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DECEMBER 
   
 Family Storytime
Thursdays, Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

(Except the Winter Craft Program on December 8, see below)

Stories, songs and more for the whole family all year ‘round.

   
    

 Hour of Code Showcase
Friday, December 2, 6:30 p.m.

All ages! Join us for a special after-hours event in collaboration with Newington Public Schools. In honor of Hour of Code Week, take a look at fun and innovative technology along with special projects from Newington students. Come ready to watch, play, and be amazed!

Sponsored by Newington Public Schools.

   
     
 Play with Us!
Tuesdays, December 6, 13 and 20, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. (No program on Dec. 27)

Join us for this program geared for families with young children who have special needs.  Meet with birth to three-year-old resource professionals and socialize with your peers.  All are welcome.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

   
     
 Movers and Shakers: A Musical Storytime
Tuesday, December 6, 12:00 p.m.

Children ages 2-4 and a caregiver are invited to experience music in this high energy program.  Come sing, explore instruments and rhythm patterns, dance and more.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

   
     
 Just a Story and a Song!
Wednesdays, December 7, 14, 21 and 28, 10:15 a.m.

Join us for a thirty minute all ages storytime.  We’ll enjoy a story (or two) and a song (or two) to welcome in the morning.

   
     
 Winter Craft Night
Thursday, December 8, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a night of family fun!  Use your creativity to decorate cookies.  We will also make beautiful holiday decorations and gifts to keep for your family or to give to a special person.  This program is recommended for ages 4 and up.  Please call to register.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

   
     
 Construction Club
Saturday, December 10, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Come to our monthly gathering to build projects with LEGO® bricks. Due to safety concerns, infants and toddlers will not be allowed in the room.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

   
     
 Half-Day FUN
Tuesday, December 13, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

You have a half day, so it’s Craft Day at the library.  This week stop by and make some beautiful holiday ornaments.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

   
     
 Jr. Cookbook Club
Wednesday, December 14, 6:30 p.m.

Join us as we read Rabbit’s Gift by George Shannon.  Then we will make a Mason Jar Gift.  Please call to register Junior Chefs in grades K-2.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

   
     
 Cozytime Stories
Thursday, December 15, 4:00 p.m.

Children in grades K-2 are welcome to relax with their pillow and blanket, and listen to some wonderful stories.  A snack will be provided.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

   
     
 Tales to Tails
Saturday, December 17, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Children who need to boost their reading skills, or just love a good doggie cuddle, may sign up for a 15 minute session reading to a certified R.E.A.D. dog.  Please call to register.

Donated by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts.

   
     
 Stories and Art
Tuesday, December 20, 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a story and art program for 2–4 year olds and their caregivers.  Please call to register.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

   
     
 Cookbook Club
Wednesday, December 21, 6:30 p.m.

Bring your favorite microwave safe mug (8 – 12 oz.) to make quick Mug Cakes!  Cups will be available to use.  Chefs in grades 3 - 6 may call to register.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

   
     
 Wonderful World of Music
Tuesday, December 27, 1:30 p.m.

The young and young-at-heart are invited to hear (and sing along with) the Sam Pasco Orchestra perform rousing holiday songs.  The audience will receive a lesson on the sounds of each musical instrument and how notes are strung together to make beautiful songs.

Sponsored by the Newington Kiwanis.

 
     
 Chess Club
Wednesday, December 28, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Like to play chess?  We will set up our program room for all who like to play chess.  Bring a friend or find one here!  Sets will be available to use here and check out for use at home.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

   
     
 Winter Fun!
Thursday, December 29, 1:00 p.m.

Kids in grades 1 – 4 are invited to join us for games, crafts and activities for a winter day.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

   
     
 Cinema City
Friday, December 30, 1:00 p.m.

Get lost in the wonder of fantasy.  Curl up with your favorite blanket to watch a newly released movie.  A flyer announcing which movie will be shown, will be available December 1.  Snacks will be available.   

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

   
     
 A Family New Year’s Eve Celebration!
Saturday, December 31, 11:15 a.m.

