Programs & Events

Click here for a full list of our DECEMBER events!


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?
Games and More | Mon., Dec. 29th & Tues. 30th | Fair Haven | 10:00-6:00
We’ll have all kinds of board games, chess, checkers, cards, LEGOs, and other activities you can do if you’re bored and want to come in out of the cold!
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!
Messy Monday | Mon. Dec. 29th | Mitchell | 2:00
We’ve got the craft supplies, you bring the creativity. Open-ended arts & crafts for all ages. Everyone welcome!
Art Afternoon | Tues., Dec. 30th | Ives Main | 2:00-3:00
Meet artist Hannah Höch and other masters of the technique of Photomontage.
New Year’s Eve Party | Wed., Dec. 31st | 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! Click here for a flyer.
Introduction to 3-D Printing and Computer Aided Design | Sat., Jan 3rd | Ives Main | 2:00
Students are introduced to basic 3-D printing and web-based CAD. Learn to create 3-D objects using Tinkercad and to operate our MakerBot 3-D printer. Space is limited to 9 students, ages 7-12. You must register in advance by calling (203) 946-8129. Program generously funded by Alexion.
Animate with Scratch, Jr. | Tues., Jan. 6th | Ives Main | 3:00-4:00
Create your own short animated cartoon on an ipad with Scratch Jr.! Limit 8 children, ages 6-12. 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.

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.