Kids Events

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

Saturday, February 7

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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

This year we are hosting a “Be Your Own Author” theme as both libraries provide budding authors and illustrators plenty of opportunities to create their own works digitally and physically – graphic novels are included! Plus, local authors will be visiting so come prepared with questions about what it takes to write and illustrate.

The WWML will host local author Cathrene Youngquist and her retelling of the Three Billygoats Gruff. Puppets, music and movement will be included and will start at 10:30am.

Then head to the JBML around 1pm to hear Jason Marchi share his new book The Growing Sweater. A follow up activity will be included.

Both authors books will be available for purchase.

Families that attend both events will receive a small prize, so we hope to see you at both.

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

Saturday, February 7

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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

This year we are hosting a “Be Your Own Author” theme as both libraries provide budding authors and illustrators plenty of opportunities to create their own works digitally and physically – graphic novels are included! Plus, local authors will be visiting so come prepared with questions about what it takes to write and illustrate.

The WWML will host local author Cathrene Youngquist and her retelling of the Three Billygoats Gruff. Puppets, music and movement will be included and will start at 10am.

Then head to the JBML around 1pm to hear Jason Marchi share his new book The Growing Sweater. A follow up activity will be included.

Both authors books will be available for purchase.

Families that attend both events will receive a small prize, so we hope to see you at both.

Yoga for Home School Students in Partnership with the CELC and Smiling Spirit Yoga – (4th – 8th Grade)

Tuesday, February 10

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

CELC and Smiling Spirit Yoga are working together to provide FREE monthly yoga classes for students in 4th thru 8th grade. Previous yoga experience is not required, so why not get out of the house and give it a try?

Yoga invigorates your mind, body and spirit by:

stretching and toning your muscles…releasing tension…improving circulation…

cultivates concentration…supports mental clarity…builds up confidence…

encourages self-awareness…honors inner thought…invites stillness and relaxation.

Currently there are 6 openings and registration is required.
To do so contact the CELC office at 203.433.4658 OR email mandm@CTExperiential.org

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Munchies and a Matinee – Movie for All Ages

Saturday, February 14

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dying to take a break from your normal Saturday activities? How about stopping by the library to watch Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day?!? The movie will include…snacks, projection viewing, free admission, and a place for you and your friends to hang.

* Feel free to bring your own snacks or a bag lunch.
* Rated PG for mild thematic elements.

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Monkey Wrench Warning: An Underground Railroad Interactive Story with Jan Doyle – 1st thru 5th Grade (Auditorium)

Tuesday, February 17

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Experience the story of the Underground Railroad in a unique and attention-grabbing presentation. Using handmade quilts, children will learn how slaves used quilts as map to safety.

After the presentation, children will have the opportunity to start  creating their own quilt with some materials provided by the library and presenter. Each participant will potentially create their own quilt square, which the library will then sew together and place on display later in the week.

Can’t sew?  No problem!  The instructor will teach how to do a running stitch that is perfect for your project and something that you can take with you when you go home.

* Participants MUST bring good scissors that will cut cloth, an outgrown item of clothing and a spool of gray thread! Hopefully we will gather a variety of materials to make one vibrant, happy go-lucky quilt.

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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Book Reading – “Maddie and the Beanie’s Magical Journey” shared by Marilyn Davis: Art Activity Included (K – 4th Grade)

Wednesday, February 25

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Head to the library to hear local author Marilyn Davis share her picture book inspired by her own personal experience with saving a pony! Marilyn will share her book, thoughts on being an author as well as a video of the horse that inspired her to teach others about horse rescue shelters. She is also working with the Tara Farm Puppet Theater to bring her book to life, SO one of her puppets will make a very special appearance.

She will close the program with a finger puppet craft so that children can reenact the story at home.
Questions are always welcome and copies of her book will be for sale.

Registration for this program is required so that we know how many participants to expect. To do so, please call 203.488.1441 ext. 323.

 

 

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

Monday, March 2

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join Miss Mary and Miss Carly for a birthday filled morning as we pay tribute to Dr. Seuss through songs, stories and rhymes. Crafts 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 The Cat in the Hat.

Registration is not required, the more the merrier.

Yoga for Home School Students in Partnership with the CELC and Smiling Spirit Yoga (4th – 8th Grade)

Tuesday, March 10

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

CELC and Smiling Spirit Yoga are working together to provide FREE monthly yoga classes for students in 4th thru 8th grade. Previous yoga experience is not required, so why not get out of the house and give it a try?

