Programs & Events

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Organic Mini-Gardening | Sat., April 30 | Ives Main | 2:00-3:00
Make compost stew, play garden bingo, plan a garden bed for a small yard or deck, take home a mini-garden to grow inside your house. All ages; children 5 and younger must attend with a parent or caregiver.
Family Story Time: Mother’s Day Story & Crafts | Mon., May 2 | Mitchell | 4:00
Celebrate with stories and crafts! We will be making crafts and cards to take home. All ages welcome.
Mother’s Day Card Making | Wed., May 4 & Thurs., May 5 | Wilson | 4:00
Mother’s Day is May 8. Come in and make your mother, grandmother, and/or stepmom a Mother’s Day Card. We will have all the supplies needed.
Reading with Your Children | Sat., May 7 | Stetson | 11:00-12:00
Engage with your child while reading and learn what your child needs to know grade. We’ll be covering F&P levels and DRA levels. Part of a parent leadership workshop series and partnered with New Haven Public School-Youth Family and Community Engagement. Registration required. Stop by the circulation desk or call to register: 203.946.8119.
Annual Yale Community Health Fair | Sat., May 7 | Stetson | 1:00-5:00
Join us May 2016 for our annual health fair. Get the information you need from healthcare professionals. There will be HIV/ AIDS testing, teeth
cleaning, blood pressure/diabetes screening and more!
Nail Art | Sat., May 7 | Stetson | 4:00-5:00
Show your style on your fingertips! Ages 9 & up.
Magic Tree House Party | Sat., May 7 | Ives Main | 2:00-3:00
Celebrate author Mary Pope Osborne’s birthday by building a tree house and sharing your love of this great adventure series.
Author/Illustrator Visit: Frank Dormer | Sat. May 14 | Ives Main | 2:00-3:00
The children’s author and illustrator who filled the library with monsters is back to share his new book Click. He’ll read the book and then kids can draw the main character, Fluffy, and dress him up! No registration necessary.
Take It Apart & Make Art | Wed., May 18 | Stetson | 4:00-5:30
Tear down tech and let your imagination run wild!
Africa is Me! | Sat., May 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.
Edible Book & Tea | Sat., May 21 | Mitchell | 2:00-4:00
Make food inspired by your favorite book and bring it to the library to share! Entries can be sweet or salty, made of veggies, fruit, candy or other food. Children, teens and adults welcome to participate. Call 203-946-8117 to register.
One, Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish | Sat., May 21 | Ives Main | 2:00-3:00
Join us for a fishy story time and a fun fishy craft. All ages. No registration necessary.
Airbrushing | Mon., May 23 | Stetson | 3:30-5:30
Put your airbrushing skills to the test! Or learn some beginner’s techniques.
Author Visit & PJ Party: Frank Dormer | Mon., May 23 | Mitchell | 6:00-7:00
Children’s author Frank Dormer will read from one of his hilarious new books and do a related activity with us. Copies of his books will be available for purchase.
Stay and Play on Saturday | Sat., May 28 | Stetson | 10:00-11:00
Ignite your little one’s mind and senses! Join Mr. Phil and Pigeon as we engage in stories, songs and play on a Saturday!
Memorial Day | Sat., May 28 | Ives Main | 2:00-3:00
What is Memorial Day all about? How do we celebrate? Learn about American traditions associated with this holiday, play some classic games, make a craft to take home.
Live Action Angry Birds | Tues., May 31 | Ives Main | 5:00-6:00
Celebrate the release of the Angry Birds movie by constructing buildings and trying to knock them down using angry birds. Will you be able to design a course that can stand up to the birds or will they be too much for the buildings? Only one way to find out! It’s going to be so much fun, don’t miss out on this event! Ages 5 & up.


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.