Programs & Events

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Bedtime Math Club for Homeschoolers | Monday 3/30 | Ives Main | 11:15
This club is an all new take on math that involves fun hands on games to take on math concepts, a new activity each week! You’ll catapult Marshmallows, play bingo, create glow in the dark shapes—and more! For Children in Grades 1-3, Limit to 15 kids. To register please call 203-946-8129. Click here for a flyer.
Special Stay ‘n Play for Working Parents | Tues., March 31st | Ives Main | 6:15
Just because you work during the day doesn’t mean you should miss out on story times with your little one! Ages 0 to 4
Harry Potter Party | Wed., April 1st | Mitchell | 4:00
Calling all wizards and fans of this popular series. Join us for trivia games, crafts and fun! Ages 6+.
Matilda the Workshop | Sat., April 11th | Ives Main | 11:00-12:00
A series of interactive workshops, geared towards 8-12 year olds, sponsored by the Shubert Theater. Pre-registration is required. Call 203-946-8129 to register. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to read the book in advance. Discussion: Chapters 3-6 Activity: “Change your story” – Using Shubert paper snow globes, write or draw how you want to change your story.
All About Dinosaurs | Sat., April 11th | Ives Main | 2:00-3:00
Join us for a fun-filled story time about dinosaurs; after that we’ll be making a cool dinosaur craft! No registration necessary. All ages.
Poetry Party | Mon., April 13th | Ives Main | 11:00-12:00
Come celebrate National Poetry Month! Listen to some poetry and then create your own!Try blackout poetry and book spine poetry. Ages 6 and up, no registration required.
Story Time and Free Book | Mon. April 13th | Stetson | 4:00
Celebrate the Week of the Young Child with a Story Time and take home a free copy of The Mommy Book
Tech Create Night | Mon. April 13th | Mitchell | 4:00-5:30
Learn how to use different apps to share your stories and ideas with the world. We’ll focus on different mediums like video, photography, music, and more. We supply the iPads, you bring the ideas! Ages 11 to 18
Story Time and Free Book | Tues. April 14th | Fair Haven | 10:15
Celebrate the Week of the Young Child with a Story Time and take home a free copy of I Love My Daddy Because…
Story Time and Free Book | Tues. April 14th | Wilson | 4:30
Celebrate the Week of the Young Child with a Story Time and take home a free copy of The I Love You Book
Story Time and Free Book | Wed. April 15th | Ives Main | 10:30
Celebrate the Week of the Young Child with a Story Time and take home a free copy of The Hug Book
Maker Space Afternoon | Wed. April 15th | Ives Main | 3:00-5:00
Don’t get bored on school break! Come play with our iPads, Legos, Snap Circuits, build with Solo cups and check out our 3-D printer in action! *Printer generously funded by Alexion
Ages five and up, no registration necessary!
Story Time and Free Book | Thurs. April 16th | Mitchell | 10:00
Celebrate the Week of the Young Child with a Story Time and take home a free copy of The Daddy Book
Program Lightbot on the iPad | Thurs., April 16th | Ives Main | 2:00-3:00
Get a robot through a series of challenges on the ipad! Program Lightbot to light up all the blue boxes in each level of this app. Each level gets harder, see how far you can go! Limit 8 children Ages 6-12 Call 203-946-8129 to register.
Celebrate Earth Day | Thurs., April 16th | Mitchell | 3:00
We’ll be recycling things into cool games and crafts. Messy fun in store for everyone! All ages.
Movie Marathon | Fri., April 17th | Ives Main | 11:00-4:00
We’ll be showing some classics and new favorites so join us!
Matilda the Workshop | Sat., April 18th | Ives Main | 11:00-12:00
A series of interactive workshops, geared towards 8-12 year olds, sponsored by the Shubert Theater. Pre-registration is required. Call 203-946-8129 to register. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to read the book in advance. Discussion: Chapters 7, 8 & 10 Activity: Write a limerick poem or a poem using the letters of the alphabet Activity: Pin the mole on Miss Trunchbull and win prizes!
Celebrate Earth Day | Sat., April 18th | Wilson | 1:00-2:00
Come to the Wilson Library for some Earth Day fun! Listen to stories and do some fun crafts.
Happy Birthday Alice! | Sat., April 18th | Ives Main | 2:00-3:00
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland. We’re throwing a Mad Hatter Tea Party in honor of the publication of Alice in Wonderland 150 years ago. There will be a reading from the book, games, crafts, and of course tea and sweets! We hope you’ll join us for this “Very Merry Unbirthday” celebration! Ages 6+
Matilda the Workshop | Sat., April 25th | Ives Main | 11:00-12:00
A series of interactive workshops, geared towards 8-12 year olds, sponsored by the Shubert Theater. Pre-registration is required. Call 203-946-8129 to register. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to read the book in advance. Discussion: Chapter 11 Activity: Frost and decorate your own chocolate cupcake. (Note to parents: If your child has a food allergy issue please be sure to mention it at the program)
Phoenix Performing Arts Troupe | Sat., April 25th | Ives Main | 2:00
Come enjoy this Hartford-based troupe as they perform a variety of Chinese classical and traditional dances, and teach about Chinese arts and culture.
Crafty Craziness | Mon., April 27th | Ives Main | 1:00-3:30
School’s out early so drop in to make anything you want out of our collection of crafting supplies!
Little Yogis | Thurs., April 30th | Ives Main | 4:00-5:00
Kids age five and up and their caregivers are invited to try this fun yoga class together. Limit to twenty participants. Call 203.946.8129 to register.
Matilda the Workshop | Sat., May 2nd | Ives Main | 11:00-12:00
A series of interactive workshops, geared towards 8-12 year olds, sponsored by the Shubert Theater. Pre-registration is required. Call 203-946-8129 to register. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to read the book in advance. Discussion: Chapter 14 Activity: The City of New Haven’s Parks and Recreation Department will bring salamanders to the session and talk about amphibians and reptiles. Activity: Make newt key chains
Don’t Let the Pigeon Party | Sat., May 2nd | Ives Main | 2:00-3:00
Laugh with Mo Willems’ most memorable character, the Pigeon! Listen to stories, sing songs, play games and do crafts. You can even learn how to draw the Pigeon! All ages, no registration required.
Matilda the Workshop | Sat., May 9th | Ives Main | 11:00-12:00
A series of interactive workshops, geared towards 8-12 year olds, sponsored by the Shubert Theater. Pre-registration is required. Call 203-946-8129 to register. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to read the book in advance. Discussion: Chapter 16 & 21 Activity: Write a postcard from the Wormwoods in Spain to Matilda. Write a postcard from Matilda back to the Wormwoods telling about her new life. Decorate the front of each postcard.

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.