Yoga invigorates your mind, body and spirit by:

stretching and toning your muscles…releasing tension…improving circulation…

cultivates concentration…supports mental clarity…builds up confidence…

encourages self-awareness…honors inner thought…invites stillness and relaxation.

Currently there are 6 openings and registration is required.
To do so contact the CELC office at 203.433.4658 OR email mandm@CTExperiential.org

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Celtic Tales with Local Storyteller Erin Zeidenberg: K thru 4th (Auditorium)

Friday, March 13

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join local storyteller Erin Zeindenberg for an afternoon filled with leprechauns, shamrocks and mystery. During the 45 min. performance Erin will tell a combination of traditional and modern Celtic tales that will get everyone in the Saint Patrick’s Day Spirit. Perfect for the entire family and a great way to get some folklore in before the celebration on Tuesday. Oh, and audience participation is a must!

Registration for this program is not required, bring everyone along!

 

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Munchies and a Matinee – Movie for All Ages

Saturday, March 21

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dying to take a break from your normal Saturday activities? How about stopping by the library to watch Big Hero 6!?! The movie will include…snacks, projection viewing, free admission and a place for you and your friends to hang.

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

*Rated PG for action and peril, some rude humor, and thematic elements.

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Early Release Day – TinkerLab: Hands-on Activities for K thru Middle School Students (Auditorium)

Wednesday, March 25

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for a morning filled with hands-on activities, creation and exploration as we transform our auditorium into a TinkerLab for elementary thru middle school students.

What is tinkering – well, it is all about problem solving and figuring out how something works! It’s not so much about getting the right answer or creating the perfect project but more about the experience, jumping in and taking risks and the overall process in order to learn something new.

We simply LOVE this idea and will be filling our room with building materials, art challenges and mini experiments to engage your child’s curiosity and encourage them to be inventive, ask questions and try something new. Do 1, 2, 3 or all of our projects provided – it is 100% up to you.

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.

Easter Egg Decorating – All Ages (Auditorium)

Friday, April 3

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for another year of Easter egg decorating as we celebrate the Friday before the Easter bunny arrives by dying eggs. The library will provide all the necessary dyes, stickers, holders and other materials all you have to do is bring the eggs. Families will have the best time working together and you will leave with one colorful display. Remember, the eggs need to be hard boiled!

Registration for this program is not necessary, just bring the whole family. 

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Oozing Oobleck: Discovering the Properties of Liquids (2nd – 4th Grade)

Friday, April 17

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the Blackstone Library as we partner with the Regional Water Authority to provide a hands-on activity that asks participants to experiment with the properties of different liquids to see how they change as different materials are added to each mixture. This program is inspired by Dr. Seuss’ book Bartholomew and the Oobleck and will surely be icky, gooey and messy fun!

This program is meant for participants in 2nd – 4th grade and registration is required. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323 or click here.

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Yoga for Home School Students in Partnership with the CELC and Smiling Spirit Yoga – (4th – 8th Grade)

Tuesday, April 21

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

CELC and Smiling Spirit Yoga are working together to provide FREE monthly yoga classes for students in 4th thru 8th grade. Previous yoga experience is not required, so why not get out of the house and give it a try?

Yoga invigorates your mind, body and spirit by:

stretching and toning your muscles…releasing tension…improving circulation…

cultivates concentration…supports mental clarity…builds up confidence…

encourages self-awareness…honors inner thought…invites stillness and relaxation.

Currently there are 6 openings and registration is required.
To do so contact the CELC office at 203.433.4658 OR email mandm@CTExperiential.org

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Yoga for Home School Students in Partnership with the CELC and Smiling Spirit Yoga – (4th – 8th Grade)

Tuesday, May 19

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

CELC and Smiling Spirit Yoga are working together to provide FREE monthly yoga classes for students in 4th thru 8th grade. Previous yoga experience is not required, so why not get out of the house and give it a try?

Yoga invigorates your mind, body and spirit by:

stretching and toning your muscles…releasing tension…improving circulation…

cultivates concentration…supports mental clarity…builds up confidence…

encourages self-awareness…honors inner thought…invites stillness and relaxation.

Currently there are 6 openings and registration is required.
To do so contact the CELC office at 203.433.4658 OR email mandm@CTExperiential.org