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August Programs

Farmers’ Market Storytime (all ages). Thursdays, May 15th to September 4th, 5:00 — 5:30 p.m. on the Durham Green. Weather permitting — in case of inclement weather, come over to the library to pick out a book or two.

Foreign Language Workshops with Shaun Whitaker (Ages 7 to 10). Tuesdays, July 29th to Aug. 19th, 4:00 — 5:00 p.m. An introduction to French and Spanish with games, songs, and activities, presented by Coginchaug High School student Shaun Whitaker.

Online Homework Resources: A Parent’s Guide (AKA”Help! My Report is Due Tomorrow and the Library is Closed!”) Monday, August 25th at 7:00 p.m. Learn how to use online research resources available through, a service of the Connecticut State Library. has 1000s of e-reference books, magazine and newspaper articles, primary sources, images, and maps for elementary, middle, and high school students. This workshop is intended for parents and teens. Drop-in; no registration required.
Get Ready for Kindergarten Storytime (for children entering Kindergarten this fall). Tuesday, August 26th at 10:30 a.m. Have a little one making the leap from preschool to Kindergarten? This story time is just for them. This is a special one-time only program, so don’t miss it! Drop in.
Library Scavenger Hunt (ages 4 to 10). Wednesday, August 27th from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Pick up a game sheet from Miss Christine and see how well you know the library! We will have crafts and a snack, too. Drop in.
Using our online reading log to track your reading for the Governor’s Reading Challenge? Log in to Summer Reader to log your books.


 Programs sponsored by PALS — The Public Association of Library Supporters