Kids Events

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CLASS IS FULL – Tie Dye with a WORKOUT Twist – K thru 4th Grade (Outside)

Saturday, June 25

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This year’s summer reading theme is all about being active, staying healthy and keeping fit! Why not bring in one of your old white shirts, shorts and/or even socks to tie dye so that they can become knock around clothes for your busy lifestyle inside and out?!? The library will provide all the necessary dyes, rubber bands and bags. All you need to bring is something that you want to spruce up for your summer spent outside.

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

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Ecosystems Everywhere: Presented by the Stamford Museum and Nature Center – 3rd thu 5th Grade (Auditorium)

Monday, June 27

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In order for the planet to stay fit we have to do our part to keep the environment healthy so that each ecosystem can thrive – so let’s see what we can do! Let’s explore the biotic and abiotic factors that help plants and animals survive in their specific ecosystem. After a brief introduction to different types of ecosystems and their components, participants will partake in a multi-station, inquiry based lab to observe live plant and animal specimens and to infer how their adaptations help them play a role in their ecosystem. Participants will also investigate how the non-living factors, such as climate and soil, affect an ecosystem’s success.

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 Allan Louis Loeb Foundation

Library Closed for Independence Day

Monday, July 4

All Day

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Electricity and Magnetism: Presented by The Children’s Museum – 4th Grade and Up (Auditorium)

Friday, July 8

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Head to the library for an electrifying presentation provided by the Children’s Museum in West Hartford, CT. During this program participants will learn all about energy and how strong magnets create tight holds! This presentation will include live demonstrations of energy and magnets in action as well as series of stations so that participants can get hands-on experience with both of these concepts. It is time to get active by learning all about strength and energy!

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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Get Active with Hula Hoops – K thru 2nd (Auditorium)

Wednesday, July 13

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Miss Mary and Miss Carly for a series of interactive games and competitions all based around the hula hoop! That’s right, we are using hula hoops to keep moving by not only challenging one another to “hula” in different ways but also to work together and have a blast by participating in a series of movement based games. Please know that previous hula experience is not required, it’s all about moving and having some fun. Participants will also get to take their hula hoop home so that they can continue to move and share the games we played with others.

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

 

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

Saturday, July 16

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dying to take a break from your normal Saturday activities? How about stopping by the library to watch Cool Runnings!?! 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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Scavenger Hunt – K thru 4th Grade and Caregiver (Outside)

Monday, July 18

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Let’s get active outside by taking part in our very own nature based scavenger hunt. Families will work together to collect a series of items off of the Blackstone’s nature scavenger hunt list. Families will walk around the library grounds collecting as many items as possible and then come back inside to share their findings and create an art project out of their discoveries. Fingers crossed that you will be able to find everything on your list!

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

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Sports/Exercise Music and Movement Class with Two Right Feet – Babies thru Age 5 (Auditorium)

Thursday, July 21

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Two Right Feet Arts, Literacy, and School Readiness presents their newest educational program: “Time to be: Gettin’ Sweatin’”…. All About Exercise and Sports.

Come join the fun as we learn about the benefits of staying active while engaging in exercise and organized sports. Our program highlights include: live music (electric bass), creative dance, experimentation with various percussion instruments, an introduction to basic sign language, literacy and school readiness activities and games, and a dramatic, and a musical reading of the book Finklehopper Frog by Irene Livingston.

Two Right Feet is a highly interactive multi-­sensory, classroom ­based program that uses the arts (rhythm oriented music and dance) to promote a love of learning, language, and literacy.

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

This program was made possible by the Guilford Savings Bank.

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Fitness Fun: An Exercise Competition with Erin Zeidenberg – K thru 4th Grade (Outside)

Saturday, July 23

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learning to make fitness your friend can be fun and fulfilling. By integrating physical fitness in a community setting, participants will come away with an understanding how important exercise is to their well-being and how much fun it can be, as well.

Guilford CrossFit owner and Professional Storyteller, Erin Zeidenberg, will introduce and guide us through warm-ups, high-intensity interval training and cool-down stretches.  In addition, there will be games and other activities demonstrating how getting fit is interesting and fun and how functional movements keep with a child’s natural way of moving.

Participants should dress comfortably and wear sneakers – a water bottle would also be a plus!

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

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Waterworks: Presented by the Stamford Museum and Nature Center – 2nd thru 4th (Auditorium)

Tuesday, July 26

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Let’s learn all about water and how its energy keeps our planet big and strong! In this program participants will explore what a watershed is and discover the relationships between human activity and the health of the water, air, plants, and animals of a watershed. Through an interactive watershed model and a hands-on pollution clean-up lab, students will begin to connect water quality to watershed protection.

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 Allan Louis Loeb Foundation.

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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.

Library Closed for Labor Day

Monday, September 5

All Day

Library Closed for Columbus Day

Monday, October 10

All Day

Library Closes @ 5:00 pm

Wednesday, November 23

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Library Closed for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 24

All Day

Library Closed for Christmas Eve

Saturday, December 24

All Day

Library Closed for Christmas Day

Sunday, December 25

All Day

Library Closed for New Years Day

Sunday, January 1

All Day

Library Closed for Martin Luther King Day

Monday, January 16

All Day

Library Closed for Presidents’ Day

Monday, February 20

All Day

Library Closed for Memorial Day

Monday, May 29

All Day