Digital Design – A Computer Science Club for 3rd thru 5th Graders (Auditorium) Session Focuses on SPORTS

Thursday, December 14

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The James Blackstone Memorial Library is ready to build confidence, encourage exploration and demonstrate ways in which children can be “makers” in this digital based world by creating music, telling stories, making games as well as art projects through the online program SCRATCH.

Every other week participants will work together to take on a different digital component that will introduce them to ways in which they can be makers! SCRATCH is 100% free and accessible online so children can continue learning/making from home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so, please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323.

Music Together: Music and Movement Class (Babies thru age 5)

Friday, December 15

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join our friends from Musical Folk for a rhythm filled morning with a series of music and movement activities. The class uses a combination of musical instruments, recordings and sing-a longs to promote social, cognitive, physical and language skills. You do not have to be a fantastic musician or singer to enjoy – this is just another way to bond with your child through their natural draw towards all things musical and a great way to bring some musical tips and tricks back home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323 or click here.

Digital Design – A Computer Science Club for 3rd thru 5th Graders (Auditorium) Session Focuses on SPORTS

Thursday, December 21

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The James Blackstone Memorial Library is ready to build confidence, encourage exploration and demonstrate ways in which children can be “makers” in this digital based world by creating music, telling stories, making games as well as art projects through the online program SCRATCH.

Every other week participants will work together to take on a different digital component that will introduce them to ways in which they can be makers! SCRATCH is 100% free and accessible online so children can continue learning/making from home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so, please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323.

Munchies and a Matinee – Movie for All Ages (Auditorium)

Saturday, December 23

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spend this winter break getting in the holiday spirit by visiting us for a showing of Elf!?! The movie will include…snacks, projection viewing, hot coco and a place for you and your family to hang.

This movie is rated PG.

* Feel free to bring your own snacks or bag lunch.

Closed for Christmas Eve

Sunday, December 24

12:00 am

Closed for Christmas Day

Monday, December 25

12:00 am

Cookie Decorating – K thru 4th Grade (Auditorium)

Tuesday, December 26

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

It is time to fill the library with delicious treats as we share in a series of yummy stories that feature colorful cupcakes, cookies and pies. Once our bellies start to rumble and our brains get inspired by the fun books and bright illustrations we will make these sweet treats a reality by decorating sugar cookies! The library will provide all of the necessary decorations like: frosting, chocolate chips, sprinkles and more! Prior cookie decorating skills are not required – it’s time to just break free and have some fun.

Registration for this program is required so that we can prepare accordingly. To do so please call 203.488.1441. ext. 323 or click here.

Penguin Palooza Provided by the Mystic Aquarium – PreK thru 1st Grade (Auditorium)

Wednesday, December 27

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

All children love to imitate penguins, so think how much fun it would be to see a classmate dressed up as one from beak to tail!  Through movement and hands-on activities, students will love learning about these adorable “birds that can’t fly.” A touch tank will also be provided, but please note that live penguins will not be present.

Registration for this program is required. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323 or click here.

Digital Design – A Computer Science Club for 3rd thru 5th Graders (Auditorium) Session Focuses on SPORTS

Thursday, December 28

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The James Blackstone Memorial Library is ready to build confidence, encourage exploration and demonstrate ways in which children can be “makers” in this digital based world by creating music, telling stories, making games as well as art projects through the online program SCRATCH.

Every other week participants will work together to take on a different digital component that will introduce them to ways in which they can be makers! SCRATCH is 100% free and accessible online so children can continue learning/making from home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so, please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323.

Origami Electra Workshop – For Families or Groups in 5th Grade and Up (Auditorium)

Friday, December 29

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Origami Electra, or modular origami is a paper-folding technique, which uses two or more sheets of paper to create a larger more complex structure than would be possible with just a single sheet. Each individual paper is folded as a single unit and then connected by flaps to create an intricate 3D design.

In this session families or a small group of friends will work together to create a 3D lantern, lights included! Each family/group will leave with one lantern to share.

All the necessary materials will be provided along with instructions. Previous paper folding skills are not required.

To sign up please call 203. 488. 1441. ext 323 or click here.

Ongoing Events

Make it or Take it Craft – All Ages

Saturdays

All Day

Join us every Saturday in the preschool room for a different simple cut, paste, and color craft along with a variety of picture books that have to do with the crafts topic! Coloring pages are included and  the craft is setup all day, so you can stop in at any time. For those on a tight schedule simply grab that weeks craft and go! Registration for this program is not required.

Play/Stories – Ages 3 to 5

Mondays

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Children and caregivers will experience a half hour of play with Miss Mary that will lead into singing, dancing, and rhyming. A themed storytime will follow along with a paper based craft.

Registration for this program is not required.

Stories for 2’s

Tuesdays

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Children and caregivers will take part in an hour long storytime with Miss Mary that will include: singing, dancing, musical instruments and reading. A simple paper craft will follow.

Registration for this program is not required.

Math Matters: Stories and Activities – K thru 2nd Grade (YS Department)

Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Miss Carly the second Tuesday of every month for a mathematical filled story time! Participants will take part in a traditional story hour with stories, music and rhymes but each month we will focus on a different mathematical concept like: counting, shapes and sequencing. We will close out the hour with a hands-on mathematical activity. Registration for this program is required so that we can be prepared match activity wise! Please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323 today!

Stories/Music – Babies up to 23 months

Wednesdays

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Babies and caregivers will come together for a gentle story time with Miss Mary that will encourage participation through rhyming, movement, and singing. Short and simple stories will also be included. Registration for this program is not required.

Stories/Music – Babies up to 23 months

Wednesdays

10:45 am - 11:15 am

Babies and caregivers will come together for a gentle storytime with Miss Mary that will encourage participation through rhyming, movement, and singing. Short and simple stories will also be included. Registration for this program is not required.

PJ Stories – Babies thru Age 5

Thursdays

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Head to the Blackstone for a sleepy story hour with Miss Carly. The class will be filled with rhymes, movement, and songs mixed in! Children and their caregivers will then get ready for bed with a sweet story and stickers. All ages are welcome and coming in your PJ’s is a plus. Registration for this program is not required.

Mini-Maker Table – For All Ages

Fridays & Saturdays

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us every Friday and Saturday for a mini-maker project from our MakerLab! Every month we will feature a quick project or new piece of equipment to mess around with. The results may have you leaving with something to physically take home OR just the satisfaction that you were able to create a circuit, power on an Arduino or thread a sewing machine. The projects are easy, meant for all ages and 100% drop-in. It is just up to you to find out which floor we are featuring the project on and drop on by.

Registration for this table is not required – just come ready to tinker, play and create!

Stay and Play – Babies thru Age 5

Fridays

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a late morning of make believe as we put out a variety of age appropriate toys, crafts, and games! Perfect for children to make friends and a wonderful way for parents to come together.

Registration for this program is not required.