Wednesday February 21, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Movers & Shakers

Walkers - 36 months: Get ready to shake those sillies out! Join us for 30 minutes of fun, play, music, and rhythms with other walkers and friends!  Caregivers participation is required. 

Registration is limited to 25 children and their caregiver(s). Registration will begin two weeks before the program is held.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Walkers - 36 months: Get ready to shake those sillies out! Join us for 30 minutes of fun, play, music, and rhythms with other walkers and friends!  Caregivers participation is required. 

Registration is limited to 25 children and their caregiver(s). Registration will begin two weeks before the program is held.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


Thursday February 22, 2024
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9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Drop-In Craft

All ages: Name Snowmen! Stop by to make a simple craft in the Children's Room! Caregiver assistance may be needed. While supplies last.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT: Children's Services  (203)452-2850  referenceATewml.org
LOCATION: Inside Library

All ages: Name Snowmen! Stop by to make a simple craft in the Children's Room! Caregiver assistance may be needed. While supplies last.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  (203)452.2850
   referenceATewml.org

LOCATION: Inside Library

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

Ages 4- 5: Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is required and is limited to 16 children.  

 

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
There are 8 spaces available.

Ages 4- 5: Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is required and is limited to 16 children.  

 

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

There are 8 spaces available.

Friday February 23, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Music Dynamics with Brad Peterson

Ages 2 - 5 plus a caregiver:  Children will be participating in a variety of musical activities to introduce and improve music skills including, songs and poems, finger plays, dances, movement activities both structured and non-structured (in free space), and the hearing and acting out of favorite stories, such as The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, etc.  Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their children.

Mr. Peterson graduated from Western CT State College with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education, and further earned his Masters of Science in Music Education from the same institution.  Mr. Peterson taught music in the Monroe Public Schools from 1980 until his retirement in 2017.  Although he taught in different settings, his primary responsibilities were in elementary music education.  A professional singer, Mr. Peterson has been employed by Saugatuck Congregational Church in Westport, Assumption Church in Westport and Temple Sinai in Stamford where he performs as a soloist and choir member.  Mr. Peterson also taught music during summer months at Camp Playland in New Canaan from 1978 until 2009.

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 children.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms. Registration will begin 2 weeks before the program is held.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Ages 2 - 5 plus a caregiver:  Children will be participating in a variety of musical activities to introduce and improve music skills including, songs and poems, finger plays, dances, movement activities both structured and non-structured (in free space), and the hearing and acting out of favorite stories, such as The Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, etc.  Caregivers are encouraged to participate with their children.

Mr. Peterson graduated from Western CT State College with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education, and further earned his Masters of Science in Music Education from the same institution.  Mr. Peterson taught music in the Monroe Public Schools from 1980 until his retirement in 2017.  Although he taught in different settings, his primary responsibilities were in elementary music education.  A professional singer, Mr. Peterson has been employed by Saugatuck Congregational Church in Westport, Assumption Church in Westport and Temple Sinai in Stamford where he performs as a soloist and choir member.  Mr. Peterson also taught music during summer months at Camp Playland in New Canaan from 1978 until 2009.

Registration is required and will be limited to 16 children.  If you would like to register more than one child, please fill out separate registration forms. Registration will begin 2 weeks before the program is held.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Library

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


Tuesday February 27, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Little Explorers-Rescheduled

 

Rescheduled to February 27th

Ages 3 and 4: A storytime to share books, activities and a simple craft to build early literacy in a fun way! Registration is required and limited.

CONTACT: Children's Services  2030452-2850  referenceATewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

 

Rescheduled to February 27th

Ages 3 and 4: A storytime to share books, activities and a simple craft to build early literacy in a fun way! Registration is required and limited.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  2030452.2850
   referenceATewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

 
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Stay & Play

Ages 4 and under with a caregiver: Join other caregivers and their little ones for an unstructured playtime!  Socialize with other caregivers while enjoying light refreshments and let your children play in a safe space - let their imagination run wild!  Registration is not required for this program.  Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Ages 4 and under with a caregiver: Join other caregivers and their little ones for an unstructured playtime!  Socialize with other caregivers while enjoying light refreshments and let your children play in a safe space - let their imagination run wild!  Registration is not required for this program.  Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Thursday March 7, 2024
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9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Drop-In Craft

All ages: St. Patrick's Day Craft! Stop by to make a simple craft in the Children's Room! Caregiver assistance may be needed. While supplies last.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT: Children's Services  (203)452-2850  referenceATewml.org
LOCATION: Inside Library

All ages: St. Patrick's Day Craft! Stop by to make a simple craft in the Children's Room! Caregiver assistance may be needed. While supplies last.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  (203)452.2850
   referenceATewml.org

LOCATION: Inside Library

Tuesday March 19, 2024
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9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Little Explorers

Ages 3 and 4: A storytime to share books, activities and a simple craft to build early literacy in a fun way! Registration is required and limited.

CONTACT: Children's Services  2030452-2850  referenceATewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

Ages 3 and 4: A storytime to share books, activities and a simple craft to build early literacy in a fun way! Registration is required and limited.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  2030452.2850
   referenceATewml.org

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

Thursday March 21, 2024
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9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Drop-In Craft

All ages: Paper Bag Bear! Stop by to make a simple craft in the Children's Room! Caregiver assistance may be needed. While supplies last.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT: Children's Services  (203)452-2850  referenceATewml.org
LOCATION: Inside Library

All ages: Paper Bag Bear! Stop by to make a simple craft in the Children's Room! Caregiver assistance may be needed. While supplies last.  Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  Children's Services
  (203)452.2850
   referenceATewml.org

LOCATION: Inside Library

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

Ages 4- 5: Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is required and is limited to 16 children.  

