Kids Events

Introduction to Languages with Miss Audrey – Ages 3 to 5 (Auditorium)

Friday, July 28

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Get ready to bring the basics of Spanish to your household with a series of classes that use a combination of stories, games and songs to practice basic greetings, sayings, identifying colors, numbers, everyday objects and more! All in hope of bringing the language to life. They say when it comes to learning a second language that starting early makes all the difference, so we believe that this will make for a great starting point for those that are interesting in sharing the gift of languages with their little ones.

Audrey is a native French speaker who was born and raised near Paris, France. She earned a B.A. in Spanish from Paris XIII University. She has  2 daughters who have been brought up in a bilingual household. She has taught French and Spanish to Lower School (as young as 3 years old) and Middle School students for 15 years in a private school in Madison and provides private lessons.

Please note that this is an 7 week session – if you are signing up for one class you are signing up for them all.
Registration for this program is required. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323. 

CLASS IS FULL – Build a Better T-Shirt: Tie Dye – K thru 4th Grade (Outside)

Friday, July 28

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This year’s summer reading theme is all about building a better world and creating something new! Why not bring in one of your old white shirts, shorts and/or even socks to tie dye so that they can become something filled with color and look brand spanking new?!? 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.

The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe Presented by Shakesperience Productions Inc. – For Families (Auditorium)

Thursday, August 3

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The magical and imaginative journey into the world of Narnia, packed with exciting action and wonderful dialogue, entertains as it educates. The performance of this C.S. Lewis classic (adapted by le Clanché du Rand) encourages reading, imagination, critical thinking, and character development. Interactive pre-show and talk back sessions with the audience emphasize the importance of honesty, integrity, and treating others as you, yourself, would like to be treated.

Shakesperience educates and inspires students, families and theater professionals through the arts in order to explore social constructs and foster mutual respect for people. All of their performances are innovative, interactive and thought-provoking and deep rooted in classical literature.

This performance is sponsored by Shoreline Arts Alliance.

Introduction to Languages with Miss Audrey – Ages 3 to 5 (Auditorium)

Friday, August 4

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Get ready to bring the basics of Spanish to your household with a series of classes that use a combination of stories, games and songs to practice basic greetings, sayings, identifying colors, numbers, everyday objects and more! All in hope of bringing the language to life. They say when it comes to learning a second language that starting early makes all the difference, so we believe that this will make for a great starting point for those that are interesting in sharing the gift of languages with their little ones.

Audrey is a native French speaker who was born and raised near Paris, France. She earned a B.A. in Spanish from Paris XIII University. She has  2 daughters who have been brought up in a bilingual household. She has taught French and Spanish to Lower School (as young as 3 years old) and Middle School students for 15 years in a private school in Madison and provides private lessons.

Please note that this is an 7 week session – if you are signing up for one class you are signing up for them all.
Registration for this program is required. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323. 

Force & Motion with Roller Coasters Presented by the Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut – 4th thru 6th Grade (Auditorium)

Friday, August 4

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

After exploring different roller coasters around the world and a “jumping on” a virtual ride, participants will break into teams and create a roller coaster of their own. Children will work with Newton’s three laws of motion and the forces involved in the operation of roller coasters as they design, build, and test their own creations.

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

Introduction to Languages with Miss Audrey – Ages 3 to 5 (Auditorium)

Friday, August 11

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Get ready to bring the basics of Spanish to your household with a series of classes that use a combination of stories, games and songs to practice basic greetings, sayings, identifying colors, numbers, everyday objects and more! All in hope of bringing the language to life. They say when it comes to learning a second language that starting early makes all the difference, so we believe that this will make for a great starting point for those that are interesting in sharing the gift of languages with their little ones.

Audrey is a native French speaker who was born and raised near Paris, France. She earned a B.A. in Spanish from Paris XIII University. She has  2 daughters who have been brought up in a bilingual household. She has taught French and Spanish to Lower School (as young as 3 years old) and Middle School students for 15 years in a private school in Madison and provides private lessons.

