Kids Events

Spark Video: Bring Your Story to Life – 3rd thru 5th Grade (Auditorium)

Wednesday, January 25

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join us for an interactive story reading and creating where everyone will listen to a traditional fairy tale as well as a re-telling. Once we discuss the similarities and differences participants will be shown how to use the digital story creator called Spark Video. Through a series of formats, pictures and voice over capabilities participants will be able to create a re-telling of their very own! We will then share our masterpieces with one another on our projection screen.

This is a great way to not only tap into creativity but also get a mini hands-on introduction with a app that can be used in a lot of different ways.

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.

Take Your Child to Library Day for All Ages at the JBML

Saturday, February 4

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for James Blackstone Memorial Library and Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library’s annual joint event Take Your Child to the Library Day!

This year both libraries are going musical as we host a series of hands-on music based performances that will have all ages moving and grooving.

The JBML will kick-off the event at 10am for the baby – age 5 crowd with free play and a shaker making workshop that will lead into a music and movement performance by Jennifer Sciglibaglo. Jennifer will use a combination of recorded and live music to engage listeners of all ages. Instruments and movement activities will be included.

Then head to the WWML around 1pm for a variety of games that incorporate music and movement. Perfect for elementary school students that want to get their wiggles out after lunch.

Both libraries will have information about their upcoming classes, resources and how to obtain a library card, so if you have not visited either of us before here is your chance.

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

Saturday, February 11

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.

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

Thursday, February 16

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.

This 8 week program meets every OTHER Thursday, so when you sign up for one – you sign up for all 8.
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 Presidents’ Day

Monday, February 20

All Day

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday: Special Storytime – Babies thru Age 5 (Auditorium)

Friday, March 3

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Miss Mary and Miss Carly for a birthday filled morning as we pay tribute to Dr. Seuss through songs, stories and rhymes. Crafts and games that celebrate the beloved author will be included. Feel free to stay for a quick snack and viewing of the cartoon version of one of our favorite picture books Green Eggs and Ham.

Registration is not required, the more the merrier.

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

Thursday, March 9

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.

This 8 week program meets every OTHER Thursday, so when you sign up for one – you sign up for all 8.
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, March 11

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dying to take a break from your normal Saturday activities? How about stopping by the library to watch Finding Dory!?! 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.

Book Reading of Little Judo Girl by Michael Judson – K thru 4th Grade (Auditorium)

Wednesday, March 15

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Michael Judson for selected readings from his chapter book Little Judo Girl, which is based on a real life Judo competing girl by the name of Courtney! Live footage of Courtney will be included to set the stage for his book about her and the summer she spends with her cousin Annie and their plan to “trick” the local boys into wrestling Courtney in order to get out of completing a series of chores.

This coming of age story is filled with action, asks its readers to look outside of traditional male/female stereotypes all while remaining funny, lighthearted and accessible.

A question and answer session will be included.

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

 

Activities and Ideas for Struggling Learners provided by Hamilton Educational Learning Partners (Lucy Hammer Room)

Monday, March 20

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Many parents are just not sure how to help their kids academically. If you child is struggling in class, grasping new concepts or learning in general; now is the time to find the tools and strategies to help them. Instead of failing to plan – let’s all plan to succeed! During this 90 minute session we will discuss learning difficulties and share a series of activities, strategies and ways of learning that parents can use to help their young learners at 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)

Thursday, March 23

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.

This 8 week program meets every OTHER Thursday, so when you sign up for one – you sign up for all 8.
Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323.

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

Thursday, April 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.

This program is currently full.

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

Saturday, April 15

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dying to take a break from your normal Saturday activities? How about stopping by the library to watch Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life!?! 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.

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

Thursday, April 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.

This program is currently full.

Activities and Ideas for Struggling Learners provided by Hamilton Educational Learning Partners (Lucy Hammer Room)

Monday, April 24

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Many parents are just not sure how to help their kids academically. If you child is struggling in class, grasping new concepts or learning in general; now is the time to find the tools and strategies to help them. Instead of failing to plan – let’s all plan to succeed! During this 90 minute session we will discuss learning difficulties and share a series of activities, strategies and ways of learning that parents can use to help their young learners at 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)

Thursday, May 4

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.

This program is currently full.

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

Thursday, May 18

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.

This program is currently full.

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

Saturday, May 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 Trolls!?! 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.

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

Thursday, June 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.

This program is currently full.