Programs & Events

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SPECIAL EVENTS
Muggle Quidditch | Tues., Aug 2 | Ives Main | 3:00-4:00 Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday by playing his favorite sport. We’ll make our own brooms and learn how real Muggles play the game of wizards by the US Quidditch Association rules. Teens welcome!
Mid Summer Reading Party | Tues., Aug 2 | Wilson | 5:00-7:00
Celebrate the middle of the summer with a fun party. Critter Caravan will be coming with lots of different animals for you to see and touch. We will also be having food, music, and raffles. Don’t miss out!
Movie Day: Zootopia | Wed., Aug 3 | Wilson | 1:00-3:00
Enjoy a movie on the big screen!
Special Maker LEGO Club! | Wed., Aug 3 | Ives Main | 4:00-5:00
Come play with everyone’s favorite building bricks. We have the LEGOs, you have the ideas! There will also be K’NEX, CD weaving, Perler Beads!
STEAM Storytime | Thurs., Aug. 4 | Mitchell | 4:00 STEAM Storytime has fun activities that explore concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. For ages 5 & up.
Chinese Acrobat Li Liu | Tues., Aug 9 | Ives Main Lower Level Program Room | 3:00-4:00 Having performed in the the Chinese National Circus, Ringling Brothers, and NBA & WNBA half-time performances, Li Liu will introduce you to Chinese Acrobatics through an exciting performance and audience participation. Teens welcome!
Hardware Hack | Tues., Aug 9 | Wilson | 3:00-5:00
Turning old computer parts into art. Come take apart different computer components and recycle the pieces into your own creation. For ages 10 & up.
Movie Day: Kung Fu Panda 3 | Wed., Aug 10 | Wilson | 1:00-3:00
Enjoy a movie on the big screen!
Take a Tromp Through the Swamp | Wed., Aug. 10 | Mitchell | 3:00
Join Tom Sieling for a fun afternoon of children’s music.
Make Your Story Pop! | Thurs., Aug 11 | Ives Main | 3:00-4:00
Have you ever wondered how pop-up books are made? Come find out and make your own original story! Ages 5 & up.
Games Around the World | Tues., Aug 16 | Ives Main | 3:00-4:00In the spirit of the Olympic Games, learn and play some games from countries around the world.
Family Fishing Class | Tues., Aug 16 | Wilson | 5:00-7:00
Come and learn all about fishing, including technique, casting, and protocol. Must be at least 8 years old with parent. Then on Aug 18 anytime between 4:00-8:00 go to Lake Winter Green and practice your skills! Please call 203-946-2228 to register.
Program about Newbery Award Winner Eleanor Estes | Wed., Aug 17 | Mitchell | 3:00
Eleanor’s daughter Helena will talk about some of her mother’s books. You may know Eleanor Estes as the author of Ginger Pye, The Hundred Dresses and The Moffats series. Ages 7 & up.
Summer Learning Challenge Winding-Down Party with Animal Embassy | Fri., Aug 19 | Ives Main | 2:00-3:00
Come celebrate the summer coming to a close by meeting the athletes of the animal kingdom! If you’ve completed the summer learning challenge you’ll also be able to pick up your t-shirt!
Africa is Me! | Sat., Aug 20 | 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.
Make Your Own Trophy | Tues., Aug 23 | Ives Main | 3:00-4:00 Maybe you finished our summer reading challenge, or you think you ate more popsicles than anyone else this summer. Whatever your accomplishment, come in and make yourself a trophy!
Celebrate the 50’s | Tues., Aug 23 | Wilson | 4:00-5:00
Learn about the 1950’s by playing fun games. Hula hoops, hopscotch, music and more!
Read to Rabbits | Thurs., Aug 25 | Wilson | 2:00-4:00
Come to library to practice your reading skills to one of our adorable rabbits.

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.

baby lap-sit storytime

babypansDesigned specifically for children 0-18 months and their caregivers. Enjoy books, music, puppets and more!

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.

Maker programs

mini3-D printing and more.

Kidz Kook

kidcookNutrition and Cooking Class for youth ages 6-14.