Programs & Events

We currently have two ways for kids to earn prizes while reading:
Click here for details on Stetson’s Winter Family Read Program

Click here for details on the Nutmeg Book Award Club

Click here for all of our January events.

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. | Sat. Jan. 14 | Wilson | 1:00
Come for a special story time about MLK Jr. followed by a craft. All ages!
Family Movie Swiss Family Robinson | Sat. Jan. 14 | Fair Haven | 1:00-3:00
Full of breathtaking South Seas scenery, exotic animals, and treacherous pirates, this classic Disney hit chronicles the exploits of a shipwrecked family. Don’t miss it!
Corduroy Story Time | Sat. Jan. 14 | Ives Main | 3:00-4:00
Join us for this classic story about an adventurous teddy bear and a fun craft. All ages!
Saturday Movie Afternoon | Sat. Jan. 14 | Mitchell | 3:00
Watch the new Ice Age movie on the big screen and work on a take-home craft. All ages welcome!
Take It Apart & Make Art | Wed. Jan 18 | Stetson | 6:00-7:00
Tear down tech and let your imagination run wild! Families, children and teens welcome!
Kids’ Coding Club | Thurs. Jan. 19 | Fair Haven | 3:30
Choose from the new and more advanced Minecraft programming, Star Wars, or Moana! Program is limited to 10 kids, ages 8 to 12, call 203.946.8115 to register.
Africa is Me! | Sat. Jan. 21 | Stetson | 1:00-4:00
Join the Village in African dance, drumming, arts and crafts, and education. Led by Hanan Hameen of the Artsucation Academy.
Paper Airplane Workshop | Sat. Jan. 21 | Ives Main | 3:00-4:00
Join us in creating paper airplanes, whirly copters, and other flying objects. Then we’ll test them to find out which one flies farthest!
Book Club for Grades K-2 | Mon. Jan. 23 | Mitchell | 6:00
Join this new book club for kids in grades K-2! We will read The Mitten by Jan Brett, and make a winter craft.
Culture & Language Enrichment Program: Arabic | Tues. Jan 24 & 31 | Ives Main | 4:00-5:00
The Yale Arabic department offers two free introductory lessons in Arabic to children ages 6-12. Learn greetings, basic words, songs and games! Get to know the culture of Arabic-speaking countries! Come to one class or both and have fun discovering our world.
Culture & Language Enrichment Program: German | Thurs. Jan 26 & Feb 2 | Ives Main | 4:00-5:00
The Yale German department offers two free introductory lessons in German to children ages 6-12. Learn greetings, basic words, songs and games! Get to know the culture Germany! Come to one class or both and have fun discovering our world.
Kids Crafternoon: Fuse Beads Crafts | Thurs. Jan 26 | Mitchell | 4:00
Make beautiful crafts, using fuse beads. All ages welcome!
Year of the Rooser | Sat. Jan. 28 | Ives Main | 3:00-4:00
Come to the library and meet a real rooster! Common Ground is helping us celebrate Chinese New Year by teaching us about this year’s zodiac animal– the rooster!
Digital Literacy for Early Learners “A Primer for Parents” | Thurs. Feb. 2, 9, 16 & March 9 | Ives Main | 5:30-7:30
Learn how to prepare your child, age birth to 5, to start kindergarten with the critical skills they need to learn and succeed in school. This free four part workshop will cover: child development, encouraging learning, finding teachable moments in play, making the most of reading time, what to do with your child when you turn off the TV, and using library resources and websites that emphasize education. Light snacks and childcare for children 3 and up provided. There will be a raffle at the last meeting including an Android tablet as first prize! In collaboration with Concepts for Adaptive Learning. To register call 203.410.3679 or email


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!


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.