 

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

Ages 4- 5: Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is required and is limited to 16 children.  

 

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

Tuesday March 26, 2024
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Stay & Play

Ages 4 and under with a caregiver: Join other caregivers and their little ones for an unstructured playtime!  Socialize with other caregivers while enjoying light refreshments and let your children play in a safe space - let their imagination run wild!  Registration is not required for this program.  Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Ages 4 and under with a caregiver: Join other caregivers and their little ones for an unstructured playtime!  Socialize with other caregivers while enjoying light refreshments and let your children play in a safe space - let their imagination run wild!  Registration is not required for this program.  Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

 
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5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
The Bear Reality

This program is appropriate for all ages! 

Bears, like so many animals, have become victims of misunderstandings which has been fueled by media, literature and word of mouth. On one hand we think of them as vicious predators. On the other hand, we see them as cuddly teddy bears. Both these images can mean trouble for bears.

The population of black bears has been increasing in Connecticut over the last four decades and will continue to grow. Historically, bears were extirpated from the state by the mid 1800’s. With bears reestablishing residency, it’s important to education the public with knowledge and insight to improve our understanding and tolerance and to help reduce conflicts with our wild bear neighbors.

The Bear Reality is a comprehensive program created to share information and some wisdom of bears with a focus on the American black bears, our only resident species in the wild and a review of data from results of the bear research conducted by wildlife biologists in the state.  The hope is, through outreach and education, a better understanding about the life and behavior of bears will lead to a higher tolerance and a coexistence of humans and bears will become a Bear Reality.

Presented by Felicia A. E. Ortner, Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist. 

Felicia Ortner, a Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC) and a bear enthusiast, will provide education and facts about bears and help dispel myths and misunderstandings. The state’s wildlife division support that the black bear is seldom aggressive toward humans. Felicia has been studying about bears for over 30 years. In the mid 1990's Felicia turned her passion for learning about bears into a passion for teaching about them. She created an education program called The Bear Reality. In 2008 the Connecticut DEEP and The Bear Reality came together. Felicia developed a presentation for bear education programs she presents on behalf of the DEEP's MWC program. Her audience includes libraries, schools, nature centers, conservation groups, zoos, scouts and more. Since then, Felicia has reached a collected audience of over 11,000 people in programs in CT, NY, MA, NH and, VT. With the populations of Black Bear increasing through New England and New York State, education is key in a practical solution.

Registration for this in-person program is requested, but not required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room
There are many spaces available.

This program is appropriate for all ages! 

Bears, like so many animals, have become victims of misunderstandings which has been fueled by media, literature and word of mouth. On one hand we think of them as vicious predators. On the other hand, we see them as cuddly teddy bears. Both these images can mean trouble for bears.

The population of black bears has been increasing in Connecticut over the last four decades and will continue to grow. Historically, bears were extirpated from the state by the mid 1800’s. With bears reestablishing residency, it’s important to education the public with knowledge and insight to improve our understanding and tolerance and to help reduce conflicts with our wild bear neighbors.

The Bear Reality is a comprehensive program created to share information and some wisdom of bears with a focus on the American black bears, our only resident species in the wild and a review of data from results of the bear research conducted by wildlife biologists in the state.  The hope is, through outreach and education, a better understanding about the life and behavior of bears will lead to a higher tolerance and a coexistence of humans and bears will become a Bear Reality.

Presented by Felicia A. E. Ortner, Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist. 

Felicia Ortner, a Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC) and a bear enthusiast, will provide education and facts about bears and help dispel myths and misunderstandings. The state’s wildlife division support that the black bear is seldom aggressive toward humans. Felicia has been studying about bears for over 30 years. In the mid 1990's Felicia turned her passion for learning about bears into a passion for teaching about them. She created an education program called The Bear Reality. In 2008 the Connecticut DEEP and The Bear Reality came together. Felicia developed a presentation for bear education programs she presents on behalf of the DEEP's MWC program. Her audience includes libraries, schools, nature centers, conservation groups, zoos, scouts and more. Since then, Felicia has reached a collected audience of over 11,000 people in programs in CT, NY, MA, NH and, VT. With the populations of Black Bear increasing through New England and New York State, education is key in a practical solution.

Registration for this in-person program is requested, but not required.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

There are many spaces available.

Thursday March 28, 2024
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Preschool Lab

Ages 4- 5: Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is required and is limited to 16 children.  

 

CONTACT: Children's Services  203-452-2850 x 4  reference AT ewml.org
LOCATION: Children's Craft Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

Ages 4- 5: Stop by for a program of learning and exploration!  We'll practice the skills needed for Kindergarten while learning about a variety of topics through stories, socializing, exploring, creating, and having fun!  Registration is required and is limited to 16 children.  

 

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

LOCATION: Children's Craft Room

Registration will begin on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 6:00 AM     

Tuesday April 23, 2024
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9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Stay & Play

Ages 4 and under with a caregiver: Join other caregivers and their little ones for an unstructured playtime!  Socialize with other caregivers while enjoying light refreshments and let your children play in a safe space - let their imagination run wild!  Registration is not required for this program.  Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room

Ages 4 and under with a caregiver: Join other caregivers and their little ones for an unstructured playtime!  Socialize with other caregivers while enjoying light refreshments and let your children play in a safe space - let their imagination run wild!  Registration is not required for this program.  Snacks provided by the Friends of the Library.

LOCATION: Ehlers Meeting Room


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