Kids Events

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 - 4:00 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 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 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.

Early Childhood Vision Screening Provided by the Family Resource Center – Babies thru Age 6 (Auditorium)

Tuesday, March 28

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Head to the Library for a complementary vision screening for babies through age 6 provided by the Family Resource Center. Catching vision issues early on not only ensures correction but also is essential for young ones since they learn and grow through their ability to see. Registration for this program is not required just drop by anytime between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Activities and snacks will be included.

Families Are Special: a Storytime Presented by the JBML and FRC – Ages 3 to 5 (Auditorium)

Monday, April 3

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a special storytime in collaboration with the Family Resource Center that has to do with families and how each and every one is unique! Children ages 3 to 5 will enjoy a series of songs, finger plays and stories that revolve around different kinds of families. Participants will then share stories about theirs and create a family portrait that will be displayed in the children’s rotunda throughout the month of April, so we are hoping for a lot of participants!

Registration for this program is not required, the more the merrier.

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.

Blues of Flats Brown: A Musical Story Hour with Peter Menta – Ages 6 to 11 (Auditorium)

Tuesday, April 11

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get into the blues spirit this spring break with Peter Menta, the band leader of Washboard Slim and The Blue Lights Jug Band! Peter has 30 years experience with performing jug band and blues music and has traveled all over to share his talents with the drums, harmonica, washboard, kazoo, guitar and vocals.

In this kid centered hands-on experience Peter will have participants use a variety of handmade instruments to bring the Blues of Flats Brown to life. Get ready to sing, dance and play with this fully interactive show.

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.

Fairy Fun with the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center – K thru 2nd Grade (Auditorium)

Wednesday, April 12

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Put on your fairy wings and grab your pixie dust as we celebrate the beginning of spring with storytelling, crafts and more. Come explore the wonderful world of Fairies. Learn about the fairy world, and famous fairies as we explore their connections with nature.

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.

This program was made possible by a grant for the Allan Louis Loeb Foundation

3D File Creation and Printing for Kids and Caregivers – 3rd thru 6th Grade (Auditorium)

Thursday, April 13

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Interested in learning more about 3D printing and the overall design process? Want to be able to use opensource software to create something all your own? Then sign up for our 3D File Creation and Printing class for families. Participants will learn all about the printer’s components, be introduced to one of the many FREE 3D design programs and then create something to be printed on the Blackstone’s 3D printer. It will be the perfect way to jump into 3D design and creation.

We have limited number of computers so registration is required. To do some please call 203. 488. 1441. ext 323 or click here and caregivers are expected to stay. 

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.