Kids Events

Closed for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 23

All Day

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

Thursday, November 30

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.

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) Session Focuses on SPORTS

Thursday, December 7

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.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so, please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323.

The Blossom Shoppe: LIVE Book Reading, Craft and Photo Op for PreK thru 2nd Grade (Auditorium)

Saturday, December 9

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join Poppy and Posie from The Blossom Shoppe, a newly released children’s picture book, for an event full of fun at the James Blackstone Memorial Library. The Blossom sisters’ special program will include interactive storytime, a craft, and singing and dancing to songs written just for The Blossom Shoppe. At the end of the event, Poppy and Posie will be available to take pictures and sign books. Make sure to wear your most colorful outfit!

Poppy and Posie are portrayed by Katherine and Caroline Brickley, the authors of The Blossom Shoppe. This is the twenty-one-year-old twin sisters first title published under their company, The Blossom Company, an independent children’s book publishing company where stories truly come off the page.

Registration for this program is required. 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) Session Focuses on SPORTS

Thursday, December 14

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.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so, please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323.

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

Friday, December 15

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.

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

Thursday, December 21

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.

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, December 23

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spend this winter break getting in the holiday spirit by visiting us for a showing of Elf!?! The movie will include…snacks, projection viewing, hot coco and a place for you and your family to hang.

This movie is rated PG.

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

Closed for Christmas Eve

Sunday, December 24

12:00 am

Closed for Christmas Day

Monday, December 25

12:00 am

Cookie Decorating – K thru 4th Grade (Auditorium)

Tuesday, December 26

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

It is time to fill the library with delicious treats as we share in a series of yummy stories that feature colorful cupcakes, cookies and pies. Once our bellies start to rumble and our brains get inspired by the fun books and bright illustrations we will make these sweet treats a reality by decorating sugar cookies! The library will provide all of the necessary decorations like: frosting, chocolate chips, sprinkles and more! Prior cookie decorating skills are not required – it’s time to just break free and have some fun.

Registration for this program is required so that we can prepare accordingly. To do so please call 203.488.1441. ext. 323 or click here.

Penguin Palooza Provided by the Mystic Aquarium – PreK thru 1st Grade (Auditorium)

Wednesday, December 27

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

All children love to imitate penguins, so think how much fun it would be to see a classmate dressed up as one from beak to tail!  Through movement and hands-on activities, students will love learning about these adorable “birds that can’t fly.” A touch tank will also be provided, but please note that live penguins will not be present.

Registration for this program is required. 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) Session Focuses on SPORTS

Thursday, December 28

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.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so, please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 323.

Origami Electra Workshop – For Families or Groups in 5th Grade and Up (Auditorium)

Friday, December 29

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Origami Electra, or modular origami is a paper-folding technique, which uses two or more sheets of paper to create a larger more complex structure than would be possible with just a single sheet. Each individual paper is folded as a single unit and then connected by flaps to create an intricate 3D design.

In this session families or a small group of friends will work together to create a 3D lantern, lights included! Each family/group will leave with one lantern to share.

All the necessary materials will be provided along with instructions. Previous paper folding skills are not required.

To sign up please call 203. 488. 1441. ext 323 or click here.

Happy NOON Year – Babies thru Age 5 (Auditorium)

Saturday, December 30

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Can’t stay up till midnight? Well don’t worry! The James Blackstone Memorial Library knows exactly how to make a New Year’s Eve splash with our NOON Year’s Eve Party! This event is for babies thru age 5 and their families and will include traditional storytime elements like: music, books and movement but will also include special activities like: decorating your own party hats, a silly dance contest, as well as also a countdown to NOON, 12PM with all the bells and whistles. This is definitely something you do not want to miss.

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

Closed for New Year’s

Sunday, December 31

All Day

Closed for New Year’s Day

Monday, January 1

All Day