Programs

Winter Programs for Children

 

Drop-In Story Programs — No Registration Required

Infant, toddler, and preschool storytimes will return beginning Monday, January 5th.

Elementary Programs — December

Paws to Read (5 — 8 years). 3-week session, Saturdays, Dec. 6, 13, & 20. Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. Spencer, a Golden Retriever, and his handler Gail Thompson-Allen, are registered members of Pet Partners, a therapy dog training organization. Why read to a dog? Dogs are completely nonjudgmental listeners, which allows struggling readers to gain confidence and fluency in a supportive and fun environment. Registration required.

Gingerbread Houses (7 — 11 years). Thursday, Dec. 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Build and decorate a “gingerbread house” using graham crackers and assorted candies. Registration required.

Lunch Bunch Book Discussion (Grades 4 — 6). Saturday Dec. 13 at 12:30 p.m. Bring your lunch; dessert provided.  We will be discussing Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richardson Jacobson. Books are available at the circulation desk. Registration required.

Krafty Kids — Make a Scrapbook Gift  (7 — 11 years). Wednesday, December 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wondering what to give Grandma for Christmas? Make a scrapbook gift for someone you love this holiday! Please bring 6 to 8 pictures that you would like to use in your scrapbook. Registration required.

LEGO Club (6 — 12 years). Thursday, Dec. 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. LEGOs provided; just bring your creativity! Drop in — no registration required.

Saturday Science Club (8 — 11 years). Saturday, Dec. 20 at 2:00 p.m.  Explore the fun side of science in this hands-on program. Registration required.

Elementary Programs — January 2015
(Registration for programs in January will begin December 22th)

 

Paws to Read (6 — 9 years). 3-week session, Saturdays, Jan. 10, 17, & 24. Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. Spencer, a Golden Retriever and Daisy, a black lab, are registered members of Pet Partners, a therapy dog training organization. Why read to a dog? Dogs are completely nonjudgmental listeners, which allows struggling readers to gain confidence and fluency in a supportive and fun environment. To register, please call (860) 349-9544 ext. 1.

LEGO Club (6 — 12 years). Thursday, Jan. 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. LEGOs provided; just bring your creativity! Drop in — no registration required.

Make Your Own Pinball Game with the Eli Whitney Museum (8 — 12 years). Saturday, January 17 at 2:00 p.m.  Explore forces and motion with a project that teaches game design, logic, marble movement, and creative design. This program is sponsored by the Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation (CVEF). To register, please call (860) 349-9544 ext. 1.

Lunch Bunch Book Discussion (Grades 4 — 6). Saturday Jan. 24 at 12:30 p.m. Bring your lunch; dessert provided.  We will be discussing Flush by Carl Hiassen. Books are available at the circulation desk. To register, please call (860) 349-9544 ext. 1.

Fun with Rhythms (ages 2 and up). Saturday Jan. 31 at 2:00 p.m. Let’s make some noise at the Durham Public Library! with drummer Ed Leonard. Learn  music, play with drums from around the world, and make a cool instrument to take home.  To register, please call (860) 349-9544 ext. 1.

 

 Programs sponsored by PALS — The Public Association of Library Supporters