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School-age Programs
egg-cellent egg Decorating
Come to the library for this fun spring activity. Decorate eggs of all sorts using a variety of techniques. Bring them to the Bunny Breakfast on Saturday, April 4 and enter them into their contest. Date: Friday, April 3
Time: 2:00–3:30pm Ages: 2 and up
Baby yoda Party
May the force be with you! Celebrate Baby Yoda and all things Star Wars with some fun crafts and activities at this fun program. Registration requested.
Date: Monday, May 4
Time: 4:30–5:30pm
Ages: 5 and up
Join us During your School Break
Upcycled – Shirt Bags
Join us to make an adorable bag out of an old t-shirt. So easy and fun to make and eco friendly too! No sewing skills are necessary. Bring in an old favorite tee or one can be provided. Registration requested.
Date: Monday, April 13 Time: 2:00–3:00pm Ages: 9 and up
teddy Bear wellness clinic- with medexpress
Bring your favorite stuffed animal to the library for this special program. With help from MedExpress staff kids can actually become doctors or nurses themselves by taking teddy’s temperature and blood pressure, using a tongue depressor, and performing mock X-rays. Registration requested.
Date: Tuesday, April 14
Time: 10:15–11:30am
Ages: 3–8 yrs
minute to win it
Drop in for some exciting team and individual challenges that are sure to have you and your friends laughing during this friendly competition.
Date: Tuesday, April 13
Time: 2:00–3:30pm
Ages: 5 and up
hooked on llamas!
Meet a live llama from Country Quilt Llama Farm in Cornwall, CT. Find out about llamas – how they are sheared, how their fiber is used and what you can make from the fiber. Enjoy a special storytime and pet the llama too!
Date: Wednesday, April 15 Time: 2:00–3:00pm
Ages: 2 and up
measure my Size Science Program
with the lutz Jr museum
Join us for this fun and educational program and discover, measure and visually replicate artifacts from the Lutz‘s Natural History Collection. You will examine a whale’s tooth, snakeskin, skunk tail, armadillo shell, wolf pelt, pufferfish and much more! Registration requested.
Date: Thursday, April 16
Time: 2:00–3:00pm
Ages: 5 and up
Saturday Programs
gone to the Dogs
Visit the library and read your favorite book to a few friendly pups from Faithful Friends Therapy Dogs. Stop by the Children’s desk during the event to sign up for a time slot.
Dates: Saturdays (Check calendar) Time: 2:00–4:00pm
Ages: 5 and up
All Aboard games club
Come learn a wide variety of exciting new games or play an old favorite. Games are fun, but they also teach important skills like solving problems, taking turns, and making decisions. Game with us!
Dates: Saturdays (check calendar) Time: 2:00–3:30pm
Ages: 4 and up
elephant & Piggie Party!
Enjoy a cute interactive story performed by your favorite characters – Elephant and Piggie!
Make an adorable a craft, dress-up with special props and have fun posing with these characters! Registration requested.
Date: Saturday, March 14 Time: 2:00–4:00pm Ages: 4 and up
celebrate holi at the library
Learn about this very special Indian festival that celebrates colors. Join us for activities, crafts and throwing the colored powders. Registration requested. Date: Saturday, March 28
Time: 2:00–4:00pm Ages: 4 and up
All ears: Bunny talk
Join us for a special presentation by Everybunny Counts Rabbit Rescue with live rabbits. Get some tips on taking care of rabbits, and enjoy a bunny craft. Date: Saturday, April 11
Time: 2:00–3:00 pm
Ages: 4 and up
Unicorns Alive!
Experience the magic of unicorns!
Learn about these loveable creatures from Hidden Acres Farm, cuddle with them and make sure to get a photo!
Date: Saturday, May 30
Time: 2:00–3:30pm
Ages: all ages
Cora J. Belden Library
Teen Programs
teens: make Digital music
Learn how to make digital music using a Raspberry Pi mini-computer and the awesome program Sonic Pi. Registration is required.
Date: Tuesday, March 10
Time: 4:00–5:00pm Ages: Grades 6–12
Upcycled -Shirt Bags
Join us to make an adorable bag out of an old t-shirt. So easy and fun to make and eco friendly too! No sewing skills are necessary. Bring in an old favorite tee or one can be provided. Registration requested.
Date: Monday, April 13 Time: 2:00–3:00pm Ages: 9 and up
teens: Design a radio Station
Learn how to create your very own FM transmitter using a Raspberry Pi mini-computer. By the end you can tune into your very own FM radio station! Registration is required.
Date: Tuesday, April 14 Time: 4:00–5:00pm Ages: Grades 6–12
teens: video game Programming
Attention Gamers! Join us for this three-part series and learn how to make your own video game using Scratch programming – it’s easy to learn and fun! No coding experience is necessary. Registration is required. Date: Tuesdays, May 12, 19 & 26
Time: 4:00–5:00pm Ages: Grades 6–12
Adult Special Programs
local Author talk: elsa kurt
Elsa Kurt is a multi-genre published author who has written 9 novels, including her popular Welcome to Chance series. She is an experienced public speaker and is passionate about inspiring and empowering new authors. Come hear about her journey to becoming a published author. Registration requested. Date: Tuesday, March 10
Time: 6:30–7:30pm
first ladies: Adventures in glamour, guts
and gumption!
This not your High School history class! Come learn about the fascinating lives of the First Ladies of
the United States with Mariann Millard, a licensed Washington DC Guide. Who were the real First Ladies of our nation and what made them tick? Did they love or loathe their role? Come find out in this humorous and engaging talk! Registration requested.
Date: Tuesday, March 24 Time: 6:30–7:30pm
friendship force: global experiences
Friendship Force is an international, non-profit organization aimed at making friends out of strangers. In a world that is divided by race, religion and culture, Friendship Force seeks to break down barriers
that separate people and help foster greater global understanding through a network of clubs and one- of-a-kind experiences. Come learn about your local Friendship Force club! Registration requested.
Date: Tuesday, March 31
Time: 6:30–7:30 pm
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