Kids Events

Childrens

All About Plants: Presented by the Children’s Museum – K thru 3 (Auditorium)

Tuesday, August 2

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

It’s to learn all about the life cycle of a plant and the importance buds play in the growing process. During this presentation participants will hear a story about a girl and her adventures in gardening and then talk about how plants play an important role in keeping a healthy environment. Everyone will then get a chance to dissect a live flower, identify parts and talk more about the life cycle and how it works. So, get ready to learn all about how to maintain healthy plants and the role they play in the environment.

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

This program was made possible by the Guilford Savings Bank.

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Sing, Laugh and Learn with Mr. Joe – Babies thru Age 6 (Auditorium)

Thursday, August 11

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mr. Joe will be visiting to get everyone moving and grooving with a series of original songs that will bring laughter and cheer. Audience participation is a must as Mr. Joe uses live instruments to reinforce different concepts, which makes learning fun. Babies through age 6 will have blast with this live musical show. Please feel free to bring the entire family.

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

This program was made possible by the Guilford Savings Bank.

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MAD SCIENCE Presents: Body Basics – K thru 4th Grade (Auditorium)

Friday, August 19

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Eating right and staying fit is important and learning how your body works to stay in tip-top condition can make all the difference. MAD SCEICNE will be visiting the Blackstone to share a little about the science of your insides by reviewing its major systems. (Ewwwwww) Through a hands-on approach learn about how your food is digested, how your blood flows through your body and how your brain controls all of these parts. Take home a Digestor Inspector and get ready to see some guts in action!

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

This program was made possible by the Guilford Savings Bank.

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

Saturday, August 20

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dying to take a break from your normal Saturday activities? How about stopping by the library to watch Little Giants!?! The movie will include…snacks, projection viewing, free admission and a place for you and your friends to hang.

This movie is rated G.

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

Summer Reading

Kids and Teens Summer Reading Ends

Monday, August 22

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Today is the last day to check-in for summer reading! If you have met your reading goal make sure to pop into the library to create your 3D print. We would love to see you and cannot wait to wish you fun on the rest of your summer break.

Storytime Break – Babies thru Age 5

Monday, August 22 - August 27

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Jon Cap Magic and Balloon Animal Show – All Ages (Auditorium)

Monday, August 22

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

It’s time to close out our summer reading program with our favorite magician Jon Cap! During this performance Jon will be sharing some brand new material filled with comedy and hands-on opportunities. Your kids will have a blast coming up on stage and being part of the show. To exercise our brains Jon will include a mini balloon animal workshop where kids and parents can work together to make their own creations.

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

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

Thursday, September 1

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.

Library Closed for Labor Day

Monday, September 5

All Day

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

Thursday, September 8

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.

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3D File Creation and Printing for Kids and their Caregivers – 3rd thru 5th Grade (Auditorium)

Saturday, September 17

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Are you and your kids interested in learning how to make files for 3D printing? Wouldn’t it be fun to learn more about the 3D printing process and all its possibilities together? Well, this class is especially geared towards the younger set and their caregivers. During this class we will walk everyone through the basics of 3D design and different computer software to create a simple file that you can then print on the library’s 3D printer! We will also be able to show you our brand new 3D scanner.

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.

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

Thursday, September 22

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.

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

Saturday, September 24

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dying to take a break from your normal Saturday activities? How about stopping by the library to watch The Jungle Book!?! The movie will include…snacks, projection viewing, free admission and a place for you and your friends to hang.

This movie is rated PG.

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

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

Thursday, October 6

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.

Library Closed for Columbus Day

Monday, October 10

All Day

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

Thursday, October 20

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.

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

Saturday, October 22

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dying to take a break from your normal Saturday activities? How about stopping by the library to watch The BFG!?! The movie will include…snacks, projection viewing, free admission and a place for you and your friends to hang.

This movie is rated PG.

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

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Pumpkin Painting – All Ages (Auditorium)

Saturday, October 29

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a morning filled with paint and fun as we get in the Halloween spirit by playing spooky music and painting pumpkins. The library will supply all the necessary paints, books for inspiration as well as stencils but you need to (BYOP) – bring your own pumpkin in order to participate. Pumpkins of all sizes are welcome, SO come on and join in on all the fun!

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.

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Annual Halloween Parade: Stories with Miss Mary and Miss Carly – Babies thru Age 5 (Auditorium)

Monday, October 31

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

It is time to have a spook-tacular morning at the Blackstone Library as Miss Mary and Miss Carly put on their annual Halloween Parade! Kids are welcome to come in full costume to partake in Halloween rhymes, books, movement activities and even apps. It will certainly be a blast and one NOT to miss. We will close the hour with a parade around the building so that EVERYONE can see your amazing costumes and share in a couple of non-food based treats.

Registration for this program is not required. This storytime is meant for babies through age 5.

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

Thursday, November 3

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.

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Family Talk: Healthly Communication between Parents and Teens

Monday, November 14

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We all want to be listened to, but sometimes communicating can feel less like a conversation and more like a tug-o-war. If you have experienced this you are not alone.
Family Talk is an engaging presentation that focuses on helping parents and children/teens communicate in more helpful ways by using a combination of Active Understanding and Motivational Interviewing.
Topics of discussion will include:
-Active Listening versus Active Understanding
-Stages of Change
-What is Motivational Interviewing?
-Modern technology and how it can help.
The is presentation is interactive so feel free to bring questions and/or real world examples to share if would like.
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.
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Digital Design – A Computer Science Club for 3rd thru 5th Graders (Auditorium)

Thursday, November 17

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.

Library Closes @ 5:00 pm

Wednesday, November 23

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Library Closed for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24

All Day

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

Thursday, December 1

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.

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

Thursday, December 15

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.

Library Closed for Christmas Eve

Saturday, December 24

All Day

Library Closed for Christmas Day

Sunday, December 25

All Day

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Happy NOON Year – Babies thru Age 5 (Auditorium)

Saturday, December 31

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Can’t stay up till midnight – well don’t worry the James Blackstone Memorial Library knows exactly how to make a New Year’s Eve splash with our very first NOON Year’s Eve Party! This event is for babies thru age 5 and their families and will include traditional storytime elements like: music, books and movement but will include special activities like: decorating your own party hats, a silly dance contest, a photo booth and so much more. We will also have a countdown to NOON, 12PM with all the bells and whistles. This is definitely something you do not want to miss.

Registration for this program is not required – the more the merrier!

Library Closed for New Years Day

Sunday, January 1

All Day

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

Thursday, January 5

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.

Library Closed for Martin Luther King Day

Monday, January 16

All Day

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

Thursday, January 19

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.