Programs & Events

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Earth Day Celebration | Stetson | Wed. April 23rd | 3:30
Special Earth Day crafts and we’ll be showing Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. Snacks provided. All ages.
Make a Wave | Ives Main | Sat. April 26th | 1:00-3:00
Become part of this huge art installation by making your own wave to add in plus discover Mystic Aquarium’s Touch Tank!
Beautify the Young Minds Tree | Ives Main | Tues. April 29th | 6:00-7:00
Winter’s over and spring is here! Our library tree needs to grow its new leaves! Visit the children’s room to hear a story, have a snack, and decorate your own special leaf to hang on our tree!!
Kids Concert | Ives Main | Sat. May 3rd | 10:30-11:30
Join us for a percussion and marimba concert by Mari Yoshinaga and Garrett Arney from the Yale School of Music. Bring your own homemade instrument to play along! Sponsored by the Japanese Kids and Babies Club. Click here for a flyer.
Mother’s Day Picnic | Ives Main | Sat. May 10th |2:00-3:00
Bring your own blanket to picnic on–we will supply light snacks, story time and a Mother’s Day gift for your child to make! Call 203.946.8129 to register. Click here for a flyer.
International Culture Day | Ives Main | Sat. May 17th | 2:00-3:00
We have so many cultures represented at our library! Learn about these cultures from our own international library users! Eat traditional snacks from other cultures, join in dances and games from far away lands, and read stories from other countries. Call 203.946.8129 to register. Limited to 25 kids, ages 3-12. Click here for a flyer.
Salamander Art Program | Ives Main | Thurs. May 22nd | 4:00-5:00
Ranger Wray from Parks and Rec introduce us to some live salamanders and then kids in grades K-5 can draw their own salamander to enter into the CT Department of Energy’s contest. Call 203.946.8129 to register. Click here for a flyer.


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.


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.

Crafty Saturdays

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.