Please note that this is an 7 week session – if you are signing up for one class you are signing up for them all.
Registration for this program is required. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323. 

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

Saturday, August 12

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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

Pressure Power Presented by Mad Science – K and Up (Outside)

Monday, August 14

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Explore the excitement of energy and pressure with Mad Science! Discover how skaters put power into their spins and how you can sleep safely on a bed of nails. Take cover as we create a soda can fountain. If you thought Alka-Seltzer was only for upset stomachs, you’d better put your safety goggles on! Keep them on because we are going to be tossing raw eggs.

Registration for this program is not required. To do so, please call 203. 488. 1441. ext 323 or click here.

Intro to 3D Design with TinkerCad

Thursday, August 17

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Learn the basics of 3D modeling to create your own designs with TinkerCad. Join this workshop to have a guided introduction to the 3D printer, get an overview of 3D modeling and the tools used, then create your own 3D model for printing. Requires a free TinkerCad account – you can create an account ahead of time, here. Open to all ages (children + caregiver, teens, and adults).  Use a library laptop OR bring your own!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Kids and Teens Summer Reading Ends

Friday, August 18

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Today is the last day to check-in for summer reading! It is your LAST chance to roll the dice and get to the end of our interactive game OR to bring in your take home game board. Either way, you don’t want to miss getting entered into our final grab bag prize.

Introduction to Languages with Miss Audrey – Ages 3 to 5 (Auditorium)

Friday, August 18

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Get ready to bring the basics of Spanish to your household with a series of classes that use a combination of stories, games and songs to practice basic greetings, sayings, identifying colors, numbers, everyday objects and more! All in hope of bringing the language to life. They say when it comes to learning a second language that starting early makes all the difference, so we believe that this will make for a great starting point for those that are interesting in sharing the gift of languages with their little ones.

Audrey is a native French speaker who was born and raised near Paris, France. She earned a B.A. in Spanish from Paris XIII University. She has  2 daughters who have been brought up in a bilingual household. She has taught French and Spanish to Lower School (as young as 3 years old) and Middle School students for 15 years in a private school in Madison and provides private lessons.

Please note that this is an 7 week session – if you are signing up for one class you are signing up for them all.
Registration for this program is required. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323. 

Outdoor Movie at Foote Park: Rogue One

Friday, August 18

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us to celebrate the end of summer reading with an outdoor movie shown in the amphitheater at Foote Park. For all ages. We’ll be showing Rogue One (rated PG-13 for extended sequences of sci-fi violence and action). The Ice Cream Guy ice cream truck will be on site.

Registration is required for this event. To register, please click here.

Storytime Break – Babies thru Age 5

Monday, August 21 - August 26

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party – All Ages (Auditorium)

Monday, August 21

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Introduction to Languages with Miss Audrey – Ages 3 to 5 (Auditorium)

Friday, August 25

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Get ready to bring the basics of Spanish to your household with a series of classes that use a combination of stories, games and songs to practice basic greetings, sayings, identifying colors, numbers, everyday objects and more! All in hope of bringing the language to life. They say when it comes to learning a second language that starting early makes all the difference, so we believe that this will make for a great starting point for those that are interesting in sharing the gift of languages with their little ones.

Audrey is a native French speaker who was born and raised near Paris, France. She earned a B.A. in Spanish from Paris XIII University. She has  2 daughters who have been brought up in a bilingual household. She has taught French and Spanish to Lower School (as young as 3 years old) and Middle School students for 15 years in a private school in Madison and provides private lessons.

Please note that this is an 7 week session – if you are signing up for one class you are signing up for them all.
Registration for this program is required. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323. 

Closed for Labor Day

Monday, September 4

All Day

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

Friday, September 8

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.

Star-Gazing in the Fall Sky with a Telescope

Saturday, October 7

3:00 pm

The Astronomical Society of New Haven has partnered with Blackstone Library to offer a 4.5″ telescope for lending! Come out to this intro session to learn all about using the telescope and see what to look for in the fall skies. What will you see when you turn the telescope to the sky? Come out and find out!

Learn more about the Astronomical Society of New Haven.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER