Programs

Winter Programs for Children

 Drop-In Story Programs — No Registration Required

Storytime books and activities are designed for the age group stated, but siblings are always welcome!

Bouncing Babies! (birth to crawlers). Mondays, January 5 to April 13 at 11:00 a.m. Babies and caregivers enjoy nursery rhymes, songs, and movement activities together.

Mother Goose Storytime (walkers to 30 months). Mondays, January 5 to April 13 at 10:15 a.m. This program features simple stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and activities for toddlers and their parents or caregivers.

Time for Tots (2 ½ to 3 ½ years). Wednesdays, January 7 to April 8 at 10:15 a.m. Stories, songs and fingerplays to encourage a love of books and early language development. Program will include a simple craft activity.

Preschool Storytime (3 ½ to 5 years). Tuesdays, January 6 to April 7 at 10:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Stories, songs and craft program designed for preschool-aged children. Children will make their own craft to take home.

Special Programs — March 2015

Paws to Read (6 — 9 years). 3-week session, Saturdays, March 14, 21, & 28. Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. Juno, a cocker spaniel, is a registered member 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.
Make a Robot Drum with the Eli Whitney Museum (8 — 12 years). Saturday, March 28 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.  Construct a music machine. Hear the logic of Leonardo’s mind at work as he invents the first modern robot, an automatic drummer whose rhythms can be reprogrammed flexibly and whose tempos adjust automatically. Invent your own cadences.This program is sponsored by the Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation (CVEF). To register, please call (860) 349-9544 ext. 1.
Special Programs — April 2015

Springtime Stories and Craft (2 1/2 – 5 years). Monday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. Stories, games, and crafts that celebrate spring! Drop in — no registration required.

LEGO Club (6 — 12 years). Thursday, April 9 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. LEGOs provided; just bring your creativity! Drop in — no registration required.

Snap Circuits (Ages 8–12). Monday, April 13 at 6:30 p.m. Learn about electricity and build your own simple circuits with safe, snap-together parts and easy to follow instructions. Registration required.

Movie Matinee — Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (all ages). Wednesday, April 15 at 2:30 p.m. Drop in — no registration required.

Rhythm Makers (Ages 3—6 years). Thursday, April 16 at 10:30 a.m. Learn about rhythm and pitch through dance, instruments, props, and giggles. Registration required.

Money Smart Week — Show Me the Money Storytime (Ages 5-7 years). Saturday, April 18th from 11:00 a.m.– 12:00 noon.We will be reading books about currency and saving, then children will make a piggy bank. Registration required.

Money Smart Week — Art Market (Ages 8-11 years). Tuesday, April 21 from 6:30—8:30 p.m.Kids get hands-on experience in budgeting, all while choosing supplies and crafting something to take home. Registration required.
A Fairy Garden Workshop – Presented by the Durham Garden Club (all ages). Saturday, April 25 at 11:00 a.m. Plants, soil, and some decorative items will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own containers and accessories. Children must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. Registration required.

Make a Reverse Switch Car with the Eli Whitney Museum (8 — 12 years). Saturday, April 25 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.  A battery’s current flows in one direction. Clever arrangement of switches can reverse that direction. Construct a controller with a battery, motor and ultralight buggy which can go forward or backward. Learn wiring logic, precision, and trouble shooting. This program is sponsored by the Coginchaug Valley Education Foundation (CVEF). To register, please call (860) 349-9544 ext. 1.

 Programs sponsored by PALS — The Public Association of Library Supporters