Programs & Events

Click here for a full list of our OCTOBER events!


Computer Club | Sat., Oct. 25th | Ives Main | 10:30-11:15
Connect puzzle pieces to create a code that will get your person through a series of mazes using Blockly! Call (203) 946-8129 to register. Limit 9 child/parent pairs, ages 5-12.
Kids’ Chess Tournament | Sat. Oct. 25th | Ives Main | 12:30-3:30
Open to players 6 to 12 who are familiar with basic chess rules. You must register in advance by calling (203) 946-8129 or by filling out a registration form at the 2nd-floor children’s room.
Halloween Party | Sat., Oct. 25th | Ives Main | 2:00-4:00
Dress as your favorite superhero, fictional character, or historical figure! Enjoy spooky stories, funky games, and Halloween treats! Special guest Cyril the Sorcerer! All ages welcome with parent.
OMG … am I a witch? | Sat., Oct. 25th | Fair Haven | 3:00
Talia Aikens-Nuñez will be talking about what it’s like to be an author. We’ll also be doing a craft!
Early Dismissal & Board Games | Mon., Oct. 27th | Stetson | 1:00-3:00
Come to Stetson Library after early dismissal and play board games with your friends! Ages 6-12
Baby & Me App Exploration and Story Time | Tues., Oct. 28th | Ives Main | 11:30-12:00
Come find out the best early literacy apps to use with your child on the iPad. This program incorporates books, songs, and hands-on learning with the iPad. Limited to 9 children and their caregivers. To sign up visit the children’s room or call (203) 946-8129.
Afternoon with Park Ranger Joe | Tues., Oct. 28th | Fair Haven | 4:00
The Serpents, Dragons, and Turtles presentation will share the amazing world of reptiles with snakes, lizards, and turtles.
Magic Show and Halloween Party | Tues., Oct. 28th | Wilson | 5:30
Come see magic by Cyril the Sorcerer! Dress in your Halloween costume and receive a treat! Stick around after the show for a fun Halloween craft.
New Readmobile Ribbon Cutting | Wed., Oct. 29th | New Haven Green | 11:30-1:30
At 11:30, Mayor Toni Harp will officially open the Readmobile. Then, tour the van, enjoy a story, check out a book and register for a free library card. Click here for a flyer.
Community Halloween Party and Winter Family Reading Kick-Off| Wed., Oct. 29th | Stetson | 4:00-8:00
Touch Tank from 4-6:interact with a variety of animals that live in Long Island Sound. Halloween magic show and party from 6-8. Raffle prizes too!
Children’s Halloween Party | Wed., Oct. 29th | Mitchell | 4:00-6:00
Dress up as your favorite character from a book or comic and you could win a prize! Games, arts & crafts, and magic, of course!
Down Syndrome Support Group | Wed., Oct. 29th | Stetson | 6:30
This meet & greet will be the first meeting of the Down Syndrome Support Group for families. The aim of this group is to bring families together in a caring
atmosphere to discuss and share.
Magic Show & Costume Contest | Thurs., Oct. 30th | Fair Haven | 5:30
Come in for a free magic show, a costume contest and Halloween candy and snacks!
Halloween Storytime and Parade | Fri., Oct. 31st | Ives Main | 11:00-12:00
Come wearing your costume for a special Halloween story time! We’ll share spooky fun stories, songs, and throw a parade to show off our costumes. No tricks, just treats!
Fall Festival | Sat., Nov. 1st | Ives Main | 2:00-3:00
Come celebrate Autumn with us. There will be story time, a fall craft, snacks and even fall bingo! All ages, no registration required!
Boredom Busters | Tues., Nov. 4th | Ives Main | 1:00-3:00
No school, yay! Keep yourself occupied with our iPads, Snap Circuits, Rainbow Looms, and more!
Kids are Different/Parents are Too: A Dialogue on How We Approach the Issue of Sex with Our Children | Thurs., Nov. 6th | Ives Main | 6:00-8:00
Join us for this free Real Life Real Talk event on how to talk with your child about sexuality in an age appropriate way.


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.

Tots ‘n Tunes

babypansEnjoy a half hour of music and movement! Toddlers and their caregivers are invited to come make music, sing songs, and shake out their sillies.


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.

Read With Dogs

Beginning readers can practice their skills while cozying up to one of our furry friends.

Spanish Storytime

Buenos_Noches_LunaListen to classic stories in Spanish.


kidsbooksStorytimes for elementary aged kids.