Programs & Events

READING PROGRAMS
A fun way for kids to earn prizes while reading!
Click here for details on the Nutmeg Book Award Club

Click here for all of our April events.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Wednesdays | 4:30-5:30 | Ives Main in March  | Mitchell in April | Stetson in May | Fair Haven in June | Wilson in July

Join us for this amazing chance to learn how to build and program your own LEGO robots! Each week features a new project. There will be a month of programs at each branch, currently we are at Mitchell for the month of April. Space is limited to 16 kids, registration details vary branch to branch. One Saturday a month at each location families and friends are welcome to come to a Robot Rodeo for everyone to show off their skills. Ages 7-12. Sponsored by Alexion.
Book Club for Grades K-2 | Mon. April 26 | Mitchell | 6:00
We will read Stepping Stones, A Refugee Family’s Journey and make a natural stone craft.
Nutmeg Book Award Club Voting Party! | Sat. April 29 | Ives Main | 1:00-2:00
If you read 7 books nominated for the Elementary Award or 5 books for the Intermediate Award you can come eat, play games, win prizes and let your voice be heard in this kid’s choice award. Click here for more details.
The Big Read | Sat. April 29 | Stetson | 2:00-3:00
Immigrant families from the community come to share their stories.
Poetry Workshop | Sat. April 29 | Ives Main | 3:00-4:00
Come hear about Mexican-American poets and write some of your own poetry. Ages 5+
Edible Book & Tea Party | Sat. April 29 | Mitchell | 2:00-4:00
Make a snack to share based on a book. Drop off your edible book at 2 and join us for activities for the whole family. To sign up or for more information call 203.946.8117. All ages.
Big Read: Hispanic Culture Day | Tues. May 2 | Fair Haven | 10:30
We’ll read Spanish picture books with Latino cultural themes in English and Spanish during this special Stay N Play. Ages 0-4 with a caregiver.
Fun With Fine Art | Sat. May 6 | Ives Main | 3:00-4:00
Explore mobile and hanging art and make a masterpiece to take home! Ages 5-9.
Mother’s Day Storytime | Wed. May 10 | Mitchell | 4:00
Listen to some stories and make a chocolate bouquet and Mother’s Day card for the special woman in your life! All ages are welcome!
Family Movie Kubo and the Two Strings | Sat. May 13 | Fair Haven | 12:00-2:30 ENGLISH, 2:30-4:00 ESPAÑOL
A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. There will be two showings, one in English followed by one in Spanish.
Mango, Abuela and Me | Sat. May 13 | Ives Main | 3:00-4:00
Let’s read Mango, Abuela, and Me and other books that celebrate family, language, and culture! There will be a craft and activities, all ages welcome!
-Book Club for Grades K-2 | Mon. May 15 | Mitchell | 6:00
What would it be like to move to a new country? And learn a new language? Go to a new school? We’ll be reading I’m New Here by Anne Silby O’Brien to learn more about children who are new immigrants. Create a colorful Chinese dragon.
Kids’ Coding Club! | Mon. May 18 | Fair Haven | 3:30-4:30
This month, code your own game using Scratch! Ages 8 to 12, stop in or call 203.946.8115 to register.
The Big Read | Sat. May 20 | Stetson | 2:00-3:30
Immigrant families from the community come to share their stories.
Tarari tararera… | Sat. May 20 | Ives Main | 3:00-4:00
Learn how fun language can be listening to this picture book written in a fantasy language. Make your own puppets to take home. Ages 5+.
LEGO Robot Rodeo | Sat. June 3 | Stetson | 2:00-4:00
Come see what kids have been busy making in our weekly Build a Bot LEGO robotics classes and give it a try yourself. Families welcome! Made possible by a generous grant from Alexion.
SAVE THE DATE!
Summer Learning Challenge Kick Off! | Sat. June 17 | Ives Main | 11:00-1:00
Register for summer reading, try for some great raffle prizes, and meet some very interesting animals from Animal Embassy. Snakes, lizards, and even a Mexican Salamander called an axolotl!

ONGOING EVENTS

Please check our calendar for dates, times and locations.

STAY AND PLAY STORYTIME

Stories, songs and playtime for children ages zero-four with parent/caregiver.

BABY LAP-SIT STORYTIME

babypansDesigned specifically for children 0-18 months and their caregivers. Enjoy books, music, puppets and more!

LEGO CLUB

Meet with other creative dreamers who use LEGOs to build their inspirations!
Ages five and up.

CHESS CLUB

Children ages six to sixteen years old, beginners through more advanced instruction, practice and play.

HOMEWORK ZONE

Help for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 in math, reading and science..

BOOK CLUBS

gilrs_hwDiscuss your favorite chapter books and do fun activities.

CRAFTY FUN

A different make and take craft featured every week.

MAKER PROGRAMS

mini3-D printing and more.

KIDZ KOOK

kidcookNutrition and Cooking Class for youth ages 6-14.