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 Lucy Robbins Welles Library

Children's Events Newsletter for December 2017

Lucy Robbins Welles Library | 95 Cedar Street | Newington, CT 06111
Telephone: 860-665-8720 |  Fax: 860-667-1255
You can call to register for programs.
For Adult or Teen: 860-665-8700
 For Children's: 860-665-8720 


Hour of code

Hour of Code Showcase
Friday, December 1, 6:30 p.m.

All ages! Join us for a special after-hours event at the library in conjunction with Newington Public Schools. To kick-off 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

Children playing

Play with Us!
Tuesdays, December 6 - 20, 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.
Partnered with Creative Interventions, LLC.

Children with musical instruments

Movers and Shakers: A Musical Storytime
Tuesday, December 5, 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.

children dancing with musical notes

Just a Story and a Song! 
Wednesdays, December 6 – January 3, 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.

Otter family reading

Family Storytime 
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m. (except Winter Craft Night, December 14)

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

Ornament with thumbprint reindeer

Holiday Ornament Art
Tuesday, December 12, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

You have a half day, so stop by and make some beautiful holiday ornaments.  Please call to register kids in grades K-5 beginning November 28.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

kid chefs

Jr. Cookbook Club
Wednesday, December 13, 6:30 p.m.

This month we will read A Special Gift for Grammy by Jean Craighead George and then we will make our own special gifts in a jar. Please call to register Junior Chefs in grades K-2 beginning November 29.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

tissue paper mitten suncatchers

Winter Craft Night
Thursday, December 14, 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.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

dog wearing glasses reading a book

Tales to Tails
Saturday, December 16, 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 beginning December 2.
Donated by Cold Noses, Warm Hearts.

Stories and Art
Tuesday, December 19, 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a story and art program for 2–4 year olds and their caregivers.  Please call to register beginning December 5.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

art materials
checkers and chess on board

Lucy’s Chess and Checkers Club
Wednesday, December 20, 4:00 p.m.

Like to play chess and/or checkers?  We will set up our program room with sets and a knowledgeable adult and teens who can provide basic assistance.  Snacks will be available.  Bring a friend or find one here!
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Cookbook Club
Wednesday, December 20, 6:30 p.m.

This month we will prepare a layered soup mix in a bag, to keep or give as a gift.  Chefs in grades 3–6 may call to register beginning December 6.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Snapology Lego Alligator

Snapology Saturdays
Saturday, December 23, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Join us for Open Creative Play with LEGO® bricks, motors, gears and other fun and challenging building components. Learn new techniques, explore technologies, and share in the love of building, creating, and 'Learning through Play'. This event is open to all patrons ages 3 through high school! This is a drop in program.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Sportstacking Workshop
Wednesday, December 27, 10:15 a.m.

Sign up and learn about the exciting art of Sportstacking. Glenn Costello will be here to instruct you on the basic skills needed and then you can try it for yourself! Competition level SpeedStacks® gear will be available for purchase after the program.  Call to register kids in grades 2-5 beginning December 13.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Speedstacking cups
Music with Margie

Winter Wonderland
Thursday, December 28, 10:15 a.m.

Join Margie of Music with Margie for a magical music program filled with interactive music and movement.  Be prepared to jump and dance with joy!  Call to register children, ages 1-6, and a caregiver.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Teddy Bear Clinic
Friday, December 29, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Volunteer Teddy Bear Doctors are running a popup repair clinic here at the library for teddy bears and all gently loved stuffed toys.  Drop in and enjoy crafts and reading materials while you wait for your wounded one to be repaired.  Cost will be a donation to Newington Human Services or a gently used book.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the GFWC Newington/Wethersfield Woman’s Club.

Teddy bear with boo-boo

Builder’s Club
Saturday, December 30, 1:00 p.m.

Join us in creating with different types of building materials; to include, LEGO® bricks, keva planks, and blocks. 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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