Cooking with You: a Meal Sharing Book Club for Families – 4th thru 6th Grade and Caregiver (Lucy Hammer Room)

Saturday, December 7

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We have started a cookbook club for families and we want to include you! Here’s how it works, stop by the Youth Services Department for this month’s cookbook. Review the recipes with your kids, test a few out and then the night of the meeting bring in something delicious to share. During the meeting we will eat, talk about the book and whether or not you would recommend it to your family and friends. We promise this will be a great way to meet people and share in the joy of cooking as a family!

Sound fun? Space is limited, so click here to sign up or call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 321 today.

Mermaid’s Winter: Fireside Reading/Activities with author Madelyn Kavanaugh – Reading Room (Preschool – 2 Grade)

Sunday, December 8

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Madelyn Kavanaugh, local author of Mermaid Tears is back to share what happens to mermaids once summer is through. The local author was asked, “where will the mermaid go during the winter?” after one of her book readings and that question inspired her to continue her mermaid journey with Mermaid Winter.

During this fireside chat the author will share her book, answer any questions you might have about writing and publishing and then close out with some mermaid inspired treats and crafts. Sure to be a sweet winter treat!

Registration for this program is required. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext 321 or click here.

(TAC) Tween Advisory Council – Middle School Students

Tuesday, December 10

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Living through a renovation means we are going to have a whole new area with a lot more space and we want YOUR help to make it inviting with materials, activities, furniture and programs that speak to YOU! If you are in middle school and interested in sharing your thoughts, racking up community service hours and making new friends than this club is for you.

Snacks have been generously donated by Feed Branford Kids (FBK)–we thank you for filling bellies and for your support!

Interested in joining, please email teens@blackstonelibrary.org to add your name to the list!

Half Day with Cookie Decorating – K thru 4th Grade (Lucy Hammer)

Wednesday, December 11

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Library is your destination on early release days since we will be featuring a different hands-on project that anyone can jump into. This month we will be getting into the holiday spirit by decorating sugar cookies with an array of icings, toppings and candy. We will provide all the cookies, confections and more – you just need to come with an empty stomach ready to decorate.

Click here to sign up or call us at 203. 488. 1441. ext. 321 to register today. 

Build with Us – A Roblox/Gaming Group for Middle School Students (Computer Lab)

Thursday, December 12

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Enjoy gaming and playing Roblox BUT want to pop into the Library when you know folks are going to be around? Join our Roblox/gaming club that meets for an hour every Thursday in our computer lab. We will provide an hour long session on our computers along with stereo headphones so that you can connect, socialize and build upon your avatar with friends along the way.

Before heading to the computer lab we will meet in Youth Services Department so that we can we head upstairs together and begin playing at once.

You DO NOT need to sign up more than once to be part of the group.Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so, please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 321 or click here.

Big Head Book Group: A Who Was/Is Book Club – 2 thru 4th Grade (Lucy Hammer Room)

Friday, December 13

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Enjoy reading the Who Was, Who Is or even What Is book series? Well, we are going to kick our reading up a notch but setting up a monthly head to head battle between famous people, places and events. Stop by the Youth Services Department to pick up 1 of 2 book choices. Read it solo or with the family and then head back to the Library the second Friday of the month to perform hands-on activities, a trivia game and lively discussion of who, what or where is better than, well – who, what or where!

First Up! Blackbeard vs. Sacagawea

Registration for this program is required. To do so please call 203. 488. 1441. ext 321 or click here

Maker Mondays: Middle School (LUCY HAMMER ROOM)

Monday, December 16

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Blackstone Library offers a variety of high and low tech opportunities to express yourself through 3D design, digital art, web production, conductive sewing, circuit creation and more!

Each session, we will introduce a different maker component and will then work on solo projects or together to create something tangible that you can then continue from home.

Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so please call 203.488.1441 ext. 321 or click here.

(TAC) Tween Advisory Council – Middle School Students

Tuesday, December 17

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Living through a renovation means we are going to have a whole new area with a lot more space and we want YOUR help to make it inviting with materials, activities, furniture and programs that speak to YOU! If you are in middle school and interested in sharing your thoughts, racking up community service hours and making new friends than this club is for you.

Snacks have been generously donated by Feed Branford Kids (FBK)–we thank you for filling bellies and for your support!

Interested in joining, please email teens@blackstonelibrary.org to add your name to the list!

Build with Us – A Roblox/Gaming Group for Middle School Students (Computer Lab)

Thursday, December 19

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Enjoy gaming and playing Roblox BUT want to pop into the Library when you know folks are going to be around? Join our Roblox/gaming club that meets for an hour every Thursday in our computer lab. We will provide an hour long session on our computers along with stereo headphones so that you can connect, socialize and build upon your avatar with friends along the way.

Before heading to the computer lab we will meet in Youth Services Department so that we can we head upstairs together and begin playing at once.

You DO NOT need to sign up more than once to be part of the group.Registration for this program is required so that we can plan accordingly. To do so, please call 203. 488. 1441. ext. 321 or click here.

Movie Showing: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch – Families (Reading Room)

Monday, December 23

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Head to the Library for some holiday sweetness as we watch Dr. Seuss’ beloved Christmas classic come to life. The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump that needs a reminder of what it means to love, share and care during the holiday season. Sure to be funny, heartwarming and visually pleasing for the entire family PLUS we will be offering hot coco to sweeten the pot.

Registration for this program is not required. Just drop on by to enjoy.

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