Evergreen Semi-Magical Witch by Julie Abe

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday August 31, 2022
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Weston Reads Book Chat: Teens
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Thursday, May 26  @ 3:30-4:15 PM in Community Room. Registration required.

Join us for a Weston Reads Book Chat. The books read at these book chats are ones being featured as community reads in 2022, resulting in a vote for your favorite for each level (Early Learners, Kids, Teens and Adults) in the Fall. Contact apetrino@westonct.gov if you would like a copy of the book.

Teens Level (Ages 13-18)

April: Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado

May: Far From the Tree by Robin Benway

June: Dry by Neal Shusterman

July: Damselfly by Chandra Prasad

August: The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

September: They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
There are 10 spaces available.
Sunday September 4, 2022
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Monday September 5, 2022
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Tuesday September 13, 2022
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Friends of the Library Photography Club
9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Sue Urbania    sue@susanmwu.com
 
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Weston Reads Book Chat: Early Learners
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Tuesday, April 19 @ 3:30-4:15 PM in Community Room. Registration required.

Join us for a Weston Reads Book Chat. The books read at these book chats are ones being featured as community reads in 2022, resulting in a vote for your favorite for each level (Early Learners, Kids, Teens and Adults) in the Fall. Contact apetrino@westonct.gov if you would like a copy of the book.

Early Learners Level (Birth-Age 6)

April: Life by Cynthia Rylant

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
Tuesday September 20, 2022
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Weston Reads Book Chat: Kids Level
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Tuesday, May 24 @ 4:00-4:30 in Community Room. Registration required. 

Join us for a Weston Reads Book Chat. The books read at these book chats are ones being featured as community reads in 2022, resulting in a vote for your favorite for each of our four levels (Early Learners, Kids, Teens and Adults) in the Fall. Contact apetrino@westonct.gov if you would like a copy of the book.

Kids Level (Ages 7-12)

April: Seven Clues to Home by Gae Polisner and Nora Raleigh Baskin.

May: Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt

June: Zoey & Sassafrass: Dragons & Marshmallows by Asia Citro

July: Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret by Trudi Strain Trueit

August: Kodi by Jared Cullum

September: Eva Evergreen Semi-Magical Witch by Julie Abe

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
Tuesday September 27, 2022
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Weston Reads Book Chat: Teens
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Thursday, May 26  @ 3:30-4:15 PM in Community Room. Registration required.

Join us for a Weston Reads Book Chat. The books read at these book chats are ones being featured as community reads in 2022, resulting in a vote for your favorite for each level (Early Learners, Kids, Teens and Adults) in the Fall. Contact apetrino@westonct.gov if you would like a copy of the book.

Teens Level (Ages 13-18)

April: Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado

May: Far From the Tree by Robin Benway

June: Dry by Neal Shusterman

July: Damselfly by Chandra Prasad

August: The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

September: They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

CONTACT:  Alessandra Petrino  203-222-2651  apetrino@westonct.gov
Monday October 10, 2022
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Tuesday October 11, 2022
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Friends of the Library Photography Club
9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Sue Urbania    sue@susanmwu.com
Tuesday November 8, 2022
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Friends of the Library Photography Club
9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Sue Urbania    sue@susanmwu.com
Friday November 11, 2022
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Thursday November 24, 2022
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Friday November 25, 2022
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Tuesday December 13, 2022
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Friends of the Library Photography Club
9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Sue Urbania    sue@susanmwu.com
Friday December 23, 2022
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Saturday December 24, 2022
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Sunday December 25, 2022
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Monday December 26, 2022
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Sunday January 1, 2023
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Monday January 2, 2023
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Tuesday January 10, 2023
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Friends of the Library Photography Club
9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Sue Urbania    sue@susanmwu.com
Tuesday February 14, 2023
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Friends of the Library Photography Club
9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Sue Urbania    sue@susanmwu.com
Tuesday March 14, 2023
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Friends of the Library Photography Club
9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Sue Urbania    sue@susanmwu.com
Tuesday April 11, 2023
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Friends of the Library Photography Club
9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Sue Urbania    sue@susanmwu.com
Tuesday May 9, 2023
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Friends of the Library Photography Club
9:15 AM - 12:00 PM
CONTACT:  Sue Urbania    sue@susanmwu.com

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