It’s time to ring in the new year at the library!  Join us for a New Year’s Eve themed party including, crafts, games, face painting and more!  There will also be a special ball drop at 12:00 to welcome the year 2017.  This program is geared for children ages 3 – 6.  Please call to register your family.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

   
   
JANUARY   
   

Play with Us!

Tuesday, January 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Join us for this program geared for families with young children who have special needs.  Meet with birth to three-year-old resource professionals and socialize with your peers.  All are welcome.
 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

   
   
 Movers and Shakers: A Musical Storytime
Tuesday, January 3, 12:00 p.m.

Children ages 2-4 and a caregiver are invited to experience music in this high energy program.  Come sing, explore instruments and rhythm patterns, dance and more. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

   
   
 Just a Story and a Song! 
Wednesday, January 4, 10:15 a.m.

Join us for a thirty minute all ages storytime.  We’ll enjoy a story (or two) and a song (or two) to welcome in the morning.

   
    

Family Storytime 
Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Stories, songs and more for the whole family all year ‘round. No registration necessary.

   
     

Half-Day FUN
Tuesday, January 10, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

You have a half day, so it’s time for FUN at the library.  Stop by and see what we have in store for you! 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 

   
   
 Jr. Cookbook Club
Wednesday, January 11, 6:30 p.m.  

Join us as we read Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban.  Then we will make “bread in a bag” to be baked at home.  Please call to register Junior Chefs in grades K-2. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

   
   

Winter Reading Kick-Off – Surf into Reading!
Saturday, January 14, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

COWABUNGA Dudes!  Children of all ages can help us kick off our tropical themed Winter Reading Program, Surf into Reading!  Join in the fun of making crafts, playing games and more!  A detailed flyer of the Winter Reading Program will be available December 1.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

   
   
                 Stories and Art
     Tuesday, January 17, 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a story and art program for 2–4 year olds and their caregivers.  Please call to register. 
 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
   
   
 Pajama Yoga
Tuesday, January 17, 7:00 p.m.

Namaste everyone!  That means peace.  Children ages 5-8 and their caregivers are invited to come to the Library in comfortable pajamas to have fun doing Yoga together.  Beth Agdish, a certified Next Generation Yoga for Kids instructor, will teach us techniques and traditional poses.  Mats will be provided to those who do not bring one.  Please call to register. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

   
   
 Cookbook Club
Wednesday, January 18, 6:30 p.m.  

This month we will be making cheesy breadsticks, which will need to be baked at home.  Chefs in grades 3-6 should call to register. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

   
   
 Tales to Tails
Thursday, January 19, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Children who need to boost their reading skills, or just love a good doggie cuddle, may sign up for a 15 minute session, reading to Jessie, a certified therapy dog.  Please call to register. 
Donated by Kerry Lurate, Registered Therapy Dog Trainer.

   
   
 Tales to Tails
Saturday, January 21, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Children who need to boost their reading skills, or just love a good doggie cuddle, may sign up for a 15 minute session reading to a certified R.E.A.D. dog.  Please call to register.  Donated by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts.

   
   
 Pajama Music
Mondays, January 23 and 30 and February 6 and 13, 6:00 p.m.

Children ages 2-4 and a caregiver are invited to experience music together.  We will sing, explore instruments and rhythm patterns, dance and more.  Come join the fun!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

   
   
 Half Day Tropical Tuesdays – Surf into Reading!
Tuesdays, January 24 and February 7, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Treat yourself to island crafts, games and FUN when school lets out early.  Stop by to see what’s happening! 
 Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

   
   
 Chess Club
Wednesday, January 25, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

We will set up our program room for all who like to play chess, or would like to learn the basic rules.  Bring a friend or find one here!  Sets will be available to use here and check out for use at home.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

   
   
 Cozytime Stories
Thursday, January 26, 4:00 p.m.

Children in grades K-2 are welcome to relax with their pillow and blanket, and listen to some wonderful stories.  A snack will be provided. 
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

   
     

Construction Club

Saturday, January 28,
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Come to our monthly gathering to build projects with Lego bricks. Due to safety concerns, infants and toddlers will not be allowed in the room.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.