Programs & Events

Click here for a full list of our NOVEMBER events!

SPECIAL EVENTS

Kids’ Computer Club | Sat., Nov. 22nd | Ives Main | 10:30
Create your own short animated cartoon with Scratch! Limited to 9 children with caregivers. Call (203) 946-8129 to register. Ages 5-11.
The First Thanksgiving | Sat., Nov. 22nd | Ives Main | 2:00-3:00
What was it REALLY like to be a Pilgrim, travelling across the sea and starting a new life in a new land? Journey with the Pilgrims! Watch a video, eat some Pilgrim food, and play a Pilgrim game! Ages 5 & up. Click here for a flyer.
Playing with Words Creative Writing Workshop | Sat. Nov. 22nd | Mitchell | 3:00
Use your imagination to create stories and poems! Come one, come all! No experience necessary. Ages 8-12.
Art Afternoon | Tues., Nov. 25th | Ives Main | 4:00-5:00
Meet Matisse! Come to the library and discover one of the 20th-century’s most beloved artists! And learn how to create cut-outs just like Maître Henri did! No registration required. Ages 5-12. Click here for a flyer.
Pre-Thanksgiving Fun | Tues., Nov. 25th | Wilson | 5:00
Get ready for Thanksgiving! Come watch a puppet show, and then we’ll show A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving! All ages. No registration required. Click here for a flyer.
3-D Printed Holiday Ornaments | Sat., Nov. 29th | Ives Main | 10:30 or 11:15
Design a personalized holiday ornament with your child and then we’ll 3D print it for you! Limited to 9 parent/child pairs per session. Please register in advance at the children’s reference desk or by calling (203) 946-8129. Program generously funded by Alexion.
Christmas Stories and Ornament Making | Sat., Nov. 29th | Ives Main | 3:00-4:00
Relax after the Thanksgiving holiday with a Christmas story, songs and treats! Make an ornament to decorate our tree and one you can take home! All ages, no registration necessary. Click here for a flyer.
Christmas Story Pajama Night | Thurs., Dec. 4th | Fair Haven | 4:00
Join Ms. Tati for some of her favorite Christmas stories along with hot cocoa and cookies. Bring your pillows and come in your pajamas!
Reindeer Games | Sat., Dec. 6th | Ives Main | 2:00-3:00
Come join in our Reindeer Games! There will be songs and stories, learn about real reindeer! Also, enjoy snacks, a game and a Reindeer craft. All ages, no registration required! Click here for a flyer.
Polar Express Story Time | Mon., Dec. 8th | Ives Main | 6:30-7:30
All aboard! Join us on a journey on the Polar Express to the North Pole. Come in your pajamas, get your ticket punched and enjoy some hot cocoa after the story! We’ll also have a special ornament craft for you to make and take home! Click here for a flyer.
Ornament Making | Tues., Dec. 9th | Fair Haven | 3:30
Make your very own ornament that you can hang on your tree or anywhere else in your house!
American Girl Book Discussion | Thurs., Dec. 11th | Mitchell | 4:00
Calling all fans of the American Girl Book series! Join other fans to talk about your favorite characters, play some games,and check out some new books in the series! For independent readers aged 6+.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Party | Sat., Dec. 13th | Ives Main | 2:00-3:00
Watch the classic movie, enjoy Who pudding, make an ornament, and some fun toys! Come dressed as a “Who” from “Whoville” to enter our costume contest!
Hanukah Celebration | Wed., Dec. 17th | Mitchell | 4:30
Build a giant Lego Menorah, listen to some Hanukah stories. Co-sponsored by Chabad of Westville.
Family Gingerbread Cookie Decorating | Thurs., Dec. 18th | Fair Haven | 5:00
Bring the whole family for an evening of decorating Gingerbread cookies and hot cocoa! All ages.
Nutcracker Tea | Sat., Dec. 20th | Ives Main | 2:00-3:00
Come dressed in your tea party finest to enjoy the story of The Nutcracker and some festive treats. Before we’re through, we’ll decorate magic wands and dance like sugar plum fairies!
Afternoon Movie Matinee | Sat., Dec. 27th | Ives Main | 1:00-3:00
Come in your PJs, bring a blanket and pillow and snuggle in for a movie marathon.
Children’s Movie Matinee | Sat., Dec. 27th | Mitchell | 2:00
Eleanor’s Secret Nat discovers a magical library where famous storybook characters come to life, but they have been cursed by a magic spell. Can Nat save them?
Makerspace Fun | Mon., Dec. 29th | Ives Main | 2:00-4:00
Don’t get bored on school break! Come play with our iPads, fuse beads, snap circuits and more!
New Year’s Eve Party | Wed., Dec. 30th | Ives Main | 11:30
Count down to the New Year at the library! We will celebrate at noon with noisemakers, dancing and a bubble wrap stomp!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Storytimes

kidsbooksStorytimes for elementary aged kids.